A Retreat by Luang Prabang Yoga
In 2012, Luang Prabang Yoga began as a small yoga cooperative in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang, Laos. At the heart of its mission was the creation of a space for local and international yoga teachers to share their knowledge and practice, and for novice and seasoned yoga practitioners from all around the world to come together. To inspire self-discovery as well as a greater connection of people with each other and with the world around us, Luang Prabang Yoga also began to offer regular retreats three hours north of Luang Prabang through Laos Yoga Retreats. For over 6 years now, the retreats in Laos have brought greater knowledge to practitioners from all over the globe, changed lives and created friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.
EXPANDING INTO MYANMAR
In 2018, Luang Prabang Yoga began to offer retreats outside of Laos, launching the first of many retreats to come in Myanmar. In the spirit of previous retreats in Laos, the location we have chosen in Myanmar is slightly off the beaten track, a true retreat away from the hustle of city life. Anyone looking to get away from the usual tourist trail and immerse in a holistic practice will find our retreat location at The Inle Sanctuary a haven. Adventure along a road less traveled to find peace, friendship, and most importantly, a greater connection to yourself.
About Julie Moksim
I began my yoga practice in 2003 in Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. I studied at the Baron Baptiste Power Yoga Studios where I was introduced to Power Vinyasa Yoga, a dynamic flow, which synchronizes breathing and movement. During my time in Boston also apprenticed as a teacher’s assistant at Prana Power Yoga, where I learnt how to guide, nurture and help students deepen their practice. It was here that I began to appreciate and understand the connection and energy between the student and the teacher.
In 2011, I trained as a teacher in Bali, Indonesia at Shakti Spirit Yoga with Rachel Hull. Along with a strong Ayurvedic component, the course taught a much gentler form of Vinyasa Flow Yoga, focusing on safety and touching upon yoga as a form of physical therapy. Most recently, I completed an advanced vinyasa intensive under the guidance of Edward Clark and Nikki Durrant of Tripsichore Yoga. My teaching reflects the knowledge, and inspiration that I have taken from all of my incredible teachers.
In 2012, I founded the Luang Prabang Yoga Cooperative and have led dozens of yoga retreats in Laos, where I have been living for the last few years. Most recently, I also became a partner and co-owner of Yangon Yoga House and have made Myanmar a second home.
As a teacher, I aspire to take students beyond asana, to help them experience how a holistic yoga practice can positively impact life. I also aspire to use the tools of yoga to bring about peaceful dialogue and heart-to-heart connections between people. Join me on this beautiful journey of discovery!
About Kathy Gabriel
Kathy is an international yoga teacher currently based in Singapore. Although yoga and complementary health was always in her family, she only picked up yoga as a teenager during a spiritual seeking shortly after her mother passed. Through her practice, she learned to how find solace, balance and ease. This later hugely influenced the way she connects and teaches her students. Teaching since 2013, her classes draw from many different traditions which weave into an intuitive blend of Hatha, Kundalini, Yin and Thai massage. She is also a trained sound healer and often incorporates sound therapy and mantra invocation in her classes. Through breath, philosophy and movement, she hopes to help you find what feels good and ultimately cultivate a deeper connection with yourself. Having led over 20 retreats in various locations around Asia since 2016, Kathy enjoys creating and holding space for others to further their personal development and spirituality. When she’s not leading workshops and retreats, she runs a mentorship programme for newly trained and seasoned yoga teachers alike who are aspiring to turn their passion into a successful business. She also runs a leading community collective called Urban Yogis in Singapore. Working with a community of Teachers from all over the world, Urban Yogis offers a unique, fun and accessible way for everyone to enjoy yoga outside of the traditional studio setting.