Your Uplifting Retreat FAQs

WHAT’S INCLUDED? 

Each retreat offers its own set of inclusions, but typically we include accommodation at Saraphi House, all onsite meals daily and onsite activities as listed for each event. Every trip varies, but we like to include 1-2 excursions and leave the other days for optional activities. All yoga classes, group discussions, and guided meditations are included.

DO YOU INCLUDE FLIGHTS?

No, we do not include flights, as we want to make sure you can select your own travel itinerary (and find the best deals according to your budget!) If you need recommendations, please let us know.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE TRIP DETAILS?

Upon registration, you will receive a welcome message with general trip information. As the date approaches you will receive trip reminders and specifics relevant to your retreat.

DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?

Yes. We make it mandatory. Check with your credit cards and your employer as they often offer travel insurance.

DO YOU HAVE INTERNATIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE?

Yes. We're fully covered.

HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE TO ATTEND?

We welcome all levels and abilities and aim to be as inclusive as possible. Whilst we are not a bootcamp, attending our retreat is a great way to kickstart your health and fitness journey. Our trainers are excellent and are very encouraging. We will adapt exercises for all abilities so you can enjoy and feel like you are progressing. We work with you, and our tribe is very supportive of each others' progress so you will be enjoying a very supportive environment. Do let us know if you are a complete beginner or have any concerns and we will give you the necessary support.

DO I NEED YOGA EXPERIENCE?

We welcome yogis of all levels, from people just curious about yoga to advanced instructors. Our retreats are not just for the yogi who practices every day and can touch the floor with their elbows. We offer opportunities for growth and new experiences for anyone interested in the yoga and mindfulness.

DO YOU SUPPLY YOGA EQUIPMENT?

Yes, we’ll have mats, blocks and straps for you so you can pack light!

DO I NEED TO ATTEND ALL ACTIVITIES?

It is not compulsory for you to attend all activities, but we recommend you to do so. After all, you've paid for this experience and often times it's the things that we do not want to do the most, that teaches us the most. We will support you along the way, so let’s enjoy the journey together!  

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE ON THE RETREATS?

Our group sizes depend on which trip you are joining. However, we keep group sizes small and intimate to have a good teacher to student ratio while keeping in mind the joy and community that can come from a certain size group. Our trips generally range from 10-12 guests.

I'M TRAVELLING ON MY OWN, DO MANY GUESTS ALSO TRAVEL SOLO?

Yes, a lot of guests travel alone to attend retreats. This is a great way to step away from your everyday lives, from what you know and really connect with yourself and a new community. You often discover or even re-discover yourself in these scenarios.

WHO WILL I BE SHARING WITH, IF I BOOK A SHARED ROOM?

If you are booking with friends or a group, you will be sharing with them (unless you specify different). If you are travelling solo, you will always be sharing a room with the same sex.  

CAN I STAY EXTRA DAYS BEFORE OR AFTER MY GROUP RETREAT?

Yes, we would be more than happy to welcome you before or after your retreat. Please just ask us about our availability.

WHAT IS THE FOOD LIKE?

Delicious, varied and wholesome! Our team are real foodies, so you can be excited by what to expect! We use quality seasonal ingredients and support local farmers, and for any imported produce we use quality suppliers. The meals are versatile from plant based through to sizzling BBQs, and from authentic Thai through to Mediterannean. We cater for all dietary requirements so please let us know if you have any before you travel.

 

IS THERE WIFI?

Yes there is, but we encourage limited usage in order to disconnect to connect. Slow down, enjoy your surroundings, be present and forget about the world during your journey.

DO YOU HAVE DISABILITY ACCESS?

Yes, the whole property is wheelchair friendly. We also have a lift to facilitate to the second floor of the house.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR/BRING WITH ME?

We will send you a packing list before your journey! Get your summer holiday clothes and activewear ready!  

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO GET OVER JET LAG?

We’ll make sure you receive a warm and relaxing welcome so you can ease into the start of your retreat. Our itinerary and activities will help you keep active and fight off the jet lag!

  1. Get a good night's sleep before you fly
  2. Set your watch to Thailand’s time zone (so you can try to adjust your sleep/awake pattern from the day before)
  3. Drink plenty of water, avoid caffeine and alcohol
  4. Don’t take sleeping pills
  5. Take an extra pillow and blanket on the plane, so you can be extra comfy (we even recommend changing into PJs or leggings so there’s no restrictions on your blood circulation and you can be more flexible)
  6. Keep active when you arrive

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

Our cancellation policy can be read in full on our Terms & Conditions page.