8 Days Yoga and Juice Fasting Detox Retreat in Turkey

  • Spectrum Turkey, Alacinar Mevkii, Dalyan, Mugla 48840, Turkey

Yoga and Juice Fasting Detox in Turkey

Yoga Detox Retreats is delighted to welcome you in this yoga and juice fasting detox retreats. The detox in Turkey is a juice-fast and colon-cleanse - a powerful and thorough cleanse for body, mind and Spirit. Spring is a perfect time to detox (as is Autumn) and the Spring temperature makes it an idealtime for walking and exploring.

Highlights

  • Morning meditation
  • 10 Hatha yoga classes
  • Enema and instructions on use
  • Detox, pre-detox and post-detox guidelines
  • Broth, fruit and vegetable juices
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Turkish hammam
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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All rooms surround the swimming pool and have mountain views front and/or back, with en suite facilities (toilet, basin and shower), plus air conditioning and fly screens on the windows.

Most of the rooms are single, but there are a few twin/double rooms upstairs for friends, couples or people preferring to share. The upstairs rooms a balcony, with large French doors to take advantage of the the stunning surrounding views. These rooms also have en suite facilities and air conditioning. They provide towels and water, and there are books, DVDs, CDs and WiFi. It is not like a hotel but more a traditional Turkish homestead.

Monday is arrival day, and a light dinner will be served at 7.00 p.m. The yoga detox retreat program will officially start on the Tuesday morning (the day after the arrival day) at 7.45 a.m. You will be on a liquid only diet from Tuesday through to after the Yoga class on the Sunday morning (5 whole days of juice-fasting detoxification).

The daily schedule

  • 07.45 - Lemon tea
  • 08.00 - Yoga and meditation
  • 10.00 - Juice and shake
  • 11.00 - Enema
  • 11.30 - Herbal supplements
  • 13.00 - Juice and shake
  • 14.30 - Herbal Supplements
  • 16.00 - Juice and shake
  • 17.30 - Herbal Supplements
  • 17.30 - Yoga and Meditation
  • 19.00 - Broth and supplements
  • 21.00 - Enema

Juice fast and colon cleanse

A juice fast and colon cleanse is done primarily to cleanse, heal and strengthen the digestive system. A healthy digestive system is essential for over-all health. Once the digestive system has been optimized, the body is better able to absorb the nutrients it needs from a healthy diet, and to discard any toxins it doesn't need.

The detox cleanse is a liquid only fast - fruit and vegetable juices (organic as much as possible), vegetable broth, herbal teas and plenty of water. The exclusion of solids from the diet ensures a rest for the digestive system, and helps the body to flush itself out. Enemas can also be used to facilitate additional detoxing and cleansing of the bowel and colon.

The natural setting of a retreat encourages your senses to take a break from the bombardment of sensory information which is so often the case in today's fast pace living. Once the senses slow down, the mind slows down, life slows down, and you remember who you are!

On a juice fasting detox, your sense of taste is automatically 'limited' to pure, organic juices and broth. This slowing down of the sense of taste really enhances your taste buds, and once you start eating again, even a simple lettuce leaf tastes amazing!

The detox process naturally enhances your other senses too, but the beauty of detoxing in a retreat setting is that your sense of smell, sight, hearing and touch also get the opportunity to rest - on our yoga detox retreat you hear bird-song and the meditative sound of cicadas, you smell pine trees and wild herbs, you see the ocean and the sky, and you feel the warmth of the sun and the gentleness of the ocean breeze.

Meditation

Meditation and detox go hand in hand. We meditate twice a day on yoga detox retreats' retreats and holidays, morning and evening.

The practice of meditation can help the detox process. If the mind is busy or rebelling, or if emotions are surfacing, meditation can bring stillness and peace. Likewise, detoxing can help meditation. Often during the detox the body and mind naturally slow down; there is less external stimulation through the senses for the mind to busy itself with, and so it is often easier to sit still and meditate.

Hatha Yoga

During the retreat, we will practice Hatha Yoga. The practices of Hatha Yoga can help you break down the barriers that you have built and lead you to an experience of the inner connectedness of all of existence. Our limited perception that we are separate from others then expands into a deeper understanding and knowing; the barriers soften and like magic, Yoga leads to a shift in our perception of reality.

  • Lauren Manning

    It is Lauren's hope that, in a retreat setting, through the practices of yoga and meditation and through the process of detoxification, others may feel a deep sense of belonging and enter a space of wholeness. Prior to her entry into the world of yoga, therapies, and detox, Lauren worked in the fields of psychology and education for special needs. She is an on-going student of nutrition, yoga, Ayurveda, and in the spiritual tradition of Advaita Vedanta (non-dual yoga philosophy), as well as in the Buddhist meditation technique of Vipassana.

The yoga detox retreat is held at a purpose built yoga retreat centre in Dalyan, south-west Turkey. Spectrum is not a hotel, it is the home of hosts Joanne and Tom. It is an intimate environment and exclusive for each group. Its simplicity communicates peace and serenity, which is in line with the yoga life-style of simple-living, high thinking.

In between yoga classes and juices, you can choose to explore the sites of Dalyan, rest by the pool or enjoy the nearby 7 km golden sand beach. You don't have to rush anywhere, so if you prefer, simply enjoy the beauty of Spectrum with the pool, luxurious sun loungers and treatments on offer.

There are river boat rides, mud baths and hot springs to explore too. Dalyan is a truly fabulous location. It is a conservation area due to the turtles nesting on the beach.

The yoga juice fasting detox retreat includes a trip to a local hamam (Turkish bath house), where the skin is thoroughly cleansed with a steam, exfoliation and scrub, and this is followed by a relaxing oil massage.

Not only is this excursion an enjoyable and relaxing self-indulgence and a helpful addition to the detox process, it is also a glimpse into the culture of Turkey. Turkish baths / hamams were an integral part of the Ottoman culture (and therefore Turkish culture) for centuries. Although the idea was possibly borrowed from the Greeks and Romans, the Ottomans transformed them from places simply for washing to an indispensable part of daily social life.

Benefits of the hamam

The skin is the largest organ in the body and because it is one of the eliminating organs, the hamam steam and scrub help it to effectively eliminate toxins.

The steam room causes the body to perspire and thus flush out toxins.

The exfoliation helps the lymph system clean itself of toxins that collect in the lymph glands.

Circulation is improved and the pores of the skin are opened, encouraging the body to discharge toxins, resulting in an increased ability to combat bacteria, plus helping the skin to look and feel healthier and more resilient.

  • 10 yoga classes
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Broth
  • Detox programme
  • Enema and instructions on use
  • Fruit and vegetable juices
  • Herbal supplements
  • Optional liver cleanse
  • Post-detox guidelines
  • Pre detox guidelines
  • Probiotics for three days
  • Turkish bath and massage
  • Use of amenities
  • Yoga kriyas (cleansing techniques)
  • Flights
  • Holistic treatments
  • Transfers

Arrival by airplane

  • The nearest airport is Dalaman.
  • If you are flying from the UK, there are regular charter flights from many UK airports direct to Dalaman.
  • Once you have booked your flights, please let the organizer knows the flight details, so they can arrange your transfers.
For information about the booking conditions, please send Yoga Detox Retreats an inquiry.

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    Review by Pascal Kesselring from Switzerland

    Lauren Manning und die Detox Woche sind grossartig

    PROS Pros: Lauren Manning versprüht Ruhe und Frieden. Sie hält die Yoga-Stunden einfach, legt den Fokus perfekt, sodass am Ende jeder Session eine tiefe innere Ruhe einkehrt. Jeder Tag war einem Thema (diese Woche einem Chakra) gewidmet, das uns durch die Yoga-Session, die Säfte und das anderweitige Programm begleitete. Das Gefühl nach der Detox-Woche war grossartig!

    7.5 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Jun-23 12:19:50

  • Review by Ann from London, UK

    "I have just returned from a week in Turkey with Lauren at Yoga Detox Retreats. It was the first time I had done a detox or been on a yoga retreat. It was absolutely excellent. Lauren was the most amazing person. She was an excellent yoga instructor making the classes interesting at all levels and helped me understand the art of meditation and she was incredibly knowledgeable on the detoxing, which was tough but did not seem too difficult at all. She was well informed on nutrition and cleansing and guided us all through the process, highs and lows. It was easy. I have come home feeling energized, happy, and keen to stick to my new regime of regular yoga and eating healthily. I feel very positive. There were lovely guests also at the retreat. I went on my own but felt I had gone with a bunch of old mates! I loved every aspect of Lauren's week at Spectrum, in Turkey. I know I will return to another retreat run by Lauren again, wherever it might be."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Hester

    "A few weeks further, I wanted to show that the retreat is still having its effects in my life. I am still doing more yoga than before the retreat. I changed my diet, with a lot more Ayurvedic food (for me, warm, natural, and sweet foods), which really makes me feel better. I use the song of "The River is Flowing" as a lullaby for my daughter when she cannot sleep! And by talking and thinking more about the principles of yoga, I act differently! Thanks again so much for everything! Hopefully, we will meet again some day!"

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  • Review by Catrin

    "Your yoga is still influencing my life. I start every day with lemon water and a shorter version of breathing exercises and meditation. I am going to class almost every week and sometimes doing some yoga myself at home. I felt very energetic coming home, almost not able to sleep; trying to convince myself of going to bed early, not using up the bank of energy I built up in Portugal."

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  • Review by Mhairi

    "I just wanted to say a big thank you for a great week. It really was special. You are truly inspirational, Lauren. Spending the week with you restored my love of yoga, just what I needed. It also made me realize I have a bit of work to do in some other areas. I am sure we will meet again as I intend to join you in another retreat at some point."

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  • Review by Petra

    "This week was wonderful: the way you brought me back to my inner silence, my self-love, at least being in contact with me, myself. Your professional, sensitive, powerful guidance; your inner wisdom; your beauty in every single moment coming through your eyes while looking at us and at the world; your mouth while you were saying something that was never judging, never negative; all your movements; your just being there with us and being you; I appreciated it so much and still do in my inner-self. I thank you, "aus ganzem Herzen," we say here, from the bottom of my heart. I am looking forward to seeing you again."

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  • Review by Joel

    "Thank you so, so much for a wonderful week. Thank you for taking me - us - on such a nourishing, beautiful journey. I am so glad I came back a second time. Faralya truly is a special place, which makes it all the harder to adjust to normal life back in a flat, a city, a slightly grey country! But I also really love the way the retreat focuses on diet, yoga, breathing, spirituality, inside and outside, and bonding within the group. I have done pretty well so far in terms of maintaining good habits. There are so many temptations when you are back in (un) civilization! It requires real power of mind. It is an interesting challenge. Thank you for giving me the inspiration and strength to meet that challenge."

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  • Review by Alison from UK

    "I just want to thank you from my heart for the most wonderful week, Lauren. It has done me the world of good on so many levels. You are an angel and a true inspiration and I feel blessed to have spent a week with you. I feel a new inner strength and peace. I now really feel everything I need is here. I am more mindful of living in the moment and enjoying it, not wasting time and energy on worrying about things in the past or future. The whole experience was really quite spiritual for me, too."

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  • Review by Debs from London, UK

    "I just wanted to let you know how much I am still loving my yoga. I have been practicing nearly every day since I came home! I know at the start of the retreat you said that you loved doing these retreats because you wanted to show people how special yoga was and help enrich their lives, so I wanted to give you feedback and let you know how much it has changed my world. I am so much more in balance and loving my new outlook. So from the bottom of my heart, I thank you. All in all, the retreat was one of the best things I have done and you were a massive part of that. Thanks!"

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  • Review by Emily from London, UK

    "It was such a wonderful week and a pleasure to meet you all; I had such a fantastic time. Lauren, it was a really wonderful program and everyone has commented on how well I look. Oh, and yesterday and this morning, I was up early and did yoga before work; me getting up early is unheard of, so it is a very positive change."

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  • Review by Phi from London, UK

    "I really want to thank you for one of the best experiences I have had to date. I was not sure what to expect, as I was apprehensive at the start of the week, but it has dramatically changed the way I view my food and the impact it has on my well-being."

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