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Wellness Spots in Bangkok

Perfect your downward dog, realign your chakras, awaken your chi and sip a herbal tea – with the help of our round-up of Bangkok’s best yoga, holistic and meditation spaces. 

Rasayana Retreat

Feeling slow and sluggish? Rasayana promises a feel-good fix. Occupying a peaceful garden compound tucked behind the main Sukhumvit drag, this is one of the city’s first raw food and holistic centres, with an enduring rep for its cleansing programs and spa treatments. Cooking is all virtuously animal-, wheat-, gluten- and dairy-free – nibble on larb dip, mock-salmon sushi, courgette carbonara, an angelic version of banoffee pie and other such treats. You can even have Rasayana’s five-daily dishes delivered to your home, hotel or office…

rasayanaretreat.com

Yoga Elements

Whether you’re a newbie or prodigy, Adrian Cox will have you suitably toned and flexitailed before you can say ‘chakra khan’ at his sunny, spacious studio 5 mins from Asoke BTS. Even fellow teachers drop in to pick up some pointers (and untangle some knots) from this expert India-trained yogi. Pop along around sunrise or sunset for a serene view of the city while you downward dog.

yogaelements.com

TRIA

Don’t be put off by TRIA’s hospital-like exterior, inside is a luxurious urban sanctuary that’s home to steam baths, in/outdoor pools, infrared saunas, massages and a plethora of expert nip/tuck treatments to boot. Their speciality lies in alternative, holistic and colonic therapies that will have you detoxed and prettified both inside and out.

tria.co.th

Shambhala Meditation Centre

This friendly meditation centre practises and teaches Samatha Vipassana: a calming, mindfulness exercise. Originating from the Buddha Shakyamuni, the techniques have been honed to perfection over the last 2,500 years. Every Saturday afternoon, Shambhala hosts a relaxed, guided drop-in meditation and discussion class.

bangkok.shambhala.info

Lotus Reiki & Yoga

Book a private reiki session, take a Kundalini yoga class, or drop the sprogs off for a dedicated kid’s class with Lotus Rei’s leading lady, Melanie. A multilingual expert in holistic therapies and a recognised Master Reiki teacher; Melanie helps you achieve balance (literally and figuratively) within the surrounds of her gorgeous teaky home studio. Ohmmmm.

lotus-rei.com

The original version of this article was written by LUXE for PenCities.


For more tips on how to wind down in the Big Mango, nab a copy of the LUXE Bangkok guide

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