Luxury resort operator Soneva has announced that it will bring two Yoga Retreats to its remote jungle resort, Soneva Kiri, on the Thai island of Koh Kood, in November 2018. These exclusive Hatha yoga experiences at the resort's Six Senses Spa will be available as both a seven-night retreat for yoga enthusiasts and practitioners and a 28-night intensive yoga teacher training.
The seven-night retreat at Soneva Kiri includes two hours of yoga and 40 minutes of meditation per day, two hours of spa treatments, and pre and post wellness screenings. The 28-night package is comprised of 200 hours of certified yoga teacher training, including: practice (asanas, pranayama, meditation and cleanses); 50 hours of theory; 25 hours of assignments; and 25 hours of self-study. A Yoga Alliance Certification can be earned with an extra charge of $100.
Meditation will include a mix of yoga nidra, trataka, and a chakra meditation. Both the retreat and the yoga teacher training will be led by Dorelal, a yoga expert with a Master in Applied Yoga Science from the Bihar School of Yoga, the first yoga university in the world. Dorelal has spent many years working at Ananda in the Himalayas, a luxury ayurvedic retreat in India that integrates traditional Ayurveda, yoga and Vedanta with international wellness. He has also traveled to Russia, Korea and other parts of Asia teaching yoga.
Both packages include shared return flight transfers between Bangkok and Soneva Kiri on a fixed schedule on Soneva's private Cessna aircraft. Guests will be sharing accommodations in the resort's larger villas, with each guest getting a private room with an in-suite bathroom. Daily breakfast and dinner, comprised of health-conscious and nutritious cuisine and non-alcoholic beverages at the resort restaurants, is also included. All guests will have butler to see to their needs during their stay, full access to the resort's gym and tennis court, as well as complimentary use of Wi-Fi.
The seven-night retreat is valid from November 15-22, 2018 and is priced at $5,670 per person for single occupancy and $8,670 per person for double occupancy. The 28-night yoga teacher training package is valid for stays in November 2018 and is priced at $15,100 per person for single occupancy and $21,520 per person for double occupancy.