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Yoga in Thailand!

Although this action packed country is well known for its world famous martial art of Muy Thai, there is a softer pass time that is growing in popularity at a rapid pace. Over recent years more and more people have been taking the time to escape the rat race and focus on their mind, body and soul. Yoga and Meditation is the gateway to achieving this!

Instead of practicing once a week, thousands of people are now taking the time out of their busy lives and immersing themselves in this rejuvenative activity and where else is better than the tropical paradise of Thailand? Chose to relax on the beach, hide away in the mountains, be at one with the wildlife or explore the jungle. There are so many options that the most stressful part of your holiday is selecting somewhere to go, so we have narrowed down on our favourite three places to practice Yoga and Meditation in Thailand.

Shambhala Yoga, Koh Tao

The charming Shambhala Yoga center has been “spreading peace, love and happiness since 1997”. All classes are beginner friendly and run daily and all equipment, such as mats, are provided. Located in the scuba diving mecca of Koh Toa, you can also explore the under water world, take the boat over to the postcard island of Koh Nang Yuan or hike up to the John-Suwan Viewpoint for a magnificent sunset.

The Yogarden, Koh Samui

The Yogagarden is run by an American-English couple and offers a number of classes including vinyasa flow, yin yoga, restorative yoga, Iyengar yoga, ashtanga yoga, prenatal and kid’s yoga. Koh Samui is one of Thailands most popular tourist destinations and has its very own international airport which allows for easy accessibility. From Koh Samui you can explore the pristine beaches of Ang Thong National Marine Park, hike to the Namuang Waterfall or experience culture at the Big Buddha statue, Secret Buddha Garden and Wat Plai Laem.

The Yoga Tree, Chian Mai

Situated in a peaceful garden setting is one of Chiang Mai's best know yoga centres. This yoga studio offers a wide range of innovative daily classes including yin, gentle and restorative yoga, you’ll also find other intriguing classes and workshops to further connect you with your mind and body. While in Chiang Mai you can visit any of the old temples which are scattered around the city or head out to Doi Suthep or Wiang Kum Kam which are located just outside the city limits. The Doi Inthanon National Park is also another option for a day trip but by far the most popular activity is to visit the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai.

There are so many incredible things to do in this amazing country and also so many places around the globe to escape and immerse yourself in yoga and mediation. So if you would like anymore information email us at info@indyworldtravel.com :)


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