Healing Experience in Thailand
The course I took was a holistic immersion into three limbs of yoga. The daily practice consisted of two hours of breath work (pranayama), two hours of meditation (dhyana), one hour of chanting, as well as one hour of exercise (asanas). The result was transformative and healing. I came out feeling calm and fresh, like my mind full of worries had been cleaned out and I experienced a new spark of joy.
Samahita Retreat is one of the best places to go to for healing and growth for a few reasons.
Experienced teachers: The teachers are qualified and gentle in their technique. With many years of experience, these teachers help students progress in their yoga practice. The adjustments are suitable for students of any age and in my course, there were three gentlemen in their 70s looking great!
Organic food: The meals were a special pleasure at Samahita as they were all prepared with fresh, organic ingredients suitable for vegan diets. You could eat to your heart's content and still lose weight!
Beach and waterfall: Samahita is located on the southern tip of Koh Samui, a beautiful island in Thailand. Not only was the retreat beach front, it was also only minutes away from a gorgeous waterfall which provided for a memorable hike and nature-loving.
Comfort: The rooms in Samahita are luxurious and comfortable. It was an ideal place to relax and recuperate after months of hard work in the urban chaos of Dhaka city!
Detox services: Apart from the range of yoga classes available, there were also various detox services to support weight loss and other specific ailments related to digestion (colon cleansing), injuries (muscle and body work), skin problems (natural facials and infra-red sauna therapy) and much more.
Pool and steam room: The pool and herbal steam room were my favourite spots to unwind at the end of the day.
I have been to Samahita several times over the past few years and I strongly recommend this place for your next healing holiday.
Photo courtesy: Shazia Omar