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In this retreat you will experience yoga practice in a Buddhist culture, along with breath taking pagodas, mythical shrines, stunningly beautiful temples and traditional rituals where you will witness peoples devotion to religion and culture. In many ways, experiencing Myanmar (formally Burma) is like stepping back in time. This place is quite unlike any land you know about, and the magic travelers find in its heritage is unparallel. Come join this yoga and meditation retreat and experience the best of Burma!
During the retreat, guests will be provided with daily luxurious cottages on Inle Lake.
2 days schedule will alter to accommodate day tours.
Liz Costigan is a certified Intermediate level one teacher and has a background as a registered nurse. She has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, teaching for twelve and trained in the Iyengar System for ten years. Liz is the founder of Byron Iyengar Yoga and The Byron Yoga Lounge. Liz teaches both dynamic and restorative classes. Emphasis is placed on safety and alignment and adapting the practice to suit individual body types through the Iyengar system. She currently studies with senior Iyengar teacher Glenn Ceresoli.
Inle Lake, Central Myanmar, will be your home during this retreat.
Daily meals are included. Both vegetarian or seafood option.
A small, charming town, centered round a lake called Nattamiekan or Angels Lake. The main sight in the area is Pindaya Cave (Shwe Oo Min Cave). The limestone caves contain a maze of chambers with 6,226 Buddha statues. Some of the images are tiny; others are huge, made of white marble, bronze or plaster, coated with gold leaf - truly a stunning and magnificent sight and one of the highlights of Myanmar for many people! Some of the smaller caves within the complex serve as meditation chambers, as well as an opportunity to sit and meditate for those interested. The main stupa dates from the 12th century.
This is one of the oldest and most fascinating archaeological sites in Myanmar, with thousands of pagodas of various shapes and sizes, as well as descriptions dotted within the Kakku Pagoda compound. To reach Kakku Pagoda you will travel through Taunggyi, a town on a steep mountain. Aside, in the southern reaches of the Himalaya (which is mainly inhabited by Shans ethnic group and is known for its scenic beaut), there is a small village, easily accessible by pushbike. If your interested you can also visit the charming Forest Monastery and listen to the monks evening chanting.