Chaitanya Wellness Yoga Retreat Thailand

Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort invites you to experience an exclusive destination spa that has adopted ancient Ayurveda spa techniques. The Mangosteen Resort is the only authentic Ayurveda spa resort in Phuket. During the retreat, experience Ayuryoga Chaitanya, a natural slimming program where utmost care is taken to prepare light and wholesome daily satvik meals for your rejuvenation. This Ayurveda program involves treatments for eliminating tough adhered adipose toxins, yoga stretches, and breathing exercises to overcome physical challenges.

A unique, relaxing journey

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian way of natural healing, an entire way of life that aims to bring about the perfect balance of the personality, body, mind, and spirit. A certified Ayurveda doctor, Dr. Subhash A. Shanbhag has created a unique and very relaxing journey for you. After the program, guests will feel reborn and will also be given the opportunity to learn how to carry on with certain Ayurvedic practises afterwards. Enjoy the treatments without the atmosphere of a clinic, enjoy beautiful Phuket!

Retreat highlights

  • Daily Nirvana yoga sessions
  • Holistic meditative massage with herbal steam
  • Counseling and discussion with Ayurveda physician
  • Specialized daily powdered scrub and detox steam
  • Daily breakfast, satvik lunch, and satvik dinner
  • 13 nights luxury accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


14 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, Thai, English
The maximum participants in the group is 15

Airport transfer available:
Phuket International Airport (US$43 per person)

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance

Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort's villas have been designed to be naturally cool, with very high insulation and air ventilation through the roof. Even without air-conditioning, you will feel comfortable and relaxed. The air-conditioning is working quietly, the temperature control is precise and you can reach it from your bed. Mattresses are first grade for a very comfortable sleep and sweet dreams.

Combined with the tranquility of the resort, guests usually oversleep, coming late for their sumptuous fresh breakfast. The tropical gardens are kept natural, cultured but not overdesigned, attracting local animals such as geckos, birds, frogs and butterflies, also a result of environmentally friendly pest control systems.

Royal Balcony Jacuzzi Villa Royal Balcony Jacuzzi Villas provide great views from the second floor and space for up to 3 adults, sleeping comfortably in King size beds. The Royal Balcony Villas are equipped with all amenities you could possibly imagine and as they are located on the top of the Mangosteen hillside, they provide you with best views. 98 square meters of living space, generous even for a king.

Outdoor Balcony Jacuzzis and private terraces with hammocks, surrounded by tropical gardens for a relaxed resort life. Interior Design by John Underwood, Asian theme with rich colors and natural materials. Teak wood and terracotta floors, teak windows and a wealth of beautiful textiles making you feel at home quickly.

Deluxe Jacuzzi Villa The Mangosteen Deluxe Jacuzzi Villas, uniquely designed and centrally located in the resort are very popular amongst Mangosteen return guests. Increased room size allows to fit a double bed plus a single bed in every villa, so that they can be booked for 3 person. A huge standing lamp is producing interesting shadows and the bathroom has the biggest air trumpet you have ever seen.

A truly extravagant design combined with best comfort and sea views! Interior design by John Underwood. The use of natural materials such as teak wood and terracotta, soft and rich colors and heavy materials make you feel comfortable quickly.

Superior Jacuzzi Villa Superior Jacuzzi Villa is a designer spa villa with extra comfort - far from ordinary! These 58 square meter Villas provide guest with a spacious, large and private space. A comfortable seating area, spacious al-fresco bathrooms with an outside garden rain-shower and a terrace, all designed to ensure an enjoyable stay.

The rooms are well fitted out with a variety of unique interior features, designed by John Underwood. Warm tones, rich colors, heavy wooden furniture and mostly natural materials used, combined to an almost timeless design, make you feel comfortable right away.

Program

The Ayuryoga Chaitanya wellness retreat begins with a detailed consultation with a specialist Ayurvedic doctor. The consultant determines your dosha and other parameters of the body based upon Ayurvedic examination principles and prescribes the treatments most appropriate to your body needs. These treatments varies from therapeutic treatments working from outside, herbal tea and concoctions to work from the inside, relaxing massages for pampering the mind, and yoga and meditation for nurturing the soul.

Chaitanya is the state of freeness and lightness. This Ayurveda program involves treatments eliminating the tough adhered adipose toxins with the specialized powdered scrub each day with a detox steam. Utmost care is also taken to account in advising and preparing a light and a wholesome satvik meal everyday with the right choice of ingredients. Yoga stretches and breathing exercises will also be conducted to overcome physical challenges.

Ayurveda and yoga, both sciences exist together as both aims towards healthy mind, body, and soul. Mangosteen Resort & Ayurveda Spa will not only heal your body but also your mind and soul, through authentic Ayurvedic therapies, spiritual practices, yoga and meditation. The resort aims to provide you with a holistic experience and the expert hands will make sure of it in every minute detail.

Ayuryoga Chaitanya retreat schedule

Day 1

  • Check in and consultation with Ayurveda doctor
  • Hastapadabyhangham and dinner
  • Duration: 60 minutes

Day 2 until Day 5

  • A choice from the following:
  • Pizhichil: Herbal oil / decoction bathing
  • Ayurkanthi: Face massage
  • Shirodhara: Stream of medicated oils/decoctions
  • Abyangham: Medicated oil massage
  • Navarakihzi: Rice bundle pouch massage
  • Duration: 120 minutes per day

Day 6

  • A choice from the following:
  • Chakra balancing: Holistic meditative massage with herbal steam
  • Virechana: Colon cleansing purgation or
  • Marma Chikitsa: Vital energy points cleansing
  • No breakfast or lunch, only dinner
  • Duration: 90 minutes

Day 7 until Day 11

  • A choice from the following:
  • Pizhichil: Herbal oil / decoction bathing
  • Ayurkanthi: Face massage
  • Shirodhara: Stream of medicated oils/decoctions
  • Abyangham: Medicated oil massage
  • Navarakihzi: Rice bundle pouch massage
  • Duration: 120 minutes per day

Day 12 to Day 13

  • A choice from the following:
  • Chakra balancing that includes a holistic meditative massage with herbal steam
  • Virechana: Colon cleansing purgation
  • Marma Chikitsa: Vital energy points cleansing
  • No breakfast or lunch, only dinner
  • Duration: 90 minutes

Day 14

  • Ayur face massage
  • Lunch and check out
  • Duration: 30 minutes

Included excursions

Phuket offers an enormous choice of tours and excursions, from snorkeling trips to scuba diving, Island hopping, canoeing in Phangnga Bay, visiting temples and the famous Phuket Big Buddha, shopping malls, markets, cultural shows, natural exploration, like hiking and elephant sanctuaries, of course various water sports and golfing.

The Mangosteen is located close to most of Phuket attractions, like Nai-Harn Beach, Ao Sean Beach, Ya Nui Beach, Kata Beach and the Kata Viewpoint, the famous Promthep Cape Sunset Viewpoint, Rawai Seafood Market, the Big Buddha and Chalong Temple and also Chalong Pier is only a few minutes away, the main pier from where all Phuket boat trips are starting. An ideal location for those who wish to explore Phuket!

Instructors

Subhash Annoji Shanbhag
Dr. Subash holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Ayurveda science. Trained and practiced in India under well-known teachers, he has the ability to adapt and plan tailor-made treatments to every individual. His sessions begin with detailed counseling on dosha, medical history, and pulse diagnosis. He started his career in India 10 years ago and is now practicing in Phuket under the banner of Mangosteen Ayurveda Spa.
Pimyada Settawattanasiri
Also known as charming "Grace", she accidentally came across yoga and meditation in the year 2000 when she was diagnosed to be suffering from a primary stage of abdominal cancer with severe aches and loss of appetite. She was introduced to study Yoga Sutra, Hatha, Sivanandha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Raja Yoga which turned her life and the miraculous disappearance of the cancer too. Later, she pursue a Certificate of Yoga Teacher at Prince of Songkhla University, Songkhla, Thailand in 2011 and Certificate of Meditation Higher Level at Wat Sommanat Wihan, Thailand in the same year.

Retreat location

The Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort is located in the South of Phuket on a private hillside, offering spectacular ocean views over four bays and many surrounding islands. The location is ideal for travelers looking for peace and tranquility but is still not too far from the more busy beaches. Nearby attractions include Big Buddha of Phuket, Chalong Temple, Promthep Cape Sunset Viewpoint, Rawai Beach with seafood market and the famous Chalong Pier, starting point for almost all Phuket boat excursions.

Nearby places:

  • Kata Beach - 10 to 15 minutes
  • Phuket Airport - 39 minutes

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will get full board meals; breakfast, satvik lunch, satvik dinner, and life drinks (non-alcoholic). Meals are specially prepared according to your profile.

Mangosteen Resort & Ayurveda Spa have gluten free bread available at their restaurant. The meals included in the packages are all vegan.

On New Year’s Eve, Mangosteen Resort & Ayurveda Spa will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and the fee is already included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegan
  • Ayurvedic
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)

Batik classes

An in-house artist Rose has prepared all the material and equipment for you to learn the easy way. Yes, you can! Produce your own Batik souvenir and take it home with you. It really is a beautiful technique and it is not difficult.

Diving

During Monday afternoons at the pool, Sea Bees Diving, one of Phukets best dive operators, located at Chalong Pier, are offering free diving lessons for everybody to try. Come and try yourself. Of course if you like to try it out in the sea, Sea Bees are also highly recommended. Explore the corals, the colorful fishes of the Andaman Sea.

Phuket Fantasea show and Phuket Fantasea cultural theme park

Inspired by Thailands exotic heritage, Phuket FantaSea not only showcases the charm and beauty of Thailand, but also enriches ancient Thai traditions with the wonder of cutting-edge technology and special effects. The result is a stunning 140-acre cultural theme park that has become the ultimate in night-time entertainment on the resort Island of Phuket. Created at a cost of over 3.500 Million Baht, Phuket FantaSea offers a multitude of attractions not found anywhere else in the World.

Phang Nga Bay sea canoe

Phangna Bay with its beautiful limestone rocks and islands is one of the most stunning must see attractions of Phuket. The bay is best to be explored by sea canoe. Watch the wildlife, paddle through narrow bat caves and fantastic lagoons. The bay can be explored at almost any weather condition, it is well protected from waves and sunshine is not absolutely necessary.

Since Mangosteen Resort has opened, the best sea canoe trip is always recommended, the John Gray Hong by Starlight. Johns trip is the best to recommend and an experience not to be missed.

Salt-water swimming pool

The large free form swimming pool is salt-water treated and the heart of the property. It is open 24 hours with water temperatures around 30 degrees. There is generous space for everybody and even with the resort fully booked, the pool area will not feel crowded.

Thai cooking classes

Thai food is famous around the World and with Asia shops mushrooming in almost every country and city worldwide, more and more people like to cook some of the tasteful and spicy dishes at home. Book a Thai cooking class with the resorts chef and learn by doing.

What's included

  • 14 days accommodation in a luxury villa
  • Complimentary daily drinking water, slippers, and bathrobes
  • Consultation with a certified Ayurveda doctor
  • Daily breakfast, satvik lunch, and satvik dinner
  • Daily Nirvana yoga sessions
  • Free shuttle services to Nai Harn Beach
  • Herbal and detox steams
  • Specialized daily powdered scrub and meditative massages

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.

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