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After last years unbelievable time at The Sanctuary retreat in Thailand, we have decided to go back to this magical place in 2020. Anneriek's annual 6 day 'escape winter' yoga retreat is not something you'll easily forget. And neither is the Sanctuiary retreat, a unique beachfront resort located on the small, beautiful tropical island of Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand.

The purpose of yoga can be described as "that which is to cultivate stillness in the mind".  In this space of clarity we begin to find our inner power, that special voice that reminds us of our purpose.  The internal compass that allows us to traverse through the landscape of life with a certain quality of confidence, ease, and resilience.  Finding this space is worthy of our journey but along the path in very simple terms ‘life gets in the way’.  

With the intention to share what works for me, we'll be exploring how to connect to our inner power in order to find more ease and resiliance in our day to day lives. 

You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was.”  ~ Anthon St. Maarten

This 6 day retreat includes:

  • Morning moving meditation,

  • Daily 2hr morning Yoga session (flow),

  • Theme related activities (often on the beach),

  • Evening sessions with yin yoga or self care activities,

  • A 1 hour traditional Thai massage,

  • Plenty of time to relax,

  • 6 nights accomodation in a unique location,

  • Beautiful vegetarian meals.

The retreat starts Sunday the 7th at 5PM and finished Saturday the 13th of June at 10AM.


The Sanctuary Thailand – is a unique beachfront resort located on the small, beautiful tropical island of Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand, a sister island to Koh Samui. It is nestled into the corner of Haad Tien Beach.

No roads, traffic or chaotic streets.  Just nature, tranquility and good vibes.

The retreat is famous for delicious health food, detox programs, yoga in paradise.  This is the kind of place you come for a week and stay for a month (or a lifetime!).

How to get there:

Please click HERE for details on how to get to the retreat. The intention is to travel together to the retreat for those of us who prefer to travel with others....


The resort accommodation rises on the hill overlooking the ocean and has unique sanctuary-style villas and  houses, all with stunning views.

Many of the villas/houses are open plan to allow you to get the feeling of  living under the stars. All the houses have your comfort in mind with lounge chairs and hammocks to chill out in, king size beds for comfort, hot water showers, bar fridge and kitchenettes.


There are various styles of accomodation available. All rooms have fans, only a few A/C. Due to the location of the retreat fans are sufficient to cool down the rooms. Click on the accomodation for more details and pictures. 

Single occupancy:

Twin share:

Couples (price per couple):

Triple share (mostly own rooms in one house):

What's included:

  • Daily:  Yoga session, Meditation and Theme related activities,

  • 1 hour Traditional Thai massage,

  • ALL meals,

  • 6 nights accomodation.

A $300 deposit is required to secure your spot. When paying your deposit email me to let me know your preferred accomodation (

Yoga teachers earn 60 CDP points by attending this retreat.

Suitable for...

This retreat is suitable for all levels of experience as long as you are interested to deepen your yoga practice and are open to explore new aspects of yoga journey.


The Sanctuary Thailand – is a unique beachfront resort located on the small, beautiful tropical island of Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand, a sister island to Koh Samui. It is nestled into the corner of Haad Tien Beach.

For Who

Anyone with a desire to deepen their yoga journey.



Sunday 5PM start and Saturday 10AM finish. A detailed schedule will be provided before the start of each intensive. All meals are included.


Single and Shared accomodation is available


From $1,450 (including all meals)



Contact Anneriek on 0439 886 185 or


Anneriek has studied yoga traditions for nearly 2 decades and is a Senior Yoga Teacher with experience in multiple yoga disciplines, including Prana Flow, Yin, Asthanga and Vinyasa. She has an unique ability to allow you to embody the flow of the yoga practice, connecting to your inner power with fluidity.

What people say about Anneriek's retreats

She who wants growth -  I am not the same person who walked through the wooden gates. Thank you for being such a generous teacher, your intelligence and wisdom. Something has shifted in me. ~Pam


You gorgeous soul, Anneriek. I’m feeling so incredibly blessed and grateful with a beautiful shift manifesting. Thank you for bringing me to the tribe this retreat and sharing some unique experiences, you’re amazing! Namaste - Lisa


Anneriek’s knowledge and wisdom overflowed which she so generously shared, making this retreat a truly wonderful experience. ~Janey

Thank you thank you thank you wow to an amazing powerful and full heart felt retreat, so much gratitude and love xxx - Danielle

There was no judgement but space for truth, something magic happened, there was space for being seen and feeling heard.  It was really special…in one moment... we all became at ONE xx Thank you doesn't seem enough.  Blessings to you all XX - Lesley

Thank you beautiful sister for all your sexy smoking powerful love energy and wisdom.  I am forever grateful xx - Linda

I loved the whole retreat. Being taken on a journey of the self. Beautifully guided by Anneriek, who is only too willing to ‘be there’ for each one of us. ~Dido


Book in using the "Buy Now" button or contact Anneriek A non refundable $300 deposit is required to secure your spot. Payment in full to be made 30 days before the start of the retreat. All meals are included. 


Payments can be made via cash, bank transfer or secure credit card payment. Payment plans can be organised.

Bank details:  

  • Commonwealth Bank Windsor

  • Account name:  Johanna Favelle

  • BSB:     062 622

  • Account no:     10409912

Please put "2019Power" + your name as reference

Cancellation Policy

  • $300 non-refundable deposit is due upon acceptance into the retreat. 

  • Final balance is due 4 weeks before the start of the retreat. 

  • For cancellations more than 4 weeks prior to commencement, all fees will be refunded less the $100 non-refundable deposit.

  • For cancellations within 4 weeks prior to commencement date, a 50% cancellation fee applies.

  • For cancellations within 1 week prior to commencement date, no refund is given.

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