14 Night Total Body Detox - Juice Fasting Retreat
About This Event
Are you feeling or experiencing...
Low energy and fatigue
Belly distress and bloating
Trouble with weight loss
Constipation and/or diarrhea
Low back pain
Getting sick easily or often
My name is Valerie Leeds, and over the last decade I have been there too. Growing up in NYC with a foodie mom, I naturally was exposed to a lot of amazing culinary delights. My palate grew to include multi-cultural cuisines at a young age, including plenty of bagels, fabulous breads and bakeries, mouth watering Chinese dumplings and Italian pastas. Seemingly out of nowhere, in my mid-thirties, my experience radically changed when I realized I was getting bloating and elimination issues! Apparently, I could no longer eat gluten and was overly sensitive to sugar. I was experiencing bloating, eczema, and on and off elimination issues, which than lead to brain fog and poor sleep. Needless to say, I wasn’t feeling great. And my family started feeling like they needed a support group to keep up with the stress that eating was causing for me and them! Finding my way, navigating through the maze of non-GMO, organic, raw, vegan, gluten free, paleo I decided to become a Certified Health Coach in this process to rediscover my path back to vibrant health and well being. Fortunately, I have found a way to boil down all my years of trials and health issues down to some very simple principles and guidelines.
So now that you realize you are not alone, make the choice to be supported in creating your own sustainable healthy lifestyle, starting by doing an elimination diet the week prior at home, a colonic, and then a juice fast during your stay, and then segue mindfully back to chewing again before you depart. There is protocol for your week after fasting as well.
You consume only: 3 juice "meals" daily, which we teach you how to juice so you're empowered to take the skills home with you. You'll also have a LOT of alkaline water with herbs and spices from our special water system, and in the evening before bed 1 Ayurvedic herbal tea. That's it, it's truly a fast. You also are required to do a colonic which takes place the first or second day of your retreat. This is important to rid yourself of toxins prior to fasting, so they don't contaminate your body while you are fasting and healing. This would be counter-intuitive to have toxins floating back into your system while you wish to clean them out. The hydro-colonic is the only added cost a la carte, not part of the package through a 3rd party expert therapist, ($120 depending on your needs.)
Leaving our detox retreat you can expect to cleanse out your toxins, eliminate bloating, feel more energized, lower cortisol levels, help stabilize blood sugar levels, decrease cravings, lower your blood pressure, become more flexible, increase muscle strength, become more toned, feel lighter and walk with a deeper sense of calm and balance. With our guidance you will be ready and able to take on new lifestyle choices with transformational long term results for you and your family! I did.
Envision yourself enjoying sunny days, white sand beaches, palm trees and the tropics... This is your destination for your retreat. Support your body's natural ability to heal itself with our complete package to reset and recharge mind, body and spirit through our juice fasting detox program. You just pick how many days you want to spend in paradise. We'll take care of the rest.
While recharging at our beautiful retreat center in Boca Raton, you are welcome to enjoy daily yoga classes, join in on our yoga school’s in depth yoga teachings or just relax in our hot tub and resort style pool. Perhaps while you are here you will choose to experience community classes in the park, drum circles in the evenings, sunrise beach meditations, field trips, tai chi and more, (schedule depends on the days you are with us).
We teach Sadhana Yoga, the Yoga of Spiritual Practice and the asana practices of Vinyasa, Hatha and restorative flow. Our approach is experiential, contemporary and eclectic. We bring to life the ancient teachings of yoga through accessible spiritual lessons still relevant today.
In-depth detox program including guidance to begin before, during and after your stay
50-minute clearing and relaxing complimentary massage per week (may be derived from many traditions of bodywork & massage therapy)
1 soothing complimentary acupuncture session per week
Multiple yoga classes (these may include: vinyasa, sivananda, restorative, chakra balancing flow)
All-inclusive detox juice feast, special alkaline water system, nutraceuticals, Ayurvedic herbal tea with everything you need to recharge and reboot during your stay here
14 refreshing nights accommodation in our lovely retreat houses
De-stressing balancing Intro to Tai Chi on Thursday evenings
Daily grounding meditation in different styles daily
Engaging Yoga Sutra classes on Tuesday nights (when school is in session with our yoga students in training )
Healing Shamanic breath-work classes may be Friday mornings (when school is in session, usually last Friday of YTT200 and YTT300)
Stunning sunrise beach meditations weekly on Thursday mornings (weather permitting)
We teach an invigorating community yoga class with DJ outside Living Green Cafe Sunday mornings (9am)
Sanborne Square park yoga community yoga class (Free Sat. 9 a.m., we give you a ride there in our VW Yogi Bus)
Community Drum circle (Free Wed. in neighboring Delray Beach, a short Uber ride required)
Enriching yoga field trips (when school is in session with our yoga teachers in training)
Sun & Fun! Enjoy white sand beaches and playing in the turquoise ocean waters 1 mile away
UPGRADE Your Spa Services: 30-minutes of hydrotherapy to support you in your detox and relaxation - including infra-red sauna, aromatherapy steam room, temperature controlled vichy showers ($45 add'l fee + minimum suggested gratuity $24), and more treatment options available, see Spa Services page!
Everglades tours available to see our local birds, alligators, and more fauna and flora! (additional fees may apply)
Stand up Paddle Board Excursions available along our Inter-coastal (additional fees may apply)
Itinerary/Information about retreat
The juice fasting Detox and Cleanse retreats range from 3 nights up to 1 month, you choose whatever suits you best, and together we will invigorate your healthy lifestyle! Rolling admission allows you to choose when to take this retreat, we welcome you all year 'round.
We invite to join us at our retreat center if you feel you need to boost your body and soul to be able to come home with a clean slate and new energy. Our program is designed to support your inner healing ability through food, breath, asana, clearings for the mind and spirit.
Welcome! Arrival is in the afternoon at 2pm You'll be welcomed to our zen private properties with a lovely alkaline water drink when you arrive. We will give you a tour and review the itinerary, answering any questions.
Energizing Ashtanga-inspired Vinyasa flow is at 3:30pm.
5:15pm We guide you to have your "last meal" prior to your fast.
7:00pm Time to settle in, relax and rejuvenate in our hot tub, or peruse our zen library. Enjoy our warm relaxing evening Ayurvedic herbal tea beverage
~The next days will provide you with a liver, kidney, candida detox and cleanse~
7am Start each day with lemon water (warm or room temp) We teach you how to juice your first morning with us, and you'll be empowered to continue do so so on your own for the remaining days with us.
8am Meditation 8:45am Gentle chakra hatha flow
Breakfast – A liver and kidney cleanse and a parasite detox drink – we all have a holobiome of good bacteria and organisms and not so good ones in our systems. We want to flush out the bad ones to begin.
After class and for the rest of the day you will use Ira's energizing detox water instead of plain water as a sipping solution throughout the day. Using this in-between the meal drinks and classes keeps you feeling invigorated. Your goal is to sip two to three 32oz. bottles of the Ira's Energizing Water Drink per day, depending on your body weight. You will use the bathroom a lot during this process. This is good.
11:00am-1:00pm Shortly after breakfast and clean up, you'll receive healing therapy sessions: massage and hydrotherapy room, or your acupuncture therapy session is scheduled on the first morning with us, and the other therapy is the day before you leave. (Timing varies based on availability of appointments and therapists)
12:30 - 2:00pm Lunch: Your second juice detox drink.
3:30pm Energizing Vinyasa class, OR even more important we recommend taking a walk to the beach or in our nearby parks. Our recommendation is to walk 15,000 - 20,000 steps per day to really move the toxins out of your body and get the most out of this juice fasting detox and cleanse process. Those who do walking will shed the most weight and have the best results. (That being said, at times you may request rest and relaxation at our pool or the beach, it is your choice when to have naps if needed).
5:15pm Dinner: Your third juice detox drink, finish up Ira's Energizing Water Drink, switch to our plain alkaline water now.
7:00pm Time to settle in, relax and rejuvenate in our hot tub, or peruse our zen library. Enjoy our warm relaxing Ayurvedic herbal beverage to prepare you to relax before bed.
DAY 2 is the same as DAY 1 regarding your fasting regimen, our class schedule varies a few days per week. Colonic is in 1st day or 2nd day. (NOTE: You will pay a Separate Added Fee to our affiliate therapist $120 depending on your body's needs).
You may choose to bike around town to explore the surrounding area- just a little over a mile east our famous tropical blue beaches, a little over a mile south a variety of boutiques, galleries, parks surrounding the retreat, like Mizner Park and Royal Palm Plaza.
What's included in Your Total Body Detox Retreat
In-depth detox program for 1 week before, and 1 week after your stay, of course during your fortnight with us
1 wonderfully cleansing and relaxing 50-minute bodywork and energy therapy (additional sessions available)
30 minutes of hydrotherapy - infra-red sauna, aromatherapy steam room, temperature controlled vichy showers to invigorate you
1 soothing complimentary acupuncture session (additional sessions available)
2 Customized 60 minute Consultations with Certified Health Coach
14 refreshing nights accommodation in our zen retreat house
Healing pranayama daily
All-inclusive juice "meals, alkaline water, and nutraceuticals, giving you everything you need to detox and cleanse during your stay here
Balancing Tai Chi on Thursday evenings
Daily grounding meditation in different styles
Multiple yoga classes, may include: vinyasa, sivananda, yin, restorative, chakra flows
Engaging yoga sutra classes on Tuesday nights* (*Only when school is in session)
Nearby our beautiful yoga community has drum circles and community park classes (these are optional and drum circles require an Uber to get to in our neighboring town of Delray Beach)
***********SHORTER OR LONGER STAY REQUESTS:
For 7 night Wellness Liver Support Everything above, but only one massage, one hydrotherapy session, and one acupuncture.
For 3 night Quick Reset Detox, only includes the liver and kidney cleanse recipe for your juices. Therapy includes everything above, but only one massage, one hydrotherapy session, and one acupuncture. Additional services may be requested for additional fees, based on availability.
Zen Den Yoga School & Retreat provides you everything you need to recharge and reboot your mind, body and spirit at the pace you desire.
What's Not Included
Stand Up Paddle Boarding (with yoga or without)
More than one massage or acupuncture session per week
Transportation to and from airport
Uber to acupuncture or anywhere else