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8 Day Pure Yoga Retreat in Koh Phangan

  • location Ananda Yoga & Detox Center, 16/3 moo 6, Tambon, Amphoe, Chang Wat Surat Thani, Ko Pha-ngan 84280, Thailand

Meditation and Yoga Retreat Thailand

Join this yoga retreat in Koh Phangan, Thailand. Escape from your hectic days, relax, and immerse yourself in a week of yoga to rejuvenate your spirit, discover or deepen a yoga practice, and find inspiration among other yogis in a beautiful tropical paradise. Stay and enjoy comfortable accommodation, healthy yogi food, and lots of yoga at a beautiful location right on the gulf of Thailand.

8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English; English;
The maximum participants in the group is 20

Highlights

  • 11 yoga classes
  • Daily guided meditation
  • Learn about mindfulness meditation
  • 1 nature day with different activities
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily buffet meals

Skill level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
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Program

Alignment Yoga Classes

11 classes with a range of topics and themes

  • Proper Alignment Focused Instruction
  • Hips and Hamstrings
  • Skillful Backbends
  • Detox Twist Sequence
  • Core Strength and Balance
  • Chakra Energy Flows
  • Heart Openers

Daily sample schedule

Sunday

  • 09:30 - 10:15 Breakfast buffet
  • 11:00 - 17:00 Nature day; three different options for a yogic adventure to a beautiful Koh Phangan location. Lunch will be near the destination on this day
  • 18:00 - 18:45 Dinner buffet

Monday

  • 08:00 - 09:30 Alignment Yoga
  • 09:30 - 10:15 Breakfast buffet
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Free time
  • 13:00 - 13:45 Lunch buffet
  • 13:45 - 14:45 Meditation Circle
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Gentle Yoga
  • 18:00 - 18:45 Dinner buffet

Tuesday

  • 08:00 - 09:30 Alignment Yoga
  • 09:30 - 10:15 Breakfast buffet
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Free time
  • 13:00 - 13:45 Lunch buffet
  • 13:45 - 14:45 Meditation Circle
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Gentle Yoga
  • 18:00 - 18:45 Dinner buffet

Wednesday

  • 08:00 - 09:30 Alignment Yoga
  • 09:30 - 10:15 Breakfast buffet
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Free time
  • 13:00 - 13:45 Lunch buffet
  • 13:45 - 14:45 Meditation Circle
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Gentle Yoga
  • 18:00 - 18:45 Dinner buffet

Thursday

  • 08:00 - 09:30 Alignment Yoga
  • 09:30 - 10:15 Breakfast buffet
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Free time
  • 13:00 - 13:45 Lunch buffet
  • 13:45 - 14:45 Meditation Circle
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Gentle Yoga
  • 18:00 - 18:45 Dinner buffet

Friday

  • 08:00 - 09:30 Alignment Yoga
  • 09:30 - 10:15 Breakfast buffet
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Free time
  • 13:00 - 13:45 Lunch buffet
  • 13:45 - 14:45 Meditation Circle
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Gentle Yoga
  • 18:00 - 18:45 Dinner buffet

Saturday

  • 08:00 - 09:30 Alignment Yoga
  • 09:30 - 10:15 Breakfast buffet
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Free time
  • 13:00 - 13:45 Lunch buffet
  • 13:45 - 14:45 Meditation Circle
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Gentle Yoga
  • 18:00 - 18:45 Dinner buffet

Sunday

  • 09:30 - 10:15 Breakfast buffet
  • 13:00 - 13:45 Lunch buffet
  • 18:00 - 18:45 Dinner buffet

What is included

  • 3 one-hour Thai massages
  • 3 daily buffet-style meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 11 yoga classes
  • Access to the herbal sauna
  • Access to the salt water swimming pool

What is not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional spa services
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Ferry and boat tickets
  • Taxi fees
  • Transportation

Additional Details

Accommodation

  • Check-in Time: 14:00
  • Check-out Time: 11:00

Facilities

  •  Sauna
  •  Shopping
  •  Swimming pool (outdoor)
  •  Garden
  •  Restaurant
  •  Smoke-free property
  •  Yoga studio
  •  Free Wi-Fi
  •  Laundry
  •  Parking lot

Ananda Yoga & Detox Center offers several forms of accommodation. You can choose to stay in the dorm room, standard fan rooms, air conditioned rooms, or in the bungalows. Ananda Yoga & Detox Center has complimentary use of Wi-Fi, a herbal steam sauna, and a chlorine-free salt water swimming pool. Accommodations have two twin beds or one double bed depending on availability and a private bathroom with hot water.

Bungalows

The bungalows are elevated and have a balcony with magnificent views of the Gulf of Thailand and the National Marine Park. They are equipped with hot water, air conditioning, a digital video disc player, a safe box, and a refrigerator. You will enjoy the beautiful sunset extravaganza from your balcony every evening.

Air conditioned standard rooms

The Air conditioned standard rooms have air conditioning and fans, a safe box, a small patio, a refrigerator, and a hammock.

Dorm room

The shared accommodation dorm rooms offer clean, comfortable beds for guests of any budget. The Dorm rooms have private dorm bathroom, hot water, fan and private locker. The Yoga Dorm has 4 bunks and 1 bathroom.

 

Retreat location

This retreat will take place at Ananda Yoga & Detox Center in Koh Phangan, Thailand. Koh Phangan is an island paradise in the Gulf of Thailand located about 100 kilometers from the coast of Southern Thailand in Surat Thani Province and about 15 kilometers from the famous resort island of Koh Samui. Koh Phangan is the largest of Samui's neighboring islands with an area of 168 square kilometers.

Over 70% of its total area are mountains and tropical forest, the lowland is mountains and coconut fields. There are approximately 14000 people living in Koh Phangan, the majority of which are Chinese descent. There are also many Thais from all over Thailand, who moved here to start a tourism related business.

Most inhabitants live in Thong Sala, the main gateway into the island from Samui.

The most important produce of Koh Phangan is coconuts and each month, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan produce more than one million coconut exports to Bangkok. Others prominent island produce is fishing and of course, there is the growing tourism business. Around 95% of the island's population is Buddhists and it plays a very significant role in their daily life.

Things to Do

Boat trips and fishing

Boat trips around the island or to other islands can be arranged at Ananda Yoga & Detox Center. Local people have been fishing these waters for generations and despite the amount of recent changes, Koh Phangan is still full of fishermen who go out on their long tail boats every day.

Kayaking

The bay in front of Ananda is a perfect location to practice Kayak and explore the surrounding beaches.

Motorbikes rental

Motorbikes are available for rent to explore everything the island has to offer at your own pace.

Mountain bike trips

Mountain bikes are available for rent at Ananda Yoga & Detox Center. Experience mountain biking through the jungle paths or just as a means of transport.

Snorkeling

Snorkeling is a nice way to get a glimpse of the beautiful underwater world around the island. There are many great snorkel spots on the island, especially on the Northwest coast. One of the best spots is located around the little island of Koh Ma (Horse Island), off Mae Haad beach at the Northwestern tip of Koh Phangan.

Thai boxing

Koh Phangan has three Muay Thai stadiums in Thong Sala, one in Haad Rin and one in Thong Nai gPan, where regularly events are being held. You may go there to experience a night of Thailand’s most popular sport.

Visit Phaeng Waterfall National Park

Phaeng Waterfall National Park is located in the village of Madua Wan. The Park has a nice waterfall close to the entrance and some trekking routes to mountaintop viewpoints, including a long winding foot trail leading up to Koh Phangan’s highest mountain peak Khao Ra of 630 meters.

Visit the biggest don yang in Thailand

A don yang is a huge tropical tree and this gigantic specimen measures 14 meters in diameter, stands to branch off leaves and limbs for hundreds of years.

Visit the Chinese temple

The Chinese temple is the result of the dream a woman had in 1990 in which the (Chinese) Buddha spoke to her and asked her to build a firelight for the people.

Visit Wat Khao Noi

Wat Khao Noi is the oldest temple on Koh Phangan with ancient buildings and Chedis. The Buddha statue inside has been there for more than 300 years now.

Food

During this retreat, you will be served three daily buffet-style meals. Ananda Yoga & Detox Center Restaurant caters to yogi preferences with an abundant selection of a sattvic nature, prepared in a clean and wholesome environment with love.

They offer a full selection of fresh vegetarian and vegan items including raw foods with daily specials and a variety of healthy dishes, in addition to brown rice and many international favorites offered at the request of guests.

There is also a full selection of traditional Thai dishes on the menu. The Love Kitchen also has a juice bar and provides fresh fruit and vegetable juices, fresh coconuts, and shakes.

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The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Vegetarian
The following drinks are included:
  • Tea
  • Water

Spa Treatment

During this retreat, you will enjoy 3 one-hour Thai massages and will have access to the herbal sauna and salt water swimming pool.

Meet The Instructors

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Johnny Nasello

Johnny Nasello is an E-500, YACEP Registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, certified personal trainer, and expert group fitness instructor. He specializes in alignment-based yoga with attention to form and posture, so that his students can deepen their practice in a safe environment. He believes that the challenges faced on a yoga mat should be relatable to the challenges faced in everyday life. Through consistent practice, meditation, and introspection, he believes everyone will be able to empower themselves to live a life with meaning and purpose.

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Location Ananda Yoga & Detox Center, 16/3 moo 6, Tambon, Amphoe, Chang Wat Surat Thani, Ko Pha-ngan 84280, Thailand

Recommended Airports

  • (USM) Samui Airport: 23 km Transfer not provided

 

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). The most direct way to Koh Phangan is to fly from Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Koh Samui Airport (USM).

From there, you can take a minibus to Maenam Beach pier and then take a boat from to Thongsala on Koh Phangan. Lomprayah is one boat service that has a shuttle from the airport to the pier and has three boats leaving daily at 08:00, 12:00, and 17:00 p.m.

Another option is to fly from Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Surat Thani Airport (URT). It takes about five hours to get to Koh Phangan from Surat Thani Airport and costs around 500 THB. This includes bus transfer and boat ticket.

Arrival by bus

Taking a government bus from Bangkok is a good way to get to Koh Phangan. The government bus will continue on the ferry to Koh Phangan. The bus leaves from the Southern bus terminal in Bangkok, where you must also buy the ticket.

Arrival by ferry

Several boat companies provide a daily service between Koh Samui, Koh Tao, and Koh Phangan or the mainland.

Arrival by train

There is an efficient train service from Bangkok to the South of Thailand (southern line). The overnight sleeper trains are the best way to go. All trains stop in Chumphon and Suratthani, where you will be provided with a connecting bus to the ferry pier.

The total trip by train and boat takes about nine to 16 hours. A boat ticket to Koh Phangan and transport from the train station to the pier is usually included in the joint ticket. If you do not have a joint ticket you can always buy a ticket for the boat at the pier.

Arrival by taxi

Once you make it to Koh Phangan, there will be taxis waiting for you at the pier. You may tell the driver that you want to go to Ananda Yoga & Detox Center on Hin Kong Beach, and they will know where to take you. The price will range from 150 BHT in low season to possibly 300 BHT in high season.

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Booking And Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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