• Revive Renew Restore Retreat

  • Saturday 3rd - Saturday 10th June, 2023
  • Samahita Retreat Centre on Koh Samui

    Let’s leave the rest of the world behind us and spend a week in sun-drenched Koh Samui renewing and reviving ourselves for the rest of the year! A perfect mid-year break to destress, recharge and bliss out. Sarasvati and Danni will lead you through vibrant and awakening Yoga in the morning, and a slow and rejuvenating practice in the late afternoon. These two experienced Yogis will also delve into some of the more interesting applications of Yogic philosophy, exploring the ways that Yoga goes beyond the mat and reaches into our thoughts and feelings, our daily lives. And plenty of time left to explore the day activities at Samahita, or simply soak in the sun on the serene Koh Samui beaches.

  • Join us for 8 days of tropical beaches, healing food and relaxed pace. Take some time out to recharge, and join Sarasvati and Danni for an immersive practice of yoga, meditation and mindfulness. For while a tropical getaway can be relaxing, yoga and meditation lead us to a deep easefulness. Yoga and meditation help us find our holdfasts, our roots to the universe that don’t so much nourish us as hold us steady and ground us against the tides and eddies of our ever-changing lives.

    With a twice daily yoga and meditation practice, which you can take at your own pace and level, you will cultivate a greater sense of inner peace and calm, to carry back with you when the retreat has ended. And plenty of time left to explore the day activities at Samahita, or simply soak in the sun on the serene Koh Samui beaches. A perfect mid-year break to find the innate stillness and serenity of your unchanging Self - or simply squelch among the seaweed.

    Your stress-free Thailand Yoga Retreat includes:

    • 8 days and 7 nights accommodation at Samahita Retreat Koh Samui (rooms are set back from the main beachfront facilities, perfect for quiet contemplation and relaxation
    • Daily Yoga and Meditation classes
    • Afternoon workshops (The 8 Limbs and more….)
    • Healthy gourmet vegetarian meals
    • Ground transfers to and from Koh Samui Airport
    • Night market at Fisherman’s Village Bophut
    • Temple walk
    • A boat and snorkelling trip
    • Relax in the herbal steam room or by the pool
    • On-site massage and wellness/beauty treatments available

    Bookings and further details email [email protected]

  • A Typical Day at the Retreat
    7.30am Morning Yoga practice
    9am Morning Meditation
    10am Brunch buffet and free time for reading, relaxing, swimming, beach walking, kayaking, paddle boarding, wellness treatments, assimilating etc.
    4pm Workshop
    5pm Restorative/gentle asana – Shavasana – Meditation
    6pm Dinner buffet
    8pm Free time, quiet time after 9pm

    Additional programming includes:

    • Solstice Fire Ceremony
    • Temple Walk

    Optional (at own cost):

    • Night market at Fisherman's Village, Bophut
    • Boat and Snorkeling Trip

    You can extend your stay at either end of the Retreat by arrangement with Samahita

  • Who We Are
  • Sarasvati Dawson

    Diploma of Classical Yoga from the Australian College of Classical Yoga, Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Technology), Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

     Sarasvati Sally Dawson has been practicing Yoga since 1996 and teaching Yoga and Meditation since she founded Waverley Yoga Studio in her lounge-room in suburban Melbourne in 2002. Before that she trained and worked a Medical Scientist for 20 years, earned a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and trained as Yoga teacher with the Australian College of Classical Yoga in 2001.

    She is a Senior Member of Yoga Australia, and member of Meditation Australia. She is involved in many aspects of the Yoga teacher-training program at ACCY, including teaching anatomy, asana and Yoga wisdom. Sarasvati has developed a number of post-graduate workshops for Yoga teachers, and also teaches a variety of workshops for ongoing students of Yoga and Meditation. As well as her ongoing classes, she has taught Yoga and Meditation in various settings, including the corporate sector and on many Yoga retreats with her teacher Swami Shantananda. Sarasvati is the author of 'Yoga off the mat, freedom in everyday life'. Her passion is to help you to find the inner freedom that Yoga offers.

  • Danni Brown

    Diploma of Classical Yoga (2008) and Diploma of Meditation and Mindfulness (2016) from the Australian College of Classical Yoga, Bachelor of Education (Primary) (2009), Certificate IV Small Business Management (2015)

    Danni grew up with Yoga as a part of her landscape, often discussing Yogic and Western philosophy with her mother, Swami Shantananda.  Around 2005 Danni developed an interest in the physical practice of Yoga and undertook her Yoga teacher training a few years later.  Danni has brought her experience from primary teaching to bear on her Yoga practice, bringing a professional understanding of curriculum and class design, and teaching methodology, into Yoga teaching and teacher training.

    Danni has joined her passion and love of teaching with her joy in Yoga.   Danni a part owner in Australian College of Classical Yoga and has been training Yoga teachers since 2014.  Additionally, Danni is part owner in Waverley Yoga Studio, and runs Yoga classes of varying styles, although her greatest love is Yoga classes that blend mindfulness with a slow and steady practice, allowing the mind to slow, the stress response of the body to recede, and providing a renewing and healing practice.

  • Further Accomodation and Fee Details

    Shared open plan two-bedroom loft with shared bathroom AU$2290 per person
    Early Bird Special AU$2190 (expires 15 February 2023)

    Semi Private room (Single) with a shared bathroom AU$2490 per person
    Early Bird Special AU$2390 (expires 15 February 2023)

    Private room (single) with own ensuite AU$2600 per person
    Early Bird Special AU$2500 (expires 15 February 2023)

    Private room (couple) with own ensuite AU$2290 per person
    Early Bird Special AU$2190 (expires 15 February 2023)

    Note: International air-fares NOT included

    Secure your booking with a 50% deposit. The balance is due two months prior on 3rd March 2023.
    Download your Booking Form here