Ashtanga & Vinyasa Yoga in Paradise With Matt Champoux & Sara Hess


Map of Surathani, Koh Samui
55/20-24 Moo 4, Tambon Namuang, Surathani, Koh Samui, 84140, Thailand
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Thursday, 28 Jul 2016 to Thursday, 4 Aug 2016
33.180 THB
What does that include?


In our daily yoga practice, we are confronted with the many layers of struggle that postures can create physically and emotionally. How can we discipline ourselves to channel those conflicts, “energy blocks,” into a healthy focus that moves us to a place of receptivity, ease and openness throughout our being?

By coupling the traditions of Ashtanga yoga and alignment based Vinyasa yoga, we will explore methods for opening the body through approaching some of the most challenging postures of hatha yoga, known as the granthis (or knots, like Kurmasana or Mariciyasana D and deep backbends). By uniting the potent methods of inquiry offered by combining these schools of yoga we will see how to refine our practice, increase it’s power through becoming more subtle, and deeply strengthen in the process. Through this approach, students will come to feel the freedom associated with unraveling the energetic and physical blockages of the body, which results in abiding joy and ease. This variety of practice is beneficial for all levels of practitioners.

In addition to our work with the physical manifestations of the knots, we will delve philosophically into the three main energetic knots of the hatha yoga chakra system, the Brahma Granthi, Vishnu Granthi, and Rudra Granthi.

This retreat will provide a fresh forum to explore the primary and second series of Ashtanga. The more difficult dimensions of the series will be workshopped in detail through creative Vinyasa sequences to directionally open the body and ensure proper biomechanics within the pose. All classes will be led and students can expect chanting, a solid peppering of philosophy throughout, and pranayama practice.

Included for 33.180 THB

Retreat Rates (THB)
Single superior room 41,580 per person
Semi Private room 37,380 per person
Share two bedroom loft 33,180 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

July 30 – August 6, 2016

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.

7:30 – 8:00am Pranayama & Mediation
8:00 – 10:00 am Morning sessions will build slowly and consist of internal, meditative
Ashtanga and Vinyasa practice wherein the subtleties of alignment
and breath movement are threaded together on the garland of the practice.
Our journey will involve work linking inner states of deep feeling and emotion
with the physical asana practice to illustrate the power of posture, to free us
from the binding knots of mind and body.
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Brunch buffet
4:00 – 6:00 pm Themes established from the morning will be deepened and continued based
on what is needed, in addition to longer inversion practices, philosophy,
pranayama and chanting.
6:00 – 8:00 pm Complimentary herbal steam room available
6:00 – 8:00 pm Dinner buffet
8:00 pm Optional evening program or quiet time