Yoga holiday

Koh Samui Island, Koh Samui, Thailand

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The luxury resort is inspired by the colourful art and architecture of Morocco, which adds to the elegant and unique experience during your time at the retreat. Boasting 38 spacious, full equipped rooms with either a panoramic sea view or a view of the stunning infinity pool, the retreat is a haven of peace and comfort.

There are between 20-25 yoga lessons spread across the week and you can choose to attend as many as you wish, though most guests usually take about 2 or 3 classes a day. A variety of yoga styles are taught including Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow, detox yoga, hatha, and hot yoga. There is typically 1 Ashtanga class per week. Lessons take place in three stunning yoga studios, which boast panoramic views of the sea or the swimming pool, and are all airy and spacious.

Between yoga lessons, spend your days relaxing on a sun lounger by the infinity edge swimming pool or visit the onsite detox and wellness spa centre and take advantage of one of the fantastic treatments and therapies on offer by the professionally trained team in the tranquil environment leaving you relaxed and refreshed.

Optional fitness classes are also offered during the week including boot camp classes, chi gong and circuit training for example, and are the perfect way to get your energy flowing in a fun and relaxed environment.

Refresh with a freshly squeezed fruit juice or smoothie from the pool side juice bar, or visit the nutritious restaurant for healthy snacks and meals. The focus of the retreat is on healthy eating and the vegetarian food served has been carefully planned by the nutritionists. Choose to eat by the pool outdoors or in one of the airy indoor seating areas, or in the comfort of your own room.

The professional and dedicated team will do everything possible to ensure that your stay is as enjoyable and harmonious as possible, from daily yoga lessons to wellbeing treatments. With a wealth of experience, you will be well looked after from the moment you arrive to the moment you depart, feeling refreshed and peaceful.

Indulge in luxury on this yoga holiday with a difference and immerse yourself in energising yoga and fitness classes and relaxing massages on the beautiful island of Koh Samui.

Who is this suitable for?
- The yoga holiday is suitable for all levels from complete beginner to advanced yogis
- Beginner levels will benefit from the excellent standard of tuition in an encouraging environment, and more advanced students will enjoy enhancing their level in a stunning setting
- The minimum age is 18

I'm travelling solo - can I join?
- Many solo guests travel on this wellbeing holiday and there are plenty of group activities where you will meet fellow guests
- Each guest is allocated a private ensuite room and there is NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
- If two people travel together and share a room, a discount is offered

When can I start?
- Arrival days are flexible and the course runs daily from January to December so you can arrive any day that suits you
- The course duration is 7 nights/8 days
- If you wish to stay for extra nights, please email hello@golearnto.com to check availability and prices and we will do our best to accommodate you
- Check in after 2pm on day 1 and check out by 12 noon on day 8 (these timings can be flexible)

Typical itinerary
Please note: All yoga and fitness classes are optional, so you can choose to take as many or few as you wish
- There are generally 3-4 yoga classes a day, and one fitness class, although there can be more in peak season
- There is typically 1 Ashtanga yoga class per week
- Please note this itinerary is for guidance only and is an example itinerary:

Day 1
- Receive your free picked up from Koh Samui airport and check into your room at the retreat any time after 2pm
- The afternoon is spent at your leisure – wander through the tropical gardens, take a dip in the infinity pool or relax on a sun lounger
- Dinner is not included today, so why not choose from the a la carte menu at the restaurant or book a set dinner (to be paid for locally) before relaxing and enjoying the spectacular views outdoors

Days 2-7
- Start the day at 8am with a refreshing meditation/Pranayama session in the stunning yoga studio after sunrise
- At 8:30am, enjoy a relaxing morning yoga class lasting 1 hour, which could be detox yoga, beginner’s hatha, gentle flow, or many more
- Enjoy a healthy and nutritious breakfast with your fellow guests at 9.30am
- Another optional yoga class takes place from 10am-11.30am and could be hot yoga, flow yofa, ashtanga vinyasa or many more depending on the weekly schedule
- After your classes, take the time to relax with your daily complimentary massage or aromatherapy session as feel your cares fade away
- Enjoy a long lunch in the spacious restaurant or on the outdoor deck with beautiful views over the Gulf of Thailand
- Optional fitness classes take place at 1pm in the fitness studio, and are the perfect way to get your endorphins flowing and blood pumping
- Spend the afternoon at your leisure – relax after your fitness class in the fantastic steam room and infinity swimming pool
- The third yoga class will begin at 4.30pm and last for 1 hour, really allowing you to unwind and focus on the practice
- If you’re feeling energetic, try your fourth yoga class from 6pm-7.30pm before dinner
- After your yoga lesson, have a light dinner at the healthy restaurant and choose from a wide variety of specially prepared wholesome meals and juices
- The evenings will be free for you to visit the movie room, take a walk through the tropical gardens or unwind in the steam room before a well-deserved sleep

Day 8
- Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the restaurant before checking out by 12 noon
- Take your complimentary transfer to Koh Samui airport and leave the retreat feeling refreshed and revitalised

Where will I practise yoga?
- Yoga is practiced in three specialist on-site yoga studios
- The Jungle Studio has a capacity for 50 mats and a specialist heating and ventilation system
- The Pool Studio offers stunning views over the infinity swimming pool and has a capacity for 25 mats
- The Ocean Studio can hold 25 mats and offers panoramic views of the sea
- All of the studios have wooden floors and natural light from floor to ceiling windows

About your teachers
- All yoga teachers are experienced in their fields and are internationally-trained
- Yoga teacher Jana is originally from Germany and has been a teacher at the retreat since 2007 when she successfully passed the Yoga’s Hot Teacher Training Program
- Jana has trained under various teachers and became a certified Yin Yoga teacher in 2009
- Originally from Singapore, Claire left her banking career in 2003 to embark on a teacher training course in Ashtanga yoga and has never looked back
- Many yoga teachers visit the retreat to teach from the retreat’s other studio in Bangkok so you can expect a wide variety of teaching during your stay

What will I learn?
- A wide range of yoga styles are taught at this retreat, along with different specific sequences
- Ashtanga vinyasa and vinyasa flow are both taught for more intermediate levels, typically 1 class per week
- Detox yoga is taught to enhance blood flow and stimulate the body if you are detoxing during your time at the retreat
- Hatha yoga is one of the major yoga styles taught during the week, which combines breathing techniques and postures in a calming environment
- Hot yoga takes place in a 38 degree Celcius room which helps to flush out toxins from the body
- Other styles of yoga such as restorative, yin, yin yang, and hot flow yoga are also offered as well as pranayama and meditation
- There are around 20-25 yoga classes per week conducted by experienced international teachers, and all classes are optional so you have the flexibility to decide how many or few classes you wish to attend during the week

Optional fitness classes
- Optional fitness classes included in the course price and take place in the on-site fitness studio
- There is generally 1 fitness class a day, and sometimes two in peak season
- Classes must be booked in advance at the reception desk before 10pm the day before the class
- Fitness classes take place at 1pm and last for 1 hour
- Fitness classes may include circuit training, chi gong, boot camp for example, and you will receive a timetable of classes for the week upon arrival

Optional extra treatments / massages
- Your yoga holiday includes 1 x 90 minute Thai massage or 1 x 60 minute Aromatherapy session daily, plus a 10% discount on all detox and spa treatments
- However a wide range of treatments are available in the detox and spa centre such as massages and wellness treatments
- If you wish to book a treatment, the staff on reception can help you arrange treatments during your stay and will be paid for locally

Where will I be staying?
- The boutique resort is decorated in a beautiful Moroccan inspired theme with rich and soothing colour schemes and unique decorative details
- The resort has 38 luxurious bedrooms with queen size or king size beds
- Bedrooms are decorated to a high standard and are very spacious and airy
- Rooms are less that 50m from the sea and either have a view of the infinity pool or a sea view (prices are based on pool view rooms)
- All rooms have a small private balcony looking over the retreat where you can relax and enjoy the view
- All rooms have air-conditioning and ceiling fans, a desk, safe, mini-fridge, hair dryer, telephone, range of local toiletries and a small terrace where you can relax and enjoy the picturesque views
- The retreat boasts large tropical gardens which are perfect to explore on long sunny days
- There are 3 yoga studios – the Jungle, Pool and Ocean Studios – all of which have different views and their own ventilation systems
- The on-site detox centre has seven treatment rooms which offer a wide range of treatments
- The wellness spa centre has four treatment rooms as well as a beautiful outdoor open air massage centre
- The nutritious restaurant serves a wide choice of healthy dishes and smoothies daily
- There are plenty of outdoor and indoor seating areas with views of the infinity pool and the sea
- Free WiFi access is available at the retreat during your stay
- The large infinity swimming pool is the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun
- There is also a large herbal steam room and far infrared sauna
- Accommodation is included for 7 nights / 8 days
- Check in any time after 2pm on day 1 and check out by 12 noon on day 8

Are meals included?
- Choose two dishes for breakfast from a selection of fruits, muesli, yogurts, omelettes and traditional Thai specialties
- Six lunches and evening meals are served during the week
- Guests can choose two dishes for lunch and dinner from the restaurant menu, which provides a selection of healthy vegetarian dishes, salads, soups and desserts
- The focus is on healthy eating at the retreat, with fresh local produce being used as much as possible

What should I bring?
- Please bring comfortable clothing you can move in easily for your yoga practice
- It can be hot so please bring clothing that will be suitable for hot weather

What can I do in my free time?
- Free daily bus transfers to Chawng, the nearest town, are offered by the retreat where you can explore the surrounding area and restaurants
- There are plenty of treatments available at the on-site detox and spa centre
- Beautiful beaches are less than 50 metres away and can be reached on foot
-The retreat offers fitness classes which are free of charge and can be joined locally
- The reception desk will give you lots of information on what activities are on offer in the local area and how to get there