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6 Days Yoga &Therapeutics Immersion in Thailand

  • MalaDhara Sanga Ban, Doi Saket, Chiang Mai 50220, Thailand


35-hours Yoga and Bodywork Immersion in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Join Daphne for a unique 6-day immersion, uncovering healing techniques through yoga, alignment & biomechanics, somatic movement, hands-on assist techniques, bodywork modalities, combined with yoga philosophy and mindfulness techniques including pranayama, kriya and meditation. This will be a 35-hour immersion retreat for those who would like to deepen their practice and gain insights into the mind-body connection. Once completed, you will be able to apply these tools for teaching yoga, living and healing.


  • Asana practice lecture
  • ​Daily meditation classes
  • Daily yoga and bodywork healing sessions
  • Practicum sessions amidst rice padi fields, mountains and nature
  • Yoga Alliance certification upon completion
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 6 days with instruction
  • Chinese (mandarin), English
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This retreat will be held at Maladhara Resort - a eco-adobe retreat center consisting of luxurious adobe mud villas, salt water pools, friendly farm animals, and flanked by rolling hills and rice padi fields.

The training will be held at Maladhara Resort, in Doi Saket district, around 25 kilometers east of Chiang Mai old city. The beautiful adobe Eco retreat venue is flanked by mountain views and rice padi fields, with luxurious accommodation, an outdoor salt water pool, yoga salas, and a gorgeous cafe serving wholesome veggie meals.

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily meditation classes
  • Daily yoga, lecture, and practicum sessions
  • Morning breakfst, lunc, and dinner
  • Yoga Alliance certification upon completion

This retreat is a one-of-a-kind yoga immersion that integrates the exploration of asanas to honor each individual's optimal blueprint within the inner and outer body. It is an insightful approach to harnessing yoga as a therapeutic tool to understand alignment and your own unique body. You will enjoy a perfect blend of yoga and bodywork healing to delve deeper into awareness and your subconscious, to uncover habits and patterns, so as to create new neural pathways and greater awareness on life itself. You will have an overview of classical yoga philosophy and how they can be applied in our modern lifestyle, practice mindfulness through breathwork, meditation, and Yoga Nidra, learn basic bodywork or massage techniques in releasing tension within the body, and enjoy a festival of the heart that promises to rejuvenate and transform the body, mind, and spirit. A Yoga Alliance accredited certificate will be awarded upon completion for further credit to a Yoga Alliance RYS 200 TTC certification or Continued Education Units (CEU) for yoga teachers. For those interested in cranial sacral and yoga massage therapy sessions with Daphne, they are also available upon request.

Daily Schedule

December 19th

  • Arrival, Registration, Dinner & Opening Circle

December 20th to 23rd

  • 06:30 - Morning Meditation & Pranayama
  • 07:15 - Breakfast
  • 09:30 - Exploring Asanas ~ Delving into Alignment & Movement
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • 15:00 - Yoga Philosophy, Hands-on Assists & Therapeutics
  • 18:00 - Dinner
  • 19:00 - Evening Program (Alternate evenings), Restorative Yoga / Yoga Nidra / Kirtan / Bodywork

December 24th

  • 07:00 to 10:00 - Maha Sadhana (Closing Practice)
  • Brunch & Departure

Arrival by airplane

Chiang Mai is easily reached via an increasing number of direct international flights and over a dozen daily one-hour flights from Bangkok. Please book your flight to arrive at Chiang Mai Airport (CNX). For airport or city transfers, please be sure to send an inquiry to Daphne for more information.

Seasonal information

The weather of Northern Thailand, including Chiang Mai, differs from the traditional divisions of spring, summer, autumn and winter. Instead, the region has three distinct seasons: the cool season, hot season and rainy season. Chiang Mai is known as the 'cool capital', and in comparison to the sweaty heat of Bangkok, the climate is far more agreeable. August is still the rainy season and a pleasant time to visit the north. The rains bring respite from the heat, and the landscape returns to its strikingly-gorgeous shade of green.

Extension options

Alternative dates for arrival (before August 16) and departure (after August 21) are also available. Please send an inquiry to Yoga with Daphne if interested.

Passport / visa

To enter Thailand, you must have a passport valid for at least six months as from the date of entry. Most nationalities can obtain a 30-day visa, which is given upon entry. If you are anticipating staying longer, then apply for a 60-day visa costing 15 USD before leaving. It is always best to check with the Thai Embassy in your home country before traveling. If you don't want to leave the country and come back, then you can have your visa extended for 10 or 15 days at the immigration office in Koh Samui for a fee of around 1500 THB. If you overstay with the visa you have, there is a 500 THB daily fee with a 20,000 THB limit. This is not recommended when you have so many other choices.


The courses or boosters usually advised are Hepatitis A and Tetanus. Other vaccines to consider are Cholera, Diphtheria, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies, and Typhoid. Yellow fever vaccination certificate required from travelers over one year of age coming from areas with risk of yellow fever transmission and for all travelers having transited through the airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Additional information

  • For more information, ask your questions directly to Daphne, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.
  • Daphne Chua

    Daphne is an Anusara Inspired™ yoga teacher. She has been assisting and co-teaching in the Shantaya Teacher Training programs with Jonas Westring since 2013. She is proficient in both the English and Chinese language and teaches Hatha, Anusara, Therapeutics, Restorative, Yin, Partner yoga, as well as Thai yoga bodywork. She also offers one-on-one sessions and therapy to people dealing with injuries, conditions, or simply looking for a sense of well-being.

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  • Airfare
  • Beverage or Alcohol Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance

Vegetarian and vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served during the retreat.

Thai Massage and other treatments are available upon request

  • Massage
  • Outdoor salt-water swimming pool
  • Reiki
  • Shopping nearby
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar nearby
  • Café
  • Garden
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Yoga shala
  • Local market
  • Local village nearby
For information about the booking conditions, please send Yoga with Daphne an inquiry.
  • Review by Lori Kelley from UK

    "I met Daphne when she was supporting a training I was attending in February. Daphne came to my rescue on day 3 of a 15 day training. Unfortunately due to a recent injury to my SI joint (3 months prior) and an ill timed adjustment by another trainer, my still fragile sacro iliac joint had again been over stretched. Daphne, seeing my distress and pain offered to help, she was so gentle, supportive and understanding of my situation.She took the time to explore the injury and provide a "gentle" massage which with her advice, suggestions and hands that seemed to magically find and soothe the injured area provided me the opportunity to finish my training with little discomfort. Daphne is a natural in the heart of yoga, she clearly loves what she does and in turn gives confidence and support to those that train with her."

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  • Review by Sasha Stubbs from Australia

    "I so miss yoga with Daphne. She was the best yoga teacher I have ever had. She makes classes challenging but fun and I was always amazed at what I was able to do with my body with her support and guidance."

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  • Review by Nigel Sumner from Singapore

    "I have always been a very active person, enjoying competitive sporting activities, and have found yoga to be a great physical and mental compliment to these. Recently, a series of injuries had me rethink the balance of activities I pursue and led me to seek advice on both prevention, as well as hopeful correction. Calming and professional, Daphne was immediately sensitive to my situation, taking time to understand the nature of my injuries and my goals from receiving treatment."

    "Through a series of both active and passive postures, Daphne provided hands-on treatment identifying areas of weakness, as well as constructive suggestions on prevention. The session left me relaxed and refreshed with an understanding for how to incorporate simple yet effective changes into my daily routine. I look forward to when Daphne is back in town."

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  • Review by Rikki Knight-Trembath from Singapore

    "I heard about Daphne flying into Singapore from a friend who said I should book some time with her. I was suffering from a lot of back pain at the time. After a bodywork / massage session with Daphne, the back pain disappeared and has not come back to haunt me. It was a very relaxing experience that helped me a lot, and I would highly recommend Daphne's time to anyone thinking about receiving a bodywork / massage session."

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  • Review by Ann Shea from Vietnam

    "Daphne's bodywork is a wonderful combination of intuition and skill. Her healing hands will work out any knots while the stretches leave you feeling relaxed and loose."

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  • Review by Sonja Tiscenko from New Zealand

    "After a session with Daphne, I could notice the difference in my body during my yoga practice. It is almost like the massage helped to teach my body how it should be."

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  • Review by Mabelle Oliveros, Fisher, and Paykel from New Zealand

    "Daphne's class has changed my perception of yoga. It is not just a physical fitness journey, but a deeper self discovery that helped me find my real satisfaction in life, simplicity and balance. Namaste."

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  • Review by Caroline Nguyen from Vietnam

    "Before joining Daphne's classes, I was very disappointed with the yoga classes I attended in Ho Chi Minh City. Most yoga centers are very impersonal, seem like money-making machines. Daphne is one yoga teacher I have met who makes me love and enjoy yoga. She creates an atmosphere that is more than just exercising. I always have a good time in each of her classes. She is in absolute grace when she demonstrates postures and it is beautiful to watch her move."

    "Most importantly, Daphne ensures that the classes are for everyone. Her instructions are very clear and useful so that we don’t hurt ourselves. It is not only about practising, Daphne is dedicated to the students and gives personalized attention during the class. She explains clearly the intentions and objectives of each move and we also get the chance to learn more about yoga philosophy. After each class, I feel great and strong and I am always looking forward for the next class. To top it off, Daphne is a wonderful person, always enthusiastic and positive, and has a kind heart."

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  • Review by Jis Kuruvilla from Vietnam

    "Daphne’s yoga classes are not ordinary. She helps you approach yoga in a holistic way, with a focus on both the body and the mind. I really enjoy her classes because they are intimate. There is spiritual food for your mind, a bit of Thai massage, and some fun elements as well. Yoga is never boring with Daphne."

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  • Review by Arlene Tuang from Saigon

    "Every week, I eagerly look forward to yoga classes with Daphne. What I enjoy the most about Daphne’s session is that it is not a mass produced-one-size-fits-all approach to teaching. Each session feels very personal and tailor made for the group. She explains what the session is about and what we can get out of it. I enjoy these conversations because it helps me to understand what we do and more importantly why we do it. I have learnt so much about my body and how to activate the energies that it can create. I also love it that she tells each student to listen to their own bodies and encourages us to do all we can within the boundaries our body can handle."

    "I never feel like I am not flexible enough or that I need to be as good as the other student since that is not her objective at all. There is also an element of fun and surprise in all her sessions (whether it is a Thai massage technique or using towels to strengthen our core), which keeps us all guessing, excited, and always looking forward to the next class. Learning yoga with Daphne has been a wonderful experience and I definitely look forward to more sessions with her in the future."

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  • Review by Lisa Cuthbertson from Saigon

    "After Daphne's yoga classes, I always feel peaceful and my mind is quiet, but at the same time my body has been pushed to places it needs to go."

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Singapore, Singapore

Yoga with Daphne offers yoga and bodywork trainings, workshops, group and private retreats with a focus on integrating therapeutics, yoga philosophy and holistic mind-body connection to practitioners.

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from US$750

6 days / 5 nights


Arrival: Monday December 19, 2016
Departure: Saturday December 24, 2016

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