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Mindfulness Based Stress
Reduction Retreat, Koh Samui

Experience a life-changing Mindfulness & Yoga retreat in
Koh Samui, Thailand 21-27, April 2018

A perfect balance of mindfulness meditation, yoga, workshop sessions, fun and relaxation.
This retreat is epic and exclusive so register early to secure your place.

 

REINVIGORATE YOUR MIND, BODY, & SOUL


In this reinvigorating 7-day retreat, you’ll refresh your body & mind while exploring the themes and practices of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course. You’ll learn how to cultivate a greater sense of inner peace & calm ... 
 

  • Take a break to rest and recharge your mind, body, and spirit
  • Explore the concepts of the 8-week MBSR course
  • Learn how to feel more capable and less overwhelmed
  • Discover strategies you can use to feel more responsive around family and friends
  • Practice mindfulness to prepare yourself to deal with the stresses of your everyday life
  • Enjoy a rejuvenating holiday on the beaches of Koh Samui
     
“Words are not enough to express the fullness of the week. It has been powerful, grounding and healing. Nik and Mark have created something rare and precious”
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Detox

Take this rare opportunity to unplug from work, electronics, and other stresses so you can reconnect with what’s important: your body, your mind, your heart.

Yoga

Discover the deep relaxation and profound stress relief that comes from yoga. You’ll learn how to practice a sequence of easy moves that will help centre you in times of stress.

Training

You’ll develop your skills in meditation and mindfulness, making you better prepared to deal with stress effectively in the future.

 

ENJOY A RELAXING BEACH HOLIDAY






In this retreat you’ll learn and grow in your meditation and mindfulness.

But you’ll also have plenty of free time in which you can relax on the breathtaking beaches of Koh Samui, letting the sound of the waves and the feel of the breeze melt your worries away.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH THE RETREAT?



Your enrolment fee covers:
 

Your room with a choice of:

  • One bed in a shared two-bed loft with one bathroom
  • A semi-private room with one bathroom shared between two rooms
  • A single superior room with your own bathroom
     

Three delicious and nourishing meals per day

  • Experience "Sattva" cooking, a Sanskrit term meaning pure, light, and easy to digest
  • Organic farm-to-table ingredients provided by local farms
  • High-quality, purified mineral water that is better absorbed by your body
  • Dine in a communal setting overlooking the beach
 
 



 

  • Daily guidance in mindfulness meditation
  • Daily mindfulness yoga classes, including restorative afternoon classes
     

Exploration of the themes and practices in the 8-week MBSR course, including

  • Stress physiology
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal mindfulness
  • Thinking and thought processes
  • Perception and appraisal 
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ABOUT SAMAHITA, KOH SAMUI


Samahita is a hidden gem on Koh Samui, tucked away from busy tourist areas and located close to the beautiful Buddhist monastery, Laem Sor Pagoda.

Our resort is located on the sheltered southern coast of Koh Samui and provides a serene, supportive, and beautiful environment in which to enjoy the mindfulness program.

This peaceful setting makes it the ideal place for long walks, relaxation, and self-exploration.

Plus, you’ll enjoy the wonderful company of the friendly Thai people and get to spend a relaxing holiday on the beach!

 

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES


Each day will include mindfulness training & practice including:

  • Workshop sessions exploring ways to live with greater
    presence, clarity, and ease in our lives
  • Yoga sessions including Mindful Hatha and Restorative Yoga
 

+ Saturday, April 21

Get checked in and meet the other guests.

+ Sunday, April 22

Tonight we'll visit the Lamai Night Market. This colourful local market event combines delicious hawker food, fun shopping, live music and other performances.

+ Monday, April 23

No visit to Samahita is complete without seeing the Laem Sor Pagoda. We’ll take a mindful walk along the beach to visit this local Buddhist temple.

+ Tuesday, April 24

We'll take a trip this morning to hike to a beautiful remote waterfall in the jungle for a dip in the refreshing water.

+ Wednesday, April 25

Today we'll take part in a boat & snorkelling trip where we'll explore the beautiful reef and swim amongst the colourful fish.

+ Thursday, April 26

Tomight we celebrate our week together with a spectacular beach fire show followed by drinks at a private beach bar.

+ Friday, April 27

Unwind in an herbal steam room to wring out every last drop of stress before returning home.

 
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MEET YOUR TEACHERS



 

Hi, I’m Mark, an experienced MBSR facilitator and psychologist.

I’ve been teaching mindfulness based programs for about 5 years.  I love joining people on their mindfulness journey and seeing the changes it can bring.  Besides teaching the MBSR course, I teach mindfulness to staff within organisations to help them get more satisfaction and meaning out of work.  I also work as a senior manager in the NSW government.

This is my second international mindfulness program with Nik and I’m excited to be part of the Mindfulness Project.

I’m looking forward to meeting you and enjoying the week together.

Mark

Hi! I’m Nik, a qualified MBSR facilitator and the founder of the Mindfulness Project.

I’ve spent years teaching the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, and have experience hosting both national & international mindfulness & yoga retreats.

I’ve worked as an Addiction Counsellor, where I taught mindfulness-based relapse prevention to people in recovery for addictive behaviours/in residential rehabilitation facilities.

I also provided general counseling in reducing stress, anxiety, and family-related issues.

I live in the Yarra Valley in Melbourne, Australia with my husband Pete and our 3 kids, Bella, Charli, and Billy.

I can’t wait to see you in Koh Samui!

-Nik

 

Mark

 

PRAISE FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS 


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Spots Are Limited -Sign Up Now To Secure Your Spot

 

BOOKING INFORMATION


  • Shared open plan loft with one shared bathroom $1850 (per person)
  • Semi Private with two private rooms and shared bathroom $1990 (per person)
  • Single Superior Room with own bathroom $2350 (per person)
  • Secure your place with a $400 deposit via the event registration form below. 50% of the balance is due two weeks later with the remainder of the balance due by 1st January 2018.

TRAVEL INFORMATION


  • Flights: The retreat is held on the beautiful island of Koh Samui, Thailand. You will need to organise your flights to Koh Samui and transfers to Samahita Retreat can be organised through Samahita directly. 
  • Travel Insurance: Please ensure you have travel insurance (approx. $50 AUD) - a requirement of attending the retreat. You will generally need to take out a policy within 14 days of booking your flights. Your private health fund may offer travel insurance. We also have found Cover More to offer competitive rates.
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FAQ


+ What's the weather like in April?

Its hot! You’ll love the pool and ocean temperatures at this time of year–they are just about bath temperature. All rooms are air-conditioned for your comfort.

+ Can I smoke or have alcoholic beverages in my room?

Not in your room. Samahita is a place of health and well-being. We are a smoke- and alcohol-free place. However, this is a holiday--and there are plenty of places on the island to indulge.

+ Is there internet service? Can I bring my laptop?

Yes, we have Wi-Fi throughout the property. We also have a few computers for you to use if you don't want to bring your laptop.