Finding Spaciousness Among the Sacred Mountains of Vietnam 



Reconnect to the natural surrounding of the Northern Vietnam jungles, 1058m above sea level on Yen Tu mountain.

Friday Nov 22nd – Tuesday Nov 26th 2019


This retreat is a multi-day, immersive experience held in the sacred mountains of Yen Tu

Let’s retreat to something that is already right here with us: breath, space, stillness.
These things are with us always, even though sometimes we have to step away to remember them. Join me in a multi-day, immersive yoga experience held on the sacred, and holy peak of Yen Tu mountain in Northern Vietnam. A place that inspires awe by reminding us of our connection to the sacred and the natural world around us by immersing ourselves in a dynamic ritual of mantra, meditation, asana, pranayama, and ceremonies.

Dates: Thursday, November 21st – Tuesday, November 26th
Location: 1 hour outside of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam


  • 4 x accommodation 
  • 3 x Workshops (arm balancing, hip-opening + back-bending)
  • 2 x daily yoga practices (1.5-hour classes)
    – Morning Hatha/Vinyasa Practice
    – Evening Yin/Restorative Flow 
  • 4 x daily monastic meals
    – Vegetarian breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Trekking up Yen Tu Mountain


  • Airfare to/from Vietnam
  • Optional excursions/activities
  • Additional food/drinks

    Number maximum of participants : 15



Hello Vietnam

The Host:

Katharina Bleinis

Meeting Katharina for the first time is like running into an old friend you’ve known for years – conversations are effortless, she’s there when you need to talk, and she gives some pretty kick-ass advice along with some corny jokes to lighten up the mood. Within minutes, her quirky and playful personality energizes the room, creating a space of comfort when leading a class. Through intention, pranayama, meditation, and asana, her goal is for her students to leave each class inspired to learn more about themselves and the strengths of their bodies.

Having studied under the traditional Sivananda lineage, Katharina leads a strong alignment-based Hatha (and Vinyasa) practice to encourage her students to develop more body awareness and structural alignment. Looking for a sweat? Katharina’s Vinyasa practice will have you feeling sweaty, soulful, and physically empowered by the end of it. Don’t be surprised if she has you coming up into an arm balances out of nowhere!


Nestled approximately 1,068 meters above sea level, Yen Tu is a sacred mountain unknown to many Westerners, yet attracts millions of pilgrims from the Zen Buddhist sect to its forested, shrine-filled slopes, and ancient pagodas. Yen Tu is located off the well-trodden route between Hanoi and Halong Bay in Northern Vietnam, a little more than an hour’s drive from the UNESCO World Heritage site Halong Bay. Yen Tu offers a retreat for self-discovery and spiritual transformation while exploring the sacred destination.

The Program

07:00 – 07:30 Mantra + Meditation
07:30 – 09:00 Asana 
09:00 – 09:30 Pranayama
09:30 – 10:30 Vegetarian Breakfast 

10:30 – 12:00 Workshop or Daily activity
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (included)
13:30 – 16:00 Free Time To Do Whatever Your Heart Desires 
16:00 – 16:30 Philosophy: Four Noble Truths x Yoga Sutras 

16:30 – 18:00 Asana 
18:00 – 18:30 Reading Break
18:30 – 19:30 Dinner 
19:30 – 20:00 Evening Satsang

For full program day-by-day detail click here

The Main Accommodation

Inspired by the ancient architectural design, this sacred space is a testament to Vietnam’s rich history. The property features handcrafted interior décor items with hand-made traditional materials to blend with its surrounding ambiance. The energy of its natural surroundings offers a retreat for self-discovery and spiritual transformation with regard that it is situated on a divine and sacred place. In the meantime,
one can enjoy the saltwater pool in their spare time, walking in the misty forest, or partake in yoga lessons and ancient meditation rituals, led by the whirring tune of singing bowls.



The Cost:

Early Bird: $12,800 (shared occupancy), $14,800 (single occupancy)
Full Price: $14,800 (shared occupancy), $16,800 (shared occupancy)