As we continue to ask more and more of ourselves in this modern age, it is increasingly necessary to stay fit and healthy to meet these demands. However an increasing number of us feel that we just aren’t getting the most from ourselves. One way to start reclaiming some of this potential back is to give the entire system of body and mind a complete overhaul: .
Welcome to Our Full Spectrum Detox Programme…
Why do a Detox Retreat?
We see so many people attending our meditation retreats and workshops feeling the stresses and strains of modern life. The rise in popularity of meditation is a sure sign of this. The pace of life we demand from our body and mind can leave some feeling exhausted and burned out where once we took life in our stride. It even sometimes leads to the feeling of being overwhelmed by life, unable to engage with even the most simplest of things.
Taking the time out to stop, clear the body of the various toxins which accumulate over a lifetime and then hit the reset button, can make all the difference in being able to gather the energy we need to perform well in our lives. Below you will see a number of therapies which Burgs has put together to help do just that.
Human beings should be vital and abundantly full of life and creativity. Burgs’ detox retreat aims to get people back to this state of vibrancy.
Burgs’ Deep Healing Programme
Burgs has spent many years investigating the supportive and hindering factors that determine whether we are healthy and happy, or not. His work with energy medicines and working with life threatening illnesses led him to establish a successful detox clinic in Indonesia more than 10 years ago. We are now happy to announce that Burgs will be running an updated programme from the South of France.
Once the detox retreat is underway, you will have a daily group session with Burgs or his assistants working on the deeper energetic structures of the body. This will comprise of various chi kung and yoga exercises designed to work through and release any hindering or unhealthy energetic structures you may have.
Burgs and assistants will also be on hand to tailor your detox retreat programme specifically for you. Maybe you are working through an illness or chronic condition which requires some special focus? We can help target certain health conditions and try to help reduce their symptoms where possible.
What will I be doing on retreat?
The primary goal of this detox retreat is to leave you feeling rejuvenated and restored. So the main thing is to just relax and unwind.
- Whilst you are with us, all you have to do is simply follow the instructions given.
- Drinks and other health supplements will be provided by our team of assistants to take as part of your programme.
- At set times you will be led to the various treatment rooms where you will be given simple instructions to follow.
- Use of the natural swimming pool is available when free.
It is common during a detox to feel exhausted and tired so you’ll be sleeping and resting alot. But we do suggest that you bring a few good books to read when you feel like lounging around in the sun, and possibly a laptop so that you can watch movies when you haven’t got the energy to do anything else.
8th – 16th October 8day Detox
8th – 16th October 8day Cleansing Programme [NEW]
*please note that the cleansing programme is contained within the detox programme.
Retreat starts: Upon arrival (early afternoon)
Duration: 8 days [see dates above]
Detox Level: Open to all levels who have been on retreat with us already.
Cleansing Level: Open to all who have been on retreat, and their friends and family.
Venue: Dhamma Vihara, French Pyrennes
Getting to the Retreat Centre
Our retreat centre, Dhamma Vihara is located about 90mins from Perpignan.
There are a number of options to get to Dhamma Vihara, by air or by train.
Flights are direct from London Stansted to Perpignan or Girona via Ryanair. You can also fly to Toulouse or Montpelier, or Barcelona. Be aware that these flights do not fly daily. There are trains from Toulouse, Montpelier and Barcelona to Perpignan on a regular basis.
Alternatively you can book a train to get to Perpignan from London via the EuroStar website. There is a change in Paris (from Gare du Nord to Paris Gare De Lyon) which takes about 9hrs in total.
We are happy to pick you up from either the airport or Perpignan train station.
Detox Programme Therapies
Fasting & Nutrition
The core of the programme is focused on restoring the health of your gut and the resetting the digestive process. This is achieved gradually by refraining from consuming solid foods. As the body’s digestive system starts to take a break, it allows the accumulated toxins in the body to start releasing.
The number of fasting days depends on how long your detox retreat is, though we generally recommend a minimum of 4 days fasting.
During the fast we will provide you with carefully selected dietary supplements which will help cleanse your system, and support your body as your digestive system detoxifies. You will also be nourished with fresh vegetables and fruit prepared in a way that will support your detoxification process.
Towards the end of the retreat you will be given fresh salads and other raw food to help rejuvenate your body again.
Steam & Sauna
The use of steam and sauna rooms goes back millennia. They are a wonderful way to relax while reducing anxiety and stress.
But the benefits go much further than simply relaxing. Other advantages include muscle relaxation, detoxification of heavy metals and other toxins, and even a healthy glowing skin through the cleansing of the skin pores.
You will have time allocated for a steam and sauna each day.
Ozone treatment is used in minimal doses to help clean and improve the quality of the blood. Various bacteria and fungi can reside in the blood in a more acidic environment which is low in oxygen saturation.
Once in the body, the ozone breaks down and makes contact with viruses and microbes along with diseased or deficient tissue cells. The body then becomes saturated with oxygen until it reaches a state of purity where diseased micro-organisms are killed and the underlying toxicity is oxidised and eliminated.
Oxygen therapy can boost the immune system, help normalise cell function, support circulation, improve digestion and give you more energy. Boosting your immune system can help you fight and prevent viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic disease in the future.
Part of the human body is electromagnetic. Science shows us that electrical impulses flow throughout the nervous system and brain, and cells communicate using tiny charges of electricity.
However there is much we are still discovering. What science can show us is that the human body responds differently to various frequencies.
Using very low frequencies applied to the body, we can stimulate the bodies innate healing capacity helping restore normal health. Research shows that low frequencies can reduce pain and stimulate cellular repair and much more.
Live Blood Analysis
An increasingly common technology used by doctors, it allows an evaluation of the cells whilst still active and alive.
Using a darkfield microscope, it can show the condition of your blood, particularly the condition of the red blood cells and their mobility, along with highlighting various deficiencies in the blood and body. This can help us target various ailments as part of your detox retreat.
We may occasionally use this for those of you who are working through a chronic illness.
The ‘Digital’ Detox
Part of the retreat environment we provide for your detox programme is an EMR (electromagnetic radiation) clear space. Things such as wireless networks and 4G networks create an ambient background field So that means that there won’t be any excessive man-made background EMR present.
That does mean that there won’t be any wireless internet available and mobile phone use is discouraged unless needed for emergencies. Giving your body a break from these wireless technologies is part of the detoxification you will go through whilst on retreat. Where possible you encourage you to spend and enjoy as much time outside as possible. The retreat centre is located right next to national parkland with ancient oak forest and megalithic rocks scattered throughout the mountain side.
We believe that being in such a natural wireless technology-free environment contributes massively to well being and allows the bodies natural biorhythms to reset.
Difference between the Cleansing Programme & Detox Retreat
Our lives have increasingly become more hectic and unmanageable as technology seemingly enables us to do more, whilst actually achieving less at every level. Happiness and contentment are way down on our list of feelings that we regularly experience in modern urban life. The newly launched Cleansing Programme is aimed at starting the process of reclaiming some of the space back in our lives so that we can actually enjoy the things we cherish the most.
The basis of the programme is our deeply transformative detox retreat. Using the elements that will help the body and mind relax, rest and rejuvenate, we have put together a programme that will cleanse and relax you, leaving you ready to engage with modern life again.
The Cleansing programme consists of:
- Variety of supplements to support your body
- Daily group meditation / yoga / exercise session
- Time for you to relax, read books and enjoy the natural surrounding forests
- Use of swimming pool, steam and sauna room
- A healthy alkalising meal each day
- Digital detox to allow you to fully decompress from urban life
Please email us for further information if you wish.
Please note that the stronger therapies used during the detox programme will not be available to you whilst Cleansing.
Booking Your Retreat
Who is it for?
The Detox Healing Retreat is available to anyone who has been on a ‘7day meditation retreat’ with us.
The Cleansing Programme is available to anyone who has been on a ‘7day meditation retreat’ with us, and their friends and family.
Whether you recognise that you just don’t have the energy you did when you where younger, there are things you can do that can help get some of this back.
Or maybe you are working with a chronic health condition that you wish to overcome.
During the booking process you will be asked to fill out a detailed health application form. Based on this we can recommend what is the right approach for you if you wish.
The pricing for the detox is a fixed fee and is inclusive of all costs. We will be limiting group sizes so we can focus on your personal needs effectively.
8day Detox cost is £1600 single en suite room.
10day Detox is £2000 single en suite room.
8day Cleansing is £700 single room if available.
Shared rooms may be available for Cleansing Programme. Please enquire during booking process.
We will provide a pick-up and drop off from Perpignan train station or airport for those arriving and leaving at the start and end of the retreat.
Please ask us for seasonal travel options as we’ll know what the best route is depending on the time of year.
You may wish to stay a few extra days before you travel back home.
Many people continue to eat raw food and simple foods to help get the most out of the new found health from their detox healing retreat and we can help provide this for you.
Please arrange this with us during the booking process. This is subject to the availability at Dhamma Vihara.
Dhamma Vihara is a small but spacious hamlet situated on the South facing slope of the Massif of Mount Canigou, in France, not far from the Spanish border.
Surrounded by natural forest, Dhamma Vihara is a stone and wood group of ancient buildings, carefully restored and renovated.
Inside the property one can find an ancient stone circle (Cromlech) and adventurous trails between enormous boulders and ageless Oaks. The retreat centre is practically on the famous GR10, the Pyrenees track connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean (a two months walk!).