Samahita Wellbeing Retreats
Yoga & Transformation - Finding Inner Strength and the Core of Your Being through Ashtanga Yoga
April 20 - 27, 2013
with Rachel Grey and Dorien Israel
About the Retreat
Core strength isn't just found in the physical expression of our yoga practice. It is also the practical approach needed to overcome the inevitable challenges and complexities of our daily lives.
In order to create true inner strength one has to work internally. The work may not be clearly visible from the outside to begin with. However, over time the whole practice will be transformed. With this inner strength the body will open, the breath will go deeper and the mind can go beyond its usual limitations. Without it the body may be flexible but not internally supported.
Learn with our senior resident teacher Rachel Grey how to build inner strength. Rachel will use subtle work to help students gradually grow stronger, while protecting the joints and lifting internal energy to go deeper into yoga practice. Those new to yoga will learn to how to develop a practice with inner support and integrity. For those already practicing, the additional work will enhance the practice and take it to another level.
Dorien Israel will guide the group using not only ancient wisdom -- drawing on Qi Gong and meditation techniques - but also cutting edge, inter-personal technologies such as EFT and Illumined Inquiry.
Discover this internal reservoir of strength that is the core of your being and that will enhance both your yoga practice and your everyday living. By creating inner stability we equip ourselves to live in an unstable world. Once experienced, every aspect of life aligns effortlessly with a sense of presence, purpose and power.
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.
Dorien started practicing Ashtanga yoga with Paul at the young age of 60. She spends most of the year on Koh Samui and spends her time as a retreat advisor to our guests. Most people have never been on a "retreat" so having Dorien to give personal guidance is a great support. She also teaches other non-yoga related classes such as Qi Gong.
She is the author of three books; UnBound, Tao Passages and The Way to the One I AM. She is a Reiki Master, Yoga teacher and Qi Gong practitioner.
In 1984 after a "near death" experience resulting from a severe automobile accident Dorien discovered she was given the ability to access ascended information (channeling or direct revelation).
In 1997 Dorien came to Koh Samui on a one week vacation and never left. During that week she had a "transcendent experience" (satori). Now at the age of 65 she is a remarkable reflection of what is possible in body, mind and Being when one aligns their life with their highest values and real identity.
For more on Dorien:
The Daily Schedule
|7 am||Morning tea|
|7.30 am||Breathwork / Preparation|
|8 am||Asana Class ; Mysore, Led detail|
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|3 - 5 pm||Transformational Activities|
|3 - 3:30 pm||Snack and refreshment|
|5 - 6 pm||Restorative Yoga/ Workshop|
|6 - 8 pm||Complimentary herbal steam room available|
|6 - 8 pm||Dinner buffet|
|7.45 pm||Optional evening program, Meditation 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
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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|
|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 retreat was a truly wonderful experience for me. Prior I had been in a bit of a funk... but no more! The retreat centre is beautiful, the food is healthy and prepared with love and the teachers are experienced, professional and truely giving of themselves. We were fortunate to have a great group of students, and we bonded immediately. It was a unique experience for me as I was the only male out of a group of 12 people. Yoga was great! Food was great! Lectures great!
Andrew, US /Cambodia May 2012
The Samahita retreat is opulant without the materialistic overload! It fits in perfectly with the ethos of simplicity and being one with yourself: "The mountain in the realms of nature" Whatever your reason for coming here, it will give you the tools to implement a sense of purpose and direction. You will leaved informed, enlightened and enriched. A place to be with you, yourself while having the undoubted chance to meet and feed off of other inspirational strong people.
Medina, UK May 2012
I wanted to find, decide, honour, love, live - and I did. It was a true transformational week; I came in stiff, tense and shy. I found my flexibility and beauty again. My body and mind learned a lot from Rachel, amazing experience! My thoughts got a challenge and my spirit found new roads to explore handled by Dorien. 2 beautiful women and 10 beautiful circle members; a holiday for body, mind and spirit in a marvelous, respectful environment.
Wendy, Netherlands May 2012