Balance & Bliss in Thailand: a Yogic Cultural Journey with Deb Higgins & Jean Marie Hays
- International Yoga
- Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Mar 10 - 18, 2019 (9 days)
- Deluxe Pavillion Single - $4,195.00 Deluxe Pavillion Shared Double - $3,295.00
We’ll begin in the south at a highly-acclaimed, luxurious 5-star resort situated on the edge of Krabi Marine National Park on the crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea. Nestled discreetly amidst tropical gardens and coconut groves, against a backdrop of sheer cliffs and lush jungle foliage, the resort can only be reached by boat. We will enjoy beautifully designed private bungalows, excellent cuisine, warm service, and one of the most unique relaxation spas in Thailand. Each day you will enjoy 1-2 yoga sessions with Jean Marie & Debra, with ample free time to relax by the gorgeous pool, snorkel in the stunning sea, and explore on your own.
We will continue our journey by flying north to the foothills for a stay in Chiang Mai, the cultural capital. Unique custom-designed excursions will include exploring ancient temples by rickshaw, participating in a traditional offering at a Buddhist temple, enjoying a private walking and shopping tour of local artisans and their handicrafts, cooking classes, an unforgettable traditional paper-lantern ceremony, and a visit to a nearby elephant sanctuary. Accommodation will be at a lovely property located in the historic heart of the city. The charming boutique hotel takes its name from a majestic 200-year-old tamarind tree that shelters the hotel. The rooms reflect the rich ethnic diversity of northern Thailand by using fabrics and patterns drawn from various tribes of the region. Enjoy daily yoga with Jean Marie & Debra at a nearby auditorium, rich cultural interactions, and delicious food. From beginning to end, this will be a restorative and transformational journey. You will be inspired by the beauty of the ocean, jungles, mountains, and temples, and by the enriching personal practices and abundant blessings that you will receive to enhance your life.
Rayavadee Hotel, KRABI- Rayavadee is an award winning 5-star resort located at the spectacular Phranang Peninsula on the Andaman coast, surrounded by sheer cliffs that rise from the sea and surrounding landscape. Accessible only by sea, you will arrive at the resort after a short, exhilarating speedboat trip from Krabi pier. Rayavadee’s setting on the edge of Krabi’s National Marine Park at the heart of the stunning Phranang Peninsula perfectly blends lush foliage, limestone cliffs, white sand beaches and the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea. The atmosphere of a southern Thai village inspired the resort’s award-winning architecture and tropical landscapes.
Rayavadee’s enchanting two-story pavilions and beachfront villas are spread over 26 acres of coconut groves, their spacious interiors, and décor providing unsurpassed comfort for the property’s highly discerning guests.
Tamarind Village, CHIANG MAI- Tamarind Village is a unique and charming boutique property that nestles in the heart of historic Chiang Mai. Surrounded by ancient temples and quaint shopping streets, it takes its name from magnificent 200 years old tamarind tree that shelters the hotel in a shady embrace. Set around a series of garden courtyards, the 42 guest rooms reflect the rich ethnic diversity of northern Thailand by using fabrics and patterns drawn from various tribes of the region. Intimate, serene and relaxing, Tamarind Village is an oasis of calm and tranquility, the perfect base for exploring Chiang Mai and beyond.
- Daily yoga & meditation with Debra and Jean Marie
- Luxury & boutique hotel oceanfront accommodation bordering the Krabi Marine National Park
- Four excellent onsite restaurants
- Elephant sanctuary visit
- Optional world-class spa treatments
- Optional day trip to the iconic Phi Phi island
- Traditional market visits
- Morning monk offering
- Temple visits
- Healing herb class
- Village walk
- Cooking class
Breakfast and a farewell dinner are included in the price of your program. Lunches and dinners will be at your leisure.
Week 1 (South) – Each two-story Deluxe Pavilion offers fully-equipped, spacious accommodation and stylish, tropical decor with polished wood, richly colored fabrics, and hand-crafted details throughout as well as an outdoor terrace with seating. The circular design of the pavilions blends perfectly with the resort’s natural surroundings, echoing the rounded cliffs of the rock formations that characterize the area’s unique landscape.
Week 2 (North) – Lanna Rooms offer first- and second-floor garden courtyard views and are decorated in a style that blends perfectly with the hotel’s theme and setting. Decorative elements such as hand-made lacquer boxes and embroidered tribal caps add to the charm and reflect the attention to detail found throughout the hote
You will book your international ticket into Krabi International Airport (code: KBV) and out of Chaing Mai international airport (code: CNX). If you wish to arrive a day early to settle in and get acclimated we can request additional nights at our group hotel. Please contact us directly for rates.
Private airport transfers are included in the price of your trip. Whenever you arrive, day or night you will be met by a private driver and transported to the group hotel. Note if you arrive early and decide to stay at an alternate location other than our group hotel, you will be responsible for coordinating and paying for your own transportation directly with the hotel where you will be staying.
As a part of your Thailand journey, you will get to experience both the beauty of the South as well as the majesty of Northern Thailand. In order to visit both parts of the country, there will be a one-way domestic flight associated with this itinerary in the middle of the week. The cost will be approximately $100 to $200 (exact prices vary until booked). We will be providing you with the details of this domestic flight, which you will be able to easily book along with all of your other flights.