Yoga is a discipline loved by many. It has a lot of amazing health benefits such as improved circulation, weight management, increased strength, and immunity boost. It is also the best way to unplug and quiet the mind, especially if you have a stressful lifestyle. Yoga is a popular practice in Koh Samui. If you are looking for a place where you can enhance your knowledge about it or you simply want to be with people who share the same passion as you have for it, here are some yoga studios you can visit on the island.
The Yogarden Samui
Open Mon-Fri ( 10:30 am to 5:30 pm), Sat (9am to 1pm)
Phone: +66 85 790 3409
Whether you are a yoga newbie or have been doing it for years, you will love it at Yogarden. This is a serene retreat in the Fisherman’s Village and offers morning yoga classes, intensive yoga training, Pilates, and detox holidays. The place is quiet and very peaceful and the classes will benefit not only your body but also your mind. Nestled amidst a beautiful tropical garden with Buddhist relics and colorful accents all around, here you can take your mind off work, find your center and focus on your well being.
The place allows you to be with people who share the same goal—to be able to practice yoga and have a healthier and stronger body inside and out. You can come here for the morning classes which are invigorating and will give you the energy you need to do the activities you love. You can also have your breakfast on site where you can eat yummy food that are free from preservatives and have no MSG. Healthy whole foods will make you benefit more from your yoga session.
If you are not into yoga, you are welcome at Yogarden too. They have all kinds of healing sessions like chakra healing, massages, and cleansing rituals. It has a cute cafe too where you can hangout, enjoy coolers while you wait for your family member or loved one to finish their class.
Because it is so peaceful, many tourists are attracted to this sanctuary and take part in yoga holidays or detox retreat.These programs are created for people who want to pave the way for a healthier lifestyle or perhaps get a much needed break from their busy schedule. On your detox program, you will be fed nothing but fresh juices and food that are basically good for you. You will also be able to do plenty of yoga and wellness activities. Most importantly, you can have the opportunity to unwind in a blissful setting where there are no deadlines, no clients that yell, and of course, no traffic to worry about.
Operating hours: 7am to 7 pm, except Sunday
Phone: +66 80 889 9960
Nothing can get you in the mood for yoga than a wonderful scenery and this is exactly what you can expect at Marga Yoga. This venue has a stunning beachfront location and is one of the most relaxing spots in Taling Ngam. If you feel the need to put your soul at ease and can’t wait to tend to your body once and for all, make the time and visit this studio.
To be able to have a private session with the instructor, you need to book. Fee is 1500 baht. Drop in sessions are also available starting at 500 baht. Residents of Koh Samui get a special discount and need only pay 250 baht.
Marga Yoga also offers a detox program called Raw Food Rehab. This aims to get rid of the unwanted and harmful toxins from the body and help you achieve a healthier state. The raw food diet shifts the pH of the body, moving away from the acidic to the alkaline. An acidic body is prone to sickness and issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and fatty liver. A diet that is alkaline in nature is the remedy for excess acids in the body.
Health buffs who want to indulge in good food made from fresh ingredients can try dining at the Sweet Soul Cafe. Here you can try their delicious fresh fruit drinks, garden salads, sandwiches, and guilt free cakes.
Green Space Sauna
Operating hours: 10 am to 10 pm
Phone: 00 66 77 332 381
An amazing wellness retreat with a green tropical theme is Green Space Sauna. This is a casual yet chic spot where you can go for your morning yoga. They also offer therapeutic treatments like traditional Thai massage, slimming massage, Turkish baths, and aroma oil body scrub. The place is so relaxing with fabulous amenities. Here you can have an invigorating yoga sessions with friends or some of the fellow tourists and regulars. Green Space focuses on wellness and healing and is known for their ‘clean’ menu too. They serve wheatgrass shots, fresh spring rolls, noodle soup with vegetables and so much more. Their falafel and ratatouille are also worth tasting. At Green Space Samui, you can get the peace and quiet that you are looking for and practice yoga with qualified instructors to get the most benefits from your practice.
Their sauna is really good and relaxing. If you want to sweat a lot and rid your body of harmful elements, you should try it. Sauna opens up the pores and allows your skin to breathe and detox. At Green Space, you can also avail of some spa treatments after your yoga sessions. Have a facial or a nice body wrap. The quiet setting and the ample trees and greenery will help you unload your mind and body of stress and pains. Make sure to visit Green Space when you are in Koh Samui.