Yoga and Wellness Retreats Provider Inward Bound Introduces New “Five Elements Detox” 7-Day Cleanse Retreats in Costa Rica

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New Signature Cleanse Retreats available in November 2011, January 2012 and April 2012 go beyond typical yoga retreats by incorporating the Chinese philosophy of 5 Elements in an all-inclusive 7-day retreat that includes a pH balanced diet, optional 3-day juice fast, yin/yang yoga, acupuncture and meditation to cleanse mind, body and spirit in scenic Costa Rica locales.

Inward Bound, Inc. (, a boutique wellness-lifestyle company dedicated to offering detoxifying cleanses, specialty retreats and comprehensive yoga immersions and teacher trainings in Costa Rica and locations throughout the world, announces the introduction of its newest retreat offering, the 7-day Five Elements Detox Retreat. This all-inclusive detoxification experience, led by Deva Mitra and Quen Koetter, uses the ancient Chinese 5 elements of nature philosophy as a foundation for cleansing the body physically, mentally and emotionally.

This is the ideal retreat for someone who is feeling lethargic or overworked, and looking to detoxify and establish customized healthy eating practices. The addition of this new cleansing retreat expands Inward Bound’s extensive array of affordably-priced wellness and healthy lifestyle retreats that go beyond yoga and meditation.

Joy Burch, owner and director of Inward Bound, Inc., states, “We’re excited to offer this new cleanse retreat in two different locations along the magnificent Costa Rica Pacific coastline: November 26-December 3, 2011 in Portalon, Costa Rica, and January 21-28, 2012 and April 21-28, 2012 in Nosara, Costa Rica. For individuals and groups looking for a health-oriented yoga retreat that incorporates an Eastern healing approach, the 5 Elements Detox Retreat can provide an exceptional experience whose impact can last long after the retreat is over.”

The 5 Elements philosophy describes five essential qualities of chi (life force energy) found in nature; earth, fire, water, wood, and metal. Every element symbolizes an organ of the body and has a corresponding physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual attribute. The 5 Elements Detox Retreat has been crafted to address a different major organ in the body each day, working directly through diet, yin/yang yoga, acupuncture, meditation and yoga nidra to bring balance to the 5 elements and all levels of being.

“With our continued exposure to environmental toxins, food additives, chemical medications and stressful lifestyles, the need to cleanse is becoming even more apparent,” notes Quen Koetter, Inward Bound co-director. “After cleansing with clients for several years, we have witnessed first-hand how transformational and healing it can be to purify the body. The 5 Elements retreat is an innovative yet timeless approach that helps release old toxins, enabling the body to renew its ability to absorb vital nutrients and heal on many different levels.”

Reservations for the three 5 Elements retreats and other Inward Bound retreats can be made online at Early bird and full payment discounts are also available.

About Inward Bound, Inc. (
Since 1991, Inward Bound has offered all-inclusive yoga and wellness programs in Costa Rica and throughout the world that unite yoga with nature for the ultimate life-changing retreat. Under the leadership of Joy Burch, Inward Bound wellness retreats are led by co-director Quen Koetter and other uniquely qualified instructors in yoga, cleansing, juice fasts, nutrition, meditation and other mind-body specialties. Inward Bound retreats are designed to appeal to the yoga novice, the yoga professional and all levels in-between, all taking place in stunning natural settings to quiet the mind and transform from within. Holistic health, raw foods, acupuncture, yoga nidra, meditation, anusara and yin/yang yoga and even surfing are available to make each experience unique.

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Contact: pr(at)inwardbound(dot)com
Phone: 843-277-1479

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