Spend 12 days at Orion immersing your body, mind, and spirit in yoga, detox, and healing. It's the combination to help you detoxification, achieve wellness and inner peace. More or less you will learn how to adapt the lifestyle / dietary changes you are seeking to make at home for you. A detox is an extremely effective way to deal with illnesses that conventional medicine cannot cure. Fasting and detoxifying is also an excellent preventative cure. The Orion Healing Center offers personal attention and support through the fasting process. The foremost priority is the healing process of each individual, be it physical, emotional, or spiritual and Orion's embrace the connection between each of these. With many years of experience in a plethora of healing techniques, they can also recommend treatments that will suit the particular needs of each cleanser.
All of Orion Healing Center's accommodation options are situated amidst peaceful surroundings on or within walking distance to the beach. The bungalows have sea views - either overlooking the beach or the beautiful bay of Srithanu. The area boasts private and magical beaches that feature a beautiful coral reef, perfect for exploring marine life.
The accommodation will ensure you peace and quiet during your stay. The Orion garden bungalows are located in the tropical gardens of the main Orion Healing Center campus, where swimming points are located within a 5-minute walk. Wi-Fi is available at the main center and restaurant.
Fasting is the worlds most ancient healing mechanism. It triggers a wondrous cleansing process that reaches right down to every cell and tissue in the body. Fasting is one of the best cures for the imbalances and diseases that occur due to our busy modern day lifestyles and diets. A detox is an effective way to deal with illnesses that conventional medicine cannot cure.
In addition, it also includes one yoga class of your choice, afternoon meditation or Nidra (yoga sleep) classes , 2 Thai massages, 1 Reiki treatment, introductory lecture on colonics, colemas, and post-detox information and guidelines for re-introducing foods after your detox. This complete program offers more support, comfort, and guidance in the preparation for the prolonged fasting period.
Through this detox retreat, you will continuously be given personal attention and care by a team of healers and yogis with many years experience in living naturally and in harmony with the earth. The instructors will work personally with you to release the body of the emotional and physical blockages. Self-healing and empowerment through the combination of healing work yoga and detoxification are encouraged.
Fasting and detoxing is also an excellent preventative method, as most diseases start in our digestive tract and organs. Residues coming from the standard Western diet (meat and dairy, fast food, refined sugars and added salt), alcohol, chemicals and improper breakdown of cooked food are spread through the body and act as blockages. Illnesses are caused by those obstructions.
One of the most important benefits of fasting on this program is that it thoroughly cleans and detoxifies the bloodstream. This leads to an elimination of toxins and waste materials from the whole body. Yoga and massages will also speed up the process of detoxification by stimulating the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluid.
There are numerous conditions that colon cleansing can heal. Orion's fasting and colonic cleansing detox has the ability to heal, relieve or eliminate: fatigue, irritability, arthritis, bad breath, skin problems, headaches, depression, allergies, abdominal discomfort, bloating, digestive ills, back and joint pain, problems in conceiving and emotional/spiritual blockages.
Colema, also known as a 'colonic', is a safe and effective method for cleansing the colon from waste material, hydrating and supporting the release of physical, energetic, and emotional tension by repeated and gentle flushing of the colon with water. It is literally a water massage of the tummy and colon from the inside out.
Colemas use 10 liters of water in each treatment. Waters flow in and out of the colon naturally and without discomfort, the whole process is done by lying down on the colema board. The colema board procedure frees your hands to massage the abdomen as the water is let into your bowel. When you want to release the water, you have to relax and allow the loosened fecal matter to fall into the toilet. This procedure is repeated until the entire contents of the bucket have been exhausted. This system is extremely effective in removing mucoid plaque from the walls of the colon.
Although herbs can help clean out the colon, it can be harsh and stressful on the organs and immune system. The cleansing process should give the body rest, not add undue stress to it. In this retreat, you will be provided with herbal supplements to aid the detox process, add nutrients to the body, and ensure that the body’s natural bacterial balance is not compromised. Colema sessions take about 20 minutes to one hour.
Colemas should not be painful. Most people actually enjoy the process and are especially pleased with the sensation of feeling both lighter and cleaner. Although some people occasionally may feel some discomfort, these experiences are usually the result of resistance and tension. The water flows in gently and is controlled by the user.
Colemas allow for gentle intake and exit of water without the necessity to get up or move. This gentle process guarantees an effective, calming, and healing experience. In the process, purified water is used because it is capable of absorbing and flushing more toxins out of the colon, drawing out solid particles, chemicals, and other matters.
Most of us have a considerable amount of impacted feces in the colon; a hardened, rubbery, or wallpaper-like material. Substantial work must be done to remove it. Additionally, Western diets are filled with toxins, which are released into the bloodstream immediately after a detox program begins. Two colemas per day help to flush out this waste at a faster rate and avoid auto-intoxication (excess toxins from your organs moving around the bloodstream in large amounts before being eliminated).
It is recommended that you use filtered water as a base for all the colemas. If needed you can have coffee, garlic, or apple cider vinegar added to the colema. What is best for your individual needs will be discussed during your introductory lecture on colonics. If you know of any predisposed condition, such as parasites, please let the organizer know in advance. It also has to be noted that instructions on how to best relax during the process to minimize any discomfort are provided.
Colon cleaning offers better elimination, stress reduction, increased assimilation of foods, toxins released from the system, organs and blood cleaning, increased vitality, clarity of mind, receptivity, and heightened intuitive ability. It also heals irritability, arthritis, bad breath, skin problems, headaches, depression, allergies, abdominal discomfort, bloating, digestive ills, menstrual problems, problems in conceiving and eliminate fatigue.
Before arriving at Orion Healing Center, it is advised that you do a minimum of a week pre-cleanse. A good pre-cleanse ensures an easier fasting and will prepare your body for the full fasting program. If the body has been on a good pre-cleansing program, the first few days of your detox will be much easier, as the body will have gradually been prepared. This will increase the effectiveness of the cleanse. Several foods to avoid during your pre-cleanse are:
While on your pre-cleanse, eat mainly fruit and veggies, preferably raw, 'live' foods. Stick to a diet of fruit, steamed veggies, soups, and salads, perhaps with a few nuts, yogurt, tofu, and grains such as quinoa, millet or other whole grains added in your pre-cleanse. Salads should be made with simple dressings such as lemon, olive oil, or apple cider vinegar.
It is also advisable for you to drink a minimum of 3 to 4 liters of good quality filtered or mineral water each day before your fast. It is a powerful way to begin the flushing process in the body.
Please make the necessary food preparations for your travel to and from Orion Healing Center. It is recommended that you travel with fruit, dried fruit/muesli bars, and pre-order a fruit plate for your on flight meal (this needs to be done 48-hours prior to the flight).
Orion Healing Center is nestled in the serene Srithanu Bay in Koh Phangan, Thailand. The village of Srithanu is only a 500-meter walk away from the center. The place is set in a natural tropical garden full of butterflies and exotic flowers. The tranquil and friendly environment of the center and surrounding village allows all guests to feel completely at ease.
Srithanu Village on Koh Phangan Island, Thailand, has become a hub for yogis and those on their spiritual journey. The area attracts healers, teachers, and students alike who all come together to create a real community feel. Many guests find themselves staying on after finishing their retreat at Orion and many more return each year, reaping the benefits of the relaxed pace of life, availability of healthy vegetarian food, and of course, the majestic sunsets that characterize this beautiful beach village.
On this retreat, Orion Healing’s staff will take care of your diet with healthy and delicious raw fruits, vegetables, and juices to balance the alkaline in the body and increase your vital life force energy.
Please book your flight to arrive at Samui Airport (USM) or Surat Thani Airport (URT).
From Bangkok, you can arrive at Samui Airport (USM). Between Bangkok and Koh Samui, there are many daily services ran by Bangkok Airways. The flight time is about 1 hour. Afterward, you can get a connecting ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan.
Alternatively, you can book your flight to arrive at Surat Thani Airport (URT) (the closest mainland point) that has a ferry connection to Koh Phangan. Air Asia, Nok Air, and Lion Air all fly from Bangkok to Surat Thani daily, the flight time is about 1 hour.
The transfer from Surat Thani Airport (URT) to Donsak ferry port is by coach or taxi and takes about 1 and a half hours. At Donsak, transfer to the ferry to Koh Phangan, which takes 2.5 hours. Prices for flights can be as low as 1200 THB.
There are many bus services from Bangkok to Koh Phangan. Most of these are sleeper buses. They can be booked from travel agencies in Bangkok or by going to the central bus station, Sia Thai. The journey to Donsak, the ferry port for boats to Koh Phangan, takes about 10 hours. From Donsak, the journey takes around 3 hours to Koh Phangan. Usually, the ferry is included in the price of the bus.
Below is the ferry schedule from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan. Please note that times may vary seasonally.
The Seatran pier is located near Samui Airport (USM), approximately a 10-minute drive, and the Lomprayah pier is located a 50-minute drive from the airport. Please take this into consideration when booking the rest of your journey. Ferries arrive in Koh Phangan at Thong Sala Pier.
From Samui Airport (USM), there is a shuttle service to the ferry ports for Koh Phangan (this is usually available as a free service). Please ask for this service when you purchase the ticket for the ferry at the Seatran or Lomprayah ferry counter as you exit Samui Airport (USM).
Trains leave Bangkok several times daily, the journey time is about 12 hours, sleeping booths are available for some services. After leaving the train at Surat Thani, the transfer by coach or taxi from Surat Thani station to Donsak Pier takes about 1 and a half hours. From Donsak, the ferry journey to Koh Phangan takes 3 hours.
There are 2 companies that run luxury coach services from Bangkok to Chumphon, which take about 6 hours. At Chumphon, you transfer to a large express boat that stops at Koh Tao before arriving at Koh Phangan. The boat journey from Chumphon to Koh Phangan takes about 2 and a half hours.
Local taxis are available from Thong Sala Pier. Please inform the taxi to go to Orion Healing Centre in Srithanu. The taxi fare is approximately 200-300 THB per person.