From Ordinary to Superhero human

Powerful Life-Changing Retreats to attract Happiness, Money and Freedom

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Relax, clear your mind, discover what you really want and learn essential proven practices to transform your life by actively releasing your untapped energy, boosting your immune system and increasing your personal magnetism at Thailand’s finest meditation & yoga retreat resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Immerse yourself in YOGA, state-of-the-art binaural beat MEDITATION, mindful BREATHING, life-COACHING, creative VISUALIZATION, tai chi, organic VEGAN cuisine, MASSAGES and have some FUN along the way!

ALL-INCLUSIVE   |  YEAR-ROUND  |  INSTANT & LONG-LASTING  RESULTS

Wouldn’t it be amazing if…

Did you know that you can turn your life around in an instant with insights gathered during our year-round all-inclusive transformative meditation and yoga retreats in Chiang Mai, Thailand that lead you to make new choices towards a more fulfilling and deeply satisfying life? We have been continuously praised by our guests feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, cared for, listened to, nurtured, encouraged, motivated and inspired to new possibilities. We invite you to start any day and stay as long as you wish!

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You matter. Your well-being is important. If there is no balance your own body and mind will work against you. Look around you. We all focus on things happening around us and forget to take care of ourselves. Without a doubt, it’s a challenge to maintain our balance in today’s fast-paced, stress-filled, productivity-focused, hurry-up-and-finish culture. We don’t even know what we want because we’re struggling.

During our all-inclusive meditation and yoga retreat in Chiang Mai, Thailand you remove yourself from the constant stimulation you normally receive from your environment, including your friends, kids, coworkers, appointments and schedules, job and homes you stand a chance to look at your current situation with a fresh sense of perspective so that you can take the necessary steps for improvement.

The Possibility of a Better You

Your life is an adventure. It’s not a package tour. It’s better to live until you die. At AMAYEN Sanctuary we have curated a meditation and yoga retreat space for guests who desire an opportunity to reconnect to the whole and find ways to make a unique and meaningful contribution to the world. Take time out of your busy life to invest in yourself, because when you do, you are investing in your future! The only way out is in. Your life is about to get supercharged in a very pleasant way.

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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.

Your transformative wellness, meditation & yoga retreat at AMAYEN Sanctuary is the perfect opportunity to learn plain and useful, real-world practices so that you refrain from overthinking and instead grow proactive towards a successful business and career as well as a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle that shows the real you. Side-effects include mental & emotional rebalancing, detox, optimal weight, and healthy aging.

You hold the key to true change

Our approach to achieving great results? A simple collection of relaxation methods with a splash of comfort: guided meditation & sound, creative visualization, yoga (for beginners/intermediate), manifesting, tai chi, mindful breathing, like-minded people, organic plant-based cuisine, wonderful massages and if you like, some personal live coaching thrown in and not forgetting to have some fun along the way! You hold the key to true change. Take the decision today to find clarity in days rather than years!

The Great Awakening 2020

Benefit from these times in solitude! Look inward and ask yourself: “Who am I? What else could there be in life for me? Is it time for a change?” Become still and feel into your answers rather than analyzing them. Following daily practices are helpful: Stay Balanced and Start Meditating.

Miguel Kirjon, Owner & Founder, AMAYEN Sanctuary

AMAYEN – All Inclusive Yoga Retreat in Chiang Mai-Thailand

Activities & Benefits

As human beings, we have unlimited potential and imagination. The worst thing you can do is be a conformist and buy into conformity. It’s the worst possible thing. It’s better to be outrageous. It’s better to hang out with the sages, the people open to possibilities, even the psychotics. You never know where you’ll find the geniuses of our society.” – DEEPAK CHOPRA

Yoga

  • Strengthen the body and mind.
  • Decrease depression.
  • Promotes positive self-perception.
  • Develop inner awareness.

Guided Meditation

  • Gain a new perspective.
  • Increase self-awareness.
  • Focusing on the present.
  • Increase patience and tolerance.

Creative Visualisation

  • Control your thoughts at the subconscious level.
  • Experience enhanced mental, physical, and emotional states.

Mindful Breathing

  • Ground yourself.
  • Promote relaxation.
  • Increase in balance.
  • Enhance performance.
  • Regulate emotional states.

Personal Life-Coaching

  • Increase motivation.
  • Improve personal and professional life.
  • Achieve your potential.
  • Get unstuck.

Qi Gong

  • Harmonize energy flow.
  • Improve balance.
  • Boost cognitive function.
  • Increase longevity.
  • Improves immunity.
  • Improves sleep.

Fire Healing

  • Cleanse mental, emotional, physical levels within your system.
  • Nourish body and soul.
  • Reduce chronic pain.
  • Connect to nature.

Grounding

  • Improve immunity.
  • Reduce inflammation.
  • Promote calmness.
  • Increase energy.
  • Loose weight.
  • Reduce blood pressure.

Vegan Cuisine

  • Reduce the risk of disease.
  • Fewer migraines.
  • Loose weight.
  • Better skin.
  • Balance hormones.

Massage

  • Find clarity.
  • Improve circulation.
  • Reduce depression and anxiety.
  • Sleep better.
  • Improve immunity.

Stillness

  • Let things go easily.
  • Hear your inner voice.
  • Enhance clarity.
  • Increase creativity.
  • Deal with challenges easier.

Nature

  • Reduce anger and fear.
  • Increase pleasant feelings.
  • Lower stress hormones.
  • Boost the immune system.

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” – MARK TWAIN

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Why AMAYEN Sanctuary?

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” — OPRAH WINFREY

“My Journey from Confusion to Clarity”

by Miguel Kirjon – Owner & Founder, AMAYEN Sanctuary

I was sitting at my desk one morning, working on the 10th business idea I had come up within 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! 

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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 break out 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.

 

This Retreat is for You if…

* You are going through a transition in your life (i.e. break-up, in-between jobs), and you are looking to explore new perspectives.
* You are struggling with the effects of stress, wanting some ‘time out’ from the demands and routines of daily life.
* You are looking for energetic transformation through renewed physical vitality, emotional calm, and mindful awareness practices.
* You want to feel more ‘whole’ and less fragmented.
* You enjoy revitalizing activities such as yoga and qi gong, meditation, organic vegan foods, fresh juices, herbal teas, and massages.
* You wish to start practicing new ways for health and wellbeing.
* You are looking for keys to achieve your highest potential.
* You want a holiday experience with complete immersion into reflective stillness and all-inclusive healthy living.
* You want to let go of the past and create a new beginning.

AMAYEN – All Inclusive Yoga Retreat in Chiang Mai-Thailand

Accommodation

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”  – TONY ROBBINS

GARDEN ROOM
16 sqm, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding, king bed, hot water & tea, hairdryer, outdoor seating area. For 1-2 persons.

GARDEN ROOM
16 sqm, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding, king bed, hot water & tea, hairdryer, outdoor seating area. For 1-2 persons.

GARDEN ROOM
16 sqm, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding, king bed, hot water & tea, hairdryer, outdoor seating area. For 1-2 persons.

SUPERIOR ROOM
24 sqm, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding, hot water & tea, hairdryer, indoor seating area. King and twin beds are available. For 1-2 persons.

SUPERIOR ROOM
24 sqm, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding, hot water & tea, hairdryer, indoor seating area. King and twin beds are available. For 1-2 persons.

SUPERIOR ROOM
24 sqm, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding, hot water & tea, hairdryer, indoor seating area. King and twin beds are available. For 1-2 persons.

SUPERIOR ROOM
24 sqm, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding, hot water & tea, hairdryer, indoor seating area. King and twin beds are available. For 1-2 persons.

DELUXE ROOM
24 sqm, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding, hot water & tea, hairdryer, indoor seating area. For 1-2 persons.

DELUXE ROOM
24 sqm, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding, hot water & tea, hairdryer, indoor seating area. For 1-2 persons.

DELUXE ROOM
24 sqm, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding, hot water & tea, hairdryer, indoor seating area. For 1-2 persons.

LANNA HOUSE
28 sqm, 3 patios/balconies, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding (king bed), hot water & tea, hairdryer, indoor seating area. For 1-2 persons.

LANNA HOUSE
28 sqm, 3 patios/balconies, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding (king bed), hot water & tea, hairdryer, indoor seating area. For 1-2 persons.

LANNA HOUSE
28 sqm, 3 patios/balconies, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding (king bed), hot water & tea, hairdryer, indoor seating area. For 1-2 persons.

LANNA HOUSE
28 sqm, 3 patios/balconies, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding (king bed), hot water & tea, hairdryer, indoor seating area. For 1-2 persons.

LANNA HOUSE
28 sqm, 3 patios/balconies, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding (king bed), hot water & tea, hairdryer, indoor seating area. For 1-2 persons.

LANNA HOUSE
28 sqm, 3 patios/balconies, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding (king bed), hot water & tea, hairdryer, indoor seating area. For 1-2 persons.

LANNA HOUSE
28 sqm, 3 patios/balconies, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding (king bed), hot water & tea, hairdryer, indoor seating area. For 1-2 persons.

LANNA HOUSE
28 sqm, 3 patios/balconies, air-condition, organic locally sourced bathroom amenities, shower, luxury bedding (king bed), hot water & tea, hairdryer, indoor seating area. For 1-2 persons.

AMAYEN – All Inclusive Yoga Retreat in Chiang Mai-Thailand

All-Inclusive Prices & Availability

OPTION 1

Select Your Own Retreat Start Dates and Duration

We offer retreats year-round. 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. All prices are in Thai baht. No deposit or credit card required.

All-inclusive price starts at THB 7,050 per person per night depending on single/double occupancy and accommodation type.

OPTION 2

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.

*DISCOVER*

4-Day/3-Night
All-Inclusive Retreat

INCLUDED PER PERSON:

1 Thai or Oil Massage (60min).
1 Foot Massage (60min).
Yoga Classes
Guided Meditations
Krathong Craft*
Learn to Manifest
Fire Healing*
Rising Sticks Ritual*
Mindful Breathing
Tai Chi & Qigong*
AUM Chanting*
Sightseeing*
3 Nights Accommodation
Branded Yoga Pants/Shirt
Personal Life Coaching
Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Free WiFi
2-Way Airport/Hotel Transfer
(*see itinerary)

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Garden Room
21.900 (1 pers.)
42,300 (2 pers.)
Superior Room
24,600 (1 pers.)
45,000 (2 pers.)
Deluxe Room
25,710 (1 pers.)
46,110 (2 pers.)
Lanna House
27,810 (1 pers.)
48,210 (2 pers.)

Prices in Thai Baht

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(Select 3 nights)

*AWAKENING*

6-Day/5-Night
All-Inclusive Retreat

INCLUDED PER PERSON:

2 Thai or Oil Massages (60min)
2 Foot Massages (60min)
Singing Bowl Healing (20min)
Vegan Cooking Class (60min)
Yoga Classes
Guided Meditations
Krathong Craft*
Learn to Manifest
Fire Healing*
Rising Sticks Ritual*
Mindful Breathing
Tai Chi & Qigong*
AUM Chanting*
Sightseeing*
3 Nights Accommodation
Branded Yoga Pants/Shirt
Personal Life Coaching
Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Free WiFi
2-Way Airport/Hotel Transfer
(*see itinerary)

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Garden Room
36,500 (1 pers.)
70,500 (2 pers.)
Superior Room
41,000 (1 pers.)
75,000 (2 pers.)
Deluxe Room
42,850 (1 pers.)
76,850 (2 pers.)
Lanna House
46,350 (1 pers.)
80,350 (2 pers.)

Prices in Thai Baht

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(Select 5 nights)

*EVOLVED*

8-Day/7-Night
All-Inclusive Retreat

INCLUDED PER PERSON:

3 Thai or Oil Massages (60min)
2 Foot Massages (60min)
1 Herbal Compress (120min)
Singing Bowl Healing (20min)
Vegan Cooking Class (60min)

Yoga Classes
Guided Meditations
Krathong Craft*
Learn to Manifest
Fire Healing*
Rising Sticks Ritual*
Mindful Breathing
Tai Chi & Qigong*
AUM Chanting*
Sightseeing*
3 Nights Accommodation
Branded Yoga Pants/Shirt
Personal Life Coaching
Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Free WiFi
2-Way Airport/Hotel Transfer
(*see itinerary)

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Garden Room
51,100 (1 pers.)
98,700 (2 pers.)
Superior Room

57,400 (1 pers.)
105,000 (2 pers.)

Deluxe Room
59,990 (1 pers.)
107,590 (2 pers.)

Lanna House
64,890 (1 pers.)
112,490 (2 pers.)

Prices in Thai Baht

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(Select 7 nights)

*A NEW START*

10-Day/9-Night
All-Inclusive Retreat

INCLUDED PER PERSON:

5 Thai or Oil Massages (60min)
3 Foot Massages (60min)
1 Herbal Compress (120min)
Singing Bowl Healing (20min)
Vegan Cooking Class (60min)
Complimentary Room Upgrade (subject to availability).

Yoga Classes
Guided Meditations
Krathong Craft*
Learn to Manifest
Fire Healing*
Rising Sticks Ritual*
Mindful Breathing
Tai Chi & Qigong*
AUM Chanting*
Sightseeing*
9 Nights Accommodation
Branded Yoga Pants/Shirt
Personal Life Coaching
Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Free WiFi
2-Way Airport/Hotel Transfer
(*see itinerary)

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Garden Room
65,700 (1 pers.)
126,900 (2 pers.)
Superior Room
73,800 (1 pers.)
135,000 (2 pers.)

Deluxe Room
 77,130 (1 pers.)
138,330 (2 pers.)

Lanna House
83,430 (1 pers.)
144,630 (2 pers.)

Prices in Thai Baht

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(Select 9 nights)

NO DEPOSIT / NO CREDIT CARD REQUIRED

Daily Retreat Itinerary

ARRIVAL DAY
15:00
 Fresh Juices are served
16:00-17:00 Yoga
18:00 Organic 3-Course Dinner
19:00-19:20 Fire Healing Ritual (Thu), Krathong Release (Tue), Rising Sticks Ritual (Sun)
19:30-20:00 AUM Chanting (Tue/Thu/Sat)

DAILY
06:50-07:00
Manifest Ritual
07:00-07:30 
Mindful Breathing
07:40-08:40 Yoga (Mon/Wed/Thu/Sat/Sun)
07:40-08:40 Tai Chi (Tue/Fri)
09:00 Organic 2-Course Breakfast
10:00-10:30 Binaural Beat Guided Meditation
12:15 Organic 2-Course Lunch
13:00 Visits to Mountain Cafés (Mon/Wed/Fri)
15:00 Fresh Juices are served
16:00-17:00 Yoga
18:00 Organic 3-Course Dinner
19:00-19:20 Fire Healing & Lantern Release (Thu), Krathong Release (Tue), Rising Sticks Ritual (Sun)
19:30-20:00 AUM Chanting (Tue/Thu/Sat)

DEPARTURE DAY
06:50-07:00 Manifest Ritual
07:00-07:30 Mindful Breathing (Mon/Wed/Thu/Sat/Sun)
07:40-08:40 Yoga (Mon/Wed/Thu/Sat/Sun)
07:40-08:40
Tai Chi (Tue/Fri)
09:00 Organic 2-Course Breakfast
10:00-10:30 Binaural Beat Guided Meditation
12:15 Organic 2-Course Lunch

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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 AND SINGING BOWL HEALING IS AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT (MINIMUM LENGTH OF STAY: 5 NIGHTS)

What You Should Know

You can start any day that suits you best and stay as long as you wish.
Our retreats are perfect for yoga beginners & advanced practitioners.
Full payment is required upon arrival (cash/MasterCard/VISA).
Payment is non-refundable after the retreat start.
We welcome only guests 16 yrs upwards.
Silence is required from 21:00 onwards.
WiFi is only available at our restaurant.
All the rooms are without TV.
All rooms are non-smoking rooms.
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.

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Organic Plant-based Vegan Cuisine

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” — STEVE JOBS

We serve:
* 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 recognize 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 are 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 a 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-publicized 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 labeled ‘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.

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. We gladly assist you in booking your own excursions and taxi transfers.

STICKY WATERFALLS

HISTORIC TEMPLES

ELEPHANT CARE

WALKING STREET (SAT)

SILK VILLAGE

ELEPHANT ART/CHARITY

LANTERN FESTIVAL

FARMERS MARKET (SUN)

WALKING STREET (SUN)

HANDICRAFT VILLAGE

AMAYEN – All Inclusive Yoga Retreat in Chiang Mai-Thailand

Meet the Team

“Everything you can imagine is real.” — PABLO PICASSO

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

Owner, Chef, HR

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Born into a Thai-Chinese family in Bangkok, Lin studied the Chinese language and culture for several years in Beijing, obtaining a degree in Mandarin. After deciding to move from Bangkok to Phuket, she operated a number of restaurants as owner and chef for many years.

At AMAYEN Sanctuary, Lin manages the kitchen and daily employee performance, creating vegan menus for AMAYEN with a combination of Thai and international cuisine. Lin also shares her knowledge with guests during her unique cooking classes, and with the great selection of organic products available in Chiang Mai, she continues to find new ways to refine her recipes.

Valentine Pfalzer

Valentine Pfalzer

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.”

The Team

The Team

Book Recommendations

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. 

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 Secret by Rhonda Byrne
The Life Your Were Born To Live by Dan Millman
Ask and It Is Given by Abraham Hicks

“Success means you can walk through hell with joy”

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

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