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

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 range of 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.

Add-On a Wellness Spa Program

                              

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 Add-On Program

Our Health Add-On Program 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 specially designed blend of treatments, nutrition and support ensure you meet your wellness goals.

Add-On a De-stress, Detox or Healthy Weight Program

                              

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 or Wellness Spa Add-On 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

Way beyond excellent. The Wellness Director is very attentive, always approachable, very knowledgeable. Dear Wellness Director , many, many thanks, Iwill be back.
Anna, Russia 2011

I did the 5 day combined detox. I found it very beneficial to my practice and my overall health. I think it is important to give your digestive system a break and clean it out. The Wellness Centre cater for your every need, they are so organised that you don't have to think, just go with what they offer and enjoy it. I never felt hungry and my energy was quite good throughout the detox. The best part was that I found I connected more to my practice and my breath. The whole process was fun and interesting. Something I will try to keep up twice a year!
Danielle, Ireland 2011

12 days to come back to myself : a great possibility to balance physical, mental and also spiritual needs. Clean, purify, practice...hold your breath...enjoy life with all challenges!
Gisella, Austria 2012

It was much harder than I imagined, but I am glad I did it and will try to do again in the future. It helped me rethink my relationship with coffee and my eating habits.
Chami, Thailand 2012

Hey Paul,
Many thanks to you and Jutima for your hospitality at your new place. It is absolutely brilliant; the best yoga centre I have ever been in for everything: the place, the food, the people, the atmosphere, the architecture, and most of all the quality of the yoga. Not only have you maintained the great feeling of the old place, you have gone way beyond it. It was such a privilege to be able to contribute to the opening.
Jack, Ireland 2009