Apr 26 2013
Yoga studios on Ko Samui welcome short-term visitors, allowing holiday-makers the opportunity to carry on with their yoga routines from back home or to get involved for the first-time if they’re looking to do something different while away. There are several detox and wellness retreats as well on the island, offering yoga as part of their packages.
Yogarden, a funky little yoga studio and general hangout for healthies, can be found in a sidestreet of Fisherman’s Village, and offers yoga classes, a health cafe as well as other holistic treatments.
Bikram Yoga Koh Samui is located in Chaweng Beach Road. Their airy yoga room fills with natural light and the studio boasts a state of the art heating system that is silent, hypoallergenic and designed to provide the perfect conditions for the practice of Bikram’s hot yoga.
Moroccan-inspired detox and yoga retreat Absolute Yoga is located in the Absolute Sanctuary between Choeng Mon and Chaweng. Here several classes are offered daily covering various kinds of yoga, and instructor courses are also on offer.
Trinity Yoga is located next to World Gym in Chaweng along the ring road; two hatha classes are held daily, morning and evening.
Vikasa Yoga can be found opposite Macro signposted from the ring road. Classes are held in open-air salas amid a zen garden. Vikasa is a retreat, spa, health cafe and yoga studio.
Samui Yoga is located at the Thai Dance Studio at the front of the Big C shopping centre, Bophut. It’s frequented by local mums who gather at Starbucks next door after dropping their brood off at the International School around the corner, before joining the yoga class for a stretch. The studio is well equipped and air-con too. Kids’ classes and short-term rates are available.
For something different, try SUP yoga – that’s yoga on top of a stand-up paddle board, in the water. It’s great for toning your core muscles and luckily Samui’s waters are generally calm enough to do it most days. Enquire at Naish SUP in Chaweng.
If you’re an expert at your stretches and poses and just want to practise on your own, there’s the beach of course. If you’re up early enough, you’ll have it all to yourself. Yoga mats are sold at Tesco – near the kids’ toys and sports section. The only question now is… which beach?
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