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The Yoga Retreat welcomes you to a special package that offers both our 6 day yoga course and 3-7 days detox. They believe in self-healing and that students are their own best teachers. The aim is to provide you the tools to deepen your personal awareness, improving your health and your personal development via detox/fasting, hatha yoga or Mysore style Ashtanga yoga, pranayama breathing and meditation. Whether you are a beginner or professional yoga teacher, the Yoga Retreat is the perfect complement to a relaxing tropical holiday.
They encourage you to listen to your body and will serve as guides to help you through your own individual transformation. You will learn tools to change your life positively: yoga, detox and meditation. Hopefully you will take them home as well.
Available only for students on courses or retreats, there are six rooms that offer an encouragement towards the simplicity of living in the midst of natural surroundings. Open your windows to the tropical weather of southern Thailand or enjoy the cool breeze from a fan. There are en-suite private rooms.
This special offer of combining your detox with 1 yoga class per day, lectures on the theory and philosophy of yoga. This unique course also covers the eight limbs of yoga, posture, as well as alignment. Courses start every Monday at 07:30. Retreat students should make plans to arrive the weekend before the course starts. You can arrive for this retreat/course every Friday to Sunday, depending on room availability.
This unique course covers the basic elements of yoga, including the eight limbs of yoga, philosophy, postures, and alignment.
Eat smaller meals before starting a fast. Avoid high-fat and sugary foods and try to eliminate alcohol, coffee, and other stimulants. Eat fruit and vegetables. Prepare your mind: set your objective, read about detox, and talk to people who have done it. Also, let people know you are doing it. Support is always great, and the more the support, the least amount of obstacles. At the Yoga Retreat, we provide you with all the healthy nourishing liquids/foods you need.
During your detox/ fasting no food at all is the best policy. This means no chewing of anything. You should take as much fluids as possible as to not shock your body, and replace essential minerals. During the detox, most people expect to remove and clear all types of buildups and blockages. You will be releasing blockages on a physical, mental, and emotional level. For some people, this emotional stirring up and clearing can sometimes be negative. Please try not to be influenced by other people. Surrender to your emotions and honor them as this is one of the greatest benefits of detox. You should also get plenty of rest/sleep during your detox. Daily exercise is very important for weight loss and release of toxins.
As critical as the detox is itself, these are the days when you reintroduce solids into your system. Be patient and be aware. Stay positive and stay clear. This is the time of reflection and self-discovery. Your body will be more sensitive than ever before and it is the perfect time to start listening seriously and identify what things suit your body and what does not suit it so well.
Born in NZ many moons ago (1955) Bill was Authorized to teach in 2000 by Sri K Pattabhi Jois Level 2 Bills intentions as a teacher are to keep the teaching as authentic as possible. For Bill the attraction to this method is the depth of it. One never stops learning, everyone can do it and can practice it for as long as one can breath. It's a very practical approach to self realisation which strips away the unnecessary by its flexibility to be adapted to the individual using the breath as the binding thread. He move to Stockholm Sweden in 2005 and has been teaching Mysore style there since.
Embraced by the quietness of the jungle, the Yoga Retreat is just ten minutes away from Haad Salad Beach where you will find all the services you need. An ideal location for those who want a balanced holiday, including a tropical-natural paradise, close but not too close to the effervescent nightlife are available in the island.
There are shakes and elixirs that will be given to you during the retreat. Detox shakes that have Physillum husk and Benonite clay inside which will be taken thrice a day, Spirulina, unlimited water, Vitamin C, fresh coconut water, herbal teas all throughout the day, Thai Noni Juice, sea salt, and soup broth.
There are many other activities that you can do apart from yoga on Koh Phangan. There is kirtan, chanting singing, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, elephant rides, a jungle, mountain walking, beach hopping, and waterfalls. And of course there is always a party during the night.
Getting to Koh Phangan is quite straight forward, with regular rail and air links running daily from Bangkok. Whether you are travelling from Malaysia in the south or Bangkok in the north, you should make your way to the town of Surrathani on the mainland and catch any of the numerous boat services from there. If you decide to fly, you should head for the island of Koh Samui using Bangkok airways. For comprehensive details, the following links will be of great use: www.phangan.info, www.bangkokair.com, www.railway.co.th, www.seatranferry.com.
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