“I surprised my husband with a 9 day Raw Detox at Santosa Detox & Wellness Centre right before our 5 week European holiday in July 2018.
From the very first day of our arrival we settled right in to the experience of detox and exercise. It was also a quiet period so there were not many guests which meant that we were pretty ‘spoiled’ by the wonderful staff. Each day we would wake up at 7am and head to the morning yoga, which was a wonderful way to start the day. Not too strenuous.Then we would have our green shot and head over to the morning meeting to explain the plan for the day ahead. We sipped on the concoction we had to take prior to our first colonic of the day and then would go to have the colonic which became a daily ritual (twice) we actually looked forward to. Knowing that it was getting rid of toxins and waste in the body. The room was private and clean and there was a TV to watch informative shows.
After this there could be another exercise, like yoga, pilates, zumba, HIIT, acro yoga. Then the relaxing part of the day which we always looked forward to, a wonderful massage and then our Raw lunch. After this we might have half an hour to run down to the pool and swim and sunbathe before the next colonic. Then there would be another form of exercise or meditation for an hour. Time now for hot sauna and cold plunge pool.
Then, yay….. dinner! We did every single activity that was planned and virtually ran to every one. There was no time to sit and relax (except the half hour at the pool). We went back to our 2 bedroom apartment and there we would relax with TV or just simply get a good nights sleep and start all over again the next day.
We were loving it and my husband was feeling particularly good and energised and loving the fact that he was losing weight daily. By the end of the 9 days he had lost nearly 6 kgs and a great deal of visceral fat. I had lost just 1 kg (but had less to lose) but my body age that started at 36 (I am 60 yrs old) came down to 35 !
We went to Europe and met up with our friends and they all said how well we both looked. My husband still talks about Santosa daily and wants to return, which we will.
The staff were awesome, particularly Maria, Paula, Olivia and Leila. They are so knowledgeable and caring. The owner is lucky to have these girls and the other wonderful staff particularly when she returns home and leaves them to run the business. We could not fault anything. OK the accommodation is quite basic but it is clean and serviced every day.
We would highly recommend Santosa to anyone looking at changing up their lives and doing a detox who is serious. We look forward to returning in the not too distant future. ”
Location: Santosa Detox & Wellness Center, Phuket, Thailand
Career: IT Sales
J is a lovely guest from Singapore.
She’s 41 years old and works in the highly stressful field of IT, but has been practicing yoga for two years.
Yoga is one of her passions and she became intensely devoted to the practice for health improvements.
So while already healthy, for J the goal of attending the Yoga Retreat was to deepen her existing yoga practice and gain more understanding of what yoga is all about, not just the yoga poses and asanas part of the practice.
What’s happened during the program?
One thing to note is that during the retreat, J was very determined and devoted.
She was extremely eager, and used this time to listen to her instructors which was definitely crucial to her success.
During her initial orientation, it was decided that J would focus on strengthening her existing practice, work on strengthening her upper body and learn tools on how to build up a better self-practice.
As the retreat includes yogi talks, J and her instructor decided together on two topics which were the Yamas and Niyamas and how we can incorporate these guidelines into our life in order to find balance, peace and harmony within.
Over the course of three lessons, J and her instructor ensured that she got the most from her retreat program.
Lesson 1 focused on getting to know J’s body, her weaker and stronger points, her likes and dislikes. Lesson 1 was a useful, general assessment of the student.
Lesson 2 focused on building up upper-body strength and sharing various tips, movements and poses that can help build up strength in that part of the body. Easy arm balancing postures have been workshopped and taught.
Lesson 3 focused on Yang and Yin in yoga class. Focused on strengthening the knees (the guest has reported experiencing pain in the knee joint doing some physical exercises), workshopped a few asanas, alignment techniques and movements to protect and strengthen the affected area. Then, the yin yoga asana was practiced and a body scan meditation was given.
J’s personal schedule was varied and allowed time for self-reflection and self-pampering. Here is a reference to J’s schedule to better understand how her days were structured, and how your days might be structured if you choose to take a Yoga & SPA Retreat at Santosa.
The program was very successful for J, and she followed it well during her stay with us.
She is super active, dynamic and fluid, which made it really easy for her to join in any physical activity or classes at Santosa.
One takeaway J intended to focus on was the beauty of stillness and the quietness of the mind.
J gained a lot of confidence in the 5 days that she was with us and became much more aware of her posture and began the process of improving it. She incorporated many of the things she learned during her retreat into her practice.
During her stay, she joined all our morning meetings in which we offered plenty of healthy topics related to detox, diet, life style… She showed high interests in coming back for a Juice Fast Program.
We look forward to meeting J again in future.
Are you ready to transform your life through a wonderful Yoga Retreat?
For more information, simply fill out the inquiry form below and a member of staff will get back to you. We look forward to welcoming you to Santosa in the near future!
Why not take some time off this year and dedicate it solemnly to yourself; to your health, your body, mind and soul? Dive into your journey of yoga today, immersing yourself into the silence of the surrounding jungle, whilst being luxuriously pampered with daily spa treatments at Santosa.
Imagine waking up to the distant tropical bird’s singing. You take a deep breath in, the freshness of the nearby ocean hits your nostrils and instantly wakes you up. You start your day simply, on the mat. You breathe in the space, the you feel the “energy” and you feel immediately relaxed. See the Big Buddha smiling encouragingly at you from atop his mountain as you start your morning practice.
Imagine moving with your breath as your body, mind and soul become one. Feel the breeze caressing your skin, feel yourself becoming like the wind, ready for it to sweep you away for a never-ending dance … conclude your morning in complete serenity, filled with peace and joy, and carry that feeling with you for the rest of your day.
Imagine enjoying a healthy breakfast gazing at the blue, bright sky that meets the deep blue on the horizon as well as sharing your morning with a like-minded group of people discussing the transition into a healthy lifestyle or deepening your knowledge thereof.
Envision moving through your day stress-free, with a permanent smile glued to your face, the sun warming you up. It is possible to experience this feeling of bliss today and take a well-balanced lifestyle back home with you.
Here at Santosa, we endeavor to give our guests what they are looking for whether it be detoxification, wellness or fitness, or perhaps all three of these combined. The Yoga & SPA Retreat is personally designed for you with care and consideration. Your well-being and health matter to all of us at Santosa.
Why is this program unique? Because it is all about YOU, your yoga journey and taking care of yourself.
Discover the various yoga styles taught at Santosa and find your own style with the private classes being offered every other day. These private classes are put together after a personal consultation to select an approach that will best suit you and your needs profoundly.
The Yoga & SPA Retreat program is suitable for all levels and ages. It is also viable for all body types as yoga does not discriminate.
Beginners will gain a better understanding of yoga with a focus on laying a concrete foundation to their practice and given the tools to incorporate yoga in their lives in an easy and stress-free way. Intermediate students will learn how to deepen their knowledge and practice and will be give the option to try more subtle yoga styles, such as Kundalini Yoga. Whilst advanced students will enjoy the varied classes and find the appropriate support to experience new challenges and develop their own unique practice even further.
Every day you will be given the opportunity to pamper yourself with a spa treatment that will calm your senses, nerves and body. Go crazy and pick a different treatment for yourself every day, our menu is full of lush options that will increase your level of well-being or play it safe and stick to one that you love most. Our talented and professional Spa team are eager to please your senses.
We know that the way to your heart is through the stomach and during your stay, you will be able to discover the fine dining we offer at our outstanding vegan restaurant. At Santosa, we truly believe that “you are what you eat” so whilst staying with us you will have the opportunity to taste distinguished dishes which not only taste amazing, but are also 100% healthy. These delicious, healthy meals will leave you feeling fully energized as they are fresh, tasty and a wonderful compliment to all of the work you have been doing on your healthy journey at the center.
The Yoga & SPA Retreat program is not only focused on the physical part of the practice, but it also gives one a chance to discover the theory of yoga and yogic philosophy. We will share knowledge on various topics, which you will have chosen yourself prior to your arrival. We’ll actively meditate together and get our breaths going during pranayama practice and learn how to access the place within ourselves where we are just happy and with a clear mind and balanced.
This state of perpetual harmony between the body, mind and soul is within reach. Make the right choice for your health today and come to experience Santosa Detox & Wellness Center.
Based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature, and lesser known than other types of yoga, Yin Yoga is for those who are exceptionally tired, over-stimulated and lacking energy. Yin Yoga is unique, and offers a great workout for the lower part of the body.
Yin Yoga consists of passive floor postures that are held for time periods of up to five minutes. The postures mainly work the lower part of the body including the hips, pelvis, lower spine and inner thighs. During Yin Yoga, participants will be asked to relax, soften the muscle and move closer to the bone. These type of postures offer a much deeper access to the body. Generally, time spent in these postures is much like time spent in meditation; calm and relaxing as the postures are held for a longer time.
Yin Yoga is often referred to as an intimate yoga practice. It offers a meditative approach with a physical focus. However, it is important to be prepared to deal with feelings, emotions and sensations during a Yin Yoga class. This style of yoga is often used in programs that deal with addictions, eating disorders, anxiety, chronic pain or trauma. Yin Yoga is the perfect type of yoga to practice during a detox and wellness journey.
There are a lot of benefits to this style of yoga. Yin Yoga calms and balances the mind and body, regulates energy in the body, increases mobility in the joints and hips and lowers stress levels. Yin Yoga also replenishes stamina and enhances flexibility in connective tissue and joints. Although the practice can bring long periods of time in uncomfortable positions, it does present deeper relaxation than other yoga styles and a great coping mechanism for anxiety and stress.
There are a few things to remember when practicing Yin Yoga that will further enhance your experience. Mostly importantly, find your appropriate edge. Move slowly and gently into the pose, and be careful not to stretch so far as to cause yourself pain. Stillness is an important factor of Yin Yoga, and it is something most people have to remind themselves of. Try to remain still without shifting or fidgeting in the pose too much. Lastly, no matter how much you would like to give up, always, always hold the position. Start with holding the pose for one to three minutes, and build up to five minutes or more.
Yin Yoga leaves those who practice with an amazing feeling after the practice. Roll out your yoga mat and give this wonderful practice a go!
Santosa Detox and Wellness Center is proud to offer Yin Yoga classes on the tropical island of Phuket. Located near Kata Beach, our center hosts Yin Yoga class on Tuesday evenings from 18:00pm – 19:00pm. If you are interested in learning more about our various types of yoga classes, or hoping to join the Yin Yoga class, simply fill out the enquiry form below and one of our dedicated staff members will respond as soon as possible.
We look forward to welcoming you to Yin Yoga here at Santosa. See you on the mat!
Taken from the Sanskrit language, the word vinyasa often refers to the movement, or flow, between the various poses in a yoga sequence. This style of yoga links the breath with movement, and the focus is on the inhale and exhale as you move from one pose into the next.
Vinyasa Flow Hot Yoga is different to other hot yoga classes in that it only involves gentle heat. The classroom or outdoor pavilion is slightly heated to create a comfortable practicing environment that is not stifling or overwhelming.
Vinyasa Flow Hot Yoga focuses on finding relaxation and endurance while your practice the more rigorous movement sequences. The heated class gets your heart pumping and works your muscles. This type of yoga serves as a form of strength-training as it helps to build lean muscle mass throughout the body. While practicing, muscle groups receive equal attention which creates a balanced strength throughout the body.
Vinyasa Flow Hot Yoga will get your sweating, but practicing yoga in the heated environment is tolerable and similar to sitting in a sauna. This type of yoga, like all yoga variations, offers extensive health benefits for not only the body, but also the mind and spirit.
Vinyasa Flow Hot Yoga does wonders for the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels as it connects the mind with the body. Benefits of Vinyasa Flow Hot Yoga include an overall decrease of stress, anxiety and depression. Mindfully moving through the continual flow poses and sequences during the class can help alleviate the jumbled thoughts in your head while focusing on the deep inhale and exhale of your breath can result in a calming effect on your central nervous system.
Benefits of Vinyasa Flow Hot Yoga
Other benefits of Vinyasa Flow Hot Yoga include increased energy, lower fatigue levels and improvements to cardiovascular health. Vinyasa Flow Hot Yoga has all been known to reduce migraine headaches or lessen their frequency. Another fabulous benefit of Vinyasa Hot Flow Yoga is that it encourages those who practice to quit bad habits. There are sustainable studies that provide evidence showing women smokers were more likely to give up the habit during their practice and found it easier to quit than their smoking non-yoga practicing friends, family and colleagues. Isn’t that great news?
Vinyasa Flow Hot Yoga is great for all skill levels. There is no need to be a skilled yogi to practice. As the class is less regimented than other hot yoga classes, you will find that you are able to work along at your own pace, even if it means falling a pose behind during the class. If you are looking to improve your overall well-being and health, than Vinyasa Flow Hot Yoga is definitely for you.
Vinyasa Flow Hot Yoga in Kata, Phuket
Santosa Detox and Wellness Center is excited to announce the launch of our Vinyasa Flow Hot Yoga classes at our wellness center located near the gorgeous Kata Beach in Phuket, Thailand. Our Vinyasa Flow Hot Yoga classes will be held from 16:00 – 17:00pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon. If you would like to try Vinyasa Flow Hot Yoga, or have questions about any of our other yoga programs, please fill out the enquiry form below. We will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to welcoming you to our all new Vinyasa Flow Hot Yoga classes in Phuket!