November 8th, 2020- November 15th, 2020 Om Waters (Floating Yoga Shala) & MalaDhara Luxury Eco Yoga + Meditation + Hot Springs + Hikes + Cooking Class + Floating Yoga Shala + Temples + Farm Karma Project + Thai Massage + CONNECTION CHIANG MAI, THAILAND With Echo + Cole
HOW CONNECTED ARE YOU?
The resilience of our species lies in our ability to cooperate, communicate, and connect. It’s one of our most basic needs + the biggest strengths. Part of the discontent + confusion that arises in our lives today, lies at the friction point between the natural instincts of our animal bodies + the separateness created by hyper modernity.
It’s easier than ever to isolate ourselves behind screens, live away from community, and to be separated from nature and our food sources. While striving to be strong, independent, and self-sustainable are needed and beautiful qualities, it’s important to remember that as humans, we are made for and thrive on interconnectivity. It’s a delicate dance, to ebb and flow between sovereignty and togetherness. I’s vital we do our solo work, not only for our own growth but to cultivate the containers for others to thrive as well.
How do we pause, remember, and rekindle connection? How do we create space for ourselves and each other to be seen, heard, and understood?
This week we will explore many textures of connection - along the spectrum from stillness to dynamic - tenderness to playfulness. We will seek to dissolve some of our borders and edges, to identify and re-conceptualize stories and perspectives, to expand more into empathy and compassion, and ease into the softness and wildness that exists within each of us, as individuals and a collective.
Let’s go deep, dig in, celebrate, CONNECT.
ACCOMMODATIONS Our first 2 nights at Om Waters will be rustic but comfortable. They are all of the same tier, on a floating bamboo shala with epic sunrises! Room options listed at check out refer to the MalaDhara portion of the journey. Most rooms are shared but we do have a few private options! If you sign up with a friend let us know so we are sure to put you together!
OM WATERS (2 nights) Nestled in the mountains of Northern Thailand, Om Waters is a floating, open-concept retreat center situated in the heart of Sri Lanna National Park. The facility has been built to embrace the natural environment, while also providing some of the comforts of home. It’s a place to get away from it all.
MALADHARA (5 nights) Mala Dhara Eco Resort and organic farm is just 30 minutes outside of the cultural center of Thailand, Chiang Mai. They embrace getting back to basics, in style, with organic farming, pure foods, earthen designs, and are quality to the source in all of their choices. They offer understated luxurious villa stays, off grid and back to nature.
WHAT THE RETREAT INCLUDES Accommodation for 2 nights at the amazing Om Waters Floating Yoga Shala + 5 nights at Luxury Eco Resort Mala Dhara Transportation to/from Chiang Mai, Thailand 3 plant based meals a day. All food is sourced locally and most on the organic farm on premise! Daily Yoga, Meditation, Thai Massage classes + other workshops Hiking + Hot Springs Journey Sunset Temple Visit Karma Farm Project Yoga mats + props provided What the retreat DOES NOT include: Flight + transport to/from Chiang Mai, Thailand Massages Off-site food + souvenirs Coconuts, kombucha, snacks on premise Moped rentals!!! You will want these!!! Travel Insurance (highly recommended. No one plans on having to cancel an epic journey but life happens and insurance can help recoup cost for the retreat and your flight. Don’t always play it safe but in this case... do it.)
PAYMENT PLAN: We are happy to work with you in creating a payment plan to make the journey more supportive for you. Please inquire to discuss payment plan options.
PAYMENT INFO: 90 days from start of program--50% of your total payment in 45 days from start of program--final balance due If you pay through US bank transfer on WeTravel there is no charge. To use CC it is 2.9% for Visa, MC, and Discover or 3.9% for AMEX.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Deposit non-refundable, due upon registration Prior to 90 days out—funds returned minus deposit 90-45 days-- 50% of retreat total will be refunded minus deposit Within 45 days —payments are non-refundable (this is where your travel insurance with trip protection will come in!)
TRAVEL INSURANCE: Highly recommended. No one plans on having to cancel an epic journey but life happens and insurance can help recoup cost for the retreat and your flight. Don’t always play it safe, but in this case... DO! We Travel(this site) offers a wonderful travel insurance but please do look around as well.
More than anything, we hope that you will leave this retreat with eyes, minds, and hearts a bit more open + a bigger, sweeter, and weirder tribe than when you stepped into the journey.