There's so much choice these days of places to go and things to do when going on a retreat.
Here's some tips to keep you informed and help you choose the best option available for yourself.
Think about what you want to do on your time away.
Maybe you want to hold a handstand for longer.
Or you could just want to hit the beach for some sun and yoga.
So first off you need to decide what you want to be doing.
As the market has grown in popularity so too have the type of retreats on offer.
You can combine your stay with any one of many activities these days.
Are you are looking for options like spa, detox or alternative therapies,
if so make sure to check out whats available.
There are so many different types of yoga retreats all across Koh Phangan.
Consider what's included as part of the program.
If it's a tour then does the price include all transportation.
If it's off-the-beaten track then do they run airport transfers and provide local transport connections.
Does the retreat center have fitness, steam and sauna rooms.
And of course what's the pool like and the local area.
Check out the schedule. Does it suit you?
Are you looking to stay in bed late or happy to start with an early class.
Maybe you would like to combine detox with yoga and spend some well deserved time enjoying massage and body treatments in the spa.
Or maybe you would like to explore meditation more than just a class a day.
It may look cheaper but make sure you know the accommodation details of your retreat.
Retreats often price according to shared or private rooms and room type. Check it out.
Consider your accommodation type when choosing the program.
Make sure the teacher and yoga style match your expectations here.
How many classes a day.
Are you interested in there being meditation classes and a variety of yoga classes.
Are you looking for Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow or the heat of Ashtanga.
Or a range of classes
If so the same teacher every day may not be the best way to go ... different
retreat centers have different approaches.
Some rotate their teachers and yoga classes giving you variety or have
multiple classes to choose from each day.
Most venues these days cater for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.
A small group at a retreat center in the jungle somewhere may be just the thing you
are looking for ... or maybe not.
Consider what you want to do. If you want the opportunity to socialise but want flexibility
to do whatever you want
during your time then a small group may not suit.
A larger yoga retreat center may be just the trick.
That all depends what you are into.
There are retreats of every duration, yoga style, activities, group size, in all locations…and the list goes on.
The choice is really up to you. Flick through what we have to offer here by searching activity types or location or both.