7 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Detox and Yoga Retreat Cambodia

It’s time to focus on wellness! Discover the benefits of yoga and practice in a unique environment. We offer a place dedicated to well-being: body, mind and spirit. Such yoga retreat comes with a distinctive lifestyle. For instance, we serve vegetarian, raw, organic meals, we have simple but beautiful cottages, we honor a structured daily routine and provide an environment conducive to reaching your goals. Art of relaxation yoga retreat through the practice of yoga, meditation and deep relaxation. Learn how to implement the art of relaxing into your daily life and reduce stress.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga lessons
  • 2 daily vegetarian meals
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 22
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pet care / grooming
  • Wireless internet

Blue Indigo yoga retreat center is located 10 minutes away from Siem Reap’s riverside. The center is designed as a spiritual retreat center. The center comprises of comfortable wooden cottages, each 30 sq. m. with a big ceiling fan to keep the atmosphere cool, a mosquito net and a lovely bathroom attached. The cottages are in quiet space with trees and flowers for a lovely atmosphere. Note, this is not ‘5 star Dubai’ type accommodation.

There is also a shared dormitory but they are not mixed. Should you be interested in this room accommodation, please contact Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center for the package price.

Program

Your daily program will include yoga and pranayama, meditation, deep relaxation, lectures, one time- temple area sessions, blessing ceremony.

Daily schedule

The exact schedule may vary depending on the season and the teachers we have with us at the time, however, as a guide, the below example is what you can expect during your stay here.

  • 06.00 - 07.30: Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Hatha yoga
  • 07.30 - 08.30: Breakfast
  • 10.00 - 11.00: Meditation / lecture / discussion
  • 11.00 - 12.00: Vinyasa flow yoga
  • 12.00 - 13.00: Lunch
  • 17.00 - 18.00: Flying yoga
  • 18.00 - 19.00: Yin or restorative yoga

Encouraged behavior

A dedicated yoga practice involves respecting a set of ethical principles, which are called yamas and niyamas in the yogic tradition. They help to clear the mind and establish a solid foundation for your daily routine. It is strongly encouraged that you respect those principles as they will also create a balanced group energy during your retreat.

Yamas:

  • Ahimsa: Nonviolence, compassion, and non-harm towards yourself and others.
  • Satya: Truthfulness and honesty through actions, speech, and thoughts
  • Asteya: Non stealing, detaching from covetousness, and cultivating a less materialistic view of life
  • Brahmacharya: Abstinence and moderation in all things and sensual cravings.
  • Aparigraha: Non greed. Attitude of generosity and non-possessiveness.

Niyamas:

  • Saucha: Purity, it is the cleanliness of the body and mind.
  • Santosha: Contentment. Being satisfied with what you have.
  • Tapas: Self-discipline, diligence, and perseverance in your practice.
  • Swadhyaya: Self-study that includes the study of scriptures but also of oneself.
  • Ishvarapranidhana: Surrendering to a higher intelligence. Realization and dedication to the divine presence within all.

Location

Siem Reap is renowned for it's magnificent temples. As the largest religious and spiritual monument known today, the area has a unique culture and vibration, with deep roots in Theravada Buddhism. You will experience that spiritual culture while practicing at the center or in the countryside, under the shade of centenary trees and archeological wonders.

Nearby places

  • Siem Reap riverside - 10 minutes

Features

General

  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Free bicycle
  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

A fusion of Cambodian ingredients and tastes with some French insights. Meals are served in a shaded garden, simple and friendly. Serves essentially Khmer vegetarian meals, with seasonal fruits and vegetables. These meals are perfectly balanced and participate in your physical and spiritual welfare.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

On your spare time, you can take bike rides through the following sites:

Angkor temples

A 45 kilometer mountain bike ride to visit the Angkor Wat complex through the less travelled roads. From the south gate of Angkor Thom, you will start an adventure ride on the hidden paths towards secluded temples. You will then continue to reach the majestic west gate of Angkor Thom, followed by the Bayon temple. Explore the fascinating lush rainforest along the way by visiting Preah Khan.

You will immerse into the jungle temple at Tanei and Taproom before returning to the Blue Indigo Retreat yoga center. A sunrise tour is available for the journey above by starting at 05:00 daily. Minimum 6 persons.

Angkor Wat and Bayon

A 25 kilometer mountain bike ride to visit the Angkor Wat complex through the less travelled roads. No traffic! From the south gate of Angkor Thom, you will start an adventure ride on the hidden paths towards secluded temples. You will then continue to reach the majestic west gate of Angkor Thom, followed by the Bayon temple. You will pause in the most beautiful areas to meditate and practice mediation and yoga before returning to Blue Indigo Retreat yoga center.

Countryside

A 25 kilometer ride having a fun time in rural areas by experiencing a genuinely different atmosphere. You will ride among rice fields, vegetable farms, haycock, local markets (testing local delicacies such as fruits and cakes), experience daily village life, and rest in a Buddhist pagoda. You will then continue to the Arthnear pagoda where a twelfth century temple is settled inside (temple pass not required).

The south countryside of Siem Reap

A 40 kilometer mountain bike ride along the Siem Reap river to reach Tonle Sap lake and along the way, you will see the green rice fields, lotus farms, vegetable fields, haycock, local markets (tasting local delicacies), experience daily village life, and rest in a Buddhist pagoda. You will refresh with coconut juice drinks. Then, after crossing a lotus field, you will reach the Tonle Sap and go for a boat tour to see the floating village.

You will then visit the Arthnear pagoda where a twelfth century temple is settled inside (temple pass not required). You will meditate in this magical setting before returning to Blue Indigo Yoga retreat center.

As well, you may try the following offerings:

  • An excursion to the waterfalls and the rice fields (with $10USD/person)
  • Blessing ceremonies by monks on the steps of the pagoda
  • Reflexology sessions

What's included

  • Blessing ceremony
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 5 yoga & meditation classes
  • 2 daily vegetarian meals

What's not included

  • Reflexology Khmer massage
  • Ticket to temples
  • Thai yoga massage

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Siem Reap International Airport (REP). From there, you may take tuktuk for a cost between 5 - 7 USD to reach the center.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Availability

This retreat is available all year round.

 

Low season
  • March to August

 

High season
  • September to March 1

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