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

  • 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 has been graced with in-quantifiable amounts of love, compassion, and joy. It brings you to your truth, and then gives you the tools to help you stay there. Truly life changing and transformative in only positive ways.

    thumb Selysa Love
    5/04/2015
  • 5 star review  I"ve been volunteering at Samma Karuna for one month and loved it so much that I returned for another 4 weeks. Samma Karuna is a truly loving space full of genuine people. It offers everything from Yoga to Osho Meditations and Cuddling Groups. Being part of the community was more than healing and a life changing experience. Anyone who is looking for love light and peace Samma Karuna is the place for you!

    thumb Lena Hw
    2/12/2016

    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  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

    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  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  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
  • 5 star review  Absolutely fabulous yoga retreat and incredible team of people working at Samma Karuna :)

    thumb Nadia Elabdaly
    4/20/2017

    5 star review  place where all the magic happens ���

    thumb Dagmara Daga
    10/23/2016
  • 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  It's a magic-place right on the beach, the real paradise!

    thumb Kristine Kirakosyan
    8/29/2016
  • 5 star review  wonderful tip for yoga and it is good job - sammakaruna

    thumb Samma Karuna
    7/23/2015

    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
  • 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

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