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On this retreat, you will learn the yogic practices of asana (physical postures) and pranayama (breathwork), which are great tools to help you find balance in your life and body. These practices are a deep purification of the nervous system, bringing the body back to a state of balance by managing the internal pressure. They work on a physiological, emotional, mental and psychological level. And they give you that wonderful yogi glow! We will help you build a self-practice that you can take home with you. Consider it a gift you give yourself.
For the detox part of this retreat, you will start off by filling in a pre-detox questionnaire before you arrive. Based on your questionnaire, we will put you on the detox program that is best for you. Your detox is included in the price of your retreat tuition, and includes: seven full days worth of detox supplements, three meals and a snack for seven days, and one liver flush.
Samahita Retreat was established in 2003 on Koh Samui, and is known as the islands hidden gem. Formerly known as Yoga Thailand, our full service retreat center features 40 rooms, a detox and wellness center and the celebrated health-food restaurant, Sattva Dining.
It is located in the south of Koh Samui, right on the beach. It is in a quiet area off the beaten track, with plenty of privacy and comforts, yet still close to markets and amenities. The beach is virtually ours alone, many rooms in our yoga retreat have a direct sea view, while the surroundings are lush and green. Many of Koh Samuis special attractions are down the south near us, waterfalls to temples and more. A walk down our beach brings you to the golden Laem Sor Pagoda of a realized Buddhist monk, whose force has drawn us to be established in this special spot.
Suitable for singles or couples
(Maximum capacity: 2 adult, 1 child)
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 (2.5m), bookshelves, storage cabinet that can be locked and can accommodate even 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.
Suitable for family of four or two people sharing
(Maximum capacity: 2 adults, 2 children)
Opening in 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, 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.
Suitable for two people sharing or family of four
(maximum capacity: 2 adults, 2 children)
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 is a large writing desk, bookshelves, storage cabinet that can be locked and can accommodate even large laptops, hot-water kettle, medium-size refrigerator, two wardrobes with sufficient space for luggage, two ceiling fans, and air conditioning.
The morning yoga sessions are from 7:15-10:00 a.m. and will consist of some seated meditation, kriyas (cleansing practices), pranayama (breathwork), and asana (physical postures). We will open the day together with some chanting and contemplation, do some of the kriyas and learn three types of pranayama. The asana class will be a led Ashtanga class moving towards a Mysore style classical self-practice. We will work with each student and tailor the practices to suit their bodies and current needs. Beginners and all levels are welcome!
The afternoon session will consist of an hour discussion around a topic to do with detoxification (i.e. what is detox, how to detox, benefits of detox, detox tools that you can take home with you, how to detox in your life, etc), followed by an hour of restorative yoga.
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
Tracy is passionate about helping people to re-ignite their vibrancy, radiant health and well-being through nutrition, yoga and mind-body holistic therapies. She believes in daily practice to evolve greater self-awareness, love and acceptance.
Samahita Retreat lies 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, 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, our 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 and Samahita Retreats gentle setting inspires long, refreshing walks on the beach or through the meandering back roads.
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Get your tastebuds tingling with Samahita Retreats fresh and healthy dining. Drawing upon Ayurvedic principals we use organic and local produce to create food prepared with love (and delicious Thai flavours!)
Great emphasis is placed on the importance of food at Samahita Retreat. It serves a dual purpose of healthily nourishing the body and mind while also delighting the senses through great taste and variation.
The food philosophy is based on the principle of Sattva, a Sanskrit term that means pure and light with a basis of easy to digest.
The emphasis is on natural ingredients including yoghurt, kefir, soy milk, coconut milk, breads, jams, muesli and breakfast juices all homemade daily.
Samahita Retreat has a full-service juice bar serving up all types of juices, including home grown organic wheatgrass, in addition to a variety of blended shakes.
Guests can radically boost their well-being and change mental and emotional states by consuming good water, fresh juices and homemade, healthy treats. Fresh juices, especially wheatgrass, can aid in detoxifying the body by restoring alkaline balance and reducing or curing many common ailments that people suffer from today. For those with a sweet tooth freshly made cookies, energy balls, muesli bars, and ice-cream are all created using pure, unprocessed ingredients.
Combine your retreat with a health or wellness spa add-on program to make the most out of your stay. We invite you to enjoy rejuvenating massage and treatments at an exclusive rate. Enjoy a 10% discount on the add-on program of your choice.
Simple balanced living
3 days: 77 EUR
5 days: 126 EUR
7 days: 176 EUR
Radiant balanced living
3 days: 122 EUR
5 days: 198 EUR
7 days: 275 EUR
Pure balanced living
3 days: 202 EUR
5 days: 328 EUR
7 days: 450 EUR
From the Koh Samui ring road 4169, take road 4173 at the Namuang waterfall intersection.
Follow the road for 3 km until the 4-way intersection at Ban Thale and then turn right on to road 4170 towards Laem Sor Pagoda or Thong Krut.
Continue for approximately 1 km, and then turn left where you see signs for Mor Din restaurant, Easytime resort, and Samahita Retreat (fawn colored back- light sign).
After 700 m, you will arrive at the end of the road on the beach and the location of Samahita Retreat. Our reception is right on the beach while the guest accommodations are on the opposite of the beach.
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.