Previous Workshops and Retreats @ Sanctuary Thailand

Release, Renew and Rewrite
6th – 8th February 2019

On this 3-day adventure you will be invited to ReConnect to your body, Release old physical, mental and emotional patterns and behaviours, ReNew trust in yourself and ultimately ReWrite your future by living the life you desire. You will be moved through various processes to activate the reptilian brain stem which carries information from our past, allowing you to let go of old stories and step forward in to your true power. 

Tre for Life, Module One
11th – 13th February 2019

TRE®  is a somatic focused practice for anyone interested in moving into a more cohesive relationship with their body.  It is ideal for practitioners of Yoga, Pilates, Martial Arts, Dance and Movement – it is an excellent self regulating tool for those working as medical personnel, doctors, clinicians, psychologists, paramedics and counsellors  

Electric Heart
14th & 15th February 2019

Join Jeremy and Fiona for a yummy 2 day adventure combining mantra and voice with leading edge body based practices. This is an invitation towards a life of presence, groundedness, communication, compassion, trust, peace and joy.

Yoga Retreat At The Sanctuary

9th – 14th November 2018

Join International Yoga teachers, and teacher trainers, Davin Jones, Daniel Morgan, and Nick Elisseos, on their transformative yoga retreat at The Sanctuary, Koh Phangan, Thailand. On this six day retreat, you will have the luxury of experiencing diverse teachings from each of the retreat hosts – exploring daily yogasana, pranayama, specialized workshops, and partner and acro yoga and so much more in some of the most beautiful and tranquil surroundings that can be found worldwide!

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Chakra Healing Yoga & Reiki Retreat

27th August – 2nd September 2018

Join Hayley Lander and Ema Staicut on a week long retreat exploring the seven main Chakras, focusing on a different one each day. Chakras are energy vortexes originated in the Ancient Indian System of Healing. They are the connection between the spiritual aspect of our being and the physical.

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Finding Balance

24th – 26th September, 2018

A collection of workshops assembled to introduce holistic healing systems from around the world.

Whether it is new healing techniques for the body or access to guidance and clarity, these workshops will provide both information AND practices to take away with you. You may dip in and out or take the whole set.

Over the course of three days the following traditions are introduced and in some cases combined;

Taoist – Vedic/Yogic – Western esoteric & Western Holistic Counselling.

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Alchemy of Touch – Unwind the BodyMind

3 – 11th April 2018

Learn how to release pain in the body with Alchemy of Touch’s Myofascial Chi-Release. These very effective hands-on techniques to eliminate pain and restore motion, opening the channels through which Chi flows to nourish and energize your entire being!

A unique training program for Massage Therapists, Bodyworkers, Yoga Teachers and anyone Interested in Health, Wellbeing and Transformation.

The Alchemy of Touch Bodywork Academy introduces students to our completely unique form of massage & healing.

These trainings offer students an alchemy of techniques gathered & mastered by Tapesh Paradiso over decades of study & professional experience in both Eastern & Western lineages of healing. His work is accentuated by the presence of Anouk Devi, who brings her own flavor of mastery to this practice, and who offers ongoing anatomical clarification to compliment these distinct techniques.

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Reiki Level 1 Training with Morwenna

29th & 30th January or 1st & 2nd March

Reiki is a sacred form of energy healing where the practitioner tunes into the Universal Life force Energy, also known as Prana or Chi. Flowing this energy for self-healing and healing of others to promote, peace, balance and harmony within the mind, body and spirit.

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Sensual Somatics with Fiona Soma

5th – 9th March 2018

This is a 5 day movement towards accessing your true sense of SEXUAL – flexibility, fluidity, groundedness, awareness, strength and feeling – not just in your body, but in LIFE.

You will intuitively and curiously play with movement, asana, sound, breath and frequency.  You will be offered new ways of exploring and communicating your body, in a safe, held and facilitated space, through carefully created exercises, meditations and practices.

You will be introduced to various somatic practices intended to bring you to the place we call “HOME”. You will be invited to look a little deeper into what feels like your personal “Sexual Integrity”, and how you can incorporate this into a balanced life-style, whilst remaining curious and open.

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‘Reconnect’ with Romi 

26th – 28th February 2018

‘ReConnect’ back to your beautiful self on this 3-day course with International author, counsellor and writing therapist, Romi.

Fall in love with yourself all over again. Get back on the path that is right for you, where life becomes effortless and pure joy.

Learn how to quiet your mind and understand that chatter (or argument) between your head and your heart. Let go of old stories holding you back. Face your fears head on and develop the skills to remove negative self-talk and replace it with positive mind-loops.

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Shiny Happy, Healthy Retreat with Megan 

2nd – 8th June 2018


The ones who are interested in connection, in adventures, in finding the beauty in the everyday…

Shiny Happy Healthy was born from the idea that life doesn’t have to be scripted, but a discovery that unfolds and blooms.All with mindfulness, openness, and a healthy sense of adventure.

Combining asana, pranayama, chanting, dynamic movement and a hearty dose of self examination, we’ve designed a program that will give you practical tools to help you be a shinier, happier, healthier person – long after you leave this jungle paradise.

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Introduction to Tarot School with Tia

26th – 28th February 2018

The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the basics of Tarot in a light, positive and enjoyable atmosphere.

You will learn enough to continue your studies independently, to use tarot as a source of insight, guidance and self-determination.

Indian Head Massage Course with Suzanne

22nd – 23rd February 2018

Indian Head Massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practised in India for more than a thousand years. It works on both the physical and the mental level.

Physically it helps all the systems of the body – the immune, nervous, respiratory, endocrine, circulation, muscular, skeletal and lymphatic.

Mentally it helps the mind to relax, and the chi energy to flow. An Indian Head massage begins with the shoulders and upper back, relieving knots and tension It then progresses to the neck and head encouraging better cerebral fluid circulation. Facial pressure points are stimulated, the hair is oiled and the Chakras are balanced.

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ThaiVedic Bodywork Training with Sebastian Bruno

12th – 16th  February 2018

The perfect union of timeless Ayurvedic principles and Buddhist Thai Yoga therapy, this bodywork art bridges one of the world’s greatest holistic medicine systems with the therapeutic techniques of Thai Yoga Massage. Imagine if there was a way to know which healing modality would be best for any person? What changes that would make if this was available to all human kind? The impact you could have if you could share that wisdom with the world?

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Release Renew Rewrite with Romi and Fiona

12th – 14th February 2018

Release Old Stories, Patterns and Behaviours

Renew Trust in Yourself

Rewrite your Future

Join the magical dynamic duo of Fiona and Romi in this 3-day journey of the body and mind. Experience the ultimate somatic,psychological and emotional letting go

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Wild Soul Jungle Retreat for Women with Fiona and Malika

4th – 10th February 2018

Immerse yourself in this six day women only residential retreat where you will experience and engage various modern & ancient practices that have been creatively selected to take you into a deep & insightful journey to access your Wild Soul – She who wants to play with being more FUN and JUICY, whilst maintaining her sense of SPIRITUAL WELLNESS.

Here we invite you into a safe space to work with processes such as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) TRE® (Tension & Trauma Release exercises), Shadow and Journey work, Taoist Energy Practices and the Work of Byron Katie.  We will celebrate with various forms of dance & movement, and we will grow our intuition and find treasures of wisdom and understanding. We will explore sexual energy, with safety and non-judgment, finding our most powerful essence to take into the world creatively (please note there is no nudity on this programme)

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The Art of Thai Massage with Sebastian Bruno

22nd – 26th January 2018

“Energy moves in waves, waves move in patterns, patterns move in rhythms. A human being is just that, Energy, waves, patterns, rhythms, A cosmic dance.” Gabrielle Roth

Thai Yoga Massage is a spiritual practice that incorporates the Buddhist principles of mindfulness (Vipassana) and loving kindness (Metta) Powerful yogic stretches are applied carefully along with a slow deep acupressure technique. This ancient massage works both the gross muscular level of the recipient, as well as the subtle energy level of the body. The recipient experiences this as a relaxed supported body work that creates a profound sense of space and relaxation in the entire being.

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The Art of Ritual – Moment Making and Magic Portals

5th – 6th February 2018

This two day experiential workshop is a masterclass in the creation of meaningful, magical and memorable moments that have the power to move our hearts and connect us to ourselves, each other and our sense of wonder.

Together, we will explore the art of ritual design to bring creativity, imagination and a sense of adventure to honour the transitions in our lives, big and small. You will learn the tools to transform the thresholds in your life into magic portals for transformation, inspiration and celebration, creating your own magical milestones along your unique sparkly path.

Nectar: Sexual Wisdom and Alchemy with Fiona Soma

15th – 19th January 2018

Join Fiona for this  5-day Somatic Retreat – Nectar: Sexual Wisdom and alchemy is an introduction to various practices,that will offer us a deeper understanding of our sexual energies.  We learn self-healing techniques that are intended to amplify and transmute sexual energy, impart true intimacy, balance our male and female polarities, rejuvenate the body and clear old blockages.  Through the breath we can successfully access our internal sexual nectar; through flow enhancement we gain openness throughout the body, resulting in a fuller, more profound sexuality.

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Chair Massage Training with Suzanne

The Dynamic Chair Massage incorporates traditional styles of massage including Shiatsu, Thai, Swedish, Indian Head Massage, Acupressure, Reflexology and Reiki.

In this course you will learn the basics of mindfulness, and develop your intuition so that you are able to’ tune in’ to the person you are working on and be able to adapt to their needs be it mind, body or spirit.

Your self-development will go hand in hand with your work and you will gain more with each treatment as you learn to become fully present in the moment and listen deeply, allowing this connection to your intuition to guide you. These are valuable life skills.

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The Shadow in Love with Jeremiah

8th – 12th  January 2018

Both Light and Shadow are the dance of love – Rumi

Jungian therapist and author Jeremiah Abrams specializes in exploring the vicissitudes of love in the most practical and helpful ways. This event is an opportunity to recognize and integrate your shadow as it appears in human love relations, to heal the core wounds of love and move on toward the love-filled life we long to live.

This rare opportunity to be with master therapist Jeremiah will serve as an initiation to your own depth inquiry, a journey to the heart of your personal narrative to release old patterns, beliefs and stories about love


 7th  Oct  –  21st Oct 2017

Our Acupuncturist and Naturopath, Marc Senator is a Detox Specialist and he is holding another one of his Detox & Yoga Retreats from October 7th to 21st. 

 The venue for the first week of the detox is a Wellness centre on Koh Samui and the second week will be held here at The Sanctuary where our renowned wholefood restaurant, spa facilities, yoga sessions, meditation, supplements, workshops, herbal steamroom and our team of healers will ensure that the package is the transformational experience it has proven to be in the past.


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Life Coaching Certificate Training with Nina Madden

8th – 13th October 2017

Life Coaching is one of the most rewarding careers you can have. As a Life Coach you help your clients who are stuck get in touch with how they want their lives to be, and support them to create a life that is true reflection of all that they are. It is a fun and practical discipline where you see results straight away.

This Life Coach Certification is ideal if who want to become an effective change worker helping people transform their lives. It is perfect for qualified NLP Practitioners and NLP Master Practitioners, however, you do not need any previous experience of coaching or NLP to attend.

This Life Coaching certificate training is based around the most effective coaching model, the TGROW model. You will learn how to structure a session using the TGROW model which is a solid, but flexible enough framework within which you can use any other methodology.

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NLP Practitioner Training with Nina Madden

8th – 13th October 2017

Learn NLP, change your life, gain an internationally recognised qualification, become a qualified Coach and help people change theirs.

NLP is a powerful method to get the best out of life in every area. Once you qualify as an NLP Practitioner you will be able to help people change their lives, be happier, and live with more meaning and fulfilment. This NLP Practitioner has been likened to a ‘tool box’ of mental, emotional and physical skills, collected from all forms of effective excellence in all walks of life. It is the study of what works well and what works quickly.

This qualification will enable you to help people to resolve the past, feel happier and freer and more confident. You will not only gain a professional qualification; you will change your own life too! Nina has over a decade’s experience and is known for her effective, real skills training where she combines vivid life experience, sense of humour and great clarity to how to help people overcome difficulties and create a compelling and authentic life.

This NLP Practitioner is internationally recognised. It is accredited by the ABNLP and Nina is also a registered training provider with the ANLP. This means you can join the two biggest boards of NLP internationally and be recognised both in the US and the UK.

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Write Your Story In Paradise

9th – 15th September 2017

Write the story you’ve always wanted to write with an intimate community of writers in this gorgeous, fun, safe environment. Guided by Kate Evans and Brian Gruber–two passionate, experienced authors and teachers–learn to tap into the rich vein of creative power that exists in us all. With power and intention, start or complete the project that means the most to you.

Refresh your mind, body, and creative spirit with inspirational sessions, yoga, meditation, beach walking, swimming, exploring, excellent food, relaxation…and lots of time to write. Experienced and new writers welcome.

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Feminine Alchemy – A Journey of Feminine Archetypes Activation

24th – 28th July 2017

I call all the women who want to awaken, who want to get in touch with their beauty, who want to embody the sacred feminine, who want to feel empower by her gifts

This is a call for all the women who want to create a life filled with joy, beauty and openness; a call for all the sisters who want to discover and embrace with humbleness and total love their Inner Goddess.

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Rebalance and Restore

24th Sep – 4th Oct 2017

Are you tired all the time?  Struggling to lose weight? Craving food or drinks to get through the day? Picking up bugs and not taking sick days? Struggling with stress-related IBS?

Hollie Hill and Lucy Peel have teamed up to bring you a personalised 10 day wellness retreat at a remote Thai sanctuary combining personal training, nutrition and body work to bring your body and mind back into balance.

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The Mobile Mat Yoga & Wellness Retreat

1st – 9th July 2017

Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit. Immerse yourself in this 8-day yoga retreat at the Sanctuary Thailand.

Join Vinyasa Yoga teacher, Diana Gradstein, as she guides you through 2 powerful Vinyasa Yoga classes daily, linking breath to movement. Building on the foundational postures we will work into dynamic flows, building heat, sweat and power. This retreat is geared toward yoga practitioners of all levels, from very beginners to experienced yogis. Find your true power from within.

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Pranaforce Yoga 10-day Detox Yoga Retreat

20th – 30th April 2017

Are you ready to change your life? Are you ready to live your dreams? Do you want to cleanse and purify your body, and become a shining light in the world? Then it is time to book your place in the 2017 Pranaforce Yoga Detox Retreat!

Join us on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan in Thailand for 10 days of detoxification, education, peace, and relaxation. We will cleanse the body with a 3.5 day fast, complimented with 4 self administered colonics. On the pre and post fast days you will enjoy delicious and organic meals prepared specifically to detoxify the body. Each day, two yoga classes will be taught by powerful instructors from around the world, covering yin, vinyasa, and hot yoga styles.

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Seize your Life with NLP with Dr Glynn Ryland

2nd – 4th January 2017

8009767089_2e490b2da7_oThis award winning course is the result of many years’ research into human behavior through NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). You will be introduced to over 25 techniques and methods from the world of NLP, applied directly to a personal goal that you want to achieve in your own life.

This course is all about making a change and has been designed for you to work on your own personal goals. You will spend 3 days working directly on hour own specific goal and will leave fully empowered to jump into your next life chapter. Participants are required to complete pre-course work on your personal outcomes.

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TRE Global Certification Level I 

15th – 17th January 2017

We invite you to join us for this 1 or 2 or 3 days introduction to TRE® – Tension Release Exercises. This will be very experiential – each morning and afternoon session you will be supported through the exercises and tremors, and there will be lots of time for discussion and sharing of experiences. We will practice gentle stretches, asanas, and positions that massage the tissue, muscles and viscera, accessing a deep healing vibration, that aligns us to our true healthy selves. With practice, we can be moved towards a life of more peace, presence, balance and integrity; and a body that is more relaxed, resilient and able to repair.

TRE® is a somatic focused practice for anyone interested in moving into a more cohesive relationship with their body. It is ideal for practitioners of Yoga, Pilates, Martial Arts, Dance and Movement – it is an excellent self regulating tool for those working as medical personnel, doctors, clinicians, psychologists, paramedics and counsellors – or for anyone working with or dealing with daily stress, anxiety, trauma or PTSD.

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Tarot for Beginners with Glynn Ryland

29th – 30th January 2017

meditation_position_4Many people are drawn to the tarot cards, with their playful promise of arcane knowledge and mystical interpretation. This fun two day workshop will teach you a unique system to read any card in any spread with accuracy.

In two days you will learn all you need to begin reading tarot cards for others. The course has been designed to give you the building blocks you need to sit across from another person and read the tarot for them, confidently and accurately.

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Inner Artscape with Malika

12th February 2017

A one day workshop exploring our inner world and imagination through drawing, sketching and painting. The focus is not on drawing or painting something you see in the outside world, but exploring your inner experience, your feelings, perceptions and imagination.

We will connect to our inner wisdom, soul’s language and guidance system through guided exercises designed to receive answers from within. This process is playful and is suitable for anyone, you don’t have to be an artist! We are just going to allow our soul to guide us.

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Writing from the Source with Romi Grossberg

16th – 17th February 2017

Join author and writing therapist Romi Grossberg on this 2-day adventure of creativity and written word. Whether you are a writer, poet, musician, blogger, avid journal writer, or someone who wants to tune in on how to write from an intuitive, sub-conscious space, this is for you!
Learn how to free yourself from judgment and free yourself from the non-stop talking mind. Let your creativity shine. Discover how to write from your source, your gut.

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Shamanic Journey and Trance Workshop with Malika 

19th February 2017

Shamanism is a spiritual path that our ancestors have practiced for ten thousands of years. Its ways have helped with healing the Self, the community and the planet. It can support and sustain positive personal growth and a deeper spiritual connectedness. Shamanism is a path of respect and is only used for good.

In this one day workshop we will explore the shamanic journey, a meditative state that takes us into an other level of consciousness that helps us connect with our intuitive and spiritual self. We will journey to enter other realms like the animal world or spirit world to receive guidance, insights or knowledge. A drum beat is used to promote relaxation and the experience of a trance-like awareness.

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Sensation Through Vibration with Fiona Soma

22nd – 24th February 2017

Join Fiona for this 5 day Somatic Retreat – Sensation through Vibration – a movement towards SEXUAL INTEGRITY. Together, we will begin growing and cultivating a strong, wholesome, fun and juicy sexuality.

We practice a series of gentle stretches, asanas, and positions that combined with breath, massage the tissue, muscles and viscera, accessing a deep, purr like vibration, that opens us up to our most true sexual alignment. With practice, we can be moved towards more present and blissful relationships with ourselves and others.

We will use TRE® (Tension Release Exercises) as well as Taoist – Breath, movement and Sound practices, as the tools for naturally, safely and organically moving towards a healthy nervous system – bringing it back to balance, harmony and integrity. These practices are easily accessible to us; through exploration and curiosity, we can open the body to new sensations, in addition to experiencing more confidence, trust and safety in the sexual arena.

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Path of the Mystic with Malika

27th February – 1st March 2017

The path of the Mystic is the path of those who want to connect with the art of knowing, receiving communication and guidance from within, connecting to Truth. Mystics are often not satisfied with knowledge that comes from books but what they want is the kind of certainty that comes only from direct experience. This is a spiritual path of deep love,grace, devotion, a desire to be of service and a longing to know Oneness.

If you are a heart centered, passionate, creative soul with a global perspective. Or a healer, intuitive,seer, channel, shaman, witch, priestess, mermaid, fairy, oracle or planet loving being. A wise one, psychic, mystic or energy reader and ready to step into your purpose. I would love (from the bottom of my heart) to invite you to come and join some beautiful souls and myself in this mystical journey. More details and bookings


Transformational Breath (R) Seminar Levels 1,2,3

20 – 24th March 2017

Come and participate in this life-changing seminar to discover how breathing is the key to personal transformation.

Learn to breathe more openly and efficiently. Be in the flow of Life!

Breathing transforms negative thought patterns & trauma, allowing for more expression of Love & Joy

Access higher levels of awareness. Express from the Soul level

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Open Satsang with Om Baba

6th – 10th April 2017

Om Baba is a spiritual master, based in Rishikesh, India. He is a close disciple of the great Indian sage Shri Saccha Baba Maharaj. He has lived in the traditional Vedic Ashram of his Master for 12 years, following the pristine discipline of the Sannyasin-monk, and has been trained in the four main paths of Yoga, i.e. Raja, Bhakti, Ghyan and Karma Yoga.

Om Baba will share spontaneous lectures for 5 days, will expound upon the essence of the Yogic and Vedantic teachings, will answer our questions and guide us to a clearer understanding of our true Nature. The Program is every day for 5 days from 12:30 to around 2pm.

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Transforming Shadows: Turn Your Demons into Employees

6th – 7th April 2017

On the Transforming Shadows‘ workshops you will learn how to transform unruly demons into employees and harvest the many gifts within challenges instead of exhausting yourself battling them.

You will learn how to dissolve and heal blocked emotions and the pain of old habits which weigh you down and reframe negative beliefs which hold pain-loops in place.

You will reclaim vast amounts of energy and joy and channel it into your creativity and passions.

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Please Note: We cannot accept credit cards @ The Sanctuary – Cash Only