6 Days New Year's Silent Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Awakening The Soul Thailand Yoga Retreat

Join Mahasiddha Yoga for a deep journey into your heart during a silent retreat of the awakening of the heart. Awake your inner soul and go deep into your spiritual heart and its mysteries through silence. Also, you will discover your true essence and the highest immortal self, Atman, your true divine nature through deep meditation. The silence, which is a result of deep meditation, radiates the light of your hearts and fills your whole being.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga class
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Lectures and interactive exercises
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals and energy balls
  • Transport from and back to Chiang Mai
  • 5 nights accommodation

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 50
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Meditation garden
  • Smoke-free property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Patio

The retreat will take place at the Amaravati Ayurveda Resort in Mai-Rim, 20 minutes drive from Chiang Mai at the foot of the mountain. The ashram was built in the special tradition of Vastu, Indian Feng Shui. The resort has a beautiful garden, all-around panoramic view, and a saltwater pool. There are three-bed and four-bed fan rooms, single and double standard rooms, double deluxe rooms, and one suite available.

Program

In this silent retreat, you will focus on the awakening of the spiritual heart, which is a true spiritual journey where you get to know yourself. The retreat also includes special spiritual activities kept together on the night of the new year, helping you to charge the moment of the beginning of the new year so that it will unfold in the most beneficial and harmonious manner.

Daily schedule

  • 08:00 Yoga
  • 09:15 Meditation
  • 09:45 Fruits buffet and energy balls
  • 10:30 Lectures and interactive exercises
  • 12:30 Lunch with full vegetarian and mostly organic healthy wholesome food
  • 13:00 Break and relaxing time in nature or in the pool
  • 15:30 Lectures and meditation and special exercises
  • 17:00 Yoga
  • 18:00 Meditation
  • 18:30 Break
  • 19:00 Dinner with full vegetarian and mostly organic healthy wholesome food
  • 20:15 Spiritual clips
  • 20:30 Questions and answers
  • 21:00 Ecstatic activity, the interactive workshop like activities for opening the heart
  • 22:00 Bedtime

Instructors

Uriel Yariv
Uriel was born in Israel. He has spent the last 12 years in various parts of the world teaching and studying yoga, Tantra, and meditation and living in spiritual communities and in retreat centers. Uriel is trained as a Tantra yoga teacher in the International Yoga Federation ATMAN and holds a master of arts degree in clinical psychology. He shares his love of spirituality, meditation, and Tantra in a clear and tangible way, and is an inspiration to many around him.
Blandine Wegener
Maria Blandine Wegener is a teacher and life coach for applied yoga and Tantra, implementing elements from a variety of yoga traditions, Ayurveda, and psychology. She gathered her first teaching experiences between 2007 and 2009 teaching Tantra for women courses in Berlin and Copenhagen. From 2009 to 2014 (after four years of extensive teachers education in Denmark), she integrated as yoga and Tantra teacher in Deutsche Akademie fur traditionelles Yoga in Berlin, Germany.

Retreat location

The retreat will take place in Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Surrounded by mountains and lush countryside, Chiang Mai is a laid-back city in Northern Thailand with plenty of activities to keep you entertained.

Nearby places

  • Chiang Mai - 20 minutes

Unique features

Activities

  • Shopping
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Restaurant

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Daily wholesome, vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included in the price, provided with love by the chef. Please note that smoking, eating meat, drinking coffee, and consuming alcohol or drugs is prohibited on site.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
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)

Chiang Mai offers the best of both, city and outdoor life. You can shop till you drop at one of the big malls, visit one of the many Buddhist temples or grab a cup of tea at one of the many excellent coffee bars, which will, by the way, likely have excellent Wi-Fi. Chiang Mai also offers a wide variety of fabulous yet affordable food options.

Just outside of Chiang Mai, there are many opportunities to explore the beautiful nature in the rice paddy fields or lush tropical landscapes. You can go for a hike, visit a waterfall, or cycle up the Doi Suthep mountain.

Elephant Nature Park

The Elephant Nature Park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation center, located 60 kilometers from Chiang Mai. It offers an alternative to the elephant tourist shows and elephant riding packages, instead of educating tourists about elephants and their natural way of living. Set in a natural valley, bordered by a river and surrounded by forested mountains, visitors have the opportunity to see the rescued elephants roam in their natural environment.

Volunteer opportunities area also available. You get the opportunity to get close to and bond with the elephants at feeding time. Big buckets full of fruits are brought to the platform and before you know it, the elephants arrive, swinging their trunks in front of the visitors in search of their favorite watermelons and pumpkins.

Elephants eat an astonishing 10 percent of their own body weight every single day. To top that of, later on in the day, you will also get to bathe some of the elephants in the river. This is truly a life changing experience and you will never want to ride an elephant again after you have visited this special sanctuary. The entrance fee is 2,500 THB including the hotel pick up around 8 a.m. and return to Chiang Mai around 5 p.m.

Sticky Waterfalls

There is a number of waterfalls surround the city of Chiang Mai. The ‘Sticky Waterfalls’, officially known as Buatong or Bua Thong waterfalls, is one of the most popular to visit.

Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

If Chiang Mai would have a middle name, it would be temple city. There are over three hundred Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai, some dating back to the thirteenth century. To give you an impression, this relatively small historical walled city is home to thirty temples. The signature temple of Chiang Mai, however, is Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep.

This historical temple is located high up on the Doi Suthep mountain, is said to have been founded in 1383 and offers a beautiful view over the city. Many people hire a songthaew, a red taxi truck, to the top, but if you are more adventurous, you can rent a motorbike and drive the curvy road up the mountain yourself. The entrance fee is 30 THB for foreigners.

What's included

  • 2 yoga class per day
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day
  • 3 meditations per day
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Energy balls
  • Lectures and classes
  • Transport from and back to Chiang Mai

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX).

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 21 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Arrival: Thursday December 27, 2018
Departure: Tuesday January 1, 2019

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