Thailand / Island Yoga

The Yoga Retreat is a low-key yogi haven on the island of Koh Phangan in Thailand.

We came to the retreat for 30-days of Ashtanga,  beginning with a three-day detox. The course included daily lectures with Kes on the philosophy and  8 limbs of yoga, and meditation and pranayama workshops with Teresa. We practised Mysore Ashtanga six days a week, a self-led practice with adjustments.

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The Raw Cafe served delicious breakfast bowls and smoothies (the Paradise Shake was my go-to – coconut milk, banana, pineapple and yoghurt).

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Words with… 

The Yoga Retreat founder, Teresa.

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Describe Thailand in one word

Amazing

What does responsible tourism mean to you?

To be responsible for ones self and others around you.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

India – that’s were I am heading in a couple of weeks.

Happiness is…

Freedom

What’s your favourite song?

Don’t Worry Be Happy by Bob Marley