Awakening the Soul~ THAILAND Yoga & Wellness Retreat

Chiang Mai Thailand

7 reviews
Nov 19 - 21, 2023
Group size: 1 - 18
Awakening the Soul~ THAILAND Yoga & Wellness Retreat
Chiang Mai Thailand

7 reviews

Nov 19 - 21, 2023
Group size: 1 - 18

About this trip

You can't get any closer to nature than this! Join us for a nurturing 3 day retreat at Om Waters— a sacred space to dive deep into your soul. Only an hour from Chiang Mai, this one-of-a-kind floating retreat center is set on a beautiful lake in Sri Lanna National Park. Its off-grid location has been designed to put you at nature's pace— slowing down, clearing the mind, and immersing yourself in the magic of Northern Thailand. With very little external distractions, our senses will be heightened and able to absorb all that nourishes us. Throughout the retreat, we will weave together various modalities to address all levels of your being for a wholesome and holistic experience. 

Our Hatha yoga classes will benefit beginners, intermediates, and advanced yogis. Participating in our class is not about whether you are "good" at yoga or not. It's not goal-driven or doing poses by auto-pilot. Instead, yoga is an opportunity to spend time in your body, be attuned to the information and sensations that arrive, and staying curious.  This "body awareness" approach keeps learning infinite while building a strong and healthy relationship with yourself. 

Meditation is an opportunity to observe your mind, the habits it tends to go into, and bringing yourself back to the present moment. In meditation, we learn about our physical, mental, emotional, and energy state and use the information to bring balance. Benefits of meditation include: stress relief, increased focus, clarity, insight, creativity, and release. 

TRE®/ Tension-Trauma Release Exercises:
Learn this revolutionary tool for tension release and how stress and trauma affect the nervous system and body. TRE® consists of a simple yet powerful set of exercises that help re-initiate the body’s own mechanism of healing through body tremors. The tremors help lower the stress and tension held in the body, without the need for story, or re-living the original events, leaving us more relaxed, clear, grounded and at peace. A tool you can take home with you and use for life!

Connect deeper to your inner wisdom by accessing your right brain and intuitive self. We begin with a simple technique using the style of David Elliott's Breathwork— participants lie down and inhale through the belly, high chest, and exhale out the mouth. As we engage in this steady form of circular breathing for 20—30 minutes, trapped energy will unlock through an involuntary somatic response. We will then transition into regular breathing and connect to a higher vibration with a playlist set to specific sound wave frequencies. When we quiet the mind, our expanded state of consciousness can work through us and for us into release, insight, clarity, and more love.

The more we tune into our sensations, the more information we receive about an experience.  We'll practice simple Family Constellation exercises to explore ways of feeling, seeing, and being. The clearer we are in our communication, the better we can get to the root of our needs. 


Swimming, kayaking, napping, and being part of a conscious community

Your Retreat Guides


Originally from California, Tammy has been an ex-pat and world traveler for over two decades.  She founded Hanuman Yoga Retreat & Holistic Living in 2013 to offer a variety of approaches for wellness, healing, and connection. For her, life is an inward and outward journey to expand the relationship with our self, each other, and Mother Earth. Tammy guides modalities that bridge the body, mind, heart, and spirit. She is trained in: Hatha Yoga, QiGong, Innerdance Energy Work, TRE® (tension-trauma release), Laughter Yoga, Family Constellations, and Craniosacral Therapy. Tammy is also a medium. Tammy’s experiences consistently receive excellent reviews on TripAdvisor, Airbnb Experiences, and WeTravel. Tammy is a nomad currently based in Alameda, California. Visit her website:


Alessia is from Italy and has lived in Asia for most of the past decade. From the age of 19, Alessia has been on the healing/spiritual journey, exploring and training in many different modalities— including energy work and healing techniques. She is a certified wellness and transformational coach, integrating Tarot & Oracle readings from her collection of 200 decks. Alessia loves nature, fantasy movies, and ecstatic dance. She gets "heart eyes" every time she sees a cat! Follow Alessia on Instagram and Facebook at Inner Radiance Coaching. 

Good to Know!

  • Things to bring: bathing suit, towel, own water bottle to refill, bug spray, sunscreen, flashlight, layers for cool mornings/evenings.
  • Yoga mats will be provided.
  • Unlimited drinking water will be available. 
  • Please bring only natural toothpaste/toiletries. (Available on location if you need some. Waste water ends up back in the lake.)
  • Kayaks, and inflatable unicorn available for use.
  • This is an alcohol and drug free retreat. (If you really need to smoke, there will be designated smoking areas away from the communal spaces.)
  • No WiFi. And please, limit the selfies. :) This will be a digital detox --amazing how we can be more present and unwind if we disconnect from our technology. If you need to have access for emergency contact, we will assist you.
  • Accommodations: There are 12 single beds on the platform, facing the lake, with every two beds partitioned by a curtain. 8 beds are located in the upper level. 
  • No yoga, meditation, or nature experience needed. All levels are welcome. All activities are optional.
  • A USD $100 non-refundable deposit holds your spot! The remaining balance will be due on Nov. 1, 2023.  If you cancel your booking after the remaining balance has been paid, you will receive a 50% refund from the total retreat rate. 

What’s included

  • 2 nights accommodation
    "Rustic chic" in a dorm/shared space.
  • Fresh vegetarian meals
    Includes dinner the first night, 3 meals on Monday, and breakfast on check-out day.
  • Transport to Om Waters
    Roundtrip transport from Chiang Mai meeting point by songthaew; then transport by boat to Om Waters.
  • Hatha Yoga
    Build strength, flexibility, and balance
  • Qigong
    Increase energy flow with this ancient Chinese healing art
  • Meditation
    Practice building a healthy relationship with yourself
  • TRE®/ Tension-release
    Learn a simple technique to discharge physical, mental, emotional stress at the cellular level
  • Breathwork + Energy work
    Experience a somatic approach to expanding your consciousness
  • Family Constellations
    Explore simple Family Constellation exercises to receive insight and clarity
  • Arrival day lunch
    We'll have lunch at a casual spot at Sri Lanna National Park. Pay a la carte.
  • Airfare
  • Private sessions
  • Travel insurance
    Highly recommended to cover trip cancellation or interruptions, emergency medical/dental, and emergency evacuation/repatriation

Available Packages

Partial Lake View (Back), Upper Level
7 left
Deposit: $150
Full Lake (Front) View, Ground Floor
5 left
Deposit: $150


Sample Schedule
Nov. 19-21, 2023

Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023:
11 am    Meet at Akha Ama Coffee in Chiang Mai (Hussadhisawee Soi 3, Chang Phueak) to board our transport (songthaew). The journey to Si Lanna National Park will be about an hour. After lunch at a local restaurant, we will transfer onto a boat to take a beautiful 20 minute ride to Om Waters.

2:00 pm    Arrival / Welcome / Free time / Private sessions
4:00 pm    Qigong + Meditation
6:00 pm    Dinner
7:45 pm    Breathwork + Innerdance Energy Work Awakening

Monday, Nov. 20, 2023:
8:00 am    Hatha yoga

9:00 am    Breakfast

10:15 am    Meditation (30 minutes)

11:00 am    Free time / Private sessions

1:00 pm    Lunch break / Free time

4:30 pm    TRE®/tension-trauma release 

6:00 pm    Dinner

7:45 pm    Family Constellations Workshop

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023:
7:30 am    Hatha Yoga + meditation

9:00 am    Breakfast

10:15 am    Closing circle

11:00 am    Head back to Chiang Mai. Goodbye hugs.

Your Organizer

Hanuman Yoga Retreat & Holistic Living
7 reviews
Tammy Hayano is the creator of Hanuman Yoga Retreat & Holistic Living. For her, teaching is both an inner and outer journey of interconnectedness and transformation. She loves bringing people together to offer meaningful experiences— building a conscious relationship to the self, others, and nature. Tammy is trained in: Hatha Yoga, QiGong, Innerdance Energy Work, TRE/tension-trauma release, Laughter Yoga, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Breathwork, and Family Constellations.


The retreat at Haramara was simply amazing. Tammy is an extraordinary facilitator and a wonderful soul. I was able to strengthen my yoga practice thanks to Tammy's most professional teachings. Besides that we were able to enjoy a number of astonishing modalities, in particular in the field of energy work, which were indeed fascinating. Haramara is a heavenly place perfect to get away from everything, find peace and quiet and connect with nature.
By Marco F for Medicine for the Soul— A yoga retreat into the 5 Universal Elements on Mar 03, 2021
I had a fantastic time. There were a variety of activities and all were nourishing. The accommodations were great and the food was tasty. I loved being by the ocean, hearing the waves and watching the sunset or the moon. This is my second retreat with Tammy and I just love what she put together for the New Year. I'm so grateful for this opportunity and for the connections made!
By Denise M for New Year's Yoga, Meditation, Wellness Retreat on Jan 10, 2021
Wow, where to begin? I joined the week-long new year's retreat in Mexico without doing any research and thought I was heading into a "yoga" retreat that would be mostly about fitness. I was WRONG. And what I experienced was EVEN BETTER! Indescribably so. I am already ready to book it again for new year's next year. This was truly a transformative experience in totally unexpected ways. Tammy is a very special person, and her co-facilitator for this retreat, Dave, was as well. The space these two created for us was one of safety and joy! They led us through Hatha yoga and many other types of yoga and different modalities that I had never heard of or tried, all to incredible results. Leaving the retreat I felt an incredible amount of joy and release and ready to take on an amazing year. (Can't say I've ever felt that way after waking up hungover from a new year's eve spent out at the bars...) The group at the retreat was also great -- I know that I will see people that I met here again. Wonderful community and friends that could only be created in an atmosphere like this -- full of vulnerability, joy, pain, openness and love. I can't recommend enough!!!
By Keri B for Mexico New Year's Luxury Yoga, Meditation & Wellness Retreat on Jan 20, 2020
The retreat exceeded my expectations in every way. The accommodations were floating on the lake, the beds were comfy, the lake was so clean and refreshing and the food was so deliscious I went back for seconds plenty of times. I cannot say enough good things about Tammy. She is an amazing facilitator in how she can teach new intricate skills to so many people at once and does it with humour and keeps you engaged the whole time. I love that she has a sharing circle after the class to discuss and go deeper into what we learnt or felt. I have never been so vulnerable and felt so safe at the same time. Saffia and Bard the co facilitators were both great value and my husband and I did one on one trike and himikayan bowls with them. This retreat was my best experience in Asia and one of the best experiences of my life.
By Chelsey B for Stay in the Moment~ Yoga, Meditation, & Wellness Retreat! on Feb 07, 2019
This was possibly the best New Years I’ve ever had! Tammy and Fernando are the most wonderful, caring, and considerate facilitators you could possibly ask for. This retreat was a totally transformative experience and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for the time and space to reconnect with themselves in a beautiful and supportive setting. My week on this retreat was an absolute dream and if you’re on the fence about booking it - just do it! Trust me. Thank you Tammy and Fernando!! Xo
By Edessa T for Luxury New Year's Yoga, Meditation, Wellness Retreat on Jan 17, 2019
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