Samahita Wellbeing Retreat
Thai Massage and Yoga
September 21-28, 2013
with Ricardo Neuman and Rachel Grey
About the Retreat
This retreat serves as an introduction to understanding and performing Thai Massage. Thai Massage and yoga are closely linked in concept and practice, it is even called Thai Yoga Massage in the West. The concept of nadis finds an equivalent in the sen lines of Traditional Thai Medicine and the recipient is assisted in doing stretches similar to Asanas.
Now you can study this ancient art while working on your yoga practice with expert teachers and start to connect the two practices in your life and your career. You will learn techniques and stretches you can use right away with clients and friends and be ready to continue with professional level studies if you find you have a passion for Nuad Thai Booran (Ancient Thai Massage).
In addition to Thai Massage, the morning sessions will be breathwork-pranayama from the Kaivalyadhama Tradition followed by Asana/postures and vinyasa/movement with breath from the Ashtanga Vinyasa Tradition. The morning classes will be led by Samahita Retreat resident teacher Rachel, and the highly skilled Ricardo Neuman will lead the afternoon Thai Massage sessions.
About the Teacher
Ricardo Neuman was first introduced to Asian arts and therapies in the 1970’s in California. His 28 year career as a body therapist has always gone back to the yoga, martial arts, Asian therapies, and meditation he started learning then. Living in Hawaii for for 23 years he studied and practiced sports and therapeutic massage, Shiatsu, Hawaiian Shamanic massage, and Cranial Sacral Therapy. Since first studying Thai Massage at Wat Po in Bangkok in 2004 he has continued his studies since moving to Thailand in 2005. Ricardo has a degree in Health Education with a minor in Human Anatomy and Physiology. Yoga Thailand has offered Ricardo’s services as an Expert Bodyworker and Thai Massage teacher since 2008.. For more see his full bio.
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.bio.
The Daily Schedule
|7:30 am||Day Opening, Breathwork-Pranayama with Rachel|
|8:00 am||Asana Practice: Ashtanga Vinyasa Led and Self Practice Classes with Rachel|
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|4 - 6 pm||Practical Sessions with Ricardo Neuman|
|6 pm||Dinner buffet|
|7:30 pm||Optional Evening Program - Video, Tratak or Mediation|
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
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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|
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 am really happy that I took the step to come to Yoga Thailand and do the detox program. For a long time I had difficulties and pains in my stomach and I believed that I had food allergies such as gluten and lactose, but avoiding those foods did not help. At Yoga Thailand I was told it could be Candida. I followed the Candida diet here and feel better. I will continue to eat foods that are good for me.
Elle, Norway 2010
Claudia was very knowledgeable about all topics of the retreat. She was very approachable, always enthusiastic each day. I felt like I was detoxing in good hands in a safe environment. She cared about everyone's wellbeing. If you want a safe and friendly environment for your first detox, Samahita Retreat is the best place for it. And you get to learn and practice yoga while you're doing it.
Camilla, Dubai 2010
Your team and you made wonderful 4 weeks for Anita, Livio and me. We are
very thankful for all what we have learnt and all the affection we received.
We will never forget this holiday.
Our aim is now to keep the praxis up on and off the mat and to implement everything we have learnt.
Roland family, Serbia 2009
I did the 5 day combined detox. I found it very beneficial to my practice and my overall health. I think it is important to give your digestive system a break and clean it out. The Wellness Centre cater for your every need, they are so organised that you don't have to think, just go with what they offer and enjoy it. I never felt hungry and my energy was quite good throughout the detox. The best part was that I found I connected more to my practice and my breath. The whole process was fun and interesting. Something I will try to keep up twice a year!
Danielle, Ireland 2011
This program is really well organised and engineered professionally. All I had to do was follow the instructions through, and it was finished safe and sound. The body is light. I highly recommend it to those who want to improve their health to give it a trial. We only have limited time in life, these 3 - 7 days will definately improve your life.
Vicky, China 2010