We are sorry to announce that Koh Mak 2021 had to be cancelled and postponed till Jan 3-29.2022. Here is the email we received from Koh Mak yesterday (Oct 8th 2020)..
Dear Petri and Wambui,
It’s less than 3 months to go until we’re arranging the retreat. The COVID-19 situation is still unpredictable. Although the risk in Thailand is low, travel restrictions may affect your travel plans.
We think you’d better call off the 2021 retreat. We can plan for the 2022 retreat later when the COVID-19 situation is fully under control.
Hope you are staying safe and healthy through these unusual times..
We are happy to see you back in Koh Mak in 2022 and in other workshop and retreat destinations!
Petri and Wambui
Koh Mak Island, Thailand. Jan 4. – 30. 2021
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We got a green light from Koh Mak Resort to organise our 21st Koh Mak Yoga retreat. The Website and Registration for 2021 Retreat is now open!
Welcome to Koh Mak, Thailand!
Thailand is almost clear from Covid-19. Anyhow as nobody knows how the Covid-19 will move around and if there will be a “second wave” we will be awake with the situation and inform as as soon as possible if there will be any changes! Right now (in September 4th) there hasn’t been any new Covid-19 cases in the Trat commune, but the Thai border is closed for tourist. We hope that we will be able to travel to Koh Mak. We will refund all the retreat payments in the case of cancellation!
The retreat will start on Monday Jan 4th (after the New Year) instead of Saturday as it has been starting before. This is because the resorts are fully booked during the New Year and Thai people has their longest holiday of the year at that time.
We are looking forward for seeing you in Koh Mak Retreat 2021.
Stay healthy and safe!
Petri and Wambui
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 – 30 2021.
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 (on the first week Tuesday 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 there will be another Extra workshop which we will announce as we know more about it! 50€/week.
Ashtanga Plus additional workshops for both, Petri Raisanen’s Energy Healing Workshop on the first and second weeks and Petri’s Hands on Adjustments Workshop on the third and fourth weeks. 100€/week. There will be another Extra workshop which we will announce as we know more about it. More info about the Additional workshops.
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 minimum two hour classes (usually 2.5-3 hours) on the third week (Jan 18-23). 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. 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 Sundays and Mondays (on the first week on Tuesday and Wednesday). 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 or half primary series class for all students.
There is no yoga on Saturdays – you can rest and relax..or join to the Trash Hero program on Saturdays ie. picking up the trash from the island (a bit of Karma yoga).
On Wednesdays we will have a trip day (on the 2,3 and 4 weeks). There will be morning yoga, then a day trip (to Koh Chiang waterfall and White Sand Beach, Koh Kood holy tree, waterfall, Buddhist monastery and Beach resort or Trat temple and shopping tour) or your own program 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.
RETREAT ACCOMMODATION AT KOH MAK RESORT AND SEAVANA RESORT
The retreat accommodation will be on two resorts next to each other. Koh Mak Resort (B-type and F-type) and Savanna Resort (T-type, S-type, J-type and V-type). Both resorts has swimming pool, sun bathing beds and restaurant. Yoga shala is located just on the Koh Mak resort’s side. These two resorts used to be one and the 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.
KOH MAK RESORT ROOMS
Comfort Beachfront, Twin bed (B-type). B7, B8, B11 and B12
Wooden bungalows built in 2000 and re-modeled in 2015. Air conditioning, hot water, cable TV, minibar and refrigerator are included. Extra bed available for some rooms.
You can make a reservation for one bed (A or B) if you are traveling alone. We will find you a roommate if you don’t have someone in your mind who would attend for the retreat with you. In that case we will book the rooms for two female students or for two male students.
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, B5, B6, B9 and B10
Built in 2006 and re-modeled in 2015. Air conditioning, hot water, cable TV, minibar and refrigerator are included. Suitable for couples or good friends. Extra bed available for some rooms.
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 (double bed) & Down (triple bed) (F-type) F2, F3 & F4
Newish (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) or as a one unit. Both units has own entrances and privacy.
If you are coming with the family or group of yogi friends and would like to have both floors, please contact us and we can check the prices for you.
Down room is an ideal option for a family with a small children as the front yard is on the same level with a terrace and there is no stairs to fall down : )
Family Deluxe houses are located about 20 meters from the swimming pool and 50 meters from the beach and Yoga shala. A great sea and front yard view and a new swimming pool just 20 meters away!
Family Deluxe, Up has one king size bed and is suitable for couples or good friends. Big private terrace with sun- bathing chairs. Beautiful sea and front yard view with lots of light from the second floor windows and refreshing wind. It could nicely work as a honey moon suite : ) No extra bed available (if not a baby cot).
Family Deluxe, Down for 2 or 3 people
Family Deluxe Down for 2 people has three comfortable 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.
Family Deluxe Down for 3 people (is same room as for 2 people) If you are not a family with one or two 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.
For Family Deluxe Down for families with 1 child..Check the rate for 2 persons. The third person charge is 500 THB/night (age 11 yrs+), 300 THB/night (child 5-10 yrs) and 0-4 yrs FREE.
No extra bed available (if not a baby cot).
Seavana Deluxe Beach, Twin bed (T-type) T1, T2, T3, T4 & T5
Newish 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 and extra room for clothes. No extra bed available (if not a baby cot or extra mattress for the children). Good for the families with 1 or 2 children. Large terrace with great sea view! Yoga shala just 20-100 meters walk away.
Seavana Suite Beach, Double Bed (S-type) S6
Built in 2007 and renovated in 2017. This group of wooden/stone bungalows (Japanese style) have separate private gardens and outdoor showers. It has Private roof terrace 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. Two 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 : )
Located by the beach – excellent sea view!
Jacuzzi Balcony Seaview Up and Superior Seaview Down (J-type Up & V-type Down) J4 & V4
Newish luxury houses/bungalows built in 2012 by the small canal. Jacuzzi houses has two separate floors with their own entrances and privacy. They are sold as a two separate units (Up = J-type or Down = V-type) 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 3-5 minutes 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 luxurious 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 or good friends. 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 or good friends. About 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 Monday Jan 4 at 07:30 am
Group Trip with fellow Yogis: We will travel from Bangkok to Koh Mak on Monday, January 4th. 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.