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

Living a mindful life retreat

an introduction to mindfulness

6-13 February 2021

(7 nights, 8 days)

About the retreat

Press pause on your busy life, step out of ‘auto-pilot’ and challenge yourself to think and ‘be’ in a different way. 

Join us for an immersive and gentle introduction to living in mindful awareness.  Through self-inquiry and reflective workshops, discover the benefits of ‘being present’.


Reconnect with your inner self and the world around you in a joyful, compassionate, rejuvenating and reflective week.  Gain techniques and tools to reduce anxiety, stress and indecision, and cultivate a rewarding, fulfilling and joyful approach to life.


A typical day will include morning yoga (suitable for all levels), a mindful workshop, an information session on current research and mindful practice, and an evening meditation.  

The workshops

We’ve designed the workshops to transform your life through exploration of empowering tools you can easily take away and use at home. Through mindful, conscious and deep work on your own, in pairs and whole-group activities, you’ll be free to cleanse and heal on a conscious and subconscious level.


Workshops will include

*Journalling and reflective writing

*Mindful food

*Mindful creative activities

*Sensory awareness

*Reflect 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

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 life.

Daily meditations 

We’ll introduce different meditations, such as:​

*Walking labyrinth meditation

*Sound bath meditation with beautiful Tibetan Singing Bowls

*Yoga Nidra

*Trataka meditation

*Mantra meditation

*Movement 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.  

Daily information sessions

*What is mindfulness? Research and healing effect on the body and mind

*Mindfulness for children – activities and benefits

*Mindfulness at work

*Retraining the inner critic: NLP – you are your thoughts

*Mindfulness for anxiety

*Mindful self-compassion

*Mindful conversation



All your meals and soft drinks are included. We offer nutritious and delicious, farm-to-table 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 an evening of delicious Vietnamese cuisine as you witness the iconic lanterns on the beautiful Thu Bon River.

This excursion is private to our 'mindful life' retreat participants.

What’s included

  • 7 nights' accommodation

  • All food, soft drinks and snacks

  • Thu Bon River boat cruise and dinner

  • 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 2pm on 6th February 2021 / Check out until 2pm on 13th February 2021.

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 

Payment options (February 2021)


1. Payment Plan

20% (due: when booking)

10% (due: 1st December 2019)

10% (due: 1st March 2019)

10% (due: 1st May 2019)

10% (due: 1st July 2019)

10% ((due: 1st September 2019)

10% (due: 1st November 2019)

10% (due: on arrival)


2. Deposit and payment


50% deposit

50% (due 1st November 2020 )

Pay in two instalments to receive an extra $25 discount


3. Payment in full

Pay 100% upon booking to receive an extra $50 discount

Cancellation Policy

  • Early Bird pricing ends 6th September 2020.

  • All payments are non-refundable.

  • For bookings made after 1st January 2021 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).