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The only thing better than a vacation is a Vikation. A Vikation is our classic yoga holiday at Vikasa which combines deep relaxation with meaningful challenge. Take a vacation that leaves you in better shape than before.

The only thing better than a vacation is a Vikation. Vikation is the signature experience at Vikasa which combines deep relaxation with meaningful challenge. Take a vacation that leaves you in better shape than before.

Invest In Your Personal Evolution​

Time spent on Vikation is always well invested.

Evolution On Your Terms

Enjoy the freedom and flexibility to curate your own retreat. Enjoy unlimited access to all yoga and meditation classes, plus gong, sound and ecstatic dance. Choose  your own pace and path of transformation. Your schedule can be as full or as relaxing as you wish.

Meaningful Ethical Voyages

Discover your new home away from home at Vikasa where you can focus solely on your growth in an idyllic environment. Enjoy delicious healthy meals and opt for island adventures, spa treatments, healing therapies or private classes.

Connection and Community.

Designed to bring the community together. Interact with like-minded people in a safe community and enjoy the exotic culture and climate of Koh Samui. Explore temples, lifestyle markets, an elephant sanctuary or a sunset boat cruise.

Enjoy a Transformative Yoga Retreat in Thailand

A yoga vacation that leaves you in better shape than before.

How do you feel about your life? Is it a life of health, happiness, and personal evolution? How about your vacations? Are they meaningful experiences that leave you stronger, clearer and more connected? Or do you tend to overindulge and return feeling like you need another vacation? Meaningful holidays lead to personal growth. Vikasa means evolution in Sanskrit. A Vikation is the perfect way to take a deep breath from life and return home feeling more powerful than before. 

The Vikasa lifestyle allows you to reap the maximum enjoyment from your journey.

The benefits of the Vikasa lifestyle are often experienced within just a few days. You’ll discover energy and motivation you never knew existed. You’ll feel strong and vibrant from the combination of yoga, nature, healthy food and community. Your mind, body, and spirit will become evolve, and your confidence will skyrocket. Self-transformation is effortless here. When you start making small changes and understand the effects of your thoughts and environment, you’ll reawaken something deep within you.

Experiencing the Vikasa Lifestyle has the power to kick-start a permanent change in the way you live.

A Vikation combines deep relaxation with meaningful challenge. This lifestyle is not about limiting yourself, rather it is about abundance. After all, life is about having fun and experiencing people, food, culture and adventures along the way. However, through the Vikasa lifestyle, you will also discover that having a sense of self motivation and self discipline is what enables you to grow.  As humans we thrive on patterns and rituals. Discipline is not about restriction, it is about saying yes to the things that you know help you feel on top of the world.

Of course, you won’t be forced to change, but you will likely be inspired to introduce small changes like meditation, a few yoga poses, healthier eating, or writing a gratitude list every day, into your life. These simple techniques can completely change your life and the direction of your path. A yoga vacation is the perfect kick-start into a new set of habits.

Real transformation starts here.

Kosta Miachin created Vikasa as a place for transformation. This magical place has been a starting point for lifestyle change for thousands of people. Many of our guests return to Vikasa every year to brush up on their lifestyle habits, experience the beauty of Vikasa and immerse themsleves in our diverse community.

Can’t come to Vikasa right away? You can still start your lifestyle journey from home. Simply and take the first steps on your journey towards the best version of you.

How do you feel about your life? Is it a life of health, happiness, and personal evolution? Are you excited and growing? How about your vacations? Are they meaningful experiences that leave you stronger, clearer and more connected? Or do you tend to overindulge and return feeling like you need another vacation? Meaningful holidays lead to personal growth. Vikasa means evolution when translated from Sanskrit. Our Signature Vikation is the perfect way to take a deep breath from life and return to society feeling more powerful than before. Reset your energy by experiencing the Vikasa Lifestyle.

The benefits of the Vikasa lifestyle are often seen within the first 14 days. You’ll find you won’t get run down or sick as often as you used to. Your immune system will be triggered and strengthened. Your mind, body, and spirit will become stronger, and your confidence will skyrocket. Self-transformation is not something that anyone else can do for you. When you start making small changes and understanding the effects of your thoughts and environment, you’ll reawaken something deep within you.

Vikation is the signature experience at Vikasa which combines deep relaxation with meaningful challenge. This lifestyle is not about limiting yourself. After all, life is about having fun and experiencing the many adventures along the way. However, we believe a little bit of discipline never hurt anyone. Humans thrive on patterns and rituals. Discipline is not about restricting ourselves from enjoyment or about becoming isolated. Discipline is about integrating important lessons into the good parts of life. We’re not talking about forcing yourself to change. We simply propose that you introduce small changes like meditation, a few yoga poses, healthier eating, or writing a gratitude list every day. These simple techniques can completely change your life and the direction of your path. A yoga vacation is the perfect kick-start into a new set of habits.

Kosta Miachin created Vikasa as a place for transformation. This magical place has been a starting point for lifestyle change for thousands of people. Many of our guests return to Vikasa every year to brush up on their lifestyle habits and enjoy our diverse community.

If you can’t come to Vikasa you can still start your lifestyle journey from home. Simply   and begin your transformation today.

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Lifestyle

Rest

Wake up naturally to the sounds of the ocean and tropical birds, not an alarm.

Nourish

Nourish your body with fresh, wholesome, delicious, mouth-watering meals.

Community

Meet a new friends and interact with like-minded people in a vibrant community.

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Yoga

Strengthen

Challenge your body and discover strength and agility in our all-levels yoga classes.

Breathe

Experience the power of meditation and breath work to help you focus within

Flow

Tap into your inner self and find flow and freedom both on and off the mat

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Benefits

Self Love

Empower yourself to take responsibility for your own health and happiness.

Stress Adaptation

Don’t just relieve stress, train your nervous system to be more resilient.

Transformation

Discover what your body needs to thrive and effortlessly transform for the better.

Do you value personal transformation and meaningful experiences?

Begin Your Transformation From Home

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Kosta Miachin created Vikasa as a place for transformation. This magical place has been a starting point for lifestyle change for thousands of people. Many of our guests return to Vikasa every year to brush up on their lifestyle habits and enjoy our diverse community.

If you can’t come to Vikasa you can still start your lifestyle journey from home. Simply download the free lifestyle guide and begin your transformation today.

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Take a Vikation, Take A Deep Breath From Life

Evolution feels amazing. Our classic Vikation is the perfect way to take a deep breath from life and return home feeling more powerful than before.

After a yoga vacation, your daily life will suddenly vibrate on a different level. You may start to branch out naturally into new circles. The new people you will start to attract will be healthier and happier people. When you tap into your deepest energy, you’ll unlock a powerful force which is mirrored in those around you. You’ll have a spring in your step with more energy and enthusiasm to live your life the way it was meant to be lived. Your confidence will rise, your mind will clear, and you’ll feel a deeper sense of self-love.

The Vikasa lifestyle is about waking up and kick-starting the dormant beast within.

Sadly, many people in modern society are stuck in some kind of rut. They never get started on their path to evolution because they shelter themselves from change. They stay trapped in old patterns and neglect their own health and wellbeing. They think yoga is about fancy poses and looking pretty on a mat. They make excuses to avoid yoga  and in doing so, limit their potential. The Vikasa lifestyle is about waking up and kick-starting the dormant beast within. It’s about getting back to basics and reconnecting with a lost part of yourself so you feel empowered to follow your truth and really live.

Our attitude towards life is what we call our life philosophy. Your inner view of the world creates your outer world as a mirror image. It can be heaven or hell depending on the way your attitude is wired and how you think about your life. Your life philosophy is created by the thoughts you think and the beliefs which shape the reality around you. Wherever we put our intention is where our life grows. If we focus it on our wellbeing, we will thrive. Over time, we evolve into our authentic self.

After a yoga vacation, your daily life will suddenly seem to be on a different vibration. You may start to branch out naturally into new circles. The new people you will start to attract will be healthier and happier people. When you tap into your deepest energy, you’ll unlock a powerful force which is mirrored in those around you. You’ll have a spring in your step with more energy and enthusiasm to live your life the way it was meant to be lived. Your confidence will rise, your mind will clear, and you’ll feel a deeper sense of self-love.

The Vikasa lifestyle is about waking up and kick-starting the dormant beast within.

Sadly, most people are stuck in some kind of rut. They never get started on their path to evolution because they shelter themselves from change. They stay stuck in patterns and neglect their own health and wellbeing. They think yoga is about fancy poses and looking pretty on a mat. They make excuses such as “I’m not flexible, I’m not spiritual, yoga is not for me.” The Vikasa lifestyle is about waking up and kick-starting the dormant beast within. It’s about going back to basics and reconnecting with a lost part of ourselves so we can step outside of this matrix and really live.

Our attitude towards life is what we call our life philosophy. Your inner view of the world creates your outer world as a mirror image. It can be heaven or hell on earth depending on the way your attitude is wired and how you think about your life. Your life philosophy is created by the thoughts you think and the beliefs which shape the reality around you. Wherever we put our intention is where our life grows. If we focus our power of intention on one thing, that thing will grow. If we focus it on ourselves, we will thrive. Over time, we evolve into our authentic self.

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The Only Thing Better Than A Vacation Is A Vikation

A Vikation is our most flexible way to experience Vikasa and the Vikasa Lifestyle. It is available year-round for any length of stay. The rates are all-inclusive of your room, delicious twice daily meals, unlimited yoga and meditation classes, and unlimited access to all Vikasa facilities including the infinity pool, secret beach, The Life Cafe, meditation pagodas and spa.

Vikation

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$700 / Week

Rates vary based on your room selection.

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What’s included:

Accomodation

Comfortable private room options priced by your selection.

Healthy Meals

Healthy abundant buffet brunch and dinner daily enjoyed at the Life Café.

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Yoga and Meditation

Unlimited group yoga and meditation classes plus gong, sound and dance.

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Yoga Mats and Props

High quality yoga mats, blocks, towels and filtered water all provided.

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Access to Facilities

Enjoy the Infinity Pool, Secret Beach, Bliss Spa, Life Cafe, Tropical Gardens and Meditation Pagodas.

Airport Pickup

Airport transfers can be easily organised for you by our friendly team.

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Booking and Pricing Details: Click through to the booking platform where Vikation rates will be displayed in Thai Baht. Pricing depends on your room choice.

Hear Our Guests' Unique Yoga Retreat Vacation Stories

Press play to explore a day in the life at Vikasa with some of our recent guests. Find our what they loved most about their stay and get a sense of the transformation they experienced. Discover why they return every year.

Book your Vikation at least 90 days in advance and get a FREE additional nights stay! For stays 5 nights or longer.

Your Daily Schedule

The beauty of a Vikation is you choose your schedule to create your perfect yoga holiday. You have unlimited access to our yoga class schedule to pick and choose what classes work best for you. Sample different styles, teachers and times to get a real feel for the Vikasa experience. In between classes, you will enjoy a delicious buffet brunch and dinner in the Life Cafe. Your spare time is yours to fill as you please- join us for adventures around the island with a waterfall hike, elephant sanctuary visit or sunset snorkelling boat trip. Lounge around the infinity pool, swim in the secret beach, or relax with a Thai massage or holistic therapy at the Bliss spa. Evenings are yours to enjoy, several nights there are free talks and discussions in the life cafe, sound or gong healing, and ecstatic dance. Our Vikasa team are on hand to help you curate your dream escape if you need any support.

7:00 – 09:15 

Morning Yoga Practice

9:30 – 11:00

Healthy Brunch Buffet at Life Cafe 

11:00 – 02:00 

Island adventures, spa, or beach time 

2:00 – 05:00

Pool hangs, siestas and massage 

5:00 – 06:30 

Afternoon Yoga Class  

6:30 – 08:00 

Healthy Dinner Buffet at Life Cafe  

08:00 – 09:00

Sound, Gong, Ecstatic Dance

7-9 am Morning Yoga Class

07:00 – 09:15

Morning Yoga Practice

09:30 – 11:30

Healthy Brunch Buffet at Life Cafe

11:00 – 02:00

Island adventures, spa, or beach time

02:00 – 05:00

Pool hangs, siestas and massage

05:00 – 06:30

Afternoon Yoga Class

06:30 – 08:00

Healthy Dinner Buffet at Life Cafe

08:00 – 09:00

Sound, Gong, Ecstatic Dance

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.

A Place For Transformation

Vikasa is truly a paradise location which adds an extra dimension to your yoga practice and experience.

The environment is conducive to relaxing where you can disconnect from the hustle and bustle and allow you to focus inwards on your practice and spiritual growth. Here at Vikasa our core values are the three ways in which consciousness expands. This expansion starts with the self, it grows through our minds, bodies and energy until we are powerful motivators of connection and manifestors of change through our communities and throughout our world. Vikasa is the ideal healthy lifestyle venue for a yoga retreat or yoga training, due to its combination of secluded island paradise, delicious healthy meals and ocean-front yoga salas in a beautiful natural setting.

Relax, unplug and reconnect to something deeper in a meaningful way.

Vikasa Yoga Retreat in Koh Samui offers several types of accommodation ranging from private Yoga Caves with shared bathrooms, to full-sized rooms with ensuite bathrooms and ocean views. We are not a one-size-fits-all kind of place. Our rooms are democratically priced because we believe this range of accommodation allows for a wider range of guests to come and experience Vikasa.

Tips for choosing your perfect room: If you like to stay close to the beach, check out our Prana Cabanas. If you prefer a garden location close to the pool, opt for the Lotus Pads. If you don’t want to walk down too many stairs, the Yoga Caves could be a good option. All rooms offer space, privacy and are within easy walking distance to all salas and facilities.

The environment is conducive to relaxing where you can disconnect from the hustle and bustle and allow you to focus inwards on your practice and spiritual growth. Here at Vikasa our core values are the three ways in which consciousness expands. This expansion starts with the self, it grows through our minds, bodies and energy until we are powerful motivators of connection and manifestors of change through our ommunities and throughout our world. Vikasa is the ideal healthy lifestyle venue for a yoga training, due to its balance of secluded island paradise, freshly-prepared food and a yoga sala constructed in a beautiful setting and designed to get the best out of students – making it the perfect environment for study.

We are a relaxed establishment where you can unplug and reconnect to something deeper in a meaningful way.

Vikasa Yoga Retreat in Koh Samui offers several types of accommodation ranging from simple eco-friendly bamboo bungalows to full-sized rooms. We are not a one-size-fits-all kind of place. Our rooms are democratically priced because we believe this range of accommodation allows for a wider range of students to experience Vikasa.

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. If you need a bit of extra space and a central location, Lotus Pads are a good place to start.

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Yoga Retreat With Accommodation In Koh Samui

Our rooms celebrate simplicity yet also have everything you need for a perfect rejuvenating stay. You will notice some of our room options have a “+” which means they are a little bit bigger than the standard category.

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Vibrant Cuisine and Panoramic Views

Your Vikation includes delicious and abundant twice daily meals; a buffet brunch served between 9.30-11am and a buffet dinner served between 6.30-8pm. Brunch includes a variety of fresh tropical fruit, muesli and chia seed pudding or warm oats, fresh bread and homemade spreads, vibrant salads, dressing and dips, plus your choice of a cooked-to-order option including eggs your way, roasted or steamed vegetables and scrambled tofu. Fresh coffee, tea, water and juices are also included in brunch. For dinner, each night has a different theme for the buffet including Thai, Middle Eastern, Italian or Asian flavors. The buffet always includes salads and soup, with a nightly changing a la carte menu option such asThai Green Curry with crispy tofu, Mexican Corn Tacos with refried beans, avocado, sour cream and salsa, Chickpea Falafels with sesame hummus and steamed cauliflower, Pasta with pesto, almonds and green beans and more delicious options, all of which are abundant, healthy and full of flavor. Meals are primarily plant based with some seafood options in the dinner menus. Gluten free options are also available. If you wish at any time to order extra meals or drinks throughout the day, there is a full a la carte menu at the Life Cafe open from 9am-9pm for orders every day. Read more about the Life Cafe here.

Get Inspired

Enjoy the exotic cultures and climate of Koh Samui. Explore the island or add activities while you’re on Vikation.

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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 us for a Vikation. The beauty of the Vikation program is you have the freedom to customize your retreat in Thailand. Choose your dates, your duration and your room, then have unlimited access to yoga classes, enjoy delicious meals and access to all facilities. You can also choose the level of intensity or relaxation you prefer in your time with us.

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.

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.

Our wonderful community is a diverse group of people from all over the world. Most Vikation guests are solo travelers and oftentimes, strong friendships are formed as people enjoy their yoga Vikations at Vikasa. Vikations allow you the freedom to enjoy as much solo time as you please, and if you’re craving some like-minded company, it’s easy to socialize with other guests after yoga classes, in the pool or at the beach, and during meal times in the Life Cafe. It’s a great way to travel solo, but still feel the support of a great community around you.

You are welcome to download the free lifestyle guide and read up on the Vikasa Lifestyle before arrival if you wish to find out more about our philosophy. Otherwise, simply come with an open heart and open mind.

We often have a promotion running for our Vikations. If so, you will find the details in our booking page here.

Anytime is a good time for a Vikation! The weather is generally hot year round, with temperatures often around 30 degrees celsius. March to April can be a little warmer, while September and October can be slightly wetter. However generally the weather is tropical and humid — perfect for a relaxing yoga retreat! December through until March is typically the busiest time of the year so if you wish to join then we do encourage you to book in advance.

It is totally up to you! However, a typical day could look like rising nice and early with the sunrise to enjoy our 7am Vikasa Complete yoga class overlooking the ocean. Followed by a delicious abundant brunch in the Life Cafe. Several days a week there is also a 9:15am class if you choose to sleep in and enjoy the later class! During the day, guests love enjoying time in the infinity pool, hanging out at our private beach, or exploring Koh Samui. We can easily arrange trips for you to see temples, waterfalls, visit an elephant sanctuary, go snorkeling or a number of other tropical adventures. 

If rest and relaxation is more your vibe, you can also book a spa treatment and enjoy a massage in our clifftop, open air massage salas. Come late afternoon, there is a 5pm yoga class, followed by a delicious buffet dinner in the Life Cafe. At night, you have the option to choose a gong bath class, chill class to enjoy in the sala, a ‘meet and greet’ or a relaxed yoga philosophy lecture in the Life Cafe bean bag area. Other special events may be happening during your stay so be sure to check in with our team upon arrival.

As long as you please! We have a 3-night minimum stay requirement, however beyond that is entirely up to you. We suggest that booking your Vikation for at least a week is a good amount of time to really get a feel for the Vikasa lifestyle and enjoy everything on offer. We have guests that love staying longer too when possible. Chances are, once you arrive, you will be reluctant to leave!

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Are you ready to go on Vikation?

A vacation that leaves you in better shape than before.