Cambodia Yoga Retreat with Rachel and Pierce

Krong Kampot, Kampot Province, Cambodia

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Pierce Doerr and Rachel Sherron
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Mar 4 - 11, 2018
Group size: 5 - 16
Cambodia Yoga Retreat with Rachel and Pierce
Krong Kampot, Kampot Province, Cambodia

Pierce Doerr and Rachel Sherron
  • Email address verified
2 reviews

$1100
Deposit: $350
Mar 4 - 11, 2018
Group size: 5 - 16

About this trip

Join Rachel & Pierce for a 7-day yoga retreat in beautiful Cambodia. 


• Experience southern Cambodia where the river meets the sea in a small fishing and tourist town. Restore with a week of quietude, reflection and beautiful surroundings to take you deeper into your practice with daily yoga and meditation. 

• Savor delicious meals and comfortable accommodations in the laid back atmosphere

• Relax the day away in a hammock, sunbathe, swim in the salty river overlooking the mountains, or curl up with a good book

• Eat meals at the river edge while viewing the mountains

• Visit local markets and temples or go exploring on an excursion

• Watch the fishing boats go downstream at night and return upstream in the morning

• Leave your worries behind as you travel to the remote, beautiful town of Kampot - Pierce's accumulated knowledge gathered over 4 previous trips here will give you valuable insight into the places, experiences, and spirit of the people.

• Enjoy many options for daily activities, volunteer in the local villages, or do nothing...you’re on vacation 

What’s included

• 7 nights in a serene and quiet atmosphere at Les Manguiers Resort (Arrive Sunday, March 4, 2018 - Depart March 11, 2018)

• Daily yoga and meditation classes with Rachel and Pierce

• Fresh Cambodian and French inspired cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner - vegetarian, pescatarian and meat options, all locally sourced from the market daily and prepared onsite (dinner is provided on the night you arrive and breakfast on the day you leave)

• Kayaking trip

• Filtered drinking water

• Free wifi in communal areas

• Bicycles for exploring the local village and town

• Ping pong and foosball table, soccer area, tree swings, board games and more

• Guidance from Pierce on everything from travel questions to negotiating a price on souvenirs 

Not included

• Airfare to Phnom Penh Cambodia

• Taxi or bus from Phnom Penh to Kampot (See the "Before You Go" guide for options)

• Any additional drinks, food, and snacks not included with daily meals

Before You Go

Here is some information to prepare for your upcoming yoga retreat with Rachel and Pierce in Kampot Cambodia.


• 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 4th, we can arrange a taxi pickup for you. Cost between $40-$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. 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 about 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; it most likely will not rain during that time. All accommodations are fan only rooms, and the temperature gets cool in the evening to make sleeping comfortable.

• Please respect the local culture and dress appropriately, especially If going to a temple (Appropriate attire is long pants (covering the knee) and shirts that cover shoulders. Skirts, small shorts, tank tops, and other items of revealing clothing are not allowed) - Swim suits are fine at the resort.

• 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



What to bring:

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

• At least 2 passport size photos (for immigration)

• $30 USD for Visa on Arrival fee

• Yoga mat and any props you like

• Reusable water bottle

• Bug spray

• Hat to protect from the sun


Language:

Here are some common phrases to help you navigate the language and connect with the locals. These are written phonetically. You can also search youtube for basic instructional greetings as well. A smile will also get you far at the end of the day.


Hello (informal) - Sue suh day

Hello (formal - with hands in prayer) - Jim re-up sewer

Goodbye (formal with hands in prayer) - Jim re-up Leah

Goodbye (informal) - Leah sen hi

Thank you - Uh-coon -- or -- Ah-guon

Thank you very much - Uh-coon chilan -- or -- Ah-guon chilan

Sorry - Some toe

Yes (men): Bat

Yes (women): Jah

Delicious - Chin-yaang


We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you have along the way. 

Thanks for joining us, we look forward to sharing this adventure with you.

Other Info

- $100 Early bird discount if deposit paid before October 31, 2017

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

- Full amount paid in full by February 1st 2018

- No refunds after February 1st 2018


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

The prices are per person.

Each room or bungalow is denoted by a Letter and Number (ex: B2) 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 many options so that you can find the best one that works for your trip. If you do not see what you are looking for, please drop us a line.

*There is the possibility of a few tent housing options. Please inquire directly if you are interested in this*

Available Packages

B1 - Single Occupancy
Sold Out
Private Room - Double bed with shared bath on top floor of main house with small private terrace.
$1100
Deposit: $350
B3 - Single Occupancy
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Private Room - Double bed with private bath on middle floor of main house with shared terrace.
$1150
Deposit: $350
B4 -Double Occupancy (couple)
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Private Room - Double bed with private bath on ground floor of main house with shared terrace. *Must purchase (2) quantity as couple
$900
Deposit: $350
B6 - Single Occupancy
Sold Out
Private Room - Double bed with shared bath on top floor of main house.
$1100
Deposit: $350
C2 - Medium Bungalow - couple
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Private Bungalow for a couple - 2 beds (one big - one small), private terrace and bathroom *Must purchase (2) quantity as couple
$1000
Deposit: $350
C3 - Large Bungalow - couple
Sold Out

Private Bungalow for a couple - 2 double beds with bath and terrace. 

*Must purchase (2) quantity as couple

$1100
Deposit: $350
C5 - Shared Family Size Bungalow
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Shared Bungalow - 2 rooms with 3 double beds, private terrace and shared bathroom with your roommates.

$1000
Deposit: $350
C6 - Shared Family Size Bungalow
Sold Out

Shared Bungalow - 2 rooms with 3 double beds, private terrace and shared bathroom with your roommates.

$1000
Deposit: $350
House N Room 1
Available until Feb 01, 2018Sold Out

Private Single room with shared bathroom.

$1100
Deposit: $350
House N Room 2
Available until Feb 01, 2018Sold Out
$1100
Deposit: $350
$1100
Deposit: $350

B1 - Single Occupancy
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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!
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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.