Going on my first yoga retreat 10 years ago was a major turning point in my life. So much so, that i now lead yoga adventures for others in beautiful locations around the world. These are truly transformative experiences, and i believe that anyone who enjoys a lifestyle of health and wellness can greatly benefit from a yoga retreat.
There are so many reasons to give yourself a well earned rest in paradise. Practising yoga regularly ensures you progress and see positive effects very quickly. Going to a new place creates opportunity to see the world, and yourself, in a new light. You'll actually meditate! as when you have extended free time, it's a lot easier to do so, with no cell phone buzzing, or boss reminding you about deadlines. On retreats it feels a lot more natural to breathe deeply, and be present in the moment.
Sometimes we have to be far from home to give ourselves the permission to truly relax.
Being on retreat, allows you to listen to your body, rest when you need it, and be free from stress. You'll eat well without having to do all the work and you'll replace old habits, with healthy new ones. When you get out of your regular routine for a week, you can replace unhealthy habits with conscious new behaviours that support you being your best self.
You'll make new friends, undeniably, you will meet individuals with similar interests. Even if you go alone you have a chance to make life long friends. You'll appreciate home. While a week in paradise is nice, we often come home with a refreshed appreciation for life. You feel happier, healthier and re energised to jump back into your routine with new vigour. Heck, it might even be fun.
This retreat is specifically designed to help you experience bliss!
We'd love for you to join us for our all -inclusive 7 night retreat in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world - Chiang Mai Thailand.
- Sue xx
Yoga classes at Mala Dhara are held in one of two Yoga Shalas: either next to the salt water pool with comfortable fans, soft lighting and cozy atmosphere or in the organic gardens on the edge of the resort with a natural breeze and wide expansive views of the misty mountains and verdant rice fields.
Our retreat will focus on yoga classes that take you on a systematic journey to help you connect to your inner Warrior. Practicing yoga regularly can be challenging, you will wake up at sunrise and begin your morning rituals, which you will learn at the welcome brief before meeting in the yoga shala for your very first yoga session.This morning’s focus will be finding strength through your feet, as the feet are our foundation in life and Yoga. They keep us steady and strong. They keep our poses safe. They support us and will be important to keep them supple and strong to enjoy your time here in beautiful Thailand.
Each day our Yoga Theme will change leaving you with more understanding of how Yoga works to support your life on and off your mat. Each evening you will be guided through a gentle restorative Yin to unleash a whole new reality for the next 7 days. The Classes will be tailored to all individual needs and everyone is encouraged to progress at their own pace. Our Sunrise Session each morning will energise you for the day, while the late afternoon Sunset Session will help you unwind with more gentle and nourishing postures that focus on healing & letting go.These empowering sessions focus on giving you the skills that you need to confidently practice on your own with confidence when you leave paradise and return home.
Mindful eating not only increases nutrient absorption, but also helps to understand when you’re truly full. A Yoga retreat can present the optimal time for a food reset, as we are already focusing on tuning in to our bodies and asking what we really want. The retreat has it’s own permaculture vegetable gardens and many fruit trees providing delicious vegetarian food during your stay. Healthy food is better than medicine in healing our ill bodies and mind. You will be nourished with three delicious buffet style meals of fruits, juices, soups, salads and other healthy grains and pulses, which are light and easy to digest giving enough physical and mental strength to support your twice daily Yoga practice and to immerse your body, mind, and soul into the therapeutic aspects of yoga. Food for thought. If food and thoughts are clear and pure it helps in making one’s life fulfilled with joy and removes all the barriers such as being unhealthy in life.
Mala Dhara Eco Resort, Organic Farm and Kin Dee Restaurant, embraces simply getting back to the basics; organic farming, pure foods, earthy designs and "quality to the source" in all choices.
Which simply means; offering understated luxurious villa stays and group retreats, under the grid and out of the city
Each afternoon Sue will take you through heart-to-heart sessions, you will receive next-level personal growth tools, learn about the yogic lifestyle, receive guidance for your personal practice and discover ways to implement healthy & balanced routines into your daily life.
We will also introduce and demystify some of the secret practices of Yoga
that truly transform lives: Yoga Nidra, working with Chakras, Ayurveda,
the power of vibration and sound healing and discuss Yogic Philosophy.
We address topics like healthy diet & eating patterns, daily rituals that
promote inner peace, communication patterns that foster love and understanding,
and psychological attitudes that nurture self-healing.
8 Days / 7 nights Accommodation (single or twin share)
Return Airport transfers
3 Organic meals per day. A mix of Ayurvedic and Raw food.
Twice Daily Yoga and Meditation
Special guest Thai yoga teacher will take you through 3 classes
Sound Healing session with Dave
Private herbal steam night.
1 x Traditional Thai Massage
Trip to Sippa Hot Spring.
Trip to local caves and ridge top hike.
Inspiration sessions each afternoon, what is yoga, working through the 8 Limbs.
Unlimited herbal tea and purified water.
The whole resort is for our solo use, pool, yoga hall and all other facilities; we do not share with other teachers doing retreats.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Flights and Insurance are not included.