One of the ten best detox retreats in the world as listed in The Times, January 2016. The original concept, inspired by the pioneering work of Bernard Jensen, Swami Sivananda, and Dr. Gerson, in the fields of cleansing and detoxification and was further motivated by the healing effects of yoga, meditation, fasting and alternative therapies. These influences all contribute to Moinhos Velhos Detox Yoga Retreat Centre's comprehensive juice detox program for body, mind and spirit. Different areas of the programme facilitate physical, mental and emotional detoxification and purification and people come from all over the world to participate for many reasons such as; detoxing, quitting smoking and addictions, reappraising and evaluating life purpose, losing weight, getting rid of stress and simply achieving optimal health maintenance. Moinhos Velhos Detox Yoga Retreat Centre's programmes are also very attractive to those who wish to deepen their knowledge and experience of natural and holistic health practices and take that awareness back out into daily life.