Almost every spiritual tradition reveres fasting as a powerful gateway to the Divine. Spiritual Fasting creates an opening for cleansing and healing on all levels. The Spiritual Fasting Retreat is a truly profound experience that rejuvenates the body and provides support for deep spiritual revitalization. It is led personally by Dr. Cousens and his wife Shanti Golds Cousens, M.A. The yoga, meditations, spiritual discussions and Q&A’s with Dr. Cousens all serve to take the fast to far deeper levels than most cleanses and retreats, which often focus primarily on the physical elements of healing. Additionally, the expansive, stunningly beautiful natural environment of the Tree of Life and its surrounding mountains support a quiet mind, a renewed spirit, and inspiration. The New York Times states that Dr. Gabriel Cousens is “a green juice fasting and detoxification guru” and that “Tree of Life AZ is the fasting destination of choice.” Harper’s Bazaar magazine calls the Tree of Life “one of the world’s best ten yoga & detoxification retreats.”
Fasting allows the body to rest. Without the energy normally expended in the digestive process, the body is able to eliminate toxicity, digest dead and dying cells, create new cells, repair, alkalize and upgrade all of its systems. Participants report increased mental clarity and energy, and a heightened sense of spiritual connectedness.
Expectations for healing and results may vary. While speedy reversal of health conditions is always desirable, it may take years of conscientious and consistent holistic lifestyle choices to build your wellness. Patience and perseverance are helpful qualities to develop along your healing journey.