Thailand Retreat

With Tahl Rinsky & Bess Prescott 

Vikasa Retreat, Koh Samui

 28 July-3 Aug 2024

Thailand Retreat

With Tahl Rinsky & Bess Prescott 

Vikasa Retreat, Koh Samui

28 July - 3 August 2024

Join Tahl and Bess for 7 days and 6 nights of yoga, connection and exploration in paradise at the famous Vikasa retreat centre on the stunning island of Kho Samui in Thailand.

We’ll move and breathe together daily with morning and afternoon practices in a stunning yoga shala overlooking the ocean. We'll eat delicious nourishing food at Vikasa Life Cafe, relax at the brand-new spa or enjoy a massage in the open pagoda on the cliff. Hang out in the ocean or by the pool with a book and a coconut, travel to the colourful night markets, explore local waterfalls and make lots of new friends. This retreat combines strong twice-daily practice catered to all levels with relaxation and lots of fun! 

WHO IS THIS RETREAT FOR?

Anyone who is ready for some time out in a beautiful place with a group of lovely humans; who is interested in diving deep but also having a laugh and a good time!  We will cater to all levels, from beginners through to advanced practitioners. Our yoga sessions offer a combination of prāṇāyāma, āsana and mantra. Our focus is building a strong yoga practice suited to each individual allowing for daily changes. No sessions are compulsory, so you can also take extra time to chill if you need to. There are many activities to enjoy on Kho Samui: snorkelling, boat tours, hiking and colourful markets if you wish to explore on your own or with the group on selected days.

WHO IS THIS RETREAT FOR?

Anyone who is ready for some time out in a beautiful place with a group of lovely humans. You're interested in diving deep but also having a laugh and a good time!  We will cater to all levels, from beginners through to advanced practitioners. Our yoga sessions offer a combination of prāṇāyāma, āsana and mantra. Our focus is building a strong yoga practice suited to each individual. No sessions are compulsory, so you can always take some extra time to chill. There are many activities to enjoy on Kho Samui: snorkelling, boat tours, hiking and colourful markets if you wish to explore on your own or with the group on selected days.

EXAMPLE DAILY TIMETABLE
 

6.30-7.15: prāṇāyāma, meditation, journalling

7:30-9:30: āsana, prāṇāyāma, meditation

9.30-11: brunch at Life Cafe: delicious fruits, muesli, eggs, salads, bread, spreads, coffee, tea and juice.
11-4: free time. 
Relax by the pool or beach, read a book, get a massage or spa treatment, or explore the island. 
4-6:
āsana, prāṇāyāma, mantra
6.30-8: wholesome dinner at Life Cafe. 

INCLUSIONS

  • 6 nights accommodation at Vikasa Retreat Center.
  • Delicious, nourishing brunch and dinner buffet meals at Vikasa Life Cafe. Vegan, vegetarian and omnivore options are available.
  • 2 daily practices (āsana, prāṇāyāma, mantra, meditation). Lots of hands-on assists for those who are interested.
  • Manduka mats and quality props provided
  • 2 x group excursions to colourful night markets.
  • Closing ceremony 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Return airport transfers from Koh Samui Airport (can be organised through Vikasa but paid separately)

INCLUSIONS

  • 6 nights accommodation at Vikasa Retreat Center.
  • Delicious, nourishing brunch and dinner buffet meals at Vikasa Life Cafe. Vegan, vegetarian and omnivore options are available.
  • 2 daily practices (āsana, prāṇāyāma, mantra, meditation). Plenty of hands-on assists for those who are interested.
  • Manduka Yoga mats and quality props provided
  • 2 x group excursions to colourful night markets. 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Return airport transfers from Koh Samui Airport (can be organised through Vikasa but paid separately)

OPTIONAL EXTRA ACTIVITIES

  • Massages and day spa visits
  • Night markets excursions
  • Day trips to other islands, waterfalls or cultural trips
  • Waterfall visits
  • Shopping, day markets, cafes and fun lunch spots
  • Tamarind Spa (a magical natural steam and fresh spring spa)
  • Gym visits, Mui Thai classes or adventure sports
  • Diving and snorkelling trips

YOUR TEACHERS

Tahl Rinsky

Tahl shares a creative and accessible breath-focused vinyasa flow influenced by ashtanga in a strong, fun and dynamic style. Her classes celebrate the raw beauty of life’s moments and the individual strengths each of us carry within. Tahl is Yoga Alliance ERYT500 certified.

Bess Prescott

Bess has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years. She takes a scholarly approach to the practice, based on original texts, and completed first year Sanskrit Studies at ANU in 2021. She has been teaching yoga since 2011 and is Yoga Alliance ERYT500 certified.

Tahl Rinsky

As a teacher, Tahl shares a creative and accessible breath focused Vinyasa flow influenced by ashtanga in a strong, fun and dynamic style. Her classes celebrate the raw beauty of life’s moments and the individual strengths each of us carry within. Tahl is Yoga Alliance ERYT200 and RYT500 certified.

Bess Prescott

Bess has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years. She takes a scholarly approach to the practice, based on original texts, and completed first year Sanskrit Studies at ANU in 2021. She has been teaching yoga since 2011 and is Yoga Alliance ERYT500 certified.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Prana Cabana Plus+

The Prana Cabana Plus+ rooms bring guests close to nature while providing every convenience along with private unblocked views of the sea. The rooms are modest, rustic both inside and out, yet clean and comfortable. They feature a king-sized bed, and direct beach access. A private terrace allows you to take in one of Samui’s spectacular sunrises. Cabanas come with a simple interior bathroom with hot shower, AC, mini fridge, and a safety box. 25-30Sqm.

Book KING to enjoy this room by yourself. 

Book TWIN SHARE for your own single bed in a shared room - you can specify the friend in the other bed, or you will be paired with a new retreat friend. 

If you would like to book the King room as a couple, please book 2 x twin rooms email [email protected] and let us know you are together.

BOOK PRANA CABANA PLUS+ KING  $3200 AUD ONE ROOM LEFT
BOOK PRANA CABANA PLUS+ TWIN SHARE $2350 AUD

Lotus Pad Plus+ 

Conveniently located in the heart of Vikasa overlooking the pool and ocean, Lotus Pad Plus rooms that offer privacy and stunning views of the sea right from your bed, plus a spacious terrace to relax and enjoy the ocean breeze. They feature king size bed and come with a simple interior bathroom with hot shower, AC, mini fridge, and a safety box. 30Sqm.

Book KING to enjoy this room by yourself. Sorry, there are no Twin options available. 

If you would like to book the King room as a couple, email [email protected] and let us know you are together.

BOOK LOTUS PAD PLUS+ KING $3100 AUD  ONE ROOM LEFT

Prana Cabana Standard

The Prana Cabana standard rooms bring guests close to nature while providing every convenience along with partial views of the sea from the balcony. They are located above PC+ rooms. The rooms are modest rustic both inside and out, yet clean and comfortable. They feature a Queen-sized bed and direct beach access. A private terrace lets you take in one of Samui’s spectacular sunrises. Cabanas come with a simple interior bathroom with hot shower, AC, mini fridge, and a safety box. 

Book KING to enjoy this room by yourself. 

Book TWIN SHARE for your own single bed in a shared room - you can specify the friend in the other bed, or you will be paired with a new retreat friend. 

If you would like to book the King room as a couple, please book 2 x twin rooms email [email protected] and let us know you are together.

BOOK PRANA CABANA STANDARD KING $2900 AUD
BOOK PRANA CABANA STANDARD TWIN SHARE $2200 AUD

Lotus Pad Standard 

Rest and recharge in a king-sized bed (or two twins). All the Lotus Pad Standard rooms are slightly different, and interiors vary, but they are all of the same standard. Some have better views, while others are better furnished. They have all been freshly renovated and are all conveniently located close to the cafe and pool. They feature king size bed and come with a simple interior bathroom with hot shower, AC, mini fridge, and a safety box. 30Sqm.

Book KING to enjoy this room by yourself. 

Book TWIN SHARE for your own single bed in a shared room - you can specify the friend in the other bed, or you will be paired with a new retreat friend. 

If you would like to book the King room as a couple, please book 2 x twin rooms email [email protected] and let us know you are together.

BOOK LOTUS PAD STANDARD KING $2800 AUD 2 ROOMS LEFT
BOOK LOTUS PAD STANDARD TWIN SHARE $2150 AUD

Yoga Cave

Bridging the gap between a hotel room and an authentic Thai experience, the Yoga Caves are small but very comfortable single 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. The rooms are air-conditioned and offer a quiet, personal place to stay for solo travellers. These rooms do not have bathrooms en-suite - there is a large shared restroom and shower facility located just behind the block of Yoga Caves. The showers have hot water and shampoo provided. Rooms are located right next to cafe and Yoga Shala.

BOOK YOGA CAVE $1950 AUD

"A transformative experience.

The program was balanced between movement/stillness, challenge/ease, and asana/other practices. The practices were fortifying, expansive and nourishing. The shala was beautifully hot and sweaty, but also consistently full of fresh air: for the body and mind.
The in-between moments and experiences were ‘pick your own adventure’. Lots of freedom and space to do whatever you needed to do, and be whoever you wanted to be. The people - I’ll never forget. Teachers, students, new friends, new bonds. Very special."

- Emily, Melbourne

"Brilliant, perfect mix of strong and rest.

Creature yoga retreat at Vikasa on Koh Samui was dreamy. The location was stunning with simple comfortable airconditioned cabins overlooking the ocean, a great pool and lovely gardens. The yoga shalas were epic, cantilevering out from the side of the hill with huge views out to sea. As usual the yoga was brilliant, with Bess and Tahl tag teaming to perfection. A perfect mix of strong practice, meditation, yogic and vedic learning and lots or time for rest, food, and adventures around the island.
The people that gathered for the week were diverse, interesting and a pleasure to meet and spend time with. Friends for life were made.
If I wasn't going to Sri Lanka with them I'd come again....or maybe I'll come again anyway!"
 
Michael Ben-Mehir, Australia

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