Ploy Aissarajun is the creator and founder of Mala Dhara Eco Resort and yoga retreat center. She is a strong Ashtangi, known in Chiang Mai as a hand-stander and lover of all things organic. Her strong practice, skills, and strength are in equal proportion to her gentle nature, warm heart, and propensity for laughter while teaching. Ploy teaches a weekly class at the Wild Rose Yoga Studio in the old city of Chiang Mai and is equally comfortable teaching beginner and advanced level asana classes.
from Hong Kong, November 2017
"Once you’re there, you won’t want to leave "
Everything I like it there in Mala Dhara
Suan Heok Tan
from Singapore, October 2017
"Mama Dhara yoga retreat"
excellent service. very friendly staff as well as the host Ploy and Casper were very hospitable and graciously shared tips on vegan meals, life philosophy , yoga etc
vegan meals were superb and 'yummilicious' and freshly prepared such that I ate more than my usual as the food was very 'palatable' to my stomach..not bloated nor oily nor over tasty feeling
yoga sessions and silent meditation walks with attentive and knowledgeable instructor Ploy
resort is located at a serene and scenic place .
salt water pool
huge rooms .
great for people who love nature , yoga, meditation and animals as there are dogs and cats ..no tv which is great. sleep and wake up early
from Indonesia, October 2017
A retreat surrounded by nature, yoga and amazing food. I learnt so much from Ploy and her team - it was by far one of the best yoga retreats I’ve been on. I will absolutely be back!
Chong Wei Mun
from Malaysia, August 2017
The yoga retreat is a great experience with various activities in the 4 days. I understand more about yoga and the instructors adjusted my postures alignment which really helps a lot. the host and staff in the resort are really good and friendly. The food is super good and tasty! I had the best khao soi and noodle soup here!
from Great Britain, May 2017
"Best part of our trip to Thailand"
The food here is absolutely delicious. We couldn't wait until mealtimes and the food was always beautifully presented, healthy and very tasty!
The setting is beautiful, with a saltwater pool straight out of a 5* hotel.
Everyone who works here is very friendly and goes out of their way to make your time there as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.
There are a number of cats and dogs here which are all friendly and if you like animals it's very sweet having them all around.
The yoga itself was challenging but good and Ploy is very inspiring. I'd happily come back here again and would recommend it to all of my friends.
Rosalie Wilmot Washington
A too good to be true, imaginative, and wondrous space run by a fierce and beautiful woman. The MalaDhara is a truly magical eco resort to spend time unwinding, reflecting and connecting with nature. The food is fresh and delicious and the yoga classes are expertly crafted.
Akhira Thongphat Phang Nga
Room is comfortable, cozy and peace. Best escape from city. Try Kindee restaurant they serve a healthy but super delicious food. Love it
Mala Dhara Eco Resort was an absolutely wonderful place for my 5 day yoga, meditation, and wellness retreat. I was so delighted with my experience-- beautiful and unique villas; amazing food full of flavors, colors and texture; a heavenly herbal steam & scrub night; going for an outdoor soak at the nearby Sippa Hot Springs; practicing yoga and meditation overlooking the rice fields; and swimming in the saltwater pool. Above all, it was the warmth and energy of the staff that stood out to me. Ploy and her team genuinely care about the guests, and you can feel the love radiating out of their presence. They do so much, yet are so at ease and humble. To embody so many of these qualities is quite rare! Thank you for taking care of me.
a traveler Taiwan
That is a such amazing clam resort when we had comfortably stayed .I looking forward seeing ploy who is very warm and extellgent person .
It is great experience there !
Lane Utley Idaho
The only thing I would have liked was more towels. There was no towels for the pool. Also it would be nice to have bath mats!!