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It’s time to focus on wellness! Discover the benefits of yoga and practice in a unique environment. We offer a place dedicated to well-being: body, mind and spirit. Such yoga retreat comes with a distinctive lifestyle. For instance, we serve vegetarian, raw, organic meals, we have simple but beautiful cottages, we honor a structured daily routine and provide an environment conducive to reaching your goals. Art of relaxation yoga retreat through the practice of yoga, meditation and deep relaxation. Learn how to implement the art of relaxing into your daily life and reduce stress.
We will be staying at the Blue Indigo yoga retreat center located 10 minutes away from the Siem Reap riverside. The center is designed as a spiritual retreat center and suits our needs very well. The center comprises of comfortable wooden cottages, each 30 sq. m. with a big ceiling fan to keep the atmosphere cool and a mosquito net. Each cottage has lovely bathroom with shower. The cottages are in quiet space with trees and flowers for a lovely atmosphere. Note, none of the cottages have A/C (temperatures are nowhere near as high as the UAE) and this is not ‘5 star Dubai’ type accommodation.
There is also a shared dormitory for women. Should you be interested in this room accommodation, please contact Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center for the package price.
In the center of the property there is a 100 square meter shala (room) for yoga and meditation. The shala is built with traditional materials and is very well ventilated. There is a very shady restaurant space for meals. The center also offers a relaxation room.
Your daily program will include yoga and pranayama, meditation, deep relaxation, lectures, one time- temple area sessions, blessing ceremony.
-Encouraged behavior A dedicated yoga practice involves respecting a set of ethical principles, which are called yamas and niyamas in the yogic tradition. They help to 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.
Mai Vi Thi Nhu
Mai is a Hatha, Hatha flow, and Therapeutic yoga teacher. She will be happy to share her knowledge in taking you at deeper level into basic and advanced poses, bringing more awareness into your body and mind. Compassion and trust should be our keywords all along this journey and she is really happy to be a part of it.
Siem Reap is renowned for it's magnificent temples. As the largest religious and spiritual monument known today, the area has a unique culture and vibration, with deep roots in Theravada Buddhism. You will experience that spiritual culture while practicing at the center or in the countryside, under the shade of centenary trees and archeological wonders.
A fusion of Cambodian ingredients and tastes with some French insights. Meals are served in a shaded garden, simple and friendly. Our 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. We can accommodate additional preferences, such as vegan or seafood diets.
On your spare time, you can take bike rides through the following sites:
A 45 kilometer mountain bike ride to visit the Angkor Wat complex through the less travelled 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 mountain bike ride to visit the Angkor Wat complex through the less travelled roads. No traffic! 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. You will pause in the most beautiful areas to meditate and practice mediation and yoga before returning to Blue Indigo Retreat yoga center.
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).
A 40 kilometer mountain bike ride along the Siem Reap river to reach Tonle Sap lake and along the way, you will see the green rice fields, lotus farms, vegetable fields, haycock, local markets (tasting local delicacies), experience daily village life, and rest in a Buddhist pagoda. You will refresh with coconut juice drinks. Then, after crossing a lotus field, you will reach the Tonle Sap and go for a boat tour to see the floating village.
You will then visit the Arthnear pagoda where a twelfth century temple is settled inside (temple pass not required). You will meditate in this magical setting before returning to Blue Indigo Yoga retreat center.
As well, you may try the following offerings:
Please book your flight to arrive at Siem Reap International Airport (REP).
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