Inner Guidance, Inner Peace Retreat – Koh Phangan
Nov 2 – 6, 2018 5 Days, 4 Nights
WITH JOHNSON CHONG
WITH JOHNSON CHONG
ASPIRE TO BE AUTHENTICALLY YOU
Join us on a unique 4 night retreat in Koh Phangan where we will experience profound changes through deep inner development work. Through 4 yoga sessions, 4 restorative aerial sessions, 4 Inner Guidance Processes and ajna light meditation, 2 thai massages, and powerful soul healing, chanting and kirtan, you will learn to reconnect with the truest aspects of yourself. With addition of organic vegan meals, this retreat was designed to reboot your entire system mind, body and spirit.
LUXURY VILLAS IN TROPICAL PARADISE
We will be staying at a luxury villa in the heart of Koh Phangan Island, Thailand. The accommodation is nestled among beautiful, lush gardens and palm tree forests with stunning mountain views, beaches and waterfalls close by.
The resort facilities:
- Private swimming pool (360 Virtual Tour)
- Spacious, light-filled yoga shala (360 Virtual Tour)
- Meditation room with stunning jungle views
- Herbal steam sauna and outdoor showers (360 Virtual Tour)
- Massage/treatment areas
- Fire side chill zone
- Organic vegetable garden
- Wonderland buffet bar, a beautiful bamboo chill-lounge and juice bar serving exceptional vegan cuisine (360 Virtual Tour)
The purpose of retreating at the Healing Center is to empower ourselves to heal our own lives. The desire is to live a sustainable, community-based life, grounded in the principles of ‘ahimsa’ (do no harm), solidarity and trust. The community here comes from all around the world, brought together by a mutual passion for health, vitality and self-development.
Rather than existing solely as ‘consumers’, everything is created within our means, to utilize fresh and locally grown foods, and to generate the smallest footprint possible. The vision is to further develop as a peaceful centre to exchange knowledge, ideas and healing, with the principles of kindness, friendship and compassion. The wish is that you will feel totally supported on your journey towards living a healthier and more fulfilling life.
Located on the magical island of Koh Phangan, Thailand, you will be nestled in a lush, tropical forest surrounded by mountains. Quite simply an oasis of tranquility.
KOH PHANGAN, THAILAND
5 DAYS, 4 NIGHTS (Nov 2 – 6, 2018)
Non-refundable deposit of SGD 500 is required to confirm your booking.
Dorm Accommodation (4-6 people per room)
Early Bird Special :
Reserve by Sept 15 , 2018
SGD 300 off
* 4 nights luxury accommodation with air conditioning
* 3 nutritious and delicious vegan buffets daily
* 5 yoga sessions, 4 aerial restorative yoga sessions
* 4 Inner Guidance Processes/Ajna Light Therapy Meditations
* 2 Thai Massages (60 min each)
* Wisdom Circles, Chanting and Kirtan Circles
* Pick up from and to Koh Phangan ferry port
* Tropical welcome drink upon arrival
* Herbal teas and filtered water
* Access to the swimming pool and herbal steam sauna
Package Prices DO NOT include:
PAY IT FORWARD
Annually, we donate a portion of retreat costs to an Exodus Retreats Charity. For this retreat, we are happily donating to
Child’sDream Org located in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
By doing something important for yourself, you are also helping to empower others.
Click here to find out more about our charities.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space on this retreat. Upon doing so, you will receive an email confirming availability for your selected dates and confirming a hold period for three days. To confirm your reservation, a NON-refundable deposit of SGD500 is required to be paid within the 3 days timeframe to secure your booking. Payment can be made via bank transfer or paypal.
The FULL balance of the payment is due 30 days prior to the retreat start date (Oct 2, 2018) . If your booking falls within 60 days, full payment will be due immediately. Payment details will be provided to you upon reservation (via bank transfer or Paypal.) Please note that Paypal and credit card payments incur a 4% charge.
|Recommended Routes |
Bangkok Airways roundtrip from Singapore to Koh Samui
Nov 2, 2018 10:25 – 11:05
Nov 6, 16:25 – 19:20
Koh Samui Ferry Terminal (30 min)
Nov 2, 2018 1:30 pm Departure 6, 2018 12 pm
Nov 6, 2018
Land transport to Retreat Center (15 min)
|Additional Routes |
Surathani Ferry Terminal (4 hours)
Land transport to Retreat Center (15 min)
We recommend flight search at www.skyscanner.com
Venue Location: Latitude/Longitude: 38°36’46.1″N 20°34’36.9″E
Check in for the retreat is at retreat program is flexible and subject to change.
7:00 am – 8:15 am Morning Yoga
8:30 am – 9:30 am Breakfast
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Inner Guidance Processes with Johnson
1 pm Lunch
Afternoon Free Time. Massages, Write, Read, Nap, Swim at your private pool, hike down the private beach and swim in the ocean or take walks on the country road. Private Energy Healing sessions also available.
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Restorative Yoga
6:30 pm Dinner
8 pm Gatherings: Wisdom Circles. Group Sharing. Chanting. Kirtan. Ecstatic Dancing. Live Music.
Inner Guidance was created by Amara Samata, an awakened being, currently based in Bali. Through her awakening into her True Self, she synthesized the Inner Dance Process created by Pi Villarazaand the teachings of Amara’s Tibetan Lama from the Dzogchen tradition of Mahayana Buddhism. It is a profoundly healing self-discovery experience and is one of the most powerful tools for breakthroughs today. It works on and accesses inner wisdom & empathy on all levels – Physically, Emotionally, Mentally and Energetically.
The aim of our session is to reach CHOICE POINT where you can no longer cling to limited understandings that don’t fully serve you and your unique life’s purpose, and to illuminate your gifts so that they become readily accessible to you.
From here we discuss further strategies to nurture and serve your new realizations creating a sustainable, embodied experience of conscious evolution.
For some, this will be a very emotional and heart-centered experience; for others, kinesthetic and physically activating. For others, it will be experienced as energetic or even mystical. For others still, it will be a practical and logical process that just “makes sense.”
Of course as humans we are capable of all of these experiences (and more) and the aim is to give each person and their unique, evolving system a chance to benefit from them all. This is why it is so hard for people to explain what an IG session is because it defies categorization and blends many so-called spiritual, physical, energetic, intellectual and psychological modes compatibly and seamlessly.
The Yoga classes are designed to consciously release holding patterns in the body while stimulating vital energy. The movements in class are a powerful combination of fitness and movement as medicine. Johnson teaches from an intuitive place of guiding each student to their fullest potential. He has been teaching since 2008 and has an extensive background in hatha, vinyasa, kundalini and ANYA yogic techniques, as well as having training in martial arts, Pilates and GYROTONIC®
In this gentle, meditative, slow stretching and rehabilitative style of yoga. It is a powerful method that focuses the mind through powerful visualizations as the body moves through a series of gentle motions, deeply opening the entire spine, hips, and connective tissues of the body. Restorative Yoga calms the nervous system and releases physical tension. Using props to support the body in static poses, the Restorative practice moves us out of the hectic state that pervades our busy lives and into a slower, more mindful frame of being. Unlike a Yin practice, Restorative poses are passive, allowing physical opening to occur naturally over several minutes. Guided relaxation, a focus on the breath and gentle hands-on adjustments offer a profoundly nourishing experience. Best of all, the simple mindfulness techniques explored during this class can easily be carried into your day-to-day.
Ajna Light Therapy Meditation
Meditation is practiced by millions as a means to help the mind release thoughts of painful memories of the past and anxious worries about the future, while helping to maintain focus on the present moment. Studies have proven that a regular meditation practice helps to activate feel-good chemicals in the brain like dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin, which increase happiness, improve memory, concentration, intuition, creativity and empathy, while neutralizing stress, anxiety, fear and anger. A Harvard MRI study showed that just 8 weeks of mindful meditation had measurable positive changes in the brain. Meditation also helps to build grey matter in the hippocampus, which is associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and self-control, and helps decrease grey matter in the amygdala, which plays a significant role in anxiety, stress and addictive behavior.
The ajna light helps to catalyze the meditative state more quickly. The light emitted from the Ajna Device is pure white from high power LEDs. The colors, geometrics, kaleidoscopes, artistry is your own visionary experience. Thus each experience is unique to the individual and the selected frequency entrainment.
The Ajna Light allows you to easily work with your own inner consciousness as a gateway to intuition, wellbeing, and spiritual self inquiry. It is also a wonderful introduction into meditation.
Most of the senses have the ability to facilitate brainwave entrainment provided the process is carried out properly. Music therapy and sounds in the form of musical instruments, and drums, have been used in human culture since ancient times to produce trance states. Binural beats have been extensively studied to also produce brainwave patterns for altered states of consciousness and meditation.
At the Healing Center, we believe in the old adage “you are what you eat”, thus the serving of only high quality, high vibrational vegan cuisine. Why vegan?
- Ahimsa or non-harm, we pledge not to participate in cruelty and the conscious or unconscious exploitation of animals.
- Respect for, and protection of the environment. The the meat industry is one of the biggest causes of climate change, is extremely wasteful and creates enormous amounts of pollution. Adopting a vegan diet is more effective than switching to a “greener” car in the fight against climate change.
- Optimal health. For us and for our guests. Vegans are less likely to develop heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or high blood pressure than meat-eaters.
“Some people think the plant-based, whole-foods diet is extreme. Half a million people a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme.” ~ Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn
The island of Koh Phangan offers plenty of beaches. There is an indescribable expansive energy of living life to the fullest everywhere on the island, as everyone on the island is looking for something bigger than themselves. It is not uncommon to find musicians gather by the shore for evening drumming, singing and dancing circles at Zen beach.
We are always on the go. It’s a powerful thing when we make a conscious decision to purposefully do nothing. Or perhaps, you want to use your free time to connect with nature and do all the things that make you happy. Go swim in the ocean, or pool. Find some time to write and journal. There are also beautiful hikes walking distance to the waterfalls from the healing center.