with Caroline Westling and Mary Susan Stults Sassone

A spring retreat to Self and Sangha in South Korea.

Join us for a heart-awakened adventure and yoga retreat this April as we enjoy a deep dive into our yoga and meditation practices, community, culture, beauty, and adventure.

We are thrilled to share 10 spacious and joy-filled days together on retreat as we explore and soak up the beauty of spring and the cherry blossoms blooming on our South Korea Yoga Adventure Retreat.

Our journey begins with 3 nights in the vibrant city of Seoul where you can enjoy everything this fascinating city has to offer—Korean fashion, beauty, music, art, food, markets, restaurants, culture, and much more.

From Seoul, we will travel south to the beautiful oceanside city of Busan on the eastern seacoast. Finally, we´ll travel inland and spend our final 4 days in a lovely, relaxing resort in the Korean forest.

This trip is for those who want to combine a yoga retreat with a unique and unforgettable experience in South Korea. We will have the opportunity to visit various beautiful regions of South Korea, including cities, the seaside, and forests.

Join us this spring as we share and co-create an unforgettable 10 days together on and off the yoga mat. See you in South Korea, xo

Yoga

All levels of practitioners are welcome and encouraged to join. During our stay in Seoul and Busan, we will practice yoga once a day most days. At our final destination in the forest, we will go deeper into our yoga practice with two classes a day. Here we also focus on our internal practice through pranayama (breathwork), guided meditations, Dharma talks, and you will also have an art/creativity workshop.

Our Yoga asana classes will be theme based and focus on understanding our individual needs.

Accommodation

Seoul (3 nights), Busan (2 nights), and Nature Resort (4 nights).

Group activities

We will take you to unique places so you can experience the authentic culture of Korea. This includes drinking traditional tea, visiting a traditional village, seeing an old palace, eating Korean food specialties, and maybe even signing karaoke ;). These are included in the price of the trip.

We will also visit a South Korean food market where you are free to purchase the local specialties according to your individual tastes.

Sightseeing in your free time

You will also have free time when you can explore on your own, with guidance from us. Below is a list of different activities you can enjoy at your own cost.

Seoul

Seoul Tower

Korean war museum

Palaces

National Museum

Traditional sauna

Beauty and spa treatments (Korean specialties)

Busan

Magnate Café

Busan Tower

Yongdusan Park

Kim Jae Sun Gallery

Gamcheon Culture Village

Haedong Yonggung Temple

Nampodong Market

Forest

Nature experiences

The retreat includes:

  •       Shared or private lodging
  •       The cost of train travel from Busan to the nature resort
  •       Daily breakfast
  •       Daily dinner
  •       Daily yoga classes/workshops
  •       Guided meditations
  •       Group activities
  •       Dharma talks
  •       Community
  •       Wifi
  •       Retreat Gift Bag

The retreat does not include 

  •       Travel costs to South Korea
  •       Travel within South Korea with the exception from Busan to our final destination.
  •       Lunch
  •       Alcohol
  •       Some sightseeing “see above”
  •       Travel Insurance

 

Flights, visas and more

The flight ticket is not included in the price. You will fly to Seoul, which has two different airports. Incheon International Airport is the largest and most common one. The retreat starts on April 7th, which means you will have to fly on April 6th at the latest. If you want to come before the retreat starts or after the retreat ends, let us know and we can help you with accommodation options. Below is a list of suggested airlines and sites to book your flight.

https://www.finnair.com/se-sv (best option, which I usually travel with)

https://www.momondo.se

https://flygcity.se

You need a visa to enter South Korea. Most of you will just need a K-ETA, which is a very simple electronic application and can be done only a week ahead. But please look up what is required for your home country by visiting the South Korean embassy of your country. Please also read up on Covid regulations before you travel.

South Korean Embassy Sweden: https://overseas.mofa.go.kr/se-en/index.do

South Korean Embassy US: https://overseas.mofa.go.kr/us-en/index.do 

Prices including registration fee:

  •     Total Retreat tuition: $2999- shared lodging (two twin beds or shared double bed)
  •     Total Retreat tuition: $3699- private lodging – double bed option (private lodging is limited)
  •     Total Retreat tuition: $3999 private lodging – king-sized room in the first two hotels, a double bed last hotel option (1 room available)

Sign up

A non-refundable registration fee of $500  secures your booking for this trip. The rest of the amount is due no later than February 25th

 

 

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