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The intensive retreat is a retreat designed for beginners and experienced yoga and meditation practitioners. It is a journey where you will be guided deep inside yourself by following a series of different practices aimed at removing physical and mental tension. Body awareness, reflection, concentration, and meditation will help you get in touch with your inner self. The result will be peace, rest, and relaxation.
Accommodation is at the yoga centre in eco friendly private yogi huts or teepee tents with shared facilities or at private cottages at resorts nearby. One resort in on the hillside in beautiful garden settings with swimming pool; another resort is on the beach front.
The morning practice starts with silent meditation followed by a gentle yoga class including breathing techniques, yoga postures, and relaxation techniques to nourish the body and relax the mind. The class is followed by a tasty nutritious vegetarian brunch, a short break, and a lecture covering different aspects of yoga and karma yoga. Karma yoga (selfless service) is practiced to get us used to being of service to others without expectation, with the purpose of helping to remove the ego. Karma yoga duties vary daily from serving food to help with cleaning, gardening, etc. The time spent during Karma yoga also varies depending on the duty and it is never longer than one hour. A long afternoon break is a must to sunbathe, swim, relax, have a massage or just take a rest. The afternoon class explains the effect of each posture on the body systems; the class also includes theory and practice of mudras, bhandas, and more advanced breathing techniques.
Classes include pranayama techniques, asana, and relaxation and last 2 hours. These are open classes and they are suitable for the majority of people.
Activities during free time include swimming and relaxing on the beautiful Taling Ngam beach, snorkeling, and getting pampered with a massage.
The yoga center is situated by the beautiful Taling Ngam beach in Koh Samui.
Vegan cooked and raw.
Massage available upon request at an additional cost