Samahita Retreat Center

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About Samahita Retreat Center

Discover yoga for body, breath, and mind at one of the world’s leading established yoga retreat centers.Practice, learn and take home yoga techniques in asana (body), pranayama (breath), and meditation (mind).

Yoga at Samahita Retreat

We invite you to go deeper into the practice at Samahita Retreat, a dedicated center for yoga, health and wellness in Koh Samui, Thailand. Samahita is unique from other hotels as we offer yoga as part of all of ou rall- inclusive programs, retreats and trainings. Read on to find the right program for your level of interest, your dates and what you would like to achieve during your stay.

Fixed-Date Group Yoga Retreats

Join an all- inclusive, fixed date Group Yoga Retreat with a dedicated retreat teacher at Samahita. Available during specific dates, Group Yoga Retreats usually run for 7 days and feature leading teachers from around the globe. Some retreats have 10 guests and others have larger groups of 60 people, all joining together to learn and grow. You can also choose to experience a tailored wellness or detox package alongside your retreat.

Flexi-Date Yoga Programs

We’ve launched our signature YogaCoreCycle program, combining cardio and specific strength training, alongside yoga poses, breath work and meditation practices to help you achieve balance. Self Practice Mysore Classes and dynamic led classes allow practitioners of all levels to go deeper into Yoga. YogaCoreCycle is an all- inclusive, one rate package that includes the full programming of yoga and fitness activities, food, and accommodation. Available for stays of a minimum three days or longer.

Fixed-Date Yoga Teacher Training

Are you interested in learning more about yoga or becoming a teacher? Discover Asia’s leading teacher Training courses from Centered Yoga and The Yoga Academy at Samahita Retreat.

What Makes Samahita Unique? First Read This.

Our purpose is to help positively shape and affect your lives. We encourage engagement and participation in activities and practices.We care about your well-being and know from experience and up-to-date scientific research that health, growth, and transformation cannot be served up with passive involvement but rather stimulated in you through mutual effort: we provide a setting with infrastructure, a dedicated environment, a set of tools and techniques with instruction, a support structure through diet and relaxation, so you can step up and participate in your own transformation, growth, and opening.

By this very nature we are not a 5-star resort. We are a dedicated lifestyle-oriented retreat center. We want you to “experience the connection”. And only you can do that but with the right support and environment.

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All rooms include the following modern amenities -private balcony -sea view private balcony -air conditioning -queensize bed -ceiling fan -ipod ready alarm clock -writing desk -refrigerator -hot water kettle -wifi internet access -hair dryer -personal locker drawer suitable for laptops and other personal -effects -100% natural non bleach cotton sheets and towels Please note that there are no phones or televisions in our guest accommodations except for Deluxe Suite.

How to Get There

From the Koh Samui ring road 4169, take road 4173 at the Namuang waterfall intersection. Follow the road for 3 km until the 4-way intersection at Ban Thale, turn right on to road 4170 towards Laem Sor Pagoda or Thong Krut. Continue for approximately 1 km, then turn left where you see signs for Mor Din restaurant, Easytime resort and Samahita Retreat (fawn coloured back- light sign). After 700m you will arrive at the end of the road on the beach and the location of Samahita Retreat. Our reception is right on the beach while the guest accommodations are opposite the beach.

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Guest Rooms at Samahita Retreat

Our rooms are set back from the main retreat, perfect for quiet contemplation and relaxation. Our eco-friendly buildings make use of cross ventilation, natural lighting, rainwater harvesting, and solar power. We have rooms for couples and singles, as well as loft-style accommodations that are ideal for families or two people sharing.

Regardless of which room you stay in, the yoga shala, restaurant and lounge, swimming pool, and beach are only one minute away. You can see the ocean from some of the balconies in the top level rooms but we cannot guarantee sea views.


Get your tastebuds tingling with Samahita Retreat’s fresh and healthy dining. Drawing upon Ayurvedic principals, we source local produce whenever possible to create food prepared with love (and delicious Thai flavours!)

Reviews Of Samahita Retreat Center

Christina Wihlner Lentell

I had a magic week! Love the Yin Yoga practice with Michelle Shu, great instruktor and coach!

2016-10-17 06:35:21

Willeke Boerrigter

Thank you for the amazing week. I miss the yoga classes already. I'm so happy I've learned a lot.

2016-10-17 06:35:05

Drew Kryzanowski

Great place to go for a training, detox or visit! Developed a solid understanding to grow from. Awesome devotion from all teachers!

2016-10-17 06:34:48

Philippe Ng

Wonderful place to stay. Thanks to Dorien for guiding, Summer, Natacha, John and Kate for the classes and all the others staff to make magic happens

2016-10-17 06:34:28

Julia Wu

Great environment for your health and your yoga practice, with helpful staff, professional instructors and excellent food. Love it. Will definitely return!

2016-10-17 06:34:06

Lorna Proctor

This is one of the undiscovered gems of the world, right on the beach in southern Koh Samui. Comfortable, great homemade veggie food for all palates, amazing treatments by pros, yoga that does your good and meditation to take you off to Shangri La. It's special and non-commercialised. Place to go!

2016-10-17 06:33:43

Anna Bahunoothula

Beautiful and Amazing place to go for a detox, training or retreat. I truly enjoyed the one month TT program. Thank you to all my wonderful teachers for helping me grow and get a better understanding.

2016-10-17 06:33:22

Jodie Cheung

I had a real good experience last week at Anthea's Love Food and Yoga workshop. Thanks to Anthea and all the great people I met at the retreat. I wish everyone the best after they get home and I will visit Samahita Retreat again!

2016-10-17 06:33:04

Selime von Öz

wonderful, magic place. amazing food, great staff. perfect package for yogis.

2016-10-17 06:32:45

~ Mika, Finland

It is nice to do yoga and have many treatments at the same place. I feel myself almost different person because yoga and treatments have done so much for me. Food was excellent and it was variable. Room was comfortable.

2016-10-17 06:31:30

~ Therese, Sweden

Samahita Retreat is a great combination of yoga, beach, sun & healthy food in a relaxed environment

2016-10-17 06:30:54

~ Rea, Finland

Thank you the wonderful week in Samahita Retreat. Perfect place to concentrate in yoga practice, prayanama and ayurveda. Peaceful, functional, good dervice and teaching.

2016-10-17 06:30:38

R.B., Hungary

I spent 2 wonderful weeks at Samahita. Overall i was very satisfied with the place and with the service. Yoga classes were great, teachers are attentive and nice. The atmosphere is great for personal growth and education.

2016-10-17 06:30:23

H.M. , Denmark

It was a well deserved rest from everyday life. Great that the meals are included and are available for those hours that they are. And the many new tastes the kitchen presented throughout the week was amazing.

2016-10-17 06:29:59

~ Carolyn, UK

I thoroughly enjoyed my month at Samahita and was sad to leave. As our (Simon Low) teacher training programme was intensive and very full on, I was very grateful to be staying in such a beautiful place with great people, food and atmosphere :) Thanks to all the lovely staff.

2016-10-17 06:29:35

~ Elizabeth Poon, Hong Kong

I have joined the yoga retreat with Daniel Stringer in May 2016, and would like to write the following recommendation for his retreat: "It has been a good time to practice with Daniel, who teaches with kindness and patience. We practice chanting, pranayama, asana and also study yoga philosophy, you will enjoy it a lot if you want to experience the essential elements of yoga. Besides, Samahita is a very friendly and healthy environment, well suited for yoga." Also, I would like to thank all the Samahita staff in maintaining this wonderful place :) Cheers,

2016-10-17 06:29:16

~ Emilie, France

Dear Paul, I felt like connecting and saying thank you again to offer to us such a beautiful and special space as Samahita: it gives the confidence, the hope and the force to keep walking and sharing our path in a troubled world. The 2 weeks practice with Tiwari and you is still growing inside me. It’s beautiful. I felt so lucky to be back. There was a genuine sense of joy everywhere that I hadn’t noticed before!

2016-10-17 06:28:54

Kino McGregor

“Koh Samui is a tropical paradise. This is one of my favorite spots in the whole world to lead retreats. The space is a spiritually oriented center, the food both delicious and healthy, and the spa treatments absolutely world class. Sunrise on the beautiful, quiet beach is one of the most amazing and healing experiences in the world.”

2016-10-17 06:28:35

David Robson

“Paul has created an idyllic retreat at Samahita. Everything about Samahita, from the food to the landscaping to the accommodations, supports the students’ journey into yoga. I love the beautiful shalas right on the beach, and the quiet atmosphere of the retreat in general. I wholeheartedly recommend Samahita as a destination for your yoga retreat.”

2016-10-17 06:28:09

Tiffany Cruikshank

“I have had the privilege to visit many retreats centers and Samahita remains one of my favorites. I have returned to Samahita Retreat year after year and I’m pleased to return again. My students and I love the gorgeous, clean & private beaches, a beautiful practice space and a vibrant array of healthy food. There is a peace of mind knowing that my group will be taken care of by Samahita’s kind staff in a beautifully quiet corner of Koh Samui.””

2016-10-17 06:27:51

Simon Low

“It is the inspiring and authentic atmosphere at Samahita that calls me back every year to lead retreats and Yoga Academy teacher trainings. The high standard of the retreat facilities and the therapeutic offerings within the Wellness Centre offer the perfect surroundings that so effectively support, education, understanding and awakening of the mind, body and soul.”

2016-10-17 06:27:32

Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor

Few places on earth are gorgeous and remote, yet just a stones throw from some of the most exciting cities in the world. It’s rare to find a retreat center in such a setting that offers deep teaching with a friendly and open-minded approach, where the staff is absolutely attentive to every detail that makes your stay comfortable, while being completely unobtrusive. Where the food is bountiful, delicious, healthy and made to meet your needs and the spa and healing services are right on the mark. Samahita Retreat is one of these places. Some might call this Paradise. We do!

2016-10-17 06:27:04

∼ Sri O.P. Tiwari

Sri O.P. Tiwari is a lifelong yogi, expert in pranayama, head of the Kaivalyadham Yoga Institute in India, a devoted student of and successor to Swami Kuvalayananda who was a pioneer in teaching yoga since 1924 and the first dedicated scientific researcher on the yoga practices. Tiwariji has been involved with Samahita and Centered Yoga since 2002, coming to teach and be a part of the offering here. When he is not in his native India Samahita is one of his favorite and most rewarding places to come to. Along with Paul, the founder of Samahita, he has spent many hours practicing here and tapping into the positive energy of the retreat. Tiwariji writes: “I am proud to say a few words regarding my feelings towards Samahita. The word itself has a great significance, which means the place where everything can be accommodated. In my opinion, Samahita is a place where everything is respected, loved, and shared. Students who visit the retreat are taught to share the experience and feeling of life through yoga and other means.Yours, O.P. Tiwari”

2016-10-17 06:26:47

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