Francois began his journey with Raja yoga meditation in 1984. He then began his yoga asana practice with Bernadette Pajot, a close disciple of TKV Desikachar and head of the Trois Fontaines Association in Vendee, France. He practiced Sivananda yoga in Rishikesh, India and subsequently spent 14 years in India. He completed his Sivananda teacher training in California in 1995. Francois is trained in Shiatsu massage and is a doctor in traditional Chinese medicine. He regularly updates his knowledge base and skills in meditation, yoga, Shiatsu, and Acupuncture.
from United States, April 2018
"Heaven in Navutu dream resort "
I liked everything from my fantastic room to the gorgeous pools the delicious food and warm staff . Poor heaven
from Australia, August 2017
"Gorgeous resort just out of Siem Reap "
Pools were fantastic and the gardens were gorgeous. Loved the friendly and helpful staff and the inclusion of theTuk tuk driver. Good mix of yoga teachers who could adapt to differing skill levels. A really relaxing and pleasant stay, enjoyed the scale of the resort too i.e not too many rooms/people and enough room to spread out comfortably in the pool areas etc. Would stay again.
from Hong Kong, April 2017
"Lovely yoga retreat in Siem Reap"
Lovely staff, yoga staff were excellent and very attentive. Felt very well cared for and could properly relax and came away with lots of advice and help.
Allybeethree United Kingdom
Navutu is a beautiful serene place. I did the 3 day detox which was amazing. Louise was wonderful in helping customize and tweak the program to make sure I had plenty of time to see the temples and visit the landmine museum for example. Srey made the most amazing juices and detox recipes, I think a Navutu detox recipe book could be an incredible initiative I would certainly pay for it! The spa and treatments on offer are fairly priced and the spa staff are just amazing. I had a khemer coffee bean scrub, aromatherapy and khemer massages and all 3 were outstanding. All in all I really would come back without any doubt - I gained spiritual grounding & balance & lost 2 kilos! Navutu staff are like a family & so warm & welcoming. Nothing is too much. In the interests of a balanced review I will also mention the slight downsides. I was a bit disappointed w the way I was treated when I checked out as had my bank card stolen in Bangkok I was relying on transferring money to another card to pay for things. I suddenly felt was being treated in a v patronising way as tho i was going to pull a fast one and not pay which left me quite upset. The only other area for improvement for me would be when the room staff are cleaning not to bring their bag of rubbish with them to each room as it attracts mosquitos. All in all Navutu is a very special place with a unique ethos and I look forward to returning with my family soon.
Relaxed and rejuvenated! Absolutely enjoyed our 3 nights stay here! First off the staffs are very courteous, knowledgeable and have good command of English. They were very helpful with restaurant/attractions recommendation and bookings.
Our room booking came with complimentary daily tuk tuk ride that could fit 4 adults and it saved us the hassle from finding our own transport. It was under 10 mins ride to the old market and about 20 mins to the temples.
We also loved that the 2 salt water and 1 fresh water pool were within a few steps from our room yet not too near that invaded any privacy.
Breakfast was good and fresh, the Khmer local food with their spices were really delicious. On our third day, the kitchen had already packed our breakfast in a picnic basket so that we could bring it along to enjoy the sunrise at Angkor Wat!
Overall the resort promotes wellness. I enjoyed the spa massage session and could have a quality sleep after that. Daily yoga classes are also available. It is also a family friendly resort that provides babysitting services too. Highly recommended for a cozy stay and their impeccable service!
a traveler Sydney
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We were recommended this resort to visit by a friend and what an oasis it is, about a 5 min tuk tuk from the edge of town. The place is styled on a Fijian look and is done perfectly. It is extremely stylish, the gardens and the restaurant food are out of this world. It is great value and has 3 different pools to chose from, all are fabulous! There's also a great option to do yoga every day in a gorgeous yoga room with amazing teachers. The staff are very friendly and most helpful, and speak very good English. I'd highly recommend this amazing resort.
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Everything was perfect. The hotel is a little bit far from the city. It was so quite and peaceful. We could use tuk tuk every day for free. The hotel restaurant was also good. Someone wrote it's expensive, but I don't agree with it. The price was responsible and every menu were so delicious. All the staff were very kind. Especially our tuk tuk driver was very kind, honest and professional. The driver, Phally can speak English very well. He took us everywhere we want to go and kindly took a picture for us at several famous photo zones. If I had a chance to visit Siem Reap again, I would choose this hotel and find Phally. Our family were very happy because of him.
a traveler California
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A wonderful experience! Immaculate, beautiful, luxurious. Attentive, helpful staff that go out of their way to make you comfortable. We felt that we were in a dream...and didn't want to leave. The resort is out of town about 10 minutes by tuk-tuk in the middle of nowhere, so it's not the place to stay if you want to be close to the Pub Street craziness. But it was perfect for us! (And we thought the tuk-tuk ride made it fun). Also, best massages of our entire trip.