Did you know that about 70% of the average modern-day American diet are empty calories and that such a diet sets you up for weight gain while being malnourished? Did you know that with a non-organic diet, you eat 3 to 5 pounds of chemical food-additives each year?
Clean eating is not a diet. It's not about losing weight at every price and it's not about going hungry.
Clean eating is about
restoring the gut flora - thus reversing symptoms of IBS and boosting the immune system,
replenishing nutrients such as amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and trace elements - thus keeping the endocrine system, bones, teeth, and muscle tissues healthy,
rebalancing the nervous system - thus supporting long-term brain health and good memory, eliminating brain fog, ensuring restful sleep, and improving mood,
resetting the hormones - thus ensuring proper thyroid metabolism, blood sugar control, stronger muscles, neurotransmitter balance in the brain, and optimal weight,
restoring long-term health by reversing early symptoms of dis-ease and reducing inflammatory processes in the body.
This 10-day program offers you:
a meal plan with precise instruction and timing and protein-carb-balance
easy yet tasty recipes
list of local restaurants that offer healthy options
action steps on how to change habits/overcome cravings and more
daily email support: motivation and education
learn how and which amino acids can support weight loss, brain health, strength building, and much more
learn how enzymes can support proper digestion, reverse IBS symptoms, reduce allergies, boost immune strength
learn how intermittent fasting can reset your digestive fire (appropriate hydrochloric acid production for complete digestion)
why eating organic is imperative
how to stay youthful longer: take control of your blood sugar, cholesterol, hormonal balance (yes, this is important for men too)
learn why gut health and liver cleansing are so important and which foods and supplements are good and which ones are a waste of money
yogic/ayurvedic teaching about healthy eating
yoga poses that support digestion, blood pressure, detox, stress management, mindfulness.
Heck YES, this program is actually providing specific information for men and women with regard to metabolism, endocrine balance, and nutrients.
I partner with Dr. Alan Hopkins for blood/lab work and with Dr. Daniel Amen/Amen Clinics for brain health assessments. If you are interested in a more comprehensive consultation, let me know, and I'd be glad to talk to you in more detail.
Do you feel like there is something nagging inside of you that needs to be healed, that you need to listen to, that wants to come out and be lived but you just never seem to have enough time to dig deep or not enough confidence to unleash what you know you are called to do?
Are there certain blockages repeatedly getting in the way of your happiness and continued success?
Are you rocking it in your career but your love life is on the rocks?
Do you know with certainty that life holds more for you but you need guidance on how to unlock your full potential?
Motivation is not your issue but alignment may be?
How about taking time for yourself? I offer this retreat as a 6-day-intensive transformational empowerment retreat for women in Belize. The fee for this retreat includes:
6 days /5 nights accommodation in a luxury eco-lodge surrounded by 12,000 acres of jungle wildlife reserve
3 organic farm-to-table meals per day grown on their own sustainably farmed land and prepared by an award-winning chef
daily morning yoga and breathing practice
daily evening guided meditation, yin yoga or yoga nidra session
daily one-on-one coaching and energy work customized for your situation, life, healing needs, and personal growth vision
detox/cleansing with plant-based food and herbs from the jungle
immersion in nature: hiking trails right in front of the door, bird watching, medicinal plant walks, kayaking and more
access to all amenities: pool, gym, yoga pavilion (mats and props provided), kayaks, bicycles
Mayan cocoa/chocolate ceremony
Domestic round-flight from Belize Airport to Punta Gorda
transfer from Punta Gorda Airport to the lodge and back
This Jungle Luxury Lodge in Belize sits on a 12,000 acres wildlife reserve and offers farm-to-table organic food, tasteful furnished cabins, massages and spa treatments and plenty of space for our work together in ritual, self-care, nature experiences, energy medicine, coaching, and spiritual guidance. BOOK YOUR SPOT HERE:
Double-room occupancy $2,299
Single-room occupancy $2,799
Please note: The fee for the retreat includes domestic flights from Belize Airport to Punta Gorda which will be booked by the venue on your behalf.
Take your time back in order to rebalance, heal, reconnect to your life’s purpose and prioritize what’s truly meaningful to you.
Retreat to the heart of nature to reconnect with your heart's frequency.
Let me create and hold a sacred space for you and bring my tools for your inner healing, energy work, chakra rebalancing, inviting all Divine and Mother Earth’s support into your life, and manifesting that bold vision for yourself.
Small-group retreats are the most powerful for emotional healing and recovery from trauma, surgery and cancer treatment but also – as a different outcome focus – for performance coaching.
Small-group retreats are wonderful for remembering what brings you joy and recommit to do something every day that brings you joy.
All of my retreats provide an opportunity for detox, transforming negative habits, experiencing and committing to clean eating, learning about herbs and supplements, and daily guided journaling.
This Lodge offers plenty of space for yoga and meditation: covered pavilion, open terrace overlooking the jungle as well as a deck on the riverbank.
There is an incredible spa on site (services can be booked for an additional fee).
Additional tours can be booked on site: visit the Mayan temple ruins, adventure tours, waterfalls, snorkeling.
There can be times when we have a vision but there are also fears and doubt holding us back. Experience how liberating it feels when you step through your fear and just do it! Combined with the right steps in your daily yoga practice, I offer guided trances and somatic experiencing that help you to reconnect to your inner wisdom and source of unique power. This type of "back to the Source"-retreat is the ultimate empowerment course – for individuals, small groups, and work teams.
Book Your Spot Here!
Double-room occupancy $2,299
Single-room occupancy $2,799
Please note: Booking is handled through the retreat venue. The fee for the retreat includes domestic flights from Belize Airport to Punta Gorda which will be booked by the venue on your behalf.
Remembering Bliss, Yoga Retreat on the stunning island of Koh Samui is an uplifting and joyful experience that allows you not to find, not to learn about, not to desire, but to deeply reconnect to your natural state of bliss. The goal of all yoga practice is Self-realization. Therefore, be guided through the layers of your being in yoga, breathing and meditation classes, to get to know yourself better and better until you fully realize who you are and experience pure bliss.
This is a vinyasa flow yoga based retreat, with special classes combining ashtanga (in the morning), yin yoga, energy healing, and yoga nidra (in the evening) to both advance your practice and deeply relax and immerse in stillness.
This retreat takes place at a dedicated yoga venue. There will be other yogis at the same time - so this is right for you if you enjoy meeting new, like-minded people, taking different classes, experimenting with partner and acro yoga. If you are longing for a more quiet and contemplative experience, this retreat in Belize may be more suitable for you: http://yogawithmanja.com/women-empowerment-retreat-in-belize
Whether you are just starting yoga, or are a seasoned practitioner - this is time for you to move you out of the mind and into the blissful heart.
This retreat place offers open ocean views, meditation hide-aways, a delicious, all-organic Thai restaurant and bliss cafe, Thai spa, and a yoga shala with props for exclusive use for our group. Additionally, there are a variety of activities offered at very reasonable fees:
Visit of Thai temples
Visit to an elephant sanctuary
Guided hike to jungle waterfalls
Sunset sailboat cruise
Daily Morning Vinyasa Yoga Class + Meditation (90 minutes): Start your day with setting an intention that supports the unfolding and realization of your life purpose, breathing through a yoga flow, generating the energy for a balanced day
Daily Evening Yoga Class + Meditation (90 minutes): End your day with a relaxing yin yoga or yoga nidra session
One yoga posture workshop: improve alignment, learn new poses
One Reiki and life coaching session
Daily Brunch Buffet + Dinner
Transport from and to Airport
Access to all amenities: private beach, pool, gym
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Tours/Activities other than listed in the itinerary
Early Bird pricing ends on May 1, 2019!The booking confirmation together with detailed information about the itinerary, food, directions how to get there, and instructions on how to complete payment for the accommodation of your choice will be sent to you upon receipt of your payment.
How does this sound to you? Let's come together at the beginning of the new year as women and learn about herbs together. This one-day retreat will take place at Blakeley State Park. We will meet at the main gate on Hwy 225 and begin with a guided walking tour. During the walking tour, we learn about the native trees, grasses, and ferns and their healing properties. We will then get to the kitchen, have tea, and learn how to make home remedies and prepare herbal balms for skin care and lip balm. And of course, we have to try our own recipes and also enjoy a delicious, simple herbal skin treatment. While the balms cool off and settle, we will enjoy an all herb-themed lunch and learn about a selection of culinary herbs. After lunch, we will gather around the bonfire with a cup of tea and listen to herbs in ceremony and ritual and learn about the deeper meaning of plants in fairy tales.
The fee for this retreat includes:
small skin balm, lip balm, small tea sachet to take home
variety of herbal teas, hot and iced, available all day
healthy, homemade lunch
park entry fee
all learning and good company
Date: January 5, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
One-Day Women Retreat: Herbs for Self-Care at Blakeley State Park, $75.00
Fermented Food Preparation Class
Learn how to make kombucha, coconut yogurt, beet kvass, and sauerkraut.
Date: October 13, 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Central Presbyterian Church, 1260 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36604
Learn traditional methods to preserve veggies and other food, support gut health and immune strength, create new flavors based on old recipes. Hands-on, simple, healthy, economical, smart, sustainable - and yummy.
All supplies are included in the workshop fee of $25.
"Ich liebe Yoga, Natur, und andere Menschen mehr zu einem gesunden Lebensstil zu ermutigen. Deshalb biete ich regelmaessig Workshops und Retreats an."
Manja Herlt Podratz, Ph.D.,unterrichtet Vinyasa, Ashtanga, und Yin Yoga.
Als sechsjaehriges Maedchen hat sie von ihrem Vater die ersten Hatha Yoga Uebungen gelernt. Er war es auch, der ihr Entspannungstechniken wie autogenes Training beibrachte. Von 1998 bis 2006 praktizierte Manja Kundalini und Schwangerschaftsyoga in Berlin verschiedenen Lehrern, und Hatha und Kundalini Yoga in der Tradition nach Swami Sivananda with Yoga Vidya in Deutschland. Im Jahr 2008 ist Manja in die Vereinigten Staaten umgezogen und absolvierte ihre 200-Stunden Ausbildung zur Yogalehrerin in 2014/15 mit Tracey Narayani Glover von Shanti Warrior Living Yoga School in Mobile, Alabama.
Manja erhielt ihr Diplom in Kulturarbeit und Kunstmanagement von der Fachhochschule Potsdam, und einen Doktortitel in Architekturtheorie von der Brandenburgischen Technischen Universitaet (BTU) Cottbus. Sie lehrte fuer 11 Jahre an verschiedenen Hochschulen in Deutschland, Italien, und in den USA und publizierte mehrere akademische Buecher und Artikel auf Englisch und Deutsch waehrend dieser Zeit.
Im Jahr 1999 erhielt Manja die Diagnose Unterleibskrebs, eine schockierende Diagnose, welche dazu fuehrte, dass sie ihre Ernaehrungs- und Lebensweise komplett umgestellte. Fuer zwei Jahre folgte sie einer Rohkost-Heilnahrung und seitdem ist sie Veganerin. Heute ist sie Mutter von drei wunderbaren Kindern, die alle natuerlich zu Hause geboren wurden. Manja ist die Autorin von "Das Leben kennt den Weg" - ein Ratgeberbuch zu natuerlicher Schwangerschaft und Geburt sowie veganer Ernaehrung.
Heute arbeitet Manja als Yogalehrerin, als Brain Health Coach (zertifiziert durch Amen Clinics/Dr. Daniel Amen), zertifizierter Life Coach, zertifizierter Hypnotherapeut, und Reiki Meister. Manja hilft ihren Klienten, Trauma, Angstzustaende, Depressionen, Suechte und ADHS zu heilen auf koerperlicher, geistiger und emotionaler Ebene. Manja arbeitet zweisprachig auf Deutsch und Englisch, und ist ausgebildet und zertifiziert als Uebersetzerin. Regelmaessig arbeitet sie medizinische und juristische Dolmetscherin.
Manjas Lebensmotto ist:
"Wenn Dir viel gegeben wurde, ist es Deine Verantwortung viel zurueckzugeben zu Dir selbst, Deiner Familie und Deiner Gemeinde, zum besten Wohle aller."
PLEASE READ THE CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE BOOKING. Do not hesitate to contact me (email@example.com) should you have any questions.
In order to reserve your spot for this retreat, you may either pay in full or pay a deposit and then pay the remainder before or by August 15, 2018. Upon receipt of your payment, I will send you a confirmation of your deposit/payment.
Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in a retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply, with no exceptions. I wish I could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc), but I have costs already going into play when reserving retreat centers. I have designed the cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible in the case that your plans change. But to protect yourself further, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance.
IF YOU CANCEL THE RETREAT
If you cancel more than 75 days before your retreat start date, 100% of your payment may be applied to another Retreat.
If you cancel 50 – 75 days before your retreat start date, 75% of your payment may be applied to another Retreat. You will forfeit 25% of the price of your retreat.
If you cancel 15 – 49 days before your retreat start date, 50% of your payment may be applied to another Retreat. You will forfeit 50% of the price of your retreat.
If you cancel 14 days or less before your retreat start date, you will forfeit your entire payment.
You may TRANSFER your reservation to another person subject to the procedures in this paragraph. Such transfer must be made no later than September 10th, 2018. In order to make the transfer, the owner of the reservation must contact me and provide contact information for the person who receives the transfer. The transfer between transferor and recipient may be as a gift or as a sale between the two parties, which will be considered completely independent of Manja Podratz and Yoga With Manja. Transfers made without communicating it to me will not be manifested to the final attendee list and there will be no refund of the ticket price. To cancel, you must send an email stating that you wish to cancel to: firstname.lastname@example.org
IF I CANCEL THE RETREAT
I have never had to cancel a retreat, however, if I do cancel a trip due to personal circumstances such as illness or death in the family, I will refund to you all deposits and payments you have paid. I cannot however compensate you for airfare or travel costs incurred. In the unlikely event that I must cancel a retreat due to weather, natural disaster or political upheaval, I cannot guarantee a refund – it will be depending on receiving a refund from the venue / tour operator I work with.
To join the retreat you must have travel insurance. The best way to protect yourself from any unforeseen circumstance is to purchase trip insurance. Travel Insurance can protect you in case:
• you cancel your participation in the retreat
• retreat is cancelled due to weather, natural disaster, or not enough participants to run the trip
• lost baggage
• medical expenses and the cost of repatriation should you become ill or injured
Did you know that the best preserved ancient Greek temples cannot be found in Greece but on the Italian island of Sicily and that numerous Greek philosophers lived on Sicily? To this day, this island is still a truly mind-opening place - you can't help but think and experience more deeply.
Join me for a yoga retreat in Sicily, Italy from June 16th thru 22nd, 2019.
We will be staying at a beautiful, clifftop villa just south of Taormina, with breathtaking views over the Mediterranean Sea and Mount Etna.
Arrive just in time to celebrate the Summer Solstice with a special guided meditation.
Explore the Ancient philosophical writings by Aristotle and Plato (who spent most of his life on Sicily). Study the Philosophy of Happiness and compare it to the teachings of the Baghavad Gita. These Greek and Indian teachings are about the same old and are remarkably similar in their approach to happiness.
This is a retreat that combines yoga, healthy living, positive affirmation of life, cultural studies, and spending time in nature. Besides visiting archaeological sites in Agrigento, Siracusa, and Taormina, you will also visit a fifth-generation winery and enjoy a fabulous Sicilian dinner!
Every bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and access to the balcony. This venue allows the quietness and space for a yoga retreat. And it comes private access to swimming in salt water or to seek a silent meditation spot.
The fee for this retreat includes (click to see the Itinerary):
Accommodation in a deluxe single or double room for 7 nights: rooms can be furnished with two separate twin-size beds or one queen size bed - to your preference.
Daily maid-service, mid-week linen change.
Guided yoga practice twice daily.
Guided meditations and posture clinics to deepen your personal practice.
Three meals per day, Sicilian/Italian plant-based cuisine.
Transportation from and to Catania Airport.
Transportation to daily tours.
Visit of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento - one of the best-preserved sites of Greek Ancient temples in the world!
Visit of the Greek Theater and Isola Bella in Taormina.
Visit of the Neapolis and baroque center of Siracusa.
Visit of Roman archaeological sites in Piazza Armerina and Morgantina.
Talks about the ancient philosophy of creation, healthy living, honoring body and soul, and IDEAS OF HAPPINESS.
"The Secret Of Change Is To Focus All Of Your Energy Not On Fighting The Old But On Building The New." - Socrates