Yoga, Detox, OSHO & Tantra Courses and Teacher Trainings in Koh Phangan, Thailand

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 (dance therapy) , Tantra 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.

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

  • 5 star review  Very nice �� frist time I go .woooooow amazing

    thumb Natalie Ting Toong
    1/20/2017

    5 star review  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
  • 5 star review  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

    5 star review  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
  • 5 star review  It's a magic-place right on the beach, the real paradise!

    thumb Kristine Kirakosyan
    8/29/2016

    5 star review  Love this place!! Very welcoming with wonderful people and great energy all around. Spent many hours there and hope to spend many more <3

    thumb Bianca Basak Dikturk
    8/10/2015
  • 5 star review  Brings an uncontrollable smile in my heart and on my face every time I think of it:)) I love this place.

    thumb Andreas Papanastasiu
    8/06/2015

    5 star review  A & H Program is amazing. So much inspiration to me as an absolute beginner in kind of such experiences. Very unique place with amazing classes, teachers & people. I only stayed for 8 intensive, mind opening, funny & inspiring days. Shared with other beautiful people or just with myself. Thx a lot for everything. Namaste.

    thumb Max Wakolbinger
    3/13/2017
  • 5 star review  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

    5 star review  Such a wonderful yoga tip for my family and good job.

    thumb Dinesh Malviya
    7/23/2015
  • 5 star review  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

    5 star review  Amazing Yoga School! The place that gives you wings.

    thumb Aleksander Gramadowski
    4/03/2017
  • 5 star review  I am a big fan of the kundalini yoga at samma karuna - tought by the two beautiful souls jewels and alex. Always challenging but very much rewarding at the same time I felt a deeper connection to my true self and in general more receptive for the beauty of life <3 Thank you!

    thumb Maria Anina Maeser
    12/06/2016

    5 star review  I have just spent an amazing 6 weeks volunteering and being apart of the Samma Karuna family. It really is a special place, with the beautiful energy of Ishi, Darina and all the other staff and volunteers it's a welcoming and excepting place for everybody to come. I would highly recommend spending some time here, not only because of the wonderful people but also for the varied program they offer. Here is a place to love, heal and be excepted.

    thumb Laura Prychidko
    2/10/2016
  • 2 star review  I didn't like the attitude of the yoga teacher who taught the Ariel Yoga. American or Canadian man. His manner was not appropriate and not yogi at all. I also met a person who was doing a retreat here and her experience was quite a negative one.

    thumb Carla Kent
    10/05/2016

    5 star review  This place welcomes you like a family member and at the same time the teachers are helpful and truly professional. It is not only a place of practice but also of understanding and knowledge. They have a beautiful relaxation area where you can meet other yogis.

    thumb Ania Drupka
    6/10/2015

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Address :
84/13 Moo 8 Haad Chao Phao, Ko Phangan
Surat Thani, Thailand
Tel : +66 64 162 6026