Optimal Health June 6 – 13, 2015 With Tracy McDonald and Amy Arman
Enjoy a relaxing and educational week of yoga and nutrition at Koh Samui’s best loved retreat center.
Add not just years to your life, but life to your years, by learning how to properly fuel yourself with healthy, hearty, whole foods. From wherever you are beginning in your journey to health and wellness – whether you are just taking your first step, or have been walking (or running!) this road for some time – we are pleased to be able to guide you on the path towards your optimal health.
Type of Event
The retreat starts at 5 pm on the first day.
The Daily Schedule
6:30 am Early Breakfast
7:15 am – 8:00 am Morning Meditation & Breathwork
8:00 am – 10:00 am Asana: Led Class moving to Mysore Self-Practice style(all levels, suitable for beginners)
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Brunch Buffet
4:00pm – 5:00 pm Educational Nutritional Sessions
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Restorative Yoga
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner Buffet
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Steam Room Available
7:30 pm Optional Evening Program: Kirtan, Meditation, Free Time
Based on request and availability, you are welcome to arrive early or extend your stay, our Residential and Wellness Programs details are on
Retreat Rates (THB)
Single superior room 45,780 per person
Semi Private room 41,580 per person
Share two bedroom loft 37,380 per person
The rate is inclusive of:
Full yoga program
Fully equipped accommodation with AC
Full brunch and dinner buffets
Mineral drinking water
Herbal steam room
Salt water swimming pool
Wi Fi internet
VAT government tax
Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.
Samahita Health Retreat
June 6 – 13, 2015
With Tracy McDonald and Amy Arman
This week’s retreat will be led by experienced yoga teachers Tracy & Amy, trained extensively by Paul Dallaghan and Sri. Tiwariji.
Discover morning intention and contemplation, followed by breath work and pranayama from the Kaivalyadhama & Tiwariji tradition. Our role is to enable students to learn asana (poses) and vinyasa (movement) with breath based on a liberal approach to Ashtanga Vinyasa. We offer modifications as needed for different asanas (both seated poses and training poses) and encourage yoga therapy to help bridge any gaps which need extra care. All ages and levels of students are welcome.
This is a chance for you to either begin the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, or to improve on and expand your existing practice. We invite you to go deeper and experience insight into the nature of your individual body, breath and intellect during practice.
Afternoon’s will be educational and fun, with the chance to build a strong nutritional foundatIon for your diet. After the education sessions we will offer Restorative and Yin Yoga – a relaxing way to finish the day. The Nutrition sessions will start to tease out all of the conflicting nutritional information that you have been bombarded with your whole life, to give you clear, practical, easy ways of incorporating healthy eating and foods into your daily life. See the quality of your life get exponentially better by allowing nutritional medicine into your life – as Hippocrates said, “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food”.
-Nutrition 101 basics
-benefits of phytonutrients and fiber
-food combining & super foods
-the energetics of your food
-efficient digestion & healthy gut, pro- and pre-biotics
-importance of good elimination
-nutritional deficiencies and how they show up
-dis-eases that have been helped with nutritional medicine
In keeping with finding balance, this health retreat also includes a complimentary boat tour of the outlying islands and plenty of time for exploring the beaches and cultural highlights of Koh Samui. Alternatively you can relax on the beach or enjoy massage from our on-site wellness center.
Tracy has spent the last five years in the healing arts world, learning and then teaching cranial-sacral and polarity therapy for helping toTracy McDonald VDO bio balance whatever is “stuck” or “off” in a person’s system. Yoga and pranayama seem to work in much the same way, helping us to remove energetic and physical blockages (“granthis”), to get clean and clear. Tracy has a personal practice of Ashtanga yoga for 10 years, pranayama for four, and has been teaching yoga since her Centered Yoga TT in 2011 with Paul Dallaghan. Tracy is a Clinical Nutritionist, oversees all of the detoxes and health programs at Samahita Retreat. She definitely believes in the wonderful power of detox to restore dramatic health and healing, having ameliorated her own thyroid autoimmune condition (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis) with detox, yoga and pranayama – the triumvirate of cleansing, healing, life-giving modalities.
Amy has been teaching at Samahita Retreat since 2011, where she continues to work closely with students from around the world. Her intention is to empower students to create their own sustainable practice built on the foundations developed by Paul Dallaghan and Sri. Tiwari. Amy combines teaching with her role as Assistant Managing Director.
Amy studied acting and theatre in London and has been living in Thailand for seven years, working as a freelance writer for magazines, focused on wellness and travel. She has two young daughters. Amy lives her life immersed in raising children, teaching and the biggest practice of all; learning how to live yoga. finding balance and joy through all of life's many adventures.
Thank you again Amy for being such a wonderful and encouraging teacher and I sincerely hope we will meet again!
∼ Anke, Germany, ’14
“Tracy was approachable and helpful.” ~Christine, UK
“Tracy is great and very knowledgeable.” ~Michelle
I especially appreciated Amy’s kind and patient instructions and her compassionate and understanding ways. Hoping to come back to Koh Samui very soon!
∼ Danielle, ’13