Refine Your Art – A Yoga Mentorship Retreat
With Delamay Devi, Koh Samui Thailand
9 – 16 September 2017
If you are a yogi looking to refine your teaching skills, deepen your yoga knowledge, ignite your brand and ultimately take your business to the next level of success, join Delamay Devi for a week dedicated to refining your art in Koh Samui, Thailand!
The sand crunches under your feet as you take a morning stroll along the waters edge, this mornings practice has left you feeling incredibly grateful especially with the almost vacant beach only meters from your bungalow. Your body relaxes as you sigh peacefully, life on a tropical island delights every pore of your being.
This retreat is exactly what you have been looking for, surrounded by a rich culture and natural beauty in paradise with daily yoga and themed practice labs, creative study sessions with lots of interaction and feedback from others on the same path as you!
Situated on Laem Sor beach away from the busy tourist areas, Samahita Retreat has been a pioneer in healthy programming for the body, breath and mind for almost 15 years. It is surrounded by towering coconut trees in a quiet, spacious area, with incredible sunrises and sunsets that play with the colors of the water, sand and tropical fauna.
Only a few hundred meters away is the well-known Laem Sor Pagoda, which houses the remains of Leung Poo Daeng, a realized monk…
Soaking up the island vibes comes so naturally, as your daily routine and responsibilities fade into the background you find it easy to focus on the daily practice labs and study sessions, shaping your unique offering to your community back home.
The deep spiritual connection felt on Koh Samui is there to be explored in your free time. With an abundant of temples, Buddha statues, auspicious rock formations, world class dive spots and beautiful beaches Koh Samui offers the perfect balance between the practical and the mystical.
Some believe “Samui” derives from the Malay word “Saboey” meaning safe haven which is very fitting considering it was the only island in the Gulf of Thailand that was not touched by the Tsunami.
What To Expect
- By the end of this retreat you will have new and ingenious ways to inspire your students and keep them coming back to your classes and workshops.
- A new teaching skill set enabling you to effortlessly guide a class that is in alignment with the natural cycle of existence and transmits your authentic yoga journey with confidence and total ease.
- The gift of offering effective hands on adjustments and structural alignment queues suitable for all abilities regardless of who shows up to class.
- We will be looking at communication, unraveling patterns and re working your dialogue so it comes from a place of embodiment in a more refined, poetic, soulful and loving way.
- We will be going beyond the yoga mat diving into your social media and web presence, brainstorming ideas for your next yoga event, and looking at writing great copy for your business. Our time together will help you have a better practice, a stronger business, and add more income to your bottom line.
- There will still be time for enjoying a good book, taking luxurious naps under a coconut tree and soaking up the local culture.
Cultural excursions including a snorkelling tour, Bophut Fisherman’s Village walking street and Lamai market trips.
Yoga and movement meditation sessions twice daily to fine-tune and strengthen your mind body connection.
Sunrise qigong to activate, increase and regulate your daily energy.
Go on a deep creative quest through our reflective morning pages to unravel the complexity of your spirit and bring clarity to the path you are on.
Daily vegetarian nourishment with local and western dishes plus one fish option each evening.
Step truly into your power to serve your tribe from a place of total dedication and awareness of how to enhance their relationship to yoga
Receive support and personalised attention throughout the week towards refining your passions and dreams to bring them to life!
During our week together you receive…
- Seven nights of total luxury in a gorgeous room of your choice with a queen size bed
- Daily vegetarian brunch and dinner buffets with juice, tea, coffee and snacks throughout the day
- 13 two-hour Prana Vinyasa yoga / meditation / movement sessions
- Seven sunrise qigong sessions with Aimo (Delamay’s partner)
- Six two-hour themed practice lab sessions
- Six one-hour study sessions
- A private 30 minute mentorship session with Delamay to refine your goals and intentions
- A 30 minute kinesiology session for reprogramming beliefs with Aimo
- A comprehensive Refine Your Art manual
- A 90 minute traditional Thai Massage in the Samahita Wellness Spa
- Full use of the facilities at Samahita retreat centre
- Transfers to and from the airport
What’s Not Included
- Personal, medical and trip cancellation insurance
- Other activities not specifically listed here
We believe the quality of your sleep contributes to the quality of your mind and body. A combination of sleeping well, waking up with the sun and taking your first deep breaths of fresh clean tropical air is one of the best ways to start your day.
All the rooms are set back from the main retreat but only minutes from the beach, restaurant and shala, perfect for quiet contemplation and relaxation. The eco-friendly buildings make use of cross ventilation, natural lighting, rainwater harvesting, and solar power.
During our week you have the choice of a private room or a shared two-bedroom loft. They all come with a private balcony, a writing desk, wifi, fan, A/C and en suite bathrooms. They are designed to a high standard offering you complete luxury living as you spend your week practicing yoga and meditation, deepening your knowledge through self study, sharing your visions during our practice labs and bringing your dreams to life in a supportive, productive and inspirational environment!
We are what we eat and during this week your taste buds will be singing a healthy tune at each meal. The vegetarian brunch and dinner buffets include a wide selection of wholesome vegan and gluten free dishes made with love from grains and pulses, tropical fruits and seasonal vegetables along with a different fish dish each night for anyone wanting this.
Drinks included are juices / teas served with the buffets and tea and coffee in the morning. To keep your belly happy snacks will be provided in the afternoon and additional snacks and juices can be purchased at the juice bar during the day. We are confident that the buffets will tantalise and satisfy all foodie types.
If you are looking for the total Refine Your Art experience then check out our optional VIP upgrade which means more time on polishing and perfecting your business! We have created this upgrade package to align you with your dharma and enhance your week of luxurious living!
For a small additional fee of $299AUD you receive:
1 hour private mentorship session with Delamay
30 minute web strategy session with Aimo
30 minute photo shoot for web and marketing purposes with Aimo
90 minute Foot Reflexology with Thai Herbal Compress treatment at the Wellness Spa
VIP Upgrades need to be confirmed no later then the 1st September.
Check in on the 9th September is at 2pm with our welcome ceremony at 5pm.
Waking up with the sun peaking over the horizon you gently activate and regulate your energy for the day with early morning qigong. As you unroll your mat for our first yoga practice of the day, the sounds of local birds can be heard as the sun is gently rising casting rays of a gorgeous hue in the sky.
The freshness of a new day holds the cleansing qualities which match the solar and heating aspects of our yoga and movement meditation practice, with a Prana Vinyasa yoga practice and balancing pranayama your mind and body is flooded with complete gratitude to be on this path of refinement. Now you are ready for the to power up on vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free deliciousness to get you through the day.
Gathering as teachers and students after brunch, you start the journey of fine-tuning your art – the expression of your work and passion. You map out in your journal what you hope to achieve during the week as our first themed practice lab is dedicated to planning and executing the ideas you have not had the motivation to do until now.
For the most part of the afternoon you are free to take advantage of the facilities at Samahita, receive a massage, go exploring or just lazy by the pool…
As the sun sets we meet for a study session – dedicated time to ask questions, brainstorm, work on creating content for your website or to do some constructive reading and researching your chosen topic. Following this brain work we flow into a restorative Prana Vinyasa yoga practice before dinner.
As you slide into the comfort your bed the activities of the day all melt into one and you realise THIS is what you have been looking for and can not wait to do it all again the following day!
Delamay Devi and Aimo Javier are excited to be sharing their knowledge and experience with you in this special retreat designed to help you thrive on all levels! Bringing together Delamay’s 20+ years of teaching experience and Aimo’s 15+ years of website and online training experience, their intention is to refine your teaching skills by covering aspects such as sequencing, hands on assists, languaging and communication, social media and online presense, planning and executing ideas and so much more! Their travels have taken them to many conscious communities around the globe and they look forward to living with you on the gorgeous tropical island of Koh Samui.
A yogini, dancer, foodie, mentor and lover of summer! Born and raised in Byron Bay, Delamay divides her time between Australia, Europe and Asia, following the sun designing jewellery, running a mentorship program online and offering workshops, trainings and retreats in many beautiful parts of the world.
With a background in dance it was a natural progression into teaching yoga and delve deeper into the rhythm of the breath, the natural flow of the body and the formlessness of meditation.
Delamay is honoured to assist Shiva Rea and the tribe throughout the year and she is known for her intuitive teaching style and finding ways to enhance your embodied experience. Delamay is looking forward to this collaboration with her long time partner and best friend Aimo! They will be working together to bring you the best island life has to offer!
A certified Tai Chi and Medical Qigong Instructor, Aimo’s journey with internal martial arts began in 2000. His teaching methods are simple and clear, using both traditional and modern approaches for increased somatic awareness, martial skill and energy development. You can expect a balanced mix of learning through practice and learning in-depth practical detail.
“An awesome week which really allowed me to explore what I want to offer and how I can do that to the best of my ability. Delamay and Aimo provided a very supportive environment to share their knowledge and experience, provided tools for ongoing refinement and created the space for all the participants to support one another.”
Fiona Shepherd, Scotland
Traveling To Koh Samui, Thailand
Thailand is a spiritual, colorful, and peaceful land. Koh Samui, in particular, is lush and beautiful, with tropical jungles and white-sand beaches surrounded by a sapphire-blue sea. An island in the Gulf of Thailand, Samui is situated in a high-energy zone, which directly affects practices like yoga and meditation, and makes it an ideal place for positive transformation and growth.
Many airlines fly to Bangkok, presenting choices in getting there. Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways fly directly to Koh Samui from Bangkok. They operate flights every hour daily, and you can book your flights directly online. The first flight out is around 6 am and last flight is around 10 pm daily and travel time is approximately one hour from Bangkok.
Transfers between the airport and Samahita Retreat is included in your week and journey time is 45 minutes from Koh Samui Airport.
Deposits / Payment Structure
$200 off the regular price between NOW and the FULL MOON (7th Aug).
$2179AUD – Share 2-bedroom loft or private room for a couple
$2535AUD – Private room
*** Special discounts apply for anyone who has completed Delamay’s Mentorship program!
Not sure if it’s for you? Book in a discover call.
Cancellation & Payment Policy
It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policy. No one books a retreat with the intention of cancelling it, but unexpected events do occur and we encourage you to purchase travel / cancellation insurance to cover any unfortunate eventualities. Please note that because this retreat has limited numbers, it allows for a more personable, intimate experience, our non refundable cancellation policy is in place to ensure the highest quality of service and experience for all. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds for arriving late or leaving early is available. Deposits are non-refundable. Although 50% of deposit can be applied to another retreat with Delamay within a calendar year. The final payment must be made 60 days before the retreat which begins 9 September. If you sign up for the retreat within 60 days of the retreat starting full payment is required as soon as possible to secure you place. Contact us for any further inquires about our policy.