The face of detoxification has changed. It used to be, we could do a few cleanses a year, one per season, lets say. And that would revitalize our energy and improve our bodily functions at least for a while. Well, those days are gone. The air is more polluted, the water is more polluted, and the food we eat is conventionally treated with antibiotics, growth hormones and is highly processed with chemicals, (unless you are eating strictly whole foods).
With all that to contend with, habits like drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, and plain old stress just add to the toxic soup. Its come to the point that we really need to constantly detoxify the body to prevent toxic overload, a term that is self-explanatory. Some signs that you may have hit toxic overload:
This is just a short list, but you get the idea.
My solution for consistently cleansing the body on a daily basis is a juicing and yoga routine.
Juicing assists in cleansing the colon, the homestead of old fecal matter (catarrh), viruses, bacteria, parasites, yeast and mucous. Colon cleansing is the cornerstone for detoxification. In other words, if you colon is congested, vibrant health will not reign. The science of juicing was studied at length by nutrition pioneers, Dr. Bernard Jensen, Dr. Norman Walker, Paavo Airola and even John Harvey Kellogg as early as the early 1900's. In other words, juicing has been around for a long time as an important and effective method of cleansing the body's systems. I was drawn to juicing because it is simple, inexpensive and something you can do everyday that nourishes the body as well as cleansing it.
In conjuction with juicing, I practice and teach Kundalini Yoga. This yoga is a technology for cleansing the physical as well as pranic body (respiratory system), balancing the glandular system, strengthening the nervous system, calming the mind and building physical and mental resilience. The teachings of kundalini yoga includes the yogic diet and lifestyle. This lifestyle promotes cleansing the body of toxins on a daily basis. Yogi Bhajan brought Kundalini to the west from India in 1968. He taught his students that this yoga and the need to detoxify the system from impurities would become more and more essential in the coming years to maintaining health and balance in the body. He was right!
The basic properties of a food must be that it should be nutritious, sustaining, and balanced. Balanced food is that food which can be digested without drawing on your health. It should not put a strain on the body.
-Yogi Bhajan, Beads of Truth Winter 1999
Join me Saturday, August 19th for
The Juice & Yoga Detox One Day Retreat
A day of self-care and cleansing for body, mind and spirit. Join Nicole Fey, the Health Coach of Knoxville, certified Yoga instructor and juicing expert for an experiential day of nurturing self that will expand your awareness of how to blend the simple, practical tools of yoga and juicing to cleanse your body, lower your stress levels, rejuvenate your energy and reconnect with your soul.
Nicole will take you on a journey with Kundalini Yoga to expand your path to inner awareness. Kundalini Yoga is not only a powerful practice for building strength, endurance and resilience, it is a technology for cleansing toxins from the body, revitalizing the glandular and nervous systems and releasing stress from the body and mind.
Cleansing toxins from organs, tissues and blood is imperative to the holistic healing process. Nicole has worked with individuals and groups for the past 20 years, teaching the most effective ways of naturally and gently detoxifying the body. Your body has the innate ability to bring itself back into balance. Health is the natural state of your body but toxins in the environment, manufactured products and processed foods, stop the natural flow of energy and homeostasis leaving us feeling depleted and out of balance.
This one-day retreat is your time to:
- Discover powerful cleansing techniques
- Learn the fundamentals of juicing
- Drink fresh, raw, organic vegetable juices
- Kickstart your new health and stress reduction routine
- Integrate a yoga practice that supports detoxification
- Create a holistic body cleanse plan that works for you
- Receive support in making your health a priority
*You may opt to do a juice fast during the retreat. Upon registering, please email Nicole to let her know if you will be eating lunch or juice fasting.
Cost: $125 (includes light vegetarian lunch and organic juices).
Location: The Glowing Body Yoga Studio, Knoxville, TN
YES, I WANT TO REGISTER FOR THE JUICE & YOGA DETOX ONE DAY RETREAT!
About Nicole Fey, HHC, E-RYT-200
Nicole Fey, self-proclaimed "sickly kid" and "sugar-addict," credits her poor eating habits and myriad health problems as the catalyst into an intense journey of self-healing and self-care through juicing, whole foods and a holistic lifestyle. Nicole is founder of The Master Your Midlife programs and author of The Ultimate Juicing & Holistic Health Program and The 7-Day Juice & Yoga Detox. Now, settled into her health coaching practice in Knoxville, Tennessee, Nicole works with private and corporate clients and elementary schools sharing her expertise and enthusiasm for juicing, whole nourishment and radical self-care for real life health transformations. Nicole credits green vegetables for her turnaround in health and is honored to be able to share their incredible healing properties with the world.