Low, BWY and Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500) teacher, is the Principal of The
Yoga Academy offering foundational and continuing education to yoga
teachers and students in the UK and internationally. After a career in
the music industry based out of London and New York, Simon undertook
training as yoga teacher and therapist 24 years ago with renowned yoga
teacher, therapist and author Dr. Larry Payne at Samata International in
Los Angeles, California. These studies were augmented by Simon’s
training in macrobiotics, bodywork and psycho-spiritual enquiry. Simon’s
foundational teachings are informed by the teachings of Sri T
Krishnamacharya and his primary students. Simon’s current teachings
reflect his continued training and on-going studies with international
teachers in many forms of Hatha and Classical yoga, traditional Chinese
and eastern medicine, Chi Kung, ancient and contemporary healing
methodologies, centred-movement, psychology and physical therapy. Simon
is an ongoing student of A.H. Almaas’ Ridhwan School, but his primary
teacher lives within himself, a relationship he continues to cultivate
with the help and guidance of his current teachers and practice. He
inspires others to cultivate the same relationship within themselves and
their own yoga practices.
Following many years of teaching in the UK, Simon co-founded Triyoga
in London, where he was Director of Yoga until 2003, since which time he
has concentrated on teacher training at The Yoga Academy and on leading
study intensives, workshops and rejuvenating yoga retreats around the
world. Over the years, Simon has developed a unique and personal
teaching style and now practices and teaches a harmonious combination of
Yin and Yang Yoga. Not a set system but a balanced approach that can
inform and enrich all styles of yoga, Yin and Yang Yoga offers fresh
vitality to yoga practice, kindness and respect to the human form,
transformative breathing practices, and for the mind – the space for
peace and tranquillity.
In 2007, Simon released his now very popular DVD “Yin and Yang Yoga” and will release a Yin Yoga App in 2014.
The Daily Schedule
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 am||Morning tea|
|7:30 am – 10:00 am||Morning Practice – a predominantly yang style practice incorporating|
asana, applied anatomy, pranayama and meditation. Yang style of
practice is a combination of continually flowing breath-led sequences
involving explorative circular and spiral movement patterns, balanced
with precise postural alignment and attention to anatomical detail to
ensure safety and ease of movement with individual modifications, where
|10 am – 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|4:30 pm – 6:30 pm||Afternoon Practice – deeply restorative yin yoga sessions |
incorporating a broad spectrum of still postures, practiced with ample
props for optimum relaxation, and gentle exploratory movement to enhance
concentration, deepen breath awareness, relieve muscle stiffness and
improve freedom of movement in joints, infused with philosophy,
mindfulness teachings, inspirational poetry and meditation.
|6:30 pm – 8:00 pm||Steam room available|
|6:30 pm – 8:00 pm||Dinner buffet|
|8:00 pm||Optional evening programs on certain days|
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||€ 990 per person|
|Semi Private room||€ 1,090 per person|
|Single superior room||€ 1,190 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.