Event Detail

Yoga & Seva Retreat in Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Featuring: Anne Voisin & Marianne Prim, Yoga Teacher and Retreat Guide, February-April, 2018

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This is an ongoing 7 day retreat that runs year round. If you wish to stay longer, we can absolutely add nights to your retreat or make them as short as 5 days! Book the dates you desire and we will accommodate you!

Unleash your spirit of adventure in the ancient lands of Angkor Wat amidst the jungles of Cambodia. “A City of temples,” that is saturated in sacred ritual which is painted on the lands through intricate labyrinths of incredible ruin, art, and nature.

 

Wake up everyday to the incredible sounds of the monks chanting in the jungle mist, as you flow through a rejuvenating morning yoga practice in an open-air shala.  Spend the afternoon exploring the temples,  enjoying the freshest foods, adventuring, serving the local community and developing life-long relationships you will never forget!

 

We have strong core values about giving back to community. Cambodia has known genocide, famine, poverty. To us, Yoga is so much more than just a way to connect to our spiritual self and mother earth. We think after war, there is always hope and we must keep that hope alive. To be able to share with people our passion for yoga and the way it changed our lives, it is truly a beautiful experience that we would like to share with the world. We will also have 2 to 3 yoga teachers apprentices. Our main goal is for them to be able to live with us for at least a year. We will go through a very specific selection of candidates, only Cambodians will be chosen. We will select the most motivated and devoted ones. Hence, giving them a more sustainable way to support themselves and their families. We will also offer 3 open spots for free to locals willing to participate in our classes. We will be partnering up with other NGOs to give classes about responsible travel.

A portion of proceeds will go to The Children’s Hospital in Siem Reap!

Photo by Amaryllis Liampoti

 

When the morning light washes over the overgrown temples and ruins of Angkor Wat, a simple Siem Reap sunrise becomes a profound event. The ancient structures are contained within one of the largest religious complexes in the world. The complex and the 12th century Angkor Thom royal city are considered the main reasons to visit Siem Reap. Get a lesson in national history at the Cambodian Cultural Village, and a lesson in bargaining at the Angkor Night Market, a bonanza of shopping stalls, food vendors, and bars.

-Trip Advisor

Photo by Cristian Moscoso

Accommodations:

Choose from an assortment of Deluxe and Standard Room Options!*

 

Standard Rooms : $1211.00 USD (Priced for a 5 day stay) 

Amenities:

– 1 Queen, 1 double bed

– Air-conditioning

– Refrigerator

– Cable television

– Wardrobes

– Desk

– Separate Bathtub and shower

– Electronic safe

Retreat Includes:

  • 4 nights/5 days
  • Round-trip private shuttle to and from Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport
  • Daily yoga asana, meditation & pranayama practice 
  • Karma yoga opportunities to serve the local community!
  • 3 delicious meals served daily.
  • Tours through the, “City of Temples.”
  • Use of pool and yoga shala.
  • Wifi connection.
  • Bottomless tea and filtered water all day.
  • An unforgettable retreat.

Sample Itinerary

(Schedule is subject to change!)

Day 1 : 

AM YOGA / MEDITATION

They might want to take it easy. And just explore the area

Maybe an orphanage not far from the airport also the children hospital which is 5mins walk from the hotel.

Psar cha (old market , where you can buy souvenirs)

Khmer introduction classes

PM YOGA / MEDITATION

Day 2 :

AM YOGA / MEDITATION

Ta Prom (where they filmed Tomb Raider – Angelina Jolie)

Bayon

Elephant terrase

PM YOGA / MEDITATION

Day 3 : 

AM YOGA / MEDITATION

Sunrise at Angkor Wat (mean Buddhist temple, the one you see on TV)

Angkor Wat (it’s enormous it takes half a day to visit it)

At night for dinner I suggest going to an traditional APSARA dance show. (it’s a buffet and you get to enjoy a free show) About 20$ each person

PM YOGA / MEDITATION

Day 4 :

AM YOGA / MEDITATION

Kampong Pluk (Floating village), the cost is about 15-20$ each person

** there is a temple on the way there which is beautiful I can’t remember the name I’ll get back to you with the name.

PM YOGA / MEDITATION

Day 5:

AM YOGA / MEDITATION

Neak Pean and other temples surrounding it

Sunset at Phnom Bakheng (it’s mountain you have to hike up very easy hill)

Dinner at Salabai (it’s a culinary school for less fortunate Cambodian, NGO) theres also cooking lesson there

PM YOGA / MEDITATION

Sample Vegan Menu

(Non-vegan options are available!)

Appetizers : 

– papaya salad

– nom krouak (typical khmer dish made out of tapioca , soft dough and french onion)

– spring rolls

– egg rolls

– banana blossom salad

Main course :

– Morning glory stir fried

– tofu pineapple stir fried

– curry

– cashew vegetables stir fried

– sauteed vegetables egg noodles

– tofu kroeug stir fried (typical khmer herb paste very yummy)

– Vegetable soup ( it’s called samloh kor ko , typical khmer dish, it’s like a potage with a medley of vegetables)

– Banana blossom soup

– pad thai

– vegetarian amok (typical khmer dish made out of coconut milk)

– fried rice

– stir fried eggplant

Desserts :

– Fried Banana

– Rice pudding

– Banana tapioca pudding

– rice and banana cake

We have so many choices really. I can’t list them all but it would be my pleasure to give you a little tasting ! 😀

Beverages :

– ANYTHING fruits smoothies fresh fresh fresh .

– lemon tea juice .. it’s an asian thing I can’t really explain you’d have to try haha

– Ice coffee

Meet your Retreat Guides:

Anne Laure Voisin

Yoga Teacher & Retreat Guide


Marianne Prim 

Liaison & On Site Manager

Marianne has traveled the world the past year with a heavy heart searching for answers. The answers led her to discover the practice of yoga. She found out how yoga connects people together and how it affected her life greatly. Wherever she traveled, one thing for certain did not change was her love for the practice and the gratitude she feels towards it. With her Cambodian heritage, Marianne has deep roots in the language and culture which she will share with us as co-facilitator and guide on our journey. Her strong desire to make a positive impact on other human beings has called her to return home to share her beautiful culture and support her people.

Marianne graduated from the University of Montreal with a criminology degree. She worked as a parole officer and as a social worker with ex offenders for two years, she then decided to change her career completely. She felt like she couldn’t be a positive change for those she worked for because of a restrictive and oppressive system. She knew she always wanted to be able to help and inspire people. She is hopeful that her passion will bring her through a beautiful journey accompanied by beautiful souls.

 

Registration

Register early as we expect this retreat to fill quickly! A $365 deposit will get your name on the big “I Want To Go To Cambodia” list and officially reserve your spot. It will be deducted from the total amount of the trip cost.   The trip has a maximum of 25 people.

 

*For Online Registration Technical Issues please email us at info@explorationsofself.com

 

Cancellation

  • Initial deposits are non-refundable.
  • 50% of the payments made are refundable up to 90 days before program excluding initial deposit
  • 89 days prior to a program, tuition is non-refundable
  • Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment
  • Half tuition is due on Oct 1, 2016
  • Full tuition is due on Nov 15, 2016

**Note: Airfare is not included in the tuition price

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We understand that many questions come up when visiting a place you have never been. What do I bring? What is the weather like?  We have created Participant Packages that will clarify these type of questions and more   Once you have registered, we will send you these materials.   If you have other questions, you can always write us at info@explorationsofself.com so we can support you.

 

Getting There

You will be booking your flight into Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport. Two private shuttle for this retreat will be provided round-trip from the airport to Auberge Mont-Royal d’Angkor. The shuttles will accommodate the last arriving passenger. Before booking flights, please contact us to discuss the flight arrival and departure window for your retreat and to be sure group minimums have been reached. If you do not wish to take the shuttle, you can take a taxi from the airport straight to Auberge Mont-Royal d’Angkor. Taxis are not included, but we are more than happy to help you arrange this.

 

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