Guest Teacher Retreat
Hatha Yoga Pradipika Retreat & In-Depth Certificate Program
October 5 - 12, 2013
with Karina Bonansea and Vincent Lu
About the Retreat
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika of Swami Svatmarama is one of the most important Yoga texts. It is the light on the Yoga of Sun and Moon, an ancient and sacred practice that every serious yoga practitioner and every yoga teacher should endeavor to understand.
Hatha Yoga is not just physical exercise, but an integrated science using inner and outer methods leading towards spiritual evolution.
Join Karina and Vincent in order to study in depth this essential book of yoga through theory and practice. Dedicating our precious time in life to discuss the most sacred ancient knowledge of Yoga, enjoying as well nature and friends in a peaceful environment.
We will discuss the different chapters of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and different commentaries in depth; we will practice asana, pranayama and mudras, learning how to improve our physical practice avoiding injuries; we will enjoy the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra; finishing every day with our evening program of Kirtan and Meditation, exploring Nada Yoga (sound) as a tool to help our evolution as human beings.
This 50hr certificate program is designed for all level yoga practitioners and yoga teachers who are willing to broaden their knowledge of Yoga enjoying the surroundings of exhilarating nature.
Those who are not attending the 50 hr. continuing training will have a lighter program. They are welcome to take free time to relax, enjoy nature, family and the facilities of Samahita Retreat.
- Hatha Yoga Pradipika
- Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
- How yoga works
- Gheranda Samhita
Chinese and Spanish translation will be available if needed.
About the Teacher
Karina Arenas Bonansea
Born in Argentina, South America, Karina loves travelling and learning from different cultures. She first began studying administration and accountancy at the National University of San Luis in Argentina. She then went to Spain to continue her studies and obtained her Masters degree there.
She has realized that through her daily practice of asanas, pranayama, meditation and being vegetarian, her life perspective has completely changed. She completed the Teachers Training Course and Advanced Teachers Training Course at the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers. She has been studying with several internationally recognized teachers as Andrey Lappa, David Swenson, Patrick Creelman, Sharon Gannon and David Life, Geshe Michael, among others.
Karina is an experienced yoga teacher who has been teaching to thousands of people around the world in different countries such as Spain, France, England, Austria, Argentina, Peru, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India and Canada.
She regularly teaches at Teacher Trainings and Advanced Teacher Trainings of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers. She models for several Sivananda publications including the international book “Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion”.
She did Sanskrit studies in 2004 at the Shivananda School in Spain with Swami Krishnananda and Swami Kaylasananda. Later, she deepened her studies in Mysore, India. Practicing and teaching Kirtan and Nada Yoga has become her passion for the last years.
Her main purpose in life is to serve as an instrument to pass on the Yoga Teachings she has received.
For more info about Karina and her classes, you can visit Pure Yoga website at: www.pure-yoga.com
Vincent is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher. He studied anatomy at Taipei Medical University in Taiwan. He has been leading Yoga Teachers Trainings and International Workshops in Taiwan at Pure Yoga and Yoga Living, and in Canada at Ground Yoga.
Since 2000, Vincent has studied and practiced a variety of Hatha Yoga styles including Ashtanga Vinyasa, Sivananda, Iyengar, Yin, Therapeutic and Restorative yoga, and continues to blend this eclectic mix into his own personal practice and teachings. Vincent teaches thousands of private and group yoga classes each year focusing on blending the body, mind and spirit. He believes that without the union of all three in conjunction with the breath, there is no yoga, just physical movement.
His teaching style consists of hatha yoga asanas and vinyasa integrated with balance, meditation, pranayama (breath), mindfulness, presence, and personal revolutions. In his classes Vincent focuses on anatomical principles of alignment, injury prevention and rehabilitation; combining strength building and flexibility. Students are encouraged to listen to their body, adapt the postures to their body and play with their limits without exceeding them.
Yoga is Vincent’s passion and he believes it is critical to maintain balance in all aspects of life. His hope is to facilitate students to improve their life by making permanent changes in their body, mind and spirit, as they incorporate the principles of yoga into everyday living.
For more info about Vincent and his classes, you can visit Ground Yoga website at: www.groundyogaonline.com
The Daily Schedule
|7:30 am||Meditation - Hatha Yoga Pradipika Theory|
|8:30 - 10:30 am||Asana Practice – The art of sequencing|
|10:30 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|2:30 - 6 pm||Training Option - Hatha Pradipika Theory and Practice|
|4 - 6 pm||Retreat Option – Theory and Practice|
|6 - 8 pm||Complimentary herbal steam room available|
|6 - 8 pm||Dinner buffet|
|8 - 9 pm||Optional Evening Program – Kirtan and Meditation|
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|
* There will be an additional 100 Euro fee for the 50 hour certificate program
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.
I enjoyed my week a lot. I will recommend the retreat for others. Claudia is a great yoga teacher and she gave excellent info on the healthy diet.
Jukka, Finland 2010
didn't know what to expect really when I first came here. The daily schedule was well organised which meant there was something to look forward to each day from the massages to treatments in between keeping up with the detoxing food drink program. I lost some weight which I was happy about and feel great after the detox.
Pirjo, Australia 2012
I came specifically for a weight loss problem, this I achieved, and got a detox for free!! Everyone is friendly, professional and nice. You need a Gym for people like myself who did not do Yoga!!
Clive, UK 2011
Great management and staff. Excellent Yoga classes and highly restorative massage treatments. Beautiful and perfectly kept infrastructure. For a first experience with Yoga and detox, couldn't have asked for more! We will certainly return.
Cristina & Felix, Spain 2011
I have been sick for a while, fainting with no found diagnosis, muscle pains, stress and constipation for many years. A friend of mine invited me to attend this retreat, I attended the detox program for 7 days of Yoga. After 7 days detoxing and following the program I found that I sleep well, my snoring has gone, my muscle pain on my arms is gone. I highly recommend to all to be open minded, that your health will be better. The therapists at Samahita Wellness were experienced and approachable. Thanks to all the staff for making me better. More power to you all.
Maria, Australia 2012