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6 Day "Yoga as a Medicine" Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Koh Phangan, Surat Thani

Samma Karuna, 84/13 Moo 8, Haad Chao Phao, Sri Thanu, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand

Concepts of Alignment Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Thailand

Connect deeply with your practice through the knowledge and awareness of “what stops me” finding the confidence to Know and feel your body, it’s edges, what feels safe, and when it’s time to soar past a current edge and the steps to lead you there. Want to get a better feel for your own practice and how to shift your poses to prevent injury and for greater ease in practice? We will problem solve together to help you develop a clear understanding of how to apply key alignment concepts to your unique physical structure.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Yoga as a medicine workshop
  • Rebirthing practices and theory classes
  • Samma Karuna active and social meditations
  • Study the key concepts of alignment in yoga
  • Assisted and non-assisted adjustments
  • 5 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


4 days with instruction
Group size: Minimum of 4 participants
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Sauna
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Café
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga shala
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot

You will be accommodated at the Samma Karuna school in Koh Phangan, Thailand.

Rooms

  • Type A: Comfortable and spacious bungalow with more amenities and a sea view
  • Type B: Standard private bungalow with A / C
  • Type C: Standard bungalow with A / C shared with another student
  • Type D: Single bed in a 4 beds mixed gender dorm with A / C
  • Type E: Single bed in a 6 beds mixed gender dorm with fan

Program

This workshop is a general introduction to key concepts of alignment in yoga. The workshop will include demonstration, discussion and assisted and non - assisted adjustments. Ideal for those new to yoga, and those who would like input on their personal practice. This workshop will guide you deeper into your postures and practice.

Daily schedule

  • 07:15 - 08:20 Vipassana meditation or Osho Dynamic Meditation
  • 08:30 - 10:30 Yoga practice
  • 11:00 - 12:15 Osho Active meditations
  • 12:15 - 13:30 Break
  • 13:30 - 15:30 Activity of the day (Bio-development, Dance Meditation, Bio-energetics, Re-birthing, etc.)
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Yoga practice
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Break
  • 18:30 - 20:00 Evening activity (Social Meditation, Awakening Class, Atisha’s heart meditation, Sudarshan Kriya, Angel walk, .etc)

Location

Samma Karuna is located in front of the beaches of Koh Phangan, a paradisiac island in the Gulf of Thailand. The accommodation is nestled amongst palm trees, beautiful beaches, and jungle landscapes with stunning mountain views. Thong Sala city center is only a 15-minute drive away. Crossing the street from the school, you will find an ATM.

Also you will be able to enjoy "Art Café", a very famous and cozy coffee shop. The shopping villa Srithanu is just a 5-minute walk away and there you can find supermarkets, a recreational aquatic center as well as restaurants serving both local and international food.

Distances

  • Family Mart Haad Chap Phao, 100 meters
  • Srithanu - 5 minutes' walk
  • Thong Sala, 5 kilometers - 15 minutes' drive

Things to do (optional)

The location of Samma Karuna is also perfect to enjoy the most popular tourist attractions of Koh Phangan. You can experience popular attractions such as diving, trekking, visiting the Thong Sala night market, enjoying Thai cooking classes, dip in the pools, taking a massage shower, resting in beautiful beaches with incredible sunsets, discovering waterfalls, and being amazed by beautiful natural landscapes!

What's included

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Samma Karuna active and social meditations
  • Osho meditations
  • Rebirthing practice
  • Bio-development classes
  • Theory classes
  • Yoga as a medicine workshop
  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • Complimentary bag and introduction booklet

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfer
  • Meals

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

From Bangkok to Koh Samui

The nearest airport is Samui Airport (USM). Between Bangkok and Koh Samui, there are many daily services run by Bangkok Airways. Flying time about 50 minutes. A connecting ferry will have to be taken from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan.

From Bangkok to Surat Thani

Air Asia flies from Bangkok to Surat Thani daily, flying time is about 50 minutes. The transfer from Surat Thani Airport (URT) to Donsak ferry port is by coach or taxi and takes about one and a half hours. At Donsak, you need to take the Raja ferry to Koh Phangan which takes three hours. Whilst the overall journey is longer than flying directly to Koh Samui, it can be cheaper to fly via Surat Thani, depending on the time of year.

Arrival by bus

There are many bus services from Bangkok to Koh Phangan. Most of these are sleeper buses. They can be booked from travel agencies in Bangkok or by going to the central bus station (Sia Thai). The journey takes about 10 hours to Donsak, the ferry port for boats going to Koh Phangan. From Donsak, the journey takes around three hours to Koh Phangan. Usually, the ferry is included in the price of the bus.

Arrival by ferry / boat (from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan)

  • The Seatran ferry leaves Koh Samui at 8:00 and 13:00.
  • The Lomprayah ferry leaves Koh Samui at 8:00, 11:15, 12:30, and 17:00.
  • The Seatran pier is located near the airport, approximately a 10-minute drive and the Lompraya pier is located 50 minutes from the airport.
  • The Lompraya peir is 50 minutes from the airport. Please take this in consideration when booking the rest of your journey. Ferries arrive in Koh Phangan at Thong Sala Pier.

Arrival by train

Trains leave Bangkok several times daily, the journey time is about 12 hours. Sleeping booths are available on some services. Leaving the train at Surat Thani, the transfer is by coach or taxi from Surat Thani station to Donsak Peir takes about one and a half hours. From Donsak, the ferry journey takes three hours to Koh Phangan.

There are two companies that run luxury coach services from Bangkok to Chumphon, which takes about six hours. At Chumphon, you should transfer to a large express boat that stops at Koh Tao before arriving at Koh Phangan. The boat journey from Chumphon to Koh Phangan takes about two and a half hours.


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