8 Days Budokon Yoga and Free Diving Experience

  • Ko Pha-ngan, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
  • Mar 10 - 17, 2019 (8 days)

About us

Tropics. 27 degrees Celcius. Warm sea. Lush greenery. Plethora of fruits. Flip flops. Yoga. Martial Arts. Adventures. New experiences. Discovering self like never before.

We head to a small island called Ko Phangan in Thailand on 10th March 2019 with 12 enthusiasts. We spend a week there living in The Yoga House. We do yoga, animal locomotion, we experiment and learn various movements from each other. We enjoy delicious food, we swim, hike, have fun, learn to free dive, experience local culture.



The focus on various movements is what Budokon offers. It’s a mixed movement art that combines the three oldest disciplines: yoga, martial art and calisthenics into a full body and mind training. On a philosophical level, Budokon believes that all of us have a peace-loving yogi and a determined warrior inside of us. Budokon aims to bring the balance between the two to live a healthy lifestyle. During the retreat, you will practice Budokon Yoga Primary Series as well as mobility. Budokon Yoga focuses on constant flow and circular movement. During mobility, we simply move – sometimes mimicking animals and sometimes we roll like contemporary dancers on the floor.

In case you are wondering why free diving is included...

As a Budokon teacher, Abi loves to inspire his students and makes sure they take something positive out of every session they attend. Often through these sessions, they also learn something about themselves that they were not aware of before. Free diving is one such thing. You will learn about different stages of breath hold, which will give you confidence under the water. You will rediscover the mammalian side of our nature (the one that we share with dolphins and whales) and somehow we lost over time. The experience is meditative and beautiful. You will be surprised how quickly your body recalls the lost skills, adapts and progresses.

Our Promise:
At the end of the retreat, we hope that you will discover a new passion for yourself - be it Budokon, Free diving or simply experimenting with movements in general. Our promise: You will do things that you thought you were incapable of doing.

Your team:

Abi the instructor, martial artist, yogi. He is a 500 Hour Certified Budokon Teacher and had been teaching in Zurich for quite some time. Abi is a passionate mover, free diver and loves taking inspiration from and combining different disciplines to come up with new flows.




Justyna the movie maker, Budokon practitioner, Vinyasa Yoga teacher, free diver will be with us all the time to capture the great moments so you could take a piece of it back home.




Augusto the manager, Italian, coffee drinker, peace keeper will make sure that everything runs as smooth as possible.




Q & A:
Do you need previous experience?
You do not need any special skill or pre-requisite to attend the retreat. If you haven't done yoga, martial art or free diving before – you will learn so many new things. :) All you need are an eagerness to move, the curiosity of a child, trust for yourself and others, and the willingness to experience how it feels to live in the moment.

How to get to Koh Phangan?
You will need to fly to Bangkok, from where you will have a number of ways to reach the island:
- The quickest way is to fly from Bangkok to Koh Samui, which is another island close to Koh Phangan. From there, you will find there are at least 3 ferries every day to Koh Phangan.
- An alternative option is to take the overnight bus or train to Surathani and then take the morning ferry to Koh Phangan.
Most travel agencies in Bangkok will be able to sell you the entire trip as a package where all transportation is taken care of. If you are interested in this retreat, we could help you with all the information you need.

How will my day look like during the retreat?
Start time | End time | What
08:00 09:00 Active workout
09:00 10:00 Breakfast
10:30 11:30 Mind Science
11:30 18:00 Free time or organised activity
18:00 20:00 Budokon Yoga
20:00 21:00 Dinner
On the free diving day, it will look different though.

How do I register?
Click on the Ticket URL and reserve your slot by making the payment. Please note that there are only 12 slots.

I tried Flow Village out for the first time today. The mobility class was so fun and different! I have been practicing vinyasa yoga for about four years and it was awesome to get into poses I’ve never done before. I’m excited to check out the Budokon Yoga soon!

Event Highlights

  • Budokon Yoga Style
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Free Diving Introduction
  • Free Movement Exploration
  • Animal Locomotion Discovery
  • Daily Movement Sessions
  • Daily Vegetarian Meals

Venue Highlights

We will stay in an amazing The Yoga House venue, surrounded by lush greenery. The entire venue will be for us only, so we can create that special retreat atmosphere together.

Schedule

Start time | End time | What
08:00 09:00 Active workout
09:00 10:00 Breakfast
10:30 11:30 Mind Science
11:30 18:00 Free time or organised activity
18:00 20:00 Budokon Yoga
20:00 21:00 Dinner
On the free diving day, it will look different though.

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic

Menu/Cuisine

Light breakfast and dinner are provided every day (organic and healthy)

Accommodations

The Yoga House we are staying in offers:

Ground Floor Accommodation
- Room 1 - 2 single beds
- Room 2 - 2 single beds
- Room 3 - 2 single beds
There are 2 bathrooms that could be shared by the people in these three rooms. All rooms are tastefully decorated in the Thai style, facing a stream and are equipped with air conditioners and fans.

Upper Floor:
- Room 4 - 2 single beds with en-suite bathroom
- Room 5 - There are two levels in this room:
- - Bottom level - 2 single beds with en-suite bathroom
- - Top level - 2 queen sized mattresses with en-suite bathroom and a balcony
All rooms are tastefully decorated in the Thai style and are equipped with air conditioners and fans.

Directions

You will need to fly to Bangkok, from where you will have a number of ways to reach the island:

– The quickest way is to fly from Bangkok to Koh Samui, which is another island close to Koh Phangan. From there, you will find there are at least 3 ferries every day to Koh Phangan.
– An alternative option is to take the overnight bus or train to Surathani and then take the morning ferry to Koh Phangan.

Most travel agencies in Bangkok will be able to sell you the entire trip as a package where all transportation is taken care of.

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