4 of the Best Yoga Retreat Destinations in Cambodia
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Known as the gateway to one of the world’s most important heritage sites - Angkor Wat, Cambodia is not only a destination brimming with wonders but also an ideal destination for self-discovery, healing and transformation.
With plenty of options for yoga holiday breaks, meditation retreats, detox programs and holistic healing sessions, the kingdom has begun to emerge as one of the premier wellness destinations in Asia. Want some suggestions of where exactly you should go? Here are the top 4 places for a yoga retreat in Cambodia!
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Set on the tranquil coastline of Kep, there’s a yoga and meditation retreat center called Vagabond Temple. This yoga center offers ongoing yoga and detox retreats where guests can choose from 5-day yoga retreats to month-long retreats. Amongst the naturally beautiful scenery, you will practice yoga and meditation along with an inspiring community of like-minded people.
Not only will you get your pose on and strengthen your body, you will also have the chance to combine your retreat with various healing sessions such as Reiki and reflexology for total rejuvenation. You will be guided along your yoga journey, with the chance to connect with soulful individuals and nourish your body with healthy meals during your stay.
2. Siem Reap
Navutu Dreams Resort is an award-winning resort and wellness retreat. Situated just a few minutes away from UNESCO’s Angkor Archaeological Park, this Mediterranean-inspired boutique wellness resort in Siem Reap is widely regarded as one of the best yoga & wellness retreat destinations in Southeast Asia.
Featuring 28 well-appointed rooms and suites, luxuriant tropical gardens, 3 sparkling swimming pools (1 freshwater & 2 saltwater), 2 fully equipped yoga studios, a tropical spa & a wellness center, Navutu Dreams is the perfect place to rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit.
You can choose from a 3-day break to recharge your batteries and rebalance energies, to a 5-day body detox retreat to flush out the toxins and regenerate the natural functions of the liver. All programs here include accommodation, healthy meals, pampering spa treatments, group yoga classes, meditation sessions, and holistic treatments.
A private pranayama meditation at a 12th century-old temple site and a sacred forest bathing session can also be organized for the experience of a lifetime.
3. Siem Reap’s Countryside
If you are ready to take time for yourself and reclaim your inner peace, the secluded countryside setting of Hariharalaya Retreat Center located outside of Siem Reap can fulfill all that and more. This yoga and meditation center offers retreats that focus on spiritual development and re-connection with the essential self through yoga, meditation, talks on Dharma, and community activities.
Digital detox and silent mornings are also observed as the center encourages its yogis to have a tech-free retreat, to be more focused and be more present in the moment. Hariharalaya with its team of yoga and meditation instructors will take you on a journey of healing, connection, and transformation.
The picturesque countryside of Kampot has an amazing location to help you rediscover how awesome you are. How Are You Really? offers several yoga retreats where you two yoga sessions per day with the guide of excellent yoga instructor Sarah Mackenzie-Thane.
In addition to yoga you’ll get a free consultation with a Reiki master, explore Cambodia on two day trips, learn meditation and Pranayama, and treat yourself to a traditional Cambodian massage.
Want to take your practice to the next level? Do your yoga teacher training in Cambodia!