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A much needed detox!

The trulli temple at the Eco Yoga Park

The Eco Yoga Park near Buenos Aires is a retreat aimed at those who are looking to leave the city life and experience relaxed, meditative few days on a farm, as well as give up meat, alcohol and anything else deemed to be ‘imblalanced’ including onions and garlic.

Onions and garlic? Are they joking? OK, I am enjoying the cleansing and detoxing experience but do I really have to do without onions and garlic when I am only going to eat vegetables anyway?

The day begins at 5am at the trulli with chanting and clapping after which everyone gets dressed in their farming rags to work on the vegetable gardens for a couple of hours before being served the first meal of the day. The breakfast usually consists of a bowl of semolina with a fruit salad and freshly baked bread.

Then it’s back to the gruelling work at the farm for another three or four hours toiling the earth! This is followed by a meditative yoga class. We are served lunch at half past one – vegetable curry with chapati or rice and chick peas (always sin spice!). Then it’s time to relax or walk around the ample five acres of the park. At half past four, their is a hatha yoga class which physically demanding and stretch the muscles and tendons which worked hard in the morning.

Dinner is at eight thirty after a philosophy class around seven to wonder at the thinking behind hare krishna. After a hard day it’s usually straight to bed for most after dinner thought here is a cinema room where if you wish to you can watch more dvds about eastern philosophy.

More photos and detailed report to come once we leave the park in ten days. Almost no internet access til then! Adios.

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  1. March 16, 2011 at 21:27

    I m really enjoying picture you guys there! So nice to hear that you are doing fine.. 10 days more!

  2. March 18, 2011 at 06:16

    dude not so sure about this. so you pay them to work on their farm? uhm…

  3. Gina
    March 20, 2011 at 16:58

    Shelley – I came across your blog on a Trip Advisor side. Glad to see you are enjoying BA and the advice you have provided. My husband and I will be traveling there (from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)in 2012 for month of February. Staying at a vacation rental at 1877 Azcuenaga, just around the corner from Vincente Lopez and seemingly next to Trip Recoleta Hotel. Seems you are quickly coming to the end of your time in BA. I’d be interested in any comments you might have of the location we have chosen, particularly the rental place itself. We have traveled through VRBO several times and have never been disappointed. Thanks and happy travels!

  4. March 21, 2011 at 05:21

    Wow, great in theory- how about in practise?
    I’m very impressed xx

  5. September 17, 2011 at 16:51

    Great piks Shelly, came here via trip advisor, when you come back I challenge you to do the 10 day vipasanna course, its free but silent…. ooooo It will kick your ass. btw if you need a hcut give me a holler I will happily hook you up http://globaljet.weebly.me
    good waves, raymond e lee

    • September 18, 2011 at 03:12

      VIpaasana sounds serious! Thanks re the recommendation for haircuts. Will get back in touch when in BA!

  6. September 29, 2011 at 15:23

    You welcome, good waves and safe travels!

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