Host a Retreat

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Lead Your Own Program at Samahita

If you are a teacher or leader of some modality across yoga, health, fitness, Barre, meditation, martial arts, Taoist practices, and more, Samahita’s facilities, accommodation, and food offerings are designed to offer you and your students an ideal setting for teaching and learning.

We Provide :

  • a dedicated environment specific to practices of transformation
  • a support structure through diet and relaxation, directly on the beach
  • a setting with purpose-built infrastructure and practice spaces that includes 4 dedicated shalas, an indoor cycle studio facing the beach, and a sea view fitness loft, beachside chill lounges, with wifi across the property

Samahita Supports Your Retreat in Many Ways

  • The Thai Experience – Experience the natural beauty of Thailand, along with Thai culture, Thai massage, Thai food and that winning Thai smile.
  • The Retreat Experience – We have many years of experience in hosting retreats and offer a professional approach with dedicated facilities to support growth, learning and relaxation in a retreat setting.
  • Location – We are right on the beach in the southern part of Koh Samui. Easy to access with an airport on the island
  • Cost – Our packages are all-inclusive and at very competitive rates compared to retreat settings closer to the US or Europe
  • Beautiful Setting – Beachfront location with saltwater pool, our center provides peace, quiet and nature.
  • Delicious Food – Our guests rave about our buffet food. It’s fresh, tasty and prepared daily with care. There is something for everyone with all dietary requirements taken on board.
  • Excursions –We offer our guests three complimentary excursions per week including a boat and snorkeling trip to nearby island, transfers to the local night markets for shopping and a beach and temple walk. Many other excursions can be added on.
  • Wellness Services – Take advantage of our excellent wellness center that offers detox programs and wonderful spa services and treatments.
  • Fitness Facilities – A dedicated equipped group fitness shala with indoor cycle studio, beach shala with barre, and a sea view fitness loft with mirror and barre.

How to Host Your Retreat

Note down your group’s goals and experience wish. Take a look at our site to draw inspiration from the place. Send a note to our team to inquire about possibilities. We will help find the best dates and rates for your group

Facilities

Our unique quality is that this center was designed and built by yoga teachers specifically to offer the teaching, practice and living elements of yoga and good health. We are happy to share that with other genuine and interested parties. We welcome you as a teacher with tradition, sincerity and integrity who may want to use our special place for your retreats.

Retreat Facilities & Services:

  • Dedicated indoor yoga shala
  • Beachfront open air shala with roof
  • Fitness Center with state of the art Schwinn fixed cycle bikes & fitness equipment including TRX, Ballet barres, Bosu & Uggi
  • Meditation garden
  • Beachfront saltwater swimming pool
  • Poolside herbal steam room
  • Beachside lounge
  • Healthy brunch & dinner buffets
  • Holistic wellness & detox center
  • All natural juice & snack bar
  • Mineral drinking water
  • Wi-Fi, CD & iPod connectivity
  • Complimentary guest computer station
  • Kids club & playground
  • Eco-friendly laundry service
  • Eco-lifestyle boutique
  • Stand up paddle board & bike rental

Wellness & Detox Facilities:

  • Professional wellness team including nutrition specialists, highly trained therapists & nurses
  • Expert visiting practitioners
  • Water irrigation therapy facilities
  • Comfortable treatment rooms for therapies, bodywork, massage & beachfront shala
  • Far infrared sauna
  • Wellness library
  • A variety of natural health products available for purchase

Additional Services Available:

  • Private yoga instruction
  • Personal fitness training

Accommodations

Extend your Yoga Retreat with our
all-inclusive YogaCoreCycle program

Cuisine

Enjoy Samahita Retreat’s fresh and healthy dining. Drawing upon Ayurvedic principals, we source local produce to create support you in your yoga practice.

Questions around Hosting a Retreat?

Booking process

Q : What’s the process for hosting a retreat at Samahita?

A : To host your own retreat at Samahita please complete the online application form which includes rates and available dates. Once approved our team will work with you to secure suitable dates and organize your retreat.

Q: Is a deposit required?

A : There is a non-refundable deposit to secure your booking. The deposit amount is included in your overall contract rate, and will be deducted from your final bill.

  • 10-14 pax: $1,000
  • 15-19 pax: $1,500
  • 20-24 pax: $2,000
  • 25-29 pax: $2,500
  • 30-39 pax: $3,000
  • 40+ pax: $4,000

Q : How do I become a guest teacher at Samahita?

A : Our guest teachers have been invited to teach at Samahita. In these cases we take the bookings, fix the rates and schedule. If your preference is for this type of retreat please complete the online application form and note that you wish to apply to be a guest teacher at the end. As a new visiting teacher you would still be expected to bring a group of 10.

Q : What are the minimum requirements?

A : We ask you to commit to bringing a group of 10 students in order to make it worthwhile for both you as a teacher traveling to Thailand and for us to hold the space. We expect you to market your retreat in order to meet this requirement.

Q : Can Samahita take care of the bookings?

A : We take care of the bookings for specific guest teacher retreats only, that have been established over a number of years. For new retreats on the schedule we always find they are more successful if the teacher brings their own students and takes care of bookings, working with our reservations team.

Q : When are my payments due?

A : The first deposit payment is due immediately to secure your dates. 50% of bookings to-date is due 120 days in advance of the start date and the remaining is due 45 days in advance.

Q : What can I include in my retreat?

A : You have the option to include complimentary excursions including a boat and snorkeling trip, a beach and temple walk plus trips to the night markets on the island. We also offer fitness classes that can be included, depending on availability. Other add ons include wellness programs or massage packages, other excursions, airport transfers, material printing. Please specify in your booking form

Q : What’s included for teachers?

A : We offer great teacher benefits including complimentary accommodation, meals, airport transfers, massage and discounts at our wellness center and eco shop. Benefits start at 10 students and for larger groups assistant benefits are also included – please see your retreat agreement.

Q : What if I need to cancel my retreat?

A : All cancellations and postponements result in loss of the retreat deposit. Other amounts paid can be transferred to a future date within 18 months from the start date, subject to availability. A nominal administration fee will apply.

Q : How should I price my retreat?

A : Retreat prices vary widely depending on teacher costs, teaching hours, and budget of students. At a minimum, retreats should be marked up enough to cover travel and teaching costs, even with a small group of 10.

Q : Does Samahita Retreat support with marketing?

A : We will share your retreat details on social media a number of times before your retreat starts including Facebook and Instagram. We will also create a web page for you and put your retreat on our weekly event schedule. You may also submit articles to be featured on our blog and newsletter.

Q : Can I book the whole center?

A : Yes, at certain times of the year it is possible to have exclusive use of the center if you plan to bring a large group. Please indicate that you wish to book the entire center in your application and we will confirm available dates. You will be expected to pay for all rooms.

Q : Will there be other retreats at the same time?

A : There is generally 1-2 different retreat or training groups at the same time, assigned different practice spaces. In addition, we will have guests on our in-house programs. Unless you have exclusive use of the center in which case you will be in the only group.

Q : How many rooms will be allocated to me?

A : You will need to specify an initial allocation of rooms and room types for your group. This should be monitored regularly and any changes communicated with our reservations team. If spaces are not being filled, we will need to reduce your allocation.

Q : Is there a fixed schedule?

A : Meal times are fixed unless you have exclusive use of the center (group of around 60). Class times are flexible, as you will be allocated a shala for the week. We will send you a sample schedule to fill in including complimentary excursions and times in case you want to include them.

Q : Do you proved yoga mats and props?

A : We recommend that guests bring their own yoga mats. We have a small number of mats to lend at reception or guests can buy a mat at our shop. We provide blocks, straps, cushions and bolsters. Please specify in your application if you need specific props or a large amount of them.

Q : Can guests arrive earlier or stay after the retreat?

A : Yes guests may book directly with us to join our signature YogaCoreCycle program before or after your retreat, depending on availability.

Travel & weather

Q : How do my guests get from the airport to Samahita Retreat?

A : We provide an airport transfer service in air-conditioned cars. Transfers can be requested by completing this online form. Transfers can also be included as part of your retreat package. Please specify in your agreement.

Q : Do you have information on traveling to Thailand and Koh Samui?

A : Yes, please see our recommendations here.

Q : What are the seasons like in Koh Samui?

A : January – February. Highs of around 30C
March – April. Things start to heat up and can reach a steamy 40C – perfect for sun worshippers.
May – June. The temp starts to dip again, with a few tropical rainstorms thrown in to clear the air.
July – September. Highs of around 35C , with some bouts of rain, usually only lasting a few hours.
October – November. The favourite time of the year for many Samui expats , when the temperatures drop to a balmy 25C with some stunning thunderstorms thrown in for good measure.
December Highs of around 30C with occasional rain to keep the island lush, green and tropical.

Thing to do

Q : What can guests do outside of class times?

A : Relax by the pool or at the beach! In addition..

  • Paddleboarding
  • Temple walk
  • Onsite massage therapies
  • Scooter or bike hire
  • Complimentary excursions – boat and snorkeling trip, night markets
  • Additional excursions around the island – waterfalls, shopping etc

Accommodation & Facilities

Q : How many and what types of rooms do you have?

A : We have 40 rooms total: 20 private rooms suitable for singles or couples, 6 semi private rooms suitable for 2 people sharing with private bedrooms, 12 shared loft rooms suitable for 2 people sharing, and 2 one-bed suites. Please see here for more details.

Q : What is included in the rooms?

A : All rooms include the following modern amenities:

  • private balcony
  • air conditioning
  • queen size bed
  • ceiling fan
  • ipod ready alarm clock
  • writing desk
  • refrigerator
  • hot water kettle
  • wifi internet access
  • hair dryer
  • personal locker drawer suitable for laptops and other personal effects
  • 100% natural non bleach cotton sheets and towels

Please note that there are no phones or televisions in our guest accommodations except for the One-Bed Suites.

Q : Do you have massage services?

A : Yes, we have a full onsite wellness center with add-on detox programs and massage treatments available for your guests. Please see here for more info. You can add 3 x 60-min Total-Self-Care therapies at a 30% discount to your retreat package.

Q : Can guests bring children?

A : We are family friendly, and children are welcome. We only ask that you help us maintain the serenity of our center, particularly at practice times, in the mornings before 10am and in the evenings. Children age 12 and under can stay free with one paid adult. If you are bringing a child, you must pay for a private room. Children from 13 to 17 pay half, and those 18 and above must pay full adult rate.

Q : Do you have a babysitting service?

A : Yes, usually one of our staff members can babysit in their free time, though we cannot guarantee that they will speak English. We have our dedicated kid’s center to accommodate kid’s needs.

Q : Can I smoke or have alcoholic beverages in my room?

A : No. We are a place of health and wellbeing, therefore a smoke and alcohol-free center.

Q : Do you have Internet service? Can guests bring their laptops?

A : Yes, we have WiFi throughout the property. We also have a few computers for you to use if you don’t want to bring your laptop.

Q : What VAT or service charges should I expect to pay while I am in Thailand?

A : There is a VAT charge of 7% on items you buy from a shop, as well as on taxis and massages. At Samahita Retreat the VAT and service on your accommodation is included in your booking rate. We have a staff tip box at reception for you or and your guests to leave a gratuity if you like. This gesture is usually made when checking out, 250 baht a week is usually appropriate.

Q : Do you accept credit cards?

A : Yes, we accept Visa and Mastercard at the center for any additional bill items. Retreat payments must be settled in full before arrival.

Food

Q : Are meals included?

A : Yes all buffet meals are included in the rates. Additional food and drinks may be purchased from our juice bar.

Q : Do you serve meat or is all the food vegetarian?

A : We serve mainly vegetarian food with one fish dish daily. Eggs are available to order and are included in the brunch offering every day. For those that do not take fish or eggs, there is always an alternative protein option available. Milk is available as well as homemade rice milk, soya milk and yoghurt. For more information about our Sattva Dining restaurant please look here.

Q : Do you cater to food allergies / sensitivities?

A : Yes. Every single menu served at our buffet is detailed on the black board just outside the dining hall. On it you will find clearly noted symbols stating whether the dish is vegan / gluten free or contains wheat, dairy or eggs etc. Our chef will make special meals if needed for anyone allergic to certain foods.

Q : Do you serve coffee or tea?

A : We have self-service tea and coffee in our Sattva Dining restaurant from 6.45am to 1pm, and herbal tea at dinner time from 6-8pm. Tea and coffee, including bulletproof coffee, can also be ordered throughout the day at our juice bar. This will be added to your room bill.

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