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THAILAND RETREATS

 

TRANSFORMATIONAL YOGA AND HEALING RETREAT IN NORTH EAST THAILAND!

MONDAY 20TH JULY – THURSDAY 6TH AUGUST 2020 (16 DAYS AND 16 NIGHTS)

 

Experience a HEALING TRIP-OF-A-LIFETIME at our beautiful and unique setting of Nong Khai –  a traditional Thai town situated right on the powerful and majestic Mekong River! 

Explore a range of tools designed to help you take control of your own health and wellbeing, dramatically improve your life and expand into your full potential!

 

THIS AMAZING PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Seven day intensive yoga course with world class teachers, Pancho and Beatrix.
  • Two Therapeutic Treatments with Silvie (choice of Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Intuitive Healing, Zen Shiatsu, Ayurvedic Face Massage or Reiki).
  • An Astrology Reading with Beatrix (one of the world’s leading astrologers!)
  • En-suite accommodation at Mutmee Guesthouse for 16 nights.
  • Flow Motion session with Silvie.
  • Kirtan (devotional singing) evening with Pancho.
  • Two group meals.
  • Guided orientation around Nong Khai.
  • Guided sightseeing trip to Nong Khai’s amazing, larger-than-life Sculpture Park!
  • Trip to Nong Khai’s lively Saturday night market.
  • The use of a bicycle for the duration of your stay.
  • Transfers to and from Udon Thani airport
  • Optional daily meditation sessions and drop-in yoga classes after your seven day course.

PACKAGE DOESN’T INCLUDE:

  • Your two flights to Bankgok & Udoni Thani
  • Most meals – you’ll need to budget for around £6-£10 per day for three meals.

 

TRIP OUTLINE:

Monday 20th July:                Fly to Bangkok Suvanabhumi, arriving on Tuesday 21st morning latest.                                                                                 You are responsible for booking your own flights.

Tuesday 21st July:                Fly Bangkok Suvanabhumi to Udon Thani. Individuals to book own flight. See ‘Travel’ section below for the specific flight that you need to book. Transfer to Nong Khai. Check in, rest and relax. 

Wednesday 22nd July:        Orientation of Nong Khai and group dinner.

Thursday 23rd July:            Free day and one-to-one sessions.

Friday 24th – 30th July:       Seven day yoga course with Pancho and Beatrix. One-to-one sessions available during the breaks.

Friday 31st July:                   Free time and one-to-one sessions.

Saturday 1st August:           Free time and one-to-one sessions.  Visit to Saturday night market.

Sunday 2nd August:           Free time and one-to-one sessions. Late afternoon: Flow Motion session.

Monday 3rd August:          Sightseeing to the sculpture park and group meal (timings weather-dependent).

Tuesday 4th August:          Free time and one-to-one sessions. Evening kirtan (singing).

Wednesday 5th August:   Free time and one-to-one sessions. Last night group dinner.

Thursday 6th August:       Departure – minibus transfer to Udon Thani airport.

 

THE DETAILS:

 

* FLIGHT/TRAVEL INFORMATION:

You are responsible for booking your own flight from UK to Bangkok Suvanabhumi aiport. The latest you should aim to arrive is the morning of  Tuesday 21st July in good time for your connecting flight. (Return flights at this time of year are currently around £600-£750.)

Please book & take the 14.15 flight on Tuesday 21st July from Bangkok Suvanabhumi to Udon Thani, with Thai Smile Airways: https://www.thaismileair.com/en/ This is to ensure the group all arrives at the same time (flight arrival time is 15.20). I will be waiting for you in the Arrivals section and will transfer you to Mutmee guesthouse in Nong Khai. The current cost of this return flight is around £140.

Recommended Return flight from Udon Thani to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi: Thursday 6th August – the 13.15 with Thai Smile Airways: https://www.thaismileair.com/en/ A group vehicle will be organised to take you to the airport, leaving Mutmee at around 10.45am. (This flight arrives in Bangkok at 14.10.)  

SEVEN DAY YOGA COURSE WITH PANCHO AND BEATRIX:

This course forms the ‘core’ of the package and is highly recommended! It offers a fascinating and comprehensive exploration of the total yogic system (the theory) and empowers you with practical tools (a Vinyasa asana sequence, pranayama breathing exercises, meditation instruction and more) to continue with your own independent practice when you leave. These WILL significantly improve your life should you choose to implement them. The course is suitable for total beginners, as well as more advanced yoga practitioners who want to deepen their understanding of yoga as a spiritual practice. Pancho and Beatrix are incredible, inspiring teachers who have been teaching for the last 25 years and practising daily for even longer. They are both deeply committed to their own spiritual evolution, to sharing their extensive yogic knowledge with others, and to supporting people on their own journeys towards healing and wholeness. The morning class starts at 7.00am daily and finishes around 10.00am. The afternoon session is from 3.00pm until approximately 7.00pm. For more detailed information, please see Pancho and Beatrix’s website: www.pantrix.net.

ACCOMMODATION:

Mutmee is a beautiful guesthouse situated right on the Mekong river, and conveniently located on the same street as the yoga centre and therapy rooms. Its tranquil, shady garden is a wonderful place to relax with a meal, a drink or a book, strike up a conversation with the other guests or doze in a hammock. The owners Julian and Pao are amazing hosts and will help you feel at home in no time. There are a variety of rooms of different styles – some are traditional style with beautiful polished wooden floors, others more modern and sophisticated, with nicer fixtures and fittings. All have air conditioning, fans, fridges and private bathrooms with hot shower. There should be something to suit every taste. For pictures of the guesthouse/area, see www.mutmee.com.   

THERAPEUTIC TREATMENTS WITH SILVIE:

Choose from: Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Intuitive Healing, Integrated Bodywork, Ayurvedic Face Massage or Reiki. For more information, please see the Therapies pages on my website. Additional sessions can also be booked by request (at the cost of 800 baht/approximately £20 per session). 

ASTROLOGY READING WITH BEATRIX:

Often described by people as ‘the icing on the cake’ of their visit, Beatrix has been studying astrology for more than 40 years and is certainly one of the best astrologers in the world. Her Readings can provide the answers to your most pressing questions such as “why am I here?”, “what is my purpose?” and “why do I keep having these particular experiences?” Astrology is based on the understanding that everything in the universe is cyclical in nature, working together with an interconnected synchronicity. By studying the movements of the planetary bodies circling our sun, astrologers throughout the ages have been able to make correlations and come to a deep understanding of the inner workings of the human beings and their life-cycles. Beatrix specializes in Evolutionary Astrology, which focuses particularly on the evolutionary development of the individual: your direction & purpose in life, and how you can reach your highest potential. If you would like to clarify more about your unique life circumstances or are simply curious, a Reading with Beatrix is not to be missed! See www.pantrix.net for more information.

FLOW MOTION WITH SILVIE:

An intuitive movement practice and inner healing journey of self-exploration and expression. With the eyes closed (or half closed), we allow our body and feelings to be guided by the music – to “go with the flow”. There are no set steps, no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. Develop a deeper connection with your body, your intuition and the present moment –  and move into greater balance, freedom, peace, joy and wholeness, step by step! Sessions begin with a guided body awareness exercise and warm-up. The accompanying music will include a wide range of genres, speeds and beats to help you explore and connect with different parts of yourself. 

WEATHER IN JULY/AUGUST:

Officially the ‘rainy season’, July and August is usually a very pleasant time to visit Nong Khai. Typically, there is a downpour of rain for a couple of hours at night, with sun, bright blue skies and pleasant temperatures of around 24-30’C during the day. Sometimes it also  rains during the daytime, but usually only for an hour or two. It’s advisable to bring a raincoat or umbrella though alongside your summer clothes!

FREE TIME:

There’s plenty to do in Nong Khai, so you won’t get bored! Choose to relax in Mutmee’s tranquil garden with a book, visit one of the local resorts for a swim, or experience a traditional Thai massage or steam sauna. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can take a bicycle trip along the Mekong out into the countryside, or explore the local temples, markets and eateries by bicycle, tuk tuk or on foot.

 

PACKAGE COST for 16 days and 16 nights – including all accommodation, transfers, courses & activities (flights must be be booked separately):                   

Standard double or twin room:

Includes air conditioning, fan, fridge, tv, private bathroom with hot water and balcony. Garden views.

1 person (single occupancy):                  £1280                                     

2 people (shared occupancy):                £1140                                       

Superior double or twin room:

Includes same as standard room above, plus smarter fixtures and fittings, and a bigger bathroom. Garden views.

1 person (single occupancy):                  £1350                                       

2 people (shared occupancy):                £1175                              

Special double or twin room:                    

The most beautiful and smart rooms in the guesthouse, with balconies overlooking the river!

1 person (single occupancy):                  £1620                                   

2 people (double occupancy):                £1310                      

           

DEPOSIT (non-refundable) to secure your place: £250 per person.

Full payment due by 21st April 2020

For bookings made after 7th January 2020: add £100 to the total cost.

Please note: early bookings are recommended as places are limited to seven and to ensure your choice of room.

To book your place or if you have any questions, please email me.