Island Smiles Yoga Retreat
27 - 30 September, 2019
(4 days, 3 nights)
Cham Island, Hoi An, Vietnam
Island Smiles Yoga Retreat with Rahul Chamoli offers you a safe and tranquil space, to re-connect with yourself, to remember how to live a simpler and more harmonious existence in-tune with the universe, the planet and our bodies.
Time in the retreat will give you an opportunity to listen deeply to your body, heart, and mind. You will experience happy living with mindfulness, a new vision and way of life will open and yoga will change your life.
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5am: Wake Up
6am: Hatha Yoga
7:30am: Pranayama (Breathing Techniques)
9:30am: Yoga Philosophy
11:30am: Lunch and Eating Meditation
12:30pm: Deep Relaxation
2pm: Tea Time & Sitting Meditation
3:30pm: Introduction to Marma Healing
4pm: Hatha Yoga
5:30pm: Free / Personal Time
9pm: Sleep / Personal Time
*this schedule is subject to change slightly day to day. Download the full day-to-day schedule.
Accommodation & Rates
Located at Bai Huong village, Tan Hiep commune, Island Smiles homestay is overlooked by hills and is adjacent to the sea. It is only 70m to the Bai Huong sandy beach where coral reefs can be found at low tide. In addition, there are colourful fish, crabs, and marine seaweed.
The local residents here are warm and friendly. They enjoy a sedate pace of life and create an unhurried, very relaxed village atmosphere.
Island Smiles Homestay is the childhood dream of a local girl, a perfect place where our friends from all over the world can experience the real Vietnamese lifestyle. Enjoy local flavours and take tours accompanied by residents to experience the true culture of Vietnam. Then let your heart rest as you relax at the end of the day.
single room: $490 usd / per person
Book through Yoga in Vietnam and claim an exclusive $40 USD discount off the retreat rate.
with yiv discount: $450 usd / per person
To save your mat, a non-refundable deposit of $81 USD per person is required. The remaining cost is paid directly to the retreat organizer two weeks before the retreat starts.
About the Retreat Facilitators
Rahul Chamoli was born in Rishikesh, the world capital of Yoga. According to a famous saying in India: “ If you are born in Rishikesh, you already have yoga in your blood”.
Before his path in Yoga, Rahul Ji finished his bachelor with a major in hospitality in Odisha, India. After 4 years of studying in India he went on to work as a Chef de partie in the Maldives for 5 years.
Not long after returning home, he had the luck of meeting his Guru Narendra Gusain at his uncle’s Yoga institute named “Rishikesh Yog Peeth” in Rishikesh.
After some time and a lot of observation during discussions about the Yoga Philosophy, Rahul realized that there was no doubt that he belonged to Yoga and since then his Yoga journey started.
Under the blessings of Shri Narayan Dutt (Narendra Gusain’s Guru) and the guidance of his Guru and best friend Vijay ji, Rahul contributed 1 year of passionate and devoted self-practice focusing on intensive deep Yoga Philosophy, Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga.
After finished the training his Guru sent him to Vietnam to share and spread the knowledge and wisdom he had learned.
Rahul Ji was the main teacher of many teacher training courses in the Nomad Yoga Center in Hoi An for nearly two and a half years. He enjoyed sharing his understanding of Yoga Philosophy and Ashtanga. Besides training teachers, he taught regular courses (drop-in classes), private classes as well as inspired a lot of people to Yoga.
Transportation (to & from the island, from Hoi An, Cua Dai Pier)
3x daily vegan meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner as well as water & tea)
3x nights accommodation
Daily Yoga (Hatha Yoga, Pranayama) & Meditation sessions
Group forest hike to explore Cham Island
what’s not included
International or domestic airfares/bus/train tickets to reach Hoi An (Da Nang is the closest airport)
Airport transfer to Hoi An
Additional activities can be organised at own cost and on demand.