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9 Days Juice Fasting, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat Israel

  • Almog Village, Dead Sea, Israel

Overview

Healthy Juice Fasting and Yoga Israel Retreat

Experience a juice fasting retreat to make you healthier. The reason why this retreat organizes juice fasting is because it can make the body cells release the toxins that are caused by poor diet and lifestyle. In this retreat, you will also have yoga and meditation practices in amazingly beautiful places in Israel. There are so many cultural and spiritual programs in this retreat to make you relax and know more about yoga and meditation.

Highlights

  • Detox and fasting
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Live music and cultural program
  • Dead Sea visit and spa retreat
  • 8 nights’ accommodation
  • Raw organic food
  • Juices for fasting

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Advanced

  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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You will be staying at Almog Village that has rooms for you to spend the nights. The rooms in the resort are all ground level with a private garden balcony or facing a common garden. You can sign up for a single or double room, or a shared room if you need a partner.

Eco Room and Garden Room

It is smaller and simpler. If you are looking for basic accommodations on a budget, then either the recently renovated Eco Rooms or Garden Rooms are your choice. Each room is suitable for couples with modest needs or as a simple single room. The amenities are:

  • Shower and toilets
  • Energy-saving lighting
  • Recycled wooden floor
  • Water recycling system
  • Air conditioning and a ceiling-fan
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Tea corner
  • TV

Han Room

It is located in the Han complex with a public shady garden backyard and facing an outer garden and desert view. It is suitable for 2-3 people or as a large room for single. Each room has a private tea corner balcony in the garden. Price for a triple room is 4800 USD and shared double room is 1950 USD. Each of the rooms consists of:

  • Attached bathroom and toilets
  • Air conditioner
  • Mini refrigerator
  • TV
  • Tea table in the room
  • Little desk

Og Mini Suite

It is recently renovated and designed mini-suite, with a wooden floor and a private outdoor balcony / terrace. A tea table facing the Judean Desert cliffs and Og canyon. The suites are closer to the juice and lectures hall than the Han rooms. It is great for single or couple. It consists of:

  • Attached bathroom and toilets
  • Air conditioner
  • Small kitchen
  • Tea corner
  • Refrigerator
  • Desk
  • TV

This fasting retreat is made of a variety of activities and classes on the program. The only ‘must-attend’ activities are the morning juice and the check-in discussion with Dr. Cousens and your fasting supporter. For the rest of the day, you can make up your own schedule according to your interest, from detox and healing activities, cultural and musical sessions, master classes, meditation, or nature trips.

What to eat

  • You will need to pay attention to your diet 7-14 days before fasting. Below is the sample instruction on what to eat during the time:
  • Meat diet: If you are on a meat diet, avoid or minimize eating meat on the week or two before fasting. Many people go vegan naturally after fasting.
  • Coffee: Avoid or minimize coffee to 1 cup a day. That is a general lifestyle recommendation, but it also specifically applies to preparing yourself and your body for fasting. If you are used to more than 1 coffee a day, try to gradually keeping it to 1 cup. The best is having a fresh juice when you’re craving for coffee. Try starting your day with juices.
  • Eat more: Try eating more salads and fruits. Eat less or minimize eating after 19:00-20:00.
  • Drink fresh juices.
  • Avoid or minimize: smoking, drugs, and alcohol. The fasting retreat can serve as a leverage to quit addictions.

Yoga classes

Yoga classes will be held two times per day. The beginner class will be led by Moshe Ganah to practice light yoga with Ashtanga, while the intermediate class will be led by Shanti Cousens, practicing the flowing form of Kali Ray TriYoga. You will also learn detox practices, breathing techniques, and great TriYoga asanas.

Meditation and spiritual program

  • Silent-sitting Kabbalistic meditation: Learn the Hebrew letters that invoke meditation, grace, and prayer.
  • Kundalini Shaktipat attunement: A unique energetic session for gently nurturing and aligning the flow of Kundalini energy.
  • Mystical death and rebirth process with Dr. Cousens: A unique guided meditation that brings peace to life.
  • Torah reading and prayer led by Arie Levy and Rabbi Gabriel Cousens MD

Advanced detox and body cleanse

You will be offered many layers of detox included in the program:

  • Daily support, guidance, and questions and answers with Dr. Cousens
  • Daily meeting with a smaller support group led by experienced volunteers
  • Learn detox procedures: taking enema, brushing, and cleaning.
  • Yoga and breathing exercises
  • Various movement classes: Feldenkrais, tai chi, nature walks, and dance
  • Green or regular organic juice
  • Juice condiments: spices, herbs, minerals, and flower essences

Live music and cultural program

  • Cultural music sessions
  • Healing sounds with Shir Sofer
  • Art and conscious painting with Liora Levy
  • Traditional musical instruments, overtones, and Tibetan bowls with Shir Sofer
  • Kabbalat Shabbat ceremony led by Rabbi Gabriel Cousens and Shanti Golds Cousens

Dead Sea

You can soak and mud-bath in the rich mineral water of the Dead Sea. It is a magical moment to remember and a genuine detox as the mud will pull out toxins. You will visit the Dead Sea and Qumran caves with the group, or you can go again on your own. It’s a 15-minute drive and you can share a ride with a taxi.

Essene Qumran Caves, Dead Sea

This is the ancient site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found and Jesus stayed with the essence community. You can meditate at one of the most spectacular spots of the Dead Sea.

  • Gabriel Cousens

    %Dr. Gabriel Cousens is the founder of the international Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center & Spiritual Community in Arizona, USA, reviewed by the New York Times as ‘the Fasting Destination of Choice’ and a “Top-10 review” of Harper’s Magazine. The U.S. center is attracting visitors from over 100 countries worldwide. Dr. Cousens has ground-breaking results with healing diabetes naturally. He is a licensed physician in Western medicine, homeopathy, psychiatry, Chinese herbs, family counselor, a Diplomat in Ayurveda, and a Diplomat of American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.

  • Shanti Cousens

    %Shanti Golds Cousens is a senior TriYoga teacher with over 25 years of practice, an expert at the art of aromatherapy, an inspiring chef, and a teacher of raw and living foods. Beyond titles, Shanti brings the grace and smile to every Tree of Life workshop. Shanti is among the first teachers trained by Kaliji in the unique form of TriYoga which is a flowing style of yoga, inspired by the move of Kundalini.

Almog Village

Almog village is a green oasis at the edge of the Judean Desert, overlooking the northern Dead Sea, facing the majestic desert and breathtaking ancient landscapes. It’s a serene place for a restful and meditative vacation.

Dead Sea

Dead Sea is a unique element of nature at 400 meters / 1200 feet altitude below sea level. It’s the only place on the globe where the crust of planet earth recedes deep. It’s sunny nearly all year long, with average 5 rainy days a year. The air is miraculously dry and unpolluted. People travel from all corners of the world to experience the wonder of the Dead Sea: the famous healing powers of the minerals rich environment, the mere sensation of floating in an armchair position in the salty water, or for visiting the ancient Essene site of Qumran Caves.

Nearby places

  • Jerusalem - 30 minutes by foot
  • Beit-Lechem - 30 minutes by foot
  • Masada - 25minutes-40 minutes by foot
  • Tel Aviv-Jaffa - 1 hour and 30 minutes by foot

Juices for fasting

You’ll be given the option between the ‘Phase 1’ or ‘Phase 2’ juices menu. ‘Phase 1’ is a green juice that is more healing and therapeutic. The well acknowledged ‘Phase 1’ green Juice is given when healing diabetes, candida, and other chronic disease. ‘Phase 2’ juice is made of a broader scope of vegetables such as carrots, bell pepper, and so on. It can be also selected low-glycemic or therapeutic fruits such as grapefruit or pomegranate. You will be served the juices 4 times a day and there will be herbal teas and soup as well. You can drink as much as you want.

Raw organic meals

You will be offered 3 raw organic meals when entering and coming off the fast. The meals are made with love by the Tree of Life’s chef and volunteers. You will also have takeaway boxes, so you can eat the best food on the flight back home. While the focus of this program is fasting, you will get to learn a lot on diet, healthy food, and lifestyle on the lectures.

  • Advanced detox (advanced detox supplements kit, holistic colon hydrotherapy, and individual bodywork sessions)
  • Exploration of Jerusalem, Masada, Beit Lechem, or Tel Aviv-Jaffa can be included on your trip before or after the retreat

You are offered various types of massage and alignment, emotional and breath-work sessions, acupuncture, and holistic cosmetics. Most of body workers in this retreat have 20 years of experience and are teachers in their field. The body workers are well experienced with the fasting process and can help support the process or target long-term issues. These treatments are available at an extra cost.

  • 8 nights’ accommodation
  • Cultural program and excursions
  • Detox program
  • Daily raw organic meals and juices for fasting
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Meditation and spiritual sessions
  • Advanced detox
  • Shop items
  • Spa treatments

Arrival by airplane

Please book a flight and arrive at Ben Gurion Airport (TLV).

Arrival by taxi

Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) has an organized a taxi stand at standard prices. It is located outside the terminal on the left. The attendant organizes the taxi for you so you don’t need to negotiate with the drivers. The cost for the drive is 90-120 USD.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Tree of Life Israel an inquiry.
  • Review by Woody Harrelson
    9 out of 10

    "Dr. Cousens is probably the greatest living health practitioner."

    Tree of Life Israel website, edited