Origin Yoga & Wellness

Origin Yoga & Wellness, Shimen: Hours, Address, Origin Yoga & Wellness Reviews: 5/5

Origin Yoga & Wellness
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Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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The area
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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Kelly T
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Transformation
Sep 2020 • Friends
The 3 day and 2 night retreat at Origin is a perfect starting point of full body, mind, and soul discovery.
It is a great introduction of detox, yoga, and meditation, and the best get-away to relax and find your true self. The carefully customized program and teaching from master Zhang and Lydia, the Ayurveda treatment, and the warm hospitality from the entire Origin team are definitely very unique experiences that I will remember and be benefited for life time.
Written September 28, 2020
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Anna B
Italy11 contributions
Ayurveda Detox & Renewal Retreat
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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Jane O
Tokyo, Japan4 contributions
A day of yoga and vegetarian cooking
Jun 2020
My daughter and I had a wonderful experience on a full day vegetarian cooking and yoga retreat with Lydia and Edward. We shopped for fresh ingredients at the local market with Edward, who then showed us how to prepare several simple, delicious dishes back at Origin Yoga, which we all enjoyed for lunch. After a beach walk with Lydia we had an hour of restorative yoga followed by afternoon tea including an amazing vegan cheesecake. Lydia paced the day perfectly and we left feeling relaxed and refreshed. Origin Yoga is beautifully situated across the road from the beach just north of Baishwan and it was quite hard to tear ourselves away at the end of the day!
Written June 28, 2020
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Ellie O
5 contributions
3 day retreat
Jun 2020
I spent two very restful nights at Lydia's retreat in the beautiful beachside resort of 白沙湾。 The accommodation was very comfortable. The apartment had an amazing view looking out over the sea, and everything was very clean and tidy. I would just recommend bringing eye mask if you're a light sleeper, as the curtains are thin. Before starting the day with Lydia, I would walk down to the nearby beach to do some swimming while it was still quiet. Lydia's brother, Edward is the chef at Origin. His food was one of the highlights of the stay. Well-cooked, hearty, healthy vegetarian food. The breakfast was Western-style, but the lunch and dinner were both Taiwanese style dishes. The yoga sessions were great, a lot of emphasis on stretching and breathing. There was only one yoga session a day, and they were relatively slow pace. So if you're looking for a hardcore workout, perhaps look elsewhere! The retreat also equips you to start practising mediation on your own. This was a weekend for slowing down, getting back in touch with your senses, taking the time to appreciate your natural environment. I had plenty of opportunities to do so, not only looking out over Taiwan's most northerly coast, but also hiking to a magical waterfall located in Yangmingshan mountains with Lydia, as well as bathing in the natural hotsprings. I feel well-rested and content.
Written June 16, 2020
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Juliana
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Beautiful natural setting for a daylong leadership retreat
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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Brian F
1 contribution
3 Days 2 Nights Ayurveda Detox & Renewal
May 2020
3 Days 2 Nights Ayurveda Detox & Renewal.

I had a peaceful and restorative 3 days at Origins Yoga & Wellness. The Yoga and Meditation classes were excellent. Lydia and all staff are super friendly and very informative on all aspects of the retreat. The food was amazing and the location and views onto the sea is calming and tranquil.

I learned a huge amount on Mindfulness over the few days and felt re-energized and revitalized after my retreat.

Thanks to all the staff for providing an amazing experience.
Written May 7, 2020
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We so happy you chose us and that you had an amazing experience. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Written June 12, 2020
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myriambartu
2 contributions
Authentic yoga and meditation retreat immersed in stunning nature
Apr 2020
Enjoyed our 3-day yoga and meditation retreat so much that we were lucky to be able to extend by one extra night. Stayed with my husband and son and our retreat was tailored so that they could join the parts that they wanted to join including getting messages, meals and joining in on the lovely hot springs outing and nature therapy. Stunning setting by the ocean, some of Taiwan's most beautiful bike paths right at the doorstep and a great beach for kids to play, fish and catch crabs...the abandoned building helps focus on what matters...refreshing nature...Lydia and her team are very dedicated, caring and flexible. We are planning to go back next month! Thank you for this very meaningful experience.
Written April 12, 2020
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Thank you Myriam for choosing us. We were delighted to host your family twice! Hope to see you and your family again soon!
Written June 12, 2020
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ChaSay5613
Siem Reap, Cambodia3 contributions
Re Connecting with Self
Feb 2020 • Solo
I was able to do the yoga day and it was a perfect balance for my one week Taiwan trip. I learned new things about the yoga lifestyle from Lydia while enjoying delicious vegan snacks and intentional and mindful time in nature. After being in Taipei this was just what my spirit needed. Thank you!
Written February 22, 2020
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Thank for choosing us and we are happy that you felt more balanced after your hectic Taiwan trip. Hope to see you soon!
Written June 12, 2020
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Yu Chun Lin
Taipei, Taiwan1 contribution
Best start of Mediation & Āyurveda detox
Jan 2020
三天阿育吠陀排毒療程,讓我重新學習如何與自己相處與善待自己的身體,謝謝 Lydia 打造這麼和諧的環境與課程。除了體位法外,我們還討論了飲食、練習呼吸與冥想。這三天的課程像是把自己身體重新開機,與自己有更多的對話機會。課程結束後,我仍能將所學帶回生活中,持續練習,成為更好的自己。

The three-day Ayurvedic detox course made me learn how to get along with myself again. Thanks Lydia for creating this harmonious environment.
In the course, besides asanas, we discussed diet of my body type, practiced breathing and meditation. It is really helpful and I am still practicing what I learned after class.
Written February 2, 2020
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Thank you for choosing us! So happy to hear you still practising. Keep it up!
Written June 12, 2020
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IncyWincy
1 contribution
Great Site by the Ocean
Jan 2020
Thank you Lydia and her team, Yoanna, Edward, Alice, Master Chang and Miranda, for keeping this tranquil and peaceful place. My mind and body get to detox and to stay away from the city hustle. Would love to visit again in the near future.
Written February 1, 2020
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Thank you for choosing us to host! So happy to see your positive changes after the detox. We always welcome you back!
Written June 12, 2020
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