Myanmar Yoga Adventure: $2,900 per person twinshare (Earlybird ends 3 June 2019)
Discover an epic Asian adventure with Adore Yoga. From meditating in ancient temples to experiencing yoga on spotless beaches, this adventure - designed in partnership with local community leaders - is the yogic trip of a lifetime.
Yoga in Myanmar
Myanmar’s appeal lies in small, simple pleasures — a solo bike ride weaving through isolated temples, a hike through the untouched mountains, a sunset boat ride on the vast lakes and rivers.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TRIP
The excitement of visiting somewhere new with the fun of sharing it with a friendly and open-hearted group.
Visiting Myanmar is like stepping into another world – an essential experience of spirituality and adventure.
Time and expert guidance to develop your own yoga and meditation practice.
The chance to give back at the grass roots level to a country that is now just finding it's way and opening up to the world.
IS THIS TRIP RIGHT FOR YOU?
Your travel around Myanmar is an adventure for sure. Be prepared for change and learning and be happy to share- all accommodation is in twin rooms with ensuite.
There are 4 domestic flights in Myanmar, where timetables change and planes can go early as well as late. We'll do our best to stay on schedule.
Some travel is on public buses. This is, of course, a great way to mingle with the locals and experience how they travel. And it keeps your carbon footprint down.
- BYO yoga mat to seize the yogic moments.
There are minimal inclusions, but the resulting free time means flexibility and space for making your own discoveries. This is a great way to travel independently while drawing on the knowledge of local leaders
Your Myanmar Yoga Adventure Itinerary
9am Tuesday 12 November 2019
Meet at Yangon Airport, Myanmar. Fly to Bagan (1hr)
Tuesday 12 Nov - Friday 15 November, Bagan
Transfer to our accommodation in the centre of Old Bagan. You'll have time to explore the local area, then meet for a group dinner at the hotel. In Bagan we will call on the ancient and calming atmosphere of the thousands of Buddhist temples to deepen our meditation practice. In fact there is a pagoda right next to our hotel where we'll meditate together. What sort of meditation is the best for you? We'll be offering a variety of meditation techniques to help you find a practice that suits you.
We'll meet for meditation at sunrise and sunset and in between there is plenty to explore - meet the locals, tour around the Pagodas on a push bike or ebike, hot air ballooning, guided tours or adventure on to the mighty Irrawadddy River by boat.
Friday 15 November, transfer to Inle Lake.
Transfer to Bagan Airport and fly to Heho airport (1hr). Transfer to Eco Lodge at Inle Lake (1hr). You'll have time to wander into the neighbouring village, explore the organic gardens and relax in the treetop bamboo restaurant.
Friday 15 to Monday 18 November, Inle Lake.
There is so much to see at Inle Lake. Walk the hills to visit a local monastary. See life on the water as you zoom over the lakes by boat. Visit weaving factories, silver factories, the adorable Burmese cat island and the non-profit organisation Inle Heritage where traditional arts, crafts and way of life are being preserved. There are markets to visit and the grand Shwe Yaunghwe Kyang Pagoda. Relax as you enjoy a spectacular sunset, visit the vinyards or take a traditional cooking lesson.
During our time at Inle Lake, we will practice yoga every day at the Eco Lodge, focusing on an exploration of the breath. How can the breath help you manage your moods, emotions and wellbeing? You'll learn new yogic breathing techniques which you can add to your yoga practice.
Monday 18 November, Transfer to Ngapali Beach
After breakfast, we'll head back to the airport for our 1hr flight to our beach-front accommodation at Ngapali.
Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 November, Ngapali Beach
Rise early to experience yoga on the beach. We'll explore how to move, breath and focus the mind using authentic techniques designed to meet the individual needs of your body. Learn to set an intention when you step onto your yoga mat and how to express that intention through your practice. Your body is a wonderful and ever-changing part of you - there's no 'best' way to do yoga and we'll work with you to find the right balance of effort and ease, challenge and relaxation.
After a delicious breakfast, it's time to explore the local area. You may choose to walk though the village, shop in the markets, swim on the beach, visit the islands, go snorkling, hot air ballooning or visit the elephant sanctuary.
We'll have the opportunity to visit the Linthur English School, a community school just next door to our accommodation. The kids are so keen to learn English and we guarantee big smiles all round!
Later in the day we'll meet for a restorative yoga class to explore ways of moving the body to suit it's needs according to the time of day and your energy levels. We'll then enjoy dinner at one of the countless local restuarants that specialise in fruits of the sea, freshly caught from the sea to your plate.
Wednesday 20 November, Transfer to Thandwe airport and return to Yangon
It's here that we say good bye, but you may like to spend a few days in Yangon to explore a bit further. We can help you make your ongoing travel arrangements.
Your 9 Day Yoga Adventure Program in Myanmar Includes:
- 4 internal flights plus road transfers in Myanmar
- 8 nights twin-share accommodation with ensuite
- Breakfast each day
- Daily yoga, meditation and pranayama sessions
- WIFI access at retreat venues where available
Price and Bookings
$3200 per person twinshare
Price and Bookings
$3200 per person twinshare
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Get to Know Your Guides
Nikola Ellis and Rosemary Manners co-founded Adore Yoga, one of Australia's most respected yoga schools, in 2002. With many decades of global travel between them, Nikola and Rosemary have practiced and taught yoga and meditation on every continent except Antarctica (watch this space!) They have been taking students to magical locations for yoga and meditation retreats and trainings for seven years, including programs in Bali, Australia and South India. They are passionate about partnering with local communities in every country they visit, finding ways to support education, health and wellbeing at a grass-roots level.
C-IAYT, MCAP. Founder, Adore Yoga
Your Panca Karma Program is hosted by Nikola Ellis, founder of Adore Yoga. Nikola has been immersed in yoga, meditation and ayurveda for over 25 years, studying with leading international teachers including TKV Desikachar, Judith Lasater, Donna Farhi, Ganesh Mohan, and Saraswathi Vasudevan. A regular traveller in India (this will be her seventh visit), Nikola has been training yoga teachers for 14 years and runs a successful private Yoga Therapy practice in Sydney. She develops, delivers and consults on Yoga Therapy programs for organisations including A Sound Life, Cancer Council NSW, The Butterfly Foundation and RSL Defence Care.
Naturopath, Nutritionist, NLP
Rosemary has been passionate about health since graduating from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Pharmacy 25 years ago. Ten years ago she completed a Diploma of Naturopathy from Nature Care College and since then she has been studying the mind and the decisions we make in relationship to health. This study has included Neurolinguistic programming, Time Line Therapy and Hypnosis. Rosemary is also a trainer in NLP and Time Line Therapy.