Welcome to a unique fusion of yoga and therapeutic practices
with experienced yoga teachers Ulrica and Jonas
at Island Resort Yoga on beautiful Koh Yao Noi.
YOGA FUSION RETREAT : Oct 25 – 31, 2015
Ulrica Norberg & Jonas Westring | Island of Koh Yao Noi, South Thailand
YOGA FUSION RETREAT | OCT 25 – 31, 2015 | For Yogis of All Levels
The Yoga Fusion Retreat offers a blend of effective yoga practices to create a profound and well-rounded exploration of the body-mind-spirit complex. A rejuvenating week filled with 30 hours of both dynamic and restorative practices, pranayama lessons and meditation sessions – alongside beach time and being with yourself and the elements in beautiful nature by the beach. Enjoy an energizing fusion of Anusara and ISHTA yoga combined with the essentials of yoga bio-mechanics and Ayurveda. This retreat is a great opportunity to learn from two long-term experienced yogis.
Ulrica and Jonas both bring a wealth of personal practice and extensive teaching experience in the healing arts and sciences of yoga. Both are Swedish natives who have spent years and decades around the globe. These two friends teach workshops, trainings, retreats and events worldwide and have co-taught retreats for several years. Together they bring over 50 years yoga experience to share!
Ulrica Norberg, E-RYT 500, certified yoga teacher and therapist, is one of Sweden’s pioneers within the field of yoga. She has written a number of yoga books and articles in Sweden and abroad and has Master of Science in Liberal arts. Ulrica has trained over 400 yoga teachers in Scandinavia and enthusiastically shares her knowledge through her books and lectures about yoga, health, personal development and communication. Ulrica gives classes and courses in Stockholm and holds workshops and trainings throughout Scandinavia and internationally. In parallel, she works as a journalist and dramatist. With 20 years of yoga and meditation experience – Ulrica is known for her knowledge, inspiration and warmth.
Jonas Westring, PT, E-RYT 500, is a licensed physiotherapist in his native Sweden and also in the United States. A yoga therapist and multi-certified yoga teacher in styles including Anusara, Kripalu and Integrative Yoga Therapy – Jonas brings well over 30 years experience in various healing arts from clinical physiotherapy to teaching training programs in the fields of yoga, therapeutics and bodywork. Jonas began studying Bihar School classical yoga in 1981 and has since explored numerous other yoga styles and movement disciplines. Jonas directs Shantaya Yoga & Bodywork School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He travels extensively and worldwide sharing the essence of yoga, bio-mechanics, and therapeutics with precision, clarity and joy.
Koh Yao Noi
The island located in the Phang-Nga bay of the Andaman Sea right between Phuket and Krabi. Largely still undiscovered by mainstream tourism it offers natural beauty, pristine beaches and an ideal setting for experiencing the elements and yoga. The island is easily reached from both Phuket and Krabi – see transportation details below.
Island Yoga Retreat Center is an established yoga retreat venue with bungalows, restaurant and two fully equipped yoga halls.
Office phone (10:00-16:00) : +66(0)873879475
Retreat Package & Accommodation
There are options of accommodation to choose from. You can stay in bungalows at Island Yoga Resort where the retreats are held or choose higher-end resorts close by. Booking of bungalows at Island Yoga Resort is made directly in the application form while you need to make reservations at the higher-end resorts yourself. A special room rate deal is available for our group. Indicate to us on the application form that you are staying elsewhere – if you need more information email us at email@example.com
Your Total Cost
- Retreat Fee
- Accommodation Fee
Program Fee – in Swedish Krona (includes 2 meals/day)
- Yoga Fusion Retreat | 30 hours | Cost: 7,000 SEK
Accommodation Option 1
Bungalow at Island Yoga Retreat (or its neighbor) – prices below are for 1 retreat week (6 nights)
- Deluxe Bungalow
1,400 SEK sharing | 2,800 SEK single
- Comfort Bungalow
1,000 SEK sharing | 2,000 SEK single
Accommodation Option 2
- Deluxe Beach Suite – in Thai Baht
Oct 25-31: 4,200 THB per night (for 2 people)
To make a reservation email Villaguna direcly: firstname.lastname@example.org (use ISHTA YOGA PROMO2015 as email subject).
Accommodation Option 3
Koyao Island Resort
- Sea Breeze Studio – in Thai Baht
Oct 25-31: 4,400 THB per night (for 2 people)
To make a reservation email Koyao Island Resort direcly: email@example.com (refer to the Yoga Retreat).
Arrival & Departure
The retreat week begins with registration from 3:00-4:00 pm on the first day and ends at 10:00 am on the last day. You may decide to arrive early or stay on after the retreats are over so plan accordingly.
The retreats serve a daily sumptuous breakfast buffet and one more buffet style meal per day. You can satisfy other needs with coconuts, fruits and several eating places are located within a few minutes walk.
What to bring
The resort is equipped with yoga mats and other props. You are welcome to bring your yoga mat.
There are plenty possibility of exploring adventures around the island such as kayaking, rock climbing, snorkeling – or simply enjoy relaxing time on the beach, Thai massage, etc
Getting to Island Yoga Retreat Center on Koh Yao Noi
- From the airport take a taxi to Bang Rong Pier | About 25 minutes (600 THB)
Local buses leave every day from the market in Old Phuket town to Bang Rong Pier.
Departures: 8:30 | 9:30 | 10:30 | 11.30 | 13:00 | 16:00 (THB 40)
You can also take a tuk-tuk to the pier for about THB 400.
- Catch the ferry to Koh Yao Noi (Manoh Pier) | About 30 minutes by speedboat (200 THB per person).
Departures: 7.30 | 8.30 | 9.40 | 11.15 | 12.30 | 13:15 | 14:30 | 15:00 | 16:00 | 17:00 | 17:30
Also available : Long tail boat (120 THB per person, about 1 hour)
- Local Taxi to Ulmars Nature Lodge (Island Yoga) | Approx 20 mins (50 THB per person).
There will always be taxi’s waiting at the pier!
- Taxi from Krabi town, Krabi Airport or Ao Nang to Tha Lane Pier | About 45 minutes from the airport (700-800 THB).
Less expensive option is local bus from near Krabi Town bus station (5 km outside Krabi) to Tha Lane Pier
Departures: 9:00 | 10:00 | 12:00 | 15:00 | 16:00
You can also catch these same buses each morning from Krabi town center in front of Voda supermarket.
Departures (generally): 9:00 | 10:00 | 11:30
- Ferry to Koh Yao Noi (Tha Khao Pier).
Boats leave the pier for Koh Yao Noi everyday at 9:00 | 10:00 | 11:00 | 13:00 | 14:00 | 16:00 | 17:15
About 30 minutes by speedboat (THB 200) and 1 hour by long tail boat (120 THB)
- Local Taxi to Ulmars Nature Lodge (Island Yoga) | Approx 20 mins (150 THB per person)
There will always be taxi’s waiting at the pier!
- Walk to the Nature Lodge from this pier in 10 minutes.