Yoga & Meditation Paradise Retreat

  • Ko Pha-ngan Surat Thani Thailand
  • Sep 11 - 18, 2016
  • Trip Size: 5 - 18 people

$595

Overview

IMAGINE
... meditation & yoga in a tranquil yoga hall with sea views to start the day
... a healthy breakfast buffet
... a gentle yin yoga practice at sunset
... relaxing Reiki sessions and massages
... and in between a lot of time to simply chill out on the beautiful private beach, read, catch up on sleep and take life a little less seriously.


WHO THIS RETREAT IS FOR?
 
No matter if you are a first timer, beginner or intermediate student. Single traveller, couple, mum or dad - we are happy to welcome you all to Serenity Residence. Ideal for any level, this retreat focuses on empowering you to develop a strong foundation in the practice of both yoga asana (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation, so that you may continue to develop your own personal practice after the retreat, with a greater depth and understanding of the essence of yoga. The tools and techniques that you will learn during the retreat, will give you an essential guide of how to bring yoga in your day to day life. We are pleased to share with you how yoga and meditation can transform your life, and at the same time have an unforgettable experience of Thai culture in this beautiful environment. 


HOW A TYPICAL DAY LOOKS LIKE

07:30 - 08:30 Meditation & Pranayama
08:30 - 10:00 Vinyasa Yoga
10:00 - 11:30 Healthy breakfast buffet  
11:30 - 16:30 Chill out time (Reiki, Massage or individual activity)
16:30 - 18:00 Gentle/Yin Yoga or Yoga Nidra
18:00 - 21:00 Surprise evening activity (1 evening), group dinner on 1st and last day


YOUR TEACHERS

ANJA has been practicing and studying yoga around the world completing her 300h+ teacher training at Yoga Vidya Gurukul in Nasik, India and holding an advanced certification from Jivani Yoga in Koh Phangan, Thailand (RYS 500h). Her love for people, nature, traveling, yoga, nutrition and alternative healing techniques have led her to travel and study with teachers from different spiritual lineages to extend her knowledge. She is also a Reiki and Thai Massage practitioner.

PAULA has 19 years of nursing experience and 10 years of experience as a clinical nurse specialist. Coming from a family of healers, Paula was always interested in a more holistic approach to healing and from 2002-2004, she completed her Reiki training moving up to a Reiki Master. Since 2004, she has been offering Reiki sessions to clients, as well as conducting workshops and meditations in Reiki and Chakra Healing & Balancing in both her native Ireland, and in Koh Phangan, Thailand where she has spent a lot of her time since 2008. Her experience hours in the same are over 1500 hours.
In 2009, she completed a 300 hour Chakra Yoga TTC from the Pyramid Yoga Center in Koh Phangan, Thailand and she has been teaching yoga regularly, for the past 7 years in Siam Healing Center, Samma Karuna, amongst other places. Her experience hours as a Yoga teacher are more than 1000 hours.


ACCOMMODATION - SERENITY RESIDENCE

Our venue for the retreat is on the serene northwest coast of Koh Phangan. Serenity is a stunning property infused with Mediterranean style and hidden away on its own private beach. Tropical flowers grow throughout the property and views are spectacular with breathtaking sunsets direct from your balcony every evening. Each bungalow (private and shared room options available, each with private bathroom) is fully furnished, offers an elegant, unfussy design and homely feel with a direct view to the sea.
Our yoga space is bright and airy with views directly out to sea and we have a fantastic French/Thai restaurant serving wonderful meals as well as fresh juice & smoothies.
 

FOOD

Serenity has a beautiful French-Thai restaurant with views directly out to sea which serves delicious organic food using locally grown fruit and vegetables. Besides a healthy, organic breakfast buffet, which is included in the retreat package, Serenity serves also wonderful meals for lunch and dinner, as well as fresh juice & smoothies (not included).


CANCELLATION POLICY

If you cancel:
Cancellation up to 45 days before the start of the event: 75% refund
Cancellation up to 30 days before the start of the event: 50% refund
Cancellation less than 21 days before the start of the event: no refund
 
Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. 
 
If we cancel the retreat:
If we have to cancel the retreat due too few participants, we will refund to you all deposits and payments you have paid. We cannot however compensate you for airfare or travel costs incurred. 

What's Included

7 nights accommodation
7 days guided yoga & meditation practices with certified teachers
Healthy and energizing breakfast buffet
Welcome and closing group dinner
Unlimited filtered water
1 Reiki treatment
1 surprise evening activity

Not Included

Flight to Thailand
Lunch and dinner are yours to explore (available at Serenity Residence or a short walk to a large selection of restaurants on the beach of Had Yao)
Airport transfer and ferries, island transfers
Additional food or drinks requested from kitchen
Additional reiki treatments or other services

Before You Go

CLIMATE
Thailand has a tropical climate with dry, mixed, and rainy monsoon seasons. The temperature ranges from around 24-33 degree Celsius in the southern region where we are located with most days being sunny and warm. It never gets cold in southern Thailand, so there is no need for heavy clothing.

ELECTRICITY INFORMATION
Bring international power adaptors for use in charging cell phones and computers from Thai electrical outlets.

WHAT TO BRING
Yoga mat (if possible). Bottle to refill drinking water. We advise you to bring a swimsuit, sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses, toiletries, alarm clock, flashlight, insect repellent (which can also be bought locally), light tropical clothing, comfortable yoga clothes, sandals. It is best to travel light as you can buy inexpensive Asian style clothes and footwear at the market boutiques.

Bookable Until

May. 10, 2016

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