The Importance of Retreats

There are a broad range of types of retreats, but most people will first visualize going away to somewhere quiet and secluded when they hear ‘retreat’. This can be the case but there are also some very active retreats with interaction with others, and physical activities like hiking or exploring a nearby town/landmark. Some popular types of retreats are yoga retreats, meditation retreats, religious retreats, company retreats, and spiritual retreats. Whichever retreat you decide to go on, there are great benefits to integrating these into your life. Here we will tell you 5 reasons why going on a retreat once in a while is beneficial to your life.

1. Changes Your Routine – Retreats are a great way to get away from your usual routine. They usually will have you take a step back from technology and will not have a strict agenda. For example, you might start with an optional yoga or meditation in the morning, followed by a light breakfast with others, break/rest time, a class or session, discussion, lunch, and followed by another activity and free time at night. A retreat is not meant to make you feel exhausted or stressed, and it will be a nice change from your normal routine.

2. Gets Your Inspired! With new surroundings, new people, and new ways of thinking and looking at life, there is no doubt you will get inspired. Retreats will usually respark that fire inside, and get you excited about life!

3. Will Help You Get Connected With Your Self – Since most retreats have you disconnect from technology, this will allow you to really connect with your own thoughts, feelings, and inner self. Hopefully you will experience a setting with little to no distractions so you can have that time to really focus on you, inside and out.

4. You Will Learn Something New – You will without a doubt leave your retreat, no matter what the topic, with some new knowledge. Whether it’s a new physical or mental exercise, a new healthy recips, a tip on living a healthier lifestyle, or just a new way to go about your day…you will definitely leave your retreat with new knowledge you will most likely want to share.








5. You Will Leave Feeling Recharged – You will leave inspired, connected with yourself, and these will having you feeling recharged! Are you tired of your normal routine at work? Are you feel less and less inspired in your daily life? Are you bored with your surroundings? Retreats will get you out of your comfort zone, with new surroundings, new knowledge, and this will have you feeling like a new person! We hope this inspires you to go on a retreat of your liking this year. Stay tuned for retreat opportunities with Harmony Mountain and Inner Harmony Wellness Centers. Namaste.

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Restore Alkaline PH

The human body is an indivisible, integrated organism, not a collection of various unrelated parts. We have various mechanisms in your body that work together to maintain a proper pH balance throughout your body.

The acidity or alkalinity of a substance is measured using pH. If your body’s pH varies too much from this ideal, it becomes difficult for various enzymes to function properly. Maintaining this slightly alkaline state is a constant challenge, primarily because of the acid-forming functions that take place within the body, and the overabundance of acid-producing foods we consume. Optimum health begins with diligence toward restoring and maintaining an ideal pH. Over acidity has even been linked to the formation of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. PH is something that the Inner Harmony Wellness health program examines and works to improve for every patient.


Most people are chronically ill and don’t even realize its infections caused by diet, lifestyle exposures, food allergies and inflammation (more than 1 in 2 according to the Centers for Disease Control as reported in 2000).

The latest PCR (polymerase chain reaction) DNA test research at U.C. Irvine and University of Pennsylvania suggests most chronic illness is really due to infection. As a consequence, we list the fourth step to great health for most Americans as the elimination of chronic, often hidden infections.


Detoxifying The Body

While we may not even know it, we face an onslaught of toxins every day. In the past 60 years, we’ve seen more toxins enter our environment than ever before. Toxins lodge in cells, tissues and muscles until your body is completely overwhelmed.

What is the effect of decades of toxins that have been accumulating in each successive generation?

In July 2005 a new study shattered the long-held belief that fetuses in the womb were protected from the dangerous chemicals and poisons that the mother was exposed to. Samples of blood taken from the umbilical cord of newborns contained an average of 200 chemicals that can cause cancer, brain damage, birth defects and other serious illness.

We also know that a fetus inherits the infections (systemic yeast and viral infections) found in his/her mother’s blood. Because each successive generation is inheriting the toxins of the previous generations, we are seeing earlier and earlier cases of diabetes, obesity, ADD, autism, cancers, etc. We believe this missing link of toxicity has led to the worst epidemic of chronic diseases in the history of man that we are currently experiencing in our world.



The hormone balance of the body is a complex, interactive symphony of different regulating compounds. These hormones are internal messengers which are necessary to control and regulate the body’s processes. Since chronic illness typically leads to hormonal exhaustion, the next step of the Inner Harmony Approach is to identify and support the glands which need more support to produce a sufficient amount of their hormones.



Once your diet and nutrition are adjusted and you’re eating the right foods to fuel your body effectively; your body’s PH becomes balanced and alkaline; your hormones become balanced; and all chronic infections have been eliminated. This is when you can begin to focus on rejuvenation and anti-aging – the “icing on the cake” so to speak!

Anti-aging by remaining optimized at the cellular level requires ongoing lifelong maintenance. This is done by a combination of all 4 steps as part of the 5-step Process to Optimum Health, and responding to the body’s progress by periodically adjusting nutrition, supplements and diet based on the individual’s, and then re-testing. Whole body rejuvenation, similar to conducting an orchestra, is the individual’s unique and ever-changing nutritional protocol that keeps them in alignment and embodies the homeo-dynamic attainment of whole health.

We approach these methods using immune system modulation. Rejuvenation and anti-aging methods truly work when aimed at harnessing the immune system, systematic detoxification and hormonal optimization; which are the 3 pillars of rejuvenation and form the anti-aging process.

Key organic nutraceuticals are selected by your Harmony Mountain Institute wellness practitioner to nourish your cellular matrix and perform ongoing and comprehensive DNA repair. You see, cellular degeneration is what causes our organs, muscles, even our brains to age and decline. Keeping cells healthy is the focus of anti-aging.

We all know that the food we eat today is not providing us with all the nutrition we need. Why guess about the exact vitamins and minerals your body needs? Come in today for precision nutrition and begin the 5-Step journey today.