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Samma Karuna

Samma Karuna is an Internation School of Awakening & Healing and one of the spirituals hearts of South East Asia.

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Instructors (10)


Ishi is the creator of the bio-development platform and has nine years of experience in different music therapy backgrounds. He is the founder of Samma Karuna and an international teacher, holding a background in a wide spectrum of disciplines including Tantra, Taoism (Tao garden instructor), bio-development, Biodanza, and meditation.


Satyama integrates the healing benefits of yoga from the experiments with her own body and uses this knowledge to help others in developing a deeper mind and body connection. She is passionate about bringing the teachings of the east to the west and has taught yoga and meditation in India, Guatemala, and Costa Rica.


Doni is an experienced and certified Hatha yoga teacher who trained in India. He has over 10 years of experience in yoga and has worked as a full-time yoga instructor for the last six years. Yoga is his biggest passion in life, professionally and personally. Coming from a background of martial arts, he has vast knowledge and skill with regards to movement, anatomy, and the physical and mental bodies working together. Doni is also a senior yoga instructor at Samma Karuna.

Margarita Karger

Margarita Karger studied music at the Collegium Musicum of Buenos Aires, in Argentina. She has a degree in speech therapy (UBA), specializing in voice therapy for teachers, actors, and broadcasters. She is currently the president of the Spanish Association of Biodanza and Education Biocentric and the Madrid Association of Biodanza. She is a member of honor of the International Biocentric Foundation. She has directed teacher training schools of Biodanza of Madrid since 1996 and the Canary Islands since 2004.

Jivan Sahasa

Jivan is an experienced detox facilitator who worked in several detox centers for the last four years. He is certified in holistic nutrition health coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, NY, 2010. He brings a fresh and simple approach to nutrition, one that everyone can practice intuitively, gently, and without stress.

Eleonora Trani

Eleonora is a certified Hatha yoga teacher and Acharya yoga (master of yoga) by the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, a registered yoga school for the 500 hours standard by the world-renowned Yoga Alliance. As a passionate student and practitioner of Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga, she has explored the Sri Krishnamacharya's teachings with A. G. and Indra Mohan, Godfrey Devereux’s Dynamic yoga system, Dharma Mittra's yoga in New York City, yoga anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff, plus Tibetan Buddhism with different masters including Tenzin Gyatso and his holiness, the XIV Dalai Lama.


Krishna is certified meditation and meditative therapies facilitator and breath therapist trained at the Osho Multiversity in Pune, India and Osho Miasto institute in Italy. He is also a certified Humaniversity AUM meditation leader. He has been trained in a variety of different breathwork, bodywork and Tantric meditative and healing methods. He dedicated his life to meditation and therapy since he was 21 years old and has been facilitating meditation and meditative therapies at the Osho International Meditation resort in India and other Osho meditation centers in Greece.


Renetsu is a powerful energy worker and a sensitive and very experienced empath. During a successful career, she was struck down with an illness of unbearable pain and was told repeatedly that she would never walk again. Her sons were both young and she was committed to parenting them to death, although it would be a welcome release, it was not an option and she was ready to take. These factors fully focused her path to awakening the knowing of the oneness of all and taught her a great deal through direct experience.


Nishan has 19 years of experience in Buddhist meditations and philosophy including over four years of teaching experience.


Sufiana is originally from Bombay and has lived in Los Angeles and San Francisco as well. She leads retreats and workshops in India and internationally for feminine spirituality focusing on women’s empowerment, feminine embodiment and creative arts healing. She holds a master's degree in Philosophy, has studied expressive arts therapy in San Francisco, holds a post-grad certificate in women’s studies, and is a trained yoga instructor specializing in pranayama, meditation, and chanting. She is also trained in Reiki and Pranic healing.

Reviews (45)


from Thailand, November 2018


I loved everything there! The people, the location, the classes, thr island. The rebirthing class, the osho dynamics, the biodevelopment and vinyasa yoga were my highlights during my stay :).

The restaurant opened when I left, i got to try their food nonetheless, super delicious!

Recommend the place to everyone!

Andy Cavell

from Great Britain, October 2018


I loved everything about it! The whole place has a very positive, warm and welcoming vibe.. The location is dreamy, a green slice of heaven next to the sea, the classes were nothing like I had experienced before, the staff really friendly and kind, I honestly cannot find a single thing I didn't like. My next mission is to find active mediation classes in the UK. Koh Phangan is also an island worth the visit, don't let the main town by the port disappoint you, the island is full of golden sand beaches and green.


from Argentina, November 2018

"Recuperé mi vida gracias a Samma"

Es un hermoso lugar, llegué con una gran depresión después de mi divorcio y en Salma Karuna me enseñaron a ver la vida mucho más positiva y pude descubrir la felicidad. Muchas gracias Salma Karuna.

Sarah Ritzki

from United States, October 2018

"Amazing and transforming experience!"

I only booked the 6 days and 5 nights Healing& Awakening course but I felt it already had such an impact on me! I wish I would have done the 4 weeks programm...

The teachers are all fantastic and super professional. I am doing Yoga since a few years but I have to say that they were probably the best ones I have ever had.

The whole course is super intense and you learn so much within this short time wich you will keep for a lifetime. Every cent you pay for it is definitely worth it!!!

Thank you so much Samma Karuna for this experience <3

Darryl Morgan

from Great Britain, December 2018

"Excellent experience,I’m definitely going back "

I liked being with like minded people and the location was fantastic

Sonja Berglind Hauksdóttir

from Iceland, February 2018

"Beautiful place with many good teachers"

Keith is awsome teacher and Ishi is do loveble, caring and wise ❤️


from Italy, February 2018

"Overestimated for the price "

The people who work there are super nice , the location is good and the bungalow was always cleaned .

Therese Kristiansen

from Norway, January 2018

"Amazing week ♥️ "

I’ll be back 😍

Kim Ang

from Malaysia, December 2017


The participants and facilitators are both warm and welcoming. Feels like a family with them.

Taylor Bell

from United States, December 2017

"An abundance of love, light, and magic!"

So much better than I could've wished. It was such an open, loving, supportive community! I was welcomed with open arms and made relationships that I'll never forget! I absolutely loved all the classes and instructors; so much variety! I took more from Samma Karuna than i ever could've imagined, I hope to have the chance the revisit.

Pablo Rindernecht

from Thailand, August 2017

"Amazing people, I definitely will be back ;-)"

Staff super friendly, great classes.. I liked that there is a spirit of working with yourslef but also celebration and relax. :-)

Tetyana Sytnichenko

from United Arab Emirates, June 2017

Meditations were just so helpful. Very qualified teachers))) Thank you!


from Nepal, June 2017

"Overpriced "

* Stunning location on the beach

* Art Cafe over the road and local restaurants served delicious food

Glory Requena

from Switzerland, April 2017

"One of the best experience. Also things to be improved"

Yoga teachers were the best especially Alejandro, Sophia and Nathalia

Verena Belzner

from Australia, November 2018

"Ein perfekter Start in die Reise ''Yoga''"

Dank der großartigen und ganz speziellen Arbeit von unserem Kursleiter ist unsere Gruppe sehr eng zusammengewachsen. Wir alle haben eine unglaubliche Reise der Selbstfindung durchlebt. Als Schüler von Samma Karuna geht es um mehr als nur ''Asanas'' die dann später unterrichtet werden können. Aber auch in diesem Bereich hatten wir eine wunderbare Lehrerin und haben soviel von ihr mitnehmen können. Dennoch wünscht ich mir damit wir eine Art ''flexbilen Baustein'' hätten wählen können um in einem Bereich in welchem wir stärker ausgebildet werden möchten mehr Zeit und Stunden gehabt hätten. Die 200 Std verfliegen wie im Nichts und wir hatten viele Stunden an Meditation die ich und auch andere Schüler gerne mehr für Körpertraining genutzt hätten. Dennoch würde ich mich immer wieder für Samma Karuna entscheiden. Die Liebe und Herzlichkeit die man an dieser Schule erlebt ist einzigartige. Ein toller Platz um Yoga zu entdecken!


from United States, October 2018

"Nicht für Anfänger geeignet!"

Ruhe am Strand:-)

Alba Antonieta Hoyos

from Mexico, June 2018

Un lugar excepcional, la comunidad es increíble, las clases fabulosas, el staff realmente maravilloso. Sin duda una de las mejores experiencias que he tenido. Muchas gracias!

Nativite Navaro Lacombe

from France, January 2018

Il est à l'écoute


from France, January 2018

"Go to Samma Karuna, it's a unique and amazing experience !!"

Everything !

- I had a bungalow with AC. Every morning, the bungalow is cleaning and the women are really nice

- The schedule is really good : many classes of different types of yoga. You can explore many ways and see what you really like to do

- the yoga teachers are always available if you have any questions and they are really kind and professionnal

- the volunteers are helpful and cool

- the women at the welcoming center can help you for everything if you need

- Samma Karuna allows you to feel better and to let it go :)

- there is the Art Café on the other side of Samma Karuna : this place is really nice for writing, thinking, eating etc.


from Spain, January 2018


from Austria, January 2018

Die Lage ist ganz toll und ich konnte viele unterschiedliche Richtungen von Yoga und Mediation kennenlernen. Hohe Qualität der Mitarbeiter.


from Thailand, December 2017

"Tres bel endroit pour pratiquer le yoga"

La diversité des cours de yoga

L'ambiance calme et paisible sur le site

La vue sur la mer pendant les cours

Le materiel disponible pour la pratique du yoga

Maike Valerie Roth

from Switzerland, May 2017

"Life changing experience "

Everything <3

I had a wonderful time at Samma Karuna. I also extended my stay there for a couple of weeks cause a was so good.

Sarah Kmieciak

from France, May 2017

"A full experience "

If youre looking for a full reset go to That place. This is much more than a yoga retreat! This is also about your mind, how to release deep emotions and feel safe and happy. People are nice with you and if you do the classes you gonna feel better. For me 2 weeks minimum

Testimonials (5)


Samma Karuna

I remember my first day on the school campus. I immediately had the feeling about good vibes and spirits The 200 hours are intense. I never thought about the word ''intense'' before but it is. If you decide to sign in with Samma Karuna school you decide to start an inner journey. Ishi the head of school will lead you in his own charming way to the best wonderful version of yourself. I learned so much about myself, about yoga, about giving and receiving in all aspects of life.

Our daily yoga sequences were perfect. I loved every single hour. Our teachers came from all over the world with different backgrounds taught us everything they could in this short time period. But not to forget to have a word on our YTTC coordinator. She was always there for us. Not even to provide us with information also as a friend and a big mental support. I don't know what kind of teachers you can expect on your YTTC but I believe that Samma Karuna will always find a perfect variety of teachers for their students.

The accommodations are simple. In my point of view far to simple. But the training, the campus, the food, the people everything else is simply perfect.


Samma Karuna

I’m so grateful that I was, and still am, a part of this amazingly beautiful school. This trip for me started with the intention to do the 200hr yttc and leave after the month. But this place has so much to offer that I decided to stay another month to do my teaching internship over here, in addition to learning so much from the ongoing workshops and meditations. The teachers and the staff love you like a family. They’re very well informed, very educated and extremely active. And they truly make you feel like home. I consider myself lucky I was able to do my yttc at Samma Karuna. But this place has so much going on that it’s worth a visit even if you only want to relax and take a few classes here and there. This place, including the people who hold the space, are gems on the island. I have a huge love and respect for the teachers and the staff for all of what they do for us. And I’ll totally recommend !


Samma Karuna Facebook page

I am a big fan of the kundalini yoga at samma karuna - taught by the two beautiful souls jewels and alex. Always challenging but very much rewarding at the same time I felt a deeper connection to my true self and in general more receptive for the beauty of life. Thank you!


Samma Karuna Facebook page

I completed my yoga teacher training here in February this year. Beautiful place in a fabulous location on the beach and wonderful trainers. Thank you for this great experience


Samma Karuna Facebook page

Fantastic beautiful place, full of wonderful people and positive energy. Thank you for fantastic acroyoga experience

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