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Gratitude Vietnam retreat venue, yoga retreat, reiki training, meditation retreat and private villa Hoi An

Alternative Christmas Retreat

rest, relax, rebalance

(4 nights, 5 days)

About the retreat

Looking to relax and enjoy an Alternative Christmas with like-minded people?  Escape the pressure of the festive season and instead, cultivate a calm and quiet nervous system.  Honour body, mind and spirit with nourishment, peace and love in place of arbitrary stresses and over-indulgence.


Gift yourself 5 days to explore focused workshops, daily restorative yoga, sound healing meditations, onsite massage, pampering and deliciously healthy food.  Enjoy the time, space and compassionate support to just be.

Reconnect with yourself and bring balance back into your life.  Forge new friendships and make room for more joy, laughter, compassion, love and awareness.

The workshops

We’ve designed the workshops to allow for deep rest, restoration and gentle loving awareness.  Learn techniques to calm the nervous system, explore traditional herbal skin-care and tea recipes and easy to implement dietary changes to nourish your body.  Leave feeling truly relaxed, at peace in your being, and connected with yourself.  


Workshops and evening meditations will be led by retreat host, reiki master and sound bowl practitioner, Naomi Rowan.

Workshops include


*An Introduction to the Polyvagal Theory

& Tools to Calm and Ground the Nervous System

*Guilt-free sweet treats and mindful eating

*Incorporating mindfulness into the every day

*Discover the properties of traditional herbs, spices and roots and make an organic face mask and herbal teas at An Farm

When you arrive, we’ll present you with a beautiful booklet to guide your journey, not only during the retreat, but for when you transition back into your daily life.

Daily meditations 

Allow the powerful healing vibrations of a daily sound-bath meditation journey to take you into alpha-state and encourage deep and restorative sleep.   All you have to do is lie back, relax and be.



Each day you’ll practise the art of conscious rest with a gentle and deeply restorative yoga class, focused on bringing awareness and harmony to the body-mind connection.


All sessions will take place in our stunning open-air yoga sala.

The programme


The programme incorporates daily workshops, yoga, meditations and a 60 minute onsite massage of your choice - all designed to allow you time and space to rest, relax and rebalance


See the full programme outline here!

Extend your retreat experience with an Alternative New Year

- reflect, release, renew

End 2022 and begin the new year with a mindful weekend of yoga, meditation, rest and relaxation. Reflect on 2022 to find gratitude for the moments of joy, love and laughter. Release any obstacles encountered, and find compassion for all that did not quite go to plan. Manifest the 2023 you wish to see, with a grounding puja ceremony.

Combine the Alternative Christmas and New Year Retreats to receive a discount and a free night of accommodation on 26th December.

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