7 Days Awakening Detox, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat in Koh Phangan, Thailand

7 Days Awakening Detox, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat in Koh Phangan, Thailand

  • Samma Karuna, 84/13 Moo 8, Haad Chao Phao, Sri Thanu, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand

Awakening and Healing Yoga Retreat Thailand

This 6-day personalized, Ayurveda based, gentle cleanse, will help you balance your current physical, mental and emotional imbalances. It will help you transform your health and become a more energetic, vital version of yourself. This detox program is designed to rid your body of the excess toxins that cause problems such as weight gain, poor digestion, decreased energy, poor sleep, bloating, cravings, and mental fog. Additionally, yoga, meditation, activities based on movement, music, and expression will be parts of this retreat you can enjoy.

Highlights

  • 2 daily yoga or qi gong
  • 4 massage or Reiki sessions
  • Nutritional guidance after the cleanse
  • Meditation and movement based activities sessions
  • Daily consultations and check-up with a nutritionist
  • 4 daily personalized Ayurvedic detox juices
  • Transfer service to retreat location
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat, you will be staying for 6 nights in a standard bungalow with air conditioner at Samma Karuna's accommodation.

During this retreat, the daily activities run from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday. You will have active meditation sessions, activities based on movement, expressions, and music and yoga practice.

The goal of the detox program is to provide a sacred space for your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual renewal and detoxification. The combination of detox and awakening and healing program helps to nourish and support the body, mind, and spirit, whilst providing a healthy, relaxing, and fun holiday experience in a stunning beach front location.

Detox programs in Samma Karuna are gentle, but very powerful. The digestive system is not switched off, as with fasting. It is gently cleansed and the body is refueled with the most potent nutrients available. You will have enough energy to attend as many classes in the program as you wish.

The detox programs are designed to deeply cleanse the body and work on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level, leaving you feeling uplifted and re-energized. Both programs aim for long-term health, not for short-time diet or weight loss. These programs will introduce you to the power of a plant based (vegan) diet.

Prior to the first day of the cleanse, each participant will have an individual meeting with the detox mentor to discuss a personalized program. Your medical history, diet, and lifestyle are taken into account. Your progress during the detox will be closely monitored and programs can be adjusted if needed.

You will have daily meetings with your detox mentor to discuss any challenges you are facing, to learn about what is going on in your mind and body throughout the detox process, to learn nutritional advice about the cleanse, and to learn techniques to optimize your health in the future. In your free time, you can chill in the hammock, spend time on the beach, swim, read, write, draw, meditate, or have a nap.

Qigong

'Qi' means energy and 'gong' means work. Qigong is a practice of connection to our divine essence both through movement of the body and the stillness of the mind. It has its roots in Chinese medicine and martial arts, dating back some 4,000 years. It is believed to be a field of energy which runs through the body and when this energy stagnates, you become sick.

This practice helps to keep it flowing freely. Qigong is an art which helps one to cultivate their vital life force through rhythmic breathing, slow and sometimes rapid movement, and static poses which are held for a period of time, and deep focus.

Yoga

Samma Karuna’s yoga is gentle, spiritual and therapeutic. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners, it incorporates the basics of Hatha yoga with Vinyasa flow and mindful Ujjayi pranayama, allowing the whole process of practice to become mindful and healing.

Schedule

  • Day 1: Arrival day
  • Day 2 to 7: Ayurvedic Juice Detox program
  • Day 8: Departure day

Sample schedule

  • 07:15 Vipassana sitting meditation
  • 08:30 Yoga practice
  • 11:00 Qigong
  • 12:00 Break
  • 14:30 Activity of the day
  • 16:00 Yoga practice
  • 17:45 Awakening class and special events
  • Jivan Sahasa

    Jivan is an experienced detox facilitator who worked in several detox centers for the last four years. He is certified in holistic nutrition health coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, NY, 2010. He brings a fresh and simple approach to nutrition, one that everyone can practice intuitively, gently, and without stress.

Samma Karuna is located in front of the beaches of Koh Phangan, a paradisiac island in the Gulf of Thailand. The accommodation is nestled amongst palm trees, beautiful beaches, and jungle landscapes with stunning mountain views. Thong Sala city center is only a 15-minute drive away. Crossing the street from the school, you will find an ATM.

Also you will be able to enjoy "Art Café" - a very famous and cozy coffee shop. The shopping villa Srithanu is just a 5-minute walk away and there you can find supermarkets, a recreational aquatic center as well as restaurants serving both local and international food.

Nearby places

  • Family Mart Haad Chap Phao, 100 meters
  • Srithanu - 5 minutes' walk
  • Thong Sala, 5 kilometers - 15 minutes' drive

The Ayurvedic meal plan for the cleanse we offer is personalized according to each person unique set of needs and body type balance and symptoms. Samma Karuna kitchen is also offering you a 100% vegan meals, low fat, low salt, mostly raw, nutritionally balanced, alkaline diet of mostly organic, local exotic fruits, sprouts, vegetables, cereals, nuts, and seeds carefully and lovingly prepared in a simple yet delicious way. The meal plan is supremely nourishing, cleansing, and ultimately satisfying for you to explore, feast on and detox the natural way.

The location of Samma Karuna is also perfect to enjoy the most popular tourist attractions of Koh Phangan. You can experience popular attractions such as diving, trekking, visiting the Thong Sala night market, enjoying Thai cooking classes, dip in the pools, taking a massage shower, resting in beautiful beaches with incredible sunsets, discovering waterfalls, and being amazed by beautiful natural landscapes!

  • 2 daily yoga or qi gong classes
  • 4 daily personalized Ayurvedic detox juices
  • 4 massage or Reiki sessions
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Active meditation, activities based on movement, expression, and music sessions
  • Daily consultations and check-up with a nutritionist
  • Full access to the awakening and healing program
  • Meals
  • Nutritional guidance after the cleanse
  • Transfer service to the Samma Karuna from Tong Sala pier

Arrival by airplane

  • 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.
  • 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 (URT) to Donsak ferry port is by coach or taxi and takes about 1 ½ hours. At Donsak, you need to take 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 / boat (from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan)

  • The Seatran ferry leaves Koh Samui at 08:00 and 13:00.
  • The Lomprayah ferry leaves Koh Samui at 08:00, 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.

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 is by coach or taxi from Surat Thani station to Donsak Peir takes about 1½ hours. From Donsak, the ferry journey takes 3 hours to Koh Phangan.

There are 2 companies that run luxury coach services from Bangkok to Chumphon, which takes about 6 hours. At Chumphon, you should transfer to a large express boat that stops at Koh Tao before arriving at Koh Phangan. The boat journey from Chumphon to Koh Phangan takes about 2 ½ hours.

Koh Phangan, Surat Thani Province, Thailand

Samma Karuna is an international school which offers yoga teacher training and retreats for people who want to learn to live a happier and more fulfilled life.

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