"Yoga shala," in Sanskrit, denotes the room or practice area where yogic practices take place. Many of the old yogic texts, in particular Hatha yoga ones, offer guidelines on how to design such a structure. Taking into account old wisdom and modern knowledge, we have built our shala. It is the central feature of Samahita Retreat and the hub of all activity.
Herbal Steam Room
Beachside Swimming Pool
Right by the beach is our swimming pool, which has plenty of sun beds and a large shallow area for children. In keeping with our efforts to stay as close to nature as possible, it is a saltwater pool, which is easier on your eyes, hair, skin, and internal organs than chlorinated water.
Kids Club and Babysitting
Family life is an integral part of the yogic path. Many great yoga masters, present and past, have had families. As parents ourselves, we know firsthand the challenges that face practitioners who have children, and we are well aware of their special needs.
Samahita Retreat sits directly on the beach, just steps away from calm, warm water ideal for swimming (though when the tide is low during the summer months, you might prefer to take long swims in our saltwater swimming pool). We are fortunate to have a virtually private beach.
Samahita Wellness offers a number of wellness programs for detoxification, general health and well-being.
Dedicated facilities include:
- A dedicated Wellness Director and professional team highly trained and specialized therapists and nurse
- Expert Visiting Practitioners
- Comfortable treatment rooms for therapies, bodywork, and massage and beach front shala
- Colon hydrotherapy room featuring the most advanced equipment available on the market
- Far-infrared sauna
- Wellness Library
- A variety of natural health products available for purchase.
Sattva Dining & Juice Bar
Great emphasis is placed on the importance of food at Samahita Retreat. It serves a dual purpose of healthily nourishing the body and mind while also delighting the senses through great taste and variation. The food philosophy is based on the principle of "Sattva", a Sanskrit term that means pure and light with a basis of easy to digest. The emphasis is on natural ingredients including yoghurt, kefir, soy milk, coconut milk, breads, jams, muesli and breakfast juices all homemade daily.
Juice Bar and Healthy Homemade Sweet Treats
Samahita Retreat has a full-service juice bar serving up all types of juices, including home grown organic wheatgrass, in addition to a variety of blended shakes.
Guests can radically boost their well-being and change mental and emotional states by consuming good water, fresh juices and homemade, healthy treats. Fresh juices, especially wheatgrass, can aid in detoxifying the body by restoring alkaline balance and reducing or curing many common ailments that people suffer from today. For those with a sweet tooth freshly made cookies, energy balls, muesli bars, and ice-cream are all created using pure, unprocessed ingredients.
Next to our dining area is a beachside lounge opening wide onto the beach, with panoramic views and gentle sea breezes (unless the wind is up, then it's positively cool!). This area is equipped with a full-size screen for video presentations and movies, a library, and plenty of cushions. We'll gladly connect your Ipod to the sound system if you want to share your sounds (within reason, of course). An offshoot from it is an extended private shala at the water's edge.
You'll know you're in the tropics, at the beach, and enjoying your time.
Accommodation - The Guestrooms at Samahita Retreat
Samahita Retreat is located directly on the beach. Our guestrooms are set back 50 meters from the sea and are perfect for quiet contemplation and relaxation. Our eco-friendly buildings make use of cross ventilation, natural lighting, rainwater harvesting, and solar power. We have rooms for couples and singles, as well as loft-style accommodations that are ideal for families or two people sharing.