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2023 Autumn equinox Ayurveda cleanse

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12 March, 2023
(Registration open till 12 Mar)

Align with nature’s cycles after summer’s heat and prepare for winter!

Reignite digestion, cleanse body and mind, improve immunity and boost energy!

An opportunity—open to everyone—to join our thriving Ayurveda community from the comfort of home. Enjoy support and encouragement of like-minded friends on our gentle kitcheri-based cleanse.


Seasonal change, heralded by the Autumn equinox on March 21st, alerts our mind and bodies that we need to shift gears to keep functioning at our best. After the excesses of Christmas and our summer holidays, this is the time of year our liver, gall bladder and intestinal tract yearn for a good cleanse.­
Cleansing during the still point between summer and autumn makes sure we don't dry out to much, like the autumn leaves!

Ayurveda supports us to dance with the natural rhythms of life. On the cleanse you'll learn to:

  • skillfully prepare recipes that are designed to fully nourish your body while you cleanse
  • practise daily yoga and pranayama to fuel your digestive fire and stimulate the lymph
  • enjoy relaxations and time in nature to unwind your nervous system and quieten the mind

Let's get started! 

The Autumn cleanse will be great for you if you are feeling:

  • ready for an end of summer cleanse, in preparation for winter
  • signs of lymphatic congestion, water retention or sinus congestion
  • bloating, wind, constipation, heartburn, acid reflux, diarrhea or constipation
  • generalised aches and pains or stiff joints
  • mild fatigue
  • lack of mental clarity
  • irregular or impaired appetite

This Dru Ayurveda gentle cleanse is for you if you

  • are ready to release yourself from craving unhealthy unseasonal foods
  • are committed to prioritising your health for 5 days (or 7 days for experienced cleansers) 
  • are self-directed and have self-discipline to follow the cleanse menus and program
  • have time in your days to cook the special cleansing kitcheries with accompanying condiments
  • have no major work commitments or events on the days of the cleanse
  • need a program that fits in with your family life
  • have no serious medical issues

What the Autumn equinox cleanse provides

  • a questionnaire to help us determine the current imbalances of your doshas (constitution)
  • 2 x 90 min evening introductory workshops explaining key ayurvedic principles and the details of our program
    Sunday 12th & Monday 13th March (available as a recording if you are unable to attend live)
  • full menus for your cleanse, with all recipes and shopping list 
  • 5 x 20 min cooking demo videos, full of tips to cook with love, available on vimeo to watch in your own time
  • chart of foods recommended during the cleanse and those to avoid
  • daily yoga and pranayama program to magnify the benefits of the cleanse  
  • Zoom Q&A forum each evening, to check-in with your tutors Mouli & Greg, and be supported and inspired by like-minded souls sharing this cleanse journey
  • membership in a Whatsapp forum to post questions and share ideas, inspirations and challenges  

Getting the best benefit from the cleanse

  • We recommend that you make space in your life to fully immerse yourself in the cleanse program
    20th to 24th or 26th March
    Take leave from work to fully enjoy preparing the food with love and to engage in the full program with yoga, pranayama and relaxations.
    Check in each evening for support, encouragement and inspiration, knowing you are not doing this on your own. 
  • Food is best when made with love and shared
    We learn and experience it together. We connect, bond, encourage and support each other through the live evening check-ins. On this cleanse we are introducing a mix of small group forums and the full group check-ins so everyone may have their say. 
  • However, if you can only make a few of the zoom connections it's OK too 
    If you’re not able to attend live, you can post your questions to our Whatsapp group and the tutors will respond. 

Not sure whether it's for you?

  • Scroll way down below to the Testimonials section to read the benefits our returning cleansers have experienced
  • or email ayurveda@dru.com.au for more information

We’ll be offering the cleanse again in Spring 23, with the introductory workshops on the evening of Sunday 10th and Monday 11th September, and the cleanse days 18–24th September, so keep those dates free to join us next time!

The instructions and advice presented by the Dru Ayurveda team for the autumn  cleanse at home are not intended as medical advice or as a substitute for medical care. 

Prices and booking

To ensure we care well for everyone on the program, places are limited.

Let your friends know and invite them to join this event for $195 when they register

5 day cleanse

$ 390—full price 5 days

$ 195—50% discount offer for:
—those who have participated in any of our previous detox/cleanse programs
—your friend, so do bring one!

$ 273—30% DPN discount



Extend the cleanse to 7 days for experienced cleansers only

$ 444—full price 7 days

$ 225—50% discount for repeat cleansers

$ 311—30% DPN discount


Sunday 12th and Monday 13th March 2023
2 x 90 min Intro workshops, live online, 6pm ADST
Sunday 12th—Key Ayurvedic principles, Why detox?
Monday 13th—Stepping through all you need to know about the autumn cleanse program

Monday 20th through to Friday 24th (or Sunday 26th) March 2023
5 (or 7) supervised days of cleanse
Live zoom connections to check in with your tutors and other participants
Alternate time slots to better accommodate our WA and NZ cleansers
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday: 7.30pm–8.30pm ADST
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 6.00pm–7pm ADST 

When you register and book in you’ll receive a welcome email with e-links to everything you need to participate:

  • an online health questionnaire to help us assess your current doshic imbalance? 
    Please follow the link, complete and submit by Friday 10th March 2023
  • zoom link for the Intro workshops and for the daily live Q&A check in sessions during the cleanse
  • access to resource folder on Google drive with pdfs of the shopping list, menu plans, 5-day cleanse program, all recipes, and chart of permitted foods
  • vimeo links for all 5  cooking videos

If you cancel up to 48 hours before the program commences (because of illness or some other unforseen circumstance) then we give you the option of transferring the event fee to a future Dru event.

If you are unable to be present for the introductory workshop on Saturday, we offer the option listen to the recording.

Group cleanse with a tutor
If you would like to bring together a group of friends (minimum 5) for the cleanse and would like to invite one of the senior tutors to join you on this group cleanse, contact ayurveda@dru.com.au


Sunday, March 12, 2023 - 08:00
Sunday, March 26, 2023 - 20:00
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retired, Tavistock, Devon, UK

I enjoyed the energy and enthusiasm of the teachers and the positive vibe. I love learning new things. The workshop was excellent: enlightening and fulfilling.

Nikki Martin Dru Yoga teacher training student
Nurse, Truro, Cornwall, UK

I enjoyed the waves of peace relaxation; lovely! Loved the kosha talk and flowing tree  and pear tree. Loved the kosha talk and flowing tree and pear tree! The opportunity simply to 'be' in a class, rather than analysing and reflecting on teaching style, alignment points etc. The workshop was enjoyable, relaxed and designed to nurture us!

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Dru Yoga teacher , Totnes, Devon, UK

What I enjoyed about this workshop was the dynamic relaxation - so relaxing I fell asleep! I liked the vitality sequence and useful explanations of the koshas. The workshop planning and presentation was of a high standard. Excellent balance of sessions. Thanks to all involved.

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