Guest Teacher Retreats
Yin and Yang Yoga for Body, Breath and Mind
January 12 - 19, 2013
with Simon Low
About the Retreat
A week of Yin and Yang Yoga for body, breathe, and mind with Simon Low. This week will be appropriate for both teachers and students who wish to deepen their practice and study of anatomy, asana, pranayama, philosophy and consciousness, while allowing time during the day to relax and enjoy the beach and the beautiful natural surroundings. Simon will be assisted by Yoga Academy teachers and studies will include audio visual presentations, hands-on exploration of anatomy, and philosophical discussion to enhance everyone's enquiry, understanding, and enjoyment.
About the Teachers
Simon Low (BWY, E-RYT500) is one of Europe's most renowned yoga teachers. Originally from the UK, Simon was the Director and a co-founder of London's Triyoga, the UK's most popular yoga studios, where he still teaches regular workshops. As principal of The Yoga Academy, Simon now leads intensive teacher trainings in Europe and Asia, while also running yoga weekends, workshops and holidays in the UK and overseas throughout the year. Originally training as a teacher in the USA with Dr Larry Payne over 20 years ago, Simon has since studied many different approaches to Yoga, traditional Chinese and eastern medicine, ancient and contemporary healing methodologies, centred-movement and physical therapy. 'Healing, health and happiness in mind and body for all students of yoga' informs Simon's teaching. He is a student of A.H. Almaas' Ridhwan School. Simon's primary teacher lives within himself, a relationship he continues to cultivate with the help and guidance of his teachers and practice, while inspiring others to cultivate this relationship within themselves and their own yoga practices. Simon generally describes his yoga teachings as Yin and Yang Yoga, but does not present it as a set system; rather, it is a balanced approach that can inform and enrich all styles of yoga. See Simon's very popular DVD "Yin and Yang Yoga" or almost daily appearances on the Body in Balance channel.
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|
|7.30 - 10 am||Morning practice - a more dynamic 'yang' style yoga practice, incorporating pranayama, and meditation|
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|3 - 3:30 pm||Snack and refreshment|
|4 - 6 pm||Afternoon practice - deeply relaxing sessions incorporating restoratives and more 'yin' style classes with pranayama and meditation|
|6 - 8 pm||Dinner buffet|
|6 - 8 pm||Complimentary herbal steam room available|
|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
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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.
I decided to do a 7 day detox program after 4 months of traveling and a 2 year stint working in a developing country - needless to say I did not have a healthy diet for the past 2 years. This was the first detox program I have ever done so I didn't know what to expect. The staff were absolutely wonderful and professional, I felt 100% supported the entire time. I came away from the detox with a new perspective and felt that the program gave me a kick-start in the right direction. THANK YOU CLAUDIA AND THE WELLNESS CENTRE STAFF!!!
Cassandra, USA 2011
Claudia is extremely dedicated and knows her stuff. She comes across with a desire to share and not tell you how to live. A very good ability! A very kind and supportive character. I have gained a lot of new knowledge.
Charlotte, Denmark 2011
Support was really great, the wellness staff were always caring for me and always lovely, helping to keep me on track with my detox program. I loved the Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage and colonic hydrotherapy sessions. Afterwards I always felt clear, light and clean. After these treatments, I could sit upright in my pranayama sessions whereas my posture was always slumped before.
Continued staff support after the program for the rest of my stay was very helpful.
Thank you so much,
Susi, Austria 2009
With the assistance of the teacher (Claudia), we achieved practicing the yoga, it became easier as the days went by. The quality to put forward her knowledge definitely shifted us in body and mind. We are different people. Also medically there have been some changes. Claudia has been an angel along our path here.
Madhu and Jyoti, South Africa 2011
Before coming here we were doubting whether to take a detox or not. Happy we did. It's a good environment to do this exercise. The combination with yoga (beginner) is perfect. Schedules of therapy can be managed around other activities, they are quite creative. Take also a day to come out of the bubble, experience normal life, see how you react to traffic, noise etc. Being a '2 plate portion' guy I didn't think it was possible, but I managed easily. Might turn me into a one plate guy. Highly recommended.
Bert, Holland 2010