The Yoga retreat is located in the northwestern region of Koh Phangan in Thailand lies in the tropical forest ten minutes from the Haad Salad Beach and presents a relaxing environment for cultivating a better life and developing one’s practice. We encourage self-healing and believe that the best teacher our students can have is themselves. Our principal objective is providing tools that will expand your personal consciousness.
The Yoga Retreat is the perfect balance for a comforting tropical holiday, whether you are a professional yoga teacher or just a beginner. We help you connect to your body and guide you through your personal transformation. You will learn yoga, pranayama, chakra healing, detox, meditation and every other tool to impact a positive change in your life. And you will hopefully go home with them. Teresa and Kes Kennard, the Yoga Retreat founders merged their vast experience in Pilates, Yoga and dance with their love for one another and decided to start the Yoga Retreat in Thailand in the year 2000. The Yoga retreat is a peaceful, eco-friendly environment believed to be secret of true transformation.
We also provide access to free Wi-Fi to be used by our guests.
Yoga Classes At the retreat, the Yoga classes are a combination of the usual postures (asana) and the more taxing postures, with variations and modifications to every student. We always place emphasis on breadth, which simultaneously creates awareness in body and mind. As a result of this, the body is energized, mind is centered, and consciousness is improved. The goal is to amplify vitality and promote a sense of well-being.
Hatha Yoga Hatha yoga classes last from 4.00pm to 4.30pm daily.
Hatha yoga is a subtle, more restorative kind of Yoga that aims to bring balance to both sides of the body. From the Indian Sanskrit, ‘Ha’ translates as Sun and ‘Tha’ as moon. This implies a balance of day and night, male and female, Yin and Yang, positive and negative. Hatha Yoga functions through perfecting the breathing techniques (Pranayama) as well as the body positions (Asana) and it promotes the health by tapping into the body’s energy chakras. Love is created within through practice and this love increases the desire for more practice. A yoga practitioner receives an instrument to make everyday life better.
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THE EVOLUTION OF YOGA (A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY)
The Yoga culture, which in the Indian Sanskrit means “divine union”, started in India about 5000 years ago, and as a tradition, it was practiced as a sacred bond existing between a student and a guru – a relationship known as guru-shishya paramparya. It’s my delight to see that this practice still exists at Agama, and I am proud to be able to partake in it. While Yoga, in this age, is often described as a scientific system and way of life that enhances our well-being, truth be told, it has stayed alive globally because there is more to it than the philosophy we are mostly familiar with. Adopted as a practice en masse anno 2016, the spread of Yoga and the many different forms it takes has made it a global practice.
Since the awakening of the Western culture to Yoga in the 1970’s, its growth trend has been very fast. Now, there is hardly a city you visit where you won’t find a Yoga studio, not to talk of the hundred in the big world cities like Los Angeles, New York, London, San Francisco, Boulder, Bangkok, Amsterdam, Sydney, and Paris to name a few. Research by the Yoga Alliance and Yoga Journal (Yoga in America Study, 2016), has shown how Yoga has grown to become a billion dollar/year industry, with a minimum of 36 million people in the act in the United States alone. Commercially, it is seen as a fashionable lifestyle with special wears and luxury. However, there is a shift in the focus of today’s Yoga, as it now lacks the completeness of the austerity, or tapas, which is the central essence of authentic Yoga practice. Only a simple loincloth was enough for the original Yoga practice, and people embraced simple living to stay focused on personal refinement, clarity, and ultimately Samadhi. Nevertheless, irrespective of what draws people to the practice of Yoga and their reasons for sticking to the act, Yoga in itself is a doorway to something greater than expected, something that’s more than pleasing to the eye. Yoga keeps attracting people from all walks of life in their diverse backgrounds, religions, and lifestyles, and its philosophy continues to lead people to redefine spirituality in the West. Yoga has a lot to give and people get involved in the practice for many reasons including calmness, health, better breathing, to cultivate consciousness/awareness/mindfulness, weight management, more flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning, improved circulation, mental growth, pain relief, stress relief, inner peace, wellness, vitality, peace of mind, healing and many more. Yoga, according to its root word, is uniting the world, and therefore fulfilling its purpose. Its growing popularity has also led to the growth of organizations (e.g. Yoga Alliance, Yoga Federation), retreats, schools, festivals and studios around the world, uniting Yoga teachers and practitioners together.