Seva Siem Reap: A Yoga Retreat of Giving, Gratitude, and Girl Power in the Kingdom of Wonder

Siem Reap, Cambodia

6 reviews
Sep 21 - 30, 2018
Group size: 6-12
Seva Siem Reap: A Yoga Retreat of Giving, Gratitude, and Girl Power in the Kingdom of Wonder
Siem Reap, Cambodia

6 reviews

Deposit: $500
Sep 21 - 30, 2018
Group size: 6-12

About this trip

Souljourn Yoga invites you to explore 10 magical days with us in the Kingdom of Wonder to support the Ponheary Ly Foundation Girls’ Dormitory that houses, feeds and shelters 60 of the brightest and academically ambitious female students who are from districts in Siem Reap where no secondary education is provided. This amazing journey will ask you to give back to yourself by compassionately giving to others through volunteer teaching and having an open mind to fall in love with this amazing country where you can still feel and see the fragmentation post Khmer Rouge and Civil War.

Cambodia’s rich and intense history is only amplified by the perpetual kindness and perseverance of its people. From daily yoga to exploring the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat, getting lost in the textiles and food stalls of the glowing night market, and even laying poolside amidst the frangipani, this trip will crack your heart wide open from the inside out.  Led by Alison Riazi + Lisa Bermudez, and founder of Souljourn Yoga Foundation, Jordan Ashley, this trip promises be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

What’s included

* 10 days, 9 nights at the Seven Candles Guest House
* Daily Breakfast 

*Welcome Dinner and Closing Brunch

*Night Market Food Tour
* Daily yoga
* All activities (Angkor Wat, Landmine Museum, Phare Circus, floating village visit,, etc)
* Transportation to/from airport and internal transportation for activities 
* $500 tax-deductible donation to the Ponheary Ly Foundation

Not included

* Lunch and some dinners

*Airfare to/from Cambodia
* Entry Visa on Arrival (
* Any extra supplies for teaching or to be donated to the PLF

*Travel Insurance (mandatory) 

Before You Go

Please plan your flight so that you arrive in Siem Reap on Friday, 9/21. Make sure you are updated on all vaccinations ( and get ready for a trip of a lifetime!

Please have trip paid in full no later then 1 month out (August 21st)

Available options

Single Room


Welcome to Cambodia!
Friday, Arrival Day (9/21)

Arrive at the Seven Candles Guesthouse, run by Ponheary Ly and her family who we will be volunteering with. Take a stroll down Pub Street for a bite to eat, enjoy the sunset overlooking the Wat Bo River on the roof, and settle into the sounds of Siem Reap. We will meet for an evening yoga class/opening circle followed by our welcome dinner. 

Who’s Going

Your Organizer

Souljourn Yoga
6 reviews
Founder of Souljourn Yoga Foundation (, a non-profit dedicated to raising money for girls education in developing countries through global yoga retreats and local events.


From the moment I arrived in Nicaragua I felt a sense of comfort and calm for the retreat that was before me. Stacey from My Alma Retreats coordinates a flawless series of logistics; myself and a handful of other retreat goers were pleasantly escorted to an incredibly villa on the pacific coast of Nicaragua for our first few days of retreat and recharge. Jordan and Allison led our group into several morning and evening yoga sessions that were mindfully choreographed and guided our group through the chakra system, element by element. Our days were blissful and entirely up to us how we wanted to spend them. We were spoiled by our fabulous personal chef who cooked amazing, colorful, nutrient and flavor rich meals three times a day. We headed into Granada midweek to give back to the local community through a heartfelt and fulfilling engagement with the young girls of UP Nicaragua; a philanthropic initiative to education the girls of inner city Granada on healthy and sustainable vocational options for their future. To say it was moving is an understatement; we hugged, conversed, practiced yoga, and shared empowering motivation to encourage them to continue striving for their dreams. We finished the week in the absolutely breathtaking countryside on a mineral rich, warm, inverted volcano lake, at Laguna Apoyo. Yoga sessions took place on a platform perched just above the lake, at sunrise and sunset, with the sounds of nature offering support and serenity; a truly majestic experience. Our final adventure took us into the city of Esteli, where we learned about the rich culture of farming; tobacco, Coffee and coco, that sustains the rural communities of Nicaragua. We donated books to the library bus initiative, offering mobile literacy for the rural communities of northern Nica. The experience was transformative, energizing, relaxing and majestic. I highly recommend for any adventurous spirit seeking a way to connect to culture, connect to your higher self, and give back in ways that are deeply moving. Flawlessly planned and executed by Stacy of My Alma Retreats. Flawlessly energized by Allison and Jordan.
I cannot speak highly enough about this transformative experience to Nicaragua. Jordan plans the most unique trip fusing together relaxation for the mind and body with an immersive cultural experience giving back to the local communities. I feel refreshed and inspired and cannot wait to sign up for my next retreat!
Dear Jordan and SoulJourn Yoga team, What an adventure. Prema Peru was an action packed and exciting journey. Most of all spending time with the girls of Sacred Valley Project was the most memorable especially shopping in the markets, learning their culture and making them smile! I wish we could have spent more time with the high school girls however because this visit was planned during the weekday they were doing their studies. I also think the flow of events would be smoother if we did not do sit downs for lunch. This took a lot of time out of the days where there were activities planned. A solution could be to grab food quickly somewhere or bag lunches. My most favorite meals were at Sacha Munay, Cola de Mono & Sunday we are at an incredible local spot in Cusco that was delicious! The activities were wonderful from ziplining to hot baths to Machu Picchu! The beginning of the trip was good paced and relaxing with plenty of time to enjoy yoga classes and gong bathes. This helped to acclimate to the elevation as well. I found that there were too many activities which made it confusing to know what was going on or what to pack in the middle of the week. Highly recommend to stress lots and lots of bug spray when in the jungle. Many people were eaten alive! We also had one man down during the mountain biking which was scary and thankful he is OK. However would be best to include travel insurance into the price based off the activity levels instead of making it an option. Overall I rate 10 out of 10! Incredible experience to give back to the girls and to experience Peru. Loved Sergio our guide, Che Che our driver, and Raoul ! They were wonderful. Maybe good idea to recommend to bring money for tipping them as well. Thank you again! Wonderful time!
Truly an epic adventure. In the Andes, every day brings ever more breathtaking landscapes, but we also had the special opportunity to meet and interact with the people of this amazing country, especially the girls of the Sacred Valley Project who are getting the education they so richly deserve.
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