The yoga cluster of Koh Phangan is on the west coast, in Sri Thanu, but we do have our own yoga shala in Ban Tai as well though, called Siam Healing Centre. And a lovely place it is indeed! You can check out their web page here.
I really love the story of Siam Healing. I do not know the owner, Jeab, personally, but she reveals the history on their web page. Although she was a successful businesswoman living in Bangkok, she longed for Koh Phangan, where she had stayed before. She started learning the art of Thai massage until was able to open her own small massage shop in Haad Rin, on Koh Phangan. Later on this venture expanded into the lovely wellness, massage and yoga centre, Siam Healing Centre in Ban Tai. Jeab has also studied different kinds of massage styles in Thailand and also continues to further her studies overseas.
Affordable prices and great teachers
I’ve come here for the yoga classes many times and the teachers have always been very good and professional. The vinyasa flow class in the morning (9.30-11) is very popular. It caters for more advanced yogis, as well as beginners. Asanas can be modified to suit all levels. There has been a class for beginners later in the afternoon as well, but the timetable tends to change whether or not we are in high or low season.
Mats and small towels are provided and furthermore, the prices are very competitive compared to many other yoga schools on the island. A single class is 300 baht and 10 times pass only 2500b. That’s a bargain on Koh Phangan!
Siam Healing Centre offers lovely massages
Siam Healing offers different massages and massage courses as well. One of my friends has done the Thai massage course and she liked it very much. They have numerous other treatments available, such as chakra balancing, reiki and theta healing. I believe they also held a yoga teacher training not that long ago.
The yoga styles they have available here tend to vary a bit according to the season and also depending on which teachers happen to be on the island. There has also been for instance handstand clinics. I really wanted to do one of those but, unfortunately, I have never been on the island when they are running. Anyway, always check the timetable, so you know which classes are available and what time. Nowadays, on Sundays, there are no classes.
On the site, they have modern bungalows for rent, if you want to live at the centre. Another option is to just come and enjoy the treatments or give yourself a good sweat in one of the yoga classes.
I have come to this place many times and can whole-heartedly recommend this to anyone. Nowadays I’m concentrating more on Ashtanga and you can read about my yoga teacher training here or perhaps you might want to read this post on the same course.