Koh Yao Noi is a small, pristine island located in Phang-Nga Bay between Phuket and Krabi, 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 and outstanding natural beauty.

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.

Your retreat includes yoga-twice daily, pranayama, Chi Gong, mantras and guided meditations. 

The 6 day Discovery Retreat allows you time to relax into the peace and tranquility of this enchanted island, giving you plenty of leisure time between classes to discover Koh Yao Noi.

Attending this retreat is to experience a return to the simpler ways of existing. 

Koh Yao Noi offers a holistic experience that restores harmony and balance. Community, sustainability and healthy living are encouraged, inspiring personal empowerment through a meaningful retreat and adventure together.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Equipment
  • Mats
  • Pool
  • WiFi Internet
  • Yoga Props
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Free Gift

Styles

  • General Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Dynamic Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Yin Yoga

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

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Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Optional sunrise Tai Chi on the beach
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Dynamic morning Hatha Yoga practice
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Breakfast
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Free Time (excursions, workshops )
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Gentle afternoon Yoga practice
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Optional yoga or meditation workshops

Location

Phang-Nga Bay, Thailand

Koh Yao Noi is located in Phang Nga Bay between Phuket and Krabi. National Geographic ranked Koh Yao Noi as one of the 6 Wild and Beautiful Places to Practice Yoga. Koh Yao Noi remains a hidden gem in Thailand and all of Southeast Asia – an island largely undiscovered with beaches, friendly locals, and outstanding natural beauty. Koh Yao Noi is really the perfect retreat hideaway.

Food

The retreat includes a delicious and hearty breakfast at the lodge. You can also order snacks, shakes, lunch and dinner at the lodge or visit other restaurants in the village and around the island.

Thai cuisine is well known for it's robust taste and flavour, while still being light and fresh. Choose from tasty salads (try the Som Tam- an authentic Green Papaya Salad!), noodle dishes such as Pad Thai, rice dishes with vegetables and spices, as well as many western favourites. 

Dietary requirements are generally easy to work with in Thailand due to their focus on rice and vegetables. There is little gluten or dairy in dishes and you can always request without, if need be. 

For dessert options try the mango sticky rice or black rice coconut pudding!

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Accommodations

Dormitory at Island Yoga

Dormitory

Take your slumber in one of Thailand's last unspoilt islands! For the cost conscious traveler, there are female dorms and one mixed dorm. Each unit has a shared bathroom with single beds, fridge, fans, hot showers and mosquito nets.

Budget Room at Island Yoga

Budget Room

Enjoy pure relaxation with the sounds of the crashing waves as your soundtrack that drifts you off to sleep. Feel the cosy warmth of the whole place and feel a strong connection with nature. Peace and serenity invades this whole paradise ensuring you will have a restful sleep each night.

There are 4 private rooms within the budget house, each with its own bathroom. These rooms have a double bed or two single beds plus a fan, hot shower and mosquito net.

A/C Bungalow at Island Yoga

A/C Bungalow

Stay in a fully furnished private bungalow equipped with the comforts of home accented with island living. This bungalow includes air-conditioning, hot shower and mosquito net.

Phang-Nga Bay, Thailand

Koh Yao Noi is located in Phang Nga Bay between Phuket and Krabi. National Geographic ranked Koh Yao Noi as one of the 6 Wild and Beautiful Places to Practice Yoga. Koh Yao Noi remains a hidden gem in Thailand and all of Southeast Asia – an island largely undiscovered with beaches, friendly locals, and outstanding natural beauty. Koh Yao Noi is really the perfect retreat hideaway.

Venue   Island Yoga
Island Yoga, Venue for 6 Day Discovery Island Yoga Retreat

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.