Cambodia·November 6 - 12 2022

Yoga & Culture in Charming Cambodia

A life-changing cultural adventure in stunningly vibrant Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Overview

If you’ve always wanted to explore the far corners of the globe, to stretch your understanding of the world and see monumental beauty — now is your chance. We are headed on once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Southeast Asia, to a breathtaking town of ancient temples, lotus flowers and Buddhist monks — Siem Reap, Cambodia! *Please note we are requiring proof of COVID vaccination for all 2021-2022 retreat guests* - Group Size: 12-16 guests - Luxury Score: 3 (out of 5) - Activity Score: 4 (out of 5) - Active + Adventurous - Cuisine: Omnivore (some meat + seafood offered)

Highlights

Temple Tours

Temple Tours

Tour of the UNESCO World-Heritage site Angkor Wat and several other local temples built more than a thousand years ago. Learn about their complex history and use by both the Hindu and Buddhist religions. Many are still used by monks in the area.

Ideal Accommodations

Ideal Accommodations

Enjoy hotel-level amenities and service in an intimate and lush garden setting. A saltwater swimming pool is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail and cool off after a day of adventures in SE Asia.

Biking Adventure

Biking Adventure

Venture out of the town of Siem Reap as you cycle past small villages, palm trees and water buffaloes. Our epic bike ride ends with a stunning sunset (and a cold beer if you choose) with 360 views of rice paddy fields.

Cooking Class

Cooking Class

Visit to a local market with a chef followed by a private Khmer (Cambodian) cooking class - a full morning feast for the senses — taste exotic fruits, try tantalizing spices and enjoy a mini recipe book to take home with you.

Local Experience

Local Experience

Move past the typical tourist path through tours and excursions lead by our certified local tour guide and his family. If COVID allows, you'll also have an option to visit their local village school program. A portion of your trip cost will go to support their education efforts. You will leave a piece of your heart in Cambodia.

Hosts

In addition to our owner and Chief Zen Officer Anna, each Above Yoga retreat has one or two additional certified yoga teachers on-site who will lead a portion of the classes and support students in their practice. We find that an opportunity to participate in a variety of classes with various teaching styles adds to our guests’ overall retreat experience.

Anna Egleston, RYT 500, Retreat Leader

Anna Egleston, RYT 500, Retreat Leader

Anna feels guided to hold sacred space for others to find personal growth, transformation and community through wellness travel. Her #1 goal is to make sure every guest feels comfortable and included in every part of a retreat. Anna's background in corporate event planning, make Anna well positioned to host exceptional retreats. 

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Margo Suckow, RYT 500, Co-Teacher

Margo Suckow, RYT 500, Co-Teacher

Margo discovered yoga later in life while on a health journey. Her goal is for her students to experience movement and openness in their bodies no matter their perceived restrictions (physical or mental) and to walk away feeling confident and empowered. Margo has recently completed her 500 hour advanced training and currently teaches in West Des Moines, Iowa. 

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Marissa Meddaugh, RYT 200, Co-Teacher

Marissa Meddaugh, RYT 200, Co-Teacher

Marissa has a strong love of adventure and travel. She journeyed with us to Tulum, Mexico in 2017 as well as to Ireland in 2018. She decided to pursue a yoga teacher training as well as Reiki to dive deeper into her love of all things holistic wellness. Marissa teaches community yoga classes in Milwaukee, WI and is also an incredible stylist. 

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What's Included

What's Included

Daily on-site breakfast

1-2x daily yoga classes in our private practice space

Plenty of free time to kick back or explore on your own

Temple ticket (3 day pass)

Roundtrip ground transportation from airport

Two (2) group lunches

Four (4) curated group dinners

Local village visit (if COVID allows)

Donation to local village school

Cambodian cooking class + market visit

Guided temple tours of Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei and Ta Prohm

Guided biking tour of countryside

Other meals not mentioned above (3 lunches, 2 dinners on your own - budget $10 per meal)

Tourist visa

Trip Insurance

Alcoholic beverages (outside of group dinners)

Roundtrip airfare from the US to Asia

Accommodation

Deluxe King or Twin

Deluxe King or Twin

The deluxe rooms are in the main building and our most popular choice to find the perfect blend of amenities and value.

FROM$1,750.00/pp

Economy King or Twin

Economy King or Twin

In a separate but adjacent building on the property, the economy option provides a great solution for the budget-savvy traveler with bright colors and whimsical decor.

FROM$1,550.00/pp

Premiere King

Premiere King

The Premier King rooms are situated on the top floor of the hotel, adjacent to the yoga rooftop practice space and have spectacular sunrise views from the shared patio area.

FROM$1,950.00/pp

Boutique Hotel

Environmentally-Conscious Boutique Hotel

Tucked away from the bustling streets of Siem Reap, but just minutes away from the markets and nightlife of Pub Street. Enjoy hotel-level amenities and service in an intimate and lush garden setting. A saltwater swimming pool is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail and cool off after a day of adventures in SE Asia. 

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Reviews

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“This was an absolutely eye opening trip and after lots of apprehension I am thrilled that I joined the group. Anna’s thorough communication regarding the coronavirus was helpful and reassuring. I appreciate that she provided actual info directly from her contacts in Cambodia. Her info on visas and what to bring on the trip was crucial. The retreat property was central to markets, shopping and so unique. The staff was helpful and attentive. We also could not have had a better tour guide for our excursions. Yung made us feel part of his family and less a tourist. I feel like we had very intimate experiences and got to know the country and its people better. I absolutely loved all the experiences associated with this retreat. They were so important to round out the trip. Meals were great on property and off. Great job Anna. I wish I could go on all of your retreats!” - Stuart, Charlotte, NC

Cambodia Feb. 2020 Retreat Testimonial

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“I don’t know if I ever would have traveled to SE Asia if it weren’t for Anna’s Above Yoga retreat. I’m a yogi but my husband is not and we both thoroughly enjoyed the retreat (made for any level of yoga practice). Anna provided travel adviser-like expertise for visas, flights, packing, pre- and post-retreat travel ideas, and was so informative about travel to SE Asia especially after the coronavirus outbreak. She curated fun, cultural activities and made everything optional so we could do as much yoga and exploring as a group or have downtime as needed. She cares for her travelers - she followed everyone’s flights to make sure we got in, helped a traveler with delayed luggage and had a First Aid kit she wasn’t afraid to use. Anna scouts her trips making connections to provide the best opportunity to experience Cambodian culture with temple tours, a visit to the Peacock Learning Center and a unique bike tour watching the sunset in rice fields - all with the wonderful guide she met previously. The perfect location - close to the action but tucked away and quiet.” - Rebecca, Milwaukee, WI

Cambodia Feb. 2020 Retreat Testimonial

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“As with previous retreats, the trip was amazing from start to finish. In this case, I signed up because it would be my first Asia adventure and my experiences with Above Yoga have always exceeded my expectations. The hotel, food, excursions and of course yoga were magical. The trip to the school was a unique experience I'll always remember.” - Lee, Charlotte, NC

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FAQs

  1.  Above Yoga retreats are adults-only. All guests must be 21 or older. While this property is a small, boutique hotel, it is not private to our group, so there may be other guests (adults + children) staying on property at the same time. 
  2. All yoga classes, group meals, and excursions are completely optional. You may participate in as much or as little as you would like. Yoga classes will be accessible to all levels of practitioners. 
  3. We highly recommend you fly to the region at least a day earlier than required in order to give yourself addition time if there are flight delays or cancellations. The retreat program will start at around 4 pm on the first day and end at 10 am on the final day. If you wish to explore other parts of SE Asia, such as Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and other parts of Cambodia, Above Yoga would be happy to offer suggestions. 
  4. Consider flying first into a larger airport nearby (Bangkok - BKK or Ho Chi Minh - SGN) to save money and take a quick local flight to Siem Reap (budget approx. $700-$1,200 for international flights & $100-$200 for inter-Asia flights; depending on your departure city)
  5. Climate: Average weather for November: highs in 80s & 90s / lows in the 70s
  6. Health: All guests must show proof of COVID vaccination to attend this retreat. Other vaccinations or preventative medications may be recommended by your health professional when traveling in Southeast Asia.  
Yoga & Culture in Charming Cambodia

Cambodia·November 6 - 12 2022·6 nights

FROM$1950/pp