Yoga and detox retreat

Koh Samui Island, Koh Samui, Thailand

8 days from
per person

Holiday Itinerary

Take time to relax and unwind to the pace of island life on this 7 night yoga and detox retreat set on the pristine beaches of Laem Sor, in Koh Samui, Thailand. This superb yoga and detox retreat includes beautiful beachside accommodation and a complete focus on wellbeing during your whole stay.

The luxury eco-friendly retreat is the ideal place to enjoy healthy living to ensure you return home relaxed, rejuvenated and inspired to continue your day to day life with new found energy and enthusiasm.
The yoga and detox programme provides an holistic approach to detox by removing toxins from the body and cleansing the body mind and soul through a mixture of ancient Ayurvedic techniques and modern nutrition. A unique Ayurvedic herbal formula is used to detoxify and purify the body, as well as exceptional yoga lessons, the latest far infrared sauna therapy sessions, and a cleansing diet.

Personalised nutritional plans of detoxifying herbs and supplements, super-foods and fresh natural juices will help to restore the natural balance of the body, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalised. The friendly and encouraging environment combined with the professional instructors with many years of experience allows you to unwind during your stay in this tropical haven and meet other like-minded people.

As well as your detox programme, you'll have access to the retreat's YogaCoreCycle programme involving meditation, grounding yoga classes, core and strength sessions and dynamic cycle classes which 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.

Eco-friendly accommodation provides an outstanding level of comfort during your stay. Your individual balcony overlooks the meditation garden or the beach where you will also have easy access to the wellness centre and treatment rooms, the herbal steam room, and saltwater swimming pool.

Discover the healing power of the detox through ancient ayurvedic techniques and modern technology at this tranquil luxury retreat, breathe in the fresh sea air and take time to immerse yourself in holistic wellbeing on this yoga and detox retreat with a difference. 

Who is this suitable for?
- This yoga and detox programme is aimed at those who are looking to revolutionise their lifestyle, diet and body in order to lead a more fulfilling and healthier life
- This is achieved through a number of approaches which have been researched in depth and tried and tested to improve inner and outer wellbeing
- You must be fit and well (we advise you to check with your doctor in advance of the course) to start the detox programme
- The yoga and detox retreat is not suitable for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, persons awaiting or recovering from major surgery, persons with advanced chronic infections, persons with advanced cancer, severe kidney or liver disease, persons who are significantly underweight, are suffering from anorexia or bulimia, persons suffering from mental illness, including schizophrenia and severe depression
- The retreat will need to be aware in advance of your stay if any of the following apply to you - user of prescription medication, steroids, "social" drugs (alcohol, tobacco, recreational drugs), pain killers, over 65 years of age, persons suffering from type 1 diabetes, very low or high blood pressure, cancer, epilepsy, heart failure, kidney failure, liver disease and stomach ulcers
- Note: Please mention if any of these apply to you in the ‘Special Requests’ box during the booking process
- It is important to seek medical advice regarding any health concerns before participating in a detox program and the health of the individual is their own responsibility
- 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

I'm a solo traveller - can I join?
- 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

When can I join?
- 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 and we’ll check availability for your preferred day of arrival as quickly as possible

Typical itinerary
This itinerary is for guidance only and is subject to change depending on the group and individual’s detox needs and at the teacher’s discretion but is typically as follows:

Day 1
- Arrival day, check into your room any time after 2pm and take your time to explore the retreat
- Your first group welcome meeting will be at 5pm where you will be enjoy an introductory talk about the course and what to expect
- Don’t worry if you arrive later than 5pm, you’ll join the class the following morning instead
- You will then have time to relax and enjoy the steam room which is open between 6pm and 8pm for your use, the meditation garden or take a walk by the sea

Days 2-7
- Enjoy morning cleansing practices and detox herbs and supplements to set you up for the day
- Breath-work sessions, pranayama and meditation sessions begin at 7.15am
- Guided asana practice follows on at 8am which has been specially adapted for the detox program and Ashtanga yoga may also be taught depending on the experience of the group
- Enjoy a healthy breakfast at 10am of fruit and juices, and also detox herbs and supplements with your fellow students
- You will have free time between 10am and 3.30pm to indulge in detoxifying therapies, explore the local area, head to the beach or simply rest
- The will be a detox support meeting some days at 1pm, exact days are to be confirmed upon arrival
- Enjoy educational talks at 4pm on topics such as your health, the benefits of the detox, healthy balanced nutrition, discussions on digestive health, and how to lead a fulfilling and healthy lifestyle
- At 5pm you will have your second yoga asana and breath-work lessons, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalised
- After your yoga lesson dinner will be served at 6pm and will consist of vegetable broth, juices, detoxing herbs and supplements and herbal tea
- The evenings will be free for you to unwind in the steam room, take advantage of detoxifying therapies, meditation or relax at the stunning retreat

Day 8
- Today is departure day and check out will be at 12 noon, and you will return home feeling relaxed, restored and revived with the skills and knowledge gained from your time at the yoga and detox retreat

The detox programme and the approach
- Modern diets and lifestyles can lead to an accumulation of waste toxins in the body which is often something you are not even conscious of, such as feeling lethargic, putting on weight or feeling generally under the weather
- Detoxing the body cleans out these toxins leaving you refreshed and revitalised both physically, spiritually and psychologically
- This detox programme is personalised to reflect your own personal goals and requirements and expert professionals will be on hand to assist you every step of the way to make sure that you get the most out of your detoxing experience
- The programme ensures that your body has time to remove the bad toxins and really adjust to the detoxing programme
- This course will require commitment and determination so that you really can achieve your potential and goals
- Your detox is approached from a holistic view
- Ancient ayurvedic wisdom is applied to a detox through a special ayurvedic herbal formula which will cleanse and purify your body
- Specific yoga exercises and breathing techniques are aimed to strengthen your core body
- State of the art far infrared sauna therapy is offered to aid the detoxifying process and cleanse the body
- This yoga and detox programme has been created through a combination of research and personal experience, and you will receive support and guidance in an encouraging and secure environment at the luxury retreat
- More details about adjusting to normal life after the retreat will be given to you at the retreat

The yoga and detox retreat diet
- There will be a restriction in diet to focus more on cleansing and alkalising the body and mind through a specially created detox plan
- The main components of the detox is the retreat’s unique ayurvedic herbal detox formula  and also ‘Kitcheri’, a stew made from mung lentils, rice, ghee and ginger which cleanses the liver
- The detox nutrition plan also includes fibre and super-food supplementation, fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh wheatgrass, detox juices, soups and broths and freshly made herbal teas

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
- All of the detox therapists and nurses are highly trained and skilled assuring you of an excellent treatment experience

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

Included detox therapies
Your detox package also includes:
- 5 wellness therapies including massages and skin treatments to choose from
- 4 Infrared sauna therapy treatments
- 1 private guidance session in an area of your choice: yoga, fitness, Pilates or health coaching (based on availability of tutors)

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 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

Where will I be staying?
- 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 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

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

What can I do in my free time?
- 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