most people the first meeting with yoga is usually a physical
experience, something we move towards through our bodies. However, the
traditional goal of yoga has for thousands of years been to increase
people’s ability to be more present in the world through the help of a
To practice yoga is to observe ourselves as we are in a given moment
without demands or expectations. It’s described in the yogic texts that
even though consistency and regularity are important for the
understanding of yoga, how we approach the different techniques on the
mat will be equally important.
During this retreat we will use a great mix of yogic practices to
support the process of directing our attention towards the inside rather
then the outside.
The daily asana practice will be based on the Ashtangyoga Vinyasa
system with focus on technique and attitude rather then completing as
many poses as possible. We will use the wonders of traditional
breathwork known as ”pranayama” as well as chanting and meditation to
create a good and positive environment for the different kinds of
challenges that comes up on the mat.
During the afternoon sessions we will explore the yogic philosophy
and discuss the practice in detail, all to make the teaching as helpful
and as individual as possible.
This retreat is open to all levels of practitioners.
About the Teacher Sara Granström-Thorsson
Sara completed her Centered Yoga Training in June
2005. She is a dedicated and focused student of yoga, which is evident
in her teaching and sharing of the practices. Sara has studied both
Pranayama and Asana intensively and is a senior graduate of Centered
Yoga Institute. She teaches yoga regularly in Stockholm, Sweden and is
also director and head teacher of the Yogayama Teacher Training, one of
the most successful yoga schools in Scandinavia. In addition, Sara is a
student of and practitioner of ayurveda and nutrition. Sara spends about
four months a year teaching at Samahita Retreat. For more please see
her full bio.
The Daily Schedule
|7:00 am||Morning herbal tea|
|7:00 am – 8:00 am||Chanting, meditation och pranayama|
|8:00 am – 9:30 am||Asana|
|10:00 am – 1:00 pm||Brunch buffet|
|3:00 pm – 3:30 pm||Snack and refreshment|
|4:40 pm – 6:00 pm||Chanting, filosofi, teknik, diskussion, restorative yoga.|
|6:00 pm – 8:00 pm||Dinner buffet|
|6:00 pm – 8:00 pm||Steam room available|
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||€ 940 per person|
|Semi Private room||€ 1,040 per person|
|Single superior room||€ 1,140 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.