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Prana SPA

Prana Spa invites you to experience the beauty and healing wisdom of Ayurveda. 

The word “Prana” represents “life energy” in Sanskrit, the source of one’s health and vitality. We strive to create spa experiences that nurture, heal, and support meaningful balance back to your body, mind, and spirit.
Prana Spa integrates the traditional Indian system of Ayurveda with the comfort and luxury of Western spa approach. Guests can enjoy age-old wellness principles and rejuvenating hands-on therapies with personalized oils, herbalized steams and scrubs prepared from scratch based on each guest’s unique Ayurvedic body type.

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Flow Yoga Shala

Flow Yoga Shala, a place where all guests can gather to practice, share, experience, and grow together. Inside Flow Yoga Shala, there is a large yoga studio, a relaxing lounge area, and a 1-on-1 consultation space. All large wellness group classes and workshops such as yoga, meditation, inspirational talks, art, and dance therapies are held here.

Shala means “home” in Sanskrit, we invite you to feel at home and be yourself when you visit Flow Yoga Shala. 

Come exactly as you are, comfortable and at ease, with an open mind and heart to connect with like minded new friends!

FAQ

About

FAQ

How do I make a reservation?

Please reserve a retreat with us directly online here. You can also find our contact information here, call or email us to book a retreat.

Where is Flow Retreat?

FlowRetreat is located in Fenglin Township in Hualien, Taiwan. Flow Retreat is the largest retreat center in Taiwan, and is also the first retreat center within a luxury resort. Situated in the midst of nature between Taiwan’s central and coastal mountain range, we welcome you to enjoy a relaxing retreat with us. 

Find us in Google Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/8uPFgxomGLHbdD8u7

For more transportation information please see here.

We provide limited spots shuttle bus service from Linrong Shin Kong train station, if you need pick-up or drop-off service please contact us in advance to book.

Foreign Tourists Transportation Info

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport ➜➜ Flow Retreat

​1. Public Transportation
*Metro Taoyuan ( Terminal 1 A12 / Terminal 2 A13 ) ➜ Taipei Main Station ( Taipei Main Station A1 ) ➜ Linrong ShinKong Station in Hualien 

Metro Taoyuan   www.tymetro.com.tw/tymetro-new/en

Taiwan Railway    tip.railway.gov.tw/tra-tip-web/tip?lang=EN_US

2.Shuttle Bus ( 6-40 seaters ) Rent
*Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport ➜➜ Flow Retreat
contact us through our Line : @flowretreat  OR email us flow@churesort.com

What can I expect?

Hualien city is known for its lush nature, fresh air, and majestic mountain range views. Enjoying Flow Retreats in Hualien, you can enjoy yoga, meditation, mindfulness and specially themed wellness classes close to nature, taste delicious and nourishing vegetarian cuisine, join specially curated experiences and excursions to connect with our rich local culture and people, bathe in our on-site natural thermal spring, and experience one of our rejuvenating Ayurvedic SPA treatment.

What kind of food and drink do you provide?

Fresh, seasonal, delicious and nourishing vegetarian meals are included in all of our retreat programs. On site, we have clean filtered water and locally grown herbal tea at all times. You can also enjoy fresh juices, and healthy snacks. We can accommodate most special dietary restrictions if given advanced notice of at least one week prior to arrival.

Are retreats conducted in English?

All of our retreats are conducted in both English and Chinese, with translations provided as needed. 

Do you accept drop-in?

Sorry we don’t accept drop-in customers to ensure each guest receives proper attention and care. Please visit our Reservations page and reserve your spot in advance.

What kind of class do you offer?

We offer many varieties of wellness classes and workshops, such as traditional Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, Ayurveda, and Singing Bowl Healing. We also have many guest teachers and visiting masters here to share their unique talent and knowledge, you can learn more about our teacher lineups here.  

What can I do in my free time?

At Flow, you’re invited to do as little or as much as you like. All scheduled activities are optional. During your free time, you relax or meditate in our comfortable Forest Chalet, book a relaxing treatment in our Ayurveda SPA, or enjoy our many facilities on site such as our natural thermal spring, cafe and bar. 

Can I visit Ayurveda SPA without joining a retreat?

Absolutely! Please contact us here to schedule an Ayurveda SPA appointment. 

When are you open?

We are open year-round, welcome to join us any time! Our on-going regular retreat programs include: Flow Wellness Retreat, Flow Detox & Renewal Retreat, Flow Seniors Retreat, Go With Your Flow Retreat, and Corporate Mindfulness Retreat. We explore different wellness themes each month, diving deep to offer our guests fresh and unique experiences with each visit. 

What is your cancellation policy? 

Go with your Flow:

  • Cancellation notice provided 3 days before retreat start date, guest can receive 100% refund.
  • Cancellation notice provided within 3 days before retreat start date, guest will be charged 50% of first night’s room fee for penalty.
  • In case of no-show, a penalty of 1 night will apply.

3D2N Retreat (or more):

  • Cancellation notice provided 21 days before retreat start date, guest can receive 100% refund.
  • Cancellation notice provided 20-1 days before retreat start date, guest can receive 50% refund.
  • In case of no-show, a penalty of 100% will apply.

What is your modification policy?

  • Modification notice provided 21 days or more before retreat start date, guest can modify the reservation date without transaction fee.
  • Modification notice provided 20-2 days before retreat start date, guest can modify the reservation date with transaction fee of NTD$1000.
  • Modification notice provided 1 day before retreat start date, guest can receive 50% refund.
  • Modification notice provided on the day of retreat start date, no refund will be given.

What should I pack?

Clothing & Basics

  • Water bottle (Flow Detox & Renewal guests, please bring one large water bottle larger than 500ml)
  • Comfortable and stretchy clothing for yoga (layering is recommended so you can adjust to the temperature accordingly)
  • Long sleeve shirt and pants for nature walks and local excursions. 
  • Rain-proof / wind-proof / warm jacket for nature walks and local excursions.
  • Undergarments & socks. 
  • Comfortable walking shoes or sandals. 

Toiletries

For a better future environment, we will not provide disposable amenities in guest rooms (toothbrushes, toothpastes, razors,cotton pads, and slippers). We offer towels and supplies. 

During your stay, we do not automatically change bed sheets, duvet covers, pillowcases, or towels. If you require replacements, please contact the front desk.

Each guest room is provided with a complimentary bottle of bottled mineral water, based on the room’s occupancy. A thermos is available in the room, and you can refill it at the water dispenser in our resort.

Please bring your own:

  • Tooth care – toothbrush and toothpaste 
  • Hair care – Hair brush, hair tie, hair clip 
  • Eye care – contact solution, glasses 
  • Skin care – sunscreen, make-up remover, lotion, deodorant, cosmetics

3C

  • Cell phone, camera and charger 
  • Power adaptor (if coming from outside of Taiwan), Taiwan provide power at 110 voltage 

Travel

  • Visa requirement – please check your passport expiry date and visa  requirement prior to booking plane ticket to Taiwan
  • Travel & medical insurance is recommended 
  • Photocopy of your ID, travel & medical insurance (if applicable)

Are there little black mosquitoes around?

Being close to nature, insects and bugs are inevitable including little black mosquitoes. We take great care to clean and maintain our property to reduce the possibilities of mosquitoes. We provide mosquito repellent in all public areas. If you prefer a certain brand of mosquito repellent, you are welcome to bring your own. We also encourage you to prepare long sleeves and pants for extra protection. 

Can I bring my own yoga mat?

Absolutely! Flow Yoga Shala is equipped with lululemon yoga mats and everything you need for class. We sanitize and clean all the equipment after each use. You are also welcome to bring your own. 

What kind of payments do you have?

For international guests, we accept all major credit card payments. For local guests, we accept all major credit card payments, ATM and bank transfers.

Do you offer wireless internet in all areas?

Wireless internet is provided in all areas on-site. 

Do I need to have yoga experience to join a retreat?

No, our retreats are suitable for all levels. Many of our guests come as beginners with little or no previous experiences. Our team of professional teachers will tailor the classes and adjust to accommodate all individuals. 

Can I smoke?

No smoking is allowed anywhere inside resort property.

Can I come when I’m pregnant?

Yes! If you are currently pregnant, please let us know at the time of booking. Our teachers can adjust classes according to your needs. However, we strongly recommend you seek medical doctor’s advice before joining our retreat as every individual is different. 

Can I bring my children and pets?

All guests sign up for Flow classes must be 10 years old or older and pets are not allowed. We will hold some special courses suit for children and pets. You may follow us on Facebook and Instagram for our latest updates.

I want to have a special celebration with family / partner / friends, can you help to arrange?

We love to help our guests plan special celebrations and gifts! Please let us know at the time of booking and we’ll do our best to make your celebration a memorable one. 

Can I join retreats alone?

Of course! In fact, the majority of our guests come by themselves. At Flow, you can enjoy precious time alone and have opportunities to connect with like-minded new friends in a warm and supportive environment. Come as you are, all are welcome!

What’s the weather like?

We are located between Taiwan’s central and coaster mountain ranges. The weather here is tropical, humid, and changes by the season. Summer season (May – November) temperature is around 25°C, July and August are the hottest months with temperature rising to around 32°C and frequent rains. Fall, winter and spring seasons (November – April) are cooler, especially December-February are the coldest months with temperatures falling to around 17°C or 18°C. All of our indoor spaces are equipped with air conditioning and heating, ensuring you can enjoy your retreat in comfort all year round.

7 Days 6 Nights Nature & Culture Immersion Retreat in Taiwan

7 Days 6 Nights Nature & Culture Immersion Retreat in Taiwan

Date: 12/20-12/26

Discover wellness paradise in Taiwan! Join us for an enchanting retreat that combines yoga, nature, and cultural adventures in the most welcoming place on earth: Hualien, Taiwan

Immerse yourself in daily yoga and meditation sessions guided by experienced instructors, helping you find inner balance and serenity.

Reconnect with nature as you explore Hualien’s breathtaking Taroko Gorge National Park and its surrounding rivers, mountains, and beaches.

Taroko Gorge National Park: Changchun Shrine

Information

7 Days 6 Night Package Includes

  • Daily Morning Yoga, Meditation, and Breathwork Sessions
  • Daily Evening Restorative Practices
  • Daily Nature Therapy & Mindfulness Experiences
  • 2 Flow Inspirations Wellness Workshop
  • 1 x Nature Excursion to Taroko National Park (Full-Day)
  • 1 x Cultural Excursion to visit Local Indigenous Tribe (Half-Day)
  • 1 x Local Excursion to Organic Farm
  • Complimentary locally grown herbal tea
  • Welcome raw vegan snack and kombucha drink
  • Unlimited access to on-site public natural thermal spring
  • 17 Nourishing vegetarian meals prepared with love
  • 6 Nights accommodation in Forest Chalet
Nourishing vegetarian meals
Accommodation in Forest Chalet
On-site public natural thermal spring
Welcome & Opening Circle

7 Days 6 Nights Retreat Schedule Example

Day 1

  • 15:00-16:00 Welcome & Opening Circle
  • 18:00-19:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Dinner
  • 20:00-21:00 Restorative Practice – Yin Yoga
Restorative Practice – Yin Yoga

Day 2

  • 06:15-07:30 Morning Meditation & Yoga
  • 07:30-09:00 Healthy & Delicious Breakfast
  • 09:00-9:45 Mindful Walk – 5 Senses Awakening)
  • 10:00-12:00 Free time
  • 12:00-13:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Lunch
  • 13:00-16:00 Free time
  • 16:00-17:30 Flow Inspirations Workshop – Kriya Energy Cleansing
  • 18:00-19:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Dinner
  • 20:00-21:00 Restorative Practice – Candle Gazing
Morning Meditation & Yoga
Kriya Energy Cleansing
Candle Gazing

Day 3

  • 06:15-07:30 Morning Meditation & Yoga
  • 07:30-09:00 Healthy & Delicious Breakfast
  • 09:00-9:45 Mindful Walk – Earthing
  • 10:00-12:00 Free Time
  • 12:00-13:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Lunch
  • 13:30-15:00 Local Excursion to Organic Farm
  • 15:00-18:00 Free Time
  • 18:00-19:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Dinner
  • 20:00-21:00 Restorative Practice – Mantra Chanting
Mindful Walk
Organic Farm
Mantra Chanting

Day 4

  • 07:30-8:00 Healthy & Delicious Breakfast
  • 8:00-20:00 Nature Excursion to Taroko Gorge (Full-Day)
Taroko Gorge National Park: Yanzikou (Swallow Grotto) Trail

Day 5

  • 06:15-07:30 Morning Meditation & Yoga
  • 07:30-09:00 Healthy & Delicious Breakfast
  • 09:00-09:45 Mindfulness Experience – Chinese Calligraphy
  • 10:00-12:00 Free Time
  • 12:00-13:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Lunch
  • 13:00-16:00 Free time
  • 16:00-17:30 Flow Inspirations Workshop – Yoga Sutra Philosophy
  • 18:00-19:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Dinner
  • 20:00-21:00 Restorative Practice – Ho’oponopono Healing
Chinese Calligraphy
Workshop: Yoga Sutra Philosophy
Free Time Option: Biking & visit local towns

Day 6

  • 06:15-07:30 Morning Meditation & Yoga
  • 07:30-09:00 Healthy & Delicious Breakfast
  • 09:00-09:45 Mindfulness Experience – Mandala Art
  • 10:00-11:00 Free Time
  • 11:00-15:00 Cultural Excursion to Local Indigenous Tribe & Lunch (Half-Day)
  • 15:00-18:00 Free Time
  • 18:00-19:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Dinner
  • 19:00-20:00 Restorative Practice – Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Bath
Mandala Art
Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Bath
Free Time Option: Prana SPA Session
Local Indigenous Tribe & Lunch

Day 7

  • 06:15-07:30 Morning Meditation & Yoga
  • 07:30-09:00 Healthy & Delicious Breakfast
  • 09:00-09:45 Mindfulness Experience – Embodied Dance
  • 10:00-10:30 Closing Circle & Blessings
  • 10:30-12:00 Packing & Check out
Closing Circle & Blessings

Experience the renowned Taiwanese hospitality as you immerse yourself in local Indigenous Tribal culture, indulging in soothing hot springs, partaking in ancient healing traditions, and savoring nourishing cuisine made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Let the soothing ambiance of Taiwan’s wellness havens envelop you, providing the perfect setting for renewal and self-care. Leave behind the stresses of everyday life and embark on a transformative journey to restore your mind, body, and soul.

All-inclusive package price

  • Single 1 Person Forest Chalet starts from NT$ 69,980.
  • Double 2 Person Forest Chalet starts from NT$ 113,980.

Please Note:

  1. Additional fee of NT$1500 will be charged for weekend (Saturday).
  2. Additional fee of NT$2500 per night will be charge for Taiwan statutory holidays.
  3. Valley Forest Chalet is extra NT$1000 per night.

With abundant classes, workshops, mindful activities and thoughtful guidance prepared for you, we look forward to having a wonderful retreat with you!

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Flow Team

Dori Tsao, Yoga Teacher & Retreat Leader

Dori had her first experience with yoga was back in college. Slowly she is fall in love with yoga, she is able to find a sense of calmness and concentration, during the process of practice. With the accumulation of experience, she found and understood that yoga is not an exercise, but a way of living, breathing, eating, thinking, letting go and returning to zero. 

Dori has traveled to India, Sri Lanka and Bali to study scriptures with many masters. She has 200 hours certification from the American Yoga Alliance RYT, has over 500 hours immersed Kriya practice with her Guru and daily devoted to spiritual practice. She is good at teaching Himalayan Kriya Yoga, classical Hatha Yoga. Dori’s yoga class focuses on synchronizing Prana and Asana, using static and dynamic methods to find the inner peace flowing between inhalation and exhalation. Also through the adjustment of breathing to stretch muscles, strengthen stamina and lead students listen to the energy and messages from our body.


Prabhat Bhadauria, Yoga Teacher & Retreat Leader

Prabhat holds an engineering and masters degree, has worked for big and small tech companies, founder of startups, an avid explorer and a nature lover. He was born in India in 1984 and has lived in Taiwan since 2012, a place which he loves and now calls home.

In 2018 he shifted his focus on hobbies and mindful living and got the calling to learn yoga. In 2020 he went to Rishikesh to learn more about this ancient science. It was at this time that the coronavirus pandemic struck and he spent the next two years in Rishikesh learning Yoga from true masters. He is now a certified Yoga Alliance teacher (500 RYT), founder of Hub of Yoga and working to promote traditional yoga practices in Taiwan.


Nico, SPA Therapist

Nico, a passionate therapist, has transformed her enthusiasm into a profession. Since 2016, she has been studying techniques in skincare and body massage with the aim of providing relaxation and balance for both body and mind. With previous experience working in the SPA department of a five-star hotel, she learned how to provide high-quality services to meet the needs of guests.

In 2023, Nico was honored to become an therapistat the Flow Retreat- Prana Spa. She is dedicated to using her professional knowledge and warm hands to help guests achieve physical and mental balance and relaxation. Through skillfully blended essential oils and delightful massage techniques, she assists clients in releasing muscle tension, alleviating nerve stress, and enjoying a wonderful experience in the healing ambiance of fragrant therapy.

Nico looks forward to seeing guests feel relaxed and leave with a smile at the end of each session.


Belinda, Flow Retreat Host

​Belinda is in love with delightful sensation after yoga practice, not only the body open up, thoughts also becoming clear. Since join Flow Team she start to realize that yoga is not just a physical practice but a way of living. A simple practice everyday is powerful nourishment for oneself.


Sabrina, Flow Retreat Host

In the past, Sabrina was in a hectic and high-pressure work environment, She neglected her own physical and mental health. In this beautiful land of Hualien, She is rediscovering the balance of body and mind.
Through teaching mindfulness meditation courses, She guide students in practicing stillness, meditation, and self-awareness, helping them rediscover the tranquility and health of the soul.


Yuri, Flow Retreat Host

Yuri is the host at Flow Retreat. She is a Vata domainat nature enthusiast. Two unexpected journeys sparked her love for permaculture living, Raja Yoga practices, vipassana practices, somatic psychology, and biodynamic therapy. Currently, she is embracing a daily life in Hualien, richly woven with the philosophy of the five elements and Ayurveda.

Explore CHU-secret place recommendation: Treetop adventure

Activity

Introduction

Explore CHU-secret place recommendation: Treetop adventure

Wild Monkey Adventure Jungle, located in the north of the Coastal Mountain, allows you to swing like a monkey in the forest and experience the beautiful scenery and sounds in nature. The Swiss-made safety system ensures the safety of zip-lining, on which you can enjoy the wind blowing by the ears and the scream echoing in the valley, as well as the joy brought by your sweat and enthusiasm. 

Information

  • Treetop adventure and balance experience: 27 platforms / 18 zip lines/ 10 sky-walks come in 2 hours
  • 09:00-11:30 in the morning and 14:00-16:30 in the afternoon

Fee

  • Treetop adventure: TWD 800/person

Registration

Please contact the reservationist for the detailed information when booking the hotel.

Notice

  • Participants must be above 5 years old and under 65 years old, with height above 110 cm and weight between 20 to 100 kg. 
  • The whole activity is in the forest; please dress casually with sneakers. Please do not wear slippers or strapless sandals. 
  • Please prepare your own mosquito repellent.
  • This activity will suddenly increase your heart rate and make your muscles tense. Please make sure your heart and lungs are healthy.
  • Those who are pregnant, disabled, epileptic, or just recovered from sever diseases are suggested not to participate in this activity.
  • For other physical conditions you may be concerned, please consult with the staff in advance and register after confirmation. Participants are responsible for their own participation.

TZULAï

Brand Partner

Introduction

TZULAï

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TZULAï, meaning “at home” in Taiwanese, was born out of the love for Taiwanese culture,  hoping that Taiwan has a housewares brand belonging to our memory.  A brand that carries the local customs and culture sequence to see the current life inbound and tell the “at home lifestyle” outbound, making the memory of and the link to this land shine internationally. 

Ipiq Studios

Brand Partner

Introduction

Ipiq Studios

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Ipiq Studios shares things about Truku weaving culture. It’s not only about the clothes that Ipiq weaved, but also shares the stories she has. You can often find her use the phrases “roads” and “reconnections” to describe the value and the meaning of weaving.

ABOVTIME

Brand Partner

Introduction

ABOVTIME

CHU select

The concept of ABOVTIME originates from “time & space”. ABOVTIME leads you to experience natural aroma by the senses of sight, touch, smell, and hearing. Simple yet delicate, concise yet pure, ABOVTIME fulfills the experience of environmental friendliness and life sustainability. 

The all nature essential oils amenities made by ABOVTIME in the guestroom have the smell of nature in the forest, which is inspired by the sun shower — by which rainbows tend to pop up.

The scent elements:

  • Amyris
  • Benihi, Meniki, Chamaecyparis formosensis
  • Lime
  • Rose
  • Geranium
  • Patchouli