Our Philosophy

Samahita’s purpose as a physical space it to help pioneer the retreat center that gives clean, modern conveniences at high standards of hospitality and deliver authentic and genuine practices that help to both empower and transform people without any attached dogma.

Further, Samahita is a vehicle for teaching and a place for transformation based on the combination of practices, environment, nature, food, and the community of people.

We care about your well-being and know from experience and up-to-date scientific research that health, growth, and transformation cannot be served up with passive involvement but rather stimulated in you through mutual effort. We provide:

  • a setting with infrastructure
  • a dedicated environment
  • a set of tools and techniques with instruction
  • a support structure through diet and relaxation

so you can step up and participate in your own transformation, growth, and opening.

our philosophy samahitaThough a suite of practices and techniques are offered, at the heart the aim is to care – care for others, care about what you do, care about how you live. This causes mindfulness but from a kind and compassionate heart center. It truly is an inner development, a refinement of our behavior and inner process.

In terms of getting things done in life, including the ability to get up and practice, our philosophy is quite simply ….. to do it – but with awareness.

Let every day begin with focused thoughts of gratitude, forgiveness and the request for inner help.

Classical asana emphasizes deep, inner work while conditioning the outer body. The body changes and develops. Initially the effort is crude. Gradually it is refined. The outer hardness and inner weakness eventually becomes a powerful core and a soft exterior.

our philosophy samahitaWork and development of the breath is essential to this process, both while doing asana and as a practice of itself. This work with the breath ultimately clears the nervous system and removes impurities. It is essential to practice.

How one goes about meditation may differ but the result is the same. Relaxation and inner awareness and development is key. To sit daily is cleansing for the mind and a gift to the spirit. These effects are then reflected outwardly in the person. Sit daily.

Practicing daily is essential but also being daily in the practice – meaning let it pervade your day. Carry the inner peace and happiness with you. Your state of mind has a definite and positive effect on others.

Again, may we always begin with gratitude and forgiveness, a thought of thanks for the practice, this day, our life and all that is in it. This is the seed of compassion for others and personal humility, if sincerely felt and done.