Totally Tropical Thailand Yoga Holiday

If You Love Yoga, Sunshine and Beaches, You'll Love This...

We’re getting ready for the ULTIMATE Tropical Yoga Holiday.

Thailand and yoga. Immersed in bright sunshine, lush rainforest and beach surroundings. Appreciate the wonders of Thailand’s natural beauty and in doing so discover the beauty of your own inner space. This is the is the ultimate beach yoga holiday – one you will never forget and suitable for ALL. Let host, Jackie Heffer-Cooke show you around the Thailand she knows and loves.

Why Thailand?

Thailand is known as ‘The land of smiles’, not only because visitors love its natural beauty and historical riches, but also because of the country’s friendly people and fascinating culture.

Immersed in lush rainforest and beach surroundings Koh Lanta is the perfect blend of Thai natural beauty. The beach is sublime, 2 km long, with a scattering of authentic beach restaurants and bars where you can relax and watch the sunset across the sea, Thai longtails silhouetted on the horizon.

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Yoga host Jackie and her family have been visiting Koh Lanta for 16 years, and have made many local friends along the way. The people of Koh Lanta need tourism economically to help keep their families, and they are very aware of the environmental issues surrounding their country. In Koh Lanta you will not find any high-rise hotels, or any plastic sunloungers on the beach, the 2 mile long beach is kept a wide natural space to be enjoyed by those seeking a more peaceful alternative to the noisier more crowded areas of Thailand. The restaurants on Koh Lanta beach are authentic, casual establishments, where it is totally acceptable to roam barefoot so you can meander your way home after your meal along the edge of the sea under the stars.

The Yoga

The Retreat takes place at Lanta Yoga, a beautiful yoga studio and platform, tranquil, private and surrounded by lush rain-forest. The Yoga is a blend of Hatha and Vinyasa, with a splash of sunset Yin. There will be two yoga sessions a day suitable for all levels of yogis, including beginners, and more powerful sessions for those with a deeper practise wanting to advance their practice. This is a retreat, so the yoga practices will be exploring all aspects of yoga from the 8 limbs, but the teachings are approachable, inclusive and translated into ideas for modern daily living.

The yoga will be based around the exploration of the Koshas, as it’s so easy to slip deeper into our practise to the sound of nature’s sunset chorus of wildlife on a yoga shala set on the edge of the rainforest.

If you simply want to come for a beginner’s practise and have a holiday, then you are most welcome too, this in itself will be enough to have an experience of a lifetime. This yoga holiday is suitable for ALL, regardless of yoga experience. Come with your mum, your husband, or your best friend! We’d love to have you all.

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The Experience

If you have always wanted to travel East, your teacher and host Jackie Heffer-Cooke is here to guide you towards your experience of a lifetime. And in doing so she will teach you all about two things which make her life more happy, peaceful and complete – Yoga and Koh Lanta.

Added Extras Include:

There is an optional snorkelling trip to local islands to watch tropical fish in their natural environment, and this area is now under national protection so these snokelling trips are ‘visitor aware’. The sea is clear and warm, and the fish an overwhelming blissful display of colour.

There will also be an optional visit to Koh Lanta Old Town, where you can shop local produce from the market, eat the freshest Thai food on the stilt restaurants over the sea, and we will visit an authentic Thai Temple.

Feel free to support the local women who offer Thai Massage on wooden platforms on the beach. There is nothing quite like a massage at sunset watching the west facing horizon and it’s array of colour, a true moment of bliss.

Do a little more of what makes your soul happy – and book today.

When and Where?

25th March- 1st April 2020

This tropical yoga holiday includes 6 days of yoga and 7 night’s authentic Thai Bungalow accommodation (5 minutes’ walk from the spectacular beach), a superfood brunch every day, transfers to the retreat from Krabi airport and all yoga on our peaceful yoga shala on the edge of the Thai rainforest. It is possible to arrange extra night’s accommodation through the resorts, we are happy to help.

 

What’s included in our Ultimate Yoga Retreat?

3-4 hours of yoga a day – Lush!

Simple, authentic accomodation in a Thai Bungalow either at Fruit Tree Lodge or Lanta Marina

Really yummy Superfood Brunch served by Fruit Tree Coffee Shop. Choices of coffee, tea, smoothies, home-made granola with honey and fruit, eggs and avacados with local breads, enough to keep you going until dinner!

 

Available Lovely Add-Ons:

  • Thai Massage at Sunset
  • Visit to authentic Thai Temple
  • Speed boat trip to snorkelling paradises
  • Affinity swimming and cocktails

Enjoy having your very own tour guide in Jackie, showing you all around the Island she knows so well and loves. Jackie goes back to this special spot in Thailand almost every year, so can truly show you all the hidden gems.

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In The Evening

You will be invited to join Jackie for an evening meal at one of the many restaurants along the two-mile-long Koh Lanta beach. These restaurants are basic, but again beautiful, and are actually located on the Pra-ae beach. Lying on a Thai cushion before or after eating is essential! Of course, you are very welcome to muse out for dinner on your own or with your friends, Jackie will point you towards her recommendations. Jackie has been visiting these restaurants for 14 years, in her opinion sitting at an informal Koh Lanta restaurant table, on a beach, with toes in the sand, whilst eating fresh barbecued fish, or lemongrass curry is the only way to eat.

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How Much Will it Cost?

Fruit Tree Lodge and Lanta Marina (fan bungalows)

Two persons sharing a double: £595 pp
Single person in a double: £695pp

Fruit Tree Lodge is near the location where the yoga will take place, within easy reach of amenities, and 5 minutes walk from the spectacular beach.

Lanta Marina is at the very end of Long Beach and 15 minutes walk to central amenities and the yoga shala.

Both of these resorts are authentic Thai resorts, rustic Thai bungalows with fans. Fruit Tree Lodge is now full, but accomodation at Lanta Marina (where Jackie stays) is still available.

The cost is £595 for shared accommodation, and an extra £100 surcharge for those wanting a bungalow to themselves. Prices £595 for a shared double Thai Bungalow, and £695 for a Thai Bungalow with a single person supplement. This price includes a SuperFood Brunch, and authentic Thai Bungalow accommodation (5 minutes’ walk from the spectacular beach), transfers to the retreat from the airport and all yoga on our peaceful yoga shala on the edge of the Thai rainforest.

 

Accommodation

This is blissful, but simple and basic living, back to nature. Each traditional Thai bungalow has a double bed with mosquito net, fan, toilet and hot water shower.

How Do I Get There?

You need a flight to Krabi. A return flight from London costs around £450 to £700 return and takes around 11 hours depending on the date you travel. There is usually a change of flight in Bangkok to Krabi (usually only an hour turnaround). If you would like to travel with Jackie or take advice on where to stay if you extend your trip in Thailand, please ask Jackie on [email protected]

Your price includes transfers to and from your accomodation to Krabi airport (on a fab air-conditioned Thai minibus), to be arranged.

How Do I Pay?

If you would like to secure your place then we require either a £300 deposit or the full amount. You can pay here or call 07813069529, to talk to Jackie. The full balance will then be due by 1st March 2020. The deposit is non-refundable. When booking, If you are sharing a bungalow, please make a note of who you want to share with.

There are only 6 spaces left!

It will be a trip of a lifetime… Bliss. Get in touch or book now to save your place today.