A message from Chuck:
We have the method; the practice is to bring the method to Life!
We must fill in the blanks with our own experience, use what we feel in
this moment, adjusting the practice to our present condition. And we
must do this for a lifetime.
Together we can explore how to gather the wisdom that enables us to
trust our inner voice. We can learn to let that inner voice guide us
through the ever-changing Sea of Samsara. Halahala! Into the Sea of
Amrita Bindhu! The “Nectar of Immortality!” The transformation from Moha
to Shantieh . . . Peace!
Why not! If we can loosen our grip on our current Beliefs, “empty our
cups” and show up ready to learn, we can do it! Little by Little!
** This is a two-week retreat, but for those students who cannot commit to two full weeks, there is a one-week option.
About the Teacher Chuck Miller
got into yoga through an interest in spirituality. This was first
ignited at a young age by an interest in Native American culture and
At the age of 17 he started a regular meditation practice and at 19
got disciplined with a regular pranayama and asana practice. Meditation,
Pranayama and asana were a significant part of everyday from then on.
In 1980 Chuck met Sri K PattabhiJois(Guruji) on his third American
tour in Fairfax California. He taught Chuck the Primary Series the first
day of practice and then on Maui 2 months later he taught Chuck the
entire Intermediate series in one session.
Chuck traveled to Mysore regularly and in 1983 – 1986 began the study
of the advanced sequences. During 1991-1996 Chuck and his partner Maty
learnt up to the beginning of 5th series. Guruji also taught them the
traditional pranayama practice. They sat with him upstairs in the old
Lakshmi Puramshala and practiced it with Guru-ji, or rather tried to
keep up with him!
Chuck enjoys teaching with a focus on the holistic nature of Ashtanga
Yoga, teaching it as both a philosophical system as well as a strong
practical method. Chuck is known for his gentle but deliberate hands-on
adjustments which are both reassuring and challenging.
Teaching since 1988 Chuck was Director of Ashtanga Yoga and was a
co-owner of the original Yoga Works in Santa Monica, California for over
For full details on Chuck Miller www.chuckandmaty.com
The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the retreat with a group welcome and departure is at 12pm on the last day.
The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.
|7.00 am||Morning Asana Class Description: Morning sessions will build slowly.|
They will work up to full Primary Series and will alternate between led
|10:00 am – 1:00 pm||Brunch buffet|
|4:00 pm – 6:00 pm||Afternoon Workshop Description: These will be theme-based, informed |
by what is needed, by what Chuck sees inthe morning sessions. Topics
will include: exploring healthy functioning of the shoulders and hips,
forward bends, twists, backbends, inversions, pranayama and meditation.
|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|
Based on request and availability, you are welcome to arrive early or
extend your stay, our Residential and Wellness Programs details are on http://www.samahitaretreat.com/yoga-holidays.html
|Share two bedroom loft||€ 1,590 per person|
|Semi-Private room||€ 1,790 per person|
|Single superior room||€ 1,990 per person|
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
Deluxe One Bedroom Suite - Additional cost on the total program package:
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.
Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.
Reserve your place on this program.