Christmas Yoga Retreat in Koh Samui

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Type:
Retreat
Location:
Koh Samui, Thailand
Dates:
Dec 21, 2019 - Dec 28, 2019
Host:
Soul Seed Media
Price:
$1,232 USD

Overview

Paul and the Samahita team will share in the task of teaching and guiding all guests across the range of yoga and meditation practices, core strength work and cycle classes.

Yoga and its techniques cover a number of practices that include sitting meditation forms, focused breath work that develops into a pranayama practice, and the physical yoga practice of asana. In addition, as in our YogaCoreCycle program, we incorporate core strength sessions and cycle work outs.

The aim is for you to experience and practice yoga across its spectrum, taking care of the mental and emotional side to the different aspects of the physical. Every morning involves sitting and breath work practices. This serves as a platform for all other activities.

The physical yoga asana practice will be offered on a number of levels that includes experienced self-practice, guided vinyasa classes, explorative asana classes, and restorative afternoon sessions.

Weaved into this schedule are different core classes in the morning and/or afternoon. We alternate the cycle classes between silent-sunrise classes to mid-afternoon fun-cycle classes. As is the case at Samahita, you are free to attend all sessions or choose those that are working for you on a particular day. Our intention is for you to feel uplifted and clear in what to practice by the time you end the retreat.

The first week will place an emphasis on asana practice in the workshops, with more on the Philosophy by the second week, apt for an understanding to contemplate closing the old year and opening the new, with both weeks focused on the breath. Keeping things fluid Paul will still entertain questions on all subjects over the different weeks.

There will be a Christmas Eve celebration with special gourmet feast and performances and fundraiser for our local charities. On New Year’s Eve there will be a special ceremony to acknowledge 2019 and welcome in 2020 as well as a feast and performances.

The special ceremony will help you close and heal the past year, setting the energy and intention for the year coming with an impetus to follow through on it. The rest of your time will be a nice break from all the crazy holiday happenings and commercial onslaught. Come and really enjoy a genuine holiday break from the ‘holidays’.

Musical celebrations!

In addition to yoga practice and optional fitness, this year’s Christmas and New Year’s retreats will be infused with magical flute music, concerts, tea ceremonies and ecstatic dance, featuring two international guest musicians, collaborating in kirtans while leading their own unique performances!

Bibi McGill, lead guitarist with Beyonce, is not your typical rockstar guitarist—she’s also an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher. Bibi will deliver a healing experience that brings balance to the entire being as she leads ecstatic dance workshops and tea ceremonies infused with breath, sacred sound and hypnotic playlists. www.yogabibi.com

Retreat Schedule

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.

7-7.25 am
Silent Sunrise Cycle on alternate days
7.30 am
Sitting practice with inner energetic focus, breath awareness, dynamic sound, contemplation of forgiveness and thanks, into Breathwork-Pranayama and Meditation
9 – 10.30 am
Asana practice – detailed guidance by Paul through either a Centered Contemplative Energy approach or a Dynamic Core Vinyasa. We will also make available the opportunity to do assisted self-practice with other teachers.
10 am – 1 pm
Brunch buffet
3 – 3:30 pm
Snack and refreshment
4 pm
Q&A with Paul (or alternate days Core and Cycle) followed by Restorative yoga class with breath and sitting practice
6 – 8 pm
Complimentary herbal steam room available
6 – 8 pm
Dinner buffet
7.30 pm
Evening program – your personal meditation in the Buddha shala or organized video or music programs

Cuisine

We will provide a mainly vegetarian and vegan buffet with a fish dish once a day and a raw dish twice a day. There will also be a juice bar with healthy beverages.

Accommodation

Our eco-friendly rooms are perfect for quiet contemplation and relaxation.

Single superior room
Approximately 35 square meters of personal space with a private balcony and queen size bed.

Suitable for singles or couples
(Max capacity: 2 adults, 1 child)
· 35 sqm plus a private balcony and ensuite private bathroom
· large shower area with room for clothes hanging and drying
· bio-sustainable hand soap, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel
· queen-size bed, bedside lighting and comfortable private seating
· large writing desk (2.5m), desk lamp and bookshelves
· lockable storage cabinet (up to larger size laptops) and a room safe
· hot-water kettle, mugs, medium-size fridge
· built-in wardrobe with sufficient space for luggage
· ceiling fans, mosquito screens and air conditioning

Semi private room
Approximately 25 square meters of personal space with a private balcony and queen size bed. Shared bathroom between two rooms.

Suitable for family of four or two people sharing
(Max capacity: 2 adults, 2 children – across 2 semi-private rooms)
· 25 sqm plus a private balcony
· shared bathroom with separate access from adjacent semi-private room
· bio-sustainable hand soap, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel
· queen-size bed and bedside lighting
· medium writing desk (1.5m), desk lamp and bookshelves
· lockable storage cabinet and a room safe
· hot-water kettle, mugs, medium-size fridge
· built-in wardrobe with sufficient space for luggage
· ceiling fans, mosquito screens and air conditioning
(Default booking arrangement is for same-gender room assignment unless guests are friends and request otherwise)

Share two bedroom loft
Approximately 50 square meters of personal space with private balcony and queen size beds. The room is split-level, with a loft. Each bedroom has its own private space. There is a fully equipped shared bathroom.

Suitable for two people sharing or family of four
(max capacity 2 adults, 2 children)
· 50 sqm plus a private balcony with table and chairs
· two bedrooms between split level loft
· private bathroom for shared occupants
· bio-sustainable hand soap, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel
· queen-size bed and bedside lighting
· large writing desk (2.5m), desk lamp and bookshelves
· lockable storage cabinet and a room safe
· hot-water kettle, mugs, medium-size fridge
· built-in wardrobes with sufficient space for luggage

Retreat price

Prices are in US Dollars

Private Room: $1,512
Semi-Private Room: $1,372
Shared Two-Bedroom Loft: $1,232

Includes

* 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
* Wifi internet
* Service charge
* VAT government tax
* Buffet gala dinner and celebration on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve

Does not include

* Airfare
* Insurance

Optional activities

* Tour around the island visiting the Friday market in fisherman village
* Boat trip to a neighbouring island.

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