5 day SUP Yoga Retreat on Koh Phangan, Thailand

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Enjoy a rejuvenating SUP yoga retreat at a paradise beachfront resort!  Receive unlimited SUP board time to explore the island, a daily SUP yoga class, and one other yoga class of either hatha, vinyasa, aerial, acro or restorative.  Also included are excursions to famous beaches and fun group activities like sound healing, sauna and ecstatic dance.  


You will absolutely love SUP boarding and snorkeling through the heavenly turquoise sea.  The water is crystal clear and full of exotic fish and coral. You can also mix business and pleasure at the digital coworking space, plus nourish your body with vegan cuisine and super green juice. 


Koh Phangan island is a tropical paradise with lush green jungle, waterfalls, mountains and endless pristine beaches.  Baan Jai Dee is a beautiful beachfront resort with incredible sea views and an ocean view yoga shala. This retreat is the perfect chance for healing and adventure while reconnecting with nature.


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Book and pay your total 6 weeks early and receive an additional 1 hour Thai massage.


  • $99    Pay a deposit to book
  • $699  Shared beach dorm
  • $849  Standard room
  • $899  Superior room
  • $999  Deluxe room
  • $649  Extra person

Highlights


  • Daily SUP yoga classes
  • Snorkeling with exotic fish
  • Daily hatha, vinyasa & aerial yoga
  • Beachfront resort with amazing views
  • Workshops for acro & restorative yoga
  • Daily vegan breakfast & green juice 
  • Swimming pool & coworking space
  • 4 nights sea view accommodation
  • Sound healing, sauna & dance
  • Unlimited SUP board time

Excursions & Activities


  • Zen Beach
  • Secret Beach
  • Haad Yao Beach
  • Wangsai Waterfall
  • Jaran's Ecstatic Dance
  • Sauna and bonfire at the Dome
  • Sound healing at the Dome
  • Saturday night market
  • Pantip food market
  • Mae Haad Beach

Dates

You can start your retreat on any day and modify for however many days you want, but It is recommended to join for at least 5 days 4 nights from Thursday to Monday, preferably starting the first and third Thursday each month.  


Schedule

The schedule is flexible subject to change according to weather and tides and seasonal availability of various excursions and activities.  You may use the SUP boards and snorkel gear at any time day or night.      


  • 07:15 - 07:45  Meditation
  • 08:00 - 09:30  Yoga / SUP
  • 09:30 - 10:30  Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 13:00  Activity 
  • 13:00 - 14:00  Lunch
  • 14:00 - 16:00  Break / SUP
  • 16:00 - 17:30  Yoga
  • 18:00 - 19:00  Dinner
  • 19:00 - 21:30  Activity

Meditation

07:15 - 07:45.  Start each morning with blissful meditation to clear the mind and cultivate inner peace.  Close your eyes and go deep within or enjoy the marvellous sea view.  


Yoga

08:00 - 09:30.  Each morning you will practice either SUP, hatha, vinyasa or aerial yoga.  


Breakfast

09:30 - 10:30.  Enjoy a healthy vegan breakfast including tropical fruits, muesli, yogurt, super green juice and more.  You can order additional items like locally roasted coffee, organic kombucha and gourmet omelets. 


Excursion / Activity

10:30 - 13:00.  Each day there is an excursion or activity or both.  Excursions vary depending on season and day, but every destination is a true gem like Koh Ma island and Secret Beach for pristine snorkeling, Zen Beach for Bohemian vibes and sun bathing, Phaeng and Wangsai for waterfalls, Kao Rah Mountain and Wat Khao Tham Temple for meditation and glorious viewpoints. 


Lunch

13:00 - 14:00.  Koh Phangan has incredible food like spicy Thai curries, beach barbecues, vegan and vegetarian cuisine, persian, middle eastern, indian, italian, french and more.  Baan Jai Dee has a nice cafe or just 5 min drive is Thong Sala with endless options including the bustling Pantip food market. Not included.


Break / SUP

14:00 - 16:00.  You are free to do break activities anytime throughout the day, in case you want to use the SUP boards from 6am - 8am before morning class for instance or in the evening for sunset, or under the full moon.  Also jump in the pool, lay on the beach, swim in the ocean, go snorkeling, get a Thai massage, book a private yoga lesson or do self-practice in the yoga shala. Some days may switch around or combine free time with excursions and activities.


Yoga

16:00 - 17:30.  Celebrate your wonderful day with evening yoga, which may include restorative yoga or a special workshop like acro, inversions and therapy.  


Dinner

18:00 - 19:00.  For lunch and dinner there are options to suit any taste.  Aside from Baan Jai Dee, there is Taboon, Eat Co., Sati Pot, Chana Masala, L’alcove, Seed to Feed, Big Mountain, Locco’s, Karma Cafe, Orion Center and more.  Prices not included.


Activity / Excursion

19:00 - 21:30.  Each day there is a magical wellness related activity that you can sign up for at reception like sound healing and sauna at the Dome, ecstatic dance at Jarans, salsa night, cacao ceremony, kirtan, satsang and more.  Taxi fare and entry fee not included. 


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Itinerary

Schedule, excursions and activities may change according to weather and availability.  Koh Phangan has over 30 beaches to explore and endless activities. The following itinerary includes the top favorites.  Taxi fare and admission fees are not included.


Day 1

Thursday.  Welcome to paradise.  After you arrive to Koh Phangan, grab a taxi or rent a motorbike and check inn at Baan Jai Dee around 12.  It’s only a 5min ride from the pier. Enjoy a fresh coconut by the pool, try SUP boarding at the beach, book a massage or personal training and take a yoga class.  Then do sunset aerial on the beach and take amazing pics flying over the water. For dinner you will visit Thong Sala's bustling Pantip Food Market for some spicy Thai curries and banana pancakes.  Then go shopping in town or head back for a quiet evening by the sea.


  • 100THB Taxi to Baan Jai Dee
  • 200THB Taxi to Thong Sala round trip 

Day 2

Friday.  Zen Beach and Ecstatic Dance. Relax with fellow travelers from around the world at chill Zen Beach, a favourite hang out for free spirited bohemians like yogis, musicians and performers.  For lunch you may enjoy delicious vegan cuisine at Taboon, Eat Co., Karma Cafe, Orion and Big Mountain. Then go wild in the evening with ecstatic dance at Jaran's Yoga Centre. It’s a clean event in the jungle where you are free to groove and flow as you please.   


  • 300THB Zen beach taxi round trip 
  • 300THB Jaran’s taxi round trip 
  • 300THB Ecstatic dance entry

Day 3

Saturday.  Secret Beach and Night Market.  Hide out at Secret beach, a private little cove with shady trees and fun swings to fly over the ocean.  Next door is Haad Yao Beach with a long wide shore featuring numerous resorts and cafes. For lunch you can try the delicious Locco's Pizza, Bubba's Roastery or Pura Vida Cafe.  In the evening you may visit the Saturday Night Market in Thong Sala, which has a crowded walking street loaded with vendors selling local arts and crafts, tasty treats and apparel.


  • 400THB Secret beach taxi round trip 
  • 300THB Thong Sala taxi round trip

Day 4

Sunday. Ko Ma and Sauna.  Journey to the northern tip of Koh Phangan to Ko Ma at Mae Haad Beach for the best snorkeling on the island.  Ko Ma is technically another island connected by a picturesque narrow strip of sand. Also nearby is Wangsai waterfall, which has a seren bathing pool.  Then spend your evening at the mystical Dome Sauna for detox, sound healing with singing bowls, a psychedelic light show and stargazing around the bonfire. 


  • 400THB Ko Ma taxi round trip 
  • 400THB Sauna taxi round trip 
  • 300THB Sauna entry

Day 5

Monday.  Take advantage of your remaining time and wake up early for sunrise SUP boarding and meditation.  Complete your final yoga class with new found strength then cool off in the swimming pool savoring the heavenly view.  Join the group for a nourishing vegan breakfast and super green juice then take some final pictures on the beach with your new found friends.  Check out is at 11 so pack up and say bon voyage to paradise.  


  • 150THB Taxi to ferry

Extra Days

You can extend your stay for as long as you want, following a similar schedule.  The excursions and activities on these yoga retreats are chosen for their nourishing mindful qualities.  There are endless natural wonders and clean healthy events to attend to promote a healthy lifestyle. However, there are plenty of great parties and live music to be found at the Rasta Home, Green Gallery, Jam Bar, La Cove, Baan Sabai and Wynam Beach for instance. 


  • Daily Prices
  • $139  6 bed Beach Dorm
  • $159  Standard Room
  • $169  Superior Room
  • $189  Deluxe Room
  • $119  Extra person

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Included Services


SUP 

On this retreat you have unlimited SUP board access and one daily SUP yoga class.  SUP is a great practice for developing mindfulness, focus, balance and breath skills, although the consequence of losing focus or balance is only ending up with a refreshing splash in the water, rather than a fall on a hard floor!  SUP Yoga gives you no choice but to “be here now”, practising yoga on your floating yoga mat is as present as you can be.  Paying attention to every breath and body movement, with every placement trying to keep balanced. Less is more on a stand up paddle board.  Simple yoga poses are all you need to develop body awareness – taking them on the board just enhances that awareness.


  • 1500THB  Private SUP Yoga Lesson 75min

Yoga

Beginners and advanced practitioners will enjoy classes on this retreat.  Whether you need help with learning basic poses or perfecting your handstands, there is an experienced instructor happy to guide you.  Several types of yoga are offered on this retreat.  In addition to SUP yoga will be one regular class in the studio, which may be hatha, vinyasa, aerial, acro or restorative yoga. 

 

  • 1500THB  Private Yoga Lesson 75min

Beach Aerial

Fly over the ocean, literally, with a beach aerial tripod.  Take the most amazing pictures on your life. Packages include one free sunset session.  You can also book additional times like sunrise or take it on excursions to other beaches.  Beach Aerial and Excursions are 75min groups of 3-5.   


  • 1000THB  Beach Aerial 
  • 1500THB  Private Beach Aerial
  • 1500THB  Beach Aerial Excursion
  • 2000THB  Private Beach Aerial Excursion

Snorkel

Packages include full use or snorkeling equipment at any time at the resort and on excursions: maskes, fins, jackets and reef shoes.  


Thai Massage

Receive one Thai massage at Pure Relaxe Spa. Relieve pain and stress, heal and rejuvenate the body by using acupressure and assisted yoga postures to access the fascia and unblock energy channels.


Coworking Space

In case you have to get some work done, Baan Jai Dee features a digital nomad office by Co-Space. You can enjoy some quiet air-con or work on the terrace with a gorgeous sea view.


Swimming Pool

Cool off in one of the best swimming pools on Koh Phangan with stunning views of distant islands and National Marine Park.


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Location

Koh Phangan, Thailand is a magical island paradise with over thirty 30 beaches, pristine nature, exotic wildlife, lush green jungle, mountains and waterfalls.  The resort has a private beach and stunning bay views. Behind the resort you can hike up to incredible view points. Thong Sala town is just a 5 min ride and features endless shops and restaurants plus the bustling Pantip Food Market and the Saturday Night Market.


Accommodation

This retreat takes place at Baan Jai Dee Resort, which has a 9.3 rating and is one of the most perfect locations in Thailand.  The resort features a private beach, ocean front accommodation, great cafe with healthy food, digital nomad work space hub, sea view yoga shala and a beautiful swimming pool overlooking gorgeous turquoise waters.  


Shared Dorm

The dorm is actually a deluxe beachfront room with bunk beds, making it the most luxurious budget accommodation on Koh Phangan.  Like all Superior rooms the dorm features an ocean view balcony, fridge, safe, air-con and free wi-fi. 


Standard Room

Standard rooms have glorious views of the pool and ocean.  Standard Rooms have a queen size bed, fridge, safe, air-con, balcony and super fast wi-fi from the adjacent the coworking space.  This is perfect if you enjoy a more social atmosphere or just people watching on the terrace. 35sqm.  


Superior Room

Superior rooms are clean and spacious with unobstructed ocean views, queen size bed, fridge, safe, air-con, balcony and super fast wi-fi.  You will enjoy peaceful serenity of dreamy turquoise waves and golden sunsets. 41sqm.


Deluxe Room

Deluxe rooms are larger with extra room to stretch out or host additional guests on the futon.  Rooms are clean and spacious with unobstructed ocean views, queen size bed, fridge, safe, air-con, balcony and super fast wi-fi.  You will enjoy peaceful serenity of dreamy turquoise waves and golden sunsets. 53sqm.


Extra Person

If your friend or partner wants to join the yoga course, you will add this amount to your remaining balance.  The price includes tuition, food and room. You will share one private room and can request one or two beds. 


Food

Packages include a healthy vegetarian breakfast with tropical fruits, smoothie bowls, yogurt, museli, super green juice and more.  The resort has a nice restaurant you can order additional items like fresh roasted coffee, organic kombucha and eggs. For lunch and dinner they serve great western and Thai food like spicy curries and papaya salads.  Plus nearby are many superb restaurants for vegan, vegetarian, middle eastern, Indian, Italian and French. On the beach there are fresh fish barbecues and in Thong Sala there is the bustling Pantip Market, loaded with food stalls. 


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Instructors

ULU Yoga is a big team and instructors may change.  Here are our top teachers. 


Viktoria Hartung

Viktoria (Germany) has over 20 years of yoga experience.  She did her first 200-Hr TT in Hatha Yoga, followed by a 500-Hr TT in Therapeutic Yoga.  She also has certifications in acro yoga, aerial yoga, deep tissue massage, nadi healing touch and traditional tantra yoga.  Viktoria has a most vibrant energy, but is also a serious scholar. She has a Masters in Chemical Engineering, taught at university and worked in the pharmaceutical industry. 


Viktoria leads 200-Hr and 300-Hr yoga teacher trainings in Asia, Europe and India plus has extensive knowledge of yoga philosophy, anatomy and ayurveda.  Viktoria's deep craving for study and self-development lead her to combine western medical science with spirituality and yoga to create a compressive holistic health approach and clear understandable teaching.  Her greatest skill is inspiring others to wake up and live plus uniting groups and filling the room with love and laughter.


Cody Gavin Pizer

Cody (South Africa) started yoga in 2010.  He completed his 200-Hr MultiStyle Yoga TT with Green Yoga in India.  He also has certifications in aerial and SUP yoga. Cody has several years experience as lead instructor on numerous yoga trainings specializing in vinyasa, aerial and SUP yoga plus presents engaging lectures on anatomy and philosophy.  He is also a credible authority on diet and nutrition as a long-time raw vegan intermittent faster. 


Cody has led mindfulness retreats, mixed movement arts and parkour workshops in Bali, India, Malaysia and Cambodia plus taught at the famous Yoga Barn on Bali and Blue Indigo in Cambodia.  He has an uninhibited spirit, which directs his life and inspires others to grow beyond themselves. Cody’s passion for movement as a whole interconnected discipline translates into all of his classes.  He loves to motivate others through yoga, movement and philosophy to discover more about the miracle and magic that is the human body, mind and the world itself.


Shashi Mahler

Shashi (Germany) is lead ULU Aerial Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500hr Hatha-Yoga and 500hr Aerial Yoga. Shashi stepped on the path of Yoga for more than 10 years ago with the passionate studies of western, yogic and buddhist philosophy.  Her inexhaustible studies of metaphysical and energetical concepts, explaining the functions of the body and mind guided her to breathing and meditation techniques. Soon she came across the practice of physical yoga and found great emotional and mental relief in her daily practice. 


Shashi finished university and went abroad to enjoy silent retreats in nature and monasteries and study with renowned yoga masters.  Based on this she created an intuitive restorative Aerial Yoga Style. The heart lead but western minded course shares the great gift of restorative Aerial yoga.  Her aim is it to show the compassionate way of self-healing through the opening and acceptance of the body. Her grounded and determined personality together with her lighthearted easy laughter invites each student to more curiosity and depth within. 


Arihant Ortega

Arihant (Spain) found yoga in 2007 and spent many years traveling the world, volunteering in ecovillages and healing centres, visiting ashrams in India, studying under numerous teachers and living the yogic path.  In Rishikesh, he obtained his 200-Hr certification under the guidance of Yogacharya Dinesh Shastri, disciple of Swami Yogananda Maharaj Ji. 


His exploration into the depths of Vedic culture led him to study Ayurveda at Ashramam Ayurveda Hospital and Training Institute of Kerala and Sanskrit and Mantra at the American Institute of Vedic Studies.  Other qualifications include Sound Healing, Acroyoga, Thai massage and Indian Classical music. Arihant is a sincere caring soul passionate about enriching the lives of others with the sacred wisdom yoga in all aspects of life. He also loves puppies and has a great sense of humor.


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Know To Go


Directions

This course takes place at Baan Jai Dee Resort 69/3 Moo4 Ao Nai Wok, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand.  For travel info and ferry tickets visit ferrysamui online.  You can buy tickets online or at the airport upon arrival.  Start your travels from Bangkok early to catch the best connections.  


  1. From Bangkok, fly to Koh Samui Airport (1hr, average $120), then take a ferry to Koh Phangan (30min, 400THB), then take a taxi to Baan Jai Dee Resort (5min, 150THB).

  1. A cheaper option is from Bangkok, fly to Surat Thani Airport (1hr, average $40), then take a ferry to Koh Phangan (4.5hrs, 400THB), then take a taxi to Baan Jai Dee Resort (5min, 150THB).