Guest Teacher Retreats
Open the New Year - A Transformative Week of Yoga
January 5 -12, 2013
with Simon Low and Jeff Phenix
About the Retreat
Simon and Jeff, two of the UK's most popular teachers, return to Samahita Retreat for a Transformative Week of Yoga.
This wonder-filled week marking the New Year will offer two classes daily, with Jeff and Simon alternating the teaching, while they will both have assistant teachers for every class. Jeff and Simon are opening this week to all who wish to come and start 2013 with a transformative, informative and fun yoga holiday offering a wide spectrum of yoga practices, healthy food, detox and spa facilities and a fabulous location on the more remote and peaceful southern shore of beautiful KohSamui. Children are welcome.
About the Teachers
Simon Low (BWY, E-RYT500) is one of Europe's most renowned yoga teachers. Originally from the UK, Simon was the Director and a co-founder of London's Triyoga, the UK's most popular yoga studios, where he still teaches regular workshops. As principal of The Yoga Academy, Simon now leads intensive teacher trainings in Europe and Asia, while also running yoga weekends, workshops and holidays in the UK and overseas throughout the year. Originally training as a teacher in the USA with Dr Larry Payne over 20 years ago, Simon has since studied many different approaches to Yoga, traditional Chinese and eastern medicine, ancient and contemporary healing methodologies, centred-movement and physical therapy. 'Healing, health and happiness in mind and body for all students of yoga' informs Simon's teaching. He is a student of A.H. Almaas' Ridhwan School. Simon's primary teacher lives within himself, a relationship he continues to cultivate with the help and guidance of his teachers and practice, while inspiring others to cultivate this relationship within themselves and their own yoga practices. Simon generally describes his yoga teachings as Yin and Yang Yoga, but does not present it as a set system; rather, it is a balanced approach that can inform and enrich all styles of yoga. See Simon's very popular DVD "Yin and Yang Yoga" or almost daily appearances on the Body in Balance channel.
Jeff Phenix (British Wheel of Yoga & Yoga Alliance RYT 500) is one of London's best loved teachers and can be found teaching at both of the city's leading yoga centres - Triyoga (at Primrose Hill, Soho and Chelsea branches) and the Life Centre. He is also on the teaching faculty of Triyoga's teacher training course and regularly teaches workshops and retreats both internationally and in the UK.
Jeff has a wide student base and is highly regarded as a teacher due to his passion and uniquely challenging yet lighthearted and inclusive approach which emphasizes the true spirit and philosophy of yoga. His natural ability to inspire has enabled many students to take their practice to a deeper level than ever before. Jeff's style is strong but soft, dynamic yet meditative - a seriously playful emphasis on right and skilful action and appropriate alignment helps to bring inner peace, balance and harmony. He enjoys being creative and experimental with his classes working with a variety of themes, ideas, different sequences and a wide variety of postures. This allows the full range of students - from the relative novice to the more advanced - to discover how to work peacefully at the level appropriate to them.
Yoga and meditation have been a constant part of Jeff's life for the past 15 years and he has been teaching for the past 10. He is grateful to have studied in depth with many leading teachers over the years (including Simon Low!).
His teaching style reflects a variety of influences by incorporating the emphasis on breath and movement of Vinyasa flow, the precision and safe alignment of Iyengar, the heart orientated grace of Anusara, the individualized aspect of Viniyoga and the traditional philosophy and spirituality of the Jivamukti and Satyananda styles.
For more information on Jeff and his workshops, holidays and teacher training see www.phenixyoga.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 am||Morning herbal tea|
|7.30 - 10 am||Morning practice - a more dynamic 'yang' style yoga practice, incorporating pranayama, and meditation. Jeff and Simon will alternate classes, while a continuous thread of teaching will be woven into all our practices together.|
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|3 - 3:30 pm||Snack and refreshment|
|4 - 6 pm||Afternoon practice - deeply relaxing sessions incorporating restoratives and more 'yin' style classes with pranayama and meditation. Jeff and Simon will alternate classes, while a continuous thread of teaching will be woven into all our practices together.|
|6 - 8 pm||Complimentary herbal steam room available|
|6 - 8 pm||Dinner buffet|
|8 pm||Optional evening program or quiet time|
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
Best Value (Add on)
Combine your Retreat with a Health or Wellness Spa Program to make the most out of your stay.
Best Value invites you to enjoy rejuvenating massage and treatments at an exclusive rate - Enjoy a 10% discount on the Program of your choice.
Relax and enjoy our range of wellness spa programs, designed to nourish body and soul. Choose from a range of massage, beauty treatments and detoxifying therapies to compliment your time with us.
Wellness Spa Programs
|Simple Balanced Living||€ 70||€ 117||€ 164|
|Radiant Balanced Living||€ 112||€ 180||€ 256|
|Pure Balanced Living||€ 189||€ 283||€ 423|
Our health programs have been specially designed to help you rediscover health and vitality, and where necessary target areas of imbalance in your life. From our range of healthy detox programs to more focused weight loss and de-stress programs, our specialy designed blend of treatments, nutrition and support ensure you meet your wellness goals.
De-stress, Detox & Healthy Weight Programs
We recommend you book in advance for your Health Program or Wellness Spa Program as much preparation work is required and space is limited.
|Share two bedroom loft||€ 890 per person|
|Single superior room||€ 1,090 per person|
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
Reserve your place on this program
If you wish to extend your stay to include a detox or wellness program, please use the Wellness Booking Form.
Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.
After escaping a very stressful and toxic work situation, this retreat was exactly what the doctor ordered. The Wellness Director is an inspiration and I feel back on the road to recovering my equilibrium.
Willow, Germany 2010
I would like to thank the wonderful smiley team. Light & love
Fransje, Netherlands 2013
The detox program at Yoga Thailand is one of the best gifts that I have ever given myself. I came to the program a huge skeptic - in fact, I almost quit before I even started, but I am so glad that I went through with it. The emotional and mental clarity that I feel is indescribable - I was telling someone the other day that I feel happy in a way that I didn't know was possible. And aside (but not insignificant benefit) is the fact that I was able to bind in Marichyasana C on both sides after completing the detox. I have been working on that Asana for a year and have never once bound by myself. Two days after the detox, I popped right into it. I cannot say enough good things about Wellness Director and her staff, I fell in love with all of them.
Julia, USA 2011
Dearest Jutima and Paul,
Congratulations on this wonderful Samahita Yoga Thailand vol. 2! You managed to transfer the wonderful spirit into a sparkling new place. Thank you for having us here and share your wisdom.
Romana and Sascha, Austria 2009
I had no expectations going into the detox but am fully satisfied with the experience. The staff, the service and the environment were perfect for the program. I'd recommend it to anyone-even the skeptics.
Meghan, Canada 2010