Koh Samui, Thailand

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Perched above the sparking Gulf of Thailand, Vikasa Retreat center offers both secluded privacy as well as easy access to the popular beach towns of Lamai and Chaweng, both 10 minutes away. Vikasa’s mission is to foster yoga’s transformative potential by creating a personal sanctuary that embraces a spectacular natural setting, healthy food choices, and like-minded community.

It’s the ideal place to practice yoga, find like-minded people, eat healthy food, and evolve in an amazing natural environment.


All participants will be housed  in shared or private rooms. Nestled among the property’s palm- tree-studded hillside, all rooms feature either two twin beds or one double bed, free Wi-Fi, A/C, mini- fridges, electronic safes, coffee/tea makers, soap & shampoo, simple furnishings, and en-suite bathrooms; most have private terraces and sea views. All afford direct access to Vikasa’s private, rocky beachfront.


  • YOGA CAVES (single occupancy with shared bathroom) Bridging the gap between a hotel room and an authentic Thai experience, our Yoga Caves are small but very comfortable rooms that offer sweeping views over the sea and rocks below. Relax on your comfy bed facing out over the ocean and take in one of the best panoramas on Koh Samui. Sleep, read or meditate in peace. Modest in terms of size but still to our high standards, the air-conditioned Yoga Caves offer a quiet, personal place to stay for individual travelers. The yoga caves do not have bathrooms en-suite. There is a large shared and public restroom and shower facility located just behind the block of Yoga Caves. The showers have hot water and shampoo provided. A bathrobe is provided in each cave for your comfort.Twin bed, Spectacular ocean view, Air conditioning, Shared bathroom and shower (hot water), Mini fridge, Electronic safe, Free WiFi.


  • ZEN BUNGALOWS (single) The Zen Bungalows are perfectly named, being traditional huts built with local, natural materials. They provide an opportunity to leave contemporary hotels behind and feel yourself become totally at-one with Koh Samui’s natural surroundings, with the stunning views from our cli -top location right outside your door. A truly authentic experience. Please note that the Zen Bungalows are designed for solo travelers.Twin bed (single occupancy only) • Garden View, Air Conditioning, Cooling Fan, Mosquito nets Small private bathroom with hot water, Mini fridge, Electronic safe.



The Vikasa Life Café specializes in healthy, organic local fare. Blessed with a spectacular ocean view, it is a wonderful venue to relax, enjoy a light meal or smoothie, and soak in amazing sunsets. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know on your training registration form.


Exploring the Island & Activities

You will have plenty of time to explore on your own or with your fellow yogis! Vikasa can assist with planning day trips and arranging transportation. Optional activities include beach-hopping, spa treatments, Thai cooking classes, waterfall hikes, ocean sports, and visiting local villages and cultural sites.

Travelling to Koh Samui, Thailand

We recommend that you book an international flight directly to Bangkok – the newer Suvarnabhumi (BKK) or the older Don Mueang (DMK) — and then take the short connecting flight (typically Bangkok Airways) to Koh Samui (USM). From Koh Samui airport, the quickest route to Vikasa is via taxi. We will create a contact list for those of you who want to share taxi transfers.


Citizens of the USA and most EU and Asian countries do not need a visa to enter Thailand, unless you plan to stay longer than 30 days. Double-check with your local Thailand Embassy/Consulate for visa requirements.


For July-August, average Koh Samui temperatures are 84F (29C), and rarely drop below 75F (24C). Short bursts of rain are normal. Climate is perfect for beach lovers, so please bring plenty of sunscreen if you burn easily.

What to wear

Lightweight yoga outfits, beachwear, and cotton clothing is the norm. If you enter a local temple, etiquette dictates covered knees (long pants, skirt, or wrap) and shoulders (shirt with sleeves or coverall/wrap).


Free Wi-Fi is available throughout Vikasa and inside the rooms. Vikasa has an ATM on-site; banks are easily reachable in nearby Chaweng or Lamai. Local SIM cards are available at local 7-11 and Family Mart stores.

Training Destination Brochure (pdf)

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Available Trainings in this destination

200-Hour Teacher Training