Move into the New Year with a 6 day meditation and yoga retreat surrounded by luscious tropical nature on the beautiful Thai island of Koh Phangan. Allow the body to speak its wisdom through daily yogic practice. At Loyfa BetterLife we focus on traditional hatha, yin and restorative yoga. Our approach is gentle and accessible to all. In this time of movement, cultivate more stillness. Understand where you are right now, before you consider where you might want to go. This retreat encourages deep presence, relaxation and awareness.

Our days begin with a gentle, guided meditation, giving access to tools which help integrate awareness into everyday life. Special evening meditations will also be offered throughout the program. On the last day of the year, participants will experience a traditional Thai Buddhist blessing ceremony with local Thai monks visiting us at the retreat centre.
On New Year's Eve everyone is welcomed to an evening of meditation, chanting and Dharma at the local temple, celebrating the turn of the year with culture, Spirit and community.

What's included

  • Superior air conditioned accommodation (choose from dormitory to deluxe sea view bungalow)
  • 5 full days of mediation and yogic practice
  • Round trip transfer from Koh Phangan ferry port
  • Delicious breakfast buffet and evening menu choices
  • Daily freshly squeezed juice, fresh coconut and organic fruit from our Loyfa farm
  • Free wifi throughout the resort
  • Access to our two saltwater pools 
  • 1 x traditional Thai or oil massage 
  • Relaxation on our private beach
  • Special evening meditations and Dharma talk from Phra Olarn
  • Beachside sunset
  • Final day of the year blessing ceremony with Thai Buddhist Monks
  • New Year’s Meditation Program at local Thai temple
  • Access to our beautiful beach-side spa with incredible packages available!!

Sample  Schedule

Day 1
Arrival with access to our BetterLife Yoga Program

Day 2 - 6
07:00 - 07:20 Fresh morning fruit juice
07:30 - 08:15 Morning Flow Meditation
08:30 - 09:30 Awakening Hatha Yoga
09:30 - 11:30 Delicious brunch buffet with a selection of vegan or veg options
11:35 - 15:00 Personal time, rest, and relax on the beach, pool, spa or room
15:15 -16:15 Nidra Meditation, Mindful Breathing, Qi Gong classes running throughout the week
16:30 -18:00 Yin or Restorative Yoga
*18:30 -19:30 Evening meal at the beautiful BetterLife Village Restaurant
19:30 - 20:30 Dharma talk with local Thai monk, Phra Olarn or Evening Meditation
20:30 Relax and unwind. Sleep peacefully under the stars of Loyfa Natural Resort

New Year’s Eve Schedule (Day 5)
07:00 - 07:20 Fresh morning fruit juice
07:30 - 08:15 Morning Flow Meditation
08:30 - 09:30 Awakening Hatha Yoga
09:30 - 10:30 Blessing Ceremony with Local Thai Monks
*10:30 - 11:30 Delicious brunch buffet
11:35 - 15:00 Jump into the beautiful tropical waters of Sri Thanu Bay and cleanse your Spirit on this last day of 2019 or spend some quiet time to contemplate in nature
15:15 -16:15 Nidra Meditation (Setting of New Year Sankalpa/Intention)
16:30 -18:00 Release and open to the new energy with Restorative Yoga
18:30 -19:30 Evening meal at the beautiful BetterLife Village restaurant
19:00 - 19:30 Move to the Local Thai Temple
19:30 - 00:30 Special evening schedule including ceremonial chanting, Dharma talk and meditation to welcome the new year in!

More about the BetterLife Program

The BetterLife retreat program offers a daily schedule of classes and sessions aimed to deeply unwind and relax.
As you move into a deeper state of presence with both yourselves and the world around you, you are more able to see clearly and make better decisions about how to live your lives.
The classes are gentle and designed with both the beginner and the experienced practitioner in mind. The approach to yoga sits in the foundations of traditional Hatha, a practice comprised of physical poses (asana) rooted in principles of softness, stability, and comfort. As the practice expands from this place of inner stillness we cleanse and strengthen the body and mind, opening the channels of energy and allowing them to flow freely.

Yoga at LoyfaBetter Life retreat - Koh Phangan, Thailand

Afternoon classes guide the practitioner to other forms of practice. The Nidra Meditation sessions offer the opportunity to experience deep guided meditation. Translated as the ‘yoga of sleep’ this is an approach that can be accessed by anyone.
As the individual lets go of outside distractions they are gently and expertly guided into deeper levels of consciousness. This practice provides tremendous benefits to the body, mind, and brain.
Also offered at this time is the Mindful Breathing classes. Advanced yogic techniques are broken down in a simple, digestible language. One of the most powerful ways you can integrate yogic knowledge into your everyday life is to understand the breath.

At BetterLife, we are interested in how ancient wisdom meets modern life. We are privileged to offer talks with the Dharma Patron, Prah Olarn. This is a unique opportunity to listen to an authentic Buddhist monk discuss how Buddhist teachings can make sense in today's world.
A charming and enigmatic individual, his talks are guaranteed to inspire!
For this special New Year’s Retreat we are also offering special evening meditations. These will be a range of guided, seated, walking and Nidra styles.

Walking meditation at Loyfa Better Life Retreat - Koh Phangan

The entire retreat is designed to immerse you in deep presence and relaxation. This is an incredible opportunity to delve deeper into the present moment, into your Self and into the very special essence of Thai Buddhist culture.

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Package Details

6 Day Meditation & Yoga - New Years Retreat in Koh Phangan, Thailand

December 29 to January 3

Number of Guests Standard Dorm for 4 Deluxe Dormitory Deluxe Sea-View Cottage
1 9,000 THB 10,500 THB 19,000 THB
2 32,300 THB


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