Yoga in Chiang Mai – Daily classes – Detox at Blue Garden
“There is no competition for your own best path. There is only you, getting in or out of the way of your greatness”
Chiang Mai daily Yoga Schedule at Blue Garden
|Morning Yoga||09.00 – 10.00||09.00 – 10.00||10.00 – 12.00|
|Private Yoga||on request||on request||on request|
|Handstand workshop||15.30 – 17.00 (Starting July 2018)|
No reservation needed, Free use of yoga mat, blocks, pillows, doors open 20 minutes before the lesson. Lessons are not suitable for children and we have no children care facilities. Saturday 11 august and Sunday 12 august we are closed for Mothers day
For more information about our Yoga classes, handstand workshop, detox, private yoga, body awareness sessions in at Blue Garden Yoga click one of the boxes
Description Yoga lesson
Our Yoga lessons
Each Yoga lesson at our Chiang Mai Yoga studio has its own theme (see our schedule). Morning Yoga sessions will be flow, dynamic and more a yoga work out. Evening Yoga lessons will be slower and softer. In all yoga classes with me there will a focus on body mechanics, mobility, strength and flexibility. Bringing awareness and mindfulness in moving your body without fear. You start to learn how to move more free from the inside out and are be able to let go of tension that doesn’t longer serves you. I also like to bring creativity in my Yoga lessons, in sequences, variations on Yoga Asanas, new movements and more….
You will discover how to use your Deep Core Lines along the skeleton to make quick gains in true power, making all your yoga poses more possible as you keep your body healthy for years of yoga to come.
09.00–10.00 Vinyasa/Dynamic Yoga(Mon. – Sat.)
Our morning Yoga classes are a bit stronger with energizing creative sequences. Be prepared to move, to build up heat, to sweat and to receive a good workout. Our morning Yoga sessions can include core work, breathing, sun salutations, strength and creative flows. A great start of the day when you are visiting or staying Chiang Mai
19.00–20.00 Night Yoga (Mon. – Thu.)
At night, after sun set, the energy at our garden Yoga studio is the most peaceful. Just being there after an active (or a passive) day you will feel your energy changing. Night Yoga sessions will in general be a softer flow, we will do slower stretching, more time to go deeper into poses. A great way to ease your body and mind and chill into the night.
19.00 – 20.00 Friday night Yin Based Yoga :
At the end of the week we will treat you with a Yin Yoga based session. In this session we will hold our Yoga poses much longer. This will allow you to connect to much deeper layers and levels of your body and your mind
Sundays Flow; 10.00 – 11.00:
Great way to start your Sunday with a energizing Sunday flow
Handstand work shop on Saturdays
Handstand workshops; challenge yourself
Every Saturday we offer Handstand workshops at Blue Garden Yoga Chiang Mai. In these workshops I rather call them play shops we will go over:
- the technical aspects of a handstand (a handstand is much more then just to stand on you hands)
- Perpetration exercises for wrist flexibility, core strength and stability, shoulder strength and arm balancing
- A lot of ‘wall’ work, using the wall for preparation exercises and using the wall to get used to stand on our hands. And learn how to balance on our hands
- Learning how to fall out of a handstand safely
- Start progressing, experimenting and playing with free stand handstands, how to jump into a handstand
Having far from perfected my own handstand ( I am not sure I ever will) for me my yoga handstand practice is been rewarding in many ways. From thinking it would be impossible to stand on my hands to be actually standing on my hands has given me a lot of benefits; both physically and mentally, my body has become stronger, it increased my self confidence, it taught me modesty, patience, persistence, learned me to over come fear. For me this is a great practice which I am very happy to share with you.
Just a word of warning; this handstand workshop can be intense
When: Every Saturday at Blue Garden Yoga from 15.30 – 17.00 (doors open 20 minutes before the class)
Price: 400 Baht (Saturday 11 August no Workshop)
Tailor made to your needs
A private Yoga session at is a great way to improve your Yoga practice (or to start it) by working 1 on 1 with an experienced yoga teacher. This Yoga class is completely designed according to your needs; the areas you want to work on. It is also possible to target problem area (back pain, shoulders, hips et,c) in this session and to find out which poses will be the most beneficial. In this session I also will share tricks and tips how to improve your yoga practice.
Private Yoga in Chiang Mai
Duration: 1 hour
Price: 600 Baht
Body Awareness Session
Aligning yourself with your body
This session is unique in Chiang Mai as it is a combination between a Advanced Thai Massage, mediation and a private yoga session to give you heighten awareness and insights about the functioning of your body, to help you with injuries or prevent them. At the end you will have more understanding of your body and a set of Yoga stretches how to target your problem areas.
In this session we start with a 2 hours full body massage. During this massage your body will be opened and at the same time you will become more aware what the problem areas of your body are. After this massage we will take a short break and then continue with a tailor made private yoga session of 1 hour. In this private yoga session most of the attention will be given how to open the problem areas of your body. At the end of the session you will have a tailor made yoga program
Body Awareness Session
Duration: 3 hours
Price: 1.400 Baht
3 days Detox with Bow
Green smoothies, Yoga, Infra red sauna, Abdominal massage, Floating and more
Under the caring guidance of Bow you can recharge and revitalize yourself with our 3 days Chiang Mai detox program. During this program you will also have time to do some sightseeing.
With our 3 days detox program you will give your body and mind a break of your usual life style. You will not be eating solid food for 3 days, but instead you will drink green smoothies loaded with good stuff (spirulina, chia seeds, sesame), special prepared drinks, practicing yoga and receiving massages. As a result your body will be cleansed, toxins from your blood will be eliminated you will boost your immune system and you will feel more healthy and stronger. New in our detox program is the special infrared sauna and our unique Floatation therapy. You also can visit our website; Blue Float; Detox and Floating Chiag Mai
Our detox program
• Not eating solid food for 3 days straight
• Special morning drink 4 mornings
• 3 times a day (3 days) green smoothie loaded with spirulina, gojiberrry, sesame, etc
• 1 (or 2) times a day Yoga at Blue Garden Chiang Mai
• Special prepared (detox) water. Up to 2 liters a day
• Special healing bowl therapy combined with cupping massage to promote detoxing
• The unique Floatation Therapy (read here more about it), included form August 1
• Infrared sauna every day
• Our famous abdominal massage
• We learn you how to make the green smoothies yourself
• Receiving recipes for Green smoothies
• On the last morning the 4th; a delicious vegetable soup
• Optional: Colon irrigation, not included, but we can arrange this for you (extra cost 1.200 Baht)
|3 days Detox||1 pers.||2 pers.|
|Full Detox||6.000 Baht||11.200 Baht|
|Detox deluxe*||8.000 Baht||15.000 Baht|
|Full Detox without Yoga||5.200 Baht||10.200 Baht|
|Detox deluxe* without Yoga||7.200 Baht||14.000 Baht|
* Detox deluxe: the full detox: extra floatation therapy everyday, abdominal massage first day and last day, colon irrigation, available from august 2018
All programs can be extended to 5 days
Accommodation is not included, but we can assist you in finding the right accommodation. There is a wide variety of hotels and guesthouses close by. Let us know what you are looking for and we can guide you according to your needs. Popular stays close to us are:
• Smile guesthouse (they have swimming pool)
• Baan Bunyat
• La Maison Verte
• Somwang guesthouse
• Taicoon guesthouse (cheap simple rooms)
1 day detox with Bow
Give yourself a one day detox
If you don’t have so much time, or you not ready to do a three days detox. Try our one day detox. During this program you will be not be eating for more then a day and during that time you will be treated by smoothies, special prepared water, massages and will be doing Yoga, The program will start in the morning and finished the next morning after Yoga.
This will include:
• 4 times green smoothie loaded with spirulina, gojiberrry, sesame, etc; 3 times the first day and one the next morning after Yoga
• 2 times yoga (2 morning sessions)
• Special prepared Detox-water. Up to 2 liters equals 40 shots of wheat grass
• Special cupping massage combined with healing sound therapy
• Infrared sauna
• Twice special morning drink
• Program finishes with a green smoothie after morning yoga the next day
• We learn you how to make the green smoothies yourself
• Receiving recipes for Green smoothies
• Extra option: Floatation Therapy (Floating)
Duration: 1 day; start every weekday
Price: 1.850 B a person; with Floating 2.500 Baht
Booking/information: click here or email us
Accommodation: is not included, but we can assist you in finding the right accommodation. There is a wide variety of hotels and guesthouses close by. Let us know what you are looking for and we can guide you according to your needs.
Personal thoughts about Yoga
The last years Yoga is getting ever more popular, and these days Yoga comes in many forms and shapes, from gentle stretching to a vigorous workout in a heated room. In my opinion it does not really matter which form you are practicing.
For me the practice of yoga means helping me to feel well and happy, not only during a session, but also afterwards. On the most superficial level it is helping my body, getting more flexible, creating more stamina, building strength, healing my body, understanding my body better, what it can and cannot do. Basically make me feel at ease and comfortable with my body. Also accepting my body in whatever it has to offer me at any moment of time, but at the same time allowing me to change my body. Maybe the right word to use here is increasing my body awareness.
This is very closely linked to awareness and mindfulness. Yoga helps me to train those. Knowing and understanding my body, mind, emotions, breathing and getting more intimately attuned with them is allowing me to be more in tune with the moment. Being more relaxed or at ease in the moment brings me closer to my own nature, which is one of basic goodness, and trusting our nature.
These days more attention is focused on the outside then on the inside. Also in our yoga practice it is some times so easy to get carried away by difficult poses, or gaining flexibility, that we forget to focus inward during the practice and start focus on other (maybe more flexible) people, or start comparing progress with our last session. If our yoga practice is like that our practice becomes a mere physical exercise and we are losing the real sense of practice. This is not only to create a healthier body, but also a happier mind.
Most important in whatever yoga you practice is that it feels good for both body and mind, be compassionate to yourself and that you are having fun while doing it.
Some words of advice
Having practicing Yoga for over 20 years now and teaching yoga in Chiang Mai for 10 years. I know how hard it can be to keep a steady practice. I also had periods that I went astray and did not practice, but I always seem to find my way back. Sometimes it feels so much easier to go for an instant gratification after a long day, turning on the TV, grabbing a chocolate bar and lie on the couch, but there will always be a sense of dissatisfaction in there. Just remember how you feel after a session of Yoga and the long term benefits for both body and mind.
If you have problems doing your own practice, it may be helpful to follow classes on a regular basis and maybe sometimes visit a new Chiang Mai yoga studio or a different teacher. When you are practicing by your self remember that habit is creating a habit. Have a routine, a set time and place and do not make sessions to long, you might feel discouraged when you know that you have to do a long session.
Background of Yoga
Often associated with Hinduism, yoga actually is older. It is the oldest physical form of exercise;traced back to about 3000 B.C. The original purpose of the postures and breathing exercises was to bring stability and relaxation so practitioners could prepare for the rigors of meditation, sitting still and alert for long periods of time.
The word yoga has its roots in the Sanskrit language and means to merge, join or unite. Yoga is a form of exercise based on the belief that the body and breath are intimately connected with the mind. By controlling the breath and holding the body in steady poses, or asanas, yoga creates harmony. Yoga is a means of balancing and harmonizing the body, mind and emotions and is a tool that allows us to withdraw from the chaos of the world and find a quiet space within. To achieve this, yoga uses movement, breath, posture, relaxation and meditation in order to establish a healthy, vibrant and balanced approach to living.
Yoga is one of the original concepts which today would be labeled as holistic. That means that the body is related to the breath; both are related to the brain; in turn this links with the mind, which is a part of consciousness.
The secret of yoga practice lies in a simple but important word: balance. In every area of our life, yoga represents balanced moderation.