Spring Cleanse Women's Retreat

A weekend of total rejuvenation, this women's spring cleanse retreat includes yoga, meditation, a kitchari cleanse, Ayurveda education, a cooking class, and lots of self-care. Lily Russo will facilitate yoga twice a day, classes on Ayurvedic self care routines, Abhyanga, and how to make kitchari, the wholesome, delicious Ayurvedic meal.

@the Sophia Retreat Center in Dolores, Colorado.

Activities during the retreat include:

Yoga, breathwork, and meditation

Labyrinth walking meditation

Class on Dinacharya- Ayurvedic daily self-care routines

A class on how to make Kitchari, so you can continue your cleanse at home and add a new easy and wholesome meal to your repertoire of recipes.

Enjoyable, organic, cleansing Ayurvedic meals with an amazing group of like-minded women

Abhyanga- instruction and ayurvedic oil will be provided for you to give yourself a private full body oil massage. Abhyanga stimulates the lymphatic system, purifies the body, nourishes the adrenals, and leaves us feeling grounded, whole, and vibrant

Spring Cleanse Women's Retreat

One shared room at Sophia Retreat Center for 2 nights and all activities and meals during retreat.

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DEPOSIT: Spring Cleanse Women's Retreat

Non-refundable deposit for the Spring Cleanse Women’s Retreat. Balance of $225 due by May 15th.

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Special Offering: Sign up with a friend and you’ll both receive a $30 discount.

For an additional $5 off, pay by cash or check (preferred). Payment plans available. Email lilyrusso@gmail.com for instructions on payment.


What is kitchari and what is a kitchari cleanse? A Kitchari cleanse is an Ayurvedic diet that removes toxins, clears the liver, brightens the skin, and leaves you feeling nourished and satisfied, rather than deprived and hungry. Kitchari is a complete meal of basmathi rice, mung beans, spices and vegetables, with toppings of cilantro, lime, avocado, and ghee. It is easily digestible and gives the digestive organs a break so they can rest and refresh themselves.

What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda means the knowledge of life in Sanskrit, and it is a sister science to yoga. It is an integrated and holistic system of health care that has evolved over thousands of years. It looks at all elements of a person's life: physical, mental, emotional, environmental, and genetic, to get to the root of health problems and bring about optimal and vibrant health based on an individual's unique constitution.

Will we only eat kitchari all weekend? We will eat kitchari for lunches and dinners. In the mornings we will eat delicious oatmeal with fruit and honey (optional). It is suggested to forego coffee to assist your cleanse, however coffee will be available by request at breakfast, Herbal teas will be offered throughout the day, and coconut herbal chai will be served for dessert.

Will I feel satisfied eating this way? This kind of cleanse is fulfilling and nourishes us on many levels, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Rather than feeling hungry as in some juice or liquids only cleanses, a kitchari cleanse is easy and pleasant and you can eat until you’re satisfied.

I am vegan/gluten free, can this retreat support my diet? This retreat is vegan and gluten free friendly, with dairy options.

What is the lodging like? We will be staying at the mountain retreat Sophia Retreat Center, located in the mountains of Dolores, Colorado. The large, wooden lodge is spacious and beautiful. The rooms are comfortable and lovely. Retreat fee is based on double or triple occupancy in each room, with your own bed. Each room has its own bathroom. Nearby on the grounds is an enchanting labyrinth to walk. During free time you can explore the many trails of nearby Boggy Draw Recreation Area.

Can I share a room with a friend? Yes, please make mention in your registration form to be placed in a room with your friend or family member.

Isn’t the kitchari cleanse supposed to be at least 3 days? Yes! The kitchari making lesson will prepare you to complete one or more days of kitchari cleansing at home. Every participant will receive a recipe.

Please email with any other questions.