Guest Teacher Retreats
The Middle Way: Yoga Practice and Daily Living
April 13 - 20, 2013
with Michael Hamilton
About the Retreat
This one-week retreat offers a mix of asana, meditation, practical workshops on inner alignment and talks/discussions on philosophy. The intention of this retreat is to assist students in developing mindfulness and heightened awareness. These qualities are achievable through yoga practice and in this retreat Michael will guide you in how to integrate these tools into your daily life.
The morning session will be a yoga practice in the Ashtanga Mysore Style. Mysore Style yoga practice allows students of all levels to begin or deepen their experience in yoga asana (postures). The afternoon sessions will be a combination of meditation practice,special yoga asana workshops and talks drawing on Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta, Tantra and Classical Yoga (Yoga Sutras).
This retreat is open to all levels of students.
About the Teacher
Michael was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He has studied yoga with many prominent teachers in the Krishnamacharya lineages, focusing on Iyengar and Ashtanga. He is authorized to teach Ashtanga by Sri K. PattabhiJois of Mysore India and currently studies with Richard Freeman.
Michael has spent time in monasteries in Asia and America studying meditation and this forms the foundation of his teachings on yoga and its integration into our daily lives. With an eye for detail and alignment Michael conducts workshops throughout the world emphasizing the internal practice of yoga in his teaching.
For more details on Michael please visit his website
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 am||Morning tea|
|7.30 - 10 am||Asana Practice: AshtangaYoga Mysore Style (students are guided individually to develop a self-practice)|
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|3 - 3:30 pm||Snack and refreshment|
|4 - 6 pm||(except Wednesday): Meditation, Special Asana Workshops, Philosophy Talks and Open Discussions|
|6 pm||Dinner buffet|
|6 - 8 pm||Steam room available|
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||€ 840 per person|
|Single superior room||€ 1,040 per person|
Upgrade to our Deluxe 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
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.
I found the retreat very nice and relaxing with the opportunity to do breathwork and yoga in the morning, eating healthy and delicious food and meeting nice people.
Dorthe, Denmark 2012
A very positive and lasting experience, I left feeling more healthy, and informed about my health and lifestyle / diet choices. With comfort in knowing that I can stay in touch and return for follow up care in the future. This detox experience exceeded my expectations, thank you so much.
Wenny, USA / Cambodia 2010
Dear Paul and staff of Samahita Yoga Thailand,
Just a quick note of thanks for the wonderful 3 days I spent at your centre last week. It was truly restful and rejuvenating and just what I needed. I only wish I could have stayed longer. I was also appreciative to have the attention of teacher trainers to support me with my asanas.
Many thanks again and all the best,
Holly, Switzerland 2010
Great Experience : combines Yoga practice under excellent guidance and all expert, effective detox program. Will come back!
Giancarlo, UK 2011
As I researched yoga retreat sites from all over the world for countless hours, Samahita Retreat kept coming back to me as a destination option. The One-to-One Personal Retreat really called and inspired me. Due to the fact that my time as limited to a one week retreat, I really wanted to maximize my time. Not that group settings cannot be impacting, I really was attracted to the One-to-One time for this particular journey. It just seemed right. Once word returned that you were available to meet, the confirmation within my body was immediate.
The results totally surpassed my expectations. Our daily conversations were poignant, enriching, engaging, and empowering. You have a wonderful gift to focus, center and deliver a targeted message that comes from an other-worldly place. I loved that even though there was a loose outline of topics to cover, that we could stay on the prescribed course or go off on an appropriate tangent. It made our time together real and personal and not contrived.
Your robust energy flows from you in generous waves drowning those in your presence. Your capacity to teach, share, laugh and love were infectious.
More than anything, I absorbed takeaway spiritual and life skills that I can now use to uplift and support my future growth.
The week was an opportunity to reboot my life. I return to my real world a new person - revived, fresh, and outfitted with energy that will continue to guide and support the next stage of life.
My gratitude runneth over.
Thank you from the crevasses of my open and gleeful heart.
Laurel, USA 2012