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8 Days Static Apnea, Freediving, and Yoga Holiday in Thailand

Samahita Retreat, 55/20-24 Moo 4 T. Namuang, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand

Free Diving and Yoga Holiday Thailand

This specialized holiday explores breath, yoga, and freediving. All skill levels are welcome, from beginners to experienced. Tune into specialized breathing practices, yoga movements, and meditative techniques to help you feel fully at ease and explore the nature of your body and mind more deeply. You will learn and refine static freediving holds, engage in physiology discussions, and investigate psychological strategies for facing fears and limiting mindsets - incredibly useful in both freediving and all of life. You need to be able to swim without aid for 200 meters.

Meet the instructors

Sarah & Monica
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  • Yoga and movement sessions
  • Breath and meditation sessions
  • Freediving on Koh Samui and Koh Tao
  • Specialized static apnea training sessions at Samahita Retreat
  • 4 nights accommodation in Koh Samui
  • 3 nights accommodation in Koh Tao
  • 3 daily meals in Koh Samui

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

8 days with instruction
Airport transfer available:
Samui Airport (US$31 per person)
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Samahita Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand

  • Guests can enjoy a beautiful room of personal space, including a private balcony.
  • Room features include a queen-size bed with individual reading lamps, a writing desk, bookshelves, lockable storage cabinet, hot-water kettle, medium-size fridge, built-in wardrobe, ceiling fans, and air conditioning.
  • The bedroom section of these rooms is private and includes a dedicated entrance as well as direct access to a fully furnished bathroom, which is shared between two rooms.

Ban’s Diving Resort, Koh Tao, Thailand

  • Private room in one of the most popular resorts on Koh Tao.
  • Nestled in beautiful tropical surroundings on Sairee Beach, within walking distance to Apnea Total HQ.
  • All the amenities of a first-class resort.


First island, Koh Samui: yoga, static apnea training (May 2-6 morning)

The first four nights will be at the all-inclusive Samahita Retreat, in Koh Samui, in a quiet corner of the island. Here you will learn and refine static freediving holds, engage in physiology discussions, and investigate psychological strategies for facing fears and limiting mindsets.

Samahita sample day

  • 07:30 - 08:15 Breath and meditation
  • 08:15 - 09:15 Yoga and movement
  • 09:15 - 10:00 Static apnea training
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Brunch buffet
  • 13:00 - 15:30 Relax
  • 15:30 - 17:00 Q&A, static apnea training
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Meditation and Gentle yoga
  • 18:00 - 20:00 Dinner

You will check in at 2:00 p.m. and check out at 9:30 a.m.

The second island, Koh Tao: customized freediving course (May 6 evening, May 7- 9 morning)

Next, you will take the ferry to Koh Tao and spend three nights at a resort near Apnea Total HQ. Here, you will either take a specialized beginner’s freediving course if you haven’t taken a course before or - if you’re already an experienced freediver - a tailored advanced course or custom training.

Unique breathing techniques, together with the effective structure of the course program in the classroom and water sessions, combined to create a fun and educational environment. Teachers are with you at all times while underwater, increasing your confidence and safety. There is a maximum ratio of three students to one instructor, for personalized instruction.

The first session will begin on the evening of May 6. On May 7 and May 8, sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. for water sessions, and then classroom sessions from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 9 will include a morning session, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Additional coaching sessions are available upon request. In case you want to stay on, you are free to make your own travel arrangements from Koh Tao.


Sarah Pierroz

Monica Ganame

Retreat location

Both islands are the ideal setting for Thailand holiday packages, it is only about an hour away from Bangkok by air, an hour plus from Singapore, and three hours from Hong Kong.

Samahita Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand

Located on the south coast of Koh Samui, a tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand that showcases long stretches of pristine beaches. Situated on Laem Sor Beach, Samahita Retreat is surrounded by towering coconut trees in a quiet and spacious area with incredible sunrises and sunsets that play with the colors of the water, sand, and tropical fauna.

Apnea Total HQ, Koh Tao, Thailand

Koh Tao is a tiny, beautiful tropical island situated in the Gulf of Thailand. A diving mecca, with lots of adventurous, fun and relaxing activities to choose from, including kayaking, swimming, rock climbing, island boat trips, yoga, Muay Thai boxing, gym, beauty spas and massage parlors, gorgeous beaches and bays, restaurants, and nightlife.


At Samahita Retreat, all food is included:

  • A full breakfast buffet with homemade bread, muesli and granola, fresh fruits
  • Homemade selection of nut butter and jams
  • Fresh and organic salads, sprouts and seeds
  • Homemade healthy salad dressings
  • Raw dishes, salads, and pastes
  • Fermented probiotic-rich veggies
  • Vegan milk, dairy milk, and homemade electrolytes
  • Freshly made juices and Thai herbal tea mixtures
  • Freshly made egg options of your choice
  • Delicious variety of lunch items, Thai and international
  • Vegan, vegetarian, and fish options

On Koh Tao, as you will be diving in the morning and on a different schedule, you are welcomed to explore the local cuisine, international restaurants, and food stands.

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Pescatarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Koh Tao

  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Rock climbing
  • Island boat trips
  • Yoga
  • Muay Thai boxing
  • Gym
  • Beauty spas and massage parlors
  • Gorgeous beaches and bays
  • Restaurants and nightlife

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation in a semi-private room at Samahita Retreat, Koh Samui
  • A full complimentary buffet, with vegan, vegetarian and fish options at Samahita Retreat, Koh Samui
  • 3 nights accommodation in a private room at Ban’s Diving Resort in Koh Tao
  • Breath, yoga, and meditation techniques sessions at Samahita Retreat
  • Specialized static apnea training sessions at Samahita Retreat
  • Customized beginner’s freediving course, advanced course, or training sessions at Apnea Total HQ
  • Taxi from Samahita Retreat to the pier to take the ferry to Koh Tao
  • Ferry transportation to Koh Tao
  • Taxi from the pier to Ban’s Diving Resort

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Meals in Koh Tao
  • Taxi to and from the airport
  • Transportation around Koh Tao
  • Ferry transportation from Koh Tao

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Samui Airport (USM). Transfer from this airport is available for 31 USD.

Airport: Samui Airport Airport transfer available: Samui Airport (US$31 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 40 days before arrival.
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Arrival: Saturday May 2, 2020
Departure: Saturday May 9, 2020

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