April 11 – 17

Yoga and Writing Retreat in Koh Phangan, Thailand

Join us for this amazing opportunity to explore body, mind, and soul through yoga and writing.  The program includes a morning yoga practice and meditation/pranayama class. After a vegetarian buffet brunch, we start an afternoon of writing. The end of the day finishes with a slow flow or yin classes and the exquisite sunsets of our tropical island. The whole experience is sure to fuel your creativity.

In a Partnership with Yama Yoga Studios

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What’s Included

  • Morning yoga and meditation class. Evening yoga class.
  • Afternoon writing sessions lead by Valerie Jeremijenko (Phd, MFA)
  • Individual meeting and review of manuscripts
  • Two hour-long Thai Massages
  • Full access to our saltwater pool, and herbal steam sauna.
  • Additional benefits such as
    • Private Motorbike Parking & Assistance with rental.
    • Laundry Service
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Filtered Drinking Water
    • Yoga Mats, and Blocks

Dates

MonthCheck InTraining Dates Check out
April Apr 11Apr 12 – 16Apr 17
* This program is offered twice a year. Check back soon for information about our next program.

Prices

  • This is an exclusive retreat and will cap at 10 people.
  • 6 Nights / 5.5 Days
  • Prices are per person.
  • A deposit of just ฿4,000 Thai Baht ( ≈ $127, €112) reserves your space. Balance payable in Thai Baht. US dollar amounts courtesy information only.
Private Garden Room Private Elevated Bungalow
6 Nights/ 5.5 Days฿18,000 / est. US $600฿20,000 / est. US $670

Accomodation Types

We have both private and shared garden rooms. All feature balconies overlooking our lovely garden. Sea breezes will keep you cool.

We have both private and shared elevated bungalows. All feature lovely balconies looking out at the sunset.

Schedule

  • A perfect balance of writing time, yoga time, and relaxation.
  • Check-in — April 11.
  • Daily Schedule (as below) — April 12–16.
  • Check-out — April 17, Morning sessions, and brunch.
Monday – Saturday
7:30 amLight Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 amYoga
10:45 –11:30 amMeditation Circle
11.30 amBrunch
Free time/ Writing timeUse our amenities. Make the most of the two Thai massages
included in your program. Individual writing meetings.
2:00 – 4:00 pmWriting Sessions
4:30 – 6:00 pm Yoga
6 – 6:45 pmDinner
*More advanced yoga class available at 7 am

Yogi Restaurant

  • We offer a healthy vegetarian buffet for our yoga retreats from our restaurant.
  • You will receive 3 meals per day, prepared with yogi sensibility.
  • Choose 1 Main Dish + 1 Beverage + 1 Dessert.
  • Omelette
  • Om Bowl
  • Fruit, Muesli, Yogurt, Honey
  • Eggs, Toast, & Hashbrowns
  • Eggplant, Toast, & Veggies

  • Pumpkin Soup
  • Broccoli Soup
  • Tom Kha Soup
  • Raw Greens Salad
  • Som Tum Salad (Green papaya salad)
  • Veggie Burger
  • Ananda Bowl
  • Green Curry
  • Red Curry
  • Pad Thai
  • Thai Fried Rice
  • Chili Basil
  • Brahma Bowl
  • Pesto Noodles & Tomato Basil Salad
  • Fresh Ginger Tea
  • Fresh Mint Tea
  • Green or Black Tea
  • Filtered Drinking Water
  • Fruit
  • Chocolate Cake

What to Bring

  • Writing needs – computer, pen and paper.
  • 30 pages (maximum) to be submitted at least a week prior to retreat.
  • Sunscreen – Thailand sun can be quite intense.
  • Comfortable Clothes for Yoga and for a tropical environment.
  • Flip flops/sandals and/or good walking shoes for adventure day.
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Light Jacket or Sweatshirt
  • Passport/Visa – Most countries receive a one month visa on arrival once you enter the kingdom by air. If you plan to stay longer, you can obtain a tourist visa at the Thai embassy in your home country. It is wise to check into your visa situation through your home country’s embassy or consulate before departing, as each country may have different rules and regulations.
  • Most day to day items that you may need can be purchased on the island.

Useful Information

We have created a resource page to help you arrive here by air, land, and sea: https://anandayogadetox.com/getting-here.html

Prior to Covid 19 most people from western countries can receive a 30 day visa exemption when you arrive to the Kingdom of Thailand by air. We strongly recommend that you check with your own country’s embassy or consulate to verify your exact requirements.

The 30 day visa exemption can typically be extended for an additional 30 days with a quick visit to the immigration office on Koh Samui.

We except that these visa regulations will be reinstated after the Covid 19 crisis has passed.

Any deposit paid will be fully refundable if Covid 19 restrictions causes a change in plans.

The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Thailand: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, rabies, Japanese encephalitis, and influenza. However, none of these vaccines are required.

The risk for Zika virus on Koh Phangan is moderate. Reports of malaria are rare.

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/thailand

Cash in the form of Thai Baht is the most convenient form of currency in Thailand.

ATMs are easily accessible in most areas, and allow you to withdraw money with a Visa enabled debit or credit card.

We do accept Visa and Mastercard at the resort. You can pay your balance with credit card (+3% fee), PayPal (+5% fee), or Thai Baht.

About our Center

Our beautiful center lies directly across the road from a gorgeous beach and bay. Get a sense of it all in this video.

Koh Phangan Island – Ananda Yoga & Detox Center

We are a Yoga Alliance accredited Registered Yoga School (RYS)