8 Days Healthy Living Yoga Retreat in Koh Phangan, Thailand

Stay Fit Yoga Holiday in Thailand

Spend time relaxing and enjoying treatments and activities at Orion, while following our Healthy Living program. It is the perfect alternative for those not wishing to follow a fasting and colonic cleansing program, but who still want to enjoy our peaceful healing environment and adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Retreat highlights

  • 1 Reiki session
  • 2 Thai massages
  • Daily morning yoga class
  • Daily young, fresh coconut juice
  • Daily use of our herbal steam room
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 3 meals per day

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

All the accommodation options are situated amidst peaceful surroundings on or within walking distance to the beach. The bungalows have sea views - either overlooking the beach or the beautiful bay of Srithanu. The area boasts private and magical beaches that feature a beautiful coral reef, perfect for exploring marine life. The village of Srithanu is only a 500-meter walk away from the center. The accommodation will ensure you peace and quiet during your stay. The Orion Garden bungalows are located in the tropical gardens of the main Orion Healing Center campus, where swimming points are located within a 5-minute walk. Wi-Fi is available at the main center and restaurant.

Type C - Orion terrace

This is a standard air-conditioned room with hot water shower. Surrounded by coconut trees and plants in the second garden, this standard terrace room is equipped with air-conditioning, a fan, a queen size bed and a hot water shower. Enjoy the tranquility while being just a short walk away from the yoga halls, restaurant and herbal steam. You may choose the option of two twin beds or one large bed.

Type D - Orion sunset

This is an air-conditioned room with hot water shower and garden/sea view. Choose a room with a sea view, a few steps away from Orion Healings restaurant, yoga halls and herbal steam room. The room offers air-conditioning, a fan, double size bed, hot shower and a balcony surrounded by beautiful plants.

Type E - Orion serenity

This room is an air-conditioned room with DVD/TV and hot water shower. Orion Healings superior garden bungalow is equipped with air-conditioning, a fan, queen size bed, hot water shower and TV/DVD player. A few steps away from the restaurant, yoga hall and herbal steam room, this room offers a large balcony with cushions and table, and is surrounded by beautiful plants.

Type F - Orion zen

This room is an air-conditioned room with DVD/TV, living area, and hot water shower. Treat yourself with Orion Healings best room surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers. Its large balcony equipped with hammock will make you forget about your hectic life. The room offers A/C, hot water shower, flat screen TV/DVD player, queen size bed, refrigerator, safe box and a large living area with cushions and table.

Instructors

Ari Barkan
Ari is a Reiki Master who has been dedicated to the understanding and practice of this esoteric art for the past 15 years. He teaches internationally on the subjects of energy channeling and healing, with a vision to help people live to their full potential and soul’s purpose, creating ripples of change globally.
Daliah Barkan
Daliah is a Reiki Master, CranioSacral practitioner, and yoga teacher, who set foot upon her spiritual path very early in life. She has been guiding detox and healing retreats in Thailand since 2003.
Moti Wainer
Moti is a yoga practitioner who has studied under many great teachers including Dharma Mitra. Following study at New York’s Centre of Integrative Nutrition, Moti came to Asia to share his knowledge of the transformative potential of yoga and holistic diet. His knowledge of nutrition and extensive experience shines through and inspires.
Ewa Juszczyk
Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Poland (Physical Education)
BNS Iyengar (Mysore Yoga)
Ewa has been practicing yoga for 16 years and teaching since 2004. Her yoga journey began with Iyengar yoga in 2000 when she studied with Geeta Iyengar. It continued when she discovered Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga and studied under an authorized level II teacher, Basia Lipska. Further studies brought her to Mysore to study with BNS Iyengar in 2012. In the same year, Ewa studied intensively with Kamal Singh in Rishikesh, India. Other authorized teachers Ewa has studied with are Maty Ezraty, Tim Feldman, Petri Reisenen, Noah McKenna, Ajay Tokas, Kino MacGregor, and Bela Lipat.
Ben Makosch
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)
For Ben, yoga has been a practice that very quickly became a passion and soon after, a way of life. His practice started in 2008 with Iyengar yoga under Joey Mascarenhas in Zurich. Joey’s precise style, teaching, and careful guidance set Ben upon his path. After three years of Iyengar yoga, he felt ready to dive deeper into yoga and become a qualified teacher. Swapping his career in club management for a full-time life on the yoga mat, Ben completed an intensive 500-hour Hatha yoga teacher training in Thailand and began his teaching journey.

Retreat location

The Orion Healing Detox Center is nestled in the serene Srithanu Bay in Koh Phangan, Thailand. Amid soothing sounds and rippling waters, the center specializes in detox, healing retreats, and holistic therapies which help to balance your mind, body and soul, restoring a sense of serenity and vitality.

The Orion Healing Center resort has been a key location for holistic study and detox in Thailand for the past decade and has been host to thousands of guests from all four corners of the globe. We have created a retreat that can help those who are looking for new tools for their personal transformation, new skills to help heal others, and for those who are looking for a break from their regular routine in which to detox, rest, regain their vitality and clarity of mind.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

At Orion Cafe, they serve healthy and vibrant vegetarian/vegan food including raw & living food, superfood, whole food, Sattvic-Yogic, and Thai vegetarian cuisine.

The food is prepared in a way which keeps the highest energy level of all ingredients. These foods help to deepen your spiritual practices and many of the teas, juices, and dishes are designed to enhance the detoxing process. This is a great place for those who are transitioning to a vegetarian diet.

Orion Healing uses organic vegetables and ingredients as much as possible from their own garden, local markets, and they also source specialist ingredients from all over the world.

They use only mineral-rich natural salts, unrefined whole sugar, raw honey, mineral-rich maple syrup, fine cold-pressed oils, unrefined wheat, organic local brown rice, organic local soybeans, high-quality Japanese Miso and Shouyu (soy sauce). For cooking, they use ghee or local rice bran oil which has a high smoking point.

Orion Healing prepares their mostly organic raw nuts by soaking and dehydrating, so they are more nutritious and all the enzymes are activated. The super smoothies, raw dishes and raw sweets are so innovative and nutritious that you will have a new experience of raw food. All sprouted seeds, grains, nuts and rice are prepared in the kitchen. They also use reverse osmosis filtered water for washing ingredients and cooking.

Orion Healing will make sure that they do not use any GMO products and sauces containing MSG, artificial additives, colorings, preservatives and flavorings. All dressings, mayonnaise and ketchup are homemade.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 7 nights at Orion Center, Koh Phangan, Thailand
  • 3 x meals per day
  • 1 x herbal tea per day
  • 1 x raw dessert per day
  • 1 x young, fresh coconut per day
  • 1 x fresh juice per day
  • Daily use of herbal steam room
  • 1 x yoga class per day
  • 2 x Thai massages
  • 1 x Reiki session

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui

The nearest airport is in Koh Samui. Between Bangkok and Koh Samui, there are many daily services run by Bangkok Airways. Flying time about 50 minutes. See http://www.bangkokair.com/eng for more information about this.

A connecting ferry will have to be taken from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan (see ferry info below).

Flights from Bangkok to Surat Thani

Air Asia flies from Bangkok to Surat Thani daily, flying time is about 50 minutes. The transfer from Surat Thani airport to Donsak ferry port is by coach or taxi and takes about 1 hours.

At Donsak, you transfer to the Raja ferry to Koh Phangan which takes 3 hours. Whilst the overall journey is longer than flying directly to Koh Samui, it can be cheaper to fly via Surat Thani, depending on the time of year.

Arrival by bus

There are many bus services from Bangkok to Koh Phangan. Most of these are sleeper buses. They can be booked from travel agencies in Bangkok or by going to the central bus station (Sia Thai). The journey takes about 10 hours to Donsak, the ferry port for boats going to Koh Phangan. From Donsak, the journey takes around 3 hours to Koh Phangan. Usually, the ferry is included in the price of the bus.

Arrival by ferry

Ferries from Samui To Koh Phangan

The Seatran ferry leaves Koh Samui at 8:00 and 13:00.

The Lomprayah ferry leaves Koh Samui at 8:00, 11:15, 12:30, and 17:00.

The Seatran pier is located near the airport, approximately a 10 minute drive and the Lompraya pier is located 50 minutes from the airport.

The Lompraya peir is 50 minutes from the airport. Please take this in consideration when booking the rest of your journey. Ferries arrive in Koh Phangan at Thong Sala Pier.

Ferries from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui

The Seatran ferry leaves Koh Phangan at 11:00 and 16:30.

The Lomprayah ferry leaves Koh Phangan at: 7:15, 11:00, 12:00, and 16:20.

From Koh Samui airport, there is a shuttle service going to the ferry ports for Koh Phangan (this is usually available as a free service). Please ask for this service when you purchase the ticket for the ferry in the Seatran/Lompraya ferry counter as you exit Koh Samui airport.

Arrival by taxi

Local taxis are available from the pier. Please inform the taxi to go to Orion Healing Center Srithanu. Please print out instructions in Thai to give to the taxi driver, this will avoid any unnecessary delay and frustration. Taxis are approximately 200 - 300 THB per person.

Arrival by train

Trains leave Bangkok several times daily, the journey time is about 12 hours. Sleeping booths are available on some services. Leaving the train at Surat Thani, the transfer by coach or taxi from Surat Thani station to Donsak Peir takes about 1 hours. From Donsak, the ferry journey takes 3 hours to Koh Phangan.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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