The 6 Best Yoga Retreats in Thailand
Thailand is known for its stunning tropical scenery, affordable travel, vibrant spirituality and mystical temples, delicious food, buzzing nightlife, friendly locals and happy attitude towards life. Thailand is also fast becoming one of the most popular places in the world to take a yoga retreat. The incredible yoga retreats in Thailand offer a one of a kind experience for spiritual and physical rejuvenation right in the heart of this tropical paradise.
Whether you prefer to practice on a tropical beach or surrounded by shining golden Buddhist temples, jungles and mountains you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to combine traveling in one of the world’s most friendly and fascinating countries with a relaxing yoga retreat in Thailand. It’s bound to be one unforgettable trip!
Yoga retreats can be found all over Thailand but the best places to go are to the stunning tropical islands (most notably Koh Phangan, once famous for the Full Moon party but is now fast becoming one of the world’s best yoga meccas) and the countryside around the cultural and spiritual capital in Chiang Mai in the North.
Thailand may not be as well known as yoga destination as India or Bali but I believe that the combination of tropical landscape, friendly locals and Buddhist culture means that Thailand has some of the best yoga retreats in the world.
It’s also a great place to undertake a yoga teacher training course but it’s always important to do thorough research and check reviews before deciding which retreat is right for you. I feel this especially important now after hearing of the recent allegations against the popular and famous Agama yoga school’s founder.
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A great site I use for checking reviews and testimonials is www.bookyogaretreats.com You can search for retreats all over the world and find out more about the classes, instructors, accommodation and food offered as well as booking your place but the best part is that you can check real reviews from people who’ve already been there.
I’ve lived on the yoga and party island of Koh Phangan and lost count of how many time I’ve travelled in Thailand now so I wanted to put together a quick post on my 5 favourite best yoga retreats in Thailand.
If you want to combine your yoga retreat with traveling around this amazing country here’s my tips on how to plan your perfect Thailand itinerary.
You can also check out my post on the best yoga retreats in Koh Phangan. There are also many great options for doing a longer yoga teacher training course (YTT) in Thailand, see my favourite YTT schools in Thailand here.
Here are the 6 Best Yoga Retreats in Thailand
Situated on the paradise Thai island of Koh Phangan, Wonderland Healing Center offers a healing yoga experience surrounded by idyllic beaches and lush jungle scenery. They offer yoga for all levels in a wide variety of styles, including Hatha, Kundalini, Vinyasa, Yin, and Nidra.
This center also offers meditation classes, massage offerings, a herbal steam sauna, a pool, and multiple hikes right outside your door. Yoga instructors offer diverse class options, giving you an opportunity to explore new classes or find your favourite during your stay. With vegan meals, juices, and smoothies included in the price, as well as comfortable accommodation and pristine facilities, its no wonder this is consistently rated as one of the best yoga retreats in Thailand! See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!
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Located near Chiang Mai, the spiritual and cultural heart of Thailand, Amayen Sanctuary is one of the most popular yoga retreats in Thailand. This retreat prides itself on the quality and simplicity of its offerings. With yoga classes available for beginner and intermediate levels in Anasura, Hatha, Iyengar, and Yin styles, you’ll be able to settle in and find the right class for you in no time.
This retreat offers organic, plant-based meals, massages, meditation courses, a spa, a pool, and air-conditioned accommodations. Their instructors teach in an all-encompassing way, giving you a physical, mental, and spiritual boost over the course of each session. The best part? You can come whenever you want and decide how long you would like to stay! See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!
As far as yoga retreats in Thailand go, this retreat is one of the most balanced options out there! CC’s Hideaway is situated on the bustling, tropical island of Phuket and offers a healthy mix of relaxation and recreation, allowing you to recenter yourself without a rigorous line-up of activities.
Active options include eco-adventures and sightseeing, while the relaxing options include meditation and massage. Whichever option you choose, you’ll also get to select your choice of beginner and intermediate yoga classes in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, acro, or Ashtanga styles. You’ll enjoy healthy food throughout the day and spend time with instructors that appreciate both the relaxing qualities of yoga and the opportunities for adventure in the surrounding area! See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!
Samahita Retreat takes a holistic approach to the act of detoxing. They offer yoga classes for all levels in Hatha and restorative styles. As a part of the detox programme you will eat easily digestible alkaline foods and juices, complete detox programmes, and take fitness and meditation courses to incorporate your whole being into a healthy detox experience.
If you’re looking for yoga retreats in Thailand that focus on detoxing your body, mind, and spirit, you can’t beat these wellness programmes offered in stunning beachfront facilities on the beautiful island of Koh Samui. Yoga classes are taught by certified instructors from all over the world that understand the importance of detoxing for optimal health. See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!
Samma Karuna awakening and healing yoga retreat is an Ayurveda-based, relaxing experience that you can tailor to meet your needs. Take courses in Hatha, Vinyasa or Qi Gong, experience massage, Reiki, OSHO meditation techniques, and daily consultation with a nutritionist. If you’re after yoga retreats in Thailand that provide a well rounded healing experience then you’ll appreciate the gentle yet effective approach of this centre.
Located at the stunning and serene beach of Surat Thani on the island of Koh Phangan, you’ll have everything from green jungle views, mountainous landscapes, and pristine ocean panoramas at your disposal. The centre has a cozy coffee shop and both local and international food for you to choose from. Leave their unique awakening sessions feeling rejuvenated, and unwind in the sauna before retiring to your beach hut for the evening. See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here.
If you have more time, Samma Karuna also offer an amazing 29-day awakening, healing, meditation and yoga retreat. It’s one that I’d love to experience myself one day. See more details about it here.
If you’re looking for yoga retreats in Thailand specifically targeting weight loss, look no further than this retreat located at Muay Thai Battle Conquer Gym in the heart of Thailand in Phetchabun. This seven-day programme takes place surrounded by lush green farmland and rolling hills, and offers Hatha and Thai yoga, meditation, CrossFit, hiking, and Muay Thai courses.
This family-run retreat offers an authentic immersion into Thai culture, nutritious and clean food options, and a unique location that sets itself apart from the traditional beachy retreat setting. Teachers at this retreat help you push past your comfort zone to see quick results during your stay! See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!
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Have you been on any amazing yoga retreats in Thailand?
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