This unique retreat explores breath, yoga and freediving. Monica Ganame and Sarah Pierroz are joining forces to create a specialized program to help you explore your body and mind, both in and out of the water. This unique retreat will be split between two locations, on two islands where we work and love, at Samahita Retreat on Koh Samui and Apnea Total Freediving Headquarters on Koh Tao.
All skill levels are welcome in yoga and freediving. You need to be able to swim without aid for 200 m.
PART 1 – 1st Island – Samahita Retreat, Koh Samui: Yoga & Static Apnea Training
May 2-6 (Check in 2.00 pm, Check out 9.30 am)
We spend the first four nights at the all-inclusive Samahita Retreat, in Koh Samui, in a quiet corner of the island. We will meet together and begin at 3.30 pm on May 6. During this part of the workshop, you will learn specialized breathing practices, yoga movements and meditative techniques to help you feel fully at ease and explore the nature of your body and mind more deeply. We will learn and refine static freediving holds, engage in physiology discussions and investigate psychological strategies for facing fears and limiting mindsets – incredibly useful in both freediving and all of life.
We will start each day at 7.30 am with breath and meditative techniques, then 8.15-9.15 am with a focus on yoga and movement, and 9.15-10.00 am moving on to static apnea techniques. We will have a break for lunch and relaxation and have afternoon discussions and lectures and apnea training in the pool and out of the pool, between 3.30-5.00 pm, followed by a meditation and gentle yoga session until 6,00 pm. Then closing the evening with a dinner buffet and use of the herbal steam room.
PART 2 – 2nd Island – Apnea Total Headquarters, Koh Tao: Customized Freediving Course
We will then ferry to Koh Tao and spend three nights at a resort near Apnea Total HQ. Here, you will either take a specialized Beginner’s Freediving course if you haven’t taken a course before, or – if you’re already an experienced freediver – a tailored Advanced Course or Custom Training. This will be a fun and educational experience both in and out of the water. It is our standard to have teachers with you at all times while underwater, to increase your confidence and safety, and our maximum ratio is 3 students to 1 instructor for personalised instruction.
The first classroom session will be on the evening of May 6. May 7 and May 8, sessions will run from approximately 8.00 am – 11.00 am for water sessions, and then classroom sessions from 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm. The last day, May 9, will include a morning session, from 8.00 am – 11.00 am. Additional training or coaching sessions are also available upon request. The retreat closes on May 9. If you choose to stay on, you are welcome to make your own travel arrangements from Koh Tao.
Please visit Apnea Total’s website for more information on the beginner, advanced course and coaching sessions, which will be tailor made to your needs.
$ 1750 USD
A non-refundable deposit of $ 500 USD is required to reserve your space.
Full payment must be received 30 days before arrival.
This does not include:
*Everything in Koh Tao is within walking distance. A scooter rental is approximately 350 THB a day. Koh Tao is a very hilly island. Please remember to purchase travel health insurance, and only rent if you are comfortable on a scooter.
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HOW TO PAY:
Transferwise or Bank Transfer to:
Account Number 7801005209
Krungsri Branch of Ayudhya Company Limited
Sub Branch: Koh Tao
1/109-110 Moo 2 T. Koh Tao
A. Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, 84360
Swift Code AYUDTHBK
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