Bespoke Yoga Holiday in China

  • Qingdao, Shandong, China
  • Ongoing package (7 days)

Event Highlights

  • Yoga practices
  • Learn how to make Chinese food
  • Sports on the beach in a historic city
  • Get to know Chinese culture and explore Chinese temples
  • Free time for your own personal activity
  • Savor delicious vegan meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Free airport transfers

Schedule

Day 1: Welcome

Guests are picked up from the Liuting international airport to the accommodation, getting to know the area and following the welcome dinner. Free evening and city walk.

Day 2: Seaside promenade

Morning yoga starts at 8:00 a.m. in the studio. Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. A newly-built plank promenade that meanders along the southern beach for about 40 kilometers, from Tuandao Cape in southwestern Qingdao to Shilaoren Holiday Resort in the eastern part of the city.
This makes it possible to walk from the western part of the city, covering Qingdao Bay, Huiquan Bay, Taiping Bay and come to the end at the Sculpture Road in eastern Qingdao. Beach Number one and Beach Number 2 are the most popular seaside sightseeing pathway in the city. Lunch on the tour and Yin yoga practices in the evening.

Day 3: Old Stone Man beach volleyball

Morning yoga starts at 8:00 a.m. in the studio. Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Old Stone Man Beach is a two and a half kilometers long strip of the largest and the highest waves in town. It was named after shape of the prominent rock outcropping located just of the shirlaoren peninsula and is said to resemble an old fisherman waiting for his daughter to return from beneath the waves.
Lunch on the tour and dinner served with seafood. Restorative yoga practices in the evening, to soften the muscle and help regulate the flow of energy in the body, as a good recovery in the middle of the itinerary.

Day 4: Green Tea Picking in Laoshan

Morning yoga starts at 8:00 a.m. in the studio. Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Laoshan is a rare green tea farm in China with it unique feature, the tea leaves are featured by thickness, mellow savor, abundance in nutrition, nurtured by the excellent natural conditions on the mountain, while the liquor is clear and jade green. Lunch on the tour and dinner in the house to complete a beautiful day. Yin yoga practices will be in the evening.

Day 5: Zhanshan Temple

Morning yoga starts at 8:00 a.m. in the studio. Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Zhanshan Temple is a peaceful place, a place to unwind and take in an ancient culture, as a large Buddhist complex in Qingdao just over the hill from Zhongshan Park. It consists of many halls dedicated to different saints. You can buy or take for free some scent sticks and follow an easy procedure of praying.
Enjoy a Restorative yoga which involves only five or six poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest after a long day trip. Afterward, you will visit the Taidong night market. Taidong night market is always crowded and is one of those places that primarily draw in locals in the know, all kinds of street food, souvenirs, and gadget along the market can be found.

Day 6: Red Island

Morning yoga starts at 8:00 a.m. in the studio. Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Red Island has become a hot destination in Qingdao suburb. It features the city’s largest scenic area of folk customs. Lunch on the tour and ​Yin yoga practices in the evening.

Day 7: City visit

Visit local museums or gallery before departure. At the end of this week with an unforgettable experience, it is not easy to say goodbyes, especially among an affectionate cohort. Vivian sure that you will reunite at other cities in China soon.
Kindly be informed that the program may change depending on the weather, closed roads, or other personal preferences.

About This Event

Vivian practice Yin yoga since 2008, she attended a 10-day course of Vipassana in Myanmar, Malaysia. She is also an outdoor guide and translator in the arctic and Svalbard Hurtigruten Norway. In addition, Vivian is an aquatic and personal trainer in Molde Swimming Center and Training Center and organising "a bit of China" in the hometown Qingdao, China. She has completed master's in Sport Management in Molde University; as well as four years Physical Education in China.

"Vivian was so accommodating and flexible. She created a perfect and safe way to see norway with an adventurous spirit. Had the perfect house on a lake - with Mountain View and very private."

What's Included

  • All classes in the daily retreat programme
  • All activities fee in the schedule from Day 1 to Day 7
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 3 healthy vegan meals per day
  • Unlimited water, herbal tea, fruits
  • Full use of house facilities
  • Airport transfer and local transportation
  • Local transportation
  • Activity fees

What's Not Included

Travel insurance
International airfares
Domestic airfares

Venue Highlights

You will have various Chinese dish to choose from. Meals are sourced from fresh fruits and vegetables. You will also have the opportunity to learn how to make traditional Chinese food, such as bread, dumpling, and noodles.

Together with Vivian Shang, enjoy the unique delicacy and culture of China in this special yoga holiday! Explore and discover the hometown of dragon and Buddhist where Yin yoga has been practiced for centuries.

Accommodations

rooms for single and for couple can be chosen.

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga Studio
  • Bicycles For Rent

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

Vegetarian
Gluten Free
Organic
Seafood
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snacks
Drinks
Coffee
Tea
Soda
Detox juices

Directions

Three airlines can be chosen from capital city Beijing to Qingdao Liuting airport (PEK to TAO): Eastern Airlines, Air China, Shandong Airlines. Five airlines can be chosen from Shanghai to Qingdao Liuting airport (PVG to TAO): Eastern Airlines, Air China, Shandong Airlines, Lucky Air, Spring Airlines.

By booking an arrival on Monday afternoon and departure on Sunday morning can normally get a good price. However, airport transfers are always available whenever guests arrive and depart.

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