Karma Being

5th ∼ 12th March 2020 with Lauren & Andy

Spa & Foodie Retreat, Hoi An Vietnam

Retreat Video

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. Take advantage of the Free bike hire to explore your surrounds like a local. Your visit coincides with the Hoi An lantern festival, this lively gathering of locals is an age old tradition where they honour their ancestors and invite prosperity by releasing lanterns on the river, laying flowers & offering performances. On the evening of the full moon we dine on the river and soak up the atmosphere. 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. Visit An Bang beach, one of Asia's most beautiful beaches as voted by Trip Advisor just 3km away.

4 Daily shuttles from the resort make this an easy trip. Rejuvenate and unwind in the heart of beautiful Hoi An at the award winning Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort. Every day you will go on one of their signature 'Spa Journeys' and enjoy treatments that take inspiration from Vietnamese fables and make use of traditional herbs, oils and massage techniques. Move your body with Yoga and calm the mind with meditation and pure relaxation.

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Hoi An Vietnam

5th ∼ 12th March 2020 with Lauren & Andy

$2699 USD ∼ Single

$2099 USD ∼ Twin Share

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ON NOW! + 10% GST Applies if paying after June 30th 2019

A minimum deposit of 30% is required to confirm your reservation or pay in full now

Retreat Notes

  • Payment Options

    1) Click ‘Book Now & Save’ and pay online via PayPal with your credit card or PayPal balance

    2) Deposit the USD amount into the following account:

    Account Holder:
    TransferWise FBO Emily Susan Spurling

    Account number:
    8310210854

    Wire transfer number:
    026073008

    Bank code (SWIFT / BIC)
    CMFGUS33

    Routing number (ACH or ABA)
    026073150

    Address:
    TransferWise
    19 W 24th Street
    New York
    10010
    United States

    *TIP for great exchange rates and low fees create a Transferwise borderless account to make the payment. Simply create an account add your foreign currency and make the payment. FInd out more by cutting and pasting this link into a new web browser; https:/transferwise.evyy.net/9qMY3

  • 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 at Almanity Resort and Spa http://www.almanityhoian.com/eng/

  • Getting There

    Da Nang International Airport is a 40-minute drive away from Almanity Resort and Spa. The resort is an easy 1km walk to Hoi An Ancient Town.

    If you wish to go on the same flights as Lauren her flight details are as follows:
    ARRIVAL:
    Singapore Airlines SQ 246 from Brisbane on March 4th departing at 23:45 arriving in DaNang March 5th at 10:45am
    DEPARTURE
    Singapore Airlines SQ 5131 Departing Da Nang on March 12th at 11:50am and arriving Brisbane on 13th March at 7:15am

  • Visas

    Australians Travelling to Vietnam require a Visa. E-Visas cost $25 USD and can be applied for online https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/

    Your temporary residential address in Vietnam for Visa application: 326 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Tan An Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, Viet Nam

  • Power

    The power outlet is a 2-pin electrical socket in the guest room.

  • Make an enquiry

    Retreat Notes

  • Payment Options

    1) Click ‘Book Now & Save’ and pay online via PayPal with your credit card or PayPal balance

    2) Deposit the USD amount into the following account:

    Account Holder:
    TransferWise FBO Emily Susan Spurling

    Account number:
    8310210854

    Wire transfer number:
    026073008

    Bank code (SWIFT / BIC)
    CMFGUS33

    Routing number (ACH or ABA)
    026073150

    Address:
    TransferWise
    19 W 24th Street
    New York
    10010
    United States

    *TIP for great exchange rates and low fees create a Transferwise borderless account to make the payment. Simply create an account add your foreign currency and make the payment. FInd out more by cutting and pasting this link into a new web browser; https:/transferwise.evyy.net/9qMY3

  • 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 at Almanity Resort and Spa http://www.almanityhoian.com/eng/

  • Getting There

    Da Nang International Airport is a 40-minute drive away from Almanity Resort and Spa. The resort is an easy 1km walk to Hoi An Ancient Town.

    If you wish to go on the same flights as Lauren her flight details are as follows:
    ARRIVAL:
    Singapore Airlines SQ 246 from Brisbane on March 4th departing at 23:45 arriving in DaNang March 5th at 10:45am
    DEPARTURE
    Singapore Airlines SQ 5131 Departing Da Nang on March 12th at 11:50am and arriving Brisbane on 13th March at 7:15am

  • Visas

    Australians Travelling to Vietnam require a Visa. E-Visas cost $25 USD and can be applied for online https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/

    Your temporary residential address in Vietnam for Visa application: 326 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Tan An Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, Viet Nam

  • Power

    The power outlet is a 2-pin electrical socket in the guest room.

  • What's Included

    • 7 Nights Accommodation

      Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort

    • Daily Spa Journey

      15-minute Foot reflexology pool walk, then 20 minute Steam or Sauna followed by massage which includes your choice of 45 minute Body massage (bamboo/ aroma therapy or herbal compress), Foot massage or Head & Shoulder 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

      International Buffet 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

    • Yoga Classes Twice Daily

      Twice daily meditation and yoga workshops by Lauren and Andy

    • Daily Tai Chi

      Conducted by local teacher

    • Bicycle Hire

      Daily Bicycle Hire Included

    • An Bang Beach Transfers

      Transfers to An Bang Beach 4 X Daily

    • WIFI

      Free WIFI

    • Airport Transfers

      To and from Danang Airport

    Prices

    $2699 USD ∼ Single

    $2099 USD ∼ Twin Share

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ON NOW! + 10% GST Applies if paying after June 30th 2019

    Teachers

    Lauren Verona

    Lauren Verona is a yoga teacher, mother, public speaker, coach and founder of Zenko Yoga. Lauren’s yoga teaching career began in 2008, and now ten years later she is still driven by a passionate belief that yoga is for everyone.

    Through her warm and generous personality, Lauren shares the art of building a yoga practice and living authentically through yoga. Lauren encourages us to discover all that yoga is capable of, guided by her personal experience of yoga’s healing power.

    With a playful sense of humour and light heartedness, Lauren brings yin to her yang classes. Refined over many years, Lauren’s power flow practice is blended with meditation, pranayama and joy.

    "There is no precise description of what yoga is. For each of us it is ever changing and evolving, just as in life. Yoga is about accepting yourself, getting to know yourself and learning to love that self."

    “Despite mental and physical barriers or disabilities and injuries, yoga is the practice of being in the presence of yourself. When we roll out the mat, we accept what comes, even if it means choosing to rest in child’s pose or lay on our backs. The benefits we gain and the motivation we receive filtrate into all areas of your life. It’s as much to do with the breathing and letting go as it is to do with the stretching and strengthening of muscles"

    Andy Squires

    Andy Squires is passionate about wellbeing and helping people find balance and live a healthy life. 'Life is available only in the present moment' Andy invites you to 'live your life like it's your very first day, be grateful and simple be'.

    In 2017 following 11 years practice of various yoga disciplines Andy completed the 200 hour RYT Teacher Training course. A profound experience of self-discovery, learning, exploring philosophy and living a yogic life. His resilience is often tested in the corporate world, the past 12 years Andy has enjoyed leading and inspiring Commercial and Retail Banking teams.
    He is an advocate for taking time out to 'reflect, learn, grow and simply be' retreats offer a divine space for such self-love, fun and exploration.

    Andy believes quite simply 'the quality of your breath, the quality of your life' his teaching focuses on conscious movement with breath leading to a deep state of relaxation.

    Andy is trained in sound healing therapy and often incorporates Tibetan Singing Bowls 'sound bath' towards the end of practice to help restore balance to the body.

    Retreat Schedule

    • 5th March 2020

      Arrive

      3:30pm Opening Circle

      5pm - 6:30pm Spa Journey
      15-minutes Foot reflexology pool walk then 45 minutes of Aromatherapy Body massage followed by a 20 minutes Steam or Sauna

      7pm Welcome Dinner

    • 6th March

      6:30am Yoga

      6:30am - 10:30am Buffet Breakfast at your Leisure
      Cuisines include Vietnamese, Italian, Japanese and Grilled Food

      FREE TIME

      1:30pm - 3pm Spa Journey
      15-minutes Foot reflexology pool walk then 45 minutes of Herbal compress Body massage followed by a 20 minutes Steam or Sauna


      3pm Yoga and Lantern Festival Intention Setting

      4:45pm Meet in Reception to walk into Hoi An For the Full Moon Lantern Festival.

      *Optional half price cocktails at Mango Mango until 7pm

      7:30pm Lantern Festival Dinner at Mango Mango Restaurant

    • 7th March

      6:30am Yoga

      6:30am - 10:30am Buffet Breakfast at your Leisure

      FREE TIME

      3pm Yoga

      4pm Tai Chi

      4:15pm - 5:45pm Spa Journey
      15-minutes Foot reflexology pool walk then 45 minutes of Hero Bamboo Body massage followed by a 20 minutes Steam or Sauna

      FREE TIME

    • 8st March

      6:30am Yoga

      6:30am - 10:30am Buffet Breakfast at your Leisure

      FREE TIME

      3pm Yoga

      4pm Tai Chi

      4:15pm - 5:45pm Spa Journey
      15-minutes Foot reflexology pool walk then a 45 minute Foot Massage followed by a 20 minutes Steam or Sauna

      FREE TIME

    • 9th March

      6:30am Yoga

      6:30am - 8:10am Buffet Breakfast at your Leisure

      8:15am Meet in Hotel Foyer for 8:20am Pick up for Cooking Class

      8:30am - 1:30pm Half Day Holiday Master Cooking Class including Lunch

      FREE TIME

      3pm Yoga

      4pm Tai Chi

      4:15pm - 6pm Spa Journey
      15-minutes Foot reflexology pool walk then a 45 minute Head & Shoulder massage followed by a 20 minutes Steam or Sauna

      FREE TIME

    • 10th March

      6:30am Yoga

      6:30am - 10:30am Buffet Breakfast at your Leisure

      FREE TIME

      3pm Yoga

      4pm Tai Chi

      4:15pm - 6pm Spa Journey
      15-minutes Foot reflexology pool walk then 45 minutes of Hero Bamboo Body massage followed by a 20 minutes Steam or Sauna

      FREE TIME

    • 11th March

      6:30am Yoga

      6:30am - 10:30am Buffet Breakfast at your Leisure

      FREE TIME

      3pm Yoga + Closing Circle

      4:30pm - 6pm Spa Journey – Aroma Therapy
      15-minutes Foot reflexology pool walk then 45 minutes of Body massage followed by a 20 minutes Steam or Sauna

      FREE TIME

    • 12th March

      6:30am Yoga

      8:30am Breakfast

      11am Checkout

      Thank you for sharing an amazing retreat! We hope to see you on the mat somewhere exotic very soon!

    Retreat Notes

  • Payment Options

    1) Click ‘Book Now & Save’ and pay online via PayPal with your credit card or PayPal balance

    2) Deposit the USD amount into the following account:

    Account Holder:
    TransferWise FBO Emily Susan Spurling

    Account number:
    8310210854

    Wire transfer number:
    026073008

    Bank code (SWIFT / BIC)
    CMFGUS33

    Routing number (ACH or ABA)
    026073150

    Address:
    TransferWise
    19 W 24th Street
    New York
    10010
    United States

    *TIP for great exchange rates and low fees create a Transferwise borderless account to make the payment. Simply create an account add your foreign currency and make the payment. FInd out more by cutting and pasting this link into a new web browser; https:/transferwise.evyy.net/9qMY3

  • 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 at Almanity Resort and Spa http://www.almanityhoian.com/eng/

  • Getting There

    Da Nang International Airport is a 40-minute drive away from Almanity Resort and Spa. The resort is an easy 1km walk to Hoi An Ancient Town.

    If you wish to go on the same flights as Lauren her flight details are as follows:
    ARRIVAL:
    Singapore Airlines SQ 246 from Brisbane on March 4th departing at 23:45 arriving in DaNang March 5th at 10:45am
    DEPARTURE
    Singapore Airlines SQ 5131 Departing Da Nang on March 12th at 11:50am and arriving Brisbane on 13th March at 7:15am

  • Visas

    Australians Travelling to Vietnam require a Visa. E-Visas cost $25 USD and can be applied for online https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/

    Your temporary residential address in Vietnam for Visa application: 326 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Tan An Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, Viet Nam

  • Power

    The power outlet is a 2-pin electrical socket in the guest room.