My favourite holistic spa on Koh Samui is set in a fairy-tale ravine sloping down to a lagoon. It offers a three, five or seven-night Personal Yoga Synergy Programme for private, daily, one-to-one sessions of classical yoga and meditation with resident teachers who will tailor the classes to your skill and needs. Between times, you can enjoy divine treatments at the hilltop spa. ● From £2,755 per person sharing, based on a seven-night stay including flights, booked through Healing Holidays (020 3372 6945; healingholidays.co.uk). For a full review of Kamalaya, see telegraph.co.uk/tt-kamalaya
A yoga holiday is a chance to declutter your mind, so it’s important to support this process by packing as light as possible. Yoga props such as mats, bolsters, straps, eye masks and blankets should all be provided by the holiday company. I always bring a warm shawl or a sarong to cover myself during
meditation or savasana (final relaxation pose), a few sets of stretchy, breathable leggings and tops, a favourite warm top, a water bottle, easy-to-identify shoes that are quick to slip on and off, natural insect repellent, suncream, ear plugs, and a notebook and pen to jot down thoughts and ideas.