Relax and supercharge your life at this all-inclusive transformational sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand featuring yoga, meditation, massage and vegan cuisine!
Yoga Retreats (4)
Born to German-Finnish parents in Colombia and raised in Central America, Miguel combines his artistic talents and all-sensory intuition with decades of experience as a designer (Basel School of Design), consultant, and entrepreneur to bring vitality and innovation to all his projects. Dedicated to a lifelong pursuit to develop his skills in a holistic way, Miguel has studied Extrasensory Realm of Reality and Life Coaching with bestselling German author and healer, Harald Wessbecher, meditation with Brazilian Medium Thomaz Green Morton in Brazil, BioGeometry with Doctor Robert Gilbert in USA.
Namlada’s yoga journey started at Chiang Mai University while studying. It quickly became her passion and she attended numerous workshops teaching various yoga styles including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara, and Yin yoga over the past 10 years. Namlada blended and incorporated aspects of these styles into her own practice and teaching. In 2016, her yoga journey led her to the Wise Living Ashram in Thailand where she earned her 200-hour teacher training qualification in traditional yoga (affiliated to the Yoga Institute, Mumbai, India; the oldest yoga school in the world).
Prieo took her first yoga class to release a back pain. Gradually, yoga has not only strengthened her body but also awakened the mind. Prieo decided to deepen her knowledge and a practice of yoga after moving to Hong Kong in 2014. She pursued her first yoga teacher training; Yoga for Svastha: Personal Well-Being and Training Program with Dr. Ganesh Mohan, a modern medicine and Ayurveda doctor and a son of A.G. and Indra Mohan; the founders of Svastha Yoga and Ayurveda in Chennai, India.
Susie Harris Tannaboompaisaru
Susie has been practicing yoga for more than three years — a passion that led to her traveling all over the world in search of her own personal development. Susie’s quest has brought her into to contact with many different schools and yoga masters in places such as Dubai, London, Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Koh Samui. In her first Yoga Alliance registered teacher training program in Samui, Thailand, Susie incorporates her wealth of experience and yoga history into her classes.
I came to yoga looking for stress relief and a different way to exercise. As I proceeded with the initial classes I became enlightened to the truth of this discipline, what it could provide for me — and in the same way I found it — what it might give to others. The study of yoga is never-ending. I continually participate in seminars, workshops and gatherings of yoga teachers and masters to refine my understanding and skills. In my teaching and practice, I consider all three disciplines — spiritual, mental and physical.
Piradee (Oum), a STOTT PILATES®️ Certified Instructor and Total Barre®️Instructor, began practising Pilates in Y2002 as a way to de-stress from her daily corporate career. After 10 years of Pilates practice, the depth of the Pilates method continued to fascinate her. She decided to take the instructor course and has been a STOTT PILATES®️ Certified Instructor now for 8 years. She aims to encourage clients to connect movements with their minds, focus on body awareness, make each motion effective so that they can apply them in their everyday life, and discover their own bodies' pote
from Malaysia, August 2019
This was an excellent retreat. The location is close to nature and simply gorgeous. The site is beautiful and well thought out. The massages were superb. My massage lady looked after me with the care of a concerned mother.
The vegan food was magical...like 5 star restaurant quality and presentation. I enjoyed every meal.
The yoga space is inspiring overlooking the paddy fields and the mountains. The yoga instuctors were engaged and adjusted continually. The meditation sessions were accessible and magical. You can forget the power of the breath to revive your soul.
The coffee trail and trips to the temples were perfect. The local market visit and Thai cooking was fun.
The accommodation is nurturing and well thought out.
The care and interest from hosts Miguel and Lin was exceptional. This is a labour of love for them and they have created a home from home feel for every guest. The singing bowl session was nurturing.
A busy educator I arrived anxious and stressed. I was also coming to terms with a recent family bereavement and during my stay I was able to work through my sadness. I calmed my anxiety and was able to relax. It is a place to explore your life options as well and change your life as Miguel tailors the sessions to the individuals present. The library is interesting and I came back with lots of books I would like to read.
I stayed for 7 days but a shorter stay can recharge your life.
It is a life changing retreat.
from Hong Kong, July 2019
"Excellent place for a yoga retreat "
It is really relaxing and peaceful in Amayen. Yoga classes and guided meditation are very good. The food are so delicious.
from Australia, June 2019
Well organised schedule with all activities optional, my highlight was the delicious vegan food that was prepared with such care. There was high attention to detail and Miguel and Lin were very accommodating with any requests. Yoga instructors were positive, sharing lots of energy. Overall a personal and memorable experience.
from Singapore, March 2019
"A truly excellent experience "
The highly detailed, personable and tailored specialist attention received from all the staff, including the owner and yoga Instructors was truly excellent.
from Thailand, March 2019
"A wonderful enlightening experience"
I had lovely experience from the time I arrived at airport with a personalised name board. Lyn, Miguel and Valentine are perfect hosts. The room was lovely, as was the tranquil surroundings, the vegan meals were very tasty and filling and presented beautifully. The day program seemed pretty busy but you do have time to yourself. Massage by Ling - superb 😌
from Australia, March 2019
"Amazing experience! Fully recommend to anyone and everyone!"
This retreat was amazing. The accommodation and location was fantastic. The yoga teachers were brilliant. The set up of the retreat was fantastic. I really enjoyed the different meditations. The food was beyond incredible. Miguel and Lin were fabulous. They were so welcoming and they went to such great lengths to make this stay amazing and comfortable. I loved the way we could cycle round the village and it was lovely to be able to stop at some of the cafes! This retreat is well worth the money. I would recommend it to everyone.
from Thailand, February 2019
"Lovely little escape from the big city. "
Very inviting to look at and the staff were welcoming and helpful. I loved the room. It was nicely decorated, simple and clean. The food was delicious and all was given a personal touch.
from United States, January 2019
Small group meant more individual attention. The staff was very nice.
from United States, January 2019
"Good experience "
The setting and the room we're beautiful. My massage was wonderful and the yoga classes were a fantastic mix of introductory/beginner level practice with form explanation.
from Israel, December 2018
"Wonderful place, looking forward to return"
I had such an amazing experience. Teachers were so thorough and helpful. We received attention from them I never got in usual yoga classes at home.
Food was one of the best I have tried in Thailand in five visits. Having only vegan was not a challenge when food was so incredibly delicious.
Rooms very spacious and clean.
Overall, I wished I stayed for longer and hoping to return back there next year.
from United States, December 2018
"Beauty, peace and serenity"
The place is idealy situated between the rice fields and a small river. The property is tastefuly decirated in a local style. Everywhere you go in Amayen, you feel serenity.
Food was excellent, yoga teachers were experienced, nice and attentive to the guests condition and needs.
On top of all this, a beautiful deck pool where you can listen to the birds and the river while watching the butterflies.
And to add another blessing: massages!
The owners and staff are beyond nice.
Thanks for every thing,
from Hong Kong, November 2018
"Excellent hospitality from the host"
There are all kinds of wellness and relaxation programmes in this place of tranquility, which have already switched you into a relaxed mode upon entry to the Sanctuary. The fusion Thai vegan food was particularly impressive and excellent with all the freshness that you can taste in your mouth. The cooking class and the Thai massage gave a bit of extra touch to this yoga retreat. The Thai yoga teacher is also very dedicated in correcting our yoga postures which I was really appreciated. Chiang Mai is also a convenient location that makes the getaway so easy from my home town in Hong Kong. Close to this sanctuary is a natural hot spring which you can soak yourself there for revitalising your energy. I highly recommend this place to anyone who look for depth and taste of your travel. You will really find a good value for money with this place!
Man Yee Mandy Lai
from Hong Kong, August 2018
I enjoyed my stay. Amayen Sanctuary was a very beautiful place, full of greenery, you can find the joy and peace there without doing anything. I never wake up early, except I got to work. I started my routine life there, got up at 6:00 am, mindful breathing/ chanting/ qigong/ breakfast/ audio guide mediation/ cooking class/ visit hot spring/ lunch/ swimming/ visit places near-by/ afternoon tea/ yoga/ dinner/ massage. All the activities here are fruitful and not hard/ harsh. The instructor here is nice, made you follow him/her and without any stress. The chef use the fresh materials from their own farm, to cook yummy vegan food, which I never know vegan can be full of choices. It is my first time for retreat and is a very enjoyable stay, is fate to bring us here. Miguel (founder) and Lin (the chef) did bring us for the near-by visit, we shared little bit our own story, It made me feel the coach and the staff here is not the superhero, they are just down to earth human to make their life and the world do better. I highly recommend this place!
from Ireland, July 2019
"Wonderful experience "
A wonderful experience in a beautiful location. The hosts Miguel and Lin really add the personal touch to ensure guests have a good experience. I couldn’t fault anything the yoga, the food, the venue, the location were all fabulous. Really enjoyed my stay there and would definitely recommend.
from South Korea, June 2019
"A strong recommendation for your peaceful holiday"
The location is perfect. In the middle of mountains and next the mountain stream, it brings you peaceful mind atmosphere. And staff are very kind and considerate to you. Food and the yoga practice are a good combination.
from Singapore, June 2019
"Great place for a personal Quiet time "
Excellent Vegan meals. Very friendly and kind owner family and stuff.
from United States, May 2019
Everything about our experience at Amayen was amazing. The location was beautiful and remote. The food was fresh and delicious. The breathing exercises, meditation, yoga and pilates classes left us feeling renewed. Miguel, Lin, and staff were friendly and so accommodating.
from Vietnam, May 2019
"It really is a sanctuary!"
I really enjoyed my 6 days at Amayen Sanctuary. Miguel and Linh are so kind and have created a beautiful space to help people stop to breathe and relax. There is lots of time for guests to self reflect to create the life they want for themselves. I loved the workbook that came with the room, such a lovely touch. The facilities are amazing and the rooms are clean and thoughtfully designed. The vegan food is delicious and creative, and the kitchen staff/servers are so warm and lovely. The yoga is good, Nok brings a great sense of humour to each class. But if you are looking for a retreat with a heavy yoga focus then this may not be the right fit. If you are looking for a beautiful space and a place to slow down, and eat amazing inventive vegan food then look no further!
from United Kingdom, February 2019
"Very relaxing and enjoyable stay at Amayen"
The ambience was lovely, thanks to the friendliness of Miguel, Lina and Valentin. All the staff were very kind and welcoming. I would have loved to stay longer and will definitely come back if I can. Breakfast by the river was idyllic. The yoga classes were inspiring, thank you so much for everything!
from United States, February 2019
"A life enhancing experience. "
I have just returned from a 5 night stay revitalized and feel like new person! I can not speak highly enough of Miguel, Lin and the team who have designed a retreat that delivers on many levels- Mind, Body and Spirit. The facilities, food, activities are all extremely high quality- you will not be disappointed.
from Finland, February 2019
"Perfect place for tranquility and yoga!"
I really love the tranquility, healthy food and yin yoga. Especially Nok and Potchara were relly good yoga teachers! Lin and Miguel were so nice and funny :)
from India, January 2019
"Wonderful place to visit!"
Amayen Sanctuary is a wonderful place if you want to take a short break from the hustle and bustle of busy city life. It has been done up very tastefully. The attention you get is very personalised. And the food is absolutely wonderful! Loved the experience.
Yun Han Chan
from Hong Kong, November 2018
"Excellent experience "
The host is running this place with huge effort and heart. Highly recommend this place
from Hong Kong, November 2018
"Unexpected yet amazing experience at peaceful heaven "
The beautiful natural environment and peaceful atmosphere made me love here the first sight.
Organic vegan food: simply amazing delicious with full of creativity-completely changed my impression of vegan food
Creative visualization: my favourite activity, very inspiring. You can have key take away from the short audio guided meditation, or you can have good nap
Breathing: both morning and evening breathing training are effective to me and my body. All of my cells are happy and reactivated by it actually. Will make it as my new habit now
Natural connection: Lovely greenery, beautiful river, bamboo, the orchestra consisting all natural livings, oops snails....everything makes you feel you are re-connected with natural and closer with our mother earth
Visit to the cafe : Migual will show guests around to cafe with short visit local village which is full of special experience: waterfall, the giant tree and rocks with hundreds or thousands of years of history...
Thoughtful arrangement: From the programme design, menu design, we can see Amayan is so concern about their guests.
Personalized services: Enjoyed impressive 5 stars personalized services even this is just a boutique resort
Insightful conversations: Migul is happy to share what he knows, his experience, his knowledge, his lifestyle with you and there is always insightful after every conversation with him. A guiding guru to all trying to find
from Thailand, September 2019
"Un lieu de retraite impeccable "
Tout est parfait...horaire chargé mais très très instructifs...