Frequently Asked Questions

We compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions by aspiring students. Please don’t hesitate to send us an email if you have any further questions!

Who is the Xhale Yoga retreat for?

The retreat is designed for anyone desiring to touch base with the self, purification, motivation to live healthy life style.
The yoga classes are for all level of experience and of all ages. We teach way of learning how to bring awareness to the movement and use our intelligent body to undo pushing or pulling and create more space for energy to flow better. beginner learn to practice with more confidence, experience practitioner inspire to go deeper into the position

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Are there vegetarian options? Do you use organic products?

We only offer a vegetarian diet during the retreat. We can cater for just about any special diet, gluten free, non-daily products or other allergies, but please let us know in advance so we can stock up on what we need to feed you well.
We do our best to offer organic products, yet not all is organic in Pai!

What is and what isn’t included in the price of a retreat?

In every description of a retreat (see our retreats page) you can find what is included in the price. With most of the retreats the 5 nights accommodation, yoga asana, meditation and breathing exercise and other related aspect. including 3 meals, ground transportation.
Not inclusive is the transportation to Pai, travel insurance, Tax on Arrival, Departure tax, laundry service and/or extra activities of Massage/Reiki.

How can I make a reservation and pay the retreat?

By simply contact us via email: [email protected] we shall then forward a reservation progress. We are asking for a deposit of Bht. 5,000 to secure your place in the retreat of your choice. The deposit can be made via PayPal. You will be receiving a link in the confirmation email, please follow the instructions to make your deposit. It is easy and very safe. You may also pay your deposit by bank money transfer.

Balance payment is made on the first day of the retreat by cash, (we do not accept credit card).

When is the first and last session?

On Arrival: there will be a transportation available in Pai town city. 3 times schedule, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00hrs.
The first session is on Monday, 3pm. the last yoga class is on Saturday morning which will be continued with a guiding session to help you keep up and harmonizing the self-practice on your day to day basis
On departure: the retreat end around 1pm. Then a transportation back to Pai town.

What is the minimum and maximum amount of participants?

The minimum and maximum is 5-18 participants.

What is the average profile of your current visitor (nationality, gender, age)?

The age rage between 20-60 years old with a mixed of all nationality around the planet. Although our majority of guests are female, we have also had male guests participating in our retreats.

Are the retreats held all year round?

Xhale Yoga retreat is offered every second Monday during June until February each year. the retreat last six days and five nights. It always starts on a Monday and ends on a Saturday.

Is there an ATM-machine nearby?

There are many ATM machine in Pai town where you can withdraw cash or money exchange, which is 6 kilometer from the resort.

What is your cancellations policy?


Cancellations for 5Night Yoga Retreat

  • For cancellations made more than 30 days prior to retreat, your deposit will be credited to any other Xhale Yoga retreat within 24 months from your original booking. Alternative, we shall refund deposits with an administration charge of a USD70 plus the transaction fees (if any).
  • For cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the retreat your deposit is not refunded.
  • There are no refunds for arriving late or leaving early. There are no partial refunds for any services, not used while the retreat is going.
    The balance of your payment is due upon arrival at the retreat (in cash).

    • There are no refunds for arriving late or leaving early. There are no partial refunds for any services not used while the retreat is going.

Cancellations for Yoga Teacher Training Course:

  • Returned deposits will incur a 5,000 administration charge and the transaction fees (if any) for cancellations made more than 60 days prior to Teacher Training course.
  • For cancellations made less than 60 days prior to the retreat your deposit is not refunded.
  • There are no refunds for arriving late or leaving early.
  • There are no partial refunds for any services not used while the retreat is going.


Are there any extra activities besides the retreat that you can participate in?

Massage and Reiki is available on call at your own expenses, booking in advance is necessary.

Do the retreats always take place?

Xhale Yoga retreat will do its utmost to maintain its standard of never cancelling a retreat, but if for some unforeseen reasons the retreats were to ever cancel a retreat, participants are welcome to move retreat dates or their payment would be refunded in full. Announcement of cancellation would be done at least 14days prior to the retreat.

Is it possible to stay extra nights prior or after the retreat?

Yes, that’s possible only during December to February and it depends on availability. Please send request to ask for room fees.

Do visitors need to bring anything special?

Once the reservation is confirmed we send an information email to our guests.
It is necessary to bring your own yoga clothing. Or a T-shirt and pair of shorts are fine for yoga
We recommend taking a pair of comfortable sandals, this make it easy to go around from place to place where there is a request of ‘take your shoes off culture
Do not forget your swimming suit for hot spring trip!

Do I need a visa?

A 30 days Tourist Visa is available on arrival at the airport in Bangkok and other border area.

Where is Xhale Yoga Retreat located and what are the facilities?

The retreat centre, located 6km. from the heart of Pai town, offer an open space yoga sala, living room, dining area and meditation cave at the retreat center.
The twelve bedrooms, In Pai Resort, provides a free wifi service in most area, daily cleaning and laundry services (extra cost).

How is the climate in Pai?

In Pai, there are three seasons, the wet, cool and dry season.
The wet season begins in May through October, and then it is the cool season with occasional rain.
It is very rarely do we have rain lasting all day, the rain usually comes in the afternoon or evening.
In the cool season, November through February, Pai experiences a large contrast between daytime and evening temperatures with morning temperatures averaging 21º C , and nighttime temperatures dropping as low as 8º C. December and January are the coldest months in Pai
In the dry season, which lasts from March through May, the temperature averages from 17º C / 63º F in March to 36º C / 97º F by late May.

What is the easiest way to reach Pai from Bangkok, Thailand ?


From Bangkok to Chiang Mai: Fly, Bus or Train 

fly domestic from Bangkok to chiangmai, Low cost airline:
Low-cost carriers fly from Don Mueang Airport and include Thai AirAsia, Nok Air, and Thai Lion Air.  
Flying can often cost the same as taking the train, especially if you book in advance. Budget flights start from around 1,000 THB (approximately 30 USD). The flight takes around one hour and 15 minutes and there are more than 50 flights every day of the week.  


By buses

The least expensive method is to take a bus, but this is also the least comfortable.  Even though most tourist buses have air conditioning, reclineable seats, and play movies, people who take this ten hour trip do not consider it very comfortable.

Buses from Bangkok to Chiang Mai depart at least every hour between 05:30 and 22:00 from Mo Chit (Northern) Station. Mor Chit is the last BTS station on the line.

The bus takes roughly 10 hours. VIP buses are recommended (fare THB500 – 800), offered by either the government or private companies. These can also be arranged from travel agents.


By train

Several trains run between Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station and Chiang Mai Station every day. The journey usually takes between 12 and 15 hours. Delays are fairly common. 

Night services are ideal for making the long journey more bearable, especially if you book a bunk in a sleeper carriage. Second-class bunks (in a air-con carriage, second class) cost around 700–900 THB (approximately 20–30 USD), and bunks in air-conditioned carriages, first class cost more. The lower bunks are slightly more expensive in each carriage, as they provide more space. You could also opt for a bed in a first-class room. Rooms sleep four and are lockable.  


From Chiang Mai to Pai:  Fly or Bus

Fly to Pai from chiangmai

The flight take about 20mins but normally run during November to January. please check at  for schedule and fees.

Bus or Minivan to Pai:

The bus ride is approximately 3-4hrs. book the ticket online with link above.
or contactTour companies and/or guesthouses all over Chiang Mai arrange bus/minivan service between Chiang Mai and Pai..cost bht.200-250 ($8)


Is it possible to stay at retreat centre without doing a retreat program?

We have a limitation of accommodation to prioritize to retreat participant. However, we do offer based upon availability. Reservation in advance is recommended.

What is the local currency?

The local currency is Thai Baht: more or less of Bht.30 to USD1

Do you have more Questions?

Feel free to ask us everything you want to know about our offers and services!