The Yoga Retreat Thailand trend is here to stay. And escaping for yoga retreats in Thailand mid-Winter is the perfect solo adventure.
Dreaming of Thailand, sizzling street food and the smell of chili in the air, bustling night markets and beautiful beaches? I sure as hell am. I think it’s safe to say Thailand evokes more or less the same few idyllic things for everyone. But one thing that’s currently gaining popularity is the Yoga Retreat Thailand trend. Escaping for yoga retreats during your Thailand itinerary mid-Winter is a great solo adventure and the perfect way to experience those magical holiday vibes you’ve been craving, but with a restful and invigorating twist of a health holiday, you won’t forget.
“Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” is one of my favourite yoga quotes as it encapsulates so much of the magic there is to be found in a yoga retreat, in Thailand or anywhere.
When picking from the vast Yoga Retreat Thailand throng of offers, most people will opt for the southern islands, which makes total sense. I’ve also included a few retreats up north if you prefer that area. I love Chiang Mai too!
And since you will likely be commuting through Bangkok upon arrival, here are some more handy resources I wrote which might be helpful:
Yoga Retreat Thailand—Where to go?
Koh Phangan, Southern Thailand
I’ve written about Koh Phangan Yoga, and it does remain my favourite spot for a yoga retreat Thailand holiday. Wonderland Healing Center offers 16 days detoxifying and rejuvenation yoga and meditation retreats to help you get rid of bodily toxins inside and out. Ultimately, with these practices guests can achieve a refreshed body, mind, and spirit. This meditation retreat Thailand is settled in a beautiful garden with spectacular views of the mountains. Each accommodation is fully equipped with air conditioning, safe box, Wi-Fi, and comfortable mattresses. Along with the premises, it houses a herbal steam sauna, two yoga halls, and a swimming pool where guests can enjoy the view, relax, and enjoy the wonders of nature. You can read my vegan Koh Phagan guide here if you’re not already convinced.
Check out retreats at Wonderland healing center
Retreats start at 175€
Phuket, Southern Thailand
Phuket can need a little navigating to find peaceful corners, but it is also very beautiful. Mangosteen offers retreats in four-star, adult-only accommodations, and retreats range from four to 15 days. A cleansing yoga retreat at Mangosteen is pretty much all you need to recharge your battery and attain optimal vitality to come back home a new and refreshed human. Guests will have the chance to be guided by the excellent Ayurveda Spa Team through different forms of yoga from simple Hatha stretches to more extensive types of practice. This yoga retreat Thailand offers guests with accommodation fitted with unique interiors, painted with warm-coloured hues, earthy wooden furniture.
Check out retreats at Mangosteen
Retreats start at 367€
Koh Samui, Southern Thailand
Koh Samui has really great amenities all over and is a great place to start if you’ve never been to Thailand and are feeling less adventurous. It has its own airport for a start. Natural Detox Resort offers retreats in eight and 15 days format, all offering a great yoga practice that will keep you fit and help you achieve that peace of mind you’ve been seeking. The detox retreat will gently whip you into a healthy balanced lifestyle through cardio exercises and delicious healthy eating. There are a lot of yoga retreats in Thailand but what makes this yoga retreat different is their approach to making their guests feel like family. During your stay, local staff will know your name by heart and take care of you like you are one of their own. Rooms are clean, equipped with a king-size bed, air conditioning, and bathroom with hot water.
Check out retreats at Natural Detox Resort
Retreats start at €396
Phetchabun, Northern Thailand
Now for something a little different, why not consider 21 days of Muay Thai, yoga, and meditation, and come back home ready to kick some serious asses. Set in the idyllic farmland village of the Phetchabun province, you will be living with a friendly Thai family and get a real taste of the Thai culture. Gym facilities and Noi’s Café are just a stone throw away from the village. If Muay Thai is not enough to get your adrenaline pumping, this camp also offers raft riding on its largest lake. If you’re the active type and can’t quite pick your poison, why not do it all at one of the most varied and well-regarded yoga retreats in Thailand.
Check out retreats at Muay Thai Battle Conquer Gym
Retreats start at €408
Koh Samui, Southern Thailand
The integrated YogaCoreCycle, Samahita Retreat’s famous program, includes a six-day fitness yoga retreat amongst several other offerings. In these six days, guests will get to enjoy the benefits of empowering their physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Set in the tropical island of Koh Samui, Samahita Retreat offers eco-friendly accommodations built with the use of natural lighting, cross-ventilation, mosquito screens, air condition, and rainwater harvesting. In your free time, have a boat trip to a neighbouring secluded island and enjoy snorkelling.
Check out retreats at Samahita Retreat
Retreats start at €377
Koh Yao Noi, Southern Thailand
Island Yoga offers four, six, or eight days of their Full Spectrum program which includes body-mind rejuvenation through Qigong, Asana, mantras, sacred chants, and pranayama. The goal of this program is to help you gain a progressive spiritual awakening so you can discover your profound purpose in life, achieve creativity, and increase your overall self-awareness. Island Yoga offers an affordable retreat accommodation at its Nature Lodge resort. The rooms are clean and equipped with air conditioning, bathroom, and mosquito nets.
Check out retreats at Island Yoga
Retreats start at €126
One of the few yoga retreats in Thailand that’s set in the vicinity of Bangkok, Mind Yoga Retreat offers a four-day mini-meditation and yoga retreat that’s also very affordable. The program includes different classes that are suitable for the beginner or advanced yogis seeking a quick escape from their daily routines. The eco-resorts offers three nights of accommodation and Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Yin Yang yoga. Airport transfer is also available from Don Mueang, making this retreat super convenient too.
Check out retreats at Mind Yoga Retreat
Level: beginner and intermediate
Retreats start at €228
Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand
Located in the lush and peaceful Chiang Mai Province, Amayen Sanctuary Yoga Retreat Thailand offers a holistic approach to meditation to their guests. In these four to ten days of retreat, you will experience a restorative healing process from within your mind and body. Friendly professionals will guide you through tai chi, meditations, and mindful breathing. In your free time, lounge by the outdoor pool and soak up the fresh mountain air. For more information on Chiang Mai, read my vegan Chiang Mai guide and my Hostels Chaing Mai guide.
Check out retreats at Amayen Sanctuary
Level: Beginner and Intermediate
Retreats start at €638
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