Samahita Retreat in Koh Samui, Thailand Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Manuel has been involved with nutrition, organic food, vegan and vegetarian food for the last few years, working and collaborating as a cook with yoga retreats in Europe. He believes that the combination of a healthy diet and yoga practice are great tools for reaching one's full potential as human beings
One of Paul's main gifts is to be able to relate the teachings in a very down-to-earth way for the modern seeker. He does not take life or yoga too seriously and as a result, the discussions and philosophical sessions are lively and humorous, helping to explain the meaning behind the practices and philosophy.
As Elonne's understanding of the practice grows, she feels more and more like a beginner, and she is excited to continue this journey. She feels blessed by the opportunity to teach at Samahita Retreat, and she is extremely grateful for the chance to help others while she continues her own studies
Combined with a committed regular practice, Arielle's education has enabled her to apply knowledge on yoga as therapy, the science of pranayama, and rebuilding faulty biomechanics into her yoga teaching, guiding practitioners toward a better understanding of their physicality. As a course presenter, she has the ability to explain complex information in an interesting, practical and easy-to-understand format.
Amy’s teaching encompasses both the maturity and playful expression that comes from being a mother, teacher and practitioner. She lives her life immersed in raising children, teaching and the biggest practice of all; learning how to live yoga. finding balance and joy through all of life's many adventures. She teaches with great energy, passion and laughter, inspired by the grace that comes from being present to life in all its myriad of form
Oranne Dutoit France
May 2017, BookDetoxRetreats
L'endroit est magnifique, l'équipe est adorable douce et bienveillante, les repas sont fins,frais et délicieux. J'ai vécu 10 jours dans une bulle. Au calme. Dans un cadre merveilleux.
De ne pas rester plus longtemps.
Monika Maria Mielnik Norway
January 2018, BookDetoxRetreats
The instructors we’re very welcoming and warm. They were knowledgable, prodessional and attentive. The location is beautiful, just next to the beach and creates a wonderful surrounding. The facilities were over all expectations, both the accomodation, the shalas and the rest of the dining space and resting space.
The food could have been better, epsecially the food for dinner. I missed some taste and variation. This might of course be because they want to make it as healthy as possible, and therefore use less fat and salt, which in the end is a good thing. But I missed some variation. And also I would have wanted the lunch to last longer (1hour) because you didn’t have the time to get hungry between brunch and lunch.
December 2017, BookDetoxRetreats
My boyfriend and I just enjoyed a fantastic week of yoga, core, cycle. The classes were challenging (just what we were looking for), the food was healthy and delicious and the location was very conducive to relaxation and quiet. It was great to have the option in the morning of an instructor-led class or teacher-assisted self practice. We enjoyed the temple walk excursion as well as walks on the beach and in the surrounding neighborhood. We felt it was an excellent value for the money. Highly recommend and would go back!
I would have loved a longer core class and an option for another regular yoga class (or teacher- assisted self practice) in addition to the restorative yoga class offered in the afternoon. Oh and bring bug spray at least during the winter - lots of mosquitos!
Wen Yuan Ngiam Singapore
December 2017, BookDetoxRetreats
The peace maintained throughout the resort, the beachside workout, the vegan buffet, friendly and helpful staff. The spa was good too.
The noisy aircon in room
September 2017, BookDetoxRetreats
Food was amazing and fresh.
Staff were helpful.
Day spa masseuses were exquisite.
Beautiful instructors and surrounds.
Breathwork classes were the greatest gift that I hope to take home with me.
Would have been nice to be given some of the breathing exercises on paper to take home.
August 2017, BookDetoxRetreats
The food was amazing! Every day during our stay we had something different. Healthy and tasty. Room accommodations were wonderful. We stayed in the new wing.
The rules were not enhanced as the children were loud and at times unaccompanied around the small pool. We arrived and were not shown around as there was a yoga instructor class taking place, and we needed to stay quiet. We ended up finding out ourselves during our stay. During our snorkeling trip I was surprised there were no water safety experienced staff members with us, seeing we needed one. The yoga core cycle did repeat its lessons in meditation, restorative and cycle, so after day 3 there was little to look forward to. I would repeat this stay when there is no Yoga instructor course. I felt their course was taken more serious (or seen as their priority) then the guests for the Yoga core cycle. Teachers were lovely however. facilities were also not really used... there was a large Taiwanese group there so they had priority to use the beautiful beach Shala. We were placed in a small space, also lovely however, wish that we could have enjoyed more variety of space during our stay. The location is lovely however, it's not easy to swim in the seas as it's very shallow and during the day we had low tide. You can sit along the beach peacefully.
Overall, I expected a bit more...
Amy Fu Hong Kong
April 2017, BookDetoxRetreats
1. Healthy, tasty and filling vegetarian food. All food was served as buffet. Breakfast started at 6.30am and brunch ran until 1pm. Fruit snack was at 3.30pm and dinner was from 6-8pm. I was never hungry and didn't have to buy extra food.
2. Great Yoga Cycle Programme. Having done my research, what I liked about the programme at Samahita was the balance between fitness, meditation and yoga. All the instructors were fabulous. It lived up to expectations.
3. Clean rooms and great bathroom. I loved the well sized bathroom. The rooms were very clean.
4. Great location. I loved how we were right in the south of the island. As a retreat I think it was good that it was located on the more remote side of the island. The facilities were so good that I didn't want to leave the site anyway.
5. Great spa. Relative to Thailand, the treatments were expensive. However the quality, ambiance and the professionalism of the treatments and therapists were excellent. If you purchase the wellness package then you get a daily treatment which is great value for money.
Nothing! Everything was amazing!
Samahita is located in the south of the island, in a secluded and quiet part of the island, away from tourists which made it perfect for a relaxing retreat. I stayed for four nights at Samahita and I wished I stayed longer. I was a solo traveller and met lots of other solo travellers who were really lovely. I had a private room with a private bathroom. The room was comfortable, clean and the shower was excellent. The staff were professional and friendly. The food was so filling, healthy, of high quality and tasty - I couldn't believe it was vegetarian. There is a bar where you can purchase extra juices, coffees or food but I didn't need to as there was so much food on offer and I was never hungry. The yoga core cycle programme was excellent. If you are looking for a balance between meditation, yoga and fitness then this is the place to go. I would highly recommend it for beginners to intermediate yogi practitioners. Though I saw advanced yogis who took part in the self-practice with a guided instructor. Samahita organised little afternoon/evening trips which were complimentary. The fitness and yoga instructors were knowledgeable and brilliant. It is also okay to opt in or out of different activities. The resort has a lovely pool area and a private sandy beach. I had two spa treatments and I would highly recommend the spa. Though it is more expensive relative to Thailand, the professionalism, ambiance and quality of the service made it all the worth while. Overall I would say that this retreat offers a value for money yet high quality programme and retreat and I have been raving about it to all my friends and family.
For me the best of all the experience was to appreciate the value of breathing and meditation. One week in Samahita made me more aware of my existence. The place is paradise, and food is more than delicious. I enjoy knowing people from all over the world.
a traveler Sweden
Trip Advisor website
Samahita is an amazing place to just be. It's a place to re-balance mind and body, while enjoying great food and the location right on the beach. I keep returning to Samahita for the yoga, but also for everything else.
Trip Advisor website
f you are searching for the perfect yoga hideaway - this is your place. I stayed there for Christmas/NewYears Retreat 2016/17 and found everything way over my expectations.
The yoga shala - placed in between a tranquil meditation garden and the sea - is airy and spacious. World class yoga teaching, straight focused an what is really important to improve one owns practice. Core & restorative classes that are very well designed and helpful to build strength needed for asana. Fresh, very tasteful and with loving care prepared food and desserts and if you want to, super smoothies, absolutely worth to be paid for separately.
The girls from the spa are hilarious and adorable and I made extensive use of the offered massages, facials, pedicures....loved it. If you still might feel any inconvenience there is even a wonderful nurse to help you out of that. The rooms are quiet, cozy and very well taken care of by a superb housekeeping. When arriving reception makes you feel very welcome and is anytime answering any question or resolving any issue one might have. All in all its easy chic but high class - a place you can easily loose your heart and return to.
a traveler Switzerland
Trip Advisor website
I wouldn't change anything about samahita, and the fact that other guests are consistently returning to the resort speaks volume. Besides the world class ashtanga teaching, samahita caters to your needs, the food is wonderful, the resort has an amazing flow that will help you deepen your yoga practice and disconnect from your daily life.
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