Adinath Yoga Ashram, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Considering the root of Yoga is originated from Shiva AdiNath and WYA Thailand is based in Chiang Rai, its (our) first yoga ashram is set up in Thailand is named after Lord Shiva. Natural, eco-friendly with a passionate dedicated team are the key components of the Ashram. When it comes to choose the best location for the Ashram, we have never taken it lightly. In order to provide a soothing peaceful environment for Yoga practitioners during their stays,
Guru Dharm always has the vision to have mountains, lakes and waterfall as the backdrop of the Ashram, indulging by the nature and listening to its chanting as the main attributes in selecting the location of the Ashram. With his persistence in searching for the best location, AdiNath Ashram, We set its significant footstep in Muang District, Chiang Rai, Thailand.
AdiNath Yoga Ashram is an on-going project with lot size of 5 acre. Embraced by exquisite farmlands, soothing lakes and stunning hills as the backdrop, AdiNath Yoga Ashram is located in Tambon Nang Lae, Amphoe Mueang. In less than 10 km, you will reach the magnificent, discreet waterfall up the hill where you can enjoy swimming in the refreshing, cool water. Along the way, you can also enjoy the stunning view of the greens and experience the warm hospitality from the villagers.
The Ashram is having the practice hall in progress that can hold up to 50 practitioners at ease while the 1st accommodation area and the dining area have been completed. Upon completion of the whole project, it will have a 3-meter high marble statue of Lord Shiva (AdiNath) emerged from water in the middle of the Ashram. On both sides of the statue are the accommodation buildings, the one on the left is completed and the one on the right as well as the meditation center will be built when the statue is completed. Eco-friendly with bamboo are the main elements of the whole Ashram fixtures. Integrating the art of living from Lord Shiva (AdiNath) or Hatha Yoga and the permaculture, the Ashram is meant for everyone who would like to realize the benefits of slow living and immerse to the nature at different levels. We offer a diverse range of courses: Yoga Teacher Training on Hatha Yoga or Vinyasa Yoga, meditation training, acupuncture, massage therapy, organic farming.
The ultimate goal is to offer the opportunity for anyone who wants to enjoy the wellness of body, mind and soul while ensuring the sustainability of the eco-system of the world through mindful thinking and ultimately attaining the blissful joy through self-realization.
We are dedicated to be part of the community in where we set our footprints on. In AdiNath Yoga Ashram, every day one free Yoga class for the residents, one free English class for the children in the villages (on going project) and many more to come. The Ashram is literally built for everyone, from practitioners who wishes to improve the skills as a student or as a Yoga teacher to Yoga teachers who want to lease the place for sharing Yoga skills and knowledge. You can also be a part of us by the following ways -
• Joining as student or volunteer
• Registering as members by an entity (studio) or individual basis;
• Being part of our team in sharing and contributing to the community; and
• Donating to the building of the Ashram. Simply reach us if you would like to have more information about us!
Chiang Rai, the farthest north of Thailand, 785 kilometers from Bangkok and borders Myanmar in the north and Laos in the east. As the former capital of the great Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Rai is a fascinating province filled with cultural and natural wonders, including the Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos, and Burma come together; an area that was once the hub of opium production, a trade that had much influence on cultural practices and lifestyles. Chiang Rai had stayed off the tourist radar for many years, its people have been enjoying leisurely development and traditional, rural lifestyles.
Chiang Rai is a traveler’s paradise, endowed with abundant natural attractions and antiquities. Attractions range from ruins of ancient settlements and Buddhist shrines to magnificent mountain scenery and hill tribe villages. For those interested in the natural side of Chiang Rai, jungle trekking is a magical experience; explore the mountains of the north along various hiking trails, many of which access the villages of diverse hill tribes groups, many of whom maintain their traditional lifestyles. It has the best climate with distinguished winters and summers. October through March are the winter months when it rarely rains and has pleasant cool weather whilst the rest of the year is considered as summer time. Although the summer is humid and warm, it is still considered more pleasant than in the southern part of Thailand.