A Y P Yoga  with Tristan Dorling

8 day (7 night) retreat, Koh Tao, Thailand

27th October to 3rd November 2018

Note: This retreat has now finished

The Venue

I will be leading this retreat with Devrim Zahir, at the Baan Talay Retreat Centre on Koh Tao Island. The resort is a beautiful purpose built yoga centre on the Southern side of Koh Tao, overlooking the ocean.

Accommodation is in luxury wooden huts and in luxury tents.

The Yoga

The yoga taught will be AYP which is an integral yoga system. Practices will include asanas, Deep Meditation, Spinal Breathing Pranayama and Samyama as well as other yoga practices.

The focus of the retreat will be on the cultivation of inner silence through meditation, Self-inquiry practice (Jnana Yoga) and the cultivation of the witness.

There will be asana, pranayama and meditation sessions every morning and afternoon, and time for satsang (the philosophy of yoga) in the evenings.

There will also be free time each day for swimming, snorkelling, sun bathing and exploring the island.

None of the yoga or meditation sessions will be compulsory,  so everyone can take the retreat at their own pace.  All instruction and teachings will be given in English.


Food will be vegetarian and there will be two meals served each day (brunch and dinner). Food will be Thai style.

Accommodation and Cost

The Bungalow accommodation are located nearer the reception and restaurant areas, again offering great views of the sea and surrounding nature. The Seaview Hut accommodation option are traditional Thai-Style bungalows with Fan cooling systems, whereas the Seaview Cottage bungalows have AC units and are located a little closer to the Ocean. Both Types of bungalows have private balcony space to relax and unwind as well free wifi, mini fridge, cupboard space and private bathrooms. All bungalows have double beds so are suitable for single accommodation or for a couple sharing (Double Occupancy).

Luxury sea view hut (with fan), Double: 17,050 Thai Baht per person.

Luxury sea view hut (with fan), Single: 20,200 Thai Baht

Luxury sea view hut (AC), Double: 20,550 Thai Baht per person.

            Luxury sea view hut (AC), Single: 25,800 Thai Baht

The Luxury Bell Tent accommodation are located a 5 minute walk down a nature trail towards the Sea. All the Bell tents have wonderful Sea views, relaxing areas and private Bathrooms. All units have 24 hour electricity, AC cooling units, free wifi, Private storage space and single beds. We have two types of each option below, unless a couple the tents will be divided between men/women.

Luxury tent (4 people sharing):  15,300 Thai Baht per person.  

Luxury tent (3 people sharing):  16,000 Thai Baht per person.  

Luxury tent (2 people sharing):  16,700 Thai Baht per person.  

Luxury tent (Single) : 17,400 Thai Baht.

    To view the prices in your local currency you can use this currency translator.

The cost includes accommodation, meals, all yoga classes and a day trip on one of the days to another part of the island.  A 2000 Thai baht deposit is payable to secure a place on the retreat.  The balance can be paid either before the retreat starts or on arrival.

The cost does not include travel to the island, or travel insurance, so participants will need to arrange these themselves.  


      Contact me if you would like to book a place on this retreat.

Getting there

Directions for getting to the retreat centre on Koh Tao can be found here. Free transfers are available from the ferry port on Koh Tao to the retreat centre.

Arrival will be on the afternoon of the 27th October and departure by noon on the 3rd  November. The first class will be at 5pm on the 27th.

Daily Schedule:

Saturday night (27th October) :

14:00 - 16:00    Arrivals

17:00                 Introduction and first class (asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama)

19:30                 Dinner

Sunday through to Friday

06:30                          wake up bell

07:00- 08:30             asana, pranayama, meditation,                                    samyama

08:45-09.35              pranayama, meditation,                                    samyama

10:00                         brunch

10:00 am-14:30        free time/swimming/ self practice

14:30 - 15:50             asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama

16:00 - 16:50             pranayama, meditation, samyama

17:00                          dinner

19:00                         evening talk/ questions and answers followed by silent period until the end of the second sitting the following day

(Note: On Friday there will be no evening talk or silent period after dinner).

Saturday (3rd November)

06:30                          wake up bell

07:00 - 08:30            asana, pranayama,                                     meditation, samyama

10.00                          brunch

11:00 - 12:00             farewells and departure