7 Days Cleanse and Replenish the Light Within New Year Detox and Yoga Retreat in Dartmoor, UK

Cleanse and Replenish the Light Within - New Year Yoga Retreat UK

Beautiful souls, Aluna Healing invites you to join them for a very special retreat to cleanse and replenish the light within within the transition into a new year cycle. This is an invitation to cleanse and renew yourself within a magical ancient landscape, infused with spiritual practice, held within a sacred container of love and wisdom. The group will be delving into some gentle yet profound healing journeys imbued with ancient wisdom, nature connection, Dartmoor's mystical landscapes and stone circles, celestial transmissions, sound healing, breathwork, meditation and yoga.

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  • Daily yoga and meditation practice
  • Shamanic soul work and inner journeying
  • Week-long juice and smoothie cleanse with full support
  • Guidance and extra detoxification therapies options
  • Organic juices, smoothies, and healing herbal teas
  • Personal guidance and mentoring
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 9
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  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio

The house is set on the edge of the National Park and has been renovated and lovingly refurbished, whilst retaining a homely, relaxed atmosphere. It is set within its own grounds and surrounded by woodland, rivers and waterfalls. Accomodation is in beautiful, spacious twin or double rooms. Shared and (limited) single occupancy options are available.


The focus of this retreat will be "stillness and renewal" - a time to turn inwards within the depths of winter, to cleanse and love your body with a juice fast, to reconnect and re-align; to attune in resonance as beautiful cells within the living body of Mother Earth. This is a unique, intensive, deep and transformational retreat, a time to journey within, to cleanse with a gentle juice fast, realign and awaken a deeper connection with your Origins, and the sacredness of Creation. There is also the option for a lunch salad for those who would prefer a more gentle fast over the week.

The retreat is held within a nurturing space in a beautiful manor house on Dartmoor National Park; surrounded by forest, ancient rock, vast, mystical landscapes and ancient sacred sites.

The retreat days are woven with a blend of practices, classes, sharing, rest and nourishment. Throughout the week the group will journey through the spiral of life, exploring the initiatory passages that we move through in life, as also seen in nature, the seasons and cycles and the energetic centers within our bodies. There will be an exploration into the nature of the soul, awakening the sacred witness, stillness, the remembrance of Mother Earth as a living being, and our sacred place within Creation. The group will be picking up the threads of wisdom that have been left by our ancestors, and reflecting on the footprints that we each wish to leave behind us. Practices will be shared to help calm and release, as we enter into stillness and presence - awakening the light of the soul.

The group will be delving into some gentle yet profound healing journeys imbued with ancient wisdom, nature connection, Dartmoor's mystical landscapes and stone circles, shamanic and celestial transmissions, sound healing, breathwork, meditation, yoga, cleansing and detoxification practices, rest, nourishment and inspiration.

It is seen that in order to bring change and transformation to the world, all healing must begin within, with self. The retreat offers a space to cleanse and quieten body and mind, so that one may begin to listen to the clear voice within and again come to flow with the streams of wisdom that are the original essence of the natural world.

During the retreat the group will be fasting/cleansing with fresh vegetable juices, vegetable broths and herbal drinks throughout the day, with optional extra detox programs for cleansing the liver and gallbladder or kidneys and adrenals. There is also the option for a lunch salad for those who would prefer a more gentle fast over the week.

Daily schedule

  • 06:00 Morning cleansing (optional)
  • 07:30 Oil pulling and lemon water (optional)
  • 08:00 Morning group practice of connecting with nature and greeting the day
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Yoga and breathwork
  • 10:30 Breakfast superfood smoothie
  • 11:00 - 13:30 Morning talk and free time/ cleansing practices/ journaling/ one-to-one massage or healing sessions
  • 13:30 - 14:00 Lunch juice
  • 14:30 - 17:00 Afternoon walk and/or nature connection practice
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Meditation/ breathwork/ sound healing/ Restorative yoga/ shamanic journeying
  • 19:00 - 19:30 Dinner juice
  • 19:30 - 21:00 Evening sharing circle or film

Reconnecting with our living Earth

Daniela says: "In this modern world, many of us have become fragmented and disconnected from what once was inherent – our original, sacred essence and relationship with the Earth as the Mother from which all life is born."

"In the fast-paced world of technology and materialism, our attention has become distracted and diverted away from the purity and light that has its home within all of life. There is restlessness that manifests in the soul when it is un-nurtured, and when we are not living in our true purpose and authenticity, in sacred relationship with life. This can be seen now all over the world - both individually and collectively - as one is a mirror of the other."

"We are a part of this Earth and we are all connected. We have as humanity, collectively co-created our world, and if we see the world as a mirror, we come to recognize that there is much work for us each to do to restore the beauty and purity of life."

"Our retreats are spaces created for you to step out of everyday life, to quieten the mind, cleanse and renew the body, so that it is easier to enter into deeper inquiries and internal processes. You will learn practices and tools to help you identify and move beyond disharmonious patterns and tendencies, reflect on ways that you may have created or energise negativity in your life, and experience ways of living that elevate your mind, open your heart, and create a vibratory field of resonance from within."

"The retreat includes a session of yoga in the mornings, meditation and internal practices in the evenings, a detoxification and cleansing program of fresh juices and smoothies; sacred journeys, time in Nature; periods in silence, inner reflection and contemplation; talks on diet and healing; group sharing circles; personal support. It is the intent that each day, you will deepen in your practice and internal awareness, learning to listen, feel and connect with the light within, and the living light of the Earth."

In each moment, do you choose Fear or Love? What is your sacred contribution to this world? What will you leave behind you for the next generations? "Let us be the ancestors our descendants will thank." - Winona La Duke

Yoga and meditation

Yoga is a path of the heart, that draws us into the remembrance of our true nature, our Being. Daniela shares her practice of yoga, weaving aspects of Hatha, Kundalini, Kriya and Eastern traditions. Her yoga teaching also draws upon many years of working with energetic practices and the healing arts and spending time in silent retreat in Nature.

Daniela says: "This approach to yoga is a journey of unfolding, through turning your attention inwards. Through this deep and reflective practice, your natural sensitivity and self awareness awakens, clearing toxicity and tension, freeing energy and space from inside, outwards. Yoga awakens the body's own intelligence and innate healing abilities, encouraging the natural unfolding of healthy posture, a fluid, supple body, softening the breath, and the opening of the heart to touch the soul and reconnect with our Essence."

"The practice will include working with breath (life-force), asana (postures), kriyas (sequences), pranayama (breath work), meditation (stillness) and sacred reciprocity (harmony)."

"The retreat is open to experienced practitioners, as well as those with little experience or prior interest in yoga, as all practices are adjustable to meet all abilities. Yoga is not about what you can or can't 'do'.. but about meeting yourself as you are."

On quietness

"Silence is essential for deep transformation. It allows the practice of conscious breathing to become deep and effective. Like still water that reflects things as they are, the calming silence helps us to see things more clearly, and therefore, to be in deeper contact with ourselves and those around us." - Thich Nhat Hanh

Daniela says: "Our retreats are intended as a space for inner healing and sacred re-connection. To support this, we request that participants come wiht an open heart and mind, refrain from judgement and respect other people's quiet space. The retreats are a joyful, warm hearted space, where we laugh, share, inspire one another, and there will also be times when we will sit or walk in silence. This practice of times of inner and outer silence allows for deeper connection, as we practice mindfulness and allow ourselves to be present, quiet and to deeply listen."

Why detox?

"In the world today we are faced with the challenge of living clean and pure on a planet that has become toxic in many ways. Yet as the destruction and shadow becomes more visible in the world, many of us are awakening and feel called to return to ways of living that are in harmony with nature, and with what creates and sustains health."

"Our wisdom keepers tell us that all toxicity begins in thought, word and action, and that it is through the incongruity of our actions with the laws of nature that we have created the toxicity in all its manifestations in the world."

"A build up of toxicity in the body can lead to oversensitivity to certain foods, weight gain, sluggishness, inflammation, pain, infections, ailments, disease, menstrual issues, loss of vitality and sense of wellbeing, foggy mind, low energy, and many other things. Our bodies have the natural capacity to cleanse and heal themselves, though when overloaded or lacking vital nourishment, can become stagnated and toxins build up in the system."

"The experiences of our life are all stored within our luminous energy body and our cells. During a detoxification process, as the physical body begins to purify and heal itself, layers of toxicity that have been stored within the muscles, tissues, bones and cells are brought to the surface to be cleared. Detoxification can help you to naturally release tension, stress, negative emotions and thoughts; creating clarity of mind and inspiration to walk forwards in your life.

"Everything in the universe is made of vibration, and vibrant, organic foods, Nature, creativity, prayer, purity of thought, beautiful music - for example - all help to lift and sustain our vibration in a state of health and resonance. As you detox your system and bring in pure foods, living water, light, purity and prana (life force energy), your vibration is lifted and you will begin to resonate at clearer, more refined frequencies, allowing more light to flow through you and be held within your cells."

"Detoxification helps the body to heal itself as nature intended; cleansing and repairing your beautiful body, helping to restore health, a sense of wellness and the true natural radiance of your inner being."

What you will receive

  • A living experience that will inspire and sow seeds of transformation within you
  • A week long juice and smoothie fast and cleanse with full support, guidance and options for extra detoxification therapies
  • Daily yoga and meditation practice
  • Inner journeying and shamanic soul work
  • Practices to awaken a deeper connection with nature and the voice of the spirit
  • A deeper connection with ancient wisdom and how to apply this in your life
  • Organic juices, smoothies and healing herbal teas
  • Personal guidance and mentoring


Daniela Lanaia
Daniela is a healing arts practitioner, yoga teacher and musician. She is the co-founder of the "Sacred Living Earth Trust" and is known for her sound healing and music work with "Anima". From a young age she has been immersed on a journey into ancient wisdom, healing paths and the yoga tradition, and offers a sensitive, profound and unique space dedicated to the awakening of the heart and loving stewardship of the living Earth. She lives in the Scottish Highlands and offers one-to-one sessions, workshops, concerts, and retreats in the UK and internationally.


This retreat will take place in Dartmoor National Park in Devon, UK. The venue is a large country house on Dartmoor National Park. Approached down ¼ mile of private drive, it is set in 18 acres of large, beautiful gardens with lawns, rockeries, ancient woodland and a prehistoric stone circle. It is very peaceful, private with sweeping views across the River Teign valley and the moors beyond.

Situated in the south west of England, right in the very heart of Devon, Dartmoor is a landscape of stunning views, awe inspiring granite tors, deep wooded valleys with fast flowing rivers, and rugged, wide open spaces, covering 368 square miles. The house is situated on the edge of Datrmoor National park, and is 20 minutes from Exeter. The nearest village is Chagford.

Nearby places

  • Exeter - 20 minutes



  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking
  • Stargazing


  • Beach
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Lake
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • River


  • Laundry


This retreat is a liquid fast of fresh smoothies, vegetable juices and healing teas. All ingredients are organic, local grown where possible, vegan and alkalizing. You will be guided and supported during this cleanse, and with any processes or detox symptoms you may experience.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Naturopathic
  • Lactose Free
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Castor oil packs (complementary)
  • Enema kits and herbs for internal cleansing - 15 GBP (Enemas are highly advised to take while doing a liquid fast, as a way to clear toxins out of the body and prevent their reabsorption through the intestines.)
  • Herbal detox kit and support for cleansing the liver and gallbladder or kidneys and adrenals - 40 GBP
  • Ionized water for cleansing and detoxification (complementary)
  • Massage / shamanic bodywork / energy healing - 60 minutes for 50 GBP
  • Oil pulling with coconut oil in morning and evening (complementary)
  • Skin brush - 10 GBP
  • Spiritual channeling / messages from the archangels - 60 minutes for 60 GBP

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Complementary castor oil packs
  • Complementary ionized water for cleansing and detoxification
  • Complementary oil pulling with coconut oil in morning and evening
  • Daily yoga and meditation practice
  • Guidance and extra detoxification therapies options
  • Organic juices, smoothies, and healing herbal teas
  • Personal guidance and mentoring
  • Shamanic soul work and inner journeying
  • Week-long juice and smoothie cleanse with full support

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Enema kits and herbs for internal cleansing - 15 GBP
  • Extra activities
  • Herbal detox kit and support for cleansing the kidneys and adrenals (in autumn) - 40 GBP
  • Herbal detox kit and support for cleansing the liver and gallbladder (in spring) - 40 GBP
  • Massage, shamanic bodywork, energy healing - each 40 GBP for 60 minutes
  • Skin brush - 10 GBP
  • Spiritual channeling or messages from the archangels - 40 GBP for 60 minutes

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Exeter International Airport (EXT). Transfer from this airport is not provided; you can take a taxi or local bus from Exeter towards Chagford.

Arrival by train

There are regular trains from London and North England to Exeter, and you can then take a taxi or local bus from Exeter towards Chagford. The house is situated on the edge of Datrmoor National park, and is 20 minutes from Exeter. The nearest village is Chagford.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 39% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 28 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Friday December 28, 2018
Departure: Wednesday January 2, 2019

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