Samahita Yoga Retreat
Rejuvenate and Flow
7 â 14th April 2018
With Anouk Prop and Gillian Breetzke
About the Retreat
A refreshing chance to take some time out of your busy schedule and create the space to unwind in a natural, nurturing environment. We will offer an opportunity to focus on healing, supportive practices with practical tools on how to integrate these in your daily life.
Anouk and Gill will lead you through a morning practice starting with mindful movement (silent cycle, walking), , leading into meditation, pranayama (breathwork practices) in the Kaivalyadhama tradition, flowing into an Ashtanga Vinyasa class which will be guided at the start of the week and then moving into assisted self practice.
The afternoon sessions will be workshop based and will explore both rejuvenating yoga practices and will also draw from the local Thai wisdom and traditions surrounding the refreshing, clearing nature of Songkran Festival, the Thai New Year, which will fall on the 13th April. The word Songkran comes from the Sanskrit word saáškrÄnti, which literally means âastrological passageâ meaning transformation or change. This will be a wonderful opportunity for you to rejuvenate your soul and find your inner flow.
This retreat is open to everyone offering a solid foundation for newer students beginning yoga and refinement and depth to students with an established practice. Modifications will be offered for pregnant women and those with injuries.
*If fewer than 5 students sign up, we will give students the option to join our regular YCC classes (http://www.samahitaretreat.com/fitness-programs.html)
About the Teacher
Born and bred on African soil, Gill loves nature and seeks to live by the ideal that a yogi is one who leaves a place more beautiful than when they arrived.
She began practicing yoga in 2004 whilst Teaching in a Primary School in Dublin, Ireland and is now both a Yoga Alliance (500RYT) and 1100hour Centered Yoga Certified teacher. Gill began exploring the world after completing a Teaching degree in Primary Education in South Africa and starting by teaching in Inner city London schools, supporting children from challenging backgrounds. She then moved to Dublin where she spent 12 years immersed in the magic of the Emerald Isle working in the pilot school of the Educate Together movement, an independent NGO that runs school that guarantee equality of access and esteem to children irrespective of their social, cultural or religious background. She feels immense gratitude for all she has learnt through her students…her greatest teachers.
In 2013 she moved to Yangon, Myanmar to teach and train local teachers in an International Primary School and teach yoga. A few classes in her apartment ended up growing into a wonderful, vibrant community of committed yogis. She seeks to inspire and empower her students to listen to their inner voice and find peace from the inside which then radiates out.
Koh Samui is now her home where she is combining her love of yoga and music in this unique transformational place.
Yoga continues to shape my life. Iâm so grateful that this practice, which started as a way to manage stress and increase flexibility, grew to become a central thread in my life. It has brought balance, focus, awareness and a deep sense of inner peace and connection both within myself and to those around me. It is such a joy and privilege to share this living practice with others.
Anouk Prop is a psychotherapist, registered Yoga Alliance (500 RYT) yoga teacher and reiki master, originally from the Netherlands. She combines yoga, psychotherapy & energetic healing through their very compatible aspects and stresses on the non-medical methods in healing and offers a holistic approach as such. Postgraduate education in trauma healing in combination with yoga put into practice, she has a broad range of experience in the field, varying from working with children and adults with a history of abuse, addiction, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, but also car-accidents and other traumatic events like war or natural disasters. She encounters people with deeply rooted tension, trauma or blockages on a level which goes beyond cognition and shows that yoga and energetic healing can open doors in this. Her mindful approach is focused on empowerment and guiding people towards their own unique essence by gently inviting them to look in the beautiful, though sometimes confronting mirror life provides, taken by her hand of compassion, positivity and enthusiasm.
The Daily Schedule
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.
Retreat Rates (THB)
|Private room||39,480Â per person|
|Semi Private room||35,280Â per person|
|Share two bedroom loft||31,080Â per person|
*Early bird massage promo: Complimentary 60 minute body & soul treatment of your choice when you book at least 60 days in advance! Booking must be confirmed and deposit paid at least 60 days before and balance settled at least 1 month before retreat start date.
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 completed theÂ RejuvenateÂ andÂ FlowÂ program with Anouk and Gill at Samahita in April 2017. Overall, the week was brilliant; superb location and facilities, great food and really clear and caring instruction from both Gill and Anouk. Practicing in the beach Shala was a delight in near perfect temperatures and it was a great way to learn the Ashtanga primary sequence. The other participants were from varied backgrounds and were interesting, friendly, fun and as keen to learn as I was. I came away bothÂ rejuvenatedÂ and refreshed although I can hardly remember those words being used at all during the program – the magic just happens. Highly recommended.
I had the fortune to be in the right place at the right time!
I chose that specific week only because was the most convenient for me and it ended up to be an amazing experience at Samahita retreat.
RejuvenateÂ andÂ flowÂ were two very nicely chosen words that sum up what that week was all about.
Samahita retreat is located in a very nice place, very beautiful and peaceful.
Facilities are great and the foodâŚ well the food is excellent !!!
Definitely this is a experience that Iâm looking to repeat again next year.
– “Finding Anouk was the first step in transforming my life and rediscovering what it is to be happy. After a PhD and children I hadÂ lost my way and my balance. I had essentially lost ‘me’. With the gentle support, coaching and safe-haven Anouk provides, as well as the flexible approach (no âone-size fits allâ), I feel like I am now in charge of my path, my direction, my life.Â As Anouk aptly put it: âitâs my party!â Anouk has been a guiding light for which I will be ever grateful.”
Gill inspires, not only in her teaching, but in the energy and love she brings to the practice of yoga. From another teacher I am not sure I would have warmed to Ashtanga, but Gill brings softness and care to this vigorous practice. With support from Gill I have developed a self-practice at home and am very grateful to daily discover and rediscover its many benefits in my life. In classes with Gill I know I am in safe hands and can enter into a space of meditation and observation. Her own dedication to Ashtanga and her many years of studying are strongly felt in her teaching, not only in the technical elements, but in her love of this method as a means to learning about self, sprit and to better live our lives. As a teacher she is human, compassionate and open. I cannot recommend her enough.