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13 Days Exploring Cambodia Yoga Retreat

  • Seven Candles Guesthouse, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Overview

Volunteering and Yoga Retreat Cambodia

Join Evolation Fitness on a journey to Cambodia! The retreat will be held in Siem Reap, one of the most historic cities in earth. This retreat will give you the opportunity to expand your yoga practice, explore Angkor Wat and surrounding areas through adventure-based activities, volunteer at rural schools with the Ponheary Ly Foundation and access local Cambodian culture in an intimate and enriching way.

Highlights

  • 15 yoga sessions
  • Mindfulness and meditation workshops
  • 5 days volunteering for Ponheary Ly Foundation
  • Biking tour of Angkor Wat and kayaking through the floating village
  • Phare local circus and discover Cambodia tour
  • 12 nights' accommodation
  • 1 or 2 meals a day
  • 12 days with instruction
  • English
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The 28-room guesthouse is owned by Ponheary Ly and her family; natives of Siem Reap; and managed by Lori Carlson who hails from Austin, Texas. At the end of the Khmer Rouge era, the Lys had to rebuild their lives from less than scratch. Their guesthouse stands as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of family. Three generations (including the eight children you may see running around!) of friendly Lys live in the private residence with Lori living on-site as well. All will ensure that you are well cared for during your Seven Candles stay.

Amenities

  • 24 hour security
  • Bicycles that guests can borrow for free (mountain bikes to rent for 5 USD / day)
  • Each room has a booklet of Lori's current restaurant picks, complete with a map showing locations
  • Free Wi-Fi and computers for guests' use
  • Small library of books, games and movies

Volunteering for the Ponheary Ly Foundation

Includes chaperoning Cambodian middle-school students on a walking tour of Angkor Wat (accompanying local middle school students who have never had the opportunity to tour and learn about the historical temples of Angkor Wat); tutor; prepare lunches; play with students (usually volleyball and learning games); help with gardening, and school maintenance.

Sunrise and biking tour of Angkor Wat

Visit major temples, and usually unseen corners of the park.

Phare local circus

Enjoy performances and traditional dinner.

Discover Cambodia tour

Visit local urban and rural life with Dany Jump - tofu factory, largest local outdoor market, rural Cambodian villages (including incense, rice noodle and palm sugar makers' homes), rice paddies and more.

Pedals and paddles

Biking to and kayaking through the famous floating village.

Will Schneider

Will Schneider believes it’s important to live one’s life profoundly. He helps his students understand the benefits in seeing themselves accomplishing great things, experiencing new adventures, testing limits and knowing that through their willingness to let go and jump-in, they’re going to be at least wiser and at best, triumphant!

Living in New York City for the last 10 years, Will is a full-time 500-hour certified yoga teacher, having studied with Kelly Morris and the Conquering Lion TT Program and is owner / founder of Zaanti Private Yoga, LLC helping practitioners of all levels discover more of their potential. Will’s own adventures have traveled him through Nigeria, into the Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro and in April 2012, graduated a young Tanzanian man from Arusha College (TZ) who is now a primary school teacher in his own community.

The retreat will be held in Siem Reap, Cambodia which is one of the most historic cities on earth with a warm climate. Your retreat house, Seven Candles, is located on Wat Bo Road, a short 10-minute walk along the river to the old market, in an area filled with great local restaurants and shops.

Nearby places

  • Old market - 10 minutes' walk
  • Cooking class
  • Horseback riding
  • New years celebration
  • New years night workshop with Will
  • Siem Reap night market
  • Talks with monks
  • Zip-lining tour of the Cambodian jungle
  • 1 or 2 meals a day
  • 12 nights' accommodation
  • 15 yoga classes
  • Biking and kayaking through the floating village
  • Discover Cambodia tour
  • Mindfulness, meditation and yoga-specific workshops
  • Phare local circus
  • Sunrise and biking tour of Angkor Wat
  • Volunteering (up to 5 days) for the Ponheary Ly Foundation
For information about the booking conditions, please send Evolation Fitness an inquiry.

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13 days / 12 nights

Availability

Arrival: Monday December 26, 2016
Departure: Saturday January 7, 2017

Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 120 USD. To benefit, book or reserve by November 30, 2016.

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