La Casa Shambala

About us

La Casa Shambala is a yoga retreat center and eco-retreat project situated on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan.
Our goal is to offer a unique space created in harmony with our tropical environment.

We promote the power of working together as a community by offering the opportunity for people from all around the world to come and be a part of our project in exchange for accommodation.

In this moment we are feeling the call of the balance from the air to the ground as we offer yoga, meditation, many various healings and so much more, with a strong focus on self-recognition.  We invite all our brothers and sister to get connected once again to Mother Earth and through this connect with oneself.

We offer 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training courses each month as well as activities, workshops and volunteer programs.

Creative, loving community in a beautiful part of the island. I feel so close to Nature here and enjoy sharing space in a heartfelt place. The yoga space overlooking palm trees and greenery is very special

Venue Highlights

La Casa Shambala is situated in the lush tropical environment of Koh Phangan, only about 10 minute from the beach. We build with the environment, not against it. We have cozy, bamboo bungalows, composting toilets, and a beautiful mandala garden. In addition to yoga, we also offer various eco-retreats such as permaculture courses.

What separates us from other studios is the community atmosphere. It is common outside of class time to see our students and our volunteers leading their own classes and sharing knowledge with one another in their fields. We host people from all over the world that have wonderful experiences to teach and everyone is always so eager to learn.


  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic


All our meals are served buffet style. Meals are cooked Indian style and are all made with vegan, organic ingredients.
La Casa Shambala may be able to accommodate special dietary requests. Please contact us if you would require this.


Our cozy bamboo huts are built for two although you may book a private solo bungalow if you wish. Each unit has either one double or two single beds (shared bungalows are always two singles!), a fan, mosquito net, and sockets to charge your devices. Our bathrooms are shared between all guests and are equipped with toilets and hot water showers. We provide pillows, linens and towels but please bring your own supplies such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.


The fastest way to get to Koh Phangan is to fly to Samui Airport (USM) and then take a 20 minute ferry, but this is also the most expensive. You can also fly to Surat Thani Airport (URT) and then take a bus to the pier and ferry to Koh Phangan (bus + boat takes 3 - 5 hours), There is also the possibility of buses and trains. Length of time and rice would depend on where you are departing from.

La Casa Shambala is only about 10 minutes from the main pier in Thong Sala. If you book a retreat with us free pier pick up is included (Thong Sala pier only)

Tags: healing island nature relaxation retreat studio vegan vegetarian wellness yoga

  Write a review - tell others about your experience.

  • Serene Stewart   November 08, 2018

      Life changing experience in a beautiful community

    I did my 200 hour yoga teacher training course at La Casa Shambala and it was one of the best decisions of my life! Rakkel has created a beautiful community where all can feel at home and flourish. The space is close enough to all the amenities you need. Yet still far enough away from the hustle to hear the beautiful sounds of nature and be surrounded by jungle in the lovely open air yoga space. The food was delicious. Teachers incredibly knowledgable and kind. The staff and volunteers quickly became our friends. The accommodations are basic in the best way. The beds were comfortable and you had everything you needed while respecting the earth. If they ever put on a 300 hour training I'll be back!

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

After participating in more yoga classes and events this year than in my entire life, I am yearning for the opportunity to attend a professional retreat. The opportunity to grow my practice, learn from talented students and teachers, and immerse myself in this gorgeous Red Feather Lakes sanctuary is the dream of a lifetime! Sara

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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