Guest Teacher Retreats
Yoga Practice and Philosophy Intensive
The Art of Karma, Practice and Love as revealed in the Gita and other texts
March 17 - 30, 2013
with Richard Freeman
About the Training
Richard comes to Samahita Retreat for a special two-week program on the practice of yoga, the art of karma and love, referencing from great texts such as the Gita and more. He has a wealth of knowledge through direct experience of dedicating his life to the practice of yoga. Known for both his depth and humor, this is a rare opportunity to spend two delightful weeks gaining greater understanding of practice and its philosophy, all at, what he calls, an idyllic location for it.
We are honored and thrilled to have Richard keep Samahita Retreat as his home in Asia. Richard will weave the explanation of the practice with philosophy to give us all an exhilarating practice and satsang of learning. From our experience, very few can do this with such poise and skill while the rest of us both thoroughly enjoy and grow.
This course is open to all levels, whether new yoga student or experienced teacher, anyone who would just love to spend two weeks with an inspiring and uplifting teacher of yoga.
About the Teacher
Richard Freeman has been a student of yoga since 1968. He has spent nearly nine years in Asia studying various traditions which he incorporates into the Ashtanga yoga practice as taught by his principal teacher, K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Richard's background includes studying Sufism in Iran, Zen and Vipassana Buddhist practice, Bhakti and traditional Hatha yoga in India. Starting in 1974 he also began an in-depth study of Iyengar yoga, which eventually led him to Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Richard is an avid student of both Western and Eastern philosophy, as well as Sanskrit. His ability to juxtapose various viewpoints, without losing the depth and integrity of each, has helped him develop a unique, metaphorical teaching style.
For more on Richard's educational products and his Yoga Workshop Center in Boulder http://yogaworkshop.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 herbal tea|
|7:00 am||Yoga practice with Richard|
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|3 - 3:30 pm||Snack and refreshment|
|4 - 6 pm||The Art of Karma, Practice and Love - insights from Richard based on yogic texts|
|6 - 8 pm||Evening program - video, satsang, meditation|
|6 - 8 pm||Dinner buffet|
|6 - 8 pm||Steam room available|
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||€ 1,490 per person|
|Single superior room||€ 1,840 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.
Had a wonderful experience. Thank you so much for everything!
Marianne, USA 2011
Coming out of the retreat healthier and with a good idea on how to maintain that-could not be better!
Brigitte, Germany 2011
This was my second time to have a detox program at Samahita and I will definitely come back for an annual or bi-annual detox. I have been recommending the program at Samahita to people around me!
Chloe, Japan 2011
An amazing experience that anyone can succeed in. The staff and support that you receive make the detox program very achievable. If you are wanting wellness then Samahita Retreat is for you.
Pam, Australia 2012
I would like to thank everyone at Samahita Yoga Thailand for making this a great experience. Thanks for the love and support. You're all worth a million. Hope that one day I will return to your lovely people. Thanks so much
Hilda, Holland 2011