Yogic Detox Package – 8 Days

  • Overview
    • Feeling sluggish, heavy, or wishing to change certain habits in your lifestyle and looking for the right kick-start? We offer a wonderful 8-day experience, where you will not only feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and good as new but also learn valuable skills to take home with you to continue pursuing a healthy toxin-free life. The outcomes will include better concentration, a deeper Yogic practice, and a renewed energy level to take forward in your life.


      • Jala neti, nose cleansing every morning
      • Every morning pranayama session (breathing techniques)
      • Daily 2 Hatha yoga session
      • Evening asana session, including relaxation or guided meditation (on alternate days)
      • Satkarma cleansing techniques on different days
      • Massage
      • Steam bath
      • Sauna
      • Shirodhara treatment
      • 7 nights accommodation
      • Fresh vegetarian meals (Vegan on request)

      Importance of Yogic Detox
      Tears, sneezes, mucus, sweat, urine & excrement are all nature’s way of detoxification. If we can find a way to have these working in an optimum manner, we should be able to free our body and our mind from the accumulation of toxins causing diseases and various forms of addiction (food, nicotine, etc).

      This 8-day Yogic Detox package will cleanse your entire body through Shankhaprakshalana, through the practices of specific Asanas (Yoga poses), and by drinking a specific amount of warm salty water. In addition, there are other powerful but less invasive detoxification techniques, such as nasal irrigation (Jala Neti), and the stomach washes (Kunjal). These are some of the most effective techniques to improve health, immunity, concentration, and flexibility. Especially Shankhaprakshalana is extremely beneficial and powerful for our whole body. All the techniques we use are very helpful to purify your body at many levels mentally and spiritually.
      Modern science argues that the cause of degenerating health, lethargy, loss of energy, decay, and premature aging lies in toxin build-up in the body. Toxins, themselves, are a result of our lifestyle, environment, and emotional patterns. The quality of the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink combined with our emotional pulls and pressures, cause certain hormones to secrete which have a tendency to leave behind toxins. As this is a natural process, it is believed that ideally, twice a year we should detoxify our body. At Nepal Yoga Retreat, we offer a holistic approach to support your detoxification. We will discuss the development of behavioral changes which will help to prevent the buildup of toxins through various practices and meditative techniques. Hatha Yoga preaches 6 purifying techniques “Shatkarma”; These can be performed daily, weekly or in some cases bi-annually.


      • Purifies the blood
      • Tones the liver and the digestive organs
      • Helps to develop immunity by eliminating the toxins.
      • Stimulates the mind and aids in removing lethargy (tamas).
      • Washes the colon, sinus tracts, the stomach, and eyes
      • Stimulates vitality and helps slow down ageing.
      • Recharges the entire pranic body
      • Purifies all the chakras and removes blockages of the nadis
      • Gives a higher energy level
      • Calms the mind for higher states of consciousness
      • Develops greater awareness

      Individuals who have experienced the ancient methods of detoxification Shankhaprakshalana with us at Nepal Yoga retreat feel the wonderful positive effects to their health.

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      What is Shankaprakshalan & Why?
      Is the Hatha Method of the cleansing of the entire digestive tract through Asanas, drinking warm salty water and defecation. It leaves your entire alimental canal clean of all impurities allowing a better and more effective absorption of nutrients to the blood. It takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to do and requires 2 days of rest and relaxation afterward.

      It is a method only to be attempted in an ashram or retreat under the guidance of a competent teacher such as Dr Chintamani, who has had 18 years of experience in the field and has helped many individuals through this practice with success.

      The intestine is just like a conch shell. Purification of the intestine really rejuvenates the person. Because our stomach contains about 54 feet long intestine, it is never cleaned. Toxins gradually form layers in the intestine. When toxins create a layer they block the membrane of the lysosomes from performing their natural function. This leads to the buildup of toxins. Due to this, the excretion and secretion of juices do not take place properly, which results in inefficient indigestion, acid reflex and other diseases.

      What is Kunjal & Why it is important?
      Kunjal is another Hatha Yoga method of purification also known as Jala Dhauti, where the entire stomach is cleansed. This is performed by drinking saltwater on an empty stomach which causes the body to regurgitate through vomiting any remnants of bile or mucus left in the stomach leaving your stomach clean and new.

      What is Jala Neti & Why?
      Jala Neti is a nasal cleanse to remove excess mucus lodged in the nostrils. By rinsing the nostrils one by one with lukewarm salty water, the mucus is eliminated through the opposite nostril. It is noninvasive procedure that can be done in 5 minutes which can be done every day. This method leaves your sinuses clear and allows better respiration which ultimately enhances your daily yoga practice.

      Fasting (optional)
      You are welcome to go about your day as you would do normally when fasting, just be mindful of the effects on your body, stamina, and breathing. We ask you to be more aware of the effects of the environment on your wellbeing affected by your fast. Drink plenty of water and let the sun energize you!

      Fasting can be a means to cure oneself of certain discomforts or mild diseases. If the disease is created by an abnormal accumulation of toxins in the system, it stands to reason that fasting will help in their elimination from the system. The membranous linings of the stomach and intestine which act as a “sponge” to absorb food materials are now “squeezed” to throw out the waste matter from the system. 

      All our cleansing activities will be managed with experienced and qualified support open to your own awareness of your capabilities and intentions.

  • Courses & Curriculum
  • Include/Exclude
    • What is included:


      • 7 nights accommodation
      • Daily cleansing, breathing and Hatha yoga sessions
      • Satkarma cleansing techniques on different days
      • 3 Massages
      • 1 Steam bath or Sauna
      • 1 Shirodhara treatment
      • 3 Fresh vegetarian meals a day
      • Guided meditation (alternate day)
      • Short and long hikes to ancient local temples, country side, jungle, waterfall and more.
      • 13% VAR charge is included in the total price



      What’s not included


      • 10% service fee per person (payable directly to org upon arrival)
      • Extra nights accommodation
      • Meals taken outside our center
      • Taxi transfer to/from Airport or City (we provide on request)
      • Transfer for sightseeing (we provide on request)
      • Visitor fees
      • Local guide for sightseeing (we provide on request)


      Benefits witnessed include:

      • Lightness
      • Feeling good as new, a fresh start
      • Increased positive moods and sensation
      • Better concentration and improved meditation and yoga practice
      • Clarity of the mind and increase flexibility
      • Cessation of cravings and reduced desires
      • Relief from psychological disorders such as depression, moodiness, dullness and lethargy
      • Overall feeling of being recharged
      • Helps weight loss

      Precautions and Contra-indications
      People with heart or kidney problems, high blood pressure, heart disease, or who have had a stroke, stomach ulcer, colitis (inflammation of colon) and serious gastric problems should not practice SP. Those suffering from any medical condition should seek guidance from their doctor before attempting it, especially those taking, medication. This practice must be avoided during pregnancy. Women menstruating must avoid SP on the actual day, adjustments to the schedule can be made accordingly.
      People who take antibiotics or regular medication should be prepared to stop their treatment for at least 3 days or more after the practice.
      Anyone who has practices this type of detox in the last 5 months should not attempt it.
      Extra care should be taken if detox occurs during cold months

      What to Expect Before and After
      BEFORE- Pre-requisites of the practice

      • One should be committed and mentally prepared to follow all the guidelines of this Yogic Detox. Carelessness can be harmful to your health.  It is a powerful detox with immense rewards, but it also requires immense dedication.
      • Have an open mind and be prepared to talk about what is going on with your body during Shankhaprakshalana.
      • Proper yoga clothing, yoga mat, blanket (to cover the body), small towel.
      • Weather climate and temperature must be favorable on the day of practice.
      • One should take light dinner on the previous day not later than 8pm. Nothing should be taken in the morning of the practice. There is also the option to fast, but this must be discussed on site with Dr Chintamani beforehand.


      • Fried
      • Processed
      • Sweet
      • Fatty
      • Meats
      • Nuts
      • Spices and Spicy food
      • Alcohol
      • Smoking


      • An initial feeling exhaustion may arise immediately after Shankhaprakshalana, but this sensation dissipates with rest and relaxation. However you must be prepared to fight the urge to sleep for the remaining day.  With this feeling of exhaustion our guests have also witnessed sensations of euphoria as well as deep contemplation. One must be prepared to witness all sorts of feelings and thoughts during the recuperation period after detox. To each his own experience!
      • Body must be kept warm to prevent chills and fever. Cover the body with blanket if necessary.
      • Avoid hard work on that day mentally and physically. Also avoid travelling, hot sun exposure, sitting near a fire, basically avoid any form of exercise and mental stress.
      • Be committed to avoid caffeinated or cold drinks, alcohol, cigarettes, all chemically processed, non vegetarian, and spicy foods for at least a week (the longer you abstain the better you will feel). Eat simple, bland easy to digest food like Kicheri. Use common sense after one week in food and lifestyle choices
      • Avoid all fruits especially acidic fruits such as oranges, pineapples, grape fruits, milk and milk products for 3 days.
      • Regular bowl movements may not commence for 3 days after the practice. You may experience them before, but do not be alarmed if this is not the case. It is normal as you have cleaned your whole alimental canal.
  • Daily Schedule
    • Sample schedule (subject to change)

      NOTE: the program can be re-designed on request to suit your individual requirements.

      Day 1
      Afternoon    Check in, welcome-tea and briefing
      15.30-16.45  Relaxation time in our beautiful garden
      16.45-17.00  Herbal Tea
      17.00-18.30  Asana session, Hatha yoga (included guided meditation, alternate days)
      18.30-19.30  Dinner
      20.00-21.00 Rest, discussion, self study
      21.30 Bed time (Light out)

      Day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7
      6.30-7.00    Wake up, Yogic Cleanse, Herbal Tea
      7.00-8.00    Pranayama (breathing session)
      8.10-9.30     Asana session (Hatha yoga)
      9.30-10.30   Breakfast
      10.30-13.00 Rest, treatment, hike, sightseeing (on personal request)
      13.00-14.00 Lunch
      14.00-16.45  Rest, treatment, hike, sightseeing, attending a yoga philosophy class (on personal request)
      16.45-17.00  Herbal Tea
      17.00-18.30  Asana session (Hatha Yoga, guided meditation included alternate days)
      18.30-20.00 Dinner
      20.00-21.00 Rest, self study or discussion on yoga philosophy
      21.30 Bedtime, lights off

      Day 8
      6.30-7.00    Wake up, Yogic Cleanse, Herbal Tea
      7.00-8.00    Pranayama (breathing session)
      8.10-9.30     Asana session (Hatha yoga)
      9.30-10.30   Breakfast
      10.30-12.00 Free time, packing bag, farewell

      12.00 Check out time

      Note: The program includes the following Detox Package:

      • Satkarma techniques: Dhauti, Neti, Kapal Bhati, Laghu Shankhaprakshana and Basti  Kriya
      • Healing therapy fasting
      • Massage (3) Shirodhara treatment(1) and Steam bath or Sauna


  • Accommodation
  • Price & Dates
    • Tariff for Full Package:

      • US$ 490 for one guest private room (with toilet/bath)
      • US$ 325 each for two guests for twin room (with toilet/bath)
      • Note: All rates are subjected to 10% service charge per person, payment for this should be made upon arrival.

      In Nepalese culture there are many traditional festivals such as Ropain Jatra (rice planting festival), Teej (Women’s festival), Dasain (national festival), Deepawali (Light and Laxmi festival also known as festival of brothers and sisters), Mashivaratri (Lord Shiva’s festival), Buddha Purnima (Lord Buddha’s special day), as well as Nepali New Year and many more….. These occur throughout the year venerated by every Nepali and during these festive dates, at our center, we welcome you with open arms to join in as part of the family. Please inquire when you make your booking.


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D. Chintamani Gautam - ERYT 500
Dr. Chintamani Gautam Dr. Chintamani Gautam represents the peak of yogic knowledge . . .
D. Chintamani Gautam - ERYT 500
Dr. Chintamani Gautam Dr. Chintamani Gautam represents the peak of yogic knowledge . . .

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