What to expect:
An all-round yoga retreat at Baan Hom Samunphrai, a beautiful family-run natural health center in the North of Thailand. Every morning rise with the sun and have your first yoga session and a light breakfast. You will work with Teune on the Ashtanga Primary Series at your individual level and also study the Yoga Sutras in a daily philosophy class. Vegetarian Thai lunch is served at noon, then enjoy a nice siesta! In the afternoon we have gentle Thai and Yin Yoga and a complementary clinic on technique, ending with guided breathing and mindfulness. After class you can benefit from the unique herbal steambaths with fresh herbs. Evening you will be served a delicious home-cooked dinner, and you can end the day with a meditation. On our day off we will do an excursion together. Bikes are always available for exploring the countryside.
Cost: 960 euros
full board/pension single room (10 nights, check-in Sunday August 2nd, check-out Wednesday August 12)
transport from and to Chiang Mai airport/station
herbal steam baths
3 yoga sessions with Teune per day (1 day off & only morning sessions on August 12)
group excursion on the day off
Does not include:
transport to and from Thailand/Chiang Mai
massages (can be individually booked on the spot)
alcoholic beverages (softdrinks, beer and wine available at extra charge)
dinner on Wednesday August 12th
Teune is an experienced yoga instructor and massage practitioner from Belgium. He has been studying Yoga for over a decade, and has been teaching successful classes for over 7 years. He regularly resides with his teachers in India and Thailand to practice Ashtanga Yoga Mysore-style and traditional Thai Yoga Massage.
Teune loves that both forms share a common ancient origin, traceable along the lineages of the great yoga masters and the Buddha to the very distant past of human existence. You will stay at the family compound of Homprang Chaleekanha, his Thai teacher. A green garden oasis surrounds this picturesque school and guesthouse, located just South of Chiang Mai. Classes will be in English and Dutch.
6:30-8:00 Ashtanga Yoga practice.
Beginners: you will be taught in a small group. By the end of the retreat you will be more fluid with the primary sequences;
Non-beginners: practitioners who are familiar with the Primary Series will be assisted further in their self-practices.
8:00-9:30 Breakfast & Break
9:30-12:00 Philosophy Workshop Series: "Is today's Ashtanga practice truly Patanjali's Yoga?"
You will be introduced to Patanjali's Yoga Sutra's with an overview of the four chapters. This summary will clarify the incentive (why?), the objective (what?) and the method (how?) of Patanjali's classical teaching. We will look at the Ashtanga system as taught by the Jois family of Mysore (India). The three pilars (Trishthana) of this modern tradition are Posture (Asana), Breathing and Gazing point (Drishti). Does steady application of these three familiar techniques in your regular practice embody Patanjali's liberation teaching? Is your effort on the mat possibly an internal road to freedom?
12:00-15:00 Lunch & Free Time
15:00-17:30 Afternoon Yoga Class:
-Thai Yoga (Rasidaton). An authentic, gentle Yoga developed by the ancient forest hermits (Rishis) used by Thai massage therapists.
-clinics on refining the technique of Primary Series
-Yin stretch yoga to relax and stretch the body's tissues for more ease and endurance in postures.
-Every afternoon ends with guided breathing and mindfulness.
17:30-18:30 Herbal Steam Bath
20:30 Open Meditation
*this schedule is tentative and subject to change.
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Baan Hom Samunphrai can accept payment of the full amount in Euros after you arrive, but the payment must be in cash.
by Paypal with a Credit or Debit Card. Take note that your PayPal transfer must specify in Thai baht, and that there may be a transfer charge for this service. Email: for further reservation and payment advice contact Teune at firstname.lastname@example.org
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