Guest Teacher Retreats
The Middle Way: Yoga Practice and Daily Living
April 13 - 20, 2013
with Michael Hamilton
About the Retreat
This one-week retreat offers a mix of asana, meditation, practical workshops on inner alignment and talks/discussions on philosophy. The intention of this retreat is to assist students in developing mindfulness and heightened awareness. These qualities are achievable through yoga practice and in this retreat Michael will guide you in how to integrate these tools into your daily life.
The morning session will be a yoga practice in the Ashtanga Mysore Style. Mysore Style yoga practice allows students of all levels to begin or deepen their experience in yoga asana (postures). The afternoon sessions will be a combination of meditation practice,special yoga asana workshops and talks drawing on Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta, Tantra and Classical Yoga (Yoga Sutras).
This retreat is open to all levels of students.
About the Teacher
Michael was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He has studied yoga with many prominent teachers in the Krishnamacharya lineages, focusing on Iyengar and Ashtanga. He is authorized to teach Ashtanga by Sri K. PattabhiJois of Mysore India and currently studies with Richard Freeman.
Michael has spent time in monasteries in Asia and America studying meditation and this forms the foundation of his teachings on yoga and its integration into our daily lives. With an eye for detail and alignment Michael conducts workshops throughout the world emphasizing the internal practice of yoga in his teaching.
For more details on Michael please visit his website
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 - 10 am||Asana Practice: AshtangaYoga Mysore Style (students are guided individually to develop a self-practice)|
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|3 - 3:30 pm||Snack and refreshment|
|4 - 6 pm||(except Wednesday): Meditation, Special Asana Workshops, Philosophy Talks and Open Discussions|
|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.
This is my second time doing Detox at Samahita and both times the experience and the results have been amazing. I not only lost weight, but felt lighter physically and mentally. I was able to re - connect with my body and really get rid of all the toxins. The place, the teachers, the trainers and the whole staff really made my detox a great experience. The wellness center staff is amazing.
Geovanna, United States 2013
Samahita is a lovely retreat surrounded by lush nature, picturesque beach, beautiful and friendly staff and delicious food for those not on a detox. I envied the smell of food however my program was full of juices, coconut water and blended salad that I was able to stay focused and empowered knowing I was investing time, energy & money into feeling great and changing bad habits and forming new ones. I leave here feeling amazing and determined to try and continue healthy life style with yoga and nutrition.
Priscilla, Australia 2012
The team at Samahita Wellnessare first class. They work hard, they are knowledgeable, they care and they are here to make a tough experience (detox) work well for you. They will be flexible and at the same time they will encourage you to stay with the programme. I am a tough critic and I give them my highest recommendation.
Kevin, Canada 2010
The Samahita Retreat detox is extremely relaxing, cleansing, enjoyable and well run. I thoroughly enjoyed and felt rejuvenated by the week.
Mark, UK 2010
Claudia was a really loving and caring teacher.
Hanna, Finland 2010