Yin and Yang Yoga Retreat
in Northern Thailand
April 20 - 26, 2020
Immerse yourself in the heart of Northern Thailand.
This 7-day, 6-night retreat will give you the chance to connect with nature, elephants, and also your yoga practice.
Daily practices will give you the chance to balance out the Yin and Yang in your life on and off the mat. Take the opportunity of time in this remote sanctuary, to find the natural rhythms of your body, listening to what it needs most or more of. We will have one passive practice of Yin each day, giving you the chance to turn inward and unwind. Your yang practice will be a mix of Hatha, Vinyasa and some Pilates. The two workshops in the week will give you further opportunity to tune in to you.
Your stay in the mountainous visitor village at Never Forget Elephant Foundation, includes daily hikes into the jungle to meet the elephants in their element and natural habitat. You will also have the chance to impact the community, participating in education, gardening and local life. In the evenings we will connect around the fire, listening to local musicians as well as each others stories and discoveries.
Your Yoga Retreat Includes:
7 days and 6 nights
lodging in eco-friendly, traditional-style bamboo hut (shared western toilets & showers)
2 daily yoga practices (1 Yin, 1 Yang)
transport to and from Chaing Mai to village
3 plant based meals and snacks each day, tea and coffee. Much of which comes from the onsite organic garden
daily hikes in the mountains to meet the elephants led by elephant supervisors
community service with Karen tribe
work on community garden
contribute to education programs at the school
blessing ceremony led by local shaman
private concert from local musician
waterfall visit in National park
bonfires and games
Arrival and Departure:
Pick up in Chiang Mai on Monday, April 20th is at 8am. It is highly recommended that you arrive in Chiang Mai the day before, to settle in and be ready for group pickup. If you are interested in booking shared accommodations for the Sunday evening please let me know.
Drop off in Chiang Mai is at 5pm on Sunday, April 26th. If you are flying out that day please ensure your flight is after 8pm.
The total cost (not including air fare) is $1,800 CAD per person for a triple occupancy hut or $1,900 CAD per person in a double occupancy hut.*
Early birds save $200 off their retreat price by booking before December 31, 2019.
A non-refundable $500 deposit secures your space in the retreat.
The remainder is due by March 1, 2020.
*Credit card payments will have an additional 3% charge.
As Never Forget Elephant Foundation is a registered US non-profit, US citizens may receive a charitable donation receipt for a portion of the retreat costs.
A valid passport is required. Proof of travel insurance is also required.
For more details, to book, or to set up a payment plan, please contact me at
60 days or more prior to the retreat: Your entire payment will be refunded less $500 non-refundable deposit.
Less than 60 days to the retreat: No refunds granted.