Nia Retreat in Cambodia with Tanja Taljaard and Rebecca Kelly, October 2014
Event Type: Other
Start: Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 3:00pm
End: Friday, October 31, 2014 at 12:00pm
Per Person US$1599
Early bird $1399 (paid in full by 31 Aug 2014)
Airfare is not included in this package
Preferred method of payment is direct deposit to:
Tanja Taljaard and Rebecca Kelly
BSB: 062 514
Acc: 1042 5278
Ph: +61 423 659 589
Single room accommodation unless you request to share. Price does not include airfare. A non refundable deposit of $250 is required to reserve your place in the retreat. All payments must be paid in full by the 1st October 2014 – see below for cancellation policy.
We are happy for partners to join us on the Retreat and will offer a reduced rate for people who do not participate in the Nia classes or playshops.
Non participating guest – US$1099 by Aug 31st, US$1299 after
Cancellation Policy for all Retreats
more than 2 months (prior to start date) – you will be eligible for a full refund less the $250 non-refundable deposit
from 2 months to 1 month prior to start date – you will be eligible for a 50% refund
from 1 month prior to Oct 17 – you will be eligible for a 25% refund
No show – you will not be eligible for a refund
Notes About This Event
Come and dance with us in Cambodia, the lush heartland of Southeast Asia. Staying in luxurious accomodation in Siem Reap, this all inclusive retreat is a unique cultural adventure coupled with Nia movement medicine.
Explore glorious Angkor Wat, one of the world’s most renowned ancient wonders whose magical image draws travellers and spiritual seekers from across the globe. Dive deep into the Khmer culture with traditional dance and cooking classes, performance and local markets. Nourish and renew your entire being with daily Nia classes, meditation, massage, and so much more. A percentage of profits from the retreat go to Cambodian charities.
The Retreat Includes:
- Airport transfers
- 8 Nights accommodation at a beautiful 5 star Hotel
- Daily buffet breakfast and three course dinner
- Daily Nia classes and morning meditation
- 3 Nia Playshops
- 3 day pass and temple tour to the Lost City of Angkor Wat
- A visit to a colorful local Wat (temple) to listen to the Monks chanting.
- Explore the markets & downtown Siem Reap
- Guided tour of Angkor Silk Farm and the Artisans of Angkor Workshop
- An evening at the Phare Cambodian Circus Theatre
- Gourmet Khmer Cooking Class – followed by lunch – in the heart of a lotus farm in the lush Cambodian countryside
- Two complimentary 1 hour massages
- An Apsara dance lesson and performance – traditional Khmer classical dance
- A Bellydancing class
- Time for shopping, relaxing, receiving massages
Rebecca is a vibrant facilitator, dedicated to the path of conscious embodiment and sharing the JOY of Movement as Medicine. A certified Black Belt Nia Instructor and Reiki Master, Rebecca is passionate about freedom, transformation and empowering people to shine.
Tanja has taught movement and massage for the past 12 years. Her qualifications include being a Blue Belt Nia Instructor. She has been travelling extensively throughout South-East Asia since 2007 & feels inspired by, and deep appreciation for the gentle spirit of the Cambodian people.
Flights from Australia can be purchased through Air Asia.
Singapore Airlines fly direct to Siem Reap.
The retreat is held at a beautiful 5 star hotel with a swimming pool and access to a gym and Massage/Treatment rooms. The rooms are superior twin OR single & spaciously designed. The cost/package is the same price for single or twin share. You will have your own room unless you request otherwise.
Breakfasts are Buffet style and offer a wonderful variety of delicious options. The Farewell dinner will be with Apsara Dance and Traditional Khmer Music. All meals have a vegetarian, seafood and chicken options. Those with special diets will be catered for so please advise if you require a special diet option.
About Siem Reap
Siem Reap is the base for visiting the temples of Angkor some of which date back to 1100 and houses the largest standing temple in the world. It is a charming town with French colonial style shops and houses, tree lined streets and a slow-flowing river. It has colorful markets, day spa's and restaurants galore! Unlike many Asian Countries it is relatively hassle free. Cambodia is generally a safe country to travel in but common sense is still necessary whilst travelling to any Asian Country. Khmer women and men dress conservatively and when visiting the temples it is respectful to wear long trousers/skirt with shoulders covered. Bargaining is expected in the local markets!
Visa – You will need a one-month tourist visa (US$20) which you can get on arrival at Siem Reap. When travelling abroad your passport needs to be valid for at least six months beyond the entry date.
Health – When travelling in any country it is important to have comprehensive health insurance. Visit your Doctor at least six weeks before you travel to find out about Recommended Vaccinations or medications when visiting Asian Countries. There is an International Adult and Children’s hospital in Siem Reap.
The largest health risk in Cambodia is heat stroke and it is recommended that you maintain regular intake of bottle water throughout your stay.
Money – A combination of US dollars and Riel is used. At first confusing to work out! You may pay for some -thing in US dollars and get Riel as change! Take small denominations of US dollars… Plenty of $1, $2 and $5 dollars and you can exchange either Australian dollars or US dollars into Riel when you are in the country. The local currency Riel is useful for buying smaller items such as fruit or various street food treats!
Charities we support:
The Future of Khmer Children Organization
FKC is a Non Government Organization in Siem Reap Cambodia providing poor families with free education and vocational skills for their children
Cambodia Children’s Sanctuary
Founded four years ago the Orphanage is supported by Lost and Found Tours. There are now 35 children living in the sanctuary and were mostly street children who where found and delivered to the Orphanage! It is run by the delightful Mr Sok and local Cambodian volunteers and funded totally through donations and the Lost and Found Tours. All of the children (of age) attend school and are committed to their continued education. The children’s ages vary from three to fifteen years old.
How you can help- The children love visitors! We are more than happy to take you (a short trip) from the hotel to visit. We ask for donations of clothes/toys/books to deliver for the children’s sanctuary – so any spare space in your luggage over would be greatly appreciated! We donate a percentage of our profits to the Sanctuary to buy rice supplies (the stable diet) and contribute to rent that the Sanctuary are required to pay to house the children. Liz Costigan from the Byron Yoga Lounge has been supporting the orphanage for over 5 years now. After her last Iyengar Yoga Retreat many attending students who visited the Sanctuary decided to help to contribute to this positive and inspiring home for the children. She has regular Yoga Benefit Days and are currently working on ideas to help contribute towards education and support for the children