About This Retreat
Paul and the Samahita team will share in the task of teaching and guiding all guests across the range of yoga and meditation practices, core strength work and cycle classes. Yoga and its techniques cover a number of practices that include sitting meditation forms, focused breath work that develops into a pranayama practice, and the physical yoga practice of asana. In addition, as in our YogaCoreCycle program, we incorporate core strength sessions and cycle work outs. The aim is for you to experience and practice yoga across its spectrum, taking care of the mental and emotional side to the different aspects of the physical. Every morning involves sitting and breath work practices. This serves as a platform for all other activities. The physical yoga asana practice will be offered on a number of levels that includes experienced self-practice, guided vinyasa classes, explorative asana classes, and restorative afternoon sessions. Weaved into this schedule are different core classes in the morning and/or afternoon. We alternate the cycle classes between silent-sunrise classes to mid-afternoon fun-cycle classes. As is the case at Samahita, you are free to attend all sessions or choose those that are working for you on a particular day. Our intention is for you to feel uplifted and clear in what to practice by the time you end the retreat.
The first week will place an emphasis on asana practice in the workshops, with more on the Philosophy by the second week, apt for an understanding to contemplate closing the old year and opening the new, with both weeks focused on the breath. Keeping things fluid Paul will still entertain questions on all subjects over the different weeks.
There will be a Christmas Eve celebration with special gourmet feast and performances and fundraiser for our local charities. On New Year’s Eve there will be a special ceremony to acknowledge 2018 and welcome in 2019 as well as a feast and performances. The special ceremony will help you close and heal the past year, setting the energy and intention for the year coming with an impetus to follow through on it. The rest of your time will be a nice break from all the crazy holiday happenings and commercial onslaught. Come and really enjoy a genuine holiday break from the ‘holidays’.
In addition to yoga practice and optional fitness, this year’s Christmas and New Year’s retreats will be infused with magical flute music, concerts, tea ceremonies and ecstatic dance, featuring two international guest musicians, collaborating in kirtans while leading their own unique performances!
A Breath, Energetic, Yoga and Core Extravaganza Journey to Your Heart, Mind and Body, in a Truly Special Place
The Samahita Team
The Daily Schedule
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 – 7.25 am||Silent Sunrise Cycle on alternate days|
|7:30 am||Sitting practice with inner energetic focus, breath awareness, dynamic sound, contemplation of forgiveness and thanks, into Breathwork-Pranayama and Meditation|
|9:00 – 10:30 am||Asana practice – detailed guidance by Paul through either a Centered Contemplative Energy approach or a Dynamic Core Vinyasa. We will also make available the opportunity to do assisted self-practice with other teachers.|
|10:00 am – 1:00 pm||Brunch buffet|
|3:00 – 3.30 pm||Snack and refreshment|
|4:00 pm||Q&A with Paul (or alternate days Core and Cycle) followed by Restorative yoga class with breath and sitting practice|
|6:00 – 8:00 pm||Complimentary herbal steam room available|
|6:00 – 8:00 pm||Dinner buffet|
|7:30 pm||Evening program – your personal meditation in the Buddha shala or organized video or music programs|
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