21-27 August, 2023
Adventure is Happiness in Motion
Are you ready to leave the monotony of daily life behind and jump into a new adventure? Do you crave an exotic destination rich in culture and natural beauty? Would you like to share these brave new experiences with a group of like-minded adventurers?
7 Days in Paradise
Feel the embrace of a safe space to grow with teachers who truly teach from the heart.
Surround yourself with our mindful community who share the path of self transformation.
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.
August 21-27, 2023
@ Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui - Thailand
Last few spots Available
Promotional Discount: First 5 Sign-ups Save $150 when you book your Evolve Retreat! Get it or you might regret it!
Looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, just for a moment?
Want to press pause and disconnect from it all on a tropical island?
Join the next Escape 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
Bring the feeling of escape and adventure home with you.
Save money when you register early for the Escape Retreat.
Join the tribe and you’ll be the first to know about new events & VIP pricing
Meet Your Teacher
Mikey has an encyclopedic knowledge of all things yoga with particular specialisations in intelligent sequencing, yoga anatomy and efficient movement. He draws on aspects of his former profession as a personal trainer in his practices and teachings - focussing on balancing strength and flexibility with an overarching emphasis on safety. As well as having a broad and deep knowledge of yoga practices and history (having completed a number of teacher trainings with Vikasa and Universal Yoga), he also has a passion for teaching and a talent for making complex concepts accessible to all.
Daily asana, pranayama & meditation practice.
Discover the beauty of nature and the richness of local culture.
Connect with a community of like-minded people. Make some new friends.
Outdoor Adventure + Inner Peace
Imagine all the relaxing and peaceful aspects of a yoga retreat, combined with all the excitement of exotic adventure. Our Escape Retreat is the perfect balance of both worlds. Enjoy the comforts of a gently structured morning routine with exciting day trips to local adventure sights such as waterfall hiking, ethical elephant experiences and island temple hopping. You’ll have all the access to the wellness facilities on offer including yoga classes with one of Vikasa’s top instructors. Mikey is not just an expert yoga instructor, he’s also an expert in adventurous sight seeing around Koh Samui and its archipelago. Don’t miss this chance to step outside your comfort zone in a safe and exciting environment.
Your Daily Schedule
The daily schedule for the 100 hour Refresh Retreat is a balanced mix of immersive practice, interesting theory and hands-on workshops. The daily life at Vikasa starts with the sound of tropical birds as the sun rises over our east-facing hillside home. We do mornings right here with meditation and gentle practice before a robust brunch in a community setting. Throughout the day you’ll have a mix of structured activities as well as down time and freedom to explore.
07:00 – 07:45
Pranayama and meditation (creation of a morning ritual)
8.00 – 9.45
10.00 – 2.30
2.30 – 4.30
Workshop / lecture / discussion / excursion
4.45 – 6.45
Evening practice (yin, relax, yoga nidra, sound healing)
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.
We think our yoga retreats 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. For a more detailed review, you might consider reaching out to our social network to ask first-hand about the retreat experience at VIKASA. Our community loves to help other yogis on their path.
Get a FREE Asana Progression Practice by Mikey
Want to sample the Escape Retreat teaching style and get a sense of who your teachers are? Why not take a moment to enjoy a free online course by Mikey. Mikey has a unique teaching style which helps his students grasp complex concepts in a simple way. All you need to begin the free class is a quiet space where you feel comfortable to disconnect. His Basic Asana Progression class starts with foundation level movement, bringing you through a mildly challenging and energizing asana routine. Finish the class with a relaxing shavasana as you let your mind wander to far off exotic places.
Eating wholesome and healthy food is part of our lifestyle philosophy at the beautiful Vikasa Life Café.
We’ve formulated a signature cuisine, combining healthy ingredients with pure indulgence for you to savor. Vikasa serves a wide variety of food styles to suit different dietary needs; we offer vegan-friendly, international, fusion, western, raw and non-vegetarian dishes. Enjoy the evolution of food at Vikasa and join us whether it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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.
The VIKASA Bliss Spa offers a range of rejuvenating treatments to return your body to a natural state of bliss. Our infinity pool, juice bar, private beach and meditation rocks are all unique spaces to spend an afternoon. Our amazing staff are prepared to guide you in exploring the VIKASA facilities or explore the island paradise of Koh Samui.
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.
Our Yoga Retreat Paradise
The Escape 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 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 retreat is suitable for practitioners of all levels
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.