Thailand is a true hub for incredible Yoga Retreats! The climate, the culture and the people all contribute to a wondrous zen like atmosphere. Thailands Yoga Retreats are great excuse to escape the hustle & bustle of the city, your work and any stresses you may have. They are the perfect place to unwind your mind, body and of course sooth your soul.
A popular backpacking spot & Vacation destination, Thailand has many great regions perfect to get back to a zen way of living. From the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan which are stunning places but also have extra amenities such as great restaurants, and bars. To the secluded wilderness in land and the northern city of Chiang Mai, which is more traditional than some of the islands.
So for your universal pleasure, let us enlighten you with 21 Incredible Yoga Retreats in Thailand.
20. Samahita Yoga Retreat – Koh Samui
Samahita Retreat on the island of Koh Samui, is a well established retreats with a penchant for quality. Despite Koh Samui being quite a touristic island the actual retreat is off the beaten track, situated in a peaceful atmosphere creating a truly spiritual Yoga Retreat.
As Asia longest running Yoga Alliance certified Yoga school, you know your in good hands. At Samahita, they take the art of Yoga very seriously and act with professionalism throughout the sessions.
Despite the professionalism, they are actually very warm and welcoming to everyone from complete beginners and families to avid yogi’s.
Traditional Yoga Training, Pranayama Breathing techniques, meditation and even Fitness, wellness/detox programs.
Tasty, clean and healthy meals are offered as standard and guests lodging is beachfront, & tranquil with a lush tropical garden and ocean view.
Facilities here include, 4 yoga shala practice spaces, a meditation garden, beachside lounge/dining and even a herbal steam room.
The setup is tailored to meet your individual needs & desires. They usually offer a variety of programs that can be customised to suit. If your after short yoga training which lasts up 1 week then this good be your best option.
A popular Yoga fitness program ran at the retreats is the YogaCoreCycle, this involves a combination of Yoga Asana, with meditation, core strength training and cardio fitness workouts.
Recommended Short Program: 3 Night YogaCoreCycle.
For accommodation try to secure a place in the two bed loft, this includes a waterfall shower & secluded balcony which overlooks the lush tropics.
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19. Eco-logic Thailand – Paksong Jungle
Eco-logic Thailand is an off the grid Yoga Retreat nestled inside the Paksong Jungle, close to the town of Ranong on the Thai-Myanmar Border.
This is a warm, friendly and good hearted yoga retreat. With a strong emphasis on being as environmentally friendly as possible, in addition to donated all their profits to helping local children. If your a big believer in Karma, then staying here good be a great bet.
A variety of yoga courses are offered, from short two day courses starting at $160 up to $380 for 7 nights.
18. Chiva Som Wellness Resort
Famous for their Personal Wellness Programs, Chiva Som is a retreat where you can detox, get fit and of course practice yoga!
The health focused resort focuses on helping each guest with wellness, longevity and creating positive habits. From diet to exercise and of course relaxation.
The cuisine is healthy clean and geared towards developing wellness. While the spa treatments and water therapy suites (inc hot tub & sauna) are the perfect place to relax after a long hard session doing the downward dog!
Chiva-Som, 73/4 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, +66 32 536 536
17. Jungle Yoga – Praiwan
Back to another wild one! Jungle Yoga offers a truly remote, off the grid Yoga experience. Forget the bells & whistles offered at spa retreats like absolute, at Jungle Yoga a digital detox is virtually a must, with no wifi and poor cell phone reception you will be forced to listen to your body and get back to some true, deep meditation. If your easily distracted and want to save some cash this could be the retreat for you!
No Bells & whistles like you get at absolute retreat, Jungle yoga is an adventure in itself. For accommodation, they have several bungalows on the waters edge and a number of yoga retreats running throughout the year. The teachers here are some of the most focused.
Jungle Yoga is ran by passionate yogini and adventurer , Leigh Evans who is a yoga teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. She runs the Jungle Yoga Retreats a few times throughout the year.
16. The Sanctuary Thailand – Koh Phangan
Located in one of my favourite islands in Thailand, the gorgeous paradise of Koh Phangan! On this island just short ferry ride from Koh Samui, you will find the Sanctuary Yoga Retreat. From humble beginners The Sanctuary, originally started as a private yoga retreat for friends, which then came popular among backpackers before opening to the public.
Still an intimate, small scale setup the Sanctuary Yoga Retreat is low key retreat with a chilled vibe. At the Sanctuary, they are firm believers in connecting guests with nature, via bungalows and even treehouses nestled in the jungle. This is an authentic Thailand experience is there ever was one.
Yoga sessions are run throughout the day, in addition to pilates, meditation and some detox & wellness programs. For those really wishing to dive into the spiritual, you can even experience, healing, energy work and tarot readings.
Apart from treehouses, you have the option of shared dorms and air conditioning cabins which a pretty nice!
The Sanctaury has it’s very own onsite vegetarian & seafood restaurant, offering everything from raw detox menus to filling traditional thai meals.
Prices start at $400, for a three day retreat to $780 (24,090 THB) for the 7 day all inclusive yoga retreat. Other options include the 10 day yoga retreat. The classes are flexible in the packages & you can mix it up between Vinyasa, slow and restorative Yin Yoga.
15. Museflower Retreat and Spa – Chiang Rai
A Yoga Retreat aimed at Eco Conscious and mindful living, is Museflower Retreat
‘peaceful space where city people who feel stressed, disconnected, and tired can get away, slow down and learn to reconnect with themselves again’. Museflower.
Four-day retreats start at around $500.
14. Island Yoga – Koh Yao Noi
A friendly Yoga Retreat with an off the grid feel and lower budget options. Island Yoga, is located on the undeveloped island of Koh Yao Noi in the south of Thailand.
Although, less built up and definitely not touristic compared to neighbouring Phuket & krabi it is actually relatively easy to access. Flights can be obtained to Phuket airport before catching a thai long boat or ferry to the Koh Yao Noi for less then $10.
Island Yoga, offers a range of Yoga retreats suitable for all levels. Offering Yoga, wellness and even sunrise tai chi sessions. With beautiful scenery, Thai authenticity and a great atmosphere. This is a great place to check out.
Yoga Packages & Cost:
A Yoga package here includes asana yoga twice per day, Pranayama Yoga and guided meditation. To give you energy, healthy meals are included and even lots of snacks etc. Be aware as Koh Yao Noi is a Thai Muslim island, don’t expect any alcohol, great excuse to detox! Accommodation is included in a dorm or bungalow.
As a more affordable retreat, rates are very reasonable at just $170 for the 3 night package to $430 for the 7 night package including all accommodation, meals etc.
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13. The Yoga Retreat – Koh Phangan
Back to the Great paradise island of Koh Phangan, widely know for it’s popular backpacker Full moon parties in the south. The Yoga Retreat is located at the complete opposite end of the island! At a peacful area just of Haad Salad Beach. Popular for all levels of Yogi they offer retreats between 6 and 30 days. Popular yoga styles here include, ashtanga, Mysore and Hatha. The venue is rustic but does offer great views over the lush thai jungle.
Yoga Package Costs:
Don’t expect luxury spas like Absolute Sanctuary but the Costs are extremely reasonable here at $210 for 7 days with accommodation or just $285 with accommodation.
Town and Tourist – Best Budget Option.
12. Ananda Pure Yoga Retreat – Koh Phangan
Ananda Pure Yoga Retreat is a real gem on Koh Phangan island, with a great community spirit. They take a practical approach to yoga, observing that many people in physically inactive jobs can let their body become stale, and stiff which then affects their mood. Sessions include yoga three times per day morning/afternoon/evening with focus on alignment, core strength, heart opening and chakras.
Facilities & Prices
Accommodation includes: basic dorm rooms to elevated Bungalows and garden Bungalows.
Facilities here include,Yoga studios, onsite meals, Thai massages, wifi a saltwater pool and even a herbal steam sauna. Prices start at $229 and they run detox and yoga retreat and yoga teacher training programs.
11. Parinda Garden Retreat – Chiang Mai
Heading back onto mainland Thailand and up towards the more traditional north, you will come to Chiang Mai, a historic city steeped with spiritual history.
Parinda Garden Resort is a fantastic Budget Yoga Retreat, located amongst the scenic hills of Chiang Mai it’s feels off the grid but has benefit of a shuttle service to the airport and into the city!
Despite it’s reasonable price, Parinda offers a spa, outdoor pool, fitness centre, BBQ area and sun terrace. Extra activities on offer include cycling trips and hiking expeditions, oh and there is also a golf course less than a couple of miles away. With wifi, an onsite restaurant and fun evening entertainment such as Karaoke, you definiteyl won’t get bored any time soon.
There is a range of accommodation from tents to mobile homes and even a one bed house.
*Great Lower Budget Option*
10. Agama Yoga Retreat – Koh Phangan
Agama Yoga Retreat offers an extensive program learning both the physical & mental side of yoga. From asanas and physical movements to activating your energy centres via Chakras, pranayama. A popular option is it’s one month yoga retreat at just approximately $391.
9. The Spa Yoga Retreat – Koh Chang
Koh Chang or Elephant Island is an absolutely stunning jaw dropping island, which is less well known & Touristy than Koh Samui and Phuket. With coral reefs, fine sanded beaches and even it’s own Marine National Park, it’s definitely one to visit.
The Spa yoga Retreat is a luxury well run resort offering everything from detox programs to Wellness, weight loss and of course yoga.
Their detox or cleansing program is one of the most professional you can find in Thailand. Ran by Dr. Richard Anderson, who offers “effective and reliable herbal supplements for intestinal cleansing and liver booster (Certified by Food and Drug Administration Thailand)”
In between your medical detox sessions, take a herbal steam bath or indulge in some massage therapy.
Accommodation & Restaurant
With 26 rooms, nestled in the jungle ranging from oriental rooms to upper & lower hill cottages. The spa resort also includes an award-winning restaurant with a large focus on local organic ingredients, vegan and vegetarian cuisine.
One week all inclusive retreats costs 22,500 THB ($740) not including accomodation. These can cost from 2,650 THB ($90) per night, for the basic cottages.
***Incredible Wellness/Detox Retreat***
8. Suan Sati – Chiang Mai
Back in the North, Suan Sati Retreat, is a budget yoga retreat offering a series of yoga and meditation programs. Two classes of yoga are ran per day, including workshops and delicious but also healthy meals. Prices start from around $60/night which is very reasonable! Great for backpackers on a budget.
7. Vikasa Yoga Retreat – Koh Samui
Vikasa Yoga Retreat is superb & scenic high end yoga retreat, located on Chaweng Noi Beach on the vibrant island of Koh Samui. Koh Samui is less touristic than places like Phuket but still offers easy access transport with it’s own airport on the island.
Started by a Yoga legend named Konstantin Miachin, Vikasa offers a large selection of programs from fitness, pilates and anti stress to Yin Yoga and a host of teacher training courses.
Facilities & Accommodation:
The facilities here are superb with a Spa, Vikasa Life Cage, sky gym and even a infinity pool. Popular yoga classes here include, Hatha, Acro, Pranayama, Ashtanga, power, Vinyasa and Yin styles. Package rates start at $850 and include the below:
- Daily morning meditation class
- Morning yoga class
- Healthy brunch buffet – Raw, vegan, Vegetarian options.
- Evening yoga class
- Dinner buffet
- Extra yoga classes
- Unlimited use of the sky gym
6. Embrace Energy Yoga – Bangkok
So you’ve just landed in Bangkok, the hustle & bustle is overwhelming and your dying for a quick Yoga Retreat to get back to your Zen! Then head to Embrace Energy Yoga, a 3 day retreat with a focus on inner happiness and physical health.
With a no nonsense approach to yoga this retreat offers asana lessons focusing on the benefits of each movement & posture. You will also learn about perfect deep natural breathing or Pranayamas which is one of the most important parts of Yoga. As the breath is the lifeforce with connects your mind, body and soul.
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The Yoga retreat also provides, vegetarian food a sightseeing trip and even a traditional Thai Massage! This retreat definitely whacks the biggest yoga punch in such a short space of time.
Prices & Accommodation:
For accommodation, you can choose to stay in one of rooms fitted with air conditioning & free wifi or stay at a hostel close by. Prices start at $299. Ran by yoga school thailand, they also offer a variety of longer courses, 500 yoga teacher training and unique “rope yoga.”
***Best Short City Yoga Retreat***
5. Kamalaya Yoga Retreat – Koh Samui
Kamalaya Yoga Retreat, offers some fantastic private yoga sessions and custom experiences, tailored to your needs & personal goals. Located back on the vibrant island of Koh Samui, Kamalaya Yoga Retreat is equip with fantastic luxury villas with private balconies, ocean views and even an awesome infinity pool!
The tailored experience allows you to mix up Asana, with meditation and Pranayama (Breathing methods) in a 3 to 7 night training session.
***Best Private Yoga/Custom Experience***
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4. Wonderland Healing Center – Koh Phangan
The Wonderland Healing retreat centre in Koh Phangan is warm hearted, well ran retreat which offers Yoga, Meditation and wellness programs. With a community vibe, it’s a real place to make life long friends. Yoga Retreats here range from 4 to 22 days, which include meditation, vegan and detox tailored programs.
Some notable highlights include, a complimentary thai message, Reiki Treatment, daily yoga, meditation a nice swimming pool and even an herbal sauna. On site restaurant provides buffet style meals.
Accommodation includes 37 rooms from cost effective dorms to private lodges. Shuttle rides are also included to and from the airport.
Prices start at a reasonable $206/ PER PERSON
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3. Six Senses Yao Noi – Detox
Six Sense is a renowned brand known for some of the finest Spa facilities & programs. At Six Sense Yao Noi, located on the untouched island of Koh Yao Noi you will find a fantastic retreat.
Their detox program fuses together, asanas, Pranayama and meditation with breathing exercises (Kriya) to energise and awaken the body.
When you arrive, you will be greeted with a personal Yoga Consultation who will find out what level you are, what you want to achieve and recommend the best course of action.
After a yoga session, delve into some deep Six Sense Yoga Treatments which include a detox scrub, facials and even Yogic Intestinal cleanses to rejuvenate your internal organs.
A Fantastic combination of a Luxury Spa with Yoga and Detox Practices!
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2. Absolute Sanctuary – Koh Samui
Absolute Sanctuary provides a soul nurturing and restorative atmosphere in one of the best Yoga Retreats in the whole of Thailand. Situated in a beautiful hill side location in the north of the vibrant Koh Samui island, absolute Sanctuary is a boutique wellness resorts focusing on a range of programs from Detox, to rejuvenation, Yoga, pilates and of course relaxation.
The world class yoga centre, has some of the best facilities in Thailand. From 3 studios to 5 hydrotherapy rooms, a sauna, steam room and even a infinity pool.
25 Yoga classes per week run suitable for a range of abilities, from beginner to Yogi master.
Their Yoga packages include unlimited Daily yoga classes, healthy gourmet meals, fresh juices and even daily massages! They also offer yoga teacher training packages.
Absolute Sanctuary has 38 comfy & well designed rooms, with private terraces. The Moroccan vibe to the retreat is reflected in the great room decor. Some rooms are located hill top and over look the gulf of Thailand.
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***Places sell out fast here, so book well in advance***
Book during the off peak season, for better availability & prices. See Best time of year to visit thailand.
1. Soneva Kiri Resort – Koh Kood
Located on the low key & unspoiled island of Koh Kood, close to the Trat Province of eastern Thailand, an area with a population of just 2000, the smallest in Thailand lies Soneva Kiri Yoga Retreat.
A luxury resort, nestled in the lush tropical rainforest surrounding by some fantastic unspolied beaches. They have some fantastic wellness programs with restorative yoga, energizing massages and deep nourishing cleanse plans.
Soneva Kiri has some of the best accommodation out of all the Yoga Retreats in Thailand with it’s opulent JUNGLE VILLAS!
From one bed pool villa suites to 5 bed villas many with there own private Plunge pools, private beach & luxurious sun terraces!
Apart from Yoga & Wellness there is also a variety of other activities available onsite. From an Outdoor Cinema, to watersports, diving and even expeditions such as Ya Ki trek a 2-3hr adventure to Koh Koods Rainforest.
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Popular with weddings, and honeymoons you can see why at this Yogi Paradise. Soneva also has many popular resorts in the Maldives.
Immerse yourself in one of their Ayurvedic rituals which are believed to help relieve stress, improve sleep and have magical anti ageing affects.
As you might have guessed All this luxury isn’t cheap with prices starting at $2000/night for the 1 bed villas, 2 bed – $3000-$5000 dollars.night and the 16 bedroom jungle villas are $16,000 per night.
Town & Tourist Awards:
***Perfect Blend of Luxury, Nature, Remoteness & Relaxation***
*** BEST LUXURY WELLNESS RETREAT***
***Best Wellness Resort for Honeymoon/Weddings***
When is the Best Time to visit Yoga Retreats/Wellness Centres?
While in Thailand, the peak seasons is obviously a great time but the prices are slightly higher. In the rainy season, you will have cheaper prices and more available options and you may only get a few short downpours. For more details, Check out: