Re-orient Yourself in Paradise
Stay as long as you want in THAILAND - PICK YOUR DATES in paradise
The best of all worlds. Whereas in Spain we retreat to the mountains to explore ourselves, in Thailand we get around to explore a different universe of mass and energy. Two different methods, but both equally effective. In the lovely and safe village of Khao Tao, close to Hua Hin, we "re-orient" our thoughts to combine the best of all worlds - nature, village life, beaches, mountains and forests to enhance the body-mind detox and have loads of fun. Olive Thailand is totally unique, leaving guests with a renewed sense of the possible and new friendships for life by the time they leave. The climate is as kind as the smiles of the Thais, a perfect setting for a 100% outdoor experience all year around.
Old problems require new solutions
In Khao Tao we find an opportunity to heal that doesn't involve pretending, pushing ourselves, or faking it until we might make it. The village and its beaches and nature preserves offer a worldview unaffected by the view of life behind much of our suffering.
Imagination is the first solution, and Khao Tao offers us that, and more.
Our garden is a herbal pharmacy with Neem trees and medicinal herbs. We have constructed an open O·shala and Prana-Pods to keep you close to nature. Every drop of air getting into your lungs and every herb will be as clean as we possibly can provide it and every drop of water will be as close to the source as we can get it. It matters, and your detox will speak for its self. You (and others) will notice it in your eyes, your skin your movements and your mood.
In the process of creating the ultimate detox for you, we have become more beautifully minimalistic and freely less dependent on stuff, asking ourselves in the process - what do we really need? Really? If you’ve read this far you will sooner or later ask that question too and the more you get rid of the more you’ll respect your nature (body).
Meditation is in the culture!
Meditation boosts our immune system, raises our energy levels, alleviates or eliminates anxiety and depression, raises our sense of self esteem, helps us make decisions, lowers inflammation, brings awareness, peace and tranquility, rejuvenates, boosts creativity – and more!
At a our jungle paradise we review and practice various historic and modern forms of meditations and awareness to find which one works best for you in different occasions. Join us and learn about meditation and how it can help improve your life in so many ways. Free gifts from a regular practice is gratitude, awareness and serenity.
Yoga & Pranayamas
Yoga (see it as stretching if you'd like) enhances the detox process in a natural, healthy way. A flexible body is more likely to be a happy body. We aslo teach the Ashtangas, the 8 limbs of Yoga, that makes it so much more than a physical exercise, and that's when students often 'get it', to ultimately use the body to meditate, with no competition, no struggle, just observation. That's Healing!
Every morning we start the day with a sunrise yoga at the beach. We adapted to your needs, flexibility and strength. All levels of experience are welcome - from beginners to intermediate and even advanced. All sessions are followed by breathing exercises, or Pranayamas, and meditation or relaxation. Extra afternoon sessions are offered for those who want.
Food is very important, but it's not only about food. We serve a delicious, homemade, Thai-inspired, nutrient-packed, all vegan diet as nature produced it (non refined) without sugar, gluten, yeast, etc. Why only plants? Because it's simply the best food and detox. You won't be hungry, tired or sluggish, the contrary. We teach you to read your own nature, your body, to restore and maximise your health. You will be delighted by our colourful food, we promise, read what the media said.
At a recent retreat, we hosted one of the food critics for The Independent who specializes in French food and wine. She said that her week with us was “the best food week of my life.” Enough said.
Dialogue with O•8
You have questions and we have more questions. Each day we choose a beautiful setting and engage in stimulating dialogues about topics as varied as the science of nutrition to what thoughts hold us back from experiencing contentment and peace, energy and creativity of all forms. The answers to why we don't do what we know is good for us, will reveal.
Old problems require new solutions and we believe in the importance of discussion for leading us to our own unique and deeper truths. One thing we can promise - you'll figure it out. The first question is always what healthy mean to you?
"Now suddenly it all makes so much more sense. For the first time in a long time I feel I can do things I always dreamed of." —Susan
Sleep is detoxing, more so when the air is fresh, and the lullaby of the jungle cicadas, ocean waves and village life is uninterrupted. Thailand is the prefect climate for living and sleeping outdoors. We have created Prana Pods for the perfect sleeping experience. Every night there is a slight breeze, and every nuance of it cascades through our high strength, lightweight design. You won't miss a breath, a sound, a subtlety. Nothing stands between you and nature but a few millimeters of sturdy screen.
The inner sleeping unit slides out for amazing moon and star gazing on the many strikingly clear nights, and on those occasions when it rains, slides back in in a matter of seconds. The functionality of the unit also allows greater floor space for naps, yoga, meditating, reading, hanging out, or just surfing the web. Up to you. Enjoy
Well of course! We all know that our nature is to "exercise", but do you know why? It's not only to get a strong heart muscle and a healthy respiratory system, it's also about the hormones, the micro-biome, your liver detox and to give yourself a chance to be happy and at peace.
The difference is that we integrate it in all we do so that you won't even notice that you have done it. We bike to the village to get mangoes, we hike up the mountain for a sunset meditation, we explore the temple on the hill, or you might like shopping at the evening market, run at the beach, or swim after the morning yoga. Whatever you like is what you are going to do. We help you find out what you like.
Olive Retreat Thailand has helped people in the following areas:
De-stress and relaxation
Self-care and kindness
Career and life choices
Nutrition and cooking
Fitness and exercise
Yoga and stretching
Anxiety, depression, loneliness, sadness, loss
Weight-loss and obesity
Food allergies and sensitivities
Inflammation, disease and disorders
Relationships; getting in and getting out
Living and seeking the 'truth'
At Olive Retreat Thailand you can chose to sleep in a tent at our jungle camp site next to a national park, with all its adventures, or you can sleep in a private Thai Hut. Both are located 5 minutes from the beach and the village.
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Olive Retreat Thailand is part of Khao Tao Group. We co-create with NGO's, temples and local companies to help and support each other in any way we can, and to enhance your re-orienting experience. Don't worry, we got you covered from real to proverbial door.
From January 2017 we offer special classes for Cooking, Yoga and Creativity. Check out the dates at our booking page. We truly hope to see you in the beautiful village of Khao Tao, with all its pristine nature around it.
Activities are optional, you don't have to do anything. If you come to relax and sleep that's what you need.
07:00 Yoga/healthy stretching to get your detox going, after we do Pranayamas & Meditation.
08:00 Breakfast; a protein boost for the hungry, a pleasure for the body and the mind.
10:00 Body & Mind Health Dialogue/Class; to make friends with your body.
13:00 Lunch; from nature to nurture with all the spectra of light from the source.
14:00 – 17:00 Free time/massages/one-to-ones/walks & hikes/special activities/etc.
17:00 Mind & Body Health Dialogue/Class to figure things out.
18:00 Exercise; to fill you with the mountains, the animals, the forests, and astonishing views.
19:30 Dinner; to calm our senses and prepare for the beauty(full) sleep.
21.00 Evening activity; we just hang out, see a movie or go for a guided tour into the subconscious.
Timing is loose and weather dependant.
The retreat starts with dinner around 19.00 on the arrival day and ends no later 15.00 on the departure day. If your flights are booked differently that's OK too, let us know to make a plan for you.
Sunset at the beautiful beach Sai Noi, just a skip through the forest from us. Here is where we sometimes do yoga, swim, meditate, walk, our just hang out. Climb the rocks and go through the temple and you get to the larger beach in Khao Tao.
Both are amazingly free and perfect for contemplation.
All is Included
It's just easier that way, for both you and us, so please consider that when you compare prices to find your retreat.
7 nights accommodation 150 meters to beaches
Round-trip transfers from and to the airport (bus) and to an additional cost we arrange a private car
In-depth health assessment (Health Questionnaire is sent once you are booked)
Daily Body health classes + Mind health classes
One-one sessions, as many as you want
Cooking, detoxing drinks and smoothie classes
Health booklets, Cookbook, Yoga book and more
Daily Yoga/streching classes + Meditation + Pranayamas
All detoxing meals: clean, real, vegan, no gluten, no sugar, no refined food (don't worry, you won't be hungry!)
Daily availability of detoxing snacks and drinks
All-liquid intermittent fasting day(s) and digestive flush, if suitable for you
Daily aerobic + anaerobic exercise in a beautiful nature
Daily meditations + techniques (guided and non-guided)
Daily pranayamas and meditation techniques
Time and space to relax and enjoy and laugh
Personal recommendations upon departure (how to continue your quest for better health based on your Ayurvedic Dosha and needs)
2 months back-home support
A little gift to remember your stay
Discounts on future retreats and events