About.

Chai Garden Ashram is located in Belize, close to San Ignacio.  Our beautiful yoga ashram is a two story Palapa adjacent to a waterfall and cenote.  We offer daily yoga, massage, and enticing vegan cuisine at a reasonable rate.   Come and experience the harmony of the yoga lifestyle and philosophy.and our integration with the natural environment.  We have hot water showers, a bath tub; for herbal baths, a large yoga deck, outdoor kitchen, healing and spiritual library, and also many tasks for intrepid volunteers. 

Welcome to an ashram like no other.
Join us in a beautiful environment for amazing vegan cuisine, and fun, spiritually charged and challenging yoga.
Massage, hydrotherapy, and sound healing treatments support and deepen your experience.

"Evan and Laine are a powerful team for personal development and healing. Offering both Hatha and Kundalini yoga classes and various styles of massage and meditation."

We keep things fun and lively and continue to change up the practice. We can easily accommodate various levels of experience, from beginner to advanced in the same session. YOGA sessions are tailored to the guests and we appraise them as we progress.

The fee covers our all inclusive Yoga Rejuvenation Retreat which includes vegan meals, yoga, waterfall, cenote, chanting and meditation.
Our residential ashram invites all levels of partipation.

We have a private room available, or you can stay on our second story yoga deck under the big thatch in a tent with comfy foam mattress. Sheets, blankets and towels are provided. The entire place is for your enjoyment, with the exception of the kitchen as meals are provided.
We do fruit in the morning with our famous chai tea available at 7:30 am. Yoga is at 10 am, and lunch is served at 1pm.
Massage or hydrotherapy is available for an additional fee in the afternoon.
Herbal Bath in the Orchid Spa, under the stars or first thing in the morning as the birds start to make their rounds, $20 US.

A light meal is served in the evening.

To add to your retreat
Chai Garden Ashram offers:

YOGA AT THE RUINS

▪$125 usd for 2 people, Cahal Pech or Xunantunich, one hour yoga session
▪enjoy a complementary glass of our famous and delicious kombucha on site after the session to make the experience even more unique and special
RIO HON KIRTAN
▪cook-out and drum jam at Rio Hon Pools leaves at 2pm and comes back after dark
▪play in the pools for a couple of hours, then enjoy a campfire meal on the rocks with our own Vegan Chef and Kombucha as the sun sets
▪ join in with drums and other percussion as we sing and chant some simple mantra under the stars, featuring the beautiful vocal stylings of Laine Hoogstraten and Evan Anderson
▪$150 usd for 1 to 3 people




SOUND MEDITATION
With singing bowls and Mantra.
Private sessions one on one, or for a group.
45 minutes, including 15 to 31 minutes
of meditation
40 usd private session, or 30 usd/person group session for 2 or more



KOMBUCHA BAR
Taste all of our natural flavours of kombucha, brewed at the ashram with herbs gathered from the grounds. An incredible bouquet of jungle alchemy awaits. Our OM brew is Culturally Alive, bursting with flavour and boasting a worldwide reputation as the best, a featured detox at the most exclusive resorts in Belize.
Get all your questions about kombucha answered.
Try all our brews on tap in the ashram's open air dining room, 20 usd/person.

Ask about more on-site workshops and activities to fill out the afternoons, or simply relax.

FLY IN to Belize's Philip Goldson Airport. Add 125 usd for airport pick up.
Or contact William's Shuttle, or taxi to Burrell Boom, and bus to San Ignacio. In San Ignacio take the Jasmine taxi from the Savanna taxi stalls by the Welcome Center. You may also catch the Cristo Rey bus here. If you have any problems call and we can pick you up in San Ignacio for 10 usd.
DRIVING TO THE ASHRAM
Got wheels?
The ashram is located next to the falls near Cristo Rey Village, just 15 minutes from San Ignacio in the Cayo District of Belize.
To get here, coming from the Hawksworth Bridge out of San Ignacio, drive through Santa Elena to the Insurance Corp Belize on the left.
Exactly across the street from there is a metal bus shelter, and a road going up a hard right. Take this road for about 15 minutes, then look for a left turn at the tan cement bus shelter. Take this road 3 minutes.The ashram will be on the right. The road is bad. This means you are almost here!
If you reach Cristo Rey Village you have gone too far.

Our contact numbers are 670-9642, 670-7200.

Bookings.

$75/night

Shared room, or private double

Minimum stay: 2 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
Welcome to an ashram like no other.
Join us in a beautiful environment for amazing vegan cuisine, and fun, spiritually charged and challenging yoga.
Massage, hydrotherapy, and sound healing treatments support and deepen your experience.

"Evan and Laine are a powerful team for personal development and healing.  Offering both Hatha and Kundalini yoga classes and various styles of massage and meditation."

We keep things fun and lively and continue to change up the practice. We can easily accommodate various levels of experience, from beginner to advanced in the same session. YOGA sessions are tailored to the guests and we appraise them as we progress.

The fee covers our all inclusive Yoga Rejuvenation Retreat which includes vegan meals, yoga, waterfall, cenote, chanting and meditation.
Our residential ashram invites all levels of partipation.
Sheets, blankets and towels are  provided. Indoor bathroom and hot shower are easily accessible from this room on the main floor which opens onto the front entrance. The entire place is for your enjoyment,  with the exception of the kitchen as meals are provided. 
We do fruit in the morning with our famous chai tea available at 7:30 am. Yoga is at 10 am, and lunch is served at 1pm.
Massage or hydrotherapy is available for an additional fee in the afternoon.
A light meal is served in the evening.
$75/night

Canopy Deck Glamping

Minimum stay: 2 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
Tenting on our yoga deck offers a beautiful view of surrounding jungle and the sounds of many birds and waterfall lulling you to sleep under the natural thatch roof.
Comfy foam mattress, sheets, pillows and clean towels are provided.
Welcome to an ashram like no other.
Join us in a beautiful environment for amazing vegan cuisine, and fun, spiritually charged and challenging yoga.
Massage, hydrotherapy, and sound healing treatments support and deepen your experience.

"Evan and Laine are a powerful team for personal development and healing.  Offering both Hatha and Kundalini yoga classes and various styles of massage and meditation."

We keep things fun and lively and continue to change up the practice. We can easily accommodate various levels of experience, from beginner to advanced in the same session. YOGA sessions are tailored to the guests and we appraise them as we progress.

The fee covers our all inclusive Yoga Rejuvenation Retreat which includes vegan meals, yoga, waterfall, cenote, chanting and meditation.
Our residential ashram invites all levels of partipation.

The entire place is for your enjoyment,  with the exception of the kitchen as meals are provided. 
We do fruit in the morning with our famous chai tea available at 7:30 am. Yoga is at 10 am, and lunch is served at 1pm.
Massage or hydrotherapy is available in the afternoons and evenings.
A light meal is served in the evening.
$20/night

10 days as a volunteer

Minimum stay: 10 nightsMaximum capacity: 4 people
Food included
"Evan and Laine are a powerful team for personal development and healing.  Offering both Hatha and Kundalini yoga classes and various styles of massage and meditation."

Welcome to an ashram like no other. The fee covers our all inclusive Yoga Rejuvenation Retreat which includes vegan meals, yoga, waterfall, cenote, chanting and meditation. Our residential ashram invites all levels of partipation.We have a private room available, or you can stay on our second story yoga deck under the big thatch in a tent with comfy foam mattress. Sheets, blankets and towels are  provided.
Volunteer accommodation may be downgraded to make room for full paying guests. The entire place is for your enjoyment,  with the exception of the kitchen as meals are provided. We do fruit in the morning with our famous chai tea available at 7:30 am. Yoga is at 10 am, and lunch is served at 1pm. Massage or hydrotherapy is available for an additional fee in the afternoon. 
A light meal is served in the evening.
Join us in a beautiful environment for amazing vegan cuisine, and fun, spiritually charged and challenging yoga. 
Massage, hydrotherapy, and sound healing  support and deepen your experience.  I would be glad to make a reservation for you!

Volunteering
Currently we have these positions available: 
dishwasher 
Yard maintenance
Housekeeping 
Volunteers make a non-refundable deposit of 200 usd to secure their spot for 10 days. At the end of the trail period we will know what we can offer in terms of an extended stay. If we feel that you are a good fit at the ashram it is possible you may be offered a work trade.
Yoga is at the top of our list and everyone is expected to take part in the retreat program.
The ashram is cigarette and alcohol free. Marijuana is accepted with discretion according to the preferences of retreat guests.
Our regular fee is 75 usd/day. We reserve the right to request full payment if you are unable to fulfill the requirements of the position for any reason.
$35/night

Volunteer less than 10 days

Minimum stay: 3 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
"Evan and Laine are a powerful team for personal development and healing.  Offering both Hatha and Kundalini yoga classes and various styles of massage and meditation."

Welcome to an ashram like no other. The fee covers our all inclusive Yoga Rejuvenation Retreat which includes vegan meals, yoga, waterfall, cenote, chanting and meditation. Our residential ashram invites all levels of partipation.We have a private room available, or you can stay on our second story yoga deck under the big thatch in a tent with comfy foam mattress. Sheets, blankets and towels are  provided. The entire place is for your enjoyment,  with the exception of the kitchen as meals are provided. We do fruit in the morning with our famous chai tea available at 7:30 am. Yoga is at 10 am, and lunch is served at 1pm. Massage or hydrotherapy is available for an additional fee in the afternoon. 
A light meal is served in the evening.
Join us in a beautiful environment for amazing vegan cuisine, and fun, spiritually charged and challenging yoga. 
Massage, hydrotherapy, and sound healing  support and deepen your experience.  I would be glad to make a reservation for you!

Volunteering
Currently we have these positions available: 
dishwasher 
Yard maintenance
Housekeeping 
Yoga is at the top of our list and everyone is expected to take part in the retreat program.
The ashram is cigarette and alcohol free. Marijuana is accepted with discretion according to the preferences of retreat guests.
Our regular fee is 75 usd/day. We reserve the right to request full payment if you are unable to fulfill the requirements of the position for any reason.

Key Stats.

Year founded

2012

Size of project site

3 hectares

Languages spoken

  • english
  • french

People on site

2 - 3

Dry season

December to February

Wet season

March to April

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • hammocks
  • tent camping
  • shared rooms

Vegan Food

  • communally cooked meals
  • restaurant on site
  • over 80% locally sourced

Internet

  • fast: streaming video

Ongoing classes

  • yoga
    daily
  • dance
    1-2 times per week
  • meditation
    daily
  • plant medicine
    1-2 times per week
  • permaculture
    daily
  • nutrition/cooking
    daily

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