About Kata Hot Yoga

Behind the Big Buddha of Phuket lays Kata Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches of Phuket, surrounded by luscious green trees and palms, with crystal clear water and white sand. Kata Hot Yoga is just footsteps away (30mt / 100ft) from this beach. 

Kata Hot Yoga offers the ultimate hot yoga experience on a unique location. Choose from several daily classes and get strong, fit, and energized during your stay. We work with different teachers from all over the world, ensuring an amazing Bikram Yoga experience each time you visit us.

Our classes are designed for beginners, and still challenging for advanced practitioners. All levels are welcome!

Govert van Lankeren Matthes (Founder)


Govert is originally from The Netherlands and worked as a contractor for many years. After noticing his body was practically always aching from this kind of work, he decided to take a yoga class in his hometown Amsterdam, and found out that it really relieved all of his aches.

Govert started to get more interested in the world of yoga and decided to create a new life and career, packing his bags in 2007 to achieve a yoga teacher certificate in Hawaii with the dream to open his own hot yoga studio. After the teacher training, Govert ended up in a special place he had visited many years before, Phuket, and decided that the space just above the Kata Beach Road was simply perfect for his studio and wellness business.

Kata Hot Yoga officially opened for business in 2009 and it was an immediate success. Both local residents and visiting tourists were hugely attracted to the hot yoga classes and the many physical and mental health benefits to the 26 +2 yoga series. Since the studio’s opening, people from all over the world have participated in the classes and health programs at Kata Hot Yoga. The 30 Day Challenge and Health Program have been especially popular for those looking to work closely with Govert and transform their bodies and minds.

In addition to Govert, the studio has visiting teachers from all around the world who are carefully selected to make sure you have a great and challenging hot yoga practice each time you visit us!


Kata Hot Yoga, 217 Khoktanod Road, Kata Beach, Mueang Phuket, Thailand 83100

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