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5 Days Handstand Yoga Retreat Thailand

  • Vikasa Yoga Retreat, 211 Moo 4, Tambon Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand


Seaside Handstand Thailand Yoga Retreat

This 5 day retreat (4 nights in house accommodation) is suitable for beginner and intermediate handstanders who want to improve their technique and mastery of handstands as well as learn new insights into yoga practice with a master teacher and yogi. Each day, you will enjoy 2.5 hour morning and 2 hour evening training sessions at Vikasa Yoga Retreat's beautiful open air and sea view yoga pavilions.


  • Yoga sessions
  • Meditation sessions
  • Handstands training sessions
  • Access to sky gym and infinity pool
  • Daily healthy buffet meals
  • 4 nights’ lodging

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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There are some cozy and beautiful accommodation options at Vikasa Yoga Retreat.

Standard Ocean Room

The Standard Ocean Room offers every convenience. Rest and recharge in a king-sized bed (or request two twins) and awaken to a sea view that will energize you for the day ahead. Step out onto your private balcony to enjoy the fresh island air, relax, and read a book or meditate and feel at one with the natural surroundings. A stay in one of ocean rooms is restful, relaxing, and inspiring.

Superior Garden View Room

The Superior Garden View Room offers the same comfort that the superior ocean room offers but you will have the view from the garden.

Standard Beach Bungalow

The Standard Beach Bungalows bring guests close to nature while providing every convenience. The rustic, clean, and comfortable surroundings feature a queen-sized bed and direct beach access. A private balcony allows you to take in one of Samui’s spectacular sunrises. Bungalows come with simple interior bathroom with hot shower, AC, mini fridge, and a safety box.

Superior Beach Bungalow

The Superior Beach Bungalows provide the same features as the standard ones with a little more space, upgraded king-sized bed (or request two twins), and the Vikasa Yoga Retreat's most spectacular sea views from its unobstructed balconies. It is a truly unique waterfront living experience.

Yoga Caves

Bridging the gap between a hotel room and an authentic Thai experience, the Yoga Caves are small but very comfortable rooms that offer sweeping views over the sea and rocks below. Relax on your comfy bed facing out over the ocean and take in one of the best panoramas on Koh Samui. Sleep, read, or meditate in peace. Modest in terms of size but still to high standards, the air-conditioned Yoga Caves offer a quiet, personal place to stay for individual travelers.

The yoga caves do not have en-suite bathrooms. There is a large shared and public restroom and shower facility located just behind the block of Yoga Caves. The showers have hot water and shampoo provided. A bathrobe is provided in each cave for your comfort.

Zen Bungalows

The Zen Bungalows are perfectly named, being eco-friendly, and traditional huts built with local and natural materials. They provide an opportunity to leave contemporary hotels behind and feel yourself become totally at-one with Koh Samui’s natural surroundings, with the stunning views from the cliff-top location right outside your door. Zen Bungalows offer queen size or single beds with mosquito nets and fans to keep you cool while using minimal energy.

Day 1: Handstanding preparations

  • Morning (07:00-09:30): Exercises for joint conditioning, shoulder opening, strength training, alignment techniques, various partner assists, and learning the fundamentals of handstands and other arm balances and using props to support the practice.
  • Evening (17:00-19:00): Handstand progress workshop. There will be several groups training together on the different aspects of handstand foundation. You can join the most important aspect for your practice. At the end you will regroup and review.

Day 2: Yoga and recovery day

Break from strength training handstands to allow for muscle recovery and growth, review joint conditioning, and refine alignment principles. This day has a balanced morning yoga and meditation practice and restorative evening practice in which you do your most single solid handstand technique for one cycle.

Day 3: Handstand mastery progress

  • Morning (07:00-09:30): Full handstand preparation core exercise sequence, refining technique, getting straighter, max outs in handstand, strength training, partner exercises, walking in handstand, handstand transitions to other yoga poses, and more fun techniques and training methods.
  • Evening (17:00-19:00): ​Review and questions at the end and artful Vinyasa sequence practice incorporating handstands.

This retreat will take place at Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand. It is located at the seaside that offers the direct view of the sea.

Nearby places

  • Coral Cove Beach - 8 minutes' walk

Twice a day healthy buffet meals (brunch and dinner) are included in the price. Brunch time is at 09:30-11:30 and dinner time is at 18:30-20:30.

Vikasa Yoga Retreat has an amazing restaurant with many mouth watering delicious dishes on menu and an unbeatable healthy buffet for brunch and dinner. The buffet has new items everyday.

  • Fitness at the gym
  • Koh Samui tour
  • Lower island explorer tour
  • Middle island explorer tour
  • Spa services
  • Swimming in the infinity pool
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Access to sky gym and infinity pool
  • Handstand training sessions
  • Twice a day healthy buffet meals (brunch and dinner)
  • Yoga and meditation sessions
  • Airport pickup from Samui Airport (USM)

Arrival by airplane

Please book a flight to Samui Airport (USM). Transfer from Samui Airport (USM) is available at 600 THB one way.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Sajeeva Yoga School an inquiry.
  • Review by Lily Brett

    "I have had some private yoga classes with George. He was very patience even though I did joking around sometimes. I almost bang my head many times, but it was so much fun and for sure I will come back there sometimes in the future. He is really experienced, professional, truly-truly a nice and friendly person, he is one of my fav. Would love to learn Yoga with him again one day."

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  • Review by George Anthony

    "Thanks Lily! I just wanted everyone reading to know that Lily had "almost banged her head" because it was Acro Yoga private classes! Inherently a bit of risk involved but we had 7 fun sessions together without notable incident or head banging!"

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  • Review by André Malz

    "George is passionate about Yoga and his classes are truly an amazing experience and one that has become integral to my practice.I find myself being able to push myself in his classes through my body breath and mind and supersede my limitations. George`s classes are well thought out, clearly delivered, dynamic and interesting. He has so much knowledge to share and I am so thankful to be able to deepen my practice with him. I enjoyed every single class with him and hope to meet him again one day!"

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  • Review by Heiko Ranger

    "I had classes with teachers in many parts of the world. Some good, some not so good, but all different. When I met George in Koh Samui during a week of Yoga retreat, I was immediately hooked! Best teacher I ever had. Funny, great in explaining and demonstrating. Watching him do poses just leaves me breathless and shows what one can do with the body. I was so amazed after that week that I returned again half a year later - which was equally good and won't have been the last time!!"

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  • Review by Yee Chuan Tok

    "I have the chance to have George in group and private classes. George is highly experience yoga teacher. He transfers his knowledge with great confidence and presence. His class is always very inspiring. He has a big heart and he is a great person."

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  • Review by Vananh Vu from Hanoi, Vietnam
    10 out of 10

    "George is one of our fantastic teachers at Vikasa YTT in last year. His alignment and adjustment was amazing! My asana improved a lot after the month. George is so inspirational just by being simple and sharing. Last but not least, i adore his flexibility, being able to bend and twist himself incredibly in any directions."

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  • Review by Alexandre Afonso from Thailand
    10 out of 10

    "I have the privilege to have classes with George every week and it's one of my favorites. He is very calm and relaxed when giving instructions. He makes the students laugh and keep very good energy and spirit during the practice. He also has a nice website (Sajeeva Yoga School) with good information, tutorials, poses, and events about yoga. I'm very grateful to know him and receive his knowledge. Namaste."

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  • Review by Alison from Hong Kong, China
    10 out of 10

    "I attended three of George's classes at the beautiful Vikasa retreat in Koh Samui. The first class of his that I attended was singing bowls. I went along due to my interest in musical meditation but as George started speaking, I was blown away. I knew right then that I would be waking up early the next day for his yoga class! George is, simply put, an inspirational teacher. He really helped me to focus on self-awareness and the importance of leading a connected, positive, and mindful life. He connected all of this to our yoga practice. I felt confident to challenge myself more and was so proud of my achievements. Thank you, George! Anyone would be incredibly fortunate to attend a class with you!"

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Koh Samui, Thailand

Sajeeva Yoga School focuses on progressive methodology for exercises and lifestyle choices, guiding people to discover their own freedom and well-being, being alive to their fullest with yoga.

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from US$530

5 days / 4 nights


Arrival: Thursday December 22, 2016
Departure: Monday December 26, 2016

Special discount

There is a 10% special discount for you if you bring a friend.



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