14-Day Ayurvedic Cleanse

North Shore Yoga–Northfield
Kickoff Meeting/Lecture: Tuesday, April 15th, 2014; 7:15–8:15pm
Cleanse: Monday, April 21st–Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Almost everyone needs to detoxify and rest their body from time to time. Some of us need to cleanse more frequently or work more continually to rebalance our body. There are many types of cleanses that restore the body by eliminating toxins, thereby improving our ability to absorb nutrients. After cleansing, people usually find their digestion improves, resulting in clear skin, more energy and a healthier weight. Additionally, cleanses can balance moods and improve mental clarity, making you feel clear headed and present. Common toxicity symptoms include headache, fatigue, congestion, backaches, aching or swollen joints, digestive problems, allergy symptoms, and sensitivity to environmental agents. Dietary changes or avoidance of symptom causing agents is usually benefi cial. It is advisable to do a cleanse 1 to 4 times a year.

Most importantly, cleansing is a form of yoga or union… and presence with what you are doing is fundamental. You will want to be aware of doing something kind for yourself, preparing foods lovingly, and making sure they are thoroughly savored and enjoyed.

This Ayurvedic Cleanse, which will last 14 days plus 5 days of re-integration, consists of three stages:

  1. Purva Karma:Actions that prepare the body for strong purifi cation. The purpose is to bring ama (toxins) and any excess doshas present in the body back to their sites of origin in the digestive tract so they can be removed. It will consist of slowly eliminating certain foods from the diet. You will be given guidelines of what to eat and herbs to take based on your imbalances.
  2. Pradhan Karma:Techniques of elimination. The purpose is to remove ama and excess dosha from the digestive system. Pradhan Karma is a part of the Pancha Karma process of purifi cation. During this time your diet will be restricted to Kitcheri.
  3. Paschat Karma:Techniques of rejuvenation (Rasayana). This is a form of tonification that follows the purification. The purpose is to rebuild Agni (digestive fire), build Ojas, and rejuvenate the mind.This will consist of slowly adding foods back into the diet and taking tonifying and rejuvenating herbs.


Tuesday, April 15th: Meeting from 7:15-8:15 pm at NSY Northfield. At this meeting you will be given instructions on what to eat, recipes, herbs, and directions for internal/external oleation and purgation


$125 Basic

$375 with 5 days of meals by Julie Dynek, April 30–May 4.