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Join in Samahita Retreat's integrated yoga and functional fitness program, the YogaCoreCycle, where you will be encouraged to work on your optimal health and well-being, not only physically, but also emotionally and mentally. To achieve this balance, all you need to do is integrate your physical, mental, and spiritual aspects in this unique and pioneering world-first program.
Samahita was purpose-built to function as a retreat center dedicated to your vitality, well-being, and relaxation. The variety of private and shared room options reflect that. The rooms are set back from the main beachfront facilities perfect for quiet contemplation and relaxation.
The eco-friendly buildings make use of cross-ventilation, natural lighting, rainwater harvesting, and offer both mosquito screens, fans, and air conditioning. They have rooms for the single traveler, couples or friends, as well as loft-style accommodation that is ideal for families or two people sharing. Regardless of which room you stay in, the beach, pool, and practice spaces are seconds away.
Maximum capacity is two adults, one child. The room has 35 square meters of personal space, including a private balcony. It has a queen-size bed with individual reading lamps and personal built-in shelf space at the headboard. Also included is a large writing desk (two and a half meters), bookshelves, storage cabinet that can be locked and can accommodate large laptops, hot-water kettle, medium-size fridge, built-in wardrobe with sufficient space for luggage, ceiling fans, and air conditioning. There is a fully equipped bathroom with a large shower area and room for clothes hanging and drying.
Guests can enjoy approximately 25 square meters of personal space, including a private balcony. Room features include a queen-size bed with individual reading lamps, a writing desk, bookshelves, lockable storage cabinet, hot-water kettle, medium-size fridge, built-in wardrobe, ceiling fans, and air conditioning. The bedroom section of these rooms is private and includes a dedicated entrance as well as direct access to a fully furnished bathroom, which is shared between two rooms.
This room has approximately 50 square meters of personal space, which includes a private balcony. The room is split-level with a loft. Each bedroom has its own private space. There is a fully equipped bathroom shared by both bedrooms. Some of these rooms are equipped with an outdoor rain shower.
Each bedroom has a queen-size bed with individual reading lamps and personal built-in shelf space at the headboard. Also included are a large writing desk, bookshelves, and storage cabinet that can be locked and can accommodate even large laptops, a hot-water kettle, and a medium-size refrigerator. The loft also has two wardrobes with sufficient space for luggage, two ceiling fans, and air conditioning.
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 the delicious and healthy food offering.
What is on offer through the YogaCoreCycle program encourages you to achieve optimal health, not only physically but also emotionally and mentally. All that is needed is your engagement and participation, most of which happens directly at the beach. The full program is automatically included when you book your stay at Samahita Retreat with the option to take all five hours of classes every day or choose as per your need.
Conceived and developed by Paul Dallaghan, Samahita’s founder, with input by athlete trainer and movement expert, Arielle Nash-Degagne, it is grown out of Samahita Retreat's long-term (over 40 years) experience in the world of yoga, meditation, health, and fitness.
YogaCoreCycle is a complete program offering that gives you not only great value but the freedom to attend all classes or the ones that suit, whether every day or some days more and some less. You may practice more yoga and skip the fitness or the other way round, but for sure you can do both. As a fully inclusive integrated program, you can take things at your pace while Samahita supports and motivate you to do your best.
Samahita has been awarded some of the highest accolades in the teaching and practice of yoga in the world since 2003. They share that learning with you in both Dynamic and Restorative yoga asana classes that include breath and mind work of a full yoga practice. Discover, learn more, or deepen your yoga practice with an aim to practice, understand, and take home a set of yoga techniques.
Get in touch with your deep core muscles to support your back, pelvis, and spine. Samahita offers group classes that cover key functional fitness principles in a high-intensity training format. Core strength is essential for health, yoga practice, and happy life. Enjoy fun, dynamic exercises which integrate foundational body-based core exercises with the top of the range functional equipment including TRX, Bosu, UGI, sliders, kettlebells, grids, toners, flex bands, resistance bands, and Redondo balls.
Indoor cycling (spinning) with a direct view of the beach is a fun, mega cardio, fat burning, sweat pumping, fitness building workout. You do not need experience, just your desire to ride. Fortunately, you adjust the resistance and manage your intensity. The dedicated cycle studio looks onto the beach and is stocked with Schwinn’s latest Carbon Blue cycle technology in bikes. In the morning, they offer a silent-sunrise-cycle while in the afternoon it is a music-infused upbeat ride.
A typical day of our Yoga Core Cycle Program. can include a morning indoor cycle (7:00 a.m.), breath class (7:30 a.m.) , yoga asana class (8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.), followed by a break for breakfast and lunch, then afternoon fitness session (4:00 p.m.), cycle (4:30 p.m.) and gentle yoga class (5:00 p.m.), dinner, and evening mediation (7:30 p.m.)
Samahita Retreat offers complimentary weekly excursions including a boat trip to a nearby remote island with snorkeling and a local temple walk.
Gill was born in South Africa and has lived in the UK, Ireland and Asia. She began her international teaching career in Inner city London schools, then on to Dublin and Yangon. She now combines her love of yoga and music in Koh Samui, a unique transformational place. She began her daily practice of yoga in 2004, training with Paul Dallaghan and Richard Freeman, and is Yoga Alliance (500RYT) and 1100 hour Centered Yoga Certified. Samahita has always been a welcoming, transformative space for her and in early 2016 she was grateful to fully embrace this magical place and call it home.
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 was born in Canada and has lived throughout the world. She began her formal yoga training in 2011 and has taught full-time at Samahita, since 2016. She continues her studies in pranayama, yoga and meditation techniques, under the guidance of Paul Dallaghan and Sri. O.P. Tiwari, at the Kaivalyadhama Institute of Yoga in Lonavala.
Amanda is from the UK and has been practicing yoga for the last 10 years. She came to Samahita in 2018 where she completed the Centered Yoga Foundation Teacher Training. Through this transformational experience she felt she had found a place to share her knowledge and passions and her desire to return was fulfilled when she joined the wellness team in January 2020. Amanda is motivated and excited by a desire to support growth and evolvement in all people on their personal journey to wellness and a balanced, centered life.
Samahita 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 regions most popular destinations.
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 privately owned villas. As such, Samahita Retreat' 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 offers a full complimentary buffet to you during your stay at Samahita:
Samahita offers a full total-self-care menu of hands-on treatments, colon hydrotherapy, and infrared sauna therapy. Book them a la carte during your stay or save and get the best value when you book one of the value package programs - detox, weight loss, brain health upgrade or total self-care.
At Samahita, their total self-care therapies are designed to induce full relaxation and revitalization, nurturing the whole body. They have selected therapies to help optimize physical, emotional, and mental health. Their range of therapies is designed to address the special needs of your skin, muscles, joints, deep tissue, and optimal functioning of your cellular health. It is worth the time to indulge and take care of yourself. Enjoy massages, facials, scrubs, and skin treatments.
Transfer not provided
Please book your flight to arrive at Samui Airport (USM).
The bus journey will be an additional three hours once you have arrived in Surathani. Songserm offers a joint ticket for around 1,300 THB, which lands you in Koh Samui by 11:00 a.m.
The ferry journey will be an additional three hours once you have arrived in Surathani. Songserm offers a joint ticket for around 1,300 THB, which lands you in Koh Samui by 11:00 a.m. The ferry journey from Donsak pier is one and a half-hour long. Donsak is 30 minutes from Surat Thani.
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 7:00 a.m., allowing you plenty of time to catch an 8:00 a.m. boat to Koh Samui.
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