Yoga and the Importance of Healthy Living
October 10 - 17, 2009 with Lorraine Taylor
About the Retreat
This retreat focuses on food and healthy living. By making simple changes to our diet, we will discover how this can dramatically improve our digestion and energy levels. We will look at what the yogic tradition says about food and how this can support our practice and our health.
According to ayurveda, the classical Indian health system, food is meditation. By exploring that idea and the system itself, we will discuss and reflect on how to develop supportive eating habits.
Mornings offer breath work and Mysore-style Ashtanga practice. Afternoon lectures are combined with soothing restorative yoga classes and lots of time for questions. In the evenings we will have kirtan, tratak, mantra, meditation, and movies. Throughout the retreat, there promises to be lots of 'food for thought,' and a practical healthy-cooking class or two ensures that you keep up the good work when you get home!
About the Teacher
Lorraine teaches full time at Samahita Retreat, and is a long term practitioner of yoga in many forms, including Ashtanga yoga. She is dedicated to the study and practice of Pranayama and Asana, and is a resident of Samui, with her husband and young son. She recently owned and ran the Yoga Café here on Koh Samui, and has many other wide and varied experiences. She brings a light sense of humor into her teaching. (Must be a result of that Liverpool, come Irish, background.) For more please see her full bio.
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.
|7:00 am||Morning herbal tea|
|7:30 am||Intention and Day Opening
Breathwork-Pranayama and Meditation
|8:15 am||Asana Practice:
detailed guidance in the Asanas, develop and grow a self-practice from the Ashtanga Yoga series going through in led detail and mysore style
|10 - 11:30 am||Brunch buffet|
|4:00 pm||Special workshop covering both Asanas and Pranayama as well as the selected philosophical or anatomical topic. There will be some discussion and Q&A and some time working on the breath, poses and restorative yoga|
|6:00 pm||Dinner buffet|
|6 - 9:00 pm||Steam room available|
|7:30 pm||Evening program - video, satsang, meditation|
* Special group excursion during the week to some of the natural wonders of Koh Samui or its neighboring islands.
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
Our guestrooms are set back just over 50 meters from the water to provide you with a private community and greater security. Most of our rooms open up to a spectacular seaview looking direct to the beach and the coconut trees.
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.