Ashtanga Yoga Retreat Thailand

This retreat offers the ideal program both for experienced practitioners and beginners, either wishing to deepen the practice or start the yoga journey. The course is organized for guests to discover a lot of new information and develop useful skills, to cover different aspects of yoga practice. You will experience daily sessions, healthy food, comfortable accommodation, and a friendly atmosphere. Join these perfect conditions and embrace this body and mind enjoyable holiday!

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Daily guided meditation
  • Astonishing surroundings along Phuket
  • Daily workshops and lectures
  • Daily accommodation
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


24 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Russian, English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga shala
  • ATM / banking
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot
  • Outdoor shower

TAYSP accommodates their guests in a fully equipped house with a comfortable single or double occupancy rooms at Land and House Park close to the Yoga Shala. It's a big private and quiet area in a serene lush tropical setting near the lake.

For the convenience of the guest, TAYSP provide bicycles to move around the park. The allocation of the houses depends on the availability of the moment of booking.

House amenities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Shower room
  • Housekeeping service
  • Carpark

Clubhouse amenities:

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Steaming room
  • Changing rooms
  • Showers
  • Taxi service
  • ATM at the entrance

Program

During this retreat you will study the main aspects and principles of Ashtanga yoga, implementing knowledge into practice. You will build a solid practice based on vinyasa system, applying bandhas, drishti and using ujayi breath. You will discover the foundation of each asana and its modifications, body alignment, therapeutic effect of asanas and additional trainings for building the strength and flexibility to improve the practice. You will take a journey to explore inner and outer sequence of Ashtanga yoga primary series to make a daily asana practice a meditation experience. The retreat also includes training in pranayama practice. Students will be guided to practice a number of pranayama techniques consistently, taking time to deepen the understanding of this ancient practice, strengthening breath control. During the retreat, you will learn kriya techniques (ancient purification exercises which help to purify the body and prepare yourself for pranayama and asana practice). Students will be provided with basic equipment for these cleansing practices.

This retreat would not be complete without focusing on mind work. Even the asana, pranayama and kriya require a deep concentration, while students get additional experience and training in yoga nidra and meditation. It will help to change the habitual patterns of the mind, essential for self-development and inner growth. Students will also be introduced to yoga philosophy and main ancient yoga texts, as it gives a strong theoretical foundation of the practice.

Schedule

  • 06:15 - 07:15 Pranayama
  • 07:30 - 09:30 Ashtanga asana practice (Mysore/Led)
  • 09:30 Brunch
  • 13:00 - 14.00 Optional alignment class
  • 14:30 - 15.30 Yoga Nidra
  • 15:30 - 15.50 Tea with a snack
  • 15:50 - 16.50 Lecture
  • 17:00 - 18.80 Workshop/yoga therapy
  • 18:00 - 18.30 Guided meditation/chanting
  • 18:30 Dinner

Please note that the schedule may and will be changed due to the number of circumstances.

Instructors

Sofya Linkova
Ashtanga Primary Series (Ashtanga Yoga)
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Ashtanga Yoga)
Yoga Alliance International (Ashtanga Yoga)
Sofya is studying under the guidance of R. Sharat Jois at Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Institute in Mysore, India - the place where Ashtanga yoga as a set or asana and pranayama practices was systematized and kept preserved. There in Mysore she was also studying Ayurveda, Sanskrit and ancient yogic texts. She was also trained and certified as Asana and Pranayama teacher at Tattvaa Yoga School in Rishikesh, India. As a Yoga teacher Sofya is also affiliated to Yoga Alliance International. She is known for her warm and light way of teaching yoga, which creates a special atmosphere in her classes.
Rich
Ashtanga Primary Series (Ashtanga Yoga)
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Ashtanga Yoga)
Yoga Alliance International (Ashtanga Yoga)
His passion to personal development brought him to meet and learn from different teachers in Europe, India, Russia, Kazakhstan and Thailand, over the years he has been exploring asana and pranayama practice, kriyas, meditation, ayurveda, reiki, su djok, cold water treatment and art of cooking health food. Rich is famous with warm and personal approach to the teaching of yoga. He is talented with a special natural vision of students needs which allows him to guide them in their practice in a right direction to achieve the best result on their path of yoga.
Sasha Kerimova
TAYSP Yoga Alliance International (Ashtanga Yoga)
Sasha has been practicing yoga and incorporating its philosophy into her life since she was 22 years old. She was exploring different yoga school approaches until she found herself in traditional Ashtanga Yoga. She accomplished her Yoga Teacher Training at TAYSP back in 2016 where she learnt art of adjustment, anatomy, yoga philosophy and other yoga disciplines. As a very inspiring and positive person she creates an aura of lightness around her. Her adjustments are very gentle but at the same time very accurate and precise as she knows exactly what she is doing at every moment of her work.

Retreat location

Phuket Island, Thailand, will be your home during this retreat.

Nearby places

  • Phuket International Airport (HKT) - 1 hour

Food

During the course healthy vegetarian food is provided. To experience the good effects of the yogic lifestyle, please do not bring meat from outside to eat. In a case if student has any allergy or intolerance to any kinds of food please inform us so the diet will be adjusted accordingly.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Yogic
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

It is possible to have such a treatment for the extra charge; Thai massage, oil massage, foot massage, deep tissue massage, body scrub and waxing.

What's included

  • Daily accommodation
  • Daily guided meditation
  • Daily meals
  • Daily workshops and lectures
  • Daily yoga sessions

What's not included

  • *Airpot pick up
  • *Drinking water outside the school
  • *Massage

How to get there

Driving directions

Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Shala Phuket is located in Land & House Park at Clubhouse building. Following Chaofa road just turn right before Wat Tai (Temple) and go toward security check post at the entrance of Land & House Park. Sign your name at the security post and drive straight towards Clubhouse.

Arrival by airplane

You will be flying into Phuket International Airport (HKT).

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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