Yoga + Raw Food Cleanse in NY - Yoga Journal

Yoga + Raw Food Cleanse in NY

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This weekend join health-seeking Hudson Valley residents on a 7-day guided raw food cleanse. Cleanse Hudson Valley begins on Sunday, with eight restaurants, four yoga studios, and various health practitioners participating, and includes menus, shopping lists, recipes, as well as special yoga classes, health consultations, and holistic health treatments for participants.

The community cleanse began in 2012 as a 10-day event just for residents of Cold Spring and Garrison, New York. Founder Melia Marzollo, owner of SkyBaby yoga and Pilates studio, says that it got such a good response that she decided to expand the program to include the larger Hudson Valley and tap the numerous studios, healthy eateries, and health practitioners in the region to support it. "At the end of it, we've hopefully educated people and helped them embrace their community in a whole new way," says Marzollo. "We're all working toward healthful, mindful support and vitality in our community. That's really what it's about, this beautiful gift of life and sharing our knowledge with each other."

You can sign up for any of five levels of participation, from the basic Earth package, which includes a group info session, downloadable shopping and menu guide, and daily emails, to the Life VIP program which includes the above, plus nutritional consultations, health coaching, and tools and health supplements to support your cleanse. Non-residents can sign up for an online-only version of the cleanse.

When: June 1-7

Where: Throughout the Hudson Valley, New York

Cost: $69-299

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