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Yoga Retreat in peace with Elephants

An extraordinary experience with the Asia elephants. Enhance your connection to your inner being thanks to their deep wisdom. During this retreat, you will help the camp take care of them, and you will be on an inner journey with several yogic practices a day. Let your heart speak up. The retreat is held in French and English.

Meet the instructors

Petra & Annie
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Highlights

  • Yoga classes
  • Stay in an elephant sanctuary in the heart of nature, on a bank of a river.
  • Authentic and privileged contact with elephants with guided interaction
  • Sleeping in a nearby local hotel
  • Full board with 3 meals a day
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Italian
Group size: Maximum of 9 participants
Airport transfer included: Suvarnabhumi Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
17:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

The elephant refuge can be called "a family home" for elephants. The guardian of the place, Kenji, received "the call" from his father to continue and build a "Safe place for elephants".

The adventure has started almost twenty years ago, and the family has worked restlessly since.

A place of healing, a space where elephants can live at their own pace. Most of them are at retirement age and rescued from a tourist camp where they knew the hardship that scarved their skin. Their body and soul are being in a healing process since.

You will sleep in a nearby hotel and later on a raft, accosted on a stretch of a river, equipped with big beds, a private shower, and a toilet. The hotel will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Program

Petra and Annie will accompany you on this journey with yoga practices, meditations, breathing, and times for a community and exchange. If all this resonates with your heart, go for it and join this amazing holiday.

This deep and meaningful experience will be very special given the proximity with the elephants, these wise souls that live there, in a respectful environment, close to their natural habitat.

It is in this environment where elephants are treated respectfully that yoga is practiced, according to their rhythm.

Contemplate the life of elephants and discover their daily lives in an area run by a French family settled in Thailand for more than twelve years. The herd of elephants is happy and well cared for. An ideal place for a community to learn with animals how to help with joy, strength, and wisdom.

Daily practice of different forms of yoga, punctuated by meditations and circles of thought will help you to recharge.

This authentic experience will remain etched in your heart. Group of 8 people maximum. The highlight of this retreat is five full days of guided interactions with the elephants.

Your yoga days will be adapted to the rhythm of the elephant heard. Yoga class is held twice in a yoga room and is both in English and French adapted to the language of participants. The languages spoken in the elephant sanctuary are English, French, and Thai.

Program :

Day of arrival

  • Arrival in Bangkok in the morning and transfer from the airport or arrival directly at the site around 17:00
  • 17:00 Installation in the rooms. Introductory circle
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 1

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Presentation of the functioning of the site
  • Meeting with elephants
  • 12:00 Lunch followed by a rest period (nap)
  • 15:00 Walk in the afternoon to discover the surroundings
  • 18:00 Evening circle
  • 19:30 Dinner

Days 2 to 5

  • 07:00 Yoga practice
  • Breakfast
  • Yoga program or walk with the elephants
  • Lunch
  • Swimming with the elephants in the afternoon or yoga-related activity
  • Dinner

Day 6

  • Around 11:00 Breakfast and departure
  • Departure to Bangkok

Your departure flight can be booked on the same day closer to midnight (according to your choice of flights). You can stay in Thailand and enjoy Bangkok and other places.

You can also remain in the region of the park and Kanchanaburi for a visit to Erawan waterfalls, river Kwai bridge, or Kanchanaburi market.

Instructors

Petra Diane

Annie F

Retreat location

Thailand, province of Kanchanaburi, by the river Kwai, about 170 kilometers Nord West from Bangkok.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Simple, healthy, and regular meals. The cuisine at the camp is exclusively vegetarian and offers vegan choices. You will get daily breakfast at 08:00 followed by two exquisite vegetarian meals in Thai style at noon, and at 19:00.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 3 meals a day out of which two are exquisite Thai vegetarian cooking
  • 5 nights lodging on the sanctuary premises
  • Daily guided yoga (2 yoga classes a day and few surprises)
  • Daily guides interactions with elephants

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Sodas and other soft drinks

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

For those coming by plane, a pickup in Bangkok is organized.

The meeting is around 11:00 at the International airport in Bangkok and will be confirmed.

Arrival by bus or taxi

If you come on your own means : you can take a bus and get off on the road between Erawan Falls and Kanchanaburi or a taxi.

All additional information will be provided in a confirmation mail.

Airport: Suvarnabhumi Airport Airport transfer included: Suvarnabhumi Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 20 days before arrival.

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Important information

Booking will be closed four days before the starting date.

Due to the Covid situation, accommodation is still to be confirmed, however, the price will not change depending on the accommodation chosen.

Informations importantes

Les réservations seront fermées quatre jours avant la date d'arrivée.

Au vu de la situation Covid, l’hébergement n’est pas encore confirmé, cependant le prix ne changera pas selon l’hébergement choisi.

Monday January 24, 2022
(6 days / 5 nights)

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