Join us for Yoga, Wellness and Detox at Asia's best loved retreat center. Located directly on the beach on Samui's peaceful southern coast.
We are a family friendly center, with a childrens club, kids yoga and babysitting facilities.
We offer Yoga Retreats, Detox, Weight Loss and De-Stress Programs suitable for all levels.
Samahita Retreat is home to Centered Yoga, Asia's longest running Teacher Training Institution, where we offer Foundation Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.See more events in this venue
Samahita Yoga Retreat
Relax & Restore
September 22 – 29, 2015
With Amy Arman
About the Retreat
Samahita Yoga Retreats are for everyone, all ages and levels, sincerely looking to learn and build a stronger foundation for practice. For only a little extra money (compared to the Yoga Daily Program), you have a great opportunity to go deeper into the practice and put the entire practice into a larger context. It is the perfect balance between the Yoga Daily Program and one of our Centered Yoga courses. Although you have extra time with one teacher, there is still plenty of free time in the afternoons to relax, enjoy the beach and the quiet retreat environment.
Throughout the week you will be working with Elonne, building on the different yogic practices each day, so that you leave with some essential groundwork, a more profound understanding and a solid practice to take home with you. Those with a pre-existing practice will expand on their knowledge and foundation, leaving with greater clarity and a more refined practice.
Each Samahita Yoga Retreat week consists of the following:
- A full week to work with one of Centered Yoga’s experienced teachers. All of our teachers have been trained extensively by the renowned Paul Dallaghan and O.P. Tiwariji.
- Morning intention work, followed by breath work and pranayama from the Kaivalyadhama/O.P. Tiwariji tradition and asana/poses and vinyasa/movement with breath based on a liberal approach to the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition.
- Modifications as needed for different asanas/poses (both seated poses and training poses). We teach students to use props in order to accommodate everyone — all ages and levels of students, regardless of the limitation, are welcome and encouraged to join.
- A chance for students either to begin to learn the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, or to improve on and expand their existing practice and experience. Again, all levels are welcome.
- Restorative asana practice in the afternoon – a relaxing way to finish the day.
- Extra time in the afternoon to workshop a specific aspect of the practice, answer questions and help students come to a greater understanding of Yoga in its entirety. This extra time is invaluable, as it puts the entire practice into a larger framework.
Although each week has all of the above listed offerings, there is a specific focus for each retreat, and they are taught by a particular teacher who will share their individual expertise and knowledge.
This Week’s Focus: Restore & Relax
Most of us in our busy lives need to rest more than anything, but it is often the part of the practice that we forgo because we feel we lack time. Rest and relaxation are essential parts of the practice. During this week we will pay extra attention to the importance of Shavasana/rest and relaxation, incorporating extra time for this throughout the practice. Learn about and experience deep relaxation and rest. See it as an integral part of practice.
We will also look at how the entire practice can and should have a restorative effect. Whether you are doing breathwork or asana/poses and vinyasas/movement with breath, the entire practice should support all the systems of the body. Learn how to soften the practice and find this subtle aspect, touching a deep sense of calm and inner peace.
About the Teacher Amy Arman
Amy has been teaching at Samahita Retreat since 2011, where she continues to work closely with students from around the world. Her intention is to empower students to create their own sustainable practice built on the foundations developed by Paul Dallaghan and Sri. O.P. Tiwari. Amy combines teaching with her role as Assistant Managing Director.
Amy studied acting and theatre in London and has been living in Thailand for seven years, working as a freelance writer for magazines, focused on wellness and travel. She has two young daughters. Amy lives her life immersed in raising children, teaching and the biggest practice of all; learning how to live yoga. finding balance and joy through all of life's many adventures.
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.
7 am Morning tea
7.15 am Day Opening, Guided Meditation and Breathwork
8 am Yoga Asana Class (Guided and Self Practice)
10 am – 1 pm Brunch buffet
3 – 3:30 pm Snack and refreshment
4 pm Guided Relaxation & Centering Techniques Followed by Workshop and Q&A
5 pm Restorative Yoga Class
6 – 8 pm Complimentary herbal steam room available
6 – 8 pm Dinner buffet
7.45 pm Optional Evening Program or Quiet Time
Retreat Rates (THB)
Single superior room 45,780 per person
Semi Private room 41,580 per person
Share two bedroom loft 37,380 per person
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 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.
Thank you again Amy for being such a wonderful and encouraging teacher and I sincerely hope we will meet again!
~ Anke, Germany, ’14
I spent a fantastic week at Samahita in October 2013 attending the Strengthen & Balance retreat. In just six days I learnt so much and felt so strong and relaxed by the end of the week. I especially appreciated Amy’s kind and patient instructions and her compassionate and understanding ways. Hoping to come back to Koh Samui very soon!
~ Danielle, ’13
My 10 days at Samahita were the best “me” time I have taken in my adult life. As a complete beginner to Yoga I was worried about my abilities. I was nurtured and extremely well guided by the teachers, which increased my confidence tenfold. Amy’s especially gentle and knowledgeable approach made each Yoga lesson very rewarding for me. I returned to the UK able to carry on the self-practice almost daily by adapting it to my lifestyle in making it a shorter version. I gained much needed strength, self worth and clarity.
∼ Marie-Elisabeth, London, ’13
Relax & Restore September 22 – 29, 2015 With Amy Arman http://www.samahitaretreat.com/relax-restore-retreat.html
Amy Arman-Yoga Teacher
Amy studied acting and theatre in London and has been living in Thailand for seven years, working as a freelance writer for magazines, focused on wellness and travel. She has two young daughters. Amy lives her life immersed in raising children, teaching and the biggest practice of all; learning how to live yoga. finding balance and joy through all of life's many adventures. See more photos and other events by this presenter