March 20th, 27th & 28th

The month of Maha Shivratri is a powerful time for cleansing and bringing into alignment the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual layers of our existence.

Knowing the importance of alignment between these layers, and the vital role of the digestive system to our experience of wellbeing, ancient yogis preserved techniques that supported the health of the entire digestive tract. This is in contrast to the use of many modern day laxatives and enemas, which typically target only one part of the digestive system and often result in other imbalances to our gut health.
Shankaprakshalan is an organic yogic technique that has traditionally been used to address the entire digestive tract in a gentle yet effective manner. It is used to move the seasonal build-up of toxic matter out from the system and is both a detox cleanse and a digestive maintenance at the same time. Yogis undertook this procedure during every season change to cleanse and prepare the body for the next season and support their yoga asana, pranayama and meditation practices. Whilst it is an effective tool, the exact details are not easily available in written texts to ensure that the practice is undertaken under the guidance of an experienced teacher for safety reasons.

Program Outline

Join us for this three-part workshop to prepare for and experience this traditional cleanse under the guidance of Himalayan Master, Yogrishi Vishvketu.

  • Saturday, March 20th, 7am to 10am PST: Learning about Shankaprakshalan and the Preparatory Requirements

  • Saturday, March 27th, 7am to 10am PST: Undertaking the actual Shankaprakshalan practice (to be followed by strict rest and very specific food types – briefing will be provided in Session 1)

  • Sunday, March 28th, 9.30am to 11am PST: Follow up on the practice, insights and ongoing maintenance.


After an introductory session where the background to this technique, the detailed steps and required follow up food prep will be explained, the following week you will engage in the actual cleanse with the guidance of Yogrishi Vishvketu. Typically the procedure involves consuming a specially prepared saline solution in conjunction with specific asana sequences to activate the organic detoxification process. This is followed by carefully selected food types to gently reintroduce balance within the system.

Important to note

Spaces are limited and there will be no recordings of the sessions in order to preserve the safety and privacy of all participants involved.

We also require that you do not undertake the practice if the following conditions/issues are present:

  • You are not able to have at least 2 days full rest (Saturday, Sunday completely) followed by another 2 days of slower paced, non-physical work after the actual cleanse

  • You are unable to consume ghee or coconut oil for medical and/or dietary restrictions. The process will require the consumption one of these oils;

  • There will be no one home during the practice on the 27th or in the 6-8 hours after it to support you. In the rare event that you experience dizzy spells, dehydration or body fatigue you may require the assistance of another human being.

  • You suffer from peptic or duodenal ulcers, you are pregnant, or you have already undertaken the practice in the recent 2 months.