Austin, Texas is Allium Awake’s “Juicy” Retreat Destination. Guests are coached and supported in completing a juice detox (boosted by probiotic-supporting kombucha) to rest and re-set the system.
Starting a juice cleanse is about more than just sweeping the sweets out of the pantry and stocking up on avocados and celery. Paying close attention to your body is crucial while on any detox program. Allium Awake will coach you through a workout routine that amplifies rather than hinders your cleanse. Sweating actually helps the detox process by stimulating lymphatic flow, blood circulation, and respiration. It also improves the function of kidneys, your digestive tract, lungs, and liver, all which help process and eliminate toxins released while cleansing.
The best fitness programs to follow on a cleanse are gentle ones that get your heart rate up slightly, help you break a sweat, and aid your body in its repair efforts. For these reasons, yoga is king, and foam rolling its queen. Many yoga poses are naturally detoxifying in that they are meant to twist, stretch, and soothe the body. Foam rolling releases the lymphatic fluid in your muscles, pulling the toxins from your body. The connective tissue woven throughout the entire body receives benefits as well, as tension is released and health and vitality is restored in the fascia (the mini fibers responsible for giving your muscles tone and shape).
Hiking, cycling, jogging, pilates, elliptical, or quick interval routines also get the heart pumping and lungs taking in oxygen to ramp up the detox processes. Golf Fazio Foothills, Fazio Canyons, Crenshaw Cliffside, or Palmer Lakeside; play tennis, hike nature trails, run along Barton Creek; pamper yourself at Three Springs Spa, swim laps in an indoor pool, and participate in a number of group fitness classes – all at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa. Along with exposure to a number of fitness modalities at Omni Resort, Austin offers guests the chance to refresh near the gorgeous lakes and rivers of Texas hill country. Often considered the “California of Texas,” Austin and its surrounding Texas hill country is a tremendously energetic and lush area offering balance between work and play, healing and rest, awareness, inspiration, and relaxation.
Allium’s 2017 Austin retreat will take place in August, 2018. Check back soon for exact dates.