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“The quieter you become the more you are able to hear” ∼ Rumi
Suitable for all levels - beginners welcome.

Ashtanga Yoga Asana and Pranayama with Paul Chambers

Discover Your Inner Smile Through Yoga

January 4-11, 2014

with Paul Chambers

About the Retreat

Start the new year off with clarity, focus and a deep sense of purpose! Join Paul Chambers for an informative but light-hearted week to awaken and deepen your connection to life, yoga practice, and your inner smile.

Paul delivers a fun and uplifting approach to yoga, working intelligently with the body and sharing his passion for yoga with kindness and humor. During the retreat you will be guided through Ashtanga yoga asana and Pranayama (Breathing Techniques), whilst also being encouraged to explore the poses, within a friendly and positive environment.

You will gain direct experience on how these ancient mindfulness practices are very relevant in today’s modern world, providing an opportunity for you to free up physical and mental/emotional blockages. Find out what’s holding you back, wake up, empower yourself, and make a fresh start.

Everyone is welcome to attend this program, whether you are new to yoga or a regular practitioner. The idyllic location and the group energy at Samahita enhances the enjoyment and nourishment received and experienced on this special retreat. Simply connecting with other like-minded people can offer guidance and encouragement for your journey as you start the new year in the most positive and inspirational way.


Paul Chambers

Paul Chambers Paul completed his Samahita Retreat Yoga Training in July 2011, and after gaining his 500 hour accreditation he was resident at Samahita for a 9 month work/study program in 2012-2013. Paul has a commitment and dedication to the lifelong study of yoga. And with a sincere daily practice of pranayama, asana and meditation, he passionately continues his studies under the guidance of Paul Dallaghan and Sri O.P. Tiwariji.Paul delivers a light-hearted and uplifting approach to yoga, working intelligently with the body and sharing his passion for yoga with kindness and humor. Outside of his time at Samahita, Paul spends most of his time at home in Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia, where he teaches weekly classes and workshops. For full bio click here.

The Daily Schedule

7 amMorning tea
7:15 amDay Opening, Guided Meditation and Breathwork
8 amYoga Asana Class (Guided and Self Practice)
10 am – 1 pmBrunch buffet
3 – 3:30 pmSnack and refreshment
4 pmWorkshop and Q&A
5 pm – 6 pmRestorative Yoga Class
6 pm – 8 pmComplimentary herbal steam room available
6 pm – 8 pmDinner buffet
7:45 pmOptional 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

Add-On Programs

We have taken all the elements of our Programs and tailored them to fit and support your fixed date Group Yoga Retreat or Teacher Training

You can choose from our Detox. De-stress, Weight Loss or Wellness Spa Programs, giving you the chance to enjoy massages, coaching sessions and various detoxifying treatments.

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 range of 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.

Add-On a Wellness Spa Program

Wellness Spa Add-On Program Rate(THB)

Relax and enjoy our range of 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.

Wellness Spa Add-On Package3 days5 days7 days
Simple Spa Package4,7707,56010,530

Add-On a De-stress, Detox Program

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

Share two bedroom loft    € 940    per person
Semi Private room    € 1,040 per person
Single superior room    € 1,140 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

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.