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7 Days Healing Retreat - Shamanic Wisdom, Juice Fast and Yoga in Magical Dartmoor, Devon, UK

Detox and Yoga Retreat UK

Aluna Healing invites you to a very special healing retreat within the magical landscape of Dartmoor. This is an invitation to cleanse and renew your body and spirit, through a juice fast and spiritual practice, held within a sacred container of love and deep wisdom. You will be delving into some gentle yet profound work for healing the sacred feminine and masculine energy as well as working with ancient shamanic wisdom, nature connection, celestial transmissions, sound healing, breathwork, meditation and yoga. This is a unique and rare opportunity to do a juice fast immersed in healing energies and sacred transmissions!

Meet the instructors

Daniela
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Daily meditation practice
  • Shamanic wisdom and journeying
  • Practices to awaken a deeper connection with nature
  • Daily organic juices, smoothies, healing herbal teas, and a supported juice fast
  • A journey of transformation and awakening
  • Personal guidance and mentoring
  • One-week juice detoxification
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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Accommodation

All guests will be staying at a large country house on Dartmoor National Park in Devon. It is set in 18 acres of large, beautiful gardens with lawns, rockeries, ancient woodland, and a prehistoric stone circle. It is very peaceful and private with sweeping views across the River Teign valley and the moors beyond.

The house is set on the edge of the national park and has been renovated and lovingly refurbished, whilst retaining a homely, relaxed atmosphere. It is set within its own grounds and surrounded by woodland, rivers, and waterfalls. Accommodation is in twin or double rooms.

Program

Come and replenish yourself in a healing 'temple' space, held in a nurturance and love, in powerful, ancient lands. This is a unique, intensive, deep and transformational retreat, a time to journey within, to cleanse, realign and awaken a deeper connection with your origins, and the sacredness of Creation.

The retreat is held within a nurturing space in a beautiful manor house on Dartmoor National Park; surrounded by forest, ancient rock, vast, mystical landscapes and ancient sacred sites. The essence of the retreat is an exploration of ancient wisdom in the context of where the world stand in this moment in time, as well as being a space to cleanse and renew through juice fasting and detoxification.

Daniela shares: "It is seen that in order to bring change and transformation to our world, that all healing must begin within, with self. The retreat offers a space to cleanse and quieten body and mind, so that one may begin to listen to the clear voice within and again come to flow with the streams of wisdom that are the original essence of the natural world. The retreat days are woven with a blend of practices, classes, sharing, rest and nourishment. This retreat is also unique in that it is a juice fast, with fresh vegetable juices and cleansing drinks throughout the day, with optional extras for cleansing the liver and gallbladder."

On reconnecting with the living Earth, Daniela shares: "In this modern world, many of us have become fragmented and disconnected from what once was inherent - our original, sacred essence and relationship with the Earth as the mother from which all life is born. In the fast paced world of technology and materialism, our attention has become distracted and diverted away from the purity and light that has its home within all of life. There is restlessness that manifests in the soul when it is un-nurtured, and when we are not living in our true purpose and authenticity, in sacred relationship with life. This can be seen now all over the world - both individually and collectively - as one is a mirror of the other.

"We are a part of this Earth and we are all connected. We have as humanity, collectively co-created our world, and if we see the world as a mirror, we come to recognise that there is much work for us each to do to restore the beauty and purity of life.

She says that her retreats are "spaces created for you to step out of everyday life, to quieten the mind, cleanse and renew the body, so that it is easier to enter into deeper inquiries and internal processes. You will learn practices and tools to help you identify and move beyond disharmonious patterns and tendencies, reflect on ways that you may have created or energise negativity in your life, and experience ways of living that elevate your mind, open your heart, and create a vibratory field of resonance from within.

"The retreat includes a session of yoga in the mornings, meditation and internal practices in the evenings, a detoxification and cleansing program of fresh juices and smoothies; sacred journeys, time in Nature; periods in silence, inner reflection and contemplation; talks on diet and healing; celestial transmissions and sound healing; group sharing circles; personal support. It is the intent that each day, you will deepen in your practice and internal awareness, learning to listen, feel and connect with the light within, and the living light of the Earth."

"In each moment, do you choose Fear or Love? What is your sacred contribution to this world? What will you leave behind you for the next generations? "Let us be the ancestors our descendants will thank." – Winona La Duke

Yoga and meditation

Yoga is a path of the heart, that leads us into Being. Daniela shares her practice, weaving aspects of Hatha, Scaravelli, Kundalini and Kriya yoga. Her yoga teaching also draws upon many years of working with energetic practices and the healing arts and spending time in silent retreat in Nature.This approach to yoga is a journey of unfolding, through turning your attention inwards. Through this deep and reflective practice, your natural sensitivity and self awareness awakens, clearing toxicity and tension, freeing energy and space from inside, outwards.

Daniela shares: "Yoga activates the body's own intelligence and innate healing abilities, encouraging the natural unfolding of healthy posture, a fluid, supple body, expansion of breath, and the opening of the heart to touch the soul and reconnect with our Essence."

The practice will include working with breath (life-force), asana (postures), kriyas (sequences), pranayama (breath work), meditation (stillness) and sacred reciprocity (harmony). The retreat is open to experienced practitioners, as well as those with little experience or prior interest in yoga, as all practices are adjustable to meet all abilities. Yoga is not about what you can or can't 'do', but about meeting yourself as you are.

On quietness

"Silence is essential for deep transformation. It allows the practice of conscious breathing to become deep and effective. Like still water that reflects things as they are, the calming silence helps us to see things more clearly, and therefore, to be in deeper contact with ourselves and those around us." - Thich Nhat Hanh

Daniela believes that her retreats are "a space for healing, reflection and re-connection. We request that all guests come with an open heart and mind, respect the quiet space of the retreat, and that we may each be mindful to refrain from judgement and negativity. The retreats are a joyful, warm hearted space where we laugh, share, dialogue, inspire one another, and there will also be times when we will sit or walk in silence. This practice of times of inner and outer silence allows for deeper connection, as we practice quietness and allow ourselves to be present, still and to deeply listen."

Why detox?

Daniela shares: "In the world today we are faced with the challenge of living clean and pure on a planet that has become toxic in many ways . Yet as the destruction and shadow becomes more visible in the world, many of us are awakening and feel called to return to ways of living that are in harmony with nature, and with what creates and sustains health. Our wisdom keepers tell us that all toxicity begins in thought, word and action, and that it is through the incongruity of our actions with the laws of nature that we have created the toxicity in all its manifestations in the world."

"A build up of toxicity in the body can lead to oversensitivity to certain foods, weight gain, sluggishness, inflammation, pain, infections, ailments, disease, menstrual issues, loss of vitality and sense of wellbeing, foggy mind, low energy, and many other things. Our bodies have the natural capacity to cleanse and heal themselves, though when overloaded or lacking vital nourishment, can become stagnated and toxins build up in the system."

"The experiences of our life are all stored within our luminous energy body and our cells. During a detoxification process, as the physical body begins to purify and heal itself, layers of toxicity that have been stored within the muscles, tissues, bones and cells are brought to the surface to be cleared. Detoxification can help you to naturally release tension, stress, negative emotions and thoughts; creating clarity of mind and inspiration to walk forwards in your life."

"Everything in the universe is made of vibration, and vibrant, organic foods, Nature, creativity, prayer, purity of thought, beautiful music - for example - all help to lift and sustain our vibration in a state of health and resonance. As you detox your system and bring in pure foods, living water, light, purity and prana (life force energy), your vibration is lifted and you will begin to resonate at clearer, more refined frequencies, allowing more light to flow through you and be held within your cells. Detoxification helps the body to heal itself as nature intended; cleansing and repairing your beautiful body, helping to restore health, a sense of wellness and the true natural radiance of your inner being."

Nutrition

This retreat is a liquid fast of fresh smoothies, vegetable juices and healing teas. All ingredients are organic, local grown where possible, vegan and alkalizing. You will be guided and supported during this cleanse, and with any processes or detox symptoms you may experience.

Instructors

Daniela Lanaia
Daniela is a healing arts practitioner, yoga teacher and musician. She is the co-founder of the "Sacred Living Earth Trust" and is known for her sound healing and music work with "Anima". From a young age she has been immersed on a journey into ancient wisdom, healing paths and the yoga tradition, and offers a sensitive, profound and unique space dedicated to the awakening of the heart and loving stewardship of the living Earth. She lives in the Scottish Highlands and offers one-to-one sessions, workshops, concerts, and retreats in the UK and internationally.

Location

Dartmoor National Park is situated in the southwest of England, right in the very heart of Devon. It is blessed with its landscape of stunning views, awe-inspiring granite tors, deep wooded valleys with fast flowing rivers and rugged, wide open spaces, trails wind through valleys with neolithic tombs, bronze age stone circles, and abandoned medieval farmhouses.

Features

Activities

  • Massage
  • Stargazing

General

  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • River
  • Yoga deck

Food

This retreat is a liquid fast of fresh smoothies, vegetable juices, and healing teas. All ingredients are organic, local grown where possible, vegan, and alkalizing. You will be guided and supported during this cleanse, and with any processes or detox symptoms you may experience.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Naturopathic
  • Lactose Free
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Optional extras for cleansing such as enema kits, castor oil packs, massage, and energy work are also available. Enemas are highly advised to take while doing a liquid fast, as a way to clear toxins out of the body and prevent their reabsorption through the intestines.

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • A deeper connection with ancient wisdom and how to apply this in your life
  • A living experience that will inspire and sow seeds of transformation within you
  • Castor oil packs (complementary)
  • Daily yoga and meditation practices
  • Ionized water for cleansing and detoxification (complementary)
  • Inner journeying and shamanic soul work
  • Oil pulling with coconut oil in the morning and evening (complementary)
  • Organic juices, smoothies, and healing herbal teas
  • Personal guidance and mentoring
  • Practices to awaken a deeper connection with nature and the voice of the spirit

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Enema kits and herbs for internal cleansing - 15 GBP
  • Extra activities
  • Herbal detox kit and support for cleansing the kidneys and adrenals (in autumn) - 40 GBP
  • Herbal detox kit and support for cleansing the liver and gallbladder (in spring) - 40 GBP
  • Massage, shamanic bodywork, energy healing - each 50 GBP for 60 minutes
  • Skin brush - 10 GBP
  • Spiritual channeling or messages from the archangels - 40 GBP for 60 minutes

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Exeter International Airport (EXT).

Arrival by bus

You can take a local bus from Exeter towards Chagford.

Arrival by train

There are regular trains from London or North England to Exeter.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 28 days before arrival.
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