Welcome to Samma Karuna!

We are an International School of Awakening and Healing, and Yoga Retreat Centre in Thailand. We are a mindfulness community, for people who are called to learn to live a happier, more fulfilled and enriched life, based on principles of self-development, acceptance and celebration.

What We Do
The Awakening & Healing Program, Yoga Teacher Training, Bio Development Teacher Training and Detoxification Program are our primary programs. Additionally, festivals, workshops and conscious events for self-development are regularly run at Samma Karuna. Every individual is supported in developing their own action plan to enable them to discover their true self and underlying potential, which in turn helps them live a more enriched life. These action plans are created with support from the community and guidance from the experienced staff.
Our awakening and healing program that runs throughout the year is designed to support you in your own development. Through deep experiential activities, you will learn the tools to find your own truth and path as a cornerstone for a more happy, vital and fulfilled life.
Throughout the year, our Awakening and Healing program runs constantly and is designed to support you in your self-development. With the help of deep experiential activities, you will find the tools to learn your own truth and path, to build a cornerstone for a happier, more peaceful, vital and fulfilled life.

Our regular activities

To learn more about the 1-month Awakening & Healing Program® Click here.

What make us special…


We believe that experiential learning is the best form of learning. Anything that we experience directly tends to have a greater impact on us. Hence, we focus on achieving true wisdom, acquired through our own experience, rather than ‘receiving’ the experiences of a guru or teacher through words or ancient text.
Our sole purpose is to help each and every individual to become who they really want to be. Through self-exploration, everyone can free themselves from the collective consciousness and become their true selves.
Reconnecting people with their inner self and inner wisdom helps them to lead a more prosperous and fulfilling life. We facilitate their journey of self-exploration, rather than giving them prescribed answers or solutions.
A rational mind and a path of experiential learning is the best way to acquire spiritual teachings and be able to sustain them.

Testimonials on Facebook Reviews

  •   I have just completed a month of volunteering at Samma Karuna Awakening and Healing Centre, and I wish I could stay longer. This has truly been a transformative experience. Surrounded by wonderful open-minded people, immersed in love and wisdom I found myself in an environment where growth comes naturally through daily yoga and meditation practice. There is a variety of classes to choose from to work on your mind, body and spirit, and all this in a friendly supportive atmosphere. Truly wonderful place. Thank you, beautiful family.

    thumb Esti Esti Esti
    2/23/2016

      Samma Karuna is a special place. You have the opportunity to learn and try many different kinds of meditation which are led professionally. The location is beautiful and so is the owner, Ishi. I went through a hard time on Koh Phangan and even though I hardly knew the owner, Ishi gave me the support I needed by offering an ear and advice. I wasn't truly able to express my gratitude at the time, so big thank you to you Ishi. You are wise, humble and have an open heart. Yours truly, Alexander Field

    thumb Alexander William Solstrand
    4/14/2015
  •   One of the best places on earth, the best energies, love and second family. Thank you for everything Samma Karuna �❤️

    thumb Erika Lepe C
    9/05/2016

      If you want to know what it's open up your heart, to feel a warm and loving hug, to be part of group that really takes care of your feelings; to live and learn different tecniques related with the spiritual world from excellents teachers, in an paradisiac island of Thailand; this is the perfect place. I'll be eternally gratefull to the Samma Karuna team for the oportunity to share with you!!

    thumb Helena Díaz
    4/26/2015
  •   wonderful tip for yoga and it is good job - sammakaruna

    thumb Samma Karuna
    7/23/2015

      Absolutely fabulous yoga retreat and incredible team of people working at Samma Karuna :)

    thumb Nadia Elabdaly
    4/20/2017
  •   I don't know where samma karuna located but someone says that is special place.I think that may be holy place lastly I like to know about this greate place.

    thumb Sosan Sosan
    9/07/2015

      A little note to anyone thinking of attending the Samma Karuna School of Awakening and Yoga: DO IT! I did my first yoga TTC in late summer 2014, and loved every minute of every 14hr day. It was one of the most amazing, intense and rewarding experiences I've ever had; emotionally, physically and spiritually. I am highly recommending the entire experience, whether it be a full intense course, a less "full-on" experience, or even just a few yoga or awakening classes. Whatever you decide, Samma Karuna will welcome you with open (and non-dogmatic!) arms. A journey I will never forget, and am already thinking of continuing.... Enjoy! :)

    thumb Jaime Alcaraz
    4/22/2015
  •   Samma Karuna is the place to be if you wanna find happiness, love and a second family when you are traveling. Everybody has a friendly word for you and the classes are just amazing. They have so many different teachers that everybody can get what he wants. I am really exited to do my Yoga Teacher here. Can't wait. !!!! If you are in Thailand just come and visit us. And if you have four weeks time: Come and be a volunteer <3

    thumb Sina Spieker
    2/18/2016

      An amazing place to do yoga, try different meditations, meet wonderful, like minded people from all around the world, do great workshops... And the yoga platform in the middle of the jungle is just stunning!!!

    thumb Anja Maier
    4/14/2015
  •   Such a wonderful centre, a family, a home away from home to discover, experience and enjoy your true and highest self

    thumb Bianca Božena
    4/14/2015

      I completed my yoga teacher training here in February this year. Beautiful place in a fabulous location on the beach and wonderful trainers. Thank you for this great experience : )

    thumb Sophia Elabdaly
    3/13/2017
  •   Samma Karuna is beautiful school of wellness & healing arts that all who are seeking excellent classes, nurturing community & the added bonus of personal transformation should go to. I spent the month of March 2015 at their yoga teacher training program & it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Beyond preparing me to teach yoga, I found myself again, made lifelong friends, and my heart feels stronger & more full than ever before. I am eternally grateful for my time at Samma Karuna & can't wait to return again.

    thumb Emma Hewitt
    4/16/2015

      place where all the magic happens ���

    thumb Dagmara Daga
    10/23/2016
  •   Da jeg provde det for mange aar siden var jeg overbevist om at det var prosesser i meg selv som styrte det hele - og det maa det ha vaert - noe annet ville ikke vare logisk. Omtrent som en psykedelisk trip, Er du i stand til aa telle tall du vet du ikke omgaas med til daglig, eller se farger og tenke begreper som er irrasjonelle eller du vet er bare noe tull (?) Da er du muligens paa rett vei.

    thumb Sigur Syvertsen
    4/26/2016

      Very nice �� frist time I go .woooooow amazing

    thumb Natalie Ting Toong
    1/20/2017
Address :
84/13 Moo 8 Haad Chao Phao, Ko Phangan
Surat Thani, Thailand
Tel : +66 64 162 6026