This is an intensive retreat/program for those wishing to spend the holiday season together sharing deep yoga practices, meditation, musical inspirations, delicious food and these beautiful, warm surroundings!
The program includes long, intensive mornings of guided practice in the three pillars of Hatha Yoga – Meditation, Pranayama, Asana. In the afternoons offerings range from explorations in Asana to slow deep Restorative Practices, Yin and further work into Meditation and Pranayama as the sun sets. Some evenings and selected mornings with live music.
Samata offers full support with an Ayurvedic Kitchen, an amazing food and herb garden and therapy offerings in Ayurvedic massage, and Chinese Medicine.
This Retreat will be offered from Sunday, December 23, 2018 to Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Samata Retreat Center in North Goa, India, under the guidance of Stephen Thomas.
Stephen Thomas is an experienced Yoga teacher and practitioner. He leads Teacher Trainings, Workshops and Immersions across Asia and Europe. His teaching is deeply rooted in the traditional Yoga practices of Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation. His philosophical background is influenced by studies in the Classical systems of Yoga Philosophy as well as Tibetan Buddhism and Tantra.
Stephen studies directly with O.P. Tiwari of Kaivalyadham, India – a living master in the science of Pranayama. He blends this with his ongoing studies in Asana, Nutrition, Ayurveda, Philosophy and the varied modern evolutions of Yoga.