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Samahita offers you a comprehensive detox and yoga retreat in beautiful Koh Samui, Thailand. With years of experience in taking care of the body and mind, and working with detox approaches, Samahita offers both the environment and the holistic program to give you the best value in a holistic detox experience and yoga practice. Enjoy a unique and purifying experience!
Situated on Laem Sor beach, Samahita Retreat is surrounded by towering coconut trees in a quiet and spacious area with incredible sunrises and sunsets that play with the colors of the water, sand, and tropical fauna. Only a few hundred meters away is the well-known Laem Sor Pagoda, which houses the remains of Leung Poo Daeng, a realized monk.
The only other structures in the area are villas privately owned. As such, Samahita's beach is private and virtually undisturbed, creating a beautiful, peaceful setting for you to enjoy your Thailand yoga holiday and chosen wellness packages.
The main shopping areas are still within easy reach, about fifteen to thirty minutes away by car or motorbike. Samahita Retreat's gentle setting inspires long, refreshing walks on the beach or through the meandering back roads.
Samahita Retreat is 45 minutes away from Koh Samui airport and taxi drivers will know how to get to Laem Sor. Directional road signs will also guide you to Samahita Retreat as you begin to approach.
The rooms are perfect for quiet contemplation and relaxation, as well as for catching up on work or email while enjoying the tropical breeze. The eco-friendly buildings make use of cross ventilation, natural lighting, rainwater harvesting, and solar power. There are rooms for couples and singles, as well as loft-style accommodations that are ideal for families or two people sharing. Regardless of which room you stay in, the yoga shala, restaurant, lounge, swimming pool, and beach are only a minute away.
Samahita’s signature program is designed to offer your body and mind an integrated yoga and functional fitness approach. The program offers a level of activity and rejuvenation that covers all aspects of human functioning across yoga asana, both dynamic and restorative, meditation and breath, core strength and cardio workouts, combined with a delicious and healthy food offering. The YogaCoreCycle program encourages you to achieve optimal health, not only physically but also emotionally and mentally. All that’s needed is your engagement and participation - most of which happens directly at the beach!
Yoga asana is incredibly effective at both strengthening and opening the body, leading to balance. Yoga asana is of ancient origin, designed to aid:
Of course, this is only possible if done correctly and practiced for a while. The emphasis is on core support to aid inner organs first by managing the autonomic nervous system, and second, for equal impact on the spine. In this process, mobility is the key, with strength and flexibility as good outcomes of the conditioning power of yoga asana. To help this development, you're provided with both guided dynamic and restorative classes, as well as teacher-assisted self-practice.
Samahita’s founder, Paul Dallaghan, has spent over 20 years immersed in the yoga practices. He brings this experience to the offering of yoga classes at Samahita. He has become one of the most senior teachers worldwide in the breath (pranayama) yogic practices and was one of the dedicated few to spend many years living in Mysore with Pattabhi Jois in the old days of Ashtanga Vinyasa, certified by him, with an expertise in asanas. Added to that has been early practice experience in many other asana methods as well as other physical activity forms of work out. Above all though, a deep yogic understanding of how and why to do asana and use the breath lies behind Samahita’s Dynamic and Restorative forms of yoga asana practice.
Breathwork, pranayama, and meditation classes also feature as part of the yoga program within YogaCoreCycle, additional to these dynamic and restorative yoga-asana classes.
Samahita’s Detox Program has been developed from years of experience in the specifics of detox as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle and continued supportive practices. This is not an off-the-shelf product. This is a tried-and-experienced program over years that carefully balances the combination of activity, relaxation, therapy and a detoxing diet with supplements including candida detox. The retreat, both in concept and natural setting, is designed to revitalize guests and guide them into an empowered life.
The program uses a custom-formulated Ayurvedic herbal detox mix, plenty of teas, broths and juices, veggies and fruit where appropriate, detox supplements, and a mix of rejuvenating and detoxing therapies and practices. The liver is the workhorse of detoxification. It is also optional to include a liver flush towards the end of your program, intended to help with gallstones, cholesterol levels, liver-related headaches, and even food allergies, weight reduction, and constipation.
People’s backgrounds, diet, and lifestyle differ as does one’s experience with detox. If one of your goals is to eliminate candida, we can help with that. Candida is a yeast that grows naturally in the gut that multiplies out of control and can unbalance your whole system, creating an acidic environment where bad bacteria can thrive and create disease. Foods that feed candida and encourage it to flourish are sugar, white flour, yeast, and alcohol. Avoiding sugar in all of its forms is key to controlling candida. A detox including green juices, steamed vegetables, broths and supporting supplements, can be a good start to discourage the overgrowth of yeast and then continuing with a diet of foods that nourish the body, not the candida.
Your initial consultation and daily guest check-in provide an opportunity to adjust your program, taking your needs, goals, and preferences into account, and balancing them with professional expertise to provide you with the most supportive detox experience. Post-detox guidelines are offered, to help you transit from your detox back to regular eating.
Upgrade your stay to include the best value in treatments with a specific diet to focus on your healthy weight management – a fixed-value package. The health coach and staff will take expert care of you as you learn and experience new approaches to your lifestyle. This is not just about immediate weight loss, this is about new perspectives on self-care and a chance to feel more empowered about weight management while connecting with yourself more holistically. (includes YogaCoreCycle)
Samahita’s Total Self-Care Program has been developed to help you make the most of your stay and relieve stress. Arrive with a whole plan of therapies and treatments pre-booked and at a bundled value package price. You get the stress-free benefit of the whole selection of yoga, breath, meditation, and fitness classes every day, all the great food, and a selection of massages, facials, scrubs and skin treatments. (includes YogaCoreCycle)
The retreat is located on the south coast of Koh Samui, a tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand that still has long stretches of pristine beaches and unspoiled land. The ideal setting for Thailand holiday packages, it is only about an hour away from Bangkok by air, an hour plus from Singapore, and three hours from Hong Kong. Koh Samui has the allure of a remote island paradise, but with the accessibility of the region's most popular destinations.
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Samahita serves mainly vegetarian food: fish three or four days a week and eggs a few times during the week at breakfast. For those that do not take fish or eggs, there is always an alternative food option. There is no other type of meat products. Samahita has self-service tea and coffee near the juice bar. You can help yourself any time to tea and coffee, along with sugar, milk, or soy milk. During the program, you will be served full brunch and dinner buffets and mineral drinking water.
If you are allergic to certain food, you can talk to the teacher or reception staff about concerns. The kitchen staff can make a special meal for you if need be. A vegan or raw-food diet can be accommodated.
Join an organized tour from Samahita and the long tail boats (with shade) will collect you right in front of the shala and whisk you off to the peaceful tropical islands of Koh Matsum and Koh Tan for snorkeling and relaxing. Enjoy the stunning islands of the Anthong Marine National Park on a fun packed day trip, made famous by Alex Garland as the setting for his novel, The Beach. Visitors can swim, snorkel, and visit the park headquarters on a beautiful white beach and climb to the viewpoint, for a breathtaking panorama before lunch as well as pay a visit to the emerald lake.
Discover the best dive sites in the region with the award-winning 100 degrees east Samui dive team on board their 35 ft. dive speedboat. See the sights of Samui with Mr. Ungs full day Magical Jungle Safari. From temples to waterfalls, monkey shows to traditional rubber tapping, these highly professional and experienced guides will show you the best of the island from their iconic 4x4 jeeps.
For those interested in learning more about Thailands martial art, visit the Muay Thai camp in Lamai. If you are a lover, not a fighter, and you want to see some Thai dancing, it is available at many of the island's hotels and restaurants, however, the fine dining and romantic atmosphere at Zazen in Bophut is a lovely setting to enjoy this beloved art form.
You will enjoy individualized wellness therapies included in the package and a 60-minute body and soul massage session in your free time.
Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways fly directly to Koh Samui from Bangkok. They operate flights every hour daily and you can book your flights directly online. The first flight out is around 6 a.m. and last flight is around 10 p.m. daily. Travel time is approximately one hour from Bangkok. There are direct also flights from Phuket, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Hong Kong.
Trains for Surathani (which actually stop in Phun Phin, 14 kilometers west of Surathani) leave from Bangkok's Hualamphong station. The 6.20 p.m. (rapid) and the 7.15 p.m. (express) trains are most convenient, as they arrive at 5.28 a.m. and 7 a.m., allowing you plenty of time to catch an 8 a.m. boat to Koh Samui.
The bus/ferry journey will be an additional three hours once you've arrived in Surathani. Songserm offers a joint ticket (train + bus + boat) for around 1,300 THB, which lands you in Koh Samui by 11 a.m.
The ferry journey from Donsak pier is 1.5 hours. Donsak is 30 minutes from Surathani.
Tickets for the train can be booked at Bangkok Airport, Bangkok Railway Station, and many travel agencies in Bangkok.
To purchase your train tickets in advance, Asia Discover Thailand can arrange for the tickets to be mailed or to be picked up at your Bangkok hotel. Allow at least one month before your departure date to arrange for train tickets.
Take the 2 p.m. boat from Nathon to the mainland, and a connecting bus will take you from the pier to the train station in Surathani.
Tickets purchased from agents in Samui normally include the boat, bus, and train fares. The ticket is cheaper if you go to the station yourself, but there is a good chance the train will be fully booked as much as a week in advance.
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