Samahita Health Retreats
Stress Management with Yoga
December 14 - 21, 2013
Paul Chambers and Andrea Mayer
If you feel overwhelmed by the challenges of daily life or want to learn how to be better equipped to deal with everyday pressures, the de-stress & Yoga retreat is for you. Learn how to manage stress with the help of yoga practice and healthy eating, in the tropical and serene environment of Samahita Retreat. Regain your wellbeing with some basic tools to take home with you, tools that will help you embrace the ever-increasing stresses of today's world.
Modern day stress factors include excessive stimulation to the nervous system from computers, TV, fast paced living and high work demands. Additionally, any personal crisis and trauma create additional pressure. This can disturb the natural functioning of the digestion, immune system and mind, leading to:
Anxiety, Anxiousness, Worry, Insecurity, Lack of Self Esteem, Adrenal Fatigue, Immune System and Digestive Disorders, Grief, Nervousness, General Stress, Physical Tension, Emotional Issues, Addictions, Lack of Sleep and Tiredness.
This retreat is designed to deal with the effects of stress using a fresh, natural, whole foods diet. We use foods that are home-made in our kitchen and highly nutritional juices and supplements from our Wellness Centre. Yoga, Meditation and Relaxation techniques will be taught with our Yoga Teacher Paul Chambers. Educational talks will be led by our Nutritional Director.
By gaining better nourishment for the body and peace of mind, we become more alive, supported and energized. Re-establish a secure, supported and more grounded feeling from within by learning how to build the foundation of a daily practice to continue at home. Discover how to reduce internal and external stress factors long term for a happier life!
During the program you will enjoy:
- Delicious home-cooked healthy meals
- Fresh fruit and vegetable juices
- Fresh wheatgrass or gotu kola juice
- A variety of nutritious healthy supplements
Practical afternoon sessions:
- Healthy eating to nourish the body & mind
- Breathing Techniques for relieving stress
- Relaxation sessions
- Importance of a clean, healthy lifestyle
- Discussion, Q & A
Yoga classes include:
- Guided asana practice
- Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style will be available for those with an established self-practice
- Restorative yoga
- Breathing techniques and meditation for stress reduction
Upon arrival you will receive your complimentary Samahita Wellness 'De-Stress & Yoga' Welcome Kit.
We recommend you take the opportunity to relax and rebalance further by adding on one of our Samahita Wellness Balanced Living packages over the 5 days:
|Simple Balanced Living||Radiant Balanced Living||Pure Balanced Living|
5 individual 'Body and Soul' therapies:
5 individual 'Body and Soul' therapies as described under Simple package.
5 individual 'Body and Soul' therapies as described under Simple package.
(please note there is an additional cost for these to the standard retreat rate)
Paul completed his Samahita Retreat Yoga Training in July 2011, and after gaining his 500 hour accreditation he was resident at Samahita for a 9 month work/study program in 2012-2013. Paul has a commitment and dedication to the lifelong study of yoga. And with a sincere daily practice of pranayama, asana and meditation, he passionately continues his studies under the guidance of Paul Dallaghan and Sri O.P. Tiwariji.
Paul delivers a light-hearted and uplifting approach to yoga, working intelligently with the body and sharing his passion for yoga with kindness and humor. Outside of his time at Samahita, Paul spends most of his time at home in Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia, where he teaches weekly classes and workshops. For full bio click here.
Andrea is a Registered Dietitian through the American Dietetic Association. She completed her Nutrition Degree at Bastyr University in 2011, immediately followed by a Dietetic Internship through Sodexo's Distance Program. Andrea has over 5 years' experience in clinical, food service & community nutrition settings where she takes great interest in cooking, nutritional counseling and kidney disease. She leads an extremely active lifestyle in her home town of Seattle Washington where she runs, bikes, hikes, backpacks & cross country skis regularly. A constant interest in overall mental & physical wellbeing as well as a keen sense of adventure has brought her to Ko Samui to share her nutrition knowledge with all that come to Samahita. For more please see her full bio.
The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the retreat with a group welcome and departure is at 12pm on the last day.
The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.
|7:30 am||Day Opening, Breathwork-Pranayama|
|8:00 am||Asana Practice: Ashtanga Vinyasa Led and Self Practice Classes|
|10:00 am - 1 pm||Brunch Buffet|
|4 - 6 pm||Practical Sessions followed by Restorative Yoga|
|6 pm||Dinner Buffet|
|7:30 pm||Optional Evening Program - Video, Tratak or Mediation|
Based on request and availability, you are welcome to arrive early or extend your stay, our Residential and Wellness Programs details are on http://www.samahitaretreat.com/yoga-holidays.html
|Share two bedroom loft||€ 890 per person|
|Semi-Private room||€ 990 per person|
|Single superior room||€ 1,090 per person|
Add On Discounted Rate:
Optional addition to retreat rate
|5 days Simple Balanced Living||€ 117 per person|
|5 days Radiant Balanced Living||€180 per person|
|5 days Pure Balanced Living||€283 per person|
Upgrade to our Deluxe Suite additional cost on the total program package:
- € 50 per day
- € 320 for one week
- € 620 for two weeks
- € 900 for three weeks
- € 1100 for four weeks
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.
Our guestrooms are set back just over 50 meters from the water to provide with you with a private community and greater security. A selection of our rooms enjoy this spectacular sea view, while others enjoy the tropical gardens scene.
The rate is inclusive of:
- Full yoga 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
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.
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!
Anne, , Australia (2011-11-01)
An excellent week-going home feeling light and rejuvenated. Iwill be back
Emma, Ireland (2011-11-01)
Way beyond excellent. The Wellness Director is very attentive, always approachable, very knowledgeable. Dear Wellness Director , many, many thanks, Iwill be back.
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.
Oliver, Germany (2011-11-01)