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 also several detox and wellness retreats on the island, offering yoga as part of their packages.
The following all allow drop in visits for your casual yoga needs, but plenty also offer weekly and monthly passes along with a variety of teacher training options. Please see individual websites for more in depth information.
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.
Trinity Yoga is located next to World Gym in Chaweng along the ring road and offers two hatha classes daily, morning and evening. Drop in class 500 baht.
Vikasa Yoga can be found on the ring road between Thong Ta Kien and Coral Cove (ie between Lamai and Chaweng) and beside the Koh Samui Cliff View Hotel. Drop in class 500 baht.
Yogarden, a funky little yoga studio and general hangout for healthies, can be found in a sidestreet of Fisherman’s Village in Bophut, and offers yoga classes, a health cafe as well as other holistic treatments. Drop in class 500 baht.
In Lamai, Yoga House & Spa is a yoga studio located at the Walking street, around 150 metres from the beach on the lane that goes to Zara Beach Resort. Daily yoga classes in different styles as well as meditations and workshops available. It also has an attached vegan cafe. Drop in class 400 baht.
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?
Samui Yoga Big C Koh Samui. T: (089) 727 2339 https://www.facebook.com/SamuiThaiDance
Trinity Yoga Beside World Gym, Chaweng T: (08) 708 18875 http://yoga-samui.com/
Vikasa Yoga Between Lamai and Chaweng. T: (077) 422 232 http://vikasayoga.com/
Yogarden 78 Moo 1, Laan Thong Road, Fisherman's Village, Bophut T: (085) 790 3409 http://www.theyogardensamui.com
Yoga House & Spa 145/1 Moo 4, Maret, Lamai T: (082) 427 1284 http://house-yoga.com/en/
By Stuart McDonald
Last updated on 23rd September, 2016.