Expand, Blossom & Radiate at Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui Thailand
“Step forward into growth, or step back into safety” – Abraham Maslow
Join Yoga and Meditation teacher, Amber Knight, on the island of Koh Samui for an incredible week in March 2023.
With over 20 years of experience and over 11 years of teaching yoga and meditation, as well as hosting numerous retreats – both locally and internationally, know you will be good hands for this week.
We will spend our retreat together at Vikasa – a breathtaking venue purpose built for yogis. This incredible cliff top setting will be your home to expand your meditation & yoga practice, allow your heart to radiate & feel yourself blossom into your most desired form of living.
Each day you will be invited to show up to your Self and embrace yourself Just As You Are. This is one transformational week and you are guaranteed that you will not be the same person going home as when you arrived. A renewed sense of Self is your take home gift. Each morning will begin with meditation and breathwork overlooking the sea. These sessions offer you a variety of tools to make your meditation practice easier, accessible and enjoyable.
It’s the best way to start the day!
Immerse yourself in a variety of morning and afternoon vinyasa flow practices, yin and restorative yoga to balance the body’s energies throughout the week. You can decide to attend all classes or miss a few if your body is needing something else.
Woven within each yoga practice is inspiration to discover your most desired feelings to enable you to take the week long, transformational practices with you back into your daily life, on returning home.
Live your yoga off the mat!
This retreat is suitable for all levels of experience – none to advanced. Variations of postures will be offered to ensure each student is able to make the practice unique to their body, and their needs.
“Love Amber’s classes, I always come away feeling re-balanced & energised. Every class is different, with options for experience levels. Amber’s teaching style allows students of all levels to build knowledge, skills & explore the gift of yoga.”
Step onto paradise and let your Soul be nourished by the sound of the sea, organic food, sound baths, spa treatments and the heart warming welcome of the Thai locals and staff at Vikasa. Find secluded spots for private meditation, laze by the infinity pool, enjoy long brunches with incredible views, be empowered by the choice of how you wish to spend your time…
Please note, due to the cliff side location there are quite a few steps to walk each day around and through the resort.
Sample daily schedule
Schedule is subject to variations
- 07:00 – 09:00 – Daily Morning Practice
- 09:30 – 11:30 – Brunch
- 11:30 – 16:00 – Free Time: optional excursions, tours, spa treatments etc
- 16:00 – 18:00 – Daily Afternoon Practice
- 18:30 – 20:30 – Dinner. Optional evening activities
What’s Not Included
Eating wholesome and healthy food is an important part of every training process. Vikasa has created just an amazing menu, and serves a wide variety of food styles to suit different dietary needs.
You’ll be offered vegetarian, vegan, raw and cooked, western, international, Thai and fusion dishes for your brunch and dinner buffets.
Where will you stay?
Karma Burning Intensive and Void Intensive take place at VIKASA Yoga Retreat – one of the best places to learn and practice Yoga in Asia.
Vikasa is located on the beautiful tropical island of Samui in the Gulf of Thailand. It was specially selected as a place for transformation due to its ideal balance of secluded island paradise, healthy, freshly-prepared food and world class yoga halls constructed in a beautiful setting and designed to get results.
Besides, Koh Samui is easily accessible with direct flights from all major hubs in SEA such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, KL & Singapore.
Amber Knight is the founder of The Beauty Of Yoga and shares creative vinyasa / yin / restorative / yoga nidra / breathwork and mindfulness meditation. She has hosted numerous workshops and retreats in both Australia and Bali.
Her classes are thoughtfully created and sequenced, offering a unique, yet beautiful and caring flow. Amber is passionate about creating a space for others to empower themselves through choice – drawing on inner strength and practicing acceptance of where they are. She is deeply compassionate, teaches from the heart and lives her yoga off the mat. Through her everyday practice she is empathetic of where people are arriving from, the obstacles they may experience along the way, and their deep desire for freedom of suffering and increased joy. She is motivated to help other women embrace themselves wholeheartedly and put themselves and their desires forward unapologetically.
Amber has over 22 years of yoga experience, over 11 years teaching yoga & meditation to others and currently teaches in studios on the Sunshine Coast, Australia
“Amber is amazing and leads such a beautiful practice!”
“I love The Beauty of Yoga; all that Amber brings, shares & teaches in each class is beautiful, reassuring & inspirational.”
While this yoga retreat is by no means a five star resort, it is by no means pretending to be. However what it lacks in bells and whistles it makes up for with rustic charm.
Twin bed (single occupancy only).
Bridging the gap between a hotel room and an authentic Thai experience, our Yoga Caves are small but very comfortable rooms that offer sweeping views over the sea and rocks below. Relax on your comfy bed facing out over the ocean and take in one of the best panoramas on Koh Samui. Sleep, read or meditate in peace. Modest in terms of size but still to our high standards, the air-conditioned Yoga Caves offer a quiet, personal place to stay for individual travelers. The yoga caves do not have bathrooms en-suite. There is a large shared and public restroom and shower facility located just behind the block of Yoga Caves. The showers have hot water and shampoo provided. A bathrobe is provided in each, air con, mini fridge, electronic safe, free WiFi.
Yoga Cave reviews from previous guests:
“I was a bit concerned prior to arriving as this room type features a common shower/bathroom area. Not to worry, however; facilities are nicely done, while the rooms are really fresh and cosy despite being rather small.”
“My yoga cave room was relatively small, but I really liked it – it was well decorated and fitted out, with lots of thoughtful details and storage that helped me put away all my belongings nicely. I didn’t even mind using the communal showers and toilets as they were right around the corner.”
“The yoga cave had everything you needed and more.”
Yoga Cave +
Very similar description to Yoga Caves however they have just recently been built. Shared bathrooms on the floor and all rooms offer magnificent sea view over the ocean. Great budget friendly option.
The Zen Bungalows are perfectly named, being traditional huts built with local, natural materials. They provide an opportunity to leave contemporary hotels behind and feel yourself become totally at-one with Koh Samui’s natural surroundings, with the stunning views from our cliff -top location right outside your door. Private bathroom with hot water, air con, fan, mini fridge, electronic safe, free WiFi, garden view. A truly authentic experience.
Prana Cabana Bungalows
The Prana Cabana Bungalows bring guests close to Nature while providing every convenience. The rooms are quite modest, rustic both inside and out, yet clean and comfortable they feature a queen-sized bed, and direct beach access. A private terrace allows you to take in one of Samui’s spectacular sunrises. Bungalows come with a simple interior bathroom with hot shower, AC, mini fridge, and a safety box.
Prices are excluding flights and excluding extra meals. All prices are per person:
- Yoga Cave (single occupancy) – $1,055
- Yoga Cave + (single occupancy) – $1,092
- Zen Bungalow (single occupancy) – $1,205
- Prana Cabana (single occupancy) – $1,205
- Prana Cabana (twin bed – double occupancy) – $945 /guest
- Prana Cabana (queen bed – single occupancy) – $1,330
Double occupancy room (Prana Cabana) can be a queen or twin bed. If it is a queen bed – 2 guests share the room and the bed. If it is twin bed – 2 guests share the room but have individual single beds
Please note rooms are subject to availability. Contact Amber to claim your spot or to upgrade to any of the following accommodation options (if available when booking).
All prices are per person and including VAT. All includes:
- All yoga classes
- Daily brunch and dinner
- 7 nights accommodation
- Evening activities at Vikasa
- Sunset Cruise – be welcomed with a drink on board a classic junk style boat, then journey around Samui’s archipelagic islands while enjoying a buffet dinner as the sun sets
- Karma Day – meet the local community and make a genuine active altruistic contribution, making a genuine and wonderful connection with the local special needs school. We spend about an hour at the school, meeting the staff & children, playing with them and even share some yoga with them! Completing the excursion we stop at Samui’s largest waterfall for a refreshing natural shower and at one of Samui’s best beaches to enjoy a quick dip in the ocean
Everyone needs time to retreat.
These week long stays always prove to be very popular and as numbers are limited to keep energy and connections positive, here’s how to:
Secure Your Spot On Retreat
A deposit of $500 can be made to:
The Beauty of Yoga
BSB 083 945
ACC 33 168 4670
Current Entry Requirements to Thailand
Vaccinated tourists can travel under Test&Go traveling scheme that consists of:
- 1 PT-PCR test on arrival and ATK-self test on Day 5 at THB 2,200 net plus 7%VAT per person;
- SHA+ obligatory transfer on arrival at THB 600 plus 7%VAT per person per way.
Prior to travelling guests have to register in Thailand Pass system downloading the following documents:
- Passport and Thai Visa (if required);
- Certificate of Vaccination;
- Paid AQ / SHA Extra+ hotel reservation confirmation for 1 day (Day 1), including the fee for 1 RT-PCR test, 1 ATK self-test kit and airport transfer. (Vikasa is a SHA Extra+ certified hotel and we issue hotel reservation confirmation for guests);
- Insurance with minimum coverage of 20,000 USD (not required for Thai nationals / foreign residents in Thailand can use social security or certificate from their employer).
More details on https://tp.consular.go.th/en/plan
“Love Amber, love her passion and skill as a teacher. She has a unique, professional yet beautiful and caring flow.”
No one books a retreat with the intention of later cancelling, so the policy is in place to help us work together, sharing expenses that may arise from unexpected cancellations.
- HOLD DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE ($500)
- Hold deposits are however transferable to another attendee found and assigned by the original attendee. I will also have a waiting list of willing guests to help you find someone.
- Full balance due 60 days prior to the start date of retreat.
- Cancellation requests submitted prior to the 60 days before the retreat date will be refunded minus admin fee & deposit.
- Within 45 days of your retreat: sorry but no refunds given, no exceptions. I will most certainly do my best to help you fill your spot if necessary from the waiting list.
If you have any other questions please email email@example.com
“Amber is the most generous and kind hearted yogi. I am lucky to share yoga with her when proximity permits.”
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Our rooms celebrate simplicity. We have minimal decorations to create a feeling of zen. You will notice some of our room options have a “+” which means they are a little bit bigger than the standard category.
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