Origin Yoga & Wellness
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8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Origin Yoga & Wellness is the Taiwan’s first yoga retreat centre with a mission to inspire inner peace and happiness. Located by the beautiful Baishawan Beach in northern coast Taiwan, less than 90 minutes from Taipei City. Origin Yoga & Wellness offers yoga, meditation, and wellness retreats experiences combining nature, healthy food, and ancient healing wisdom. Since opening in 2017, our retreats are loved by both locals and international guests from over 50+ countries. We invite you to join us on a retreat by the sea, relax, breathe and reconnect with your inner peace.
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Neighborhood: Sanzhi / Shimen District
Neighboring mountains and sea shores, the natural environment is beautiful with natural Baisha (White Sand) Bay formed by Cape Fugui and Cape Linshanbi. The coast is clear and shallow as a mirror with dunes dotting the beach. The uncanny natural sceneries are a result of early volcanic eruptions. The running lavas cooled to form the unique trench landscape of the famous Laomei Green Reef in April and May, within Shimen. The rock trenches are covered in green algae, forming breathtaking emerald green wonders and landscapes. Sanzhi, with its crescent-shaped beach coastal scenery, crystal blue ocean and clean white clouds creates a south island atmosphere unique to summer. Taste the delicious meals on banks in nearby feature cafes and enjoy the soft blow of light winds. Every year during autumn harvest, the “Water Bamboo Festival” is held for the Sanzhi feature farm produce. There will be DIY experiences, and kitchen events acting as a farmer for the day, not only getting to know the Sanzhi water bamboo but also tasting creative dishes!
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Sandy
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Dec 2019
The 6D5N retreat was much more than I had expected. It felt like so much inner work happened during the retreat - largely due to the ideal combination of activities and environment (yin yoga, pranayama meditation, ample alone time to reflect/journal, meaningful excursions and simply just being by the beautiful sea) - and it was a spiritual, emotional and mental reset for me. Finding space is so difficult yet important in our busy city lives; Origin is truly a hidden treasure. Lydia, Edward and Yoanna were amazing hosts and I can see how thoughtful they have been to curate a unique and special program that would uplift our mind and spirit. Last but not the least, the food was so fresh and delicious and I found mindful eating every breakfast very meaningful. Also just to add, the Ayurvedic treatment was really great and I would recommend others to try it if you have the chance. Thank you team at Origin! I am so glad I chanced upon this hidden treasure and will be back again! xx Sandy (Singapore)
Written January 1, 2020
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Thank you so much for choosing us for the New Year retreat! So glad to hear you like the Ayurvedic treatment! Hope all is well where you are and hope to see you soon!
Written June 12, 2020
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Juliana
1 contribution
Mar 2020
Lydia arranged a daylong corporate retreat for our group of almost 30 coming from Taipei. She was easy to work with, responsive to our group's needs, and provided a peaceful and stimulating program that strengthened us as a team. She encouraged us to start the day with a laughter yoga program that she led - it moved our diverse group out of our comfort zone and set a perfect tone for the rest of the day. We ended with Lydia leading us in walking meditation through a beautiful natural setting. The vegetarian lunch her team prepared for us was also delicious.

I recommend Lydia enthusiastically and without reservation- we had many unusual requests, and Lydia worked closely with us to come up with a fantastic program that was within our budget. We would definitely work with her again for this sort of event - and many of us are now planning personal trips to her studio, as well.
Written June 2, 2020
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We were delighted and honoured to host such a fun group! Looking forward to hosting more from personal trips!
Written June 12, 2020
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Anna B
Italy11 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
I had the pleasure to spend some precious time together with Lydia at her charming place.
Has been a great open minded experience where I had the opportunity to learn more about myself, yoga and meditation. All surrounded by nature.
I cherish every moment and all positive vibes!
Lydia provided a great deal of customer care. personalizing the retreat to make the most out of it.
Highly recommended experience.
Thanks a lot for your kindness and caring!
Written September 7, 2020
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Winky
11 contributions
I have such a great time with Lydia and other guest teachers Yoanna and Ivy. We share a lot and I can feel the warmth and kindness in this journey. I’m happy that I can definitely bring something back to my life. This is an ample opportunity for me to explore something that I’ve never have chance to know in my normal daily life. Thank you so much. The veggie food is so amazing! The scene is stunning ! Although the accommodation and the studio are located in an abandoned complex, you can find surprise out of expectation. Everything is worth for the price. I love everyone that I met in here!
這是一個很洗滌心靈,帶給你人生中很多驚喜和靈感的旅程,很高興認識Lydia及她的團隊,希望很快可以再跟你們見面!
Written September 30, 2019
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Thank you for choosing us for your retreat! I had a great time hosting you and your Meddy Teddy! Come back soon both of you!
Written June 12, 2020
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Joanna2781
Zhongshan District, Taipei4 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
This was a wonderful experience set in a beautiful, modest, tranquil environment. The consultation chat sat overlooking the ocean was really informative. Lydia's knowledge, gained through visits and studies in India, helped me to better understand the way that I need to live to be more in harmony with nature. She gave me detailed information on rituals, foods, chants and yoga poses relating specifically to my dosha type. The massage from a very experienced local therapist was divine… rigorous but needing to be so. The highlight was a traditional oil dripping session which sent me in to an utterly blissful state. I left - post ayurvedic tea and poached cinnamon plums- feeling like a lot had been released, especially emotionally. I cannot recommend Origins highly enough - no doubt their yoga retreats at weekends are equally fabulous
Written November 26, 2018
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Thank you for the visit and the kind feedbacks! It’s our pleasure to share Ayurvedic wisdom with our guests. Hope you would implement some of the recommendations and gain some positive shifts!
Written March 4, 2019
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Flora C
12 contributions
Jun 2017 • Solo
My half-day retreat at Origin Yoga & Wellness was an experience to remember. It was a delight practicing yoga and meditation with the amazing beach view in front of us, and the gourmet vegetarian lunch that followed was delicious. After lunch, we enjoyed a peaceful beach cleaning session while taking in the beautiful scenery, and then ended the afternoon by meditating on the beach. The studio is bright, clean, and comfortable, and Lydia's warm, jubilant personality is a joy to be around. Thanks, Lydia, for a 5-star experience!
Written June 8, 2017
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Thank you Flora, can't wait to see you again soon!
Written June 10, 2017
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Seaside314155
3 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
We had a fabulous time in our half day retreat, with a gorgeous view of the beach. Lydia was so helpful with the planning and is a wonderful yoga teacher. Also the lunch is delicious! I highly recommend it.
Written February 25, 2017
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We are happy you enjoyed the retreat, thank you! :)
Written May 11, 2017
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Colomavilla
Singapore, Singapore8 contributions
Nov 2019
It was such a treat spending a day at Origin for my birthday! The story of how it came to be, the energetic feel of the space, delightful amenities, the spectacular ocean views, nourishing and beautiful meals, mindful movements and activities, and nurturing people enlivened my body, mind and soul. Lydia and the team take great care and are thoughtful in creating a holistic experience for every guest. They even organized a surprise excursion to the local herbal farm where we received accurate readings that came from the heart. I was blown away. We did the one day yoga and wellness retreat, stayed overnight, and left feeling very calm, rested, inspired, and connected in all ways. I'm grateful for their openness in supporting people to peacefully and joyfully go inward, to their true nature. The experience will impart a positive lasting impression, which you can take into your life immediately. I know my experience will be with me for many years to come. Thank you Origin Yoga & Wellness team!
Written November 13, 2019
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We are so honoured to host you for your birthday! Hope you feel this peace and joy everywhere you go. Come back soon!
Written June 12, 2020
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Mimi K
8 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
You would not expect there is such a lovely yoga retreat place in taipei! This is my third time going! Lydia really created amazing experiences to me every time, and I will for sure come back with friends and family again and again!
Written May 24, 2019
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Thank you Mimi for your continuous support! Your visit each time Is like receiving a warm hug, thank you for always trusting us to provide a wonderful experience and for introducing yoga retreats to your friends and family! Can't wait to have you back again next time :)
Written May 26, 2019
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amylin92
Hong Kong, China2 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
My first ever retreat, yoga and meditation practice... Simply wanted a 5 days holiday which I can relax, recharge and focus on myself, and have found this place out by random.

Must say my impression upon arrival was not very pleasant. Thought I was dropped off at the wrong place when the driver told me we have arrived as the center is really located in an abandoned building (which was highlighted on the website). The accommodation building is located at the end of the complex which was super quiet, kind of scary on my first night when walking back from dinner.
However, if you ignore the exterior of the complex, I cannot say more but how much I have enjoyed and appreciated this 5 days retreat. Definitely a retreat I will return again.

Upon arrival I was greeted by Lydia and Valerie with a nice big smile. They prepared hot tea and nice cookies as afternoon tea. Edward the chef served the best vegan food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. His talents on Taiwanese/Chinese dish is the best. The morning yoga practice was amazing. As yoga is new to me, Lydia is very professional and is able to guide me step by step.
To make the retreat interesting, Lydia have included also several local excursions and the visit to the herbal farm was my personal favourite.
I have also a massage organized and the masseur is super professional and experienced. Do ask about the add on massage.

This place is definitely wonderful and I really wanted to be selfish and not let too many people know about this so it will not become too busy for my future visits.
Written November 4, 2018
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Thank you for the wonderful review and support! We are so happy to hear you felt the heart and soul of our special place and retreat experience. It was an absolute pleasure to have you as our guests, we look forward to your return next time :)
Written November 26, 2018
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