Samma Karuna Yoga Center

(33 reviews)

Working Hours

  • Monday 08:00 - 20:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
  • Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
  • Friday 08:00 - 20:00
  • Saturday 08:00 - 20:00
  • Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

About Samma Karuna Yoga Center

Samma Karuna is an International School of Awakening and mindful community for people who are called to learn to live a happier, more fulfilled life, based on principles of self-development, acceptance and celebration. Samma Karuna Koh Phangan program offers yoga, active and still meditations, qi gong, therapy dance, life coaching, mindfulness practice, tantra, wisdom classes, compassionate sharing, workshops, and more. Samma Karuna awakening and healing program 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.

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How to Get There

By Airplane
Flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui: The nearest airport is in Koh Samui. Between Bangkok and Koh Samui, there are many daily services run by Bangkok Airways. Flying time about 50 minutes.
Flights from Bangkok to Surat Thani: Air Asia flies from Bangkok to Surat Thani daily, flying time is about 50 minutes. The transfer from Surat Thani airport to Donsak ferry port is by coach or taxi and takes about 1 ½ hour.

By Bus
There are many bus services from Bangkok to Koh Phangan. Most of these are sleeper buses. They can be booked from travel agencies in Bangkok or by going to the central bus station (Sia Thai). The journey takes about 10 hours to Donsak, the ferry port for boats going to Koh Phangan. From Donsak, the journey takes around 3 hours to Koh Phangan. Usually, the ferry is included in the price of the bus.

By Taxi
Local taxis are available from the pier to Samma Karuna Kon Phangan. You have to inform the taxi to go to Samma Karuna Srithanu. Please print out instructions in Thai to give to the taxi driver, this will avoid any unnecessary delay and frustration. Taxis are approximately 200 - 300 THB per person.

List of services, treatments, health care programmes offered

Samma Karuna Koh Phangan offers the following services:

Yoga Teacher Training

Tantra Teacher Training

Aerial Yoga Teacher Training

Ayurveda Retreat

Yoga Retreat

Doctors/Experts (Names)

Ishi (Founder)
Ishi is the founder and lead teacher of Samma Karuna. He has been teaching Tantra for 8 years and practicing for over 12 years. He is also an experienced Vipassana meditator and creator of a number of social meditations (including Samma Karuna AUM meditation, Tree of Harmony meditation and Shower of love mediation among others). Ishi is a certified Taoist instructor having studying with master Mantak Chia in Tao Garden.

Aliona (Yoga Teacher)
Aliona started her spiritual journey 8 years ago practicing yoga and meditation. In 2012 she met her meditation and reiki Master Mika and her Guru Swamiji, founder of Om Reiki Family Trust. Aliona moved to India in 2014 where she was staying with the Osho community in Pune. There she facilitating different Osho active meditations and practiced Reiki. For the last three years she has been traveling and teaching in different meditation and yoga communities in Nepal, India, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand and Russia.

Kieth (Yoga Teacher)
Keith’s mission is to guide others to discover freedom, abundance, and love, through yoga and human connection. He has been passionate about teaching yoga since 2011 and since has lead several teacher training, workshops and events. Keith's classes strike a balance of presence, physicality, and healthy alignment. Wherever a student is on their path, Keith encourages students to allow the practice feel good in their bodies, as yoga is not about accomplishing anything, but rather about connecting deeper to who we are, and leaving the practice happier to be alive.


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Packages (3)

In this teacher training provided by Samma Karuna you will learn to teach different modalities of Aerial Yoga class such as restorative aerial yoga, vinyasa aerial yoga, aerial yoga flow, power aerial Yoga, aerial meditation, acro-aerial Yoga, among others. 

Samma Karuna program covers all Yoga Alliance (200 hours) requirements. It is an exceptional program of yoga techniques and practices that far exceeds the basic requirements of the Yoga Alliance to give you a high-quality training experience. 

Samma Karuna 7 days personalized, Ayurveda based, gentle cleanse program will help you perfectly balance your current mental, physical and emotional imbalances. At completion, you will experience yourself as a more healthy, energetic and vital person. Samma Karuna detox program is specially designed to eliminate excess toxins from your body. These toxins cause various problems including poor digestion, weight gain, mental fog, cravings, bloating, poor decreased sleep. Once the excess toxins are eliminated, you and your body will have a new perspective towards life. Opting for our 7 days Ayurvedic detox juice cleanse in Thailand will give your body a much-needed fresh start. Supported by our unique Awakening & Healing Program, this cleanse will literally give you a new life. Our extensive activities schedule runs from 7 am to 7 pm (Monday to Saturday) include yoga practice twice daily, active and still meditations, music, expression, dance and other activities based on movement. 


Samma Karuna Koh Phangan provides 3 types of accommodation for the teacher training course, dependent upon student's requirements. By default, all accommodation provided is type C, but students may decide to upgrade for an additional cost. All accommodation types are private rooms (no sharing) and within walking distance to the school.

Accommodation Type C: Simple and clean accommodation in the bungalow with a fan.
Accommodation Type B: Comfortable bungalow with amenities and air-conditioning. You may upgrade to this type of accommodation during your Yoga Teacher Training by paying an extra fee of 280 USD.
Accommodation Type A: Luxurious bungalow close to the beach with amenities and air-conditioning You may upgrade to this type of accommodation during your Yoga Teacher Training by paying an extra fee of 650 USD.


Samma Karuna offers simple vegetarian and vegan food during the training. There is also a small vegetarian restaurant at the yoga school offering soups, salads and mains like raw pad thai, hummus, stir fry, and fresh spring rolls. 

Reviews Of Samma Karuna Yoga Center

Sigur Syvertsen

When I tried it for many year ago, I was convinced it was processes in myself that controlled it all - and it must have been something else, you wouldn't be logical. Kind of like a psychedelic trip, Are you capable of aa count numbers you know you're not omgaas to daily, or see the colors and concepts of thinking is irrational or you know is just nonsense (?) When are you possibly at right way.

Bianca Božena

Such a wonderful centre, a family, a home away from home to discover, experience and enjoy your true and highest self

Sharonna van Waveren

Love this school, great program, awesome teachers, beautiful area. Love Love Love it! Spend my summer in Sri tanu and being at Samma Karuna was such an heart opening experience, just what i needed :)

Andreas Papanastasiu

Brings an uncontrollable smile in my heart and on my face every time I think of it:)) I love this place.

Bianca Basak Dikturk

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

Sosan Sosan

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.

Jaime Alcaraz

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! :)

Selysa Love

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.

Ania Drupka

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.

Anja Maier

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!!!

Helena Díaz

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!!

Emma Hewitt

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.

Alexander Field

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,

Taariq Bousaleh

I had the genuine pleasure of attending Samma Karuna for several months, and I am so grateful to the universe for bringing me into contact with this magical center of love!!! Samma Karuna is so much more than a place where people do yoga, and can explore a wide variety of meditations, wisdom sessions, tantra, and many many other heart opening workshops.... I felt this place has been truly enchanted by the love and good will poured into it by the creators, teachers, student, and volunteers alike... Unfortunately, there are no words to describe some things, you just have to experience it for yourself!! So If you are thinking about spending some time here, all i can say to you is to follow your heart..... and do it! :)

Lena Holzwig

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!

Laura Prychidko

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.

Erika Lepe C

One of the best places on earth, the best energies, love and second family. Thank you for everything Samma Karuna �❤️

Esti Esti Esti

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.

Sina Aukamp

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


A place to cocreate and let our dreams become reality. Thank you for existing, Beatrice


Testimonials I have learned a lot about myself through Wisdom class and angels walk and Im so thankful for helping me to find my way. I will now also hug with an open heart and see more with open eyes & heart. Thank you so much.

Jaspee & Julia

Special thanks to Ishi and Effie for welcoming us everyday with a big smile and warm hug. Love and Grattitude, Jaspee & Julia


Such a lovely place, great workshops and activities, wonderful people, lovely energy!!! I enjoyed so much volunteering here. Thank you for everything! Love, Michal


Testimonials Thanks for being my family. For all the love and beautiful moments of happiness. Love, Sofi


Four weeks have passed in this blessed place, four weeks that changed my life. I felt loved, Samma Karuna became my home, it opened my heart to unconditional loved, settled down my mind and showed me The way to real happiness that is always been inside of me. Love and bliss, Filipo.


Thank you Samma Karuna for this wonderfull place, for being so open, gentle and loving every day Big Hug and Big Thank you! Katleen


Testimonials Samma karuna changed my consciousness, my awareness. I now I understand that I can really feel love and other emotions in my heart and in my whole body.


After spending 4 weeks volunteering I have found myself again. This place works wonders on the heart & soul. It is a place full of warmth, love & amazing free spirits. I look foward to return to my second home. All my love, hugs & kisses, Lisa


I congratulate you on succesfully setting up a quiet haven in which people can learn and awaken themselves in a comfortable meaner with so much love and support. All my love, Serafina


I fell happy with myself now and its all thanks to Samma Karuna. Love you guys. Keep up the good work. Keep in touch. Love and hugs, Michele

Alex & Liz

Yours classes have opened our eyes to so many things that we want to continue to explorer and develop. We also enjoy meeting and having the peasure to have such dedicated and beautiful teachers. We will think of you and dream of coming back again one day. Big big love, Alex & Liz


I feel liberated from many chaings of my past and so much happier person now. Thank you for opening your hearts to me and everyone who comes to Samma Karuna. We keep conected though the universe! Love you! Barbara.


You are amazing. The time I have passed was fantastic, I have found a wonderful familiy of love and light. Mayinca, Love always.

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