“Realign with the Rhythms of Nature and Reveal your Radiance”
Are you feeling ungrounded, scattered, or perhaps you’re forgetting to attend to things on your to-do list, or your own self-care?
Are your feelings and emotions running wild or difficult to connect with?
Maybe you’re burnt out and losing your sense of inspiration and motivation?
If any of that sounds familiar, I have just what the Yoga Therapist ordered!
“You’ve just finished your delicious, organic breakfast, and you choose the perfect spot in the sun to lie down. You take intermittent dips in the refreshing saltwater pool, reflecting and integrating your morning yoga practice. You realize you have hours before lunch to do exactly what you want, and in that very moment a spontaneous and deep exhalation pours out of you. Your body relaxes more fully into the arms of earth. You have arrived… into yourself.”
The Five Elements Yoga Retreat is a time to re-connect with the very essence of your being. You will learn about the Elements that make up our bodies and minds, through the lens of Yoga and Ayurveda: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space. When we tap into the wisdom of the Elements, and understand their physical qualities, energetic properties and biological functions, we gain greater insight into the inner workings of ourselves, and others.
In this retreat, you will learn how to identify when an Element is out of balance, and how to come back into optimal alignment, so you can thrive in life.
You’ll learn practices to:
Root yourself into your body and into the present moment when you’re feeling distracted or anxious.
Connect with your emotional landscape, skillfully relating with challenging feelings.
Ignite and maintain your inner fire of creativity and transformation.
Build and move your vital energy to support your nervous system.
Create spaciousness in your body and mind, allowing for a freer expression of your innate potentials.
These simple, yet transformative techniques will remain in your toolkit long after your retreat, providing you with a life long companion on your journey of self-exploration and growth. You will explore the Five Elements, through postures, breathing exercises, meditation and discussion, so you can fully integrate the teachings. You’ll have plenty of free time for processing, exploring and relaxing.
Can you imagine how wonderful it would be to immerse yourself in a stunning landscape surrounded by mountains, steeped in thousands of years of spiritual practice? Visualize yourself sitting with a select group of other incredible like-minded people who are on the path of learning to live with vitality, ease, and guided by intuition. How incredible would it would feel if you gave yourself the time and space to unwind, connect and thrive?!
Now is the time to listen to your intuition. You need to retreat. We all need retreat time. You need this retreat so you can return to your home life, your relationships, your work and your community, recharged and refreshed.
We will be staying at the beautiful Mala Dhara Eco Resort, nestled in the middle of majestic mountains and rice fields, just 30 minutes from the Chiang Mai International Airport and 45 minutes from the heart of Chiang Mai.
Your Yoga Retreat Includes:
• 7 days and 7 nights • Eco Villa shared with one or two beds (depending on lodging), optional private Adobe Bungalow • 2 Daily Yoga Practices including pranayama & meditation • 3 Delicious Organic buffet Meals: vegan or vegetarian. Gluten free and other dietary accommodations available • Day trip to Chiang Mai to Explore • Evening trip to Chiang Mai for Loi Krathong and Yi Peng Celebrations • Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip • Group Herbal Steam and Fire Circle • Salt Water Pool • Plenty of free time • Transport from airport or City Center to Retreat Center and back
6:30-7:30: Tea, Coffee and fresh fruit for our early risers 7:30-9am: Asana, Pranayama and Meditation 9am: Breakfast 10am-1pm: Free Time 1pm: Lunch 2-3:30pm: Free Time 3:30-4pm: Element Discussion 4-5:30pm: Asana, Pranayama and Meditation 5:30-6pm: Partner Activity 6:30pm: Dinner 7:30pm on: Free Time
* One afternoon we will be exploring Chiang Mai, and lunch will not be provided on that afternoon. One evening we will be taking trip to Chiang Mai for the Loi Krathong and Yi Peng Celebrations, and dinner will not be provided, nor will we have an evening yoga practice. One day we’ll take a trip to an Elephant Sanctuary and love on the elephants and will not have a morning yoga practice.
Arrival and Departure:
Plan to arrive to Chiang Mai by 11am on November 9th. Transport from the Airport or City Center to Mala Dhara will begin at 1pm. Check in at Mala Dhara begins at 2pm, with our first practice beginning at 4pm. We will check out by noon on the 16th, with our closing circle ending at 10am. Transportation back to Chiang Mai beginning at 11am.
The total cost (not including air fare) is $1,400 – $1,500 per person. A valid passport is required. A non-refundable $500 deposit secures your space in the retreat. The full amount is due by June 1st, 2019, if paid after June 1st, the total cost is $1,600. Credit card payments will have an additional 3% charge. For more details, or to set up a payment plan, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This retreat qualifies for 28.25 hours of continuing education through Yoga Alliance.
90 days or more prior to the retreat: Your entire payment will be refunded less the $500 non-refundable deposit, plus a $50 administrative fee. 89-60 days prior to the retreat: Less your $500 non-refundable deposit, your remaining balance may be applied to a future retreat within 2 years. Less than 60 days prior to the retreat: Our apologies, but no refunds are granted.