Ojasi Wellness Yoga Retreat Thailand

Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort invites you to experience an exclusive destination spa that has adopted ancient Ayurveda spa techniques. The Mangosteen Resort is the only authentic Ayurveda spa resort in Phuket. During the retreat, experience Ayuryoga Ojasi, a rejuvenation and anti-aging program. This program aims to rejuvenate you with proper food preparation, relaxation, invigorating herbs, and proper breathing exercises. You will leave the retreat with a feeling of lightness and radiance in your body.

A unique, relaxing journey

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian way of natural healing, an entire way of life that aims to bring about the perfect balance of the personality, body, mind, and spirit. A certified Ayurveda doctor, Dr. Subhash A. Shanbhag has created a unique and very relaxing journey for you. After the program, guests will feel reborn and will also be given the opportunity to learn how to carry on with certain Ayurvedic practices afterward. Enjoy the treatments without the atmosphere of a clinic, enjoy beautiful Phuket!

Meet the instructors

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Highlights

  • Daily Nirvana yoga sessions
  • Meditation techniques and practices
  • Counseling and discussion with Ayurveda physician
  • Relaxing Shiro-Abhyanga Ayurvedic head massage
  • Daily breakfast, satvik lunch, and satvik dinner
  • 6 nights luxury accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, Thai, English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
Airport transfer available:
Phuket International Airport (US$43 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance

Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort's villas have been designed to be naturally cool, with very high insulation and air ventilation through the roof. Even without air-conditioning, you will feel comfortable and relaxed. The air-conditioning is working quietly, the temperature control is precise and you can reach it from your bed. Mattresses are first grade for a very comfortable sleep and sweet dreams.

Combined with the tranquility of the resort, guests usually oversleep, coming late for their sumptuous fresh breakfast. The tropical gardens are kept natural, cultured but not overdesigned, attracting local animals such as geckos, birds, frogs and butterflies, also a result of environmentally friendly pest control systems.

Royal Balcony Jacuzzi Villa

Royal Balcony Jacuzzi Villas provide great views from the second floor and space for up to 3 adults, sleeping comfortably in King size beds. The Royal Balcony Villas are equipped with all amenities you could possibly imagine and as they are located on the top of the Mangosteen hillside, they provide you with best views. 98 square meters of living space, generous even for a king.

Outdoor Balcony Jacuzzis and private terraces with hammocks, surrounded by tropical gardens for a relaxed resort life. Interior Design by John Underwood, Asian theme with rich colors and natural materials. Teak wood and terracotta floors, teak windows and a wealth of beautiful textiles making you feel at home quickly.

Deluxe Jacuzzi Villa

The Mangosteen Deluxe Jacuzzi Villas, uniquely designed and centrally located in the resort are very popular amongst Mangosteen return guests. Increased room size allows to fit a double bed plus a single bed in every villa, so that they can be booked for 3 person. A huge standing lamp is producing interesting shadows and the bathroom has the biggest air trumpet you have ever seen.

A truly extravagant design combined with best comfort and sea views! Interior design by John Underwood. The use of natural materials such as teak wood and terracotta, soft and rich colors and heavy materials make you feel comfortable quickly.

Superior Jacuzzi Villa

Superior Jacuzzi Villa is a designer spa villa with extra comfort - far from ordinary! These 58 square meter Villas provide guest with a spacious, large and private space. A comfortable seating area, spacious al-fresco bathrooms with an outside garden rain-shower and a terrace, all designed to ensure an enjoyable stay.

The rooms are well fitted out with a variety of unique interior features, designed by John Underwood. Warm tones, rich colors, heavy wooden furniture and mostly natural materials used, combined to an almost timeless design, make you feel comfortable right away.

Program

The Ayuryoga Ojasi wellness retreat begins with a detailed consultation with a specialist Ayurvedic doctor. The consultant determines your dosha and other parameters of the body based upon Ayurvedic examination principles and prescribes the treatments most appropriate to your body needs. These treatments varies from therapeutic treatments working from outside, herbal tea and concoctions to work from the inside, relaxing massages for pampering the mind, and yoga and meditation for nurturing the soul.

The essence of the body or "Ojas" plays a vital role in the aging factor of the tissues. This wellness program focuses on giving proper care to the body through healthy food, relaxation, rejuvenating herbs, and proper breathing exercises. This combination of treatments are known to pump free radicles out of the body leaving you with a sense of lightness and radiance.

Meditation techniques will also be taught and practiced as they help in keeping the worrying and fragile mind in control. Special satvik meals with life drinks are also included in the program, as they are known to revive back all the nutrients in your body through the energy of the soil therefore making you feel refreshed, young, and rejuvenated.

Ayurveda and yoga, both sciences exist together as both aims towards healthy mind, body, and soul. Mangosteen Resort & Ayurveda Spa will not only heal your body but also your mind and soul, through authentic Ayurvedic therapies, spiritual practices, yoga and meditation. The resort aims to provide you with a holistic experience and the expert hands will make sure of it in every minute detail.

Ayuryoga Ojasi retreat schedule

Day 1

  • Check in and consultation with Ayurveda doctor
  • Shiroabyangham and dinner
  • Duration: 60 minutes

Day 2 until Day 5

  • A choice from the following:
  • Elakihzi: Leaf pouch therapy
  • Navarakihzi: Rice bundle pouch massage
  • Shirodhara: Stream of medicated oils or decoctions
  • Abyangham: Medicated oil massage
  • Pizichil: Full body oil bathing
  • Duration: 120 minutes per day

Day 6

  • A choice from the following:
  • Abyangaham: Medicated oil massage with herbal steam
  • Sadhyo Virechana: Colon cleansing purgation
  • Basti: Medicated enema
  • No breakfast or lunch, only dinner
  • Duration: 90 minutes

Day 7

  • Ayur Face Massage
  • Lunch and check out
  • Duration: 30 minutes

Instructors

Subhash Annoji Shanbhag
Dr. Subash holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Ayurveda science. Trained and practiced in India under well-known teachers, he has the ability to adapt and plan tailor-made treatments to every individual. His sessions begin with detailed counseling on dosha, medical history, and pulse diagnosis. He started his career in India 10 years ago and is now practicing in Phuket under the banner of Mangosteen Ayurveda Spa.
Pimyada Settawattanasiri
Also known as charming "Grace", she accidentally came across yoga and meditation in the year 2000 when she was diagnosed to be suffering from a primary stage of abdominal cancer with severe aches and loss of appetite. She was introduced to study Yoga Sutra, Hatha, Sivanandha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Raja Yoga which turned her life and the miraculous disappearance of the cancer too. Later, she pursue a Certificate of Yoga Teacher at Prince of Songkhla University, Songkhla, Thailand in 2011 and Certificate of Meditation Higher Level at Wat Sommanat Wihan, Thailand in the same year.
Nitikarn Thachina
Niti has taught at several famous retreats and wellness centers throughout Phuket. She's volunteered to teach yoga and meditation at many social institutions such as orphanages in the area. Niti has the spirit and vision for human to live in harmony with our nature self. Her gentle soul and life experience has taught her to be a positive person. She speaks Thai, English, Mandarin and some Japanese. Yoga style is mainly Hatha Yoga. You might meet her at the Mangosteen Prana Yoga Sala for a Hatha Yoga class or her well known "Miracle of Sound", singing bowl meditation session.
Anna Petrovska
Passionate meditation and yoga teacher, alternative modalities therapist and talented experienced vegetarian raw chef. Professional experience of teaching Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Breathwork and Meditations with Dynamic Movement Therapy. Worked with various healing modalities, including tradition Reiki (Master Level), Crystal Reiki, Ayurvedic Aromatherapy , Acupressure for emotional release ,Tuning Fork Sound Therapy, EFT Therapy and Body Movement Therapy. Yoga classes at Mangosteen Prana Yoga Sala, mediation and sound therapy.

Retreat location

The Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort is located in the South of Phuket on a private hillside, offering spectacular ocean views over four bays and many surrounding islands. The location is ideal for travelers looking for peace and tranquility but is still not too far from the more busy beaches. Nearby attractions include Big Buddha of Phuket, Chalong Temple, Promthep Cape Sunset Viewpoint, Rawai Beach with the seafood market and the famous Chalong Pier, a starting point for almost all Phuket boat excursions.

Nearby places

  • Kata Beach - 10 to 15 minutes
  • Phuket Airport - 39 minutes

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will get full board meals; breakfast, satvik lunch, satvik dinner, and life drinks (non-alcoholic). Meals are specially prepared according to your profile.

Mangosteen Resort & Ayurveda Spa have gluten free bread available at their restaurant. The meals included in the packages are all vegan.

On New Year’s Eve, Mangosteen Resort & Ayurveda Spa will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and the fee is already included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegan
  • Ayurvedic
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)

Phuket offers an enormous choice of tours and excursions, from snorkeling trips to scuba diving, Island hopping, canoeing in Phangnga Bay, visiting temples and the famous Phuket Big Buddha, shopping malls, markets, cultural shows, natural exploration, like hiking and elephant sanctuaries, of course, various water sports and golfing.

The Mangosteen is located close to most of Phuket attractions, like Nai-Harn Beach, Ao Sean Beach, Ya Nui Beach, Kata Beach and the Kata Viewpoint, the famous Promthep Cape Sunset Viewpoint, Rawai Seafood Market, the Big Buddha and Chalong Temple and also Chalong Pier is only a few minutes away, the main pier from where all Phuket boat trips are starting. An ideal location for those who wish to explore Phuket!

Diving

During Monday afternoons at the pool, Sea Bees Diving, one of Phuket's best dive operators, located at Chalong Pier, are offering free diving lessons for everybody to try. Come and try yourself. Of course if you like to try it out in the sea, Sea Bees are also highly recommended. Explore the corals, the colorful fishes of the Andaman Sea.

Phuket Fantasea show and Phuket Fantasea cultural theme park

Inspired by Thailand's exotic heritage, Phuket FantaSea not only showcases the charm and beauty of Thailand, but also enriches ancient Thai traditions with the wonder of cutting-edge technology and special effects. The result is a stunning 140-acre cultural theme park that has become the ultimate in night-time entertainment on the resort Island of Phuket. Created at a cost of over 3.500 Million Baht, Phuket FantaSea offers a multitude of attractions not found anywhere else in the World.

Phang Nga Bay sea canoe

Phangna Bay with its beautiful limestone rocks and islands is one of the most stunning must see attractions of Phuket. The bay is best to be explored by sea canoe. Watch the wildlife, paddle through narrow bat caves and fantastic lagoons. The bay can be explored at almost any weather condition, it is well protected from waves and sunshine is not absolutely necessary.

Since Mangosteen Resort has opened, the best sea canoe trip is always recommended, the John Gray Hong by Starlight. Johns trip is the best to recommend and an experience not to be missed.

Salt-water swimming pool

The large free form swimming pool is salt-water treated and the heart of the property. It is open 24 hours with water temperatures around 30 degrees. There is generous space for everybody and even with the resort fully booked, the pool area will not feel crowded.

Thai cooking classes

Thai food is famous around the World and with Asia shops mushrooming in almost every country and city worldwide, more and more people like to cook some of the tasteful and spicy dishes at home. Book a Thai cooking class with the resorts chef and learn by doing.e

What's included

  • 7 days accommodation in a luxury villa
  • Complimentary daily drinking water, slippers, and bathrobes
  • Consultation with a certified Ayurveda doctor
  • Daily breakfast, satvik lunch, and satvik dinner
  • Daily Nirvana yoga sessions
  • Free shuttle services to Nai Harn Beach
  • Meditation techniques and breathing exercises
  • Treatments with rejuvenating herbs and satvik meals with life drinks

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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