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8 Days Intensive Yoga Retreats in Koh Samui, Thailand

Intensive Yoga Retreat

The intensive retreat is a retreat designed for beginners and experienced yoga and meditation practitioners. It is a journey where you will be guided deep inside yourself by following a series of different practices aimed at removing physical and mental tension. Body awareness, reflection, concentration, and meditation will help you get in touch with your inner self. The result will be peace, rest, and relaxation.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily lectures
  • Yoga classes twice daily
  • Daily morning and evening meditation sessions
  • Daily healthy brunches and dinners
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily Karma yoga

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Accommodation is at the yoga centre in eco friendly private yogi huts or teepee tents with shared facilities or at private cottages at resorts nearby. One resort in on the hillside in beautiful garden settings with swimming pool; another resort is on the beach front.

Marga Yoga Ashram Retreat Program

The morning practice starts with silent meditation followed by a gentle yoga class including breathing techniques, yoga postures, and relaxation techniques to nourish the body and relax the mind. The class is followed by a tasty nutritious vegetarian brunch, a short break, and a lecture covering different aspects of yoga and karma yoga. Karma yoga (selfless service) is practiced to get us used to being of service to others without expectation, with the purpose of helping to remove the ego. Karma yoga duties vary daily from serving food to help with cleaning, gardening, etc. The time spent during Karma yoga also varies depending on the duty and it is never longer than one hour. A long afternoon break is a must to sunbathe, swim, relax, have a massage or just take a rest. The afternoon class explains the effect of each posture on the body systems; the class also includes theory and practice of mudras, bhandas, and more advanced breathing techniques.

Hatha yoga

Classes include pranayama techniques, asana, and relaxation and last 2 hours. These are open classes and they are suitable for the majority of people.

Daily schedule

  • 06:30 Meditation
  • 07:00 Yoga
  • 10:00 Brunch
  • 11:00 Rest
  • 12:00 Lecture
  • 13:00 Karma Yoga
  • 13:30 Juice and free time
  • 16:00 Yoga
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 Meditation
  • 20:30 Rest

Activities during free time include swimming and relaxing on the beautiful Taling Ngam beach, snorkeling, and getting pampered with a massage.

Benefits

  • On a physical level, your body will be toned by the gentle Hatha yoga practice.
  • Pranayama techniques will boost your energy and calm your mind.
  • Meditation will relax both your body and mind.

Instructors

Simona Granata
Simona started practicing meditation in her home town in Italy in 1990. She took her first Thai massage course in northern Thailand in 1997 and immersed herself in different meditation techniques in Bali. She also studied Thai massage in Chiang Mai and in Bangkok. Later on, she opened a Thai massage school and yoga center in Dublin. She also opened a yoga studio in Taling Ngam. She provides yoga classes and hosts retreats for groups in and outside of Thailand.

Retreat location

The yoga center is situated by the beautiful Taling Ngam beach in Koh Samui.

Food

Vegan cooked and raw.

Spa treatments

Massage available upon request at an additional cost

What's included

  • Seven nights accommodation
  • Twice daily healthy meals
  • Unlimited healthy teas
  • Yoga classes
  • Activities
  • Meditation

What's not included

  • Any other activity not mentioned in the above given accommodation, program, and amenities is to be paid for additionally.

How to get there

Driving directions from Elephant Gate

  • Drive straight to Taling Ngam Temple (Wat Kiri Wongkaram).
  • Turn right at the temple and drive 100 m.
  • You will find the Marga sign on the left side of the road, before The Five Island Restaurant.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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