Info & Prices
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.
The retreat Yoga program, accommodation and meals price depends on accommodation type and the length of your stay. You may stay with us from one to four weeks between Jan 5 – Feb 2 2019.
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.
Two Options – Resident or Drop-In
The Yoga Shala is located at the Koh Mak Resort and right next to the Seavana Resort. These two resorts works as our Retreat resorts where the Resident Students are staying. You can find the Basic Yoga Program prices and accommodation types below from the price list. The prices include the Basic Yoga Program, Accommodation and Meals.
The other option is to attend to the retreat as a Drop-In student. Then you can choose the classes from the Mysore style morning classes to Full day program or Extra and Ashtanga Plus workshops. More info about the Drop-In Yoga.
Basic Yoga includes Yoga each morning from Sunday to Friday, as well as all the classes in our Basic schedule (check the schedule page). On the third and fourth weeks there will be a special Vipassana meditation classes by Ricardo Martin and Joy Phrombut which is part of the Basic Yoga program.
Drop-In Yoga for minimum one week is required (6 practice days). More info about the Drop-In Yoga.
Ashtanga Extra additional workshop for Måns Broo’s Bhagavad Gita and Yogic Culture Classes on the first and second weeks. 50€ / week. More info about the Additional workshops.
Ashtanga Plus additional workshops for both, Petri Raisanen’s Hands on Adjustments Workshop and Måns Broo’s Bhagavad Gita and Yogic Culture Course on the first and second weeks and Petri’s Energy Healing on the third and fourth weeks. 100€ / week. More info about the Additional workshops.
Miss Nong’s Thai Massage/Healing workshop. Miss Nong 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 (Jan 20th-25th). Most of the classes will be held at Miss Nong’s Healing centre. Highly recommended if you are interested about healing, therapy and Thai tradition. 8000 Thai Bhat (to be paid to the teacher in cash). More info about the Additional workshops.
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 pools with sun bathing beds and restaurants. Yoga shala is located on the Koh Mak resort’s side. These two resorts used to be one and same resort (got split in 2013) and there is no difference in distances to the Yoga shala. Yoga students are allowed to use both resorts pools and restaurants.
Accommodation Availability (updated on the January 3rd 2019)
Koh Mak Resort
Comfort Beachfront Twin bed (B-7) for week 3 (one bed for a male student)
Family Deluxe Down Twin bed (F-3) for week 3 (one bed for a female student)
Deluxe Beachfront Twin bed (T-1) for week 4 (one bed for a female student)
All weeks are “full” 7 night weeks with 6 practice days . The “day off” is on Saturdays. First Ashtanga practice is on Sunday morning and the last on Friday morning.
The Prices include the Basic Yoga Program, Accommodation and Meals (prices in shared rooms per person in Euros €)
|Jan 5 – Feb 2 2019||1 week||2 weeks||3 weeks||4 weeks||Single day(s)||Single housing|
|Comfort Beach (B-type)||720||1440||2160||2880||103||Add 40/ day|
|Family Deluxe (F-type) Up||750||1500||2250||3000||107||Add 45 / day|
|Family Deluxe (F-type) Down (for 2 people)||750||1500||2250||3000||107||Add 45 / day|
|Family Deluxe (F-type) Down (for 3 people)*
Check below the extra charge
for the 3rd person.
|750||1500||2250||3000||107||Add 45 / day|
|Seavana Deluxe Beach (T-type)||840||1680||2520||3360||120||Add 60 / day|
|Seavana Suite Beach (S-type)||945||1890||2835||3780||135||Add 68 / day|
|Jacuzzi Balcony Seaview Up (J-type)||855||1710||2565||3420||122||Add 61 / day|
|Superior Seaview Down (V-type)||720||1440||2160||2880||103||Add 40 / day|
*Family Deluxe (F-type) Down (for 3 people)
The third person housing charge is 500 THB/ night (age 11 yrs+), 300 THB/night (child 5-10 yrs) and 0-4 yrs FREE. Yoga and food will be paid as a Drop-in classes.
The single housing option is available only if the retreat is not fully booked. We will inform about the single bungalow option closer to the retreat. Please let us know about your single housing request and confirm with us about the single situation before paying the additional housing cost. On the Single housing the student is paying also the other half of the double room (whole bungalow) as all the rooms are originally double rooms.
One adult with one child:
If one adult is attending the retreat with one child, it will be also a Single housing option as it is mentioned above. The adult will pay the whole bungalow (Single housing) and the child will be included to the accommodation price. The child would pay the possible meals and yoga classes as a Drop-In student.
The single days option is available only if the retreat is not fully booked. Please mail us firstname.lastname@example.org with this request and we will let you know when its closer to the retreat.
Extra bed for adults (11+ years) as a third person in double or twin bed rooms 500 THB = 13.50€ / night (+ meals and yoga payment as a Drop-in student). Please contact us if you are selecting an extra bed option.
Extra bed for Children 5-10 years with parents 300 THB = 8€ / night (+ 500 THB = 13.50€ / meals / day, if needed).
Children 0-4 years with two adults has free accommodation and meals.
The retreat is booked week by week. We ask you to book each adult separately and if you are booking more than one please make two bookings. If you are sharing with a friend, please select the same house and type in your booking and send us note with whom you will be sharing. Children are booked as extras.
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.
Meals are prepared by local chefs from mostly organic and local ingredients. Three yummy vegan-vegetarian meals per day (buffet style) + afternoon snack. Herbal and black tea is available 24h and bottled water is included for the Basic price. There will be free cooking class on Fridays (check the Schedule).
The meals for adults on Extra bed or Children 5-10 years will be paid separately for Koh Mak Resort the same way as Drop-in students pay the meals. Check the Drop-in prices.
Mental Health Disclaimer
Yoga can be an effective and beneficial tool for reaching a more peaceful state of mind, managing stress better and getting physically fit. Our workshops and retreats are designed for people with normal physical and mental conditions. If you are on medication, are currently taking (or have taken) therapy and/or counseling, or have any known mental condition(s) that would in any way hinder your participation in a workshop or retreat, please inform us, as well as your doctor/therapist before registering. We do not provide any specialist therapy or counseling at our workshops/retreats who would be able to help, should the need arise. If a student’s behaviour causes disruption for other workshop participants and the teachers, he or she will be requested to stop participating in the workshop and to seek appropriate help. In such a situation, we do not offer refunds, but are available to provide any documents necessary for insurance claims.