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For the duration of your transformation program you join us in our home environment with the focus on deep and restorative healing. We have a wide range of tools available to make sure that your stay with us is both heartfelt and harmonious. Our amenities are carefully selected to allow for a truly holistic and balanced stay that supports your personal transformation. Retreat prices are individual and based on personal needs, choice of room and amount of daily sessions. Please contact us for more details.
We have three rooms available for our residential clients. One Master Bedroom with a king size bed for one or two guests with en suite bathroom, one Twin Room with a king size bed for one or two guests, and one Single Room for one guest. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and fans and the Twin room and the Single room both have direct access to private balconies. Towels and water bottle is provided during your stay and laundry is included and is taken care of by our staff.
Assessments And Holistic Health Evaluation
Assessments is something we at Living with The Spirit use in order to establish your starting point on your physical, emotional or spiritual journey. Our assessments provide the holistic details of what needs to be addressed to fully support your future healing process. The summary of your assessment will give us a good idea of your current situation, how you are balanced between different parts of life, and if your overall lifestyle is supporting the changes you wish to achieve with your stay with us. All this is taken into careful consideration to put together the best possible therapeutic treatment plan and design your transformation program. Read more about our Holistic Health Evaluation here.
Individual Nutrition Plan Or Detox Protocol
Your nutrition plan when staying with us will be decided depending on what is needed to maximize your self healing process during your stay with us. The focus is on healthy delicious food that both speeds up recovery and restores your body’s overall vitality. In combination with this most of our clients go through a detox protocol to kickstart their inherent self healing capacity. Based on the result from your assessments and the expressed intention of your stay, we will create an individual nutrition or detox protocol for your transformation program.
Food By Our In-House Chefs
All meals are included in your all inclusive stay and our staff is available to serve you breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. We offer plant based home made food with no gluten or sugar. We offer raw food, raw fruits and different detox and fasting protocols. Our in house chefs will prepare your meals for you according to your nutrition or detox protocol. The nutritional foundation of your transformation program comes from our organic home made meals.
Stress Recovery Package
We specialize in stress treatment and recovery programs here at Living with The Spirit. For many the first part of their transformation program means to address and deal with negative stress and tension. Our comfortable and supportive living environment allows for you to gear down mentally while at the same time activating yourself physically. This makes it possible for you to quickly ground yourself and strengthen your inner connection with your creative spirit. Stress recovery goes hand in hand with any other program or protocol. We have years of experience both personally and professionally in corporate and performance fields when it comes to stress management.
Ice Bath and Herbal Steam Sauna
Hot and cold treatment is healthy activity that we offer on a weekly basis to reduce stress levels and to boost our immune response. Regularly taking cold showers or ice baths imposes a small amount of stress on your body, which leads to a process called hardening. This means that your nervous system gradually gets used to handling moderate levels of stress. Scientific studies have found that taking a cold shower increases the amount of white blood cells in your body. These blood cells protect your body against diseases.
Hot herbal sauna in combination with the cold treatment creates a dynamic response in the body where it alternates between the hardening mentioned above and expansion/release from heat exposure. The herbal steam sauna is a great way to stimulate the body both with heat but also to inhale the natural healing herbs into the lungs and respiratory system. The works as both a physical and energetic cleanse that alleviates heavy moods and internal energetic blockages. The hot steam sauna also has positive benefits to the blood’s circulatory system and the lymphatic system promoting detox.
Zen Tea Ceremonies
Occasionally and upon request (as long as your diet and detox protocols allows it) we perform tea ceremonies with our own imported Puh Er tea. We love both the energizing effects of organic sun dried green tea but we also value the meditative aspects of tea ceremonies. Mindful drinking of tea can be a new and adventurous journey inside as it is easily combined with meditation practice and conscious living. It is a way to meet and see others in a setting where conversation is not at the forefront and also allows for a deeper Zen practice.
At Home Follow Up Session
To ensure your integration is harmonious and effective we provide you with a follow up session once you are settled into your new lifestyle. Here we take a look at what has been easy to integrate and what has been difficult. This will fortify and strengthen your new habits and practices to create long lasting positive change. In the follow up session we provide details and guidance relating to your new circumstances taken from our lifestyle coaching program. If needed this follow up coaching can be extended with multiple sessions at an additional cost.
Private Guidance Sessions
Personal guidance is a high priority during your transformation program. These individual sessions provide the space for safe and non invasive treatments based on holistic and natural methods. Simply put the guidance session where we strengthen your mind, body and spirit connection. In this supportive environment you will have the time and space available to go deep into any area you feel needs to be addressed. We hold space for you and guide you all throughout your healing process. To get the most out of your time here during your transformation program we offer 1, 2 or 3 sessions daily, five days a week.
Our private sessions include but is not limited to: Emotional Healing, Grounding Techniques, Fasting Protocols, Holistic Detox Immersion, Lifestyle Coaching, Meditation & Mindfulness Practice, Multiple Therapeutic Treatment Options, Movement Patterns, Personal Training, Chi Nei-Tsang Massage, Cupping Massage Treatment, Corrective Exercises Practice, Raw Food and Raw Fruit Diet Education, Reiki Healing Sessions, Social Navigation, Energy Work Sessions and TRE®.
Individual Exercise Or Movement Program
We also include an individual movement patterns program as part of your transformation program. Physical exercise and movement is an important factor in every healing journey and therefore we include a customized program for you. This program could include: corrective exercises for rehab and posture, physical exercises to strengthen & conditioning the body, mobility exercises for increased flexibility, balance and stability. It all depends on where you are right now when it comes to your physical level and capacity. Your program will be based on your assessments and the intention of your stay. If you change the way you move you change the way you feel.
Noble Silence at Living With the Spirit
Though we are not a designated Vipassana retreat we do provide the space for what we like to call noble silence. This means that our retreat center and living environment is a consciously quiet space. We value our clients privacy and fully understand the importance of peace and quiet in any deeper transformation program. One of the biggest difficulties in deeper change and transformation in day to day life is being interrupted, disturbed or interfered with. During your stay with us we respect your space and if you wish to remain silent in between your private sessions that is a freedom that is available for you here. If you need to express yourself, there is space for that too. We offer morning group meditations 4 days per week where we practice silent meditation and group sharing.
Garden and Relax Areas
Our garden is landscaped to provide multiple relaxing spaces where you can find a silent space for yourself or a relaxed conversation in a harmonious environment. Though we are located at the heart of Chiang Mai our garden provides a small sanctuary and peaceful haven where you can relax and recover. This means you don’t have to leave our grounds to experience a breath of nature and find relaxation and restoration in a hammock or under a tree.
Fully Equipped Gym
Our in house gym is available and you can easily book times for exercise or practice on your own time as long as it is not booked by another client. The gym is packed with equipment and tools for your physical development. The gym is fully equipped with barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, foam rollers, TRX, olympic rings, pull up bars, medicine balls, battle ropes, spinning bicycle, pilates balls and much more. This ensures that you will be able to address any physical imbalances, weaknesses or injuries under the guidance of a personal trainer.
Sound Healing *New addition July 2020
Once a week we offer a gentle yet powerful gong sound healing session from our in house chef and local healer Nuchie. The sound healing is a meditation session facilitated by the gentle sound of the gong. In the session the gong is gently played to produce healing frequencies that recalibrate the entire energy field of the individual. Many people experience a greater ease of going deeper into their meditation practice as their being synchronizes with the relaxing tones of the gong. Attendance is optional and this sound healing can also be provided for individual sessions.
Local Temples, Organic Markets, Waterfalls, and Saltwater Pool
When opportunity arises we like to make quick excursions to some of our favorite spots in and around Chiang Mai. Every evening at 6pm there is chanting at many of the Buddhist temples around the city. This is a combination of a cultural experience as well as meditation practice during the energizing chanting of the buddhist monks. We love to visit the local organic markets whenever possible to shop for the latest and tastiest fresh produce. You are more than welcome to come along and explore the city with us. There are a couple of really lovely waterfalls a short motorbike ride away from our house. If weather and time permits we enjoy going for a cool and refreshing swim. No more than 5 minutes away from the house is one of Chiang Mai’s most quiet and secluded salt water pools that we frequently visit.
LIVE YOUR LIFE SIMPLY IN PEACE
A stay with us ensures that you have all the facilities, amenities, and support needed for your transformation program in one place. All programs are individually created based on your needs and current life situation. For more information and for any question you may have please go ahead and book your free discovery call with us. Welcome to Living with The Spirit!