Fall Cleanse: Release, Nourish and Refresh
Friday, September 30 – Wednesday, October 12, 2011
with Maria Kalima, RN, MS, E-RYT, Ayurvedic Practitioner
Ayurveda, Yoga’s Sister Science, is an ancient healing modality based upon knowledge and awareness of the qualities of nature. Given that we are inherently one with the nature around us, we can start to view the changes of the seasons as key components to our body’s changing needs.
The Vata Season of Ayurveda is the late Fall/Early Winter time of year, when the heat of the summer is often times still built up within us, and the dry air quality of the Fall comes into play. Both of these combined can be felt as a bloating, yet very dry quality in the body and a sense of scattered thoughts and even exhaustion in the mind and body. The Fall season is a great time for releasing the built up heat of summer, nourishing the nervous system and then providing a sense of “refreshment” for the upcoming Winter season.
Although each season is perfect in its own way, there are imbalances that can occur as we move thru our stressful daily lives. Vata out of balance can manifest as dry skin, hair and mucus membranes, a feeling of tiredness to deep exhaustion, nervousness to anxious depression and slow digestion to constipation.
If you want to cleanse safely, joyfully and with guidance, consider joining Maria for 2 weeks of guided cleansing. This is NOT a fast. Maria brings to the celebration of Fall a specialized cleanse based on her vast knowledge and training in Ayurveda, yoga therapy, and wellness eating. She will guide you in this journey through the seasons at the level of your choice.
$75 Baseline Cleanse for all includes:
- Pre-Cleanse instructions
- First night pre-cleanse lecture presentation fo the concepts and principles of the cleanse. (NOTE: Arrive at 5:45 for an optional ayurvedic yoga class prior to lecture – RSVP required – NO EXTRA FEE)
- Full Cleanse Lecture – Wednesday, October 5
- Ending Cleanse Lecture – Monday, October 10
- Cleanse instructions:
- How to administer home treatments
- Background Ayurvedic information
- Daily contact emails with cleanse updates, reminders and encouragements
- Cleansing recipes
- List of other participants for support (optional to have name on list)
$100 Cleanse Herbs and Supplies:
- The key herbs (to be started during the cleanse and continued for approximately 1 month). All herbs are organic and trustworthy in their quality
Other Cleanse Options:
$65 Initial private Ayurvedic consultation with Maria (optional for those who want a more customized program)
NOTE: price is decreased for cleansers only.
$150 Full Bliss treatment w/ Maria – Marma massage, Herbalized full body steam treatment, Shirodhara
(NOTE: this treatment includes a mini ayurvedic consultation)
$65 Exit consultation including a wellness plan from Maria
(Optional: the standard cleanse will include a generic wellness plan)
$175 Cleanse meals for 5 days: 3 meals/day for 5 days
(If you don’t want to prepare your own meals, pick up will be designated; local cleansers ONLY)
NOTE: Additional herbs or teas will be recommended during the Fall cleanse. These are optional and offered at a separate charge depending on item.
Dates of cleanse:
- Friday, September 30 at 7pm PST is the first night of lecture
- Cleanse thru Wednesday, October 12
To have a successful cleanse a pre-cleanse is strongly suggested. The first 5 days will be a Pre-cleanse, the next 5 days will be a Full Cleanse, followed by specific instructions for nourishing and refreshing. All three lectures will be recorded and available for all who have signed up.
Participation is limited in order to provide quality support to each person.
Final Note: For Cleansers outside of Tucson, there will be a separate charge of $6 to mail supplies per person.
Email Maria at MariaAlive (at) aol (dot) com for questions.