Paradise Yoga Retreat | 1-2 Weeks | KOH PHANGAN, THAILAND

$697.00

  • Ready to deepen your practice, travel with purpose and find more flow in your life?
  • Deepen, or reawaken your practice, and immerse yourselves in the Yoga lifestyle, all while enjoying the breathtaking tropical beauty of Koh Phangan, Thailand.
  • Step into the fullness & magic of life and join us for this life-changing retreat NOW!
  • Retreats start every Monday. Check in is the day before (Sunday).
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#One of the 8 Best Yoga Retreats in the World 2018 According to the Guardian!

Come and experience the essence of yoga in one of the world’s most stunning hidden beaches and jungle paradise on the planet. Experience balanced and playful daily yoga, designed for students of ALL levels, from complete beginners to advanced yogis.

This yoga retreat is an inspiring opportunity to experience the magic and beauty of life, while enjoying the benefits and bliss of being embodied in beautiful nature, deepening your connection with body, mind, spirit, community, and your practice.

Enjoy daily flow classes each morning. Fluid sequencing of postures, linked with the breath to revitalise and rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit. A balanced, holistic and safe flow sequence will be introduced each morning to energise you for the day.

Afternoon classes will unwind with a more gentle Hatha Flow with Restorative or Yin poses that focus on healing and letting go. Both morning and afternoon sequenced asana classes are designed to help you develop your own personal practice after you leave the retreat.

Daily workshops include topics on yogic lifestyle, the science of meditation, Ayurveda, Yoga Nidra, healthy diet & daily routines, and all things that promote vitality, youthfulness, mental and emotional balance, self-healing, and spiritual enlightenment to help you deepen and integrate yoga into your daily life.

What’s included in the 1 week package?

  • 6 x nights Accommodation @ Bamboo Huts
  • 6 x Daily Breakfast/Meal @ Bamboo Huts
  • 2 x Daily Yoga Flow Classes {Monday – Friday}
  • 2 x Daily Meditation & Pranayama
  • 2 – 3 x In-Depth Yoga Workshops {Alignment, Philosophy, Lifestyle, Expression] *2 workshops if less than 4 students on retreat
  • 1 x 60 minute Blissful Oil or Thai Massage
  • 1 x Herbal Steam Room Pass
  • 1 x Sunrise Nature Hike & Labyrinth walk
  • FREE GIFT – Pure Flow Yoga Reflection & Gratitude Journal
  • FREE 21 day Post-Retreat Home Practice Integration Program
  • Intro to Yoga Handbook E-Book, Free Educational Resources, Music, Meditations, Podcasts & More
  • Exclusive access to our Community Facebook Retreat Group

What’s included in the 2-week package?

  • 13 x nights Accommodation @ Bamboo Huts
  • 13 x Daily Breakfast/Meal @ Bamboo Huts
  • 2 x Daily Yoga Flow Classes {Monday – Friday}
  • 2 x Daily Meditation & Pranayama
  • 2 – 3 x / week In-Depth Yoga Workshops {Alignment, Philosophy, Lifestyle, Expression]
  • 2 x 60 minute Blissful Oil or Thai Massage
  • 2 x Herbal Steam Room Pass
  • 2 x Sunrise Nature Hike & Labyrinth walk
  • 1x FREE GIFT – Pure Flow Yoga Journal
  • FREE 21 day Post-Retreat Home Practice Integration Program
  • Intro to Yoga Handbook E-Book, Free Educational Resources, Music, Meditations, Podcasts & More
  • Exclusive access to our Community Facebook Retreat Group

Weekly Program:

Our Yoga Retreat Schedule is unique in its focus on a compassionate & enjoyable timetable. This schedule allows you to process all that may come up during your yoga retreat & leaves plenty of time to relax & play in the crystal clear blue oceans waters & white sandy beach of beautiful Haad Yuan Bay, Thailand.

It also gives plenty of time to take in the scrumptious delights of exotic fruit shakes & tantalising Thai cuisine while enjoying the beauty of nature in this stunning paradise island of Koh Phangan.

  • Retreats begin every Monday at the Pure Flow Yoga Shala.
  • Accommodation check-in is on the Sunday before the retreat.
  • Accommodation check-out is on the Saturday after the retreat.
  • Saturdays and Sundays are for relaxation and having fun with likeminded new friends!

Daily Program:

  • 8:00 AM Pranayama, meditation & reflection session
  • 9:00 AM Flow yoga class
  • 10:45 AM Workshop & exploration
  • 12:00 PM Free time to relax & play
  • 4:30 PM Pranayama & meditation session
  • 5:00 PM Sunset Flow / Yoga Nidra / Yin Yoga session

FAQ

How to get to Pure Flow Yoga?

We are located on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan. Your nearest airports are either Koh Samui (serviced only by Bangkok Air) or Surat Thani, serviced by Air Asia, Nok Air and 12Go Asia. It can be a little more expensive to fly to Koh Samui (due to it being Bangkok Airways’s private airport), however, once here, you are only a 30-minute ferry ride to Koh Samui. The cheaper airlines fly to Surat Thani, which is around 4 hours bus and boat to the island. There is a counter at the airport selling tickets all the way to the island, buses usually depart every hour. Or, you can get an overnight train or bus from Bangkok.

Once here, you’ll need to make your way to Haad Yuan Bay on the Southeast corner of Koh Phangan where we are based. The easiest way to get here is by taxi boat or truck from Haad Rin, a major ferry port on Koh Phangan. Once you have arrived at Haad Yuan (or neighbouring Haad Thien) ask for “Bamboo Huts” bungalows & restaurant. Pure Flow Yoga is a 2-minute walk up the hill from the restaurant. 

Is this retreat appropriate for beginners?

All of the classes that we offer are very beginner-friendly, specifically and creatively designed to provide safe and balanced instruction for all levels of experience, with an emphasis on bringing each student to their own personal edge – the place where they can physically, mentally and spiritually open and expand the most. We encourage students to listen to their bodies as much as possible and take resting poses whenever necessary. The classes are light-hearted and intelligently structured, allowing for a beautiful interplay of alignment principles, breath awareness, and conscious theme explorations. Of course, intermediate and advanced practitioners are also happily welcome.

Do many people come alone to the retreat?

Actually, most of our retreat students are travelling alone and find it very easy to connect with interesting people in this very social atmosphere. There are many opportunities to meet and connect with other travellers and locals at the community events and parties.

What’s the accommodation like?

We have a small number of individual bungalows with private bathrooms that we can book through Bamboo Huts, a beautiful and rustic budget option very near to the studio.  There are several other budget accommodation options in the area, all within 5-10 minute walking distance to the yoga shala. Most of the budget accommodations, including Bamboo Huts, have 24-hour electricity, bucket flush toilets and cold showers, which is much nicer than it sounds! When you arrive here and realize that you are on tropical paradise island, footsteps to the beach and living the simple lifestyle that yogis recommend, you will likely begin to realize that zen-like simplicity offers so much more than you could ever imagine :). If you are interested in booking your own accommodation or upgrading to a luxury accommodation option that’s fine too.

When is check-in / check-out time?

Check-in is any time on Sunday. We will begin the retreat at 9 am Monday morning at the Lotus Yoga studio. The retreat closes after the final yoga session on Friday afternoon, just after 6:30 PM. Friday night accommodation is included in the price of your retreat. Check-out for all retreats is Saturday morning at 11 am. 

Can I start the retreat on a different day?

All participants are asked to arrive on the Sunday before the retreat begins on Monday to acclimatize to the surroundings and be ready for the orientation on Monday morning, where we share important information about the retreat week and area information. Because our retreats are in such high demand and we have very specific accommodation dates, we give preference to students who can be with us and the group for the duration of the course.

What’s the food like? Is it included in the price?

There are several excellent dining options in the area which offer delicious and healthy food, satisfying all sorts of different tastes and dietary needs and can range from $3-4 USD/meal for delicious Thai/western meals, to $10-15 USD if you want a fine dining experience. Food is not included in the price of the retreat, but you are welcome to add a “Meal Plan” for $15 extra/ day when you book your package.  If you have spent beyond your daily budget you will be expected to pay the difference.  

What’s a typical day like?

Generally, we spend about 5 hours/day, meditating, doing yoga asana and learning the philosophy and practicalities of a yoga practice. Two times a week we begin our days at 8:15 with Pranayama and Meditation, after which we have our first yoga asana class. Within the retreat we offer 2 daily 90- minutes classes, which are generally quite dynamic and physical, allowing for a beautiful interplay of alignment principles, breath awareness, and conscious theme exploration. The morning class is a flow and in the afternoons, we explore a few different styles included Yin, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yang, and Bhakti Bliss. Most mornings after the yoga asana class we will have a 90-minute workshop on some aspect of yoga, including alignment, developing a home practice and an introduction to Ayurveda and Holistic Lifestyle. 

When is rainy season in Koh Phangan? Can I still come to the island?

Generally, the rainy season in the south of Thailand is between October and November, although as the weather conditions are determined by the monsoons this can change and December can end up being rainy as well. We do have scattered rains throughout the year but more often than not we have lots of beautiful sunshine. There is some rain year-round, but you’ll find the rain may only last a couple of hours a day and be followed by beautiful sunshine. The dry season tends to be from February to April.  

Is there internet connection?

There is WIFI available for purchase in Haad Yuan at Bamboo Huts, Big Blue, & Pariya Resorts, and in Haad Thien at the Sanctuary Resort. The nearest post office is in Haad Rin (the internet is also readily available there). As an alternative option, Thai SIM Cards are available at 7-Eleven, airport kiosks, and telcom company outlets in Thong Sala & Haad Rin. You can purchase a 7/10/30 day plan and set up your smartphone to use the cellular data network. Carriers include True Move, AIS, and DTAC. You will need photo ID & an unlocked mobile phone to register a Thai SIM.

Important note: There will be times when the WIFI or cellular signal is weak or irregular, but just as the saying goes, we promise you’ll find a better connection!

How much money should I bring?

If you budget $20- $25/  day for food including coconuts and sweet treats then you will be beyond abundant! You may also like to treat yourself to some delightful extras, like a private session with a wellness specialist (1 – 2500 baht), a bit of gift shopping, an extra massage or two, or perhaps a spa treatment. Because there are no ATMs on our part of the island, we recommend bringing more than you think you might need, just to be safe and flexible.  Living in Thailand is super affordable and we encourage you to treat yo’self!

Can I get laundry done?

You can get your laundry done on the island for approx. 40 Baht per pound or you can hand wash it yourself and hang them to dry on your balcony.

What to pack?

  • It is best to bring your own yoga mat for energetic & sanitary purposes, but we also have public yoga mats if you don’t have your own.
  • A notebook & pens to write in for your own notes.
  • Alarm Clock/Watch
  • Ear Plugs: especially for the Tuesday/Saturday night parties nearby.
  • WATER BOTTLE: for filtered water refills and to help us reduce plastic waste
  • Sarong or Towel: for the beach and yoga practice. You can buy great inexpensive sarongs here.
  • Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Hat, Swim suit, Flip-flops Camera Flashlight with battery
  • Insect repellent: if you choose, also available here.
  • Medical prescriptions
  • Toiletries
  • Long Sleeve Light Sweater for cooler evenings
  • BACKPACKS: for traveling as opposed to suitcases for ease of carrying luggage up and down the beach.
  • The bungalows all have mosquito nets, so there is no need to bring one.
  • Outlet Adapter: There are outlets in the bungalows, so you will be able to charge any electronic devices, with an adapter for Thailand. This is available at most outdoor/travel stores. Keep in mind that the outlets in Thailand are 220 V, so be sure that your devices can handle that voltage by checking the indication on the charger or device. However, you should be able to charge most simple devices; ie: mp3 player, cell phone, camera etc. with an adaptor.

Testimonials

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Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit online via South East Asia Backpacker.
  • This deposit is fully refundable if you wish to cancel up until 48 hours before the start of the activity.
  • For cancellations made fewer than 48 hours before the start of the activity there is no refund available.
  • You can request a change of date at any time, free of additional charges.
  • Date changes are entirely down to the availability of the operator and nothing to do with South East Asia Backpacker. 
  • If your date change is not agreed, as long as it is within 48 hours of the start date you originally made your booking for, your deposit can be refunded in full if you wish to cancel.
  • The remaining payment for the experience is payable directly to the operator.
  • The operator can request the remaining payment via an online payment link or upon arrival at the destination.
  • The refund of the second payment, which goes directly to the operator, is based on the terms and conditions of the operator, over which South East Asia Backpacker have no control.
  • Please see our customer terms and conditions for more information.

Operator

Pure Flow Yoga Thailand

Pure Flow Yoga is a peaceful and inspiring space designed to foster love, healing & awareness. Surrounded by lush beautiful jungle and overlooking the crystal blue waters of Haad Yuan Bay, Koh Phangan, our Shala is the perfect space to find peace, grace, ease, love, and flow. Bringing together the timeless wisdom of yoga, simple yogic luxury, world-class instructors, diverse workshops, inspiring international community, and a heart-centered philosophy, our inspiring, balanced and playful daily classes and transformational Bliss of Being Retreats offer students of ALL levels, the opportunity to deepen their practice & immerse themselves in the yoga lifestyle, while enjoying the breathtaking tropical beauty of the southern island of Koh Phangan.

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