Yoga Guide to Koh Tao

22 Dec 2020

Koh Tao is world-renowned for being one of the best and most affordable places to dive. But did you know that it also a great place for yoga? 

Koh Tao has its neighbouring slightly bigger sister island of Koh Phangan as a leading Yoga destination and this has rubbed off on Koh Tao, and with Tao being a small idyllic paradise island, it also makes it a fantastic yoga venue.

 

Introduction

Koh Tao's natural elegance creates a sense of well-being and peace and is the best atmosphere for holistic practices such as meditation, yoga and reiki. So, whether you feel stressed out, or if you want to do something you have never had time for, or if you just want to catch up with your routine then you will be able to participate in these things whilst on Koh Tao.

Yoga on Koh Tao
Yoga on Koh Tao

Where to stay on Koh Tao

Koh Tao is an enticing mix of laid-back beaches, a colourful party scene and natural wonders for outdoor and yoga lovers.

It has family-friendly destinations and backpacker haunts, as well as luxury resorts. 

 

Tanote Bay

Tanote Bay is one of the most natural areas of Koh Tao. It's a fantastic place to find some of the green forests that overlooks much of the island. Sea kayaking and trekking are the two activities popular in the area, can be great for yogis wanting nature.

 

Mae Had 

When you come to Koh Tao, the first location you can see is Mae Haad Beach. It is a friendly and funky beach where you can find special souvenirs back home for your friends and relatives. In Mae Haad, there is a famous shipwreck which is common among snorkelers. 

View of Koh Tao
View of Koh Tao

Sairee

The spot to party on Koh Tao is Sairee. The beach is full of tourists looking to work on their tan and check out the party scene at night. There are plenty of bars and eateries right on the ocean at the resort. When the moon rises, the party vibes commence! If you are coming for yoga and peace you may want to stay elsewhere but knowing this area si good if you do want to participate in parties.

 

Chalok Bay 

Chalok Bay has spectacular views of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and the Ang Thong Underwater National Park. The Cape Restaurant is a 5-star favourite that specializes in serving fine dining in paradise. 

 

Where to practice Yoga

 

Shambhala Yoga Centre

The Yoga Centre of Shambhala is more than just a spot to learn yoga. It is a secure, sacred and inclusive place where everybody is welcome to rest,' lighten the burden' and reconnect with each other and themselves.  A majestic, purpose-built holy space just steps away from the shoreline of beautiful Sairee beach is the Shambhala sala. We have invited more than 50,000 friends and tourists from around the world since our start to participate in our sessions of Yoga, Pranayam, Meditation and Satsang. Shambhala instructors are specialists with a passion for life and for spreading the advantages of yoga who are globally trained and experienced. Our devoted community comprises of semi-nomadic seekers of reality from all parts of the globe who are committed to the pathless direction of self-inquiry and self-expression. 

 

Ocean Sound Dive And Yoga

Ocean Sound Yoga provides a safe, welcoming atmosphere in which all will come together and share yoga practice. From individuals practising yoga for the very first time to yoga instructors seeking to expand their practice when enjoying this tropical paradise, the lessons are open to all. People practice together to encourage each other, build positive vibes, and enjoy rhythm, stillness, existence and breath through classes about interaction rather than rivalry. 

Ocean Sound Dive and Yoga
Ocean Sound Dive and Yoga

Baan Talay Koh Tao - Resort & Yoga

They teach and practice yoga at Baan Talay Resort so that people can grow to a greater degree of physical, mental and spiritual comprehension. They believe that you can steadily open the doors that prevent you from achieving your highest potential through practising yoga. To others, this may seem impractical, but they urge you to reserve your decisions before you try. Look at it as a personal experiment, and only you may ask yourself what yoga has brought you. 
There are several yoga rituals that have somehow been fragmented and spread to various areas of the globe over the years. In order to find an appropriate cohesive method of practice, Baan Talay strives to put some of these pieces together. They offer retreats and courses in yoga.

 

New Heaven - Diving and Yoga

You should unroll your yoga mat in New Heaven and spread your body and mind to the rhythm of the waves lapping on the shore and face Chalok Bay's dramatic backdrop. You would be able to find anything that fits you, whether you are a novice or a seasoned professional. When you visit Koh Tao, explore the uniqueness of our yoga classes with them. 

New Heaven Yoga Koh Tao
New Heaven Yoga Koh Tao

Summary

Koh Tao is the smallest and most quietest of the three islands in the Gulf and although is not as developed and well-known for yoga it still makes a beautiful destination to practice and evolve which now some schools offering retreats, courses and drop-in yoga classes.