Samahita Wellbeing Retreats
Everyday Enlightenment: A practical approach to personal transformation
September 14-21, 2013
with Dorien Israel and Amy Sharpe
About the Retreat
Come and join us for a week of yoga, fun and personal exploration in Samahita Retreat’s tropical beach setting. Combining Dorien’s indomitable flair for revealing a person’s true nature with Amy’s passion for helping students find lasting connection and love for a sustainable yoga practice, this retreat is about learning practical and realistic tools to support your life.
Amy's role will be to help you understand the key to the breath with daily breath work and pranayama techniques leading into Asana (Physical postures) from the Ashtanga Primary Series, working towards everybody having a self practice in both breath work and Asana. Amy will help you to understand the often missed principals of alignment, breath and focus, laying the foundation for natural wellbeing, strength, joy and grace to be revealed within each and every moment.
Dorien will help you to identify your mental and emotional patterns which keep you limited and less than you are meant to be. Through informative lectures, transformational tools and techniques both personally and within the group setting, you will gain valuable new perspective. Dorien brings a lifetime of experience and years of one-to-one counselling and coaching sessions, to help you live life with a greater sense of purpose.
About the Teachers
Amy has been teaching at Samahita Retreat since 2011, where she continues to work closely with students from around the world. Her intention is to empower students to create their own sustainable practice built on the foundations developed by Paul Dallaghan and Sri. O.P. Tiwari. Amy combines teaching with her role as Samahita Retreat Marketing Director.
Amy studied acting and theatre in London and has been living in Thailand for seven years, working as a freelance writer for magazines, focused on wellness and travel. She has two young daughters. Amy lives her life immersed in raising children, teaching and the biggest practice of all; learning how to live yoga. finding balance and joy through all of life's many adventures. For more please see her full bio
Dorien started practicing Ashtanga yoga with Paul at the young age of 60. She spends most of the year on Koh Samui and spends her time as a retreat advisor to our guests. Most people have never been on a "retreat" so having Dorien to give personal guidance is a great support. She also teaches other non-yoga related classes such as Qi Gong.
She is the author of three books; UnBound, Tao Passages and The Way to the One I AM. She is a Reiki Master, Yoga teacher and Qi Gong practitioner.
In 1984 after a "near death" experience resulting from a severe automobile accident Dorien discovered she was given the ability to access ascended information (channeling or direct revelation).
In 1997 Dorien came to Koh Samui on a one week vacation and never left. During that week she had a "transcendent experience" (satori). Now at the age of 65 she is a remarkable reflection of what is possible in body, mind and Being when one aligns their life with their highest values and real identity.
For more on Dorien: www.becomingunbound.com
The Daily Schedule
|7.30 am||Day Opening, Breathwork- Pranayama with Amy|
|8 am||Asana Practice: Ashtanga Vinyasa Led and Self-Practice Classes with Amy|
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|4 - 6 pm||Personal Transformation Workshops with Dorien & Amy, Q&A & Restorative Yoga|
|6 - 8 pm||Complimentary herbal steam room available|
|6 - 8 pm||Dinner buffet|
|7.45 pm||Optional Evening Program, Meditation or quiet time.|
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||€ 70||€ 117||€ 164|
|Radiant Balanced Living||€ 112||€ 180||€ 256|
|Pure Balanced Living||€ 189||€ 283||€ 423|
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
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||€ 890 per person|
|Semi Private room||€ 990 per person|
|Single superior room||€ 1,090 per person|
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
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.
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
Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.
This retreat was a truly wonderful experience for me. Prior I had been in a bit of a funk... but no more! The retreat centre is beautiful, the food is healthy and prepared with love and the teachers are experienced, professional and truely giving of themselves. We were fortunate to have a great group of students, and we bonded immediately. It was a unique experience for me as I was the only male out of a group of 12 people. Yoga was great! Food was great! Lectures great!
Andrew, US /Cambodia May 2012
The Samahita retreat is opulant without the materialistic overload! It fits in perfectly with the ethos of simplicity and being one with yourself: "The mountain in the realms of nature" Whatever your reason for coming here, it will give you the tools to implement a sense of purpose and direction. You will leaved informed, enlightened and enriched. A place to be with you, yourself while having the undoubted chance to meet and feed off of other inspirational strong people.
Medina, UK May 2012
I wanted to find, decide, honour, love, live - and I did. It was a true transformational week; I came in stiff, tense and shy. I found my flexibility and beauty again. My body and mind learned a lot from Rachel, amazing experience! My thoughts got a challenge and my spirit found new roads to explore handled by Dorien. 2 beautiful women and 10 beautiful circle members; a holiday for body, mind and spirit in a marvelous, respectful environment.
Wendy, Netherlands May 2012