The Sanctuary is a laid-back, alternative holiday and wellness resort set just where the beach meets the jungle on a magical corner of Koh Phangan. People from around the world come here to unwind, relax and enjoy the wide range of yoga, detox and healing therapies and programs on offer. On site is a range of accommodation options from dorm rooms to simple bungalows to open-air houses to air conditioned villas. There are three yoga shalas, a beautiful spa, a wellness and cleansing center, colonics, steam room and a wonderful restaurant that offers delicious vegetarian cuisine and hosts a range of evenings including open-mic night, movie nights and special events.
The most direct way to get Ko Phangan is to fly from Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong or Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui with Bangkok Air. The Sanctuary can arrange a private speedboat to or from the airport directly to the beach.
Alternatively, catch the ferry boats. Ferries leave from Big Buddha Pier on Koh Samui and arrive at Haad Rin on Koh Phangan. Simply take a ten minute longtail boat ride from Haad Rin around to Haad Tien. Getting to The Sanctuary can be part of the adventure- but always worthwhile!
Jiya is a deeply connected leader who roots her teaching in the healing energy of nature. Her teaching invites students to explore their own, unique unfolding, through profound awareness and trust in the wisdom of the Self. Through her studies with teachers and shamans across the world, Jiya has developed a powerful sense of energetic connection and a strong set of philosophical and intuitive teachings, which she shares through creative hatha and yin yoga, sacred fire and medicine ceremonies, and healing therapies.
Jiya is also a talented musician and sound healer, who seeks out native chants and medicine songs from around the world to complement her work.