Our 2019 retreat was fabulous, watch out for news of the 2020 retreat soon
Revive, Renew, Restore Yoga Retreat
Samahita Retreat Centre, Koh Samui, Thailand
Saturday 15th – Saturday 22nd June, 2019
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 delve into some of the more interesting applications of Yogic philosophy, exploring the ways that Yoga goes beyond the mat and reaches into our thoughts and feelings, our daily lives. And plenty of time left to explore the day activities at Samahita, or simply soak in the sun on the serene Koh Samui beaches.
In this nurturing 8 day/7night retreat you’ll revive your body and mind while delving deeper into the practice of Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness. Learn how to cultivate a greater sense of inner peace and calm, to carry back with you when the retreat has ended.
Morning Yoga to awaken, Late afternoon Yoga to calm and restore, Meditation to still the mind. The retreat program is designed to renew body and mind.
We will stay at the tranquil Samahita Retreat; a hidden gem on Koh Samui tucked away from busy tourist areas and located close to the Buddhist monastery, Laem Sor Pagoda. Our retreat space is located on the sheltered southern coast of Koh Samui and provides a serene, supportive and beautiful environment in which to enjoy our retreat program. As well as a late afternoon restorative yoga practice, this peaceful setting makes it the ideal place for walks, relaxation and self-exploration.
This retreat offers a deep insight into Yoga, Meditation and philosophical teachings for all levels. For the more experienced yogi, re-inspire your own practice. For those just starting out on their Yoga journey, practice at a level that is suitable and beneficial for you. Join like-minded people and explore your potential through Yoga.
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 (The 8 Limbs and more….)
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
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.
Further Accommodation and Fee Details
Shared open plan two-bedroom loft with shared bathroom AU$1950 per person
Semi Private room (Single) with a shared bathroom AU$2150 per person
Private room (single) with own ensuite AU$2350 per person
Private room (couple) with own ensuite AU$1950 per person
Note: International air-fares NOT included
Secure your booking with a 50% deposit. The balance is due two months prior on 14th April 2019.