CREATIVE DETOX RETREAT

for BODY MIND and HEART

28.07 until 03.08.2022

In Gut Reichenow, near Berlin, Germany

Detox is a process in which we let go of things that no longer serve us and invite new energy in. In this way we reconnect to our creativity and passion for life.

Cleansing the body of excess toxins is a great way to recover energy, boost immunity and stay healthy. 

The body will naturally do this cleansing process if we give it the chance. However often due to stress, lack of proper rest and an inappropriate diet and lifestyle, we block our innate capacity to renew our vitality.

In this retreat you will learn ways to restore your natural balance, which will bring more harmony and energy to your body. 

 

RETREAT TEAM:

Minako Seki is an internationally renowned dancer and choreographer. She has also been practicing healing techniques, which she discovered while caring for her terminally ill sister. She has been using Japanese traditional medicine and macrobiotic cooking for the past thirty years.

Inalu Antoli is a Macrobiotic Nutrition and Ayurvedic Consultant, Yoga Teacher & Therapist. She runs residential Yoga Detox retreats in Mallorca. She collaborates with Triratna Buddhist centres in the UK offering Conscious Movement & Meditation Retreats. Dancing to express her life, emotions and soul is her passion.

Antje Schmidt is an actress, creating her own theaterpieces. Telling stories through songs, dance, spoken and unspoken words, she is always searching for humor in the depth of suffering. Many years of Vipassana-meditation and being student and assistent of Minako Seki gave her the tools to create and to share the passion of acting.

Ingredients of the Creative Detox Retreat:

*Japanese traditional healing methods

Japanese traditional medicine derives from Chinese medicine and its basic premise is restoring balance to the body. Its specific healing methods have been used in Japan for more than 1800 years. This ancient wisdom is incredibly valuable and its application is as powerful as ever today. 

Detox Bath with horsetail plant

You will sweat a lot in this detox bath which improves circulation, constipation and supports the liver and kidneys!

Ginger compress for liver, kidney and spleen

This healing method induces deep relaxation and improves stiff muscles and joints, and fatigue. It boosts the function of all internal organs. 

Moxibustion with loquat leaves

Loquat leaves have a special component called amygdalin (known in the treatment of cancer). Moxibustion therapy with loquat leaves allows the body to effectively absorb the amygdalin. This gives vitality to the cells and helps purify the blood.

*Power of imagination

Movement and Bodywork reawaken the body, mind and senses. Playful dance and improvisation techniques unfold and renew our emotional body. We will work in the studio as well as outdoors in nature.

*Macrobiotic Nutrition 

A menu that will support you to detox and rebuild your energy.

You will learn:

The basics of macrobiotics 

What are yin & yang foods

How to create balanced meals

* Meditation

Practice being here fully with mind, body and breath. Enjoy space and time to reconnect with the beauty and power that resides within. 

It seems like we live in a world of duality. Yin and Yang are opposite forces that complement each other. One doesn’t exist without the other. Positivity and negativity enter into this play of duality. When we are extremely negative we become pessimistic and ignorant. When we are extremely positive we become unrealistic. There is a point of balance and neutrality between these two extremes. Balance is essential for health and to find it, to have it, is an art. Flexibility, playfulness and joy are also essential attitudes for a relaxed mind and to develop sweet and satisfying love in our heart. 

This human being in a body, is comprised of mind, thoughts, feelings, emotions, physical movement, digestion and breathing. Nothing can be excluded or isolated; all are interrelated and affect each other. Everything is happening at the same time every single day of our life. If we understand this then we can commit to taking care of all aspects of life. The practices of Bodywork and Breathing are fundamental to support harmony. If you commit to these practices, you start honoring your life more deeply. Honoring is a form of devotion and when you practice devotion for your life, you can change, you can become more radiant, more compassionate, more loving. As you continue respecting and taking action to sustain your life, you blossom with intuitive wisdom and deep love for yourself and others. What a joy!

For more information about the Creative Detox Retreat, contact mail@minakoseki.com

Pictures by Mira de Boose, Johannes Berger and Massimo Pacciorini