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Ayurvedic Wellness

with Melanie

Cleanse and Reset

Ayurveda Summer Reset 2022

This July, I will be offering a guided summer cleanse and reset. As we do in other cleanse programs, we will clean up our diet, foster healthy habits, and reset our entire digestive system through ayurveda practices and seasonal food choices. 

When we pause from our vices and less healthy habits, when we reconnect to ourselves and our daily routines, we can offer our body the gift of renewal. This renewal arrives via cleansing the channels from ama. Ama is toxic buildup and it’s what happens when we having not thoroughly digested or assimilated our food, or it accumulates when we haven’t thoroughly digested, or rather processed, our emotions, or perhaps we have stress or unrest in our lives, or past or present chemical exposures. We store all of this in our adipose tissue. A layer that doesn't get easily cleansed unless we follow a simple but specific routine of mealtime as sacred time. 

The fall and spring cleanses are deeper dives into the process. The winter and summer shorter offerings provide an efficient and easily accessible pause to reboot the system, allowing both a cleansing and a nourishing experience.


Sunday, July 17th-Sunday, July 24th

There are three phases with deep resetting potential.


$140 before July 1st

$160 after July 1st 

Payment options:

Send a check to PO Box 597, Penngrove, CA 94951

Venmo @Melanie-MacDonald-9

or see the payment option at the end of this page

(Previous Cleanse)

--Spring Home Cleanse--

April 24-May 14th, 2022

This group cleanse supports all the layers 

that make up who you are.

It'll tap into your current and past relationship with food,

renew your body and mind,

release stress and emotions that hinder you

from being your best self.

Come find the true path to your optimal well self.


April 24th-May 14th, 2022

To register, please scroll below

This is a 21 day group cleanse and I'll say again it will support all the layers that make up who you are. It’s both tangible to integrate and comprehensive. It'll tap into your current and past relationship with food, renew your body and mind, and it'll release stress and emotions that don't serve you.

Don’t be wary of the length of time. 
There are 3 phases and I guide you through the journey.

There is the remove sweets and all top inflammatory offenders phase.

Then the kitcharee and medicinal ghee phase.

And then the preparation to reintegrate post-cleanse phase.

In short--a prep phase, a deep cleanse phase and a rejuvenating phase.

There will be 6 live video sessions (the 3 group sessions are optional), daily emails, loads of guidance and support, additional ayurveda information, and pertinent information about your body’s functions.

April 24-May 14

There are three group live sessions

and two 1-on-1 video sessions by arrangement, ideally 1 week before the cleanse and at the end of phase 3 to help integrate moving forward.

What is Pancha Karma?

Pancha Karma is a five cleanse process of clearing toxins from all the systems of your body. It is a treatment of ancient ayurveda medicine that has been practices for thousands of years.

Traditionally it uses 5 specific cleanse therapies and in modern times we revise this to fit the home cleanser. I take into heart what is needed to create a home cleanse for the modern home cleanser, and meet you where you are.

How can this home pancha karma cleanse help you?

It can:

  • Balances the doshas (dosha means your constitutional make up)
  • Adjust your relationship with food
  • Heal and reset your digestive system
  • Increase your digestive abilities
  • Enhance immunity
  • Reduce stress
  • Balance your mind
  • Calm your mind
  • Balance your emotional state
  • Balance your nervous system
  • Increase mental stamina by boosting your Ojas
  • Increase focus
  • Increase energy
  • Reduce or eliminate cravings
  • Reduce excess weight
  • Release toxins from the adipose tissues where they hide and are stored
  • Reset and increase your metabolism with long term results
  • Encourage wellness for your whole self physical, emotional, mental, spiritual        

How do we do this?

  • Clean up the diet for 21 days and make seasonally sound food choices
  • Eat kitcharee for a portion of the time
  • Intake medicinal amounts of ghee
  • Incorporate certain daily activities
  • Practice short daily yoga stretching and breathing sequences
  • Incorporate short daily exercise sessions
  • Apply mindful eating practices
  • Explore journal inquiries
  •  Attend virtual meetings
  • daily garshana—dry skin brushing
  • daily abhyanga--Self-massage
  • daily Fomentation/swedana-- steam therapy
  • and more

Through the above we will travel on this home modified pancha karma path together.

The program is as effective as you want it to be.

You can take it as modified as you need or as deep as you can go.

The commitment is what matters. Optional add ons are basti/enema therapy, nasya/oiling of sinuses therapy, a couple other add ons that we can discuss after registering.

Do you have a desire to reset your digestive system?

Do you want to cleanse the toxic build up that our modern world subjects us to?

Do you want to balance your interior to build a more sustainable self to handle life's demands?

Did you know that revealing the path to your most vibrant self is within your reach?

A successful guided home cleanse awaits you...


In this bi-annual small group cleanse I offer my 30 years of experience in the health field. I work intuitively and meet people where the are. Here's some credentials:

  • California College of Ayurveda (CCA), Doctor of Ayurveda Program, 2021
  • Bhakti Nova School of Yoga, 300 Hr Yoga Teacher Training, 2021
  • CCA, Clinical Ayurveda Specialist, 2007
  • CCA, Pancha Karma Specialist, 2007
  • Kofi Busia, Yoga Teacher Training, 2006
  • Shiva Rae Rasa Vinyasa Teacher Training, 2006
  • Thai Yoga Massage Therapy Program, 2004
  • Certified Massage Therapy Program 2001
  • 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training, 2002
  • Multiple other trainings and certifications
  • 30 years of experience in the healing arts including nutrition and herbal medicine
  • 15 of those are in ayurvedic medicine
  • Herbalist
  • Aromatherapist
  • Mindfulness and Meditation Instructor
  • Member of National Ayurveda Practitioners Association
  • Member of the California Association of Ayurvedic Practitioners


I'll guide you through this gentle yet effective home cleanse.

People feel that this cleanse offered them more then they expected. Most people experience a sense of calm, cravings gone, weight loss, emotional healing, better food and meal habits, and a renewed relationship with self care and with themselves in general.


This is not a western fasting cleanse or a fad diet. In ayurveda we don't usually use fasting as a way to heal. We do however shift eating habits, eliminate certain food, and add in other practices to support this wholistic cleanse experience. You'll learn more once you register.

If the elimination of certain foods feels unattainable for some of you, I assure you this is a beautiful process of diving deeper into our relationship with foods. This may be the stepping stone you need to head toward long term healing or could be life changing.


Please call 707-775-8543 or email [email protected] 

if you'd like more information or to have any questions answered.

Within 48 hours after registration you'll be sent via email an overview with a Pancha Karma cleanse outline, a suggested grocery list, and recipes. 

Throughout the program you'll receive daily email instructions sometimes with short video, recipe options, and helpful tips. During just the second phase you'll receive daily journal prompts. You will also receive short yoga, breathing, and gentle exercise videos.

You'll have my support along the way. If you need more information or assistance, I will be easily accessible and available for you during this cleanse.

If you are ready to commit to your wellness,

take the steps to eliminate unhealthy habits, 

and heal the deeper layers of your being,

then sign up for this group cleanse.

~I meet patients where they are, and we journey from there.

I look forward to meeting you on this adventure.~

Price before April 1st, 2022 is $350

Price after April 1st, 2022 is $420



Sign up now and save your spot by choosing one of these payment options:

1. Registering via the check out cart below.

2. Or Venmo @Melanie-MacDonald-9

3. Or Mail a check to PO BOX 597, Penngrove, CA 94951

You can reach out to me at [email protected]

with "register" in the subject line to alert me of your payment or to inquire about any questions that you may have. Or you can wait to receive communication from me.

Home Cleanse Testimonials:

"Thank you so much for everything, Melanie. This has been a powerful journey it's hard to believe in such a short time, and I am deeply grateful to you and to the wisdom and knowledge and compassion you brought to us all." Claire

"Melanie MacDonald is a gifted and competent healer who bases her therapeutic guidance on deep knowledge, deep listening, and loving kindness." Julia

More to be posted.

Other testimonials are located on the testimonial page.