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7 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat Thailand

  • Baan Hom Samunphrai, 93/2a Moo 12, Baa Kluay, Tha Wang Tan, Saraphi, Chiang Mai 50140, Thailand

Magical Thailand Yoga Retreat

Imagine immersing yourself in yoga and meditation in beautiful and exotic settings, a place to calm your mind and open your heart. You can make new friends or just come here with your friends and families to enjoy all of it. You will also have the good fortune to explore Thai culture and dishes. It will be an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime! No need to worry about the transport, there will be bicycles ready at your convenience. Take a deep breath and get ready for the magical Thailand!


  • Yoga classes
  • Meditation practices
  • Full and half day excursions
  • Daily steam baths and access to bicycles
  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 3 daily meals
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Baan Hom Samunphrai accommodations are all in traditional, open-style Thai farmhouses, which have been screened against mosquitoes and other unwelcome tropical visitors. There are overhead fans and a fine spray of water on the roof to keep you cool in the hot seasons. The houses are arranged as in a rural Thai village around a pond with fruit trees and medicinal plants between them.

The grounds offer 4 wooden houses with 10 upstairs bedrooms, all of which have private porches. Each house has its own modern (Western) toilets and showers, some in the rooms and some downstairs, as well as an open social area below with mats, tables, and chairs.

You will stay in a shared room. Extra fees will be applied for private room with shared bathroom and private room with attached bathroom. There is also a communal kitchen for guests, a fleet of bicycles, and Wi-Fi everywhere. In addition to the living spaces, there are five dedicated work spaces available.

Baan Rusi

This is a screened, Lanna-style sala with a Buddha shrine. This is the space where yoga classes will be held.

Sala Samathi

This is an octagonal meditation space designed to be private, quiet, cool, and as free as possible from distractions. It can also be used for yoga or just plain napping. You will use this peaceful space daily for meditation.

Baan Hom

This is in Ayutthaya style. It was built all in teak over a pool of clear water. Baan Hom is used for therapeutic massage.

Two steam baths

There are 2 steam baths with changing rooms and tiled showers. The fresh medicinal herbs are changed daily and then placed in an open basket in the center of each steam room.

There will be one half-day and one full-day group excursions during this retreat. You will learn about Thai culture, visit temples and holy sites, experience being blessed by monks, and devour delicious Northern Thai cuisine.

  • Alex Merkowitsch

    Alex was drawn to the path of yoga amidst difficult family and life changes. The moment she stepped onto the mat, her transformation to live a more fully integrated life began. Yogic principles bring peace and awareness to Alex’s life that she wishes to share with her students. As a certified and registered yoga teacher, she draws on her training in the Anusara, Yin yoga, yoga therapy and principle-based partner yoga methods to facilitate a safe opening of body, mind, and heart for any level student.

The retreat will be held on the peaceful and charming grounds of Baan Hom Samunphrai, a Herbal Health and Training Centre located in the small village of Baa Kluay. Although Baan Hom Samunphrai is only 9 kilometers from the center of Chiang Mai, it still relies upon agriculture for its livelihood.

Rice paddies, longan orchards, vegetable gardens, and fishponds are cultivated all around the property, and herbal medicine is still used widely by the neighbors. The proprietors grow most of the herbs they use, and the fruit served at their tables is from their own nearby trees.

Nearby places

  • The center of Chiang Mai, 9 kilometers
  • Old Walled City of Chiang Mai - 15 minutes by car
  • Cycling
  • Massage
  • Swimming pool
  • Bar nearby
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Local market
  • Mosquito net
  • Enjoy traditional Thai health services
  • Shop in the market
  • Taste local cuisine
  • Visit local bar
  • Visit local restaurant
  • Visit the Old Walled City of Chiang Mai

You will have daily steam baths included in your retreat. Traditional Thai health services are also available at an additional cost from the local talented staff at Baan Hom Samunphrai. These include Thai traditional massage, therapeutic massage plus herbal compresses, herbal steam bath, pool, and tea, as well as foot massage.

  • 3 daily meals
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily steam baths and access to pool and bicycles
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Group excursions
  • Yoga and meditation classes with Alex
  • Airfare
  • Extra transportation / excursions
  • Meals outside of Baan Hom Samunphrai
  • Souvenirs

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX). Meraki Yoga will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.


  • Review by Bill N Stephanie Hopkins

    "I have been studying with Alex for the last 6 years and it's been wonderful."

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  • Review by Kirsten Hardmant

    "What a beautiful studio! Great beginners class. Alex is a wonderful teacher/guider"

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  • Review by Jamie Hugo Ashby

    "Meraki Yoga is a beautiful studio with a solid wall of glass that overlooks a view of the treetops. Traveled all the way from Friendswood with three yogi friends to practice specifically with Alex, the new owner. Did not want the class to end! Wonderful experience, as always!"

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  • Review by S. June McIntosh

    "Alex is really good at pacing the class so that your energy stays up but you don't get worn out. She offers very helpful input and guidance, and is always upbeat. It's not about going through the motions but about doing the poses safely and for optimum benefit. The studio is calm, spacious, and attractive. Definitely recommend. Oh, and parking's real easy, and BBs is right across the street, which to me is a big plus!"

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  • Review by Meghan Coulter Nelson

    "I love coming here. I always learn something new, and tune the things I wasn't doing quite right. I am consistently aware of the progress I make on my mat, and the joy I feel off if it. Alex can make easy poses really hard. And that's super awesome."

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  • Review by Scott Clark

    "It was great practicing with you yesterday! Thank you Alex. I'll be back soon. I love the studio and your wonderful heart....Happy Holidays."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "Life Changing! Alex was that one teacher who truly touched my heart and was able to reach me in a way no one else could. She guided me to a new and better chapter in life."


    "I began Yoga to become stronger and more fit but found so much more than I was looking for in my time practicing under Alex. In the physical practice, Alex's teaching style is incredibly easy to follow, her cues and description of how and what you should be feeling help to lead you into proper alignment of each pose, so that you can realize the maximum benefit for your body. With this amazing physical practice of Yoga came incredible insight to all that Yoga has to offer, I find Alex's teaching to be incredibly motivational and thought provoking, in addition the level of sincere thought and preparation that Alex puts in to each class, workshop or private lesson is evident. I started practicing under Alex three years ago in a group class, I have also done private sessions and workshops that she has offered and all them have been incredibly well planned and inspiring. To me Yoga is an ongoing journey into ones self but it take the right person to help you get there, I am thankful that I found Alex and was able to tap into all that she has to give."

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  • Review by Jamie Hugo Ashby from United States

    "Meraki Yoga is a beautiful studio with a solid wall of glass that overlooks a view of the treetops. Traveled all the way from Friendswood, Texas with three yogi friends to practice specifically with Alex, the new owner. Did not want the class to end! Wonderful experience, as always! "

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  • Review by a traveler

    "What a beautiful studio! Great beginners class. Alex is a wonderful teacher/guider"

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  • Review by Kean

    "I have been so inspired by your amazing ability to truly teach your students how to teach themselves, to look within, and be aware of their own inner strength and beauty. You bring a wonderful awareness and space for learning to every class."

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  • Review by Julie

    "Thanks for your time and dedication to putting together great classes. Every time I go to your classes, I learn at least one new technique that takes me further in my yoga journey."

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  • Review by Randi

    "You have made a huge difference in my practice."

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