Yoga & Wellness Retreats
Yoga, Health and Self-Empowerment
Beauty from within Yoga, Ayurveda and Holistic Nutrition
October 13 - 20, 2012
with Rachel Grey and Dimple Arora
About the Retreat
Our senior resident teacher Rachel Grey teams up with author and holistic health adviser Dimple Arora in a unique retreat to educate and empower you to live a balanced lifestyle.
Holistic Diet and Nutrition Principles for Physical Well-being. Practical, engaging, interactive sessions introducing you to the holistic principles of Ayurveda, identifying your unique metabolic type and presenting diet & lifestyle balancing measures for each type.
Defining and Enhancing Beauty with Ayurveda: Tapping into "hidden source of beauty" and enhancing it physically with natural resources. Practical demonstration of rejuvenating concoctions for the skin, hair, teeth, eyes, amongst others.
Beyond Ailments and Diseases: Dealing naturally with physical and emotional imbalances in daily life, which are a precursor to chronic diseases if left unchecked. The use of herbs, diet, lifestyle and positive spirituality as remedial measures to cure, harmonize, strengthen and balance the individual on all levels of health on a daily basis.
The experience of "beauty" often involves the interpretation of being in balance and harmony with nature. This will be explored in our yoga practice; how to harmonize with what is, finding acceptance of what is already there within us, and then to evolve organically from that to transform. To develop and grow, step by step like all things do in nature.
Starting from the root of core support, movement will be explored within the Asanas in greater synergy with the natural movements and rotations in the joints, exploring undulations and one or two techniques from belly dance to loosen up stiff hips and shoulders for more freedom flow and fun. This will suit those beginning a yoga practice, or wishing to deepen it with Ashtanga & Restorative Asana, Breathwork / Pranayama being the foundational core of the practice.
About the Teachers
Rachel has practiced and had interests in various styles of yoga since 1999, and felt that all of it led to a greater understanding of her current practice. She completed her Centered Yoga teachers training with Paul in 2005 and has returned regularly to SYT over the last 5 years.
Her main focus in teaching is to create an appropriate intelligent bridge to the dynamic form of Ashtanga, breaking it down so that each person is practicing to their own level and reaching their potential.
She has taught in London, and more recently in Sydney focussing on courses, workshops and Mysore classes. She uses her experience from her daily yoga practice, workshop intensives in yoga therapy, back bending and inversions combined with Thai massage experience for a holistic approach to teaching and when giving adjustments to share the joy of yoga. See full bio.
Dimple Duangthip Arora
Dimple Duangthip Arora is a certified Diet and Nutrition Adviser from Stonebridge Associated Colleges, London (SAC, Dip.). She has completed continuing education training in holistic studies, namely Ayurveda and Panchakarma from the International Academy of Ayurveda in India. She has conducted numerous workshops and retreats, and has contributed to leading national and international publications in the field of healthcare. She has authored the book "A New Age Manual for the New Mother, Postnatal and Beyond", which was released earlier this year amidst a very positive response from the readers and media alike. It is currently distributed via Asia Books and Bookazine in Thailand. The book is being translated into Thai by the Rak Luke Group, to be released later this year 2010.
She is currently a visiting consultant at TRIA Integrative Medical Institute, and a visiting lecturer at the Assumption University in Bangkok. She liaises with schools and healthcare organizations as a nutrition consultant and educator. She has founded the Golden Awareness Fund which aims to support urban eco-friendly projects, while helping financially challenged women and children. Dimple Duangthip Arora could be reached at www.goldenawareness.com .
For the first part of an interview on Asean TV watch this video
Find out more on Dimple, concept of holistic health, diet and breathing, all of which she talks about in this 30-minute feature.
"Beauty is not merely that which you perceive in the mirror. Beauty is that which you add to the world. Beauty depends on good health. Good health depends on a strong immune system. A strong immune system depends on your choices."
- Dimple Arora, Author of A New Age Manual, Postnatal and Beyond.
The Daily Schedule
|7 am||Herbal Tea|
|7:30 am||Meditation / Contemplation Breathwork / Pranayama with Rachel|
|8 am||Asana; Bandhas, Ashtanga Vinyasa, led in detail & Mysore with Rachel|
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|3 - 3:30 pm||Snack and refreshment|
|4 - 6 pm||Ayurveda, Holistic Diet & Nutrition with Dimple|
|6 - 8 pm||Complimentary herbal steam room available|
|6 - 8 pm||Dinner buffet|
|8 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||€ 66||€ 111||€ 156|
|Radiant Balanced Living||€ 108||€ 171||€ 243|
|Pure Balanced Living||€ 180||€ 270||€ 405|
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||€ 790 per person|
|Single superior room||€ 990 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.
If you're looking to detox with professional help in wonderful surroundings, I can strongly recommend Samahita Yoga Thailand, and if you're into Yoga, even more.
Christian, Germany 2011
I truly enjoyed having Claudia around. She was very helpful, explained patiently and clearly all points and questions, a very good teacher. I would recommend the Detox & Yoga retreat to others and I already see myself back again real soon.
Yoko, Japan 2011
The program is top notch, well researched and thorough. Yoga thailand staff are friendly and competent in their work. I would recommend the detox program without hesitation to anyone who would like to take their body to another level of health.
Ty, Japan 2010
I learned a lot from Claudia. This retreat has really made me sit up and think about how I lead my life; diet, stress management and living a more healthy and balanced life. The great thing is I now realize how I can change things and have every intention of doing so when I go home. So thank you Samahita for opening my eyes and bringing this welcome change into my life!
Belinda, Hong Kong 2012
Thank you from the bottom of my heart Paul for the retreat with Tiwari
in March - it was wonderful.. The new place is just beauty, full of
clear energy, and I felt so at home there. And the visit was yet again
a turning point for me, as always.. time for big changes!
Anna L., Finland 2009