Island Yoga is located on a beautiful beachfront with breathtaking views of sunrise over Phang Nga bay. Due to the extreme tides, the beachfront is ideal for long strolls, sunbathing, and mediation. Swimming and snorkelling can be sought out on various other beaches on the island or on a short boat trip.
With plenty of free time during the day, you can explore remote beaches and lively markets, rice paddies and rubber plantations. This is also the time to treat yourself to a massage or take a Thai cookery course. Recreation options include swimming and snorkeling, hiking and biking, rock climbing and kayaking.
You can rent bicycles, kayaks and motor scooters at the lodge to explore the island. If you need a taxi, just speak to Ning and she’ll organize one for you!
To get to your wild and humble escape, known as Ulmar’s Nature Lodge (Island Yoga), it is easiest from Phuket. From Old Phuket town, local buses leave from the fresh market to Bang Rong Pier everyday. You can also take a tuk-tuk to the pier. Then catch the ferry to Koh Yao Noi (Manoh Pier) and enjoy a beautiful journey surrounded by turquoise blue waters. This unforgettable way of transportation will take approximately 30 minutes by speedboat or 1 hour by long tail. From there you can take a local taxi to Ulmar’s Nature Lodge. Taking an island stroll from the pier is also an option, as the Lodge is only a 10-minute walk. There will always be taxi’s waiting for you at the pier, no need to pre-arrange this.
Koh Yao Noi is a small, pristine island located in the Phang-Nga Bay between Phuket and Krabi, which was recently voted one of the 6 best destinations in the world to practice yoga by The National Geographic.
It remains one of the rare gems of South East Asia; an island still largely undiscovered by mainstream tourism with stunning beaches, friendly locals and outstanding natural beauty: it really is the perfect retreat hideaway.
This retreat has no start date, allowing you to choose any dates that suit you and the freedom to stay as long as you please.
Whether you are a dedicated yogi looking to enhance your practice or an absolute beginner seeking a safe environment to begin your yoga journey, everyone is welcome.
The retreat includes -
twice daily yoga, pranayama
Chi Gong, mantras
guided meditations and discourses.
The fun and relaxing 4 Day retreat is ideal for travellers who wish to explore the delights of the island while taking a short yoga vacation simultaneously.
Attending the retreat is to experience a return to the simple ways of existing in the world. Koh Yoa Noi offers a holistic experience that both rejuvenates and restores harmony and balance.