I had a wonderful stay at the Samata Holistic Center

I had a wonderful stay at the Samata Holistic Center during the 2013 Christmas week. My fellow yoga friends and I were there on a retreat held by Pure Yoga HK. Our group stayed at the Mango Tree site, which consisted of 8 cottages that were newly built, an outdoor kitchen/lounging area, a teardrop pool and an organic vegetable garden. The highlight of this property was the gorgeous overgrown Mango tree that was located right at the center of the grounds. We spent many lovely afternoons under the shade of the Mango tree relaxing and unwinding from the bustling city life. The entire staff was very welcoming and was there to help us with any requests we had. Especially amazing were the meals at the center, delicious and healthy dishes, made using ingredients sourced from the organic garden. Not only were the dishes full of nutrients, they were also visually beautiful with vibrant colors popping out at you. Each meal was such a pleasure. I really enjoyed practicing yoga outdoors in the open shala, surrounded by trees and the sound of birds and the gentle breeze that would cool us down during our poses. It was such a different experience from practicing indoors! It was a truly memorable week at Samata Holistic center and I hope to return again soon.