Vraaja Yoga Thailand Retreat August 10 - 16, 2020
Tommy and Lori are taking Vraaja Yoga™ to the beautiful island of Koh Samui, Thailand and we invite you to join us! We will be hosting a 7 day yoga retreat at Vikasa Resort, Vikasa is a Sanskrit word that means becoming visible, expanding and shining forth. It is a resort dedicated to yoga, health and wellness. Vikasa is situated on the east coast of Koh Samui where the weather is beautiful year around. The climate is tropical and high in both temperature and humidity. The average temperature is 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Some days you might find yourself in a refreshing tropical shower for a moment. The rain showers are often short and needed as the island’s water supplies are finite.
Accommodations - all rooms come with air conditioning, mini fridge and free wifi.
2 daily yoga classes taught by Tommy and Lori in an open air space with ocean views. Towels, yoga mats, blocks, straps and meditation cushions included.
Daily healthy brunch and dinner prepared by Vikasa’s Life Cafe.
Beach Bungalow Superior
Ocean Room Garden View
Ocean Room ( 2 x twin beds)
Ocean Room Superior
*room prices include a 7% VAT
Rooms are limited and will be reserved on a first come first serve basis.
50% deposit required to hold your reservation.
You will have a grace period of 7 days after your deposit to cancel your reservation. You will be refunded your deposit minus $150 administration fee. If you cancel after 7 days you will forfeit your entire deposit. You are welcome to transfer your deposit to someone else.
The balance for your reservation is due by June 8, 2020.
Contact Lori at 805-260-0053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your reservation.
We will be offering two yoga practices daily. The morning practices will be a Vraaja flow class and the afternoon practices will be restorative. After the morning practice a healthy brunch will be provided served buffet style from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dinner will be served buffet style from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
In the afternoons you will have the opportunity to embark on one of the many excursions, get a Thai massage at Bliss Spa or just relax with a good book and enjoy the pool or Vikasa’s secret beach.
There are several excursions to choose from including:
Elephant Sanctuary visit
(some excursions require a 6 person minimum)
You can get to Koh Samui International Airport Via:
2 direct flights from Singapore daily (Silkair and Bangkok Air)
2 direct flights from Kuala Lumpur daily (Firefly and Bangkok Air)
1 direct flight from Penang every second day (Firefly)
at least 10 daily flights from Bangkok (Bangkok air, and Thai Airlines)
see flights via Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai, Pattaya as these are often cheaper (Bangkok Air)
Alternatively there’s an option to fly cheap with AirAsia from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore to Suratthani International Airport located on the mainland. From where you will need to take a bus to Donsak pier, then a ferry or speedboat to Koh Samui and finally a taxi to Vikasa.
Airport transfers are not included in the price but can be arranged prior to arrival. Airport transfers are $20 per person one way.
What do I need to bring with me?
Towels will be available in each room including beach towels. A set of shampoos and soaps will be provided. Bring your required personal hygiene items but don’t worry if you forget something. There are plenty of shops you can buy practically anything on Koh Samui. Please note there are no hairdryers in the rooms so please bring your own if you need one.
Comfortable clothes that are easy to wash will be great for yoga. Otherwise, you won’t need much more than t-shirts, shorts, light dresses, flip flops and comfortable shoes to hike in. The temperature rarely drops below 75 degrees Fahrenheit, even at night, so no sweaters or parkas needed. Don’t forget your sunblock and bathing suit!
Are there Mosquitoes?
Vikasa premises is sprayed against mosquitos once a week, but you can not fight nature. Just remember to close your room door during sunrise and sunset hours when they are usually most active. Mosquito repellants are available free of charge in Vikasa and you can find them in any pharmacy or 7-11 which are many on the island.
Do I need to bring money?
Local currency in Thailand is the Thai Baht. You don’t need to bring a lot of cash with you. The banking infrastructure is well developed on Koh Samui. There are safe and reliable ATM’s on every corner that accept all types of cards, VISA and Mastercard preferred. You can also exchange your home currency at any bank easily. There is an ATM on Vikasa premises as well.
What about laundry?
Laundry service is outsourced with a next day delivery in most of the cases. Rates for doing laundry are very cheap however, as we are using outside service providers please try to avoid bringing expensive clothes just to be on the safe side.
HOW TO BOOK YOUR RESERVATION
Contact Lori Anderson at 805.260.0053 or email email@example.com for more information and to book your reservation.
This is going to be an amazing experience. We would love nothing more than to share it with you!