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The Sanctuary Thailand does not offer physically dynamic yoga classes, but instead chooses to return to asanas as a focus for breath and stillness to enhance your experience of tranquility, inner peace, and quiet mind. We are pleased to present an exclusive healthy yoga holiday package for our web customers. This inclusive package offers 10 % discount of normal rates It offers a healthy yoga holiday including daily yoga classes, private yoga tuition, daily spa treatments, daily steam room, Sanctuary therapy session, and complimentary arrival tea at our Tea Temple. Start this holiday package on any day to suit your travel plans.
Our resort accommodation rises on the hill behind our beachfront restaurant. What you will find here is our unique sanctuary style houses, all with stunning views. Many of these houses are open to allow you to get the feeling of living under the stars. All our houses have your comfort in mind with lounge chairs and hammocks to chill out in, king size beds for comfort, hot water showers, bar fridge, and kitchenettes. All our bookable houses receive free 500mb Wifi bandwidth daily.
Sanctuary Gardens are situated on flat land a short 3 minutes walk from the beach. Here, you will find 6 air conditioned guest rooms: of these, 2 are the smaller garden suites, and 4 are the larger deluxe garden suites.
Situated a short walk from the beach and to our yoga halls, these deluxe bungalows with king size beds offer French doors onto the spacious balconies with hammocks and lovely garden and sea views. With the addition of a hot water shower, this fan cooled room is the latest addition to our bookable accommodation range.
Yoga is an ancient art of self-development used for thousands of years for physical health, mental well-being, and spiritual fulfillment. The system is complete and comprehensive in its nature, utilizing body, breath, mind, and spirit as tools for transformation. Modern practice involves mainly asanas (postures) and breath to build good health and harmonious functioning of the whole being. The meaning of the word yoga is to join together, the body unites with the breath to develop the mind and spirit, creating a unified and integrated person.
We offer yoga classes from Sunday to Friday at 8.00 a.m., 10.30 a.m., and 4.00 p.m.
8.00 a.m. Gentle Vinyassa flow with Ushma
10.30 a.m. Yoga for beginners and fasters with Kaiya
4.00 p.m. Yoga Alchemy with Simon: drawing on an extensive background in esoteric (Hatha and Raja), self-inquiry (Jnana), and Iyengar yoga. Simon teaches spontaneously, from the heart. He emphasizes awareness, breath, and the energetic effects of the asana (yoga poses). Yoga Alchemy is simple and deep, promoting health and happiness, leading to stillness. An energetic poem for students of all levels.
The Sanctuary is located on a small and beautiful tropical island called Koh Phangan in the gulf of Thailand, a sister island to Koh Samui. It is nestled into the corner of Haad Tien Bay and is most easily accessed via Haad Rin Town normally by boat, or by car when the waves are too high for sea travel.
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The Sanctuary will be providing a set meal on arrival night.
The Sanctuary Restaurant is renowned for its fine food. Sample traditional Thai cuisine and scrumptious vegetarian dishes from around the world. We bake a selection of fresh cakes and whole-meal bread daily. No M.S.G. or preservatives are used in our cooking. We also offer a comprehensive raw cleansing menu of dishes that are suitable for pre and post-fast diets, and tasty enough to be enjoyed by everyone. Healthy eating doesnt have to be boring! Our fully equipped bar offers a vast array of beers, spirits, imported wines and cocktails; as well as a large selection of herbal teas, shakes, and fruit juices.
The most direct way to get Ko Phangan is to fly from Bangkok to Koh Samui Island with Bangkok Air. Thai Air also flies to Koh Samui, so check out their offers too. Note that Bangkok Air has a very flexible change your ticket policy and they have 20 flights a day to and from the islands.
Koh Phangan island is easily accessible by boat from several places in southern Thailand. Most boats arrive on Koh Pha Ngan at one of two towns, Tong Sala or Haad Rin. If your boat lands in Tong Sala, go to Haad Rin town via taxi truck (20 minutes, 100 THB per person), where you can get a car taxi or boat taxi, to Haad Tien Bay, home of the Sanctuary.
From Koh Samui: The easiest way to get to The Sanctuary, between mid-January to late October, is on the Thong Nai Pan ferry boat. This ferry departs from Mae Nam town (not the pier) on Koh Samui every day at 12 noon and brings you directly to Haad Tien Bay (get off at the second stop Haad Tien Bay). The journey is approximately one hour. Mae Nam is about 15 minutes by taxi from Samui Airport.
There are also 4 ferry boats a day from the Haad Rin Queen Ferry Pier at Big Buddha Pier to Haad Rin: 1030, 1300, 1600, and 1830. This ferry takes about 50 minutes. Big Buddha Pier is about 10 minutes drive by taxi from Samui Airport.
When you arrive in Had Rin on Koh Pha Ngan, there will be taxi boat drivers waiting for customers bound for Had Thien. Please note that if the waves are high or there are few customers, the boat drivers may charge a higher price. If the waves are too high for boat travel, there will be a taxi jeep waiting. This journey is quite an adventure! It takes about 40 minutes over mostly rough jungle track. Both the taxi truck and the taxi boat journeys cost around 200-300 THB per person.
From the city of Surat Thani: Many ferry companies offer boats directly to Koh Pha Ngan, or via Koh Samui. The journey from Surat Thani/Donsak to Tong Sala takes around 2.5 hours. The boats land at Tong Sala town on Koh Pha Ngan and you can to get a taxi truck to Haad Rin, where you can catch a boat taxi or taxi jeep to The Sanctuary.
From other parts of the island: The easiest way to get to us is via Had Rin is by taxi boat from there. If you are already on the east coast of the island, the Thong Nai Pan ferry boat travels between Had Thien and Thong Nai Pan/Tan Sadet twice a day from March to October.
From Haad Rin: Taxi boats leave from Sunrise Beach in Had Rin throughout the day. The taxi boat drivers will often ask you to wait for more customers to arrive. To improve your chances of getting a boat quickly with other passengers, head to the ferry port when the boats from Koh Samui come in at 11.20 a.m., 1.50 p.m., 4.50 p.m. and 7.20 p.m. The ferry port is just a 5 minute walk from Sunrise Beach.