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Yoga Retreat Christmas & New Year with Martin Becker

Spend the time between Christmas and New Year with an inspiring group of people from all over the world. Refresh your body, mind, and soul and support a good cause: the retreat will be held at the Smiling Gecko Foundation who helps people from the worst slums in Cambodia by giving them a home to live and professional education.


Smiling Gecko, Cambodia7388677
Countryside outside Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh KH
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles



Dec 24 to
Jan 1
2016 - 2017
18:00 pmto11:00 am



all prices excluding travel costs.

USD 1'000 with registration until Aug 31, 2016
USD 1'100 with registration until Sep 30, 2016
USD 1'200 with registration until Dec 22. 2016

Full Description

In our fun and creative yoga classes – suitable for all levels – we will guide you into the deeper dimensions of yoga asanas to build strength, detoxify the body and promote optimal health and deep relaxation. Through meditation, pranayama (breathing excercises) and other techniques we will start to tune into our deeper wisdom.

What sets this yoga retreat apart from others is that between the morning and evening yoga sessions you can have any amount of personalised yoga instruction or you can learn to give / receive ThaiYoga Massage, we can do AcroYoga, or just any other yoga related activity – as much as you like! Yoga unlimited!

While nourishing your body and soul, you also support a good cause: the retreat will be held at the Smiling Gecko Foundation. Smiling Gecko is a Switzerland based organisation that helps people from the worst slums in Cambodia by giving them a home to live and professional training. This means the people who cook for you, who provide room service for you and the people who grow the organic food that you will eat have all been saved from a miserable life in poverty. Smiling Gecko works with top-notch education providers in Switzerland, the Swiss Hotel Management Academy in Lucerne and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich to provide school education, professional training and medical services to the poorest and enabling them to start a life and become economically self-sustaining. You will stay in a 5 star accommodation, you will eat food that is as good as the food you eat at a 5 star Swiss hotel and you will eat the freshest organic food grown according to top international standards – all prepared for you and served to you by people who have been saved from poverty. This means by participating in this retreat you automatically support Smiling Gecko to fund their projects.

Things to do
Massage available on-site (not included in price)
Learn to cook delicious Cambodia food (included in price)
Swimming pool to relax (included in price)
Evening hike & meditation at nearby Buddhist mountain temple (included in price)
Phnom Penh guided tour (included in price)
Guided tour of the Smiling Gecko project (included in price)

Exquisite accommodation in double room, you will share the room with another person.
All rooms equipped with private bathroom, AC, and terrace underneath the house (Cambodian style, see pictures above).

Start: Saturday, Dec 24, 2016, 6:00 pm
Please arrive by 5pm.
18:00 – 19:30 Relaxing yoga class
19:30 – 20:00 Free time
20:00 – 24:00 Dinner, welcome & program overview, sit together & have fun

Daily schedule Dec 25 – Dec 31
07:30 Light breakfast
08:30-9:00 Meditation & scripture
09:00-11:00 Yoga
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-17:00 Free time/personalized yoga instruction
17:00-19:00 Yoga
19:30 Dinner

End: Sunday, Jan 01, 11am
07:30 Light breakfast
08:30 – 10:00 Yoga
10:00 – 11:00 Closing session & good-byes
11:00 – 12:00 Free time (optional)
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch (optional)

English and German

All levels welcome from beginner to advanced

Price includes
7 nights double room
3 healthy meals per day
2 Yoga classes per day
Daily pranayama & meditation sessions
Personalized yoga sessions on demand, AcroYoga and ThaiMassage instruction (for groups of at least 3 people),

Getting there
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We will arrange airport pickup and drop-off from and to Phnom Penh international airport for you. The retreat location is a short distance away from Phnom Penh international airport.
Book your individual flight to Phnom Penh and notify us of your exact arrival date and time. A driver will wait for you and bring you directly from the airport to the retreat location.


Max. participants