Did you ever return from your vacation feeling like you need another? Stressful daily routines lead us to choose holidays which are the polar opposite of our everyday lives, such as a typical beach holiday. Unfortunately, once you return to work you may feel just as stressed as when you left. Vikasa Yoga Retreat offers unique yoga vacation packages that challenge you to evolve and grow in meaningful ways. Escape the 9 to 5 and join Vikasa in a very special place where you can focus on your personal growth and evolution, be it physical, mental or spiritual.
Your package starts the moment you enter Vikasa and ends the moment you leave; which means you have access to all activities and meals during check-in and check-out days.
Yoga at Vikasa is taught by experienced international teachers in a variety of styles, including our unique Vikasa style. Hatha yoga in a nutshell Vikasa style offers an innovative and open-minded approach to yoga practice that challenges in a special way. Our teaching methodology encourages creativity helping each student to make personal breakthroughs. Many students describe it as rather unconventional, challenging, and fun.
Our beautiful open air and ocean front yoga pavilions offer a serene setting with the soothing sound of the ocean as a background. Yoga classes are 75 minutes long and suitable for all levels.
Vikasa serves wholesome health-conscious meals in buffet style from 09:30 -11:30 and 18:30 - 20:30. Both meals are complimentary for every yoga vacation guest. Kickstart your day to an amazing brunch. A freshly squeezed juice, tea and coffee, a sunny side up or vegetable omelette, wholegrain toasts, oatmeal or muesli with yogurt, or chia seeds pudding, superfoods, veggies with speciality in-house organic dips, vegetarian sandwiches or pancakes, and of course a variety of fresh-cut tropical fruits. Dinner includes a hot soup, typical local dishes with tofu, brown rice, two or three vegetarian dishes, fresh salad, dahl, and always one seafood dish. For dessert, Vikasa serve fruits, occasional delectable mango sticky rice or other uniquely Thai savouring. Their homemade signature tea is a perfect finish to your meal.
The traditional heart of Bophut is a charming fisherman village on the east side of the beach. Enjoy walking the street bazaar every Friday for local shopping. If you want to try the local seafood, your fresh catch is prepared before your eyes.
Chaweng is the largest and most popular of Samui's beaches. This is the longest beach on Samui and also the busiest tourist area with lots of shopping, dining, and nightlife.
Lamai is another nearby area situated along the second biggest beach after Chaweng. It also has a shopping street with many shops and restaurants.
Thai massage is wonderfully therapeutic and relaxing. Massage services can range from gentle and relaxing to highly effective deep tissue massage. Your therapist can help with specific problem areas and help to relieve stress-related blockages.
Just across the road from Vikasa, there is a traditional Muay Thai boxing school. Private or group Muay Thai lessons can be easily arranged. For those willing to try a new experience in the martial arts, Muay Thai provides an exciting contrast to yoga practice.
Tour the local waterfalls, see a secret Buddha garden, visit the National Marine Park, explore the temples of Koh Samui, or meet local Buddhist monks. Many other exciting touring options are available by special request.
Vikasa can take your group to a nice beach at sunrise or sunset for an unforgettable meditation and pranayama session.
The Vikasa Spa offers a range of luxurious services that will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. We specialize in authentic Thai massage as well as Swedish and Indian massage styles. They use excellent quality organic and locally manufactured products for our scrubs, facials, and skin treatments. The spa is open air and constructed on a natural ocean cliff side.
For a unique experience, enjoy one of the special treatments such as Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage or a detoxifying Herbal Thai Compress treatment. Vikasa signature Thai yoga massage emphasizes the assisted stretching that is a smaller part of most Thai massages and enhances your yoga training by increasing flexibility. Yoga and massage go together like breathing and air. Feel the soft sea spray and hear the waves crashing on the rocks as you enjoy being pampered by one of the expert therapists. A trip to Koh Samui would not be complete without visiting the Vikasa Spa.