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Yoga Retreats (6)
Paul has been immersed in the practice and study of yoga, the breath, and meditative techniques for over 30 years. His dedication has come from a combination of intense practices, meditative experiences, silent retreats and numerous pilgrimages in India, Tibet and Thailand. He has had the good fortune to spend many rich years with his main teacher in pranayama and the meditative process, Sri O.P. Tiwari, and is now placed to carry forth these teachings and the tradition of Kuvalayananda. He was one of the dedicated few to spend years living in Mysore with Pattabhi Jois and certified by him.
As Elonne's understanding of the practice grows, she feels more and more like a beginner, and she is excited to continue this journey. She feels blessed by the opportunity to teach at Samahita Retreat, and she is extremely grateful for the chance to help others while she continues her own studies
Daniel began practicing Yoga in his home town Bristol, U.K. in 2003. He traveled to Mysore, India in 2006 to study the Ashtanga Vinyasa system directly from the Jois family. From Mysore, he was led to Samahita in Koh Samui where he found his primary teacher Paul Dallaghan. He spent 10 years teaching in the vibrant yoga scene of Hong Kong at numerous studios including Pure Yoga and remains connected to the community. He is registered with Yoga Alliance at the ERYT 500 Level and as a Continuing Education Provider.
Sarah born in Canada, studying Art, Sciences, and Arts Education, and has traveled Africa, the Middle East, the Mediterranean Basin, and Asia for over a decade. She completed a Centered Yoga Teacher training in 2011 and has continued her studies in pranayama, yoga and Buddhist philosophy, and practical meditation techniques in more depth, under the main guidance of Paul Dallaghan and Sri. O.P. Tiwari. Sarah has over 1100 Centered Yoga Teacher Training hours, is certified as a TRX Personal Trainer and Schwinn Spin Instructor.
Ara was born and raised in Korea. She has traveled the world studying and working for the last 16 years. She is a certified Group Exercise Instructor, a certified Yoga Teacher with Paul Dallaghan, and has continued her education in Yoga Philosophy, and Pranayama. Ara is also a certified VTCT Massage Therapist Diploma Courses (600hour)
So was born and raised in Koh Phangan, Thailand. He has been at Samahita since 2009 and enjoys helping others reach their fitness goals. His vast experience in fitness and free-weight training, body weight resistance training, TRX, kettlebells, and passion for sports, such as Muay Thai, Football and running, will help you have an enjoyable and challenging session. Certified as an ACE Personal Fitness Trainer in 2014
Alexandra is a certified personal trainer, health coach and yoga instructor from South Africa. Her health and wellness journey started with her completing her 500 hr Personal Training & Nutrition studies in Florida in 2014. Thereafter she started her online health & wellness coaching business whilst being a full-time personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Her yoga journey began when she completed her 300 hr Hatha yoga course and attended 200 hr Ashtanga & Vinyasa training in India.
Arielle has spent nearly 20 years studying the human body, its performance and factors that contribute to wellness. Her passion and knowledge led her to a decade long career training athletes and educating fitness professionals. Arielle has been teaching yoga since 2004 and she holds a degree in Kinesiology, along with certifications in Mysofascial Compression Techniques©, Strength & Conditioning, and Nutrition & Wellness.
Alaitz Muro Larizgoitia
Alaitz was born in one of the most beautiful parts of our planet, and that is Basque Country, north of Spain. She was brought up and completed my education there, however, in the past 8 years she has traveled and lived in different parts of the world, such as Asia and Pacific countries, which has given her a wealth of knowledge and incredible experiences. She has a creative and artistic outlook on life.
from Poland, May 2019
"The place that makes dreams come true!"
Very important yoga classes that help to make a trip to your internal world, to know better yourself and, finally, to be a better person. Amazing nature, delicious , organic and healthy dishes(!!!) Friendly staff and respect for all! We spent a great time in Samahita Retreat together with my daughter
from Canada, May 2019
Very Friendly staff, meals were good (very healthy), and amazing place overall.
from South Africa, May 2019
from United States, April 2019
"A piece of heaven - Samahita -Koh Samui"
The entire experience exceeded my expectations. The location is perfect. I loved the silence in the morning, the yoga practice by the beach, the fact that we started the mornings with cycling, the combination of core and yoga is a beautiful idea. Everyone is free to choose their classes and make their own individual experience. Aromatherapy massage is amazing. All in all a coming within yourself experience while connecting with all the beauty of nature. I highly recommend the snorkeling and boat trip to the island as that is another piece of paradise. The walk to the temple gives you such a beautiful view from up top. Take everything in and allow!
from Malaysia, January 2019
"Great retreat, lots of rain"
The retreat was calm and peaceful. My accommodations were very nice. Food was healthy and good variety of different things. Beach along the retreat was very nice. Yoga instructors were very good. They had a little library to borrow books, which was nice. Planned activities (a walk to see temples).
from Ukraine, December 2018
"Definitely coming back! "
What a beautiful retreat, everything was amazing! The yoga, fitness and spinning classes were great! I loved that every day the classes were taught by different instructors. The best part was being surrounded by like minded people and hanging out.
from Malaysia, December 2018
"My first retreat ... and it won’t be my last!"
I loved the location - right on the beach. The room was calming and comfortable, and the bed was very comfortable. The food was mostly very good, although a few dishes were a bit tasteless.
The teachers were excellent and I liked having different teachers for each class to add variety - I’m afraid I don’t know their names so I can’t rate them individually.
The place was just the right mix of healthy and zen without being over the top for a newbie. For example the rule of silence until 10 am was great, but if it had extended all day that would have been too much.
from Italy, October 2018
So many positives: teachers, therapists, location, facilities, food, all terrific. Everyone works towards you having the experience you want and need. But there’s a lovely, serene spirit that permeates Samahita. And when you relax into it, and get over the concept of spinning at a yoga retreat (by the way it works, although there’s no pressure to do anything), you’ll feel it. Learnt heaps. Loved it.
from Taiwan, May 2018
"Very knowledgeable yoga teachers."
The food was amazing healthly flavourful and fresh. All was homemade and ingredients sourced locally. The yoga teacher were very knowledgeable and attentive.
Hoi Yan Tam
from Hong Kong, May 2018
"Retreat for single people"
-The yoga instructors including Daniel, Rebecca and Sarah were great, enjoyed going to their classes!
-The room was very spacious.
-The highlight of my stay was meeting a lot of very nice, friendly people from all over the world with different backgrounds.Thoroughly enjoyed mingling with them.
from Vietnam, March 2018
"Very nice place"
Love the food, teachers and also love how the use all product that eco friendly
from Singapore, March 2018
"Too short.. wish I had more time!"
I liked the structure of the programme - the fact that it was a good mix of yoga and functional training which complemented my yoga practise. The programme was well-planned and wonderfully executed. I was able to deepen and strengthen my practise without fear of injury.
Monika Maria Mielnik
from Norway, January 2018
"Serene and beautiful"
The instructors we’re very welcoming and warm. They were knowledgable, prodessional and attentive. The location is beautiful, just next to the beach and creates a wonderful surrounding. The facilities were over all expectations, both the accomodation, the shalas and the rest of the dining space and resting space.
from United States, December 2017
"Wonderful Week of Wellness"
My boyfriend and I just enjoyed a fantastic week of yoga, core, cycle. The classes were challenging (just what we were looking for), the food was healthy and delicious and the location was very conducive to relaxation and quiet. It was great to have the option in the morning of an instructor-led class or teacher-assisted self practice. We enjoyed the temple walk excursion as well as walks on the beach and in the surrounding neighborhood. We felt it was an excellent value for the money. Highly recommend and would go back!
Wen Yuan Ngiam
from Singapore, December 2017
"A peaceful retreat"
The peace maintained throughout the resort, the beachside workout, the vegan buffet, friendly and helpful staff. The spa was good too.
from Singapore, February 2019
"Breathe, focus and relax. "
Amazing teacher team, Gillian, Daniel, Ara, So, Atraiz... thank you very much. I was an absolute beginner in yoga, but you teachers were patient, gave answers to all my questions and made it very easy to learn the basics.
Doing yoga in the morning with beach view during sunrise and meeting a lot of interesting characters is a tempting combination. The food is vegan but really good, massages are great, rooms are clean and the classes are sometimes challenging, but never I really liked the combination of yoga, fitness and spinning.
I am Definitely coming back! Thanks again to the whole team.
from Hong Kong, November 2018
I liked the way the instructors were able to cater to both the most agile and the least experienced in a group with the various options for the poses. They were always able to advise and encourage but not to push, which suited this older lady!
The layout and location are superb.
from South Korea, August 2018
The peaceful quiet place. Nice people. Clean food.
from Singapore, May 2018
"Good for person who like to massage everyday"
The Infrared sauna is good. The massage service is superb
from Australia, September 2017
"A perfect re-balance "
Food was amazing and fresh.
Staff were helpful.
Day spa masseuses were exquisite.
Beautiful instructors and surrounds.
Breathwork classes were the greatest gift that I hope to take home with me.
from Netherlands, August 2017
"Enjoyable stay, however..."
The food was amazing! Every day during our stay we had something different. Healthy and tasty. Room accommodations were wonderful. We stayed in the new wing.
from France, March 2018
"Un beau moment "
L ambiance et le bord de mer
Samahita is located in the south of the island, in a secluded and quiet part of the island, away from tourists which made it perfect for a relaxing retreat. I stayed for four nights at Samahita and I wished I stayed longer. I was a solo traveller and met lots of other solo travellers who were really lovely. I had a private room with a private bathroom. The room was comfortable, clean and the shower was excellent. The staff were professional and friendly. The food was so filling, healthy, of high quality and tasty - I couldn't believe it was vegetarian. There is a bar where you can purchase extra juices, coffees or food but I didn't need to as there was so much food on offer and I was never hungry. The yoga core cycle programme was excellent. If you are looking for a balance between meditation, yoga and fitness then this is the place to go. I would highly recommend it for beginners to intermediate yogi practitioners. Though I saw advanced yogis who took part in the self-practice with a guided instructor. Samahita organised little afternoon/evening trips which were complimentary. The fitness and yoga instructors were knowledgeable and brilliant. It is also okay to opt in or out of different activities. The resort has a lovely pool area and a private sandy beach. I had two spa treatments and I would highly recommend the spa. Though it is more expensive relative to Thailand, the professionalism, ambiance and quality of the service made it all the worth while. Overall I would say that this retreat offers a value for money yet high quality programme and retreat and I have been raving about it to all my friends and family.