Samahita Retreat Center for Yoga, Holistic Health & Wellbeing – Koh Samui’s original Yoga and Spa Resort.
Samahita Retreat is a dedicated retreat center, home to Centered Yoga and Samahita Wellness, that share a single purpose-to provide a place in which to practice healthy living and to share with others this particular way of life.
Being the original Yoga Thailand, our center has grown and developed over the years and now encompasses a wellness center as well as its traditional yoga offerings. The name Samahita is translated from Sanskrit as centered or balanced. To find balance is key in daily habits, in weight management, in dealing with stress. Samahita Retreats clear and dedicated purpose is to provide both the tools to work on yourself through specific practices and dedicated programs as well as the environment within to learn, change and renew.
Samahita Retreat has a respected reputation in offering classical yoga practices and their philosophy through pranayama (breath), asana (body postures), vinyasa (breath and movement) and meditative techniques. Classical yoga embodies the wisdom of the Yoga Sutra and the practices of hatha, rooted in the original teachings but practical and accessible for a demanding life today.
We offer several personalized and guided Detox, Healthy Weight and De-Stress programs, for either the first timer stepping into healthy approaches or one already in yoga and health to take your practice a step further while transforming your body and mind. We, at Samahita Retreat, are committed to this life. We live it and we have many years’ experience. We know what it takes not just to help people relax but to reach a point of transformation.
Samahita Retreat is located in the south of Koh Samui, right on the beach. It is in a quiet area off the beaten track, with plenty of privacy and comforts, yet still close to markets and amenities. The beach is virtually ours alone, many rooms in our yoga retreat have a direct sea view, while the surroundings are lush and green. Many of Koh Samui’s special attractions are down the south near us, waterfalls to temples and more. A walk down our beach brings you to the golden Laem Sor Pagoda of a realized Buddhist monk, whose force has drawn us to be established in this special spot.
Samahita Retreat is home to Centered Yoga , a world leader in the field of yoga education and teacher training. Since its founding in 1999 we have been offering courses for professional yoga teachers, those aspiring to become teachers, and serious students seeking to go deeper in the practice. We have earned the reputation as Asia’s most respected and longest running Yoga Alliance Registered Program both at the 200 and 500 levels and one of a few so well established and experienced in the world.
All backgrounds of people join us here, whether yoga students, from beginners to advanced, those looking to lose weight and get healthy, regenerate from a stressful life to a holiday with all the healthy perks. It is the kind of wellness resort where someone traveling alone can meet people and feel at home, and where families can relax and enjoy themselves. (We offer many services for parents of young children, who might not have much time for their own time or yoga back home.) Discover delicious and healthy food and an atmosphere conducive to both restoration and growth in a true community where many friendships blossom. Even partners who don’t do yoga or wellness find our setup perfect for them while their other half gets on with the yoga and treatments! In short, all are welcome.
We cultivate a friendly, comfortable environment that allows guests to be social or private. More than just a spa resort, our excellent facilities allow guests the option to engage in a variety of practices and treatments during their stay. Our facilities include a yoga shala, a meditation garden, a wellness center (Spa) and treatment rooms, an herbal steam room, a saltwater swimming pool, a lounge, a restaurant that serves delicious vegetarian cuisine, a full juice bar, and a boutique.
We have made a strong commitment to keep eco-friendly standards. We use 100% natural non-bleach cotton sheets and towels,solar-powered hot water, mosquito screens for cross ventilation, energy-saving magnetic key card, low energy appliances, photo sensor light switches, low-flush water-saving toilet and bathroom fixtures, structured brick-work that minimizes both energy and sound loss, rainwater harvesting. We also grow fruit trees and a herb garden and have used bamboo wood flooring in the Yoga Shala, the most renewable of all woods. When possible we encourage the use of the fans and open breeze over the AC.
After a stay at Samahita Retreat, guests often go home with much more than just a great experience. They leave equipped with tools that allow them to integrate healthier choices into their lives.
We look forward to having you as a guest.