Guest Teacher Retreats Happier! Unpacking and re-imagining the stories we have about ourselves through yoga, meditation and bodywork May 30 – June 6, 2015 With Kate Howe and Tamara Leach


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Yoga Retreat (Thailand) Co., Ltd. 55/20-24 Moo 4, Namuang, Koh Samui, Surat thani, 84140, Thailand
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Saturday, 30 May 2015 to Saturday, 6 Jun 2015
39480-47880 THB
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About the Retreat

We all would like to be a little happier; more free from judgment, fear and worry. Free to become who we want to be. Join extraordinary body worker Tamara Leach and

yoga teacher and body worker Kate Howe in Koh Samui, Thailand at Samahita Retreat for a week of healing from the inside out.

Experience daily Ashtanga based yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, Bodywork and journeying through concepts of who we think we are, why we think these things, and how to re-see ourselves and our possibilities.






About the Teachers

Kate Howe is the author of the book “Happier: A Practical Guide for feeling better day to day.” as well as of the popular blog, Skiing in the Shower and many other publications.

She is the mental performance coach for the Aspen Skiing Company where she teaches tolerance and compassion of the self to athletes as well as to private clients while asking them to give their all to the sport they love. Kate has been a body worker for 16 years, and has been studying Vipassana Meditation for the same amount of time. Kate did her Teacher Training here at Samahita Retreat in 2014 and was honored to stay on for an additional two months of work-study.

Kate believes in transformation through ending suffering, facilitates it on her massage table every day, and teaches it on the mat as well. She is honored to have her own bodywork teacher, Tamara Gundrum here to co-teach this incredible retreat.

Kate’s blog about the adventures of a life reborn:

Kate on Facebook:

Kate on Instagram: skiingintheshower

Kate’s Bodywork website:

Tamara Leach has been practicing massage and bodywork for two decades and has been an educator for almost as long. Tamara has taught in the massage community for many years, she is currently doing consulting work for a local Massage School, instructing at a local Energy Healing School, providing training for spas & private groups. Tamara hosts educational workshops as well as maintains a private practice.

Tamara has developed her own unique approach to bodywork called “SomaTouch”. SomaTouch is a modality that engages the person/client in connecting with a deeper aspect of oneself, where divine guidance and wisdom is available, to find the answers to healing one self.

Whether on the table or in a classroom Tamara uses intuition and guidance to help students/clients to find the wisdom within, to get curious, explore and lift the veils of “our story” to live a more balanced and healthy life.






The Daily Schedule
6:30 am Morning herbal tea and early breakfast
7:30 ab – 10:00 am Meditation, breath work and yoga practice
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Brunch buffet
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Snack and refreshment
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Story: Seeing, Unpacking, Re-Imagining
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner buffet
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Steam room available
8:00 pm Partner Massage / Evening Program: video, satsang, meditation



Kate Howe:

“There’s great coaching … and then there’s coaching by Kate Howe. Kate has the intelligence, focus and technical proficiency that any great coach must have, but then adds something else – an ability to see the situation through the eyes of the client and intuit what will work to make them do their best… She’s a truly gifted teacher infused with spirit, creativity and fun.”

∼ Tony Talalay, CEO, Brassica Protection Products, LLC 

“I wish Kate lived closer to home. I’d tried many things before but doing bodywork with Kate is like opening the door to a completely new world of healing and wellbeing. A breakthrough for me, so thank you!”

∼ Emilie Wells

‘Kate has a unique ability to guide and coach you through self imposed limits in a way that carries through whatever you’re working on and into the rest of your life.’


Tamara Gundrum:

Tamara Leach came into my life through a friend.

When I walked into Tamara’s treatment room eight years ago I had no idea how lucky I was to find Tamara; I had no idea how my body would change, evolve and shift.

Tamara takes a holistic approach to bodywork. Her sessions begin with a check in. I share with her what is going on in my life and let her know what I think is going on in my body. When our table work begins she tunes into my body, heart and energy and often discovers something in me that I wasn’t tuning into on my own. This is where I get to receive Tamara’s gift. She reminds me and encourages me to listen to my body, to tune into my heart, to release stagnant energy and to let go of whatever it is I have been carrying around that no longer serves me.

Tamara uses a variety of modalities to treat and heal whatever is ailing me. As an athlete I have experienced many injuries and Tamara has helped me through my healing process every step of the way, on and off the table.

I whole-heartedly recommend Tamara to anyone who is seeking holistic bodywork and to others who wish to learn from her.

 ∼ Patricia Dowd

Bozeman, MT

I’ve been experiencing restorative massages from Tamara Leach for more than 14 years. When she began to offer Energy Healing sessions, I jumped at the opportunity. Now I look forward to not only healing my body but also healing my soul. I feel as though I am regularly communicating with my spiritual guides and even picture a few of them as ‘the guys sitting on the couch.’ I share my experiences with my many ‘like-minded’ friends and I believe that my Energy Healings enable to me to open up to express my creativeness in writing and painting.

 ∼ Marian De Bruyn Clough



Included for 39480-47880 THB

Retreat Rates (THB)
Single superior room 47,880 per person
Semi-Private room 43,680 per person
Share two bedroom loft 39,480 per person
Deluxe One Bedroom Suite
We only have two deluxe one bedroom suites located in our most private building closest to the sea. They have a private bedroom, living room, fully equipped kitchen, generous bathroom and an extra large balcony. Both suites offer a modern open living room with sofa bed, LCD TV, working desk and DVD/ iPod Stereo. They are perfect for a family or couple. The additional rate is a flat rate based on the room and is added on to the total rate package whether a single individual, couple or family.

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite - Additional cost on the total program package:

2,100 per day
13,440 for one week
26,040 for two weeks
37,800 for three weeks
46,200 for four weeks
Our guestrooms are set back just over 50 meters from the water to provide with you with a private community and greater security. A selection of our rooms enjoy this spectacular sea view, while others enjoy the tropical gardens scene.

It is possible to extend your time on detox day by day from an above program as fits your timeline. You can also add extra therapies and treatments to your program at a special discounted rate.

The rate is inclusive of:
Full yoga program
Fully equipped accommodation with AC
Full brunch and dinner buffets
Mineral drinking water
Herbal steam room
Salt water swimming pool
Wi Fi internet
Service charge
VAT government tax
Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.