Guest Teacher Retreat
Ashtanga Yoga & Zumba Fitness Retreat
November 23 - 30, 2013
with Basia Lipska Larsen
About the Retreat
Join Basia for a refreshing yoga holiday at the Samahita Retreat. The retreat is designed to cater to regular practitioners of the Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga system and also to absolute beginners to Ashtanga. The day starts with yoga and ends with some easy dance moves and/or relaxing yoga stretches, breathing and meditation.
About the Teacher
Basia Lipska Larsen is a visual artist, author and yoga instructor. She was born in Poland, raised in Canada and resided in Japan before settling in Oslo in 2009. For the past decade her work reflects her deep involvement in the self-help movement and yoga industry.
Basia has practiced ashtanga yoga since 2000, making annual trips to KPJAYI in Mysore, India. Yoga became the hub of her wheel of activities for over a decade resulting in creative projects which range from art direction, commercial design, illustration to performance and modeling. She has managed and developed studios, taught and trained students at various studios in Asia and Europe and currently teaches and resides in Oslo with her husband and daughter.
Basia has a MFA and is a KPJAYI-Authorized (level 1 & 2) yoga instructor, a RPYT - Registered Prenatal Yoga Instructor and ERYT Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher under Yoga Alliance and a Zumba Instructor.
Basia will cater to guests who speak English, French, Polish, Japanese and Norwegian. Pregnant ladies are also welcome.
The Daily Schedule
|7 - 8:30 am||Mysore Style Practice (regular and advanced practitioners)|
|8:30 - 9:30 am (beginners)||Half Primary Series Led class|
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|4 - 5 pm, 5 - 6 pm||Zumba Class (for all levels), Relaxing Yoga Flow, Breathing, Meditation|
|6 - 8 pm||Dinner buffet|
|6 - 8 pm||Complimentary Herbal Steam Room Available|
|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||€ 840 per person|
|Semi Private room||€ 940 per person|
|Single superior room||€ 1,040 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.
If you're looking to detox with professional help in wonderful surroundings, I can strongly recommend Samahita Yoga Thailand, and if you're into Yoga, even more.
Christian, Germany 2011
Samahita Retreat is very professionally run. The services and therapies are superb. The Wellness Director is a warm and open person. Her instructions were always very clear. She has made the entire detox experience enjoyable.
Tuuli, Estonia 2010
Good guest information, helpful and friendly therapists and all staff. It was a very good experience for us!
Barbara and Adi, Germany 2010
I recommend taking the time to do the detox, especially if you are here for a course. Time for yourself with surrounding support is best. Enjoy and observe all processes and having the time to reflect is key.
Jane, Australia 2010
This is my second time doing detox at Samahita but a different program. I had fluctuation in my energy and emotion this time alot more than last time, but I got through the period as I had support from the detox and Wellness team, including other friends. Staff are very nice and food / juice are well prepared. The environment is very relaxing and suitable for detoxifiying your mind and body. I would definitely recommend everyone to come here for this experience. The team can adjust the program according to the individual which is really nice too. One of the best getaways, everyone should try!
Aoy, Thailand 2012