Yoga Practice and Philosophy Intensive
“Yoga is freedom . . . It's the return to the present moment, to the natural mind, to the state of complete happiness.”
∼ Richard Freeman
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Insight into the Teachings of Hathapradipika and Hatha Yoga Texts

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 yoga 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.

Yoga Practice and Philosophy Intensive

About the Teacher

Richard Freeman 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.

Wellness Programs

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

                              

3 days

5 days

7 days

Simple Balanced Living € 77 € 126 € 176
Radiant Balanced Living € 122 € 198 € 275
Pure Balanced Living € 202 € 328 € 450

Health Programs

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

                              

3 days

5 days

7 days

10 days

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.

Retreat Rates

Single superior room     € 1,990 per person
Share two bedroom loft     € 1,590 per person
Semi-Private room     € 1,790 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.

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Testimonials

This is a team of professionals, who are very knowledgable about their field, while being kind and supportive throughout the program. Samahita Yoga Thailand also offers a healthy calm environment perfect for relaxing and especially for detoxing. I highly recommend this retreat and their detox program.
Patricia, US Panama 2011

I was overwhelmed by the thoroughness and seriousness of the program on the first day. But I am very happy I took the step and went through the program for 5 days. The environment, the weather and the care and support of the Samahita Yoga Thailand team make the detox experience a very pleasurable one!
Carolina, Switzerland 2011

Samahita Yoga Thailand is an extraordinary place where you are taken care of. I was on a ten day detox and received so much care, support and advice from a team of people who genuinely wanted to help. Everything about SYT is authentic, the staff, who become your friends, the cleanliness of your room, which becomes your home and the wonderful communual areas, where you can relax in comfortable tropical surroundings listening to the waves on the beach. The treatments available are first class, and the Yoga does more than stretch your hamstrings. But if you want to discover how beautiful this place really is, and how it can help you in ways you never imagined, I suggest you book now, I promise you will not regret it. Do something wonderful for yourself.
Kelly, UK 2011

An interesting experience that will affect my eating habits in the future.
Franziska, Switzerland 2013

Samahita Wellness allowed me to relax while feeling incredibly taken care of. The detox program was not only cleansing, but informative. I leave here with a better understanding of a well balanced life. Losing 7lbs was the cherry on the cake, not that I eat cake.
David, USA 2011