Stay in the Moment~ Yoga, Meditation, & Wellness Retreat!

Chiang Mai Thailand

Hanuman Yoga Retreat
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Jan 25 - 28, 2019
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Stay in the Moment~ Yoga, Meditation, & Wellness Retreat!
Chiang Mai Thailand

Hanuman Yoga Retreat
  • Email address verified
  • LinkedIn verified
6 reviews

Jan 25 - 28, 2019
Group size: 1 - 18

About this trip

Join us for a nurturing 4 day weekend at Om Waters— a sacred and stunning space offered to dive deep into your inner wisdom. This is an opportunity to practice self-care, be in a conscious community, and immerse yourself in the warm embrace of Mother Earth. This retreat has been designed to put you at nature's pace— slowing down, quieting the mind, and finding simple joy.Throughout the weekend, we will weave together various modalities to address all levels of your Being and feel the magic of interconnectedness. 

Our gentle and moderate 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. Noticing our physical, mental, and emotional state during yoga poses allows us to fully listen to our body and modify. A mindful yoga practice means we take time to slow down and be in the present moment. 

Meditation is an opportunity to observe your mind, the habits it tends to go into, and bringing yourself back to the present moment. We begin to see that we are not our minds, and we can let go of our thoughts, judgements, and reactions. In meditation, we practice a healthy relationship with ourselves as we receive information about our physical, mental, emotional, and energy state. Meditation is not "mastered" but rather a continuous journey with ourselves. Benefits of meditation include: stress relief, increased focus, clarity, insight, creativity, and release.  At Hanuman Yoga Retreat, we practice various types of meditation: walking, sitting, loving kindness/compassionate, zen, exploring the five senses, mantras, and more. 

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. Using music, sound instruments, and other sensory input, you are guided into an expanded state of consciousness where insight and healing can occur. Innerdance energy work uses binaural beats and sound wave frequencies, giving an experience similar to a shamanic journey or elements of yoga nidra. Release is common in the form of physical movements, mental images, emotions, and energy. With release comes openness, clarity, and clearing. 

Laughter Yoga combines intentional sustained laughter, yogi breathing exercises, and deep relaxation. This yin/yang approach brings in childlike playfulness, creativity, and practicing to let go of the ego or judgement. The benefits of laughter yoga are numerous for our physical, mental, and emotional health. It is also a reminder to cultivate our strength to remain positive regardless of circumstances in life. 

We'll gather together for an evening under the stars with acoustic music by the multi-talented singer and songwriter Christoph Joerg. Sharing songs that will speak to our hearts and stir our souls, Christoph will guide us into collective singing, as well as performing his own work and of other artists. This will be a magical night bringing fullness to our hearts and healing vibes out to the universe.

Your Facilitator

Originally from California, Tammy has been an ex-pat and world traveler for the past 14 years. Tammy took her love of travel, teaching background, and interest in transformational experiences to start Hanuman Yoga Retreat. Since its launch in 2013, Tammy has led retreats in Bali, Thailand, Mexico, Hawaii, Vietnam, and California. Tammy brings a gentle, calm, and reflective approach and aims to work where people are at, instead of where they "should" be.   Tammy offers several modalities for self-care, healing, and connection while creating a conscious community: Hatha Yoga,  QiGong,  JourneyDance™, Innerdance Energy Work, TRE®/tension-trauma release, Laughter Yoga, and Craniosacral Therapy. Tammy's classes, workshops, and retreats consistently receive excellent reviews.For more information, visit:

Tammy is trained in seven modalities: 

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, White Lotus Foundation, California. 2012-2013

JourneyDance™, with founder Toni Bergins, Massachusetts. 2012. 

QiGong/Tai Chi training under Master Wing Cheung, Singapore. 2014.

Inner Dance Energy School, with creator Pi Villaraza, the Philippines. 2014.

TRE/tension-trauma releasing exercises Level II Provider. 2014. 

Laughter Yoga, with Fla Geyser, 2015. 

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, with Rosemary Wallace, 2017.

Saffiya is a French world citizen living in Thailand for the past 7 years. With a background in languages, tourism, teaching, management and HR, she naturally turned herself towards self-development, wellness, and holistic health. Saffiya is a Laughter Yoga Leader, Reiki Practioner, and TRE® Provider-in-training. Saffiya's warm energy radiates out into her work and into the world. Creating a safe space for others with full presence is the foundation of her practice. 

For Christoph, music and yoga have played important roles in his daily life over the past decade. He credits his work as an international music teacher  in being a multi-instrumentalist and fluent in German, English, Chinese, and Spanish. While living in India and Nepal, Christoph found ways to combine his passion for sound, energy work, and healing through the ancient practice of Singing Bowl Healing Therapy and Pranic Healing. Nowadays, he can be found teaching Hatha yoga and sharing his music at various venues in Chiang Mai. With all aspects of Christoph's life, he puts emphasis on mindfulness, inner peace, physical health and the life force "prana."

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.)
  • Kayak, inner tubes, and inflatable unicorn available.
  • 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 breathe easier, 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 8 single beds on the platform, facing the lake, with every two beds partitioned by a curtain. There is also one double bed. 10 beds are located in the upper level. One double bed is also in the "bird's nest" attic, offering a beautiful 360 degree view of the lake. 
  • No yoga, meditation, or nature experience needed. All levels are welcome. All activities are optional.

If a reservation is cancelled within 30 days or less of the arrival date, your booking is non-refundable. If a reservation is cancelled more than 30 days from the arrival date, your booking will be fully refunded, minus $100 service fee. 

What’s included

  • 3 nights accommodation
    "Rustic chic" in a dorm/shared space.
  • Fresh vegetarian meals
    Includes Friday dinner, 3 meals on Saturday + Sunday, and breakfast on Monday.
  • Transport to Om Waters
    Roundtrip transport from Chiang Mai by songthaew; then transport by boat to Om Waters.
  • Park fee
    Entry fee to Sri Lanna National Park
  • Gentle movement classes
    Hatha yoga, restorative yoga, QiGong
  • 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
  • Energy work process
    Experience 'innerdance', an intuitive approach to expanding your consciousness
  • Live music
    Feel the high vibes as we sing out into the universe
  • Airfare
  • Private sessions


Sample Schedule
Jan. 25-28, 2019

Friday, Jan 25, 2019:
12:30 pm We will meet at Wawee Bistro in Chiang Mai on Ratchapakhinai Rd to board our transport (songthaew). The journey to Si Lanna National Park will be about an hour. We will then transfer onto a boat to take a beautiful 20 minute ride to Om Waters.

2:00 pm Arrival / Welcome
4:30 pm TRE/tension-trauma release exercises
6:30 pm Dinner
7:45 pm A night of live music

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019:
7:30 am Gentle/moderate Hatha yoga
9:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am Meditation (30 min.)
12:30 pm Lunch break
5:00 pm Laughter Yoga
6:30 pm Dinner
7:45 pm Restorative Yoga

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019:
7:30 am Gentle/moderate Hatha yoga 
9:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am Meditation (30 min.)
12:30 pm Lunch break
5:00 pm QiGong
6:30 pm Dinner
7:45 pm Innerdance energy work

Monday, Jan. 28, 2019
7:30 am Gentle/moderate Hatha yoga
9:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am Closing circle
11:00 am Head back to Chiang Mai. 

Your Organizer

Hanuman Yoga Retreat
6 reviews
Tammy Hayano is the creator of Hanuman Yoga Retreat. Originally from California, she has been an ex-pat in various countries, as well as a world traveler for the past 14 years. Tammy took her love of travel, teaching background, and interest in transformational experiences to start Hanuman Yoga Retreat. Since its launch in 2013, Tammy has led retreats in Bali, Thailand, Mexico, Hawaii, and California. Tammy brings a gentle, calm, and self-inquiry approach and strives to make her classes accessible to everyone’s needs. For more information, visit: Tammy is trained in 7 modalities: Hatha Yoga, QiGong, JourneyDance™, Innerdance Energy Work Process, TRE/tension-trauma release exercises, Laughter Yoga, and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.


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.
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
This week was worth a lot more than we paid! We were very fortunate to spend a week in the company of a wonderful group, connecting and learning from both Tammy and Fernando. They scheduled a week of wellbeing and growth that I hope I have the opportunity to repeat in the near future.
Tammy was an excellent yoga teacher / host! Her attention to detail and warm, welcoming attitude made participants of all levels feel comfortable and at ease. The hotel accommodations were lovely and the ocean views from the yoga palapas were an excellent backdrop for our yoga and meditation sessions. The hotel staff was accommodating to all dietary requests (gluten free, vegan, dairy free, you name it) and all meals were prepared for us and were super healthy / delicious. If you're looking for a relaxed atmosphere to deepen your practice, I highly recommend Tammy and her co-facilitator Fernando. This was the 2nd time I've participated in one of Tammy's retreats. She exceeded all of my expectations, per usual!
I always thought I’d be not much of a spiritual person. That was until I met Tammy and Ciara for my 3day-retreat at Om Waters. They created a truly beautiful, safe and inspiring environment for a group of total strangers to feel welcomed and at home in. The retreat gave me the chance to reset some buttons and overthink some patterns of my life. Tammy and Ciara figuratively opened up a variety of doors. And what I loved about it: They didn’t force anybody to enter. Nobody was pushed to see what lies behind them. Instead, our two facilitators welcomed everybody to explore the worlds behind those doors at their very own pace and energy. So, every single moment at Om Waters I felt safe and sound and just in the right place, with just the right loving and welcoming people surrounding me. I truly miss those calm, enriching days at Om Waters. I truly do.
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