Southeast Asia Wellness Retreat
Navutu Dreams’ Detox & Wellness Programs:
DETOX OF THE MIND
3 Day Detox for the Mind $320.00++pp
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3|
|30 min Wellness Consultation||60 min Group Yoga Class (morning)||60 min Group Yoga Class (morning)|
|60 min Acupressure / Reflexology||60 min Holistic Healing||60 min Oil Massage|
|60 min Private Yoga & Meditation (Evening)||60 min Relaxation Massage||30 min Acupressure or Foot Massage Session|
|60 min Meditation and Restorative Yoga Class (Evening)||60 min Holistic Healing (Evening)|
5 Day Heal Your Heart Program $495.00++pp
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3|
|30 min Wellness Consultation||Nourishing Breakfast||Nourishing Breakfast|
|60 min Khmer Massage||75 min Group Yoga||75 min Group Yoga|
|Wellness Dinner||Wellness Lunch||Wellness Lunch|
|60 min Private Evening Meditation||Sunset Community Tour||60 min Pampering Scrub & Oil Massage|
|60 min Holistic Healing (Reiki or Chakra Balancing)|
|Day 4||Day 5|
|Nourishing Breakfast||Nourishing Breakfast|
|60 min Holistic Healing (Reiki or Chakra Balancing)||75 min Group Yoga|
|Wellness Dinner||15 min Foot Massage|
|60 min Private Evening Restorative Yoga|
DETOX OF THE BODY
5 Day Fit Burn Detox Program $595.00++pp
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3|
|Health Consultation||15 min Meditation||60 min Guided Sunrise Meditation|
|Sustainable Change Nutrition Class||75 min Group Yoga|
|75 min Yoga||Plant-based Smoothie|
|Plant-based Smoothie||Electrolyte Water|
|Electrolyte Water||Body Scrub|
|Day 4||Day 5|
|15 min Guided Meditation||Nourishing Breakfast|
|60 min Yoga||Check out|
|60 min Nitro Nutrient Power Tea Class|
|60 min Goal Setting|
|60 min Reflexology/Thai Massage|
3 Day Detox to Rejuvenate and Recharge $515.00++pp
|07:00||Wake Up Drink (16 ounces of water and fresh lime juice)|
|10:00||Fresh Coconut Water|
|11:00||1 Hour Relaxing Massage|
|12:00||Lunch: Light Green Lunch or Smoothie|
|13:00||1 – 3 Hour Relaxation|
|15:00||Fresh Whole Coconut|
|15:15||Healthy Fruit Snack|
|16:30||Light Detox Dinner|
|17:30||Lime Drink No Sugar|
|19:00||Detox Foot Bath|
|07:00||Wake Up Drink (16 ounces of water and fresh lime)|
|10:00||1 hr Private Meditation and/or Yoga|
|12:00||Light Lunch / Relax|
|15:30||Coconut Shrub Scrub|
|17:00||Balancing and Restoring Tea Drink|
|18:00||Foot Epsom Detox Bath|
|06:00||Wake Up Drink (16 ounces of water and fresh lime)|
|08:00||1 hr Private Meditation and/or Yoga|
|09:00||Drink Moringa Tea|
|12:00||Light Organic Lunch|
|16:00||Balancing and Restoring Tea Drink|
YOGA & WELLNESS PRACTITIONERS
Yoga Instructor & Holistic Healer: Margaret Ulrich
Margaret Ulrich is a holistic healer and writer with fifteen years of health and wellness education. Along with more than a decade of practicing yoga and becoming a Reiki master, yoga instructor and holistic wellness coach, she has also devoted many years to studying and practicing meditation.
She follows the wisdom of renowned teachers, including Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, through their written works and expressions of their lives. She has also studied under Buddhist monk Kelsang Tabkay from Kadampa Meditation Center, completed the course Buddhism and Modern Psychology through Princeton University, and completed a 9-day silent retreat and Buddhism course at Tushita Meditation Centre in Dharamshala, India with the Venerable Tony Beaumont. She has lived in Cambodia for four years and provided individual healing work for locals, foreign residents and travelers.
Yoga Instructor: Amit Japtap
Amit wanted to move out of his home country of India to search for better yoga practice and to simply expand his overall knowledge of the art. He has moved to Cambodia to search for innovative ways to share and promote what he was taught. His spiritual journey began when he met his guru and life mentor HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji in India at the Art of Living headquarters.
Every time he had a goal he would often question what he would do once he had achieved it all and soon began reading philosophical books but to no avail. His commitment to spiritual practices and inquisitiveness about the knowledge of life has kept his enthusiasm high. This is what drives him to share what has worked for him and in doing so make his craft even better. He has years of experience to match all yoga levels along with a youthful energy. Meditate with Amit to experience healing like never before from an institute, which specializes in bringing your whole being together. Come and join Amit in pursuit of becoming better.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner: Julien Adam
Julien Adam is a French Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner whose humble beginnings started as a physiotherapist looking for ways to help people around him. He then realized the limitations of what he can do so he devoted his time in studying more. Julien’s interest in health brought him close to Chinese medicine and reluctantly found himself lost in the healing power of the art. He then continued his pursuit of expanding his knowledge of modern techniques and classical teachings by receiving training in osteopathy.
After working for 16 long years in France, he wanted to travel around and see how he can be of more impact. Now being a resident in Asia, Julien fell in love with Siem Reap. He has lived in Cambodia for the past six months and has been actively doing treatments from acupuncture, acupressure, osteopathy, TCM and many more.
Moving to Siem Reap has opened new doors for discovering different techniques with his treatments, being a medical specialist he incorporates all of these elements to his therapies to make it more effective. He’s also a long time practitioner of Qi Gong, Tai Chi and for him, maintaining harmony with your whole-being is one of the best thing you could achieve in your lifetime.
Fitness and Life Coach: Jay Sapphire
“Don’t be lazy”, is what we normally hear from a gym instructor. Jay Sapphire, our fitness and life coach’s mentality of “let’s do it” will make you want to keep going. Pursuing a career in culinary in London made him realize what he really wanted in life. Had a chance to work with world-renowned chefs which got him thinking about fitness being his sole focus.
Raised in Australia in a family where being fit is the norm, Jay understood the importance of health. At the age of 25, he started to take fitness seriously. He received professional trainings and became a licensed fitness instructor. Over the years, he trained with professional athletes all over the globe. He continues to share a life where failure doesn’t exist and trying is all that matters. From body sculpture, trial run, water power workout and many more, he breathes training and constantly seeks ways to impact lives. It’s never too late to give it a try so come run with Jay.
Shiatsu Therapist: Pascal Wagenvoort
Pascal Wagenvoort our Medical Therapist was born in Utrecht, Netherlands. With a love of giving therapies, he followed his passion to complete a course in sports theraphy. Expanding his repertoire, he studied various forms of Shiatsu massage, including the Namikoshi, at the European Shiatsu Academy, of which he is still a member.
Originally Shiatsu was used to keep the body healthy but later proved that it’s a powerful tool in aiding bodily sickness, injury and recovery with the usage of fingers and hands. With many types of Shiatsu, Pascal favors the Namikoshi approach, as it uses direct finger pressure to the meridian points, thus allowing the body to react directly through reflexes and eliminate, through the bladder, the toxins that the body accumulates.
Pradakshina | A Spiritual, Forest Meditation Experience US$150.00++ pp
Get connected with yourself and with nature at a deeper level. Set your sights on the life around you. Feel the earth underneath your feet. Listen to the calming sounds of nature, the wind through the trees. Feel the sunshine and breeze on your skin. Immerse yourself into the sanctity of the environment and become a part of it.
Navutu Dreams offers an experience of a lifetime ‘Pradakshina, a Sacred, Forest Meditation Experience’, a destination-inspired activity – in the discovery of the sacred. This experience is aimed to help you to be in one with yourself, find calm and peace and help you reap the healing effects of Mother Nature.
Forest Bathing US$150.00++ pp
Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat‘s approach on Forest Bathing integrates leisure walks on select paths with guided activities and meditation which enables you to indulge yourself in the forest and have you connected with the nature like you have never experienced before. This walking meditation offered by Navutu Dreams will let you have a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Immerse yourself and experience the healing power of Nature. Learn more>>
Pranayama Meditation starts from US$40.00++ pp
This is a sunrise or early morning private yoga at a local pagoda or at an Angkorian temple. Administered by one of our wellness experts, the session will last for 60 minutes. You will be transferred by the resort to and from the temple on a tuk-tuk. Water, mat and towels will be provided by the resort. 48 hours prior reservation required. Subject to teacher’s availability. To respect the sanctity of the temple grounds, class admittance is limited to 4 people. A private yoga session at a local pagoda is priced at US$50.00++ per person minimum of two or US$80.00++ per person while a private yoga session at Phnom Krom is priced at US$90.00++ per person minimum of two persons.
Sunset Meditation starts from US$50.00++ pp
Get inspired, re-charged and re-vitalized. Embrace the serenity and sense of romance sunset brings to the mind, body and soul with destination-inspired activity, a ‘’Sacred Sunset Meditation at Wat Svay Romeat by Navutu Dreams.’’ It is a guided meditation to be led by one of Navutu Yoga’s wellness retreat masters done amidst the sacred space of the beautiful Wat Svay Romeat Pagoda. A guided sunset meditation is priced at US$50.00++ per person minimum of two or US$80.00++ per person.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
Cupping is an ancient Chinese method of applying pressure by creating a vacuum on the skin to dispel stagnant blood and lymph nodes, thereby improving Qi flow. Cupping is commonly used to treat respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia and bronchitis. Cupping also is used on the back, neck, shoulder and for other musculoskeletal conditions. Cupping therapy is also used to open the conduits in the body through which energy flows, called meridians. There are five meridians on the back that, when opened, allow invigorating energy to travel the length of the body. It has been found that cupping is probably the best way of opening those meridians. Cupping aids tissues to release toxins, activates the skin and lymphatic system, clears stretch marks, and activates and clears veins, arteries and capillaries. Navutu’s T.C.M. specialist administers all procedures after a thorough evaluation/consultation.
Acupuncture | Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture is an alternative medicine that treats patients with the insertion and manipulation of thin, solid needles in the body. Since its origins in Ancient China, acupuncture has been embedded in the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM. Its general theory is based on the premise that bodily functions are regulated by the flow of an energy-like entity called Qi (chi). Illness is caused by obstructed energy flow at certain points along the body’s meridians, or energy channels. Acupuncture therapy stimulates meridian flow and harmonizes the body’s energy to influence the health of both body and mind. It is very successful in treating neck pain, shoulder pain, lower back pain, sciatica, hip pain, arthritis, sports injuries, anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraine headaches, sinus problems, vertigo, asthma, acne, eczema, allergy, constipation, hypertension, menstrual and PMS problems, infertility, smoking addiction, alcohol dependence, detoxification, obesity and weight control…. to name a few. Francois, our resident acupuncture specialist, is always on hand to conduct individual health analyses and provide subsequent acupuncture treatments.
Or finger pressure therapy is a Japanese form of physiotherapy. The technique looks beyond specific pressure points, incorporating other methods such as stretching, breathing and rotating for a more whole-body approach to restoring energy balance, its roots are thousands of years old. The main concept behind shiatsu massage is that energy, Qu or Chi, circulates along channels or meridians in the body. When it flows freely, Chi brings fresh, positive yang energy while carrying away negative yin energy, keeping an individual physically, emotionally and spiritually well. It is believed that by manipulating pressure points along specific meridians and relaxing the body, practitioners of shiatsu can get energy back in balance and, therefore, treat numerous ailments.
|Shiatsu Therapy||50 mins||$55.00++|
Deep Tissue Treatment
Deep tissue treatment works by breaking down the adhesions of muscle, ligaments and tissue, so there is a better flow of blood and thus can alleviate the pain and restore normal movement. Deep Tissue massage is able to break up tissue from previous injuries, improve the blood flow so that nutrients and oxygen can nourish the tissue. Inflammation is caused by build up of toxins which block the blood flow. Being properly hydrated before your massage and drinking plenty of fluids after, is essential to a good treatment.Your muscles will feel sore immediately after the treatment which then goes away after a day. It is important to breathe deeply during the massage, to oxygenate the muscles. Do not plan any heavy activities after a treatment.
|Deep Tissue Treatment||50 mins||US$55.00++|
It is a form of energy work using pranic healing that helps to increase, control and direct the universal life force or prana to give the client a more balanced and overall sense of well-being. You will also experience a beautiful sound bath using crystal and tibetan bowls – a beautiful way to bring you back into your body completing the healing session.
|Chakra Balancing Session||45 mins||$50.00++|
Reiki is a subtle energy healing system developed in Japan utilizing a quiet, direct touch of your body to channel Qi. This vital energy is channeled to support the body’s natural ability to heal. It is done through the use of 14 different hand positions which cover most of your body, both front and back.
|Reiki Session||60 mins||$55.00++|
GUEST REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS
Testimonials for Yoga, Detox & Wellness Retreats
Tessa O., the United Kingdom
If you’re looking for a complete break in beautiful surroundings, accompanied by very warm-hearted people, Navutu Dreams is the place for you. I spent a total of 7 days there and took part in the ‘Detox of the Mind’ programme, and Navutu Dreams became my refuge and my home for the entirety of my stay. From the first moment when my husband and I were greeted personally by Sarah, to the last when we said goodbye to the tuk-tuk driver who became my husband’s friend for the week, I felt cared for with genuine interest and attention. Many of the staff knew me by name and were always ready to help.The Wellness Programme itself was just what I had hoped it would be – a real tonic after busy times that helped me to explore and reconnect with what’s really important both to me and for me – guided and supported every step of the way by the lovely Louise, who I feel has now become a friend. Louise has a genuine gift for healing and is extremely knowledgeable in many areas of eastern philosophy, which apply to us all, and her approach is uniquely personal to her, which makes time spent with her all the more inviting to share. The 5-day programme consisted of group and personal yoga sessions, Pranayama meditation and energy healing, sound healing and a daily massage, not to mention the opportunity to talk and discuss whatever was pertinent to me at the time (without it turning into counselling).In summary, I can not express how grateful I feel to have been able to enjoy and learn from the time I spent at Navutu; if you feel able to arrive with your heart and mind open to all possibilities, I would highly recommend.
I normally visit a yoga retreat in Thailand but I wanted to try something different this year so found Navutu online. When I arrived, I thought it would be ten days of yoga and spa treatments and some time to visit the temples nearby. What I got was something much deeper than that. Louise tailored my stay to suit me – we met on the first evening to discuss my wellness programme and it involved so much more than physical treatments and yoga. I have never done any holistic healing before but I opened my mind to the possibilities and what I got was incredible. Through breathing, meditation and yoga practice, as well as spiritual healing and using Louise’s expertise, I gained so much more than physical relaxation, I felt mentally relaxed too. Louise taught me some excellent practices that I have brought home to the UK to practice daily which is already helping me cope with the demands of everyday modern life. I would thoroughly recommend Navutu and particularly Louise’s wellness programmes.
I chose Navutu Dreams in Siem Reap for a yoga and wellness retreat. My expectations were fully met: from the friendly staff and beautiful grounds, to the clean room and delicious traditional food. I was most impressed with the yoga/ meditation teachers and spiritual advisors who led the yoga and wellness program. They were knowledgeable, personable and very helpful. Everything was well thought of and well organized. The resort’s traditional massage offerings are also exceptional. I would happily return for another visit to Navutu Dreams and architecturally breathtaking Siem Reap.