27 Oct - 2 Nov 2024, Jan 5 - 11 2025

Balance Retreat with Daniel Rama

When was the last time you felt truly balanced? Are you able to hold postures for as long as you like? 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? The Balance Retreat will help you dive deeply into functional asana to gain strength, flexibility and new skills and techniques to advance your practice with safety and confidence. Find out what our Balance Yoga Retreat has to offer:

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7 Days in Paradise

Spend 7 days and 6 nights at Vikasa Yoga Retreat in exotic Koh Samui, Thailand.

Challenging & Fun

Gain new techniques to train your body and mind to hold postures and unlock new skills. 

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Like-minded Community

Surround yourself with a  mindful community of adventurous transformation seekers.

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Natural Beauty

Immerse in the incredible nature that Thailand offers with jungles, beaches and waterfalls.

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Break Free

Leave your comfort zone behind and embrace the freedom to explore & connect in new ways.

Upcoming Dates

27 Oct - 2 Nov, 2024

January 5 - 11, 2025

@ Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui - Thailand

@ Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui - Thailand

Book now and save $150!

Book now and save $150!

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 inversions and arm balancing to the next level?

Love the idea of a strong practice in an immersive format?

Want to learn from the best?

Join the next Balance Retreat in Koh Samui, Thailand.

What You Get

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Full Access

Full access to all our Vikasa facilities including pool, spa, cafe and more

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Accommodation

Choose your preferred room at Vikasa Yoga Retreat, priced by selection

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Healthy Meals

Unlimited healthy brunch and dinner buffets to fuel you through your retreat

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Balance Tools

Gain skills, wisdom and tools for ongoing evolution both on and off your yoga mat

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Early Bird

Pay less and play more when you register early for the Balance Retreat

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Tribe

Join the Vikasa tribe and gain a new like-minded community plus ongoing VIP perks. 

Meet Your Balance Retreat Teacher

Daniel Rama

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.

Your Balance Retreat Experience

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Yoga

Daily strong asana, pranayama mantra & meditation practice for all levels.

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Balancing

Functional movement, restorative practices, strength & flexibility training.

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Inversions

Handstands, inversions, 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 Balance Yoga Retreat. Space is limited so Rama can dedicate time for each student.

Real Guest Experiences

We think our Yoga Teacher Trainings are pretty special, but don’t take our word for it. Check out these testimonials from our past guests to get a sense of the transformation they experienced.

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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 yoga inversions a try and see how beneficial a week of training would be. Finish the class with a relaxing savasana as you let your mind wander to far off exotic places. 

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Your Daily Balance Yoga Retreat Schedule

The daily life at Vikasa starts with the sound of tropical birds as the sun rises over our east-facing hillside home. The Balance Retreat begins every day with breathwork, meditation, and asana, 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 the Life Cafe. Each day has a balance of immersive practice and workshops. There will also be space to relax, swim, enjoy the spa and explore the island.

07:00 – 07:45

Pranayama and meditation 

8.00 – 9.45

Morning Asana Practice

10.00 – 2.30

Brunch and
free time

3.00 – 4.30

Workshop /Training

4.45 – 6.00

Evening practice

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

Restorative Workshops

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.

What’s my investment

First 5 sign-ups save $150.

Balance Retreat

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What’s included:

Full Access

Full access to all facilities: Pool, Spa, Salas and Secret Beach.

All Materials

All classes, high quality mats and props.

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Accommodation

Comfortable rooms with everything you need for the perfect retreat journey.

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Healthy Meals

Delicious, abundant healthy buffet brunch and dinner designed to help you thrive.

Future

Continue your journey of self-love and evolution when you return home with new skills.

Balance Tools

Learn the tools for healthier happier life through the Vikasa Lifestyle. 

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Reserve Your Pad

We offer several types of accommodation ranging from our popular Yoga Caves to full-sized ensuite rooms with stunning ocean views. 

Click “Virtual Tour” for a walk through of the different room options. Follow the application for room availability and pricing. For more information or to check early bird discount availability Contact us Today

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. It’s the perfect place for a Balance Yoga Retreat.

Life Café

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. Meals during your Balance Retreat will be healthy, delicious and abundant. Wholefoods and real ingredients full of flavour. Fuel your body well and feel the difference. Daily buffet brunches and dinners are all included. 

Lifestyle Facilities

You’ll have full 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 with stunning ocean and nature views. Enjoy the infinity pool, wellbeing spa, secret beach and the Life Cafe during your free time. Enjoy a massage, work on your tan, or enjoy a cold coconut by the pool with new friends. 

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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!

Embrace Evolution with a Vikasa Signature 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.

Our Viksa Signature Retreats are based on the ideals of the Vikasa lifestyle and philosophy. Vikasa means evolution in Sanskrit and we believe that taking time out to disconnect from your day to day surroundings and reconnect to yourself on a deeper level is one of the most powerful ways to grow, transform and discover true lasting happiness. What you will experience through the Signature Yoga Retreats is a journey within, supported by our Senior Vikasa teachers and a group of like-minded individuals who, like you, are seeking a rich, explorative and expansive retreat journey. These retreat experiences combine the Vikasa method of yoga, meditation and pranayama, along with unique workshops, adventures and dynamic activities and exercises that encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Daily life can keep us trapped in mundane and repetitive cycles. The key to evolution and happiness is to be constantly finding new and novel ways to challenge yourself. If you’re intrigued to learn more about the Vikasa lifestyle and the Vikasa philosophy, download our free lifestyle guide below.

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Balance Retreat: 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.

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.

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:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Thailand

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

Vikasa’s Balance Retreat is a week-long immersion of advanced balancing practice with Daniel Rama. Dive deeply into functional asana to gain strength, flexibility and new skills and techniques to advance your practice with safety and confidence.

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. 

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. 

YES! The Balance Retreat is open to all levels and Rama will work alongside you to help you take your practice to the next level, no matter where you are on your yoga journey. Both beginners and advanced practitioners will gain an enormous amount from this retreat experience. 

All Vikasa rooms are private rooms. The Yoga Cave and Yoga Cave Plus are single private rooms with shared bathrooms, all other rooms are private ensuite rooms. You can twin share only if you are booking with someone you are traveling with- a friend, partner, relative etc.

For twin share pricing, there is one full cost of the retreat program, plus an additional $1200 for the second person. If you are booking two places you will be eligible to a discount, this is dependant on the current promotions available. Simply contact us to find out the total price for twin share.

The retreat dates start on your check in and check out dates. Check in is available from 2pm. On the first day there is a group dinner and casual information session. Offical classes will start on day two. On the final day, you will enjoy a morning class and brunch and check out is at 12 noon.

You are more than welcome to book additional nights before or after the offical retreat dates. Simply contact us to enquire about pricing and availability. Or let us know on your application you would like to book additional nights. Our regular nightly rate includes twice daily buffet meals, access to all public yoga classes and all facilities. Many guests do like to arrive a few days early to acclimatise, especially after a long journey. Many guests do also end up extending their stay. This is always dependant on our availability, so booking in advance is recommended, but if you do opt to stay longer once onsite, simply check with our reservation team at the front desk. 

Do you have other questions or need more information? Contact us Today