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The Cleanse and Whole Self Recovery Retreat Center in beautiful New Mexico!

Recovery Programs are for those individuals seeking a longer personal healing space of 40-90 days for recovery from substance abuse, eating disorders, chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, Candida. Wellness Journeys are for those seeking a 7-10 day full body cleanse.

To discuss pricing, and dates for your needs, please contact us below. We're happy to help and talk to you about your budget or if you have any questions.




This team of professionals guide, feed, teach, counsel, heal and rejuvenate clients with their programs in New Mexico every year.

Whole Self Recovery Program

Whole Self Recovery Program

Developed in response to the need for a longer term approach and a more hands on program than the Wellness Journeys.
Whole Self Recovery Program facilitates journeys of healing and rejuvenation that purify, strengthen and merge the body, mind, heart and spirit. Whole Self Recovery offers an alternative to those who seek something other than the traditional recovery program styles as well as something alternative to a 12 step program. The program immerses the individual in a lifestyle where optimum physical, mental and spiritual health can be achieved and maintained using Kundalini Yoga, Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Cleansing, Chiropractics, Nutrition Counseling, Psychotherapy and Addiction Counseling, massage and bodywork, personal training, colonics and bhastis, vegetarian cooking classes.

This lifestyle transition program serves people looking for support around substance abuse, eating disorders, Candida, parasites, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression or a general health overhaul. It is 40 days to 90 days of daily yoga, cleansing and rejuvenation specifically designed for individuals seeking a wholistic healing experience that is an alternative to current Western protocols and pharmaceuticals. With this holistic approach, our residential program treats the whole self, providing a catalyst for growth, healing and transformation.

Located in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Whole Self Recovery & Retreat Center™
For additional information, please contact us at info@thecleanse.com

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Holistic Modalities

The Whole Self Recovery team works together to support the patient throughout the process. Treatments of diverse healing techniques are designed to work together to deepen the experience. The combination of diet, exercise, Kundalini Yoga, meditation, and personalized healing treatments revitalize the body and its life energy (prana) to provide an opportunity for a deep self transformation. Once cleansing has begun, the mind quiets and the capacity of the spirit becomes engaged and emerges to fulfill ones destiny. This program establishes a platform of wellness and creates a sustained opportunity to engage the soul, the essence of being, which is unlimited and infinite.

The program combines medical, yogic and spiritual psychology to neutralize the polarities of the mind and bring about a tranquil state of peace. Each person is individually assessed and given customized therapies. Each client receives homework, meditations and exercises for self reflection. Many of the meditations practiced can help to alter brain chemistry and function; and help to reprogram thought patterns in order to facilitate a more successful way of thinking, communicating and being. Meditation gives one the power to process adversities and create solutions. The program gives you the capacity to recalibrate your thought patterns so that you are no longer haunted and victimized by your habits, your thoughts, and your past.

Schedules change depending on the personal requirements per person

This is a general schedule and subject to change depending on individual needs.
8:00am breakfast of fresh juices, teas. breakfast cereal
9:00am Daily group yoga classes
10:30am Treatments, exercise of personal training and hiking
12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch
2:00pm-5:30pm Rest and/or treatments
6:00pm-7:15pm Group Kundalini Yoga Class Monday through Thursday
9:00pm Evening Meditation and Bedtime


An example of our Program based on past experiences and current evaluation. This schedule below is a recommendation. This program is subject to evaluation, recommendation and discussions of our team of healers and teachers. Because team meetings and exchange of information is critical to your particular case you will be required to sign a medical release so that the team can exchange information.

What the program may look like based on your needs:

* The Cleanse 10 day program
* Rejuvenation Continuation Program for 30 days based on your personal needs
* Acupuncture three - four times weekly as needed
* Medical doctor two visits if needed
* Ayurveda once weekly
* Nutritional Counseling once weekly
* Psychotherapy once weekly
* Personal Training once weekly
* Bodywork once weekly
* Massage once weekly
* Colonics once weekly
* All organic meals consciously prepared
* Daily morning juices consisting of one quart of fresh juice, the master cleanse, liver flush, yogi tea, or Kombucha.
* Group Kundalini Yoga classes at 9am daily
* Accommodations
* 12 step meetings are available locally and optional

Course Conditions

At this time our program does not treat patients with severe psychiatric conditions. We are not an in-house facility. If someone requires constant supervision this program is inappropriate. We are not a 'Detox Center' however, for the person with a history of drug or alcohol use, we will consider the patient on an individual basis and we may require proof of being clean & sober for two weeks.

Candidates will be evaluated prior to acceptance. We have thorough intake forms to be completed and a Skype or personal interview prior to acceptance into our program. In some cases we request past medical records and a conversation with your psychotherapist or doctor.
If drugs and alcohol are consumed during the course a recommendation for excusal will be given by the course administrator. Smoking is not allowed in this program however we do have the means to successfully support individuals quitting nicotine addiction. In other words, we will help you quit quickly! If drugs or alcohol are used during your stay, the program ends and no refund will be given.

Deva Khalsa is the Manager and Program Administrator for Whole Self Recovery. She manages the schedule and the exchange of information, team meetings and recommendations between healers.

Ayurvedic Practitioner, Cookbook author, cleansing expert and yoga teacher, Deva embodies the spirit of a healthy lifestyle and began practicing this in Vancouver, Canada in 1991. In 1996 she moved to New Mexico and began to study with Yogi Bhajan and Amadea Morningstar. Deva is the owner of Deva Health featuring The Cleanse of Santa Fe™ and Whole Self Recovery. Deva is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and a hypnotherapist. She also teaches Ayurvedic cooking and raw food prep classes and caters events. She is passionate about empowering people to take control of their health and lives. Deva will work with you to create an individualized program based on effective time-honored principles that focus on understanding your particular body-mind constitution and the unique nature of imbalance. The goal of Ayurvedic programs is to create within your body and mind an optimum environment for healing to take place to maximize your body's ability to heal itself. Your program may include lifestyle adjustments, dietary changes, herbs, sound/mantra therapy, aromatherapy and other natural therapeutics.

Dr. Kartar is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine practicing Acupuncture and Herbology at the GRD Health Clinic in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has practiced since 1992 and has lived a yogic lifestyle since 1987. This unique combination brings the expertise of a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine, a trained Acupuncturist, and a KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. He began researching detoxing and cleansing in 1994 and has guided over 3,000 people through The Cleanse, a 7,10 or 40 Day Rejuvenation/Detox Program. He has participated in The Cleanse 30 times himself in his efforts to design a program that empowers the self to full health. His dynamic abilities as a healthcare professional and a compassionate advocate of yogic technology were inspired by his spiritual teacher, Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga. Dr Kartar’s mission in living and teaching these ancient yogic principles is to enable all people to lead a conscious and healthy life, in harmony and peace on this planet. Dr. Kartar will be your primary healer in this program. He works closely with Deva who manages the program.

Sulis is a licensed Massage Therapist, Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Self Care Educator, Ordained Non-Denominational Minister in the Eternal Life Church.

Sulis is particularly inspired by the cycles, seasons, and the wild adventure of being alive and which inform the inherent wisdom of the body. Her own journey of healing and training in the healing arts began formally in 2004 with immersion in the subtle energy of Reiki and the embodied practices of yoga and Ayurveda; Cranial Sacral Therapy and Polarity Therapy are now her greatest influences grounded in a nurturing and anatomically precise practice of massage. Her personal healing and study have been parallel paths lending a particular depth and compassion to Sulis's work and enabling her to walk with others as a guide and witness: she walks talk and her path and passion are dedicated to living resources for embodied living.

Stacy’s life changed dramatically when she began practicing yoga over 13 years ago. By accessing her physical and energy body, she awoke from her corporate driven numbness and began a journey of experiencing all that life has to offer. Stacy encourages her yoga students to listen to their bodies and get out of their heads. Her goal is to help fellow yogis to let go and recognize that with clarity, patience, honesty and compassion that less effort in asana will enable their energy and physical bodies to release more fully into their poses and on a greater level, their daily lives off the mat.

Equally passionate about regularly hitting the wide variety of trails available in Santa Fe, Stacy founded Yogihiker with the intent of offering a unique experience by combining hiking with yoga on carefully scoped out sections of trails within the pristine wilderness of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Stacy brings Yogi Hiker to Whole Self Recovery.

Lorna became a licensed massage therapist and Reiki Master while living in Salem, Massachusetts in 2007. Since February 2012 she has been in intensive training with Master Craniosacral Therapist and Zen Meditation Master, Etienne Peirsman. Craniosacral therapy may be described as a practice where connection with the subtle energies and systems of the body is achieved through gentle touch. This connection facilitates the client’s return to healthful balance in body, mind and spirit. Each session is unique and may include intuitive song & sound. Lorna Works with a wide range of clients and among other things specializes in hospice work.


Jot Kaur Khalsa, MA is a LMT, Registered Massage Therapy Instructor, CranialSacralTherapist, PolarityPractitioner, Hot Stones and Facials, Psychotherapist, and Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor. She is the current Director for the Massage Program at Northern New Mexico College in Espanola, NM. In addition she works in private practice in Santa Fe, NM using a multitude of modalities intuitively with clients to re-establish the body and mind to it's natural intelligence; which is health, vitality and a spontaneous joy for living, through releasing physical distress and emotional trauma.

Rachel's goal is to teach clients how to eat intuitively, and to make healthy eating fun and easy. Nutritional consults with Rachel will include determining the right macronutrient balance, calories, and specific meal plans to help you reach your goals, as well as continuing dietary feedback. She has been gluten free since 2002, and can assist clients with special diets such as vegan, gluten free and Paleo. Rachel is an accomplished Downhill mountain bike racer and founder of Pin it Girls, an all-women race team and club that strives to inspire and encourage women in action sports. She is passionate about nutrition and fitness, and shares her enthusiasm with her clients.


This is a very sweet experience

3 years ago

I signed up for a residential program in November 2009 to quit smoking and get my stress level under control. I achieved both but discovered much more. Cleanse leaders Deva and Dr. Kartar Khalsa are amazing. They work with you on a lot of levels to ferret out what’s underneath your issues and bring that into the light. They heal with a blend of amazing whole foods and supplements, acupuncture and other body treatments, Kundalini yoga, Ayurveda and personal counseling. This is a very sweet, complete experience I would recommend to anyone!

~Lynne Eppel, Publisher/Editor Edible Front Range Magazine

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They are fun and wonderful

3 years ago

I took part in the wellness residential 10 Day Cleanse in Fall of 2009. I had been looking for a Kundalini yoga retreat online and found The Cleanse of Sante Fe. I came to Espanola with an open mind, excited to do as much Kundalini as possible and curious about The Cleanse experience. I would recommend this adventure to anyone who wants to get their relationship with their body back. Ten days of yoga, amazing food, and time for reflection and you understand what your body needs better then you probably ever have.

Deva and Kartar run the program with grace and kindness, as well as an incredible depth of knowledge about the physical and spiritual body. They are fun and wonderful guides during the journey. You leave feeling, cleansed, but also refreshed, grounded and energized. It has been about four months since I did The Cleanse and I still eat veggies with almost every meal. I don’t drink coffee any more and amazingly I don’t need it. I do yoga or exercise almost every day and my body sends me clear messages when I don’t. These aren’t things I have to make an effort to do. It isn’t like a…

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There is light and substance

3 years ago

My story as an addict and the events leading up to my years of using are not unusual. My release from the seemingly unrelenting grip and all too deep hook of heroin addiction (as well as a litany of other drugs) is pretty remarkable from the conventional perspective of treatments centers and the 12 step programs. To me, however, it was not totally miraculous, all though the process was powerful enough to be called a miracle. I have been clean now for nearly two years, and have had an accelerated recovery based primarily on my new habits and how they work into the consciousness. I have accelerated my career way passed where it was before, serve a community, have been married now for over 7 months, healed the wounds I inflicted on my family (trust has been earned and continues to be needed to be earned), and most importantly to be able to have all of this, I have found a way to find peace, calmness, happiness, energy, and motivation from within myself unlike previously were I was on a constant search outside of myself.

The story leading to me depending on drugs is a fairly normal one. A difficult and…

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Indianapolis, Indiana

4 years ago

Their approach to treatment promotes rapid, sustainable change like no other program I have encountered. And on top of it, their team of healers is not only highly qualified but also compassionate and uniquely dedicated to uplifting, energizing, and calling in the best in each individual. For anyone who truly desires and is ready to change his/her life, Whole Self Recovery is unprecedented in its ability to provide powerful tools and support in an incredibly loving, uplifting, profoundly life-altering program.

In my opinion, this program has created the template for the new paradigm in treatment for everything from physical issues to addictions, trauma, and a variety of mental/emotional/spiritual conditions.

~JJ, Indianapolis, Indiana

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I am a better person

3 years ago

I have been meaning to contact you ever since I graduated from Acupuncture School. I am currently practicing in New York City. I would never have even started on this path of becoming a healer if I had not spent those 41 days with the both of you back in 2000. Thank you so much for that experience. I am a better person now because of the issues I resolved and changes I went through under your care. I still practice Kundalini Yoga regularly, a practice I would rather not do without.

~AvH, New York

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Ayurveda is a natural healing system that has been successfully practiced for thousands of years. Originating in ancient India, this medical tradition states that each person's path toward optimal health is unique‹because each person is unique.

After a thorough intake, Deva works with you on a personal basis to create an individualized Ayurvedic program. This can be done in person, on skype or on the telephone from anywhere in the world.

The goal of Ayurvedic programs is to create within your body and mind an optimum environment for healing to take place to maximize your body's ability to heal itself. Your program may include lifestyle adjustments, dietary changes, herbs, sound/mantra therapy, aromatherapy and other natural therapeutics.

Call 800-563-3327 or 505-988-7076 or email deva@thecleanse.com to setup an appt or for questions. Deva works on a sliding scale of $150 to $75 per consultation.

The awareness gained from having an Ayurvedic consultation allows one to create balance and harmony, thus avoiding the onset of symptoms. If you are already ill, Ayurveda helps you to create the optimum environment in your body for healing to take place!

Ayurveda will help you feel better about life and have greater energy and enthusiasm.

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