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This shambhala yoga retreat is a life-transforming experience of self-discovery and personal growth that will guide you through one of the most blessed beautiful islands in Cambodia, the Koh Rong Sanloem. You will practice yoga in one of the world's most beautiful island in a mystical land of subtle beauty, an ancient land where the crystal emerald water ocean and the white sand beaches create an ethereal beauty. Join and transform your life here.
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During this retreat, you will be accommodated in elegant aesthetically beautiful villas. Guests will be staying at a three-star accommodation in front of the beach. Room service is available.
In this retreat, you will experience daily yoga asanas, magical morning and evening meditations, evening ancient Kalachakra teachings, adventurous hikes, awesome sightseeing, peaceful walks, group chanting, delicious meals, and inspiring group self-growth discussions.
As the body opens, aligns, and strengthens through the asanas and as the Ujjayi breathing is deepening, bringing tones of prana to your chakras, a new energy begins to flow regenerating your body and your soul. The mental noise and the incessant mind scenarios slowly are replaced by an inner stillness and silence. In this healing stillness and silence, you will be able to hear your soft inner voice at last. You will recognize the subtle voice of your true self or consciousness. Connecting deeply and identifying with your consciousness, instead of identifying with your body, you will experience what it means to be conscious, present, and awake.
Through initiation and experience of the teaching of living ethics and Patanjali’s eightfold path, you will learn how to maintain this presence and this awakening during the whole day, not only during the meditation sessions. Filled with inner peace and joy, you will leave your yoga mat to hike, to swim, to snorkel, to dive, to experience the atmosphere of the island, to chant with the group, to contemplate the Milky Way in the sky at night, to practice yoga in the early morning, and to relax with the massage treatments.
Experiencing and feeling the vastness, the light, and the deep essence of your new awakened self, is transforming and empowering your whole existence. You will vibrate peace, contentment, gratitude, and humility, allowing thus the sacred and subtle energies of the universe, transforming, and uplifting your consciousness even more. The Shambhala retreat will be patiently and silently unraveling the innate secrets of the deep journey into the self. In these serene mystic landscapes of Cambodia loaded with healing and ethereal spiritual energy, you'll get a glimpse of your heart’s wishes and of your consciousness merged with the highest.
You will also have a campfire party on the last night of the retreat. Here, you’ll find all the freedom to be yourself, laugh, sing, dance, celebrate, discover new insights and revelations, live life to its fullest, and indulge in happiness with the other members of the group. It will be New Year’s Eve spiritual celebration with a special meditation around the campfire focusing on sending love and compassion to the humanity as a whole, hundreds of candles, special festive food, chanting, and a sacred ceremony.
Auroyoga International Academy will make the New Year celebrations to cleanse last year’s experiences and prepare for the New Year spiritually, physically, and emotionally. Auroyoga International Academy has organized workshops, special meditation classes, and several individuals and group activities to take a moment to ask yourself on how the year has been unfolded, to forgive the ones who hurt you, and ask for forgiveness from the ones that intentionally or unintentionally you have hurt during this year.
Hiking and sightseeing trips, visiting the nearby pristine islands and beaches, swimming, diving, and playing in paradisiac beaches, snorkeling with turtles, stand up paddling or kayaking in the pristine world famous Koh Rong Sanloem island will be invigorating. Experiencing the magic and ethereal beauty of the island and the hospitality of the local people will be a blessing. The following trips will take place.
Firstly, you will be swimming among sparkling bioluminescent plankton in Long Set Beach. Sparkling like a starry sky all around you, Koh Rong’s bioluminescent plankton is a wonderful sight to behold at night. Although this phenomenon is abundant on the islands, the glowing plankton can only be seen in places with very little light pollution. You'll sail to Long Set Beach to see the bioluminescent plankton and swim at night.
Secondly, you will be hiking to Lazy Beach on the west side of Sanloem. It will be a 50-minute walk through a jungle trail from the main pier on Saracen Bay. Enjoying the sunset at Lazy Beach will be so exciting. Lastly, you will do a snorkeling trip. This will be the best way to see some of the wonderful miniature eco-systems, coral, seahorses, and nudibranchs that are abundant on the islands. With a boat, you'll sail further north towards Pineapple Island. There are some fantastic pristine beaches with superb snorkeling locations around there.
Maria is a spiritual nomad who quits her Paris and Athens based psychotherapy practice and lecturing at the university to travel the world. She founded Auroyoga Academy to help people connect with their yoga practice on a deep spiritual level. She believes that Auroyoga practice is a powerful tool in helping people achieve balance, inner strength, and self-growth in their life. She teaches Auroyoga, Hatha, and Vinyasa yoga, meditation, and several courses based on the Eastern and Western contemplative and psycho dynamic approaches and Agni yoga.
This retreat will take place in the most blessed beautiful island in Cambodia, the Koh Rong Sanloem. The subtle healing energy of this island pulsates in Cambodia. Nothing describes adequately its ethereal subtle landscapes. An oasis-like village with a beautiful pristine beach with emerald color water, unexplored paths, jungle trails, bamboo huts, and the kindest, friendliest, and most welcoming people of Cambodia await you in this retreat.
You will focus on the yoga retreat in this beautiful landscape and also explore the incredible beauty of the area. Yoga asanas, breathtaking outdoor meditations, organic food, walks, hikes, and a total immersion in the local culture awaits you here. The trip is planned in such a way that your carbon footprint in this ecologically sensitive region remains low.
During your retreat, vegetarian meals will be served. However, Auroyoga International Academy can accommodate dietary needs from dairy free to raw vegan food. The private chef serves gourmet breakfasts and dinners. It will be a delight. The chef will be preparing delicious organic vegetarian / vegan meals, empowering and making the retreat very memorable.
Guests can arrive either at Sihanoukville International Airport (KOS) or Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH). If you arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport, make sure your flight arrives at the airport the latest at 10:00. Auroyoga International Academy will provide transport from Phnom Penh International Airport to Sihanoukville. The bus leaves Phnom Penh at 11:00 a.m. and the trip lasts about 4 - 5 hours, you will arrive at Sihanoukville around 16:00 p.m.
If you are arriving at Sihanoukville International Airport (KOS), make sure to reach at 16:00 the latest. Moreover, the last ferry boat from Sihanoukville Port is at 17:00. The ferry will take you from the port to Koh Rong Sanloem island where the retreat takes place.
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