Journey inward. Press reset. Connect to your soul while connecting to the soul of sacred Bhutan. On this yoga journey, you will tread softly on the path of the soul, as well as the cultural, historical, and spiritual treasures of the mystical, ancient land of Bhutan. Expect to connect your mind, body, and spirit to Bhutan’s secret recipe for happiness on this journey with Samsara Asia.
The maximum participants in the group is 15.
During this retreat, you will be staying at a minimum three-star hotel in twin sharing basis. Single supplement is also available.
Journey through enchanted and native forests paved with dwarf primroses leading to temples hanging on vertical cliffs. Practice yoga and meditation in an open rice field, on a mountain top with spectacular views of the Himalayan ranges against the backdrop of ancient Buddhist stupas as the sun peeks through the early morning mist. Relax and experience a soak in the unique hot stone baths, dance to the tunes of hypnotic cymbals and drums, and taste the organic Bhutanese cuisine.
Throughout the journey, you will be having several excursions and hikes. You will stroll through Thimpu on your first day to acclimatize, hike to the gorgeous lhakhang of Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, follow the hillside trail to visit Rinpund Dzong with a commanding view of the Paro Valley, and follow an ancient path to Tshongdue, and several other light walks.
Tshering Lhamtshok is a photographer and a tour specialist on Bhutan and the Himalayas. She is classmates with Wendy Reese and has a bachelor degree in economics and a master's in conservation and development. She has lived and worked across Bhutan as an environmental advocate and a social developer. She is an ardent mindful living practitioner and she specializes in organizing mindful tours across Bhutan and the Himalayas. In 2014, she founded Journeys with Samsara Asia to create sensory retreats based on her own traveling experiences through some of the most sacred places on earth.
Wendy is a 500-hour registered yoga teacher with 15 years of teaching experience. While she is trained in classical Hatha yoga, she has developed a specialization in yoga for healthy backs, hips, shoulders, and energy. Wendy is also a yoga lifestyle coach, author, speaker, host of The Whole Being Zone, and a Desire Map facilitator. She is passionate about helping people live their yoga off the mat by infusing ancient wisdom with pragmatic woo-woo in an applicable, fun, and slightly irreverent ways to optimize wholeness.
This retreat will take place in Thimphu Valley, Punakha, Phobjikha, Paro, Chelela, and Taktsang in Bhutan. Bhutan is the Eastern Himalayan biodiversity hotspot. There, you can find the rarest plants, animals, and bird species on earth - some of which are critically endangered, including the white-bellied heron and royal Bengal tiger. Environmental conservation is driven by stringent policies and belief systems.
Bhutan’s economy is based on agriculture, hydropower, and tourism, with a few mining and manufacturing sectors. Most people in Bhutan are bilingual, with English as a widely-spoken second language.
Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and beverages are included in the total price.
On day nine, you will have the opportunity to soak in hot stone baths to relax and relief yourself from the long journey.
Please book your flight to arrive at Paro Airport (PBH). Transfer from and to the airport is included in the price. Samsara Asia will pick you up from the airport.
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