The Journey to Joy

Koh Pha Ngan & Bangkok Thailand

3 reviews
Sep 24 - Oct 3, 2023
Group size: 15 - 30
The Journey to Joy
Koh Pha Ngan & Bangkok Thailand

3 reviews

Sep 24 - Oct 3, 2023
Group size: 15 - 30

About this trip

"Travel is not reward for working, it's education for living" -Anthony B.


If you are reading this, that is your sign.  YOU ARE READY TO ADD MORE JOY to your life!

Joy is within you this you know, and it is also all over the world. Most people only dream of travel, but we are here helping to make dreams come true!  We make it as easy and effortless as possible so that you can enjoy your surroundings and spend time getting to know your JOY! 

Let's face it sometimes it gets tucked away pretty deep. 

Let us guide you somewhere you've never been before physically, mentally & spiritually. 


Now is your opportunity to bring more JOY into your life with new memories, new friends and new places.  You are fully supported and guided from the beginning to the end. (always) Once you reserve your spot you will be included on our monthly zoom call to stay up to date and have all your questions answered plus some really good knowledge so you can appreciate the sites you will see EXPONENTIALLY! 

This retreat has been co-created with love by a dynamic TRIO.  We came together in friendship & in service to others. We each carry a set of strengths that bring out the best in us, for you!  

All 3 of us are female entrepreneurs, who love people & provide healing services for others full time. 

In a nutshell: 

Anna is a world traveler, photographer & yoga teacher. Along with her many other talents you will soon learn.  She is a self-proclaimed vagabond and lives months away from her home & businesses to travel solo, living with the locals and absorbing their culture.  She is currently still in Thailand and has been there since our earlier retreat this past February. She has recently completed her 300 hour RYT, ready to melt your heart in meditation.

Angela has also traveled around the earth a couple times both for leisure and as a leader.  Her travels started in 1993 when we traveled the summer abroad and she has made it her mission to ensure others get out there and see the world too.  She owns 4 yoga studios (Elev8 Hot Yoga & Balance Hot Yoga (3)) and has been teaching and leading retreats since 2009.  Her passion is pushing people into their passions, and helping them know their worth. 

Jen is a Psychic Medium and Medical Intuitive.  Her passion is connecting with the spirit world and has no limitations through love and light. She specializes in Quantum Healing and large group events, teaching and public speaking. Her company GLOW spiritual healing has over 220+ FIVE STAR Google reviews and has served well over 3k clients around the globe.  She and Angela have done 3 retreats together so far and are looking forward to many more. 

Community building and connection will be a significant part of this retreat.  We will grow to know each other, ourselves and the locals.  

Anna has spent many months in Thailand and will be utilizing these friendships to bring us authentic experiences.  We are excited to reunite with many of her MAGICAL friends and guides.   

This is not your average yoga retreat.  

We will arrive and gather for our first meet on the island of Koh Phangan, in a lovely, tropical villa. This will give you the opportunity to rest and freshen up from your worldly travels into this far away land. 

While in the Thailand, we will be immersed into the culture and ourselves through food & experiences, daily yoga practice, meditation, cocoa ceremony, beach days, & plenty of introspective time.

After our magical week on the island, we will travel together to Koh Samoi & Bangkok.  In Bangkok we will finish the adventure with a few of the most interesting and famous places in Bangkok: Khaoson Road, Reclining Buddha and the Floating Market.

It’s going to be a one-of-a kind experience <3

Payments plans are optional & deposits are non-refundable.  You won’t want to miss this anyway!



(There is no discount for buying them all together & with experience we have learned it is better pricing. You will also have more control over your arrival/departure times)

You will need 4 airline tickets: 

-Your city of departure to Bangkok (BKK) 

-Bangkok (BKK) to Ko Samui (USM) 

ARRIVE USM on 9/24/23 - earlier the better

-Ko Samui (USM) to Bangkok (BKK)

-Bangkok (BKK) to Your final destination

We will have our first ZOOM meeting to answer questions and assist with bookings. 

In our experience, depending on when you book it should be around $1200-$1400 RT

Your transportation will be included from island to island and to any organized excursions. 

What’s included

  • Lodging
    Private island villa with pools, yoga shala and lodging on the famous Koh San Road.
  • Intuitive Reading
    Personal Reading with Jen-receive guidance & illuminate your path w/ messages from the spirit world. Uncover more about your current life journey and how to navigate through what's coming next!
  • Daily Yoga Practice
    Yoga Flows, Knowledge & Lifestyle
  • Daily Meditations
    Find stillness and receive the gifts of meditation. (No experience necessary)
  • Pool Party
    It would be a shame not to celebrate in our private pools. Let us take care of the music & refreshments for the afternoon while you sit back, relax and inJOY!
  • Water Fall Hike
    Explore the jungles on the island and discover the magical oasis that surrounds us!
  • Cacoa Ceremony
    Open your heart through the ceremonial celebration of Cacoa, "The food of the Gods." Traditionally used by the Mayans & Aztecs.
  • Seaboard
    Thursday evening has an optional art market.
  • Elephant Care Program
    We will meet & help a local elephant rescue. Bring clothes that can get muddy.
  • All White Party
    Feel the rhythm of the night, while dressed in white. Feel free & express yourself.
  • Explore Wat Pho
    Wat Pho is considered one of the oldest, largest and most important temples in Bangkok. It houses the 50 ft. tall by 150 ft. long reclining Buddha.
  • Daily Guidance
    You will have ample time to explore on your own or with your new friends. We will assist you with transportations & recommendations feeling safe and supported as much or as little as you'd like.
  • Occasional F&B
    Some unique snacks & refreshments will be provided from time to time to entice your pallet.

What’s not included

  • Airfare
    From US to/from Bangkok (BKK)
  • Airfare
    To/From Koh Samui to Bangkok*
  • Meals
    Thailand is extremely affordable and full of options. It would be easy to make this all inclusive, but we want you to have the freedom to eat what you like, as often as you like, and when you like.

Available Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: $0

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Get Grounded, Freshen Up & Gather

Today we meet in Koh Phangan, Thailand. 

You finally made it, let your custom adventures begin!

Remember, you just traveled by plane, boat & automobile thru exotic & bustling cities, and sparkling waters THAT IS YOUR YOGA FOR THE DAY. 

 “Go with the flow.” Your senses will be alert and alive. 

You may get to practice patience, gratitude & non-attachment.

Villa Check-in at 4:00pm. 


Relax and unwind. Let's break bread together (or eat rice.) 

You will have an option to order take out.  

(We will share a menu during one of our pre-view online parties)

We designed it this way so we can stay in, enjoy our new outdoor dining space and get to know our new friends. 

Please bring a special item to place on our Altar.  

This can be anything that has meaning to you.

(Photos, trinket, crystal, item of sentimental value)


NOW let the worry and stress go.  You are fully supported and provided for. 

(Photo: One of your villa pools & outdoor kitchens)

Your Organizer

Balance & GLOW Retreats
3 reviews
Anna Leona is a yoga teacher and culture photographer. She spends most of her time abroad working with various cultures & environmental movements. Angela founded multiple yoga studies in the PNW and continues to nourish and guide yogis from around the world to follow their hearts & dreams.


Anna and Angela truly made this experience beyond anything I could have imagined. There was an activity for the group to do every day and still left room for alone time. I felt there was a good balance of yoga, adventuring, relaxing and solo time incorporated into our plans. I felt completely comfortable telling Anna anything, which is important when in a different country far away from home. There was absolutely a no judgment vibe to all our interactions. I am so proud of Anna for all of the traveling they have done and how they are choosing to share it with others. I will absolutely be joining the next retreat. :)
By Ruby W for Warm up this Winter in Thailand: Relax, Rejuvenate, & Balance on Feb 22, 2023
I’m gonna cry. Thank you for sharing that. I enjoyed our time so much 🫶🏽🫶🏽🫶🏽
By Balance & GLOW Retreats on Mar 19, 2023
We did so many things someone said Im here for first’s and that’s what happened, Thailand is a beautiful place with beautiful people, we stayed at hotels , treehouse, boathouse, villa, we seen elephants, jungle hike, lunar beach party, scuba diving and did so many other things, This was a Yoga Retreat Vacation, but not like hot yoga I’m used to one hour in the hot room physical workout, instead it was more mental type of workout not as much physical, being quiet, relaxing, no talking, no judgement, just hearing listening finding our the inner peace that’s within ourselves, our own individual meditation, we had a variety of instructors who specialize in their Yoga who helped take us to that place in our mind, after we had our adventure and good times, I’m grateful for traveling with eight lovely ladies on this amazing journey and thank you to Canna and Angela for making everyone feel so special and creating this magical wonderful experience for us in Thailand!
By Benedict V for Warm up this Winter in Thailand: Relax, Rejuvenate, & Balance on Feb 21, 2023
Thank you Ben! We are so freaking lucky to have you on the team. Our time together was, and always is amazing 😻
By Balance & GLOW Retreats on Mar 19, 2023
A beautifully, orchestrated, adventure! We traveled through the Jungle, accross the the water, and to the islands via taxis, vans, planes, boats.... whew! We laughed, we mediated, did yoga, ate great food and experienced the culture close up and personal, from Temples to Beach Parties! The accomodations ranged from tree houses in the jungle, to a floating resort and a swanky villa! THE ELEPHANTS...had me at "hello"..... love!!!! Anna is a lovely hostess, very helpful, accommodating and knowledgable and happy to answer questions. She is sweet and "Hippy Chic" and has a very welcoming vibe. She takes time to undertand the culture and the area. Angela is supportive, helpful and knowledgable as well in the surroundings and the culture; she takes time to answer questions and is a lot of fun too! There were a mix of ladies and one gent (bless is heart). Would I do it again? ABSOLUTELY!! The ladies deliver and awesome adventure. Be experience many, "FIRSTS". Be open to new experiences. Side note, you do not have to be an expert at Yoga.. I am not, but I do enjoy. If you have never done Yoga, don't be intimidated, there is no judgement. I am flexible with little balance. Everyone is doing their own pace. Safe Travels, Kimberly
By Kimberly M for Warm up this Winter in Thailand: Relax, Rejuvenate, & Balance on Feb 12, 2023
That you so much for sharing that! 😍 It was such a complete joy with you Kim.
By Balance & GLOW Retreats on Feb 15, 2023