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7 Days Ayurveda and Yoga Cleansing Retreat Package in Koh Phangan, Thailand
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Loyfa BetterLife Retreats, 14 / 1 Moo 8 Srithanu Beach, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand

Ayurveda Yoga Retreat Thailand

At BetterLife, the deeply therapeutic retreat will pause the go button, surround you in the majesty of tropical nature and bring you to a place of inner awareness. It is within this place of awareness that you can access the tools you need to create a more balanced life with yourself and the world around you. The seven-day Ayurveda and yoga cleansing retreat is a perfect way to detox the mind, body, and spirit. The beautiful resort offers a quiet stay in lush tropical nature. Nurture yourself into wellness with Ayurveda.


  • Yoga and meditation classes
  • 1 Abhyanga massage, full body warm-oil, 60 minutes
  • Full access to the BetterLife yoga and mediation program
  • Follow-up consultation with Ayurvedic specialist, 20-30 minutes
  • Enjoy private beach and two saltwater swimming pools
  • Shiro & Mukha, head and face massage, 60 minutes
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Thai
Airport transfer included: Samui Airport
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Loyfa BetterLife Retreats' new hostel at Loyfa is a step above the average. Each room has its own bathroom with shower and an additional sink outside of the shower/toilet room for convenience; double bunk beds and sleeps 4. Each guest will be treated to a cozy bunk bed style, bed chamber that has been meticulously considered for comfort and convenience. Inside each bedchamber you will find a dimmable room light, a reading lamp, two electrical outlets, a shelf for charging your phone and personal items; a hook, hanging rod and privacy curtains. Large, individual locking cabinets are provided for each guest in the room and a small, personal locker for soap, toothbrush, and toiletries are provided in the bathroom. The common area is a cozy outside area graced with small bamboo shalas, comfy beanbags, and blissful hammocks.


The Loyfa BetterLife Retreat is designed to clear away the confusion of your life, to gently bring you into presence. The program of meditation and yoga is accessible to all, from absolute beginner to experienced practitioner. The approach to yoga sits in the foundations of traditional Hatha rooted in principles of softness, stability, and comfort. Through practiced attention to breath and body, you are able to calm the speed of everyday life. As you do this, you will set aside the drama of the past and anxiety of the future and just sit with who you are and where you are, right now. Modern science supports yogic practice as a direct route to the nervous system and as such our neural pathways. As you connect deeper with the body, Loyfa BetterLife Retreats will teach the better ways to respond to pressures of modern living.

BetterLife and Buddha

Although Loyfa BetterLife is not strictly a Buddhist focused program, it is grounded in the basic principles of what the Buddha taught over 2,500 years ago about life’s sufferings and how to end those sufferings. Removing the religious elements, you have swayed focus to “The Four Noble Truths” which state that life is suffering, but that there is a way to end suffering. Loyfa BetterLife Retreats offers twice-weekly Dharma Talks with our Dharma Patron, Prah Olarn. Participants get the opportunity to chat about life with a Thai Buddhist monk and to learn how such ancient teachings might apply to modern life.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:00 - 07:20 Fresh morning fruit juice
  • 07:30 - 08:15 Morning flow meditation
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Awakening Hatha yoga
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Ayurvedic health consultation
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Delicious brunch buffet with a selection of vegan, vegetarian, and non-veg options
  • 11:30 - 13:30 Personal time, rest, and relax on the beach, or by the pool
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Abhyanga, full-body warm-oil massage 60 minutes (Day 2-7 will include a Shiro & Mukha, head and face massage, 60 minutes, and one oil or traditional Thai massage, 60 minutes)
  • 15:15 -16:15 Nidra meditation, mindful breathing, Qi Gong classes running throughout the week
  • 16:30 -18:00 Yin or Restorative yoga (Day 3/4 follow-up Ayurvedic consultation and delivery of Ayurvedic Lifestyle Plan)
  • 18:30 -19:30 Evening meal at the BetterLife Village restaurant
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Dharma talk with Phra Ajahn Olarn (Twice weekly)
  • 20:30 Rest deeply under the Loyfa stars


Your package includes 1x 60 minutes of oil or traditional Thai massage which can be scheduled at your convenience.

The Ayurveda package

The Ayurvedic health consultation

Ayurveda is one of the world's oldest holistic (whole body) healing systems. Originating from India around 5000 years ago it aims to restore a natural and balanced state of health. At the beginning of your retreat, Loyfa BetterLife Retreats will schedule an Ayurvedic health consultation with the specialist, Nancy. This consultation will last 60-90 minutes and will focus on your overall state of health and well-being, discussing areas of your life and lifestyle where you wish to make changes.

An Ayurvedic health consultation starts with getting the whole picture of your health. Before the consultation, you will fill out a wellness questionnaire. This will get you ready to talk to Nancy about where you have been in your state of health, where you are now and where you can go. The consultation will explore the elemental imbalances that have developed in the body and mind by reviewing your physical health history, and your mental, emotional, social, and spiritual state of being.

Ayurvedic treatments

Full-body, Abhyanga, warm-oil massage (One 60 minutes treatment included)

Abhyanga massage is an ancient traditional practice, a full-body oil massage given with loving hands to promote longevity; to nourish and purify the body from ama (toxins). Abhyanga is an exotic and exquisite ritual which nourishes every part of the body to relieve the pain, stiffness, and tiredness which often culminate from the modern stressful lives. Abhyanga translated as rubbing the lymph. Generous amounts of herbal infused oils are used with long strokes and circular motions around the joints. A unique combination of herbs is selected to work with your very own constitution and present state of balance bringing harmony to all aspects of mind and body (60/90 minutes).

Shiro & Mukha, head and face massage (One 60 minutes treatment included)

Ayurvedic head and facial massage focus on the shoulders, neck, face, and head, the areas most vulnerable to stress and tension. The massage induces a state of deep calm, peace, and tranquility and promotes high levels of alertness and concentration. This massage concentrates on increase energy flow, working with the marmas or energy points through gentle touch. This rejuvenating treatment relaxes and restores areas around the forehead, the head, the eyes, nose, mouth, uplifting the facial muscles and eases neck and shoulders tension.

A range of different massage pressures and rhythms are used to stimulate the senses, increase blood circulation and encourage healing. Continuous treatments remove fine lines, sagging features, muscles affected by tiredness and stress, skin problems and poor circulation, leaving your skin relaxed, revitalized, and glowing! This is a fantastic treatment to quickly relieve stress and rejuvenate!

Additional treatments are available upon request (additional fee required).

Follow-up consultation and Ayurvedic lifestyle plan

An individual follow-up sessions will be arranged where you will discuss your personalized Ayurvedic Lifestyle Plan.


  • Constitutional breakdown
  • Dietary choices
  • Food lists
  • Food combinations
  • Advice on how and when to eat
  • Recipes
  • Daily routine
  • Aromatherapy
  • Yoga asana (posture)
  • Meditations
  • Mantras
  • Suggestions regarding Ayurvedic herbs

Your follow-up consultation will clarify any questions regarding your Ayurvedic Lifestyle Plan and treatments (20-30 minutes).

The Loyfa BetterLife Program

The BetterLife retreat program offers a daily schedule of classes and sessions aimed to deeply unwind and relax. As you move into a deeper state of presence with both yourselves and the world around you, you are more able to see clearly and make better decisions about how to live your lives. The classes are gentle and designed with both the beginner and the experienced practitioner in mind. The approach to yoga sits in the foundations of traditional Hatha, a practice comprised of physical poses (asana) rooted in principles of softness, stability, and comfort.

As the practice expands from this place of inner stillness, you will cleanse and strengthen the body and mind, opening the channels of energy and allowing them to flow freely. Afternoon classes guide the practitioner to other forms of practice. The Nidra Meditation sessions offer the opportunity to experience deep guided meditation. Translated as the ‘yoga of sleep’ this is an approach that can be accessed by anyone. As the individual lets go of outside distractions they are gently and expertly guided into deeper levels of consciousness. This practice provides tremendous benefits to the body, mind, and brain.

Also offered at this time is the Mindful Breathing classes. Advanced yogic techniques are broken down in a simple, digestible language. One of the most powerful ways you can integrate yogic knowledge into your everyday life is to understand the breath. BetterLife is interested in how ancient wisdom meets modern life. They offer twice-weekly talks with the Dharma Patron, Prah Ajahn Olarn. This is a unique opportunity to listen to an authentic Buddhist monk discuss how Buddhist teachings can make sense in today's world. A charming and enigmatic individual, his talks are guaranteed to inspire! Loyfa BetterLife Retreats will also be offering a special series of Sunday talks where guest speakers will be invited to share informative and inspiring approaches to living life.

Class details

Morning meditation flow

The day begins in silence within the beautiful ocean view shala set amidst the trees. Participants are guided through a 45 min session of practice which includes both seated and walking styles. Techniques will be introduced that work with the breath, body, and mind. With this approach to mediation, one learns to integrate meditation into every aspect of daily life.

Awakening Hatha yoga

The experienced instructors will guide you through a one hour class of awakening for the mind, body, and spirit. A typical class will start with a gentle warm-up with a focus on breath, advance to more physical poses, and end with a short period of deep relaxation. Hatha yoga is one of the oldest forms of yoga, originating in India some 2000 years ago. In modern times, it is considered to be one of the more gentle forms of yoga, focusing on static poses, sometimes mixed with gentle flowing movements. Although great for beginners it can still be physically and mentally challenging. The teachers will offer variations to the poses, which suit the differing levels of experience and flexibility within the class.

Restorative yoga

Everyone needs rest, whether you are recovering from physical illness, mental burnout, or simply trying to bring balance to your busy lives. Restorative yoga is just as the name states, restorative. It aims to bring one back to a balanced state of health by supporting the body to fully and completely rest. A Restorative yoga sequence typically involves a smaller number of poses than other classes, supported by props that allow you to relax and deeply rest. Held for five minutes or more, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle back-bends.

Yin yoga

Yin yoga is a quiet and contemplative practice, working with what the Taoist philosophy refers to as the yin aspects of ourselves; the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things. Yin yoga works with the yin tissues in our bodies, the connective tissues (tendons, ligament, and fascia). These tissues respond well to slow and steady practice, so in this style of yoga, poses are held for a longer period of time, allowing the muscles to relax around the tissues, releasing deeply held tension in the body and mind. This is an excellent choice of yoga for those who wish to work on deeper flexibility, joint mobility as well as mental health issues related to stress and anxiety.

Nidra meditation

Referred to as the ‘yoga of sleep, Nidra is a guided meditation which takes the practitioner into the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness, inducing a hypnagogic state, that which comes just prior to falling asleep. Research supports this practice as beneficial in stress reduction, anxiety, and sleep disorders as well as enhanced memory and improved brain function.

Mindful breathing

The way in which you breathe has a much deeper connection to the body, mind, and thoughts than most of you realize. The breath is the only voluntary and involuntary body function that you have, revealing your unconscious emotional, mental, and physical patterns. In the yoga tradition, the breath is said to carry a person's life force. Learn how to tap into yours in your daily mindful breathing class. A variety of techniques will be introduced both in theory and practice. Add a few more tools into your well-being toolbox with this wonderful class.

Qi Gong

Qigong is a form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times, often stretching the body, increasing fluid movement (blood, synovial and lymph) and building awareness of how the body moves through space. This practice is excellent for enhancing mental clarity. Strengthening and balancing the energy of your mind enhances your ability to detect subtle nuances and to perceive the world and its patterns at ever-increasing levels of complexity.

Retreat location

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

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

What's included

  • Morning meditation flow
  • Awakening Hatha yoga
  • Nidra meditation
  • Mindful breathing
  • Restorative yoga
  • Yin yoga
  • Ayurvedic health consultation 60 - 90 minutes
  • Ayurvedic lifestyle plan
  • 1 treatment - Abhyanga massage, full body warm-oil, 60 minutes
  • Follow-up session, 20-30 minutes
  • Evening Dharma talks
  • Sunday Wellness talks
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 1 Thai massage
  • 1 morning juice
  • 1 coconut a day
  • Complimentary tea and water all day
  • 2 daily meals
  • Free pick and drop off thong Sala Pier - Resort (Check in - out only)

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Transport from the airport
  • Transport to the airport (paid)
  • Ferry/boat is not included

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Samui Airport (USM). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Loyfa BetterLife Retreats will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Samui Airport Airport transfer included: Samui Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
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