Are you ready to Thrive, inside and out?
When was the last time you woke up feeling really refreshed, revitalised and brimming with energy and life force? Are you feeling bored with your day to day meals and craving some new delicious and healthy culinary creations? Are you wanting to introduce more plant based food into your life that actually nurtures your body without leaving you with cravings or worried about getting all the nutrients you need? ? Join our award-winning plant-based raw chef for Thrive.
7 Days in Paradise
spend 7 days and 6 nights at Vikasa Yoga retreat in exotice Koh Samui, Thailand
Delicious and Fun
Learn mouthwatering recipes and lifestyle routines to elevate your holistic well being
Life Minded Community
Surround yourself with our mindful community of adventurous transformation seekers.
Yoga and Meditation
Combine your time in the kitchen with yoga and meditation classes suitable for all levels
Embrace everything that Thailand has to offer with jungles, beaches, waterfalls, temples and more
29 October- 4 November 2023
@ Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand
Promotional Discount Available!
Limited Time Offer: First 5 sign-ups save $150 when you book your Thrive Retreat! Get it or you might regret it!
Wanting to up your game in the kitchen with easy, nutritious recipes?
Love the idea of a culinary adventure in absolute paradise?
Ready to discover how good you can really feel?
Want to learn how to achieve your dream body on a plant-based diet?
Join the next Thrive Retreat in Koh Samui, Thailand.
What You Get
Two raw food and scientific nutrition masterclasses with head chef Boris
Access to daily yoga and meditation classes in the ocean-front sala
Optional island hopping around Koh Samui’s best sights with Chef Boris
Full access to all our Vikasa facilities including pool, spa, cafe and more
Choose your preferred room at Vikasa Yoga Retreat, priced by selection
World class gourmet raw food brunch buffets and multi-course dinners
Meet your Chef
Boris has been the head chef of Vikasa Life Cafe for almost a decade. He has trained at the world's most renowned schools for raw food, including the Tree of Life and the Matthew Kenney Academy in the United States. He is a published author and has been awarded Europe’s “Best Raw Food Chef.” This outstanding culinary artist from Berlin sprinkles passion over all his creations. Through classes, retreats, demonstrations and courses, Boris helps people all over the world experience the same benefits and culinary pleasures that he himself has experienced by eating a plant based diet high in living foods. Boris teaches that you can indulge in beautiful tasty food, feel incredible everyday and nurture your body with all it needs to feel truly alive.
Indulge in gourmet raw food and learn the art of vibrant living cuisine.
Daily asana, pranayama mantra & meditation practice for all levels.
Inspiring lifestyle talks, island adventures and wellness routines.
Rejuvenate and Transform
Experience the ultimate combination of yoga together with the power of healthy and delicious raw food. Over the course of this enlivening week, you will enjoy unlimited yoga and meditation classes daily with the best teachers at VIKASA yoga, alongside amazing raw food brunch buffets and multi-course raw food gourmet dinners. Meals will be enjoyed in the scenic Life Cafe perched on the top of a cliff and boasting the most breathtaking views of the entire island. In only one week you will experience the changes that this lifestyle offers you- physically, mentally and spiritually. Undertake a culinary journey with like-minded souls, guided by a professional and passionate Chef and and leave with lifestyle tools, simple recipes, culinary tips, sound nutritional knowledge and ample inspiration to continue your wellness adventure and body transformation back home again. Discover the power and potential that plant based whole foods, natural daily movement and a breathtaking natural environment can offer you.
Your Daily 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 an optional morning asana practice creating a morning routine and ritual you will be able to take home with you. Class will be followed by a healthy substantial raw vegan brunch and informal chef talk in the Life Cafe . Each day has a balance of movement classes, nourishing delicious food that powers your energy, informal nutrition talks, masterclasses, casual wellness talks and optional island adventures, combined with the downtime and space to relax, reflect, journal, visit the spa and follow your bliss.
7.00 – 9.30
Morning Yoga Practice
10.00 – 12.00
Raw Vegan Brunch
12.00 – 3.00
5.00 – 6.30
Afternoon Yoga Practice
6.30 – 9.00
Gourmet Raw 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.
Enjoy a FREE Raw Food Workshop with Boris.
Join Boris and learn the art of the perfect healthy chocolate smoothie! This video tutorial will walk you through the basics of creating a perfect smoothie plus tips and tricks to keep it thick, creamy and delicious as well as nutrient dense and sustaining. Smoothies are a staple on our menu at Vikasa, all designed and thoroughly taste tested by Boris and the team. Fresh smoothies utilise the freshest seasonal ingredients for a hydrating and satisfying treat that can be enjoyed any time of the day. Learn how to use raw cacao and the incredible benefits of chocolate in its raw natural form. All raw, all vegan, this smoothie will become a staple in your kitchen. Boris has a unique way of demonstrating that allows for educational content to be thoroughly enjoyed and savoured. Enjoy this taste test of what’s to come if you join us for a week on the Thrive Retreat at Vikasa.
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. Healthy food at Life Cafe is served in a community setting, making the cafe the beating heart center of Vikasa.
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.
Vibrant raw food brunches and gourmet raw multi-course dinners.
Daily yoga, meditation and pranayama classes with lead Vikasa teachers.
Continue your wellness journey and new culinary skills when you return home.
Comfortable rooms at Vikasa Yoga Retreat priced by your selection.
Experience the power of raw food and yoga in an inspiring environment.
Reserve Your Pad
We offer several types of accommodation ranging from simple eco-friendly bamboo bungalows to full-sized rooms.
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Our Yoga Retreat Paradise
The Thrive 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 Thrive 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 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.
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.
Absolutely! This retreat is for everyone, those who are brand new to raw food or plant based living as well as those that may be more well versed or experienced with this style of cuisine and lifestyle. Come with an open mind and open heart!
All food will be free from gluten and dairy, all vegan and made with nothing artificial. Food is all 100% wholefoods right from nature! If you have any other food intolerances, please let us know in the application form. This retreat will use nuts.
For sure! If you’re keen on the food but not the yoga classes that is fine, everything is optional. You are welcome to come along and enjoy the pool, beach or island adventures instead of yoga if you prefer. We do believe that yoga and healthy eating go hand in hand and we may suggest you might like to try a class or two- however this is 100% up to you. You have unlimited access to yoga classes for the whole week if you choose to go.
Yes! You will have recipes to take home with you so that you can continue your healthy food journey and new healthy routines back home again.
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