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“"Move, laugh, and feel how to speak through your body.” ∼ Mai Ghoussoub
Suitable for all levels - beginners welcome.

Samahita Yoga Retreat

Yoga and Movement: Learning to Listen to our Bodies

December 9 – 16, 2017

With Natasha Devalia & Dorien Israel

About the Retreat

Dorien and Natasha welcome you for a week of exploration and relaxation. retreat-nat-dorien-2017-1

This retreat offers yoga asana, breathwork, chi (qi) gong, sacred oriental and Indian dance, as well as empowering lectures on managing the stressors in our lives.

In your spare time you will be free to enjoy delicious, wholesome food, walk along the beach, swim in the sea, or nap by the pool.

You will leave this retreat not only with a sense of overall wellbeing and vitality but also with a personal yoga and qi gong practice, and a more empowered way to approach stress.

This conscious week of living allows for holistic healing of mind, body, and spirit.

All levels from beginners to more advanced practitioners are welcome.

Dorien and Natasha look forward to seeing you both on and off the mat.

About the Teacher


Dorien Israel

Dorien Israel is the author of three books; UnBound, Tao Passages and The Way to the One I AM. She is a Reiki Master, Yoga teacher and Qi Gong practitioner.

After a “near death” experience resulting from a severe automobile accident Dorien discovered she had the ability to access ascended information known as channelling or direct revelation.

In 1997 Dorien came to Koh Samui on a one week vacation and never left. During that week she had a transcendent experience of awakening (satori) which continues to allow her to teach from direct experience and personal wisdom.







Natasha Devalia

I practice and teach pranayama (breath work), yoga asana, and dance.

As a teacher I welcome and support each student to develop the practice at their own pace. I strongly encourage the development of a regular, sustainable self-practice, with guidance from an experienced teacher.

As a mother of twins, wife, sister, daughter, and friend, I see juggling the demands of daily life as part of the practice.


In 2006 I completed my yoga teacher’s training with Paul Dallaghan at “Centred Yoga at Samahita Retreat” in Koh Samui, Thailand. I was inspired to teach.

My interest is ongoing as I continue to attend workshops with Paul, Sri OP Tiwari- pranayama master of the Kaivalyadham Institute, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor.

Practicing yoga is my way of learning about myself, of connecting with the inner me, and of grounding.


I began learning Bharatanatyam dance at the age of 6. 10 years later I performed my arangetram (graduation) in Lusaka, Zambia where I grew up.

I continue to integrate Bharatanatyam in my various fusion dance choreographies.

When I discovered Oriental dance I was intrigued by the feminine, serpentine movements. My love for the art form developed further when I moved to Beirut where I took oriental dance classes.

More recently I have been continuing the study with Rachel Brice – Tribal Fusion Belly Dance performer, choreographer, and teacher.

I offer respect and gratitude to all of my teachers.

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 am Morning herbal tea and early breakfast
7.30-9.30 am Breath work and yoga with Natasha
9.30 am – 1.00 pm Brunch Buffet
3.00 pm – 3.30 pm Snack and refreshment
4.00 pm – 6.00 pm Discussion and Movement with Dorien & Natasha
6:00 pm – 8.00 pm Dinner buffet
6:00 pm – 8.00 pm Steam room available
8.00 pm Optional evening program: movie, satsang, meditation


Wednesday afternoons are free and guests can enjoy a complimentary boat and snorkelling trip from around 1-4pm, 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 (THB)

Private room        39,480 per person
Semi Private room 35,280 per person
Share two bedroom loft 31,080 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.


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