Koh Mak Ashtanga Yoga Retreat 2023
Dear Ashtanga Yoga Student,
We have agreed with Koh Mak Resort to hold a Retreat in January 3-28 2023.
The prices will stay about the same as we have below in 2021 information! Please do not register through this website before everything is ready.
We are looking forward for seeing you in Koh Mak Retreat 2023.
Welcome to Koh Mak, Thailand!
Petri and Wambui
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 3 – 28 2023.
Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, Thai Vegan-Vegetarian Meals, Thai Massage, Swimming, Diving, Snorkeling, Paddle boarding, Sun bathing…in relaxed and warm environment. Yoga is an effective and beneficial tool for reaching a more peaceful state of mind, managing stress and getting physically fit.
Mornings include Mysore-style Ashtanga practice (Led classes on Fridays), 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 and other insightful teachers as well as 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 series).
Two Options – Resident or Drop-In
The Yoga Shala is located at the Koh Mak Resort’s side 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.
Discount for Thai citizens and 3.5 week Drop-in students
We are giving 30% off from the Yoga classes for Thai adult citizens and 60% off for Thai children (5-12 years) citizens. 10% from the Yoga classes for the students who will join for whole 3.5 week Yoga program (Mysore, Basic Program or Ashtanga Extra or Plus). The discounts are only for the Yoga program, not for the accommodation and meals.
Basic Yoga includes Yoga each morning from Sunday to Friday (on the first week Wednesday 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 classes.. by … and … 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 fourth week (Jan 23-27). 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 and J-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.
The rooms and meals will be paid straight to the resorts. Petri will give you an information about the free rooms and the student can personally contact the resort and pay the bill.
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.
The single housing option is available only if the retreat is not fully booked. Please let us know about your single housing request and we will confirm you the single housing situation before you are paying the additional housing cost. On the Single housing the student is paying the other half of the double room 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 count as a Single housing option. 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 (Petri) with this request and we will let you know when its closer to the retreat.
The first week will be 5 day week with 4 practice days. All other weeks are “full” 7 day 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 4 – Feb 1 2020||1st week||2nd week||3rd week||4th week||Single day(s)||Single housing|
|Comfort Beach (B-type)||590||780||780||780||111||Add 47/ day|
|Family Deluxe (F-type) Up||605||800||800||800||114||Add 50 / day|
|Family Deluxe (F-type) Down (for 2 people)||605||800||800||800||114||Add 50 / day|
|Family Deluxe (F-type) Down (for 3 people)*||485||685||685||685||98||–|
|Seavana Deluxe Beach (T-type)||690||925||925||925||132||Add 68 / day|
|Seavana Suite Beach (S-type)||785||1055||1055||1055||151||Add 87 / day|
|Jacuzzi Balcony Seaview Up (J-type)||715||955||955||955||136||Add 72 / day|
|Superior Seaview Down (V-type)||595||790||790||790||112||Add 49 / day|
Extra bed for adults if it is available 11+ years (as a third person) in some of the double or twin bed rooms for 500 THB = 14€ / 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 = 8.50€ / night (+ 500 THB = 14€ / meals / day, if needed).
Children 0-4 years with two adults has free accommodation and meals. Children 0-4 years with one adult is considered as a Single housing.
The meals for adults on Extra bed or Children 5-10 years will be paid separately to Koh Mak Resort the same way as Drop-in students pay the meals..look below from Drop-in prices.
The retreat is booked week by week. We ask you to book each adult separately and if you are booking more than one bed, please make two bookings; one for a bed A and other for bed B. If you are planning to share a bungalow with your friend, please select the same bungalow and type in your booking with a note with whom you will be sharing. Children are booked as extras.
In case of cancellation the payment is not refundable after November 22nd 2020. Before November 22nd, a full refund (minus 200€ for management costs) is given. If there retreat has to be cancelled because the Covid-19, we will give a full refund (minus 20€ for management costs). Please email your bank account number for the refund if needed.
Meals are prepared by local chefs from mostly organic, gluten free 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 residents Basic price or with extra cost for the drop-in students. There will be a 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.