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“Relax & Supercharge Your Life!”

Take time out in loving comfort during our all-inclusive year-round transformative wellness, meditation & yoga retreats to clear your mind and discover what you want to create your life the way you want it!

CHIANG MAI, NORTHERN THAILAND

YOGA | GUIDED MEDITATION | MINDFUL BREATHING | TAI CHI | MASSAGES | SINGING BOWLS | FIRE HEALING | ORGANIC | NATURE

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AMAYEN Sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand is your best-kept-secret and ultimate transformative travel destination for taking time out, resting and recharging your mind and body to enjoy an extraordinary, pleasant lifestyle and true personal freedom. Call it an inner makeover for the privileged few.

Did you know that you can turn your life around in an instant with insights gathered during your retreat that lead you to make new choices? In order to cultivate and increase your well-being, you need to relax and experience stillness by looking inward to ask yourself: What do I want out of life? Is there joy, ease and lightness in what I’m doing? The answers to these questions will point you in the right direction.

Without a doubt, it’s a challenge to maintain our mental and emotional equilibrium in today’s fast paced, stress-filled, productivity-focused, hurry-up-and-finish culture. We all tend to focus on things happening around us and forget to take care of ourselves. We don’t even know definitively what we want because we’re struggling. We don’t even know what we feel. Your transformational retreat at AMAYEN Sanctuary is a perfect opportunity to learn useful, real-world applications so that you refrain from overthinking and explore your inner world.

Our approach to achieving great results? A simple collection of relaxation methods with a splash of comfort: yoga, guided meditation & sound, tai chi, mindful breathing, singing bowls, fire healing, organic plant-based cuisine and some wonderful massages thrown in — not forgetting to have some fun along the way!

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Why AMAYEN? “My Journey from Confusion to Clarity”

BY MIGUEL KIRJON, OWNER & FOUNDER

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“I was sitting at my desk one morning, working on the 10th business idea I had come up with in the last six months, and began to feel a sense of emptiness that made me sit back and pause. I was confused and felt trapped in my life. My health was deteriorating and my relationship had seen better days. The clock was ticking but my life was standing still. I imagined how I would feel if I were stuck for another year?…Another five? Oh, hell no! Why was I working so hard? Why was I chasing every new idea that came to mind? I was desperate to be successful. But I didn’t realize that success as a life long entrepreneur in my mind meant never taking a break, filling my time up with busyness, always burning out, and living a life that I wasn’t excited to live. I needed to get a new perspective on my situation. I needed to find clarity. Then it gradually became clear: Rest; that’s what had been missing. I needed to breakout of my daily routine and get some alone time.”

“Having spent many years in the hotel industry designing, branding and creating unique and memorable guest experiences I knew that I could literally create a place of stillness, warmth and safety. A sanctuary where nothing is expected of you, where relaxing and letting time pass are your only priorities. A place where you can discover your inner world, your desires and where you learn how to actively design your way forward. I felt good about myself. The real win for me, though, was that after 30 years of attending personal growth workshops all over the world and being trained in healing, life coaching and meditation, I could now understand and guide others a way out who were stuck as well. I discovered that not only did I feel terrific physically and mentally, but inviting and offering guidance to other people who wanted to live a free and independent life so that every moment is filled with beauty and excitement made me feel even more alive.  This is how AMAYEN Sanctuary came to life.”

The Possibility of a Better You, Now!

Take time out of your busy life to invest in yourself, because when you do, you are investing in your future. You matter. Your well-being is important. Your life is the result of past and future choices. You are in charge. You want a more fulfilling life now unlike most people, who lack the courage to do the things they want, instead of what they feel they should.

During your retreat, you remove yourself from the constant stimulation you normally receive from your environment, including your friends, kids, coworkers, appointments and schedules, job and homes. This helps the body keep from reacting (consciously or unconsciously) to all familiar elements in your outer world that you associate with thoughts and emotional memories from the past.

The world needs more inspirational leaders and role models like you who are taking responsibility for their lives to make the world a better place. Just imagine what life would be like if you could confidently unleash the creativity within you!

Now is the time to take action, especially if you have been stuck in an unpleasant situation for a long time. Life will be so much simpler when you take the decision to become everything you can be.

Enjoy your transformative inspirational retreat while looking at your current situation with a fresh sense of perspective so that you can take the necessary steps for improvement. You hold the key to true change — take the decision to find clarity in days rather than years!

This Retreat is for You if…

You want to take a convenient and healthy break from work and routine in loving comfort.

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Take a Break From Work Is Great for Stress Relief

Letting stress build up can be unhealthy in several ways. The body is designed to respond to short bursts of stress, but when stress is prolonged and the stress response is triggered repeatedly and on a regular basis—as can happen in a stressful job or a conflict-ridden relationship—the situation turns into one of chronic stress, where the real health problems set in.

Those who experience chronic stress are more susceptible to conditions ranging from more frequent headaches and gastrointestinal issues to more serious conditions like high blood pressure, which brings an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. When our allostatic load, or overall level of stress, accumulates to a certain level, stress can just snowball because we’re constantly in a state of reactivity.

At this point, even positive events can feel overwhelming if they take energy to enjoy, and we’re not able to respond from a place of strength and wisdom, but rather from a place of anxiety, or we work on auto-pilot.

How Taking a Break From Work Helps

Vacations and even shorter breaks where we get some physical and psychological ‘space’ from the demands of life can bring many rewards. Obviously, we feel less stress when we’re not in a stressful environment.

But vacations bring more than that: they interrupt the cycle of stress that can lead to being overwhelmed. They give us a break from chronic stress so we can restore ourselves physically and mentally to a healthier place.

Because a chronically-triggered stress response can lead to decreased creativity, memory problems, mild cognitive impairment, and other issues, this break in the stress cycle can lead to sharper thinking and increased creativity that can spill into all areas of our lives. This makes us better at our jobs, more available in our relationships, more energetic with our families, and more able to enjoy life for a prolonged amount of time after we return.

Signs That It’s Time to Take a Break

Sometimes, it’s obvious when a vacation is necessary. But other times, the stress we experience can sneak up on us, and we may be less able to recognize when we’re at risk for overwhelm and burnout.

Because we all respond to stress in unique ways, our signs of overwhelm may be unique as well. However, there are some general warning signs that apply in most cases. If you’re experiencing one or more of the following, it’s a good idea to start planning some downtime, even if it’s in the form of a weekend ‘staycation’ to recharge your batteries: lack of energy, lack of motivation, more frequent frustration, feeling ‘fuzzy-headed’, mild health issues or sleep disturbances due to stress.

In fact, unless you feel energized, motivated, excited, creative and fully engaged at work and in your relationships, you’d likely benefit from a vacation because it’s a good idea to manage stress before it feels overwhelming. Vacations, ‘mental health days’, and regular self-care can keep you functioning at your best.

WE RECOMMEND A MINIMUM STAY OF 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS

You want clarity for your next step in life (ie. after a break-up, in-between jobs).

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Sometimes the biggest questions you can ask yourself—Who am I? What is my purpose? Where can I find fulfillment?—come down to a very simple one: What shall I do to today?

Grand visions aren’t hard to think up; carrying them out is the problem. Everyone’s days are filled with distractions. Duties and demands pile up steadily. The bigger issues become hazy when your to-do list is overflowing. So how can we bring vision and practicality closer together?

The world’s wisdom traditions tell us to look inside for the real obstacles that block the way to fulfillment. Outer demands will always fill the time given to them. Pitching into the swirling activity of daily life inevitably makes existence seem stressed and chaotic. What you can do instead is to examine your reality “in here,” which is where clarity can be found.

What most people find when they look inside are the following ingredients in their mental makeup:

Confusion: this manifests as not setting clear priorities because the path ahead doesn’t look clear and decisive.
Distraction: this manifests as a hundred small things that pull your attention this way and that.
Disorganization: this manifests as a lack of orderly thinking that leads to productive results.

These three ingredients make up the managerial part of mental life, which is a basic necessity. There’s a spectrum of problems that changes from person to person. The tightly controlled, highly disciplined thinker is at one end, while the vague dreamer sits at the other edge of the spectrum. There are countless variations on how we use our minds. If your goal is clarity, set aside the thoughts and sensations that fill your mind every day. Focus instead on the goal of finding clarity.

Confusion is solved by getting your priorities straight.
Distraction is solved by getting better at focusing your attention.
Disorganization is solved by throwing out non-essentials and tending to the important things first.

Remember that we are talking about your inner life, so achieving clarity isn’t the same as cleaning house and straightening out every room. The solution doesn’t lie in attacking the problem directly. If you became a kind of efficiency expert, you could probably sort your thinking out in a more orderly, focused way. But the effort would be a strain, and the results would likely be temporary. It is far better to find a way to let the mind become orderly, focused, and clear on its own.

We’ve all been taught, one way or another, that the mind will run amok if it isn’t watched and controlled. Like a child, it is easily distracted; an undisciplined mind will run around in all directions. But few people have actually tested whether the mind’s nature is so chaotic. We take for granted, looking at our own confusion, that it would be a struggle to turn inner chaos into something more orderly. This is where the world’s wisdom traditions offer a valuable secret.

They teach that the unsettled mind comes about through one thing only: losing sight of who we really are. You can’t be a puppet of outside demands and pressures unless you see yourself as secondary while the world “out there” is primary. After all, how can you eat, put a roof over your head, raise a family, and so on without plunging into the hard realities of daily existence? The answer lies in finding out who you really are—a conscious agent who can choose, at any time, to live from the level of the true self.

By committing to the practice of meditation, you take your mind to this level where clarity is natural and effortless. The analogy of a river helps to show what happens. On the surface, a river is fast-flowing and whipped up into waves and eddies. As you descend into it, however, the river’s flow becomes slow and steady. At the very bottom, the water may be so calm that it hardly moves at all. In the same way, there’s a level of the mind that knows only peace, calmness, and clarity. But unlike a river bottom, it’s not sluggish. There’s a beautiful balance between relaxation and alertness.

The settled mind, in fact, is the most capable of meeting the day’s demands because it is guided from within. Self-awareness dominates, which means that you know who you are and where you’re going. Suddenly, it turns out that the day contains enough time for you to find fulfillment, which is a timeless quality that is undisturbed by demands, duties, and distractions.

WE RECOMMEND A MINIMUM STAY OF 6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS

You want to get a new perspective and learn how to manifest your innermost desires.

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Welcome the Day: Manifesting your Vision. Daily at 06:50-07:00 @ AMAYEN Sanctuary

Have a vision. You need to know exactly where you wish to go. There is no way around this first step. It’s like going for a trip somewhere not knowing exactly where. You might end up in your neighborhood wondering why you aren’t some better place. Well, you just wanted to get somewhere else, without a clear vision and that is what you’ve got — you’re somewhere else. Once you know that you’re heading to Hawaii, you know which plane to take. It works exactly the same with anything in your life. Once you have a direction, your mind will align your actions towards your goal.

Have a strong desire. Now we know where we’re going and we need something that energizes the vision. If you’re flying to Hawaii, you know that plane needs fuel to get there. The same works for your vision, you need the right fuel so you can manifest it. Have a vision that moves you and each time you think about it, you feel lighter and joyful. These are the emotions that will get you where you want to go. Dare to dream and think big, it will help you to literally energize your vision.

Have a clear intention. Conscious manifestation is all about intention. Intend that your vision happens at your will. Manifestation doesn’t require an effort but being focused on what you want. Intention gives a clear direction to your desire. By being focused, you say to the energy where it should go. Imagine that you’d like to start a yoga studio but your energy and focus would go on being on Facebook and chatting with your friends. While there is nothing inherently bad about that, the thing is that you lack energy that you need to support your dream. Every dream needs a certain amount of energy to manifest in a physical reality. This is where focus and intention play a major role.

Develop an unflappable belief. Very likely you haven’t manifested what you desire because deep down you don’t believe that it could be yours. This is absolutely common and there is nothing bad about it. Nevertheless, if you lack the belief that it can be yours then it CANNOT manifest. With your disbelief you block the manifestation. Let’s say that you have a clear vision with strong desire but you don’t believe that it could happen for you. Then what happens is like saying; ‘’Actually, I cannot have it. I don’t believe that it can be mine.” The Universe responds; “so be it”. Why don’t you believe that it can be yours? Dig deep within yourself to find out what you belief is and then work on changing it.

Acceptance. The next principle of conscious manifestation is acceptance. I don’t mean giving up or attitude saying ‘whatever’. What I’m talking here about is acceptance of your new belief and that it’s true for yourself and you can have it. Just accept that it’s already yours. Don’t focus on reasons why it shouldn’t work out, instead surrender yourself to your desire and fully accept it in your life. Accept that this is what you want and that you want to have it.

Take an aligned action. Align your actions with your goal. If you want to go to travel the world then you might need to save more money or have some other source of income while you travel. In order to ground the energy, do what you would be doing in the case when you’d be certain that it’s already yours. In our example, by saving money for your travels you’re aligning yourself with the realizing your dream — you show to the Universe that you’re certain that you’ll go therefore you’re preparing for it by saving money.

Absolute detachment. This step is one where most people stumble. We like to control things in our life because we’re afraid that if we wouldn’t control them then they would not happen. And this is exactly the reason why we need to let them go. If we’re attached to what we want and we obsess about having it NOW then we’re simultaneously saying that we don’t believe that we can have it. Which undermines principle number 4 — creating an unflappable belief. By letting go of when and how, you show that you believe that it is already yours. Because only he who is certain of the outcome can afford to wait.

Support yourself. Reality just reflects back to you your own support. So if you feel like the Universe has forgotten you and your dreams then look at the way you support your dreams. By ignoring your dreams or withdrawing from them, you create the kind of reality that is ignoring you and your dreams as well.

Be as clear as a laser beam. The ‘’ideal’’ effortless and conscious manifestation should look like a laser beam. Laser beam is 100% focused on one goal with all its energy and purity. We have to be certain and focused just as the laser beam is. If there is anything holding you back from believing or focusing on your goal then this something will be stopping your from manifesting your desire. I know that it’s very difficult to be crystal clear and focused but also shorter periods of time can do the magic because it brings up back to what I wrote earlier — conscious decision can create miracles. If we decide with all our will and focus then we can change an unwanted outcome into something what we want instead.

WE RECOMMEND A MINIMUM STAY OF 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

You want a healthy body, a balanced mind and feel and look younger.

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Instead of a guilt inducing holiday spent over indulging, choose a pleasant health retreat at AMAYEN Sanctuary and give your body the best present it’s had in years. We all welcome the relaxation time that a holiday promises, but on our health retreat you gain the opportunity not only to relax, but the chance to take charge of your neglected well-being goals, and return home with benefits that will long outlast your tan.

Embrace an opportunity where keeping active is not a chore, but a fun filled experience that you can make the most of within beautiful surroundings. Whether you want to get fit, eat more healthily, de-stress or even beat insomnia; we take a look at some reasons why our health retreats would be good for you.

Time to focus on your healthy goals

Disconnect from the distractions of modern-day life, and find the inspiration you need to reach your goals so that you can return home as a whole new person with fresh motivation.

Guilt free food

Our healthy holidays help to maximize weight loss through organic plant-based vegan cuisine. Enjoy cleansing your body with the rich nutritious food provided and prepared without refined sugar, oil and flavor enhancers. Reward your body on our health retreat getaway by cutting out the unhealthy options, so that you can return home feeling positive about yourself, while giving your body the chance to heal.

Long lasting benefits

Your health retreat at AMAYEN Sanctuary will leave you with a healthy afterglow lasting for weeks as our healthy holidays provide you with the motivation needed to continue your regime at home. The knowledge that you get from a wellness retreat will improve your long term health and stay with you for years to come. Health retreats also teach you how to separate your work life stresses from your personal life, giving you a new perspective of life

Helps you to break old habits

Whether you find you are over indulging at meal times, or smoking during your lunch break, our health retreats will help you to kick out your bad habits. When you’re in such a peaceful environment and are following a planned schedule, you won’t be able to continue your normal routine. By doing something completely new you will have the chance to break your old habits and instead form new ones, like yoga and meditation.

Meet new people

Some people choose to go on a group health retreat so they are not alone and can enjoy the company of other travelers. Our health, meditation & yoga retreats therefore give you a great opportunity to meet like-minded people who may have similar goals to yourself, providing you with further motivation. It also encourages you to broaden your horizon and step out of your comfort zone by interacting with those you may not normally speak to in everyday life.

Strong Focus on Relaxation

Because we’re so absorbed in technology in today’s society, we sometimes find ourselves struggling to maintain a healthy work life balance. We often find we are replying to emails or calling clients hours after we have left the office. On our health retreats you are in new surroundings where the idyllic scenery helps to relax your mind and body, to encourage restoration and relaxation.

Appeals to everyone

Anyone and everyone can take part in a health retreat, and tailor it to suit their own needs. Whether you are stressed from work, a sufferer of digestive problems, someone who wants to lose weight or simply wants a healthy getaway with a difference; AMAYEN Sanctuary’s health retreats are the perfect way to reconnect with nature and leave your troubles behind.

WE RECOMMEND A MINIMUM STAY OF 11 DAYS/10 NIGHTS

You want to let go of the past with a clean new start towards a joyful life.

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One of the best ways to heal from hurts is to learn lessons from the situation and use those to focus on growth and forward momentum. If we get stuck in thinking about what “should have been,” we can become immobilized in painful feelings and memories.

If you’re trying to move forward from a painful experience, but you’re not sure how to get started, here are some tips to help you let go.

Create a positive affirmation

How you talk to yourself can either move you forward or keep you stuck. Often, having a affirmation that you tell yourself in times of emotional pain can help you re-frame your thoughts.

For example, says clinical psychologist Carla Manly, PhD, instead of getting stuck in, “I can’t believe this happened to me!” try a positive mantra such as, “I am fortunate to be able to find a new path in life — one that is good for me.”

Create physical distance

It’s not uncommon to hear someone say that you should distance yourself from the person or situation that is causing you to be upset.

According to clinical psychologist Ramani Durvasula, PhD, that’s not such a bad idea. “Creating physical or psychological distance between ourselves and the person or situation can help with letting go for the simple reason that we are not having to think about it, process it, or being reminded of it as much,” she explains.

Do your own work

Focusing on yourself is important. You have to make the choice to address the hurt that you’ve experienced. When you think about a person who caused you pain, bring yourself back to the present. Then, focus on something that you’re grateful for.

Practice mindfulness

The more we can bring our focus to the present moment, says Lisa Olivera, a licensed marriage and family therapist, the less impact our past or future has on us.

“When we start practicing being present, our hurts have less control over us, and we have more freedom to choose how we want to respond to our lives,” she adds.

Remember, the past and the future hold no control over the present.

Be gentle with yourself

If your first response to not being able to let go of a painful situation is to criticize yourself, it’s time to show yourself some kindness and compassion.

Treat yourself like you would treat a friend, offering yourself self-compassion, and avoiding comparisons between your journey and those of others.

Hurt is inevitable, and we may not be able to able to avoid pain; however, we can choose to treat ourselves kindly and lovingly when it comes.

Allow the negative emotions to flow

If you’re fear of feeling negative emotions is causing you to avoid them, don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, many times, people are afraid of feelings such as grief, anger, disappointment, or sadness.

Rather than feeling them, people just try to shut them out, which can disrupt the process of letting go. These negative emotions are like riptides. Let them flow out of you… It may require mental health intervention, but fighting them can leave you stuck.

Accept that the other person may not apologize

Waiting for an apology from the person who hurt you will slow down the process of letting go. If you’re experiencing hurt and pain, it’s important you take care of your own healing, which may mean accepting that the person who hurt you isn’t going to apologize.

Surround yourself with people who fill you up

Allowing ourselves to lean on loved ones and their support is such a wonderful way of not only limiting isolation but of reminding us of the good that is in our lives.”

Give yourself permission to talk about it

When you’re dealing with painful feelings or a situation that hurt you, it’s important to give yourself permission to talk about it. Sometimes people can’t let go because they feel they aren’t allowed to talk about it. This may be because you are embarrassed or ashamed to talk about it. But talking it out is important.

Give yourself permission to forgive

Forgiveness is vital to the healing process because it allows you to let go of anger, guilt, shame, sadness, or any other feeling you may be experiencing and move on.

WE RECOMMEND A MINIMUM STAY OF 28 DAYS/27 NIGHTS

AMAYEN – All Inclusive Yoga Retreat in Chiang Mai-Thailand

Accommodation

All our rooms are safe from harmful geopathic stress – geodesignasia.com

Superior Room

24 sqm, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding, hot water & tea, hair dryer, indoor seating area.

Superior Room

24 sqm, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding, hot water & tea, hair dryer, indoor seating area.

Superior Room

24 sqm, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding, hot water & tea, hair dryer, indoor seating area.

Superior Room

24 sqm, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding, hot water & tea, hair dryer, indoor seating area.

Deluxe King Room

24 sqm, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding, hot water & tea, hair dryer, indoor seating area.

Deluxe King Room

24 sqm, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding, hot water & tea, hair dryer, indoor seating area.

Deluxe King Room

24 sqm, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding, hot water & tea, hair dryer, indoor seating area.
Lanna House
28 sqm, 3 patios/balconies, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding (king bed), hot water & tea, hair dryer, indoor seating area.

Lanna House

28 sqm, 3 patios/balconies, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding (king bed), hot water & tea, hair dryer, indoor seating area.

Lanna House

28 sqm, 3 patios/balconies, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding (king bed), hot water & tea, hair dryer, indoor seating area.

Lanna House

28 sqm, 3 patios/balconies, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding (king bed), hot water & tea, hair dryer, indoor seating area.

Lanna House

28 sqm, 3 patios/balconies, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding (king bed), hot water & tea, hair dryer, indoor seating area.

Lanna House

28 sqm, 3 patios/balconies, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding (king bed), hot water & tea, hair dryer, indoor seating area.

Lanna House

28 sqm, 3 patios/balconies, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding (king bed), hot water & tea, hair dryer, indoor seating area.

Lanna House

28 sqm, 3 patios/balconies, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding (king bed), hot water & tea, hair dryer, indoor seating area.
AMAYEN – All Inclusive Yoga Retreat in Chiang Mai-Thailand

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OPTION 1

Select Your Own Retreat Start Dates and Duration

Start on any day that suits you best and stay as long as you wish (min. stay: 3 nights). Benefits as listed in the packages (Option 2) below will be applied here as well depending on the minimum duration of your stay. All prices are in Thai baht. No deposit or credit card required.

All-inclusive price starts at THB 6,515 per person per night depending on single/double occupancy and accommodation type.

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Choose One of Our Bestselling Packages

Start on any day that suits you best. All prices are in Thai baht. No deposit or credit card required.

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4-Day/3-Night
All-Inclusive Retreat

INCLUDED PER PERSON:

6x Yoga Classes (60min)
1x Thai or Aroma Oil Massages (60min)
1x Foot Massages (60min)
1x Fire Healing (20min) on Wed/Sat
1x Singing Bowl Sound (20min) on Tue/Fri
3x Mindful Breathing Sessions (30min)
3x Meditation Sessions (30min)
2x Visits to Mountain Cafés
1x Leisure Walk (60min) on Wed/Sat
3x Nights Accommodation
Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
2-Way Airport/Hotel Transfer

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(Select 3 nights)

*AWAKENING*

6-Day/5-Night
All-Inclusive Retreat

INCLUDED PER PERSON:

10x Yoga Classes (60min)
2x Thai or Aroma Oil Massages (60min)
2x Foot Massages (60min)
4x Mindful Breathing Sessions

5x Meditation Sessions
1x Singing Bowl Healing (20min)
1x Tai Chi Class (30min)

5x Nights Accommodation
4x Visits to Mountain Cafés/Temples
1x Leisure Walk (60min) on Wed/Sat
1x Fire Healing Ritual (20min)

Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Vegan Cooking Class
2-Way Airport/Hotel Transfer

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(Select 5 nights)

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8-Day/7-Night
All-Inclusive Retreat

INCLUDED PER PERSON:

14x Yoga Classes (60min)
4x Thai or Aroma Oil Massages (60min)
2x Foot Massages (60min)
1x Herbal Compress Treatment (60min)
5x Mindful Breathing Sessions (30min)
7x Meditation Sessions (30min)
2x Singing Bowl Healing (20min)
2x Tai Chi Classes (30min)

7x Nights Accommodation
5x Visits to Mountain Cafés
2x Leisure Walks (60min) on Wed/Sat
2x Fire Healing Rituals (20min)

Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Vegan Cooking Class (90min)
2-Way Airport/Hotel Transfer

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(Select 7 nights)

Daily Retreat Itinerary

Feel free to join only activities you enjoy 🙂

15:00 Fresh Juices are served
16:00-17:00 Yoga (beginners/intermediate)
18:00 Organic Plant-Based Dinner
19:30-19:50 Singing Bowl Healing (Tue/Fri)
19:30-19:50 Fire Healing Ritual (Wed/Sat)

07:00-07:30 Mindful Breathing (Mon/Wed/Thu/Sat/Sun)
07:00-07:30 Tai Chi (Tue/Fri)
07:40-08:40 Yoga (beginners/intermediate)
09:00 Organic Plant-Based Breakfast
10:00-10:30 Guided Meditation & Sound
12:15 Organic Plant-Based Lunch
13:00 Visits to Mountain Cafés (Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri/Sun)
13:00 Guided Leisure Walk (Wed/Sat)

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YOUR RETREAT STARTS AT 15:00 ON YOUR FIRST RETREAT DAY AND ENDS AT 13:00 ON YOUR LAST DAY.
YOUR MASSAGES ARE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT BETWEEN 9:00-21:00 DAILY.
YOUR COOKING CLASS IS AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT (MINIMUM LENGTH OF STAY: 5 NIGHTS)

What You Should Know

You can start on a day that suits you best and stay as long as you wish.
Perfect for yoga beginners & advanced.
We welcome only guests 16 yrs upwards.
Silence is required from 21:00 onwards.
WiFi is only available at our restaurant.
All rooms are without TV.
No alcoholic beverages are served.
We have no religious affiliations.

Activities are Voluntary

We deeply care about you and want to provide you with the most inspiring experience possible. Some of you enjoy occasional activities whereas others prefer a more restful retreat time. You have of course, at any time the freedom not to attend any of the scheduled activities throughout the day.

Other Things To Do

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Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Chiang Mai, Thailand - Activities

Your All-inclusive Retreat Includes…

Accommodation
Tai Chi *
Singing Bowls **
Massages
Yoga
Meals & Drinks
Cooking Class ***
Bicycles
Mindful Breathing
Manifesting
Sightseeing
Library
Airport Transfer
Guided Meditation
Guided Leisure Walk
Fire Healing ****
* Only on Tue/Fri morning   ** Only on Tue/Fri evening   *** Minimum stay 5-nights   **** Only on Wed/Sat evening
AMAYEN – All Inclusive Yoga Retreat in Chiang Mai-Thailand

Environmental Friendly

Yoga and Meditation Retreat - Chiang Mai, Thailand

Locally Sourced

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LED Lighting

Yoga Retreat Chiang Mai with Organic Products

Organic Products

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Plastic Free

Wonderful Meditation & Yoga Retreat in Chiang Mai-Thailand

Herbal Garden

Organic Vegan Cuisine

AMAYEN Sanctuary serves…
> organic plant-based meals.
> no meat, poultry and fish.
> no dairy products.
> no oil.
> no refined sugar.
> no flavor enhancer (MSG)
> selected food groups per meal.
> a mix of cooked and raw food.
> herbs from our own garden.

Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. There are many ways to embrace vegan living. Yet one thing all vegans have in common is a plant-based diet avoiding all animal foods such as meat (including fish, shellfish and insects), dairy and eggs.
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For the animals Preventing the exploitation of animals is not the only reason for becoming vegan, but for many it remains the key factor in their decision to go vegan and stay vegan. Having emotional attachments with animals may form part of that reason, while many believe that all sentient creatures have a right to life and freedom. Specifics aside, avoiding animal products is one of the most obvious ways you can take a stand against animal cruelty and animal exploitation everywhere. For your health Well-planned vegan diets follow healthy eating guidelines, and contain all the nutrients that our bodies need. Both the British Dietetic Association and the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognise that they are suitable for every age and stage of life. Some research has linked vegan diets with lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and lower rates of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer. For the environment From recycling our household rubbish to cycling to work, we’re all aware of ways to live a greener life. One of the most effective things an individual can do to lower their carbon footprint is to avoid all animal products. This goes way beyond the problem of cow flatulence! Why is meat and dairy so bad for the environment? The production of meat and other animal products places a heavy burden on the environment – from crops and water required to feed the animals, to the transport and other processes involved from farm to fork. The vast amount of grain feed required for meat production is a significant contributor to deforestation, habitat loss and species extinction. In Brazil alone, the equivalent of 5.6 million acres of land is used to grow soya beans for animals in Europe. This land contributes to developing world malnutrition by driving impoverished populations to grow cash crops for animal feed, rather than food for themselves. On the other hand, considerably lower quantities of crops and water are required to sustain a vegan diet, making the switch to veganism one of the easiest, most enjoyable and most effective ways to reduce our impact on the environment. For people Just like veganism is the sustainable option when it comes to looking after our planet, plant-based living is also a more sustainable way of feeding the human family. A plant-based diet requires only one third of the land needed to support a meat and dairy diet. With rising global food and water insecurity due to a myriad of environmental and socio-economic problems, there’s never been a better time to adopt a more sustainable way of living. Avoiding animal products is not just one of the simplest ways an individual can reduce the strain on food as well as other resources, it’s the simplest way to take a stand against inefficient food systems which disproportionately affects the poorest people all over the world. Read more here on how vegan diets can help people. Why vegetarian isn’t enough The suffering caused by the dairy and egg industry is possibly less well publicised than the plight of factory farmed animals. The production of dairy products necessitates the death of countless male calves that are of no use to the dairy farmer, as well as the premature death of cows slaughtered when their milk production decreases. Similarly, in the egg industry, even ‘ethical’ or ‘free range’ eggs involve the killing of the ‘unnecessary’ male chicks when just a day old. Ethical meat? It’s tempting to want to believe that the meat we eat is ethical, that our ‘food animals’ have lived full, happy lives and that they have experienced no pain or fear at the slaughterhouse. Yet the sad truth is that all living creatures (even those labelled ‘free range’ or ‘organic’) fear death, just as we do. No matter how they are treated when alive, they all experience the same fear when it comes to slaughter. The good news The good news is there IS something we can do about it. Every time we shop or order food in a restaurant – every time we eat – we can choose to help these animals. Every time we make the switch from an animal product to a vegan one we are standing up for farmed animals everywhere. Going vegan is easier than ever before with veganism becoming increasingly mainstream as more and more people from all walks of life discover the benefits of living this way.

FAQ

I am yoga beginner. Is it OK to join your retreat?
Yes, absolutely. Most of our guests are new to yoga or have not practiced for a long time.
Do I have to attend all of the retreat activities?
Guests are free to attend only the activities they feel like.
Is WiFi connection provided?
Yes, we have complimentary broadband wireless internet connection available in our restaurant.
Can you cater to my special dietary needs?
Yes, upon request we can provide gluten free food and adjust recipes for guests with food allergies.
Can we organize our own yoga retreat at your resort?
Yes, we do accept group bookings however your daily itinerary should run alongside our existing itinerary so as to not disturb other guests. The daily rate is only available as an all-inclusive rate. A discount of 10% is offered for bookings with 6 or more persons (when booked directly with us).
Do you provide a hot water kettle and hairdryer?
Yes, we do.
Do you provide laundry service?
Yes, we do. The first laundry bag (provided in the room) is free of charge. Additional laundry is charged at THB 400 per bag.
Is a transfer from town instead of airport possibly?
Yes, indeed. Simply let us know your hotel name and address and we will pick you up at 14:00 on your first retreat day.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Find below some inspiration for independent sightseeing if you would like to enhance your all-inclusive meditation and yoga retreat experience in Chiang Mai before, after or during your retreat.

STICKY WATERFALLS
HISTORIC TEMPLES
ELEPHANT CARE
WALKING STREET (SAT)
SILK VILLAGE
ELEPHANT ART/CHARITY
LANTERN FESTIVAL
FARMERS MARKET (SUN)
WALKING STREET (SUN)
HANDICRAFT VILLAGE

Meet the Team

Miguel Kirjon

Miguel Kirjon

Owner/Founder/Life-Coach

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Born to German-Finnish parents in Colombia and raised in Central America, Miguel combines his artistic talents and all-sensory intuition with decades of experience as a designer, consultant and entrepreneur to bring vitality and innovation to all his projects.
Miguel earned his Master Degree of Graphic Design at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland, and served as Art Director at Giger & Partner Design Agency in Zurich. He has applied his creative skills to launch a number of distinctive ventures including restaurants, children’s books and lifestyle magazines. As an independent design consultant and marketing adviser for the Twinpalms Group for 11 years, Miguel has helped to build the Twinpalms brand into one of the most stylish and inventive hospitality businesses in Asia. In January 2018 he founded AMAYEN Sanctuary in Chiang Mai.
Dedicated to a lifelong pursuit to develop his skills in a holistic way, Miguel has completed the following study and training programmes:
* Extrasensory Realm of Reality, mentored by bestselling German author and healer Harald Wessbecher
* Pyramid Technology under the guidance of scientist Dr. Fred Bell (a descendant of Alexander Graham Bell) in California
* Taoist Inner Alchemy with Master Hu Xuezhi on Wudang mountain in China
* Meditation practices with Brazilian Medium Thomaz Green Morton in Brazil
* Advanced level BioGeometry®, the Egyptian science of using the energy principles of shape, with Dr. Robert Gilbert
* Feng Shui training, the Chinese art of creating harmonious surroundings, under the direction of Master Larry Sang of the American Feng Shui Institute
Lin Prachakrich

Lin Prachakrich

Chef / Manager

Valentine Pfalzer

Valentine Pfalzer

Assistant Manager

Potchara To-uam

Potchara To-uam

Yoga Instructor

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Prieo, a tropical Thai girl born with flexibility, took her first yoga class to release a back pain. Gradually, yoga has not only strengthened her body but also awakened the mind, and spirit while working in marketing & advertising field where multi-tasking skill and fast-response required. Prieo decided to deepen her knowledge and a practice of yoga after moving to Hong Kong in 2014. She pursued her first yoga teacher training; Yoga for Svastha: Personal Well-Being and Training Program with Dr. Ganesh Mohan, a modern medicine and Ayurveda doctor and a son of A.G. and Indra Mohan; the founders of Svastha Yoga and Ayurveda in Chennai, India. Then after a completion of her Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training, Prieo extends her knowledge in Yoga Therapy and Yin Yoga. As a certified yoga teacher, Prieo is committed and passionate to share her expertise and experience with others according to their level and personal goals of yoga practice in Chiang Mai.
 Namlada Waspak

Namlada Waspak

Yoga Instructor

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Namlada’s yoga journey started at Chiang Mai University while studying. It quickly became her passion and she attended numerous workshops teaching various yoga styles including Ashtanga, Iyenga, Anusara and Yin Yoga over the past 10 years. Namlada blended and incorporated aspects of these styles into her own practice and teaching. In 2016 her yoga journey led her to the Wise Living Ashram in Thailand where she earned her 200 hour teacher training qualification in traditional yoga (affiliated to the Yoga Institute, Mumbai, India; the oldest yoga school in the world). Since then her interests have expanded to more aspects of yoga including Pranayama (control of energy through breathing techniques), meditation, nutrition and lifetyle changes.
Susie Pakspeech

Susie Pakspeech

Yoga/Pilates Instructor

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Susie has been practicing yoga for more than three years — a passion that s led to her traveling all over the world in search of her own personal development. Susie’s quest has brought her into to contact with many different schools and yoga masters in places such as Dubai, London, Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Koh Samui. In her first Yoga Alliance registered teacher training program in Samui, Thailand, Susie incorporates her wealth of experience and yoga history into her classes. Some of her sessions include asana practice, guided meditation techniques, pranayama/breathing exercises and chi-gong elements, all combined for maximum effect and practicum efficiency. Though a beginner, Susie’s teaching approach is interesting for practitioners at different levels since many techniques are implemented and used together.
Nok

Nok

Yoga Instructor

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How does one come to yoga?  More than a decade ago I was drifting through life, looking for a simple meaning — taking a position in the antiquities trade, working in the movie production business and establishing my own retail clothing business. I found these pursuits challenging and interesting but not personally fulfilling.  I came to yoga looking for stress relief and a different way to exercise. As I proceeded with the initial classes I became enlightened to the truth of this discipline, what it could provide for me — and in the same way I found it — what it might give to others.  I began to understand that life, without a strong component of service to others, is not fully lived.  Yoga is not only a spiritual journey but also rooted in the physiological state of the body itself. Its practice involves both spiritual and physical considerations.  Anyone wishing to study yoga as an instructor must understand both of these things.  To be certified as a yoga instructor via a governing body such as “Yoga Alliance” requires years of rigorous study, involving both the spiritual and physical aspects of the body.  I hold that certification in both English and Thai.  The study of yoga is never-ending. I continually participate in seminars, workshops and gatherings of yoga teachers and masters to refine my understanding and skills.  In my teaching and practice, I consider all three disciplines — spiritual, mental and physical.  Namaste, Nok
Oum

Oum

Yoga/Pilates Instructor

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Oum began practicing Pilates in Y2002 as a way to de-stress from her daily corporate career. After 10 years of Pilates practice, the depth of the Pilates method continued to fascinate her. She decided to take the instructor course and been a STOTT PILATES®️ Certified Instructor now for 8 years. She aims to encourage clients to connect movements with their minds, focus on body awareness, make each motion effective so that they can apply them in their every day life, and discover their own bodies’s potential.
Am

Am

Yoga Instructor

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My journey to yoga began when I was working as a graphic designer in Bangkok. I started experiencing chronic pain and soreness caused by sitting or remaining in the same position for long periods of time, mainly while working on the computer in an office setting. I dealt with constant headaches and insomnia. I needed relief. After discovering yoga, and making it a daily routine in my life, my symptoms began to go away.

Not only did yoga lessen my chronic pain, it helped me sleep better. The physical benefits were wonderful, but practicing yoga also helped in other ways. Aside from the physical benefits, one of the best benefits of my yoga practice was how it helped me manage stress and made it easier to relax. I was a happier person because of my yoga practice.

One day my friend suggested that I join a yoga teacher training program. I figured I would just learn new poses and improve my technique, but I found a new level of happiness when I had the opportunity to teach yoga. It was so exciting to share my knowledge and passion for yoga with others. Yoga changed my life and it can change yours, too. Through yoga, I want to make a better day for everyone that I meet.”

Thip / Gaa / Pai

Thip / Gaa / Pai

The Team

We recommend following books before, during and/or after your retreat at AMAYEN Sanctuary. These titles have shown to be favorites amongst our retreat guests. Enjoy!

Becoming Supernatural by Dr. Joe Dispenza
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
Inner Engineering by Sadhguru
The 4 Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
BioGeometry Signatures by Ibrahim Karim Dr. Sc.
The Alchemist by Paulo Cohello
Seth Speaks by Jane Roberts
The Life Your Were Born To Live by Dan Millman

“Success means you can walk through hell with joy”

AMAYEN – All Inclusive Yoga Retreat in Chiang Mai-Thailand

Contact

AMAYEN Sanctuary
Tel: +66 (0)86 686 3811 (English/German)
Tel: +66(0) 81 892 2419 (Thai/Chinese/English)
Email: miguel@amayen.com
Website: amayen.com
Address: 237 Moo 6, Pa Miang, Doi Saket Chiang Mai 50220, THAILAND

Transfer

Airport Transfer – Please send us your arrival details so we can arrange your transfer to AMAYEN Sanctuary. Our driver will meet you inside the arrival hall at Chiang Mai International Airport with a sign displaying your name.

Transfer from your Hotel in Chiang Mai – Should you already be in Chiang Mai town, just simply send us the name of your hotel and we will pick you up at 14:00. The drive to our beautiful boutique resort will take about 45 minutes.

Location

NO DEPOSIT / NO CREDIT CARD REQUIRED
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