FAQ

General Questions

What level of yoga do you teach at Vagabond Temple?

Our classes are accessible for all levels. If you are a beginner, our teachers will help you with assists, adjustments and modifications and if you are more advanced, our teachers will help you progress your practice to new levels. 

Which style of yoga do you teach?

Vinyasa Flow Yoga: fast-paced and dynamic style of yoga that synchronises the breath with a continuous flow of postures.

Traditional Hatha Yoga: yoga based on Iyengar with emphasis on alignment and breathing.

Kundalini Yoga: energetic yoga that involves movement, fast breathing and mantra chanting.

Yin Yoga: slow-paced style of yoga with poses that are held for longer periods of time.

If you want to read more about our teaching click here 

Which style of meditation do you teach?

We teach a variety of different meditation techniques including mindfulness meditation of our breath and body sensations, love and kindness meditation (metta bhavana), active meditation, dance meditation, sound bath and mantras.

If you want to read more about our teaching click here  

Do I need to bring any yoga equipment?

Our yoga hall is equipped with everything you need for the classes. We have yoga mats, straps, blocks, pillows and meditation chairs for those that need more support. You are of course welcome to bring your own equipment and we also have yoga mats available to purchase from our shop.

Are there any suggested reading materials before coming to the retreat?

Yes. Please find a selection of our suggested reading material below. Of course you are encouraged to seek spiritual books that appeal to you.

Meditation

Mindfulness in Plain English – (Ven. Hnepola Gunaratana)

The Wise Heart – (Jack Kornfield)

The Way of Zen – (Alan Watts)

Zen Mind Beginners Mind – (Shunryu Suzuki)

Where Ever You Go There You Are – (John Kabat-Zinn)

The Miracle Of Mindfulness – (Thich Nhat Hanh)

The Art Of Living Vipassana Meditation – (William Hart)

The Mind – (Yogi Bajan) 

The Search – (Osho)

The Power of Now – (Eckhart Tolle)

Who am I? – (Rammana Maharishi)

Yoga

Light on Yoga – (B.K.S Iyengar)

Tree of Yoga –(B.K.S Iyengar)

The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali – (Georg Feuerstein)

The Bhagavad-Gita – (Stephen Mitchell)

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bhanda – (Satyananada Saraswati)

The Heart Of Yoga – (T.K.V Desikachar)

Hatha Yoga Pradipika – (Svatmarama)

Autobiography Of A Yogi – (Pramahansa Yogananda)

Insight Yoga – (Sara Powers)

Healing

Quantum Healing – (Deepak Chopra)

Ayurveda and the Mind – (David Frawley)

The Hygienic System – (Herbert M. Shelton)

You Can Heal Your life – (Louise L.Hay)

Anatomy Of The Spirit – (Caroline Myss)

Hands Of Light – (Barbara Brennan)

Wheels Of Life – (Anodea Judith)

The Biology Of Belief – (Bruce Lipton)

Loving What Is – (Bayron Katie)

Essential Reiki – (Diane Stein)

 

 

 

Detox and Healing

Can I eat on the detox program?

On the detox program we will consume only coconut water, juice, raw food and water according to the needs of the person fasting. A consultation meeting will take place before the detox begins, where a personalized detox fasting program will be determined.

What type of detoxification products do you use?

We do not use any detoxification products as we follow the natural hygiene method, which understands the healing process as completely natural and free from any artificial disturbance. Therefore while undergoing our detoxification program we will consume only coconut water, juice, raw food and water according to the faster’s needs.

For more information on our detox programmes, click here

Accommodation and Facilities

What are the rooms like?

All bungalows and dorms are equipped with comfortable beds, electrical outlets, fans and mosquito netting or insect screens.  We have a selection of bungalows which have an attached bathroom with a hot shower. For more information see ‘Accommodation’.

Can I stay somewhere other than Vagabond Temple and still participate in your program?

Yes you can choose to stay inside the center or find accommodation in the area.

For more information see ‘Accommodation

Do you have wifi or Internet access?

We encourage our guests to take time off  from the digital world, however, we do understand that some people need the internet for travel arrangements and to connect with loved ones, therefore Wifi is available in the Prana Lounge between 10.30am – 12pm and 7.30pm – 9pm. 

What kind of food do you serve at Vagabond Temple?

We serve 3 vegan Western/Asian meals per day made with fresh local ingredients and a lot of love and energy by our kitchen team. 

What is the weather like in Cambodia?

We have hot, sunny, beautiful weather all throughout the Vagabond Temple season (Nov – June). 

Booking And Payment

Do I need to pay a deposit to secure my booking?

Yes. We require a $100 non-refundable online deposit in order to secure your booking. Other programs and special retreats may require a larger deposit in order to secure your booking. 

What is the payment policy?

We ask you to pay your bill in cash upon arrival.  **Please note it is a 20-30 minute walk to the ATM / cash machines from the centre, so we do advise you to prepare your cash before arriving into Kep Town.  Unfortunately we do not accept credit cards or bankcards. If you decide to shorten your stay, we provide 50% refund of your remaining days, excluding the deposit.

For more information see Pricing.

What is the minimum stay at Vagabond Temple?

We require all guests to stay a minimum of five days, as we have found this is the minimum amount required for guests to fully immerse and garner benefit from the program.

What time do I check in and out of the retreat centre?

Check-in – Your programme starts from the moment you arrive at the centre. We suggest arriving between 10.30am-1pm or between 2pm-4pm however we will do our best to accommodate arrivals after this time. We do ask that all guests arrive by 6pm latest. 

Check-out – We ask all of our guests to clear and check out of their rooms by 9.30am. You are welcome to continue with the programme until the same time that you checked in (eg if you check in 10am, you would finish your programme at 10am). We request that you bring your bags to the office area between 9.30am to the time you complete your programme. 

Can I extend my stay?

Yes, if you decide that you would like to extend your stay while at the centre this is possible availability dependent.

Getting To Cambodia And The Vagabond Temple

How to get to Kep?

Please see our Kep page for information on how to get to here.

What do I need to consider before coming to Cambodia?

If you have a health problem, please ensure that you have discussed it with your doctor and they are aware that you are travelling overseas.  Before leaving your home country we advise you to make a hard and soft copy of your personal documents, including passport, health & travel insurance and emergency contact details.  Keep a copy with you and email one to yourself for safe keeping.

What do I need to consider before coming to the Vagabond Temple?

We ask you to read the Retreat Guidelines carefully. Vagabond Temple is a holistic, spiritual place for transformation and change in a large community setting. We emphasise spiritual growth, physical strength, opening your heart and creating connections.

What should I bring with me to Vagabond Temple?

We advise you to bring comfortable, light clothes, mosquito repellent, a re-usable water bottle, swimsuit and towel for the beach and in the rainy season, an umbrella or a raincoat. You can purchase some of these items from our shop.

Do I need a visa to visit Cambodia? How long does a visa last?

Yes.

  • One option is to get a tourist visa on arrival. This is available either at the airport or at the border crossing. It costs $30 and you will need two passport photos.
  • Another option is a Cambodian tourist visa online (e-visa). All you need to do is complete the online application form and pay with your credit card. After receiving your visa by email, print it out and bring it with you when you travel to Cambodia (an online e-visa costs $37). You can apply for this visa via this link: https://www.evisa.gov.kh
  • Tourist visas are valid for 30 days however they can be extended (one time only) for another 30 days at any travel agency in Kep.  A month extension will cost about $55.