Marina Yoga is your place for yoga teacher training courses, as well as yoga and meditation retreats in Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand.
Yoga Retreats (7)
Marina was born in Berlin on 17 August 1959. She became interested in healing at a very young age. This passion led her to a lifelong study of many healing modalities, including homeopathy, psychology, diving medicine, emergency response, reflexology, shamanism, and Reiki. She is a Reiki Grand Master and has been practising and teaching this Japanese technique for over 30 years. She moved to Krabi, Thailand in 2000. In 2008, she travelled to India where she completed her Hatha yoga 200-hour YTTC. Then, she travelled to Bali for a 300-hour YTT, qualifying her Yoga Alliance’s E-RYT 500.
In 1999, Alessio (Alex) began to approach the activities of yoga, following the teachings of a great yogi, Enzo Russo, from the Italian Academy of Yoga (since 1969). With great motivation, Alex developed a growing interest in ancient yoga techniques and began studying and practicing constantly to become certificated yoga teacher. In 2006, he went to India to deepen his knowledge about different yoga techniques, such as Hatha yoga, Kundalini yoga, Yin yoga, pranayama, Kriya yoga, and more.
from Thailand, January 2020
The quality of the yoga/meditation for me personally, was way better than I ever expected. I carn't thank the instructors enough.i walked away after 6 days feeling full of breathe and love from head to toe💖💖💖🙏🙏🙏. Loved every minute.
from United Kingdom, January 2020
"Fantastic stay at Marina Yoga."
Just completed the 5 night retreat. Fabulous. Loved the yoga and the different styles I have learnt about. Meditation really put me outside my comfort zone and I am taking away a lot from that. The instructors were great, especially Romy who was very good and clear in directing the positions. Just a really special experience all in all that I will always have beautiful memories of... Bonus of really cuddly dogs there too which was fabulous fur me being a dog lover.... 😀
from Sweden, November 2019
"What an amazing experience <3"
I really enjoyed and loved the 6 days I spent at Marina Yoga! The vibe here is so relaxed & I felt that I really could devote a lot of time to looking inwards with the friendly guidance from the teachers there. Marina mainly works with Reiki so I didn’t have any classes with her but I still met her quite a bit and she is so friendly&helpful! She was very understanding when I wanted to swap rooms and helped me out straight away. What really made this retreat incredible for me though were the volunteers/teachers James, Christina and Dominika! They were so welcoming, attentive&always helpful with your smallest inquiries. I found all the classes they held to be amazing, they are all such great teachers! The classes were varied, fun, challenging, always with great instructions. If you go to Marina’s I really recommend taking all the classes every day as I felt this gave me a really deep experience! Because of the great vibes here I met loads of friendly and kind people always up for a chat, which I really appreciated as a solo traveller. The breakfast was really good and you will definitely have enough as there are many things to choose from. Also they sell lunch&dinner so you’ll be fine without bringing any food but you can also cook if you want. The pool is great and really close by. A final tip for people going there: use bug spray, they sell a really nice natural spray in their shop :) massive thanks to Marina&all teachers for this amazing experience!! Life-changing!!<3
from United Kingdom, June 2019
"Perfect little retreat. "
It was exactly what I was looking for, lovely friendly people and a beautiful tropical setting. Easy to venture out and see things if you're inclined, but secluded enough that you can easily stay away from all that without missing anything.
from Australia, February 2019
"It’s a cute rustic retreat with amazing yoga"
The yoga sessions were really enjoyable
from United Kingdom, January 2019
"Relaxing and healing Yoga retreat"
Warm and homely atmosphere with excellent well trained yoga instructors. Good facilities and accommodation. Delicious breakfast provided and self catering facilities in the communal kitchen. Convenient and accessible location.
from Spain, July 2018
I loved the laid back,cummunity athmosphere
from Thailand, June 2018
Very friendly people and instructors
from Brazil, April 2018
The classes, the environment, some dogs/cats. Everything were excellent.
from Sri Lanka, December 2019
"Super Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis "
Das Frühstück war super! Es gab eine Karte aus der man jeden Morgen neu wählen konnte. Es gab Pancakes, Müsli, frische Kokosnuss und Soya Milch, Früchte, Rüherei... usw.
Der Unterricht war auch super. Die Lehrer nehmen sich viel Zeit und beantworten alle Fragen und helfen gerne.
Außerdem konnte man den Pool um die Ecke mitbenutzen und war in wenigen Minuten in der Stadt. Alles top!
Und die Hunde waren sehr lieb und kuschelbedürftig. ;)
from Thailand, June 2019
Everybody's REALLY nice, good atmosphere, and the classes suit to all levels.
The room is good, as well as the breakfast. And the swimming pool is a big plus!
The teachers are experienced, patient and kind. I enjoyed every moments spent at this retreat.
from Japan, August 2018
"Super Yoga-Auszeit zum Entspannen"
Das Yoga-Retreat bei Marina Yoga hat meine Erwartungen vollstens erfüllt: Die beiden Yoga-Lehrer haben qualitativ hochwertigen Unterricht angeboten, jeden Tag gab es verschiedene Yoga-Richtungen, es wurde auf die Bedürfnisse und Wünsche der Schüler eingegangen. Das Retreat-Zentrum und die Unterkünfte sind einfach, aber gemütlich, alle waren sehr hilfsbereit und ich habe mich rundum wohl gefühlt. Die Reiki Session mit Marina war „life-changing“.
from France, April 2018
Everything!! As soon as i arrived i felt automatically those beautiful vibes and soul, i felt soooooo good during all my stay, everybody is amazingly nice,so benevolent, always smiling, you really feel like a member of a family and not a customer! teachers and courses that they have are perfect, its super clean, i cant complain on anythibg i will come Back for sure, i only stayed 7 nights and really miss all of them, their kindness, their smile,cant wait to come
Back and thanks again for everything !
from Thailand, December 2019
It was an incredible time at Marina Yoga. It opened my heart, mind and soul and made a huge shift in my life... Thanks so much to all off you <3
from France, December 2019
"A lot of good energy"
I really got a lot out of all the classes and my chakras opened up and my energy levels were filled with abundance. Lots of good energy from Marina and her crew😊
from Thailand, October 2019
- Plenty of opportunities to practice actually teaching yoga to other students and receiving feedback from Dali who is highly experienced, for e.g. he will teach us a short sequence then ask us each to go in front of the class to teach it.
- Dali the main teacher has plenty of practical experience to share regarding teaching in a gym vs yoga studio vs fitness centre vs private classes, so this programme is useful for actually getting a job as a yoga teacher
- The yoga classes themselves were progressive, practical, and sufficiently challenging, especially regarding alignment, anatomy, and how to teach/ give clear instructions
- The students come from all over the world so you meet people of different nationalities every other day
- Loved the venue - it is very cosy and personal, and has two shalas and a mini gym --Marina is constantly improving the place with new decor; the place is just the right size so the room is far enough to feel like you can rest, but close enough that you don't need to walk far to get to class; you can also cook;
- Generally speaking the staff are v. helpful and kind
-it is a teacher focused training course which is quite important to me
- very cool field trip to Tiger temple
- scheduling was appropriate -- there were lots of classes but with enough breaks in between - so the programme was very "doable" for me (didn't feel it was too intense or high pressured)
- they have lots of dogs and other animals on the venue
from Italy, June 2019
"Leevke beautiful soul "
She has a background in Chiropractic And was able to explained well .Movements of joints and what it helps with body functions.
from Singapore, January 2019
"Week of rejuvenating!"
The mix of different yoga sessions and friendly experienced instructors were awesome! I got to try the different types of yoga and meditation in my 6d5n package (10 sessions!). Love yoga again! Reiki and soundbowl treatments were nice experiences too. It’s great that we got to go to local markets to get fruits and ingredients to cook if preferred. Went home refreshed and recharged! Looking forward to go back again!
from Nepal, January 2019
Extremely welcoming. An excellent mix of yoga and meditation. Would highly recommend it
from Malaysia, November 2018
"I'm very glad I have found this amazing place"
I liked the place and the energy. Marina was constantly asking me if everything was alright. The breakfast was amazing and I liked my apartment.
My favorite instructor was Dawn, she was able to connect quickly with her students and explain everything and even though I was a beginner, I never felt like not capable enough during her clases.
I liked the schedule. You have yoga twice a day and if you are in a healing retreat, you have your session around 12:00 / 14:00.. there was not much time to explore more the area if you didn't want to skip a class, but that goes just for the healing retreat. There's in a swimming pool close by so that's when I was when I had no time to go more far away. If you are there for just yoga, you can easily go to the beach / city. But I didn't mind, I was glad I was constantly recharging and focusing on getting better. I was so calm and relaxed during this week. Regarding the comments about smelly yoga mats - when I was there we were using towels which we put on the yoga mets, thus they were better protected, towels were cleaned everyday and we were also cleaning the mats with vinaigre, so absolutely no problem on my side, I felt comfortable during my clases. And as an animal lover, I enjoyed to be surrounded with all those sweet dogs!! I am glad I chose this program.
from Thailand, February 2019
Mir gefiel die Energie und Atmosphäre sehr gut. Die Kombination aus Yoga, Reiki u Klangschalenmassage fand ich überragend. Ausserdem haben wir eine Vollmondzeremonie gemacht. Es wurden verschiedene Yogastile angeboten. Alles in Allem der perfekte Ort um sich zu erholen, zu erden und wieder zu sich zu kommen. Die Lage war zwar sehr ausserhalb aber ich fand es auch gut, somit konnte man sich vollkommen auf sich konzentrieren. Man konnte den Pool des Nachbarhotels nutzen. Gutes Frühstück inkl. Fabelhaftes Preis/Leistungsverhältnis
from United States, January 2019
Es war eine ganz Besondere und Einzigartige Erfahrung für mich.
Ich habe soviel erlebt und über mich selbst erfahren und gelernt, Das ich es kaum in Worte fassen kann.
Es war alles Zusammen eine tolle Begegnung, wunderschöne Location, herzliche und liebe offene Menschen, die sich Einbringen, damit jeder sein Bestes für sich rausholen kann.
Die Gegend ist wunderschön und der Strand ist nicht zu weit entfernt wenn man mal Lust auf Abwechslung hat.
2x am Tag gab's Yoga zum Teilnehmen was wirklich sehr gut war.
Die Lehre von Reiki war die schönste Erfahrung. Ich kann dieses Ereignis jedem herzlich Empfehlen, Es hat mein Leben sehr Bereichert.
Mein Dankeschön geht an Marina und das Marina Yoga Team, für dieses einzigartige Erlebnis. Dankeschön.
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 15.1.2019
from Italy, December 2018
"Marina Herz und Seele !!!"
Eigentlich ALLES. Marina ist nicht nur eine gute Geschäftsfrau, sie ist eine sehr kraftvolle und liebenswerte Persönlichkeit. Ich habe bei ihr den Reiki Master gemacht und sie konnte mir in einer Woche sehr viel vermitteln und ich bin sehr froh über meine Entscheidung den Master bei ihr zu machen. Wir waren eine kleine Gruppe, zwei die Reiki Level 1 machten und Kelly und ich mit dem Master. Super harmonisch. Wir haben alle voneinander lernen können. Zudem morgens und abends Yogakurse. Die Yogalehrer waren alle gut und es war sehr abwechslungsreich von den Angeboten. Ich würde persönlich lieber frühmorgens Yoga machen, statt um 9.30 wo es bereits sehr heiss war. Aber rundum eine tolle Woche, die ich nur empfehlen kann.
from Spain, November 2018
"Jederzeit wieder "
Wohlfühlen von der ersten Sekunde. Das ganze Team ist super freundlich und herzlich. Die Anlage ist sehr schön gelegen, zwar recht außerhalb aber ruhig. Alles ist mit ganz viel Liebe ei gerichtet die man wahrlich spürt. Marina hat mich nicht zum letzten Mal gesehen 😉
from Malaysia, November 2018
Sometimes we face situations and make connections which will push our personal growth and evolution on a sustainable level and we will never forget. When I think about Marina and the other teachers my heart just wants to jump out - I am full of gratitude. Human connections over the top. Marina has become an important mentor to me and I met her just in the right time. She is tough and authentic with a huge heart. The teacher Nick was another inspiration in terms of his deep research in spirituality and meditation. Marina Yoga is not just a retreat as many out there. It can rather make you feel home, arriving at a magical place - as soon as you let go and see what it can become to you.
I highly recommend Reiki Level 1 and will definitely try to come back for Reiki 2 as my teachers Marina and Sandra have built a very own profile of intense teaching and dedication.
The area is much more beautiful than on the photos (when does that happen??) and the dorm was clean, lots of space to feel comfortable. I was looking for the breakfast every day as it was the very best on my 6months trip. Marina and her people prepare lots of snacks and food by themselves and it’s always delicious.
So much Love to you all, Marina Yoga team. See you.
from United States, May 2018
"Genau das was ich wollte "
Entspannte Community, super Yogastunden, tolle Reiki Heiler, tolle Menschen dort, hab mich einfach super wohl gefühlt.