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7 Days Alkaline Balancing Diet and Meditation Retreat in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Detox and Meditation Retreat Thailand

Join this retreat offered by The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort to balance your body. Through this retreat, you will experience a program to achieve and maintain the pH balance in your body. A basic rule of thumb to follow to achieve and maintain pH balance is to eat 80 percent alkaline-forming foods, and drinks and 20 percent acid-forming foods and drinks each day.


  • Meditation sessions
  • Vegetable and mixed fruit juices
  • Spirulina drink or veggie broth soup
  • Wheatgrass shots or coconut water, and detox drinks
  • Rejuvenating herbal oil massage sessions
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 20

Airport transfer included: Chiang Mai International Airport

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During the retreat, you will be accommodated at The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort. Among the lush rice and green valley, The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort provides fresh air, blue sky, and comfortable accommodation to health lovers. From their Pool Deluxe Room to a five-bedroom Presidential Villa, a variety of accommodation options is available at The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort.

Their rooms are designed to maximize comfort, relaxation, and practicality, while enable you to enjoy the surrounding nature. To reflect the care for your health and environment, every room features organic toiletries, mini bar stocked with local products from His Majesty the King’s Royal Project, and even the cleaning products and detergent use chemical free.

Pool Deluxe Room

From a spacious private balcony overlooking the gardens and free-form swimming pool, Pool Deluxe Room comes with a king size bed or two single beds, offering you Lanna contemporary style décor coupled with an array of modern comforts including complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, flat-screen LED TV, and direct dial telephone in your room. This is the perfect way for you to experience a relaxing hideaway. The Pool Deluxe Rooms on the ground floor have direct access to swimming pool.

Villa Suite

Villa suite is a romantic two-storey villa offering one bedroom with a king size bed, en-suite bathroom plus a separate restroom, living room, dining area, and pantry. Relax and enjoy your stay in the sunshine filled private balcony and beautiful lawn area overlooking a spectacular panoramic mountain view and swimming pool.

The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort Thailand Meditation Retreat Program

Acid or alkaline imbalance

This program includes alkaline balancing diet and meditation. Acidity and alkalinity are measured according to the pH (potential of hydrogen) scale. Water, with a pH of 7.0, is considered neutral, neither acid nor alkaline. Any substance with a pH below 7.0 is acid, while anything with a pH above 7.0 is alkaline.

The ideal pH range for the human body is between 6.0 and 6.8 (the human body is naturally mildly acidic). For the body, values below pH 6.3 are considered on the acidic side. Values above pH 6.8 are on the alkaline side. A basic rule of thumb to follow to achieve and maintain pH balance is to eat 80 percent alkaline-forming foods and drinks and 20 percent acid-forming foods and drinks each day.

Acid and alkaline self-test will determine whether your body fluids are either too acidic or too alkaline. Apply your saliva or urine to a litmus paper and the paper color will change. The paper will change color to indicate if your system is overly acidic or alkaline. Red litmus paper turns blue in an alkaline medium. Always perform the test either before eating or at least one hour after eating.


Acidosis is a condition in which body chemistry becomes imbalanced and overly acidic. Symptoms associated with acidosis include frequent sighing, insomnia, water retention, recessed eyes, arthritis, migraine headaches, abnormally low blood pressure, acid or strong perspiration, dry hard stools, foul; smelling stools accompanied by a burning sensation in the anus, alternating constipation and diarrhea, difficulty swallowing, halitosis, and more.

There are two classifications of acidosis, which are respiratory and metabolic. Respiratory acidosis is caused by an interruption of the acid control of the body, resulting in an overabundance of acidic fluids or the depletion of alkali (base). Simply, it occurs if the lungs are unable to remove carbon dioxide. Respiratory acidosis can be a result of asthma, bronchitis, or obstruction of the airway. It can be either mild or severe.

Metabolic acidosis occurs when chemical changes in the body disturb the body’s acid (base balance) creating an excessive amount of acid in the body fluids. Diabetes mellitus, kidney failure, the use of unusually large amounts of aspirin, and metabolic diseases are some of the conditions that can deplete the body’s alkaline (base). Other contributing factors can include liver and adrenal disorders, stomach ulcers, improper diet, malnutrition, obesity, ketosis, anger, and more.


Alkalosis is the inverse of acidosis. It is a condition in which the body is too alkaline. Alkalosis is less common than acidosis and produces over excitability of the nervous system. The peripheral nerves are affected first. The symptoms may be manifested as a highly nervous condition, including hyperventilation and even seizures.

Other symptoms can include sore muscles, creaking joints, bursitis, drowsiness, protruding eyes, hypertension, hypothermia, seizures, edema, allergies, night cramps, asthma, chronic indigestion, night coughs, vomiting, too rapid blood clotting and thick blood, menstrual problems, hard dry stools, prostatitis, and thickening of skin, with burning and itching sensations. Alkalosis may cause calcium to build up in the body, as in bone or heel spurs.

Alkalosis is often the result of excessive intake of alkaline drugs such as sodium bicarbonate for the treatment of gastritis or peptic ulcers. It can also result from excessive vomiting, high cholesterol, endocrine imbalance, poor diet, diarrhea, and osteoarthritis.


Frans Captijn
%For more than eight years, he studied and practiced meditation, philosophy, personal development, organizational development and change, life and talent coaching, in Holland, Belgium, Europe, and Thailand. He is a host, catalyst, and certified life coach and talenteer at the regular Captijn Insight work-programs, retreats, and workshops; ‘Catalyst in developing tranquility and insight to get new sustainable flow in life, love, family, career, and work’ in Thailand.


This retreat takes place in The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Nestled within the lush nature of Mae Ann Valley, The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort boasts its spectacular grounds of over 100,000 square meters on the hills of Mae Rim countryside. With the unique blend of Lanna architecture, comfort accommodation, and comprehensive wellness programs, The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort is truly an oasis for those who seek to rejuvenate their body and mind.

Nearby places

  • Chiang Mai City Center, 30 km - 50 minutes
  • Chiang Mai International Airport, 37 km - 55 minutes
  • Doi Suthep Temple, 43 km - 1 hour
  • Mae Rim City, 10 km - 20 minutes



  • Cooking classes
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga shala


  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Meeting room


During this retreat, you will be served three breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You will also be served enzyme, detox, or fiber drinks, wheatgrass shots, coconut water, or mixed fruit juices, spirulina drink or veggie broth soup, and vegetable juice.

The following meals are included:

  • Drinks

Things to do (optional)

During your free time, you can enjoy, relax, or explore the surroundings. You can also rejuvenate and pamper your body by experiencing spa treatments, go on a safari, swim in the beautiful outdoor pools, spend a day in Doi Inthanon which is the highest peak in Thailand, visit an orchid farm and the resort's organic farm, and visit Chiang Mai's temples.

Spa treatments

This retreat includes three sessions of 60-minute herbal oil massage.

What's included

  • 2 spirulina drinks or veggie broth soups
  • 2 wheatgrass shots, coconut water, or mixed fruit juices
  • 3 60-minute herbal oil massages
  • 3 breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 5 enzyme drinks, detox drinks, or fiber drinks
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 vegetable juices
  • 7 sessions of 60-minute group meditation class
  • Airport transfers from and to Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
  • In-room internet

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Extra activities
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Chiang Mai International Airport Airport transfer included: Chiang Mai International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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