Refresh Retreat

Our 100 Hour Refresh Retreat is designed for yoga practitioners, students and teachers who seek a deeper understanding of their learning path. Sign-up early to enjoy huge savings on tuition.

Invest In Your Personal Evolution

Time spent learning is always well invested.

100 Hour Certification

This course constitutes 100 YACEP (or continuing education) hours which can be registered with Yoga Alliance.

14 Days in Thailand

Wake up every day to one of the most photographed views in Thailand. Practice yoga in our ocean-view yoga salas.

Lasting Transformation

Leave feeling empowered to start a new path with new skills, confidence and lasting healthy lifestyle habits.

100 Hour Refresh Retreat

Enjoy a strong daily practice in a lush tropical setting designed for evolution. This course is a 100 hour immersion, suitable for teachers or anyone who practices regularly.

Dates

Location

Availability

18 - 31 August, 2024

@ Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui - Thailand​

Final Spaces Available!

Promotional Discount: First 5 sign-ups save $250.

What You Get

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Full Access

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

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All Materials

Classes, academic fees, text books, work-books and the diploma.

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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.

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Airport Pickup

Our team will greet you with a smile on your arrival at the airport.

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Certificate

Receive a certificate of completion of 100 Hours of training.

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Early Bird

Save money when you register early for the Refresh Retreat

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Tribe

You'll be the first to know about upcoming events and VIP pricing.

If you have any question, get in touch with us for personal assistance.  Contact us Today

Are you a yoga teacher seeking an inspiring refresher course? Or are you craving a deep yoga immersion?

Join the next Refresh Retreat at Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand

Learn At Vikasa Yoga Retreat

The curriculum for the 100 hour Refresh Retreat is based on the fundamentals of our famous 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. We’ve boiled our complex 200 hours worth of training into the bare essentials, giving the student a chance to experience some of the topics we would normally cover in an efficient and approachable way. Daily asana and meditation practice give a grounded sense of routine while specific lectures and workshops allow for more focused learning.

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Practice

Asana

Refresh your memory on over 200 asanas. Work on correct alignment, breathing techniques and sequencing to ensure a safe and connected practice.

Pranayama

Breathe the tropical island air as we review the essential aspects of kapalaphati, nadi sodhana, ujjai, and square pranayama.

Meditation

Begin each day with refreshing chakra breathing meditation, star breathing meditation, microcosmic orbit and other techniques.

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Theory

Lecture 1

Introduction to Yoga

Lecture 2

Body and the 5 Koshas

Lecture 3

Ashtanga and the 8 Limbs

Lecture 4

Intelligent Sequencing

Lecture 5

Balancing Nutrition for Life

Lecture 6

Pranayama and Meditation

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Workshops

Workshop 1 -2

Asana Alignment

Workshop 3

Pranayama Techniques

Workshop 4 - 5

Learning Adjustments

Workshop 6

Inversions

Workshop 7

Arm Balances

Workshop 8 - 9

Myofascial Releases

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Practice

Asana

Refresh your memory on over 200 asanas. Work on correct alignment, breathing techniques and sequencing to ensure a safe and connected practice.

Pranayama

Breathe the tropical island air as we review the essential aspects of kapalaphati, nadi sodhana, ujjai, and square pranayama.

Meditation

Begin each day with refreshing chakra breathing meditation, star breathing meditation, microcosmic orbit and other techniques.

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Theory

Lecture 1

Introduction to Yoga

Lecture 2

Body and the 5 Koshas

Lecture 3

Ashtanga and the 8 Limbs

Lecture 4

Intelligent Sequencing

Lecture 5

Balancing Nutrition for Life

Lecture 6

Pranayama and Meditation

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Workshops

Workshop 1 -2

Asana Alignment

Workshop 3

Pranayama Techniques

Workshop 4 – 5

Learning Adjustments

Workshop 6

Inversions

Workshop 7

Arm Balances

Workshop 8 – 9

Myofascial Releases

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Refresh Your Experience

Due to requests from our YTT graduates for a refresher course, we are pleased to announce this new approach to brush up on your skills, get back on the mat and refresh your practice.
Have you already completed a Yoga Teacher Training in the past, and would like to refresh your experience? Or maybe you simply crave a deep immersive experience in our like-minded student community? This course is a 100 hour immersion, suitable for teachers or anyone who practices regularly. The curriculum includes a balance of asana, pranayama and meditation as well as lectures, workshops and time to enjoy the island.

This unique 100 hour journey is designed for yoga practitioners, students and teachers who seek a deeper understanding of their learning path.

All students of yoga are welcome, regardless of background or practice style. It is recommended to have plenty of experience in personal practice as a pre-requisite. Vikasa attracts a very diverse range of men and women from across the globe with a wide variety of age ranges, backgrounds. Vikasa is renowned as a cosmopolitan hub for yogis and all our teacher trainings are attended by open-minded, conscious people, who go on to form life-long friendships.

We encourage a positive and open community vibe where all are welcome. Leave your ego at the door and enter a stress-free zone designed for personal evolution.

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This unique 100 hour journey is designed for yoga practitioners, students and teachers who seek a deeper understanding of their learning path.

Enjoy an immersive yoga journey without worrying so much about a certification or assessments. Everyone is welcome, regardless of background or practice style. It is recommended to have experience in personal practice as a pre-requisite. Vikasa attracts a very diverse range of men and women from across the globe with a wide variety of age ranges, backgrounds. Vikasa is renowned as a cosmopolitan hub for yogis and all our teacher trainings are attended by open-minded, conscious people, who go on to form life-long friendships.

We encourage a positive and open community vibe where all are welcome. Leave your ego at the door and enter a stress-free zone designed for personal evolution.

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.

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Meet The Teachers

The 100 Hour Refresh Retreat is taught by Kosta Miachin, the founder of Vikasa along with his team of senior level yoga teachers. Our team is an eclectic group of international yogis with a variety of strengths and styles. All Vikasa teachers have graduated from Yoga Teacher Trainings with a minimum of 200 hour teaching certification recognized by the Yoga Alliance.

Kosta

Founder & Yoga Teacher

Kosta’s journey into yoga has taken him to the far reaches of the world, from remote Himalayan ashrams, to his initiation by a master monk in a sacred Sak-Yant ceremony in Thailand. Kosta has undergone extensive training and was certified with five different schools: Yoga 23, Sivananda Yoga, Mysore Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Andiappan Yoga and Universal Yoga and maintains close ties to many other yoga schools around the world. The vision for Vikasa Yoga was born upon realization that the deeper dimension of yoga is a spiritual journey and a conscious evolution of the individual. Seeing this as the ultimate human endeavor, he committed his life to supporting others on this path.

Kosta’s journey into yoga has taken him to the far reaches of the world, from remote Himalayan ashrams, to his initiation by a master monk in a sacred Sak-Yant ceremony in Thailand. Kosta has undergone extensive training and was certified with five different schools: Yoga 23, Sivananda Yoga, Mysore Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Andiappan Yoga and Universal Yoga and maintains close ties to many other yoga schools around the world. The vision for Vikasa Yoga was born upon realization that the deeper dimension of yoga is a spiritual journey and a conscious evolution of the individual. Seeing this as the ultimate human endeavor, he committed his life to supporting others on this path and has been teaching yoga for over 20 years now.

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Mikey

Yoga Teacher

Mikey has an encyclopaedic 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 trainings with Vikasa and Universal Yoga), he also has a passion for teaching and a talent for making complex concepts accessible to all.

Mikey has an encyclopaedic 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 trainings with Vikasa and Universal Yoga), he also has a passion for teaching and a talent for making complex concepts accessible to all.

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Niki

Yoga Teacher

Niki believes that yoga can be life-changing, both on an individual and a collective level. And so her teaching, which she sees as her vocation, is focussed on tapping into yoga’s transformative capacity and providing a means for her students to embark on journeys of self-discovery. She has a background in psychology and an unwavering belief in the importance of combining the physical aspects of yoga with the often neglected spiritual aspects.

Niki believes that yoga can be life-changing, both on an individual and a collective level. And so her teaching, which she sees as her vocation, is focussed on tapping into yoga’s transformative capacity and providing a means for her students to embark on journeys of self-discovery. She has a background in psychology and an unwavering belief in the importance of combining the physical aspects of yoga with the often neglected spiritual aspects.

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Michael

Yoga Teacher

While initially drawn to the physical aspects of yoga, Michael remains stimulated by the interplay between the physical practice and the more spiritual, inner-journey that can be opened up by the physical practice. In pursuit of this interplay, Michael teaches correct alignment and intuitive movement and also facilitates discussions and lectures on emotional intelligence and personal development.

While initially drawn to the physical aspects of yoga, Michael remains stimulated by the interplay between the physical practice and the more spiritual, inner-journey that can be opened up by the physical practice. In pursuit of this interplay, Michael teaches correct alignment and intuitive movement and also facilitates discussions and lectures on emotional intelligence and personal development.

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Guest Experiences

We think our Yoga Teacher Trainings 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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For a more detailed review, you might consider reaching out to our alumni network to ask them first-hand about their experience at Vikasa.

Yoga Teacher Training Tuition

Apply early and be one of the first 5 students to sign up for the Vikasa 100 Hour Refresh Yoga Teacher Training to get $250 off!

Refresh Yoga Training Retreat

Starting From:

$1,650

Limited Time Offer:

First 5 sign ups get $250 off!

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 and diploma.

Accomodation

Classes, academic fees, text books, work-books and diploma.

Healthy Meals

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

Airport Pickup

Our team will greet you with a smile on your arrival at USM airport.

Certificate

Receive a Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certificate upon completion.

Graduation

Our graduation parties are epic, whether on the beach or on the boat!

Future

Opportunities such as opening your own Yoga Studio in the future.

What’s included? What’s included?

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 and diploma.

accomodation

Accommodation

Comfortable rooms priced by your room selection. See pricing in application form.

meals

Healthy Meals

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

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Airport Pickup

Our team will greet you with a smile on your arrival at USM airport.

Certificate

Receive a Yoga Alliance RYT 100-Hour certificate upon completion.

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Graduation

Enjoy graduating with your fellow students with a certification and memories to take back home with you.

Future

Opportunities such as opening your own Yoga Studio in the future.

Need more information? Get in touch for personal assistance. Contact us

Training In Paradise At Vikasa Yoga Retreat

The Refresh Retreat takes place in our paradise 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 all major hubs in Southeast Asia such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Once you’ve arrived, our team will pick you up at USM Samui international airport. Vikasa was specially selected as a place for transformation due to its ideal balance of secluded island paradise, healthy, freshly-prepared food and 4 world class yoga salas constructed in a beautiful setting and designed to get results. Each week, you’ll also be able to fully explore the stunning, green, natural surroundings of Koh Samui, with its abundance of waterfalls, white-sand beaches and dense jungle, on your day off. Plus, you’ll have full access to all resort facilities including Wi-Fi, Infinity Pool, Spa, and acclaimed Vikasa Life Café.

Where will I stay during the training?

Vikasa offers several types of accommodation ranging from simple eco-friendly bamboo bungalows to full-sized hotel style rooms. We are not a one-size-fits-all kind of place. We believe this range of accommodation allows for a wider range of students to attend the course.

Our rooms celebrate simplicity, with minimal decorations. There are no TVs or fancy mini bars filled with chocolate and alcohol, but hopefully that’s not what you’ll come here for. We are a relaxed establishment where you can unplug and reconnect to something deeper in a meaningful way. As you will notice some of our room options have a “+” which means they are a little bit bigger or nicer than the standard category.

A few tips for choosing your perfect room: If you like to stay close to the beach, check out our red-roofed Prana Cabanas. If you prefer a garden location with a village feeling, try the Zen Bungalows. If you don’t want to walk down too many stairs, the Yoga Caves could be a good option for you. If you need a bit of extra space and a central location, the Lotus Pads are a good place to start.

Where will I stay during the training?​

Vikasa offers several types of accommodation ranging from simple eco-friendly bamboo bungalows to full-sized hotel style rooms. We are not a one-size-fits-all kind of place. We believe this range of accommodation allows for a wider range of students to attend the course.

A few tips for choosing your perfect room: If you like to stay close to the beach, check out our red-roofed Prana Cabanas. If you prefer a garden location with a village feeling, try the Zen Bungalows. If you don’t want to walk down too many stairs, the Yoga Caves could be a good option for you. If you need a bit of extra space and a central location, the Lotus Pads are a good place to start.
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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.

7:00 – 09:15

Morning Yoga Practice

9:30 – 11:00

Healthy Brunch at Vikasa Life Café

11:00 – 02:00

Self Study, Relax and Recovery

2:00 – 04:00

Theory, Lecture or Workshops

5:00 – 06:30

Evening Yoga Practice

6:30 – 08:00

Healthy Dinner at Vikasa Life Café

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07:00 – 09:15

Morning Yoga Practice

09:30 – 11:30

Healthy Brunch at Vikasa Life Café

13:00 – 14:00

Self Study, Relax and Recovery

14:00 – 16:00

Theory, Lecture or Workshops

16:00 – 18:15

Evening Yoga Practice

18:30 – 20:00

Healthy Dinner at 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’llust have to imagine those for now.

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. Enjoy the evolution of food at Vikasa and join us whether it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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 Bliss Spa offers a range of rejuvenating treatments to return your body to a natural state of bliss. Vitox offers a non-invasive approach to detox. Vikasa Voyage offers meaningful adventure with eco-friendly and socially-conscious experiences. Our amazing staff are prepared to guide you in exploring the Vikasa facilities or explore the island paradise of Koh Samui during your training.

Reserve Your Pad

We offer several types of accommodation ranging from simple eco-friendly bamboo bungalows to full-sized rooms.

Promotional Bird Offer

First 5 sign-up save $250. Get it or you might regret it!

Frequently Asked Questions

Browse the FAQ or get in touch with one of our instructors for personal assistance.

Vikasa is located in Koh Samui, Thailand. Vikasa is located in the south east of the island, close to Lamai and approximately 20 minutes by taxi from Koh Samui International Airport (USM).

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. Alternatively, the Vikasa team can also arrange your pick up from the airport. Flying is the quickest route, but tourists and yoga enthusiasts can also travel by train and ferry which takes approximately 13.5 hours.

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 travelers 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

Anyone is welcome to join this 100 Hour Yoga Retreat. It is ideally designed for people who want to experience a yoga immersion without the pressures of a certification. It is also designed for yoga teachers to come and refresh their practice and wisdom in a supportive and inspiring environment.

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.

You will receive a Certificate of Completion of 100 Hours of Training. This course constitutes 100 YACEP (or continuing education) Hours which can be registered with Yoga Alliance. This course alone does not qualify you to teach yoga – you need to have also completed a 200 Hour Foundation YTT course in order to qualify as a certified yoga teacher.

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 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. This breathtaking island provides a perfect environment for practicing yoga due to its remote setting, natural surroundings, beautiful beaches, and untouched seas.

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 alright too, simply bring an open mind and an open heart.

The promotional offer of $250 off is available for the first 5 people to sign up. Check the upcoming dates at the top of this page, if the promotion is available, it will be stated in green next to the date. Otherwise, you may also contact us for confirmation.

Yes! If your partner is not participating in the training but would like to join you, you are welcome to book a room that enables double occupancy (which is any room except the Yoga Cave and Yoga Cave Plus) You will only pay an additional $25 a day for your partner to join you, they will have access to all public yoga classes, all Vikasa facilities and the twice daily buffet meals are also included. Simply let us know when applying if you would like to bring your partner.

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. that is also doing the retreat with you.

For twin share pricing, simply add 2 x tuition price, plus one room price to get the total twin share. If you are booking two places on a YTT 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 course 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 brunch and check out is at 12 noon.

You are more than welcome to book additional nights before or after the offical training dates. Simply contact us to enquire about pricing and availability. Or let us know on your application you would like to book additional nights. YTT students to get a discount on the regular nightly rate. The regular nightly rate also includes twice daily buffet meals, access to all public yoga classes and all facilities. Many students do like to arrive a few days early to acclimatise, especially after a long journey. Many students do also end up extending their stay after the YTT. 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. 

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