With each measured breath, your thoughts gently fall to the wayside, along with any stress and anxiety that you brought with you to your yoga mat. Influenced by the Lao Buddhist culture of the region, and the teaching styles and backgrounds of co-hosts Emily and Tiak, the focus of the retreat is on letting go of attachment. This river view resort in Laos is a jewel on the banks of the Mekong. From the first moment I read about the Karma Yoga Retreat, I was hooked and it totally exceeded my expectations. Mindfulness meditation can literally be a life-changing experience.
You can read our Take a in Koh Phangan, Thailand. . In short, there is a myriad of schools, centres and spiritual retreats in Asia which offer the chance to learn about different kinds of yoga, meditation, detox and other forms of holistic therapy, such as reiki, Ayurveda, massage, re-birthing, ecstatic dance, even didgeridoo, angel and crystal healing! The province is also the home to Done Daeng the red island , the car-free island and place for you to slow down and relax. Evening free for walking around and dinner. Spiritual Pathways is following a long line of family tradition, where I work with your guides and teach you to get in contact with your intuition and higher self. Their centers regularly host workshops and sittings that explore Buddhist teachings.
The school specialises in Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Pilates. As part of the Warrior Women Mastermind retreat in Laos you'll have have a once-in-a-lifetime adventure whilst raising funds to help Big Brother Mouse deliver books and reading programs to children in poverty-stricken villages. It will be an experience to remember for many years. They offer daily yoga classes, retreats and Yoga Teacher Trainings amidst a stunning natural setting and a vibrant community. After a retreat led by Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, Kabat-Zinn adapted the teachings on mindfulness into the structured eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course, which integrates the healing aspects of Buddhist meditation practices with the concept of psychological awareness and healing. The offer weekend yoga retreats, which will easily fit into your busy schedule. Designed, built and adorned with precious artefacts by passionate owners for their own personal use, each of these non-commercial dwellings is a unique sanctuary.
Take care of the environment around yoga, yoga retreats will always have places for you to fill up a bottle so you can bring it around the property and to class. We support various establishments and teachers by holding classes, retreats and workshops at different locations around town. When you are searching for a yoga vacation that is perfect for you, you can customize your search far beyond the beautiful location of Laos. Perfect for the road-weary traveller in need of a break from their travels! Sawasdee Pai Resort: Several of the resorts also offer daily yoga classes such as this one. So don't be nervous : Think of it a little bit like a yoga teacher training course: a silent meditation retreat can help you get the in-depth knowledge needed to fully immerse yourself in your mindfulness meditation practice. The studio also offers workshops such as Shaolin Secrets of Stretching and Chakra Healing Workshop. Acro Yoga and slacklining also available.
Wat Suan Mokh in Surat Thani, Thailand: Wat Suan Mokh is a famous Buddhist Meditation Centre which is very popular amongst foreigners as the monks here speak perfect English and are able to guide you in your practice. La Folie lodge is situated on Done Daeng island, a car free island in the middle of the Mekong River. With more than 300 temples in the town, for years, people have flocked to the town to learn more about Buddhism and meditation. Consider checking out sahaja yoga, which combines yoga and meditation in a single practice. Upon arrival, our Laos guide will welcome you and transfer to Luang prabang old town — a World Heritage site with colonial air mixed with local colors. No, not the yoga lifestyle that clutters our Instagram feeds, but the yoga lifestyle of ancient wisdom. Morning and evening yoga asana classes will be slower and soulful to support the mindfulness practice.
Blue Garden Yoga and Thai Massage Training: Located close to Thapae Gate in the Old Quarter, this school offers daily yoga classes, massage courses and abdominal Chi massage. Meditation reduces depression, increases happiness, alleviates stress, improves cognitive functioning and improves sleep. You are welcome to stay in one of our wooden bungalows in the retreat centre or find accommodation outside. The exchange is beneficial for both monk and foreigner. Nor do they understand that yoga and meditation are not exclusive to any religious or spiritual beliefs, either. Wild Rose Yoga: Offering daily classes in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Anusara, Tantra and frequent workshops.
We believe that reading helps break the cycle of poverty and creates opportunities. Yoga is the first step for many along their spiritual journey. Your experience at our yoga and meditation centre will include the full and healthy vegan meals. Located in Chom Tong which is about an hour south of Chiang Mai, the school was developed by the well-known Thai monk, Phra Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo. Prior to moving to Melbourne, in Laos Tiak travelled to almost every province both for pleasure and work.
During Laos New Year, the country falls into the grips of the water festival, and while this can be a fun time to be in Laos, it also means that many businesses close down for a few days. On your final day take the river cruise back to Luang Prabang and enjoy a charming scenic experience of the local village life along the river banks. Telunas Beach Resort is located 50km from Singapore, on the Riau Archipelago of Indonesia. Their programs offer a mix of breathing techniques, meditation, yoga and wisdom for living a happy life. In short, Chiang Mai offers some of the best and cheapest Yoga retreats Southeast Asia has to offer. Transfer to airport for flight to Chiang Mai where our local guide will pick you up at airport and head to Jirung Health Village.
Xhale Yoga School attracts many travellers in search of something more than the lively bars of Walking Street and live music in Pai. The retreat will be held at an outdoor deck high on the bank of the scenic and tranquil Nam Ou River, where you can also have chance to admire a stunning sunset over the virgin rainforest and karst limestone mountains. In popular centres like Luang Prabang and Vientiane, visitors have a full range of choices, from boutique hotels and humble guesthouses to luxury resorts and everything between. Most students embark upon the one-month intensive course which offers an introduction to yoga and includes lectures, exercises and the teaching of breathing and meditation techniques. A yoga and meditation retreat can help with that. Though I do recommend visiting Koh Samui and other islands in the Gulf of Thailand between April and October for the best weather. Yoga can be viewed in two ways.
Taking inspiration from surrounding Malay construction, the trio built the beach resort entirely over water emphasizing the expansive views, thatched roofs, and cooling provided by the natural ocean breezes. Not only offering yoga, but also chi kung, tai chi, reiki, astrology and specialised courses all under one roof. We invite both the beginner and advanced practitioner to develop your practice further, to find happiness, to be inspired and to connect with Mother Nature on this introspective journey in paradise. More info: What would you do to help create a Laos where every child is reading every day? From Luang Prabang, explore the Mekong River in style aboard Satri Boat River Cruises. Then, explore our listings to find the perfect retreat center for you.