Why I Love Siem Reap, Cambodia and You Will Too

The most frequent question I get when I tell people about my Pilates retreats in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the home of Angkor Wat and many more Temples is “why Cambodia?” And I get it. Seems like an odd place. After all, I live in Los Angeles and could easily hit up Mexico, Ojai, Santa Barbara or some other hot Retreat spots. But, I chose Siem Reap, Cambodia to be the Retreat space for me. So, why do I love it?

10 Incredible Things to Do While Visiting Angkor Wat and Cambodia

I cannot wait to be back in Siem Reap, Cambodia in November for my next Pilates retreat! Besides visiting Angkor Wat, the Bayon Temple, Preah Khan, and many other majestic Temples we will be doing lots of Pilates, visiting a special Pagoda (read no other tourists) and eating some of the best treats Cambodians have to offer. But, there is more to Cambodia than just the Temples.

Why I love a Pilates Retreat

Why I love Pilates blog post Lesley Logan Pilates

As a Pilates instructor, I practice Pilates at least three, mostly four times a week. I practice what I teach! I want my clients doing Pilates with me or at home a few times a week and maybe a few minutes extra on their off days. When you do Pilates something amazing happens. Your mind focuses solely one what you are doing in that moment. The whirlwind slows, the angst, nerves, stress and excitement of the day take a chill pill for that moment.

What happens when you do Pilates in Angkor Wat?

Angkor Wat Pilates Retreat blog post Lesley Logan Pilates

You plan your next trip back to do it all over again! … We arrived here on Sunday, March 5th, and our personal tuk-tuk driver Poly took us to our retreat space. I knew this space would be unique and calm. I was not expecting it to be this artistic oasis with plenty of meditation spots, hammocks, mango trees with branches that provided a canopy from the Cambodian sun and bungalows with handmade mosaic floors.