Thailand has been a retreat destination for so long now that the facilities and what's on offer are amazing.
And incredibly it's still cheap which is a great bonus.
It offers well organised retreats with a wonderful variety of yoga styles and programs.
With such a large yoga community there are many yoga teachers with different approaches and styles.
And the retreat centers tend to offer a wide selection of classes and teachers.
A lot of the venues are purpose built so there are yoga shalas on clifftops with breathtaking views or directly on pristine beachfronts.
Instead of picture perfect beaches maybe you like the idea of a retreat in the jungle.
Yoga retreats of all types can be found everywhere in Thailand.
Most people are Buddhist in Thailand and this gives it a friendliness and calm that makes it a great destination.
Here you can get into your meditation, pranayama breathing and practice any style of yoga that you are into.
And the variety of the program combinations is the best of anywhere.
Yoga programs are combined with so many different activities, from fitness, detox to dance and singing.
And healthy food and spa menus are there to enjoy in your 'me' time.
Yoga and Thailand go together like the Warrior and Reverse Warrior Yoga Poses.
As with most countries in South East Asia the driest and busiest time is from late December through to April, exactly the same as India, often yogis travel between the two countries during these months, and it is the same time of year that it is winter in the northern hemisphere.
Like most of Asia, Thailand is a favorite spot for yogis on yoga retreats with it's winter sun and lots of practice on offer. That is with the exception of Bali, where high season is May to August each year.
With the climate being nice all year round in Thailand (except in the few monsoon months late in the year) you have the option to visit at other times too and find the pace & vibe more calm and peaceful.
In Thailand, just think of avoiding September to December if you want to miss most of the rain, although it can be the most awesome weather to be around too if you like that sort of thing.
All across this beautiful country you will find retreat centers.
The islands in the Gulf of Thailand in the south are still the go-to yogi hangouts.
And everybody is catered for. From luxury resorts to more affordable retreats.
All retreats will include a daily yoga class or two and then many have a meditation class and spa inclusions.
A Thai massage is always nice after a hot practice.
Retreat heaven with some long established retreat centers. There is such a wealth of knowledge and yoga practice here that it's not hard to find just what you are looking for.
Based on beautiful beaches all around the island you can't help but chill out and get into your practice. With great instructors and a good variety of yoga classes too, such as options like these two great ideas-
A smaller island visited by boat only. Laid back with turquoise waters in quiet bays and retreats dotted around the island's coastline, making retreats here a top pick for travelling yogis in Thailand.
People tend to stay quite a while on this island and so extended programs like this one could be of interest -
The largest and busiest of Thailand's islands with the benefit of an international airport with worldwide connections. There are quite a few retreat centers here with different programs available.
Natural beauty awaits you on this beautiful island. It's easy to immerse yourself in a yoga retreat here in such beauty.
Here's some interesting retreats for you, away from the crowds, in Thailand -
In the mountainous north of Thailand is this interesting cultural and religious center. A deep feeling of history and culture makes it a supportive place to deepen our practice.
Spend some time at one of the boutique resorts here with different retreats available. Enjoy a healthy holiday with a focus on good food, healthy living and exploring your practice and pranayama.
Everything you can imagine.
Yoga retreats of all types can be found all across this beautiful country of Thailand.
Packages are on offer with a variety of different activities included.
Yoga Meditation Retreats Thailand
Maybe you are interested in exploring meditation more, it's a great place to do this.
There are many interesting and varied courses here.
Or you may just want to hit the beach when you are not in your yoga class.
Because its a yoga mecca everything is set up to make it work for you.
Health food vegan cafes, cheap & wonderful Thai massage, alternative therapies, practitioners of all types..
All retreat centers offer awesome vegan and vegetarian menus.
And there's some great raw food inventions worth trying out.
Consider what you want to do first.
Because there are so many options knowing what vibe and activities you are looking for is the best place to start.
Are you looking for some beach and massage time outside of classes.
Or are you looking for more and different classes each day to get into your yoga and pranayama.
Then there's the price.
A tip is that yoga retreats tend to fluctuate on price quite a lot and outside of high season can be even more affordable in Thailand.
This is especially true of yoga retreats at hotels.
And outside of high season in Thailand can just mean an afternoon or evening shower that's all.
Partners are very quick to respond here and you are able to book a retreat at short notice.
If you are considering attending soon then send an inquiry on the retreat that interests you the most.
You will hear back quickly and be able to progress your planning with them.
If you are looking at booking in the high season of late December until the end of March then forward planning is advisable.
The retreats in Thailand are often full at this time of year and the flights to the islands in the south can be fully booked.
Booking in advance can save you a lot of money too as travelling & staying can be much more expensive on short notice at this time of year.
One good thing to know is that there are many options for you to consider here.
There are a variety of activities to enjoy.
There are also so many different types of yoga retreat centers to choose from, especially those that offer detox and weight-loss programs.
If you are on a fixed budget then this is the place for you. Retreats are affordable and still normally all-inclusive. So a win win.
And the normal style of accommodation and retreat center is very nice. A bungalow by the beach with the breaking waves being your alarm clock is hard to beat.
And often the yoga shala is on a cliff top or on the beach. Thailand has always offered a natural rustic beauty to it's visitors.
If you are looking for more formal comfort then Thailand has that on offer too.
You will find all types and varieties of yoga retreats to immerse yourself entirely into the activities and venue in Thailand, with luxurious spas and the most modern fully-equipped gyms and facilities.
If you have the time you could mix a trip to the islands in the Gulf of Thailand with a visit to the Andaman sea on the west coast of the mainland.
It is only a 45 minute flight between them. To check out the retreat options all over this beautiful country just take a look at all the incredible retreats we list here.
The program is designed to offer your body and mind an integrated yoga and functional fitness approach.
The program offers a level of activity and rejuvenation that covers all aspects of human functioning across yoga asana, both dynamic and restorative, breath work, core strength and cardio workouts, combined with delicious and healthy food.
This yoga retreat allows you to choose from a wide array of massages, facial and body treatments as well as yoga exercises to help you refresh and recharge.
With healthy and nutritious spa cuisine, relaxing treatments at the Spa Center that prides itself in spa treatments with a healing element to them and yoga classes to balance the body, mind and soul this program seeks to leave one in a blissful state.
The yoga retreat includes healthy diet meals and also their renowned spa therapies.
The package will leave you energized and refreshed in both body and mind.
A holistic approach creates a rewarding and rejuvenating break and a memorable stay at the Resort Spa.
Enjoy three nights accommodation, roundtrip airport transfers, three meals per day according to your set detox program menu, individual wellness consultation, departure consultation, blood pressure check-up, physical analysis, daily massage, one Thai Hammam journey, complimentary access to all facilities, such as steam and infrared sauna.
This yoga retreat also includes one private meditation session, one abdominal massage, one essential physiotherapy session, one deep moisturizing body wrap, and one private yoga session.
This yoga retreat includes yoga-twice daily, pranayama, Chi Gong, mantras, guided meditations and discourses.
The 6 day Retreat allows you sufficient time to relax into the peace and tranquility of this enchanted island.
The 5-night package comes with your yoga classes, morning meditative practice, any additional yoga and pilates classes, meals, accommodation and unlimited use of the fully equipped Sky Gym.
On this scenic island, book your great escape, the perfect place to travel on this journey on your own terms and find your inner peace.