Yoga Holidays - The Samahita Retreat Yoga Daily Program
Yoga Daily Program
This is our basic all-inclusive yoga holiday option. It includes your chosen accommodation, all meals, and both morning and afternoon yoga sessions.
Yoga Daily Program in Detail
The classes are typically conducted in our beachfront yoga shala facing the sea or in the main practice yoga shala.
Morning Yoga Sessions
7:30 am - Meditation and Breathwork Practice for all levels
We follow a holistic approach to yoga, aiming to ground students properly and help them grow from there. We open the day up with a sitting (meditation) practice of contemplation coupled with dedicated breathwork practices. This is excellent to learn and take home, to be done anywhere and great to handle stress and improve health.
8 am - Morning asana class options
Depending on your level and amount of previous experience with yoga, we try to offer separate classes for different levels. This may vary depending on the numbers and the in-house program.
For those newer to yoga there will either be a simple guided ashtanga based class, meaning the classical poses are taught and encouraged to be memorized, flowing from breath to breath. This is an excellent start to yoga and a real practice. From here it is possible to leave with the basics of a practice, take it home with you and and continue it at another studio or be able to practice yourself while alone. From here it is easy to participate in the ashtanga self-practice classes, known as "mysore style".
On some days, there may be a gentle class that includes some flow, some basic hatha asanas and some technique and detail. This can help you understand better and begin to learn more about the yoga practice.
The Ashtanga mysore style, in particular-is a very thorough approach to the practice of yoga. The sequence begins with basic postures, later opening up and revealing its depth as students continue to practice. The Mysore approach works with students individually, so that they progress according to their level. A beginner starts with only a few poses, gradually adding more and more as your practice develops and your proficiency and commitment evolve. This ensures that the student is always challenged and growing while, at the same time, practicing at the level appropriate for you. To learn more about Ashtanga, Mysore style, and Yoga please visit these pages on our site describing them in more detail.
For newcomers to the Ashtanga series, a minimum of one week's stay is recommended. Those with experience in practice can do shorter stays. The minimum stay is three days. All are encouraged to do longer stays, as the teaching can then fully sink in and practice can begin to reveal itself.
Afternoon Restorative Session
5:00 pm - Restorative-Yin-Hatha Yoga with Breathworkclass
These afternoon restorative classes alternate throughout the week on themes of gentle flow, yin, basic hatha and qigong and are a rich addition to guests yoga holiday. All involve a certain amount of breathwork practice.
Gentle-flow yoga classes are light yet detailed and enjoyable. The classes are guided by the teacher, and students of any level can participate. They are perfect for those who want to take it easy in asana, but still be (mildly) challenged, or for those doing a detox program.
Yin Restorative yoga is a blissful, gentle, deeply healing and meditative practice. It is ideal for relieving stress and tension and works on the connective tissues and internal systems of the body. All asanas are seated or reclining and maintained for a few minutes, supported by props as need be.
Hatha basics explore the fundamentals of Yoga. Asanas (postures) are held for longer time with attention to details of alignment and often with rest phases between postures. Basic inversion poses may be included.
Qigong happens when veteran yogini, Dorien, now in her 60s, is on site. She shares with you the basics of this Taoist practice that is both healing and energizing, involving soft whole body movements with synchronized breathing.
All our other teachers are dedicated to the practice and life of yoga. Our intention for your yoga holiday is to offer a thorough, clean, and, of course, enjoyable approach to learning and practicing yoga.
Typical Daily Schedule
The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher
|7:00 am||Morning herbal tea|
|7:30 am||Meditation and Breathwork Practice for all levels|
|8 am||Asana Practice:
- Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style
- and Gentle Flow Class (depends on numbers and levels of students)
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|3 - 3:30 pm||Snack and refreshment|
|5 pm||Restorative Yoga and Breathwork class|
|6 pm||Dinner buffet|
|6 - 8 pm||Steam room available|
|8 pm||Optional Evening program - video, satsang, meditation, personal social|
Saturdays are a rest day from the Ashtanga practice on these mornings will be a class devoted to chants, breath work and meditation.
2013 Rates for Yoga Daily Program
|Single superior room||€ 132 per person per day|
|Semi Private room||€ 118 per person per day|
|Share two bedroom loft||€ 102 per person per day|
|Non Residential||€ 82 per person per day|
2014 Rates for Yoga Daily Program
|Single superior room||€ 138 per person per day|
|Semi Private room||€ 124 per person per day|
|Share two bedroom loft||€ 108 per person per day|
|Non Residential||€ 88 per person per day|
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.
After a very difficult time of depression I managed to find inner serenity and a more relaxed state of mind again, a certain detachment of my problems and a new appreciation for the beauty of life. Anxiety and emotional pain began to dissolve with the wonderful combination of Detox, Massage treatments, Yoga and Meditation. The team is beautiful. Thank you.
Sabine, Switzerland 2012
I chose the 7 day detox program whilst studying on the Teacher Training course. I am very pleased I did. It complemented the teachings and the staff went above and beyond to ensure everything slotted into place. The program was educational and cleansing for body and mind. A big thank you for all your kindness & support.
Zoe, UK 2010
Dear Paul and staff of Samahita Yoga Thailand,
Just a quick note of thanks for the wonderful 3 days I spent at your centre last week. It was truly restful and rejuvenating and just what I needed. I only wish I could have stayed longer. I was also appreciative to have the attention of teacher trainers to support me with my asanas.
Many thanks again and all the best,
Holly, Switzerland 2010
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
Extremely good quality of food, the best vegetarian food ever enjoyed! Great chef!
Vivian, Hong Kong 2012