Origin Yoga & Wellness

About This Center

Origin Yoga & Wellness Retreat Center is a passion project started by Lydia and Edward, two siblings who wish to share their love for natural healing and healthy living. Located at the heart of Baishawan, home to the most beautiful beaches in Northern Taiwan. Origin Yoga & Wellness Retreat Center offers weekend or multi-day yoga retreat packages, Ayurveda wellness treatments, healthy vegetarian meals and homemade Kombucha tea.

An abandoned sanctuary by the sea inspired peace and joy in my heart - Signature Yoga Retreat Guest

Venue Highlights

Origin Yoga & Wellness retreat programs are created with love, consideration, and attention to your spiritual growth and physical well-being. To ensure an authentic experience, we limit our retreat programs to no more than 8 participants at a time. The smaller group size provides a more relaxed and intimate setting, allowing us the opportunity to personalize your experience by focusing on your specific interests and needs.

​Origin Yoga & Wellness Retreat Center is located at the heart of Baishawan, less than 90 minutes by car outside of Taipei, Taiwan. Baishawan is home to the most beautiful beaches in northern Taiwan, the coastal region is complete with natural hot springs, lush green forests, mountain temples, traditional farms, Sakura (cherry tree) plantations, cycling trails, surfing and other water activities. It is the perfect destination for a relaxing and rejuvenating getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.

What makes our location most special is that the Center is situated on the first and second floor of an abandoned residential complex. Our Residence space is also situated in the same complex a block away on the fourth and fifth floor. While the building maybe rustic on the outside, the interior of our Retreat Center and Residence have been thoughtfully renovated with all the comforts of home plus a panoramic breathtaking ocean view. This unique and secluded location is the perfect setting for an unforgettable yoga retreat.


Guests can enjoy comfortable shared or private accommodation with stunning ocean views. We can accommodate up to 8 guests with two levels of open space, elegantly designed rooms, lounge areas, small kitchen, and floor to ceiling windows with lots of natural sunlight. The Sky Room holds two single beds with an ocean view, small balcony and private shower. The Sapphire Room has a double bed with an ocean view, small closet, and private shower. The Ocean Room holds four single beds with an ocean view, walk-in closet, and shared bathtub and shower. All rooms include towels, organic hand soap, body wash and shampoo and have AC.


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


We make healthy and delicious vegetarian food that is good for humans, animals, and our planet. Our menu is heavily based on Taiwanese cuisine. We use seasonal, locally sourced, organic and minimally processed whole foods wherever possible. Our produce is hand selected from farmers we know and partners we trust to guarantee quality and freshness. Chef Edward is passionate about food; he prepares all meals with love to inspire and nourish the soul. We take pride in making everything from scratch and practice the art of root to stalk cooking. All meals are thoughtfully designed to provide a balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat, and a complete array of vitamins and minerals. We accommodate vegan and gluten-free diets, and other minor food allergies if given 1 week's notice. Please specify your request and we will do our best to meet your needs! Please note our kitchen prepares meals containing nuts, onion, garlic, and ginger. We cannot guarantee 100% that traces of these items will not be in the foods. Filtered water, tea, coffee are available for your enjoyment throughout the retreat.


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Airport & MRT Pick-Up
For half-day and full-day retreats, we are happy to arrange round trip transfer by car to/from MRT Tamsui Station (淡水) or Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (Airport Code: TPE). This service cost an additional US$40 or NT$1200 from Tamsui Station, and US$110 or NT$3370 from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Transportation is per car and seats 4 people and should take about 90 minutes.

By Car
South bound – From Keelung (基隆), go on No 2 Provincial Highway (台2線) towards Baishawan Recreation Center (白沙灣海水浴場). We are located 500 meters ahead the Recreation Center along No 2 Provincial Highway.

North bound – From Chungching North Road Interchange (重慶北路交流道), go on No 2B Provincial Highway (台2乙線) and then No 2 Provincial Highway (台2線) towards Baishawan Recreation Center (白沙灣海水浴場). We are located 500 meters past the Recreation Center along No 2 Provincial Highway.

By MRT & Bus
Take the MRT Red Line to Tamsui Station (淡水). Take exit 2. After exiting the station, proceed to the bus waiting area right outside of the station and board buses number 862 ,863, or 865. Get off the bus at the De Mao (德茂), one stop past Baishawan (白沙灣). Buses is available approximately every 30 minutes, however the bus journey may take up to 45 minutes depending on traffic. Be sure to check the electronic signs by the bus waiting areas for boarding times.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Recenter, Rebalance, Renew..... I cannot provide nurture and wisdom to the people I love without the opportunity to fill up my own cup. Diane

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.