Part of the beginning of Santosha was when I decided to go on my first yoga retreat about 2 years ago. It was my first time on a yoga retreat. I really did not know what to expect. I did not know the teacher that I was going to spend a week with. All I knew was I needed time off and a vacation with daily Ashtanga Yoga practice sounded perfect to me. So I booked myself on a week long retreat and with a plane ticket and a backpack off I went with the most exhausted mind and body as extra baggage. But everything happened for a good reason and I wholeheartedly believe that you are always where you are supposed to be. So in the most quiet corner of an island here I was at my first yoga retreat with a teacher I had just heard of not long ago, name Govinda Kai. I knew so little about him. In fact all I knew was he’s certified Ashtanga Yoga teacher by Sri K. Pattabi Jois.
And when you had no expectation, that’s usually when the universe just gives you the most. My mere week long retreat was, as cliche as it may sounds, life changing. I met amazing group of people who are now my friends from this retreat and my teacher Govinda, who has switched a button in my head that I long forgot. The button called “living”. For a long time I had a life that I forgot to live. Why? because sometimes ego, fear, duty, and chaos of everyday life makes me simply forgot to ‘live’. I was on a cruise control mode for so long that I forgot to think about what I want or what even makes me happy. Somehow the one week long of yoga with amazing group of strangers and Govinda Kai knocked me over with the sense of “living” again.
So here I am 2 years later, strangers from two years ago turn into friends and a source of my continuing inspiration. And guess what Govinda Kai is coming to my Santosha to host a retreat this November. I am very humbled and happy that he would be here. This retreat is truly a celebration of the beginning of it all. So come and join us for a 5 days/ 4 nights Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with Govinda Kai. We will be exploring on how yoga allows us to live a more mindful and meaningful life <3 Come with an open heart and enjoy! I can’t wait to welcome you at Santosha
Here is more details on the retreat :
A retreat looking into how yoga helps us to live a more mindful and meaning ful life with Govinda Kai.
Govinda is one of a small group of Ashtanga Yoga teacher who is certified by Sri K. Pattbhi Jois. With over decades of practice on Ashtanga yoga and study with other great spiritual teachers, Swami Muktananda and Songyal Rinponche, Govinda has learned and lived a life of his own spiritual exploration, which has led him to be an inspiring teacher himself. For more details on Govinda, please visit his website at www.lunaticmonk.com
This 5Days/4Nights retreat, Govinda will lead the Mysore/led Ashtanga class each morning and have a daily afternoon lecture exploring into the focus on how yoga allows us to live a more mindful and meaningful life. This is a rare a chance to get to learn and explore deeper into yoga with a very inspiring and experienced teacher.
Wednesday, Nov 13
14.00 onward – Check into room
17.30 – Opening introduction
18.30 – Dinner
Thursday, Nov 14 – Saturday, Nov 16
07.30 – Mysore / led Ashtanga yoga class
10.00-13.00 – Brunch
15.00 -17.00 – afternoon lecture on focused topic
18.00 – Dinner
Note: one of the afternoon – we may have a forest walk at Khao Yai National Park, depending on group’s consensus.
Sunday , Nov 17
07.30 – Mysore / led Ashtanga yoga class
13.00-14.00 – Closing recap
14.30- check out of room
Please notes that all meals are vegetarian during the retreat.
Wed, nov 13 – Sun, nov 17: 5 days / 4 night
Shared room – double occupancy
– THB 18,900 per person
– Early Bird, if book and paid by Friday, OCt 26 is THB 17,000 Per person
– If prefer single occupancy, add THB 4000 to the whole price.
We have options for those who wants to attend only parts of retreat by having Thursaday or Friday evening check-in. Please send us email message for details of pricing.
For booking, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact us via this number for more details : +66 (0)80 974.0007
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