Guest Teacher Retreats
Yoga Practice and Philosophy Intensive
Insight into the Teachings from Hathapradipika and Other Hatha Texts
March 16 - 29, 2014
with Richard Freeman
About the Training
Richard comes to Samahita Retreat for a special two-week program on the practice of Yoga and the 14th century hatha text of Svatmarama, Hathapradipika (commonly referred to in modern vernacular as Hatha Yoga Pradipika). As is typical for Richard, expect brief forays into a variety of other teachings and texts during the afternoon sessions, digressions that add depth into and understanding of the lessons from the Hathapradipika.
Richard has a wealth of knowledge gained from the direct experience of dedicating his life to the practice of Yoga. Known for both his depth and humor, this is a rare opportunity to spend two delightful weeks gaining greater knowledge of practice and its philosophy, in what Richard calls an idyllic location for it.
As always, we are honored and thrilled to have Richard keep Samahita Retreat as his home in Asia. Richard will weave the explanation of the practice with philosophy to give us all an exhilarating practice and satsang of learning. From our experience, very few can do this with such poise and skill.
This course is open to all levels, whether new yoga student or an experienced teacher, to anyone who would love to spend two weeks with an inspiring and uplifting teacher of yoga.
About the Teacher
Richard Freeman has been a student of yoga since 1968. He has spent nearly nine years in Asia studying various traditions which he incorporates into the Ashtanga yoga practice as taught by his principal teacher, K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Richard's background includes studying Sufism in Iran, Zen and Vipassana Buddhist practice, Bhakti and traditional Hatha yoga in India. Starting in 1974 he also began an in-depth study of Iyengar yoga, which eventually led him to Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Richard is an avid student of both Western and Eastern philosophy, as well as Sanskrit. His ability to juxtapose various viewpoints, without losing the depth and integrity of each, has helped him develop a unique, metaphorical teaching style.
For more on Richard's educational products and his Yoga Workshop Center in Boulder http://yogaworkshop.com/
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.
|7:30 am||Yoga Practice with Richard|
|10:00 - 1 pm||Brunch Buffet|
|4:00 - 6:00||insights from Richard based on yogic texts|
|6:00 pm||Dinner Buffet|
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||€ 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.
|Single superior room||€ 1,990 per person|
|Share two bedroom loft||€ 1,590 per person|
|Semi-Private room||€ 1,790 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
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.
I was very impressed by the whole program and I have done many detoxes. I think this is the 10th detox. I loved this one. Even though it was the Candida detox and quite challenging, what I feel like now was so worth it. The support throughout was amazing. The staff forever helpful even through my tough moments and grumpiness. I had all the detox reactions (mildly) and felt very good throughout. More importantly, the support post detox and the help have been fantastic. Thank you so much to Wellness Director and her team!
Tiana, Hong Kong 2010
As a person in 3-week cancer remission I found the 3 day detox program extremely healing. The atmosphere and environment of Yoga Thailand, along with the quality of care and staff are all beneficial in my healing. Thank you Yoga Thailand.
Jodie, Australia 2010
Your team and you made wonderful 4 weeks for Anita, Livio and me. We are
very thankful for all what we have learnt and all the affection we received.
We will never forget this holiday.
Our aim is now to keep the praxis up on and off the mat and to implement everything we have learnt.
Roland family, Serbia 2009
This week has been an absolutely incredible experience. Samahita Retreat provides a peaceful retreat for people of all ages and skill level to come and rejuvenate while meeting some wonderful like-minded people. I wholeheartedly recommend Samahita Retreat to anyone wanting a break at a place that promotes health and wellness. Thank you The Wellness Director for a wonderful week.
Jessica, Canada 2011
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