Pranayama and Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
Develop the breath practice (Pranayama)
About the Retreat
The focus of these programs is to build on to the asana practice a regular and well informed practice of pranayama and meditation. Pranayama uses the breath and the entire respiratory system to purify and strengthen the nerves which leads to greater control of the senses and a subsequent calmer and clearer mind, not just when sitting but throughout the day, when practiced consistently for a long time. Here is the opportunity to be introduced and grow through these techniques in a supportive environment. Paul has practiced and been trained to a high level in these practices under one of the few remaining authorities in pranayama, O.P. Tiwari. Tiwariji has only taught the complete pranayama to Paul and one other student.
The day will open with pranayama and meditation followed by the ashtanga practice. In the afternoon will be a workshop to further explain the practices so better understanding can come followed by sessions on restorative asanas and pranayama. In the evening after dinner will be a variety of programs followed by meditation.
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.
|7:30 am||meditation - opening of the day with thanks, an openness for guidance and silent sitting, just being!|
|7:50 am||pranayama practice|
|8:30 am||ashtanga mysore style practice - beginners will be led separately|
|9 - 10:30 am||breakfast buffet|
|1 - 2 pm||lunch buffet|
|10:30 - 4:30 pm||free time: explore the island or the beach. thai, oil and foot massages available|
|4:30 pm||pranayama philosophy and detailed explanation (monday - friday)|
|5:30 pm||pranayama practice (monday - friday)|
|6 - 7:30 pm||herbal steam room available|
|6:30 - 7:30 pm||dinner buffet|
|7:30 - 8:30 pm||evening program - video presentation or group activity|
|8:30 - 9 pm||meditation/ quiet time|
Special group excursion during the week to some of the natural wonders of Koh Samui or its neighboring islands
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
No progams planned for 2007
The rate does not include Thailand Value Added Tax (VAT).
That is added to your bill on check out.
Our guestrooms are set back just over 50 meters from the water to provide you with a private community and greater security. Most of our rooms open up to a spectacular seaview looking direct to the beach and the coconut trees.
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.