Feeling frazzled? Maybe it’s time to escape the bustling city and treat your mind and body to a relaxing yoga retreat. Yoga not only allows you to unwind and stretch, it helps you stay focused and grounded. Given that these yoga retreats are set along the sandy beaches of stunning islands, you’ll also get to enjoy deeply restorative surrounds and rejuvenating massages. Book a spot at one of Thailand’s best yoga retreats soon and give yourself a chance to relax and reenergise.
If you’re looking for immersive training that lastss up to seven days, Samahita Retreat is your best option. An hour’s flight from Bangkok, Koh Samui is carpeted in evergreen forests and powdery sands. The island’s Samahita Retreat is an extraordinarily beautiful hideout with stellar spiritual teachers. With 15 years of rich history, the establishment is pioneered by senior yogi Paul Dallaghan, who is also an educator and specialist in stress management and wellness programmes. Here, you can select from a wide variety of yoga programmes such as fixed-date group yoga retreat, tailored wellness plus detox meal package, flexible yoga core classes and yoga teacher training courses. We recommend staying in the two-bedroom loft, which includes an outdoor rain shower and private balcony overlooking lush greenery.
Samahita Retreat, 55/20-24 Namuang, Na Mueang, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, +66 77 920 090
Kamalaya Koh Samui
For those seeking private one-on-one yoga sessions with customised experiences, Kamalaya Koh Samui is the perfect spot. This secluded yoga and wellness retreat offers daily yoga and wellness programmes which can be tailored to your liking, skill level and personal goals. For instance, you can choose to focus on asana (physical postures), pranayama (breathing), meditation or a mixture of everything in the three-, five- or seven-night training sessions. Nestled amid swaying palms, the pool suites and luxury villas here feature outstanding treetop-level ocean views, an airy living room, private balcony plus shaded sala, and a stunning infinity pool. After a rejuvenating session of yoga, you can sit back and enjoy quiet solitude in your beachfront villa.
Kamalaya Koh Samui, 102/9 Moo 3 Laem-Set Road, Ko Samui Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Surat Thani, +66 77 429 800
Yogic Programmes by Soneva Kiri
If you ask us, we say yoga and spa go hand in hand. At Soneva Kiri, a boutique luxury resort on the island of Koh Kood, you can achieve specific health goals with yoga, as well as profound levels of relaxation at their luxury spa. The wellness programmes are composed of restorative yoga, revitalising massages and nourishing cleanse and detox plans. Here, you get to wake in a cloud-like, king-size bed and practice personalised hatha yoga. At dawn, retreat to one of their spa cocoons and indulge in one of the Ayurvedic rituals that are designed to help relieve stress, improve sleep and delay the ageing process. Without a doubt, Soneva Kiri is one of the most secluded island escapes in Thailand, offering a unique blend of nature and privacy. Doing a yoga retreat here will let you savour that bit of barefoot luxury you crave for.
Soneva Kiri, 110 Moo 4, Koh Kood Sub-District, Koh Kood District, Trat 23000, Thailand, +66 82 208 8888
Yoga for Life by Chiva-Som
A health-orientated luxe resort, Chiva-Som is famous for its personal wellness programmes featuring warm Thai hospitality. The brand believes in helping every guest achieve wellness and longevity, and adopting positive lifestyle changes. Their health and wellness philosophy touches upon nutrition and diet, exercise, fun and plenty of relaxation. Book a retreat from here and you’ll benefit from the following: individual health consultations, daily wellness cuisine, everyday yoga and other fitness activities, complimentary spa treatments and unlimited access to their water therapy suites (which include sauna and Jacuzzi). If detoxing is one of your priorities alongisde yoga and fitness, we recommend you book a stay here.
Chiva-Som, 73/4 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, +66 32 536 536
Down-to-earth and cosy, The Sanctuary was born in Koh Pha Ngan as a private yoga retreat for friends. Now opened to the public, The Sanctuary continues to operate on a smaller scale, inspiring yogis in adopting healthy lifestyle options. Designed to immerse guests in nature, the retreat offers guest rooms, bungalows and treehouses that are nestled within a jungle. These jungle houses are inspired by traditional Thai architecture, offering guests an authentic local experience. Every day, you’ll get to practice yoga amid the forests and reconnect with nature at different hours of the day: 8am, 10.30am and 4pm. If you’d like, you can also join the daily Pilates classes and take advantage of their scrumptious detox cuisines.
The Sanctuary, Haad Tien, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, +66 86 478 4213