Immerse & Inspire:
Yoga and Meditation Journey
Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
2020, March 23, 12pm – March 29, 12pm (7D / 6N)
New Moon March 23
Treat yourself to a luxurious 7-day Yoga & Meditation holiday. Experience the warmth and beauty of fascinating Cambodia and explore the breath-taking world heritage temple of Angkor, one of the most significant temple complexes in the world.
This Yoga & Meditation retreat will take you on a journey inside and out. Dive into the captivating Cambodian culture and immerse yourself in the transformational world of Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation.
Everyone is welcome, regardless of their experience and their general level of fitness. It makes no difference if you’re an absolute beginner, are just discovering yoga and meditation for yourself, or already have some years of experience. This retreat is a great opportunity for those seeking a break from their busy lives and a fantastic resource for those who wish to deepen their understanding of Yoga and Meditation. We will support you in cultivating a regular practice, in order to find the peace, joy and happiness within.
During this retreat you are invited to reconnect with your body, mind and inner self in a profound and transformational way. Every day you will be provided with a nourishing and rhythmic blend of holistic practices, hatha yoga, kundalini yoga, yoga nidra, meditation, mantra singing and information about yogic philosophy and lifestyle, leaving you with a repertoire of powerful techniques and skills which you can integrate into your daily life.
The retreat aims to support you in feeling at ease and happy with yourself, leaving you relaxed and empowered, in a supportive community. We will explore how to create and sustain positive intentions and healthy habits, and find clarity about what you want in life and how to get there! You will be inspired by our visits to important cultural places, where you will find insight into the diverse community of Siem Reap and the fascinating culture of Cambodia.
This unique 7-day immersion experience is a rare opportunity to spend high quality time with yourself, helping you to refresh your whole being, whilst gaining a deep sense of well-being and inner peace. It is an excellent way to relax and revitalize yourself physically, emotionally and spiritually so that you will return to your daily life feeling fresh, more balanced, energized and ready for any new challenges that life may have waiting for you.
2 yoga classes daily (1 Kundalini, 1 Hatha), suited for all levels
Daily meditation classes, suited for all levels
Philosophy talks and inputs on yogic philosophy and lifestyle
Mantra and Kirtan singing with live music
Accommodation (6 nights at Navutu Dreams Resort)
Two nourishing healthy organic meals per day (breakfast and dinner)
Drinking water and a wide selection of organic home-made tea
During the course of the retreat:
Sunrise meditation and visit to Angkor temples with Buddhist monk blessing (excl. Angkor ticket)
Sightseeing in and around Siem Reap, learning about Cambodian culture
Visits to contemporary art galleries, discovering the art scene of Cambodia
Visit to lotus farm in the surrounding area
Dinner downtown on the last night
1 private session of: Reiki, yoga, meditation, energy healing (60mins)
Free Yoga Shirt, personal Journal and Cambodian souvenir
Daily free Tuk-tuk service from resort to town (7am – 10pm)
Free use of the resorts bicycles to explore the surroundings
Airport pick-up (Siem Reap) upon arrival
EXAMPLE OF A DAILY ROUTINE
Opening Yoga-Shala, morning silence
07:00 – 08:30
Pranayama & Meditation, Hatha Yoga Flow
10:00 – 15:00
Free time / Excursions / Private Sessions
15:00 – 16:30
Philosophy and Theory:
Yoga Philosophy / Intention Setting / Manifesting with the Moon / Mind and Meditation / Breath / Yogic Nutrition / Self-Healing/ Personal Practice
17:00 – 18:30
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation
Yoga Nidra Meditation
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
Barbara Isabel Barco is also known as Amrità Sita Harprem Kaur (her spiritual name). She was born and raised in Switzerland, to an Italian father and a British Mother. She was lucky to travel very often from a young age, and feels like a citizen of the world – respecting, learning from and valuing each culture, language and person that she comes across.
Amrità is passionate about psychic energy healing, learning and applying personal development strategies and living a yogic lifestyle. She finds it hard to go a day without doing some energy work, yoga practice or meditation, and enjoying some tasty home-cooked vegan (and often foraged) food. Amrità is a great lover of nature and cares deeply about the environment. Being outdoors, especially in green spaces, always recharges her batteries and she tries wherever possible, to live her life in a way that contributes to positive environmental change. Barbara is an active person and prior to finding her passion for yoga she was a semi-professional Rock'n'Roll acrobatics dancer. She loves travelling, spending time in the woods, supporting people to bring out the best version of themselves, enjoying the company of like-minded people, working on self-mastery, singing mantras and learning about holistic healing techniques.
Over the past 10 years she has been increasingly drawn to a holistic lifestyle and holistic healing approaches. This has led her to train to be an Energy Healer, a Facilitator for Transformational Healing, a Reiki-Master, a Moon-Mother, a Kundalini-Yoga Teacher (with a specialization in stress and vitality), a Meditation Teacher, a Laughter-Yoga Teacher and a Kids-Yoga Teacher. Prior to that she studied in various European countries for getting degrees in Environmental Sciences, Social work and Social politics as well as Primary Education.
"My wish is to support people in transforming their lives to become happier, healthier and more in touch with themselves. I wish people to feel inspired and confident, to bring out always higher versions of themselves, and to live in greater harmony with nature and their personal dreams."
Born and raised in Switzerland, Manuela has had a fascination for Asian culture and philosophy from early age. After studying and working in communication design in Switzerland, she decided to leave her full-time job for what was meant to be a sabattical journey through Asia. Now she has been living in Asia for almost 5 years, and since 2016 she has lived and worked in Cambodia. She teaches Yoga, Meditation and Reiki, and plays an active part in the emerging art and design community of Siem Reap.
For Manuela, Yoga not only happens on the mat – it happens in our everyday life, in the choices we make, in how we express ourselves and interact in this world, in the ways we treat others and ourselves. Yoga is for her very much about cultivating a loving and kind connection with the body and mind, in order to live a balanced and sustainable lifestyle.
Her wish as a teacher is to give you the opportunity to find out what Yoga means for you, by experiencing this precious quality-time and deep connection with your true self. Just as every person may be at a different point in their life, each experience of a Yoga practice is unique. Manuela therefore encourages you not to blindly follow any sequence, trend, or teacher, but invites you to listen to what your body really needs instead. Observe, trust and experience.
“I am convinced that, in order to be alive, we have to stop waiting for something to happen, for someone to heal us or make us happy. We need to start moving instead, forward, and at our own pace. Nobody else can make this experience for us. And this is what I find the most empowering aspect of Yoga: It holds the beauty of the immediate experience. It is only through your own experiences only that you can truly learn and grow. During a Yoga practice, you experience the movement of your body, your breath and your mind. You notice sensations on all these levels, and how they are connected: from obvious to subtle, from noise to stillness, from tension to relaxation, from fear to freedom. Being a cancer survivor, the practice of Yoga and Meditation has helped me in appreciating things the way they are and finding peace of mind. But in addition to that, it empowered me to make a change in the world. With kindness, patience and persistence, I stand up and fight for what I cares for: Safe space where people can experience and express who they really are. Real Peace. Real Happiness. Real Love.“
Find out more about Manuela and her Yoga journey on her website:
Manuela and Barbara:
Manuela and Barbara have known each other for over 15 years. Their friendship has grown over the years, not least because of their common views on life and interests in personal development, philosophy, spirituality and holistic practices. Both of them individually found their path to yoga, meditation and energy healing whilst in search of something to support them in overcoming personal hardships. For over a decade now, Manuela and Barbara have been supporting each other in sisterhood, through the ups and downs that life offered them, continuously exchanging their knowledge and experiences along their individual journeys. After several years of practicing alongside one another, traveling and studying in India together, it seemed like the most natural thing to do, to begin hosting workshops and retreats together.
Barbara and Manuela, like many of us, have both faced their own struggles in the process of becoming women. Both have lived and worked in a performance-driven society, where work life is mostly dominated by the more masculine aspects of the world. Each facing personal challenges, they began to draw inspiration and strength from their immersive Yoga and meditation practice. Their holistic approach to self-healing invited their feminine sides back into their lives, and allowed them to rebuild their lives as women in a way that made them feel whole and happy. Barbara is traveling the world while deepening and sharing her knowledge and passion of kundalini yoga and energy healing. Manuela has been living and learning in Asia for the last 5 years, exploring the philosophic and therapeutic aspects of meditation, yoga and arts.
Barbara and Manuela bring knowledge from different paths of Yoga and Energy healing into this retreat. This will offer you inspiring perspectives, creating a rich and nourishing experience for you. Drawing strength from their strong friendship, partnership and sisterhood, they are able to give support and hold safe space for you, in order to dive deep into your own inspirational Yoga and Meditation journey.
ABOUT THE LOCATION
Navutu Dreams Resort and Wellness Retreat is a beautiful family friendly boutique resort hotel, located in the outskirts of Siem Reap, and yet only a 7-minute tuk-tuk drive away from the city centre. The resort is set within a beautiful and lush tropical garden, where three swimming pools and sunbeds offer you a rejuvenating and relaxing get-away. Our yoga and meditation sessions take place in a spacious and air-conditioned Yoga Shala that is reserved exclusively for us during the entire retreat.
Siem Reap is a charming Cambodian city with international flair. Its popularity as a tourist destination is due to the magnificent sacred temples of Angkor, the remains of the capital city of the Khmer Empire, which flourished from the 9th to 15th centuries. Nowadays, Siem Reap hosts a vibrant and international community of locals and expats and is home to numerous non-profit organization, as well as cultural and social initiatives.
PRICING & PAYMENT
Navutu Dreams offers spacious and luxurious rooms that come with an en-suite bathroom and air conditioning. If you’d like to arrive prior to the Retreat, or have a friend that would like to stay with you at the Resort, while you’re joining the retreat, please contact email@example.com
During the retreat, you have the option to book additional sessions, such as private yoga and meditation classes, energy healing and Reiki treatments.
Book before November 30, 2019 to profit from our discounted early-bird prices
Single Room: $1350
Twin Room: $1050
If you decide to book from November 30, 2019, these are the rates for the different room-types:
Single Room: $1690
Twin Room: $1490
All prices are stated in US-Dollars. Upon booking, a deposit of 25% of the total price is required. The deposit is fully refundable only if the booking is cancelled within 14 days. Remaining payment is due before February 20, 2020.
Payment options include Paypal and Wiretransfer: depending on the form of payment, additional booking fees may apply.
Travel costs to Siem Reap
Tourist Visa for Cambodia
Additional treatments such as private yoga classes, healing sessions, massages, spa treatments, etc.
Personal expenses (additional meals or drinks, souvenirs, etc.)
Additional nights at Navutu before / after retreat: firstname.lastname@example.org
Angkor Ticket (from $37)
Phare Circus Ticket on last evening (optional, from $18)