Yoga Alliance 500-hour training module and Teachers’ Immersion Week (50 hours of study)
January 18 – 25, 2014
with Simon Low and Eija Tervonen
About the Retreat
This week is the launch of a series of The Yoga Academyās continuing education modules for existing teachers with two aims in mind: First, by completing the combination of optional and compulsory modules, existing Yoga AllianceĀ® 200-hour teachers wishing to upgrade to the 500-hour level can collect the required number of hours towards certification, by The Yoga Academy, at the Yoga AllianceĀ®ās 500-hour level. Second, this week is also open as an individual, stand-alone study intensive to all teachers of yoga to support their ongoing professional development, but who are not necessarily seeking a certification at the 500-hour level. All students will, however, receive a 50-hour certificate of completion from The Yoga Academy. Teachers wishing to apply for the 500-hour upgrade course need to have an existing 200-hour certificate from either The Yoga Academy or another Yoga Alliance certified school, proof of which needs to be made available to us. Hours from this training can only be collected towards a 500-hour certificate from The Yoga Academy; they are not eligible towards 500-hour certification by another school. This is in compliance with the Yoga AllianceĀ®ās requirements and serves to ensure the integrity and continuity of The Yoga Academyās exacting standards. You can commence your studies towards Yoga AllianceĀ® 500-hour certification with The Yoga Academy on this immersion week. Further details of the full training programme and a calendar of forthcoming modules will be announced imminently on www.theyogaacademy.org. This weekās training module, which is one of the optional modules, offers an awakening journey into the broad spectrum of Yin and Yang Yoga, infused with complementary ancient and contemporary philosophy, pranayama and meditation.
- morning led practice of Yin and Yang Yoga
- re-visiting traditional asana alignment with new awareness
- re-visiting your ācoreā as a the central axis of balance
- applied anatomical teachings toward safe and effective practice
- ancestral and primal developmental influences
- embryological patterning
- breathwork for deep relaxation and cellular wellness
- mantra for concentration and inspiration
- insight, wisdom and awareness through meditation
- enriching your experience and teaching of restorative practices
- audio-visual lecture presentations and supporting hand-outs
All props will be provided by Samahita Retreat other than a personal yoga mat and a personal eye bag, which you are required to bring and always use. New yoga mats and eye bags can be purchased at the Samahita retail store. It is The Yoga Academyās established policy to keep class sizes to a level that promotes optimal practical experience, ensures personal attention and guidance and helps to maintain an intimate and effective community. The maximum group size for this training module is 26 students.
About the Teacher
Simon Low, BWY and Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500) teacher, is the Principal of The Yoga Academy offering foundational and continuing education to yoga teachers and students in the UK and internationally. After a career in the music industry based out of London and New York, Simon undertook training as yoga teacher and therapist 24 years ago with renowned yoga teacher, therapist and author Dr. Larry Payne at Samata International in Los Angeles, California. These studies were augmented by Simon’s training in macrobiotics, bodywork and psycho-spiritual enquiry. Simon’s foundational teachings are informed by the teachings of Sri T Krishnamacharya and his primary students. Simonās current teachings reflect his continued training and on-going studies with international teachers in many forms of Hatha and Classical yoga, traditional Chinese and eastern medicine, Chi Kung, ancient and contemporary healing methodologies, centred-movement, psychology and physical therapy. Simon is an ongoing student of A.H. Almaas’ Ridhwan School, but his primary teacher lives within himself, a relationship he continues to cultivate with the help and guidance of his current teachers and practice. He inspires others to cultivate the same relationship within themselves and their own yoga practices. Following many years of teaching in the UK, Simon co-founded Triyoga in London, where he was Director of Yoga until 2003, since which time he has concentrated on teacher training at The Yoga Academy and on leading study intensives, workshops and rejuvenating yoga retreats around the world. Over the years, Simon has developed a unique and personal teaching style and now practices and teaches a harmonious combination of Yin and Yang Yoga. Not a set system but a balanced approach that can inform and enrich all styles of yoga, Yin and Yang Yoga offers fresh vitality to yoga practice, kindness and respect to the human form, transformative breathing practices, and for the mind – the space for peace and tranquillity. In 2007, Simon released his now very popular DVD “Yin and Yang Yoga” and will release a Yin Yoga App in 2013. For information on Simonās dvd, workshops, holidays and teacher training courses, please visit:Ā www.simonlow.comĀ andwww.theyogaacademy.org
The Daily Schedule
For those taking this immersion towards hours for the 500-hour certification, all thse sessions must be attended.
Arrival day 18 January
5.00 pm ā 7.00 pm Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Study session
|7.00 am – 10.00 am||Morning Practice ā a predominantly yang style led practice incorporating asana, applied anatomy, pranayama and meditation NB! On 19 January and January 25, start time at 7.30|
|10.00 am – 11.00 am||Brunch buffet|
|11.00 am – 12.30 pm||Study session|
|12.30 pm – 4.00 pm||Break (brunch available until 1pm)|
|4.00 pm – 7.00 pm||Study and practice sessions|
|6.00 pm – 8.00 pm||Dinner buffet|
|6.30 pm – 8.00 pm||Steam room available|
|8.00 pm||Two 1-hour led sessions during the immersion|
7.30 am ā 10.00 am Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Led practice Based on request and availability, you are welcome to arrive early or extend your stay, our Residential and Wellness Programs details are onĀ http://www.samahitaretreat.com/yoga-holidays.html
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.
|Share two bedroom loft||Ā Ā Ā Ā ā¬ 1,265 per person|
|Semi Private room||Ā Ā Ā Ā ā¬ 1,365 per person|
|Private room||Ā Ā Ā Ā ā¬ 1,465 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
OurĀ guestroomsĀ are set back just over 50 meters from the water to provide with you with a private community and greater security. A selection of ourĀ roomsĀ 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. ā¼ 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! ā¼ Anne, Australia (2011-11-01) An excellent week-going home feeling light and rejuvenated. I will be back ā¼ 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. ā¼ 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. ā¼ Oliver, Germany (2011-11-01)