How Island Yoga Began – David’s Journey to Koh Yao Noi

By mcadmin | February 29, 2020 |

Before the creation of Island Yoga, David was a green card holder in the mountains of New Mexico. He was working as a rock-climbing instructor and yoga teacher, riding an abundant wave of seasonal employment the way many young athletes do in the USA. It is commonplace for these hard-working eccentrics to reward a season…

There is no present like staying present.

By mcadmin | February 28, 2020 |

Island life is calling! We are having a magical season here in Koh Yao Noi, and the only thingmissing is you! Join our world-class instructors for a rejuvenating holidayafter the holidays. This is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself sothat you can breathe through the madness of the holiday season with atropical light at the…

Learn the Art of Traditional Thai Massage at Island Yoga Thailand

By mcadmin | February 22, 2020 |
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Combining principles from Indian Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Thai Massage is well-known as a highly effective therapy for easing common aches and pains. In this workshop, learn how to give a traditional one hour Thai Massage; learning the essential techniques of acupressure and assisted stretching. Our facilitator, Lee, is a certified and experienced practitioner…

Take your yoga practice to the next level this year!

By mcadmin | February 21, 2020 |

Make a lifetime investment in yourself by joining our 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Training running 12th October – 9th November 2020. Led by master yoga instructor Karen Miscall-Bannon, over 4 weeks you’ll deepen your knowledge of asana, pranayama, mediation, mantras, mudras and the philosophy of yoga. With more than 35 years’ experience practicing yoga and 15 years teaching, Karen…

Meet Betty Yan, One of Island Yoga Thailand’s World Class Yoga Teachers

By mcadmin | February 21, 2020 |
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Betty Yan is one of Island Yoga’s core instructors and she runs weekly laughter yoga workshops. Born and raised in Inner Mongolia, Betty is the latest addition to the Island Yoga team. With her ever open heart and captivating smile, she is much loved by students and staff alike.She received a degree in fashion design…

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By mcadmin | February 19, 2020 |

Koh Yao Noi is located in the Phang-Nga bay between Phuket and Krabi. It remains one of the rare gems of S. E. Asia; an island still largely undiscovered by mainstream tourism with pristine beaches, friendly locals and outstanding natural beauty: it really is the perfect retreat hideaway. Plenty of leisure time between our yoga…

Island Yoga Yang Style Tai Chi 12 Form with Master Anthony

By mcadmin | February 16, 2020 |

Tai Chi Master Anthony and David Sharpe, founder of Island Yoga, demonstrate the Yang Style Tai Chi 12 Form. Join us on the beach every day on your Island Yoga retreat where one of our teachers will guide you through the gentle morning meditation.

Show yourself some love this Valentines day

By mcadmin | February 14, 2020 |

Show yourself some love this Valentines day with a transformative Island Yoga retreat. Use our Valentines discount code SELFLOVE15 to receive 15󠀥% off all bookings before the 30th of April! Find acceptance for where you are in life and in your yoga practice. Where there is acceptance and compassion, there is love. You’ll enjoy our tidal sunrise Tai Chi,…

Meet Ning – Island Yoga Thailand’s Resort Owner

By mcadmin | February 7, 2020 |

She is the owner of Ulmars Nature Lodge – the resort which Island Yoga is located on. Ning and her amazing team always make sure everything runs smoothly behind the scenes. They provide all our guests with delicious breakfast and meals from the Thai kitchen as well as keeping the bedrooms, gardens and facilities looking…

Meet Kerry, Island Yoga’s Business Manager

By mcadmin | February 5, 2020 |

Meet Kerry McColl, our Business Manager here at Island Yoga. Kerry manages our marketing and business development functions and also helped launch our new Health Food cafe! In this video, she talks about her time on Koh Yao Noi and what makes Island Yoga such a special place to work.

Thinking of Going on a Yoga Retreat? Read This First!

By mcadmin / January 18, 2021 /

Thinking of Going on a Yoga Retreat? Read This First! After a tough few months under quarantine, chances are that you’re looking forward to a long-awaited holiday away from the…

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How to Prepare for Your Yoga Retreat Properly – Our Guide

By mcadmin / January 11, 2021 /

How to Prepare for your Yoga Retreat properly | IY Guide A lot of people think that trying new things can be intimidating. The good thing about wanting to try…

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How Yoga Will Refine the Healthy Warrior in You

By mcadmin / December 23, 2020 /

How Yoga Will Refine the Healthy Warrior in You Being healthy: For most people, this concept is one that isn’t entirely new but isn’t necessarily the most followed one. Only…

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How to Stay Zen After Your Yoga Retreat

By mcadmin / December 16, 2020 /

How to Stay Zen After Your Yoga Retreat Life can sometimes be overwhelming. Now and then, you will need time and space to take care of your mental and physical…

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Nadi Shodhana Pranayama

By mcadmin / October 22, 2020 /

Nadi Shodhana Pranayama by Mariana Lourenço   Nadi Shodhana Pranayama or Alternate Nostril Breathing is one of the most common and effective pranayama techniques. It can help with several respiratory…

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5 Must-Haves to Bring to Your First Ever Yoga Session

By mcadmin / October 15, 2020 /

5 Must-Haves to Bring to Your First Ever Yoga Session Yoga has become a popular activity, especially in younger generations, as it provides great benefits to a person’s physical and…

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Achieving Your Best Self | 3 Ways to a Healthy Yoga Lifestyle

By mcadmin / October 8, 2020 /

Achieving Your Best Self | 3 Ways to a Healthy Yoga Lifestyle   Living a healthy lifestyle is perhaps on everyone’s to-do list. We wake up each day wanting to…

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4 Signs You Need to Take a Yoga Retreat

By mcadmin / October 1, 2020 /

4 Signs You Need to Take a Yoga Retreat We all deserve to take a break from our daily routine. The stress of city life and the demands of work…

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Braveheart Warrior Flow by Blair

By mcadmin / July 20, 2020 /

Today we have a slight variation on the traditional Virabhadrasana Vinyasa (Warrior series flow), a special Braveheart Warrior flow from our friend, and very own Scottish Braveheart, Blair. This is…

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Animal Flow with Sam

By mcadmin / July 13, 2020 /

Our friend and yoga instructor, Sam @great__yogi , has shared this powerful flow which incorporates animal style movements which encourage core stability, strength and improves flexibility and mobility. Join Sam…

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