Yoga on Ko Tao

Wherever you go in Thailand, you will not be far from a yoga resort, school or centre. Koh Tao is no exception, and scattered across the island there are several yoga centres for both beginners and seasoned practitioners. If you are new to yoga, you might be interested to learn that some of the main benefits include having a more flexible and fitter body, becoming calmer and more relaxed with a greater piece of mind, and bringing a degree of spirituality into your daily lives. Koh Tao is a great place to start your yoga journey. Here are some of the most well-known centres. Shambhala Yoga Centre Situated within the grounds of Blue Wind Resort, in North Sairee, the centre is about 50 metres from the beach and can be accessed from the beach or the main road. It is the oldest yoga resort on the island and offers yoga classes from 10:00am to noon and from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in the evenings. Rates: Per class, 300B; 10 classes 2500B Tel: +66 8444 06755 Address: 14/2, Moo 1, Sairee Beach. Website: Grounded A recently added yoga centre on Sairee Beach, they offer classes at 10:00am, 1:00pm, and 7:00pm. They also offer courses in Tai Chi and self-defense. Rates: Per class, 250B; 5 classes, 1100B; 10 classes, 2000B Email: Tel: +66 843048964 Address: 12/35 Moo1, Sairee Beach. Website: New Haven Dive School Don't let the name fool you, as this yoga centre located in Baan Talay Resort on the east coast hold yoga retreats every month. They last for five days and focus on developing your own individual method of yoga practice. There are other residential courses covering such practices as Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Deep Mediation, Ayurveda, and Chi-Kung. These specialist courses last 4 days, with prices ranging from 12,000B to 16,000B, including accommodation. They also offer daily 'drop-in' classes at 11:00am and 5:30pm and classes last 90 minutes. Rates: per class, 300B; 5 classes, 1000B Email: Tel: +66 77457045 Address: 48 Moo 3 Chalok, Baan Kao Website: Ocean Sound Yoga Located in the Tropicana Resort in Chalok Bay, on the southern coast, they offer daily classes from 10:00am and 6:00pm and three days a week at 7:00am with each class lasting 90 minutes. Rates: Pewr class, 300B; 10 classes, 2500B Email: Tel: +66 824126240 Address: Tropicana Resort, Chalok Bay, Website:

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