The Power of Being Present Through Yoga
December 12-19, 2015
withÂ Paul Chambers andÂ Alison Ritchie
About the Retreat
A wonderful opportunity to take time out at the end of the year, this retreat provides a nurturing and healing environment, giving you time and space to unwind and focus on yourself and your yoga practice.
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.
Twice daily yoga sessions will form the heart of the retreat, and you will instantly feel at ease in the fun and uplifting classes. Daily classes will be fully instructed as we work together intelligently with the body, to guide you through Ashtanga Vinyasa and Pranayama (Controlled Breathing), with the option of Mysore (self practice) later in the week. Along with clear and detailed instruction, the personalized teaching approach will support your individual needs.Â The afternoon sessions will allow time for discussion, Q&A and a relaxing restorative yoga class to close the day.
There will also be plenty of free time to take advantage of the healing spa & wellness treatments or simply enjoy the beautiful surroundings and relax by the pool.
A perfect way to take some breathing space at the end the year, leaving you relaxed, clear and present.
This retreatÂ is suitable for:
- Complete beginners
- Pregnant women – modifications will be offered
Attending this retreat qualifies for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education hours
About the Teacher
Paul Chambers infuses his life and teaching with devotion to yoga, gratitude and love.
Paul teaches from direct experience in his own practice, giving clear and focused instruction to students whilst still encouraging exploration of the poses and the nature of breath. His classes are fun and uplifting, working intelligently with the body to safely guide his students through yoga Asana (postures), Pranayama (Controlled Breathing) & Meditation.
He translates the awareness of breath and movement into a graceful and transformative experience for his students. Outside of Samahita Retreat, Paul can be found at home in Palm Beach, Gold Coast, Australia, where he teaches weekly classes and workshops.
For full bioÂ click here.
Alison RitchieÂ is passionate about life and yoga and believes that yoga should be accessible to everyone, regardless of age, flexibility or body condition.
With a positive and friendly teaching style, Alison teaches asana and pranayama from the heart, drawing on her own direct experience of dedicated practice. With the ability to put across both technical and subtle points in a simple and easy-going manner, Alison supports each student, ensuring they get the most they can out of each class.Â Alison creates a nurturing atmosphere in her classes, using a combination of theory and practice, plus her Scottish sense of humor to keep the classes refreshing and light!
Now based in Melbourne, Victoria, Alison is originally from Scotland and has been living in Australia for the last 15 years. Alison runs Soul Train Yoga at The Linden Gallery in St Kilda. Having studied many aspects of the meditative art and science of yoga over the years, her main teacher is Paul Dallaghan, where she continues to study each year.
For more information about Alison see:Â www.soultrainyoga.com
The Daily Schedule
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.
|7.00 am||Morning tea|
|7.30 am – 10.30 am||Pranayama & Asana|
|10.00 am – 1.00 pm||Brunch buffet|
|3.30 am – 4.00 am||Snack and Refreshment|
|4.00 am – 6.00 pm||Q & A and Restorative Yoga|
|6:00 pm – 8.00 pm||Dinner buffet|
|6:00 pm – 8.00 pm||Steam room available|
Wednesday afternoon is free – guests can enjoy a complimentary boat and snorkelling trip, weather permitting.
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||47,880 per person|
|Semi-Private room||43,680 per person|
|Share two bedroom loft||39,480 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
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.
Thanks for a great retreat- I really enjoyed it! I left feeling I could achieve anything !Â Thanks,
Alison & Paul, just wanted to say thank you for helping me along this journey.Â Yoga has changed my life! Thank You!Â Thanks again,
I wanted to send you a note to let you know how much I enjoy coming to your classes. You make it so easy and enjoyable. I never feel like I can’t do it or like I need to look, act or be a certain way. I feel good when I am at yoga. Thank you for that. I really enjoy the amazing quotes that you read too!
All the best,
My poor stiff body has had 30 years of hard court sport, plus all that sitting at a desk etc so needs some TLC! Thanks for your words of encouragement. I enjoyed your retreat and I am grateful for your patience and careful explanation of the techniques. Cheers,
I love coming to your classes, you are such a positive teachers who know how to challenge me in a way that is safe for my body. The atmosphere in class is always positive and non-judgemental, the instructions are so clear I know my body is being looked after. Â When I first came to class I had almost no experience of Yoga. Â You both made me feel so welcome and worked with where I was at, never making me feel stupid or unco-ordinated. Even as a beginner I got so much out of the first class and went away feeling positive and energised. Â That feeling has continued over a year of classes that I still get that positive feeling and I have improved in my body and my mind… and definitely my spirit. Â Thank you guys for guiding me through my discovery of yoga. Â I feel so good after class and my flexibility, fitness and physical/mental wellbeing have all improved so much.
I have been to a variety of yoga retreats in the last ten years and have found your retreats to be better balanced than others. Â The instruction is not intimidating, but at the end of a session I feel that I have had a good workout. Â I found the mix in your retreat a great way to relax and destress the mind.