Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary, Koh Samui, Thailand | Wellbeing Escapes

“Yin & Yang Yoga Immersion” with Simon Low at Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary 6 - 10 August

Koh Samui, Thailand

Overview

This retreat offers participants an opportunity to enrich and expand their yoga practice through a yoga immersion with Simon Low, one of the world’s foremost specialists of ‘Yin & Yang Yoga’. Within a small group, students will receive individualised consideration, informed by Simon’s ongoing studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine, applied anatomy, Pranayama, Oriental and contemporary energy practices, psychology and philosophy.  Simon Low's approach to Yang Yoga is a combination of continually flowing vinyasa and a broad asana spectrum that builds energy, flexibility and strength while deeply honouring the natural rhythms and construction of the human anatomy. Precision of alignment is balanced by movement patterns with particular emphasis on joint care and breath work. Simon's Yin Yoga teachings incorporate a series of deeply restorative asanas alongside postures inspired by Taoist Yoga that stimulate energy meridians and connective tissue while offering a profoundly effective platform for the many facets of 'presence'. Each morning begins with a Yang Yoga practice and meditation from 8.15-10.30 followed by an afternoon Yin Yoga practice from 16.30-19.00 within which Simon will establish his foundational principles of Yin & Yang Yoga. The yoga immersion also offers private time to relax and enjoy the lush tropical paradise of Kamalaya, its renowned wellness centre, the extensive activities, facilities, pools and stunning beachfront. Optional evening gatherings for meditation, film, lecture and discussion will also be scheduled.

Retreat dates

This retreat runs from 6 - 10 August 2020.

What we love

  • Chance to participate in an unique retreat lead by Simon Low
  • Simon Low is the world’s foremost specialists of ‘Yin & Yang Yoga’
  • You will be given some private time to relax and enjoy the lush tropical paradise of Kamalaya

Who should go

  • All yoga lovers
  • Any yogi who wishes to expand their knowledge
  • Any single client who would to spend a quality time with like minded people

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“Yin & Yang Yoga Immersion” with Simon Low 6 - 10 August

Great opportunity to enrich and expand their yoga practice through a yoga immersion with Simon Low, one of the world’s foremost specialists of ‘Yin & Yang Yoga’. Retreat is limited to 12 participants.


From £2,580 for single occupancy room

From £2,340 per person in twin/double room 

The Programme
  • Tropical welcome drink upon arrival
  • 3 morning Yang Yoga class from (7.30-10.00)
  • 3 evening Yin Yoga class from (16:30-19:00)
  • 1 Royal Ayurvedic massage (60 minutes)
  • 1 Vital essence oil massage (90 minutes)
  • 1 Traditional Thai massage (120 minutes)
  • One wellness gift bag
  • Complimentary use of steam cavern, swimming and plunge pools, fitness centre
  • Complimentary Group yoga, meditation, Pilates, tai chi, pranayama and fitness classes (subject to the daily activity programme)
  • Optional evening activities including film & discussion
  • Full board of Kamalaya's inspired healthy cuisine (Including all beverages, excluding imported drinks & alcohol)
  • Complimentary return airport transfer from Koh Samui airport

You can stay for more days before or after the retreat - contact us for more details


Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • For single travellers: a single traveller discount on accommodation plus 1 complimentary session of a choice of personal mentoring session (60 minutes) or private meditation (90 minutes) or private yoga (90 minutes)
  • For two people sharing one room: a sharing room discount plus free spa/fitness credit worth approximately GBP 80 per person plus 1 complimentary treatment per person, choice of traditional Thai massage (90 minutes) or vital essence oil massage (60 mins)
  • For returning guests: free nights offer, please contact us for the details 

Highlights

Kamalaya covers an entire mind, body, spirit concept and their programmes manifest this. The spa centre integrates the beauty of the surrounding area with open air treatment rooms. There are over 70 certified therapists including naturopaths, nurses, nutritionists, massage therapists and yoga teachers.

Facilities include 25 general treatments rooms, 7 BIA and consultation rooms, 7 TCM rooms, 1 thyroid assessment room, 2 Ayurvedic rooms for Shirodhara, 4 foot massage stations, 4 plunge pools, 3 infrared saunas, 2 steam caverns and 25 metre outdoor pool.

Example treatments at “Yin & Yang Yoga Immersion” with Simon Low at Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary 6 - 10 August
  • Royal Ayurvedic traditional massage
  • Chi nei tsang
  • Reiki
  • Traditional Asian hand massage
  • Vital essence oil massage
  • Lotus scrub & wrap
  • Sodashi thermal infusing facial
  • Personal mentoring

Fitness & Activities

Activities available at resort
  • Stand up paddle
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Library
  • Movie nights
  • Cooking classes

Activities available at the surrounding area
  • Visit An Thong National Marine Park
  • Visit Secret Bhudda Garden
  • Go to a Muay Thai Boxing Match
  • Kitesurfing
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Elephant Trekking
  • Shopping at Night Markets
  • Swimming at waterfalls



Rooms

There are 75 rooms in total located amongst granite bolders, streams, and tropical vegetation. There are 24 hillside rooms, 26 Suites, and 25 Villas. Please note that Wi-Fi is not included but can be purchased whilst you are there. There is no Wi-Fi connection in the restaurant and spa area.  
Hillside
The Hillside rooms are 35m2 and they're located on the ground floor but there is no outdoor space.

We recommend these rooms for solo travellers as they are smaller.

They have either a king-size or twin beds.

They are conveniently located next to the yoga and fitness halls.

Rooms have air conditioning, CD stereo system, telephone, natural toiletries, hairdryer, tea making facilities, tote bag, slippers, bathrobe and mosquito repellent.  

Hillside Garden View
The Hillside Garden View rooms are 35m2 and they overlook the gardens, all of them with balconies.

They have either a king-size or twin beds.

They are conveniently located next to yoga and fitness halls.

Rooms have air conditioning, CD stereo system, telephone, natural toiletries, hairdryer, tea making facilities, tote bag, slippers, bathrobe and mosquito repellent.

Hillside Sea View
The Hillside Sea View rooms are 35m2 and have views of the sea on the first floor, all of them with balconies.

They have either a king-size or twin beds.

They are conveniently located next to yoga and fitness halls.

Rooms have air conditioning, CD stereo system, telephone, natural toiletries, hairdryer, tea making facilities, tote bag, slippers, bathrobe and mosquito repellent.  

Villa Garden View
There are 20 Villas. The Garden View Villas are 85m2.

They either have a large double bed or twin beds.

There is an indoor OR outdoor bathroom.

You also have a spacious balcony (16 m2) with lounge sofa.

Villas have air conditionining CD stereo system, telephone, natural toiletries, hairdryer, tea making facilities, tote bag, slippers, bathrobe and mosquito repellent.  

Superior Suite Garden View
In 2015 Kamalaya added 16 new superior suites with more space and amazing views.

The Superior Suite Garden View are 65m2 and they're located on the ground floor and at the top of the resort.

There is either a king size or twin beds.

Bathrooms are semi open-air with shower and/or bathtub.

Suites have air conditioning, CD stereo system, telephone, natural toiletries, hairdryer, tea making facilities, tote bag, slippers, bathrobe and mosquito repellent.  

Suite Sea View
The Suite Sea View are 65m2 and they are located at the top of the resort, close to the restaurant.

All suites have balconies with sea views.

Most have bathrooms with indoor and outdoor bathtubs.

There are either king-size or twin beds.

Suites have air conditioning, CD stereo system, telephone, natural toiletries, hairdryer, tea making facilities, tote bag, slippers, bathrobe and mosquito repellent.  

Villa Sea View
The Villa Sea View are 75-100m2. The secluded villas are dotted all around the resort.

They feature large balconies with day beds and private indoor and outdoor bathrooms.

There are either king-size or twin beds.

Villas have air conditioning, CD stereo system, telephone, natural toiletries, hairdryer, tea making facilities, tote bag, slippers, bathrobe and mosquito repellent.  

Superior Suite Sea View
The Superior Suite Sea View are 65m2. They have large balconies overlooking the sea.

These suite are located on the mid and upper floors.

Bathrooms are semi open-air with shower and/or bathtub.

There are either king-size or twin beds.

Suites have air conditioning, CD stereo system, telephone, natural toiletries, hairdryer, tea making facilities, tote bag, slippers, bathrobe and mosquito repellent. 

What’s on the menu

The menu is integral to Kamalaya’s wellness philosophy with an emphasis on high quality, fresh ingredients and organic produce wherever possible. Dishes are inspired by a fusion of Eastern and Western traditions. Menu includes vegetarian options, as well as seafood, poultry and lamb dishes. There are 2 menus to choose from – a detox one and ‘normal’ one. 
Soma Restaurant
Soma Restaurant
The main dining area serving breakfast and dinner. Soma restaurant is split between 2 levels and offers spectacular coastal views. Sharing table for dinner is very popular with solo travellers.
Amrita Cafe
Amrita Cafe
Café that serves lunch, snacks and beverages throughout the day.

Location

Kamalaya is in the south of the tropical island of Koh Samui built around a monk’ cave one inhabited and used by Buddhist monks.

Nearest airport

The transfer time Koh Samui airport takes about 40 min by car. Flights to Koh Samui from Bangkok are very frequent and take approximately an hour. There are also direct flights to Koh Samui from Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. Kamalaya provides return airport transfers as part of their programme inclusions.

Families, Children & Infants

Due to the peaceful environment, Kamalaya is more suitable for adults only. However max 1 child per room is allowed but be aware that there are no specific activities available for children.

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