from India, March 2018
Everything was better than expected and the food was good overall it's value for money
from China, January 2018
"Happy Hariharalaya "
from Thailand, January 2018
Hariharalaya is an amazing, beautiful place. The natural surroundings help to keep the place cool even in the heat of Cambodia. The chefs make incredible, delicious, wholesome vegetarian food and there is always more than enough. I loved not needing an alarm clock or my phone for 6 days. Joel does a great job at teaching chanting and meditation. If you need to relax and unwind I would highly recommend visiting. I also loved Julia’s conscious massage course it helped to let me loosen up with touching and being touched. The highlight of the stay was visiting the temple, being blessed by the monks, asanas under the trees with the sun shining through the branches and the breeze gently allowing the leaves to fall down around us, a walking meditation around the temple and forest with leaves crunching under our feet and an eye gazing meditation to connect with our fellow yogis.
from Australia, December 2017
"Hurrah for Hariharalaya"
The attention to detail was surprising and wonderful - encouraging stillness, play, nourishment & nurture.
from Australia, November 2017
"A beautiful experience."
Staff are lovely and very genuine. They sincerely care and live the sort of life they espouse. Unlike some retreats I have been on they are not just going through the motions. There is something for every one at this retreat and the yoga is quite gentle. The accomodation is basic but perfectly adequate and makes for a low environmental impact. If you have issues with bugs and critters you may find the location challenging. I loved it.
Sandra Brunkow Simonsen
from Denmark, November 2017
"6 days of absolutely bliss"
The food was deliscious, the place was heavenly, activities fun and different.
from Great Britain, October 2017
Instruction, food, juice bar, ambience, fellowship, evening entertainment, rustic simple facilities
from China, October 2017
"quiet place to find your inner peace"
Food was amazing, schedule is well-managed, even we had some free time but there was always something to do, i especially loved the dharma talks by Joel Altman.
The whole atmosphere in the retreat is wonderful, such a supporting and loving space I'd love to come back to
from China, October 2017
"A wonderful chance to slow down.. "
Ying Tung Liu
from Hong Kong, September 2017
"Perfect place for your meditation retreats"
I like about every single thing of the retreat experience! The schedule, the food, accomodation, staffs, just everything
from Australia, August 2017
"An amazing retreat to unwind and meet great people "
I particular enjoyed the yoga massage
from Australia, June 2017
"Reconnect with yourself"
A wonderful place to enjoy community living, nature, yoga and to live in the present moment.
Daniel De Villiers
from Republic of South Africa, June 2017
the experience was beyond all expectations ... from the booking to the departure. the yoga, meditation, dharma talks and extra yogic experiences ... the food, digital detox and general chill of no watches, shoes, money and slow down of life was yogic bliss. oh and especially the team at Hariharalaya and the community spirit, both with the community and fellow guests. nameste
from Australia, June 2017
"Great experience "
Theachers were amazing and inspiring, food was so delicious!
from Singapore, May 2017
"Perfect self restoration place"
Food was amazing, the location great, people positive, energetic. Great experience!!
from Australia, May 2017
I liked the fact I went in with no expectation and to be open and come away with the mindset that I achieved what I had hoped for and that was amazing to do so and be within oneself and the outside world was at a stand still as was my mind!!!
from Bahrain, May 2017
"Good start to a journey of Yoga"
Overall location and the complex with various facilities..
Staff - excellent.
Food - great
Activities - great
Reina Van Strien
from Netherlands, May 2018
Hariharalaya is een prachtige pled om tot rust te Komen. Helaas is er veel luide muziek die dat verstoort. Ze hebben een strak programma waar je je aan moet houden. Dat vond ik lastig, alles ging zonder klok maar met gong. Hierdoor weinig rust met de afspraken die je ook had. Ik vond de groep van 30 mensen erg groot, maar heb veel leuke gezellige mensen ontmoet. Gevoelens delen in een groep van 30 mensen die je eigelijk niet kent, vond ik heel ongemakkelijk, en zoals het ging en de staf daar niet op inspeelde vond ik heel ongepast. Mijn tranen hebben me geheeld. De Hariharalaya is een geoliede machine die 90 mensen per maand op bezoek krijgt. Het is als een cassettebandje dat op repeat staat, en in mijn ogen daardoor erg vlak. De yogalessen vond ik fantastisch.
from Vietnam, November 2017
"Life changing stay"
Er waren alleen maar positieve dingen. Alles klopte voor mij van de stilte tot de basic yoga principes en het leren mediteren klimmen e weer lekker gek doen
from Australia, September 2017
"Asanas class "
Foods was good , the environment , we are surrended by the nature
from South Korea, September 2017
"New experience getting to know myself"
People, program, food everything was way much good than I expected. You can relax in the beautiful village surrounded by palm trees and other tropical plants, and learn how to meditate and focus on yourself.
from Taiwan, August 2017
"great relaxing and fun week"
Die Woche hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht. Es gibt sehr viel Freizeit, aber man kann kostenlos die (mini) boulder halle nutzen, den kleinen lounge pool, instrumente, malsachen, spiele, Hängematten, Räderverleih, Bibliothek... Die Yogalehrer haben die Sessions seht gut aufgebaut.
a traveler Czechia
Trip Advisor website
It was a wonderful retreat for me. Yoga and meditation everyday with digital detox ,walking without shoes on the ground ,sleeping in the Cambodian house and eating the super yummy vegan food ! Very nice relaxing break from the city!
a traveler Canada
Trip Advisor website
What an amazing place to be. The retreat itself is in a bucolic village not far from Siem Riep. The grounds are beautiful and well-maintained and perfect for a relaxing and rejuvenating week of integrated yoga, breathing exercises, and meditation. The staff are well organized, knowledgeable, and friendly. The food is hearty, delicious, and very fresh. The whole week was well structured and packed with activities to choose from. Or you can just choose to relax in a hammock if you felt like it. And definitely get one, two, or three massages while you are there. The atmosphere was congenial, relaxed, and friendly. I loved my time there and I look forward to going back again sometime in the future.
Hariharalaya Retreat Center
Hariharalaya is a very special place. The staff here are well trained and intuitive. A very loving community. The pictures don't lie, it is really that beautiful. The setting is picturesque. But most importantly, the experience that they offer at Hariharalaya is one driven by a true desire to make a difference in people's lives, and the world. Don't think about it, just go!
My time at Hariharalaya went far beyond expectations. Initially I had booked my time there hoping to learn some tips to incorporate yoga and meditation into my day to day life. I did get that and so much more. Joel is a fantastic human. His love for his craft is contagious and I found myself learning to dive in to the Om lifestyle. Joel is insightful and approachable, happy to answer questions about life, music or just chat about whatever's on your mind (or his). The FOOD!! Oh man, I'm a card carrying omnivore but the vegan food was spectacular. Three delicious square meals a day. Also made myself a regular at the Juice Bar and I recommend you do too. Thank you for a memorable experience.
My husband and I needed somewhat of a system reset as we'd just sold our house and everything in it to travel the world and just see what life could throw our way. It was a bit stressful! Hariharalaya was perfect. It was recommended by a friend and we are so happy we took that recommendation. The retreat is tucked away among beautiful green and lush scenery. Very quiet and peaceful. The accommodation is very simple but you don't need much. I had done yoga before but my husband hadn't (bless him he threw himself wholeheartedly in to the experience!). Your level of experience doesn't matter though. It's not about what your body can do, the Center is more about giving you the basic tools and understanding that this lovely practice can be taken with you anywhere. The instructors were helpful and really lovely and all had great energy. There was a good structure to the day but loads of free time. Reading in hammocks was a popular favorite! The vegan food was outstanding. We aren't vegan or vegetarian but it didn't matter because the food was so delightful. It just felt as if it was doing you good! I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to reconnect with themselves, get the basics of yoga and meditation and just have an outstanding and memorable experience. Thank you team Hariharalaya, you were amazing.