Samahita Yoga Retreats
Align & Flow
July 27 - August 3, 2013
About the Retreat
Samahita Yoga Retreats are for everyone, all ages and levels, sincerely looking to learn and build a stronger foundation for practice. For only a little extra money (compared to the Yoga Daily Program), you have a great opportunity to go deeper into the practice and put the entire practice into a larger context. It is the perfect balance between the Yoga Daily Program and one of our Centered Yoga courses. Although you have extra time with one teacher, there is still plenty of free time in the afternoons to relax, enjoy the beach and the quiet retreat environment.
Throughout the week you are working with one teacher, building on the different yogic practices each day, so that you leave with some essential groundwork, a more profound understanding and a solid practice to take home with you. Those with a pre-existing practice will expand on their knowledge and foundation, leaving with greater clarity and a more refined practice.
Each Samahita Yoga Retreat week consists of the following:
- A full week to work with one of Centered Yoga's experienced teachers. All of our teachers have been trained extensively by the renowned Paul Dallaghan and O.P. Tiwariji.
- Morning intention work, followed by breath work and pranayama from the Kaivalyadhama/O.P. Tiwariji tradition and asana/poses and vinyasa/movement with breath based on a liberal approach to the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition.
- Modifications as needed for different asanas/poses (both seated poses and training poses). We teach students to use props in order to accommodate everyone -- all ages and levels of students, regardless of the limitation, are welcome and encouraged to join.
- A chance for students either to begin to learn the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, or to improve on and expand their existing practice and experience. Again, all levels are welcome.
- Restorative asana practice in the afternoon – a relaxing way to finish the day.
- Extra time in the afternoon to workshop a specific aspect of the practice, answer questions and help students come to a greater understanding of Yoga in its entirety. This extra time is invaluable, as it puts the entire practice into a larger framework.
Although each week has all of the above listed offerings, there is a specific focus for each retreat, and they are taught by a particular teacher who will share their individual expertise and knowledge.
This Week's Focus: Align & Flow
This week will focus on teaching and improving proper alignment, technique and vinyasa (movement in and out of the poses with the breath). This is not to get us caught up in the physical form, but rather to keep us safe, to improve the mindfulness of the practice and eventually to help us go beyond the physical form.
About the Teacher
Arielle teaches with compassion and humor, gently guiding students toward an understanding of their physicality. Following her university graduation in Human Movement, Anatomy and Physiology (Kinesiology) in 2000, Arielle began a career in the fitness industry. During that career she specialized in training women through pregnancy and after childbirth, elite teenage athletes, professional athletes and women in peri-menopause.
Since 2002, Arielle has presented continuing education courses throughout North America as well as in Thailand. As a course presenter, she is a natural educator with the ability to explain complex physiological processes in an easy-to-understand format.
In 2004 Arielle found Ashtanga. The following year she completed the Centered Yoga Teacher Training with Paul Dallaghan, where she was fortunate to be introduced to Sri O.P. Tiwari and the study of pranayama. Since then she has returned to Thailand annually to continue her personal study and to grow in her teaching.
Arielle has also completed specialized teacher trainings in prenatal and restorative yoga that have further enabled her to assist female students and gain additional knowledge of the female body.
She has primarily taught in Vancouver, Canada and most recently was the Director of Path Yoga, Kingston Canada's dedicated Ashtanga studio. Currently Arielle is traveling the world with her husband. In September, 2012, they will travel to Mysore, India to practice under the guidance of Sharath Rangaswamy at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute. This will be followed by personal exploration in Nepal and Tibet.
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||Herbal tea|
|7.15 am||Day Opening, Guided Meditation and Breathwork - Pranayama|
|8 am||Yoga Asana Class (Guided and Self Practice)|
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|3 - 3:30 pm||Snack and refreshment|
|4 pm||Workshop and Q&A|
|5 pm||Restorative Yoga Class|
|6 - 8 pm||Dinner buffet|
|6 - 8 pm||Steam room available|
|7.45 pm||Optional Evening Program or Quiet Time|
Based on request and availability, you are welcome to arrive early or extend your stay, our Residential and Wellness Programs details are on http://www.yoga-thailand.com/yoga-holidays.html
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|
|Semi Private room||€ 940 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.
It was my first detox. I found it an intense experience, mentally and physically. You realize lots of things, your body metabolism changes, and your thought processes too. You go through phases and learn to accommodate. You end up slightly changed and more aware of the connection between what you eat and how you feel. We are what we eat aren't we?
Mrs Strage, UK 2012
I would never have thought that I could have stones in my body, but I had 2 big ones. Surprisingly and happily they came out. You should try.
Narumol, Thailand 2011
Claudia is an excellent teacher. I learned a lot on this retreat. I will remember this experience forever. I learned a lot about ways to reduce my cravings for sweets which is my biggest problem. The people who work there from the receptionist to the massage personnel are excellent. I enjoyed my stay very much. Thank you for the remarkable experience.
Lina, USA 2012
This is a note to say how much I continue to enjoy the benefits of your patient, thorough instruction and
wonderful friendly approach to yoga. I have since been keeping up with classes in D.C. and N.Y. as much as possible.
While the lack of consistency in teaching and approach to postures has at times frustrated my progress,
I always find fulfillment when I remember that "pinch" you taught us, or the time that I did the squat
or headstand in your class, and have remained continually motivated in my pursuit of the practice.
Carolyn, USA 2006
Sandra, Switzerland 2012