Guest Teacher Retreats
Shamanism, Evolution, Total Freedom and Ashtanga Yoga
February 7 – 14, 2015
with Danny Paradise
About the Retreat
Danny will have Mysore practice as well as led practices including derivative routines, variations and modifications including Egyptian
Roots of Yoga.
The afternoon sessions will include Pranayama from Ashtanga Yoga as well as open discussions on topics such as:
Shamanism and Yoga: The Sacred Gift Of Yoga, Personal Responsibility and Personal Authority
History and origins of Yoga and relationship to Shamanic and Indigenous Traditions around the world including Egyptian, Mayan, Taoist, Polynesian and Native American cultures,
Fulfilling Personal Destiny
The nature of disease and healing in Yoga, Shamanism, Tibetan, Polynesian, Native American and Mayan Traditions
Personal Empowerment, Responsibility and Total Freedom in Yoga. Yoga and the aging process. Yoga as a preparation for Transition
Evolution and the Soul
Yoga and Life Purpose, Eco and Spiritual Warrior, Activism in your community, Yoga Centers as centers of activism
About the Teacher
Danny Paradise has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 1976 and teaching worldwide since 1979. He initially studied with David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff, the first Western teachers of Ashtanga Yoga. Â In 1978 and 1980 he also studied with Sri K. Patabbhi Jois.
As an early advanced practitioner in the West he has helped initiate people around the world in public classes as well as teaching some of the world’s most renowned and talented musicians, actors, sports champions, film directors and dancers. Danny was the first Western traveling Ashtanga teacher.
Danny learned all the sequences of Ashtanga Yoga over 4 years and has also studied and practiced with Yoga teachers and Spiritual guides in many lineages and traditions as well as teachers of Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Karate.
Danny draws from the teachings of Krishnamurti, ancient Egypt as well as many Shamanic nature based indigenous Native cultures including Mayan, Hawaiian and Native Americans.
He communicates the teachings on ancient traditions in a non-dogmatic, contemporary, compassionate, humorous way. His purpose is to help people develop a sacred, safe, meditative, healing, joyful, expanding, pain-free, personal, life-time, self-practice. Danny teaches all the Ashtanga Sequences with emphasis on an expanding, evolving practice as well as showing derivative poses, modifications and variations.
Danny recognizes Yoga as an ancient Shamanic practice and relates Yoga to all Shamanic, nature based, Indigenous explorations from North and South America, Polynesia, Tibet, Africa and Asia. Danny has also studied extensively with J. Krishnamurti, as well as the teachings of Buddhism, Taoism and ancient Egypt. The Yogis and Shamans were the early pioneers of consciousness, healing knowledge, and communication with the Spirit realms. The basic premise of Shamanism is that Nature is out Spiritual Guide and Teacher.
His main objective is guiding people to Evolutionary Consciousness as well as to help people develop a sacred, personal, healing, meditative, joyful, non-dogmatic Yoga practice, designed to create well-being, fulfill personal destiny and learn to age with vitality, energy and grace…
Danny is also a musician and songwriter with two CDs of original music and a DVD…his first CD and DVD are called ‘River Of The Soul’ and his 2nd CD is ‘Travelers, Magicians and Shamans’. Â Sting, Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, Dominic Miller, Chris Botti, Manose Singh and other world renowned musicians join him in performance on his CDs.
The Daily Schedule
|8.00 am||Morning Asana Class|
|10.00 am – 1.00 pm||Brunch buffet|
|4.00 pm – 6:00 pm||AfternoonÂ Workshop|
|6:00 pm – 8:00 pm||Complimentary herbal steam room available|
|6:00 pm – 8:00 pm||Dinner buffet|
|8.00 pm||Optional evening program or quiet time|
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.
|Private room||Â Â Â Â â¬ 1,140 per person|
|Semi-Private room||Â Â Â Â â¬ 1,040 per person|
|Share two bedroom loft||Â Â Â Â â¬ 940 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
OurÂ guestroomsÂ are set back just over 50 meters from the water to provide with you with a private community and greater security. A selection of ourÂ roomsÂ 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.
I have been sick for a while, fainting with no founded diagnosis, experiencing muscle pains, stress and constipation for many years. A friend of mine invited me to attend this retreat. After 7 days of detox and yoga, I found that I slept well, my snoring was gone, and my muscle pain in my arms was gone. I highly recommend everyone to be open minded, your health will be better. The therapists at Samahita Wellness were also experienced and approachable. Thank you to all the staff for making me better. More power to you.
â¼ Maria, (2013-01-01)
The Wellness Director is fantastic-very helpful and knowledgeable. Huge Applause! An excellent detox program that is informative, supportive and really promotes overall wellbeing and health. Thank you!
â¼ Anne, Australia (2011-11-01)
An excellent week-going home feeling light and rejuvenated. I will be back
â¼ Emma, Ireland (2011-11-01)
Way beyond excellent. The Wellness Director is very attentive, always approachable, very knowledgeable. Dear Wellness Director , many, many thanks, I will be back.
â¼ Anna, Russia (2011-11-01)
The Wellness Director is a great teacher. Always calm, very knowledgeable and always there for questions. I would do the detox again. It is greatly organized with high quality teaching and products. It helps definitely to get deeper in touch with body and mind.
â¼ Oliver, Germany (2011-11-01)