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8 Days Raw Food and Yoga Retreat in Thailand

Thailand Healthful Raw Food and Yoga Retreat

Vikasa Yoga Retreat invites you to learn the techniques of preparing amazing raw food in a delicious way, taught by an expert raw food chef in a harmonious yoga environment. Experience the ultimate combination of yoga together with the power of healthy and yet so delicious raw food. Join this retreat and experience nourishment in beautiful Koh Samui.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily morning meditation session
  • Daily morning and evening yoga practice
  • Daily raw food sensations prepared by Boris Lauser
  • Daily healthy brunch and dinner buffet at Vikasa Life Cafe
  • Personal free time to explore the area of Koh Samui
  • Raw food workshop and meals by Boris Lauser
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Vikasa Yoga Retreat features different styles of accommodation making it easy to find the style that fits you best. If youre looking for absolute comfort, wake up in a king size bed of their ocean rooms. If youre travelling alone, you can enjoy the sweeping views from their single yoga caves. Their ecofriendly Zen bungalows offer a unique experience. Most units enjoy views of the ocean. All of the rooms are modern, clean, and comfortable.

Zen bungalow

Zen bungalows are built from eco bamboo materials offering cozy environment with a small en-suite bathroom (hot shower). Bed comes with a twin-size mattress suitable for one person only. Bungalows are fan cooled, theres a mosquito net over bed, and a safe box.

Yoga cave

Suitable for single occupancy only the room is quite small but warm and homelike with stunning sea views. All rooms feature a twin-size bed, A/C, and a safety box. Yoga caves use common bathroom and shower shared by 7 rooms. Facilities are located just around the corner.

Beach bungalow

Simple yet cozy beach bungalows offer unique waterfront living experience. Footsteps away from a private beach with crystal waters each bungalow is equipped with a queen size bed while five bungalows also have additional single bed. Bungalows come with en-suite bathroom with hot shower, AC, mini fridge, and a safety box. Theres also a small balcony that comes with unobstructed sea view in most rooms. Superior beach bungalows are more spacious with a homelike feeling.

Ocean room

Ocean rooms are located on a higher level of Vikasa property hence the sea views are spectacular. Each room has a spacious balcony, A/C, en-suite bathroom with shower, mini fridge, coffee / tea making, and safe box. Beds are equipped with high quality mattress and linen. Superior ocean rooms offer unobstructed sea view right from the bed.

Vikasa Yoga Retreat Raw Food and Yoga Program

During this retreat, experience the ultimate combination of yoga together with the power of healthy and yet so delicious raw food. Enjoy two yoga classes daily with the best teachers at Vikasa Yoga Retreat, a yoga style focusing on breath, upper body and core strength and deep long holding of positions. Combine this with daily gourmet raw food prepared by Boris Lauser - you will feel your body rejuvenating and strengthening like never before in just one week.

Sample daily schedule

  • 08:00 - 08:45 Group meditation
  • 09:00 - 10:15 Yoga
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Healthy brunch buffet at Vikasa Life Cafe
  • 11:30 - 17:30 Free time (massage, pool time, and island excursions)
  • 17:30 - 19:00 Yoga / Raw food class
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Dinner - daily raw food sensations prepared by Boris Lauser

Retreat location

Koh Samui is an ideal place for exploring yoga due to the outstanding natural beauty of the island. Most of Koh Samui is still considered unspoiled and unpolluted. Time on Koh Samui is an opportunity to relax, unwind, explore and focus on yourself. Enjoy the natural energy of palm trees, white sand, purple sunsets, turquoise waters, dense jungle, and exotic waterfalls. Despite being so easily accessible, Samui remains an idyllic island in the sun.

There is a beautiful open-air and ocean in front of the yoga shala that offers a serene setting against a soothing ocean backdrop. The retreat offers many spaces to socialize as well as many hidden natural surroundings that offer solitude and peace. Koh Samuis wellness-centric vibe is the perfect place to recover, revive and grow. The peaceful Thai culture, quiet island life and Buddhist surroundings all add to this ideal space to grow and become inspired for years to come.


  • Chaweng and Lamai - 10 minutes
  • Samui Airport (USM) - 15 minutes



  • Gym
  • Kayak nearby
  • Massage
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Zip lining nearby


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach nearby
  • Café
  • Night club nearby
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Yoga shala


  • ATM/banking nearby
  • Car rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Local market
  • Scooter rental nearby
  • Shop nearby
  • Tour assistance

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Vikasa Life Caf is a unique and healthy restaurant on the beautiful island of Koh Samui. Eating wholesome and healthy food is part of the lifestyle philosophy at Vikasa. They have formulated a signature cuisine, combining healthy ingredients with pure indulgence for you to savor while enjoying the breathtaking views and friendly service from their famous terrace. Vikasa serves a wide variety of food styles to suit different dietary needs. They offer vegan-friendly, international, fusion, western, raw and non-vegetarian dishes.

Things to do (optional)

Tour the local waterfalls, see a secret Buddha garden, visit the National Marine Park, explore the temples of Koh Samui, or meet local Buddhist monks. Many other exciting touring options are available by special request. Additional massage, tours, excursions and healing therapy such as acupuncture or Reiki sessions are available at extra cost.


If you ask ten different locals which beach is their favorite, you would get ten different answers. The truth is, Samui has such a diverse selection of beaches youre bound to find your own favorite. Although completely secluded and private, Vikasa is just minutes away from beautiful beaches such as Chaweng Noi, Coral Cove and Silver Beach, and also just a short drive from the most popular and busy shopping and dining areas of Chaweng, Lamai and Bo Phut.

Central Festival

Central as the locals call it, is the largest shopping mall, movie theater and restaurant complex on Koh Samui. Large chain stores, as well as, local designer boutiques can be found here. Central boasts some of the best western food on the island. So, feel free to get your fix of comforts here including sushi, pizza or even Belgian beer.

Fishermans village

In the traditional heart of Bo Phut, is a fisherman village on the east side of the beach. Enjoy walking the street bazaar every Friday for local shopping. If you want to try the local seafood, your fresh catch is prepared before your eyes.

Island activities

Koh Samui is loaded with fun activities to keep you entertained during your stay. Take a break from the yoga and health oasis of Vikasa, and venture out into the wild of Koh Samui. Youll find everything from bungee jumping to jet packs to remote jungle hikes or the infamous lady boy drag queen shows. Dont miss the two walking street street market festivals, every Friday and Sunday in Chaweng and Lamai areas respectively.

Recommended activities:

  • Water sports
  • Massage
  • Muay Thai lessons
  • Sky gym
  • Night life party experience


This is another nearby area, situated along the second biggest beach after Chaweng. It also has a shopping street with many shops and restaurants. The main road is closed for a walking street festival every Sunday evening. Lamai is home to the lady Muai Thai boxing ring and a variety of local food stalls.

Thailand wildlife

Koh Samui is home to many wild animals and insects. Sighting wild animals can be fun and exciting. Always be sure to use caution, respect and common sense if you should encounter wildlife. At Vikasa, they have the utmost respect for their local flora and fauna. Koh Samui has a unique ecosystem full of exotic creatures.

Some of the animals you may see during your stay include:

  • Wild orchids
  • Tokay gecko
  • Green garden snakes
  • Scorpions and centipedes
  • Monitor lizards
  • Cobras

Muay Thai lessons

Just across the road from Vikasa, there is a traditional Muay Thai boxing school. Private or group Muay Thai lessons can be easily arranged. For those willing to try a new experience in the martial arts, Muay Thai provides an exciting contrast to yoga practice.

Spa treatments

The Vikasa Spa offers a range of comforting services that will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. They specialize in authentic Thai massage, as well as, offering Swedish and Indian styles as well. They use quality organic and locally manufactured products for our scrubs, facials and skin treatments. The spa is open-air and constructed on a stunning ocean cliff-side. For a unique experience, enjoy one of their special treatments such as manual lymphatic drainage massage or a detoxifying herbal Thai compress treatment. Their signature Thai yoga massage emphasizes the assisted stretching that is a smaller part of most Thai massage and enhances your yoga training by increasing flexibility.

Massage and detox

Thai massage is wonderfully therapeutic and relaxing. Massage services can range from gentle and relaxing to highly effective deep tissue massage. Your therapist can help with specific problem areas and help to relieve stress related blockages.

What's included

  • 2 daily healthy buffet meals at Vikasa Life Cafe
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily meditation session
  • Daily morning and evening yoga sessions
  • Full access to Vikasa facilities including Vikasa secret beach, infinity pool and sky gym
  • Raw food workshops and meals by Boris Lauser
  • Wi-Fi around resort

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Koh Samui is easily reached via an increasing number of direct international flights and over a dozen daily 1-hour flights from Bangkok.

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