Elephant Magic Thailand Yoga Retreat

15th - 21st November 2025
Chiang Mai - Thailand

There is something truly magical that happens when you spend time in close proximity with these gentle giants. Elephants have a very powerful Heart field, they are deeply empathetic, and have the kindest eyes that look right into your Soul. Elephant magic cuts right through the superfluous and helps clarify what is truly important. 

   

Each day we will offer a unique experience for you to enjoy — full day elephant visit, a sound healing, hot spring visit, hike to local cave, herbal steam night and temple excursion. There is generous personal time for you to swim, sunbathe, read, walk in nature, relax with a spa treatment… However you choose to enjoy your time, it’s up to you.

Join us for a week-long journey of learning, transformation, inspiration, and joy. This retreat is designed for everyone who wants to enhance the quality of their life, from the merely curious to the serious yoga practitioner.

Everything will be taken care of for you!
SIT BACK, RELAX AND PREPARE TO BE PAMPERED

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Location

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Thailand, and Chiang Mai specifically, is a deeply spiritual land, with both the profound effects of a population very dedicated to Buddhism, and a natural landscape and vibration that simply radiates peace and clarity. 

Mala Dhara is a dedicated Yoga retreat venue, organic farm, and eco sanctuary, just 30 minutes from Chiang Mai and the airport. It’s a place to drop out, connect in deeply, and get clear on how you choose to live your life moving forward as you evolve.

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Highlights

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Accommodation

A collection of unique villas of varying alternative architecture and artistic appeal are located amongst the gardens of Mala Dhara. Most of them are beautifully curvaceous adobe constructions with round windows and doors, some others feature more timber or bamboo. All of them are spacious, natural, and energetically supportive. If you are unfamiliar with earthen structures, don’t think for a minute that this means you will have to compromise any comfort or style. Fine fixtures, tiles and basins, a mainstay in all of the spacious Mala Dhara bathrooms.

Elephant experience

We are dedicating a whole day to visit the famous Elephant Nature Park to watch elephants been fed, walk with them, observe them foraging, taking a mud bath and swimming in the river. Elephant nature park is home to 120 elephants who are finally able to live free from abuse within family herds and develop close friendships with one another. Elephants at the park are not required to work, do not perform tricks, and are not ridden. Instead, they are allowed to live a more natural, dignified life where they are respected.

Herbal Sauna

The legendary herbal steam night at Mala Dhara consists of an outdoor group steam, infused with deeply healing ‘fresh’ local medicinal herbs.Specially crafted homemade body scrub for deep skin cleansing, and cisterns of cool water for rinsing between rounds will be provided,  Special ice baths will also be available – for lovers of the cold plunge.  A large bonfire and earthen benches make a perfect gathering place between rounds in the sauna and a a cozy moonlit place to spend the rest of the evening chatting, playing music or star gazing.

Divine Dining

Kin Dee Plant Based Vegan Restaurant is the very heart of Mala Dhara and reflects their attitudes and ethos. You will enjoy three buffet meals a day. Prepare yourself for a wide range of taste-tempting, freshly prepared dishes, made with love and imagination, from super-healthy to super-naughty and everything in between! No M.S.G. or preservatives are used in cooking. Food and drink are one of the best ways to learn about new places and cultures. Let your taste buds experience the flavours of Thailand!

Yoga space

Morning yoga and meditation practices take place in the rice field yoga shala affording 360 degree ‘wall-less’ open air cool breezy views of the endless verdant rice fields and mountains. Our round light brick poolside yoga shala is ideal for the intimate comfort of a cool evening yoga practice. Both spaces will help you connect in with nature, connect in with your practice, and most importantly connect in with yourself.

Temple excursion

There are more than 300 temples in Chiang Mai (some of which are truly jaw-dropping). They vary architecturally due to the mix of Thai, Burmese, and Lao influences in the north. The region is rich in culture and history. We have the opportunity while on this retreat to experience both the impressive architecture and ornately decorated altars and Buddhas inside the temples. We will learn about the history and most importantly immerse ourselves in the deep, calm energy that exists in these temples.
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INCLUSIONs

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Elephant magic Thailand Yoga Retreat includes:

  • Five nights accommodation with sweeping views of the distant mountains of Doi Saket, preceded gently by the vast expanse of green rice fields.
  • One night in a resort in Chiang Mai on the first night.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner -offering a broad range of healthy, delicious cuisine.
  • Transfers to retreat venue from Chiang Mai and return trip.
  • Filtered water.
  • Complimentary tea and coffee available all day.
  • Daily cleaning service.
  • Pure cotton bed sheets and towels.
  • Pool towels supplied daily.
  • Sound healing didgeridoo session.
  • Hike to a local cave.
  • Fire dance performance.
  • Herbal steam night with homemade body scrub, with the option of ice bath.
  • Full day visit to Elephant sanctuary.
  • Natural Hot spring visit.
  • Guided Temple excursion in Chiang Mai.
  • Free internet in rooms and public areas.
  • Daily vinyasa yoga sessions in a stunning secluded space in the rice field yoga shala with 360 degree views.
  • Daily relaxing Yin yoga sessions with all yoga mats, bolsters, blocks and belts provided and guided self-myofascial release sessions.
  • Daily meditation and guided deep relaxations, aligned with the theme of the day.
  • Generous personal time to enjoy swimming, sun basking, walks in nature and spa treatments.

Other indulgences on offer:

Jungle walks, traditional Thai massage, relaxing by the saltwater pool.

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Investment

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$2,600 NZD twin share or limited single rooms $2,700 NZD.

$500 NZD non-refundable deposit will secure your place.

Final payment is due 60 days prior to retreat starting.

The retreat starts Saturday at 2pm and finishes Friday at 11am.

The airport you need to fly into is Chiang Mai, from there it is a 5 km journey by taxi to the first retreat venue, costs $10 NZ dollars for the trip. We can help you organise a taxi if you wish.

To register please phone: +64 21 1594421 or email: [email protected] 

Not included in the package

International airfares
Travel and cancellation insurance
Airport transfers
Spa treatments, special drinks, laundry service

BOOK THIS RETREAT:

 

As always, there are limited places and this retreat is likely to fill up quickly. If you are interested in coming please let us know soon, to avoid disappointment.

Reach out to us today so we can reserve your spot. Email: [email protected]

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