Guest Teacher Retreat
Integrated Yoga Practice
September 27 - October 4, 2014
with Daniel Stringer
About the Retreat
This is an opportunity for anyone to explore yoga in more depth in a relaxing and revitalizing environment. Daniel will share his passion and enthusiasm for yoga, encouraging you to develop an integrated asana, pranayama and mediation practice and to bring yoga into your daily life.
Our morning sessions will begin with chanting and quiet meditation focused on breath, which we will develop into an introductory pranayama practice. Following this will be an expanded explorative style of asana informed by the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, building our postures from the breath, bandha and principles of alignment. We will develop a method of working our asana in a smooth, natural way. You will be encouraged to challenge yourself while respecting your limits. Daniel will be drawing on his own experience of an advanced asana practice.
During the afternoons we'll explore the philosophical context of our yoga practices and cover any questions you may have. We’ll finish with a lighter, relaxing asana session.
You will leave feeling recharged, invigorated and well nourished. Plus it's a chance to meet and share your experience with other yogis in a beautiful place.
About the Teacher
Daniel had numerous influences leading him towards a life in yoga. From disciplined training in judo and martial arts as a child to an introspective education in art. Also learning Qi Gong standing meditation from a friend which he continued daily for two years. After leaving art college he discovered Astanga yoga in 2003 with Christopher Gladwell in Bristol and was immediately devoted to this challenging transformative practice. Even in the early stages, positive developments followed due to personal dedication and support from charismatic people. Practice practice and all is coming! Events unfolded and in 2006 he travelled to India to practice with Shri K. Patthabi Jois, then he moved on to Thailand to participate in the teacher training with Paul Dallaghan, a man who remains his primary teacher. Returning to Samahita every year since 2006 to continue studying asana / pranayama with Paul and O. P. Tiwari and anatomy with Neil Barker. Daniel stayed in Thailand throughout 2007 where he met his wife.
In 2008 he began teaching full time at mYoga in Hong Kong where he currently lives and works.
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||Meditation and Pranayama|
|8.00 am||Asana (Led Ashtanga/Hatha Vinyasa)|
|10.00 am - 1.00 pm||Brunch Buffet|
|4.00 am - 5.00 am||Discussion/Workshop|
|5.00 am - 6.00 pm||Restorative Asana/Inversions|
|6:00 pm||Dinner Buffet|
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||€ 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.
Michelle leads us to observe the breath to be aware of our body sensations, change of emotions and the movement of thoughts. Furthermore to use such awareness on the mat to trace back on our own life experience and also cultivate the loving-kindness and compassion towards self and others. This practice will also extend outside of yoga mat, the loving-kindness and compassion let us know that we are not alone and this is an important life skill for people nowadays.
Zoe Lu, Taiwan, 2013