17 - 23 December, 2023
Balance is of the Essence
When was the last time you felt truly balanced? Are you able to hold postures for as long as you choose? Have you ever felt the power of being purely in control of your body in space? Would you like to practice your form and control in paradise for 7 days?
7 Days in Paradise
Spend 7 days and 6 nights at Vikasa Yoga Retreat in exotic Koh Samui, Thailand.
Challenging & Fun
Spend 7 days training your body and mind to hold postures by connecting within.
Surround yourself with our mindful community of adventurous transformation seekers.
See the incredible nature that Thailand has to offer such as jungles, beaches and waterfalls.
Leave your comfort zone far behind and allow yourself to explore and connect in new ways.
17 - 23 December, 2023
@ Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui - Thailand
Promotional spaces available!
Limited Time Offer: First 5 sign-ups save $150 when you book your Balance Retreat! Get it or you might regret it!
Looking to take your arm balancing to the next level?
Prefer strong practice in immersive format?
Want to learn from the best?
Join the next Balance Retreat in Koh Samui, Thailand.
What You Get
Full access to all our Vikasa facilities including pool, spa, cafe and more
Choose your preferred room at Vikasa Yoga Retreat, priced by selection
Unlimited healthy breakfast and dinner buffets are included in your retreat
Return back to your life feeling healthier, recharged and more balanced
Save money when you register early for the Balance Retreat
Join the tribe and you’ll be the first to know about new events & VIP pricing
Meet Your Teacher
Rama’s journey speaks of overcoming crippling injuries through the science of self-improvement. He has a background in kinesiology and added authenticity to his yoga practice by living for years in a classical hatha yoga ashram. Present day, Rama has made it his purpose sharing the power of yoga, movement and mindfulness. Rama runs a successful online studio and regularly leads international workshops, retreats and yoga teacher trainings.
Daily strong asana, pranayama mantra & meditation practice.
Functional movement, restorative practices, strength & flexibility training.
Handstands - training, conditioning, core work & more.
Sun & Moon
Strength and flexibility. Rigid structure and the freedom to explore. Daniel Rama’s Balance Retreat is the middle path between two extremes. Start the day with an uplifting functional hatha asana practice featuring a balance between effort and ease, extroversion and introversion. In afternoon sessions, participants explore intermediate to advanced movement skills such as handstands, back-bends and flexibility drills. Rama will help you clean up your technique and access more advanced asana and exercises. He will offer personalized modifications throughout the retreat. Space is limited so Rama can dedicate time for each student.
Your Daily Schedule
The daily life at Vikasa starts with the sound of tropical birds as the sun rises over our east-facing hillside home. Every day will start with breathwork and meditation, creating a morning routine and ritual you will be able to take home with you as a tailored self practice, followed by a robust healthy brunch in a community setting. Each day has a balance of immersive practice and exercises. There will also be space to relax, reflect, journal, visit the spa and explore the island.
07:00 – 07:45
Pranayama and meditation (creation of a morning ritual)
8.00 – 9.45
10.00 – 2.30
3.00 – 4.30
4.45 – 6.00
6.45 – 9.00
Dinner and free time
07:00 – 10:00
Morning Yoga Practice
10:30 – 11:30
Healthy Brunch at Vikasa Life Café
11:30 – 14:00
Self Study, Relax and Recovery
14:00 – 16:00
Theory, Lecture or Workshops
16:00 – 18:15
18:30 – 20:30
Healthy Dinnerat Vikasa Life Café
Want to get a taste of daily life at Vikasa? Try our yoga class online for free. The tropical birds, fruits and flowers? You’ll just have to imagine those for now.
Get a FREE Handstand Workshop by Rama
Want to sample the Balance Retreat teaching style and get a sense of who your teacher is? Why not take a moment to enjoy a free online course by Rama. Daniel Rama has a unique teaching style which helps his students learn to hold their inversions and asanas with balance and control. All you need to begin the free class is a quiet space where you feel comfortable to disconnect. The space should be large enough to do inversions safely. His handstand and yoga class starts with foundation level movement, bringing you through a mildly challenging and energizing asana routine. Give inversions a try and see how beneficial a week of training would be. Finish the class with a relaxing shavasana as you let your mind wander to far off exotic places.
We believe the way we eat and make food matters. An integral part of the Vikasa Life Cafe philosophy is awareness of what we put in our bodies and the impact it has on ourselves, each other and the earth. Your food choices greatly affect your well-being and your future. Establishing the right eating habits is the first step to self-mastery.
You’ll have access to all the wonderful VIKASA facilities which are designed to facilitate a holistic healthy lifestyle. Our world-class yoga salas are some of the best in Asia.
What’s my investment
First 5 sign-ups save $150.
Full access to all facilities: Wifi, Pool, Spa, Salas and Secret Beach.
Classes, academic fees, text books, work-books
Comfortable rooms at Vikasa Yoga Retreat priced by your selection.
Healthy brunch and dinner designed for your training at Life Café.
Continue your journey of self-love and evolution when you return home
Learn the tools for healthier happier lifestyle
Reserve Your Pad
We offer several types of accommodation ranging from simple eco-friendly bamboo bungalows to full-sized rooms.
Balance Retreat Paradise
The Balance Retreat takes place at Vikasa Yoga Retreat, our paradise on the tropical island of Koh Samui, in the Gulf of Thailand.
This location is easily accessible with direct flights from major hubs in Southeast Asia or a shuttle flight from Bangkok arriving nearly every hour. Our team will pick you up at USM, Samui International Airport. Vikasa is the perfect balance of a secluded yet accessible island paradise. We have some of the largest yoga facilities in South East Asia including 4 world-class yoga salas which allow you to practice over the open ocean. Vikasa has modern facilities that you’ll enjoy such as an infinity pool, private beach, fast wifi, housekeeping, and an incredible healthy cafe.
Early Bird Discount
Luck favors those who work hard and plan ahead. Be among the first 5 sign-ups to save $150 on your Balance Retreat! Get it or you might regret it!
Selecting the Perfect Retreat
Choosing the right retreat will provide you with an experience that will support your body, mind, and energy to expand in new ways that will transform you and enrich your quality of living.
If you aren’t exactly sure what you are looking for, our yoga vacation is a great way to explore the Vikasa lifestyle and learn from all of the amazing resident and guest yoga teachers we have here. If you want a more focused experience we recommend joining one of the numerous themed specialty retreats or training events happening. You can enjoy more time focusing on the practice you already love, or discover a brand new experience and learn about its knowledge, and yourself in that light. You can find retreats here that focus on technique, and others that are more about exploring, healing, and balancing your inner-qualities. It might even be that you find your perfect retreat by coming across a teacher that you can somehow already feel the connection, and you can follow your intuition to come on a life changing trip of discovery and spiritual revelations with expert guidance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Browse the FAQ or get in touch with one of our instructors for personal assistance.
Vikasa is located on Koh Samui, which is an island in the Gulf of Thailand. Vikasa is in the south east corner of the island, in between Chaweng Noi and Lamai. Vikasa is a 20 minute drive from Koh Samui International Airport (USM) and a 35 minute drive from the Nathon and Lipa Noi ferry terminals.
The best way to get to Vikasa is to fly into Koh Samui International Airport (USM). There are daily flights into Koh Samui from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and others. We will arrange your pick up from the airport.
This will depend on where you are from. For details of Thailand’s visa arrangements with specific countries see here:
Although tourist visas are generally required, there is an exemption for travellers from 30 countries (Australia, UK, USA, France, Germany, Sweden and others) who wish to travel to Thailand for 30 days or less. If you are a citizen of one of these countries you do not need to obtain a visa. Note that if you plan to stay for longer than 30 days, it is possible to obtain a short extension from the immigration office on Koh Samui at some point during your stay.
If you are not a citizen of one of the countries with which Thailand has specific visa exemption or waiver arrangements, you will need to obtain a 30, 60 or 90 day tourist visa before arriving in Thailand
This program is designed for complete beginners to novices or those with limited experience. Personal programs are a great way to start from the beginning and learn correct habits and techniques.
Yoga clothes, tropical climate clothes and swimwear. Yoga mats and props and towels are all provided. You may want to add an excursion to your program such as a waterfall hike, in which case a pair of sneakers would also be handy. If you want to use the Sky Gym during your stay you’ll need gym clothes too.
Koh Samui is a beautiful tropical island located in the Gulf of Thailand. It is approximately 90 minutes from the mainland via ferry, but is easily accessible via airplane. It has a population of around 70,000 people and has key infrastructure such as a small international airport, good medical facilities (including hospitals), banking facilities (including ATMs), good wifi coverage and good roads. It is possible to drive around the entire island in around 90 minutes, and visitors generally either travel via scooter or taxi as walking is difficult. Vikasa is located between Chaweng Noi and Lamai in a quiet area of the island. It is possible to walk from Vikasa to nearby beaches, but guests generally stay on the Vikasa premises or rent scooters or taxis for trips to nearby markets and shopping malls. The weather is generally hot year round, with temperatures often around 30 degrees celsius.
We recommend that participants download the free lifestyle guide and read up on the Vikasa Lifestyle before arrival. If you don’t have time to read it that’s ok too, we will review some content during your program.