Yoga is a healing practice for so many of us, but what is it about practising yoga in Koh Samui that can be particularly healing? Koh Samui is the ideal mix of city life and island life, offering the best of Thailand but set away from the more bustling tourist destinations of the country. On Koh Samui, you’ll be spoilt with beaches and bargain spa treatments, all whilst being surrounded by some of the most beautiful nature in the world.
By taking part in a Koh Samui yoga retreat that focuses on health and healing the body, you’ll be reaping the benefits by the end of your stay – feeling shiny and new when it comes to that dreaded flight home. In this post, we will tell you all about why yoga in Koh Samui heals, as well as the healing aspects that we focus on during our own yoga retreats.
I’m pretty sure that most of us can just look at a picture of a palm tree and feel better. Heading to Koh Samui for your yoga practice will turn your desktop background into your real-life view. And what’s better than flowing through sun salutations on a white-sand beach, listening to the waves, and occasionally sipping from a coconut that came from the tree you’re practising underneath? I mean, it doesn’t get much better.
Koh Samui is a slice of paradise where you will find yourself surrounded by the beauty of nature everywhere you turn. Whether you prefer a sweaty jungle hike after your morning yoga practice or a swim in shallow waters to connect with nature, you can find it here.
Connecting with nature is one of the best ways to heal our minds and our bodies. We start to feel small and comforted by the beauty of the world around us when we allow ourselves the time to absorb it. And time is something that you will have in abundance when you take your yoga practice to Thailand.
There is a way of life in Thailand which has a ripple effect on those that visit. It’s called ‘The Land of Smiles’ for a reason! Ask anybody who has spent time in Thailand, and they’ll probably tell you that they stopped wearing shoes, stopped complaining, and returned home feeling a lot lighter than when they left. There’s just something about it.
When we practice yoga, we connect our minds to our bodies, and worry less about external factors that are weighing us down – no matter how small or big they might seem, yoga helps us to overcome them. Our yoga practice can be deepened even further by practising on an island where the way of life is just so much less hectic. You wake up, practice yoga, decide what to eat for the day, maybe practice yoga again, and that’s it!
Life in Koh Samui is so carefree and wonderful that you’ll probably never want to leave.
By heading to a yoga retreat that includes detox, you’ll be able to heal your body as well as your mind. We pride ourselves on being able to provide our guests with much more than daily yoga practice, here are the detoxifying experiences that are included in our ‘Revitalise your Energy’ retreat:
- Organic herbal shakes.
- A meal-plan packed with superfoods and served to you from our very own cafe.
- Herbal detox overnight ‘flush’.
- Facial treatment or ear-candling session.
- Colon hydrotherapy or Chinese cupping.
- Fat burner supplements.
All of this as well as classes, massages, infrared saunas, and ice baths! Add to this the fact that you’re spending the entire time living on an idyllic island in the Gulf of Thailand and you’ve got yourself the ultimate healing experience.
Thai people are happy and smiley souls, and one of the biggest reasons that tourists leave Thailand feeling so refreshed and re-energised. In Thailand, your kindness, good deeds, and cheerfulness play a huge part in deciding whether or not you are a good person – so expect smiles everywhere you go! It’s hard to feel unhappy when surrounded by so many people with so much good energy to share, and you’ll start to see your outlook change and your positivity grow in no time.
Lots of happy vibes whilst practising heart-warming yoga will feel incredibly healing – which can be particularly great if you are coming from a place of overwhelm and stress. But don’t just take our word for it…
Oh, the spa treatments. Nowhere else in the world are the spa treatments equally as outstanding as they are affordable. You could get two massages every day and still spend less than you would on your weekly shop at home! And there are so many different treatments to choose from that, to be honest, you probably will have to get at least two massages a day. What a shame…
You can choose from a Thai massage, foot massage, oil massage, a massage for your sunburn, a post-workout massage, the parlour is yours and the list is endless. You will love it. Included in the cost of our retreats is a daily massage of your choice. Consider it our treat to help you feel your very best, healed in the body as well as the mind, and ready for a great night of sleep before a brand new day in paradise.
Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s best gems, and you will feel the immediate benefits as soon as you plant your feet into the sand and commit to your yoga practice during your time here. Come and feel the healing abilities of practicing yoga in Koh Samui for yourself!
If you have any questions about anything that is included in our retreats, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form. Let’s get you healed and feeling like your best self!