Holistic Wellness Retreat

11Nights / 10Days

**Cost: USD 1610 / Per Person Private Room

Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and renewal with our rejuvenating yoga retreat. Over the course of eleven blissful days and nights, immerse yourself in the healing practices of yoga, meditation, and holistic cleansing, all set against the backdrop of a serene environment.

**Program Highlights: **

  • Comprehensive yoga and meditation sessions
  • Daily Nada Yoga (sound healing), Bhakti Yoga (chanting mantras), and Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation), Sound Therapy, Ayurvedic Massage.
  • 3-Stage Colon Cleanse for complete rejuvenation
  • Special cleansing diet featuring a detox salad and vegetable juice fast
  • Ancient yogic practice of Shanka Prakshalana for digestive tract flush

**Align Your Chakras, Renew Your Spirit: **

Let go of negativity and embrace inner balance and harmony. Our retreat offers a sanctuary for reconnecting with your inner self, supported by nourishing meals and a tranquil atmosphere.

**Immersive Wellness Experience: **

Indulge in pampering massages, healing treatments, and daily spa cuisine designed to revitalize your body and mind. Alternate days feature sound therapy and Ayurvedic massage for holistic wellness.

**Who Should Attend: **

This retreat is ideal for those seeking to enhance their physical and mental well-being, cultivate strength, stability, and flexibility, and embark on a journey of personal transformation. Whether you’re new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, you’ll find valuable insights and practices to enrich your life.

**Experience Transformation: **

Join us for an inner “makeover” that goes beyond surface beauty. Many of our guests have experienced profound improvements in health, outlook, and lifestyle, making this retreat a catalyst for positive change.

**Booking Information: **

Start your retreat any day of the week after 3 PM, with departure on the morning after the eleventh day. Space is limited, so we recommend reserving your spot in advance. Contact booking@purnayogaretreat.com or visit our booking page to secure your place.

Included in the program:

  • 11 nights accommodation on Private with attached bathroom
  • Upon arrival & departure you will attend the program as per our Daily Schedule
  • All activities as per the days and nights (Brunch, Snack and Dinner)
  • Special cleansing detox diet during your 3 day Colon Cleanse Program
  • Yoga & Meditation activities on 11 days of the program as per our Retreat Daily Schedule
  • Wellness activities of Steam bath, Foot bath, Cold plunge, 3 times ayurvedic massage, 3 times private sound therapy etc.
  • Daily group sound immersion as per our Sound Bath
  • Guided Shanka Prakshalana (salt water colon flush) as part of the 3 day Colon Cleanse Program
  • Magnetised pure mineral water
  • 12 hr purna yoga herbal tea
  • Free pick up & drop service from Lakeside, Pokhara Airport & Buspark

For any questions in relation to this retreat program or anything else, please feel free to contact us booking@purnayogaretreat.com We look forward to hearing from you.


3 Stage Colon Cleanse

Our Purna Yoga signature 4 Stage Colon Cleanse is a four day program that restores normal bowel function and it is featured in some of our retreat programs, namely Yoga Colon Cleanse, Yoga Wellness Retreat, Purna Ultimate Detox, Yoga For Life and all the weight loss programs.

This complete colon cleanse program has been developed through combining a cleansing detox diet, one day vegetable juice fast and the final stage of a salt water digestive tract flush – a yogic practice of Shanka Prakshalana. The whole process takes 4 days and it is a complete holistic approach to cleansing and resetting your entire digestive system.

The first two days involve eating a cleansing detox salad in place of regular meals. This detox salad has been especially formulated with high fiber content & cleansing herbs which help to speed up metabolism, bind and remove toxins and regulate elimination process. This is an important step in preparation for the thorough wash of the entire digestive tract.

On the third day we introduce a full day raw vegetable juice fast. This way we give the body a rest from digesting and the whole available energy can be directed into cleansing and detoxifying the entire system. Through juice fast we are also encouraging the emptying of the bowels for the final stage of this cleansing program.

On the last day of the colon cleanse we carry out the process of Shanka Prakshalana – a salt water flush of the entire digestive tract.

Here is a schedule overview of the 4 stages of our colon cleanse:

Stage 1 – On the first day of this cleansing process we introduce a delicious 3 colour detox salad three times a day in place of the regular meals. You still take part in all daily retreat activities as usual but your breakfast, lunch and dinner constitutes a large helping of the detox salad.

Stage 2 – On the third day we remove all solid foods and replace it with raw vegetable juices which will be taken 4 times a day, 500ml each time. This further enhances the cleansing process and gives the digestive tract a much needed break while providing a lot of nutrition through vitamins and minerals present in the fresh juices. You still take part in all daily retreat activities as much as you feel comfortable. Your main meals are replaced by raw vegetable juices and you can drink as much strained vegetable broth, herbal tea and water during the day as you want.

Stage 3 – Last day of this cleansing process is the day of your Shanka Prakshalana – read below for more detail. You do not take part in the daily yoga activities but you start your salt water flush early in the morning on an empty stomach and perform the designated exercises to produce bowel movements resulting in a full cleansing of your entire digestive tract. You will be guided throughout the procedure by our experienced staff. This process will take anything from 2-4 hours after which you will rest and eat specially prepared healing food for the rest of the day.

Shanka Prakshalana – digestive tract flush

This yogic cleansing technique can be traced back as far as the fifteenth century when it has been described in one of the most important classic texts of Hatha yoga – Shiva Samhita and later again in more detail in another hatha yoga classic text – Gheranda Samhita. This technique has been known and used for hundreds of years thanks to its manifold benefits.

The method is very effective in its simplicity – a full internal wash of the digestive tract is achieved by drinking two cups of warm salt water and performing repetitions of particular asanas. Those specific yoga postures open up the five valves in your digestive tract allowing for the saline water to run through you while collecting and expelling waste from the entire length of the alimentary canal. The dynamic repetitions of the asanas propel the salt water through the intestines so that it doesn’t have the time to be processed through the kidneys. The water runs through the digestive tract and is eliminated through a bowel movement.

You continue drinking two cups of salt water at a time and performing the exercises while taking frequent breaks to go to the toilet until the water going out comes just as clear as the water going in. This process is intense, it may take anywhere from 2-4 hours and it should be carried out only under the guidance and care of an experienced yoga teacher.

After you have completed your flush, you will take one hour rest after which you will eat a special healing food for the digestive tract – a soup of rice and mung bean with ghee and ginger. This food will lubricate your digestive system thus completing the cleansing and healing process. You will continue resting and eating this food for the rest of the day. Normal healthy diet may be resumed from the following day. Processed foods should be avoided for at least one week after this cleanse.

Shanka Prakshalana purifies the whole body not just the digestive tract. There is no other method that can clean the small and large intestines so thoroughly as this practice. Salt water flush removes partial and blocked matter in the alimentary canal and re-establishes natural and regular bowel function. It is therefore highly recommended for people with chronic constipation, gas, acidity, indigestion and other digestive ailments. But this practice also purifies blood and skin so people with problematic skin conditions will also benefit from this practice.

Another unexpected effect of this practice is… improved mood and increased levels of energy and happiness. This is due to the fact that 90% of serotonin in our body (neurotransmitter responsible for creating feelings of wellbeing and happiness) is located in our gut. Through cleansing the entire digestive tract and restoring healthy balance in the intestinal flora we improve the conditions for the natural serotonin uptake which increases our energy as well as the feel-good factor.


Sound Bath

Part of the daily program at Purna Yoga Retreat is a group sound immersion or a sound bath. The sounds of ancient Himalayan singing bowls and gong are used as well as bells, tingshaw and ocean drum for a whole spectrum of frequencies.

The sounds of various instruments take the listener on a musical journey and each person experiences this in a unique way. For some, the experience is like a concert, for others it is meditative and deeply relaxing, and for others it is a healing experience.

During a sound bath participants lie on the floor or sit cross legged and just relax and listen. Most people close their eyes and go on an inward journey and give themselves over to experiencing the sound as it arises and falls away. Usually a deep state of relaxation is achieved and some people will fall asleep.

Sound is not only experienced through the ears – sound waves physically impact the body causing a vibration at the cellular level. Tension is released, blockages cleared, and the mind can become still. With its ability to induce a spontaneous meditative state, a sound bath experience can access parts of the mind that are usually closed, resulting in a sense of expanded awareness, higher consciousness and feelings of connectedness. Sound can clear stagnant energies and restore the free flow of vital energy throughout the body and help bring out calmness and peacefulness in our daily lives.