Your Body Your Yoga with Melanie Cooper & Stu Girling


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Samaita Retreat, 55/20-24 Moo 4, T. Namuang,, Suratthani,, 84140, Thailand
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Saturday, 2 Jan 2016 to Saturday, 9 Jan 2016
12:00 pm
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About the Retreat

If you love your yoga practice and want to learn more about anatomy, alignment, and most importantly how to make it relevant and right for your body and mind…. then this course is for you…

Each day there will be an early morning pranayama and meditation session followed by an Ashtanga Mysore style self practice class. In the afternoons we will look at key aspects of the practice such as backbends, forward bends, twists and vinyasas. We will make the anatomy clear and relevant with practical exercises so you can experience it in your body as well as understanding what is happening.

We aim to give you a working knowledge of

  • which muscles are being activated (stabilised) or stretched in the different asana.
  • what is happening in each pose in terms of alignment.
  • and most importantly, what is the right approach for your body.

We will also look at the underlying physiology: the role of breath and the nervous system in yoga asana and how we can use this to deepen our practice mentally and physically.

Each evening we will end with a session of slow deep poses in a yin/restorative style followed by pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra.

We will also include an introduction to yoga philosophy and a chance to practice some of the more energetic practices such as chanting, mudras and krias. The philosophy will focus on exploring the roots of modern yoga and what are we actually doing in our asana practice…

Included for 41,580

Retreat Rates (THB)
Single superior room 49,980 per person
Semi Private room 45,780 per person
Share two bedroom loft 41,580 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.

Schedule / Itinerary

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.

6:30 am Herbal tea, coffee and early breakfast available
7:30 am Pranayama and meditation
9:30 – 10:30 am Mysore style Ashtanga self practice
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Brunch buffet
3:00 – 3:30 pm Snack and refreshment
4:00 – 6:00 pm Bio-mechanics of asana
6:00 – 8:00 pm Dinner buffet
6:00 – 8:00 pm Steam room available
8:30 – 9:00 pm Restorative yoga, chanting, meditation