Koh Mak Island, Thailand. Jan 4. – Feb 1. 2020
The Website and Registration for 2020 Retreat is open! Welcome to Koh Mak, Thailand!
The second week (Jan 11-18) is fully booked. There is only one spot for a male student in B-8 twin bed bungalow. Please let us know if you are interested!
The retreat Yoga program and accommodation price depends on accommodation type and the length of your stay. You may stay with us from one to four weeks between Jan 4 – Feb 1 2020.
We welcome you to an inspirational retreat of transformative Ashtanga Yoga and self-discovery, taking place in the quiet surroundings of Koh Mak island, on the South-East coast of Thailand.
Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama (breathing exercise), Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, Thai Vegan-Vegetarian Meals, Thai Massage, Swimming, Diving, Snorkeling, Paddle boarding, Sun bathing…in relaxed and warm environment.
Mornings include Mysore-style Ashtanga practice, guided beginner’s classes, and kid’s yoga (twice a week). Afternoons are filled with thorough technical analysis, in-depth discussions and extra workshops. Pranayama, relaxation and meditation sessions are offered in the evenings.
You will be guided safely by Petri Räisänen, Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen, Måns Broo and qualified assistant teachers’s experienced, sensitive and insightful adjustments and advice.
Retreat is designed for Ashtanga yoga students of all levels (beginners, primary, intermediate and advanced A series).
Yoga can be an effective and beneficial tool for reaching a more peaceful state of mind, managing stress and getting physically fit.
Basic Yoga includes Yoga each morning from Sunday to Friday, as well as all the classes in our Basic schedule (check the schedule page).
Ashtanga Extra additional workshop for Måns Broo’s Bhagavad Gita and Yogic Culture Classes on the first and second weeks. 50€ / week.
Ashtanga Plus additional workshops for both, Petri Raisanen’s Hands on Adjustments Workshop and Måns Broo’s Upanisads and Yogic Culture Course on the first and second weeks and Petri’s Energy Healing on the third and fourth weeks. 100€ / week.
Miss Nhong’s Thai Massage/Healing workshop. Miss Nhong is a local Healer who has a great understanding about the body, energy and traditional Thai healing methods. There will be 5 two hour classes on the third week (Sunday – Friday Jan 19th-24th). Most of the classes will be held at Miss Nhong’s Healing centre. Highly recommended if you are interested about healing, therapy and Thai tradition.
Beginners Yoga: We will have two guided Ashtanga classes for beginners, on Sunday and Monday. Beginners will join to Mysore style (self-practice) classes from Tuesday on and will be taken care of by the teachers until Thursday. Friday is led (guided) primary series class for all students.
There is no yoga on Saturdays – you can rest and relax at the resort or join us on a day trip. On Wednesdays we will have morning yoga, a day trip and an evening yoga film.
On moondays (full or new moon mornings will be mentioned during the retreat), we will have an optional Mysore Style practice or special lighter yoga class.
The retreat accommodation will be on two resorts next to each other. Savanna Resort (T-type, S-type, J-type and V-type) and Koh Mak Resort (B-type and F-type). Both resorts has swimming pool with sun bathing beds and restaurants. Yoga shala and dining room are located on the Koh Mak resort’s side, but are actually in the middle of the two resorts. These resorts used to be one and same, but they got split in 2013. Yoga students are allowed to use both resort’s services.
All Seavana and Koh Mak resort bungalows have A/C, a TV and a personal toilet and shower, minibar and refrigerator, with 24-hour power and water supply for all standards. Mosquito screens and nets are on the windows, on the beds or available at the resort. Excellent sea views all around.
Internet connection is free wifi on both resorts. The connection can be slow and down when it is windy. It works better closer to the restaurants. Some other resorts might have faster and better connections, so when the internet is slow or down at the retreat area, you won’t be without internet in the whole island. Some people has been using internet modem with sim card which they bought from Bangkok and it’s been working well any time.
Double bed = king size bed with one mattress (160 cm) or two mattresses attached (2 x 80cm).
Twin bed = two separate beds or mattresses (both about 100 cm)
Accommodation types (check the descriptions also from www.seavanakohmak.com & www.kohmakresort.com)
Koh Mak Resort
Comfort Beach, Twin bed (B-type). B7, B8, B11 and B12
Wooden bungalows built in 2000 and re-modeled in 2013. Air conditioning, hot water, cable TV, minibar and refrigerator are included. Extra bed available.
Located by the beach and about 50 meters from the swimming pool and Yoga shala – terrace with an excellent sea view!
Comfort Beach, Double Bed (B-type) B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B9 and B10
Built in 2006 and re-modeled in 2013. Air conditioning, hot water, cable TV, minibar and refrigerator are included. Extra bed available.
Located by the beach and about 50-100 meters from the swimming pool and Yoga shala – terrace with an excellent sea view!
Family Deluxe Up & Down, Double & Triple Bed (T-type) (F-type) F2, F3 & F4
New (2012), western-style two floor “family house” with hot water, cable TV, A/C, minibar and refrigerator are included. They are sold as a two separate units (Up or Down, the prices on the Prices and how to pay -page) or as one unit. Both units has own entrances.
If you are coming with the family or group of friends and would like to have both floors, please contact us and we can check the prices for you.
Family Deluxe, Up has one king size bed and is suitable for couples or good friends. Private terrace with sun- bathing chairs. Beautiful view and light from the second floor windows with nice refreshing wind. It could nicely work as a honey moon suite : ) No extra bed available (if not a baby cot).
Located about 50 meters from the beach and Yoga shala. A great sea view and a new swimming pool just 20 meters away!
Family Deluxe, Down has three mattresses on the platform. It is very comfortable for two people and has a great ground level private outdoor terrace, comfortable chairs, front yard and TV level. TV is located on the outdoor terrace, but indoor viewing can be arranged. For three people (if some of them are not children) it is better that you know each others before and decide to stay together in one room. Many people has loved it, but it is too tight (Petri’s opinion) for three people unfamiliar to each others. Perfect for two people. No extra bed available (if not a baby cot).
Located about 50 meters from the beach and Yoga shala – great sea view, a big front yard and a new swimming pool just 20 meters away!
Seavana Deluxe Beach, Twin bed (T-type) T1, T2, T3, T4 & T5
New twin bungalows built at the end of 2012. Air conditioning, hot water, cable TV, minibar and refrigerator are included. Two queen size beds on a spacious platform. Both indoor and outdoor showers. Lots of bathroom space. No extra bed available (if not a baby cot). Large terrace with great sea view! Yoga shala just 10-80 meters walk away.
Seavana Suite Beach, Double Bed (S-type) S6
Built in 2007 and renovated in 2014. This group of wooden/stone bungalows (Japanese style) have separate private gardens and outdoor showers. It has Private roof terrace (not in the picture, as it was taken before 2014) with sun- bathing chairs and an amazing sea view. Equipped with air conditioning, hot water, cable TV, minibar and refrigerator are included. S-type is close to the beautiful sea-view swimming pool. Few minutes walk to the Yoga shala. Suitable for couples, good friends or small family (with one child). It could nicely work as a honey moon suite : ) Extra bed available (but gets quite tight with it).
Located by the beach – excellent sea view!
Jacuzzi Balcony Seaview Up and Superior Seaview Down (J-type Up & V-type Down) J4 & V4
New luxury houses/bungalows built in 2010 by the small canal. Jacuzzi houses has two separate floors and entrances. They are sold as a two separate units (Up or Down, the prices on the Prices and how to pay -page) or as one unit. Both floors has one bedroom with a double king-size bed. An outdoor rain shower and Whirlpool Jacuzzi are available only for Upstairs unit. Downstairs unit has a spacious private front yard. Houses are located close to the sea view swimming pools and about 100 meters from the beach. Jacuzzi bungalows are 5-minute walk from the Yoga shala and dining area.
If you are coming with the family or group of friends and would like to have both floors, please contact us and we can check the prices.
Jacuzzi Balcony Seaview Up, Double Bed (J-type) J4
This is a second floor unit with an outdoor rain shower and indoor bathroom. Private whirlpool Jacuzzi with sun bathing terrace. Individually- controlled A/C, satellite TV, minibar and refrigerator are included. Great accommodation for couples, good friends or lovers. About 100 meters to the beach and 5-minute walk to the Yoga shala and dining area. Sea and canal view.
Superior Seaview Down, Double Bed (V-type) V4
The ground floor unit has terrace with own garden. Individually- controlled A/C, satellite TV, minibar and refrigerator are included. Houses are located very close to the newly-built sea view swimming pool. Great accommodation for couples, good friends or lovers. About 80-100 meters to the beach and 5-minute walk to the Yoga shala and dining area. Sea and canal view.
Group Trip from Bangkok to Koh Mak on Saturday Jan 4 at 07:30 am
Group Trip with fellow Yogis: We will travel from Bangkok to Koh Mak on Saturday, January 6th. A private bus for from Bangkok (meeting at Narai Hotel, Bangkok, 222 Silom Road, phone +66 2 237 0100) to Trat and a Catamaran boat from Trat to Koh Mak Resort will cost 65 €. Please let us know if you choose the group trip as your transportation option to Koh Mak resort. Available only during the first week (Saturday, January 6th). If you will travel to Koh Mak by yourself, please check these information, and you’ll find many good tips for your trip.
Group trip will be paid to Maailmanparantaja’s account with the yoga payment or by cash in the bus.