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

Alternative New Year Retreat

reflect, release, manifest, renew

27 December 2020 - 2 January 2021

27 December 2021 - 2 January 2022

(6 nights, 7 days)

About the retreat

Looking to unwind after Christmas, avoid the crazy parties and welcome in the New Year with a clear head and like-minded people?  Feeling a little stuck and wanting direction in place of arbitrary (and unachievable!) resolutions?  We are often so busy that we do not have time to stand still and work out what we really want.  Make 2021 the year to address these unmet needs - give yourself the gift of change and time for transformation.

The new year is a powerful time to reflect on the past and set intentions for the year ahead.  Kickstart 2021 with mind, body and soul in alignment. 


Give yourself 7 days to explore focused workshops, daily yoga, meditation, reflective writing and deliciously healthy food.  We offer you time, space and compassionate support to take a step back and evaluate ways in which you can immediately make change to bring your values and lifestyle into alignment.

Bring gratitude as an action into your life, for all that is, has been and is yet to be.  Enjoy a grounding ceremonial puja to release the things that no longer serve and make room for more joy, laughter, compassion, love and awareness.

The workshops

We’ve designed the workshops to allow for deep self-reflection, mindful awareness and transformational change.  Reflect on the relationships in your life - with yourself and others - how you spend your time, your internal thought processes and belief systems.  Leave with direction and clarity on achievable changes you can make immediately to improve your quality of life for the years to come.  Learn to make decisions made from the heart with retreat facilitator, Naomi Rowan.


Workshops will include

*Journalling and reflective writing

*Mindful creative activities

*Reflective activities to review your own life and ways in which you can incorporate mindfulness into a busy schedule

*Being ‘in the body’ – mindful awareness of intuition, felt sense and bodily sensations

*Awareness of thought and self-compassion

*Manifesting in multicolour!

*Finding your true North

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 

We’ll explore different meditations, including:​

*Sound bath meditation with beautiful Tibetan Singing Bowls

*Yoga Nidra

*Inner Child meditation

*Affirmation meditation

*Loving kindness meditation

*Guided imagery and music meditation



Every day, you’ll practice a gentle combination of Yin Yoga and Hatha Yoga.


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



With private ensuite accommodation in our eco-friendly retreat centre, you are promised a week of relaxation, self-exploration, mindful awareness and reconnection with yourself in the present moment.  

The programme


The programme incorporates daily workshops, daily yoga and regular meditations - all designed to allow you time for introspection, reflection and connection with your true self.


See the full programme outline here!



All your meals and soft drinks are included. We offer nutritious and delicious, farm-to-table vegetarian food with minimal processing and optimal flavour. 

Just let us know of any dietary requirements in advance so we can adapt the menu accordingly. 

Planned excursions


Your stay will include a fun, informative and delicious Vietnamese cookery course.  You will also enjoy a fabulous dinner in Hoi An to further sample local Vietnamese cuisine.

These excursions are private to our 'alternative new year' retreat participants.

Extend your retreat experience with an Alternative Christmas

- rest, relax, rebalance

Give yourself the unique gift of space, time, pampering and relaxation this festive season.  Rebalance your body with restorative yoga, and cultivate peace of mind with gentle sound meditations.  Enjoy workshops focused on self-care and allow yourself deep and compassionate rest.

Combine the Alternative Christmas and New Year Retreats to receive a discount ($150-$250) and a free night of accommodation on 26th December.

What’s included

  • 6 nights' accommodation

  • All food, soft drinks and snacks

  • Cookery course at Tra Que Vegetable Village

  • Dinner in Hoi An old town

  • All scheduled yoga classes, meditation and workshops

  • Transfers to / from Danang International Airport

  • Welcome pack and retreat booklet

  • Pool / use of communal facilities

  • Use of bikes throughout your stay

  • Use of yoga mats, bolsters and props

  • Check in from 4pm on 27th December / Check out until 2pm on 2nd January.

What's not included

  • Flight costs

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • 1:1 sessions or in-house massage (available)

  • Additional excursions (not included above)

  • Visas  

  • Health / Travel Insurance

  • Extra nights – you are welcome to extend your stay at an additional cost

  • 5% Paypal / Currency commission fee - contact us to make a bank transfer / price match 

  • Private room

    6 nights, all inclusive

    *Contact us for 2021 prices!

    full price $1669

    Early Bird Offer:


    *Alternative Christmas and New Year 10 night retreat


    $250 discount & 1 night free accommodation

    full price $2614 (was $2864) 

    Early Bird Offer:


  • Shared twin

    6 nights, all inclusive

    *Contact us for 2021 prices!

    full price $1499

    Early Bird Offer:


    *Alternative Christmas and New Year 10 night retreat


    $250 discount & 1 night free accommodation

    full price $2248 (was $2448)

    Early Bird Offer:


  • Shared couple

    6 nights, all inclusive

    *Contact us for 2021 prices!

    full price $2998

    Early Bird Offer:


    *Alternative Christmas and New Year 10 night retreat


    $250 discount & 1 night free accommodation

    full price $4496 (was $4896)

    Early Bird Offer:


  • Shared triple

    6 nights, all inclusive

    *Contact us for 2021 prices!

    full price $1269

    Early Bird Offer:


    *Alternative Christmas and New Year 10 night retreat


    $250 discount & 1 night free accommodation

    full price $1968 (was $2118)

    Early Bird Offer:


Payment options 2020


1. Payment Plan

20% (due: when booking)

20% (due: 31st May)

20% (due: 31st July)

20% (due: 31st September)

20% (due: 30th November)


2. Deposit and payment


50% deposit

50% (due 30th November)


3. Payment in full

Pay 100% upon booking to receive an extra $25 discount (before 31st August 2020)

*Additional 5% discount for returning retreatees!

Cancellation Policy

  • Early Bird pricing ends 30th September 2020.

  • All payments are non-refundable.

  • For bookings made after 30th October 2020 payment must be made in full (discount does not apply).

  • Any additional costs will require cash payment at the villa upon departure

  • In the unlikely event we have to cancel the retreat for any reason, a full refund of payments made to us will be given (this does not include any additional expenses incurred for flights, travel or additional accommodation).

Gratitude Vietnam

Retreat Centre,

Lane 486

Nguyen Tri Phuong,

Cam Nam,

Hoi An,


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