Samahita Retreat - Newsletter Summer 2010
For Your Life This Day
"I promise not to hurt you!" Is this a promise you are willing to at least try to implement in your life with loved ones, coworkers and then all beings? Ahimsa is the foundation of classical yoga, meaning non-violence or simply not hurting. It is also the first precept in the Buddhist approach. How can I work on this and fit it into my life? How does it affect practice and my development? Read more >>
Thailand - Calm and Steady
Thailand did make the news a lot in May and we read it everyday. Of course being here we were aware how the media can focus a lot on one subject and amplify its feeling. We remain apolitical on the events but do condone the unfortunate conclusion which led a small handful of people, criminals really, to cause arson, loss of life and damage. Unfortunately it is the average Thai citizen that has suffered. The government were tolerant and aiming for a peaceful solution but I think now they see who the rogue demonstrators are and a have a hold on it for the future. Interestingly, outside of the protest area in Bangkok was normal daily life and there was zero impact or anything felt on Ko Samui. The Thais are such a good people and are embarrassed by this event that caught the international spotlight. We are happy to say that things here are as they have been before, nothing to worry about. Our family are happy here and feel very safe. And it has been our mission all these years to share this with everyone else.
Courses Over The Summer Months
Summer has evolved into being a key learning and deepening course time of year. Whether your interest is to increase your knowledge base and study hours total or to just learn more in practice and related subjects then this time is a must resource for you.
(qualifies for continuing-education credit toward Yoga Alliance 500 Level)
Pre and Postnatal Yoga Intensive with Sonja, July 3 - 10 (50 Hours)
This course is a must of all yoga teachers. You will learn about safety issues that affect both mother and child. You will learn how to teach certain poses and breath-work exercises that are beneficial during labor, and how to address common and not-so-common challenges of pregnancy.
Nutrition and Ayurveda with Paul and Jessica, July 10 - 24 (100 Hours)
This advanced course will teach you how to use Ayurveda, the oldest system of medicine, and modern Nutrition to understand how food and nutrition impacts yogic practices, physical and mental health, and can prevent illness.
Sutras, Gita, Sanskrit and Chanting with Jayashree, Nagaraja Rao, Narasimha, Jack Harrison and Paul, August 21 - September 4 (100 Hours)
A unique chance to have all these teachers together and really enjoy some of the classical learning along with music and yoga practice.
Pranayama Advanced Training
The course for this year is full with a waiting list. Its format will be repeated for 2011. This course is for returning students only.
Centered Yoga's next 200-hour foundation course is open for applications
March 5 - April 2, 2011
Detox and Wellness courses:
We have developed a very thorough and supportive personalized detoxification program through our Samahita Wellness. It runs on a residential basis so you can book it for any dates that suit you.
Many of these treatments and therapies can also be flowed in one of our Wellness Residential Programs which allow you to still indulge in our delicious healthy food.
We are grateful to have had such a tremendous feedback from our guests over the past couple years since it's introduction.
Paul's Travel in 2010
Paul will be in Europe in September and the US in October. More >>
Make some time for practice, even if it is only 10 minutes.
Take some time for yourself in your life.
And hopefully our paths will cross, either here or there.
With thanks to our friend Silvina Gall for this beautiful image when the monks from Laem Sor temple make their morning alms.
Peace, love and Om