The Autumn Digestive Reset
October 19 – 26, 2020
Discover a time-tested process to rest and renew
Join the Autumn Digestive Reset, and in 1 short week you can…
- Start healing digestive issues like constipation, bloating, GERD or heartburn
- Stop feeling exhausted and burned out and find clear-eyed energy again
- Improve PMS, menstrual, or menopausal symptoms
- Reduce food cravings so you don’t feel out of control
- Think more clearly and remove brain fog or lack of focus
- Uncover a sense of optimism and positivity
Perhaps best of all, you can establish nourishing, healthy habits that you KNOW are deeply good for you and set you up for good health all year long.
Autumn is the natural time for the body and mind to start turning inward after all the external output of summer.
Ayurveda offers a nourishing process to go within, restore digestive strength, remove physical waste, and rejuvenate at the deepest levels so you are supported into the winter.
Who is the Autumn Digestive Reset for?
According to Ayurveda, EVERY healthy adult is encouraged to simplify their diet and rejuvenate the system regularly to prevent illness. This is the best way to support your health for the long run.
The Autumn Digestive Reset will be especially useful if you:
- Have food sensitivities to dairy, gluten, or other foods
- Suffer from seasonal allergies
- Experience dramatic energy loss or mood dips throughout the day
- Feel isolated or disconnected from your inner rhythm
- Struggle with constipation, indigestion or diarrhea
- Feel troubled by joint pain or aches that come and go
“Now I wake up more alert and well-rested!”
“The group cleanse with Ivy made many positive changes to my well-being. I wake up more alert and well-rested, and I oversleep less. I had been taking allergy meds and Aleve for soreness, and now I don’t miss them.
“I had no intentions for weight loss, but lost 6 pounds! There is definitely a change in my relationship with food – now I really wait until I’m hungry to eat. I also got a sense of clarity about some big things that had been nagging me for awhile.
“Ivy was always available to consult on the community forum and helped me with any difficulties I had. She was extremely knowledgeable and loving in her guidance. I’d love to do it again with her!~ Maggie Porter, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Meet your Reset guide, Ivy Ingram
It’s my mission to help motivated, curious people restore their health and feel real happiness, by drawing on ancient wisdom.
As a certified Ayurveda Practitioner, I began leading digestive resets in 2012, accompanying groups through this very personal and transformative process.
I trained in the U.S. for 2 years under renowned Ayurveda teacher Dr. Vasant Lad. I also trained for 5 months in South India at a traditional panchakarma center where intensive cleansing and rejuvenation programs are conducted. I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, and I’m a certified yoga instructor.
When not guiding seasonal cleanses, I teach clients how to get rid of digestive issues, painful periods, anxiety, and other stress-related problems through individual consultations and educational programs.
Again and again, I am inspired as I witness the amazing transformation that the Spring Digestive Reset opens for the people I am honored to guide.
How can the Autumn Digestive Reset help so many different health issues?
During the late summer and early fall, excess hot, light and oily qualities (known as Pitta dosha in Ayurveda) increase in the natural world and can easily build up in the body.
If the digestive fire is compromised, or if the eliminatory pathways are not functioning properly, waste (or Ama, as its called in Ayurveda) can accumulate and cause problems like acid reflux, indigestion, allergic reactions, irritability, impatience, and skin issues, among others.
For this reason, autumn is an optimal time to reset the digestive fire and clear those pathways through traditional time-tested practices. Many people find that afterwards a wide variety of health issues resolve without further intervention.
Why should I do a group cleanse? Can’t I just do this on my own?
While seasonal cleansing is powerful and relatively quick, that doesn’t mean it’s easy.
The Autumn Digestive Reset is a process that is not always intuitive. Without guidance, it can be easy to lose sight of the big picture, or to misinterpret what you’re experiencing. The mind can become over-active, which is the opposite of the desired effect. It is important to have a guide you can turn to with questions.
Plus, even when we know what our body needs and what it’s begging for, it can be hard to follow through and actually DO it. Being part of a group means the group energy can help carry you when you might be tempted to give up – and it’s just more fun!
So what exactly happens in the Autumn Digestive Reset?
There are 3 phases in this comprehensive program:
PHASE 1: Prepare
We begin with 2 days to reduce the input of difficult-to-digest foods and foods we already know don’t support our health. We gather the needed ingredients and supplies, and we set our intentions. Nourishing mental practices are introduced to help support the physical process of the days ahead.
PHASE 2: Rest & Reset
We establish a very simple (yet filling and nourishing) diet for 4 days to give the GI tract a break from the usual effort of digestion, which frees up energy for detoxification and waste removal. It is critical for participants to REST as much as possible in this phase.
There are several food plans you can choose to suit your needs including vegan, vegetarian, and non-vegetarian. Some participants will choose to eat only a monodiet of one nutritious, complete-protein dish (called kitchari) for this entire 4 day phase. There is no restriction on quantity or calories – so you should never feel too hungry.
Using gentle herbs and nurturing practices, we support the body’s ability to remove toxins and waste. Some participants will choose to do an herbal enema protocol in this phase. This phase is not a harsh, stripping process for the body, but a gentle removal of deeply stored waste and toxins that leaves the body feeling lighter without depletion.
PHASE 3: Rejuvenate
In the last 2 days, we slowly return to a more diverse diet. The path out of the Reset is equally – if not more – important than the path in, as we must support the body’s return to more complex foods. We use herbs and specific foods and practices to rejuvenate the body and mind, and to build on the physical effect we have created.
“I have far less anxiety, and I feel physically rejuvenated!”
“Before doing the cleanse, I was struggling with long-term sleep deprivation 2 years after the birth of my son. I was experiencing a lot of anxiety and hints of depression, but I knew that a pill was not what I needed.
“During the cleanse, I appreciated the glowing skin, bright eyes, and effortlessly lean physique that it imparted to me (and these perks appeared despite a bad cold!), but it wasn’t until a few weeks after it ended that I realized I’d undergone a deeper shift.
“I’ve had far, far less anxiety and fear since completing the cleanse. All of that stuff had begun to feel almost normal, but after the cleanse it lifted and hasn’t returned. I feel quite naturally myself – optimistic, enthusiastic, and happy.
“I am also physically rejuvenated, more efficient and effective in my work and my entire life. I feel healthful, empowered and capable. And I feel deeply appreciative for Ivy’s compassion, knowledge and ability to translate a 5,000 year old system of healing in a way that makes it accessible for those of us living busy, demanding lives today.” ~ Taylor N., Journalist & Writer, Seattle, WA
Our Autumn Reset Schedule
Prep Meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 13
7-8:30pm Eastern / 4-5:30pm Pacific
(Recorded in case you can’t join us live)
Learn the logistical steps, go over grocery and supply lists, meet your fellow participants, develop your intentions, and prepare your mind and heart for what lies ahead.
Relax & Release Workshop: Saturday, Oct. 24
1:30-4pm Eastern / 10:30 – 1pm Pacific
Learn specific new cleanse activities, get questions answered, relax the body and mind through restorative yoga, and sink into the support of our community.
Celebration & Visioning: Monday, Oct. 26
7-8:30pm Eastern / 4-5:30pm Pacific
Celebrate your accomplishment with your new tribe, reflect on your experience, receive guidance for lasting health, and set your vision for the year ahead.
What’s Included in the Autumn Digestive Reset
- 3 live Zoom workshops with Ivy (recordings will be provided if you cannot join live)
- Shopping lists, supply lists, and written instructions for every step of the process
- Daily email guidance and inspiration from Ivy during the entire Reset
- Membership in private online group for community support and quick Q&A with Ivy
- Detailed 28-page written guidebook with recipes, guidelines and other resources
- Guided audio and video recordings to support optional yoga, breathing and meditation practices
(Must register by 12midnight Eastern on Thursday, Oct. 15)
Additional costs not included:
- Reset food: You will receive a comprehensive list of needed ingredients. For convenience, you’ll have the option to order a kitchari kit for $42 (includes all organic ingredients needed for 7 days of kitchari monodiet except fresh vegetables).
- Supplies and herbs: You will receive a complete list of needed herbs, supplies and optional add-ons (including massage oil, tongue cleaner, nasya oil, etc.). Expect to spend at least $43 on necessary herbs, and you may decide to purchase additional items.
Who should NOT do the Autumn Digestive Reset?
Cleansing takes significant energy and stamina, so it is important that participants be in stable health. The following individuals should not participate:
- Pregnant or breast-feeding women
- Those with acute illness or who feel weak for any reason
- Those unable to stop smoking during the Reset
- Those struggling with a recent eating disorder diagnosis
Wondering if the Autumn Digestive Reset is right for you?
Please feel free to contact me to discuss any questions you might have.
I am eager to support you in this program, designed to uncover the radiance and deep health that is your birthright. Get ready for a health-lifting, mind-expanding, heart-opening experience!
Reflecting the light in you,