11 Days Ashtanga Yoga and Photography Retreat in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Intermediate Yoga Retreats Cambodia

This retreat is ideal if you already practice Ashtanga yoga and would like to deepen your practice through daily sessions and by learning more about the primary series’ postures. This is not a beginner course. All participants should already be familiar with Ashtanga practice and its primary series. On this retreat, you will get daily Ashtanga practice (primary series), asana workshop where you can learn more about asanas, ask your questions, and take time to perfect your postures, and also Nidra yoga.

Retreat highlights

  • Reiki sessions plus your choice of Khmer
  • Daily yoga sessions with one temple area session
  • An excursion to the waterfalls and the rice fields
  • Fresh organic juices to support your detox
  • Healthy and nutritious buffet meals daily
  • 10 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


10 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 14
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Accommodation

Nestled in a tranquil area surrounded by trees and flowers, Blue Indigo Cottages Retreat Center is a beautiful and lovely retreat in Siem Reap. With seven wooden cottages, each of the 30 square meters room is equipped with a big ceiling fan to keep the atmosphere cool, a lovely bathroom with shower, and a double bed with a tulle mosquito net.

This place is really comfortable, accentuated with wood furniture to give you that homey, rustic feel. At the center of the property, there is 3 - 100 square meter yoga shala for yoga and meditation Theravada. This shala is built with traditional materials and is very well ventilated.

With a comfortable accommodation, balanced and health-oriented meals, yoga and meditation sessions coached by renowned specialists and local monks, Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center is a full-service retreat center that provides a unique environment for a deep and undisturbed spiritual exploration.

Their goal is to provide you with a thoughtfully designed, friendly and peaceful environment, complementing your temple visits, allowing you to learn or deepen your practice of meditation and yoga, perfect to support your program.

Blue Indigo Retreat Center Yoga Retreat in Cambodia Schedule

  • 06:00 - 08:00 Asanas (led class) pranayama
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Free time
  • 12:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Workshop
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Asanas / relaxation

Instructors

Sergine Laloux
In January 2016, she did a training in therapeutic yoga (100 hours) with Bharath Shetty in Mysore. In August 2016, she graduated Teacher Training- Ashtanga 2nd series (100 hours) at the Ashtanga Yoga Center of Encinitas, California with Tim Miller. She joined him in 2017 for a workshop in Berlin and a retreat in Italy. She took also a training course and gives regularly individual courses in "Yoga Wall". Sergine teaches yoga in Brussels at Anjali Shala, at the Ashtanga Yoga Institute and at the Yoga Room.

Retreat location

This retreat will be held in Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Stretching over some 400 square kilometers, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century and is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging program to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings. Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center is at 7 kilometers away to Angkor city and is 10 minutes away from the Siem Reap Riverside.

Food

Meals are shared at the restaurant in the garden, friendly atmosphere, simplicity and friendship and at no charge. The food served is mostly vegetarian meals Khmer, with many seasonal fruits and vegetables, of course, rice, and for those who love fish and shrimps - it may also be served.

Breakfast is adapted to westerners and consists of a buffet, invigorating drinks, natural yogurt, Cambodian honey, different savory or sweet dishes, like carrots cake or soybeans based dishes. Teas are specialty and mixes of the house, with floral aromas. Coffee, fresh lemon juice and passion fruit, grapefruit and mangoes accompany a fruit platter for your meals. Salads of green mangoes, bananas or flowers are offered very often. Grapefruit and papaya are used as the bases of detox meal. We offer healthy menus where lemon and cucumber are very important. These meals are perfectly balanced and participate in body balance and spiritual of each.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Tour bicycles country side (15 USD / person)
  • Pilates (6 USD)
  • Yoga class in the temple with bicycles tour (20 USD / person for two hours' trip)

What's included

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • 10 nights' accommodations
  • 2 vegetarian meals in a day served buffet style
  • 1 reflexology Khmer massage
  • Day visit to the rice fields
  • Detox session for your stay
  • Free access to the Wi-Fi

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Siem Reap International Airport (REP). From there, you may take tuktuk for a cost between 5 - 7 USD to reach the center.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 10 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Arrival: Sunday August 5, 2018
Departure: Wednesday August 15, 2018

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