to Apr 6

Spring Ayurvedic Cleanse

Benefits of a Proper Kitchari Cleanse

I was recently asked to give a few clarifications and insights about the practice of Ayurvedic seasonal cleansing, Pancha Karma, and its benefits.

There are many, but the practice is mainly the same. It is really about improving digestion and metabolism. By ridding our body of excessive ama or toxins from winter weight gain, we align ourselves with spring energy, improve our immunity and wellbeing.
The steps are simple, we focus on spring detoxifying foods, digestive spices, bitters, carminative cooking practices and a boost of energy. Other aspects are lymphatic massage, steam baths, and supportive daily check-ins to stay on track. 

Here is a list of the most common improper digestive symptoms that can be healed by this practice:

Gas, bloating, cramping, and/or gurgling

Diarrhea or chronic loose stool

Heaviness or sleepiness after food

Slow metabolism

Lack of appetite

A coating on the tongue

Bad breath

Teeth marks around the perimeter of the tongue or other symptoms of malabsorption

Acid reflux or heartburn

Inflammation in the GI tract (i.e. gastritis, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, etc)

Hypermetabolism, excessively hungry

General feelings of heaviness and lethargy

Dull, foggy mind

Aches and pains throughout the body

Poor circulation

Weakened immunity

Common Causes of Digestive Imbalance, that are addressed:

Emotional imbalances (anxiety, worry, fear, depression, anger, etc)

improper food combining

Eating allergenic foods (dairy, wheat, gluten, soy, sugar, etc)

Eating too late at night

Constant grazing, excessive snacking

Poor dietary choices

Sleeping or lying down after food

Eating on the go

Gut flora imbalance 

Yeast infection or Candida

Parasitical Infection


Improper lifestyle habits

Lack of sleep

The spring Ayurvedic cleanse can be safely performed at home, even with a full schedule. This particular cleanse is suitable for all body types, as it can be modified to fit everybody’s individual needs. This cleanse is typically done for 5-7 days, depending on your schedule and includes pre-cleanse and post-cleanse meetings as well as daily support. The goal is an easy transition into and out of this cleanse.

As described in the ancient Ayurvedic tips, a proper cleanse has these benefits:

Increases the digestive capacity

Removes toxins from the system

Removes heaviness and congestion from the body

Removes heaviness and congestion from the mind

Enhances the “Satvic” (balanced) state of an individual

Enhances energy and feelings of wellness (prior to the cleanse; during the cleanse one may experience lower energy due to the flushing of toxins and mild diet)

Increases one’s confidence and motivation level

The cost is $200 which includes a pre/post meeting on 3/30 and 4/6 at 10:30 am. Phone consultation is also available if you can not attend meetings.

This includes herbs, oils and a full printout of daily routines, recipes and full daily support.

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to Nov 3

Fall Ayurvedic Cleanse


Fall is the ideal season to cleanse the body  for optimal health. The beauty of this Ayurvedic practice is that it is simple and very accessible even with a busy schedule. 

The group will meet for 1 hour before the cleanse to discuss the benefits of a seasonal cleanse from an Ayurvedic perspective and again for one hour at the end of the week to share our experiences and answer any remaining questions. 

When: 10/27 –  11/3 2018. There will be a Pre/Post cleanse meeting on Sat.10/27 and Sat 11/3 from 10: 30 to 11:30 am

Where: Pre/post meeting location 1700 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Cost: $ 200.00, this includes specific detoxifying herbs, recipes and guided support for each day. Payment by check or cash

Early Bird Registration: $180 by Oct 20th

Please send checks to: Fanny Clavier, 4179 Montgomery St., Apt 3, Oakland, CA 94611

(please include an e-mail address with your payment)

Pre-registration required, please contact Fanny at: (510)501- 9784OR,

I hope to integrate the profound wisdom of Ayurveda into your everyday experience. Thank you and I look forward to sharing this workshop with you!

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to Apr 28

Spring Cleanse

Taking care in a transitional world: Spring Cleanse.

Spring is the perfect time to refresh and reconnect! 

Save the dates for 2 meetings Saturday 4/21  and 4/28 at 11 am
Where: Yoga Kula Wellness Center, 1700 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley.

Spring is invigorating and is a time of renewal and rejuvenation. AS sunlight and warmth return, we often feel a deep urge to lighten up and create new space in our bodies and our lives. Ayurveda understands this deeply-seated tendency as something very significant: a powerful metabolic urge to clean out! 

The reasons behind a spring cleanse:

During winter, toxins can build up in the body. They find their way into our bodies through foods, the air, water, chemicals, GMOs, pollution, and preservatives. Our own digestive fire, called Agni in Ayurveda, also plays a role. Stress and overall poor eating habits dampen Agni and lead to a build-up of ama which results in sluggishness, extra pounds, poor sleep, and many other symptoms of discomfort. Pressure from work, family, and financial concerns may also bog you down physically and mentally.

The build-up of ama, or undigested material, ends up stored in our cells, circulatory, and microcirculatory channels, slowing everything down, and gumming everything up, including digestion and the elimination processes. 


The Ayurvedic solution is this: given an opportunity, the body will detox naturally. It is built to do that!


This Ayurvedic cleanse detoxifies the colon and digestive tract. It continues on to cleanse the liver, sweat glands, blood, nutritive fluids and fat tissue. Each pore is purified as the micro-channels of the body release waste, and cellular pathways for vital nutrients to be renewed.

Absorption of nutrients is promoted as the liver gently detoxifies. At the same time the blood, fatty tissues, and muscles are purified.


 An Ayurvedic cleanse accomplishes these two important tasks: creating Ojas, the finest by-product of balanced digestion, and strengthening and balancing Agni, the digestive fire, and metabolism. The cleanse, as it unfolds, is an Ayurvedic Rasayana, acknowledged for its ability to nourish your body and mind at the deepest level. For these reasons, an Ayurvedic cleanse is considered one of the most valuable Ayurvedic therapies to ensure a long and healthy life!


Join the Spring Cleanse!

This Ayurvedic Cleanse takes into account all of our modern stressors with a simple plan that fits your work schedule. You will be guided daily through this practice with seasonal recipes, Ayurvedic herbs, and detoxifying massage oils,  daily routines/rituals, and Herbal formulas which are carefully crafted to gently and efficiently jump-start this refreshing,  cleanse.  

The first meeting teaches you the daily steps of spring cleansing and the second meeting shares our experience in a group setting. 

You will be followed daily with check-ins and follow-ups to ensure a successful experience.

Please note that if you cannot meet these dates, individual cleanses are available to meet your schedule.

Early Bird registration is $180, after April 7: $200.


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to Nov 18

Summer to Fall Ayurvedic Cleanse

Happy Fall,

There has been so much upheaval in our lives lately, and all this with the change of seasons, which naturally brings disruption to our daily routines. In the midst of difficulties, Ayurveda can help us restore our sense of wellbeing and connection by gently cleansing our bodies and restore our souls. 

Please join me for my Fall Ayurvedic Cleanse, all dates and information are included in the pdf below.

Preparation meeting 11/4/17 from 11-12pm at Yoga Kula Wellness Center, 1700 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA. 

Cleanse Dates from 11/11/17-11/18/17.

Early bird discount: $180 before October 31st, $200 after.

Register by e-mailing Fanny at

Click here for more information!

Looking forward to this chance and practice,


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to Aug 5

Ayurvedic Summer Cleanse / With a Twist!

Ayurveda is all about staying in tune with the seasons. Keeping your body free from doshic disturbances is key to feeling your best, and really enjoying the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables that fill the farmer markets at this time of year. This is a great time to splurge on my three to seven-day alkaline cleanse and juice fast, with an Ayurvedic approach. To learn more and register, please contact me:,

There is a 1-hour meeting, Saturday, July 29 at 12;30 pm to have recipes, detoxifying herbs, ayurvedic body oils and specific guidelines to ensure a great cleanse!

Three-day alkaline cleanse with daily check-in is $75 ~ Seven-day Pancha Karma is $180 with Abhyanga/ Body Detox Herbal Wrap/ Shirodhara,  half off their original price. 


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to Jul 1

June Special/Diamonds are a girl's best friend !

Diamond Microdermabraison

Drugstore cleansers, toners, and creams are nice, but they can only go so far when it comes to perking up sullen skin. It might be time to try something a little more aggressive—like microdermabrasion.

This advanced resurfacing procedure uses a spray of super-fine exfoliating crystals to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin. In addition to its powerful exfoliating ability, this non-chemical, non-invasive treatment also encourages the production of collagen and elastin, helping to further improve your skin’s appearance and give you the golden glow you crave.

What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion provides a host of cosmetic benefits, including:

  • Refreshing skin’s texture, color, and improving your overall “glow.”
  • Refining pores and improving certain types of acne.
  • Minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Reducing the appearance of dark spots and discoloration

How many treatments will I need to see results? 

Depending on how much buildup, acne, wrinkles, or pigment you have and how sensitive your skin is, a typical series should include approximately 3-5 treatments (30 to 60 minutes each) spaced a few weeks apart, followed by a maintenance regimen.

Microdermabrasion is considerably gentler than other forms of skin resurfacing. The most you’ll feel is a slight pulling sensation from the tiny vacuum and a mild exfoliating sensation.

This enhanced facial includes all of the benefits of the Ayurvedic facial: steam, extractions, Shakara skin care line, with this super anti-aging addition. 

This month, buying a series of 3 facials will save you $90! Original price is $125, a package of 3 is $285.

Please note that this month you may benefit from this special offer by booking a single anti-aging facial for $95.

Thank you and Blessings!



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2:00 PM14:00

Pancha Karma Spring Cleanse Workshop

In this informal talk on the purpose of Spring cleaning in Ayurveda, we will learn how to  support ourselves with new freedom of daily routines/rituals and even lose a few pounds on the way, without hunger, or difficulty. Each person can choose their commitment level. For some, these principles may be just finding space and room in the day to lighten up, letting go of "shoulds" and "should- nots," or learning to spark up our digestion, creating regular morning elimination and removing digestive discomforts so that we feel light, energized and spacious.

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