Holistic Healing with Kombucha, Chaya and Yoga at San Blas Yoga Retreats
healing by Andra Anastazia Malczewski
For the past 25
years I have been living in a jungle area of Mexico studying natural
remedies and hosting health retreats. I observed many cures while
working with doctors, clinics, scientists, native Indian medical people,
neighbors and friends who also do research work. I have been
impressed by the wisdom and formulas of the ancient Aztec, Mayan and
The most useful learning process has come from growing my own herbs, making
tonics and through observation of their effects.
In the village where I live, everyone seems to know at least one good home
remedy that has been passed on from generation to generation. We
often trade recipes and exchange plants and herbs which most people grow
in their gardens.
Every once in a while, I hear about a remedy that is considered a "Panacea"
or "cure for all ills." I was curious and began to
investigate the formulas that fall into this category. I researched
the herbs which were considered to be the most effective according to the
civilizations well know for their medicinal wisdom.
I discovered a few formulas or techniques that cure a wide range of
illnesses and also rejuvenate by promoting good health of the entire
Noted centenarian people integrate some type of herbal tonic, special food or exercise as part of
their daily life. Consistency is an important factor.
To be able to integrate something into my daily routine, I needed to find
something that was easy, ecomomical and effective. Some of
my favorite formulas which I have used for many years include: rejuvelac,
live sprouted seeds such as alfalfa, Chaya, Chi Kung, Tibetan yoga and
By studying the experimenting with these highly effective remedies, I have come up
with my own "theory of cure-all-activity". I
decided that if just one of these formulas alone can improve one's health
so much, then using a balanced combination of three should be super
My three favorite
"cure-alls" fall into different categories. Each
one has a remarkable rejuvenation effect, which has been documented for
centuries. Each one has noticeable effects during the first few
weeks alone, and will result in visible transformation if used
consistently for three months. There is considerable strength in
the triangle and the "theory of cure-all-activity" can be
illustrated like this:
At the San Blas Yoga Retreats our tonic will be kombucha,
our exercise yoga and our green, chaya.