Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Immersion Thailand - 2022

Ko Samui, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand

MP
7 reviews
Oct 29 - Nov 5, 2022
Group size: 6 - 25
Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Immersion Thailand - 2022
Ko Samui, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand

7 reviews

$NaN
Oct 29 - Nov 5, 2022
Group size: 6 - 25

About this trip

You are invited onto the path of Metta and Karuna; an exploration of Loving Kindness and Compassion.  


Practicing yoga and meditation – especially in a retreat setting – is a radical act of self-care. Loving kindness, Metta, is embedded in our nature and seeks to be expressed. It is the foundation of our practice and reminds us to take care of our body, mind and heart.  Through our practice Loving Kindness naturally leads to Compassion, Karuna; the desire to act to alleviate the suffering of others. This way, our practice does not only benefits ourselves but all beings. 


This Immersion is for yoga teachers and serious practitioners who wish to offer/practice yin yoga  as a doorway into Mindfulness Meditation and Buddhist practices. The retreat format of this program will lead to deeper understanding of a practice that is solidly rooted within.

Location

This Immersion will be held at the renowned Samahita Retreat on Ko Samui, Thailand. Samahita Retreat has been a pioneer in healthy programming for the body, breath and mind for almost 15 years. Known as one of the most authentic yoga teaching locations worldwide while introducing a balance of practices and activities for both body and mind that includes meditation, Pranayama and breath work as well as full cardio and core strength fitness routines.

Samahita Retreat is set away from the busy tourist areas, chosen for its proximity to Koh Samui’s important cultural and historical landmark, Laem Sor Pagoda. Formerly known as “Yoga Thailand” this lifestyle retreat center features a variety of guest room options, wifi across the property, 4 dedicated yoga shalas, an indoor cycle studio at the beach, an open air fitness and barre sea-view loft, a detox and wellness center, eco-lifestyle boutique, juice and coffee bar, drinking water stations, and the celebrated buffet–style health-food restaurant, Sattva Dining.


Samahita Retreat

What’s included

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Training manual
  • Air fare
  • Airport transfer
    can be booked separately
  • Travel insurance

Available Packages

Shared 2-bedroom loft (Early Bird price)
Available until April 29, 2022only 1 left

Suitable for two people sharing

Approximately 50 square meters of personal space, which includes a private balcony. The room is split-level, with a loft. Each bedroom has its own private space. There is a fully equipped bathroom shared by both bedrooms. Some of these rooms are equipped with an outdoor rain shower. Each bedroom has a Queen-size bed with individual reading lamps and a personal built-in shelf space at the headboard. Also included is a large writing desk, bookshelves, storage cabinet that can be locked and can accommodate even large laptops, hot-water kettle, medium-size refrigerator, two wardrobes with sufficient space for luggage, two ceiling fans, and air conditioning.

(Our reservations team will arrange bookings so guests of the same sex are in these room types, unless guests are friends and request otherwise).

$1,498
Deposit: $750
Shared 2-bedroom loft (full price)
Available until October 14, 20228 left

Suitable for two people sharing

Approximately 50 square meters of personal space, which includes a private balcony. The room is split-level, with a loft. Each bedroom has its own private space. There is a fully equipped bathroom shared by both bedrooms. Some of these rooms are equipped with an outdoor rain shower. Each bedroom has a Queen-size bed with individual reading lamps and a personal built-in shelf space at the headboard. Also included is a large writing desk, bookshelves, storage cabinet that can be locked and can accommodate even large laptops, hot-water kettle, medium-size refrigerator, two wardrobes with sufficient space for luggage, two ceiling fans, and air conditioning.

(Our reservations team will arrange bookings so guests of the same sex are in these room types, unless guests are friends and request otherwise).

$1,698
Deposit: $750
Semi-private room (Early Bird price)
Available until April 29, 2022only 1 left

Suitable for two people sharing

Guests can enjoy approximately 25 square meters of personal space, including a private balcony. Room features include a queen-size bed with individual reading lamps, writing desk, bookshelves, lockable storage cabinet, hot-water kettle, medium-size fridge, built-in wardrobe, ceiling fans and air conditioning. The bedroom section of these rooms is private and includes a dedicated entrance as well as direct access to a fully furnished bathroom, which is shared between two rooms.

(Our reservations team will arrange bookings so guests of the same sex are in these room types, unless guests are friends and request otherwise).

$1,650
Deposit: $750
Semi-private room (full price)
Available until October 14, 20228 left

Suitable for two people sharing

Guests can enjoy approximately 25 square meters of personal space, including a private balcony. Room features include a queen-size bed with individual reading lamps, writing desk, bookshelves, lockable storage cabinet, hot-water kettle, medium-size fridge, built-in wardrobe, ceiling fans and air conditioning. The bedroom section of these rooms is private and includes a dedicated entrance as well as direct access to a fully furnished bathroom, which is shared between two rooms.

(Our reservations team will arrange bookings so guests of the same sex are in these room types, unless guests are friends and request otherwise).

$1,850
Deposit: $750
Single room (Early Bird price)
Available until April 29, 2022only 1 left

Suitable for singles or couples

Approximately 35 square meters of personal space, which includes a private balcony. The room has a Queen-size bed with individual reading lamps and personal built-in shelf space at the headboard. Also included is a large writing desk (2.5m), bookshelves, storage cabinet that can be locked and can accommodate even large laptops, hot-water kettle, medium-size fridge, built-in wardrobe with sufficient space for luggage, ceiling fans, and air conditioning. Fully equipped bathroom with large shower area and room for clothes hanging and drying.

$1,798
Deposit: $750
Single room (full price)
Available until October 14, 20225 left

Suitable for singles or couples

Approximately 35 square meters of personal space, which includes a private balcony. The room has a Queen-size bed with individual reading lamps and personal built-in shelf space at the headboard. Also included is a large writing desk (2.5m), bookshelves, storage cabinet that can be locked and can accommodate even large laptops, hot-water kettle, medium-size fridge, built-in wardrobe with sufficient space for luggage, ceiling fans, and air conditioning. Fully equipped bathroom with large shower area and room for clothes hanging and drying.

$1,998
Deposit: $750
Private room - couple (Early Bird price)
Available until April 29, 2022only 2 left

Suitable for singles or couples

Approximately 35 square meters of personal space, which includes a private balcony. The room has a Queen-size bed with individual reading lamps and personal built-in shelf space at the headboard. Also included is a large writing desk (2.5m), bookshelves, storage cabinet that can be locked and can accommodate even large laptops, hot-water kettle, medium-size fridge, built-in wardrobe with sufficient space for luggage, ceiling fans, and air conditioning. Fully equipped bathroom with large shower area and room for clothes hanging and drying.

$1,498
Deposit: $0
Private room - couple (full price)
Available until October 14, 20226 left

Suitable for singles or couples

Approximately 35 square meters of personal space, which includes a private balcony. The room has a Queen-size bed with individual reading lamps and personal built-in shelf space at the headboard. Also included is a large writing desk (2.5m), bookshelves, storage cabinet that can be locked and can accommodate even large laptops, hot-water kettle, medium-size fridge, built-in wardrobe with sufficient space for luggage, ceiling fans, and air conditioning. Fully equipped bathroom with large shower area and room for clothes hanging and drying.

$1,698
Deposit: $750
$NaN


Itinerary

Training overview
program outline
  • Exploration of movement (Yang), stillness (Yin), and breath practices to elicit a wholesome expression of Chi in the body, fostering vitality and overall well-being;
  • Practice of Yin yoga sequences to target the upper body enhancing breathing capacity and shoulder mobility, Heart and Lung Chi, and to manage specific mind states;
  • Development of self-observation without judgment through writing, conscious communication, and meditation practices, leading to greater self-awareness, personal growth and self-compassion;
  • Learning about the four foundations of Mindfulness, and (optionally) how to weave them into a Yin Yoga class;
  • Investigating the teachings of the Four Mind Changings, and cultivate loving kindness, compassion and resilience through mind training, thus deepening the connection with yourself and others, as a path to genuine care for humanity and true happiness.

Your Organizer


MP
Marije Paternotte
7 reviews
Marije Paternotte was born and raised in Amsterdam where, after her training to be a professional ballet dancer, she studied law and worked as a corporate lawyer. A yoga retreat in Bali led her to the United States where she took her first yoga teacher training. She currently lives in a small beach town in New Jersey with her husband, and teaches yoga workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings around the world. Marije is a guest teacher at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Massachusetts and the Mandali Retreat Center in Italy.

Reviews

I followed the Elements workshop from Marije and I loved it. With her great knowledge she explained the first part of the workshop all about de 5 elements. How they connect to each other and how to notice an imbalance and how to balance the element. During the second part we did a lot of exercises related to each of the elements to balance them. Here nice way of speaking and explaining made this workshop soo much of an treat to me. She inspired me to be more aware of the elements during the day and really listen to my body what’s it telling me. Nice tools to balance my body. I really recommend this 5 element workshop.
By Bianca G for The Five Elements - online workshop on 15 Dec, 2021
I met Marije a year ago on a Yoga-retreat, she made me fall in love with Yin Yoga. Five months later I joined her 75-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand. A 10-day-training in which I learned the practice of Yin Yoga, pranayama, mindfulness meditation and a whole lot more. I also learned a lot about myself, which was also very interesting. The way Marije teaches a class, a retreat or a training is really amazing: with calmness, fun, respect and love. She is very helpful and very organized. The training includes a very nice program with understandable theory and practice for everyone, to develop at their own pace and to become a Yin Yoga teacher. The training ends with an exam in practice and an exam in theory and of course a beautiful certificate. For me, it was a life-changing and unforgettable journey on an extremely beautiful island.
By Jelena K for 75-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training Thailand - 2019 on 12 Apr, 2020
This 75-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Marije was wonderful. Marije is very knowledgeable, well organized, and fully present. The structure and sequence of the weekends was carefully and thoughtfully arranged in such a way that precisely on the last day the whole program literally jelled for me. The content and assignments insured us all to be a prepared teacher to walk off and teach with confidence. Highly recommend this class.
By Joanna C for 75-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training New Jersey - Fall 2019 on 18 Jan, 2020
Everything about this experience, from Marije to the Won Dharma Center was absolute perfection. The Center is in such a lovely, peaceful place. Great walking trails. The food is quite delicious. The energy that surrounds you here puts you at ease immediately. Marije is so knowledgeable and gracious, with a calming presence she creates a retreat that is unforgettable. I have used many of the things I learned there since. Thank you Marije and Won Dharma for taking such good care of me:)
By Audra J for Softening the Heart Retreat, September 2019 on 02 Dec, 2019
The yin yoga teacher training with Marije was an outstanding experience as it was both a very personal as well as insightful journey. Marije is very knowledgable and I truly enjoyed all the science-backed background information she offered as well as her skillful teaching which allowed us to teach with confidence by the end of this training.
By Claudia N for 75-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training Thailand - 2019 on 05 Nov, 2019
Show More Reviews