Yoga and detox go hand in hand. The word ‘yoga’ means ‘union’ – hence, yoga helps to bring union or balance to your whole being; bringing harmony to mind, body and spirit. It helps to bring your body into alignment, improves circulation and encourages the elimination of toxins.
Yair has been our yoga teaching yoga for detoxification since we first started running retreats and he has developed his yoga specifically to support you in the detox process. You don’t need to have had any previous experience to enjoy the classes; it’s a relaxing and fun way to start the detox day and you’ll feel the wonderful benefits as the week progresses.
Yoga for detoxification uses gentle stretching postures, relaxing the muscles and joints. Specific postures are used which massage the internal organs, ensuring optimum blood supply to all parts of the body. You will also learn breathing techniques that help to bring more oxygen to the lungs which in turn assists in the removal of cellular waste and toxic matter.
Our Yoga Teacher – Yair Sagy
Yair first studied Sivananda yoga in Rishikesh, India in 1985 before continuing under the stewardship of his teacher in Israel. He combines this ancient form of yoga with Qi Kung (prounounced ‘Chee Gong’) which he studied in depth in China. His classes are designed to match the individual levels in the groups, with a strong emphasis on breath work and relaxation – both key to the detoxifcation process.
Individual Yoga Therapy with Yair
During the retreat, Yair also offers individual yoga classes. This allows him to adapt the yoga postures to suit your particular need and ability, whilst also taking into account individual health challenges. It can help you on other levels too, since there is a link between our posture and our emotions, and through this type of individual yoga work, the emotional patterns which shaped the body can be healed. After the session, Yair will prescribe yoga postures, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques tailored to your specific needs. You will be given a personal yoga practice to continue with at home. (Please note: the individual therapy is an additional cost ). The daily group yoga classes are included in the price of the retreat.