Of Koh Chang's many attractions, the real value lies in the availability of things that would otherwise not be accessible easily, in the Western world or any other place.
One such availability is that of retreat camps, which offer an alternative, natural and traditional way for participants to get in touch with their spiritual side of life, heal the soul and try to balance out their being by taking part in activities that free up their thoughts and reset their minds.
Thailand is known for its many cultural traditions, as part of the Far East Movement's long line of passed-down customs and traditions, spilling over into maintaining a balanced life, with a balanced state of mind as well as a healthy body.
One such mechanism is the balancing of chakras by simply incorporating personally styled Yoga with a view of natural surroundings that can be said to be Yoga of the mind.
The aim is to incorporate all elements of nature, with the movement of your own body, in an attempt to synchronize the functionality of your body and mind with the way nature intended it to be, making for a far stronger construction of physical and mental health, as well as a better way in which the body and mind react to any subsequent environment, particularly with regards to fighting off diseases and the like.
The instructor would naturally be very highly qualified, if not extremely experienced, going through the one-on-one session in a manner which is not intimidating, yet challenging and purposeful.
A lot of skepticism may encircle any alternative approach to attaining mental and physical balance, especially by residents of the western world but, those who take the time to try out some of these ancient doctrines of improving their quality of life, have a totally different story to tell -- a story of how they discovered a whole new world of blissful existence.