19 - 26 March , 2023
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.
- Embody the core teachings
of the Yoga tradition through the evidence-based integrated method of Higher Yoga Academy.
- Use the cutting-edge science
of breath-based focus techniques to prepare the ground for higher Yoga practices.
- Learn in depth and master
powerful rarely-taught meditation techniques of classical Yoga and non-dual Tantra.
- Explore the concepts of Karma
and Liberation in the context of Yoga practice.
- Practise asana
in a way that uses the body to go beyond the body.
- Spend 5 days at Vikasa
– one of the most amazing Yoga destinations in the world.
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
*Schedule is subject to variations
Pick from one of the very beautiful and unique room types at the stunning Vikasa Resort. Whether you want ocean views, or a cozy bungalow, there is a room that you will love, for all budgets. The Yoga Caves are the lowest priced rooms – single occupancy, basic accommodation, shared bathroom, amazing views. Great option for those who want to keep it simple. All other rooms have their own bathroom.
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.
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.”
Healthy Brunch & Dinner
Served buffet style and prepared by award-winning chefs. Scrumptious, healthy, fresh, and local, Life Cafe’s cuisine is unparalleled.
Brunch is served 9:30-11:30am and dinner is from 6:30-8:30pm
- 2 Daily Yoga Classes
Vinyasa/Yin/Restorative yoga in a yoga shala with beautiful, ocean views
- Meditation & Pranayama
Daily meditation and pranayama practices, either in the yoga shala or on the beach.
- Yoga Props
Yoga mat, block, cushion, strap, seat pad & bolster to use while at Vikasa.
- Daily Journalling
Each day we will carve out time to journal about a topic that calls to our hearts. This is completely optional (as is everything on the retreat!).
- Evening Yoga Nidra
Guided yogic rest to send you into dreamy land, you just need to make it to your bed at the end.
- All evening activities offered by Vikasa teachers
- Discounted Spa Treatments for all guests
- Transformation – You will not be the same person when it’s time to go home
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Airport transfer (can be arranged with Vikasa)
Optional outings during free time which can include a sunset paddle board, hiking to the local waterfall, touring the island and it’s iconic temples, snorkelling or taking a cook class
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.”
PRICING AND ACCOMMODATION
All prices are per person and including VAT
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
** Prices are excluding flights and excluding extra meals. All prices are per person
Yoga Cave (single occupancy) – $1055 USD
Yoga Cave Plus (single occupancy) – $1092 USD
Zen Bungalow (single occupancy) – $1205 USD
Prana Cabana (single occupancy) – $1205 USD
Prana Cabana (twin – double occupancy price per guest) – $945 USD
Prana Cabana (queen – single occupancy) – $1330 USD
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).
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
Twin bed (single occupancy only)
YOGA CAVE PLUS
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.
Twin bed (single occupancy only)
PRANA CABANA BEACH BUNGALOW
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.
Twin share or private lodging is available.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
“Amber is the most generous and kind hearted yogi. I am lucky to share yoga with her when proximity permits.”