Guest Teacher Retreats
Ashtanga Yoga as a Spiritual Path
April 26 - May 10, 2014
with Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldmann
About the Retreat
Get the chance to practice with Kino and Tim in a beautiful beach front setting with world class service and amazing vegetarian food and fresh seafood. Kino and Tim travel the world sharing their message of Ashtanga Yoga as a spiritual path, join them at Samahita Retreat for two amazing weeks of study together. Being so busy they rarely teach together, but when they do their unique styles compliment each other perfectly--get the chance to be immersed in two world-class teachers of Ashtanga Yoga.
Retreat Topics to include:
- Breath & Bandha
- Strength Techniques
- Yoga Philosophy
- Yoga Sutras and more to be determined at the retreat.
All levels welcome as long as students are prepared to practice Mysore Style.
About the Teachers
Kino MacGregor is one of a select group of people to receive the Certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga by its founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. The youngest woman to hold this title, she has completed the challenging Third Series and is now learning the Fourth Series.
Without any background in movement training Kino MacGregor tried her first yoga class when she was nineteen. Three years later, she joined Govinda Kai's Mysore-style classes in New York City and became a dedicated Ashtanga yoga practitioner. After seven months of traditional Ashtanga practice Kino traveled to Mysore, India to meet her true teacher, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois ("Guruji"). Upon her return she began real self-practice by practicing alone and devoting herself entirely to the study and teaching of Ashtanga yoga. After seven years of consistent trips to Mysore, at the age of 29, she received from Guruji the Certification to teach Ashtanga yoga and has since worked to pass on the inspiration to practice to countless others.
For more on Kino, http://www.kinoyoga.com/
Tim is founding director at Miami Life Center which he runs with his wife, Kino MacGregor. He was set on the yoga path by his teacher Lino Miele and is Authorized to teach directly by the founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Method, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and his grandson, Sharath Rangaswami. Tim is dedicated to Ashtanga Yogas traditional style.
Tim's teaching integrates his extensive study of Alexander Technique and sitting meditation with 20 years of experience as a professional dancer and an internationally acclaimed choreographer - see www.timfeldmann.com. His in-depth knowledge of functional anatomy, alignment as well as the idiosyncratic body and mind in stillness and in motion creates the platform upon which his solid understanding of the Ashtanga method rests.
See also http://timfeldmann.com/yoga/writings.htm.
Tim is a cherished teacher giving workshops, retreats, classes and privates throughout Europe, India and the Americas.
Kino and Tim are one of the founding directors at Miami Life Center in Miami, Florida. www.miamilifecenter.com.
Ajay Tokas will be assisting Kino and Tim during this retreat. Ajay is Level 2 Authorized Ashtanga Yoga Teacher, having received the formal blessing to teach by his Guru, R. Sharath Jois. Ajay started his yoga journey in 2004 and has been devoted to the Ashtanga Yoga method since 2010. Born in Delhi , Ajay has taught in his home city of Delhi since 2010 and traveled to Siberia to teach since 2011. Currently practicing into the challenging Third Series of Ashtanga Yoga, Ajay's teaching is inspired by the integration of strength in the Ashtanga Yoga method with the inner experience of spiritual discipline. Ajay believes that with disciplined yoga practice one can open doors to self realization. For yoga inspiration be sure to check out his Instagram: http://instagram.com/ajaytokas.
Santina will also be assisting Kino and Tim. Santina's journey from suffering to liberation through yoga has led her to a deep and real study of yoga as a living practice. San has completed the primary, 2nd and 3rd series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Series and is fully certified in the Nicky Knoff Yoga System. Through tender endurance with each asana of her advanced Ashtanga practice, San has developed an intimacy with the physiology and spirituality of our human form. San's commitment to a life of process, practice and courage makes rich soil from which to provide meaningful guidance as a teacher and assistant. Santina augments her yoga teaching with her work as a therapist, holding a Masters of Gestalt therapy - a humanistic therapy focusing on sharpening an individual's awareness of emotions and behaviors in their experience of the present to bring light to what really is. Santina also holds degrees in Law/Arts from the University of Melbourne. San lives and works on the Gold Coast, Australia where she maintains a vital relationship with her first teacher, Mark Togini. Santina is thrilled to again have the honour of assisting her esteemed teachers and inspirations, Kino and Tim, on their Easter retreat.
The Daily Schedule
The program begins at 5 pm on the first day of the retreat with a group welcome (Apr 26th). The first full practice class will be in the morning on Apr 27th. The last teaching day is Friday, May 9th, and departure is at 12 pm on the last day (May 10th). The schedule below is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.
|7:30 am||Morning herbal tea|
|6 - 8 am||Guided Full Primary on Sunday and Friday|
|6:30 - 9:30 am||Mysore Monday - Thursday|
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|2:30 - 5 pm||Afternoon Workshops on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday|
|3 - 3:30 pm||Snack and refreshment|
|6 - 8 pm||Dinner buffet|
|6 - 8 pm||Steam room available|
Based on request and availability, you are welcome to arrive early or extend your stay, our Residential and Wellness Programs details are on http://www.samahitaretreat.com/yoga-holidays.html
Best Value (Add on)
Combine your Retreat with a Health or Wellness Spa Program to make the most out of your stay.
Best Value invites you to enjoy rejuvenating massage and treatments at an exclusive rate - Enjoy a 10% discount on the Program of your choice.
Relax and enjoy our range of wellness spa programs, designed to nourish body and soul. Choose from a range of massage, beauty treatments and detoxifying therapies to compliment your time with us.
Wellness Spa Programs
|Simple Balanced Living||€ 77||€ 126||€ 176|
|Radiant Balanced Living||€ 122||€ 198||€ 275|
|Pure Balanced Living||€ 202||€ 328||€ 450|
Our health programs have been specially designed to help you rediscover health and vitality, and where necessary target areas of imbalance in your life. From our range of healthy detox programs to more focused weight loss and de-stress programs, our specialy designed blend of treatments, nutrition and support ensure you meet your wellness goals.
De-stress, Detox & Healthy Weight Programs
|Standard - Detox : De-Stress||€ 306||€ 459||€ 525||€ 756|
|Standard - Healthy Weight||€ 337||€ 505||€ 578||€ 832|
|Essential - Detox : De-Stress||€ 360||€ 572||€ 697||€ 982|
|Essential - Healthy Weight||€ 396.||€ 629||€ 767||€ 1,080|
|Specialty Detox Standard||€ 460||€ 668||€ 792||€ 1,040|
|Specialty Detox Essential||€ 515||€ 783||€ 963||€ 1,269|
We recommend you book in advance for your Health Program or Wellness Spa Program as much preparation work is required and space is limited.
|Share two bedroom loft||€ 1,590 per person|
|Semi Private room||€ 1,790 per person|
|Single superior room||€ 1,990 per person|
Deluxe One Bedroom Suite
We only have two deluxe one bedroom suites located in our most private building closest to the sea. They have a private bedroom, living room, fully equipped kitchen, generous bathroom and an extra large balcony. Both suites offer a modern open living room with sofa bed, LCD TV, working desk and DVD/ iPod Stereo. They are perfect for a family or couple. The additional rate is a flat rate based on the room and is added on to the total rate package whether a single individual, couple or family.
Deluxe One Bedroom Suite - Additional cost on the total program package:
- € 50 per day
- € 320 for one week
- € 620 for two weeks
- € 900 for three weeks
- € 1100 for four weeks
Our guestrooms are set back just over 50 meters from the water to provide with you with a private community and greater security. A selection of our rooms enjoy this spectacular sea view, while others enjoy the tropical gardens scene.
The rate is inclusive of:
- Full yoga program
- Fully equipped accommodation with AC
- Full brunch and dinner buffets
- Mineral drinking water
- Herbal steam room
- Salt water swimming pool
- Wi Fi internet
- Service charge
- VAT government tax
Reserve your place on this program
If you wish to extend your stay to include a detox or wellness program, please use the Wellness Booking Form.
Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.
Kino and Tim are both masterful teachers. I am always in awe of their grace, presence, patience, deep knowledge, and genuine natures. They compliment each other completely. They make the practice of Ashtanga yoga accessible while also opening up their students' eyes to the awe-inpiring path that a devoted practitioner will experience.
Anne, United States, 2013
I still feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to immerse myself in practice with Tim and Kino for two weeks in this beautiful setting and for having the opportunity to get to know so many amazing people along the way, it was really the best two weeks I've had in a long time for many reasons. In fact, I enjoyed it so much I have already booked for 2014! :-)