Copenhagen Detox retreat

Retreats

A wellness and yoga retreat is the perfect escape from your daily routine. You’ll refresh your body, mind and spirit. You’ll be in a quiet, natural environment, and you’ll be surrounded by a friendly, supportive staff. You’ll be part of a program teaching whole lifestyle as the best form of preventive health. Join us, and you’ll juice cleanse your way to vibrant health!

“Cleaning your system”

Green juice is a concentrated form of nutrition packed with vital energy that activates/stimulates the body’s innate ability to rejuvenate and heal itself. The cleansing and healing process is further aided by a vegetarian diet, raw juices and natural foods.

“Morning and Evening Yoga sessions”

The yoga classes are suited to people of all levels. The combination of gentle moving, stretching and twisting together with deep breathing, speeds up the detox process. Through the practice of yoga one can find an inner peace and stillness, which reduces the toxic effects of stress and anxiety. Often during a fast, when the putrefied deposits are being eliminated from the system, old and sometimes forgotten emotions may surface. Yoga can help to deal with these.

“Meditation”

Meditation is that time and space, devoted to becoming more aware of yourself in the present moment. The more we know about ourselves the more opportunity we have to live our lives in harmony with our deepest desires.

“Nutrition Classes”

Our classes on Health and Nutrition are designed to inform you about the necessity of a healthy diet. We stress the importance of eating vegetarian food and drinking plenty of water, improving digestion. Having good digestion strengthens our immune system, which prevents disease.

“Cleansing Mud Packs”

Mud packs are used for withdrawing toxins from our skin and replenishing essential minerals to the body. They also has a great curative effect on various types of skin disorders and relive pain in the joints and other parts of the body.

“Mutual Support”

While we do not lead formal group sharing sessions, we do encourage our groups to share their experiences with each other in an empathetic way. There is much mutual support to be gained between people engaged in an experience, both from their similarities and their differences. Our facilitators are always on-hand to provide information and empathy.

“A clean slate to write your new life upon”

For many of our clients we provide a life-changing experience. A place in which to turn around their relationships to food, their bodies, and themselves. We provide you with the necessary knowledge of how to go about these procedures without the daily assistance of “professionals”. This is done with the highest degree of quality, in both the attention and information given.

“The most educational health retreat available”

The result is that we are an educational resource for those who wish to detoxify, and understand what achieving health means. Although the venue we use is of the highest standard, we are NOT a luxury “Health Farm” offering blissful pampering. Our aim is to put your health back in your hands.

Meditation

Meditation is the yoga practice that helps a person to develop mentally and spiritually. There are many forms of meditation, but the meditation taught at Simply Sentient Detox is based on the principle “as you think so you become”. In meditation one should concentrate one’s mind on a positive and uplifting thought. If one does this on a regular basis it leads to a profound state of peace and harmony.

Our instructors, who have years of experience, will show you how to meditate using proven techniques that will enable you to withdraw your mind from the distractions of the “outside” world and concentrate within.

Meditation quiets the central nervous system, lowers blood pressure by as much as 20% and has a profound effect on physical health. In addition the regular practice of meditation builds up a person’s capacity to pay attention and learn anything, making it the best form of mental exercise.

As the mind is drawn within we experience a deeper sense of peace and harmony with life by concentrating on the infinite. With a calm body, a controlled mind and a blissful spirit, we become more ideal human beings, who are ready to render dynamic social service to the world.

Yoga

Yoga is an ancient system of techniques for all-round health and well being of the individual. These techniques have been tested and refined over thousands of years, and are available to anyone willing to learn them. The scientific and easy-to-learn exercises provide a practical, natural and holistic way to achieve health and vitality. Yoga is not a religion. Anyone from any faith can practice the techniques.

“Yoga and fasting go hand in hand”

The yoga classes are suited to people of all levels. The combination of gentle moving, stretching and twisting together with deep breathing, speeds up the detox process. Through the practice of yoga one can find an inner peace and stillness, which reduces the toxic effects of stress and anxiety. Often during a fast, when the putrefied deposits are being eliminated from the system, old and sometimes forgotten emotions may surface. Yoga can help to deal with these.

“Stress Relief”

Today’s life is full of stress. Although we have reached a high level of increasing tension and fatigue. Despite our modern achievements, many people feel restless and unhappy, because life is not in balance any more. Environmental stress and bad personal habits also add to this strain. All this results in various physical and mental diseases such as depression, high blood pressure, heart disease and even cancer.

“Finding a Balance”

Yoga offers a simple and practical solution to these problems and helps us to find a balance in our life. It enables us to deal effectively with the many challenges we constantly face, and to achieve the inner strength, success and happiness we all desire.

“Meditation”

There is more to Yoga than asanas. Meditation is a systematic and scientific way to gently focus the mind. The body’s response to meditation is just the opposite of its reaction to stress. Meditation calms the central nervous system as well as our breathing, heart rate and blood pressure. The regular practice of meditation broadens the scope of your mind, helping you to develop a keener sense of intuition and a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. People who meditate typically experience a state of deep inner peace and harmony, which in turn leads to more intense and lasting feelings of happiness and fulfillment.

“Benefits”

  • deep relaxation
  • relief from tension and fatigue
  • greater body flexibility
  • energy enhancement
  • better concentration
  • improved memory
  • stronger will power
  • sense of inner calmness
  • heightened self-confidence
  • increased intuitiveness

Detox

“Detoxification”

“What are toxins?”

Toxins are subtances capable of causing our bodies harm. Every day our bodies consume toxins from our fast and modern life style. Toxins enter our bodies from many sources such as fast foods, smoking, coffee, skin products and even breathing the air. Today more than ever, we are exposed to stress, sleep deprivation, lack of exercise, chemicals, pesticides, food additives, radiation, drugs, animal fats, low nutritional quality foods, bad eating habits and the list goes on. The end result of our current situation is a lower quality of life, shorter life span and progressive illnesses that most of us pass-off as just getting old.

The removal of these toxins is essential for healthy body function. Your colon works hard to eliminate putrefying food, bacteria, viruses, indigestible chemicals, and fermented waste from your body. If the colon is overworked the toxins will build up and that’s when the problems start to emerge.

The evacuation of stool only once a day can result in 85% of bowel toxins being reabsorbed into the bloodstream. The colon becomes saturated with harmful toxins, which leads to a process called ‘auto intoxication’. This means that toxic substances get into the bloodstream and pollute the your entire body. The lymphatic glands, circulatory system, lungs and kidneys become over-worked and when these systems are unable to cope with the toxic overload your body becomes run down and serious health issues start to emerge.

“Food Toxins”

Most processed foods contain large amounts of chemicals. Artificial hormones are given to cows to produce more milk, chickens to lay more eggs, pesticides in vegetables so they retain a fresh look for longer period.

“Toxins in the Air”

Standing next to a smoker you are breathing in the chemicals from his cigarette, walking in the streets we breath in carbon monoxide fumes from motor cars, pesticide toxins sprayed on gardens, aerosol cans.

“Toxins in the skin”

Toxins are absorbed into our bodies every time we apply sun tan lotion, mosquito repellents, perfume, makeup; even skin care products have chemicals that are absorbed into the skin.

“Radiation Toxins”

Radiation toxins are emitted into the body from use of mobile phone, watching TV too close, even computer screens omits radiation toxins in small amounts. Our bodies are designed to remove toxins from our bodies but traces of toxic residue remains and slowly builds up in your body causing most of the major heath problems we encounter.

“The effects of Toxic build up in the body”

Toxins in the body create a massive work load on the liver, kidneys, lymphatic glands, intestines, colon, blood, lungs and strains the brain. When your body is subjected to this massive strain, heath problems will start to emerge. Some of the more common problems observed include: addiction to cigarettes and alcohol, head aches, mood swings, PMS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), lack of energy and motivation, skin irritation / dermatitis / eczema, allergies, chronic body fatigue, slow recovery from exercise and reduction in memory. The accumulation of physical and emotional stress is the end result of toxic build up in the body. Many people attribute this to aging and accept these unhealthy feelings as normal. However, with the Detox program you will remove the toxic build up in your body and enjoy the results of a healthy body and an improved quality of life.

“Detox your body”

An aching body, low energy level and exhausted mind are clear indications that it’s time to detox your body. It’s a well know fact that regular fasting is the best way to detox. It’s a highly effective means of getting in tune with your body and purging the internal system to get rid of accumulated toxins.
Fasting is the quickest way of bringing about elimination in the body and the fastest way of getting toxic materials out of the body.

Fasting

Regular fasting serves as a natural way to maintain good health, cure disease and improve your state of mind. Fasting cleans out toxins and poisonous wastes from the body and helps to maintain a balanced, stable mental state.

“Fasting to prevent sickness and cure disease”

As a result of our modern lifestyle and diet, the human body easily becomes congested with toxic poisons that cause sickness and disease. Fasting is like internal housecleaning: turning off the constant flow of food into your body and allowing it to cleanse itself automatically.

“Benefits of Fasting”

Fasting allows your entire system to

  • i. rest and rejuvenate;
  • ii. causes the breakdown and excretion of poisonous wastes that have accumulated in the body;
  • iii. burns excessive fat;
  • iv. conserves energy and increases clarity of mind;
  • v. prevents illness; regulates appetite,
  • vi. and makes the skin look younger and more radiant.

Fasting will also help to cure skin eruptions; gas and indigestion; constipation; colds and allergies; and numerous other health problems. Fasting is preventive medicine, a path to improved health and a cure for the disease.

By fasting I have found perfect health, a new state of existence, and a feeling of purity and happiness, something unknown to most humans.     

Upton Sinclair

“Fasting and the effect of the moon”

The best days to fast are three days before the new and full moon. In the same way that the moon’s gravitational attraction causes tides in the ocean during the new and full moon periods, it also causes “tides” in our bodies, which are composed of over 72% water. According to scientific research, during the full and new moon days, and three days before and after, the moon’s gravitational attraction draws the liquid in our bodies upwards into our brain. This excess of fluid in the brain disturbs its functioning, resulting in various mental and physical symptoms such as restlessness, irritability, extremes of emotion, anger and strange behavior. Newspapers and police departments often report increased crime and disturbances during these times. These emotional disturbances start three days before the new and full moons, and fasting without water is a way to negate the disruptive effects of the moon and maintain a calm and balanced mind. This system of yogic fasting has a duration from Sunrise to Sunrise. You begin at Sunrise on the fasting day and eat nothing. If your body is strong you can also refrain from drinking anything. On the next day, you can break the fast with lemon water, then with fruit and other suitable food.

“How to fast”

Some people think that fasting is difficult. But if you prepare yourself for fasting it is not difficult. Prepare yourself physically by taking enough food and also plenty of liquids the day before. Prepare yourself mentally by deciding the night before fasting: “Tomorrow is fasting day, and I am not going to eat anything.” If you take this mental determination prior to the fasting day, you will not be hungry during the fasting day. If you do not make a prior determination, during the fasting day you will start to think maybe I should eat, and fast another day. Decide before hand and you will be able to complete your fast.
After fasting, you should take some lemon water with a bit of salt. This drink helps to flush the digestive system, eliminating waste material that might otherwise remain in the body if you didn’t fast. All in all, fasting is one of the best practices for maintaining physical, mental and spiritual health.
Click here for a list of fasting dates

Please note: Children, pregnant women and nursing mothers should not fast.

Click here for recipes to break fast