We see evidence everywhere of the changing seasons in nature: leaves falling, plants dying and then being reborn, animals going in and out of hibernation and migration.
And whether we are aware of it or not, we as human beings are very much a part of this natural process. Just as in nature, our bodies experience cycles with the seasons. This is what makes the gift of a seasonal cleanse is so special. This ritual is a ceremony to prepare our bodies for these changes, and to reflect and gain clear insight on our own paths.
Gentle cleansing during seasonal transitions provides significant benefits, regardless of your lifestyle, and is a powerful way to experience healing, enhanced immunity, increased awareness of the body and an establishment or re-establishment of sustainable and supportive routines and self-care practices.
In The Joyful Cleanse you will re-learn a more natural and intuitive sense of caring for the cyclical nature of your body to experience more energy, greater immunity and expanded consciousness. You will find yourself different without trying to be different.
The Joyful Cleanse has a total of four transformative seasonal programs per year: done at the Equinox and Solstice, to celebrate the seasonal shift.
Click below to explore what each seasonal program involves.
Five Elements of The Joyful Cleanse
Nature meets us where we are, always. And when we meet her, it’s magnificent! We feel supported to confront the shifting aspects of our lives lived. And when we live, life is good to us.
Nourish and Detoxify
Food is the first place we start. Through correct seasonal foods and herbs, you will nourish, detoxify, and repair your body’s immune system and reduce stress. The cleanse greatly decreases inflammation, the main source of imbalance that contributes to most injuries, syndromes, diseases and illnesses outside and within the body.
Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) present a path toward addressing imbalances. At the core, both of these practices draw from the fact that we’re intuitively bound and guided by nature. The cleanse provides practical at-home techniques you can do that draw from both of these practices to contextualize your body’s cycle, maintain clear thinking, and release stagnant energy.
Yoga Asana and Breath Work
Daily movement is highly encouraged throughout the cleanse to aid in detoxifying the body. Guided asana (yoga movement) and pranayama (breath work) and other practices will help you maintain motivation, increase energy and release the toxins of the body for optimal elimination and circulation.
Reflection and Meditation
The cleanse isn’t just about food or the physical body. It’s also very much about our emotions, our mental health and our path in life. Throughout the cleanse, you’ll be encouraged to reflect and journal on how you’re feeling and note any noticeable changes you see if you body and mind.
Support and Accountability
Daily emails, an active social community and an included coaching session will keep you close to your goals.
What makes Seasonal Rituals an important aspect of self-healing?
As you create a lifestyle guided by the natural seasonal cycles you can tap into the present moment with greater ease. Energy is the basis for everything on this planet. The energy that comprises food is transferred into your body as you eat. Thus the food choices you make have a huge impact on your ability to stay connected in your life and your relationships including your emotions and how you respond to the circumstances of your life.
Amazing side effects from the cleanse include:
- Even out energy throughout the day
- Be free of sugar and caffeine cravings
- Ease a multitude of health issues, including: digestion, elimination, joint pain, allergies and low energy
- Feel lighter and better overall in eight days by learning which foods nourish you body
- Replace unhealthy habits with healthy ones
- Discover food allergies and intolerances you might not have known about before
- Nourish and cleanse the body to reduce stress
- Receive loving guidance and support throughout the entire process
- Gain new skills in the kitchen!
Are you ready to make your health and wellbeing a priority?
I have witnessed this program plant seeds and spark shifts in almost everyone who has done it. This is because inherent in the wisdom of this program are the primal truths that as beings we are bound and guided by nature, we strive to make meaning, and we seek to create connection.
Join us for the next seasonal cycle and discover for yourself how great you can feel!
What People Are Saying
“NOW I DON’T CRAVE AS MUCH SUGAR AND JUNK”
“The cleanse made me more aware of what I put into my body. It forced me to slow down and think more in depth about my internal balance. My priorities changed for ten days and my personal health was at the top of the list for longer than one meal, or an exercise routine that ends in 45 minutes. You can’t help anyone if you don’t help yourself, and this cleanse is the best way I can think if to help myself. I even realized that when I get stressed I tend to grind my teeth while I think. I never noticed I did that until I slowed down! Now I don’t crave as much sugar and junk and I am satisfied with smaller portion sizes- not to mention the great recipe book I have now that I can always refer back to!” – Jillian M.
“MY SKIN, MY SKIN, MY SKIN!… IMMEDIATE AND NOTICEABLE RESULTS FOR MY COMPLEXION”
“My skin, my skin, my skin! Julien Elizabeth’s Fall into Winter cleanse had immediate and noticeable results for my complexion. My persistent acne cleared up, the dark circles under my eyes lightened and I even felt smoother and softer without exfoliation or moisturizers. Her recommendations inspired me to shake up the same grocery list I’d been defaulting to since college and see the produce and spice sections with new eyes. Her smoothies are now a staple to my morning routine, and I’m making healthier substitutions overall to preserve The Cleanse’s noticeable benefits. Her personalized recommendations to modify The Cleanse as needed made participating totally practical for my atypical schedule so that success and results were attainable without feeling deprived. I’ll do this again anytime I want to see and feel some extra glow.” – Stephanie K.
“THERE’S DEFINITELY A SHIFT IN ME…”
“I have been really feeling great, so much lighter in mind and also body. I have been really calm and at ease, with no anxiety or fear for no reason at all. I’ve been practicing yoga everyday, which I love!! There’s definitely a shift in me that will continue and help me be a better me! I loved working with Julien Elizabeth and will have my mom for sure try it next time around! – Jessica B.
“I NOTICED DIFFERENCES IN MY SKIN, MENTAL CLARITY, FOCUS + ENERGY”
“The Cleanse with Julien was the perfect way to rebalance myself internally, and to my great surprise, also externally and mentally. Prior to deciding to dive into The Cleanse I had doubts of being able to maintain prepping because of my busy schedule and worry of losing weight due to my already low body weight. But knowing the knowledge, care, love and true passion for holistic health and wellness that Julien possesses, I knew it was something I had to do.
I love this cleanse because it made me more aware of how different foods affected my body and educated me on how I can still get vital nutrients from minimal ingredients. I noticed differences in my skin, mental clarity, focus and energy.” – Brittnay G.
“…EASY TO PREPARE FOR AND WONDERFULLY TASTY!”
“I found the cleanse easy to prepare for and wonderfully tasty! At the end of The Cleanse I felt energized, healthy and grateful that I had decided to undertake it. The support I received was prompt and rewarding and I found the daily emails to be an accurate description of how I was feeling. I would recommend The Cleanse to someone looking for a way to learn more about their body and improve their well-being. Because of The Cleanse, I have a much better understanding of how food alters my well-being” – Guthrie R.
“IT WAS NICE TO RID MY BODY OF TOXINS…”
“It was nice to rid my body of toxins, take time for myself and feel really refreshed. I found The Cleanse to be really relaxing and enjoyed preparing my meals. I really liked the recipes and continue to make them today. I also incorporated many new ingredients I was not very familiar with. It was so rewarding to stick to my meals and I felt empowered sticking with this cleanse. I would definitely recommend this cleanse to others and I would do it again!” – Monica K.
“MAKING THE FOOD IN ADVANCE LEFT MORE FREE TIME DURING THE WEEK”
“I really enjoyed the cleanse. Preparing and making the food in advance left more free time during the week not to have to think about what to eat or resorting to what to eat. I loved the recipes, felt really calm, while centered and clear. I would definitely recommend The Cleanse to other people. The support was great and I would definitely do it again” – Yuh-Shioh W.
“…I REALLY ENJOYED ALL OF THE MEALS.”
“The Cleanse was great for me and I really enjoyed all of the meals. I am going to incorporate the chia pudding, oil pulling and many of the snacks into my life. Overall The Cleanse was awesome and we’re going to use a lot, if not all of the recipes and other tools we picked up. I have already recommended it to a few friends and family members.” – Jeff B.
“ALLOWED ME TO PAY MORE ATTENTION TO WHAT I PUT IN MY BODY”
“I have a better understanding of what I’m eating and what I should be eating. It has allowed me to pay more attention to what I put in my body. “ Kate H.
“I care about myself more. I am more concerned about my health and what I am eating and drinking. Mindful of exercise and rest.” – Meg H.
“This is the second cleanse I have participated in with Julien Elizabeth. I found this Cleanse to be different in that I knew more what to expect from myself. I challenged myself in other areas and feel I’ve learned more about my body from a nutritional perspective. Physically, I experienced results more quickly the second time around. Julien is a thoughtful and compassionate teacher. She shares what she knows and helps give application to each individual. I highly recommend The Cleanse as a starting point for anyone interested in their personal health.” – Geri H.
“ONLY TEN DAYS TO IMPROVE THE REST IF YOUR LIFE!”
“Just do it! It’s only ten days to improve the rest if your life!” – Caity B.
The Cleanse is gentle and effective for those in a general state of good health. If you are undergoing treatment for any medical condition, please consult your doctor to determine if a nutritional cleanse is appropriate for you at this time.