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. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned yoga practitioner, you will definitely find a perfect retreat on this list of the best yoga retreats in Cambodia.
1. Vagabond Temple – Kep
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Set on the tranquil coastline of Kep is 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. Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat – Siem Reap
Navutu Dreams Resort, Cambodia's award-winning resort and wellness retreat, is 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.
Guests can choose from a 3-Day Yoga Holiday Break to help them recharge their batteries and rebalance their energies, a 5-Day Body Detox Retreat to flush out the toxins and regenerate the natural functions of the liver, or a 5-Day Mind Detox Retreat to help restore the body and bring peace to the mind. The programs at this wellness sanctuary 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. Escape on a luxurious wellness retreat to Navutu Dreams and you can rest assured that you will return home refreshed, restored and transformed!
3. Hariharalaya Yoga & Meditation Retreat Center – Prasat Bakong Siem Reap
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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.
4. The Lonely Beach Eco Resort - Koh Rong Island
Soak up the sun on an island yoga haven in Cambodia at the Lonely Beach Eco Resort. Located on the remote shores of the beautiful Island of Koh Rong, this eco beach resort features wooden bungalows scattered over the entire area which gives views of the tropical jungle and calming sea waters, a blissful space for yoga and meditation sessions, a restaurant that offers vegetarian and vegan options, island activities to get your adrenaline on, and abundance of nature.
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There is no Internet connection in the area which allows yogis the opportunity to truly connect with themselves, with other like-minded individuals and just immerse themselves in the beauty of the surrounds. If you feel like there is a need to switch off and disconnect from the world, the Lonely Beach Eco Resort has you covered.
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