ASIA: Transformation in Thailand
A Rejuvenation, Relaxation, and Renewal Luxury Retreat For Men and Women
Friday, March 17th - Thursday March 23rd 2017
5 nights in Koh Samui and 1 Night In Bangkok
Koh Samui was once a Thai fishing community, and that charming sensibility is still present today. Spending time in this lush environment is a wonderful way to soak up local spiritual culture; enjoy delicious Thai cuisine, and bask in the sun on their beautiful pristine beaches.
During this extraordinary vacation of a lifetime, each day will begin with a grounding foundation of yoga and meditation as we greet the rising of the Koh Samui Sun. We will then break and come back in to explore self-realization through transformative workshops designed to awaken and inspire. Mid day we will journey out on different adventures, discovering all that Thailand has to offer. In the late afternoons we will relax and unwind, with 2 one-hour massage treatments, included in your luxury retreat package.
All activities are optional and we will have time to rest!
Our first destination is the 5 star Luxury Panacea Retreat, which was featured in Conde Nast on the 2016 "Hot List" and was named one of Asia's most exclusive retreats, with an unprecedented level of luxury, style, and intuitive service.
Nestled in a setting of natural breathtaking beauty, Panacea boasts panoramic views from its hilltop location, providing unparalleled sense of exclusivity and privacy.
The lavish villa's have beautifully decorated designs, infinity pools, private gardens and landscaped grounds where guests can luxuriate in their own private lush tropical living. Hong Kong-based architect David Clarke designed the enormous outdoor pavilions with vaulted cedar-shingle ceilings and seamless sliding doors. Inside it's all Travertine stone, teak and suar furniture, cotton and silk textiles from northern hill tribes and petrified woods.
At Panacea Retreat, guests are able to indulge themselves with fresh Thai food cooked by their very own private chef while dining Al fresco overlooking the sweeping views of the sea.
Our Four Koh Samui Excursions During Our 5 Night Stay:
1. A Day At "The Beach"
Soak up some Thai sun as we cruise on a private boat to the island Ang Thong National Marine Park where Leonardo Di Caprio's movie, The Beach, was inspired by the best selling novel. Enjoy snorkeling, lunch, and basking in the beautiful waters.
2. Thai Cooking Class
Learn from the locals how to cook authentic Thai Food during this fun Thai Food Cooking class which takes place in your private shared villa overlooking the enchanting views of the sea!
3. Koh Samui Temple Tour and Offering Alms to The Monks
Journey into Koh Samui for a 4 hour tour to see The Big Buddha Temple, visable from several miles away, standing 40 feet tall, this temple is not only visited by tourists but also by local Buddhists on a daily basis.
Wat Plai Laem Temple which is the most colorful Buddhist temple on Samui. It's main statue is of Guayin, the goddess of mercy and compassion. The statue has 18 arms and symbolizes her ability to reach out and provide help across the world.
During the tour we will Offer Alms to Monks
The first Buddhist monks did not build monasteries. Instead, they were homeless mendicants who begged for all their food. Their only possessions were their robe and begging bowl.
Today, in many predominately Theravada countries like Thailand, monks still rely on receiving alms for most of their food. The monks leave the monasteries early in the morning. They walk single file, oldest first, carrying their alms bowls in front of them. Laypeople wait for them, sometimes kneeling, and place food, flowers or incense sticks in the bowls. Women must be careful not to touch the monks.
The monks do not speak, even to say thank you. The giving of alms is not thought of as charity.
The giving and receiving of alms creates a spiritual connection between the monastic and lay communities. Laypeople have a responsibility to support the monks physically, and the monks have a responsibility to support the community spiritually.
4. Nu Muang Waterfall
Our Final Excursion in Koh Samui will be a beautiful hike and visit to Nu Muang Waterfall where we can relax and swim in the pristine water. Or you can do an optional afternoon at the beach.
ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK
Our second destination is the 5 star Luxury Resort, Lebua at State Tower, which was voted #1 readers choice in Conde Nast. With luxurious suites and breathtaking river views, this is sure to cater to your every indulgence.
After checking in and taking some time to unwind we will meet at the Sky Bar for a cocktail toast to start the evening. Widely regarded as Bangkok's best rooftop bar, Sky Bar's innovative cocktails, striking atmosphere and spectacular views have made it a highlight of the Bangkok nightlife scene, Suspended on a precipice over the city 820 feet in the air, Sky Bar is one of the highest rooftop bar in the world.
Next we will dine at Breeze, named by USA Today as one of the world's "top 10 most cutting-edge restaurants". This exquisite riverside rooftop restaurant is a stunning venue where design, cuisine and service come together for an evening unlike any other.
The next day we will embark on our fifth excursion: A Sacred Tour of Bangkok.
Included in this English Speaking guided tour is a visit to The Grand Palace, one of the official homes of Kings of Siam. The magnificent complex of buildings was built in 1782 with a mixture of traditional Thai Architecture and European style.
Next a visit to Wat Phra Kaew, which is one of the most exotic Buddhist temples with its glittering spires and the Emerald Buddha image, stands on an altar 35 feet tall in the heart of the temple.
Finally our excursion ends with a visit to Wat Pho, which is is one of the oldest temples with the statue of the second largest reclining Buddha in Thailand.
In today's hectic time-starved world it becomes even more important to step back and assess who you are and where you're going. Join us on this amazing personal and cultural journey, one that has the capacity to bring you to back to a place of peace, balance, and reconnection to self.
Investment is $3100 for Shared Ocean View Deluxe Room
Investment is $3997 for Private Ocean View Deluxe Room
Investment is $3475 for Shared Ocean View Master Suite - Sold Out
Investment is $4750 for Private Ocean View Master Suite - Sold Out
**Pre Sale is from Nov 28th - Dec 10th 2016
Retreat includes daily breakfast, lunch, one welcome dinner and one closing night dinner, six nights in double occupancy 5 star luxury rooms, daily yoga and meditation classes, transformational workshops, transportation to and from airports, 2 one-hour spa treatments, and five exciting excursions. ****Tipping and Alcohol is not included.
**Airfare is only included one way from Koh Samui to Bangkok for our last night together. All other airfare in not included.
Please book a round trip ticket to Bangkok (BKK) and then book a one way separate ticket from Bangkok to Koh Samui (USM) on Bangkok Airways - make sure you leave time to clear customs in Bangkok. You want to arrive in Bangkok the morning of March 17th to enjoy the day and depart any time after 12:00 noon on March 23rd when we check out.
Credit cards are accepted. A $1000.00 (USD) non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space.Please obtain travel insurance to protect your investment. **This is required.
If you do not have a roommate, we can pair you up!
To register: Contact Jennifer Grace at Jennifer@Omluxe.com
Pamela Jones, Co-Owner and Founder of OmLuxe, is a self-professed yogaholic with a severe case of Wanderlust. She is a certified RYT 200 HOUR Vinyasa Yoga Instuctor as well as a certified Yin Yoga Instructor and an award-winning international photographer that creates images that captivate, intrigue & inspire. She donates her photography skills to Operation Smile missions in Southeast Asia and NGO's in South Africa working with HIV+ Women and Children, where she started a yoga program for women living with HIV. She also photograph's for Matt Damon's Foundation Water.org and has documented their water projects in India.(pamelajonesphoto.com). She is also a Licensed Desire Map Facilitator,(www.thedesiremap.com.)
Jennifer Grace, Co-Owner and Founder of Omluxe, thrives on making a difference in the lives of others by helping them reach their highest potential. She is a Hay House Author and Radio Show Host, and resident Transformational Coach at The Standard Spa, Miami. Jennifer is also a certified instructor and lead trainer for The Creative Insight Journey, a program based on a masters degree transformation course at Stanford University. (jennifergrace.com).
Martina began her yoga journey at Sunshine Yoga in Monaco and completed the Triyoga Teacher Training in London. She has participated as a guest and teacher at OmLuxe retreats in Santorini, Bali , Cambodia, Peru, Sedona, India, and Africa. She is a passionate fundraiser for OmLuxe, sharing her love of yoga to help those in need. Martina recently completed an intensive Teacher Training in New York with Annelise Hagen creator of The Yoga Face and in 2014 Hormone Yoga Therapy with Dinah Rodrigues in Aix en Provence.
"Yoga is a gift for us to open, explore, savour and treasure - a never ending inner journey of discovery both on and off the mat."