A Space to Breathe
Thailand re-Treat Week
24 - 30 SEPTEMBER 2022
SAMAHITA RETREAT CENTRE
KO SAMUI, THAILAND
This retreat is for anyone looking to delve deeper into their yoga practice and TREAT themselves to a week of
re-connection, re-flection and re-newal.
Set amid the tropical paradise of Samui, this week long exploration of all things yoga will allow you to turn down the volume of daily life so you can switch off, dive in and rejuvenate mind, body and spirit.
Samahita means centered and is purposely set up to transform lives, to bring a balance of vitality and peace to those who walk through their doors. It is world-class centre, renown for its teachings of the practice of yoga, breathwork, meditation, health and fitness. The team at Samahita have created a uniquely dedicated mind-body supportive environment.
Located right on the beach on the southern side of Samui - it is a quiet, relaxing part of the island so a prefect place to retreat.
Ko Samui is Thailand's second largest island that lies in the Gulf of Thailand. Known for its palm fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforest.
The Samahita Buffet and Juice Bar serve daily fresh, tasty, nutritious meals all sourced from local produce.
The menus are designed to support you in your yoga practice drawing on Ayurvedic principles. Everything is natural and homemade, nothing is processed and where possible products are organic.
Meals are well-balanced and carefully planned with a mix of ingredients. The Samahita chefs are careful not to use sugar, iodised salt, MSG or related products and only stable and healthy oils and fats. There is a team of over 10 Thai cooks and a talented head chef making all the food on-site with dedication, care and love.
Freely available and included in your stay, are tea, coffee, fruit, daily brunch and daily dinner buffets.
As an addition or if you need more there is also a full juice, snack and coffee bar where you can purchase chilled coconuts, smoothies, energy balls, organic coffee, fresh juices, and other treats.
Filter water drinking fountains are dotted around the venue to keep you rehydrated during your stay.
Beach Pool & Facilities
Saltwater pool with children’s pool
Herbal steam room
Kayaks and paddleboards
Outdoor showers and beach sunbeds
Samahita's wellness center offers the best therapeutic experience with specialized, holistic treatments, such as:
Thai, Swedish, Deep Tissue and Aromatherapy Massage,
Herbal Facial Treatment,
Manual Lymphatic Drainage,
Chi Nei Tsang
A profound experience to induce a deep, dream-like state of relaxation and help recover from injury, pain or illness.
We offer Pure Near Infrared and Full Spectrum Infrared sauna therapies to address stress, sleep, digestion, toxicity, inflammation and pain.
You are also welcome to attend any of Samahita's YogaCoreCycle classes.
Logistics and Schedule
Arrival and Departure
Check in is 2pm on the 24th September and there will be a welcome ceremony later that day followed by a gentle grounding evening practice to unravel your body from travel.
Check out is 12pm on 30th September but if you wish to stay a few extras nights then Samahita may be able to accommodate you - you will need to contact them directly to book.
There will be one afternoon/evening in the week that no yoga is offered, giving you the time to have an extended day to yourself to potentially explore this exquisite island via scooter, hire car or taxi.
Typical Daily Schedule
7am Tea/Coffee/Bananas at Sunrise
8-10am Morning Vinyasa Flow Yoga Practice
10am-1pm Brunch Buffet
1-4.30pm Enjoy the beach or pool, have a holistic treatment or explore some of the island
4.30pm-6pm Lunar Evening Practice
6-8pm Complimentary Herbal Steam Room
6-8pm Dinner Buffet
7.30pm Evening Meditation Class
Whats included in this retreat:
6 Transformational Vinyasa morning flow yoga practices
5 Evening Lunar yoga practices
All yoga props and mats are provided, but I recommend you bring your own mat
6 nights accommodation at the Samahita Retreat Centre
guided walk to local temple: Tuesday 1-3pm
Herbal Steam Room: every evening 6-8pm
Approaches Meditation Class (led by Samahita resident teachers): every evening 7.30-8pm
2 meals a day - delicious brunch & supper
Early morning Tea, Coffee and Bananas
Use of the beach & pool, kayaks and paddle-boards
Samahita run Cycle classes; at the moment the cycle shala is open from 7am-7.25am for self silent cycle
Whats not included in this retreat:
Transfers to and from the airport
Travel insurance and all other travel costs visa etc.
Extra treats from the juice and snack bar
Wellness centre treatments
Taxis to and from places locally
Tips for staff
All rooms are a short walk to the facilities and beach. The rooms are spaciously designed featuring:
- bright, natural lighting
- working desk area
- eco-friendly buildings make use of cross-ventilation and mosquito screens
- air conditioning and fan
- fridge and kettle
- modern bathrooms with showers, eco-friendly
- shampoos and soaps, rainwater harvesting, power water heaters
Photos are examples of the room levels, they may not be the exact room you are allocated.
One queen bed, fully equipped kitchen, with living room/ TV and private balcony. Perfect for couples and families with children.
Terms & Conditions
Traveling by yourself: many of Imogen's students travel alone. A yoga retreat is a great way to connect to like-minded people. If you are coming alone but wish to come stay in a shared room please put this on your booking form and Imogen can match you with a like minded soul.
Nearest Airport is Koh Samui - please read Samahita's comprehensive guide to current Thailand Quarantine Travel requirements here. There are frequent flights to the island with Bangkok Airways. Flight time is approximately 90 minutes from Bangkok. For more information about getting to the centre, visas etc. please see Samahita's travel tips here
Airport Transport: We will send you more information about the airport transfer with your booking confirmation. The costs will be divided by the number of people using the transfer. Transfer time is between 30-45 minutes. You can book your transfer directly through the venue via the Samahita website here.
All prices and payments are must be made to Imogen in GBP (£). If you are making a payment from a different currency it will be your responsibility to pay currency conversion charges. Payments can be made:
Via bank transfers or Paypal:
The payment can be made in full or a £300 deposit can be made to secure your reservation.
A £300 non-refundable deposit is required to secure all bookings.
Balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Bookings made less than 8 weeks prior to Retreat must be paid in full.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Jo, East Sussex
I have practiced yoga for many years and find Imogen to be an outstanding teacher. Her classes are exceptionally well balanced, her approach is gently challenging and uplifting. I can recommend her without reservation
So glad that I took the leap and joined this amazing retreat. It was more than yoga, though I feel a stronger interest in practising since returning home. So many experiences and the space and beautiful environment to relax and be and share without doing much! It exceed what you could imagine possible in ordinary time.
Imogen holds such a beautiful safe space for everyone on her retreats, from beginning to end. She creates space for what you need and supports you wherever you're at on your journey. Imogen lives and breathes yoga and her classes are simply magical!
Terms & Conditions
CANCELLATION OF RETREAT BY IMOGEN NORTH YOGA OR SAMAHITA RETREAT CENTRE
During these uncertain Covid-19 times, Imogen and Samahita want to make sure everyone stays healthy and and that we meet your needs!
In case of Imogen having to cancel the retreat i.e. if Thailand's current international travel policy changes and she is unable to reach the venue to teach but the venue is still open, Samahita will be able to offer you to join their in-house programme at a reduced fee. So you will receive a partial refund from Imogen directly.
In the unlikely event of Samahita having to close completely again at the instruction of the Thai government and the retreat is cancelled, full payments will be refunded or moved to another retreat in 2023.
Travel and medical expenditures will not be reimbursed, and are considered each individual's own liability. It is the responsibility of each participant to book their flights and to find out about flight schedule changes and Covid-19 regulations relevant for their trip.
Please make sure you consider the different regulations according to your vaccination status. This is the students responsibility. You can view details of this on Samahita's website here or visit the website of your home country's government. For travellers coming from the UK please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/thailand.
Travel & medical cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
CANCELLATION OF ATTENDANCE BY STUDENT - NON-COVID RELATED
60 days or more prior to the retreat date: Your payments will be 50% refunded if you have paid in full, those who have only paid the deposit will not receive any reimbursement
59-30 days prior to the retreat date: Your payments will be 25% refunded, if you have paid in full, those who have only paid the deposit will not receive any reimbursement
29 days or less prior to the retreat date: payments are not refundable
CANCELLATION OF ATTENDANCE BY STUDENT - COVID RELATED
You may request a refund in the event of government-mandated restrictions on travel, or a positive COVID test which results in a forced and involuntary inability to attend the retreat. Please understand that an actual travel restriction is different from personal choice to not travel, and includes the following situations:
Positive COVID test (Doctor’s note required)
Travel restriction on Thailand at the time of the retreat
Travel restriction on your country of flight origin at the time of the retreat
Proof (in English) of government-mandated restrictions and/or positive test results must be submitted with an emailed cancellation request.
Cancellation 30+ days - 100% will be refunded less £50 admin fee
Cancellation less than 30 days of retreat start - 100% credit voucher for the amount paid less £50 admin fee for another retreat with Imogen North Yoga. Credit Vouchers are valid until the end of 2023
A cancellation will only be effective when Imogen receives a written confirmation of the cancellation and have responded having acknowledged the cancellation.