YogaCoreCycle

Koh Samui Island, Koh Samui, Thailand

8 days from
per person
£761

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Holiday Itinerary

This wonderful 7 night yoga retreat offers a unique experience with beautiful beachside accommodation and a focus on complete wellbeing. Take time away from the busy pace of daily life to immerse yourself in this relaxing yoga retreat set on the pristine beaches of Laem Sor.

Dedicated to wellness, this luxury eco-friendly yoga retreat is the perfect place to practise healthy living to ensure you return home relaxed, revived and inspired to continue your day to day life and yoga practice with new found energy and enthusiasm.
 
The YogaCoreCycle programme has been created to combine cardio and strength training with yoga and meditation to achieve a mental and physical balance. It divides the sessions into focused areas for body, breath and mind.

You'll have dedicated yoga sessions involving meditation and breath work followed by foundational and grounding yoga pose classes. Core combines functional fitness, core and strength work with TRXs, Bosus, stability balls, Uggis and more to work all muscle groups of the body in a unique fitness combo. The dynamic cycle classes combine fun, music and cardio in a high intensity sea-view work out.

You can choose to take all of the classes (5 hours per day), or select those that suit you depending on your time, interest and energy. All of the YogaCoreCycle classes have been designed to offer benefits whether taken individually or as part of the whole program.

Accommodation is set in eco-friendly accommodation tailored to allow you the utmost comfort during your stay. Your private balcony overlooks the meditation garden or the beach, you will also have easy access to the wellness centre and treatment rooms, the herbal steam room, salt water swimming pool and a restaurant that serves delicious vegetarian cuisine and a juice bar.

Enjoy the flexibility of a yoga retreat that gives you plenty of free time to relax by the beach or to enjoy the range of activities which include long walks, evening meditation, Thai massage, wellness treatments and more.
 

Suitability
- This yoga retreat is suitable for all levels from complete beginners to advanced yogis
- Fitness classes are suitable for all levels of fitness as you can choose to go at your own pace
- Minimum age 18
- For your health and the environment, the yoga retreat is a smoke and alcohol free area


Travelling solo?
- This yoga retreat make a great singles holiday as you can share a twin room with another guest of the same sex (subject to availability) for no extra charge, alternatively, private rooms are available for an extra supplement
- Note that the beds for the shared loft rooms are on different levels within the same room offering you some privacy and are a great option for solo travellers
- You can also upgrade to a semi-private room, where you will have your own private bedroom and share a bathroom with another guest of the same gender or upgrade to a fully private room


Yoga and fitness retreat start days
- Arrival days are flexible as yoga classes run daily throughout the year so you can arrive any day that suits you
- Yoga holidays are for 7 nights / 8 days
- If you wish to stay for longer, please email to check availability for your preferred duration and we will do our best to accommodate you
- All holidays are on request so please email us hello@golearnto.com and we’ll check availability for your preferred day of arrival as quickly as possible


Special offers for 2018
This retreat runs the following special offers that you can consider when checking your dates; however, please note that only one can be applied per booking
- OFFER 1: If you arrive on a Saturday, you can stay 8 nights for the price of 7; please email hello@golearnto.com for availability (note: this offer cannot be combined with any other offer)
- OFFER 2: Stay for a minimum of 5 nights between 28 July - 31 August and receive the following 3 bonuses:
- 60 min therapeutic Thai massage
- 3-in-1 Infrared Sauna Therapy session
- complimentary airport transfers


Yoga and fitness holiday itinerary
The itinerary is for guidance only as all activities are optional and you are welcome to choose your classes and create your own programme:

Day 1
- Arrival day, check into your room anytime after 2pm and take your time to explore the retreat
- After dinner you will have time to relax and enjoy the steam room is open between 6pm and 8pm for your use, the meditation garden or take a walk by the sea
- At 7.30pm there will be an optional evening meditation programme
- Facilities close at 9:30pm daily so you are free to spend the rest of the evening as you wish

Days 2-7
- Rise at 7am to enjoy a silent sunrise cycle
- This is followed by your first yoga practice of the day, a sitting (meditation) practice of contemplation coupled with dedicated breath work practices
- Dedicated yoga sessions involve meditation and breath work followed by foundational and grounding yoga pose classes
- Between 9:30am and 1pm, enjoy a healthy brunch buffet with your fellow yogis
- There is then time to relax, or maybe even a temple walk or boat trip, before an afternoon snack followed by core training and more cycling classes
- Your evening restorative yoga and breathwork class starts at 5pm for 1 hour
- Enjoy a dinner buffet from 6-8pm
- The steam room can also be booked between 6pm and 8pm for your use
- At 7.30pm there will be an optional evening meditation programme
- You'll have a 30-minute breath work class during the day to get you connected to the breath as a meditation and foundation for all your practices

Day 8
- Today is departure day and you’ll start the morning as normal followed by your farewell brunch (depending on your flight time)
- Check out at 12 noon returning feeling relaxed, restored and revived with the skills and knowledge to continue your practice back home


Where will I practise yoga and fitness?
- Yoga is usually practiced in one of two yoga shalas
- The main yoga shala offers 150 square metre space that can be divided up into smaller rooms for smaller groups
- It has beautiful sustainable bamboo floors and large open windows to make sure it is light and airy opening on to the meditation garden at one end and the pool overlooking the beach at the other
- It is equipped with all types of yoga equipment as well as inversion swings, TRXs and rope harnesses
- Many of the yoga and core lessons take place at the beachfront yoga shala with 60 square metres of space right next to the sea
 which looks out onto the tranquil meditation gardens, blue sky and turquoise sea
- Cycle classes are in the purpose-built air-conditioned indoor cycle studio with 21 Schwinn Carbon Blue bikes and a mega sound system (don't worry - it is soundproofed!)
- You can't beat the view either, right next to the beach


About your retreat instructors
- The retreat has been operating since the mid 90’s and is run by a husband and wife team who are dedicated to healthy living
- All of the teachers have taken their advanced teacher training programme at the retreat
- Teachers are from all over the world and have practiced in their own countries as well as teaching at the retreat in Thailand under the guidance of owner Paul and his team of teacher trainers who themselves also teach across Europe, the USA and Asia
- All yoga teachers are specifically taught to adapt the Ashtanga classes to complete beginners as well as more experienced levels
- Your tutors together bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of complementary health and wellbeing, asana, pranayama and meditation


What will I learn?
- Yoga classes are based around dynamic core Vinyasa, Ashtanga and restorative Asana; the teachers are specifically trained to teach a style that is suitable for complete beginners as well as those who are more experienced to ensure that everyone, whatever their level gets the most out of the classes
- Morning sessions start with relaxation, limbering, asana work focusing on the breath and individuals needs
- The afternoon restorative classes alternate throughout the week on themes of gentle flow, yin, basic hatha and qigong; all involve a certain amount of breathwork practice
- The group sizes allow you to explore alignment within your pose as well as fluid movement from one pose to the next working with our teachers to deepen your practice whatever your level
- The teacher will give you one-to-one attention giving you the confidence to develop a home practice
- The combined focus and effort serves to highlight mental and physical stability, strength training, balance, agility, weight loss and cardio in one fully integrated health and fitness program.
- Note: even if you’ve never tried any of the different yoga styles taught by the different teachers before, the lessons will always start gently and will help you build your confidence during the week to deepen your practice and encourage you to develop your yoga skills during your stay


What to 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 practicing in hot weather
- Yoga mats can be borrowed for the duration of your stay or you can buy an eco-mat from the yoga retreat shop on arrival if you prefer
- Please ensure you have suitable clothing and appropriate footwear for the fitness sessions


Treatments / massages
- Massages and wellness treatments are available and if you wish to book a treatment, the staff on reception can help you arrange treatments during your stay
- Treatments include Thai massage, reflexology, hot stone massages and more
- All treatments are paid for locally and prices are reasonable


Accommodation and wellness centre
- The eco-friendly retreat has a total of 40 guest rooms set in beautiful gardens
- The retreat where you’ll stay is a unique blend of dedicated yoga retreat beautiful beach accommodation and wellness centre
- With guest houses nestled into the retreat and semi-private beach surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the retreat truly is an oasis of serenity and the perfect setting for your yoga and detox retreat
- Most rooms open up to a spectacular view over the sea or meditation garden, views may be more limited in some areas but all rooms benefit from a private balcony to look over the grounds of the retreat
- The rooms are wonderfully spacious and decorated to high standards
- There are three room types available at the retreat:

Standard two bedroom loft (base price)
These rooms are particularly good for sharing as they are set on 2 floors with one double bed downstairs and one double bed upstairs on a mezzanine level offering a degree of privacy and you will both share a bathroom, there is also a private balcony for the room

Semi-private room
This room offers 25 square metres of living space including a balcony, and a completely private bedroom with your own entrance, you will share a bathroom with an adjacent semi-private bedroom, making the room type ‘semi-private’

Private room
If you are travelling solo, you can either share a loft or semi-private room with another solo traveller of the same sex or choose to pay a supplement for your own private single room with a private ensuite bathroom and balcony

- Please email hello@golearnto.com if you wish to upgrade to a private single room or a semi-private room
- Rooms have a large writing desk, storage cabinet that can be locked and can accommodate laptops, there is also a kettle, refrigerator, two ceiling fans, and air conditioning
- There is a strong emphasis to keep eco-friendly standards using 100% natural non-bleach cotton sheets and towels, solar-powered hot water, mosquito screens for cross ventilation, energy-saving magnetic key card, low energy appliances, photo sensor light switches, low-flush water-saving toilet and rain water harvesting
- The retreat grows fruit trees and has a herb garden
- At the retreat you will also find two wellness centres with treatment rooms and herbal steam room, wellness reception and lounge, a saltwater swimming pool, a restaurant that serves delicious vegetarian cuisine and a juice bar
- The wellness centres offer a number of detox and wellness programs for general health and wellbeing
- Daily maid service is included and free internet connection is available
- Accommodation is included for 7 nights / 8 days
- Check in anytime after 2pm on day 1 and check out by 12 noon on day 8


Meals

Brunch
- Brunch is included each morning and is served between 9:30am and 1pm
- Thai style brunch includes an extensive Thai vegetarian buffet including plenty of fresh fruits and juices
- Fresh water is provided
- Special diets will be catered for with advance notice, but please do request this at the time of booking

Dinner
- Evening buffet meals are included each evening and are served at 6pm until 8pm
- Dinners will consist of typical vegetarian Thai dishes although twice per week, fresh local fish will be served alongside vegetarian options
- Note: No alcohol is served or permitted within the retreat
- Fresh water is served with dinner although you can buy other soft drinks if required
- If you have dietary requests, these must be communicated to us at the time of booking


Retreat rules
- Please note that this retreat has a rule of no smoking and no alcohol within the retreat


Free time in Koh Samui
- During your free time enjoy the picturesque private beaches which are right on your doorstep
- Some guests may take a taxi to the nearest town (20 minutes away) to shop, visit bars and cafes and soak up Koh Samui life
- The reception desk will give you lots of information on what activities are on offer in the local area such as nature walks, boat trips, snorkelling, scuba diving and more


Practise yoga and improve your fitness in this tranquil Thai paradise, breathe the fresh sea air and take time out for yourself on this wellbeing yoga retreat with a difference.