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.
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.
We’ll explore different meditations, including:
*Sound bath meditation with beautiful Tibetan Singing Bowls
*Inner Child meditation
*Loving kindness meditation
*Guided imagery and music meditation
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.
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.
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.
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
1:1 sessions or in-house massage (available)
Additional excursions (not included above)
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
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% (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!
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).