OCTOBER 11 - 18, 2020
" A combination of yoga, health & lifestyle lessons and plenty of fun and self-time ."
After a very successful first edition of the Health Retreat, Nisha and Nuno will host another retreat this year in the fantastic valley of Pai for for another chance to make time to develop your yoga practice and work on self-growth, and to deepen your understanding of the mind and body.'
This health conscious retreat is unique in that it gives you two experienced teachers who have been teaching and living all around the world, including here in Thailand, so they can therefore give you that extra one-on-one attention to help you along your own personal path, and also show you around their beautiful home of Pai.
This is your valued time, it’s totally up to you how you wish to spend it. You are free to attend some or all of the classes and activities included on the itinerary. Choose what’s right for you and enjoy your well deserved break.
This retreat is like no other; Starting each day with a meditation class followed by a morning yoga class where we will engage a more conscious breath to encourage the calming of the mind and to gain an awareness of a mindful practice, whilst building strength and increasing flexibility within the body. These classes will also generate the appropriate and needed energy for the day. Our evening classes will be a little slower and gentler, focusing on holding the postures a little longer as well as doing some restorative yoga. The retreat will incorporate Vinyasa and Hatha yoga styles offering classes for beginners as well as for more seasoned practitioners.
During your stay we will provide mindset & lifestyle workshops and meditation sessions to further progress your self-growth journey. The workshops will include an insight on nutrition covering the basic knowledge for a healthy diet, including how to create a personal dietary structure to fit one’s individual needs. The workshops deal with topics such as how a steady life rhythm influences different hormones and overall health, and how to create particular thought patterns to positively change the quality of one’s life.
During the meditation sessions, you will learn about and focus on the chakras (our internal energy points) to help balance the body, mind and soul connection for overall well-being. When the chakras are blocked, it builds up our internal energy which causes detrimental effects in our health. When the chakras are in balance, the flow of energy moves effortlessly within.
The rest of the day will include time off where you can enjoy the scenery, rest, or take the opportunity to have one-on-one appointments with Nisha and/or Nuno. More information on these extra private sessions can be found below.
THE RETREAT CENTRE
Away from the hustle and bustle of city-life, and set in serene, natural and tranquil surroundings, Kirina Retreat offers inspiration and community for all their guests. Situated in Pai, 110km from Chiang Mai, the resort allows one to completely retreat and enjoy the fantastic landscapes. Only a short few minutes drive away or a nice walk from Pai Walking Street and Night Market when you fancy a wander, or you can choose to simply relax in the serenity of the beautiful grounds of the resort and relax at the swimming pool, gardens or the café. The resort also includes free Wi- Fi, laundry service, parking lot and a free shuttle to and from town.
Newly refurbished,clean, bright, and simple rooms with a Thai touch. Kirina Retreat has 9 garden rooms all with private toilets, and 2 community houses where each house has 2 en-suite rooms fitting a maximum of 4 people. With options for different budgets, you can have your own bed in either a private ensuite room, share the room with one more fellow yogi or share a community room with three other like-minded yogis.
There are two main yoga shalas at Kirina Retreat. One of them operates daily with yoga classes in a drop-in base, and the other one is secluded from the rest with a private garden ideal for morning meditation and practice. This semi-indoor octagonal shala is full of light and has air-conditioning for use during the hot summer days.
Expect two healthy, lovingly-prepared meals each day. Filtered water and herbal teas are available throughout the day. For brunch you can expect organic and plant-based rich foods including homemade granola and yogurt, local honey, homemade jam, fresh local exotic fruit as well as any egg option you might want, as well as rich bowl of greens, vegetables and local rice or other grains to take care of your precious body and mind health. In the evenings, we will have a Thai family style dinner and you can expect delicious delights such as local curries, grains, salads, and soups. The menu will be varied and changeable, depending on what the local markets have available. The menu items listed above are just to give you an idea and can be subject to change. Our Chef will do his best to provide freshly made innovative, colourful and tasteful vegetarian and plant-based food using products from the region. Any dietary requirements can be given prior to arrival to ensure that our Chef can take good care of you.
*Note only dinner will be served on arrival day, brunch on check-out day.
**One evening we will take you to Pai’s famous Night Market where you can take your pick on all the delicious and inexpensive street food there is on offer. Dinner on this night is not included in the retreat package and will be at your own expense.
How To Arrive
Chiang Mai Airport (CMX) is a major gateway into North Thailand and the main airport to fly into for this retreat. The most popular route is connecting via Bangkok Airport (BKK)as well as from other smaller serving Thai airports, or you can arrive directly via Singapore, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Myanmar, Laos or South Korea.
Upon arrival at Chiang Mai, we will arrange for a shuttle bus to pick you up from the airport, or if you decide to stay a night or two in Chiang Mai before the start of the retreat, collection will be from your Chiang Mai hotel. The transfer is a 3hr scenic journey north to Pai.
Health retreat takes place from October 11 - 18, 2020.
Plan on arriving in Pai after 1pm on October 11, and leaving by 12pm on October 18. Once you arrive in Pai (and we will help you arrange transport), you can have a few moments on your own to get settled and relax, meet some of the fellow yogis before we start the retreat later that day. Each day is balanced between planned activities and free time. Pretty much everything in the schedule is optional as this is your time to connect to yourself. It is up to you how you wish to spend your time with us, where you can choose to participate in as much or as little as you like.
Here you can find a provisional schedule to give you a general idea on how your days can look.
08:00 Morning Meditation
08:30 Morning Class (Asana, Pranayama)
11:00 Free time / Workshop x2 in the week
17:00 Evening Class (Asana, Restorative)
20:00 Free time
* After dinner there may be some other activities such as yoga nidra and/or kirtan nights.
**Other included activities which will take place during the retreat are as follows: personal 20 minute Reiki Treatment and excursion to beautiful sightseeing spots in Pai and the surrounding areas.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
Pai and its surrounding areas are very pleasing to the eye. We will treat you to an excursion day to take in beautiful viewpoints and monumental sites.
We can arrange the following additional activities should you wish to fill your days further. Book directly at the resort during your stay. Cost payable locally:
• Massage – treat yourself to a massage with a qualified massage therapist
• Complimentary Bicycle Rental
• Private Tours
PRIVATE REIKI TREATMENTS WITH Nisha
Nisha is a qualified Reiki Level 2 Therapist and is offering you as her guest a complimentary 20 minute healing session should you wish to give it a try. Reiki is a natural healing technique done through energy channelling by means of gentle touch, to activate the natural healing process of the patient’s body and restore both physical and emotional well-being. Reiki energy is all positive energy therefore receiving these positive vibes also helps let go of any negative thoughts and feelings that may be holding you back; a treatment that is all natural and therefore truly beneficial for all.
Should you wish to have further Reiki treatments during your stay, you can book a full 1 hour session directly with Nisha.
INDIVIDUAL MIND FITNESS COACHING SESSIONS WITH Nuno
Nuno is a qualified Personal Trainer and Life Coach. You can choose to book personal fitness and mind coaching sessions with Nuno whilst on the retreat during your free time, or sign up for Nuno’s online coaching program which can be done anytime, anywhere. The program includes:
Mind: Mind Coaching will help you with emotional and/or mental patterns and struggles. It will help you analyse your current lifestyle (personal and/or business) and give you more insight on time management, so that you can improve your current habits to ultimately perform better in your life.
Movement: Physical coaching will help you select your favourite movement disciplines and guide you through an organized training program.
Nutrition: Nutrition coaching will help with your current lifestyle and nutritional habits. Your dietary patterns will be optimized according to your goals and needs.
8 days 7 nights
All classes from the Health Retreat program mentioned above
13 meals (Brunch and Dinner)
Complimentary 20 minute Reiki Treatment
Excursions to take in the beauty of Pai and its surrounding areas
Complimentary Daily Mineral Water
Use of Yoga mat during your stay
Full use of resort facilities, including swimming pool and complimentary shuttle to/from resort to Pa,i operating daily from 7am to 10pm
Return Bus ticket from Chiang Mai to Pai
YOGI COMMUNITY ROOM (FAN)
Shared room with en-suite bathroom, 4 students max, with fan
EARLY BIRD: £499 Full payment must be made by June 11, 2020. REGULAR: £549
YOGI COMMUNITY ROOM (A/C)
Shared room with en-suite bathroom, 4 students max, A/C from 10pm to 10am
EARLY BIRD: £549 Full payment must be made by June 11, 2020. REGULAR: £599
SHARED GARDEN ROOM
Shared room with another student with twin beds, private bathroom and A/C
EARLY BIRD: £649 Full payment must be made by June 11, 2020. REGULAR: £699
PRIVATE GARDEN ROOM
Single occupancy room,, double bed, private bathroom and A/C
EARLY BIRD: £799 Full payment must be made by June 11, 2020. REGULAR: £849
Please note that for this retreat, the rates are mentioned in GBP (£). Payments can be also done in EUR (€) or THB (฿). Please consult us for more information.
STORIES FROM THE PAST
Fantastic retreat. Nisha and Nuno are great teachers. The whole retreat was perfectly organised and everyone involved was kind. Highly recommended.
~ Anton ~
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The climate in Pai and North Thailand at this time of year is very tropical with enjoyable warm days around 28°C, with much cooler mornings and evenings. As it is a tropical climate, bursts of heavy rain can occur at anytime. We will provide umbrellas but you may wish to bring your own rain jacket too.
You can pick up local treasures and touristy bits whilst visiting Pai Walking Street during the day or night.
PAI AND BEYOND
North Thailand is full of beautiful scenery so why not extend your stay and spend a couple of days in the buzzing city of Chiang Mai and/or some extra days in Pai travelling around further along this way. For example from Pai, you could visit the tribes of Mae Hong Son whilst taking in the breathtaking views, or take a tour to see the famous Blue and White Temples of Chiang Rai.
The local currency in Thailand is the Thai Baht (THB). You can exchange currency at any Thai airport, when in Chiang Mai or in the main town in Pai.
Current currency conversion: £1.00 = 40.00 THB / €1.00 = 35.00 THB