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Where to do yoga on Ko Tao

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Yoga is an island mainstay in Thailand, and while the yoga scene isn't as developed as on say neighbouring Ko Pha Ngan or Ko Samui, but there are still plenty of options should you want to throw down a yoga mat.

Shambala, located within Blue Wind Resort towards the northern end of Sairee Beach is the longest running sala on the island. They offer beginner friendly, multi-level Hatha Yoga sessions on a drop-in basis for 300 baht per session (10 session pass for 2,500 baht). Classes are twice daily, seven days a week.

Horizontal slow moving beach yoga is popular on Ko Tao. Photo taken in or around Where to do yoga on Ko Tao, Ko Tao, Thailand by Stuart McDonald.

Horizontal slow moving beach yoga is popular on Ko Tao. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Grounded is set in Sairee village but offers yoga classes at Maya Beach Club, Koh Tao Backpackers and Summer Guesthouse. Drop-in classes cost 250 baht (5 for 1,100 baht and 10 for 2,000 baht). The classes are not offered at all locations every day, so check their frequently updated Facebook page for more details.

Uber isolated Baan Talay offers both drop-in classes and yoga retreats in a splendid cliff setting with magnificent views over Ao Leuk on Ko Tao's east coast. Drop in classes are twice daily and cost 300 baht (5 sessions for 1,000 baht). Please see their website for details on yoga retreats on Ko Tao.

Baan Talay: Ao Leuk, Ko Tao. T: (077) 457 045
Grounded: Sairee village, Ko Tao T: (093) 780 0372
Shambhala Yoga Centre: Sairee Beach, Ko Tao. T: (084) 440 6755

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