Ecstatic Feet: A DANCEmandala Intensive Weekend Retreat

 with Areeradh K. Tri-Siddha, 23 – 25 May, 2014


What is DANCEmandala Ecstatic Feet?

This exploration is a fundamental layer of DANCEmandala. It is a simple dance journey through the body.  Moving mindfully through our body map, we create greater awareness of our true self-expression and to express less judgments to self; to find joy in simply moving the  and surrendering ourselves to the dance; to immerse in the moment of freedom from any limited beliefs. This is a profound journey from a place of authenticity toward freedom, ecstasy and bliss.

Principal concepts and philosophy behind DANCEmandala practice will be introduced with a complete immersion and practical focus on the 1st layer, ‘The Body’. We will creatively explore natural movement trough different layers of our self using music, imagination and our body’s wisdom. The aim is to reconnect to the inner freedom and playfulness that may bring deep healing to our body and mind. This workshop can be counted toward the DANCEmandala Training Module 1.

No prior experience with dance needed. All welcome!

More information about DANCEmandala

About Areeradh K. Tri-sidda:

Armeerat, AreeradhAreeradh is a certified yoga teacher and a DANCEmandala and Biodanza facilitator/trainer. Based in Chiang Mai, where she runs the Yoga Tree Centre, she trained at Triyoga and the Dorset School of Biodanza in the UK. She currently teaches yoga and meditative dance, leads regular workshops, and conducts teacher training (DANCEmandala) in the northern Thailand.


Retreat Information:

The retreat will begin on the evening of Friday, May 23 at 19:30pm. It will end around lunchtime on Sunday, May 25.

Check-in will take place from 1:300pm to 16:00pm on May 23. A tour will take place at 17:00pm the same day, and dinner will be served at 18:30pm.

Places are limited so please sign up immediately so that we can reserve a room for you. For more information or registration, please contact us at: or

Please note that New Life is a non-profit organisation. The fee covers only the costs of holding the retreat, including food, electricity, accommodation, and the teachers’ fees. Being a young foundation, we need a lot of support, so additional donations are very welcome! Please help us spread the word and bring some friends.

Our community practices noble silence from 21:30pm until 08:00am the next morning (until 09:00am on Sundays). Retreat participants will also be asked to adhere to noble silence during these times.

We are a vegetarian community. Simple, healthy meals will be served, consisting of breakfast with fruit, eggs, cereal, bread, and yoghurt, and Thai-style meals for lunch and dinner. We cannot cater to special diets, but do let us know if have any food allergies.

All rooms come with ensuite bathroom, warm water shower, ceiling fan, sheets and towels.

Retreat fee:

Early bird registration: 3000 baht per person, single room

Registration after May 15: 4500 baht per person, single room

The retreat fee covers 2 nights’ accommodation on May 23 and 24,  3 meals per day, and all workshop sessions.

NB: An added cost of 780 baht per person per night (single room) applies if you wish to stay at the foundation after the retreat ends. Please check space availability with us at time of registration. The retreat fee must be paid in full, in advance. Please notify us of payment details and send a copy of the transfer receipt so that we can complete your registration. 

Want to stay for longer? Enquire about our resident or volunteer programs!

Location: New Life Foundation

No. 49 Moo 1, Tambol Don Sila, Amphoe Wiang Chai, Chiang Rai, Thailand

The retreat fee does not include transportation to and from the retreat location. There are a number of low-cost carriers within Thailand and the Asia region if you would like to fly to Chiang Rai. Buses are also a good option. Taxis and tuk-tuks that will take you straight to the foundation can be hired at the airport or bus station.

Things to bring:

–       Light, comfortable clothing and a raincoat/umbrella in case of rain

–       Mosquito repellent: this is a natural environment and we do not use pesticides

–       A bathing suit: if you would like to use the swimming pool or steam bath

–       A torch: the foundation grounds are very dark at night

–       A refillable water bottle: we have a natural filtration system for drinking water

–       Your own toiletries

–       Your own cup or mug

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