Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui
Vikasa is the ideal place to practice yoga, find like-minded people, eat healthy food and just chill-out in an amazing environment. Whether it’s your first time in Thailand, or you’re a regular who calls Vikasa home, we hope your stay here will be inspiring and transformational. Joining our community gives you access to daily yoga classes, yoga vacation packages, regular events, and training of teachers, as well as various healers and nutritional counseling. Vikasa is the creation of yoga pioneer Konstantin Miachin, who created this unique place for personal evolution. It’s the ideal place to practice yoga, find like-minded people, eat healthy food or just chill-out in an amazing environment.
Become a Yoga Teacher
If yoga is your passion, maybe now is the time to grow from student to teacher. Vikasa is a certified yoga school, hundreds of students successfully pass intensive training courses each year to receive a globally recognized 200 hours Yoga Alliance certificate. Our inspiring training is run by a group of outstanding and leading professional yoga instructors, and will satisfy even the most demanding and inquisitive mind. Our beautiful open-air and ocean front yoga salas offer a serene setting with soothing sounds of the ocean. You’ll make a new network of peers, mentors, and friends that will open up opportunities and new experiences. If you’re feeling stuck in the rat race or like life is flying by too fast, training courses for teachers give you a space of time to focus on what you really want to be when you grow up. You’ll transform yourself to be a person that finds it easier to be happy, harder to be upset and all-round wiser and healthier. Training of teachers allows the student to become immersed in anatomical demonstrations and philosophical lessons.
Like a Pro
Attending a teacher training course at Vikasa gives you dedication, know how, and confidence. But what about your career? How do you get started on this journey of passing on the yogic lifestyle? If you complete your yoga teacher training at Vikasa, then in addition to a solid education, you’ll also join our PRO community. The Vikasa PRO community provides support and inspiration long after training is completed. By offering numerous resources, we help you promote yourself and find connection in the community. Connect to other teachers, find students in your area, join international events and even get the latest employment opportunities around the world. As a graduate, you can register with the Yoga Alliance to become a registered certified yoga teacher. Being a Vikasa graduate has tons of benefits to get you started on your professional path.
Spend your days practicing yoga, eating healthy food, meditating, inspiring wellness, lounging by our infinity pool or enjoying exciting local activities. You’re in control of your vacation schedule with free time to explore the beautiful island of Koh Samui right outside our hotel. Yoga at Vikasa Yoga Retreat is taught by experienced international teachers in a variety of styles, including our unique Vikasa style. Vikasa has beautiful ocean rooms while the gorgeous open-air and ocean front yoga salas of our resort offer a serene setting with the soothing sounds of the sea in the background. Koh Samui is an ideal place to unwind and explore yoga. Most of Samui is still considered unspoiled and unpolluted. Your time here is an opportunity to relax, explore and focus on yourself. At Vikasa, you can book private sessions and personal programs are available all year-round. Yoga Holiday >>
Yoga Teacher Training
We believe that everyone is a yogi, and that means you. Our training is inspiring and run by a group of outstanding leading professional yoga instructors, satisfying even the most demanding and inquisitive minds. Our beautiful open-air and ocean front yoga salas offer a serene setting with soothing sounds of the ocean. You’ll make a new network of peers, mentors and friends that will open up exciting opportunities and new experiences. You’ll transform into a person who finds it easier to be happy, harder to be upset and all-round wiser and healthier. A Vikasa Yoga Teacher Training allows the student to become immersed in anatomical demonstrations and philosophical lessons. You’ll also be getting lots of hands on experience teaching and assisting your fellow classmates as we compassionately guide you to be the best you can be. This course is appropriate for all levels – including beginners. You don’t need to be flexible or thin, or have the “right” clothes. All you need to do is show up with an open mind and do your best. You will transform your body, mind and life with this course. Vikasa Teacher Training is officially recognized by the Yoga Alliance in the USA and Canada. You’ll receive an internationally recognized certificate that you can hang in your own yoga studio or office.
Vikasa Life Café
Vikasa Life Café is a unique and healthy restaurant on the beautiful island of Koh Samui. We’ve formulated a signature cuisine, combining healthy ingredients with pure indulgence. Enjoy breathtaking views and friendly service from our famous terrace. Vikasa serves a wide variety of food styles to suit different dietary needs; we offer vegan-friendly, international, fusion, western, raw, and non-vegetarian dishes. In addition to other influential creators, our featured raw chef Boris Lauser from Berlin designed many of our menu items. Vikasa Restaurant >>
Tours & Excursions
Explore this tropical island with a conscious centric tour hosted by a Vikasa Discovery Guide. There are so many hidden gems on this island paradise. Discover more than just the beautiful beaches. Go off the beaten path and discover a side of Thailand that will inspire your adventurous spirit and offer some incredible photography opportunities. Find out more about Vikasa Discovery for a detailed program for more info. We also offer experiences on neighboring islands, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. Koh Samui Tours >>
Kosta and the Evolution of Yoga
Konstantin Miachin, the founder of Vikasa Yoga Retreat is a yoga pioneer and advocate of healthy lifestyle. He shares his vision for a better world through teaching his unique style of yoga, Vikasa Yoga, and by raising human consciousness in regards to philosophy and community. This mighty task is being with the help of his devoted team by focusing on the study of yoga with an emphasis on holistic health, organic food and an inspiring environment that is conducive to personal transformation. The retreat is open year round and you can often find Kosta there teaching yoga and making the wheels turn for his dream to grow even larger than life. Konstantin Miachin >>
Yoga at Vikasa
We hope you’ll enjoy our yoga classes in our sea side yoga sala at Vikasa Yoga Retreat. Frequent yoga practice greatly improves your well being, physical shape and the overall quality of your life. Even if you’re new to yoga, you will find yourself becoming more flexible as you learn to control your body. All you really need to begin practicing yoga is yourself and a good teacher. There is no special dress required, so just wear comfortable lightweight clothes. As your practice develops, you might want to buy your own mat. Until then, just use the high quality mats provided here at the Vikasa retreat. A towel and drinking water will be provided for you as well. Stop by Vikasa for a drop in class, everyday at 9am or 6pm. We also offer a free meditation everyday at 8am. Yoga at Vikasa >>
The Evolution of Detox
Feeling unhealthy, sluggish or bloated? Sugary foods, alcohol, chemical additives and general excess can leave your organs overworked and your digestive system exhausted. An occasional detox can give your system a well-deserved break from all the chemical additives and other hard-to-digest elements we encounter on a daily basis. You’ll be amazed by how you feel after a detox as your system improves its ability to absorb the nutrients found in fresh foods. This gives you more energy, restores cells faster, and also improves your body’s ability to rejuvenate and heal. Detox is the body’s natural process of neutralizing or eliminating toxins. Toxins are anything that can potentially harm body tissue; they can be produced naturally, ingested through our diet or inhaled from our environment. While our bodies perform the detox process by themselves, it is thought that certain food types and herbs can assist the process and even help to speed it up. Find the right program for you at our resort here.
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The Spa At Vikasa
The Vikasa Spa offers a range of services that will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. We specialize in authentic Thai massage, as well as offering Swedish and Indian styles as well. We use excellent, quality organic and locally manufactured products for our scrubs, facials and skin treatments. Our spa is open-air and constructed on a stunning ocean cliff-side. Feel the soft sea spray and hear the waves crashing on the rocks as you enjoy being pampered by one of our expert therapists. Treatments at Vikasa Spa are designed to revive, refresh, and inspire. The Spa at Vikasa Retreat is open from 11am to 6pm. Please reserve your treatments at the reception. If you need to cancel your treatment for any reason we ask for 24 hours advance notice of cancelation. Please advise your therapist if you have any special requirements. It’s recommended to leave at least one hour after eating before a massage. Combine any 3 treatments or massages to create your own custom spa experience and save 20% on the regular price. It’s a great way to try a variety of treatments and feel pampered. Did you know that yoga and massage are the perfect combination? We offer an exciting selection of group and private yoga classes as well as unique yoga events. Yoga Koh Samui >>
Take your yoga vacation to the next level by focusing on your own inspiration and transformation through one of our healing treatments during your holiday. Our expert therapists will take careful time to review your needs, be it stress reduction, sports injury, general wellness, energy shifting, hypnosis or wondering what the future holds in store. Our selection of healing treatments and therapies cross many boundaries of beliefs and systems. We offer a wide range from western medical doctors to palm readers and everything in between. We have collected some of the most talented healers, therapists and coaches Koh Samui has to offer. When you stay at Vikasa or join the Vikasa community, you have access to this incredible selection of treatments and services. Healing Treatments >>