Vietnam
Destination
6 Days
Duration
Detox, Yoga
Activity

In this Yoga Retreat, Hoi An owes its success to its architecture and soothing setting along a river. The city of Hoi An is an exceptionally well-preserved example of one of the most flourishing commercial ports in Southeast Asia, dating back to the 15th century. Its buildings and city architecture reflect the Vietnamese, French, Chinese and Japanese history that have come together to produce this unique heritage site. It is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Come discover the art, the history, the amazing cuisine, the mysterious temples, the ancient architecture and the wandering of the marvelous old town with us.

Instruction language: English

Spoken languages: English, French, Spanish

By Plane: Please book your flight to arrive at Da Nang International Airport (DAD). There are frequent flights every day to Da Nang from most large cities in Vietnam.  The flight takes about an hour from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and are around 40-50 € with VietJet Air. 

18 – 23 February 2019

LOCATION
INCLUDED
Accommodation

Airport Transfers

Daily yoga elements sessions

Healthy Juices and Smoothies

Daily vegetarian meals

Vegetarian Vietnamese Cooking Class

Marble Mountains Cave Visit

Relaxing on the beach

Music Meditation Sessions

Precious Heritage Art Gallery Museum Visit

Old town Bike Riding

 

Typical Itinerary

1

Morning

  • 07:45am – Power Drink of the day

  • 08:00am9.15am  Morning Yoga (Earth)

  • 09:30am – Breakfast + Smoothy

  • 10:30am –  Free time

2

Afternoon

  • 1pm – Lunch

  • 4pm – Vegetarian fusion cooking class

3

Evening

  • 6pm – Free time

  • 7pm – Dinner

  • 8.30pm –  Concert in Soul Kitchen venue

Visit

Trekking in the marble mountains

Towards the end of our retreat, we will explore the imposing Danang Marble Mountains, which emerge in the central plains of Vietnam and are only two kilometers from Hoi An.

Its beauty and charms are hidden inside, being protected by statues of millenary Buddhas. Its mysterious labyrinths lead us to mystic sanctuaries and pagodas, to giant caves of marble and crystal.

One of the most surprising is the cave of HUYEN KHONG, a large cavity lit by natural fissures that are unlimited sources of light.

The aroma of incense, the darkness and the murmurs of voices in different languages, the prayers and the sacred songs will take us immediately into a distant and exotic world that will surprise us with its powerful energies.

Visit to the Precious Heritage Art Gallery Museum Hoi An

“During our visit to the museum of precious heritage art gallery, we had the pleasant opportunity to speak with Réhahn, a French photographer based in Hoi An and cataloged as one of the most recognized photographers of recent years, a contributor to National Geographic and the BBC, among others.

Around a tea, Réhahn tells us that he has always been passionate about Vietnam’s ethnic groups, especially those who are disappearing, traveling the country on a motorbike to know them and share more deeply with them. For him, is important take the time to know his stories and rituals, his culture and his feelings.

Amazed by his photographic work, his sensitivity and his vision, we were even more surprised by the collection of ethnic costumes that was showed, a living expression of 54 ethnic groups who laboriously work for about a year to create them. Unfortunately, very few of them, the oldest Hmong and Dao, have maintained these practice, which has given us a margin of only 10 years to believe that this legacy will disappear. It is an honor to be present at the exhibition of the latest ethnic costumes of some communities. Réhahn tells us about his anecdotes, about the colors and the meaning of the costumes, about the whole process of creation, from harvesting cotton to coloring with natural pigments such as indigo and other natural sources. Allowing us to take a journey beyond photography, a journey into the most authentic expressions of Vietnamese culture.”.

Hoi An Lanterns Festival

On full moon nights, the lights of the city are turned off and suddenly colors show emerges, hundreds of lanterns and candles are lit everywhere, we breathe a mystical air through a ritual that will bring good luck and fortune. According to the legend, it would be the Japanese who left their lamps to the doors of the houses and that would eventually start one of the most representative customs of Hoi An. During the journey in the old part of the city you can see the passersby join to this ceremonial act. And in this unique atmosphere you can close your eyes, connect with your most genuine intention, light a candle and deliver your light to the waters of the river, well called the river of life, Thu Bon. The lights scatter the water like stars in the night and Hoi An is full of songs, prayers and perfumes, of a peaceful and unique atmosphere that you will never forget.

ACCOMMODATION

The house is located 5 minutes from the beach of An Bang, very close to Hoi An. Delicate and minimalist blend of Japanese and Vietnamese architecture. Our refuge has a private beach, an indoor pool, a communal lounge and various rooms, in addition to a breathtaking view.

All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Most have a private balcony or terrace and outdoor furniture. The private bathroom comes with a shower and free toiletries.

FOOD

Shaman Lebrun explore the fusion between the renowned cuisines of the respective countries, Vietnam and France.

For Shaman Lebrun, artist and French chef, even the simplest act, such as eating, is of great importance in our lives, because it is our source of health and longevity.

He focuses on preparing a vegetarian cuisine while paying special attention to the balance of protein substitutes and essential fibers such as whole grain cereals, legumes and seeds.

Shaman believes that the pleasure of eating nutritious and consciously prepared foods has a profoundly positive impact on the vitality of the body and the mind.

Chef Shaman

Daiana Romero will immerse us in the integral yoga practice that she discovered in the Amazonian forest.

The intention is to synchronize the rhythm of our body with the cycles of nature and to take conscious part in the enjoyment of every moment of our life. In this way, we will allow our bodies to develop fluidity and dynamism, as well as calmness and receptivity.

We will work with different posture sequences corresponding to the five elements, including the dimension of internal space as well.

In this way we will fuse various philosophical systems like the five elements of Taoism and Amazonian yogic practices. Thus we can create a connection between the ancestral culture of communities of South America and that of older communities of Asia.