3-7 December 2014
Sri Lanna, National Park, Northern Thailand
You want to deepen your practice, reconnect with yourself and enjoy stunning natural surroundings away from the busyness of the city? Then this four day Yoga Immersion is for you!
With two yoga sessions per day, meditation and an introduction to philosophy and anatomy, you will replenish your body and soul. There will be plenty of time to swim, read and relax.
Morning: Meditation, Yoga.
Introduction to basic Yoga Anatomy and Philosophy
Evening: Sharing circle, kirtan or Meditation
We will have two dynamic yoga sessions per day of 1h30. Yoga classes will be intermediary level, so best if you have done some yoga before, without having to be a pro. Morning classes will be more energising, focussing on back-bends, arm-balances and inversion. Afternoon classes will have a more inward focus, main working with forward folds, hamstrings and hips.
Poncho and Laurence will rotate teaching the classes. They have studied a variety of yoga styles including Anusara, Hatha yoga, Vinyasa, Yin yoga, restorative yoga, partner yoga and acro-yoga.
We invite you to take care of your body and to find the balance between challenging yourself and accepting your limits.
Meditation and Mindfulness
We will practice guided or silent sitting meditation each morning and some evenings. Meditation sessions will last for 20 to 30min. The idea of meditation is to bring our body and our mind together in the here and now. Often our body is in one place but our mind is drifting off into the past, future or into ‘wonderland’. When we sit just to sit, we are able to arrive in the present moment, release tension and find peace inside of ourselves.
Introduction to practical Anatomy
During these sessions we will look at applied anatomy principles, focusing on the mayor joints and muscle groups in the body, and their application to asana practice.
Introduction to Philosophy
We will explore the century old wisdom of two main text: the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras. The philosophy sessions will focus mainly on the symbolic meaning and the translation of this wisdom into real-life.
7:30 am - 9:30 am Yoga (1) and Meditation
9:30 am - 11:00 am Breakfast
11:00 am - 12:30 am Introduction to Anatomy/Philosophy
12:30 pm - 1.30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm FREE TIME (to swim, kayak, read, chill in a hammock)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Yoga (2)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Sharing Circle / Kirtan/ Meditation
Sri Lanna National Park
Om Waters floating retreat space was created through the community efforts of a group of regular visitors to this magical place - a truly hidden escape in Chiang Mai, Thailand - where only the cool deep waters, playful friends and magical dinners by the fire can pull your attention away from the evening sunsets, starry nights and misty dawns.
OM Waters is located in the Sri Lanna National Park. This park is Thailand's 6th largest national park is just 1 hours drive from Chiang Mai International Airport and is home to no less than three large forests including Mae Ngat, Mae Taeng and Chiang Dao Forests.
How to get there?
Transportation from Chiang Mai will be taken care of.
On 3 December, we will leave together from Chiang Mai by mini-van. Once at the lake, Om Waters longtail boat will bring us on a beautiful 20 min ride to Om Waters retreat center. On 7 December, we will return together to Chiang Mai.
OM Waters has an open concept kitchen area attached to a lovely communal living space, basic sleeping accommodation with beds and mosquito nets, a shower and toilet, a beautiful wooden yoga deck and a sunny lounging deck.
Accommodation is basic and shared (dorm style) with a bedded mattress for each participant .
There is no electricity, internet nor mobile network on the floating house. Om waters is all about disconnecting from busy life and reconnecting to yourself.
If you enjoy luxurious, expensive accommodation, you will probably be disappointed. If you love nature and community, and are flexible with comfortable dorm style arrangements, this retreat is for you!
350 euro/ £280 / 14 900 THB (before 31 October 2014)
390 euro/ £312 / 16 500 THB (after 31 October 2014)
Including accommodation, meals, transportation from/to Chiang Mai and all activities.
For payment information or other questions, contact us.
* Cancellation policy:
If you cancel up to 30 days before the start of the event, we reimburse the total amount minus 10%.
If you cancel up to 15 days before the start of the event, we reimburse the total amount minus 50%.
If you cancel less than 15 days before the start of the event, we will not be able to reimburse you.
If you are ready to register, click here.
We will reserve a spot for you once payment has been received.