Ever wonder where yoga teachers go to unwind? Find out firsthand next March at our intimate spa retreat in Southern Thailand. Tamarind Springs Forest Spa is one of those places we like to speak about in hushed tones, lest it be discovered by the masses. It’s our spa destination of choice in South East Asia; the place where those-in-the-know go to relax, commune with nature and receive some of the very best bodywork in the world.
Located just steps away from Lamai Beach on the east coast of Koh Samui, and bordering the island’s tropical forest interior, this stunning eco-luxe spa was built with deep love and respect for the island’s unique landscape. Pools and steam caves are nestled between immense granite boulders, yoga and massage pavilions look out over the forest canopy, and villas embody the very best of indoor-outdoor living. With only a handful of architecturally unique villas on offer, this is as boutique an experience as you can get.
Our master plan is simple: introduce a handful of our favourite people to one of our favourite places, add a little yoga and some serious pampering, and sit back to witness the magic. Think of this as an unbuttoned spa retreat with a twice-daily dose of yoga and meditation, incredible gourmet meals, and lots of spare time to enjoy the simplicity of island life.
Dates and Itinerary
Arrive March 13 (anytime after 2 pm). Depart March 19 (anytime after noon).
Your days will include:
- Morning yoga and meditation led by YuMee Chung and Pat Harada Linfoot
- A substantial brunch
- Time for the 5.5 hours of included spa treatments, beach visits and sightseeing
We highly recommend you add on a week or two, before or after our retreat, to travel and explore on your own. Ferries and domestic flights are budget-friendly and South East Asia is easily travelled by Westerners, so you can easily island hop or head off to Northern Thailand or even head further afield to Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam….
- airport/ferry dock pickup and drop-off
- six nights accommodation
- twice daily yoga and meditation instruction
- two substantial meals a day
- Three deluxe massage treatments totaling 5.5 hours of exquisite spa time
- Unlimited use of herbal steam caves, DIY scrub station, and soaking pools
What’s Not Included
- Travel insurance
- Additional spa treatments
- Taxis and ferries (if you choose to go sightseeing on your own)
- Meals, snacks and drinks offsite
- Single Occupancy: $2450 USD
- Shared Occupancy: $1950 USD
How to Book
To reserve your spot, please contact . Your spot will be confirmed with a $500 USD non-refundable deposit payable to our travel agent and Travel Industry Council of Ontario representative:
Cathy Wassermann, Wassermann Retreats an affiliate of Vision Travel Solutions, TICO 50023504
328 Guelph Street, Georgetown ON L7G 4B5
Balance to be paid in full by February 1, 2020. We strongly suggest that you invest in travel insurance for your trip to ensure peace of mind.
YuMee Chung (Padmani) is a former securities lawyer who left a busy practice to engage more deeply with life. More than a decade later, she is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher who also offers classes in the Yoga Tune Up method. Known for her uplifting, breath-driven classes and organic sequencing, she is a teacher who speaks deftly to body, mind, and spirit, and communicates about the yogic journey with grace and earthy charm. Students can expect an impeccable practice that strikes a balance between spirit and sweat. YuMee is on the faculty of a number of yoga teacher training programs and she leads international workshops and retreats. Though her work and teaching take her around the globe, she is happiest at home with her musician husband. Learn more about YuMee at padmani.com.
Pat Harada Linfoot sees the practice of yoga as an opportunity for physical, psychological, and spiritual inquiry. With compassion, generosity, and humour, she encourages students to maximize their potential. Themes from eastern philosophy, psychology, and everyday experience have been informing Pat’s teaching for the past 20 years. She is passionate about exploring the intersection of asana, restorative, meditation, and therapeutic movement practices as a conduit to healing and optimal health. As co-owner and director of Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre, Pat continues to teach classes, workshops, and retreats, and to mentor and train teachers.