Glow in Thailand by Social Zen Retreats

Ko Samui Surat Thani Thailand

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Alaine Handa
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Aug 9 - 13, 2017
Group size: 10-16
Glow in Thailand by Social Zen Retreats
Ko Samui Surat Thani Thailand

Alaine Handa
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$800
Deposit: $200
Aug 9 - 13, 2017
Group size: 10-16

About this trip

Social Zen Retreats seek to curate retreats that embrace authenticity, creativity, and balance

We want to create retreats in beautiful locations using our background in hospitality, dance, yoga, wellness, culinary, and wine to bring you an experience that will leave you feeling inspired to be your true and WHOLE self.


Social Zen Retreats were created by a group of friends who were tired of small talk and wanted something more out of life. A well balanced life of creativity and wellness. To live well, make truthful connections, create, and be inspired by all the wonderful individual stories. We want to create retreats in beautiful locations using our background in hospitality, dance, yoga, wellness, culinary, and wine to bring you an experience that will leave you feeling inspired to be your true and WHOLE self.

For Glow in Thailand, we picked an awesome property in Koh Samui. 

About the property:
Bliss Getaway is a stunning villa style Boutique Resort with all the modern comforts in a peaceful, island environment. Bliss Getaway holds six luxury private villas in a closed residence. The villas are available in two or three-bedroom variations, each with private lounge and kitchen areas separate from the bedrooms. The complex offers a private yoga studio, swimming pool, sun deck and lounge Sala in the common area in front of the villas.

The complex is situated amongst the tropical coconut and palm trees, which have made Koh Samui world famous. Perfectly poised on Choengmon, Bliss Getaway is just minutes away from Choengmon beach and a quick drive from the airport as well as the island’s hotspots in Chaweng.

Meet the Team:

Socialite Master of Activities, Alaine Handa is a jet setting woman who grew up as a global nomad and continues to circumvent the globe seeking experiences that really ignites her passions. With a professional background in Performing Arts, Hospitality, F&B, Events. She has worked onstage, offstage, office, retail, hotel, studios, public parks, schools, gyms, nonprofit, for profit, kitchen, restaurant. Ms Handa has a BA in World Arts & Cultures w/ Dance studies concentration from UCLA, Postgraduate diploma in Hospitality Management from Les Roches, and WSET Level 2 in Wine and Spirits from Wine Spirit Education Trust London. As Artistic Director of A.H. Dance Company, she has choreographed, produced shows that have toured to festivals in New York City, Washington D.C., Toronto, Edinburgh as well as taught dance in Los Angeles, New York City, Singapore, Guangzhou, Washington D.C., and more. Alaine loves to dance, cook, travel, ski, practice yoga, write, read, study languages, drink wine (and talk about wine!) and small social gatherings where people talk about things that really matter to them. 

Check out her travel blog at www.travelwithalaine.com
Find out more about Alaine Handa at www.alainehanda.com


Wellness & Goddess Circle Planner, Natasha Lee is global trotter who is a health and wellness junkie. She loves helping people improve their lives through holistic ways. Her interest in alternative medicine started early during her teenage years. While visiting a Naturopath Clinic, she was amazed at how the body can heal without the use of synthetic drugs. 
A certified health coach and a gut health advocate, she loves teaching people about natural skincare and healthy food through workshops. 

Check out her FB page @glowwithin


Frenchman of Guest Relations and Revenue manager, Jacques Crepet is a man of many talents. A degree in Law, a postgraduate diploma in Hospitality Management and a career that has him working in Paris, New York, London in luxury hotels over the past few years. He likes nature, good food and wine, hippie music, horror movies, and connecting with people. 



Meta Setiawan is an art lover and a traveling yogi. Her physical journey into yoga started long ago and she walked away from it many times. However, somehow she had always came back to the mat and was reunited with the Yogic values in the last few years. 

Meta has had many careers in this lifetime. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems, then worked as an IT auditor for several years. She then decided to pursue her first love of Dance and that eventually led to a Master’s in Arts Management and a career as an Arts Manager. 

Through her self-discovery journey, she found that love is the most important force in this word, especially love towards ourselves. She wishes to share this message and create a community of love through Yoga, Meditation and the creative arts. In December 2015 Meta decided to leave the working world to fully commit to serve the Community of Love and has since been teaching Yoga in Bandung (Indonesia) and Singapore. 

Meta loves dancing, traveling, going to see performances, and being in Nature. She also draws Mandalas and feels a deep connection with the Universe when she’s drawing her Mandalas. To read more about her thoughts and see some of her Mandalas, check out metavashti.com or follow me on IG (@metavashti)!

What’s included

Double Shared Accommodation or Single Accommodation
Daily Yoga classes
Daily Contemporary Dance classes
Meditation
Creative writing and journaling activities
Healthy meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Wine (1-2 glasses a day)
Cooking demonstration
Essential Oils training class
A cultural trip excursion
A welcome kit (Spa products and writing materials)
Swimming Pool
Sun deck and lounge areas 
Gym
Wireless Internet
Hair Dryer, Shampoo/Soap, TV, Towels, etc. 
Free Parking on Premises

Not included

Flights to/from Ko Samui
Travel insurance 
Local transportation (Optional and can be arranged including Airport transfers)
Rental Car
Visa fees and application


Before You Go

Cancellation Policy & Terms

Please note that there are no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you need to cancel your participation in the retreat, cancellation policies will apply, no exceptions. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc.), but we have costs already incurred to reserve retreat amenities and accommodations for you. We designed our cancellation policy to be compassionate in case your plans change. To protect yourself, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance. In some cases, the deposit could be applied to another upcoming retreat. The itinerary above is a general guide for our retreat and any mention of specific locations or destinations is by no means a guarantee that they will be encountered. This itinerary has been curated with detail and care, Social Zen Retreats is free to make improvements that will best benefit the group’s experience.  

If you cancel Glow in Thailand retreat:
45 days or more prior to the start of the retreat, you receive: 100% refund of the cost of the full retreat minus the nonrefundable deposit.
20 days prior to the start of the retreat, you receive: 50% refund of the cost of the full retreat minus the nonrefundable deposit.
0-19 days prior to the start of the retreat, you receive: No Refunds.

To cancel, you must send an email stating that you wish to cancel to: socialzenretreats@gmail.com .

If we cancel Glow in Thailand retreat:
If for any unforeseen reason, we must cancel the retreat, we will refund to you all paid deposits and payments. We cannot compensate you for airfare or travel costs incurred. In the unlikely event that we must cancel the Glow in Thailand retreat due to weather, natural disaster or political upheaval, we guarantee a refund within 45 days. To cover any potential risks, we highly recommend that you purchase a travel insurance policy.

Travel Insurance :
Travel insurance is the best way to protect yourself from any unforeseen circumstances. Travel Insurance can protect you in case:
• You cancel your participation in our Glow in Thailand retreat
• Retreat is cancelled due to weather, natural disaster, etc.
• Medical expenses and the cost of repatriation should you become ill or injured.
• Lost baggage or belongings.

Available Packages

Shared Room Accommodation
King sized bed. Please let us know if you have a friend/family/spouse/partner that would like to room together. 2 people per room.
Available until Jul 158 left
$800
Deposit: $200
Single Room Accommodation
King or Queen sized bed in a private room.
Available until Jul 15only 2 left
$1000
Deposit: $200
Early Bird Single Room 20% off
King or Queen sized bed
Available until Jun 20only 2 left
$800
Deposit: $200
Early Bird Shared Room 20% off
King sized bed. Please let us know if you have a friend/family/spouse/partner that would like to room together. 2 people per room.
Available until Jun 16only 2 left
$640
Deposit: $200
A la Carte
4 Yoga classes, 4 Dance classes, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, Cooking demo class, Wellness workshop. Important to note: No accommodation, goodie bag, breakfast, meditation circle, cultural trip, creative writing activity, transportation to/from Bliss villa location
Available until Jul 156 left
$450
Deposit: $200
Group rate (4 or more)
King sized bed. 2 people per room. Book 4 or more for 20% discount. ($640 per person)
Available until Jul 15only 3 left
$2560
Deposit: $640
$800
$800
Deposit: $200

Shared Room Accommodation

Who’s interested

Location

Your Organizer


AH
Alaine Handa
Socialite Master of Activities, Alaine Handa is a jet setting woman who grew up as a global nomad and continues to circumvent the globe seeking experiences that really ignites her passions. With a professional background in Performing Arts, Hospitality, F&B, Events. She has worked onstage, offstage, office, retail, hotel, studios, public parks, schools, gyms, nonprofit, for profit, kitchen, restaurant. Ms Handa has a BA in World Arts & Cultures w/ Dance studies concentration from UCLA, Postgraduate diploma in Hospitality Management from Les Roches, and WSET Level 2 in Wine and Spirits from Wine Spirit Education Trust London. Alaine loves to dance, cook, travel, ski, practice yoga, write, read, study languages, drink wine (and talk about wine!) and small social gatherings where people talk about things that really matter to them. In 2017, Alaine and her business partners set up Social Zen Retreats. www.socialzenretreats.com