Guest Teacher Retreats on June 20 – 27, 2015 with Steve Rubin

Jun202015toJun272015

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Where
Yoga Retreat (Thailand) Co., Ltd. 55/20-24 Moo 4, Namuang, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, 84140, Thailand
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When
Saturday, 20 Jun 2015 to Saturday, 27 Jun 2015
Price
39480-47880 THB
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Description

About the Retreat

This retreat is about taking time out of our busy lives to enjoy a

beautiful, peaceful setting that supports investing in one’s personal

wellbeing and growth.  It encourages transformation and when you go into

yourself through practice in an ideal environment, it’s not only you

who benefits, learns and enjoys. In reality, taking this time truly

benefits everyone we come in contact with.

During this week together, we will approach Yoga comprehensively,

incorporating both asana (posture practice) and pranayama (breath work

according to Sri OP Tiwari’s living lineage), with a lighter emphasis on

sitting in contemplation, chanting, meditation technique and exploring

yoga philosophy. The overall goal being to experience a genuine state of

balance, coupled with clear practices you shall take home to further

develop and preserve what we grow and develop together on retreat.

Each day will feature a morning and an afternoon session.

The morning sessions will help us get into and cultivate a sense of

the present i.e., by sitting in contemplation we will open our day,

connect to our hearts and focus on pranayama practices. Maintaining this

sense of presence, we will then transition into a thorough led asana

practice, the style of which reflects a structured yet alive and

liberated approach rooted in the wisdom of the Ashtanga-Vinayasa method.

The first led classes will offer experienced perspective unique to the

instructor yet in line with Samahita Retreat’s overall approach. Taking

this time will ideally shed light on parts of your practice that might

benefit from awareness and growth.  For those with a personal practice,

the option for Mysore style (self-practice), and the integration of new

insights, will be available as the week continues.

The afternoon sessions will feature light lectures and discussions on topics such as key Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, highlighted concepts of Hatha Pradipika,

kriyas (cleansing practices and their role), relationship of Ayurveda

and Hatha Yoga, and ways to sustainably incorporate Yoga in a modern

lifestyle. We will also be free in the afternoon to workshop asana and

pranayama techniques in detail, concluding the day with restorative

breath work, and gentle/Yin-style Yoga.

This retreat is open to, and will benefit all levels – from the newer

to the seasoned practitioner. Whether you would like to deepen your

practice or are interested in returning home with a solid foundation,

from which to begin or restart, all will be personally guided.

 

About the Teacher

Steve Rubin’s

first step on the path of yoga began in 2001, like many 22 year old

Americans, in the gym, starting with the physical body and asana

(posture) practice, attending classes regularly while exploring a

variety of approaches. After some time exploring, and learning to manage

the breath better, he was drawn to spend most of his effort learning

through the Ashtanga Vinyasa method. Jumping right in (or through) with

both feet his passionate interest, study, lifestyle changes, and steady

growth in yoga has literally taken him all over the world (India,

Thailand, Israel, Suriname, and throughout some major cities in the US)

in both study and then later teaching capacities.

His main teacher Paul Dallaghan, founder of www.samahitaretreat.com,

he met in 2006 on his first of 6 trips to Asia totaling 20 months of

focused study and self discovery. Steve utilized the vast majority of

those months under Paul’s direct guidance, and with Paul’s two main

teachers: the late Sri K Pattabhi Jois (and grandson Sharath) in Mysore

India studying Ashtanga Vinyasa at the source, and with Sri O P Tiwari,

head of the Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute in Lonavala India, one of the

most recognized and accomplished masters of classical yoga, Pranayama,

its practice and meaning.

Continuing to study under Paul and Tiwariji, he’s also spent

significant time with a variety of senior certified Ashtanga teachers,

participated in a vast amount of workshops with well known teachers of

varying approaches, had transformative experience living on a couple

ashrams in India for several months, studying philosophy, Sanskrit,

human anatomy, and the human condition. He’s been invited by his

teachers to teach at their institutes on multiple occasions and has

lectured at large scale international yoga conferences in India and the

USA. In the last 3 years, the practice of kirtan (ecstatic chanting),

and karma yoga (volunteering time weekly) has taken on great

significance in his personal development, particularly in opening the

heart.

Of greatest importance, Steve maintains a sincere and dedicated daily

yoga practice of pranayama, asana, and meditation as given by his

teachers, whom he continues to spend time with a couple times a year. He

feels incredibly blessed and grateful to be able to share as he has the

good fortune to learn under their close guidance, and continues his

rewarding effort in this path and goal, which is yoga.

Steve can easily be found and messaged via his Facebook page for any questions or discussion about the retreat.

 

The Daily Schedule

7.30 am Cultivate a sense of the present by sitting in contemplation,

connect to our hearts, learn and recite a couple simple yet powerful

mantras, and focus on pranayama practices

8.15 am A led asana practice, the style of which reflects a structured yet

alive and liberated approach rooted in the wisdom of the

Ashtanga-Vinayasa method.  For those with a personal practice, the

option for Mysore style (self-practice), and the integration of new

insights, will be available as the week continues.

10.00 am – 1.00 pm Brunch buffet
4.00 pm – 6:00 pm Light lectures and discussions on topics such as key Yoga Sutras of

Patanjali, highlighted concepts of Hatha Pradipika, kriyas (cleansing

practices and their role), relationship of Ayurveda and Hatha Yoga, and

ways to sustainably incorporate Yoga in a modern lifestyle. Plus time to

workshop asana and pranayama techniques in detail, concluding the day

with restorative breath work, and gentle/Yin-style Yoga.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Complimentary herbal steam room available
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner buffet
8.00 pm Optional evening program or quiet time

 


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.