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Yoga and Meditation Holiday in Thailand

Vikasa Yoga Retreats & Trainings

Yoga and Meditation holiday in Thailand


Jul 4 - 12, 2020

Prices from: $1330 USD

Are you tired of feeling tired even after your holiday? Are you looking for a holiday that will actually make you feel rested, relaxed, reinvigorated and ready to go back to work? This Summer we warmly invite you to join us and a bunch of enthusiastic people in Koh Samui, one of the most exciting tropical islands in Thailand, for an 8 days Yoga and Meditation holiday that will not only provide the break you are looking for but will surprise you, inspire you, motivate you as well as introduce you to a group of like-minded people.

Koh Samui is known for its breath-taking beaches, full of palm and coconut trees. It's the perfect island for a holiday because it is far less crowded than other holiday destinations in Thailand and the weather is summer-like all year round. Vikasa is not just a hotel. It was funded with the essence of yoga at its core. Located on a mind-blowing cliff, providing the most spectacular view in the entire island, with modest but charming accommodation to suit all, it provides yoga classes and activities all day. It also has its own spa and is home to the Life Cafe, where all kinds of healthy eaters can find something delicious and nutritious.

Sample Schedule

08:30 - Yoga with Maggie
09:30 - Group Meditation
10:30 - Brunch
11:00 - free time/trips
16:30 - Yoga with Giuseppe
17:30 - Group Meditation
18:30 - Dinner
20:00 - Circle/Cacao ceremony/Kirtan/Talks/Estatic dance/Mindful hug

Here's everything you get by joining our holiday:

  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Access to swimming pool and private beach
  • 8 night hotel stay
  • 2 wholesome delicious meals a day (from the Life Cafe Buffet, plenty of choices for all diets)
  • 2 yoga classes a day (Iynger with Maggie, Hatha with Giuseppe)
  • 2 group meditations a day
  • Adventure trip to Namuang Waterfalls
  • Guided trip to Wat Plai Laem Temple
  • 1 cacao ceremony
  • 1 ecstatic dance
  • 1 kirtan
  • 1 mindful hug meditation
  • 1 talk on yoga philosophy
  • 1 whole day to yourself (we know how important it is to spend one day doing whatever you want)
  • Support available from the teachers
  • Access to all other classes and activities provided by Vikasa for their guests (schedules available at reception)

What's not included

  • Flights to and from Koh Samui
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any food or drink items that are not included in the buffet, items from the Life Cafe menu will be charged.
  • Any Spa treatment

Teachers

Giuseppe Cifaratti

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Giuseppe Cifaratti is a traveller with a passion for eastern philosophies. He has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 5 years and has completed numerous Yoga Alliance accredited courses taking home over 400 hours. He's also a cacao practitioner, celebrating and honoring the cacao plants according to Mayan cerimonial traditions. He has international teaching experience, holding yoga classes, talks, retreats, cacao ceremonies in many countries around the world. His travel experience has rendered his teaching versatile and adaptable to the students level. He advocates a gentle practice with a gentle challenge, as challenges are important to grow and become stronger.

Margaret O'Grady

Yoga and Meditation Holiday in Thailand 2Maggie is originally from Boston, Massachusetts in the USA and has lived in North London, UK, since 1996. One of her core beliefs is that adults need to have childlike fun, so time on the mat in an opportunity be playful! Maggie integrates Indian Philosophy into her Iyengar Yoga classes, so that people will be learning on more than one level throughout their holiday. At the beginning of each class, Maggie will read out one of the sutras from Pantanjali's Yoga Sutras and read BKS Iyengar's commentary. She may interweave stories from the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the Mahābhārata and the Rāmāyaṇa and will also include lessons from Ayurveda, yoga's sister science. All students, beginners and seasoned students alike, will learn some of the Sanskrit names for the postures and some of the more subtle aspects of yoga such as the cakras. Maggie will also lead an exotic dance session and a philosophical discussion on Karma.

“Maggie and Giuseppe are just the most amazing team! Our trip to Italy was just the best, so much fun and brilliantly organised. They are both incredibly kind and thoughtful and I cannot wait to go to Thailand!”
Hannah Kokoschka
Maggie and Giuseppe are the perfect combo - knowledgeable, kind, patient and most of all fun! Any retreat with them will be an experience to remember _ friends themselves it will be a great opportunity for you to make friends too. Also, having embarked on their personal development journey together, through their love of meditation, they have so much to share.”
Mark Doherty
“I had an amazing time at the retreat in Gubbio - it was a very relaxing experience with lovely people! Maggie and Giuseppe were so helpful and friendly with all the planning before the trip and on the retreat. Everything was so well organised and run - it was the perfect mix of meditation and yoga and other activities. I didn't know many people on the trip before but made friends and continue to meditate with them!”
Kate Neilson

Pricing and accommodation

Beach Bungalow Superior
Single Occupancy 1610 USD/pp
Double Occupancy 1330 USD/pp

The Superior Beach Bungalows provide the same features as the Standard, but are substantially bigger, more spacious, have better finishings, upgraded king-sized bed (or request two twins) and our most spectacular unobstructed sea views from its terraces.

Ocean Room Standard
Single Occupancy: 1690 USD/pp
Double Occupancy: 1370 USD/pp

Awaken to the beautiful sunrise. Step out onto your private balcony, relax, meditate and feel at one with nature. Each Ocean Room is unique – interiors vary slightly, but they are all of the same standard and conveniently located.

Ocean Room Garden View
Single Occupancy 1610 USD/pp
Double Occupancy 1330 USD/pp

Rest and recharge in a king-sized bed and enjoy central location and proximity to all the facilities. Interiors feature some teak wood furniture and spacious bathrooms.

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