Origin Signature Weekend Retreat
- Origin Yoga & Wellness
- Shimen District, New Taipei City, Taiwan
- Ongoing package (3 days)
- $550 - 800
- Daily yoga and meditation by the beach
- Intimate setting and personalized classes
- One on one consultation with a Zen Master
- Authentic culture and nature tours to hidden gems of Taiwan
- Donation of 7% net proceed from the retreat to a local charity
- Ocean therapy and beach restoration session
- 2 nights' accommodation
- Daily vegetarian meals
Upon your arrival, you can check-in any time after 15:00. You will be welcomed and have a tea tasting session and tour around the retreat center. A healthy and delicious gourmet vegetarian dinner will be served around 18:00. After dinner, you will have the opportunity to participate in a candle light mediation practice and enjoy mindful silences to help you unwind and relax.
Start your day with a good morning yoga asana practice, pranayama, and meditation session. After breakfast, relax by the beach, go for a swim or take up a surfing lesson. Next, you will have a healthy and delicious lunch, followed by a wellness enrichment workshop. Afternoon tea of homemade kombucha and raw vegan dessert will be waiting for you to enjoy in the late afternoon. Head to the beach for an ocean therapy & beach restoration session where you will get to connect with healing energy of the deep blue sea while enjoying a glorious sunset. Have a healthy and delicious dinner then end the day with a visit to the a luxury outdoors hot spring where you can see the stars while soaking away any tensions left in the body.
Wake up to an energizing sequence of sunrise meditation, good morning yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation session. A healthy and delicious breakfast will be served before you go for a private local tour to the hidden gems of Northern Coast of Taiwan and immerse yourself in the authentic culture and beautiful scenery. Returning from the tour, you will have a healthy and delicious lunch and then meet with Zen Master for a 1:1 private consultation for guidance. This is an open format session where you may seek guidance with Zen Master on any life or spiritual questions you are experiencing. Your afternoon tea will be served then you can relax and check-out anytime before 17:00.
About This Event
Origin Yoga & Wellness is a boutique retreat center located in an abandoned building by the most beautiful beach in northern Taiwan. Each retreat program here is specially designed with love, consideration, and attention to your spiritual growth and physical well-being. Take time to relax, recharge, and reconnect with your natural self with an all inclusive holiday of yoga, meditation, self-care, and relaxation while immersing in the authentic culture and natural scenery of Taiwan.
An abandoned sanctuary by the sea inspired peace and joy in my heart - Signature Yoga Retreat Guest
Venue HighlightsOrigin 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.
AccommodationsGuests 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.
Menu/CuisineWe 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.
DirectionsYou can find us on google maps. Just type our name in the search bar, Origin Yoga & Wellness!
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.
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.