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This retreat is for women seeking time out and to refresh for the New Year (or before the craziness of Christmas). An all-inclusive pampering package for mind, body and soul located in peaceful Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand.
 
Vedic philosophers tell us to live “Authentically” – to pursue our highest joy. As spiritual practices and practical classes prepare us for the New Year that awaits, lets honour what moves us. Lets be soft in our compassion and connection, strong is our sense of self.  Allow expectation and pressure to fall from your shoulders like rain from a summer storm, its time to follow your bliss!
 
*You can attend our 7N/8D Thailand Tour prior to attending this retreat. The tour and retreat join with just one day in-between.  The tour includes Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai. You can add the Thailand Tour your retreat on the registration form. 

Highlights of our Thailand Retreat

During this retreat we will engage in workshops that focus on creating an “Intentional Life”. Too often in life we get swept up in the flow and before we know it we are left wondering, “Is this what I was meant to be doing?” “Am I missing something?” Feelings of discontent start to creep in, (even though nothing is really wrong) clouding all aspects of your life. Don’t waste anymore time wondering if this is as good as it gets! Gain clarity about your life philosophy for creating an intentional life and lasting contentment. 
 
Enjoy optional mind, body, spirit practices such as yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, Labyrinth walk and nature mandala making.
 
Eat the freshest, nutritious organic vegetarian cuisine, grown on the farm and duck eggs you can collect yourself. Take the opportunity to have a gentle detox for both your mind and body.
 
Be pampered with a 2-hour spa journey of your choice.  Included in your package relax and restore with a 1 hour massage of your choice, a herbal steam room experience and foot soak, followed by ginger tea in the garden. A good session at the days spa is sometimes all we need, right girls? 
 
Observe local life on a morning cycle through the local village with authentic timber high houses and rice paddies. Passing lakes, temples and lotus ponds this is a truly special way to start the day. PS: sore bum will follow but is worth it 😉  
 
Visit some amazing temples, art galleries and gardens, to  better understand the local culture and spiritually. 
Countdown is on for your Thailand Retreat
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Imagine …………

The days stretching out like the sky and nights cradling you in its silky embrace.

The bamboo leaves flickering lights and making magical sounds as they rustle lulling you to sleep.

Standing barefoot on the yoga mat, connecting to the sky and grounding into the earth, gently moving, stretching, dancing.

Melting onto the massage table as scented hands ease the tension from your body.

Soak in the mineral baths, breathe in the herbal steam room and glide though the Himalayan salt swimming pool refreshing your senses, feel cleansed and rejuvenated inside and out.

Be nurtured with farm fresh vegetarian foods.

Make new friends, make new friends with yourself. 

This Retreat was created specifically to provide you with as a holistic wellness sanctuary experience incorporating nature, healing, and relaxation therapies. A meaningful holiday that nurtures your sense of self and promotes well-being.
 
You can also add our Thailand Tour before this retreat which visit Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai and takes in the best Thailand has to offer on this ultimate girls getaway!
 

Your Host

Tammie Day  is a mindfulness, meditation, yoga, nia teacher and group facilitator. A social worker by profession she spent 17 years as a counsellor. She runs retreats and workshops worldwide. Tammie has been facilitating retreats for 11 years and has found the most unique and beautiful places for you to visit whilst engaging in personal development activities. She likes to call these meaningful holidays. 

ReConnect

CONNECT with the spirituality and culture of Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand
 
Chiang Rai  remains a sleepy provincial town with a pleasant atmosphere. Compared to its sister town Chiang Mai, it has a more relaxed and down-to-earth feel but is never short on historical and cultural attractions of its own. Founded in 1262 as the capital of the Mengrai Dynasty, after Chiang Saen, today the city retains a strong Lanna identity, mostly through its impressive collection of temples, art, language, cuisine and music.  Our accommodation Museflower Retreat and Spa is located in Thailand’s far north in the Golden Triangle (where the border meets Myanmar and Laos), Chiang Rai is a lovely place to explore Thailand’s exotic hill tribe cultures, beautiful Lanna (northern Thai) temples, arts and crafts, and go trekking by foot in the misty green hills. Our retreat centre is a 30 minute drive from the airport and Chiang Rai City. 
 
CONNECT with your essence and what’s important to you to create an intentional life
Our days will start with gentle movement practices, meditations or bushwalks. We will take time to consciously relax our bodies. Our afternoons are for naps and swimming in the Himalayan Salt pool, and for nurturing our bodies in the herbal steam room, mineral bath and with massages, facials and other treatments. Evenings around the fire pit, star gazing and creating connections to ourselves and others. For our minds we will engage in meaningful classes, workshops and activities to educate and enliven you and create meaning and purpose in your life. 
 
CONNECT with nature
Over the course of this retreat we are here to nurture you. You will be nourished by farm fresh meals. At Museflower most of the produce used in the meals are home-grown in their own organic gardens. The vegetables in your meals are freshly picked the same day from the gardens, offering you the cleanest, most nutritious vegetarian food available. Museflower Retreat & Spa is a place that offers a tranquil space to allow inspirations from nature to come, and hopes to inspire creative energy from natural surroundings.

Take some me time to ReConnect at Magical Museflower Retreat and Spa Chiang Rai

Positive psychology has been described in many ways and with many words, but the commonly accepted definition of the field is this:

“Positive psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living” (Peterson, 2008).

To push this brief description a bit further, positive psychology is a scientific approach to studying human thoughts, feelings, and behavior, with a focus on strengths instead of weaknesses, building the good in life instead of repairing the bad, and taking the lives of average people up to “great” instead of focusing solely on moving those who are struggling up to “normal” (Peterson, 2008).

What Positive Psychology Focuses on in a Nutshell

Positive psychology focuses on the positive events and influences in life, including:

  1. Positive experiences (like happiness, joy, inspiration, and love).
  2. Positive states and traits (like gratitude, resilience, and compassion).
  3. Positive institutions (applying positive principles within entire organizations and institutions).

As a field, positive psychology spends much of its time thinking about topics like character strengths, optimism, life satisfaction, happiness, wellbeing, gratitude, compassion (as well as self-compassion), self-esteem and self-confidence, hope, and elevation.

These topics are studied in order to learn how to help people flourish and live their best lives.

The Centre

Museflower Retreat & Spa was created specifically as a holistic wellness sanctuary by founder Tania Ho, a wellness professional who combines her international spa industry experience with the therapeutic skills of professional holistic experts. This is a place that nurtures creativity and promotes well-being.

The Rooms

With simple bungalows clustered around a small lake, our down-to-earth accommodation and community environment lets you feel at home surrounded by friends among fellow guests and our team members.

Room Amenities For Your Comfort
Reading lamps *There are no TV’s so this is important! (There is a small lounge room in the Soul Food Corner with a television if you need one 😉
Wall fans for all rooms (I find these are enough at this time of year when the temperature is around 14 c overnight)
Air-conditioning for a few rooms (be quick to get one of these)
Private shower with warm water
Hair dryer
Body wash and shampoo
Hot water kettle
Complimentary drinking water and herbal tea (for the caffeine lovers I suggest brining your own tea and coffee on the QT and even though there are no fridges in the rooms, UHT milk or condensed milk in the tube lasts fine)
Slippers
Hangers for clothes
Drying rack for clothes
Umbrellas
Mosquito repellent
Flashlight
Herbal tea and ozonized drinking water are offered complimentary for you. We ask our guests to please refill the drinking water bottle themselves during their stay with us.
Other toiletries, such as toothpaste, toothbrush, razor, body cream, can be purchased from Museflower Boutique.

*As our rooms and facilities are generally not soundproof, kindly keep your noise level as low as possible, in order to maintain a serene retreat environment for others. There are two or four rooms adjoining under the same roof and only bamboo matting ceiling in-between. You can hear your neighbour talking (and snoring earplugs are recommended) so please no mobile phone chats in the rooms . 

Soul Food Corner

Soul Food Corner is our community dining room where guests gather for family-style, buffet dining. Along with serving our three delicious vegetarian meals daily, this is the place where the nourishment of the soul takes place, either with physical food, games, books, or carefully selected movies or conversation.

The Spa

A perfect time to reconnect to your body, mind, and soul, with the use of our natural Thai spa products and traditional spa therapies. Museflower Spa offers facilities and therapies are selected to relax, de-stress, refresh and rejuvenate the body and mind. The spa is open for treatment from 10.00am – 7pm daily, and our spa facilities (such as Herbal steam) is open from 10.00am to 9pm daily. View more about the Spa HERE you included “Signature Spa Journey” will be scheduled for throughout your stay.

Himalayan crystal salt water swimming pool

Covered and heated by a solar water system, the pool is ozonized and free of chlorine, and at a depth of 1.70m. Himalayan crystal salt water helps to cleanse the body while balancing the pH and maintaining the protective film of the skin.

Pool Lounge

A refreshment area for our pool guests to sip some tea and water, or simply to sit and chat.

Museflower Boutique

Selling a variety of aromatherapy and herbal products, Himalayan crystal salt, books, apparel and crystals. We source local brands that offer amazing products in our shop as much as possible.

The Location

Our tranquil retreat is nestled in a gentle wooded area surrounded by scenic lakes and lush rice fields 17 km from Chiang Rai town. Our cottages are clustered around a small lake where guests can go swimming in the lake and Himalayan Crystal Salt swimming pool, take nature walks, jog, and bike ride along the surrounding country lanes.

*Drinking, drugs and smoking strictly prohibited.

Vegetarian Thai and Asian Dining
Muswflower offer delicious, organic lacto/ovo vegetarian Thai/Asian food with set meals or buffet style dining, three meals a day, depending on the number of guests. Fresh produce is picked straight from the on-site organic garden, and other foods are sourced locally as much as possible. Complimentary ozonized, chemical-free pure drinking water, herbal tea and healthy fruit snacks throughout the day. Vegan or gluten-free option is available upon request. Please let us know upon reservation if you have food allergies or special dietary requirements.

Why Vegetarian Food?
Eating vegetarian food helps the body go through a gentle detox and feel lighter without meat. For vegetarian travellers, it is often difficult to find delicious vegetarian food while travelling. You can rest assured that we can meet your vegetarian and vegan needs with the delicious flavours or our fresh, organic, natural green cuisine.

Our Family Style Buffet (*depending on current Covid requirements these meals could be plated)
Offering a family style buffet meal so that guests can choose to eat as much or as little as you want. Our philosophy is “Simple is Bliss, Bliss is Simple”, so overall our portion size and meals are light and simple, filled with lots of colours and flavours. Our breakfast and dinner buffets offer simpler dishes to keep us feeling light, while lunch is focused as the main meal of the day with more variety of dishes. We keep dinner light intentionally so your body can digest the food easier, feel lighter and sleep better.

Our Thai / Asian Cooking
At Museflower, we offer authentic Thai and Asian cuisine with local ingredients that you may not have experienced before. It is like a home-cooked meal with a gentler and mildly spicy taste, seasoned with love and soul prepared by our Thai kitchen team. With our healthy Asian dining focus, we do not offer western staples or additives like bread, pastry, beans, lentils, cheese, coffee, alcohol, white sugar, and MSG. In Asian vegetarian cooking, we use tofu, soybeans, green peas and beans, oatmeal, pumpkin seeds, broccoli as our main protein sources. We also offer locally grown organic spirulina powder, a high source of iron and protein, to add to your drinks complimentary as part of the buffet. 

Experience Food as Retreat
Our food experience is part of the overall retreat experience. The retreat experience is about breaking habits, including food habits. We encourage guests to be open to try different types of food, which is a part of being open to accept new things in life. This, in turn, is a reflection of how open we are in general to break old habits and allow healing and transformation to
take place. We do want to point out that eating vegetarian food does not necessarily mean weight loss. Weight loss is not the main focus of Museflower’s retreat experience. We promote healthy lifestyle in general and this includes healthy food choices and fresh ingredients.

Daily menu
Breakfast (between 8.00am – 10.00am): Oatmeal, one Asian hot dish (congee, boiled rice, noodle or soup), kefir, non-dairy milk such as almond or rice milk, fresh fruit and muesli, one glass of fresh juice, herbal tea, and additional egg dish to order (no limit) *coffee and bread are not served Lunch (between 12.30pm – 2.00pm): Green salad, hot dishes such as curry, stir fried vegetable, omelette etc., local dessert, and herbal tea. Dinner (between 6.30pm – 8.00pm): Hot soup, simple hot dish, steam vegetable with dip, and herbal tea If there is any specific Thai dish that you’d like to experience during your stay, you may let us know in advance at the Reception and we will do our best to prepare the dish subject to availability of ingredients.
*Please note that all meals are inclusive in your package except for additional drink and snack orders.

Drinks & Snacks Menu
We offer special smoothies and fresh fruit juices, premium organic teas, and homemade chips and snacks throughout the day for our guests to enjoy at extra cost. Menu is available in Soul Food Corner and the Pool Lounge. Order can be taken from 8am to 7pm daily, or order in advance.

Dietary Requirements / Food Allergies
Besides lacto-ovo vegetarian food, we are able to provide vegan, gluten-free or dairy-free options for guests. Please notify the Retreat 14 days in advance for any special dietary requirements and allergies of your guests. If you have specific foods or supplements that you need for your diet or for health reasons, please do bring them with you in case we cannot find these items in Chiang Rai. You may store your food items in our community fridge in the Soul Food Corner. Please note that coffee and alcohol are not allowed in this fridge.

The Journey of Spring – Spring is time to awaken…

Let healing crystals and aroma massage rebalance and uplift your energy with a massage along the body’s energy meridian lines. Then smooth away stress with a facial massage using crystals to relax and re-energize your complexion
  • Herbal Steam 15 minutes
  • Ginger & Salt Foot Soak 15 minutes
  • Energy Grounding Crystal Massage 90 minutes (Medium Pressure)
  • Warm Herbal Tea
  • Spa Gift

The Journey of Summer – Summer is a time to glow…

Give your body a luxurious, skin-softening treat with the moisturizing richness of natural coconut cream. Start with a natural body scrub to cleanse and invigorate your skin, followed by a nourishing full body massage.
  • Herbal Steam 15 minutes
  • Ginger & Salt Foot Soak 15 minutes
  • Mung Bean Brightening Body Scrub 30 minutes
  • Warm Coconut Cream Full Body Massage 60 minutes (medium pressure)
  • Warm Herbal Tea
  • Spa Gift
The Journey of Monsoon – Monsoon is a time to balance…
 
Natural traditional Thai herbal treatments will gently re-energize, refresh, and brighten your body and face with organic goodness from the earth.
  • Herbal Steam 15 minutes
  • Ginger & Salt Foot Soak 15 minutes
  • Tamarind Clarifying Body Scrub 30 minutes
  • Museflower Natural Hydrating Facial 60 minutes
  • Warm Herbal Tea
  • Spa Gift
 
The Journey of Autumn – Autumn is a time to slow down…
Pamper yourself with these uniquely Asian body and face treatments derived from ancient healing practices. A revitalizing Asian-Pacific fusion-style aroma body massage and traditional Chinese-style facial massage.
  • Herbal Steam 15 minutes
  • Ginger & Salt Foot Soak 15 minutes
  • Lanna Dancing Massage 75 minutes (medium pressure)
  • Ancient Chinese Facial Massage with Jade Roller 15minutes
  • Warm Herbal Tea
  • Spa Gift

The Journey of Winter – Winter is a time to retreat…

This detoxifying Himalayan crystal salt body wrap combined with a detox body massage, an invigorating and firming massage targeting concerned areas of cellulite, will leave you feeling clean and clear.
  • Herbal Steam 15 minutes
  • Ginger & Salt Foot Soak 15 minutes
  • Himalayan Crystal Salt Body Wrap 60 minutes
  • Detox Massage 60 minutes (Medium pressure massage on Abdomen & Thighs)
  • Warm Herbal Tea
  • Spa Gift

This retreat has a $500 deposit and the remainder is due 75 days prior to departure. 

*FLIGHTS NOT INCLUDED

5/5
"This retreat is a must do for any woman wanting to rebalance their life and get acquainted with themselves. I now feel I not only have the beginning skills, but also the courage to refocus my life so I can actually LIVE life and in doing so give to those around me. Thanks you Tammie xx
Sue- Anne
5/5
"Namaste. I feel blissed and blessed in body, mind and soul. Heartfelt gratitude for a restorative, relaxing, rejuvenating, rewarding, caring, inspiring and nourishing retreat experience. My love tank is overflowing with gratitude and peace.
Anita

Itinerary

*Please note that when planning retreats so far in advance that some program changes may occur.

Inclusions

Exclusions

Be Happy ~ Be Well ~ Be Your Best Self

This tour is the perfect way to see more of Thailand before attending your retreat, or as a stand alone tour. 

Taking in Bangkok – The City of Angels with all of its contradictions equal parts spirituality and cosmopolitan.  Followed by Ayutthaya the historical capital of Thailand where we explore ruins and float down rivers and lastly to Chiang Mai with its amazing mix of temples, markets, farms and tea plantations