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Discover the benefits of yoga and practice in a unique environment in this Cambodia yoga retreat. Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center provides you with a place dedicated to wellbeing that encompasses the body, mind, and spirit. Experience a distinctive lifestyle through vegetarian, raw, organic meals, simple but beautiful cottages, a structured daily routine, and conducive environment to reach your goals.
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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. None of the cottages have air conditioning. Temperatures are nowhere near as high as the UAE) and this is not ‘5 star Dubai’ type accommodation.This place is really comfortable, accentuated with wood furniture to give you that homey, rustic feel.
At the center of the property, there is a 100 square meter yoga shala for yoga and meditation Theravada. This shala is built with traditional materials and is very well ventilated.
You will have three days to relax your body and mind through the practice of yoga, meditation, and deep relaxation. Learn how to implement the art of relaxing into your daily life and reduce stress. The yoga instructors that will lead you during the retreat are certified by Yoga Alliance, but more importantly, they have a solid teaching experience and their goal is to help you develop safely. Blue Indigo will also organize a blessing ceremony.
During the retreat, you can achieve great results by approaching each situation with a positive, fun, and loving attitude. It is recommended that you put aside critical opinions or judgments and be ready to challenge habits and expectations. This way, you will surely improve yourself. To maximize your satisfaction and help preserve a stable group energy, you are advised to:
A dedicated yoga practice involves respecting a set of ethical principles, which in yogic tradition are called the yamas and niyamas. They will help clear the mind and establish a solid foundation for your daily routine. It is strongly encouraged that you respect those principles as they will also create a balanced group energy during your retreat.
Is the formal practice of controlling the breath, which is the source of our prana, or vital life force. Here, read up on pranayama exercises & poses, breathing techniques and sequences. The second practice in the Hatha sequence with the Sun salutation combines the retentions learned in the first sequence into each breath cycle, so that the breath is held after both the inhalation and the exhalation. The third sequence builds on the second, this time adding alternate nostril breathing, and the fourth incorporates Bhastrika (Bellows Breath), a rapid, forceful, diaphragmatic breathing that's similar to the practice Integral Yoga calls Kapalabhati. The more advanced practices build upon the first four in ever more complicated and demanding pattern.
Yoga Nidra, sometimes referred to as ‘yogic sleep,’ is a restorative meditation that guides you into conscious awareness of each part of the body for deep and effortless relaxation. Yoga Nidra is not about falling asleep. Rather, Yoga Nidra induces a deep state of relaxation and inner awareness.
Vinyāsa is a Sanskrit term often employed in relation to certain styles of yoga, that usually refers to a transition between two different positions.1 Like many Sanskrit words, vinyāsa has many meanings, nyasa denotes "to place" and vi denotes "in a special way." The term "Vinyāsa" can also be used to reference a style of yoga practiced as one breath, tied to one movement. its a power full class.
Ashtanga is a strong, structured form of yoga and is great for those who also like a work out. So if you want to feel the benefits of a regular yoga practice and want fast results, this program is for you!
The prime aim of asanas is to help us tread the path to higher consciousness so we can begin to understand and know our relationship with existence
A combination of traditional yoga poses, pilates and dance with the use of a hammock, aerial yoga defies gravity and allows you to perform various yoga poses that may be difficult to do on the ground, but easier in mid-air. It’s fun and acrobatic, so for those of you who dreamed of being a trapeze artist as a kid, this can give you a taste of what it is like.Here are the Top 10 Health Benefits of Aerial Yoga.
These restorative yoga poses will calm and reset your entire body and mind to prepare you for ultimate relaxation in Corpse Pose.
Yin Yoga postures are more passive postures, mainly on the floor and the majority of postures equal only about three dozen or so, much less than the more popular yang like practices. Yin Yoga is unique in that you are asked to relax in the posture, soften the muscle and move closer to the bone. While yang-like yoga practices are more superficial, Yin offers a much deeper access to the body.
As part of your retreat, the Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center team will be taking you to practice one session of yoga in the Angkor Wat Temple area.
Yoga Alliance International (Aerial Yoga)
Patrick is an Aerial Yoga Alliance certified teacher and practices yoga regularly for the past 10 years. He has over 30 years of experience in web technology and over 20 years of experience with photography and multimedia, working as a humanitarian photographer for multiple organizations. His goal is to see each of you complete this teacher training course with a beautiful website, blog, video of yourself, and your practice or teaching to share with your family and friends or use to apply for your next volunteer or teacher job. You will learn this art and science all along in this program.
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.
The food served during your retreat will be nutritious and homemade variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes with local ingredients and an added French twist. It’s a fusion of Cambodian ingredients and tastes with some French insights. Meals are served in a shaded garden, simple and friendly. Blue Indigo’s Cambodian cooks serve essentially Khmer vegetarian meals, with seasonal fruits and vegetables. These meals are perfectly balanced and participate in your physical and spiritual welfare. Breakfast typically starts around 07:45 and includes detox mix juice, fresh juice, fresh fruits, French bread, local honey, porridge sesame, yogurts, oats, and eggs. Tea are specialty and mixes of the house, with flower aromas. Lunch is served at 12. It’s simple and light with raw and cooked options, like Pomelo salad, banana leaf salad, Tofu Amok (local specialty), curries, baked or stir-fried vegetables, and rice.
You may try the following offerings during your free/personal time at the center.
A 45 kilometer mountain bike ride to visit the Angkor Wat complex through the less traveled roads. From the south gate of Angkor Thom, you will start an adventure ride on the hidden paths towards secluded temples. You will then continue to reach the majestic west gate of Angkor Thom, followed by the Bayon temple. Explore the fascinating lush rainforest along the way by visiting Preah Khan. You will immerse into the jungle temple at Tanei and Taproom before returning to the Blue Indigo Retreat yoga center. A sunrise tour is available for the journey above by starting at 05:00 daily. Minimum 6 persons.
A 25 kilometer ride having a fun time in rural areas by experiencing a genuinely different atmosphere. You will ride among rice fields, vegetable farms, haycock, local markets (testing local delicacies such as fruits and cakes), experience daily village life, and rest in a Buddhist pagoda. You will then continue to the Arthnear pagoda where a twelfth century temple is settled inside (temple pass not required).
Please book your flight to arrive at Siem Reap International Airport (REP). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center will pick you up from the airport.
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