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This 6-day personalized, Ayurveda based, gentle cleanse, will help you balance your current physical, mental and emotional imbalances. It will help you transform your health and become a more energetic, vital version of yourself. This detox program is designed to rid your body of the excess toxins that cause problems such as weight gain, poor digestion, decreased energy, poor sleep, bloating, cravings, and mental fog. Additionally, yoga, meditation, activities based on movement, music, and expression will be parts of this retreat you can enjoy.
During this retreat, you will be staying for 6 nights in a standard bungalow with air conditioner at Samma Karuna's accommodation.
During this retreat, the daily activities run from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday. You will have active meditation sessions, activities based on movement, expressions, and music and yoga practice.
The goal of the detox program is to provide a sacred space for your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual renewal and detoxification. The combination of detox and awakening and healing program helps to nourish and support the body, mind, and spirit, whilst providing a healthy, relaxing, and fun holiday experience in a stunning beach front location.
Detox programs in Samma Karuna are gentle, but very powerful. The digestive system is not switched off, as with fasting. It is gently cleansed and the body is refueled with the most potent nutrients available. You will have enough energy to attend as many classes in the program as you wish.
The detox programs are designed to deeply cleanse the body and work on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level, leaving you feeling uplifted and re-energized. Both programs aim for long-term health, not for short-time diet or weight loss. These programs will introduce you to the power of a plant based (vegan) diet.
Prior to the first day of the cleanse, each participant will have an individual meeting with the detox mentor to discuss a personalized program. Your medical history, diet, and lifestyle are taken into account. Your progress during the detox will be closely monitored and programs can be adjusted if needed.
You will have daily meetings with your detox mentor to discuss any challenges you are facing, to learn about what is going on in your mind and body throughout the detox process, to learn nutritional advice about the cleanse, and to learn techniques to optimize your health in the future. In your free time, you can chill in the hammock, spend time on the beach, swim, read, write, draw, meditate, or have a nap.
'Qi' means energy and 'gong' means work. Qigong is a practice of connection to our divine essence both through movement of the body and the stillness of the mind. It has its roots in Chinese medicine and martial arts, dating back some 4,000 years. It is believed to be a field of energy which runs through the body and when this energy stagnates, you become sick.
This practice helps to keep it flowing freely. Qigong is an art which helps one to cultivate their vital life force through rhythmic breathing, slow and sometimes rapid movement, and static poses which are held for a period of time, and deep focus.
Samma Karuna’s yoga is gentle, spiritual and therapeutic. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners, it incorporates the basics of Hatha yoga with Vinyasa flow and mindful Ujjayi pranayama, allowing the whole process of practice to become mindful and healing.
Jivan is an experienced detox facilitator who worked in several detox centers for the last 4 years. He is certified in holistic nutrition health coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, NY, 2010. He brings a fresh and simple approach for nutrition, one that all of us can practice intuitively, gently, and without stressing more our body and life.
This retreat will take place on Koh Phangan, an island in the gulf of Thailand. This beautiful island is about 125 square kilometers in size, and is part of Surat Thani district. Its population is approximately 15.000 local residents.
The Ayurvedic meal plan for the cleanse we offer is personalized according to each person unique set of needs and body type balance and symptoms. Samma Karuna kitchen is also offering you a 100% vegan meals, low fat, low salt, mostly raw, nutritionally balanced, alkaline diet of mostly organic, local exotic fruits, sprouts, vegetables, cereals, nuts, and seeds carefully and lovingly prepared in a simple yet delicious way. The meal plan is supremely nourishing, cleansing, and ultimately satisfying for you to explore, feast on and detox the natural way.
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 takes about 10 hours to Donsak, the ferry port for boats going to Koh Phangan. From Donsak, the journey takes around 3 hours to Koh Phangan. Usually, the ferry is included in the price of the bus.
Trains leave Bangkok several times daily, the journey time is about 12 hours. Sleeping booths are available on some services. Leaving the train at Surat Thani, the transfer is by coach or taxi from Surat Thani station to Donsak Peir takes about 1½ hours. From Donsak, the ferry journey takes 3 hours to Koh Phangan.
There are 2 companies that run luxury coach services from Bangkok to Chumphon, which takes about 6 hours. At Chumphon, you should 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 ½ hours.