I wanted to take a quick minute to let you know how amazing this Ayurveda Spring cleanse has been for me and, to thank you for all of your support and guidance.
As I mentioned in our consultation, I'd never done a cleanse at all and didn't know what to expect but was open minded about what it may provide. My goals were to just try it out and see what felt right for me. My bucket list goals were clearer skin, a healthier diet and digestive system and a feeling of freedom by letting old, unhealthy patterns go. I also wanted to get a sense of community with my fellow cleansers and have the group support.
What I got went above and beyond all of that. I cooked lentils, golden beets, eggplant and brown rice for the first time in my life and loved it so much that still, a month later, I am still eating them daily and make the kitchari once a week. It was my first time using a Neti Pot as well!
You got me out of my comfort zone and taught me about nutrition, self care and what my Pitta constitution is all about. Tumeric is my new best friend. I am still doing the daily rituals of oil massage, teas and meditation and I feel lighter, more clear minded and my skin is glowing! I have been complimented on my eyes sparkling and looking like I was glowing as if I was in love! And I am, I am loving myself!
By taking the time away from external stimulants and focusing my thoughts inward, I was able to discover and release some emotions and memories that I'd not been conscious I was still holding on to. In fact, I was specifically holding on to those items in my gut. During a meditation I discovered it was blocking my ability to listen to my intuition and it was time to let it go so that I could hear the wisdom my gut had for me.
Soon after the cleanse ended, an old used book on intuition came into my life (Practical Intuition in Love by Laura Day) which has been transformative for me. I truly feel like if I had not cleared that space through the cleanse, I would not have had the insights and realizations that have come to me this Spring. I feel at peace and comforted by the fact that I now have so many new tools in my toolbox to help me through life's journey.
I recommend this cleanse to anyone that is looking for some answers, even if you don't know what the questions are - trust that you will get exactly what it is that you need. Thank you for doing what you do and for sharing your light with us.
With deep appreciation,
I thoroughly enjoyed my consult with Andrea, who brings in a wealth of knowledge regarding ayurvedic practices. While I thought I had been doing the "right thing" in my dietary choices, I realized after our meeting that I was actually aggravating my discomfort based on the combination and timing of the foods I was eating. Since the consult, I've happily experienced a reduction in the symptoms I've experienced chronically, including bloating and indigestion. I'm so grateful for her patience and ability to relay her information to me in a way that made sense and allowed me to make practical changes. I will surely consult with her in the future to continue to inform my understanding.
Thank you! I have been thinking of you all day with immense gratitude. You were not kidding- one day of modifications, and I am vastly improved. I am astounded by the magic and am passionate about learning more.
I can't wait for my herbs and to have another session to enhance my healing. Btw- the spices are delicious! I am so relieved and happy.
"It has been a wonderful experience being a student of Andrea's for the last several years. A consummate professional, she has not only helped me expand my awareness and practice as a gifted yoga teacher, but has also demonstrated great caring, knowledge and talent as an Ayurvedic practitioner and healer. I highly recommend working with her".
"I continue to be amazed by the simplicity of logic in the Ayurvedic lifestyle. Thank you for making that ubderstanding so clear."
Mary Ann Connors.
I was very lucky to find Andrea and receive her yoga instruction. She has ben very meaningful in my practice, helping me to go deeper into my poses and enjoying each exercise more. She always has a perfect class for that specific moment and each class is just what you need. She is the best teacher that I have had, I love her classes. Thank you Andrea.
This retreat offered just the right combination of education, information, guided practice, and personal reflection and rejuvenation time, and in a beautiful, peaceful and regenerative setting. My appreciation for and practice of yoga, my understanding of Ayurveda, and my approach to integrating the two have deepened in ways that are life altering. As a clinical psychologist and someone who is certified in the Stress Resilience Toolkit, I can honestly say that this retreat can give you what you need. Andrea’s flexible style allowed those who wanted a light experience to do that, and those who wanted to go deeper in their knowledge, understanding, synthesis, and practice to go there as well.
Cheryl Grills, Ph.D. –Clinical Psychologist
The Bodhi Tree Resort was gorgeous and super lush with a green jungle surrounding the property. The food was so healthy yet delicious. Sounds of nature surround you, as well as animals (monkeys and lizards). The Bodhi Tree Resort was the perfect place to mindfully engage in yoga and meditation. The yoga retreat so extremely well-organized and had the perfect amount of yoga each day. Andrea Karahalios guided us every morning at 7am and again at 430pm through a beautiful Ayurveda yoga practice. She usually began each session with a small lecture that was focused on how we can live a healthier and more balanced life before we transitioned into yoga. This yoga practice was unlike anything I ever have done before. Who knew I could smile at my kidneys and hug my colon. They truly benefitted from this attention. She walked us through gentle or challenging poses depending on our level of experience. My favorite memory was during an evening restorative yoga session. Andre made sure we our bodied were positioned correctly. Her lovely and peaceful voice guided us through a meditation while we all held one position for 10 minutes as the rain pounded and the thunder crashed around us. I truly was flying through the universe. She also helped me learn how to let the divine light pass though my crown and enter my heart. I stood on my head. I had a one-on-one consultation with her that was informative and also enlightening. Since my return, I have continued to use the Aurvedic practices she recommended for my particular Dosha (body type). She is a truly gifted yogi and healer. I'm honored to know her and call her a friend. Happiness is such a fleeting emotion. But it was great to capture it on this trip.