Eat, BEACH, Yoga:

KOH SAMUI, THAILAND

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eAT, BEACH, YOGA:
KOH SAMUI, THAILAND, 2024

HERE'S WHAT'S INCLUDED

7 nights' accommodation

Single or double occupancy accommodation options available with king-sized bed (can also add an additional bed)

Fresh and healthy breakfasts and mouthwatering gourmet dinners, plus three lunches are included

2+ GOURMET meals EACH day

Invigorating morning and calming evening yoga classes + meditations, suitable for all levels.

2 yoga classes per day

You'll also get a free 1-Year Elite Membership which gives you unlimited access to our entire library of over 2,600 classes!

1-YEAR ELITE MEMBERSHIP TO YOGADOWNLOAD

Wine and beer will be provided during all dinners

WINE / BEER DURING DINNER

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

2:00-7:00pm Arrive at the resort

6:00pm Snacks, beverages, and meet & greet

7:30pm Gourmet dinner at the resort

8:30pm Group orientation + intention setting

DAY 1 - SATURDAY

9:30am Fresh healthy breakfast

6:30pm Gentle evening yoga session

DAY 2 - TUESDAY

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00pm Amazing gourmet dinner

8:00am Energizing morning yoga

10:30am Relax at the pool and/or the beach

3:30pm Temazcal ceremony (optional add-on activity)

8:00am Morning yoga session

9:30am Healthy breakfast

DAY 6 - THURSDAY

11:00am - 7:00pm Island Hopping and Snorkeling tour w/ lunch and sunset sail (optional add-on activity)

7:30pm Short evening yoga session

8:30pm Gourmet dinner at the resort

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

11:00am - 4:00pm Koh Samui Island Tour w/ lunch (optional add-on activity)

6:00pm Evening yoga session

DAY 3 - MONDAY

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00pm Gourmet dinner at the resort

8:00am Morning yoga session

9:30am Healthy breakfast

9:30am Healthy breakfast

11:00am - 4:00pm Koh Samui Elephant Experience with lunch (optional add-on activity)

6:00pm Evening yoga session

DAY 4 - TUESDAY

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00pm Gourmet dinner at the resort

8:00am Morning yoga session

9:30am Healthy breakfast

DAY 5 - WEDNESDAY

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00am Morning yoga session

8:00pm Amazing gourmet dinner at a local restaurant

10:30am Free time, relax at the beach/pool - lunch provided

6:00pm Evening yoga session

8:00am Morning yoga session

9:30am Healthy breakfast

12:00pm Checkout and goodbyes to all your new friends 

DAY 8 - SATURDAY

9:30am Fresh healthy breakfast

6:00pm Evening yoga session

DAY 2 - SUNDAY

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00pm Gourmet dinner at the resort

8:00am Energizing morning yoga

10:30am Free time, relax at the beach/pool, optional massages/spa service - lunch provided

8:00am Morning yoga session

9:30am Healthy breakfast

DAY 7 - FRIDAY

11:00am - 3:00pm Thai Cooking Class & Organic Micro Farm Experiencel (optional add-on activity)

6:00pm Evening yoga session

8:30pm Gourmet dinner at the resort

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

First and foremost, please know that this is YOUR retreat, so participation is your choice. That said, we want this to be a place where we can really connect with one another, so we hope you choose to participate in as much as possible!

Below is our tentative retreat schedule 
(subject to change based on weather, etc)

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JUST A 30% DEPOSIT TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

 

PARADISE AWAITS!

I'M GOING TO THAILAND!!

THIS ALL SOUNDS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!
hOW DO I VIEW PRICING AND SECURE MY SPOT?

Located right on a private beach, Zazen Resort has all the amenities you could ask for: two restaruants, a spacious yoga room, elevated pool overlooking the sea, extensive gardens plus kayaks, SUPs, and views for days!

WHERE YOU'LL BE STAYING

Ko Samui, Thailand’s second largest island, lies in the Gulf of Thailand off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus. It's known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforest. The landmark 12m-tall golden Big Buddha statue at Wat Phra Yai Temple is located on a tiny island connected to Ko Samui by a causeway.

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OTHER IMPORTANT INFO

Flights to/from Thailand

Transfers to/from the airport (we can help you coordinate)

Travel insurance - it is highly recommended you get travel insurance before arriving

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Optional add-on activities and massage treatments

Additional 3 lunches during the retreat which are not included

Q. What's the best way to get there?
A. By Air: 
Koh Samui Airport is the nearest airport. The quickest way to get there is to fly to Bangkok then get a connecting flight.
By Boat: 
It's also possible to take a boat from Don Sak or Surat Thani on the mainland (1-2 / 2-4 hours respectively); and from the neighbouring islands of Koh Phangan or Koh Tao (1-2 / 2-4 hours respectively).

Q. Do I need to bring a yoga mat?
A. You can bring a yoga mat if you'd like, but we will have yoga mats available for you.

FAQs

Q. Do you offer payment plans?
A. Yes! After your 30% deposit we can set up affordable monthly payments for the remainder of your balance. Send us an email to learn more about this option.

Q. What will the temperature be like?
A. Expect temperatures to range from 79-84 F (26-29 C) degrees during the day and 75-77 F (24-25 C) degrees at night. 

Q. Can I come by myself?
A. Absolutely! Most of our retreat participants come alone as that's part of the fun of these retreats - connecting with like-minded fellow travelers and yoga practitioners in an extremely friendly and welcoming environment!

40% of the price paid is due 60 days before the retreat start date

30% deposit due at time of booking

Your money is fully refundable if the retreat is cancelled by us at any time, or if you cancel 60 days before the retreat start date (or you can choose to apply your deposit towards another upcoming retreat).

The remainder of the balance is due 30 days before arrival

PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATION POLICY

30% of the trip price will be charged if you cancel the booking 59-45 days prior to the start date of the retreat

50% of the trip price will be charged if you cancel the booking 44-30 days prior to the start date of the retreat

If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the retreat start date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited. 

THINGS TO DO

MASSAGES AND SPA TREATMENTS

Le Spa Zen will allow your body and soul be reenergized and rejuvenated. It's an authentic sanctuary of tranquillity that includes ancient treatments and the finest massage therapies done in the spa or Beach Sala.

A trip to Koh Samui isn’t complete without island hopping! Discover nearby islands and their beautiful coral reefs, swim amongst colorful marine life, and relax on pristine beaches as you're taken from one tropical paradise to another. End with a stunning sunset sail as we make our way back home. 

Island Hopping and Snorkeling tour

Thailand's second-largest island really packs a punch. There are highlights aplenty and you'll experience them all in one afternoon. See the famous landmarks – Big Buddha and Guan Yu Koh Samui shrine, the natural wonders of Grand Ma and Grand Pa rock, and Na Muang waterfall. And there's also the mummified body of meditating monk Luang Pho Daeng.

Koh Samui Island Tour

RETREAT OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES

Feeding and bathing elephants is one of Thailand's bucket list experiences, so this half-day tour takes you to Samui Elephant Home to interact with their elephants. You'll see them in the mud spa, help to prepare their food and even feed them before walking with them through Koh Samui's lush natural surroundings.

Samui Elephant Home works to help and care for elephants with the aim of releasing Asian elephants into the wild and conserving the species for generations to come. You'll be able to take a look into the project's hard work by helping them with their daily routine and learning about elephant conservation in Koh Samui.

Koh Samui Elephant Experience

Spend an afternoon with Chef Lat and learn the secrets of a sustainable lifestyle. Explore the organic gardens where more than seventy types of produce are grown. Harvest your own fresh herbs and vegetables to contribute to the cooking experience. In class, practice four Thai recipes as well as fundamental skills like making curry pastes, coconut cream, and herbal drinks.

Thai Cooking Class & Organic Micro Farm Experience

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SET IN a STUNNING LUXURY BEACHSIDE RESORT!

Our stylish boutique resort is set directly on one of Koh Samui’s idyllic beaches, - the beautiful Bophut Beach

MARCH 1 - 8, 2025

KOH SAMUI, THAILAND

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The award-winning Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, which means "finding inner peace" in Japanese, is located on a private beachfront on Bo Phut Beach. This peaceful sanctuary features an elevated outdoor pool and ample sun loungers..

*please note that many of these images are 3D renderings of the new rennovations

THE LUXURY RESORT

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THE ROOMS

The 26 suites and villas feature modern decor, enormous king-sized beds, high ceilings and large living spaces. Some rooms offer a large outdoor terrace while others have their own private pool. All are equipped with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and an open-air bathroom with a rainshower.

*please note that these images are 3D renderings of the new rennovations

KOH SAMUI


March 1 - 8, 2025 (*new dates)

Join YogaDownload top instructors Kylie Larson and Jessica Oldfield for eight days/seven nights of serenity, yoga, meditation, exploration, adventure, palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforests! All while enjoying fresh, healthy, gourmet delights through an unforgettable culinary adventure.

Our retreat will be held at a newly renovated luxury boutique resort situated at the best end of the stunning Bophut Beach, on the northern coast of Koh Samui. Beautifully nestled between 90 yards of ivory sands and a spectacular coconut grove, this tropical paradise is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to forget everyday worries and enjoy the getaway of a lifetime!

In addition to the many adventures offered on this picturesque island, you will also have an opportunity to let your body and soul be reenergized and rejuvenated through masterfully led yoga classes and at the resort's idyllic spa; an authentic sanctuary of tranquility that includes ancient treatments and the finest massage therapies. For those that simply cannot pry themselves away from the pristine shoreline, the resort even offers massages at the Beach Sala.

The retreat includes two gourmet meals per day plus three lunches, along with twice daily yoga which is suitable for everyone from beginner to experienced yoga practitioners, - non-yoga participants are welcome too!

Are you ready to wake to the sounds of crashing waves outside your doorstep, begin your day with rejuvenating yoga, relax on the beach or next to the pool as you marvel at one of the most impressive backdrops on earth, explore ancient temples, enrich yourself in a vibrant culture, laugh with new like-minded friends from across the globe, as you eat your way through an incredible culinary adventure? JOIN US!!

Questions? Send us an email to get more info!

"The YogaDownload retreat was truly a wonderful experience. It far exceeded all expectations I had. Everything was top notch from the yoga instructors, to the staff, the food, the excursions, the attendees, the location. Well worth the money and the memories are priceless. I would highly recommend a Yoga Download retreat. You won't regret it!"
~ Gail F, Ohio

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~ Chrissy H, Germany

"I really didn't know what to expect, but upon arrival, I immediately knew I was in for a real treat. And by the end of the week, I was completely blown away by the entire experience: the yoga, the location, the people, the activities, all of it was just a dream. I can't wait for my next yoga download retreat!"
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"This was exactly the rejuvenating and adventurous vacation I needed! The Yoga Download team made sure we were well taken care of. We stayed at a picturesque villa, ate incredible meals, went on tours of beautiful historical villages, and got to start and end each day with yoga taught by some of the best instructors. This was an unforgettable experience and one I won't forget."
~ Anne S., Colorado

AN UNFORGETTABLE CULINARY ADVENTURE

Putting the "eat" in Eat, Beach, Yoga! 

Thailand is renowned for its delectable dishes that leave your taste buds tantalized. With its unique flavors and spices, Thai food will not only awaken the senses, it will leave you mesmerised!

    BREAKFASTS
Breakfasts will be served daily at our resort complete with hot breakfast items and fresh fruit from the island.

    LUNCHES
3 lunches are included during your retreat which will consist of a range of options of both mediterranean and Thai foods such as: salads, soups, pastas, noodles & rice, vegetables from the wok, curries, and traditional Thai dishes.

    DINNERS
7 delectable dinners will be served including one night at a local restaurant. Dinners will include starters, salads, main dishes, and deserts and will consist of a range of vegetables, salads, fish/seafood (lobster, tuna, salmon, sea bass, prawns), meats (chicken, duck, beef, pork), curries, traditional Thai dishes , and deserts.

    WINE & BEER
Zazen Resort boasts it's own wine cellar presenting one of the most complete selections of international wines on the island - an extensive selection of more than 300 different labels coming from eighteen different countries. A range of young whites to mature reds are all stored in it's temperature-controlled underground cellar.  

Wine and beer are included at all dinners. 

*We are able to accommodate vegetarians as well as other dietary restrictions

YOUR INSTRUCTORS

KYLIE LARSON

Kylie Larson, RYT began practicing yoga in 2002 in an effort to give back to her body for all the work it had done for her in previous athletic endeavors. Somewhere along the line she began to see the benefits of practicing yoga far surpassed the physical and helped to deal with the day to day stress that life throws at you. It soon became a passion of hers. Kylie completed the Green Mountain School of Yoga's 200+ hour training and she is now a registered yoga teacher. Her teaching style is upbeat and energetic, sprinkled with bits of yoga philosophy. She likes her students to have fun during class and get a workout, but also wants them to realize it's not just about the asana.

In the fall of 2008 she began to teach spin/yoga, combining the tremendous cardiovascular training of a spin class followed by a yoga class focusing on lengthening the muscles used during the ride, building power and strength, increasing flexibility, and deepening the mind/body connection. This fusion class allows students to work on complete fitness: strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility all in one class. By bringing yoga into she spin room, students can learn how to take their yoga into every situation, not just on the mat.

JESSICA OLDFIELD

Jess is a 500hr+ yoga teacher based in Australia. Her classes are known for being playful, strong and empowering. Jess loves to help students tap into their power and strength. After finishing one of Jess's classes you will feel energised, inspired and maybe a little sore the next day. Apart from yoga, Jess loves to be outside with her dog exploring the best hikes and beaches and then winding down with a glass of wine!