A Transformational Yoga Retreat in Thailand

Vikasa hosts yoga retreats in different styles and themes throughout the year. Offering a fun and focused way to enjoy your stay at Vikasa. You still get a taste of the Vikasa Lifestyle immersion experience, but with a twist of a special theme such as Raw Food or Fitness or Meditation depending on the theme of the retreat you choose.

Evolve with Our Vikasa Signature Retreats and Yoga Holidays in Thailand

Attend to our own Vikasa Signature Retreats at Vikasa Yoga Retreat in Koh Samui, Thailand and feel the transformation.

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First 5 sign-ups for any retreat get $150 discount.

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Up-level your wellbeing with a week of gourmet raw food and transformational yoga. Join head chef Boris for raw food masterclasses and learn how to nourish your body, mind and soul for optimal health and radiance.

11- 17 Aug & 22 – 28 Dec 2024

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Unearth the authentic loving self with 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.

4 – 10 Aug 2024

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Vipassana inspired silent meditation retreat. Without the distractions of daily interactions, talking and use of technology – we can focus on the breath and find stillness that is otherwise impossible in modern life.

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Leave the monotony of daily life behind and jump into a new adventure. Explore the natural beauty of this exotic destination rich in culture and natural beauty with a group of like-minded adventurers.

 9 – 15 June & Oct 27 – Nov 2 

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A week-long immersion of advanced balancing practice with Daniel Rama. Dive deeply into functional asana to gain strength, flexibility and new skills and techniques to advance your practice with safety and confidence.

15 – 21 December 2024

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Find freedom through a range of movement modalities and expressions including yoga, inversions, meditative states, dance, martial arts and strength and flexibility practices. Discover your own unique form of physical expression.

Upcoming Signature Yoga Retreats

Vikasa offers yoga retreats in Thailand with different styles and themes throughout the year. Offering a fun and focused way to enjoy your stay at Vikasa. You still get a taste of the Vikasa Lifestyle immersion experience, but with a twist of a special theme such as Adventure or Meditation depending on the theme of the retreat you choose.

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Looking for freedom and flexibility with your Thailand Yoga Retreat?

Join us for a Vikation!

Our Vikations are available 365 days a year, allowing you to choose the dates and duration that suit you best.

Enjoy unlimited yoga classes in our ocean front yoga Sala. Feast on delicious, abundant and vibrant meals. Explore the breathtaking island of Koh Samui. Meet like-minded people from all over the world whilst still having plenty of time to yourself to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect.

A Vikation invites you to experience how happiness and wellbeing truly feels.

If you’re ready to switch your current daily grind for an environment curated for personal evolution and transformation, join us for a Vikation.

Experience a meaningful vacation that leaves you uplifted, inspired and radiant.

Selecting the Perfect Retreat

Curious as to what our curated yoga retreats in Thailand is like? Get a taste of what Vikasa has to offer with this Lifestyle Guide. 

If you aren’t exactly sure 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 to join 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 it’s knowledge, and yourself in that light. You can find retreats here that focus on technique, and others that are more about exploring, healing, and

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. Or another idea to consider…you might want to take a step back, meditate and contemplate to find, what are your goals and intentions right now? You could make a list and then choose which things you really want to focus on. Then, go see what retreats and events align with your vision and feeling.balancing your inner-qualities.

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If you aren’t exactly sure 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 to join 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 it’s 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. Or another idea to consider…you might want to take a step back, meditate and contemplate to find, what are your goals and intentions right now? You could make a list and then choose which things you really want to focus on. Then, go see what retreats and events align with your vision and feeling.

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Our Next Hosted Retreats

Vikasa hosts retreats by organizers from around the world, and we are adding new retreats all the time. Here are the latest and upcoming yoga retreats at Vikasa Yoga Retreat in Koh Samui.

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17th - 23rd March 2024
Women’s Chakra Yoga Retreat

Teachers:

Amber Kight
Amber Kight

About The Retreat:

Join Amber Kight, an experienced teacher and retreat host, for a most incredible week at Vikasa. This incredible cliff top setting will be your home to expand your practice, allow you to re-connect with your truest essence and move forward in your life with more positivity, clarity & joy! Each day you will be invited to show up just as you are and be guided through each of the chakras (with asana, pranayama, meditation & journal prompts) to unlock blockages, balance energy and lead you to the most expansive, awake and glowing version of You! This is one transformational week and you are guaranteed that you will not be the same person going home as when you arrived.

Who is this retreat for?

Women of all levels of experience – beginners 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.

12th - 16th May 2024
Empowered Empress Retreat

Teachers:

Kerry
Kerry
Julia
Julia

About The Retreat:

Unplug and reconnect with yourself and other female entrepreneurs who are joining you for 5 days of feminine energy, connection and visioning, calling in the Millionaire You version and the way you show up to fully embody the Empress. Feel the power of hot seat coaching and upgrading your next $10k offer while being in connection with other empresses who allow themselves to fully focus on their big shift and empire creation. It includes food and accommodation for 5 days/4 nights, private eco-lux beach cabanas, high-touch business coaching, women circle, yoga classes, vision board workshop, sunset cruise and embodiment celebration.

The Empowered Empress is for the established female coach who is craving sisterhood, feminine embodiment and soul connection. During these five days together, we will balance three pillars: SOUL, SISTERHOOD & SACRED SALES. If you’re a high-achieving Empress in business, bringing in a steadily growing client base and proven first offer, but you’re yearning for more – more impact, more vision, and the ability to elevate your pricing with a next level $10k offer – then The Empowered Empress Retreat is calling your name. With the initial days being dedicated to reconnect to yourself and carving out the next-level vision of your Empowered Empress and the gift of focus time on your business, you will walk away with a clear roadmap for your next millionaire moves.

23rd - 29th June 2024
Aspirin and Yoga Corner Retreat

Teachers:

About The Retreat:

Enjoy Prana Flow Yoga for 2 hours in the morning everyday. Enjoy time surrounded by nature with like minded retreat guests. This is a chance to recharge and reconnect in a beautiful location.

Who is this retreat for?

Our retreat for people who are seeking a way to de-stress, unwind and connect. This is ideal for people with a busy lifestyle needing time to disconnect from the hustle of daily life and enjoy a week immersed in yoga and nature. It is for all levels of yoga practitioner and anyone looking to deeply relax in the body as well as spirit.

4th - 10th August 2024
Warrior One Yoga Retreat

Teachers:

NOVA ROSAIA
NOVA ROSAIA
DUSTIN BROWN
DUSTIN BROWN

About The Retreat:

Join Dustin & Nova on retreat for 7 days and 6 nights in the tranquil Vikasa Retreat in Koh Samui, Thailand. Our aim is for you to feel strong, fit, healthy, nourished and revitalised whilst having a relaxing vacation in tropical paradise! Daily life will revolve around yoga classes in the yoga shala overlooking the ocean, healthy eating, thai-style massages, relaxing by the pool or taking a dip in the ocean. Our intention is to challenge, deepen and progress your yoga practice whilst also allowing you plenty of time during the day to relax, reconnect with yourself and explore this magical island. Our retreats are fun and inspiring and will help open your heart, mind and body to move you towards a more conscious and empowered life.

Who is this retreat for?

We welcome everybody from all fitness levels and walks of life. Whether you are new to yoga or well established in your yoga practice, Warrior One Yoga classes and workshops will cater to all levels. As all your activities are optional, you have the choice to ‘go hard’ or just sip cocktails by the pool. It’s your vacation so you choose your own yogi adventure! This retreat is also ideal for meeting like-minded people and making new friends, coming together to find new inspirations and to share exciting new adventures. Partners, friends or family not involved in yoga are also welcome to come along for the journey.

1st - 7th September 2024
LOVE and LIGHT Retreat

Teachers:

Denise Orloff
Denise Orloff
Tania Hall
Tania Hall

About The Retreat:

The Love and Light retreat will offer yoga twice daily over looking the ocean, additionally we will come together for workshops throughout the week. You will have time to explore the island, relax by the pool, swim, have massages – this is your opportunity to have the week that your body and mind needs.

This retreat is accessible to all ages, bodies, and experiences. From seasoned practitioners to newbies the practices will be accessible and meaningful. So, if you are wanting to explore your physical practice, learn more about yogic philosophy, or simply rest more we promise this will be a special week together.

Everything is an invitation, do as little or as much as you want. Get to know like-minded people and make some new friends.

Denise Orloff is the founder of YOGA LYFE. She has been a student of yoga since 1999, and taught extensively in the USA and Australia. Denise lives and breaths community and connection and is deeply grateful that yoga has provided a path to provide this. Denise loves yoga retreats as they offer an opportunity to explore what it means to practice, often times with surprising results, and always with the promise of being well cared for.

Tania Hall has been practicing for over 15 years, initially using yoga as a tool to assist her to bring balance into her own life. An educator, teacher and healer, she has worked in the area of health and wellbeing for over 2 decades and is dedicated to both her own practice and sharing her gift with others. Tania is incredibly passionate about her family and friends, and helping community — her infectious energy radiates from within and it is contagious.

20th - 26th October 2024
Escape to Paradise retreat to Koh Samui

Teachers:

Jay
Jay

About The Retreat:

Spend the week nestled in tropical paradise – your daily island life will revolve around yoga classes in the shala overlooking the ocean, delicious organic meals, strolling to the beach for a dip or take a tuk tuk to explore the island. On our last day we will board a private boat for a sunset cruise around Ko Samui. Experience a meaningful holiday that leaves you glowing and radiantly alive.

Jay + Lianne met and began their yoga journeys at this very place 10 years ago on their teaching training, and had the best time here and now we want to share the magic of Vikasa and Koh Samui with you. We hope you will join us on this special adventure!

Who is this retreat for?

Everybody from all fitness levels are welcomed. Whether you are new to yoga or well established in your practice, you will find what you need. This retreat is all about meeting like-minded souls, forge new friendships and embarking on exhilarating adventures together.

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Koh Samui: The Ultimate Yoga Retreat Destination

Retreats in Thailand are something unique. Thailand, even today, has a magic in the air that helps people discover a more relaxed pace and beautiful perspective of life with lots of opportunities to appreciate nature.

Colors are bright, the cultural character will endear you, and the food is among the best in the world for it’s variety of flavors, freshness, and creativity. Especially in recent years, organic and healthy food choices have become widely available and the dishes made with them are the best. You can enjoy the divine Thai flavors in inventive vegan, vegetarian, and raw versions or in their classic recipes with fresh ingredients. International cuisine, fusion style cooking and raw desserts are other bits you can’t miss!

The Buddhist influence in Thailand permeates the culture and gives an air of peacefulness to the flow of the day. This supports the retreat experience here in many beautiful ways and you’ll likely want to visit some of the Thai buddhist temples. As much as this is true, Thailand also loves spice, and surprising ways of livening things up whether it’s a local persons individual style and character or an arousing night temple market. A Koh Samui yoga retreat is arousing to the senses in every capacity including sights, scenes, smells and flavors which all combine to leave you with some very unique memories.

A holiday in Samui is an amazing way to experience a paradise environment with stunning ocean views and tropical magic everywhere you look.​

There are so many gorgeous beaches all around the island. And you can find that quiet forgotten beach, the casual playful beach, the beach with the perfect swims, the lush lavish beach with resorts and excellent service, the stunning beach side pool to refresh, or even the clubs with dancing on the beach. And what better place to watch an amazing sunrise or sunset than right on the beach or from the ocean?

Samui is a paradise for people who want to experience the tropical island paradise but also abundant options for lifestyle and shopping.

Life is overflowing here on Samui. Coconut palms, which made the island it’s first trademark are everywhere, and drinking fresh coconuts everyday is heaven. You’ll see exotic flowers, colorful creatures, and if you venture up into the hills you can explore the jungle and beautiful waterfalls.

The island has a large “ring road” that goes all the way around, and in many of the major towns you can find almost anything you would in any modern city. International cuisine, music venues, shopping malls, and even a movie theater. Or you can turn off this main route and disappear into one of the many magical places that make this island special.

The Thai hospitality and kindness combined with the passion of our communities provides some life enriching experiences and adds value to any yoga retreat in Thailand.

Besides the nature and modern luxuries, the people, both locals and foreigners, really add the final touches to why Samui an amazing and fun place. You’ll meet a lot of people who are in love with island life and passionate about what they do here. The interesting yoga teachers, dedicated foodie chefs, sweet therapists. The people who come here to share their passion are usually interesting characters who share some degree of madness and passion for life.

Get ready to collect a set of endearing people, lovable and inspiring people, and local people who love to smile. There is a sense of being welcome in Thailand which you might not experience in other countries to such a degree. The locals will go out of their way to cater to you and make you feel at home.

The vibe in Thailand is relaxed so don’t expect five-star service in most establishments, but with that casual flair comes a sense of comfort as if you were invited into someone’s home. This helps to create a sense of protection and safety which is an excellent way to feel when you’re joining a yoga retreat intended to break you through your physical and emotional comfort zones.

Colors are bright, the cultural character will endear you, and the food is among the best in the world for it’s variety of flavors, freshness, and creativity. Especially in recent years, organic and healthy food choices have become widely available and the dishes made with them are the best. You can enjoy the divine Thai flavors in inventive vegan, vegetarian, and raw versions or in their classic recipes with fresh ingredients. International cuisine, fusion style cooking and raw desserts are other bits you can’t miss!

The Buddhist influence in Thailand permeates the culture and gives an air of peacefulness to the flow of the day. This supports the retreat experience here in many beautiful ways and you’ll likely want to visit some of the Thai buddhist temples. As much as this is true, Thailand also loves spice, and surprising ways of livening things up whether it’s a local persons individual style and character or an arousing night temple market. A Koh Samui yoga retreat is arousing to the senses in every capacity including sights, scenes, smells and flavors which all combine to leave you with some very unique memories.

A holiday in Samui is an amazing way to experience a paradise environment with stunning ocean views and tropical magic everywhere you look.

There are so many gorgeous beaches all around the island. And you can find that quiet forgotten beach, the casual playful beach, the beach with the perfect swims, the lush lavish beach with resorts and excellent service, the stunning beach side pool to refresh, or even the clubs with dancing on the beach. And what better place to watch an amazing sunrise or sunset than right on the beach or from the ocean?

Samui is a paradise for people who want to experience the tropical island paradise but also abundant options for lifestyle and shopping.

Life is overflowing here on Samui. Coconut palms, which made the island it’s first trademark are everywhere, and drinking fresh coconuts everyday is heaven. You’ll see exotic flowers, colorful creatures, and if you venture up into the hills you can explore the jungle and beautiful waterfalls.

The island has a large “ring road” that goes all the way around, and in many of the major towns you can find almost anything you would in any modern city. International cuisine, music venues, shopping malls, and even a movie theater. Or you can turn off this main route and disappear into one of the many magical places that make this island special.

The Thai hospitality and kindness combined with the passion of our communities provides some life enriching experiences and adds value to any yoga retreat in Thailand.

Besides the nature and modern luxuries, the people, both locals and foreigners, really add the final touches to why Samui an amazing and fun place. You’ll meet a lot of people who are in love with island life and passionate about what they do here. The interesting yoga teachers, dedicated foodie chefs, sweet therapists. The people who come here to share their passion are usually interesting characters who share some degree of madness and passion for life.

Get ready to collect a set of endearing people, lovable and inspiring people, and local people who love to smile. There is a sense of being welcome in Thailand which you might not experience in other countries to such a degree. The locals will go out of their way to cater to you and make you feel at home.

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You might be considering a Yoga Retreat but also curious about a Yoga Training and wondering what the differences are. A yoga retreat is typically more about rejuvenating yourself through healing practices and taking time off from duties to enjoy being in the moment. You’ll have more free time and many retreats include exciting activities for wellness besides Yoga, like raw food workshops or nature treks. You can enjoy a more vacation-like experience. This is especially for you if you want the time to explore, meet other people outside your group, and get to know the local culture and land. A retreat will typically take you deeper if you stay in that space for the whole time and then you can enjoy the treat of exploration after.

A yoga training is generally considered more academic, more serious and geared to those students who might want to teach yoga after graduation. Trainings usually have a fuller schedule and could involve some intense physical transformation. Expect to be in training, lectures, or other activities related to the practice for the majority of the day, but also expect it to be a very powerful support to your goals. A training is designed to take your practice deep, establish principles and philosophy, or develop your skills as a teacher or facilitator in specific knowledge about wellness. A training may be a big challenge but it can radically open up your life to new possibilities. 

Yoga trainings are a great way to know more about the essential details of the art and science of yoga and how we teach in different situations or for different people. You can experience a lot of teaching practice activities in a short time and with feedback from teachers and peers and this will open you up to be more capable of expressing yourself or guiding others in many regards. Upon graduation you get certification, recognized internationally, as a professional yoga teacher.

If that all sounds a bit much, consider doing a yoga retreat first and you can always do a training if you feel like digging deeper. 

Beautiful yoga and meditation retreats can be found all over the world. Some of the most famous places like Thailand, India, and Bali offer unique settings for the wellness and spirituality explorer. It’s no wonder these destinations offer so many retreat options, they each have an abundance of local charm, warm hospitality and options for vegetarians and vegans alike. People love tropical destinations for their vacations and yoga retreats and these locations are also rich in their own spiritual and religious culture. Many people are waking up to make their holidays meaningful and supportive of their mental, physical, and spiritual development. We think with a little research anyone can find and plan the perfect retreat to serve their deepest intentions.

India is an obvious consideration for where to find a yoga retreat or training but it’s certainly not the only worthwhile option. Many countries have highly rated and reviewed Yoga training schools with excellent authentic teachers and also breath taking natural environment, healthy food, and beautiful people to meet. There are so many options, but we are going to just look at two of the most popular destinations, India & Thailand.

India – Coming to India is a great way to give respect to the roots of modern Yoga, feel the energy of the land of countless great yogi’s, and possibly have a more traditional study of the philosophy of Yoga and Hinduism.

This is the heritage and source of knowledge for most of the practices and philosophy people all over the world today know as Yoga. Coming for a training or retreat here will give you a great taste of the culture that developed alongside the Yogic sciences. If you are curious about how Hinduism interfaces with Yoga, or enamored with devotional practices within the Hindu pantheon, a Bhakti yogi, there is much to learn and experience here. The predominant yoga practice of many modern day Indian’s is Bhakti, or love and devotion towards the divine. This can be through iconic forms or any moment and being in existence. Many people will see this as religion, even many Indians themselves, but looking deeper through the yoga philosophy, there is more of a blurry line between religion and the science of experiential wellness. Nearly all yoga schools here will teach mantra chanting, and maybe some other devotional practices. It’s great to get a feel for these practices and concepts that have been part of peoples’ lives here for hundreds or thousands of years.

Courses in India are generally cheaper than most places, in reflection of the surrounding economy and cost of living. It can be a great deal but watch out for sub-standard accommodations, basic or limited meals provided, and even under-qualified teachers. Those who are content with simple necessities will enjoy most retreats or trainings here, but in one way or another, if you want quality, remember you pay for what you get.

One unfortunate down side to choosing a training or retreat in India is that due to it’s popularity, many under-qualified or greedy people pose themselves as great schools or teachers without right knowledge, training, or even genuine compassion and intention to offer a quality service. It seems to be more common for this to happen in India since many people know how to look the part and talk the talk… but we all know walking the walk is a very different matter. Make sure you research your considerations thoroughly and get the review of others before booking. It’s a great idea to also talk on a voice call with the teacher’s who will be leading the retreat to really get a sense for them as people.

Another difficulty you may find is understanding your teachers! Some teachers in India don’t have clear enough English accent or vocabulary for foreigners to understand. If English is also your 2nd language, this is even more of an obstacle. Again, try to call them!

Thailand – Here in Thailand there is so much variety on the style of trainings as they are run by people from all over the world. Because it takes some effort and investment to travel to another country to live as a yoga teacher or create an event, it’s very likely your teacher here is someone very passionate and knowledgeable about Yoga. It’s also likely they will put a great deal of creativity and detail into delivering their teachings. At the same time, depending on what you are looking for, there are some retreats that don’t provide the setting or study of understanding the underlying philosophy. While some people are not interested in this anyway I highly recommend you find a retreat that the teachers can demonstrate and embody this because it is the key to connecting with the most life changing benefits of Yoga.

While India obviously offers a more traditional experience of Yoga, Thailand offers much of the tradition and the evolution of Yoga with wellness focused living. There tends to be more awareness on exploring things like raw food and vegan diet, eco & green living, integrating perspectives and techniques from other spiritual practices with Yoga methodology, and even developing exploring human potential and wellness through movement, expression, connection, and health. Your teachers might also not be so strict in nature(depending on the teacher & event!)

While price is usually higher for a retreat in Thailand, this almost always reflects in the quality. There is a higher standard for accommodation, food quality, and service. Many retreats stand to be even more affordable in the near future. Staff and locals, mostly Burmese and Thai people, are super sweet and kind hearted in nature. Being around them is a memorable and lovely feeling and you’ll definitely learn a few Thai language favorites.

Possibly one of the biggest, not to be overlooked reasons to choose your retreat in Thailand again is… the ocean! There is healing in the blue waters and deep relaxation on some of the best beaches you will find anywhere, very close or right at your retreat center.   

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