Vail Vitality Center offers 30-day detox
VAIL — Throughout time, the transitional season of fall has been regarded as a time to nourish the body. Beginning Wednesday, revitalize with Vail Vitality Center’s 30-day Ayurvedic Detox, a program developed and led by certified ayurveda wellness consultant Julia Clarke.
In a supportive setting, participants learn to recalibrate the body using a cleansing diet and weekly meetings to learn about ayurveda and share insights. The comprehensive program also incorporates regular yoga, meditation and cardio into a balanced routine.
Dena Southerlan, a psychotherapist in Eagle, took the program one year ago and has never looked back.
“The cleanse changed my life in several ways,” Southerlan said. “I learned how to eat healthily; I learned the importance of eating fresh organic foods. I learned what foods to pair together, and I’m a lot smaller than I used to be. I have not been sick a single time since completing the cleanse last October, and I feel so much better living an ayurvedic lifestyle.”
This is Clarke’s third time leading the program in Vail, and she owes much of its success to the group dynamic.
“The participants end up really gelling together, sharing recipes and cooking meals together, picking each other up when we stumble, so overall the results have been quite impressive,” said Clarke.
Participants meet Wednesday nights from 7 to 8:15 p.m., Wednesday through Oct. 22 at the Vitality Center. The program is $150 for members and $300 for non-members.
For information or to register, visit http://www.vailvitality center.com or call 970-476-7960.
Julia Clarke is E-RYT-certified and teaches vinyasa flow yoga and Anjali Restorative Yoga. She is the yoga director at the Vail Vitality Center, and a Certified Maharishi Ayurveda Wellness Consultant.