Cultivating Calm: Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat
21 - 25 October, 2019
(5 days, 4 nights)
Hoi An, Vietnam
Join me in picturesque Hoi An, Vietnam to cultivate and nourish calmness in the body, mind and spirit. Practice, learn and deepen yoga and mindfulness tools to take into your every day life while immersing yourself in nature, eating delicious healthy food and exploring Vietnam.
This retreat includes twice daily yoga classes - energizing morning practice and restorative/yin evening practice - with sunrise meditation and mindfulness workshops in the afternoon. A great opportunity to learn new tools and/or deepen your current practice.
Starts: 21 October, with check-in at 2pm
Ends: 25 October, with check-out at 12pm
Please plan travel accordingly
Practice and learn yoga + mindful tools for every day life
2x daily yoga sessions (AM: energizing flow yoga PM: calming restorative and yin yoga)
Daily mindfulness and meditation practice, including seated meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating and workshops drawing on the teachings of Zen Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh
Qi Gong energy activation practice
Cultivate and nourish yourself in a space dedicated to learning, growing, connecting, and healing
Yoga shala on the majestic Thu Bon River surrounded by palm trees and vibrant plant life
Morning kayak paddle along the Thu Bon River exploring the mangrove forest and a morning yoga practice on a peaceful island
Free time to explore the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An, the famous beaches of An Bang, and wander amongst the rice fields
This retreat is open to all experience levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners to learn and deepen their practice.
Testimonial: "I really loved being part of the Cultivating Calm retreat. It has inspired me and I have learned so much. I liked that the retreat wasn't only about yoga poses, but also about different ways to meditate and lots of insights about mindful living - this is actually the part that surprised me the most. Upfront I didn't really know what to except from the workshops but I thought they were so inspiring. Lots of seeds planted ;) AND: the venue, its staff and the food was amazing. Would definitely recommend!” - Eef V. (Netherlands), May 2019 Retreat
6am - 7am: Qi Gong, Walking & Seated Meditation
7am - 8:30am: Morning Yoga (energizing practice to wake up the mind and body)
10am - 3pm: Free time to explore Hoi An, the beaches or lounge by the pool
3pm - 4:30pm: Mindfulness Workshop
4:30pm - 6pm: Evening Yoga (restorative and yin yoga to calm the mind and body)
8:30pm: Noble Silence, Rest and Relaxation
*subject to change
On Day 3, 23rd of October, we will go on a group sunrise kayak paddle excursion on the beautiful Thu Bon River amongst the coconut groves. We’ll enjoy our daily meditation and yoga practice on an island.
Accommodation & Retreat Costs
Where will we practice, sleep and heal? An Villa Boutique Resort.
Set along the Thu Bon River and surrounded by vibrant plant life, An Villa Boutique Resort is the perfect venue for cultivating calm. This boutique resort is conveniently located between the beach and Hoi An Ancient Town, giving students the opportunity to explore Hoi An, Da Nang and the surrounding areas during their free time, or take it easy and embrace calm at the resort itself. The bamboo yoga shala is built on the majestic river and will be our space to move, breathe, explore and discover our practices.
Accommodation is a Private Studio with kitchenette, living room, and terrace.
Retreat Investment: $990 USD / per person
Families not participating in retreat also welcome to stay. 2 persons (couple or friends) sharing accommodation also welcome, please email email@example.com for rates.
To save your mat, a non-refundable 50% deposit is required. The remaining retreat cost is due at least 14 days before the start of the retreat.
What’s included in the retreat cost?
4 x nights accommodation in a boutique resort along the river (located between the Old Town and beach)
Healthy plant based breakfast & dinner, including welcome dinner and departure breakfast
Group kayak paddle along the Thu Bon River to explore the mangrove forest and yoga practice on an island
transfer to/from Da Nang International Airport
all yoga, mindfulness, meditation and Qi Gong classes plus mindfulness workshops
What is not included:
International or domestic airfares/bus/train tickets to come to Hoi An (Da Nang International Airport is the closest airport)
Visa fees and travel insurance (required)
Alcohol and personal items
Additional activities and tours in Hoi An and the surrounding areas can be organized at your own cost
“I really enjoyed the classes with Victoria, such an amazing teacher. It was easy to follow, engaging, fun and resonated with me.” - Nedda E. (Germany), May 2019 Retreat
“Victoria is great. The retreat centre is great. The content of the retreat was wonderful. Although I think I am an experience meditator and work constantly on mindfulness this retreat was perfect to remind me of my practice and provided me with a number of new techniques that I will take into daily life.” - Dan M. (United Kingdom), May 2019 Retreat
Victoria Nhan is an experienced yoga and mindfulness teacher, trainer and Reiki Master, and Founder of Yoga in Vietnam. Victoria first started yoga as a physical exercise practice - she loved the post-yoga feeling after a power or hot flow class (especially during Canadian winters!). As she continued to deepen her practice, she realized that the mat wasn't just a place to sweat, it was a place to breathe freely, to connect, to balance, and to harmonize the mind, body and spirit.
She believes that the practice is magic; whether we're looking to move, flow and discover our bodies or simply learn to breathe deeply with awareness and joy, yoga and mindfulness give us the space and tools to do so. Yoga & Mindfulness continue to be a practice that nourishes Victoria both on and off the mat. Victoria's teachings and practice draw on her own experience and transformation through yoga, mindfulness and Reiki, and builds on the simple question, "how can we live life with more love, peace, and joy?".
Victoria's practice is based on the Zen Buddhist teachings of the Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village spiritual community. The retreat is open to all backgrounds and religious traditions.
See Victoria’s qualifications, trainings, and more here.