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A 10-Day Self-Discovery and Conscious Living Retreat, in one of the least visited areas in Cambodia, Sen Monorom.
Here you can enjoy a relaxed, gentler pace of life than elsewhere, amid a genuinely friendly population.
It is the perfect place to immerse yourself in nature, and connect to who you truly are.
This life changing retreat is intended to wake you up physically and mentally using a combination of simple practices, which will allow you to be more aware of your body sensations, emotions, and your mindset.
You will discover that the ideas and beliefs you hold about yourself and life, limit you and prevent you from living your life to the fullest - without fear, frustration, doubts or anger. You will experience how to live the present moment in a practical way.
By investigating your mind, you will be able to discern between what is real and what is just an imaginary situation created by your mind, which prevents you to see things as they really are. When you see things as they are, you experience reality.
Now you are in the present moment, where everything is perfect as it is.
This is a space where you can be yourself, effortlessly.
Some of the retreat activities will consist of walking, stretching and moving the body, conscious breathing, conversing on different topics of your interest, questioning, investigating your beliefs, spending time with yourself, eating simple fresh vegan meals and taking time to simply rest.
We will work on stretching your pain threshold physically and mentally, so you can experience that there are truly no limitations, except the ones created by you.
The retreat format flows from dynamic and tailored to your needs one-on-one to group practices and sharings.
You will likely be challenged by entering a ten-day encounter with the unknown. We will provide you with all the essential practical tools designed to support you face the challenges without struggle, to prepare a ground for a calm, centered and satisfied life.
When you have completed the retreat, you will begin to notice that your perspective of life has changed; you will experience more openness and alertness.
A real transformation in the way you perceive life, will take place.
"Who am I really? What do I want? From myself, from life? How do I know if I'm making the right decision? How do I know what's right for me? "
These are questions that kept popping in to my head after a drastic change I made in my life and I hoped to find the answers to these questions by solo traveling SE Asia.
After about a month of traveling I realized I wasn't getting any closer to finding these answers. I felt like I was just on a really long vacation. Self discovery? Facing fears? Pff! I was constantly surrounded by amazing people, traveling from one destination to another, unconsciously making sure I never have enough alone time to trully be with myself. I knew there was something more I needed to do, just didn't know what.
Then, I came across a 10-day self awareness retreat in Sen Monorom, Cambodia that drew my interest. From what I read, it seemed like exactly what I was looking for but really, there was only one way to find out. So I booked a bus from Phnom Penh to Mondulkiri and in about 6 hours, I arrived to the place that would later on change my life.
I arrived to Om Ma Ya Awareness Center. Lead by the most amazing and supporting couple Yigal and Ofir who tailor the retreat to every participant's personal needs. The center is located in the midst of nature while still offering high quality accomodation (hot showers, comfortable beds, and amazing fresh vegan meals). Yigal and Ofir will take you on a journey of self-discovery by challenging you both physically and mentally and offering priceless guidance that will be there for life.
This retreat is for those who want to get to know themselves better, live a healthier lifestyle, to learn to be present and not be hung up on the past or the future. It's for those who are not afraid to challenge themselves and are eagerly looking for change.
I strongly recommend this retreat if you're looking for the above-mentioned. I have learned useful tools that will not only help me in life but will definitely enhance my trip's experience.
- Adi Livne
Accommodation in a private room, with private bathroom and hot shower, AC, a fan, and closet.
Accommodation in a shared double room, for 2 people, with private bathroom and hot shower, a fan, and closet.
05:00 - 05:45 Wake up into silence.
Drink 1/2 to 1 liter of water in the morning and lay on your right side for liver cleansing
05:45 - 08:30 Walk in nature, conscious breathing, conscious movement
08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 10:00 Personal time
10:00 - 12:30 Group gathering and one on one meeting, inquiry, discussion, meditation
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Personal time: rest, be with yourself, self-study / practice
15:00 - 17:30 Afternoon group meeting, discussion, inquiry, meditation
17:30 - 18:30 Afternoon walk / conscious movement
19:00 - 19:30 Dinner
19:30 - 21:00 Evening gathering: questions and answers, sharing, meditation, one on one meeting
21:00 Silent time
*Silent time from 9:00 p.m. in the evening until the following day at 5:45 a.m.
This is a time for you to go inward, reflect, and prepare yourselves for the new day ahead.
Food - 3 simple and delicious vegan meals per day, all made with fresh local ingredients.
*Each day you go deep into understanding the relationship between your body and mind.
*You will focus on a variety of different techniques including conscious breathing, conscious standing, voice meditation, practical inquiry, conscious sitting, conscious movement.