11 - 17 August and 22 - 28 December, 2024

Embrace Transformation with our Evolve Retreat

Unearth your authentic loving self with a week-long immersive yoga retreat experience. The Evolve Retreat will awaken your soul and open your heart within a safe and supportive space. Embrace transformation with unique practices and dynamic workshops to activate, nourish and enliven you.

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7 Days in Paradise

Spend 7 days and 6 nights nestled in a tropical paradise bubble at Vikasa Yoga Retreat.
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Loving Environment

Feel the embrace of a nurturing space and grow with teachers who truly teach from the heart.

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Like-minded Community

Surround yourself with a mindful community eager to share the path of self transformation.

Upcoming Dates

11 - 17 August, 2024

22 - 28 December, 2024

@ Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui - Thailand​

@ Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui - Thailand​

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Early Bird Offer $150 Off!

Promotional Discount: First 5 Sign-ups save $150 when you book your Evolve Retreat!

Are you yearning for a reset in time and space to reflect on where you are right now?

Are you ready to consciously set a new course for the future?​

Do you want to shed layers of baggage and unearth who you truly are in a loving environment?​

Join the next Evolve Retreat in Koh Samui, Thailand.

What You Get

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Full Access

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

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Accommodation

Choose your preferred room priced by selection with everything you need for the perfect week

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Healthy Meals

Delicious healthy brunch and dinner buffets will fuel and nourish you through your retreat

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Evolve Tools

Continue your journey of evolution with tools and practices that will support you at home

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Early Bird

Pay less and play more when you register early for our Evolve Retreat.

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Tribe

Become part of our inspiring and supportive Vikasa community plus get VIP perks for life

Meet Your Evolve Retreat Teachers

Niki Lundberg

Niki has been hosting yoga and meditation retreats in Sweden, France and India for many years. She has witnessed and facilitated the personal evolution of hundreds of people. She is convinced the transformative power of yoga can be sparked instantly and sometimes a short yoga retreat is all it takes for lasting journeys to begin. Her senior teaching position in Vikasa’s Yoga Teacher Training programs combined with her background in psychology, entrusts Niki with the emotional development of our next generation of yoga teachers. In this role she is committed to developing yoga teachers who are technically proficient and emotionally aware with skills such as non-reactive listening and holding space. In formulating the Evolve Retreat, Niki and Michael included some elements inspired by the Vikasa YTT which they both help lead several times each year.

Michael Murray​

Michael worked for nine years as a finance lawyer before finding yoga as a means to handle stress. Very quickly it became much more than that for him. Yoga became a powerful tool to reconnect with his true self which he was repressing for a long time. It also led him to meet his wife Niki and uncover the purpose of his life. Today Michael and Niki share the transformative power of yoga with retreats such as the Evolve Fitness Retreats. Michael also teaches in Vikasa’s Yoga Teacher Training programs. His teaching style is physical yet playful, flowing yet accessible for all. Michael and Niki often teach together where their different yet highly complementary styles combine to create special experiences for their students. They created the Evolve Retreat as a guided nurturing space which is accessible for all levels of yoga and meditation education and experience.

Your Evolve Retreat Experience

This retreat includes a unique series of practices and experiences: physical yoga, active meditations (Kundalini meditations, Osho meditations), intention setting, eye-gazing, sound healing - all curated and designed to take you on a journey of evolution. First shedding layers and getting to know yourself on a deeper level, then identifying areas for growth and evolution, then embarking on that journey by yourself but in a group environment.

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Yoga

Daily asana, pranayama, meditation, movement and journalling practice.

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Eye gazing, sound healing, dance, dynamic meditations and personal development.

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Growth

Getting to know yourself, identifying areas for growth, intention setting and healing.

Start Your Personal Evolution with an Evolve Retreat

Our revolutionary Evolve Retreat have been created to nurture your personal evolution in a welcoming environment of love and transformation. Niki and Michale will be your guides as you navigate your personal journey of self-inquiry and self-discovery. Identify and let go of whatever doesn’t serve you. Shed old layers, tap into gratitude and begin to find your way back to who you truly are. Together, we will practice, play, share, explore, laugh and cry. You will leave not only a beautiful experience and set of memories to hold onto, but with a number of tools and powerful yet simple practices to continue your journey of self-evolution from anywhere life takes you. All levels are welcome – this healing retreat in Thailand is accessible for those new to yoga, wellness and personal development, whilst still allowing experienced practitioners to deepen their own practice.

Your Daily Evolve Healing Retreat 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

Yoga flow

10.00 – 2.30

Brunch and
free time

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

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.

Guest Experiences

We think our Evolve 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. 

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Get the FREE Eye Gazing class by Niki & Michael

Want to sample the Evolve Retreat teaching style and meet Niki and Michael? Take a moment to enjoy a free online class.

If you’ve never tried eye gazing before, you’re in for a delicious treat. All you need to begin is a quiet space where you feel comfortable to disconnect. Sink deep into a sacred moment of serene connection as you seemingly slow time and focus on the inner self. Let the outer world melt away as you recenter in the present moment. Open your eyes to a new feeling and a new day as you embrace evolution and Evolve in Love.

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Life Café

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. Abundant, healthy and tasty buffet style brunches and dinners are included in your retreat experience.

Lifestyle Facilities

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 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 time soaking up the sunshine, journalling or simply basking in nature. Our amazing team are on hand to guide you in exploring Vikasa or the island paradise of Koh Samui.

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What’s included:

Full Access

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

All Materials

Classes, work-books, high quality mats, props and facilities to support you.

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Accommodation

Comfortable rooms priced by your selection with everything you need for a perfect stay.

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Healthy Meals

Healthy delicious brunches and dinners designed to nourish you as you evolve.

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Continue your journey of self-love and evolution when you return home 

Evolve Tools

Learn tools and practices for a healthier happier lifestyle that will transform your life.

Click ‘Apply Now’ for room options and pricing. Need more information? Get in touch for personal assistance. Contact us

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

Our Yoga Retreat Paradise

The Evolve 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.

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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 Evolve Retreat! Get it or you might regret it!

Embrace Evolution with a Vikasa Signature Retreat

Choosing the right healing 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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Evolve 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.

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

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. 

Vikasa’s Evolve Retreat is a week-long immersive yoga retreat experience. Reset in time and space to reflect on where you are right now and consciously set the course for the future.

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

The Vikasa Yoga Method

Vikasa means evolution when translated from Sanskrit. The Vikasa Yoga Method is based on individual evolution and development.

Nature is in a constant state of change. Our primary goal is evolution, and yoga can be seen as a tool to facilitate that. The Vikasa Yoga Method is an integral system of yoga based on classical Hatha yoga lineages, with some influence from Himalayan Buddhism and Taoism practices. The method is based on universal rules of yoga that ultimately allow the practitioner to develop highly intelligent and mindful practice. Our training starts with a physical foundation, evolving into energetic, mental, and emotional development.