Guest Teacher Retreats
Ashtanga Yoga - Clearing the Mind, Opening the Heart and Awakening to Delight
May 4 - 11, 2013
with Mark Robberds
About the Retreat
This retreat will be a chance to dive deep into the heart of the Ashtanga Yoga practice. Each day will be a complete and comprehensive exploration of the different layers of the practice - Mysore classes, guided classes, yoga philosophy, music, storytelling, applied anatomy and physiology, alignment and technique, as well as the essentials of yoga breathing, pranayama and meditation. This retreat is perfect for all students, from all traditions, from beginners to advanced practitioners.
About the TeacherMark Robberds has been studying yoga since 1997. He is a Certified Ashtanga Yoga teacher and he spent the last 13 years traveling regularly to India to practice with the now late, legendary Guru Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson R. Sharath, of Mysore. He also trained as an apprentice from 1999-2005 with Eileen Hall, Matthew Sweeney and Paul Frechtling at YogaMoves in Sydney. Mark has studied extensively with some of Australia's best yoga teachers including Dena Kingsberg, Simon Borg-Olivier and Clive Sheridan. His teaching reflects the essence of all these influences. In 2004 Mark realized that in this lifetime he wanted to wake up to his true purpose. A part of that journey has been to travel all over the world and to go deeper into his love of yoga, surfing, teaching and music. In doing so he finds the thread that connects them all. He has been teaching workshops, retreats and has been guest teaching internationally since 2005. Mark wishes to share the teachings of yoga in a way that inspires people to develop a passion and love for the practice. He incorporates the philosophy of yoga into his music and devotional songs, so that the deeper aspects of the yoga tradition can unite people. To read more about Mark please visit his website www.markrobberds.com
The Daily Schedule
The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the retreat with a group welcome and departure is at 12pm on the last day.
The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.
|7 am||Morning tea|
|7.30 am||Morning class description:
The first hour will be guided - introducing a theme for the day.
|8.30 am||The students will continue to practice yoga asana 'Mysore Style' with teacher guidance at their own pace.|
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|3 - 3:30 pm||Snack and refreshment|
|4 - 6 pm||The afternoon will be a talk on yoga philosophy and will be open to question and answer. Incorporated into this will be storytelling and a musical journey involving the singing of bhajans (devotional songs). It will be further exploration of the techniques and alignment keys of the asana practice, pranayama, meditation and guided relaxation.|
|6 pm||Dinner buffet|
|6 - 8 pm||Steam room available|
Add On Promotion Discounted Rate
Optimize your stay at Samahita Retreat by enjoying the benefits of a Health or Wellness Spa Program alongside your Retreat.
Enjoy a 10% discounted rate below on the Program of your choice.
Relax and enjoy our range of wellness spa programs, designed to nourish body and soul. Choose from a range of massage, beauty treatments and detoxifying therapies to compliment your time with us.
Wellness Spa Programs
|Simple Balanced Living||€ 70||€ 117||€ 164|
|Radiant Balanced Living||€ 112||€ 180||€ 256|
|Pure Balanced Living||€ 189||€ 283||€ 423|
Our health programs have been specially designed to help you rediscover health and vitality, and where necessary target areas of imbalance in your life. From our range of healthy detox programs to more focused weight loss and de-stress programs, our specialy designed blend of treatments, nutrition and support ensure you meet your wellness goals.
De-stress, Detox & Healthy Weight Programs
We recommend you book in advance for your Health Program or Wellness Spa Program as much preparation work is required and space is limited.
|Share two bedroom loft||€ 840 per person|
|Single superior room||€ 1,040 per person|
Upgrade to our Deluxe Suite additional cost on the total program package:
- € 50 per day
- € 320 for one week
- € 620 for two weeks
- € 900 for three weeks
- € 1100 for four weeks
We only have two deluxe one bedroom suites located in our most private building closest to the sea. They have a private bedroom, living room, fully equipped kitchen, generous bathroom and an extra large balcony. Both suites offer a modern open living room with sofa bed, LCD TV, working desk and DVD/ iPod Stereo. They are perfect for a family or couple. The additional rate is a flat rate based on the room and is added on to the total rate package whether a single individual, couple or family.
Our guestrooms are set back just over 50 meters from the water to provide you with a private community and greater security. A selection of our rooms enjoy this spectacular sea view, while others enjoy the tropical gardens scene.
The rate is inclusive of:
- Full yoga program
- Fully equipped accommodation with AC
- Full brunch and dinner buffets
- Mineral drinking water
- Herbal steam room
- Salt water swimming pool
- Wi Fi internet
- Service charge
- VAT government tax
Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.
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Kathrine, Switzerland 2012
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