Yoga Vacation at Vikasa
KOH SAMUI, THAILAND: July 6 - 14, 2019
RAJ PATRA + TOMMASINA LASH
To evolve is our nature. Join us to evolve in the magical natural setting of Koh Samui at Vikasa Retreat.
You work hard, constantly, juggling the many responsibilities of life -- rain or shine. You deserve to escape the ordinary for a few days and recharge your soul on an eight-day, all-inclusive yoga retreat this summer. Beach: check. Thailand: check. Chef’s table: check. Wellness: check.
Vikasa Yoga Retreat is owned and operated by a student of Guruji Andrey Lappa, who is the founder of Universal Yoga. Vikasa yoga retreat is set on a spectacular ocean cliff. With breathtaking sea-views from yoga shalas, private rooms, infinity pool, and restaurant, soak in nature with all creature comfort. You might make discoveries here that can be the beginning of a major shift in your lifestyle. And you will definitely meet some amazing people and make some new friends for life. Rest well in the rooms of Coral Cliff Beach Resort.
Experience Universal Yoga in Mandala classes, along with meditations, partner energetic practices, dharma teachings, and time for introspection with international yoga teachers, Raj Patra and Tommasina Lash.
Yoga Classes > SUN SALUTATION
As if waking up to golden tropical sunrise drenched in the whistles of birds was not enough, you get to unfold your mats in the cool sea breeze for morning Mandala classes taught by Raj and Tommasina. With a variety of styles, including energetic practices, partner yoga, and multidimensional weavings of Universal Yoga techniques, your energy will expand and evolve each day.
Other than the first and last days of retreat, each morning will start with a yoga class in one of the three beautiful studios.
Life Café > FOOD EVOLUTION
Your food at Vikasa is part of a cycle that begins with honest origin. Being conscious about your body and our planet means caring about where that food comes from and how it is made. On this retreat your food will come from Vikasa organic garden project. While still in its infancy stage, we are striving to grow more of our own organic vegetables to use in our amazing salads and other dishes.
Award Winning Chefs
Your food menu is inspired by a collaboration between 2 amazing chefs: An award-winning chef from Berlin, Boris Lauser, who is a published author and world-class chef; he is also Europe’s best raw food chef award winner.
Parisian Cyril Schivo, who lived and worked as chef in 8 different countries, including The Ritz in Paris, and as a full-time private chef for a president of Africa.
YOUR PERSONAL ESCAPE TO BLISS
Stay at amazing Coral Cliff Beach Resort between luxurious sheets bathed in ocean breeze, surrounded by pool, palm trees, and bellowing white curtains. All you have to decide is whether you want to stay alone or share a room with your friend.
Every suite and some deluxe building and bungalows have spectacular uninterrupted ocean views and features. For ultimate relaxation the rooms of Coral Cliff offer privacy with stunning views of the sea right from your bed, some with ocean-breezy spacious terraces, depending on availability.
Features include private beach, sea views, air conditioning, en-suite bathroom with hot shower, some with private balcony, mini fridge, coffee / tea making facilities, electronic safe, and free Wi-Fi.
Teachings & Activities > INTROSPECTIVE EXPANSION
In the evenings enjoy meditation classes, deep stretching asanas, Dharma Teachings with topics such as ‘Human evolution through Chakras’, ‘Stories form India’, ‘Living with a Purpose’, or workshops that teach you to make your own Malas.
Two of the afternoons have planned group excursions and activities in Samui. Other afternoons are your time to relax, journal, walk on the beach, and soothe your soul.
Detailed schedule will be provided.
July 6, 7 PM to July 14, 7 PM, 2019
Accommodation for 8 nights at Coral Cliff Beach Resort
All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners at Vikasa Retreat center
Two organized outings on Koh Samui island
All yoga classes and activities at retreat center
Transportation to and from airport
All inclusive price
$1950 - single
$1525 - each person if shared
EXCLUDED FROM COST: Airfare, Visa ($25 upon arrival in Kathmandu), travel insurance, personal & shopping expenses, hotel & trip staff gratuity, alcoholic beverages.
YOUR GUIDE: RAJ PATRA & TOMMASINA LASH
Born in Kolkata, India in a spiritual family, Raj was soaked in Hinduism and yoga traditions at a very young age. Practiced in Swami Yogananda lineage, his current teacher is the father of Universal Yoga lineage, Dorje Andre Lappa, a Vajrayana Buddhist.
Raj travels internationally teaching yoga, teacher trainings, workshops and retreats.
Tommasina's classes reflect that dance between discovering a deeper practice in the most unexpected places during moments of stillness and yet still pushing yourself to challenge your edge and endurance with deep asana and vigorous vinyasa. Her classes challenge the physical body as a gateway into diving deeper into the energetic body where true transformation takes place.