Dive deep into your Pilates practice with Lesley Logan and walk through the temples of Angkor Wat and many other Temples at our retreat space on a 6 day/5 night stay in Siem Reap, Cambodia, next November 4th through 9th, 2018. Bring your friend or partner, because there will be 2 people in each room. We do have rates for travel partners who want the experience of travel and touring but not the Pilates. Just ask!
If you prefer to stay in a hotel in Siem Reap, there is still a spot for you. Off-site retreaters will enjoy all the activities listed below. You are responsible for finding your accommodations and tuk-tuk rides to/from the retreat center (I have plenty of tips for you) however, your meals, Pilates, workshops and temple tours would be included!
This retreat is more than just a vacation halfway around the world; it’s a trip to the Center of the Universe. Angkor was once the largest kingdom in southeast Asia. The Temple Bayon is famous for being the Temple with four faces. In the highest tower (which we will be visiting) you will find yourself in the absolute center of what was the Khmer Empire, at the time considered the literal Center of the Universe. Our personal tour guide truly makes the trip an experience you will not forget. Be prepared to not only see the Temples at their best time but enjoy private trips to secret spaces of Angkor (including seeing one of the only Buddhas left!) Also, don’t be surprised if you end up with pictures taken by our tour guide. They have an eye for the best pics for you to remember your trip so you don’t have to keep your camera out the whole time.
We also will get off the beaten path and be part of a lunch offering to the local monks. An incredible experience that words cannot express. This pagoda is home to almost 200 monks.
And, depending on her schedule, we will get a blessing from my favorite nun Gramma Ak. Last trip we were lucky to have her meet our group and bless each one of us in the jungle!
Along with tours of the Temples, we will be doing daily Pilates classes, and two Pilates workshops focused on honing your at-home Pilates practice. It doesn’t matter your Pilates practice level, every person leaves with new connections and understandings of their own personal Pilates practice. It’s amazing what can happen in a week of regular practice. I’ve had participants who have never done a class leave ready to take their Pilates practice with them and also had Pilates instructors discover new ways to do exercises they thought they couldn’t.
There will also be plenty of time to spend time by yourself to explore the beauty of Siem Reap each day and at night after dinner. Don’t be surprised if you end up making new friends among your retreaters and find yourself trying a bug or buying all your Holiday presents at the market!
There is only space for 24 guests on my retreats, 12 of which can stay on site. The other 12 can stay off-site at hotels nearby.
- Six 1-hour Pilates classes
- Two 2.5-hour Pilates workshops
- Transportation to and from the airport (in a tuk-tuk!)
- Room – on-site guests only (Shared room)
- Food – vegetarian/vegan – 3 meals/day
- Sunday night welcome dinner
- 3 day all access Angkor Temple Pass
- 2 Guided Tours of temples with air-conditioned transportation
- A group meal at Artillery or Vibe Cafe (LL’s favorite 2 restaurants in Siem Reap)
- Check in 11/4/2018, Check out 11/9/2018
COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Airfare to and from Siem Reap
- Cambodian Tourist Visa (although we can help you get yours online!)
- Travel Insurance
- Off-site guest hotel accommodations
- Tuk Tuks are about $2-3 a ride or more depending on where you are going
- In Room Massages
- Plenty of shopping within walking distance
- Cooking Classes
- Night Market
- Vespa Tours
ON SITE COST: The cost is $1600 per person, with a non-refundable deposit of $300 to reserve your spot (unless the retreat is canceled altogether.) The remaining payment will be due on or before 9/1/2018. The overall retreat spans six days and five nights, and starts 5pm on the evening of November 4th, 2018, leaving you a day and a half of travel on each end – so you only have to take five weekdays off. Try to arrive before 3pm on the 4th to leave time to get settled in.
OFF SITE COST: The cost is $1300 per person, with a non-refundable deposit of $300 to reserve your spot (unless the retreat is canceled altogether.) The remaining payment will due on or before 9/1/2018. The overall retreat spans six days and five nights, and starts on the evening of November 4th, 2018, leaving you a day and a half of travel on each end – so you only have to take five weekdays off. Try to arrive before 3pm on the 4th to leave time to get settled in.
Experience Only Cost: For those joining a Pilates lover we have a few spots just for you! Your retreat includes everything theirs does but the Pilates. We only have a few of these spots available so be sure to get yours quickly. On-site experience only participants are $850 and Off-site participants are $650.
This trip is worth sharing with someone you know, and spaces will go quickly.
Please email me if you have any questions. I can’t wait to take this trip with you!
The Pilates retreat to Cambodia was incredible. The trip was an amazing opportunity to strengthen my knowledge and practice of Pilates, as well as experience the ancient temples of Siem Reap like a local. The yoga and meditation retreat was beautiful and tranquil and the vegetarian food was delicious. Lesley and Brad were incredibly hospitable and organized, and the schedule and pace of the retreat flowed seamlessly. I feel very fortunate to have been able to experience Cambodia in such an exciting and unique way.
This was one of the most rewarding and relaxing trips I’ve ever been on. I would highly recommend making this happen!