Adinath Yoga Ashram, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Considering the fact that the roots of Yoga have originated from Shiva AdiNath, Adinath Yoga Ashram and WYA Thailand based in Chiang Rai, is the first ashram set up in Thailand named after Lord Shiva. Choosing the best location for the Ashram wasn't easy, but guided by our spiritual passion, we found this little sanctuary.
Guru Dharm has always had a vision of mountains, lakes, and waterfalls as the background for the ashram, where one can indulge in the beauty of nature, listening to its voice and cultivating a strong relationship with the Earth. His hard work and persistence in looking for the best location brought him to the Muang District, Chiang Rai in Thailand, where Adinath Yoga Shram was created. What makes our place unique is the fact that it's all natural, eco-friendly, and has a passionate and dedicated team that wants to offer the positive and welcoming energy to anyone coming to stay here.
AdiNath Yoga Ashram is an on-going project with the lot size of 5 acres. Surrounded by exquisite farmlands, soothing lakes, and stunning hills in the background, the Ashram is located in Tambon Nang Lae, Amphoe Mueang. In less than 10km you can reach the magnificent waterfall up the hill, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in a cold and clear water. Along the way, you will also find the stunning views of the greens and experience the warm hospitality from the villagers.
The Ashram has a beautiful practice hall that can easily hold up to 50 practitioners, along with accommodation and dining areas. Upon completion of the whole project, Adinath Yoga Ashram will have a 3m high statue of Lord Shiva (AdiNath) emerging from the water in the middle of the ashram, with additional accommodation building and the meditation center on the side. All the main construction elements in our ashram are made of bamboo, making it natural and eco-friendly. Integrating the art of living from Lord Shiva or Hatha Yoga, combined with permaculture, the Ashram is a place meant for everyone who would like to experience and benefit from slow living and enjoy being immersed in nature.
We offer a diverse range of yoga courses in Thailand: Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, meditation training, acupuncture, massage therapy or organic farming. Our ultimate goal is to offer the opportunity for anyone who wants to improve and enjoy the wellness of mind, body, and soul while ensuring the sustainability of the ecosystem of the world through mindful thinking, and the blissful joy of self - realization.
We are proud to be a part of the community and dedicate our time and efforts to offer every day one free yoga class to our residents, and one free English class for the children in the villages (ongoing project), with many other projects yet to come. Adinath Yoga Ashram has been built for everyone, from practitioners who wish to improve their skills as a yoga student or a yoga teacher to yoga teachers who want to lease our place to share their skills and knowledge. If you wish to be a part of our Ashram, here are a few ways how you can contribute:
• Join as a student or volunteer;
• Register as a member of your entity (studio) or individual basis;
• Be a part of our team by sharing and contributing to the community;
• Donate to help build and finish the Ashram (simply reach us if you would like to have more information about us).
Chiang Rai, the farthest north of Thailand, is located around 785 km away from Bangkok, and borders Myanmar in the north and Laos in the east. The former capital of the great Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Rai is a truly fascinating province filled with natural and cultural wonders, including the Golden Triangle, once the center of opium production that had much influence on cultural practices and lifestyles, where Thailand, Laos, and Burma come together. Chiang Rai has stayed off the tourist path for many years, allowing the locals to enjoy leisurely development and traditional, rural lifestyles.
Chiang Rai is a traveler’s little paradise, endowed with abundant natural attractions and rich cultural heritage. Here you can find ruins of ancient settlements and Buddhist shrines, as well as beautiful mountain scenery and hill tribe villages. For those interested in the natural side of the province, jungle trekking is a truly magical experience. You can explore the mountains in the north and enjoy the various hiking trails that can take you up to the villages of diverse hill tribes, still maintaining their traditional lifestyles. Chiang Rai has a tropical but fairly moderate climate. October through March are considered the winter months when there is little rain and a pleasant cool weather, while the rest of the year is considered as summer time and has warmer and more humid days, with more rainfalls. Overall, the climate and the air of the north are much cleaner and purer than in the south, making your stay in Chiang Rai a real retreat.
How to Reach Chiang Rai
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Thailand is a country known as the Land of Food and Fruit. Every meal prepared at our ashram is carefully cooked according to a healthy yogic diet. We only provide vegetarian food, including some eggs and milk. At Adinath Yoga Ashram you can have a fresh and delicious meal every day, enjoyed with our yoga family. Get more details about food in Thailand -- Click Here
Ashram Daily schedule:
* Fire puja will start everyday at 6 a.m.
|07:00 - 7:30 a.m||Meditation & Mantra Practice (Spiritual Growth)|
|07:30 - 8:30 a.m||Yoga Class|
|1:00 - 03:00 p.m||Free Time|
|03:00 - 03:30 p.m||Karma Yoga Class|
|03:30 - 04:30 p.m||Yoga Class|
|07:00 - 08:00 p.m||Kirtan and Transformational Experiences
(Tuesdays and Thursdays)
|8:00 - 10:00 p.m||Self Study Time|
|09:00 p.m||Silence begins and held until end of breakfast next morning|
|10:00 p.m||Lights out|
* Sunday will be a day off.
Stay in Ashram
Everyone is welcome to stay at Adinath Yoga Ashram in Chiang Rai, Thailand. If you love yoga and want to be closer to the nature, here you can apply to stay with us.
– Our Philosophy and Teaching Methodology
We are integrating:
(1) mindfulness teaching with options & variations according to students’ levels and conditions;
(2) safe & effective teaching methodology and environment;
(3) teaching by heart but not hard in our course.
Conventional Yoga teaching training is never boring here. Our teachers are extending on-the-mat practice and philosophy to off-the-mat through fun and unique teaching style. You will never forget the experience you have with us.