PLEASE NOTE RETREAT CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Let’s leave the rest of the world behind us and spend a week in sun-drenched Koh Samui renewing and reviving ourselves for the rest of the year! A perfect mid-year break to destress, recharge and bliss out. Sarasvati and Danni will lead you through vibrant and awakening Yoga in the morning, and a slow and rejuvenating practice in the late afternoon. These two experienced Yogis will also invite you to explore the ways that Yoga goes beyond the mat and reaches into our thoughts and feelings, our daily lives. And there will be plenty of time left to explore the activities at Samahita, or simply soak in the sun on the serene Koh Samui beaches.
Join us for 8 days of tropical beaches, healing food and relaxed pace. Take some time out to recharge, and join Sarasvati and Danni for an immersive practice of yoga, meditation and mindfulness. For while a tropical getaway can be relaxing, yoga and meditation also lead us to a profound sense of ease. Yoga and meditation help us find our holdfasts, our roots to the universe that don’t so much nourish us as hold us steady and ground us against the tides and eddies of our ever-changing lives.
With a twice daily yoga and meditation practice, which you can take at your own pace and level, you will cultivate a greater sense of inner peace and calm, to carry back with you when the retreat has ended. And there is plenty of time left to explore the activities at Samahita, or simply soak in the sun on the serene Koh Samui beaches. A perfect mid-year break to find the innate stillness and serenity of your unchanging Self – and to simply chill.
Your stress-free Thailand Yoga Retreat includes:
8 days and 7 nights accommodation at Samahita Retreat Koh Samui (rooms are set back from the main beachfront facilities, perfect for quiet contemplation and relaxation
Daily Yoga and Meditation classes
Afternoon workshops (exploring other aspects that yoga offers)
Healthy gourmet vegetarian meals
Ground transfers to and from Koh Samui Airport
Night market at Fisherman’s Village Bophut
A boat and snorkelling trip
Relax in the herbal steam room or by the pool
On-site massage and wellness/beauty treatments available
A Sample Day at the Retreat
Morning Yoga practice
Brunch buffet and free time for reading, relaxing, swimming, beach walking, kayaking, paddle boarding, wellness treatments, assimilating etc.
Restorative/gentle asana – Shavasana – Meditation
Free time, quiet time after 9pm
Additional programming includes:
Solstice Fire Ceremony
Night market at Fisherman’s Village, Bophut
Boat and Snorkelling Trip
You can extend your stay at either end of the Retreat by arrangement with Samahita.
Who is leading this retreat?
Diploma of Classical Yoga from the Australian College of Classical Yoga, Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Technology), Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
Sarasvati Sally Dawson has been practicing Yoga since 1996 and teaching Yoga and Meditation since she founded Waverley Yoga Studio in her lounge-room in suburban Melbourne in 2002. Before that she trained and worked a Medical Scientist for 20 years, earned a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and trained as Yoga teacher with the Australian College of Classical Yoga in 2001.
She is a Senior Member of Yoga Australia, and member of Meditation Australia. She is involved in many aspects of the Yoga teacher-training program at ACCY, including teaching anatomy, asana and Yoga wisdom. Sarasvati has developed a number of post-graduate workshops for Yoga teachers, and also teaches a variety of workshops for ongoing students of Yoga and Meditation. As well as her ongoing classes, she has taught Yoga and Meditation in various settings, including the corporate sector and on many Yoga retreats with her teacher Swami Shantananda. Sarasvati is the author of ‘Yoga off the mat, freedom in everyday life’. Her passion is to help you to find the inner freedom that Yoga offers.
Diploma of Classical Yoga (2008) and Diploma of Meditation and Mindfulness (2016) from the Australian College of Classical Yoga, Bachelor of Education (Primary) (2009), Certificate IV Small Business Management (2015)
Danni grew up with Yoga as a part of her landscape, often discussing Yogic and Western philosophy with her mother, Swami Shantananda. Around 2005 Danni developed an interest in the physical practice of Yoga and undertook her Yoga teacher training a few years later. Danni has brought her experience from primary teaching to bear on her Yoga practice, bringing a professional understanding of curriculum and class design, and teaching methodology, into Yoga teaching and teacher training.
Danni has joined her passion and love of teaching with her joy in Yoga. Danni a part owner in Australian College of Classical Yoga and has been training Yoga teachers since 2014. Additionally, Danni is part owner in Waverley Yoga Studio, and runs Yoga classes of varying styles, although her greatest love is Yoga classes that blend mindfulness with a slow and steady practice, allowing the mind to slow, the stress response of the body to recede, and providing a renewing and healing practice.
Accommodation and Fee Details
Shared open plan two-bedroom loft with shared bathroom AU$1975 per person Early Bird Special AU$1875 (expires 29 February 2020)
Semi Private room (Single) with a shared bathroom AU$2175 per person
Early Bird Special AU$2075 (expires 29 February 2020)
Private room (single) with own ensuite AU$2375 per person
Early Bird Special AU$2275 (expires 29 February 2020)
Private room (couple) with own ensuite AU$1975 per person
Early Bird Special AU$1825 (expires 29 February 2020)
Note: International air-fares NOT included
Secure your booking with a 50% deposit. The balance is due two months prior on 14th April 2020.