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8 Days Jungle Yoga Retreat in Thailand

  • Prae Wan Rafthouse , Khao Sok lake, Surathani, Thailand

Overview

Yoga Retreat Thailand

This special retreat has been designed to offer you the most exhilarating and effective retreat, bringing you closer to the natural world in the unique rainforest environment while you explore and nourish your own true nature. Simon will be accompanied by leading therapists in their fields to offer you a fully rounded retreat experience, balancing practice, enquiry, conscious community, fun, and whole person nourishment.

Highlights

  • Yin and Yang yoga practices
  • Daily morning meditation sessions
  • Jungle nature walks and kayaking
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Group airport transfers
  • Daily meals
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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Everyone has their own private hut unless you would prefer shared accommodation. Bamboo and wood huts on pontoons upon the freshwater lake, with interconnecting walkways. High-quality new mattresses and bed linen. Electricity is provided by a generator for a few hours each evening.

The daily yoga classes will take place in the beautiful covered yoga shala, also on the water, but firmly set so that the shala is very stable indeed. You will not find a more stunning place to practice your yoga. A typical day will consist of the following:

  • early morning silence & morning meditation
  • morning yoga practice
  • breakfast
  • free time
  • lunch
  • free time
  • afternoon practice session
  • dinner under the stars
  • kirtan / evening activity / free time

Simon Low

Simon has been teaching yoga for over 20 years and has developed a unique and personal teaching style, keeping classes diverse, focused and fun. The foundations of Simon's yoga teaching reflect his training and ongoing studies with international teachers in many approaches to yoga, movement, and therapy.

Simon first trained as a yoga teacher with Dr Larry Payne at Samata in Los Angeles, in the USA, where he lived for 7 years. After a 14 year career in the music business working as first an artistes agent in London & finally as vice-president of a&r for RCA Records US in New York, Simon went on to study and explore a wide variety of physical, energetic and spiritual practices, including Iyengar yoga, Astanga Vinyasa yoga, Okido yoga and Viniyoga, Chi Kung, The Alexander Technique, Pilates, Macrobiotics, and Chinese Medicine, effectively bringing together the essential elements of these sources of wisdom and healing into his teaching today.

Simon's Yin and Yang Yoga teaching is a balanced and thorough approach to yoga practice, on and off the mat, incorporating techniques that address equally the seen physical body and the unseen energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual facets of our being. He encourages the individual to remain mindfully focused towards internal exploration as a guide to experiencing yoga as it is meant to be practiced - a personal journey toward inner peace, freedom, clarity, balance and integration, and the revealing and nurturing of the True Self - your 'essence'.

You will spend 7 nights on Khao Sok Lake, a secret paradise destination deep within the National Park. You will take an awe inspiring boat journey across the lake to its far end. Your destination is a dedicated floating bamboo and wood yoga venue, with separate huts with interconnecting bamboo and wooden walkways and a floating wooden yoga sala. The entire venue is made out of wood and bamboo and floats on tree trunk platforms and pontoons securely connected to the lake shores behind.

You will enjoy amazing Thai food featuring freshwater lake fish and rainforest grown vegetables.

Thai and oil massage are available at additional charge.

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • Daily morning meditation sessions
  • Group airport transfers
  • Jungle nature walks and kayaking
  • Yin and Yang yoga practices
  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
For information about the booking conditions, please send Simon Low an inquiry.
  • Review by Steve Whittam
    9 out of 10

    "“Simon has a number of qualities, all of which can be found in many yoga teachers but rarely are they all found in the same yoga teacher. He has a breadth and depth of understanding of yoga asana that few teachers I have met can match, combined with a deceptively easy teaching style that presents the information in a readily absorbable manner so that you almost don't realise you are learning, but you are. While having the greatest respect for yoga traditions, Simon is not hidebound by them, or by a particular yoga school's philosophy. Instead Simon's teaching evolves as he draws on influences not only from other teachers and yoga schools that he frequently seeks out, but also from anatomy teachers, physiology teachers, martial arts teachers and even his students. However these influences are not randomly selected and just thrown into the pot, they are seriously thought about, studied and digested and finally integrated into the teaching style that is uniquely Simon's.& This integration is often so seamless that, unless you are paying particular attention, you may not notice some of the more subtle changes. I continue to go to Simon's classes partially to re-establish my yoga foundation but also in the hope, frequently realised, that he has refined another small piece of yoga gold since I last saw him. For me, one of the largest 'nuggets' of this yoga gold was when Simon introduced Yin and Yang yoga into his teaching. But this is not a nugget that has been left on the shelf and admired, instead it has been refined and polished. Yin and Yang yoga is like yoga in HD. Above all for me, Simon's teaching engages my mind as well as my body and breath and this is as true today as it was in the first class I attended 15 years ago.“"

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    "“When you combine all this with the knowledge that Simon actively seeks out the best places to practice yoga, wherever in the world, and has a passion for the care and comfort of his students, whether is be the facilities in the yoga studio, the food, the accommodation or the general environment, I always know that a retreat with Simon will be a high quality experience.”"

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  • Review by Jane Dunford
    9 out of 10

    "Many people here are repeaters, but my niggling fear that yoga trips attract neurotic middle-aged women or diehard hippies soon subsides when I meet the other guests. There are two couples, a guy on his own, a mother and son, and a girl who's not done yoga before but fancies a spot of rest and relaxation. Our mornings start with the chime of Tibetan cymbals heralding the first class. The yoga sala is a beautiful wooden structure, covered with vines. It's very atmospheric with dappled sunlight falling on the floor and the call to prayer from mosques in neighbouring villages echoing around the mountains. With all the fresh air, good food and yoga I'm feeling fantastically healthy. Something about the tranquility of Huzur Vadisi gets under your skin."

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  • Review by Steve Whittam

    "While having the greatest respect for yoga traditions, Simon is not hidebound by them, or by a particular yoga school's philosophy. Instead Simon's teaching evolves as he draws on influences not only from other teachers and yoga schools that he frequently seeks out, but also from anatomy teachers, physiology teachers, martial arts teachers and even his students.The largest 'nuggets' of this yoga gold was when he introduced Yin and Yang yoga into his teaching. But this is not a nugget that has been left on the shelf and admired, instead it has been refined and polished. Yin and Yang yoga is like yoga in HD. Above all for me, Simon's teaching He has a passion for the care and comfort of his students, whether is be the facilities in the yoga studio, the food, the accommodation or the general environment, I always know that a retreat with Simon will be a high quality experience."

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  • Review by Susie Rushton from England
    9 out of 10

    "He’s the Primrose Hill set’s favourite yoga teacher. So when Simon Low introduces a new way to practise the ancient art, you know it’ll be the next big thing. I’m a yoga rookie, so for most of the two-hour class I’m only able to (rather inaccurately) mimic Low’s elegant postures. But even I can tell that there’s something about the flowing sequence of movements through which he leads us that is slightly different from mainstream yoga. This is ‘Yin and Yang’ yoga – the latest rereading of the ancient Indian system of personal development that aims to balance body, mind and spirit."

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  • Review by Eija Tervonen from Helsinki, Finland
    9 out of 10

    "Simon imparts yogic teachings in an inspiring and compassionate manner. Under Simon's skilful guidance, you are safely challenged to find new capacities in yourself on the mat, while the pearls of wisdom from philosophy, poetry and stories Simon shares in each session give you insights to yourself and life so you can take the fruits of the practice beyond the mat to serve you and those around you in your everyday life."

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  • Review by Harry de Quetteville from England
    9 out of 10

    "I'm being shown to my room in a listed 17th-century mansion house set in the beautiful scenery of 500-acre Commonwork Farm in Kent. The farmhouse mixes the rustic charms of giant fireplaces and Agas with the urban health spa addiction to panniers stuffed with fluffy white towels. In the fridge of the homely kitchen, beer and wine are on offer. We may be here for our wellbeing, but I am happy to see that doesn't rule out a little self-indulgence. Besides, the beer - like the rest of the weekend's victuals - is organic."

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  • Review by Annie Bowden
    9 out of 10

    "It was my great pleasure (and privilege) to attend my first ever yoga retreat at Huzur Vadisi, so I feel rather that I owe everyone involved in making my week so special a hearty "thank you"! As a newcomer to yoga, I was more than a little apprehensive in advance of arriving, so I was incredibly relieved (and very grateful for the expert management of the programme by Simon) that I was able to keep up without, I hope, spoiling the practice of the other, more experienced, attendees. All in all, I found it a revelatory week, which I hope will launch an ongoing personal practice. I will be back!"

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West Sussex, United Kingdom

Simon Low aims to help you cultivate balance and harmony in your life on and off the yoga mat.

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8 days / 7 nights

Availability

Arrival: Saturday January 14, 2017
Departure: Saturday January 21, 2017

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