yoga in Thong Nai Pan

Yoga

how to get to the Yoga Studio
Yoga Options Yoga in Thong Nai Pan

Yoga Studio:

  • Group sessions
  • Private sessions

Rasananda:

  • Private sessions

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Thong Nai Pan has its own permanent yoga center offering group and private sessions at reasonable rates. The person behind the Yoga Studio is Melanie Schorr, a qualified yoga instructor from Canada with many years of experience.

 

The Yoga Studio fills an important gap in the amenities and services that the area has to provide. For too long people could easily get a Thai massage or beauty treatment but couldn’t pursue any further wellness courses such as yoga.

 

The Yoga Studio is located in the forested area that stretches along the road between Thong Nai Pan Noi and Thong Nai Pan Yai. It is close to the seasonal Wang Thong waterfall. It is a peaceful area ideal for exercise and meditation; free of bars and restaurants, yet within walking distance of Thong Nai Pan Yai beach.

 

The studio has a large and airy room suitable for doing yoga. Every morning (except Sunday) at 10am there is a yoga session lasting 120 minutes. Those who want to participate can book a series of sessions or just drop in. The maximum numberfor a yoga session is 10.

Prices

1 drop-in class: 300 Thai Baht
Week package (6 classes): 1,500 Thai Baht
10-class package (to be used within one month): 2,500 Thai Baht
Unlimited monthly package: 4,000 Thai Baht

For those staying at Anantara Rasananda, Melanie also offers private yoga sessions.

Ethos

Melanie studied yoga in India under the famous Yogi Vijay Amar in Dharamsala in the Himalayas. She is a qualified Hatha yoga teacher and believes studying yoga is a life-long endeavor. Whenever possible she tries to get back to India to further her studies under her guru.

 

In her yoga sessions she goes through asanas as well as teaching pranayama (breath control) and meditation. The Yoga Studio espouses a holistic approach to yoga, intending to use yoga techniques to promote physical health as well as mental and spiritual well being.

Directions

From Thong Nai Pan Noi

Follow the main road through the village and up the hill. At the top of the hill turn left to go down the hill towards Thong Nai Pan Yai. On your right you will see a path heading into a forest. Follow the path and you will find the Yoga Studio on your left, set slightly back from the path.

From Thong Nai Pan Yai

Take the main road north, heading towards Thong Nai Pan Noi. Half way up the hill you will see a path leading into a forest. Take this path. The Yoga Studio is on your left.