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Samahita Retreat offers you detox and yoga retreat in the beautiful part of Koh Samui, Thailand. The detox programs at Samahita Retreat have been researched and developed through years of personal experience. Having carefully developed an Ayurvedic herbal detox formula, Samahita Retreat combines it with professional therapies, supplements, yoga practices, and an optimal food as well as juice balance suited to your energy and toxicity level. You will be deeply immersed in healthy and holistic living. This retreat offers you a positive, purpose-built, complete, and supportive environment in which to enjoy your desired detox programs.
Samahitas wellness center offers a complete approach to well-being, one that takes into account physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental aspects of one's health. Samahita Retreat offers several personalized and guided detox, healthy weight and de-stress programs, for either the first timer stepping into healthy approaches or one already in yoga and health to take your practice a step further while transforming your body and mind.
Our rooms are perfect for quiet contemplation and relaxation, as well as for catching up on work or email while enjoying the tropical breeze. Our eco-friendly buildings make use of cross ventilation, natural lighting, rainwater harvesting, and solar power. We have rooms for couples and singles, as well as loft-style accommodations that are ideal for families or two people sharing. Regardless of which room you stay in, the yoga shala, restaurant, lounge, swimming pool, and beach are only a minute away.
Approximately 50 square meters of personal space, which includes a private balcony. The room is split-level with a loft. Each bedroom has its own private space. There is a fully equipped bathroom shared by both bedrooms. Some of these rooms are equipped with an outdoor rain shower. Each bedroom has a queen-size bed with individual reading lamps and a personal built-in shelf space at the headboard. Also included are a large writing desk, bookshelves, and storage cabinet that can be locked and can accommodate even large laptops, a hot-water kettle, and a medium-size refrigerator. The loft also has two wardrobes with sufficient space for luggage, two ceiling fans, and air conditioning.
Just opened last July 2013, guests can enjoy approximately 25 square meters of personal space, including a private balcony. Room features include a queen-size bed with individual reading lamps, a writing desk, bookshelves, lockable storage cabinet, hot-water kettle, medium-size fridge, built-in wardrobe, ceiling fans, and air conditioning. The bedroom section of these rooms is private and includes a dedicated entrance as well as direct access to a fully furnished bathroom, which is shared between two rooms.
Approximately 35 square meters of personal space, which includes a private balcony. The room has a queen-size bed with individual reading lamps and personal built-in shelf space at the headboard. Also included is a large writing desk (2.5 m), bookshelves, storage cabinet that can be locked and can accommodate large laptops, hot-water kettle, medium-size fridge, built-in wardrobe with sufficient space for luggage, ceiling fans, and air conditioning. Fully equipped bathroom with large shower area and room for clothes hanging and drying.
Samahitas YogaCoreCycle program has been conceived by Paul Dallaghan (founder), based on over 20 years of experience in the world of yoga, health and fitness. YogaCoreCycle divides the sessions into focused areas for body, breath, and mind.
Dedicated Yoga sessions involve meditation and breath work followed by foundational and grounding yoga pose classes. Core; combines functional fitness, core and strength work with TRXs, Bosus, stability balls, Uggis and more to work all muscle groups of the body in a unique fitness combo. Dynamic Cycle classes combine fun, music and cardio in a high intensity sea-view work out.
The combined focus and effort serves to highlight mental and physical stability, strength training, balance, agility, weight loss and cardio in one fully integrated health and fitness program.
Peoples backgrounds, diet, and lifestyle differ. Similarly, the intensity of a detox program must also offer a differentiation. For certain body types or high levels of toxicity, a strong fast would not be advised but rather a supported approach. For others with slower metabolism and experience in detoxing, a fasting oriented approach may suit.
For this reason, detox retreat in Samahita will be personalized your according to your needs, goals, and preferences. Samahita will balance them with its professional expertise to provide you with the perfect detoxing experience. The daily detox support meeting provides an opportunity for adjusting your program as needed. Whether you are joining for short wellness weekend or an extended detox program, Samahitas team is standing by to support you.
The yogis detox program is ideal for those who want to detoxify while maintaining a yoga practice or for those who have not detoxed before. Using a simple, mono-diet (one primary food) to rest the digestive system and re-kindle the digestive fire, the organs of digestion come into balance with one another ensuring a fundamental change in the way food is digested. Yogis detox is ideal for those with digestive problems such as IBS, constipation, gas and bloating, for those who are underweight or who have a high metabolic rate, for those who suffer with insomnia, anxiety, or nervousness, for those used to eating a rich diet, and for those who may be prone to post-detox bingeing.
The main component of the mono-diet is kitcheri, a delicious stew made of mung lentils, rice, ghee, ginger, and other spices, the ingredients of which have a cleansing effect on the liver and the gastro-intestinal tract. It is nourishing yet light and contains a complete form of protein. It is Sattvic food which means it promotes mental clarity and peace of mind. It is a particularly supportive food during a detox program; it is said to balance every facet of the body and mind. During the yogis detox program, you will also receive detox herbal supplements, fresh fruits, fresh wheatgrass and detox juices, detox broths / soups, and fresh herbal teas.
This detox is specifically beneficial to the bodys digestive fire or agni. Because it uses warming and light food, which is also detoxifying, it encourages a gradual regulation of the agni with a gradual burning up of the bodys toxins. During this detox, you will feel that changes are occurring from deep within the body.
Each participant has the choice, though it is recommended, to add in this flush towards the end of the detox program. It aids the detoxification process. The liver flush helps prevent gall stones, lower cholesterol levels in the blood, reduce referred pains from the liver or gall bladder (e.g. shoulder pain), reduce and prevent liver related headaches and migraines (i.e. those with nausea), help food allergies, help in weight reduction, constipation, and improve vitality levels.
From a dietary perspective, it is best to restrict the following for at least 7 days prior to your detox program for maximum detox preparation:
And to increase your intake of these food:
Try to see the dietary changes as steps on your way to a healthier, happier lifestyle.
Join an organized tour from Samahita and the long tail boats (with shade) will collect you right in front of the shala and whisk you off to the peaceful tropical islands of Koh Matsum and Koh Tan for snorkeling and relaxing. Enjoy the stunning islands of the Anthong Marine National Park on a fun packed day trip, made famous by Alex Garland as the setting for his novel, The Beach. Visitors can swim, snorkel, and visit the park headquarters on a beautiful white beach and climb to the view point for a breathtaking panorama before lunch as well as pay a visit to the emerald lake.
Discover the best dive sites in the region with the award winning 100 degrees east Samui dive team on board their 35 ft. dive speed boat. See the sights of Samui with Mr. Ungs full day Magical Jungle Safari. From temples to waterfalls, monkey shows to traditional rubber tapping, these highly professional and experienced guides will show you the best of the island from their iconic 4x4 jeeps. For those interested in learning more about Thailands martial art, visit the Muay Thai camp in Lamai. If you are a lover not a fighter and you want to see some Thai dancing, it is available at many of the islands hotels and restaurants, however the fine dining and romantic atmosphere at Zazen in Bophut is a lovely setting to enjoy this beloved art form.
Manuel Molina de la Torre
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
Arielle Nash – Degagne
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
Samahita Retreat is located on the south coast of Koh Samui, a tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand that still has long stretches of pristine beaches and unspoiled land. The ideal setting for Thailand holiday packages, it is only about an hour away from Bangkok by air, an hour plus from Singapore, and three hours from Hong Kong. Koh Samui has the allure of a remote island paradise, but with the accessibility of the regions most popular destinations.
Situated on Laem Sor beach, Samahita Retreat is surrounded by towering coconut trees in a quiet and spacious area with incredible sunrises and sunsets that play with the colors of the water, sand, and tropical fauna. Only a few hundred meters away is the well-known Laem Sor Pagoda, which houses the remains of Leung Poo Daeng, a realized monk.
The only other structures in the area are villas privately owned. As such, Samahitas beach is private and virtually undisturbed, creating a beautiful, peaceful setting for you to enjoy your Thailand yoga holiday and chosen wellness packages.
The main shopping areas are still within easy reach, about fifteen to thirty minutes away by car or motorbike. Samahita Retreats gentle setting inspires long, refreshing walks on the beach or through the meandering back roads.
Samahita Retreat is 45 minutes away from Koh Samui airport and taxi drivers will know how to get to Laem Sor. Directional road signs will also guide you to Samahita Retreat as you begin to approach.
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Samahita serves mainly vegetarian food: fish 3 or 4 days a week and eggs a few times during the week at breakfast. For those that do not take fish or eggs, there is always an alternative food option. There is no other type of meat products. Samahita has self-service tea and coffee near the juice bar. You can help yourself any time to tea and coffee, along with sugar, milk, or soy milk. During the program, you will be served full brunch and dinner buffets and mineral drinking water.
If you prefer, you can order an espresso or cappuccino at the juice bar though this is a billed item.
Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways fly directly to Koh Samui from Bangkok. They operate flights every hour daily and you can book your flights directly online. The first flight out is around 6 a.m. and last flight is around 10 p.m. daily. One-way is around 4000 THB. Travel time is approximately one hour from Bangkok. There are direct also flights from Phuket, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Hong Kong.
Bangkok to Samui
Trains for Surathani (which actually stop in Phun Phin, 14 kilometers west of Surathani) leave from Bangkoks Hualamphong station. The 6.20 p.m. (rapid) and the 7.15 p.m. (express) trains are most convenient, as they arrive at 5.28 a.m. and 7 a.m., allowing you plenty of time to catch an 8 a.m. boat to Koh Samui.
The bus/ferry journey will be an additional three hours once youve arrived in Surathani. Songserm offers a joint ticket (train + bus + boat) for around 1,300 THB, which lands you in Koh Samui by 11 a.m.
The ferry journey from Donsak pier is 1 1/2 hours. Donsak is 30 minutes from Surathani.
Tickets for the train can be booked at Bangkok Airport, Bangkok Railway Station, and many travel agencies in Bangkok.
To purchase your train tickets in advance, Asia Discover Thailand can arrange for the tickets to be mailed or to be picked up at your Bangkok hotel. Allow at least one month before your departure date to arrange for train tickets.
Samui to Bangkok
Take the 2 p.m. boat from Nathon to the mainland, and a connecting bus will take you from the pier to the train station in Surathani.
Tickets purchased from agents in Samui normally include the boat, bus, and train fares. The ticket is cheaper if you go to the station yourself, but there is a good chance the train will be fully booked as much as a week in advance.