Karma Being

22nd - 30th April 2018

Rejuvenation Spa, Hoi An Vietnam

Go back in time when you journey to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Hoi An on Vietnam's central coast. This charming little village weaves along the canals and reflects a time of old. At every turn be delighted by traditional architecture from around Asia to reflect it's history as a bustling port town. The car free streets are lit with lanterns and it buzzes with the atmosphere of markets, restaurants, bars and tailors.

Your visit coincides with the Hoi An lantern festival, this lively gathering of locals is an age old tradition where they honour their ancestors by releasing lanterns on the river, laying flowers & offering performances. Another spectacle is the burning of fake money to bring good luck and prosperity!

Our Retreat takes place in a luxury 5 star Resort on Cua Dai Beach just 10 mins drive from the town. When you're not exploring you'll be indulging in daily Spa treatments, lounging poolside, doing yoga, aqua aerobics, pilates and mediation.

Learn to cook authentic Vietnamese cuisine at the world renowned Ms Vy's Cooking Class, we'll take a boat trip to the colourful central market where we'll watch and be involved in many cooking demonstrations followed by a 2 hour cooking class and lunch.

Come and rejuvenate, explore and unwind in beautiful Hoi An!

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Retreat Notes

  • Side Tour (optional)

    HANOI - HALONG BAY - SAPA - HONOI
    April 30, 2018 - Sunday, May 08, 2018

    Transfer: HANOI AIRPORT TO HANOI HOTEL PRIVATE WITHOUT GUIDE RETURN
    Inclusions: Return transfer without guide

    April 30, 2018 - Tuesday, May 03, 2018
    Accommodation: HILTON HANOI OPERA HOTEL, HANOI
    Deluxe Room
    Discount: Bonus Deal Special Offer (Complimentary Wifi in room, Vietnamese tea for passenger,
    20% Food and Beverage discount for individual purchase at hotel outlets )
    Description: A city landmark, this property is centrally located in the elegant French Quarter, just a short
    walk from the famous Old Quarter. Indulge in five-star conveniences in your modern
    room. Swim in the outdoor pool with Opera House views, work out in the fitness centre or
    unwind in the Jacuzzi and saunas. Dine on contemporary Vietnamese cuisine, sip a
    cocktail and listen to the live jazz in the Lobby Lounge, or enjoy coffee and pastries at Cafe
    Opera. This iconic hotel is an excellent deluxe choice.
    Inclusions: Breakfast and tax

    May 03, 2018 - Wednesday, May 04, 2018
    Package: HALONG BAY OVERNIGHT JASMINE CRUISE
    Inclusions: See below for the inclusions in this package.

    May 03, 2018 - Wednesday, May 04, 2018
    Transfer: HANOI TO HALONG BAY (TUAN CHAU) 2 DAYS/1 NIGHT PRIVATE WITHOUT GUIDE
    Inclusions: Return transfer without guide
    Package Element: This service is part of a package.

    May 03, 2018 - Wednesday, May 04, 2018
    Touring: HALONG BAY OVERNIGHT JASMINE CRUISE 2 DAYS/1 NIGHT SUPERIOR CABIN JOIN-IN
    Description: 3 MAY HALONG BAY
    Considered Vietnam's greatest natural wonder, Halong Bay boasts around 3,000 islands
    that rise out of the sea providing a spectacular natural environment. Around noon board
    the boat and begin your cruise through the bay while lunch is served. After lunch, visit a
    floating fishing village where you will have the opportunity to observe fishermen who have
    been living in the bay for generations. Spend some time exploring the bay by small rowing
    bamboo boat. Return to the boat for cooking demonstration before dinner. Lunch and
    dinner included
    ACCOMODATION 1 night
    OVERNIGHT ON BOAT

    4 MAY HALONG BAY
    Greet the day with morning Tai Chi and an opportunity to view sunrise over the bay.
    Continue your explorations of the bay, with a swim, or take the opportunity to hike to the
    top of one of the islands for great views and photo opportunities. Return to the boat and
    continue cruising through this spectacular environment whilst enjoying buffet brunch.
    Breakfast included
    Inclusions: 01 nights cruise accommodation, 01 breakfast, 01 lunch, 01 dinner, join-in touring,
    entrance fees and local English-speaking guide on cruise
    Booking information: Passenger passport number, expiry date and exact name as per passport must be
    supplied to Insider Journeys at time of booking. It is essential all bookings are made in
    the exact full name of the passenger as per passport.
    Important information: In light of recent safety reviews local authorities have taken a stronger stance on the
    closure of Halong Bay to all cruising due to the threat of inclement weather conditions.
    Closures are typically advised only the day before or sometimes on the actual day of
    closure. Such closures and the timing of notice are outside the control of any travel
    company including Insider Journeys. Insider Journeys will do all possible to inform our
    affected travellers as promptly as possible, but please note that sometimes travel to the
    Bay has already commenced when we are notified. Insider Journeys will also offer
    alternative tour arrangements for any affected travelers, but claims for compensation
    should be taken up with your insurance company.
    Package Element: This service is part of a package.

    May 04, 2018 - Saturday, May 07, 2018 AUD
    Package: SAPA IN STYLE PRIVATE
    Inclusions: See below for the inclusions in this package.

    May 04, 2018
    Transfer: HANOI HOTEL TO HANOI TRAIN STATION PRIVATE WITH GUIDE
    Inclusions: One way transfer with guide
    Package Element: This service is part of a package.


    Wednesday, May 04, 2018 - May 05, 2018
    Train: VICTORIA EXPRESS HANOI TO LAO CAI OVERNIGHT TRAIN 4-BERTH SUPERIOR
    WITHOUT DINING CARRIAGE RETURN
    Train Number & Time:
    Inclusions: Return train ticket
    Booking information: Rail tickets must be sold in conjunction with other travel arrangements.
    Important information: If you have booked a transfer to the railway station in conjunction with your train journey,
    your tickets will be delivered to you by your transfer guide or driver on the day of the journey.
    If you have not booked a transfer service, your tickets will be delivered to your hotel, unless
    alternative collection arrangements have been pre organised. Train timetable, class and
    availability are subject to change as tickets can only be purchased in the country at the last
    moment due to local Rail Authority regulations. Please note this train is Waitlisted until
    tickets are purchased.
    Package Element: This service is part of a package.

    May 05, 2018 - Friday, May 06, 2018
    Touring: SAPA TOURING 2 DAYS/1 NIGHT PRIVATE TOURING PORTION
    Description: 4 MAY SAPA
    On arrival at Lao Cai train station you will be met for the 35 kilometres drive up to Sapa,
    passing spectacular mountain scenery to finally reach this charming town, set amongst
    the highest and most beautiful mountains in Vietnam. On arrival, we drive south towards
    the Muong Hoa Valley, and then descend by foot through the largest terraced rice paddy
    area in the Sapa region. Our walk takes us through the village of Hau Thao, home to the
    Black Hmong minority. We have a great opportunity to observe the daily life and traditional
    hospitality of these people before returning to Sapa in time for lunch. The afternoon is free
    to relax or wander into town to explore the colourful local market.
    6 MAY SAPA
    After a leisurely start we drive out of Sapa to the Red Dzao village of Giang Ta Chai. One of
    the area's best known and most colourful minorities, Red Dzao women shave their heads
    and eyebrows and wear bright scarlet turbans. The Dzao are also well known for their
    intricate embroideries and occasional overzealous sales techniques! Return to Sapa for
    lunch followed by free time to relax at the hotel or further explore the town, its market, and
    the mountain views. At 5:30pm you will be transferred from your hotel to Lao Cai station
    for your overnight train to Hanoi.
    Inclusions: Transport in modern air-conditioned vehicles, private touring, entrance fees (camera fees
    not included), local English speaking guide.
    Booking information: We strongly recommend booking breakfast on arrival at the hotels in Sapa for packages
    with touring in Sapa as passengers arrive very early in the morning.
    Booking information: Passenger passport number, expiry date and exact name as per passport must be
    supplied to Insider Journeys at time of booking. It is essential all bookings are made in
    the exact full name of the passenger as per passport.
    Package Element: This service is part of a package.

    May 05, 2018 - May 06, 2018
    Accommodation: VICTORIA SAPA HOTEL, SAPA
    Deluxe Room
    Supplements Included: Breakfast on arrival day x 2
    Description: The Victoria Sapa Hotel is the premier hotel in Sapa. Perched atop a small hill above
    Sapa town, the Victoria features stunning views over surrounding mountains and valleys.
    The hotel is low rise and stylishly built using local stone and timbers. Guest rooms
    feature private balconies and wooden floorboards with all modern conveniences. The
    hotel also features excellent recreation facilities including a heated indoor swimming
    pool and massage. The restaurant serves local specialities, Vietnamese and
    international cuisine and, like the bar and lobby, features a wonderful fireplace. The
    Victoria Sapa is for travellers seeking a comfortable resort style hotel that incorporates the
    local culture and environment.
    Inclusions: Breakfast and tax
    Package Element: This hotel is part of a package.

    Saturday, May 07, 2018
    Transfer: HANOI TRAIN STATION TO HANOI HOTEL PRIVATE WITH GUIDE
    Inclusions: One way transfer with guide
    Package Element: This service is part of a package.

    May 07, 2018 - May 08, 2018
    Accommodation: HILTON HANOI OPERA HOTEL, HANOI
    Deluxe Room
    Discount: Bonus Deal Special Offer (Complimentary Wifi in room, Vietnamese tea for passenger,
    20% Food and Beverage discount for individual purchase at hotel outlets )
    Description: A city landmark, this property is centrally located in the elegant French Quarter, just a short
    walk from the famous Old Quarter. Indulge in five-star conveniences in your modern
    room. Swim in the outdoor pool with Opera House views, work out in the fitness centre or
    unwind in the Jacuzzi and saunas. Dine on contemporary Vietnamese cuisine, sip a
    cocktail and listen to the live jazz in the Lobby Lounge, or enjoy coffee and pastries at Cafe
    Opera. This iconic hotel is an excellent deluxe choice.
    Inclusions: Breakfast and tax

    APPROX $1379.00 per person based on two people travelling twin share (4-5 star) Single rate and twin rate will be confirmed when 2018 rates are released.

  • Payment Options

    1) Direct Transfer
    Bank: Suncorp
    BSB: 484-799
    Account Number:202315513
    Account Name: Emily Spurling

    **For Guests outside of Australia you may require my bank's address and swift code:

    Address: Suncorp Metway Ltd, 266 George Street Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia

    Swift code: METWAU4BL

    Please copy and paste this link into your web browswer for further details on how to make a Telegraphic Transfer into Australia:

    http://www.suncorpbank.com.au/foreign-currency/foreign-exchange/inbound-telegraphic-transfers


    2) Credit Card (Including Credit/Debit Cards)
    Incurs a 2.9% fee. Please email or phone me your credit card details, expiry date and CCV to process the transaction.

  • Terms & Conditions

    1. A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required to reserve your booking. The full balance is due two months prior to the retreat, otherwise your booking may be cancelled.

    2. We provide a nurturing and safe environment and our program is thoughtfully planned, but no responsibility will be taken for any injuries incurred during the retreat. We advise you to consult your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions and inform the retreat leader so that modifications can be given to students with special needs.

    3. Travel insurance is highly recommended for all retreat participants and should be taken out at the time of booking. Your travel insurance should provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of AUD$200,000 for each of the heads of cover. We also strongly recommend your travel insurance covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects

    4. The booking is made in good faith and maybe subject to change. We cannot accept responsibility for action taken by the management of the retreat locations are outside our control. However, reasonable endeavour will be made to offer alternative accommodation, should this occur. The description of the premises is given in good faith; no responsibility for misrepresentation will be accepted.

    5. You consent to us using images of you taken during the Retreat for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium we choose. You grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to use such images for publicity and promotional purposes.

  • Accommodation

    Single or Twin share accommodation will be in a Premier Garden View Room at the Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An http://www.goldensandhoian.com/en/

  • Getting There

    Da Nang International Airport is a 40-minute drive away from the Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An. The resort is within easy access to major tourist areas and just 15 minutes to Hoi An Ancient Town.

  • Make an enquiry

    Retreat Notes

  • Side Tour (optional)

    HANOI - HALONG BAY - SAPA - HONOI
    April 30, 2018 - Sunday, May 08, 2018

    Transfer: HANOI AIRPORT TO HANOI HOTEL PRIVATE WITHOUT GUIDE RETURN
    Inclusions: Return transfer without guide

    April 30, 2018 - Tuesday, May 03, 2018
    Accommodation: HILTON HANOI OPERA HOTEL, HANOI
    Deluxe Room
    Discount: Bonus Deal Special Offer (Complimentary Wifi in room, Vietnamese tea for passenger,
    20% Food and Beverage discount for individual purchase at hotel outlets )
    Description: A city landmark, this property is centrally located in the elegant French Quarter, just a short
    walk from the famous Old Quarter. Indulge in five-star conveniences in your modern
    room. Swim in the outdoor pool with Opera House views, work out in the fitness centre or
    unwind in the Jacuzzi and saunas. Dine on contemporary Vietnamese cuisine, sip a
    cocktail and listen to the live jazz in the Lobby Lounge, or enjoy coffee and pastries at Cafe
    Opera. This iconic hotel is an excellent deluxe choice.
    Inclusions: Breakfast and tax

    May 03, 2018 - Wednesday, May 04, 2018
    Package: HALONG BAY OVERNIGHT JASMINE CRUISE
    Inclusions: See below for the inclusions in this package.

    May 03, 2018 - Wednesday, May 04, 2018
    Transfer: HANOI TO HALONG BAY (TUAN CHAU) 2 DAYS/1 NIGHT PRIVATE WITHOUT GUIDE
    Inclusions: Return transfer without guide
    Package Element: This service is part of a package.

    May 03, 2018 - Wednesday, May 04, 2018
    Touring: HALONG BAY OVERNIGHT JASMINE CRUISE 2 DAYS/1 NIGHT SUPERIOR CABIN JOIN-IN
    Description: 3 MAY HALONG BAY
    Considered Vietnam's greatest natural wonder, Halong Bay boasts around 3,000 islands
    that rise out of the sea providing a spectacular natural environment. Around noon board
    the boat and begin your cruise through the bay while lunch is served. After lunch, visit a
    floating fishing village where you will have the opportunity to observe fishermen who have
    been living in the bay for generations. Spend some time exploring the bay by small rowing
    bamboo boat. Return to the boat for cooking demonstration before dinner. Lunch and
    dinner included
    ACCOMODATION 1 night
    OVERNIGHT ON BOAT

    4 MAY HALONG BAY
    Greet the day with morning Tai Chi and an opportunity to view sunrise over the bay.
    Continue your explorations of the bay, with a swim, or take the opportunity to hike to the
    top of one of the islands for great views and photo opportunities. Return to the boat and
    continue cruising through this spectacular environment whilst enjoying buffet brunch.
    Breakfast included
    Inclusions: 01 nights cruise accommodation, 01 breakfast, 01 lunch, 01 dinner, join-in touring,
    entrance fees and local English-speaking guide on cruise
    Booking information: Passenger passport number, expiry date and exact name as per passport must be
    supplied to Insider Journeys at time of booking. It is essential all bookings are made in
    the exact full name of the passenger as per passport.
    Important information: In light of recent safety reviews local authorities have taken a stronger stance on the
    closure of Halong Bay to all cruising due to the threat of inclement weather conditions.
    Closures are typically advised only the day before or sometimes on the actual day of
    closure. Such closures and the timing of notice are outside the control of any travel
    company including Insider Journeys. Insider Journeys will do all possible to inform our
    affected travellers as promptly as possible, but please note that sometimes travel to the
    Bay has already commenced when we are notified. Insider Journeys will also offer
    alternative tour arrangements for any affected travelers, but claims for compensation
    should be taken up with your insurance company.
    Package Element: This service is part of a package.

    May 04, 2018 - Saturday, May 07, 2018 AUD
    Package: SAPA IN STYLE PRIVATE
    Inclusions: See below for the inclusions in this package.

    May 04, 2018
    Transfer: HANOI HOTEL TO HANOI TRAIN STATION PRIVATE WITH GUIDE
    Inclusions: One way transfer with guide
    Package Element: This service is part of a package.


    Wednesday, May 04, 2018 - May 05, 2018
    Train: VICTORIA EXPRESS HANOI TO LAO CAI OVERNIGHT TRAIN 4-BERTH SUPERIOR
    WITHOUT DINING CARRIAGE RETURN
    Train Number & Time:
    Inclusions: Return train ticket
    Booking information: Rail tickets must be sold in conjunction with other travel arrangements.
    Important information: If you have booked a transfer to the railway station in conjunction with your train journey,
    your tickets will be delivered to you by your transfer guide or driver on the day of the journey.
    If you have not booked a transfer service, your tickets will be delivered to your hotel, unless
    alternative collection arrangements have been pre organised. Train timetable, class and
    availability are subject to change as tickets can only be purchased in the country at the last
    moment due to local Rail Authority regulations. Please note this train is Waitlisted until
    tickets are purchased.
    Package Element: This service is part of a package.

    May 05, 2018 - Friday, May 06, 2018
    Touring: SAPA TOURING 2 DAYS/1 NIGHT PRIVATE TOURING PORTION
    Description: 4 MAY SAPA
    On arrival at Lao Cai train station you will be met for the 35 kilometres drive up to Sapa,
    passing spectacular mountain scenery to finally reach this charming town, set amongst
    the highest and most beautiful mountains in Vietnam. On arrival, we drive south towards
    the Muong Hoa Valley, and then descend by foot through the largest terraced rice paddy
    area in the Sapa region. Our walk takes us through the village of Hau Thao, home to the
    Black Hmong minority. We have a great opportunity to observe the daily life and traditional
    hospitality of these people before returning to Sapa in time for lunch. The afternoon is free
    to relax or wander into town to explore the colourful local market.
    6 MAY SAPA
    After a leisurely start we drive out of Sapa to the Red Dzao village of Giang Ta Chai. One of
    the area's best known and most colourful minorities, Red Dzao women shave their heads
    and eyebrows and wear bright scarlet turbans. The Dzao are also well known for their
    intricate embroideries and occasional overzealous sales techniques! Return to Sapa for
    lunch followed by free time to relax at the hotel or further explore the town, its market, and
    the mountain views. At 5:30pm you will be transferred from your hotel to Lao Cai station
    for your overnight train to Hanoi.
    Inclusions: Transport in modern air-conditioned vehicles, private touring, entrance fees (camera fees
    not included), local English speaking guide.
    Booking information: We strongly recommend booking breakfast on arrival at the hotels in Sapa for packages
    with touring in Sapa as passengers arrive very early in the morning.
    Booking information: Passenger passport number, expiry date and exact name as per passport must be
    supplied to Insider Journeys at time of booking. It is essential all bookings are made in
    the exact full name of the passenger as per passport.
    Package Element: This service is part of a package.

    May 05, 2018 - May 06, 2018
    Accommodation: VICTORIA SAPA HOTEL, SAPA
    Deluxe Room
    Supplements Included: Breakfast on arrival day x 2
    Description: The Victoria Sapa Hotel is the premier hotel in Sapa. Perched atop a small hill above
    Sapa town, the Victoria features stunning views over surrounding mountains and valleys.
    The hotel is low rise and stylishly built using local stone and timbers. Guest rooms
    feature private balconies and wooden floorboards with all modern conveniences. The
    hotel also features excellent recreation facilities including a heated indoor swimming
    pool and massage. The restaurant serves local specialities, Vietnamese and
    international cuisine and, like the bar and lobby, features a wonderful fireplace. The
    Victoria Sapa is for travellers seeking a comfortable resort style hotel that incorporates the
    local culture and environment.
    Inclusions: Breakfast and tax
    Package Element: This hotel is part of a package.

    Saturday, May 07, 2018
    Transfer: HANOI TRAIN STATION TO HANOI HOTEL PRIVATE WITH GUIDE
    Inclusions: One way transfer with guide
    Package Element: This service is part of a package.

    May 07, 2018 - May 08, 2018
    Accommodation: HILTON HANOI OPERA HOTEL, HANOI
    Deluxe Room
    Discount: Bonus Deal Special Offer (Complimentary Wifi in room, Vietnamese tea for passenger,
    20% Food and Beverage discount for individual purchase at hotel outlets )
    Description: A city landmark, this property is centrally located in the elegant French Quarter, just a short
    walk from the famous Old Quarter. Indulge in five-star conveniences in your modern
    room. Swim in the outdoor pool with Opera House views, work out in the fitness centre or
    unwind in the Jacuzzi and saunas. Dine on contemporary Vietnamese cuisine, sip a
    cocktail and listen to the live jazz in the Lobby Lounge, or enjoy coffee and pastries at Cafe
    Opera. This iconic hotel is an excellent deluxe choice.
    Inclusions: Breakfast and tax

    APPROX $1379.00 per person based on two people travelling twin share (4-5 star) Single rate and twin rate will be confirmed when 2018 rates are released.

  • Payment Options

    1) Direct Transfer
    Bank: Suncorp
    BSB: 484-799
    Account Number:202315513
    Account Name: Emily Spurling

    **For Guests outside of Australia you may require my bank's address and swift code:

    Address: Suncorp Metway Ltd, 266 George Street Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia

    Swift code: METWAU4BL

    Please copy and paste this link into your web browswer for further details on how to make a Telegraphic Transfer into Australia:

    http://www.suncorpbank.com.au/foreign-currency/foreign-exchange/inbound-telegraphic-transfers


    2) Credit Card (Including Credit/Debit Cards)
    Incurs a 2.9% fee. Please email or phone me your credit card details, expiry date and CCV to process the transaction.

  • Terms & Conditions

    1. A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required to reserve your booking. The full balance is due two months prior to the retreat, otherwise your booking may be cancelled.

    2. We provide a nurturing and safe environment and our program is thoughtfully planned, but no responsibility will be taken for any injuries incurred during the retreat. We advise you to consult your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions and inform the retreat leader so that modifications can be given to students with special needs.

    3. Travel insurance is highly recommended for all retreat participants and should be taken out at the time of booking. Your travel insurance should provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of AUD$200,000 for each of the heads of cover. We also strongly recommend your travel insurance covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects

    4. The booking is made in good faith and maybe subject to change. We cannot accept responsibility for action taken by the management of the retreat locations are outside our control. However, reasonable endeavour will be made to offer alternative accommodation, should this occur. The description of the premises is given in good faith; no responsibility for misrepresentation will be accepted.

    5. You consent to us using images of you taken during the Retreat for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium we choose. You grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to use such images for publicity and promotional purposes.

  • Accommodation

    Single or Twin share accommodation will be in a Premier Garden View Room at the Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An http://www.goldensandhoian.com/en/

  • Getting There

    Da Nang International Airport is a 40-minute drive away from the Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An. The resort is within easy access to major tourist areas and just 15 minutes to Hoi An Ancient Town.

  • What's Included

    • 8 Nights Accommodation

      5 Star Golden Sands Resort on Cua Dai Beach

    • Daily Spa Treatments

      60 minute body massage

    • Half Day Cooking Class

      Half day tour including boat trip, guided central markets visit, tastings, cooking demos and 2 hour cooking class with lunch

    • Daily Breakfast

    • Welcome Dinner

      A sumptuous feast at the Resort

    • Lantern Festival Dinner

      We take in the atmosphere of the Lantern Festival at a riverside restaurant

    • Daily Movement classes

      Either: Yoga, Pilates, Aqua Aerobics or Qi Gong

    • Airport Transfers

      To and from Danang Airport

    Price

    $2380 ∼ Twin Share

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ON NOW

    or

    $3260 ∼ Single

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ON NOW

    Teachers

    Emily Spurling

    Emily is an eternal student of yoga globally and is formally trained in Hatha and Vinyasa flow, she has beautifully combined these styles to create her own much loved yoga experience. This 'fusion' style is the perfect blend of light and shade, one flow will have you generating heat and building lean muscle and the next you will be blissing out in a slow, opening restorative sequence.

    “I love watching the profound effect yoga has on my students, a transformation takes place from the moment they step on to the mat to when their eyes open after Savasana. Yoga has been invaluable in my life as a mum of two young children and also in my previous corporate job. Whatever your situation, yoga can help you navigate the roller coaster that is life. It is my pleasure to share this gift with you.”

    Suzie Rockett

    is full of wisdom across many platforms, including Pilates, Qi Gong and Personal Training. Her knowledge of the anatomy teamed with a sharp intuition can be felt in her classes allowing students to heal themselves from many ailments. Suzie's light and fun approach will have you feeing relaxed and at ease whilst experiencing profound benefits.

    Daily Inclusions

    Retreat Notes

  • Side Tour (optional)

    HANOI - HALONG BAY - SAPA - HONOI
    April 30, 2018 - Sunday, May 08, 2018

    Transfer: HANOI AIRPORT TO HANOI HOTEL PRIVATE WITHOUT GUIDE RETURN
    Inclusions: Return transfer without guide

    April 30, 2018 - Tuesday, May 03, 2018
    Accommodation: HILTON HANOI OPERA HOTEL, HANOI
    Deluxe Room
    Discount: Bonus Deal Special Offer (Complimentary Wifi in room, Vietnamese tea for passenger,
    20% Food and Beverage discount for individual purchase at hotel outlets )
    Description: A city landmark, this property is centrally located in the elegant French Quarter, just a short
    walk from the famous Old Quarter. Indulge in five-star conveniences in your modern
    room. Swim in the outdoor pool with Opera House views, work out in the fitness centre or
    unwind in the Jacuzzi and saunas. Dine on contemporary Vietnamese cuisine, sip a
    cocktail and listen to the live jazz in the Lobby Lounge, or enjoy coffee and pastries at Cafe
    Opera. This iconic hotel is an excellent deluxe choice.
    Inclusions: Breakfast and tax

    May 03, 2018 - Wednesday, May 04, 2018
    Package: HALONG BAY OVERNIGHT JASMINE CRUISE
    Inclusions: See below for the inclusions in this package.

    May 03, 2018 - Wednesday, May 04, 2018
    Transfer: HANOI TO HALONG BAY (TUAN CHAU) 2 DAYS/1 NIGHT PRIVATE WITHOUT GUIDE
    Inclusions: Return transfer without guide
    Package Element: This service is part of a package.

    May 03, 2018 - Wednesday, May 04, 2018
    Touring: HALONG BAY OVERNIGHT JASMINE CRUISE 2 DAYS/1 NIGHT SUPERIOR CABIN JOIN-IN
    Description: 3 MAY HALONG BAY
    Considered Vietnam's greatest natural wonder, Halong Bay boasts around 3,000 islands
    that rise out of the sea providing a spectacular natural environment. Around noon board
    the boat and begin your cruise through the bay while lunch is served. After lunch, visit a
    floating fishing village where you will have the opportunity to observe fishermen who have
    been living in the bay for generations. Spend some time exploring the bay by small rowing
    bamboo boat. Return to the boat for cooking demonstration before dinner. Lunch and
    dinner included
    ACCOMODATION 1 night
    OVERNIGHT ON BOAT

    4 MAY HALONG BAY
    Greet the day with morning Tai Chi and an opportunity to view sunrise over the bay.
    Continue your explorations of the bay, with a swim, or take the opportunity to hike to the
    top of one of the islands for great views and photo opportunities. Return to the boat and
    continue cruising through this spectacular environment whilst enjoying buffet brunch.
    Breakfast included
    Inclusions: 01 nights cruise accommodation, 01 breakfast, 01 lunch, 01 dinner, join-in touring,
    entrance fees and local English-speaking guide on cruise
    Booking information: Passenger passport number, expiry date and exact name as per passport must be
    supplied to Insider Journeys at time of booking. It is essential all bookings are made in
    the exact full name of the passenger as per passport.
    Important information: In light of recent safety reviews local authorities have taken a stronger stance on the
    closure of Halong Bay to all cruising due to the threat of inclement weather conditions.
    Closures are typically advised only the day before or sometimes on the actual day of
    closure. Such closures and the timing of notice are outside the control of any travel
    company including Insider Journeys. Insider Journeys will do all possible to inform our
    affected travellers as promptly as possible, but please note that sometimes travel to the
    Bay has already commenced when we are notified. Insider Journeys will also offer
    alternative tour arrangements for any affected travelers, but claims for compensation
    should be taken up with your insurance company.
    Package Element: This service is part of a package.

    May 04, 2018 - Saturday, May 07, 2018 AUD
    Package: SAPA IN STYLE PRIVATE
    Inclusions: See below for the inclusions in this package.

    May 04, 2018
    Transfer: HANOI HOTEL TO HANOI TRAIN STATION PRIVATE WITH GUIDE
    Inclusions: One way transfer with guide
    Package Element: This service is part of a package.


    Wednesday, May 04, 2018 - May 05, 2018
    Train: VICTORIA EXPRESS HANOI TO LAO CAI OVERNIGHT TRAIN 4-BERTH SUPERIOR
    WITHOUT DINING CARRIAGE RETURN
    Train Number & Time:
    Inclusions: Return train ticket
    Booking information: Rail tickets must be sold in conjunction with other travel arrangements.
    Important information: If you have booked a transfer to the railway station in conjunction with your train journey,
    your tickets will be delivered to you by your transfer guide or driver on the day of the journey.
    If you have not booked a transfer service, your tickets will be delivered to your hotel, unless
    alternative collection arrangements have been pre organised. Train timetable, class and
    availability are subject to change as tickets can only be purchased in the country at the last
    moment due to local Rail Authority regulations. Please note this train is Waitlisted until
    tickets are purchased.
    Package Element: This service is part of a package.

    May 05, 2018 - Friday, May 06, 2018
    Touring: SAPA TOURING 2 DAYS/1 NIGHT PRIVATE TOURING PORTION
    Description: 4 MAY SAPA
    On arrival at Lao Cai train station you will be met for the 35 kilometres drive up to Sapa,
    passing spectacular mountain scenery to finally reach this charming town, set amongst
    the highest and most beautiful mountains in Vietnam. On arrival, we drive south towards
    the Muong Hoa Valley, and then descend by foot through the largest terraced rice paddy
    area in the Sapa region. Our walk takes us through the village of Hau Thao, home to the
    Black Hmong minority. We have a great opportunity to observe the daily life and traditional
    hospitality of these people before returning to Sapa in time for lunch. The afternoon is free
    to relax or wander into town to explore the colourful local market.
    6 MAY SAPA
    After a leisurely start we drive out of Sapa to the Red Dzao village of Giang Ta Chai. One of
    the area's best known and most colourful minorities, Red Dzao women shave their heads
    and eyebrows and wear bright scarlet turbans. The Dzao are also well known for their
    intricate embroideries and occasional overzealous sales techniques! Return to Sapa for
    lunch followed by free time to relax at the hotel or further explore the town, its market, and
    the mountain views. At 5:30pm you will be transferred from your hotel to Lao Cai station
    for your overnight train to Hanoi.
    Inclusions: Transport in modern air-conditioned vehicles, private touring, entrance fees (camera fees
    not included), local English speaking guide.
    Booking information: We strongly recommend booking breakfast on arrival at the hotels in Sapa for packages
    with touring in Sapa as passengers arrive very early in the morning.
    Booking information: Passenger passport number, expiry date and exact name as per passport must be
    supplied to Insider Journeys at time of booking. It is essential all bookings are made in
    the exact full name of the passenger as per passport.
    Package Element: This service is part of a package.

    May 05, 2018 - May 06, 2018
    Accommodation: VICTORIA SAPA HOTEL, SAPA
    Deluxe Room
    Supplements Included: Breakfast on arrival day x 2
    Description: The Victoria Sapa Hotel is the premier hotel in Sapa. Perched atop a small hill above
    Sapa town, the Victoria features stunning views over surrounding mountains and valleys.
    The hotel is low rise and stylishly built using local stone and timbers. Guest rooms
    feature private balconies and wooden floorboards with all modern conveniences. The
    hotel also features excellent recreation facilities including a heated indoor swimming
    pool and massage. The restaurant serves local specialities, Vietnamese and
    international cuisine and, like the bar and lobby, features a wonderful fireplace. The
    Victoria Sapa is for travellers seeking a comfortable resort style hotel that incorporates the
    local culture and environment.
    Inclusions: Breakfast and tax
    Package Element: This hotel is part of a package.

    Saturday, May 07, 2018
    Transfer: HANOI TRAIN STATION TO HANOI HOTEL PRIVATE WITH GUIDE
    Inclusions: One way transfer with guide
    Package Element: This service is part of a package.

    May 07, 2018 - May 08, 2018
    Accommodation: HILTON HANOI OPERA HOTEL, HANOI
    Deluxe Room
    Discount: Bonus Deal Special Offer (Complimentary Wifi in room, Vietnamese tea for passenger,
    20% Food and Beverage discount for individual purchase at hotel outlets )
    Description: A city landmark, this property is centrally located in the elegant French Quarter, just a short
    walk from the famous Old Quarter. Indulge in five-star conveniences in your modern
    room. Swim in the outdoor pool with Opera House views, work out in the fitness centre or
    unwind in the Jacuzzi and saunas. Dine on contemporary Vietnamese cuisine, sip a
    cocktail and listen to the live jazz in the Lobby Lounge, or enjoy coffee and pastries at Cafe
    Opera. This iconic hotel is an excellent deluxe choice.
    Inclusions: Breakfast and tax

    APPROX $1379.00 per person based on two people travelling twin share (4-5 star) Single rate and twin rate will be confirmed when 2018 rates are released.

  • Payment Options

    1) Direct Transfer
    Bank: Suncorp
    BSB: 484-799
    Account Number:202315513
    Account Name: Emily Spurling

    **For Guests outside of Australia you may require my bank's address and swift code:

    Address: Suncorp Metway Ltd, 266 George Street Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia

    Swift code: METWAU4BL

    Please copy and paste this link into your web browswer for further details on how to make a Telegraphic Transfer into Australia:

    http://www.suncorpbank.com.au/foreign-currency/foreign-exchange/inbound-telegraphic-transfers


    2) Credit Card (Including Credit/Debit Cards)
    Incurs a 2.9% fee. Please email or phone me your credit card details, expiry date and CCV to process the transaction.

  • Terms & Conditions

    1. A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required to reserve your booking. The full balance is due two months prior to the retreat, otherwise your booking may be cancelled.

    2. We provide a nurturing and safe environment and our program is thoughtfully planned, but no responsibility will be taken for any injuries incurred during the retreat. We advise you to consult your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions and inform the retreat leader so that modifications can be given to students with special needs.

    3. Travel insurance is highly recommended for all retreat participants and should be taken out at the time of booking. Your travel insurance should provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of AUD$200,000 for each of the heads of cover. We also strongly recommend your travel insurance covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects

    4. The booking is made in good faith and maybe subject to change. We cannot accept responsibility for action taken by the management of the retreat locations are outside our control. However, reasonable endeavour will be made to offer alternative accommodation, should this occur. The description of the premises is given in good faith; no responsibility for misrepresentation will be accepted.

    5. You consent to us using images of you taken during the Retreat for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium we choose. You grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to use such images for publicity and promotional purposes.

  • Accommodation

    Single or Twin share accommodation will be in a Premier Garden View Room at the Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An http://www.goldensandhoian.com/en/

  • Getting There

    Da Nang International Airport is a 40-minute drive away from the Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An. The resort is within easy access to major tourist areas and just 15 minutes to Hoi An Ancient Town.