Thailand has been a popular travel destination because of its beautiful islands, the best diving spots and affordable price options for accommodation and food. More now than ever, yoga retreats in Thailand have been on everyone’s travel bucket list. Even I went on my first-ever retreat in Thailand, on the island of Koh Samui.
Whether you are looking for yoga teacher training, some island yoga, or just a regular retreat in Thailand you will not be disappointed.
Your Thailand trip would not be complete without experiencing some of the best yoga teachers so these retreats have been hand-picked. This incredible and special country is a hot spot for yoga retreats in Asia and will welcome you with open arms, mind, lots of smiles and send you home feeling reset and refreshed. Your mind, body and life will be renewed and transformed with any retreat in Thailand you experience.
Top Thailand Yoga Retreats
From yoga on the Thai islands to styles such as ashtanga yoga and even luxury yoga, this list has compiled the best yoga retreats in Thailand, one of the best destinations for any sort of wellness or health retreat. Surrounded by lush jungles, beautiful white sand beaches, and/or mighty mountains, you will not be disappointed with any yoga retreat in Thailand that you choose.
8 Day ‘Reboot Your Life’ Wellness Retreat
Location: Koh Samui
Yoga retreats in Thailand are easy to come by, but this is one of the best yoga retreats in Thailand. But it’s actually more than just a yoga retreat, it’s actually a Thailand fitness retreat too! Yoga classes are held daily, along with morning cardio (think hiking to waterfalls), and afternoon fitness strength classes. One mediation is held during your week-long stay and plenty of time to see the beauty of sunny Koh Samui. Combining fitness and yoga is a surefire way to improve your yoga and together both of your practices will increase your movement, strength, and ability. You’ll experience a mix of yoga styles, be only a stone’s throw away from the beach, and live in a bungalow for the week. Sounds dreamy!
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8-Day AyurYoga Ojasi Wellness Yoga Retreat in Phuket
Located at the Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, this yoga retreat in Thailand focuses on rejuvenation and relaxation. The retreat uses Ayurveda practices, fresh food, and breathing techniques to bring you back to your mind, body, and spirit. This yoga resort in Thailand features 2 daily yoga classes, fresh, healthy meals each day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as daily ayurvedic treatments. You can also set you up with adventurous excursions during your free time like diving, snorkelling, or sailing. Spending time focusing on your health and wellness at this retreat is sure to make you feel your personal best.
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8 Day Pure Mangosteen Yoga Retreat
Location: Rawai, Phuket
Enjoy a week of pure luxury at a resort in Phuket’s most beautiful area, Rawai. Close to the beach and with a saltwater pool on-site, you’ll spend your days as you choose. Twice daily yoga classes are offered by expert teachers in a number of yoga styles, as well as a daily meditation class. This Thailand retreat is meant to be relaxing and therapeutic. It is ongoing so there is no set or rigid schedule, you just do you please for what your body and mind are craving at the time. It also honours spiritual experiences too and the resort is child-free so you can ensure your relaxation is a top priority. Did I mention that you get to stay in your own luxe villa?
4-Day Yoga and Meditation Retreat
Location: Koh Phangan
If you are looking for a short and sweet retreat in Thailand, this is one of the best options. Yoga retreats on Koh Phangan are popular and this one surely doesn’t disappoint. Designed to focus on the health of your body and mind, you will have personalized fitness and yoga classes with a skilled yoga teacher, as well as enlightening meditation sessions.
This retreat also includes 3 vegan meals a day, breathwork and dance classes as well as sound healing workshops. You can book extra options such as massages, trips to the best tourist attractions, hikes to the top waterfalls, or a beach day! This quick and easy Thailand retreat is ideal for anyone short on time but in desperate need of some me time or who wants to add a short retreat onto their Thailand itinerary.
22-Day Yoga and Meditation Retreat
Location: Koh Phangan
This 22-day Thailand retreat is located in a simple but luxurious retreat centre. The program was designed to transform your entire life by building healthier and better habits one day at a time. Your program includes yoga, meditation and dance classes, sound and breath healing workshops, daily vegan meals, and the best, freshest detox juices. By far one of the best yoga retreats in Thailand for those who want to dive deep, this is a great place to change your body and mind for the better. You will go home with a totally renewed outlook on life and your health after this healing retreat in Thailand.
16-Day Detox, Meditation, and Yoga Holiday
Location: Koh Phangan
This yoga holiday and health retreat in Thailand is guaranteed to detox your body and mind from the inside out and help you feel the best you’ve felt in a long time. You will experience yoga classes, meditation sessions, sound and breath healing classes, detox supplements, and shakes, pre and post fasting consultations, and a detailed fasting guidebook. You also have unlimited access to the pool and steam room. During your free time, you can go on several hikes to waterfalls, visit the best of Thailand’s pristine beaches, or visit a Chinese temple. This retreat in Thailand will help you find new and different habits to transform your entire life, including your body and health to the very best that it can offer you.
6-Day Yoga Retreat
If you’re looking for an escape to practice some island yoga, then this is the best yoga retreat for you. This wellness retreat is laidback and was built to help you detach from a busy life and have fun while experiencing the best that Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, has to offer. Your retreat includes yoga every day, meditation, and pranayama sessions, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, fresh-made juices as well as eco-adventures and cultural tours. Your airport transfers to and from the retreat are even included! Island yoga is the perfect way to relax your mind and body while being close to nature and surrounded by water (which is very healing).
4 Day Wellness Retreat with Yoga, Meditation, and More
Location: Koh Phangan
Tucked away for a long weekend of you time, this is one of the best retreats in Thailand and is very budget-friendly. This retreat centre has been hosting retreats for a long while now and knows how to do it well. On-site you’ll be able to enjoy the pool and herbal steam sauna between all of your choices for classes and workshops. Far from just yoga, this retreat in Thailand also dives into meditation, dance, sound healing, breathwork, and even more. Talk about a weekend full of healing, reflection, and relaxation!
8-Day Blue Moon Rising Yoga Retreat
Location: Chiang Mai
Thailand is a wonderful country steeped in culture and history and mixing traditional Thai culture with yoga and meditation is a great way to experience the Land of Smiles. Not only does this program offer yoga and mediation classes daily but you also get to experience a full moon ceremony, Loy Krathong and Yi Peng festivals, a herbal steam session, a visit with monks, a mountain hike, and a trip to an elephant sanctuary. All of your meals are included, 2 massages and airport transfers. While there are many options for yoga in Thailand, this yoga retreat is more than just a retreat, it is a cultural and life experience.
4-Day Spa and Yoga Retreat
Location: Chiang Rai
This 4-day retreat in Thailand is one of the best yoga retreats for your body and mind. Among the rolling green hills of Thailand, your life will be transformed. This yoga retreat in Thailand will offer you a daily fitness or yoga class, 1 group vibration healing class, 1 body scrub and foot massage, and 1 signature massage. Your Thailand retreat will also include vegetarian meals made from food grown on-site and several excursions during your free time. get ready to look and feel your best after this relaxing holiday in Thailand.
Thailand is a wonderful destination for many reasons, but a wellness retreat is one of the best reasons to visit this vibrant country. Prepare yourself to transform your life and mindset, get more in touch with your body, and help you get your health on track mentally and spiritually.
Why Retreat in Thailand & What Style of Retreat is Best for You?
Thailand holds a special place in my heart, and I have no doubt it will for you too. It’s actually where I went on my first-ever yoga retreat! Apart from great yoga, Thailand is a very affordable destination, offers incredible cuisine, stunning beaches, and an extremely rich culture.
Beaches & Scenery
Head to the islands if you’re after a beach holiday with yoga included. You’ll be spoiled either on a resort or with views of the beach from your yoga shala like at Vikasa in Koh Samui. But head up north and you could find yourself in Chiang Mai, nestled in the mountains with jungle greenery for as far as the eye can see.
Thai Food & Speciality Cuisine
I may be biased because Thai food is amongst my favourite in the world, but I’m not exaggerating when I say that there is so much diverse food to try in Thailand. Plus there are many options for a retreat that has an Ayurveda focus, detox food, or a diet specialty you may like to try or require.
Spirituality & Meditation
If you’re after a retreat that is dedicated to your personal development, connection to a higher power, or even a silent meditation retreat, you’ll find one in Thailand. Much more than just holiday-focused retreats, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to go quite in-depth during your time in a healing retreat.
Fitness & Martial Arts
Thailand is also quite popular for retreats that combine fitness of many kinds, but most notably Muay Thai, Thailand’s national sport. Together these practices go hand-in-hand. Stretch it out on the mat after you engage and strengthen your muscles.
Best Time to Go on a Retreat in Thailand
If you’re located in the northern hemisphere, the good news is the best time to visit Thailand for fabulous weather (and a sunny retreat) is from November until February, during our coldest months! November to sometimes even April is dry season in Thailand, which is also peak season so be sure to book in advance if you’ve got your eye on a must-go to retreat.
There is an exception here. The east coast islands of Koh Tao, Koh Phangan, and Koh Samui (where my favourite retreat in Thailand is located) you’ll find the most rain from September until December. Stick to the summer months of June-August when visiting these islands.
But on the west side of Thailand, the Andaman Islands such as Phuket are best for weather and dry season from November to February.
That being said, Thailand has retreats available year-round and you could even snag yourself a great deal on a retreat and/or flights during the off, rainy season, May-early October.