Here are some frequently asked questions about our retreat program. If you have any additional questions, feel free to call or email us.
Where is Origin Yoga & Wellness? Origin Yoga & Wellness is located at the most northern tip of Taiwan, right by the beautiful Baishawan beach. It takes less than 90 minutes to commute from Taipei. Please see Locationpage for directions on getting here.
What can I expect? Breathtaking ocean view, restorative yoga, delicious food, peace and happiness.
Are classes taught in English? Yes. Our yoga classes are taught in English. Mandarin instructions can also be given as needed.
Are classes taught outdoors on the beach? We like to practice yoga and meditation as close to nature as possible! Depending on the weather and time of the day, some of our classes will be held on the beach and some are held inside the Retreat Center.
Do you accept walk-ins? No. We limit our yoga retreats to no more than 8 participants at a time to ensure each student receives proper attention and care. Please visit our Reservations page and reserve your spot in advance.
Are you open year-round? Yes. Origin Yoga & Wellness is a year-round facility and offers something different for each season. The retreat center has heating and air conditioning to ensure a comfortable visit.
What do I need to bring? For full day yoga retreats, please consider bringing the following:
Sun protection: sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, umbrella bug repellent
Water bottle (filtered water available on site for refill)
Layered clothing for the season
Swim & beach gear
Appropriate footwear (closed toe shoes if planning on participating in beach restorations)
Camera to capture the beautiful scenery!
For overnight or multi day yoga retreats, we include a detailed packing list with every confirmed booking.
Can I stay extra nights before/after a yoga retreat? Absolutely! Please enquire for the rate at the time of booking.
Can I bring my own yoga mat? We provide yoga mats and shawls for meditation. You are welcome to bring your own if you feel more comfortable.
Do I have to attend the scheduled beach restoration session? No, beach clean-up is completely optional. See our Beach Restoration page for more information on this initiative to decide if you would like to participate. Depending on the weather conditions, beach restoration sessions may be postponed or cancelled for safety reasons.
What type of payments do you accept? We accept payments via PayPal, bank transfers, or cash (both USD or TWD is accepted).
Do you accept donations? Yes, but we are not a charity or non-profit. We will put the money towards the charity we currently support. See 7% Good Karma page for more information.
Do you have gift certificates? Yes. We can issue a gift certificate for a specific retreat or a value amount. If you would like to order a gift certificate, please e-mail us.
Do you have internet access? Yes we offer free wireless wi-fi connection. However, we encourage you to leave your phones and laptops and enjoy the ocean breeze instead.