New York City spring cleanse

May 14th-18th 2018


“Hands down, the most powerful and transformational journey I have been on! I have done many cleanses before, but the integration of the Yoga, wisdom, and nourishment that these girls share touched me (and everyone else) in the most profound and life changing ways. Cleansing has never felt so deep, yet easy and joyful. My life will never be the same.” Angela W., MD

“If you are feeling ready to reset and harness your unique potential, this is the fastest and most effective way that I know.” Suzanne S., Yoga Teacher

“Over the past 4 years, I’ve done the Lighten Up cleanse several times and it has rapidly changed my perspective and literally, lightened me up emotionally, physical, mentally, spiritually. Each time I dive into this journey, I feel like I’m getting closer to my nature, learning my limiting patterns- shedding what I don’t need, and walking away feeling a new sense of potential and possibility in all areas of my life.”Jeanine H., Mental Health Coach

Kitchari Cleansing: 

Kitchari has long been used to nourish babies and the elderly, the sick and the
healthy, during special times of detox, cleansing, and deep spiritual practice. A simple, porridge-like blend of beans, rice and many healing spices, kitchari is considered in Ayurveda to be a “perfect food”, having many nourishing, healing, and cleansing benefits. This particular cleanse is based on eating a mono-diet of kitchari to support digestion, elimination, and the body’s natural detoxification processes. This regimen supports the physiology by slowing the flood of harmful inputs and by providing the body with an important opportunity to rest, recuperate, and repair itself.


The practice of cleansing is considered a vital part of an Ayuredic lifestyle. It provides an important means of clearing accumulated waste and toxicity from the mind and the tissues, encouraging optimal health. These days, a periodic cleansing regimen is more vital to our health than ever before. Our bodies are being asked to process a seemingly endless barrage of harmful inputs such as environmental toxins, processed foods, unresolved emotions, and psychological stress. Over time, these stressors can cause toxicity to build up in the system, deposit in the tissues, and compromise our health. A periodic cleanse helps to clear these accumulations from the body and mind, so that we have unobstructed access to our Self.


A cleanse can help to:
Improve digestion and metabolic function.
Promote regular and balanced elimination.
Support the maintenance of a healthy body weight.
Nurture an improved sense of energy, vitality, and enthusiasm for life.
Foster clarity and groundedness in the mental, spiritual, and emotional spheres.
Encourage a balanced sleep cycle.
Promote improved overall health.


  • two weeks Unlimited Yoga membership @ Stanton Street Yoga & Bhakti Center

  • 5 days of freshly made kitchari (picked up each morning between 7-9am at The Bhakti Center)

  • Self care package, including Triphala (Ayurvedic herb for detoxification and elimination + provides nourishment for the tissues), dry skin brush, tongue scraper and self massage oil

  • Ayurveda Lifestyle Workshop (Saturday May 12th, 1:30p @ Stanton Street Yoga)

  • daily email support and inspiration throughout the week as well as access to our 5 class Cleansing Yoga series online

  • online support group




Including Kitchari & Self care package: $580

Not including Kitchari & Self Care Package: $280



Please fill out this registration form and send with your deposit to reserve your space (details in form).

Please call or email Syama with questions: (352) 870-7412 /

Please read “What you need to know” section below to prepare for your cleanse


:::Traveling Details:::

Please fly into GNV on Tuesday, October 17th. Orientation will be at 4pm, just before Yoga and an Ayurvedic dinner. Cleansing starts the morning of the 18th.

Please fly out of GNV the morning of October 22nd. Checkout is at 11am.
*Airport pick up is $60 round trip. Please notify us and email us your itinerary if you are needing a pick up.

::: What you need to know :::

If you are in the habit of taking caffeine, tobacco products, alcohol, or any recreational drugs on a regular basis, please gradually reduce or eliminate their use in the days leading up to your cleanse. Similarly, reducing your intake of fast foods, processed foods, meat, dairy, refined sugars, and sweets ahead of the start date will be very beneficial.

Please bring:
– Bathing suit – Dry skin brush – Tongue Scraper – Yoga Clothes – A great book – Journal



We will be hosting this years cleanse in our hometown of Alachua, FL at the Ayurveda Health Retreat. This area is abundant with crystal clear turquoise water springs, thousands of acres of hiking trails, and the retreat center is conveniently located in the cute and quaint down town area. The Ayurveda Health Retreat is an ideal place to write, read, sleep, rest deeply, receive treatments, nourish and reconnect to yourself.

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