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“The quieter you become the more you are able to hear” ∼ Rumi
Suitable for all levels - beginners welcome.

Yoga Retreat with Guest Teacher Sara Granström Thorsson

Deepen your practice through breath, chanting and gratitude

January 24 – 31, 2015

with Sara Granström Thorsson

About the Retreat

Sara Granström ThorssonFor most people the first meeting with yoga is usually a physical experience, something we move towards through our bodies. However, the traditional goal of yoga has for thousands of years been to increase people’s ability to be more present in the world through the help of a calmer mind.

To practice yoga is to observe ourselves as we are in a given moment without demands or expectations. It’s described in the yogic texts that even though consistency and regularity are important for the understanding of yoga, how we approach the different techniques on the mat will be equally important.

During this retreat we will use a great mix of yogic practices to support the process of directing our attention towards the inside rather then the outside.

The daily asana practice will be based on the Ashtangyoga Vinyasa system with focus on technique and attitude rather then completing as many poses as possible. We will use the wonders of traditional breathwork known as ”pranayama” as well as chanting and meditation to create a good and positive environment for the different kinds of challenges that comes up on the mat.

During the afternoon sessions we will explore the yogic philosophy and discuss the practice in detail, all to make the teaching as helpful and as individual as possible.

This retreat is open to all levels of practitioners.

About the Teacher

Sara Granström-Thorsson


Sara completed her Centered Yoga Training in June 2005. She is a dedicated and focused student of yoga, which is evident in her teaching and sharing of the practices. Sara has studied both Pranayama and Asana intensively and is a senior graduate of Centered Yoga Institute. She teaches yoga regularly in Stockholm, Sweden and is also director and head teacher of the Yogayama Teacher Training, one of the most successful yoga schools in Scandinavia. In addition, Sara is a student of and practitioner of ayurveda and nutrition. Sara has been returning to teach at Samahita Retreat since 2005. For more please see her full bio.

The Daily Schedule

7:00 am Morning herbal tea
7:00 am – 8:00 am Chanting, meditation och pranayama
8:00 am – 9:30 am Asana
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Brunch buffet
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Snack and refreshment
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Chanting, filosofi, teknik, diskussion, restorative yoga.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner buffet
6:00 pm – 8:00 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

Add-On Programs

Combine your Retreat with a Health or Wellness Spa Add-On Program to make the most out of your stay. We invite you to enjoy rejuvenating massage and treatments at an exclusive rate - Enjoy a 10% discount on the Add-On Program of your choice.

Wellness Spa Add-On Program

Relax and enjoy our Wellness Spa Add-On Program, designed to nourish body and soul. Choose from a range of massage, beauty treatments and detoxifying therapies to compliment your time with us.

3 days 5 days 7 days
Wellness Spa Program 4,770 THB 7,560 THB 10,530 THB

Health Add-On Program

Our Health Add-On Programs have been specially designed to help you rediscover health and vitality, and where necessary target areas of imbalance in your life. From our healthy detox, candida detox program to our de-stress program, our specially designed blend of treatments, nutrition and support ensure you meet your wellness goals.

3 days 5 days 7 days 10 days
Detox 13,500 THB 20,250 THB 23,150 THB 32,400 THB
Candida Detox 20,250 THB 29,460 THB 34,930 THB 45,850 THB
De-Stress 13,500 THB 20,250 THB 23,150 THB 32,400 THB

We recommend you book in advance for your Health or Wellness Spa Add-On 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
Private room     € 1,140 per person

Friend / Family Room & Board Rates

These are available to any registered Samahita Retreat guest's partner, family member or friend, who is not interested in participating in any of the programs but will stay in a room and board capacity. Shared accommodation, food, and the facilities are open to the Room & Board guest(s).

During our Peak periods, the friends and family rate applies to single and deluxe rooms only.

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:

  • 2,100 per day
  • 13,440 for one week
  • 26,040 for two weeks
  • 37,800 for three weeks
  • 46,200 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.

It is possible to extend your time on detox day by day from an above program as fits your timeline. You can also add extra therapies and treatments to your program at a special discounted rate.

The rate is inclusive of:

  • Full yoga and fitness 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.

Reserve your place on this program.

If you wish to combine or extend your stay to include a wellness program please use the Wellness Booking Form

All rates will be charged in Thai Baht at the time of booking. The following conversions are intended as a guide only. This currency converter uses inter-bank rates rather than the cash rates that apply to payments, so it is likely that the actual exchange rate will be different to what is indicated here.



“Sara has the ability to teach straight from the heart, her classes are full of presence and support. I think the combination she uses of technical practice, breath awareness and chanting is outstanding.”

~ Catherine

“To study with Sara is to feel safe, inspired and happy.”

~ Helene

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