Whole & Happy Balance Retreat
- Faasai Resort & Spa
- Faasai Resort, Kung Wiman Beach, Chanthaburi, Thailand
- Nov 16 - 22, 2018 (7 days)
Who says a yoga retreat has to be serious? That hard work shouldn’t be rewarded with a little bit of celebration? After all, don’t we all feel a little more free to be our authentic selves when harmonizing wellness with some of life’s most satisfying indulgences?
We are all about that balance, baby. This week is devoted to you and your precious self, to reshuffle your priorities, putting yourself at the top of your list. Each day on retreat we offer a theme and a journal prompt in alignment with that theme to dig a little deeper into your yoga practice, on and off the mat. (We provide you with a beautiful journal on arrival). The daily theme aligns with that days activity, and provides a structure for your transformation and growth throughout the retreat.
Surrender – Gratitude – Playfulness & Creativity – Connection – Self Love (A Day of Silence) – Renewal
Join us for a 7 day all-inclusive yoga and meditation retreat at Faasai Resort and Spa in beautiful Chanthaburi, Thailand. Practice yoga at sunrise, meditate at sunset, connect with nature, surround yourself with an inspiring community of people, eat delicious Thai vegetarian cuisine, drink ice cold beer on the beach, laugh often, and (most importantly) rediscover your happy place.
We will practice yoga twice daily on retreat. The morning practices last for approximately 90 minutes and are a more dynamic, active practice, focussing on vinyasa and hatha styles. The evening practices are more restorative, gentle sessions incorporating longer holds, pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation. We make sure each class is accessible to beginners. We aim to teach to the middle line and offer adjustments/modifications for people new to yoga or people who have been practicing for some time and would like a little challenge. It doesn’t matter if you think you aren’t flexible or strong enough – this yoga is for everybody, and every body.
Discover a place of perfect equilibrium between yin and yang, strength and surrender, work and play.
I feel much more whole and wholly more happy after attending the Whole & Happy Yoga Retreat at the FaaSai Resort in Chanthaburi, Thailand. I found Natasha and Rosie’s instruction very easy to follow. Rather than being intimidated by these yoga masters, I felt safe moving from an awkward first timer to one who found the strength to complete 108 sun
- A revitalising, restorative 7 day yoga retreat at Faasai Eco Resort and Spa, Chanthaburi, Thailand
- Daily morning yoga sessions: an energising fusion of Vinyasa Flow and Hatha Yoga
- Evening restorative yoga/ yoga nidra/ meditation/pranayama for relaxing and restoring vitality
- Daily journal prompts to dig deeper into your yoga practice
- Welcome W&H Goodie Bag
- Trip to local markets to sample delicious local foods, try out your bargaining skills and immerse yourself in local culture
- Day trip to Chao Lao Beach
- Sunrise Sun Salutations at seaside viewpoint
- Walking meditation on Sunrise Hill
- 2 wholesome farm-to-table vegetarian meals daily (brunch and dinner)
- Midday smoothie & snack
- Private or shared accommodation in luxury thai-style bungalow/villa room with private bathroom and air conditioning
- Free water, tea, coffee and seasonal fruit all day
- Transfer from Chanthaburi to the Retreat
- Bicycles to explore
- Swimming Pool
- Organic Garden Tour & Self-Sufficiency Talk with Bronwen Evans
- Beginners and experienced yoga practitioners welcome
Venue HighlightsKung Wiman area is a paradise for nature lovers with bush walks, swimming, snorkeling, and gentle rolling hills, ideal for running or cycling, with views of the sea, rubber plantations, salt farms, markets, orchards and fishing villages.
You will have plenty of opportunity to explore the seaside village of Kung Wiman on foot or by bicycle. We picnic on the beach, cycle to viewpoints and through the fisherman’s village, and cycle to Chao Lao Beach on one of our excursions. We also visit local markets so you can immerse yourself in small-town Thai culture and purchase any goodies to take home with you.
The nearby Cardamom mountains, named after the cardamom trees which grow there, make up Southeast Asia’s last great wilderness.
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- Bicycles For Rent
Playfulness & Creativity
JOURNAL PROMPT: Plan your ideal day. Be creative, no limits. If you could choose the lifestyle you wanted and design it down to the smallest detail, what would that look like? What's stopping you from living that lifestyle?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Always believe something wonderful is about to happen!”
07:00 - 08:30 Rise and Shine Creative Vinyasa Yoga & Meditation
09:00: Breakfast Buffet
10:00 -15:00: Beach Cycle Trip through villages & rice paddies
13:00 - Fresh Coconuts & Snacks
15:00 - Thai Cooking Class
17:00 - 18:30 Afternoon Yin Yoga & Pranayama
19:00 Dinner: Tom Yum Soup, Vegan Fried Rice, Pumpkin & Coconut
Evening Activity - DIY Mala Beads for 108 Sun Salutations
- Includes Meat
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineThe food on our Balance Retreat is all prepared with love by our Thai chef Sura. She prepares hearty Thai vegetarian meals, so you can be sure you will sample the best of traditional Thai food. Post-yoga brunch is a buffet affair, with something different every day – pancakes, omelettes, veggie scramble, Pad Se Ew thick noodles with vegetables, fresh seasonal fruits, strong coffee, herbal teas, fresh juice, cereal and toast with a variety of spreads. In the middle of the day we provide fresh fruit smoothies and a snack (depending on what is in season) and for dinner we have sit-down family-style meal, with an assortment of Thai favourites on the menu. All ingredients are sourced either from Faasai’s organic gardens or farm, or from local suppliers, wherever possible.
We can accommodate any dietary requirements with advance notice.
Despite many people’s fears that a vegetarian diet won’t fill them up – we’ve never had anyone go hungry. Sura loves to feed us!
AccommodationsFaasai Resort and Spa has 14 beautiful rooms decorated in traditional Thai style, with all the western luxuries your little heart desires. From individual ensuite bungalows on stilts with a private balcony, to private rooms in large villas with a view over the resort, you will be very comfortable. All rooms include air conditioning, hot showers, a fridge, tea & coffee making facilities, outdoor seating area and plenty of space for quiet time.
We can offer you a pick up service from Bangkok to the resort for 3000 THB (approx 90USD).
DRIVING: Faasai Resort and Spa is a peaceful coastal haven only 220 kilometres to the southeast of Bangkok or about three hours by car. The quiet garden resort is only ten minutes walk from Kung Wiman beach and a good base for exploring the beaches and mountains of Chanthaburi. The nearest airport is Suvanabhumi, Bangkoks international airport, about two and a half hours away, which has buses going directly to Chanthaburi. It is a good alternative to the other eastern beaches of Ko Chang or Pattaya, as it is closer than Ko Chang and quieter than Pattaya.We can arrange transport to and from the resort by taxi or private van. Alternatively there are regular bus services with buses leaving almost every hour from Bangkok. If you are driving from Bangkok, take the eastern motorway to Bang Na, then Ban Bueng before turning into highway 344 to Klaeng and Chanthaburi. At Klaeng turn left into highway 3 and then 32 kilometres past Klaeng turn right into highway 3399 which will take you to Kung Wiman beach. You will see Faasai on the right 300 metres before you reach the sea.
The buses to Chanthaburi leave from the airport at 8.10, 15.30, 16.10, 16.55, 18.40
If you ask information at the airport they will direct you to the buses.
The airport extension for more information is 9907.
You can take the commuter train from the airport to the city. It takes about 30 minutes to travel the 28 kilometers (17 miles) and it links with both the Subway (MRT) and Skytrain (BTS) systems in Bangkok. You can take the BTS to Ekkamai where it stops right by the eastern bus terminal. We will pick you up in Chanthaburi!
Let us know how you're planning to get here and we can help you to arrange your travel.