Karma Burning Intensive

Vikasa Yoga Retreats & Trainings

Karma Burning Intensive

A 5-day exploration of advanced Yoga practices on a beautiful tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand!

26 jun - 2 jul, 2022

Prices from: $745 USD

Karma Burning Intensive is a 5-day workshop of advanced Yoga practices with focus on the profound knowledge and techniques of expanding the mind and releasing limiting mental and emotional patterns commonly referred to as 'karma' in the Yoga tradition.

It offers essential teaching developed by ancient yogis to improve your well-being and support you and your students on the spiritual journey of self-discovery.

  • Embody the core teachings  

    of the Yoga tradition through the evidence-based integrated method of Higher Yoga Academy.

  • Use the cutting-edge science

    of breath-based focus techniques to prepare the ground for higher Yoga practices.

  • Learn in depth and master

    powerful rarely-taught meditation techniques of classical Yoga and non-dual Tantra.

  • Explore the concepts of Karma

    and Liberation in the context of Yoga practice.

  • Practise asana 

    in a way that uses the body to go beyond the body.

  • Spend 5 days at Vikasa

    - one of the most amazing Yoga destinations in the world.

Sample Schedule

  • 8:00-10:00 - Energizing Hatha-Vinyasa Practice
  • 10:00-11:00 - Healthy Brunch Buffet
  • 12:00-14:00 - Advanced Pranayama with Christiaan
  • 14:00-16:30 - Free time
  • 16:30-18:30 - Advanced Yoga Philosophy & Meditation with Alex
  • 18:30-20:00 - Healthy Dinner Buffet

*This is a sample schedule and may vary from day to day.

what will you eat

Eating wholesome and healthy food is an important part of every training process. Vikasa has created just an amazing menu, and serves a wide variety of food styles to suit different dietary needs.

You'll be offered vegetarian, vegan, raw and cooked, western, international, Thai and fusion dishes for your brunch and dinner buffets.

where will you stay

This Karma Burning Intensive takes place at VIKASA Yoga Retreat - one of the best places to learn and practice Yoga in Asia.

VIKASA is located on the beautiful tropical island of Samui in the Gulf of Thailand. It was specially selected as a place for transformation due to its ideal balance of secluded island paradise, healthy, freshly-prepared food and world class yoga halls constructed in a beautiful setting and designed to get results.

Besides, Koh Samui is easily accessible with direct flights from all major hubs in SEA such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, KL & Singapore.


Core curriculum of the Karma Burning Intensive will be taught by Alex and Christiaan - founders and senior teachers at Higher Yoga Academy. Morning hatha classes will be taught by Vikasa Yoga Retreat teachers who you will meet at the venue.

Alex (E-RYT500)

Alex was initiated into the practice of yogic meditation at the age of 16 and remained fully immersed in the practice for several years. He later started to teach classes sharing the knowledge of self-realized yogis along with his own experience and insights received during his apprenticeship and years of daily study and practice.

Alex has taught in over fifty 200hr and 300hr Yoga Teacher Trainings as well as supervised dozens of advanced Yoga courses and workshops both online and in person.

Christiaan (E-RYT500)

An experienced and seasoned yogi, Christiaan started his practice and training in the 1970’s.  His most formative years were spent in the study of various Buddhist lineages alongside intense training in the Taoist martial arts.

Christiaan has lived in China since the 1980’s and has trained  select groups of students in rare and esoteric Pranayama, meditation and Taoist practices throughout India, China and South East Asia.

Pricing and accommodation

Early Bird Offer: register before May 15 and enjoy a $150 discount!  

Yoga Cave
$895 - $745 USD

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Zen Bungalow:
$995 - $845 USD

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Lotus Pad:
$1140 - $990 USD

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* Each pricing option includes 5 days of training (at least 3 classes each day), 2 daily meals, tuition materials and 6 nights stay with access to all Vikasa facilities (infinity swimming pool, garden, private beach, wi-fi, etc.)


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