May 2022 – Lauranne
May 2022 – Shivali
January 2022 – Pete
After having taken part in the Yoga Teacher Training at Samahita Retreat I can only recommend it to everyone who is interested in gaining more insight in the practice and philosophy of yoga.
“After having taken part in the Yoga Teacher Training at Samahita Retreat I can only recommend it to everyone who is interested in gaining more insight in the practice and philosophy of yoga. My teacher in Austria suggested doing the teacher training (TT) at Samahita because she knew that I wanted to learn more about pranayama (breathing techniques).
Since many teacher trainings only focus on asana (postures) I am glad to have chosen one that puts emphasis on the breath, mantras, kriyas (cleansing techniques) and provides explanations and discussions about the philosophy behind it. I felt that the TT at Samahita had a very positive effect on my own practice by increasing my awareness. It enhanced my motivation to teach yoga to other people and I feel confident to do so. The adjustment practice and anatomy lessons at Samahita Retreat, that I think are of the highest quality, provided the fundament for teaching in a responsible way. I am grateful for having experienced this wonderful time and look forward to coming back one day.”
Long Live the Centered Yoga Institute and Samahita.
The food? Amazingly healthy, amazingly good.
The accommodations: Just this side of luxurious, with enough simplicity to cultivate a focused mind.
The environment? Right on a private beach, with a lovely indoor shala as well as two outdoor ones.
The pool is a lovely refresher, the staff is as absolute delight, and the massage therapists knew just where to go. I can’t imagine having gone anywhere else. This is the place. Really.
What an inner jouney in Samahita ! I took this 200 hour yoga teacher training mainly to go deeper into my yoga practice. I already thought yoga was a life changer, but the inner change I felt in Thailand was really beyond my expectations.
After many months of research into which 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course I should embark upon, I decided the Centred Yoga Foundation Training at Samahita Retreat was for me.
I first heard of the Samahita Retreat through a recommendation from a teacher. Upon further research, I became intrigued by the name, Centered Yoga. Over years of practice, I encountered many flavors of teaching and yogic philosophy. I knew for my 200-hour teacher training I wanted a grounded but challenging course, both physically and mentally.
There are certain moments when life seems to happen, things around us naturally evolve towards a direction that we do not yet, and then comes a moment when everything seems clear and in the mind a limpid idea appears, such as an illumination or revelation, which we feel we must follow, dragged by a kind of major force.
I have recently completed the Centered Yoga, 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Samahita Retreat in Thailand and embarking on this journey was one of the best decisions I have made in my life.
My decision to take part in the Yoga Teacher Training at Centered Yoga Samahita in Thailand was a easy one. I had visited Samahita many times before, and I never forget my first holiday there, the peaceful place right at the ocean, the perfect setting for a escape out of our busy and sometimes stressful lives.
I chose Samahita Retreat Centered Yoga to do my 200 yoga teacher training after doing a lot of research and also a recommendation from a teacher.
I came into yoga from a fitness background and for many years used it as my stretching practice. I ran, cycled and did crossfit, yoga was my counter balance. I knew it made me feel good but didn’t need to know any more than that.
Hope this message finds you well. I had a very nice experience during my stay in Samahita. I hope the review below could help people step out and come to Samahita.
Before coming to Thailand for the Centered Yoga 200 hour yoga teacher training in Samahita Retreat, my relationship to yoga was very inconsistent and superficial. I knew yoga was good for me, but I was not disciplined enough to have a regular practice in my hectic life and I was mainly focusing on getting some asanas done.
I participated in the Centered Yoga 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in August 2018 at the beautiful Samahita Retreat in Thailand. Samahita perfectly balanced all I was looking for in a YTT. Paul and the team teach a yoga that is scientific, structured but taught from the heart.
Picking up yoga in 2014 from the comforts of my warm toasty room in Greenland meant that my understanding of the practice was mostly from what I saw on YouTube, which was mostly asana practice. I began practicing ashtanga regularly after being inspired by Kino MacGregor. However, the more I practiced the more questions I seemed to have.
Despite of my professional establishment in the fitness field, i.e., 2 years as Fitness Physique Champion armed with over 12 international recognized certifications & awarded as best coaching, I was holding back to start yoga for many years simply because I feel is crucial to improve multiple areas same time of your life, from motivation to habits, and tapping into the power of lifelong learning.
I decided to apply for the 200 hour yoga teacher training at Samahita Retreat in Thailand looking for a way to deepen my own practice and understanding of yoga and my expectations were certainly more than met. I loved how anatomy and philosophy were taught in a way that one could connect to it and see how to apply it in practice.
I came to Samahita to undo myself: my mind, body and soul. Upon arrival my expectations were blown away due to the kindness, compassion, and mindfulness exhibited by all of the guests and staff.
The 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training absolutely deserves to be described as an education in yoga. Even though I expected that Paul and his Teaching Team are exceptional Yoga Teachers my expectations were exceeded during the month at Samahita Retreat.
I have been practicing yoga for about 12 years now – pretty regularly, and various forms (hot, power, yin, hatha, etc.). The past 5 years saw a bit of a downgrade in my practice as I tried to balance working mega international events abroad with a regular practice.