Review of The Yoga Studio


August 2012


Mel at the Yoga studio


UPDATE - The yoga studio closed in 2017.


For years there hasn’t been anywhere to do yoga in Thong Nai Pan. There used to be irregular classes in various destinations. This unsatisfactory situation exists no longer. The Yoga Studio is located in the forest that stretches along the road joining Thong Nai Pan Noi and Thong Nai Pan Yai (see map below). They offer private and group classes. The head instructor is Melanie Schorr, a dedicated yoga devotee who is qualified to teach Hatha yoga.


Melanie’s life was changed by a visit to India. She went to Dharamasala in the Himalayas and became the student of the highly regarded Yogi Vijay Amar. Yoga in the Sanskrit literally means ‘to yoke’ or ‘to join’. It is a discipline mentioned in some of the earliest Vedic scripts. Melanie has taken this message on board and firmly believes that yoga is intended to bring together mind, body and soul in harmony. She believes that learning yoga is a lifelong path and continues to make trips to India to study under her guru whenever possible.


Mel has been teaching Hatha yoga for over 15 years. Many years ago she came to Thailand and fell in love with the country and its culture. After moving around the Kingdom she eventually settled in Thong Nai Pan and married a talented Thai artist.


The Yoga studio gives both private lessons and group classes. These sessions are held in the tranquil setting of the studio in the forest. It is a peaceful location away from the noise of cars and bars, an ideal spot to get the prana energy traveling smoothly through the body. Mel also offers private yoga classes at Anantara Rasananda. Prenatal yoga is also available on request


Classes are held every morning at 10am. Each lesson lasts 120 minutes. They consist of running through asanas (yogic positions), pranayama (breath control) and meditation.


  • A drop-in class costs 300 Thai Baht
  • A package of 6 lessons costs 1,500 Thai Baht
  • 10 lesson package costs 2,500 Thai Baht
  • Unlimited lessons costs 4,000 Thai Baht


From October 27th to November 3rd the Yoga Studio will hold a retreat at Havana Resort in Thong Nai Pan Yai. This will be jointly held by Yoga Escape.

Here are the contact details of the Yoga Studio in Thong Nai Pan:



Telephone:  (66) 0 77445192

Mobile:  (66) 0 897105770


Here is a map if you want to drop by and try a yoga session:


A holiday in Thong Nai Pan is all about relaxation and experiencing the natural beauty of this stunning location. What better way to do this than to tone up your muscles and gain some inner peace in an idyllic forest near Thong Nai Pan Yai beach? And if you go at the right time of year you might be able to see Wang Thong Waterfall at the same time.

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