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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.

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