Building & Deepening a Practice with Integrity
“Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity in your own mind.”
∼ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Building & Deepening a Practice with Integrity

October 4-11, 2014

with Rachel Grey

About the Retreat

Together we will explore yoga as a physical practice and how to incorporate yoga into life, aiming for a more holistic approach in order to gain insight into ourselves and the world around us.

If you have an existing Ashtanga yoga practice there will be a chance to practice Mysore on a daily basis. And we will support you in deepening your practice by filling any gaps in its foundation, thereby strengthening and enhancing the more advanced aspects of practice as well.

However, if you are just beginning yoga we will give you a solid grounding to start you off safely and with integrity, and you will leave with a self practice. Yoga Therapy will be used as needed with the Ashtanga Vinyasa as a way to work towards the full practice smoothly, at your own pace.

The mornings will focus on the meditative practice including pranayama meditation, as well as some walking and sitting at the beach to connect with nature and the beauty of the beach. The afternoons will be an opportunity to clear up any misunderstandings that arise through theory, workshop and Q & A sessions. And we will end with a deeply relaxing restorative style class.

This yoga retreat will be a valuable time in which to focus, learn together as a group and individually in your own way. And we will also enjoy paradise of course!

About the Teacher


rachelRachel has practiced and had interests in various styles of yoga since 1999, and felt that all of it led to a greater understanding of her current practice.

She completed her Centered Yoga teachers training with Paul in 2005 and has returned regularly to SYT over the last 5 years. Her main focus in teaching is to create an appropriate intelligent bridge to the dynamic form of Ashtanga, breaking it down so that each person is practicing to their own level and reaching their potential.

She has taught in London, and more recently in Sydney focussing on courses, workshops and Mysore classes. She uses her experience from her daily yoga practice, workshop intensives in yoga therapy, back bending and inversions combined with Thai massage experience for a holistic approach to teaching and when giving adjustments to share the joy of yoga bio.

The Daily Schedule

The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the retreat with a group welcome and departure is at 12pm on the last day.
The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.

7:00 am             Pranayama & Meditation
8:00 am Led / Guided Asana Practice & Self Guided Mysore Style Practice
10:00 - 1:00 pm Brunch Buffet
4:00 - 6:00 pm Yoga Theory Q&A/Workshop followed by Restorative Yoga
6:00 pm Dinner Buffet
7:30 pm Optional Evening Program - Video, Tratak or Mediation

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.

Wellness Programs

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


3 days

5 days

7 days

Simple Balanced Living € 77 € 126 € 176
Radiant Balanced Living € 122 € 198 € 275
Pure Balanced Living € 202 € 328 € 450

Health Programs

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


3 days

5 days

7 days

10 days

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.

Retreat Rates

Share two bedroom loft     € 940 per person
Semi-Private room     € 1,040 per person
Single superior room     € 1,140 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.

Back to Retreat Schedule


I had no expectations going into the detox but am fully satisfied with the experience. The staff, the service and the environment were perfect for the program. I'd recommend it to anyone-even the skeptics.
Meghan, Canada 2010

I learned a lot from Wellness Director. This retreat has really made me sit up and think about how I lead my life; diet, stress management and living a more healthy and balanced life. The great thing is I now realize how I can change things and have every intention of doing so when I go home. So thank you Samahita for opening my eyes and bringing this welcome change into my life!
Belinda, Hong Kong 2012

I feel blessed to have discovered Samahita Retreat and privileged to have spent time with the wonderful teachers here! They have created the most beautiful space where I just love to come and unwind, reflect, cleanse and deepen my yoga practice. This is my second time at Samahita and I look forward to returning year after year to continue to grow, relax and be nurtured in this amazing and unique environment. Thank you so much!
Melanie, Australia 2012

Thank you so much for your warm hospitality and help & support to our family during our stay in March. It was great escape to a beautiful place as well as a healing time for myself. My son faced a true nature there, dining with birds, sleeping with nice breeze, walking in the calm beach and listening the sound of wave all the time. And he has grown so much over there, I think it's all about being in such a peaceful/clean place. All your staffs were fantastic, I had no issue with making baby's food. They gave me a great confidence that we can go back there anytime.
My yoga practice, particularly Asana practice, I started to set up a time and managed to make it in daily bases! What an amazing change! I'm so glad that I can do this again. Also the end of practice, I feel so much better and lighter, something I've been longing for. All great.
Many thanks to all of you and so much looking forward to going back soon.
Special thanks to Paul and Jutima!
Susie and family, Hong Kong 2009

I can absolutely recommend the program. It is do-able, I felt great most of the time and feel even greater on my 7th day!!!
Lene, Norway 2009