About This Retreat
This is an opportunity to explore yoga in more depth in a relaxing and revitalizing environment. Daniel will share his passion, enthusiasm and knowledge of yoga. The retreat will be focused on themes of self awareness and integration.
Our morning sessions will begin with chanting and quiet meditation focused on breath and mind-body awareness. We will learn essential Pranayama techniques further developing subtle awareness of breath and internal energy currents. Following this our asana sessions will be either Vinyasa led or Mysore style (assisted self practice).
During the afternoons we’ll explore ideas relating to yoga and spirituality from a traditional and contemporary perspective to develop understanding and purpose in our practice. This will be open debate structured around various themes. Finishing with a technique workshop or restorative asana session.
You will leave feeling recharged, invigorated and well nourished. Plus it’s a chance to meet and share your experience with other yogis in a beautiful place.
This retreat is suitable for:
- Beginners with some experience
- Intermediate level
- Advanced level
Attending this retreat qualifies for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education hours
Daniel began yoga out of curiosity after reading books and receiving encouragement from close friends. With a history of martial arts training in multiple styles, Daniel was keen to find something challenging. He began Ashtanga Yoga in 2003 with Christopher Gladwell in Bristol, U.K. – a practice that continues to surprise and to challenge him. A visit to Mysore to see Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 2006 allowed Daniel to directly experience Guruji’s intense hands-on teachings. From Mysore he was led to Samahita in Koh Samui where he found his primary teacher Paul Dallaghan, an inspiring man with whom Daniel felt a deeper connection. Through these journeys, he has discovered how a dedicated and sincere yoga practice can be the single most transformative experience in anyone’s life.
In 2006, he took his first 200-hr training with Paul Dallaghan and his team at what was then known as Yoga Thailand in Koh Samui and has returned annually to continue training. It was upon meeting Paul that Daniel realised how a great teacher can speak directly to the heart. Paul has guided him through the first three Ashtanga Vinyasa series and also through traditional pranayama in the lineage of Swami Kuvalayanada. Studying the simple but transformative teachings of Sri O. P. Tiwari has been essential for Daniel’s development as a practitioner and a teacher. Neil Barker has also been influential as a teacher of anatomy and physiology. Since the birth of his son, he has focused on self-study of anatomy, philosophy and contemporary Integral spirituality.
Daniel takes a balanced approach with his teaching – building inner awareness through breath, creating steadiness and strength through effective practical alignment, and allowing students to express their full potential. He takes a long-term interest in his students, helping to support inner and outer growth and development.
After teaching yoga in Hong Kong for ten years at Myoga and Pure Yoga Daniel moved to Samui with his family to join the Samahita team full time in 2018.
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.
|7.00 am||Meditation and Pranayama|
|8.00 am||Asana (Led Vinyasa or Mysore self practice)|
|10.00 am – 1.00 pm||Brunch Buffet|
|4.00 am – 5.00 am||Discussion/Workshop|
|5.00 am – 6.00 pm||Restorative Asana|
|6:00 pm||Dinner Buffet|
Wednesday afternoons are free and guests can enjoy a complimentary boat and snorkelling trip from around 1-4pm, weather permitting.
Rates are in US Dollars, are per person, and are fully inclusive of room, buffets, and practices for the duration of the program dates
|Room Type||Retreat Rate|
|Shared Two-Bedroom Loft||$1,232|
Need to bring a friend, partner or family member?
Subject to availability, we have Friends & Family rates for any registered Samahita Retreat guest’s partner, family member or friend, who is not interested in participating in any of the programs but will stay in a room and board capacity. Shared accommodation, food, and the facilities are open to them. If they prefer to engage in the selection of yoga, breath, meditation, and fitness classes every day then a separate booking under YogaCoreCycle is advised.