Nature Based Time-Out, Yoga and Renewal Retreats
Being immersed in nature is a wonderful place to focus on healing, wellbeing, peace of mind, and personal growth.
Urban living and contemporary lifestyles are associated with reduced contact with nature. Although not causal, this coincides with increasing rates of mental illness in the world. In addition, mid-pandemic, being cooped up at home, increases the problem.
Forest exposure can be used as part of a holistic and rounded approach to wellbeing. It is one of many ecosystem services that the environment provides for us.
During a time-out and yoga retreat at Nirvana you have an opportunity to restore, rejuvenate and rebalance with gentle, healing yoga, relaxation and breathing. Enjoy scrumptious Ayurvedic vegetarian meals. Perhaps spend a quiet day of reading. You will be able to enjoy the experience that best fits your needs. Your biggest to-do at our time-out and renewal retreat will be: nothing. Ayurvedic treatments and consultations are available.
Exceptional Wellbeing Detox Retreats
One of the main processes of healing the system in Ayurveda is cleansing. The increase of water and air pollutants, food contamination, pesticides and chemicals in our environment all play their part in depleting and damaging our systems. Our liver, kidneys, colon, skin, and lungs help expel unwanted substances from the body. However, when the amount of toxic substances in our body has overwhelmed its capacity, it’s time for the body to detox.
Our eating habits, lifestyle and environmental conditions can cause toxins to accumulate in the body and result in an imbalance of the tridoshas (the body’s functional aspects). Nirvana’s body purification therapy supports the body’s natural mechanism of excreting these toxins and purifying the whole body so that it regains its natural balance of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The 10-day detox package is based on panchakarma (purification processes in the narrow sense) and includes herbal medicines, dietary tissue cleansing that results in purgation, various oil applications (snehanakarma) and sweat treatment (swedanakarma). (Detox: Add $100/day or $500/week.)
At a Nirvana ayurvedic detox retreat you will learn about connections between you and nature, your constitution at birth (prakruti), current state of health (vikruti), the three keys to mastering health for you (doshas), and about a disturbance in the force (ama) and detect physical body ama on your tongue and how it impacts your health.
Ayurvedic Cooking Retreats
Discover secrets from the ayurvedic kitchen. Learn how to cook sumptuous plant-based meals for aspiring vegans and vegetarians.
Eating well is not about deprivation. Our physical and mental health has its foundations in the food we cook and eat.
You cannot buy, beg, borrow or steal health. It is nature’s gift to you. Everything that we eat and drink is a factor that influences our very existence, our constant, unhampered growth, health and wellbeing, energy, colour, strength, immunity and proper functioning of our sense organs. Improper diet is the cause of disturbances and illness. The contemporary (Western) way of sustaining our bodies in a state of reasonable performance is by the use of ‘force’, using medicines, drugs, even large doses of vitamins and other ‘natural’ ingredients to enforce the will of the mind over the body. The Ayurvedic way is to work with the body to ensure that the body has all it needs to perform at its peak, through correct diet and lifestyle.
The purpose is simple: to help you understand and cook food that is delicious and nourishing. You will learn how to create authentic Ayurvedic vegetarian food. From preparation of ingredients, right through to the cooking process and then to the best part – eating – you will experience it all first hand.
Nirvana Detox Retreats – WINTER DETOX
Friday, 1 July 2022 – Sunday, 10 July 2022. 10 days / 9 nights
“Exceptional Wellbeing. Integrating body, mind and spirit.”
From $3,150 (detox extra)
Nirvana Time-Out, Yoga and Renewal Retreats
Friday, 1 July 2022 – Sunday, 3 July 2022. 3 days, 2 nights
“Introduction to Ayurveda, the Art of Being and Science of Living.”
Nirvana Ayurvedic Cooking Retreats
Sunday, 3 July 2022 – Friday, 8 July 2022. 6 days, 5 nights
“Cook, Taste, Digest, Heal and cultivate an appetite for life.”
Nirvana Time-Out, Yoga and Renewal Retreats
Friday, 8 July 2022 – Sunday, 10 July 2022. 3 days, 2 nights
“Relax, Rejuvenate and Restore – living better longer with self-care”