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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.

Retreat highlights

  • 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

Yoga styles

3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: 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.

Sajeeva Yoga School Handstand and Yoga Thailand Itinerary

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.

Retreat location

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.

Things to do (optional)

  • Fitness at the gym
  • Koh Samui tour
  • Lower island explorer tour
  • Middle island explorer tour
  • Spa services
  • Swimming in the infinity pool

What's included

  • 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

What's not included

  • Airport pickup from Samui Airport (USM)

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

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

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 15 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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