Mon 14 Feb 2011 - 06:30 to Fri 18 Feb 2011 - 20:30 Time: 06:30 - 20:30 Cost: $1690.00 (USD) Style: Hatha Yoga Ability Level: All abilities Title: Tamarind Springs Yoga Retreat This exclusive yoga retreat offers a potent blend of 5 hours daily yoga & meditation practice, delicious healthy eating at the Tamarind Springs Slow Food Café and a selection of complimentary massage treatments at one of Asia's premier Day Spas. As a result of this full immersion experience, dormant energies will awaken and help you tap your full potential.
Whether you are a complete novice or more seasoned yoga practitioner, this 5-day yoga retreat is a great opportunity to learn and experience what traditional Hatha- and Kundalini-Yoga is all about. This variety of Tantric or Agama Yoga differs from many of the dynamic, aerobic-like modern forms of "Yoga" in that it works on the circulation of energy in the body, the awareness of energies and the chakras, and thus the ability to feel, move and control energy within oneself is being trained. It is based on the ancient shastras (scriptures) and stresses the importance of proper mental focus during the yoga practice. This multidimensional approach to the yoga practice generates a harmonious development in the practitioner, from physical and energy development to emotional, mental, and last but not least spiritual development. The emphasis is on the practice, but explanations & theory will be given to assure a correct understanding of the underlying mechanics at work.
Group size is limited to 12 people only. We like to keep our retreats personal and ensure that each participant gets sufficient individual attention both on and off the yoga mat.
This Yoga Retreat includes:
• Initial private consultation with the retreat leader • Two daily group hatha yoga classes (2 x 90 mins.) • Daily late-afternoon sun salutations (30 mins.) • Daily talks, satsang, Q&A sessions (60 mins.) • Daily meditation class (mantras, music & sounds) (30 mins.) • Optional daily spiritual cinema - inspirational movies on the big screen • Complimentary use of Asia's most acclaimed Herbal Steam Cave • Complimentary 90-minutes Manual Lymphatic Drainage treatment at Tamarind Springs Forest Spa • Complimentary 120-minutes Thai Yoga Massage at Tamarind Springs Forest Spa • Complimentary 90-minutes Classic Oil Massage at Tamarind Springs Forest Spa • 6 nights accommodation • Sunday evening welcome dinner • Full board - 3 delicious, healthy, wholesome, home-made slow food meals daily • Daily replenished fruit basket, drinking water, coffee, herbal teas, and "Tamarind Cooler" • Return airport transfers from Samui International Airport (USM)
20% early-bird discount for bookings prior to 30 November 2010.
Tamarind Springs on Koh Samui is inspired by its superb location, bordering Lamai’s tropical forest interior, where lush coconut groves gently slope into a valley of huge granite boulders. Built out of love and respect for Koh Samui’s unique landscape, every effort has been made to fluidly integrate all man-made structures of this serene and exclusive Samui spa into Lamai’s indigenous surroundings. Following the paths between giant granite outcrops, waterfalls and rock pools at Tamarind Springs Forest Spa, the first dedicated Samui Day Spa, one feels as if one enters a realm of peace – a shift away from the apparent urgency of one’s to-do-list into a magic space where time takes on a different dimension.
Julien Balmer joined Agama Yoga in 2002 and has been teaching at the Thailand headquarters and in Europe for the better part of the last decade. Julien has informed his own background in Hatha-Yoga, Tantra-Yoga, and Kundalini-Yoga with intense study of numerous experts and rare sources, as well as his own deep and committed practice. He is a dedicated and sincere teacher, adept at bringing subjects into grasp without sacrificing their mystical qualities.This exclusive yoga retreat offers a potent blend of 5 ... (more info)(less info)