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Giving is Living Yoga Retreat

Giving is Living Yoga Retreat: January 6 to 12, 2025

Join us in Luang Prabang – Laos, the UNESCO world heritage site for an intimate “Karma yoga” retreat that will transform your life of the life of an orphan child in Laos.  Spend 7 days at the Hillside Eco Retreat located in tropical bushland and immersed in the deep cultural history of Laos.  Soaking up the sights, sounds and taste of this magical country guest will have a transformative yoga experience of daily yoga, meditation, sound spa’s and offsite cultural execution and activities. Giving is Living is a not-for-profit yoga retreat with a difference in that 45% of the retreat fee will go directly to funding the Luang Prabang Orphanage Nursery School.   

About the Orphanage

Western Wellness has partnered to support the Luang Prabang Orphanage nursery school since 2023. The Orphanage was opened by Australian Andrew Brown in 2019 as an NGO to the government run Luang Prabang Orphanage. The Orphanage currently support 32 children and 12 staff with plans to increase capacity to 60 children.  The mortality rate for childbirth is as high as 20% in remote areas. With no doctors or midwives, complications often lead to the death of the child, the mother or both. Children also face risks such as being trafficked into child sexy slavery to surrounding nations such as Thailand, Vietnam and China. The outreach work of the orphanage is critical to ensure that vulnerable children have a safe pathway to the orphanage so that they can be given the best chance at life. The cost of supporting a child at the orphanage is $2000 AUD per year, your retreat donation of $1650 will go a long way to support the children as well giving the orphanage the funds to increase their intake.

Find out more about our partnership with the orphanage

Retreat Itinerary 7 Days

  1. Day 1 - Arrive 12-5pm

    1. 6pm (diner)

    2. 730-900pm evening welcome ceremony & yoga nidra

  2. Day 2 – Full day onsite yoga program with complimentary massage treatment

  3. Day 3 – Half day onsite yoga program & visit local village (cultural excursion)

  4. Day 4 – Half day onsite Yoga program & Visit to the Kuang Si Falls

  5. Day 5 – Half day onsite yoga program & Visit to the Children's Orphanage

  6. Day 6 – Half day onsite yoga program & afternoon evening city tour

    1. Temple tour and Buddhist lectures & guided meditations with local Monks

    2. Visit the national museum and royal palace.

    3. Visit the night market.

  7. Day 7 – Morning yoga & meditation and farewell Baci (Blessing ceremony) check out after breakfast – check out by 12pm.

Retreat package (Inclusions)

  1. Accommodation/food/yoga

    1. 7 days accommodation, meals (breakfast/lunch/diner) & Wi-Fi

    2. 14 yoga & meditation classes

    3. Reflection workshop

    4. Sound spa’s

  2. (2) events/trips

    1. Kuang Si - Falls

    2. Buddhist cultural excursion & monk meditation/lecture

  3. 1 complimentary 60 min massage treatment

  4. Orphanage donation. $1650


Do you have any queries, or want to register? Contact Stu today to book your place!

To find out more about this amazing locations please check Stuarts YouTube channel for his fun around Laos and also Travel vlogger Paddy Doyle – 24 hours in Luang Prabang

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