About Our Packages
How do the yoga classes and diving packages work?
The yoga and diving packages are all custom made so you can choose to create your own or to choose from one of the sample packages included on the website. They are an innovative blend of yoga practice, relaxation & scuba diving or snorkeling should you choose to include those options. We explore how diving itself can become a personal meditative experience for the student. Inexperienced divers learn scuba diving enhanced by several yoga techniques, particularly yogic breathing & breathing exercises (Pranayama).
Divers unfamiliar with yoga learn to integrate a meditative, holistic attitude into the enjoyment of diving. Our activities focus on experiencing the stillness & beauty of the reefs ecosystem in a calm, respectful & gentle way. Beginner divers are taught in an individualised program following the standards & procedures of PADI (The Professional Association of Diving Instructors)
Fun dives & courses are instructed privately by Keira in small groups (maximum of 2 students) with the emphasis on understanding nature & our impact on the reefs ecosystem. Meditation & visualisation techniques aid in the improvement of dive skills for both beginners & advanced divers. Yogis can obtain a PADI scuba diving license during the course depending on their level, aptitude & desire. The yoga classes are tailored to suit individual needs & are inspired by Ashtanga & Rocket styles of Yoga.
This combination of Yoga & Scuba diving courses is quite unique & one of the the first of it’s kind in Thailand. Led by Keira Coleman who has been teaching the Yoga & Scuba diving alliance since 2002.
The week will give you an introduction to Yoga & scuba diving with a Yogic approach to the latter. It is suitable for everybody – divers & non-divers, experienced yoga practitioners & beginners alike.
Our custom made package details:
Our packages are all bespoke so you can include either yoga only packages or yoga & scuba diving packages. Accommodation in the Homestay resort or similar is also optional or should you prefer you can can always find your own accommodation also.
Optional Hat Yai airport or Hat Yai city transfers to Lipe may also be added.
Make every breath count with the most inspiring yoga & diving holiday yet.
The increasing popularity of these specialized yoga & diving holidays is no doubt owed to the numerous health benefits & mind calming characteristics that both offer. Allow yourself a moment to escape to our beautiful tropical island in Koh Lipe & explore the complexity of our underwater life. Enjoy breathtaking beaches while improving your breathing, flexibility & concentration with your yoga practice. You will quickly see the fruits of your labour directly transform in your underwater diving experience. The peaceful state of mind that you will discover in time through yoga will allow you to get incredibly close to the fascinating abundance of life in our precious marine park.
Through this unique yoga & scuba diving experience in exotic Koh Lipe, nothing else could possibly satisfy your need for this calm yet exhilarating adventurous holiday. Take this time to try and learn to meditate & breathe through both the yoga & scuba diving mediums. Allow yourself to reconnect with your inner self & to escape in the beautiful aquamarine waters of Lipe. Under the stars & moonlit beaches of Southern Thailand choose to leave your bioluminescent yogi footprints in the sand.
- 3 daily yoga classes
- Scuba diving, all levels welcome
- Pranayama breathing techniques
- Optional Airport & speedboat transfers
- Multiple Idyllic beaches
- Flexible itinerary based on however many days you wish to spend here
- Includes instruction in English.
Yoga & Diving Fusion Program
Entering a meditative state of mind & learning to be in the present moment. This fusion of yoga & diving can help you understand what meditation is and how you will be able to apply it in your daily life. Through diving, one can experience a moving meditative state, a sense of peacefulness and connectedness with nature. As you hover silently and weightless in the ocean, hearing only the sound of your breath, you will slowly begin to realize the awareness of being fully in the present in the moment as you experience the new & overwhelming sensation of being utterly engrossed & submerged in a completely new & different environment & dimension. The sensation of hovering in mid-water is immensely liberating. It is like experiencing near-zero gravity in space. This simple diving exercise induces a natural tendency to automatically enter a meditative state which means diving helps us in understanding meditation better.
Meditation is one of the 8 limbs of the Ashtanga yoga practice.
Classes are a dynamic yoga style based on The Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system and rocket sequences
The yoga classes are vibrant & include sun salutations, as well as a dynamic flowing sequence of asanas (postures) bringing awareness into mindfulness & energy flow, followed by a short meditation and deep relaxation. The classes are suitable for all levels and variations are given accordingly. Yoga groups are small, less than 10 people per class which allows for personal attention & adjustment.
Keirita’s yoga studio
The daily morning & evening yoga sessions will take place inside the Keirita’s yoga studio located just next door the charming Homestay Bungalows. This location is right in Koh Lipe’s town center, just off of the east entrance to the walking street, providing a very central & easily accessible location for anyone staying on the 3 major beaches of Lipe such as Pattaya, Sunrise & Sunset.
Pranayama (breathing techniques)
Yoga is defined as a union between the soul & the body. As such, the breath is seen as the fundamental link between our physical & mental aspects. Yogic breathing exercises or pranayama teaches one how to re-energize the body and control the mind by regulating the flow of Prana (life’s breath or life force) We will practice Ujjayi Breathing (victorious breath), Kapalabhati (cleansing breath), & Analoma Viloma (alternate nostril breathing)
Meditation, like buoyancy in diving can be explained but cannot be taught as such. It is something which comes naturally to each person in their own time when they are ready. Everyone is different, some grasp it straight away, while for others it takes longer, there are no hard and fast rules but if you follow the right steps & are patient, you will make progress in time. We will practice Savasanna, a short relaxation session of 8-10 minutes after each yoga session.
Keira is the founder of Keirita’s Yoga the one & only yoga alternative in Lipe offering multiple retreat options & classes combined with scuba diving training throughout the year. Since 2005 she has been a registered yoga teacher with the worldwide Yoga Alliance. She teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, which instills awareness, mindfulness & energy flow in your practice.
Keira has been practicing yoga since 1996. She completed two teacher trainings, the first, in the Yoga institute in Mumbai, India under Sri Yogandraji. The second at It’s Yoga, San Francisco with the late great Larry Schultz. She holds a vision to introduce the practice of yoga to divers & the practice of diving to yogi’s alike. She is passionate about traveling, yoga, scuba diving, free diving, all animals, the ocean and the planet. She tries to use her platform to educate people on being content with living simply in order to find contentment in life and to minimize the harmful effects global over consumption has had on our oceans & our environment.
Location on Koh Lipe Island
Accommodation: Nearby to Sunrise beach & the East entrance to the Walking street
Scuba diving activities: Sunrise Beach & The Koh Lipe Marine Park
Yoga classes: Keirita’s Yoga Studio & the JK Blue Massage deck o Sunrise Beach
Minibus transfer, Hat Yai airport to Pak Bara Pier is 2 hours journey time. Speedboat Pak Bara to Lipe, 1 hour and 15 minutes.
The Homestay Resort & Satun dive resorts
- Spa nearby
- Bars nearby
- Restaurants nearby
- 7/11 nearby
- Pharmacy nearby
- Grocery store nearby
- Taxi stand nearby
- Travel agency nearby
- Complimentary wifi
- Complementary tea & coffee
- Complimentary water
- Complimentary yoga mats provided
- Complimentary lunch, on diving days
Read our customer reviews and see photos of our Yoga and diving retreats
Keirita’s Yoga Phi Phi
Tripadvisor reviews and facebook page for Keritias Yoga Koh Phi Phi
(keiritas yoga phi phi has now moved)
Keirita’s Yoga Koh Lipe
Tripadvisor reviews and facebook page for Keritias Yoga Koh Lipe
'an excellent week of yoga'
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for such an excellent week of yoga. I really did enjoy it and am quite keen to continue my practice because of it
UK, April 2015
'I had an amazing week'
I would recommend Keira without a doubt, she is such a lovely teacher. I had an amazing week and the yoga was fantastic.
UK, February 2010
'we had an amazing time!'
I just want you to know one thing, we had an amazing time! Keira is one of a kind. We have all very much enjoyed yoga with Keira, who is a sensitive and relaxed teacher.