Yoga Workshops and Training

Yoga, Wellness and eco-tourism Retreat in Chiang Mai, North Thailand

Saturday, February 9, 2019 – Saturday, February 16, 2019

With John Monaghan

Program

Aix Yoga Community offers you this magnificent stay in a superb lodge in the north of Thailand.
The goal is to make you change environment, meet another culture, other landscapes, and escape the stress of your daily life. The purpose is to help you reconnect with your body and mind, to rejuvenate yourself. The place chosen for this is unique: the Taladya Homestay in CHIANG MAI has been privatized for you and offers luxury guest rooms. You will be welcomed by a French family in love with Thailand, happy to make you discover the wonderful region of Chiang Mai..
You will practice between 2 to 4 hours of yoga-meditation / day with John Monaghan. The rest of the day will be devoted to the discovery of Thailand: elephants, temples, mountains and waterfalls, villages and traditional crafts and to take care of your body: massages, baths, spa, swimming pool and jacuzzi!
You can enjoy Thai vegetarian, vegan or raw Thai cuisine prepared by the Thai cook and according to your wishes.
HIGHLIGHTS

Many activities during the stay
Full board with Thai cuisine
6 nights accommodation in a luxury lodge privatized for the group
10 sessions of yoga / yin yoga / meditation (1 to 2 / day depending on the program of activities of the day)
All transport in private van including A / R between the airport and the lodge
1 spa treatment to choose from (massage oil, face, feet ...)
2 Thai massages of 2 hours
1 hot springs bath

Included excursions
ACTIVITIES ON THE PROGRAM:

Elephant Day (Attention, important: no elephant tours for tourists!): You will visit a small elephant protection camp in the mountains, a Karen village, where elephants are an integral part of the village. You do not ride elephants. You start feeding them, then bathing them in the river and washing them (they wash you too). Then will follow a small jungle trek half an hour walking alongside the elephants, to get to a beautiful waterfall where you will have lunch in a hut. Then swim in the waterfall with the elephants. They love it!!
Visit of Bosang village and silk factory
Visit of a Celadon (pottery) workshop: This is a group of magnificent 19th century teak buildings. You will discover the particular collections of the owner who is well known to your hosts. It's a beautiful place. That day the morning yoga session will take place on the spot before the opening. You will feel at the end of the world.
Bath in hot springs
Visit mountains, coffee plantations, waterfalls, isolated villages, and many other things, places discovered by your hosts, kept secret, unknown to guides and agencies and reserved for you.
Visit the temple of the village: the monks will open the temple for you and you will put the bracelets of happiness by making a prayer. These bracelets must be kept for at least 8 days. A meditation session will take place in this temple ... even if the monks do not speak English!
You will go one evening to another temple, which is the main one of this region, to attend the prayer of the monks. You will be with the monks and you will listen to them recite the mantras. Not a single tourist. Only you.

7 days with instruction in English with french translation
Spoken languages:
French, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 14
Airport transfer included: Chiang Mai International Airport

Accommodation
Taladya Homestay offers 6 rooms in the architectural style of northern Thailand, with its teak flooring and a refined decoration. The lodge will be privatized for the group.
Even if this place is not a hotel, everything is done so that you find the services that a 5 stars hotel can offer in Thailand, except that there you will not be a simple customer among others, you will be received by your hosts who will take care of you as if you were a member of the family.
The Restaurant is a space for dinner reserved exclusively for guests, the aim is to maintain a family and warm character while offering maximum comfort and wellbeing.
Pool and Jacuzzi
Luxuriously equipped rooms: parquet flooring, air conditioning, flat screen satellite TV, minibar, safe, hair dryer, shampoo, fruit basket, tea and coffee in each room.

DAILY PROGRAM

Fresh morning juice
Yoga
Breakfast
Free time for massage, swimming pool, spa ... etc
Lunch
Tourist activity (see excursions)
Yin yoga / meditation
Dinner

Schedule

Price

  • All included stay + local transportation + activities+ classes + health cares:
  • Between 1600€ (suite luxe) & 1800€ (double room)/week/shared room (2 persons)
  • Single occupancy 1 personne : 2350€ (suite luxe) et 2850€ (double room).
  • Not included: Air plane ticket between 600 and 1200€

John Monaghan – Biography

John Monaghan est un enseignant de yoga britannique vivant à Chiang Mai, Thaïlande. Il pratique les arts martiaux depuis son plus jeune âge. Il a commencé la pratique du yoga il y a environ 15 ans dans le but d’améliorer son état physique et mental. Il a commencé par le hatha yoga, et s’est formé comme enseignant auprès de Sivananda en 2004. Depuis il enseigne le yoga, complétant sa formation par diverses techniques qu’il enseigne aussi : Reiki (depuis 2011) ; Yin Yoga (depuis 2016). En 2018 il se consacre à se former en Tai Chi, Qi Jong et méditation.