Samahita Yoga Retreat
Strengthen & Balance
October 12 - 19, 2013
Rachel Grey with Amy Sharpe
About the Retreat
Samahita Yoga Retreats are for everyone, all ages and levels, sincerely looking to learn and build a stronger foundation for practice. For only a little extra money (compared to the Yoga Daily Program), you have a great opportunity to go deeper into the practice and put the entire practice into a larger context. It is the perfect balance between the Yoga Daily Program and one of our Centered Yoga courses. Although you have extra time with one teacher, there is still plenty of free time in the afternoons to relax, enjoy the beach and the quiet retreat environment.
Throughout the week you are working with one teacher, building on the different yogic practices each day, so that you leave with some essential groundwork, a more profound understanding and a solid practice to take home with you. Those with a pre-existing practice will expand on their knowledge and foundation, leaving with greater clarity and a more refined practice.
Each Samahita Yoga Retreat week consists of the following:
- A full week to work with one of Centered Yoga's experienced teachers. All of our teachers have been trained extensively by the renowned Paul Dallaghan and O.P. Tiwariji.
- Morning intention work, followed by breath work and pranayama from the Kaivalyadhama/O.P. Tiwariji tradition and asana/poses and vinyasa/movement with breath based on a liberal approach to the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition.
- Modifications as needed for different asanas/poses (both seated poses and training poses). We teach students to use props in order to accommodate everyone -- all ages and levels of students, regardless of the limitation, are welcome and encouraged to join.
- A chance for students either to begin to learn the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, or to improve on and expand their existing practice and experience. Again, all levels are welcome.
- Restorative asana practice in the afternoon – a relaxing way to finish the day.
- Extra time in the afternoon to workshop a specific aspect of the practice, answer questions and help students come to a greater understanding of Yoga in its entirety. This extra time is invaluable, as it puts the entire practice into a larger framework.
Although each week has all of the above listed offerings, there is a specific focus for each retreat, and they are taught by a particular teacher who will share their individual expertise and knowledge.
This Week's Focus: Strengthen & Balance
An asana is a pose that is both stable and comfortable. With inner and outer support and strength comes a space that is free, uplifted and light. Learn how the practice trains, fortifies, refines and balances the body and the nervous system so that we can eventually overcome any mental and physical limitation, transcending the body and mind.
About the Teacher
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.
Amy completed her Centered Yoga teacher training in July 2010. As a resident of Koh Samui, Amy continued her studies under the tutelage of Paul Dallaghan and Elonne Stockton, growing as both a teacher and a student. She joined the teaching team in February 2011, which she combines with her role as Samahita Retreat Marketing Manager.
Amy studied acting and theatre in London and has been living in Thailand for seven years, working as a freelance writer for magazines, focused on wellness and travel. She has two young daughters, and lives her life immersed in raising children, writing and the biggest practice of all; learning how to live yoga, finding balance and joy through all of life's many adventures.
The Daily Schedule
|7:30 am||Day Opening, Breathwork- Pranayama – with Amy|
|8:00 am||Asana Practice: Ashtanga Vinyasa Led and Self-Practice Classes – with Rachel|
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|4 - 6 pm||Workshops, Q&A & Restorative Yoga – Rachel with Amy|
|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
Add On Promotion Discounted Rate
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 was extremely impressed with the program at Yoga Thailand. The wellness center was welcoming and provided a caring and supportive environment, often surpassing my expectations in terms of how considerate and caring they were. I actually enjoyed the detox despite having to drink some particularly horrible herbs. I didn't feel particularly low in energy and the busy schedule of therapy sessions meant I didn't have much time to think about food.
The yoga was an excellent addition to the package. I could really feel myself sweating out the toxins. The daily detox meetings with Claudia were educational and supportive. I now feel that I understand my body more and have every intention of continuing by implementing all the recommendations and tips given to me by Claudia. Yoga Thailand is a brilliant destination for a holiday, yoga retreat and detox. The facilities and therapists are outstanding - a great place to find a superb massage!
Francesca, UK 2010
I learned a lot from Claudia. This retreat has really made me sit up and think about how I lead my life; diet, stress management and living a more healthy and balanced life. The great thing is I now realize how I can change things and have every intention of doing so when I go home. So thank you Samahita for opening my eyes and bringing this welcome change into my life!
Belinda, Hong Kong 2012
Just allow to me say a very sincere and personal thank you for the guidance and proper introduction
I received into the ashtanga yoga technique over the past 7 days from you.
It was a very rewarding experience for me personal and professionally. I believe very much in yoga, not only asanas, and as such it was good to spend time with you and all participants, learning, listen, feeling and growing all in our own humble ways to become better at what we do in our lives and with our life's surroundings.
Ingo, Hong Kong 2006
Claudia and all the staff are Amazing. It was far more than I ever expected. Eye opening and life changing. There was so much support. The staff are very professional. 100% satisfied and feel like I have been completely renewed.
Michael Bailey, UK 2009
Coming out of the retreat healthier and with a good idea on how to maintain that-could not be better!
Brigitte, Germany 2011