Frequently Asked Questions….
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We are a yoga cottage, when you are with us your focus is wellness, self-development. The space we created is dedicated to your physical, mental and spiritual well being, and to get the most out of your experience, kindly keep in mind that a Yoga Retreat comes with a distinctive lifestyle and preferred behaviors. For instance, you will enjoy vegetarian meals, simple cottages, and a structured daily routine for your practice.
While we are together, we can achieve great results by approaching each situation with a positive, fun and loving attitude. We put aside critical opinions or judgments, ready to challenge habits and expectations, and surely we improve ourselves.
To maximize your satisfaction and help preserve a stable group energy, we suggest that you:
- Disconnect from the internet, your email, phone, facebook … as much as possible
- Tell us if you have diet requirements or medical conditions
- Attend all the yoga sessions, be on time, remain within your limits.
- Communicate with your instructors and staff on your progress, your concerns or your suggestions.
- Tell us if something does not meet your expectations and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
- Sleep early, wake up early, drink a lot of water!
In addition to the above daily schedule, we have occasional events such as lectures, chanting or outings to practice in remote secluded and peaceful places near small temples around Angkor Wat. For more details and the most up-to-date schedule, please check here: http://blueindigocottage.com/#workshops
A dedicated Yoga practice involves respecting a set of ethical principles, which are called the Yamas and Niyamas in Yogic tradition.
They help to clear the mind and establish a solid foundation for your daily routine. It is strongly encouraged that you respect those principles as they will also create a balanced group energy during your retreat.
- AHIMSA – Non violence ~ Compassion and Non-harm towards yourself and others
- SATYA – Truthfulness ~ Honesty through actions, speech and thoughts
- ASTEYA – Non Stealing ~ Detaching from covetousness and cultivating a less materialistic view of life
- BRAHMACHARYA – Abstinence ~ Moderation in all things and sensual cravings
- APARIGRAHA – Non Greed ~ Attitude of generosity and non possessiveness
- SAUCHA Purity ~ Cleanliness of Body and Mind
- SANTOSHA – Contentment ~ Being satisfied with what you have
- TAPAS – Self Discipline ~ Diligence and Perseverance in your practice
- SWADHYAYA – Self Study ~ Study of scriptures but also of oneself
- ISHVARAPRANIDHANA – Surrendering to a Higher Intelligence ~ Realization of and Dedication to the Divine Presence within all.
Part of your stay at the retreat includes breakfast and lunch. Food is homemade Khmer style, with vegan and vegetarian options. It is low to moderately spicy, but can be adjusted easily for your taste.
Typically, breakfast starts around 7:30AMincludes detox mix juice, fresh juice, fresh fruits, french bread, local honey, porridge, crèpes and croissants (occasionally), tea and coffee.
Lunch is usually at 12PM, simple and light with raw and cooked options, like Pomello salad, banana leaf salad, fish Amok (local specialty), curries, baked or stir-fried vegetables, rice,…
Siem Reap has lots of food options minutes from the retreat, so having dinner outside is an opportunity to explore.
Our Blue Indigo package includes:
- 1 single or double (you share) cottage or dorms
- 6 yoga sessions
- breakfast and lunch
- Airport pickup
- Wifi, water and tea all around
- Yoga and meditation in small temples around Angkor temples (for people staying over 3 days – note that these are not visit to Angkor temples, but sessions nearby in quiet temples)
- You can use our bicycles, pet the cats, hang out in the salas when there are no classes, nap in the hammocks, have tea in the garden sofa enjoying the flowers and trees.
- your flight to Siem Reap 😉
- dinner (except for the TTC students)
- soft drinks
- Yoga mats
- The additional sessions to your 4 sessions include in the packages (each additional session is $6)
- Tickets to Angkor Wat temples or guided tours
Additionally we often run lectures, chanting, outings to serein areas in the coutryside, as a group. These happen based on number of people interested. Watch the black boards in the garden
To secure your stay at Blue indigo Yoga Cottage retreat and since we have only 7 bungalows (14 beds) to offer, we kindly request a deposit to secure your booking.http://blueindigocottage.com/siem-reap-booking
Without deposits we can’t guarantee there will be a bed for you, and we charge 4% if you use Paypal. I hope you understand.
See our refund policy later in this FAQ.
The balance of your payment if any, is due upon checkout.
- Cancellations 10 days prior to arrival: full refund
- Cancellations within 10 days of arrival: Deposit is kept, eventually for a future booking, but not refunded.
Payment of your deposit indicates your agreement to the cancellation policy.
A typical dinner is round $5, drinks are anywhere between $.5 and $5, coconut water is less than $1.
Tuktuk to the temples is around $15 for the day, depending season. Entrances to Angkor wat is around $20 per day, guides are around $18.
All of the above depends on your negotiations skills 🙂