Summer Renewal: A Holistic Cleanse is designed to empower and educate people of the myriad benefits of eating a whole foods, locally sourced diet rich in vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats. This cleanse is rooted in the ancient wisdom of 5 Element Theory, paleolithic principles, gluten-free living and eating seasonally.
You will learn how to balance yourself in the Season of Summer; which foods are inflammatory; what constitutes healthy fat; how to create meals that balance blood sugar levels and give consistent energy; how to relate to your cravings with compassion & tenacity; how to nourish yourself in ways unrelated to food; and how to supplant old patterns with new generative habits.
Upon registration you will receive: meal plans, a shopping list (including local resources for where to source meats, fish, vegetables) and the over-arching Summer Renewal Cleanse guidelines. The Cleanse also includes Acupuncture Detoxification Treatments & Yoga Nidra to support you in this time of change.
Wednesday, the 17th, 6:30-8:30pm: Welcome Circle, Cleanse Overview, & NADA treatment
Wednesday, the 24th, 6:30 - 8:00pm : Semi-private Check-ins, NADA treatment
Wednesday, the 1st of July, 6:30 - 8:30pm : Closing Potluck, Maintenance Overview, & NADA treatment
An integral part of making sustained change is community support and accountability. With this in mind we will meet as a group 3 times throughout the 2 week period. We will come together as a group to share ideas, insights, recipes & support in person and
via a secret Facebook page. To honor the spirit of Summer we will meander the local Hampden Farmer's Market, feeding our senses, hearts and minds as we go. We conclude our Cleanse with a shared potluck.
Sarah and I are available to guide you every step of the way. We are a committed to creating a community that is focused on making positive changes. This Cleanse is an invitation to live your life with more awareness and integrity.
In every spiritual tradition there are periods of ritual fasting. These ritual fasts, often rooted in religion, are designed to allow the body to rest, to rid itself of impurities and to heal. They were also an opportunity to foster a deeper connection to the Divine, within and without. Long before the stratification of our culture and the birth of religion humans were naturally subjected to seasons of scarcity. Whether we come to it from a desire to heal, a desire to purify our mind and emotions or, simply, we come to it from a deep knowing that we could feel more vital if we better understood how to nourish ourselves, ritual fasts are built into our DNA.
We hope you will join us, Martha & Sarah