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“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page”
~ Saint Augustine

Guest Teacher Retreat

The Art of Yoga & Kirtan

March 17 – 24, 2018

With Lorraine Taylor, Maryz Helene & Vidhu

About the Retreat

The Art Of Yoga & Kirtan is a beautiful seven day immersion just for women.
This nurturing feminine retreat will explore the healing power of voice, the wisdom of the body and the depths of the heart. We will discover together how the extraordinary power of sound and the hypnotic beauty of Ashtanga can reveal the true meaning of Yoga which is Union. 
The retreat is a heart-expanding journey delving into the potency of the breath with the practice of Pranayama and a graceful form of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. There will be heart-centred Sufi Meditation, Sound Healing, Mantra, Fire Ceremony, Sacred Dance and Sunset Kirtan. The practices are classical and authentic with a powerful feminine essence and aim to nourish our highest potential and vibration. Together we will rise above the mundane and create a reality that is heart-ful, magical and deep.

About the Teachers

About Lorraine:

Lorraine has been a dedicated yogini for over a couple of decades. She offers transformational Yoga trainings and retreats around the globe and already has trained many to become successful teachers. She is dedicated to helping people find freedom through Yoga and also specialises in guiding women to embody the practice from their feminine essence. During the last few years, she has been immersed in Self Enquiry (Jnana Yoga) while exploring her love of devotional Kirtan from the Bhakti Yoga tradition.

About Maryz:

Maryz is an international yogini artist/musician who has been teaching Yoga for over 20 years. Her centres of interest weave Yoga, creative arts, rituals, sound healing, sacred music, dance, Earth/body wisdom & herbalism. Along with her partner Vidhu, she is offering kirtan (call-and-response mantra chanting) internationally. Together they have co-founded SuryaChandra, a spiritual music ensemble that has produced three albums of mantric music (Mystic Tongue, 2010; Sundaram, 2014; Namaskar, 2016).

About Vidhu:

Vidhu is a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, oud, mandola and bouzouki) who has been practising meditation and mantra chanting since 1982. In the 80’s and early 90’s, he spent a total of nearly seven years of dedicated ashram life in India, upstate New York, California and France. In recent years, he has been offering kirtan events, concerts and workshops internationally with his partner Maryz and Canadian yogic music band SuryaChandra.

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.

6:30 – 7:30 am Early breakfast available
7:30 – 10:30am Morning Sadhana – Pranayama, Asana & Meditation
10 am – 1 pm Brunch buffet
3 – 3:30 pm Snack and refreshment
4 – 7 pm Afternoon sessions – Mantra, Dance and Kirtan
6 – 8 pm Complimentary herbal steam room available
6 – 8 pm Dinner buffet
7:30 pm Optional Evening Program or Quiet Time

Wednesday afternoon is free – guests can enjoy a complimentary boat and snorkelling trip, weather permitting.

Add-On Programs

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

Private room     49,980 per person
Semi Private room     45,780 per person
Share two bedroom loft     41,580 per person
Non Residential     35,700 per person

*Early bird massage promo: Complimentary 60 minute body & soul treatment of your choice when you book at least 60 days in advance! Booking must be confirmed and deposit paid at least 60 days before and balance settled at least 1 month before retreat start date.

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

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.

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 feel finally in touch with my femininity. I’ll be grateful to you until the end of my physical life and eternally with my soul. What I feel is so deep and profound, its hard to describe with words, its changing my world.”
~ Elodie Geles, France
Yoga Teacher

“Learning yoga with Lorraine is a profoundly joyous and deepening practice, she manages to bring humour and authenticity together with a genuine embodiment of stillness and the sacred.”
~ Eliza Kenyon, UK
Voice & Movement Facilitator, Singer/Songweaver

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