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Island Yoga

Island Yoga offers yoga retreats that are suitable for all levels of students from beginner yogis to advanced practitioners.

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Reviews 103

Roberto Bongo

from Great Britain, March 2018


Lovely people , staff very organised and great yoga practices.

Sophie Bialek

from Thailand, March 2018

"A very special place "

A lovely vibe. Really nice people. Great teachers. Beautiful place.

Rebecca Chmiel

from United States, March 2018

"An Unexpectedly Incredible Experience"

I loved everything- each day taught me something new and challenged me in ways I didn't expect. It was a truly transformative experience, which is not at all what I was expecting! The location is stunning, the instructors are all incredible, and the accommodation is great! I loved it here and would recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone! It's also tremendous value for money, which is a factor for most people. What a beautiful place!!!

Natália Costa

from Thailand, February 2018

"Great Place"

This is a wonderful place with a great vibe and very talented yoga and tai chi instructors.

Julia Movshovich

from United States, February 2018

"Peaceful rest"

I felt very relaxed and comfortable at Island Yoga. There was a positive energy all around. The yoga classes were invigorating and informative, leaving me feeling so full of life and wanting to continue in this way after the retreat. I especially appreciated learning different breathing techniques.

Valentina Rigo

from Thailand, February 2018

"Great yoga experience in exceptional surroundings"

The yoga lessons and workshops were all very good. All teachers proved to be knowedgeable and very professional. The workshop hosted were also as interesting and very good. The location is amazing as the island is just a jem of beauty and relaxation. I am glad I went there and left knowing I had a very valuable experience

Charlotte Bruns

from United States, February 2018

"Just Go!"

Such a nice and relaxed place. It's good for all types and levels of Yoga, but the beginners was very busy during my stay. The instructors still make it work though! Love the 'old' sala's and the breakfast was delicious. If you are looking for a good yoga retreat, just go here. Oh! And definitely do the Tai Chi in the morning, it's Amazing!

Nicole Munoz

from United States, February 2018

"Exactly what the doctor ordered--"

The island itself, the quality of instructors, the Yoga Island staff, the Nature Lodge staff, the food, and the atmosphere were all perfect. I needed somewhere to hit the reset button on my life and get grounded and that's exactly what I got. I am so grateful for my time there.

Jennifer Harju

from Canada, February 2018


Gorgeous location, excellent teachers, community atmosphere, delicious food, sunrise tai chi, beautiful yoga spaces. Just enough yoga and meditation during the day with great optional workshops.

Yuksel Bektas

from Philippines, January 2018

"She is perfect "

Her teaching style

Livia Marcka

from Thailand, January 2018

"Experience of a Lifetime"

The accomodation was very nice and clean

The schedule was perfect - we had the classes twice a day, but also time to relax and enjoy

The teachers were very professional

The food was GREAT!

I just LOVED!!!! <3

Natacha Bublitz

from Brazil, January 2018

"Island pure nature yoga "

As práticas tanto iniciante quanto avançado foram otimas e os instrutores são excelentes. O tai chi no nascer do sol foi uma experiência repleta de energia. O restaurante tem comidas muito gostosas e arroz integral. O iogurte do café da manhã era delicioso. A convivência com outros praticantes foi enriquecedora e muito boa. Foram dias maravilhosos no island yoga.

Sarah Kean

from Great Britain, January 2018

"Truly amazing world class teachers ! "

Classes atmosphere everything was superb !

Helena Tudor

from Great Britain, January 2018

"Life enhancing - a wonderful experience "

The friendly and relaxed feel of the retreat. The quality of the instruction was excellent. Beautiful surroundings. The daily structure which gave individuals the choice to opt in or out of activities. The scale of the place (not overwhelmingly large).

Kerry Ann Kaestner

from Australia, December 2017

"Beautiful Yogis w/ a side of Extortion "

The instructors were lovely. On several different occasions, they made me aware of things about my body that have forever improved my alignment and overall wellbeing. They were mindful, educated, peaceful, and kind hearted. They made my overall experience a positive amongst many negatives. The island !!! OMG, what a magical place. The locals are so so sweet. & of course, the immensely diverse attendees !


from Singapore, December 2017

"Skilled and awesome instructor "

She was able to take care of everyone's need and she had good knowledge of the yoga poses and practice. Very friendly


from Great Britain, November 2017

"Wonderful relaxed piece of island yogic heaven "

Amazing location, good yoga, healing sessions, food and relaxed vibe.

Mirjam Van Der Linden

from Netherlands, October 2017

"Extra ordinary teachers"

The dfferent teachers

The Tai Chi

Easy way of renting bike

Friendly staff


Hannah Storey

from Democratic Cambodia, August 2017

"Best place ever! "

I had never done yoga before and this was the perfect place to start! The teachers were lovely and very helpful. The accommodation (dorm room) was basic but still very good value for money.

Pippa Hodges

from Malaysia, August 2017

"A perfect balance "

I enjoyed the balance between the focussed and challenging yoga sessions and the opportunity to explore the island beyond the 'retreat'. It is a sociable place, the food is delicious, and the free breakfast is plentiful and imaginative.

The staff and instructors were professional, warm and helpful.

Macedonia Domingues

from Maldives, August 2017

"Great relaxing week"

I loved the location and the vibe of the place. Everyone super friendly. I love the yoga classes as well, learned a lot. I think the classes are quite balanced in terms of strong activity and relaxation. Also it's suitable for any level. Really enjoyed my holiday, lovely.

Simeen Ansari

from Pakistan, July 2017

"Excellent value for money!"

The yoga classes were superb, each teacher different but very good. The location was ideal.The simple system that functioned well all round, and such nice people.

Annie Watt

from Great Britain, July 2017

"Extremely satisfied customer"

The retreat itself had a such a tranquil environment that made you never want to leave, all staff were pleasant and professional and the

quality of the yoga classes was exceptional....i will definitely return!

Anne Stokle

from Great Britain, July 2017

Really experienced teachers and right balance between strong yoga and relaxed practice . Really lovely thanks.

Reka Birton

from United States, July 2017

"Nice getaway on a pretty island"

Pool, breakfast, yoga classes

Lauren Mordachini

from United States, June 2017

"Great People Great Service "

Great atmosphere, Great teachers, and Great staff.

Cecilia Hanks

from Australia, May 2017



Nina Cartee

from China, April 2017

"Too many participants"

The instructors are excellent. The island is beautiful and quiet. The staff is helpful, patient and kind. The view during morning classes on the beach is breathtaking.

Sharon Gordon

from Nepal, April 2017

"Lovely people but the itself was disappointing "

The people and surroundings were beautiful

Alex Bannard

from Thailand, April 2017

"Fantastic, authentic brilliant budget yoga retreat"

I loved the location - unspoilt Thailand at its very best and so hard to find these days.

The accommodation is no frills but great. The yoga was fabulous: the perfect 'stretch' (pardon the pun!) physically, mentally and spiritually. Very knowledgeable and friendly team. Sunrise Tai Chi moving meditation on the beach an unexpected treat. I arrived with no expectations and loved every minute.

Ana Lima

from United States, April 2017

"Magical "

Island Yoga is truly a gem. Most accommodations on the island are right off the main road, but Island Yoga is tucked away off the beaten path, with its private, serene beach and lovely space. Ning and David were very knowledgeable and helpful in their own, individual and wonderful ways. Ning taught me how to ride a scooter and I had a blast exploring the island on my own. The ladies running the kitchen and laundry were all very sweet and attentive. Magda was a wonderful welcome hostess and meditation guide. All yoga teachers I came across were very knowledgeable, creative, and generous in their teaching. I especially enjoyed Aliya and Antonela's classes for their deeply meditative qualities and generous guidance. Morgan was also fantastic. Her class focused heavily on hip openers, which was incredibly challenging and restorative for my personal practice. I am deeply grateful for David's Tai Chi/Qi Gong teachings and all the conversations we shared on the island. Spending a week at Island Yoga was simply magical for me.

Emma Langton

from Thailand, April 2017

"Wonderful place!"

The yoga instructors were amazing and worked to teach according to all levels.

Each class taught me something new, either about yoga or myself, making the retreat a meaningful experience.

The morning Thai Chi was a new and fabulous experience. David was a great instructor!

The morning breakfast was amazing! So much choice and variety. You could also ask for something specific if you couldn't find something to your taste.

Patrick Sullivan

from United States, March 2017

"A great retreat "

Completely relaxing

Nicola Husband

from Thailand, March 2017

"Amazing, rustic, relaxing"

Awesome island so natural and local and peaceful,great size and safe to explore, many secluded beaches.

Yoga was fantastic, great teachers, so interesting and insightful and I tried the tai chi meditation at sunrise on the beach and loved it, great way to start the day.

Such a relaxing yet energetic few days on a really really friendly, chilled, laid back and professional yoga retreat, thank you so much island yoga


from Germany, March 2018


Die intensiven Classes in der eindrucksvollen Landschaft mit spannenden Menschen von überall her

Jeroen Compeer

from Netherlands, February 2018

"Waanzinnig "

Zo relaxed en zeer goede lessen met heldere uitleg. Super veel van geleerd en je komt er per dag meer in. Het is soms ook heel zwaar maar vooral heel tof

Aurélie Raymondaud

from Malaysia, February 2018

"Good experience."

Yoga classes are very good. Nice garden and sea view.


from United States, January 2018

"Would come again"

Very good place, wonderful bungalows, demanding as well as relaxing yoga classes, tai chi in the morning - wonderful with the sun rise, good breakfast, many interesting work shops, quiet sleep, time for myself


from Netherlands, January 2018

"Great teachers and classes, accomodation a little overpriced"

The teachers and their classes were really good. Every teacher has their own qualities and knowledge, which is a good learning experience. The breakfast also was good.

Sandrine Dias

from Switzerland, January 2018

"Dommage que la nouvelle salle soit moins chaleureuse que les"

La sérénité du lieu, la gentillesse du personnel, la qualité des cours, le fait d'avoir différents profs avec chacun leur approche différente très intéressante, les magnifiques sala en bois avec vue sur la végétation

Sarah Khan

from Switzerland, November 2017

"Relaxing week on beautiful island"

- there are yoga classes for beginnners and advanced/intermediate people, necessary as the classes are too crowded otherwise

- the teachers were really good

- the island hopping tour was perfect

- the island is beautiful and the local people still very nice as its not too touristy yet

Jennifer Angevin

from Thailand, November 2017

"Sejour Parfait"

le site etait magnifique. le tai chi sur la plage le matin etait incroyable.

la gentillesse de Sin

Les cours etait top et diversifiés.


from Germany, November 2017

Die Yogalehrer waren toll und das Personal sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Die Anlage war sehr schön und die Insel ein super Ort zum entspannen.


from Canada, November 2017


l’ambiance et les gens qu’on rencontre sont ce que j’ai le plus apprécié! On s’y sent comme chez soi. Le personnel est plus qu’acueillant. J’ai également appris énormément durant les cours de yoga! On propose plusieurs activités et on nous aide à faire nos propres activités si on en a envie. Une expérience formidable!

Albert Wolkerstorfer

from Thailand, October 2017

Super Betreuung, alles Lehrer super, gesamtes Personal sehe bemüht.

Mathilde Salmona

from France, July 2017



Assia Barry

from Cameroon, June 2017

"Séjour au top"

La gentillesse du personnel, le cadre et la qualité des cours .

Isabelle Schäfer

from New Zealand, June 2017

"Really nice place "

Lovely place, beautiful area,nice staff and the yoga was awesome. Even for total just awesome. I really enjoyed my stay and wished I could stay longer.

Chloé Villaume

from Spanish State, May 2017

"Una experiencia diferente del típico yoga"

La isla es increíble y algunas sesiones de yoga muy originales

Julie Teng

from Thailand, April 2017

"Relaxing beach holiday with yoga"

The teachers were very good although varying in style and quality. I enjoyed the sunrise taichi and morning classes. The beach is actually nice at high tide and the views are beautiful.

Birgit Mallmann

from Germany, April 2017

"Ein friedliches Plätzchen mit sehr gutem yoga Unterricht"

Der yogaunterricht war sehr gut, so intensiv und sehr abwechslungsreich,

Testimonials 5

Kyla Australia

Island Yoga

"Me Myself and I" Yoga Detox Course for Women in Thailand

When I first signed up to have a session with Aliya I had no idea what Mind Body Therapy involved. But her warm smile and gentle personality made me feel so comfortable and open that I just went with it and put my trust in her. It turns out that it was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Through deep relaxation I explored memories from my life that were once forgotten. These minute experiences turned out to be the keys in understanding so many things about myself and the distructive patterns in

my life. With these realisations I have been able to really see, understand and let go of my past, moving forward with my head held high to take on my real purpose in this life. I am and will always be grateful that I was sent something so wonderfully healing.

Myrna Lebanon

Island Yoga

"Me Myself and I" Yoga Detox Course for Women in Thailand

I attended the 3 days workshop in Beirut last weekend and I would like you to know this: I feel Blessed and most of all I feel very proud of myself to have taken good decisions in my life that led me to meeting you and learning from you. It was never easy for me to change.... I’ve always seeked “change” and chased after it and for the first time I feel “change” is chasing after me, wanting me so bad to listen and take what I’m receiving seriously and Change. A teacher is everything. And I’m grateful for your teaching. I respect the way you loaded us with precious information and guided us even after you left, making it very clear that we are always connected with you and to the power of knowledge you’re willing to keep in our reach at all times. Aliya, I’m very thankful because I have a foundation of knowledge I can share now with my two teenage daughters who desperately need all this love and guidance.

Meltem Germany

Island Yoga

"Me Myself and I" Yoga Detox Course for Women in Thailand

I met Aliya at Island Yoga in Koh Yao Noi and was first positively surprised by her willingness to help and her disposition as well as openness. I did attend her one day women’s workshop where I did learn about the feminine body and the connection to the moon. Later on, I had two guided healing sessions with her which did truly shift my life and helped me to transform old personal belief patterns. She did guide me to find answers within and to connect to my true self. I feel at peace, my inner chatter did stop. Each time, I need help Aliya is an eager teacher to help me find my stuck beliefs and advance in my path. I can only express my deepest gratitude to her.

Valentina B

TripAdvisor website

The place is fantastic and the island was just what I needed: small, welcoming and not touristy. I enjoyed the intense and good-paced yoga classes twice a day with two great teachers (Anja and Tea). Even if I have been practicing yoga for a few years now, I have managed to learn a lot of new things from them.

The other residents were exactly "my people" and we formed a wonderful group with a strong spiritual bond. It was a really challenge to leave and go back to real life. Unforgettable holiday retreat, I hope to go back one day.

Jennalyn C

TripAdvisor website

I loved my experience at Island Yoga! My friends and I did the 3 day retreat, which was the perfect amount of time to unwind and relax. I was a little apprehensive coming to a yoga retreat because I hadn't done yoga for a long time - I had visions of being surrounded by people who could put their leg behind their head without breaking a sweat. In fact there was a great mix of all skill levels, with quite a few people who had never even taken a yoga class before.

The classes were challenging but definitely rewarding. I especially liked that there was a mix of yoga styles, breathing exercises and types of meditation incorporated into the classes. Anja and Tea were both excellent teachers with different styles. In fact, all of the staff were helpful, friendly and welcoming.

The resort itself is gorgeous and so serene. It's right on the beach, perfect for watching the beautiful Phang Nga Bay sunrise or reading in a hammock. We stayed in the 8 bed dorm which had two private bathrooms and was always kept very clean. The restaurant has very yummy food, including the delicious (!!) breakfast buffet.

My tips are: make sure to get up at least one morning to watch the sunrise, and try to book a Reiki treatment with Anja early on in your retreat (my friend had a treatment with her a few weeks ago, and said it was phenomenal. Everyone was raving about them, but unfortunately she was all booked up by the time I asked).

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