4 - 10 August, 2024

The Power of a Silent Retreat

Are you already interested in meditation and looking for a way to go deeper? Do you want to experience the power of yogic meditation without giving up the basic comforts of life? Would you like to learn from a true meditation master in a distraction-free environment? Experience a Silent Retreat in Thailand that will offer you:

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7 Days in Paradise

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

Silent Environment

Feel the embrace of a safe space to reconnect with the Self without any distractions.

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Learn from a Master

Deepen your understanding of meditation and yoga from a masterful teacher.

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Like-minded Community

Surround yourself with our mindful community who share the path of self-discovery.

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Tech-Free Zone

This retreat suggests disconnecting from your daily devices to fully embrace the Silence.

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Small Group

The Silent Retreat will only accept roughly 10 people to ensure a peaceful environment.

Upcoming Dates

August 4 - 10, 2024

@ Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui - Thailand​

Early Bird Offer $150 Off!

Limited Time Offer: First 5 sign-ups save $150 when you book your Silent Retreat! Get it or you might regret it!

Ever wish you could tune out all the background noise and your own thoughts?

Need a detox and a reset from technology, social media and your busy life?

Looking for an authentic meditation experience but not a monastic lifestyle?

Join the next Silent Meditation Retreat in Thailand, located in the beautiful island of Koh Samui.

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 breakfast and dinner buffets are included in your retreat

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Silent Tools

Bring the feeling of silent and adventure home with you

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Early Bird

Save money when you register early for the Silent Retreat

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Tribe

Join the tribe and you’ll be the first to know about new events & VIP pricing

Meet Your Silent Retreat Teacher

Alexey Vyazovov

Alex was initiated into the practice of yogic meditation at the age of 16 and remained fully immersed in the practice for several years to realize its essence. He later started to teach meditation, philosophy and yoga classes sharing the knowledge of self-realized yogis along with his own experience and insights received during his apprenticeship and years of daily study and practice. Alex has trained over fifty 200HR and 300HR Yoga Teacher Trainings apart from dozens of advanced Yoga courses and workshops both online and in person. Join a Silent Retreat in Thailand to experience Alex’s mindfulness teachings.

Your Silent Meditation Retreat Experience

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Anovopaya

Achieving awareness with the support of asana, pranayama or mantra.

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Shaktopaya

Directing mental energy back to the Center, to the space between thoughts.

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Shambavopaya

Relaxing into the state of non-judgmental awareness without external support.

A Balanced Approach to Stillness

Perhaps you’ve heard of Vipassana experiences that take place in monasteries or caves in exotic places. We think those are amazing experiences, but they come with their own challenges. This 7-day silent retreat will reap all the benefits of an immersive meditation experience, without giving up daily conveniences such as a comfortable bed and delicious healthy food. In addition to popular mindfulness practices originally created by monks and for monks, you will learn rarely taught techniques specifically designed for people living a socially engaged life. Participants will hand in their phones and devices on the first evening and be in silence until the end of the retreat. Enjoy a simple group yoga practice to warm up each morning and greet the day. Every afternoon there will be a philosophy talk, allowing the mind the time and space it needs to truly deepen into awareness. Participants can enjoy the scheduled program which allows for downtime while providing lots of structure. Wind down the evening and let go of the day with special treats such as gong bathing, candle gazing or singing bowls.

Your Daily Silent Meditation Retreat 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. Each day has a balance of immersive practice and exercises. There will also be space to relax, reflect and journal.

7:30 – 8:00

Breathwork and meditation

8:00 – 9:30

Gentle Asana Practice

10:00 – 11:00

Mindful Brunch

11:00 -12:00

Afternoon Lecture

12:00 – 13:30

Group practice

13:30 – 15:00

Individual practice

15:00 – 17:00

Group practice

17:00 – 18:30

Awareness Practice

18:30 – 19:30

Mindful Dinner

20:00 – 21:00

Evening activity

7:30 – 8:00

Breathwork and meditation

8:00 – 9:30

Gentle Asana Practice

10:00 – 11:00

Mindful Brunch

11:00 -12:00

Afternoon Lecture

12:00 – 13:30

Group practice

13:30 – 15:00

Individual practice

15:00 – 17:00

Group practice

17:00 – 18:30

Awareness Practice

18:30 – 19:30

Mindful Dinner

20:00 – 21:00

Evening activity

Download the FREE Guided Meditation

There are as many ways to meditate as there are people. Want to sample the Silent Retreat meditation style and get a sense of your teacher’s approach? Why not take a moment to enjoy a free online course by Alex. Alex’s style of teaching is insightful and thorough. Let him take you deeper on your journey within. 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. Strip your environment of distractions and allow for a space of stillness. Open your eyes to a deeper sense of connection to yourself and those around you.

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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. Your food choices greatly affect your well-being and your future. Establishing the right eating habits is the first step to self-mastery.

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.

What’s my investment

First 5 sign-ups save $150.

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What’s included:

Full Access

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

All Materials

Classes, academic fees, text books, work-books

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Accommodation

Comfortable rooms at Vikasa Yoga Retreat priced by your selection.

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Healthy Meals

Healthy brunch and dinner designed for your training at Life Café.

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

Wellness Tools

Learn tools and practices for a healthier, happier lifestyle.

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 simple eco-friendly bamboo bungalows to full-sized rooms.

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 Silent 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. Try our Silent Retreat in Thailand today.

Silent Retreat Guest Reviews

We think our yoga retreats are pretty special, but don’t take our word for it. Check out these testimonials from our past students 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.

I loved the combination of breath work, asana, easy to understand yoga philosophy and meditation. I felt it was exactly what we needed. It was one of the most memorable and wonderful experiences that we have enjoyed together. Highly, Highly recommend.

Andrew

This week was truly transformative. Could not recommend this highly enough to do on your own or with a loved one. Thank you to Alex for your teachings, Kosta for your vision, and the team for excellent hospitality and for holding space for a small group of like-minded curious souls.

Fiona

It exceeded all expectations I had. Everything was high quality from the accommodations, staff and teachers. My room was perfect, the food was extremely delicious. The tools I learned to help with my meditations and to balance my nervous system were invaluable.

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Luck favors those who work hard and plan ahead. Be among the first 5 sign-ups to save $150 on your Silent Retreat in Thailand! 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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Silent 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. You don’t need to have any prior yoga or meditation experience. Alex will cater to all levels. Simply come with an open mind ready to experience the journey.

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. 

A silent retreat is a dedicated period where participants choose not to speak, allowing them to focus on self-reflection, meditation, and renewal. Verbal communication takes a backseat, creating an environment of stillness and introspection. It’s a unique opportunity to disconnect from the noise of daily life and reconnect with your inner self. You can experience a beautiful Silent Retreat in Thailand, a tranquil haven filled with serene landscapes.

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