I did the 3 day yoga and meditation package and stayed in a garden villa. I did not want to leave.
The grounds are absolutely beautiful. It's about 20mins out from Chiang Mai airport (ask hotel reception to organise an airport or city taxi pick up for you as it's a little difficult to find, costs 350-400thb). A lot of the food served is organically grown and tastes absolutely delicious. Teddy (the main chef) also does cooking classes which were highly regarded. Por (aka Beiber),the waiter, takes care of all your needs.
The yoga and meditation course is intense. There's a 3 hr session in the morning and 2-3 hrs in afternoon, which involves discussion on yoga principles, then practice in the asana postures and relaxation/meditation. I had private lessons and Hiromi is so knowledgable and catered the exercises to focus on my areas of tightness and tension. You learn a sun salutation sequence and then 12 yoga postures. Meditation exercises focus on cleansing and relaxation. She is absolutely amazing, studying for a year at an ashram in India, then further study in Chiang Mai. She teaches Sivananda yoga.
The garden cottage had a lovely view and was very comfortable and clean. Just remember morning and nights in Chiang Mai in January are cold so bring warm clothes. There's an outside shower but there's also an inside bath.
Highly recommend this sanctuary for those seeking time out and relaxation. You can organise a shuttle to take you into the city or to see the many temples, you can also borrow bikes to see the local sights but I didn't leave for 3days!
– Erin T. (Australia)