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“Your whole life's meaning flows from your integrity." ∼ William Hodson

Yoga Retreat

March 17-24, 2018

with Simon Low

A yin and yang yoga retreat consisting of two daily practice and study sessions in the mornings and afternoons.
This retreat is also offered as part of The Yoga Academy’s Ongoing Teacher Training Program, with additional daytime workshop study options.
*Retreat details to be updated imminently. Meanwhile please refer to the 2017 information as a guide.

About the Retreat

Simon Teaching

A yoga retreat with Simon Low of The Yoga Academy, one of the UK’s leading yoga study and training schools. This yoga immersion offers students and teachers in-depth study and practice over two sessions daily, each 2.5 hours in duration.

Students can enroll onto this yoga retreat as above, or undertake the additional daytime workshop study as a training immersion, which can also qualify as 50 hrs of CPD. These hours can be collected towards Yoga Alliance RYT-500 with The Yoga Academy. To join the training modules option, please enroll via the Advanced Teacher Training listing

About the Teacher

Simon Low

SimonSimon Low (BWY-accredited, E-RYT 500 and SYT) is the principal of The Yoga Academy, which offers foundational and continuing education to yoga teachers and students in the UK and internationally. After a career in the music industry based out of London and New York, Simon undertook training as yoga teacher and therapist 25 years ago with renowned yoga teacher, therapist and author Dr Larry Payne at Samata International in Los Angeles, California. These studies were augmented by Simon’s training in macrobiotics, bodywork and psycho-spiritual enquiry.

SimonSimon’s foundational teachings are informed by the teachigs of Sri T Krishnamacharya and his primary students. Simon’s current teachings reflect his continued training and on-going studies with international teachers in many forms of Hatha and Classical yoga, traditional Chinese and eastern medicine, hi Kung, ancient and contemporary healing methodologies, centred-movement, psychology and physical therapy. Simon has also studied in A.H. Almaas’ Ridhwan School, but his primary teacher lives within himself, a relationship he continues to cultivate with the help and guidance of his current teachers and practice. He inspires others to cultivate the same relationship within themselves and their own yoga practices.

Following many years of teaching in the UK, Simon co-founded Triyoga in London, where he was Director of Yoga until 2003, since which time he has concentrated on teacher training at The Yoga Academy and on leading study immersions, workshops and rejuvenating yoga retreats around the world. Over the years, Simon has developed a unique and personal teaching style and now practices and teaches a harmonious combination of Yin and Yang Yoga. Not a set system but a balanced approach that can inform and enrich all styls of yoga, Yin and Yang Yoga offers fresh vitality to yoga practice, kindness and respect to the human form, transformative breathing practices, and for the mind – the space for peace and tranquillity.

In 2007, Simon released his now very popular DVD “Yin and Yang Yoga” and in spring 2015, Yin Yoga App for iPhone.


The Daily Schedule

*Please note that the table below shows dates for the 2017 retreat.
Schedule for 2018 will be posted soon.

Our schedule for the immersion is as follows:

Saturday 11 March

Arrivals by 5pm for gathering and orientation, followed by dinner.

Sunday 12–Friday 17 March

7.00am Tea and honey available
7.30–10.00am Chant, sit, practice, pranayama
10.00am–11.00am Brunch
11.00am–12.30pm Study session I
12.30pm–1.00pm Break
1.00pm–2.30pm Study session II
2.30pm–4.30pm Break
4.30pm–7.00pm Practice & study session
7.00pm–8.00pm Dinner

Saturday 18 March



Retreat Rates (THB)

Room Type Retreat Rate OTT Rate
Twin-share two-bedroom duplex room THB 43,680 THB 55,180
Semi-private room THB 47,880 THB 59,380
Private room THB 52,080 THB 63,580

Details about the accommodation options can be found here

The price includes:

  • tuition and training materials for those attending the week as Ongoing Teacher Training Immersion
  • accommodation in your chosen room category
  • buffet dinner on arrival day at 6pm – please book your fights accordingly
  • brunch buffet on departure day
  • free secure wifi
  • use of Samahita facilities incuding steam room

The price excludes:

  • travel costs
  • airport transfers – please book directly with Samahita via their online form
  • use of Samahita Juice Bar and Wellness Centre – any purchases and treatments will be charged to your room

Bookings and payments:

If you are booking on the retreat please click on the ‘Book Now’ tab and follow the online booking instructions.

If you are enrolling on the teacher training option, please see here:



Yoga holidays are often a great way to go a little deeper, but if you are going to spend your hard earned money and time then seek out a really experienced and skilful teacher. Simon Low is a pioneer in his approach, which weaves in Eastern disciplines with Yin and Yang Yoga and the latest scientific theory. The end result is that you leave feeling as if every joint in your body has been oiled and made fully mobile again. I’ve been going to his holidays and workshops for 12 years and always come back fizzing with energy. Simon puts meticulous care into his holidays from the choice of venue upwards. He attracts a discerning and warm crowd, who are fun to spend time with. His relentless attention to detail makes it on my must-do list every year.

∼ Nahid de Belgeonne, Director and Founder of Good Vibes, London, UK, 2013 

From Simon’s inspiring and thought provoking led classes, through Eija’s anatomically detailed tuition and adjustments, I feel as if I have attended a 1-1 Masterclass in Yoga, but with the added benefit of being able to further enhance my knowledge base, by tapping into the experiences of my fellow Yoga teachers from around the world with whom I shared the course. Only now I am beginning to fully appreciate how deeply my time on this immersion will affect my own practice and ultimately that of my students, as they will, by natural extension, be joint beneficiaries of my time spent with The Yoga Academy. Thank you Simon, Eija and fellow students, for a truly humbling and memorable experience.
∼ Adrian Demoulpied, UK, 2014 
The immersion was immensely rewarding and an enriching experience and tremendously helpful to both new and experienced practitioners to yoga. Both Simon and Eija were extremely patient and open to share their knowledge. I gained a higher awareness of postures and alignment to improve my yoga asanas. Highly recommend this as a time out from daily life to build mindfulness and deeper self-awareness.
∼ Holly Ong, Singapore, 2014
What I have learnt during my time at The Yoga Academy has completely revolutionised my physical practice: I have, in one fell swoop, made a number of changes. These are the “mistakes” that I have been making for years and years! I feel so much stronger now than in over 15 years
∼ Louise Kloster, Norway, 2015
The true spirit of yoga was present on and off the mat. Simon led us in our yoga practice seamlessly and with the lightness of touch that only a committed and ongoing student of yoga can, ensuring that newbies and those with more experience had an enjoyable practice packed with learning. I will be recommending this retreat to my students, colleagues, friends, in fact anyone who is prepared to listen!! The week gave me so much on a professional and personal level and at the same time was a perfect holiday.
∼ Julie Bickerton, UK, 2015 
Safety in asana practice is a top priority at The Yoga Academy. As a physiotherapist, I have been very impressed by this and the level of anatomy taught. Since starting to study at The Yoga Academy, my patient treatments have been greatly enhanced from the knowledge I have gained. The yoga philosophy and subtle anatomy is taught in a very thorough and engaging way.
∼ Michaela McCallum UK, 2015
“I have recently completed my 500-hour upgrade training under the expert, inspirational and supportive guidance of Simon Low and Eija Tervonen. The training I have received during my contact with Eija and Simon has lifted me and allowed me to develop my teaching and personal practice to a whole new level as I have grown in confidence, knowledge and ability. Both Simon and Eija have amazing and innovative styles, and teach with such enthusiasm and clear delivery. Each module I have attended during my training has provided me with an excellent balance of new information to add to my existing knowledge base, and equipped me with very practical ‘hands on’ skills that I could take home with me and easily integrate into my own teaching and personal practice. I will always be grateful to Simon and Eija for all that I have gained.”
∼ Elizabeth Webb, Abu Dhabi, 2016

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