Affordable Yoga Retreats All Over Thailand
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Located in southeastern Asia, Thailand is a land of pristine beaches, unspoiled islands, majestic Buddhist temples, spectacular Khmer ruins and quiet villages.
Thanks to its high spiritual energy combined with kind people, nice weather and affordable prices, Thailand is one of the top travel yoga destinations in the world. Simply a place all yogis should visit at least once in their lifetime!
As a consequence, there’s a great number of yoga retreats in Thailand to choose from. And the rumors are true, the Land of Smiles is really one of the most affordable places on Earth to visit. With as little as $21 per day, you can find a good yoga holiday where you can deepen your practice in this paradise.
Want a few suggestions? Here are seven retreats that will suit any budget!
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- Cost per day: from US$32
- Duration: 8 Days
- Location: Koh Yao Noi
Located in the Andaman Sea, between Phuket and Krabi, Koh Yao Noi is an island famous for its mangroves, sandy shores and fishing villages. Surrounded by turquoise waters rich in coral, it’s a stunning place for a yoga vacation.
During this yoga retreat, you’ll have the opportunity to deepen your practice while being in a beautiful natural setting. The program offers a unique mix of body-mind exercises that includes asana, Pranayama, Chi Gong, mantras, sacred chants, guided meditations and insightful discussions.
With daily morning and afternoon yoga sessions, guided meditations and a full healthy breakfast buffet included, you’ll have everything set to let go and enjoy!
Learn more about this beautiful country on this guide to yoga retreats in Thailand.
- Cost per day: from US$27
- Duration: 7 Days
- Location: Phang Nga
Located in the scenic southern region of Thailand, Phang Nga is well-known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, great national parks and Phang Nga Bay – the famous location where Star Wars and 007 The Man with the Golden Gun where filmed.
This Thai jewel also offers terrific yoga retreats at low prices, like this “fitness, martial arts and yoga holiday” where you’ll get the time and space to relax and be at peace, far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The retreat is designed for small groups, providing personalized attention to ensure everybody gets all the guidance they need. The program includes 5 fitness classes, 5 rejuvenating yoga classes and access to martial arts classes to learn new practice.
When booking your flight, consider a few extra days to explore this area of the country which has a wide variety of eco-activities and tours. The main things to do are fishing, snorkeling, rock climbing, jungle safari and culinary tours.
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- Cost per day: from US$35
- Duration: 3 Days
- Location: Ko Phangan
On the other side of the country, Ko Phangan is an island that’s renowned for its monthly Full Moon Parties. However, it offers much more than that! Due to its pristine blue waters, white sandy beaches, calm atmosphere and memorable yoga holidays, it's a perfect location for a soothing yoga vacation.
This yoga retreat takes place in a secluded area located in the mountainous jungle of the National Park of Koh Phangan. A perfect setting to connect with yourself and improve your yoga practice with the help of daily meditation sessions, daily yoga classes and healthy meals. You’ll also get access to a private cave where you can do a unique meditation practice in complete silence.
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- Cost per day: from US$21
- Duration: 3 Days
- Location: Paksong
Paksong is a beautiful subdistrict located in the Central Gulf Coast area of Southern Thailand. It’s known for its magnificent mountain landscapes and wild nature. Thanks to the eco-friendly culture of this area, backpackers, eco-volunteers and yogis are the kind of travelers that you’ll see around.
On this retreat, you’ll get to practice yoga surrounded by the beauty of the rainforest, a tranquil environment that will help take your asanas to the next level. Together with daily morning and afternoon yoga classes, healthy meals and free time to do optional activities –at $21 per day– this holiday is a real bargain!
And that’s not it. If you join this retreat, you’ll be supporting good causes, as the organizers are the main sponsors of the projects of the Thai Child Development Foundation. You’re very welcome to visit their facilities during your stay.
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- Cost per day: from US$49
- Duration: 5 Days
- Location: Khonburi
Live an authentic experience by staying in an actual Thai household, practicing yoga with locals in a domestic atmosphere and taking daily excursions to nearby attractions, markets and temples.
This yoga holiday takes place in Khonburi, a little town in Northeastern Thailand, known for being right on the north end of Khao Yai National Park and close to the Mun Bon and Lam Chae lakes.
Even though it has a very reasonable price, it’s an all-inclusive holiday with food and drinks available (including the restaurant visits). Plus, you’ll get to see places most tourist would never reach, try local specialties and enjoy up to three yoga classes every day. Simply the best way to experience the real Thai yoga culture!
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- Cost per day: from US$85
- Duration: 3 Days
- Location: Koh Samui
Koh Samui is a tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand, known for its sandy beaches, palm trees and for being very close to Wat Phra Yai Temple, where the golden Big Buddha statue is located.
On this retreat, you’ll get to do your asanas on a spectacular ocean cliff surrounded by an inspiring yoga environment created by Konstantin Miachin – the founder of Vikasa Yoga. As you can imagine, there are breathtaking sea-views, an infinity pool and a nice restaurant.
Vikasa Yoga is based on classical Hatha Yoga with the influence of higher Taoism practices and Himalayan Vinyasa. This unique yoga style will be taught to you by experienced international teachers during the two daily yoga classes. Your practice will be complemented with daily nutritious brunch and dinner, a daily morning meditation session, additional yoga and Pilates classes, and you can use the Sky Gym if you wish.
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- Cost per day: from US$87
- Duration: 14 Days
- Location: Phetchabun
Nested in the heart of Thailand, Phetchabun is a charming province famous for its Khao Kho National Park; a place with beautiful scenery also known as "Little Switzerland.”
This two-week yoga break takes place in a unique countryside location, in a humble Thai village surrounded by traditional rice fields and tropical vegetation. During your time here, you’ll be able to cleanse your body thanks to the raw food detox diet. You’ll also get in your best shape by practicing Muay Thai, CrossFit and yoga, all guided by talented trainers.
In addition, you’ll make new like-minded friends and go on several excursions. And no worries about your level and age, because all the activities are planned to suit every person’s needs and abilities!
Looking for a shorter experience? Go on a weekend yoga break in Thailand!
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