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Yoga Retreat Program

A Journey of Self Discovery

We are now offering the opportunity to live, learn and share as part of our creative learning community. Hariharalaya is the ideal place for a yoga retreat – self discovery, personal transformation, reconnect with nature and open your heart to beauty of the present moment. 

THIS IS

WHAT YOU GET

2+

hours of Yoga and
Meditation PER DAY

2

healthy and delicious
Plant-Based Meals per day

3

diverse Workshops
Per week

1

Community Sharing
Circles per week

1

inspiring Dharma Talks
per week

2

Dynamic Movement, sport
& Fitness Classes per week

WHAT SETS US APART

Hariharalaya offers a full immersion in Yoga as a way of life. Over the last 12 years, we have crafted a powerful rhythm and sacred space for healing and awakening. Our Digital Detox allows you to free yourself from distractions and open your heart to the creativity and beauty of the present moment. Daily periods of silence help to deepen your connection with your true Self and listen to the wisdom of life.

At Hariharalaya, we approach yoga as the science and art of
life.
 Yoga is a path for self mastery, awakening your body, heart
and mind and tuning yourself with life. We embrace an integral
path of body, heart and mind through an integrated practice of
asana, breathing, meditation, study, silence, creativity, nature
and more. Our yoga retreat program is set up to help you integrate yoga in your daily life.  

Integral Yoga = Asana + Pranayama + Meditation

INTEGRAL YOGA IS
  • A journey of self empowerment and lifelong learning
  • The process of accessing and living with creativity and wisdom
  • A healthy rhythm and deep connection with the present moment
  • A relationship with nature and the wisdom of life
  • A personal journey of awakening
  • Basic hygiene for your body, heart and mind
  • A way of life
Integral Yoga is not just…
  • A physical workout
  • A popularity contest or fashion show
  • What happens on the yoga mat
  • A performance or competition
  • About strength and physical flexibility
TRADITIONAL HATHA YOGA
  • In Hatha Yoga, Simple postures held for extended time with a focus on breath, awareness 
    and grounding in order to cleanse your physical, emotional and mental 
    bodies, release blockages and cultivate will power and inner strength by
    working through resistance.

  • Each posture is a meditation on sensation, breath and balance.

  • Each posture is an opportunity to cultivate a sense of ease (sukha) and 
    stability (sthira) to carry with you in your daily life.

  • Each posture is followed by time for awareness and integration to cultivate 
    a deep sense of presence and aliveness.

  • With each posture, you are charging your body, heart and mind with light 
    (prana), producing good chemicals and releasing toxins and the heaviness 
    of the past.

  • Our practice are both accessible and challenging for all ages and 
    levels of experience.

Traditional Pranayama (Breathwork)
  • Pranayama (breathwork) is key to unlocking the flow of life within your body, heart and mind.

  • By nourishing yourself with prana (life, light, energy) each day, then your body, heart and mind  becomes alive like a flourishing garden.

  • Cultivate a deeper relationship with your breath in order to balance your thoughts and emotions. The breath is the ultimate medicine.

  • We work with a system of 3 powerful breathing techniques before meditation to help balance your nervous system and the subtle pressure within, to allow you to enter into deep meditation.

  • These techniques are deeply cleansing and purifying. They help to balance your body, heart and mind, activate your chakras and awaken your inner power.

Traditional Sitting Meditation
  • Meditation is a process of deep cleaning and healing through the stillness of Being and not doing.

  • Cultivate a sense of relaxation and one pointed concentration. 
    Dive beneath the surface of your thoughts and enter into a deep state of Being.

  • Layer by layer, dissolve your body, heart and mind back into pure light.

  • Meditation is a fire to purify yourself and release the heaviness of the past in order to come into the wisdom of the present moment and awaken your intuition.

6 DAY YOGA RETREAT

Here is our retreat schedule to give you a taste of
the magic of Hariharalaya

YOGA RETREAT SCHEDULE

DAY 1
 

11am – 12pm

Arrivals, Check-in and Campus Tour

  • Allow us to welcome you into our international community and enjoy a tour of our healing oasis.

1pm – 2pm

Lunch

  • Nourish yourself with a delicious home-cooked meal and spend time connecting with the community

2:30pm – 4pm

Community Circle

  • Learn about Hariharalaya, take some time to listen to the community, and share about yourself.

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Essence of Yoga and Meditation

  • We will share the foundations of the practice of yoga, breathing and meditation to prepare you for the week of learning, healing and connection. 

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Dinner

  • Our famous International and Cambodian plant-based cuisine is prepared with love. The perfect way to end your day.

10pm

Silence & Sleep

DAY 2

6am – 7am

Wake Up

  • Greet the sun and enjoy the beautiful morning hours for silent journaling, reading or personal practice.

7am – 9am

Morning Practice

  • Tune your body, heart and mind with Traditional Hatha Yoga Asanas, Pranayama, and Sitting Meditation. Reconnect with yourself and start the day inspired.

9am – 10am

Breakfast

  • Enjoy fresh fruit and delicious Cambodian Cuisine. Hearty, wholesome and healing.

10am – 11:30am

Creativity Workshop

  • Tap into your creative flow and discover different ways and mediums of expression. Explore the process of letting go and connecting to your heart.

1pm – 2pm

Lunch

3pm – 4pm

Intro to Rock Climbing

  • Discover new ways of being in your body. Open your shoulders and reconnect with your primal self in this playful and joyful offering.

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Evening Practice

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Dinner

8pm – 9pm

Games Night

  • Let loose, laugh and reconnect with your inner child. Games are a great way to drop the seriousness and rediscover the simple joy of connection.

10pm

Silence

DAY 3

6am – 7am

Wake Up

7am – 9am

Morning Practice

9am – 10am

Breakfast

10am – 11am

Dharma Talk

  • Joel will give an inspiring talk on how to live yoga in your daily life and answer questions about yoga, meditation and the spiritual path.

12pm – 12:30pm

Fitness (HIIT)

  • A great combo of warm-ups,  animal movements and HIIT. Get your heart pumping and sweat out all the toxins.

1pm – 2pm

Lunch

2pm – 5pm

Free Time

  • Spend time relaxing in a hammock, chill in our pool, play a game of ping pong, and enjoy a nice massage.

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Evening Practice

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Dinner

8pm – 9pm

Ecstatic Dance

  • Dance as if no one is watching in this guided embodiment practice. Connect with your primal self and step out of your mind for a big cathartic release.

10pm

Silence

DAY 4 (SILENT DAY)

6am – 7am

Wake Up

7am – 9am

Morning Practice

9am – 10am

Silent Breakfast

10am – 1pm

Free Time

1pm – 2pm

Silent Lunch

4:30pm – 6:30pm

Extended Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra

  • Yin Yoga is a passive practice, focused on long holds and relaxing the muscles, whilst stretching the connective tissues. It is a very deep practice with a focus on the hips and shoulders. Release blockages and open your body, heart and mind. Followed by Yoga Nidra, an ancient practice of guided meditation, cultivating awareness and deep relaxation.

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Silent Dinner

7:30pm – 10:00pm

Silent Reflection

  • Use the remainder of your silent day for journaling, reading, meditation or get an early night!
DAY 5

6am – 7am

Wake Up

7am – 9am

Morning Practice

9am – 10am

Silent Breakfast

10am – 11am

Mindfulness Workshop

  • Lift the silence with mindfulness and partner exercises. Share knowledge and gain insight through community connection.

12pm – 12:30pm

Fitness (HIIT)

12:30pm – 2pm

Ice Bath and Pool Party

  • Take a dip in the ice cold water and experience the health benefits that come with it firsthand. Defrost by the pool as we dance it out and celebrate the joy of life.

2pm – 3pm

Lunch

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Vedic Fire Ceremony

  • Immerse yourself in the healing vibrations of sacred mantras, connect with the element of fire and the energy of the universe as we honor the cycle of Life.

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Dinner

8pm – 9pm

Jam Night & Drum Circle

  • Grab a drum, a guitar, or a glockenspiel and allow your creativity to flow. Dance and sing your heart out.

10pm

Silence

DAY 6

6am – 7:00am

Wake Up

7am – 9am

Kundalini Meditation and Community Circle

  • Fill yourself with breath and light, awaken your spine with a simple and deep kundalini sequence. We close the retreat with a community listening circle, to integrate and harvest the fruits from a week of deep learning and transformation.

9am – 10am

Breakfast

11am

Departures

  • Spread the light and put into practice your experience as you continue your journey of learning and discovery.

YOGA RETREAT FAQ

what are the benefits of your yoga retreat?

A yoga retreat is the perfect time to reconnect with yourself, de-stress and relax. It is also a way to meet like-minded people and make new connections. The other benefits of spending time in  a yoga retreat center are eating healthy and detoxing your body. It can also be a chance to rediscover your creativity, challenge yourself and learn new things.

How long does your yoga retreat last?

Our Yoga retreats last for 5 nights and 6 days. It is possible to extend and stay for 2 retreats in a row in order to go deeper. 

What are the activities offered at a yoga retreat?

Yoga retreats can offer a wide range of activities in addition to yoga classes like pranayama (breathwork) and meditation. At Hariharalaya, we offer many creativity and healing workshops, rock climbing and fitness classes, Dharma talks, community sharing and more to help you reconnect with yourself and heal your body, heart and mind. 

Who is leading your yoga retreats?

Our yoga retreats are led by a team of international yoga teachers, healers and artists. We also have guest teachers and other practitioners that contribute to the content of our yoga retreat program.

Can a beginner attend our yoga retreat?

Yes, of course ! We offer yoga retreats for all levels, from beginners to more experienced practitioners. If you are starting your yoga practice with us at Hariharalaya, you will have the opportunity to learn more about yoga in a supportive and inspiring community with a team of skilled yoga teachers, meditation teachers, healers and artists.

Is the accommodation shared or private?

At Hariharalaya yoga retreat center, we offer both shared and private accommodations, with eight private suites, two shared suites, four garden rooms, and a traditional three-bed Khmer villa.