6 Days Yoga Art & Mindfulness Retreat in Cambodia

6 Days Yoga Art & Mindfulness Retreat in Cambodia

  • Blue Indigo Cottage, Taphul Road, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Hatha, Ashtanga, and Pranayama Yoga Retreat Cambodia

Join Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center in the beautiful sala, surrounded by greenery that will talk you into relaxation. There, you can read up on yoga breathing techniques and sequences to practice Pranayama, the ideal complement for the Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. Do not miss the tasty home-made tea blends and the cottages healthy menu.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Personal time for you to explore, meditate or just be
  • Yoga Alliance international certificate school
  • Healthy and nutritious breakfast and lunch
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English

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Nestled in a tranquil area surrounded by trees and flowers, Blue Indigo Cottages Retreat Center is a beautiful and lovely retreat in Siem Reap. With seven wooden cottages, each of the 30 square meters room is equipped with a big ceiling fan to keep the atmosphere cool, a lovely bathroom with shower, and a double bed with a tulle mosquito net. None of the cottages have air conditioning. Temperatures are nowhere near as high as the UAE) and this is not ‘5 star Dubai’ type accommodation.This place is really comfortable, accentuated with wood furniture to give you that homey, rustic feel.

There is also a shared dormitory for women. Should you be interested in this room accommodation, please contact Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center for the package price.

Yoga shala

At the center of the property, there is a 100 square meter yoga shala for yoga and meditation Theravada. This shala is built with traditional materials and is very well ventilated.

  • One Shala for Flying yoga
  • One shala for vinyasa or Ashtanga
  • One for meditation, restorative

Discover the benefits of yoga and practice in a unique environment, Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center offers a place dedicated to wellbeing; body, mind, and spirit. Such yoga retreat comes with a distinctive lifestyle. For instance, Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center serves vegetarian, raw, organic meals; they have simple but beautiful cottages, they honor a structured daily routine and provide an environment conducive to reaching your goals.

The instructors are certified by Yoga Alliance, but more importantly, they have a solid teaching experience and their goal is to help you develop safely. Enjoy five days to relax your body and mind through the practice of yoga, meditation, and deep relaxation.

You can join this retreat every Wednesday. Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center thanks you for your commitment to participate in a yoga retreat, versus taking a holiday on the beach or staying in a five-star resort.

The space Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center created is dedicated to your physical, mental, and spiritual well being, and to get the most out of your experience, kindly keep in mind that a yoga retreat comes with a distinctive lifestyle and preferred behaviors. For instance, you will enjoy vegetarian meals, simple cottages, and a structured daily routine for your practice.

While you are together, you can achieve great results by approaching each situation with a positive, fun and loving attitude. Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center is committed to do their best to make your stay pleasant and beneficial. To maximize your satisfaction and help preserve a stable group energy, Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center suggest that you:

  • Disconnect from the internet, your email, phone, and facebook.
  • Attend all the yoga sessions, be on time, remain within your limits.
  • Communicate with your instructors and staff on your progress, your concerns or your suggestions.
  • Tell Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center if something does not meet your expectations and they’ll do the best to accommodate you.
  • Sleep early, wake up early, and drink a lot of water.

Encouraged behavior

A dedicated yoga practice involves respecting a set of ethical principles, which are called the yamas and niyamas in 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 - non violence: compassion and non-harm towards yourself and others
  • Satya - truthfulness: honesty through actions, speech, and thoughts
  • Asteya - non-stealing: detaching from covetousness and cultivating a less materialistic view of life
  • Brahmacharya - abstinence: moderation in all things and sensual cravings
  • Aparigraha - non greed: attitude of generosity and non possessiveness

Niyamas

  • Saucha purity: cleanliness of body and mind
  • Santosha - contentment: being satisfied with what you have
  • Tapas - self-discipline: diligence and perseverance in your practice
  • Swadhyaya - self-study: study of scriptures but also of oneself
  • Ishvarapranidhana - surrendering to a higher intelligence: the realization of and dedication to the divine presence within all

Daily Schedule:

  • 06:00 - 7:30 Garden Sala; Pranayama (Breathing exercises) and Hatha yoga
  • 07:30 - 9:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:00 White Sala; Nidra & holistic yoga
  • 11:00 - 12:00 White Sala; Vinyasa
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Garden Sala; workshop Asana
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Fly /Aerial yoga
  • 18:00 – 19:00 Restorative yoga

As part of your retreat, the Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center team will be taking you out for a yoga class in a temple area. Every Sunday, another beautiful and rewarding afternoon practicing yoga in the Cambodian countryside with teacher, followed by a blessing ceremony with the Monk.

  • Kat

    Yoga Alliance International (Hatha Yoga)

    Kat is a Hatha yoga teacher and is Yoga Alliance certified. She dedicated her life to the spiritual inquiry and evolution and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with other fellow seekers. She studied the classical Hatha yoga in Nepal and India and Ashtanga Vinyasa in India. Kat teaches asana practice, pranayama, meditation, yoga Nidra, yoga philosophy and theory, teaching methodology, and yogic anatomy. Kat also practices and teaches Ayurvedic yoga massage, a technique combining deep tissue stimulation, assisted yoga stretches, and energy work.

This retreat will be held in Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Stretching over some 400 square kilometers, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century and is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia.

They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging program to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings.

Nearby places

  • Angkor city, 7 kilometers - 25 minutes
  • Siem Reap riverside - 10 minutes

The food served during your retreat will be nutritious and homemade variety of 110% vegetarian and vegan dishes with local ingredients and an added French twist. It’s a fusion of Cambodian ingredients and tastes with some French insights. Meals are served in a shaded garden, simple and friendly. Blue Indigo’s Cambodian cooks serve essentially Khmer vegetarian meals, with seasonal fruits and vegetables. These meals are perfectly balanced and participate in your physical and spiritual welfare. Breakfast typically starts around 07:45 and includes fresh fruits, French bread, local honey, porridge sesame, yogurts and oats. Tea are specialty and mixes of the house, with flower aromas. Lunch is served at 12. It’s simple and light with raw and cooked options, like Pomelo salad, banana leaf salad, Tofu amok (local specialty), Tofu curries, baked or stir-fried vegetables, and rice.

You may try the following offerings during your free/personal time at the center.

  • Attend cooking class
  • Explore trekking tours and daytrips
  • Explore local Cambodia culture village
  • Visit the temple area and an amazing Angkor city
  • Visit the Tonle Sap Lake, with floating villages
  • Biking through the beautiful rice fields

Visit Angkor temples

A 45 kilometer mountain bike ride to visit the Angkor Wat complex through the less traveled 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.

Explore the 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).

Available for an extra cost:

  • Ayurvedic massage
  • Thai massage
  • Physiotherapist
  • Free access to the Wi-Fi
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts and lunch with free water and tea
  • Five or six classes of yoga and meditation
  • Reflexology Khmer massage
  • Ticket to temples
  • Extra excursions
  • Dinners

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Siem Reap International Airport (REP).

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 18% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center provides a peaceful environment for you to learn or deepen your practice of meditation and yoga with health-oriented meals.

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6 days / 5 nights

Availability

This retreat is available all year round, with arrival on any day.

 

Low season
  • March to August

 

High season
  • September to March 1

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