Five Elements Yoga Retreat - Koh Samui, Thailand with Barbra Noh & Kimmana Nichols
25 Jan - 1 Feb 2014
FIVE ELEMENTS YOGA RETREAT
Welcome to your wellbeing in the beautiful setting of Koh Samui, Thailand!This is an in-depth intensive where we will go beyond the concepts of doshas (body types) to explore the deeper aspects of Ayurveda and how they apply to our yoga practice, relationships, lifestyle and health. This retreat will provide many insights for all seekers of health and happiness. It also offers yoga teachers the opportunity to become holistic yoga therapists through the knowledge of the Ayurvedic principles which inspire true individuality. The unique method of Anusara Yoga provides a vibrant and highly therapeutic approach to the practice of yoga, utilising asana (physical postures) as a tool to transform not only the body, but also to create new attitudinal patterns and cultivate the personal qualities that enhance our lives.Barbra and Kimmana are highly experienced teachers and are specialists in their respective fields. This retreat opens a whole new world of healing through yoga and explores the art of living holistically.
AYURVEDA & LIFESTYLE LECTURES
Ayurveda is a 3000 years old holistic medical system from India used to preserve health and prevent illness. The word Ayurveda can be separated in two parts: ‘Ayur’ and ‘Veda’. ‘Ayur’ translates as life, longevity or the preservation of life. ‘Veda’ translates as knowledge or science. Ayurveda addresses our health comprehensively when diagnosing, treating disease or preventing further illness. In his “Ayurveda & Lifestyle” lectures, Kimmana, an internationally trained and experienced naturopath and Ayurvedic practitioner, will teach the fundamentals of Ayurveda and show you how to increase your overall health and wellness by applying them to your daily life.
We will be staying at the beautiful eco-friendly yoga retreat centre Samahita located on the south coast of Koh Samui, right on the beach. Koh Samui is a tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand that boasts long stretches of pristine beach and unspoiled land.Samahita is located in a quiet area off the beaten track, with plenty of privacy and comfort, in lush green surroundings, yet still close to markets and amenities. The retreat centre is directly on the beach, with many rooms that have ocean views. The island of Koh Samui has many attractions, including waterfalls and temples.In your free time you can relax at the swimming pool, detox in the steam room or meditate in the meditation garden. The swimming pool is right by the beach with plenty of sun beds. As it is a saltwater pool, it is as close to natural as possible and much gentler on eyes, hair, skin, and internal organs than chlorinated water. The steam room looks out to the beach and uses a combination of thirty Thai herbs, plants, and spices gathered locally on Samui. The meditation garden has a large bodhi tree and beautiful pond with large lotus flowers open for you to enjoy.The luxurious guestrooms are set back 50 meters from the sea and are perfect for quiet contemplation and relaxation. The eco-friendly buildings make use of cross ventilation, natural light, rainwater harvesting, and solar power. Regardless of which room you stay in, the yoga shala, restaurant and lounge, swimming pool, and beach are only one minute away.WIFI is available in all rooms.The beach is safe but due to rocks not suitable for swimming.
ABOUT BARBRA NOH
Barbra Noh is a certified Anusara® yoga teacher and has been teaching yoga for 13 years. She began her Anusara studies in 2006 and was certified in 2011.
It was the inspiring community of teachers that drew her to Anusara, along with the beautiful and effective methodology for physical and personal transformation.
Originally from Australia, Barbra is half Korean and was raised in a family of dedicated martial artists. She trained as a dancer in her hometown of Melbourne and worked for many years in European theaters.
Now based in Germany, she leads the Anusara TT program at AIRYOGA Munich, travels internationally teaching workshops, trainings and retreats and has come to be a key community builder in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Korea. Barbra is passionate about teaching yoga and supporting students in their quest to discover and live their full potential.
Kimmana is an experienced health advisor and educator who is sought after all over the world. He is passionate about unlocking peak human potential and spends his time absorbed in the pursuit and perfection of healing wisdom arts. Most of the year he works at the Sanctuary Health Retreat in Thailand, but he has also taught and practised in America, Australia, SE Asia and Europe. Kimmana holds a degree in Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine, an Advanced Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine from the University of Pune and is a qualified Yoga Therapy Instructor.
Early Bird Rate for the first 10 bookings we receive!
€999,- per person for a double room
€1149,- per person for a double room
The price includes:
- 7 nights’ accommodation in a double room
- morning snack, lunch and dinner
- 6 Meditation classes of 1 hour each
- 12 Yoga classes of 1.5
- 2 hours each
- 5 lectures of 1.5 hours each
- airport pick up from Koh Samui airport to Samahita Retreat