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Frequently Asked Questions

A. Yoga Adventure Weekend Retreat

How do I apply?

Fill in the Booking Form. All the bookings must be done with 50% non-refundable down payment. The balance is to be paid 3 weeks or 1 month before the date of retreat.

How do I make payment?

  1. Cash – in person; or deposited to our bank account
  2. Cheque – made payable to Langkawi Yoga
  3. Credit Card – VISA or MasterCard

How much refund will I receive if I cancel?

Depending on the location of our retreats. Please check our itinerary page for cancellation policy.

 Can I come if I have never done yoga?

Yes of course. We welcome everyone from beginners to advance.

Is Yoga a religion?

No, Yoga is a philosophy, not a religion. A religion defines God in terms of a specific faith. A philosophy guides one's lifestyle. From seminary study and meeting people from Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Sufi, Taoist, Shinto, Naturalist, Jewish, and Christian, I witnessed no problems for these people to perform yoga and remain faithful in their personal religion.

What exactly is a retreat?

A retreat is time that you take for yourself, away from the concerns and routine of daily life. It can be a vacation, a renewal and reinvigoration of your spirit, a place to challenge yourself, a place to be alone or a place to be surrounded by like-minded people. Or it can be a combination of all of these.

What do I have to bring?

  1. Comfortable exercise attire
  2. Sports shoes
  3. Beach wear
  4. Camera
  5. Sun Block
  6. Insect Repellent

Do I need to bring any cash?

Yes. Malaysian Ringgit is used here. You can also bring along preferably US Dollars, Euro or Pound Sterling to exchange at the money changers or banks.

Are there a lot of mosquitoes?

Yes it’s tropics but you will prevent bites if you bring along mosquito repellent or citronella spray. It can also be purchased from mini-markets, supermarkets or pharmacies on the island.

Can we swim at the waterfall?

Certainly. But care must be exercised. Our yoga guru will guide you to the safest spot.

How far is the beach from the resort? ( Only for Langkawi retreats )

1 minute by car, 5 minutes by foot

Will we have time to go to the beach? ( Only for Langkawi retreats )

Yes. During your free time.

I do not like to share bathroom with strangers. Can I have my own bathroom?

Yes. This means that you will have to pay a higher amount for a single room.

I do not like vegetarian food. Can I request for non-vegetarian food to be prepared for me?

No. We are trying to encourage a healthy and vegetarian eating lifestyle therefore we cannot comply with such requests.

Does my flight ticket come together with the fee of the retreat?

No. You will have to book your flight on your own accord. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have problems getting a flight.

How will a change of environment be beneficial to a person?

The mind grows so used to something very easily so much so that we are so used to things at home. This is when someone is in their comfort zone. One can never experience or discover their real nature if he or she does not expose him or herself to change. That is why it will be a form of test to someone by doing something completely different.

Are the massage therapists male or female?

They are all ladies but we can arrange a male therapist if there were prior request.

Is there an ATM at the resort? If not, how near is one?

No. The nearest one would be at the Underwater World which is about 5 minutes away from the resort by car.

Do the people at the resort speak English?


Can I use my mobile phone?

Yes. If you do not hold a Malaysian number, you will need to subscribe for international roaming coverage through your network provider.

Is the water safe to drink?

No if it is straight from the tap. It has to be boiled. But do not worry as you can purchase bottles of mineral water from supermarkets.

Is Langkawi safe?

It is one of the safest places in South East Asia.

Is smoking permitted?

We do not encourage smoking as it will defeat the purpose of a retreat, which is to detoxify our body.

If I am not flexible can I do yoga?

Yes, you may do yoga even if you are not flexible. Do remember not to push yourself. If you remain relaxed while performing the yoga postures and you accept your body as it is, you have no trouble. The other point to remember is that stretching is only a small part of yoga and that relaxation, attitude, meditation, breathing and other lifestyle factors are also yoga.

I am overweight, can I still do yoga?

Yes, you can still do yoga. Yoga does not discriminate. With help from yoga's philosophy, you may be motivated to follow the yoga lifestyle that includes healthy diet, exercise, yoga postures, breathing, meditation, study and positive attitude. As you balance your life by minimizing stress, your body weight and metabolism may normalize.

What should I wear?

Comfortable clothing that moves when you move is the best choice. Baggy clothing may hamper movement and makes it more difficult for the instructor to check for safe alignment.

B. International Instructor Diploma Course

How do I apply?

To reserve your space please fill-in the Application Form, along with details for a RM1000.00 deposit for each class. We accept cash, cheque, and Credit Card (Master Card and Visa) payments. If you aren’t paying in full, the balance is payable the first class of the session.

How do I make payment?

  1. Cash - deposited to Maybank, ACC NO : 502072152532
  2. Cheque – made payable to Langkawi Yoga
  3. Credit Card – VISA or MasterCard

How do I know if my application is accepted?

You are confirmed in a class unless you receive a call from us. You are not guaranteed a space in class when registration is full.

How much refund will I receive if I cancel?

Deposits are non-refundable. Any additional payments made are refundable if Langkawi Yoga is notified prior to the first class.

What happens if I miss a class?

Students are welcome to make-up missed classes during the same session. We do ask you to make a commitment to the class you are registered in.

What is the size of the class?

In order for a class to commence there is a requirement of 7 registered students. Registering in advance determines the classes that will begin immediately. Thank you for your early registrations.

How do I prepare for a class?

  • It is best not to eat 1-1/2 hours before class or, eat something very light.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing. You will be working in bare feet.
  • A non-slip Yoga mat is recommended for class, if you have one. To start the session, a thick blanket may be used. Mats are available for purchase in class.
  • Please do not wear perfume. We will be breathing deeply and the scent can be difficult for those with allergies or unpleasant to some. Many thanks.
  • Langkawi Yoga kindly requests that Yoga students turn off cell phones and pagers prior to entering the Yoga room. Yoga is experienced within.
  • Please share with your Instructor any areas of the body that need special attention as a result of past injury or stress (i.e. knees, back, etc.) This will allow your Instructor to offer alternatives during class, as necessary, for your total comfort.
  • It is wonderful to prepare yourself for your Yoga class on all levels. Come feeling happy and optimistic that you will receive just what you need on any given day!

How do I enter a class if I’m late?

If you are a bit late please wait until you see movement, at which time you are welcome to enter. It will be a 5-7 minute wait at most.

What do I do if I have to leave early?

If you need to leave early, always rest in Classic Relaxation Pose for at least 3 minutes before leaving, regardless of what the rest of the class is doing. It is important for you to offer this time for yourself.