Cambodia Yoga Retreat 2019 with Rachel Sherron and Pierce Doerr

Kampot, Cambodia

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Pierce Doerr and Rachel Sherron
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Mar 3 - 9, 2019
Group size: 5 - 15
Cambodia Yoga Retreat 2019 with Rachel Sherron and Pierce Doerr
Kampot, Cambodia

Pierce Doerr and Rachel Sherron
  • Email address verified
2 reviews

$1019
Deposit: $350
Mar 3 - 9, 2019
Group size: 5 - 15

About this trip

Get ready to restore and explore with a week of quietude, reflection and beautiful surroundings. Daily yoga, meditation, and much much more are in store for you on this 6 night 5 day retreat.


Join Rachel & Pierce in beautiful Cambodia, as they return to host  their second retreat in Kampot at Les Manguiers.


Leave your worries at home as you travel to the remote, beautiful town of Kampot, where the river and the sea meet in a small fishing and tourist town.  You'll enjoy the comfortable bungalows, amazingly fresh food, and sip many mango smoothies throughout the week.

 

Pierce's knowledge from 5 previous trips here will give you valuable insight into the places, experiences, and spirit of the people. You'll eventually know why he stayed so long the first time he stumbled upon this destination.


There are many options for those looking to stay active, and many options for those that want to keep things low key. We like doing both and will point you in the right direction.

Why should I go???

Because you're the type of person that deserves to spend a tropical week far far away from home to focus on regenerating and cultivating more of YOU. This isn't just another vacation, this is an experience for your soul.  This trip is really about the journey and who you become after.


Travel enlightens humanity 

Yoga makes you whole again 


These two things (plus an endless supply of exotic fresh fruit, salt water, sunny days and good people) help change us. And when you see the world, experience other cultures, and truly experience yourself, then you can bring that back home with you.

Sample daily schedule

7am yoga class

9am group breakfast

10a-5pm free time / group activity

12-2pm lunch whenever you like

5pm yoga/meditation class

7pm group dinner

What to Bring?

What to bring:

• Current Passport (not expiring within 6 months) with empty visa pages and a photocopy for yourself

• A couple passport size photos for immigration (you can do this at walgreens)

• Crisp $USD - no torn or badly wrinkled bills are accepted

• $30 USD for Visa on Arrival fee

• Yoga mat and any props you like

• Reusable water bottle

• Bug spray / Sun block

• Hat for sun protection

• swimsuit

Before You Go Guide

Here is some information to prepare for the trip: 

• Cambodia uses US dollars and Riel as local currency, so feel free to bring cash with you to use for expenses while there. Make sure they are crisp bills and not torn or wrinkled. ATM’s dispense US dollars but charge a processing fee. Your bank may also charge a fee on top of this, but not all do, so check with your bank. Many places do not take credit cards, so cash will be your friend. The exchange rate for Riel to USD is around 4,000 Riel to $1.00. Make sure to notify your bank(s) and credit card(s) of the countries you plan to travel to in advance of your trip. 

• When entering Cambodia (or any of the surrounding countries) mark “tourism” as your purpose of entry.

• If you are coming straight from the airport in Phnom Penh (on the edge of town) to Kampot on Sunday March 3rd, we can arrange a taxi pickup for you. Cost between $35-$50 one way and takes approximately 2.5 hours. If you will be in Phnom Penh city we can arrange a bus ticket for you (or taxi from your hotel/guesthouse) or you can buy yourself. It is very easy to plan transport once you are there as well. We recommend Giant Ibis, as they are a medium sized bus, stop at a halfway point in the trip for bathroom and snacks and has wifi on board. The trip is around 3 hours and cost $10  - http://giantibis.com/

• The weather is warm, between 70’s and 90’s and it will be the dry season; most likely it will not rain during that time. All accommodations are fan only rooms, and the temperature gets cool in the evening to make sleeping comfortable.

• Cambodia is mainly a Buddhist country but you will see some Muslim villages and sparing Christianity.

• Read more about Cambodia's religious history here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Cambodia

• Cambodians and the language are called Khmer (pronounced - “Ka-My”) - Read more about Cambodia’s history here: http://bit.ly/2qVk0J6

Other Info

- $100 Early bird discount if deposit paid before November 30, 2018

- Deposits are non-refundable and hold your space and rooming option in the retreat

- Full amount paid in full by February 1st 2019

- No refunds after February 1st 2019

Below you will find our various housing packages listed by room or bungalow. 

The prices listed are per person.

Each room or bungalow is denoted by a Letter and Number (ex: B6) and can accommodate different situations, i.e. single in a room, couple in a room, shared room, private bungalow, shared bungalow, etc...Once the room/bungalow is booked, the other options for that room will be deleted. We set it up this way to give you various options so that you can find the best one that suits you. If you do not see what you are looking for, please drop us a line, it is pretty easy to accommodate requests.

Past Retreat Reviews

"I thought Rachel and Pierce were awesome! You were both professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic! I would definitely do another retreat with both."


"Everything was perfect! Best retreat I have ever been on!"


"Amazing amazing. You both were so incredible throughout the retreat. Great balance of yoga, group time, and space for outside adventures. Both your teaching styles complimented each other so well. Great job, seemed like you had been leading retreats for years! Hugs."


"Retreat leaders were welcoming, open, and supportive  😊"

What’s included

  • Accomodations
    6 nights at Les Manguiers Resort
  • Daily Yoga
    2 Daily yoga and meditation classes. Monday through Saturday (morning only)
  • 3 Meals a day
    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner: Fresh locally inspired cuisine. Dinner on your Sunday arrival and breakfast on the Saturday departure - all dietary needs will be accommodated
  • Kayak / Boat Trip
    Enjoy this boat trip up the river and around the mangrove loop. You can kayak or be boated back
  • Wifi
    In communal areas
  • Bicycles
    Bicycles for exploring the local village and town
  • Filtered drinking water
    Fresh drinking water
  • Gratuity for staff
    is included, but feel free to tip more if you like
  • Guidance
    Guidance from Pierce and Rachel on everything from travel questions to negotiating a price at the market
  • Airfare
    Airfare to Phnom Penh Cambodia
  • Transport
    Transport to resort (Taxi or bus to Kampot) - See the "Before You Go" guide for options
  • Additional items
    Any additional drinks, food, and snacks not included with daily meals

Available Packages

Main House Room B1
Sold Out

Private Room - Double bed with shared bath on top floor of main house with small private terrace.

$1019
Deposit: $350
Main House Room B3
Available until Feb 01, 2019Sold Out

Private Room - Double bed with private bath (sink/shower), shared toilet on middle floor of main house with shared terrace.

$1175
Deposit: $350
Main House Room B6
Available until Feb 01, 2019Sold Out

Private Room - Double bed with shared bath on top floor of main house.

$1025
Deposit: $350
Private small bungalow C1
Available until Feb 01, 2019Sold Out

Private bungalow with terrace and bathroom. 

Want this option as a couple? Save $200 each ($400 couple) - price is reduced to $1050 each and must purchase (2). Price adjusted after deposit is made.

$1250
Deposit: $350
Medium Bungalow C2
Available until Feb 01, 2019Sold Out

Bungalow with private terrace and bathroom. (2 beds, one big, one small).
Want this option as a couple? Save $200 each ($400 couple) - price is reduced to $1050 each and must purchase (2).

Price adjusted after deposit is made.

$1250
Deposit: $350
Extra Room JJ
Available until Feb 22, 2019Sold Out
$950

Available options

2 Hour Thai massage with Pierce5 left
$60
$1019
Deposit: $350

Main House Room B1
Past Trip

Who’s interested

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Pierce Doerr and Rachel Sherron
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Pierce and Rachel from Chicago IL combine their skills of yoga, therapy and thai massage to help people navigate life.

Reviews

Pierce and Rachel planned a wonderful, welcoming and wholly safe retreat, with delicious fresh meals every day, thoughtful yoga classes for our energy level throughout the week, and plenty of downtime. Rather than have an overly full agenda every day packed with activities, they simply let us know what was around in the area and we could take part (or not!) in whatever sounded like what we need. Activities included taking a bike or tuk tuk to the town center, exploring a nearby pepper farm, visiting the beach (about 45 min away) or a nearby national park, visiting a women's spa that trains and employs local Khmer women, or just some kayaking on the river. Pierce also offered the option to book 2-hour Thai massages with him, too. The accommodations are very comfortable and relaxing, even given super hot Cambodia climate. The staff and local people are incredibly kind and always able to help you. Lots of amusing, adorable kitties and pups around the grounds of Les Manguiers who love to play. I would note for newcomers that Cambodia is very humble and simple, and patient and understanding mindset will go a long way to making sure you get the most out of this beautiful experience. Just tiny small stuff, like the long drive in can be quite dusty as the roads are very new. There may be small lizards sometimes in your room, for example and of course mosquitos (although the beds have beautiful lacy mosquito nets - use them!). And showering is not like a luxury hotel with high pressure and steamy hot water - although, you may find the river (which is clean and slightly salty, very good for your skin) much more efficient and comfortable for a good soak! That being said, if you've ever been camping or you already love the outdoors, you'll be just fine! This is also a completely accessible retreat for someone new to SE Asia or international travel - we had a few newbies in our group, as well. Absolutely nothing stressful at all here, all your concerns just melt away. I went in expecting just a nice tropical week of relaxing and left being much more in love with Cambodia than I ever expected. would absolutely LOVE to do this trip again and highly recommend Pierce and Rachel as guides!
SW
What a wonderful yoga trip to Cambodia! Rachel and Pierce had a well organized trip with time for exploring between the twice a day yoga. The yoga classes by Rachel and Pierce, of course, was wonderful. I wondered how my free time would be spent but had no trouble filling it with tuk tuk trips out of town, bike trips in town, boat rides and spa visits.. Les Manguiers was a perfect location with cabanas and houses. The food and the Cambodian people there were great.