Join Andi and special guests for an Adventure, Yoga and Fitness Retreat in Thailand November 15-22, 2019
Jivana Beach Villa
located on the pristine white sands of Natai Beach just 25 minutes from Phuket International Airport. You will enjoy 90 meters of private, absolute beachfront property on what has been dubbed “Thailand’s answer to The Hamptons”. The slow pace of life in this remote coastal region conjures up dreamy days spent relaxing under the sun, paired with quiet evenings bathed in moonbeams.
Natai beach is dotted with fishing villages, roaming livestock and traditional farms, giving it an authentic rural feel. Nestled within groves of tall coconut palms swaying to the sound of the waves, Jivana Beach Villa is a lavish luxury retreat… A place to regenerate your soul…
All rooms are double occupancy Thai-style pavilions. These indoor living spaces are opulently designed with rich teakwood floors and ceilings, fresh white linens and fabrics, and soothing lighting that reflects against whitewashed walls adorned with tasteful art. Each space can be opened with sliding glass doors to allow in fresh sea breezes, or enclosed and air-conditioned.
$3,500 per person
A professionally trained resident chef will prepare a delicious range of Thai (and some Western) dishes, allowing guests to savor the enticing flavors of Thai cuisine. Fresh, locally caught seafood is a specialty of the region and features in an array of mouth-watering Thai dishes.
Retreating with Andi, Dan and Cori will be a journey into TOTAL health… Body, Mind
Your Body will be nourished with yoga, workouts, delicious food, and warm ocean waters…
Your Mind will be given the space to be still through meditation and relaxation…
Your Soul will be lifted up through nature, connection, laughter, self-inquiry
Restore, strengthen, heal and come back to your true self…
The Sanskrit word “Lila” might best describe the vibe of our retreats. Loosely translated as “divine play”. The concept of Lila is sportive and playful, as opposed to self-conscious or even goal driven. We offer a non-competitive environment and encourage you to find your true rhythm during this retreat… Exerting energy when it serves you and taking rest when your body or your mind wills you to do so. Once you find your balance between effort and ease, you will discover that all of life is Lila…
Each day you will have the opportunity to get your heart pumping with a workout or Vinyasa-style yoga practice.
The workouts will consist of a full-body circuit-training program incorporating resistance bands, and bodyweight exercises. Certified Fitness coach, Dan will create a unique program each day focusing on strength and endurance for ALL levels of fitness. Modifications will be made for everyone’s strength and fitness levels.
The Vinyasa Yoga practices will be mindful and revitalizing, focusing on the balance of body, mind and soul. Once again, modifications will be offered to accommodate all levels and experience.
In addition to the more dynamic (yang) workouts and yoga sessions, you will have the opportunity to find balance through yin yoga, yoga nidra (a guided relaxation practice), and pranayama (breath work).
Each day a meditation practice will be offered. A variety of styles of meditation will be explored.
In addition to the physical practices being offered, we will have some
guided journaling exercises that may inspire a journey of exploration through your inner self.
Self-discovery is a part of the yogic path. Discovering the truth of who we are, our potential, our purpose in life, and what core principles are guiding us to take different paths along the way…
Your Yoga instructors, Andi and Cori are true teachers and enjoy sharing their wealth of knowledge. During any given session you may have the opportunity to learn about the history and philosophy of yoga or perhaps how to do or get the most out of a pose. You might learn a new chant or discover the meaning of a chant you already know. You will be invited to challenge yourself in new and different ways… But as always during our retreats, everything is optional.
You will also have plenty of free time after lunch to swim, explore the area, kayak, body-surf, bring your camera and cycle along the coastal roads of the Natai Beach, get a massage, cool down in a waterfall at one of the nearby Phang Nga parks, read a book, take a nap, or golf… Your options are endless…
Also included with your retreat investment will be the following exciting excursions:
Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, a refuge center for elephants retired from the tourist trade
Thai Cooking Class at the famous Blue Elephant Restaurant and cooking school
City Tour that will include a visit to Phuket old town, the Big Buddha, Chalong Temple, Phuket Market
Boat day/ Island hoping day trip that will include a full day of exploring and relaxing on one or more of the small neighboring islands.
What is included:
-Three fresh meals a day. You will be fed very well with fresh local ingredients that include fish, vegetables, and fruit.
-Seven nights of accommodations plus local taxes (19% tax)
-Gratuity for the staff
-Luxury Soap, lotion, shampoo and conditioner
-Transportation back-and-forth from the airport and to and from all included excursions
-Daily yoga and workouts
-Daily meditation practice
-Several group excursions ( over $700 value -see above)
What is not included:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Travel insurance, although we highly recommend it.
For information on purchasing travel insurance please contact Gerry Gelfand
Phone – 858-344-7048 or 866-202-8224
Email- [email protected]
Website – http://travelinsured.com/agency?agency=47243&p=8130
You’ll arrive on Friday; November 15 and we’ll have dinner and our initial gathering. You’ll depart on Friday, November 22, after breakfast and a morning practice.