While we strive to live in the present moment everyday, we also share our awareness about the impact our actions can have on the future. At Vikasa our vision for the future is about evolution. Everything in the world evolves constantly, Including human beings. Nothing stays the same. We are part of a constant movement and we’re all in it together. Let’s make it better, lets do things with awareness of our impact-even on the small things. Let’s feel a little better each day with deeper connections to those around us. Together we can find a way to be healthy and happy while we’re here on this planet, and maybe even leave it just a little better than we found it.
The Vikasa Lifestyle
The word yoga is used very often to describe a series of exercises and positions done on a mat. We believe yoga to mean much more than a physical practice. Yoga is a way of being, thinking and giving. Several paths can help us to grow towards being healthier and happier overall. Physical yoga practice is combined with personal transformation in the areas of food, community, wellness, meditation and philosophy. Tools such as detox, adventure, spa and other carefully developed programs make the journey so enjoyable and tailored to individual needs.
Imagine a place where people openly surrender themselves to waves of transformation and evolution. Surround yourself with boundless, courageous human beings who help inspire your own evolution. Imagine a transformational wave of energy encompassing all of humanity like a ripple effect with each individual it graces. We believe a healthy world starts with healthy people and every evolution starts with just one person. If you change yourself, you can change the world. Change comes within, as Ghandi put it best, “You must be the change you want to see in the world. “What does evolution mean to you? Share your personal evolution story with us and you could win a free night at Vikasa. firstname.lastname@example.org
Konstantin Miachin founded Vikasa in 2011 after years of developing the Vikasa Yoga style through learning and teaching yoga around the globe. As a yoga pioneer and healthy lifestyle advocate, 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. Vikasa Founder >>
Vikasa is home to an international team of world class yoga teachers who provide a diverse selection of yoga styles including our own Vikasa Yoga style and a variety of others. Our resident yoga teachers offer daily classes in our inspiring yoga environments such as our unique sea-side yoga sala. They are also available for a variety of personal programs and private lessons. >>
There are those among us who have a gift. The powerful ability to heal can transform a wounded spirit and inspire physical wellness. Vikasa Yoga Retreat is so fortunate to provide services by some of the best healers and wellness therapists on Koh Samui. Enjoy a wide range of services from Reikki to nutritionists, physical therapists, massage or even cranial sacral therapy or a palm reading. >>
The Vikasa Gurus are fully devoted to the evolution of Vikasa as a pioneering brand in the healthy lifestyle industry. We strive to make the world healthier and better place through inspiration and personal transformation. We know we have the power to make things grow, and we all came to the same conclusion that we can use those powers to grow a large corporation or we can choose to invest our talents in a soulful project like Vikasa.
The lovely Vikasa staff are always ready to greet you with a warm smile and a “sawasdee kah” as we say in Thailand. Weather its the hotel staff or the talented foodies running the kitchen, we are so proud of our angels who truly do make all of this possible. Let them open a fresh young coconut for you while you enjoy our breathtaking views from >>
We are so grateful to our wonderful supporters who keep our Vikasa community and social media pages flowing with inspiring content. Our supporters help make the Vikasa community more vibrant, unique and interesting everyday. We offer generous rewards and discounts to those who support us with their social media talents.
The VIKASA Team is evolving and represents an international mixed bag of some of the happiest, funniest and even strangest people you’ve ever met. We are a vibrant group of yogis, gurus, chefs, learners and teachers. The thing we all have in common is a vision to make the world a healthier place. Feel free to get in touch if you think you can put up with our shenanigans on a daily basis.
Evolution of Community
Vikasa is so much more than a place. Our amazing community of conscious people is global. They continue to surprise us and inspire us everyday. Join our network and see what all the buzz is about. You’ll meet like-minded people from around the globe. Life long friendships are made everyday here at Vikasa Life Cafe, in our chill out lounge, and of course in our yoga environments. It’s a perfect destination for solo travelers. Meet other adventurous people just like yourself.
Supporting our Talented Community
Vikasa is pleased to announce that we are creating new platforms for our growing community to share their creative talents and experiences. From January 2014 we will be publishing a brand new free magazine along with a regularly featured online newsletter. Both formats will have interesting and inspiring content while offering a platform for our talented community to share thoughts and experiences. You can be part of this exciting creation by sharing your talents such as writing, photography, art, video or just tell us about your life experiences as they may relate to healthy lifestyle, yoga, love, food or just life in general. Supporters >>
Vikasa means evolution, or spiritual development, when translated from Sanskrit. The concept of “evolution of yoga” is based on the notion that everything in the world evolves constantly, including human beings. Our primary goal as a human race and that of any living organism is evolution, and yoga can be seen as a tool to facilitate such evolution in any given individual. The practice of yoga itself changes with time and place, as new techniques are being introduced. The approach is becoming more technical, precise and scientific. Any definition of it as a system or style seems to be a limitation in itself. The Vikasa yoga style offers the “Evolution of Yoga”. The approach is an ever evolving process, which anyone can be a part of, rather than a complete static system. The style is based on integrating deep core work with precise alignment, combining active dynamic exercises from different disciplines. It includes static poses from classic hatha yoga schools, as well as dynamic pressure and deep relaxation. It explores ha-tha or the yin and yang concept to its maximum potential. You can try Vikasa style yoga everyday at Vikasa Yoga Retreat in Koh Samui. Check our weekly schedule for the most up to date class info. Vikasa Yoga Style >>
Share your Thoughts
Are you a social guru? Did you take a great pic at Vikasa? Win a free one night stay. Simply post about your experience on Facebook, Trip Advisor, or blog about us and you could be our next winner. Send us your social creation and be the next winner. Supporters >>
Rebalance body and mind. Change your eating habits. Rebuild a positive attitude towards life and replenish your spirit. Learn to relax. Start or deepen your yoga practice and healthy living. Increase concentration. Improve sleepy quality. Increase overall happiness and well being. Rebalance your body and mind with meaningful changes. Change your eating habits for life. Rebuild a positive attitude towards life and replenish your spirit. Learn to relax every day. Anti Stress Program >>
Raw Food Retreat
The Raw Food Retreat is hosted by our featured raw food chef Boris Lauser from Berlin. Join him 22 February 2015 – 1st March. Boris designed many of our delicious menu items at Vikasa Life Cafe. Raw means that the creations are not heated over 42 degrees and therefore retain all of their healthy vitamins and minerals. Raw Food Retreat >>