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9 Days Kalari Holiday with Martial Art and Yoga, Koh Phangan, Thailand

Bamboo Bay, Moo 8, 14/1, Ko Pha-ngan, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280

Kalari Yoga Retreat Thailand

In this 'taster' immersion course, you'll learn the basics of both Kalari yoga and Kalarippayat and receive a theoretical and practical introduction to the healing art of Kalari Chikitsa. After 7 days, you'll have an individualized program that you can follow which will include the first 7 postures (Vadivu) of Kalari yoga and the first forms of Kalarippayat. You shall also learn simple treatments that will give effective relief for several musculoskeletal problems including joint pain and muscle strains.

Meet the instructors

Adam
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Highlights

  • Train as the ancient warriors did
  • Discover inner strength you never knew you had
  • Learn from a teacher with over 18 years experience
  • Learn how to heal others using simple techniques
  • Receive a scientific western rational to explain and support the teaching
  • Exercises to suit your individual needs
  • Build flexibility, fluidity and focus

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French
The maximum participants in the group is 6
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

You will stay in your own bungalow at Bamboo Bay in Srithanu. You have the sea just a few metres away. Rooms are facilitated with a double bed, fan and private bathroom, near to the beach and a short walk from the village of Srithanu, which is full of restaurants and cafes. Guests requiring air-conditioned room will be found a bungalow elsewhere, also near the beach.

Program

Meet at 16:00 on the afternoon of day 1 (Sunday) for an induction to the course and an orientation to the different locations you shall be working in. Adam from KalariLAB will also take you to where you shall be staying for the next 8 nights.

Classes will then begin on the morning of day 2 (Monday) at 08:00.

Daily morning and evening training in both Kalari yoga and Kalarippayat will give you the opportunity to practice and learn the early postures and forms and you will soon see their effect on your body. You will gain flexibility and strength much faster than you would during many other yoga practices.

Daily theory sessions will begin to delve into the science of Nadi and Marma, the channels and vital points of the subtle body. In support of this a thorough scientific rationale will be given to validate these eastern ideas, explaining the neuromyofascial anatomy and the impact of Kalari training and treatment upon it.

Kalari Chikitsa treatment sessions will follow the traditional path of observing, receiving and then learning different techniques. Repeating them several times during the week until you feel competent to practice them yourself. This practical knowledge will be linked to the theory covered in the classroom sessions, ensuring you have a rounded and clear understanding of what the treatment is doing and why it is effective.

Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to receive full body massage treatment from an experienced Kalari Chikitsa therapist should you wish to experience the effects of the treatment yourself - this would be at an extra cost.

Typical daily schedule

  • 08:00-09:30 Morning Kalarippayat training at Namaste Yoga Farm
  • 10:30-11:00 Brunch provided by us
  • 11:30-13:00 Practical Kalari Chikitsa session at KalariLAB headquarter
  • 15:30-16.00 Theory session at KalariLAB Headquarter
  • 17:00-18:30 Evening training session in Kalari yoga at Namaste Yoga Farm

On day 9 (Monday), you shall then meet again with Adam at 09:00 for a final meal, discussion, presentation of certificates and to go through the training manual. If needed , transport can be provided to get you to the pier.

Notes

This rhythm is open to change as per the needs of participants.

You will follow the same rhythm for all days except day 5 (Thursday) which will be a day of full rest. This is necessary to allow the body to remain in good health.

Included excursions

  • Evening trips to Zen beach to watch a magnificent sunset
  • Saturday trip to Tong Sala to see the night market
  • Evening trip to the island's legendary 'Dome' sauna
  • Optional snorkeling trip to Mae Haad beach and Koh Ma island on day 5

Instructors

Adam Phillips

Location

This yoga retreat will take place in Srithanu, Koh Phangan, Thailand.

Features

Activities

  • Art classes
  • Boating
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Gym
  • Golf course
  • Health Club
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Kayaking
  • Kitesurfing
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain walking
  • Pilates
  • Reiki
  • Sailing
  • Sauna
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Stargazing
  • Steam room
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Trail running
  • Whale watching
  • Zip lining
  • Paragliding

General

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Café
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Hammock
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Lake
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Mini bar
  • Multilingual staff
  • Night club
  • Picnic area
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • River
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Pet friendly
  • Patio

Services

  • ATM / banking
  • Baby sitting
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Car rental
  • Cell phone rental
  • Child care
  • Conference room
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free bottled water
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Hair salon
  • Internet access
  • In-room dining
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Local market
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Mosquito net
  • Newspapers
  • Parking lot
  • Pet care / grooming
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding
  • Wireless internet

Food

A substantial breakfast is made for you each day of the course, including your rest day. There are many food options available to suit all dietary requirements. Tender coconuts are given after both morning and evening training sessions. A fresh fruit hamper is provided every day for you to enjoy.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Snacks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Treatments

Kalari Chikitsa massage and other treatments including Khizi (for chronic muscle pain) and Dhara (for chronic joint pain) can be made available if you wish, either during or after the course. Please send KalariLAB an inquiry for more information.

Other activities

  • Acupuncture
  • Afternoon trip out to 'Koh Phangan Challenge' water assault course (for those interested)
  • Ayurvedic consultation
  • Cycling around the island
  • Dietician
  • Enjoy Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam
  • Evening at 'The Dome' Sauna (a real highlight of the island)
  • Evening excursions to watch sunset at various beaches along the west coast of the island
  • Evening trips to Zen beach to watch a magnificent sunset
  • Optional snorkeling trip to Mae Haad beach and Koh Ma Island on day 5
  • Physiotherapy
  • Saturday trip to Tong Sala to see the night market
  • Scuba and / or free diving on your day off
  • Swimming, snorkeling, or just relaxing on the beach
  • Thai massage
  • Trips into town to the market or to look around the many shops
  • Walking on nature trails
  • Yoga therapy

Spa treatments

Kalari Chikitsa treatments can be made available to you during your stay.

  • Nadi massage - full body oil massage for both chronic and acute problems
  • Khizi heat treatment - for muscle spasm
  • Dhara oil pouring treatment - for joint pain

What's included

  • Daily progressive training to suit your individual needs
  • Learn from a teacher with over 16 years experience in Kalarippayat
  • Learn the basics of Kalari yoga, Kalarippayat, and Kalari Chikitsa
  • Receive a scientific western rational to explain and support the teaching
  • 9 hours’ Kalarippayat training
  • 9 hours’ Kalari yoga training
  • 9 hours’ Kalari Chikitsa training
  • 6 hours’ Marma science and the neuro-myofascial web theory
  • 8 days’ breakfast
  • 8 nights’ accommodation
  • Fruit and 2 coconuts a day for 7 days
  • Internationally recognized certificate on completion of the course
  • Photoshoot with one of the islands top photographers at the end of the week
  • Training manual of everything covered in the week
  • Transport from the pier to Srithanu (on arrival and departure)
  • 3 KalariLAB T-shirts
  • Ayurvedic Consultation with Qualified Ayurvedic Doctor
  • Ayurvedic Medicine for the duration of your stay (as per Doctor's prescription)

What's not included

  • Other meals besides brunch, coconuts, and fruit
  • Transportation during the week

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Samui Airport (USM) or Surat Thani International Airport (URT).

Arrival by bus

From Surat Thani International Airport (URT), please take a bus to Chumpon, then a boat to Kon Phangan. KalariLAB can collect you from the pier.

Arrival by ferry / boat

From Samui Airport (USM), please take a boat to Koh Phangan. KalariLAB can collect you from the pier.

Arrival by train

Take a train to Surat Thani, then a bus and boat to Koh Phangan. KalariLAB can collect you from the pier.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

Low season
  • May, June, September to December
High season
  • January to mid April
  • Mid July to end of August
Monday November 25, 2019
(9 days / 8 nights)

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