A Functional Meditation Retreat

A Functional Meditation Retreat

7 Night, All-Inclusive Luxury Meditation Retreat

Vikasa Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand

Learn Meditation

That Really Works

Guided by a true Indian meditation master, this retreat will introduce you to the deeper layers of meditation. True meditation is not about sitting silently, it’s an entire framework for living. When approached this way, yoga and meditation bring immense amounts of joy into life. You’ll leave this life-changing immersive experience empowered with strategies and practical daily tools to sustain a regular practice and remove radical amounts of stress from your life.

Our team:

Our deeply experienced, masterful teachers have lead dozens of retreats for hundreds of students all over the world. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity and skill.

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gurumukh singh

Meditation & Philosophy India

gurumukh singh

Meditation & Philosophy

At the age of 7 years, I was sent to a monastery by my parents where I lived for the next 12 years. During my study years in monastery, I learnt different philosophies about life by the ancient Indian sages. This pious learning at an early age laid a strong spiritual foundation in my nature. At the monastery, I also came to learn about ancient meditation techniques through my master. After my monastery education, I went to University and took my diploma in Computer Science and started a career as web designer. In 2008, after working in the IT industry for 5 years, I decided to quit and follow the path I knew I was born for.
I share my understanding in the teachings of Traditional Hatha Yoga, Philosophies, Pranayama, Meditations and various Cleansing Processes. I believe Yoga surely helps to stay relaxed in any degree of situational and emotional intensity. I like to teach and practice the traditional style of Hatha Yoga with Slow and Graceful movements of body and breath, between two postures. This way of Yoga Asana practice had been developed and suggested by ancient Mystics of India, as a helpful tool for humanity of all ages of time, for transforming all kinds of divisions created by human consciousness.

Contact me: Gurumukh@yandex.com

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Andrea Jensen

Yoga Asana Los Angeles

Andrea Jensen

Yoga Asana

I studied at Sushumna Yoga School in Goa, India, specializing in Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga, with additional training in Restorative and Hatha. I completed a 320 hour program recognized by the Yoga Teacher Training Alliance, with 30 hours devoted to Pranayama and Meditation. I have been practicing for over 7 years and continue to practice daily with instructors all over Los Angeles. My classes focus mainly on strength building and alignment. Be prepared for fun transitions, arm balances and inversion play while you flow along to some trendy tunes.

Contact me: andrea.m.jensen@gmail.com

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adam carney

Leadership & Lifestyle Chicago

adam carney

Leadership & Lifestyle

I am a yogi & entreprenuer in Los Angeles, California. I've founded multiple successful technology companies in food and healthcare, but yoga is my real passion. In 2014 I traveled to northern India to do my yoga teacher training, where I met Gurumukh. He profoundly changed my life, and we decided together to start the East/West Yoga School to bring the teachings of enlightened masters to the world.

Contact me: adam@yogaeastwest.com

About This Retreat:

Embark on a life-changing experience as you learn yoga & meditation with inspiring teachers and students from all over the world. You will gain a strong foundation in the practice and application of yoga and meditation in your daily life. This retreat is ideal for those wanting to adventure through Thailand, connect with a like-minded community, and learn practical tools to dramatically enhance their moment-to-moment quality of life.

Number of Participants:

15-25

Yoga Style:

Vinyasa & Hatha

Retreat Length:

7 nights

Date:

September 29-October 6

Food:

100% organic, local food. Mostly plant-based.

Skill level:

All levels

Focus:

Practical life tools to combat stress

Location:

Koh Samui, Thailand

What’s Different About It?

Authentic (and really incredible) Teachers from India

If you have never practiced yoga with an authentic teacher from India, it’s like night and day. Our teachers are a truly unique combination, they grew up in Yoga ashrams and also speak perfect English. They are truly masterful and unique in their ability to make the ancient teachings simple and accessible to anyone.

We prioritize enjoyment, seriously

Yoga is about learning to enjoy life again. This isn’t just marketing language to us. While we are sincere in our practice, we never take it too seriously. Every day in our training is fun and full of life and our teachers are genuinely hilarious.

Deep connections with other participants

When we design retreats, we feel it’s our job to facilitate deep relationships with all the participants. We want all our participants leaving with lifelong friends (or partners!) from all over the world.

Daily Schedule

We believe a day is complete when you get to experience all aspects of life. Our daily schedule is designed to give you experiences with deep meditation, movement, connection, adventure, celebration, freedom, and love every single day. You will finish each day feeling deeply fulfilled.

8AM - 9:15 AM Morning Yoga/Meditation
9:30-11:30 Breakfast
11:30-1:00 Daily Ceremony & Intentions
1:00-5:00 Relaxing/ Free Time
5:00-6:30 Evening Meditation
5:30-7:30 Dinner & Celebration

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What will I learn on this retreat?

•  Designing your lifestyle to significantly reduce stress.

• Yoga Asanas: ways to open up the body to prepare it for meditation and reduce discomfort.

•  Dynamic meditations: meditations if you find it difficult to simply sit silently.

•  Yoga & Meditation philosophy: the ancient life philosophies behind the practices.

•  Pranayama:  breathing techniques to relax and detoxify the body.

 

Q: Can I work or stay connected to the outside world during the retreat?

The resort has wi-fi, and students are welcome to use their phones and computers throughout.

Q: Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, the payment can be broken into payments of as little as $500 / month.

Q: What is included in the retreat price?

Our retreats are all-inclusive. They include all accommodation, food, and daily classes.

Q: What are the pre-requisites for attending?

There are none. Anyone is welcome, as long as they are interested in learning about meditating.

Q: What can I do in my free time?

Students are encouraged to explore the island in off hours, and before/after the retreat. Our team knows the island very well and can provide guidance. There are tons of amazing beaches and hikes nearby.

Q: Are there age restrictions for the trainings?

You must be at least 15 years old to attend. There is no maximum age.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot. If for some reason you cannot attend, you can put this towards a future retreat with us.

The Resort:

Vikasa retreat is one of the yoga and meditation Mecca’s of southeast Asia. We love it because it’s centered around a tight-knit yogic community which makes it easy to get connect and make friends instantly. Not to mention to best the health food restaurant we’ve ever been to.

What you’ll leave with:

Practical tools for balance & happiness:

This retreat is packed full of useful tools and practices you can begin applying instantly. Our focus is on teaching you how meditation works, so you have these tools for life.

A strong meditation practice:

Meditation is a central component of yoga. You will leave with a strong daily meditation practice which will help you experience more peace & balance in your life.

A worldwide community of friends:

You’ll be welcomed into a new, worldwide community of like-minded friends that will become your spiritual family. Being a part of this family will support you with lifelong friends who will support you on your spiritual path.

Pricing

Our pricing is straightforward, transparent, and all-inclusive. There are 0 hidden fees.

$500 deposit to reserve a spot

Payment plans available (as low as $500/month)

$200 discount for bringing a friend

Early Bird Pricing:

Shared Room:$1,925
Private Room:$2,525

Full Price:

Shared Room:$2,325
Private Room: $2,925

What’s included:

included:

7 Nights Accommodation @ Vikasa

Food (Brunch & Dinner, light snacks)

3 Daily Classes- yoga, meditation, ceremony

1 Holistic Massage

Not included:

Airfare