ELEPHANT YOGA RETREAT
OMKOI DISTRICT, NORTHERN THAILAND
Jan 19th-Jan 26th, 2020
Come to Thailand with me! Spend seven days connecting with nature while deepening your yoga and meditation practices on retreat in the serene mountains in Northern Thailand. At this retreat you will have a chance to truly get back into nature. You will stay at the Never Forget Elephant Foundation and with daily hikes into the jungle to observe elephants that have been returned to their home and are thriving in their natural habitat, you become part of the global community that is inspiring positive changes for captive elephants. With daily yoga, mythology, and connection to elephants, this is an opportunity to unwind, reset your mind, return to nature, and bask in the natural rhythms of life.
Your days will be spent hiking, observing elephants in their natural habitat, learning about the local people, and connecting with yourself, each other. the villagers, and the elephants. Your evenings will be spent by the fire, trading stories with each other, playing games, listening to local musicians and participating in other cultural-rich activities. It is truly an immersive, educational experience where you can expect to leave feeling refreshed.
Your Yoga Retreat Includes:
• 7 days and 7 nights
• Lodging in eco-friendly, traditional-style bamboo hut with options of 2-3 people per hut (shared western toilets & showers)
• 2 Daily Yoga Practices including pranayama & meditation
• 3 Delicious organic, plant based meals per day, plus snacks, coffee/tea from the local garden
• Spend time with elephants on daily basis and learn about them in nature from an elephant expert
• Learn about culture and history of elephant ownership in local community
• Hike through mountains and learn about local environment
• Participate in blessing ceremony by local shaman
• First night dinner in Chiang Mai
• Community service at the school for the local Hill Tribe
• Transport from Chaing Mai to Village and back
Arrival and Departure:
Plan to arrive to Chiang Mai on January 19th. The retreat will begin at 4pm on January 19th with a meet and greet, yoga, and then dinner. We will depart Chaing Mai for the Never Forget Elephant Foundation at 9am on January 20th.
On January 26th, we will check out after breakfast and a closing circle on January 26th and head back to Chiang Mai.
The total cost (not including air fare) is $1,475 per person for a triple occupancy hut or $1,575 per person in a double occupancy hut. A valid passport is required. A non-refundable $300 deposit secures your space in the retreat. The full amount is due by October 1, 2019, if paid after October 1st, the total cost is $1,675. Credit card payments will have an additional 3% charge. For more details, or to set up a payment plan, please contact me at email@example.com.
90 days or more prior to the retreat: Your entire payment will be refunded less the $500 non-refundable deposit, plus a $50 administrative fee.
89-60 days prior to the retreat: Less your $500 non-refundable deposit, your remaining balance may be applied to a future retreat within 2 years.
Less than 60 days prior to the retreat: no refunds are granted.
SHAKTIS & CHAKRAS
PART 1: EARTH, WATER, FIRE
Shaktis and Chakras is a 3-part course journey Into the feminine through chakras and goddesses. Understanding the goddesses and the chakras together is a powerful way to dive into your subconscious, activate the energetic body to release old traumas, mend karmic attachments, and manifest more abundance. Through discussion, lecture, myth, and mediation you will learn about each chakra, the corresponding goddess, and how to apply what learn into your everyday life.
Part 1: CHAKRAS OF EARTH, WATER, FIRE In this 3-week course, you will delve deep into the lower level chakras and the goddesses whose energy will help you navigate these chakras. The lower levels chakras influence almost every decision you make and are the base of how you live your life. Understanding these lower areas of energy will help you break through basic fears, unlock potential, and move into action.
DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE
Sat, May 4, 2019, Sat, Jun 15, Sat July 20 9am-12pm
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Deepen Your Practice with Kimi Marin
Did you know that yoga poses come in “families?” Many yoga postures mimic each other and by learning the proper alignment in particular families, helps to create a deeper understanding of how to align your body in each pose. Join Kimi Marin to take your practice deeper by slowing down and re-familiarizing yourself with some of the common poses. In each session, you will deepen your understanding of a family of postures and learn how it feels in your body in order to deepen your yoga practice.
In every session you will explore standing postures, balancing postures, seated postures, and move to a more advanced (and surprise!) posture. You will learn how specific postures are supposed to feel in your body as well as the different modifications. Come prepared to learn, laugh, and enjoy the journey!
Session 1: Closed Hips: Lunges, hip flexors, and backbends!
Have you ever heard a teacher ask you to internally rotate your leg and not have a clue what that means?? Or ever wondered how to engage your core and do a backbend? If Yes, Then this is the session for you! In this session you will learn how to open your front body, play with thigh rotation, and move into backbends in a safe and aligned manner.
Session II: Open Hip: Warriors, Triangles, and Trees
Good-bye, Tight hips! You will learn how to find alignment in some of the most popular poses, strengthen your outer hips, and safely transition from one pose to the next in way that is safe for your knees and hips. If you have ever done a warrior 2, this is the session for you!
Session III: Twists
Twists are supposed to create a sense of spaciousness in our bodies but most often students feel constricted, stuck, and confused. In this session, you will learn how to use breath work, core engagement, and body stabilization to move deeper into twists. If you ever feel stuck in a twist, this session is for you!
Come to one session or all three!
Every Saturday, June 22nd-August 24th
Do you ever feel conflicted about getting out for a hike or going to your favorite yoga class? Fret no more!
Wind down your week with Kimi Marin, a seasoned yoga teachers and hiking enthusiast, for a hike in Portland’s largest living art display, the Arboretum, with stops for yoga. You will take tree pose under the redwoods, marvel and breath with the magnolias, and laugh with new friends. Oh - and hear tales about how some the trees got their cones!
WHERE WILL WE MEET?
When you register, you will receive an email from us with all the details about meeting and parking.
DO I NEED TO BRING A MAT?
No -- I will provide you with a small mat when it is necessary.
WHAT DO I BRING?
Bring water and a sense of fun.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Wear comfortable shoes, clothes you can comfortable move in, and a light jacket (if the weather is cool).
IS THIS EVENT RAIN OR SHINE?
HOW LONG DO WE HIKE?
The hike is about 90 minutes round trip with some small hills.
DO I NEED TO BE IN GOOD SHAPE?
You need to be able to walk up to 3 miles with some incline.
CAN I GET A REFUND IF I CAN’T MAKE THE HIKE?
You can get a refund up to 7 days in advance of the hike. After that you are able to gift your space to a friend.
Healthy Living Program
Imagine having more energy, less bodily pain, stabilized mood swings, feeling full and satisfied after eating (not tired and bloated), having clear skin, and more!
wake up to a glowing complexion
eliminate toxins that make you sluggish and heavy-hearted
reduce inflammation (less pain & fatigue...uhm, yeaahh!)
have more energy for the people and things you love in your life! 😘
save money and while ramping up your health
30 DAYS HEALTHY LIVING WORKSHOP Includes:
Complete 4 week meal plan:grocery lists and recipes
Daily emails with inspiration and information
Coaching and accountability with Kimi Marin
Entire Arbonne nutrition set to detox, cleanse, and support
Private FB group led with a Health Coach and Acupuncturist
READY TO KNOW MORE OR SIGN-UP? Email me at Kimi@kimimarinyoga.com
QUESTIONS? ASK THEM
READY TO SIGN UP? EMAIL ME AND LET'S GET HEALTHY TOGETHER!
“Kimi seamlessly infuses her dynamic yoga classes with storytelling, allowing students to experience themselves through the lens of yogic wisdom.”
— Sara P.
“How does one describe the Kimi Marin experience?! She is both a gifted teacher and storyteller. Her classes are on point and always respectful of boundaries — while encouraging us to challenge ourselves and our practice both on and off the mat. My practice is so much better since Kimi came into my life!”
— Erin D.
“Kimi is a special yoga teacher with a deep appreciation and understanding of Hindu mythology, which helps her students to move the yoga practice beyond a form of mere physical exercise.”
— Yong Y.