My wife and I were in Bophut Bay in October 2013 and Bonnie (the owner of Yogarden) was good enough to put together a “stay and stretch” package for our 6 day stay. We participated in 7 yoga classes during the week ranging from Iyengar to Ashtanga and enjoyed several delicious meals at the Yogarden café. Mot, the wonderful resident travel planner, helped us arrange a catamaran cruise, mountain side birthday dinner at the Jungle Club, and several shuttles and taxi rides to various island attractions. She was truly amazing! The yoga classes were excellent! We benefited from it being low (monsoon) season in Samui so the classes were well attended but not crowded, which made the sessions feel more personal. Special thanks to Etain, Serge, and Ampinee who guided us through the classes with excellent teaching techniques, clear explanations, and personal warmth. I would expect the other teachers are of equally high caliber.
We enjoyed a thai oil massage which was super relaxing and much better than any of the other massages we received in Samui. I’d highly recommend the café for any meal – the food is prepared with love using fresh ingredients. We devoured several salads and smoothies during the week and were never disappointed!
The location is very tranquil, set back from the main roads but within walking distance from most of the Bophut hotels. Bonnie and her husband have done a wonderful job restoring the old property – it is truly a beautiful space.
Bonnie and her staff spoiled us all week and we cannot rave enough about how positive our Yogarden experience was. Thanks again Bonnie – we can’t wait until our next trip to Samui!
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