Since signing the final villa contract last Monday, everything has stepped up a gear! The licence to build the yoga sala has just come through, the pool is filled with water, and we’ve completed the (slightly dreaded) trip to Danang to test and order mattresses and bedding.
The mattress decision was a quick one! Those of you familiar with the cultural predilection for hard beds in Asia will be delighted to hear that they are Western-style, fully sprung, and the exact same quality and manufacture as those used by the Hilton in Hanoi! We have now placed an order with the same Vietnamese company for hotel-grade cotton bedding, bath towels, face towels, pool towels, yoga sala towels… the list is quite extensive!
We’ve also now listed the villa on Air’b’n’b with preliminary photographs to take bookings for private villa hire from July. On the retreat front, we’ve listed (pending approval) on a number of websites to advertise the villa as a retreat venue for hire!
We’re also delighted to share with you a sneaky preview of the retreats we will be running over the next 12 months! Over the coming weeks we’ll share these with you in more detail with dates and prices (and a discount for blog followers of course!)
Upcoming retreats at Gratitude Vietnam Retreat Venue
USUI Reiki Ryoho 1: training and retreat
Dates: 11-15 July 2019 / 18-21 October 2019 / 10-13 January 2020
(4 days, 4 nights)
Be immersed in not only the knowledge of Reiki, but Reiki as a way of life. With a thorough introduction into the history, practice and energetic understanding of this powerful healing technique, you‘ll gain the insight and awareness to continue a gentle self-practice.
USUI Reiki Ryoho 2: training and retreat
Dates: 13-16 December 2019 / 27 February-1 March 2020
(4 days, 4 nights)
During this Reiki 2 training, you’ll deepen your awareness, knowledge and practice of reiki. Through a compassionate and insightful series of teachings and reiki symbols, you’ll gain greater insight into your own self-practice, and also learn the hand positions and practical applications for reiki on others.
Dates: 19-22 July 2019 (3 days, 3 nights)
Escape the relentless pressure of daily life. Treat yourself or a loved one to a relaxing, centring and recharging weekend of yoga, sound healing meditation and mindful awareness.
Yoga Fun Holiday
Dates: 3-10 August 2019 (7 days, 7 nights)
Enjoy the perfect balance of relaxation, yoga and meditation with exploring the sights and unforgettable experiences found in Hoi An. With twice-daily yoga and evening meditation, combined with a fun-packed week of activities and excursions, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and energised.
Chakra Retreat – awareness, awakening and balance
Dates: 27 September – 6 October 2019 (9 days, 9 nights)
This retreat will take you on a personal heart-centred journey of transformation. With focused workshops, meditations, daily yoga and food for each of the chakras, you’ll have the space, time and support to expand your self-awareness, evaluate blockages, and rejuvenate your being.
New Year Retreat – reflect, release, renew
Dates: 2-5 January 2020 (3 days, 3 nights)
Begin the new year with a mindful weekend of yoga, meditation, rest and relaxation. Reflect on 2019 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 2020 you wish to see, with a grounding puja ceremony.
Living a Mindful Life Retreat
Dates: 1-8 February 2020 (7 days and 7 nights)
Mindfulness has become a ‘buzz’ word in healthy living, but what does it actually mean? Press pause on your busy life, step out of ‘auto-pilot’ and join us for an immersive and gentle introduction to living in mindful awareness.
Inner Child Retreat: nurture, nourish, love, compassion and joy
Dates: 11 – 19 April 2020 (8 days, 8 nights)
This retreat is a compassionate and nurturing journey of inner exploration. Through carefully designed workshops, meditations and daily yoga, you’ll have the space to discover self-care, self-love, compassion and joy.
Hannah’s brother Geoff (who has done a fabulous job of setting up our website, patiently tutored us in all things web-based and also happens to be a fabulous photographer), will be visiting at the end of May to capture the exquisite details of the villa before the big launch. We will of course share further taster pictures with you when we collect the keys next week!
With excitement, anticipation, gratitude and love,
“Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is concentrated strength” Bruce Lee