Detoxifying the body through limiting the diet is an ancient tradition which has been practiced around the world and documented in Hebrew, Sanskrit, and Chinese texts dating back thousands of years. Modern society has veered away from cleansing as a curative procedure despite solid medical evidence supporting its benefits. (Read articles on studies that show fasting to be beneficial for the Heart and Brain. Read an article about how cleansing and fasting is the ultimate solution for weight loss.)
Holistic Cleansing (cleansing of Body, Mind, and Spirit) is an integral part of living a healthy life. It helps to purify the body, slow down the mind, and harmonize the spirit. People often become hooked on cleansing once they’ve experienced it, making it a regular part of their lives. CJ Ananda, our resident yogini and dietary expert will help create and guide you through your cleanse at Present Moment. If it's your first time cleansing, we strongly recommend "Be Light", Present Moment's signature cleanse (details below). It is a perfect detoxification program that can be tailored to your body's needs while allowing you to enjoy your vacation in paradise. If you have any questions or are interested in joining us for cleansing or fasting, please contact CJ Ananda at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please read our Home Cleansing page which has lots of information about cleansing as a lifestyle, cleansing the home, the "Be Light" herbs, and more.
Benefits of Cleansing:
- To dissolve and eliminate toxins and congestion that have formed inside your body
- To cleanse the kidneys and the digestive system
- To purify the glands and cells throughout the entire body
- To eliminate all unusable waste and hardened material in the joints and muscles
- To relieve pressure and irritation in the nerves, arteries, and blood vessels
- To build a healthy blood stream
- To keep youth and skin elasticity regardless of our years
- To calm the mind and relieve stress
- To "reset" your system and correct unhealthy eating patterns
The hardest part of any cleanse is to find a quiet, supportive environment with little else to do other than calming the mind and allowing the body to detoxify and restore its strength. Present Moment, located on a beautiful virgin beach in Mexico, is the perfect place for a cleanse. The Wellness Staff at Present Moment has a wealth of knowledge and can help tailor a cleanse to your exact needs. Our kitchen is extremely supportive and uses a large variety of seasonal, local fruits and vegetables. We’ve had many guests visit us over the years and have supported them through a variety of cleanses lasting from 1 to 45 days.
Our movement classes, various massage and energy healing modalities, and spa treatments are the perfect complements to any cleanse. While your body is restoring its strength you can practice Qi Gong or Restorative Yoga or receive a relaxation massage. When your body starts to feel stronger you can take a Vinyasa Flow class or receive a Thai Massage which will revitalize your body and soul.
Duration: 7-28 days
Details: Our signature cleanse, "Be Light" is an all-inclusive package which includes yoga, wellness counseling, meals, healing shakes and an extensive array of detoxifying herbs and a shamanic herbal bath. Each day you will enjoy three raw/vegan meals from our gourmet kitchen. Between meals you will have a shake made of psyllium husks and bentonite clay along with our proprietary blend of herbs and herbal teas. (Read about the detoxifying benefits of Bentonite Clay and Psyllium Husks).
If you would like to begin your cleanse at Present Moment and then continue at home, we will give you everything you need to take your cleanse home with you. If you are interested in joining us for a "Be Light" Cleanse, or have any questions, please contact CJ Ananda (email@example.com).
7:30 - Shake*
8-9 - Meditation
9 - Smoothie
9-11 - Vinyasa Yoga
11 - Breakfast
12 - Herbs
1:30 - Lunch
3 - Herbs
4-6 - Gentle Yoga
6 - Shake*
6-7 - Qigong or
7:30 - Dinner
9 - Herbs
*Shakes are a mix of Bentonite Clay and Psyllium Husks
The "Be Light" Package includes:
Single Occupancy Price: $2,100
Double Occupancy Price: $1,475 per person
Triple+ Occupancy Price: $1,395 per person
Below we’ve outlined five different cleansing options. Don’t feel limited by what is presented below, they are meant merely as examples. The best cleanse will be tailored to your body, time frame, and the season in which you are visiting us.
#1 – Raw Cleanse
Duration: 10 days
Details: Eat whatever you want, as much as you want, so long as it’s raw. Our chef will create beautiful salads dressed with simple, raw ingredients. Coconuts are available year round and are loaded with vitamins and minerals. Also, the juice bar is available whenever you’d like.
#2 – Juice Cleanse
Duration: 7 days
Details: Start with one day of raw food to ease your body into the cleanse. The following four days you will drink fruit juice, vegetable juice and water… nothing more. The last two days you will return to a raw diet to ease your body out of the cleanse. The most important part of any cleanse is to come out of it slowly and healthily and we’ll support you through the entire process.
#3 – Master Cleanse
Duration: 10-15 days
Details: The master cleanse is a staple in the cleansing world. On day 1 you eat only raw food to prepare your stomach. Day 2 you eat juices and soup broth only. On day 3 you drink only orange juice. After that you begin to drink a lemon, cayenne, maple cocktail for approximately 10 days. During the cleanse your tongue will turn a whitish color, which indicates that toxins are leaving your body. When your tongue returns to a normal red color you will start easing your way on to solid foods. For more details on the Master Cleanse, click here.
#4 - Chakra Cleanse
Duration: 7 - 14 days
Details: This cleanse is a Present Moment specialty. You will spend one or two days cleansing each of your seven Chakras, starting at your base and working your way to your crown. This intense cleaning process incorporates meditation, movement, and diet into a full body/mind/spirit cleanse. You will be guided through this incredible mystical experience by our resident yogini and shamanic healer CJ Ananda. Contact her to make arrangments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#5 - Liver Cleanse
Duration: 2 days
Details: The liver is so important to our well-being that many healers maintain that most diseases cannot develop in the body if the liver is functioning in an efficient, healthy manner. Many of the causes of liver damage are prevalent in western societies: excess protein in the diet, simple carbohydrates, overeating, drug residues, alcohol, toxins, heavy metals, pesticides, and lack of exercise. Liver problems can result in digestive issues, constipation, low energy, allergies, arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and infertility. This two day cleanse will deeply clean your liver, flushing it of gallstones and ensurinng your health. For more information, read Dr. Hulda Clark´s website.
From Tara, a guest that spent 45 days cleansing with us:
I have returned to Guanajuato, back from my very pleasant and incredibly supportive beach retreat on the Mexican coast (Present Moment Retreat) …and I am constantly having to remind myself (now back in the ‘real world’) that my healing process is still in full swing, and that my program continues. The wellness staff (and all of the staff!) at Present Moment was so wonderful and talented, and through them I have learned and been re-inspired towards many healing modalities. So these days I am resting, eating well, and still drinking lots of juice, but also doing Healing Qigung, Yoga Nidras, Yoga movement, and a meditation practice everyday….working from the inside out.
See the full post at Tara's Blog.
** Contraindications **
Consult your doctor before cleansing or fasting if you are... Underweight, Pregnant, Fatigued, Nursing, Pre and Post surgery, Low immunity, Mental illness, Weak heart, Cancer, Low blood pressure, Peptic Ulcers, Cardiac arrhythmia's, Nutritional deficiencies.
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