I would like to invite you again to join me for a yoga retreat at one of my favourite places in the world, the beautiful Sri Lanta resort on the island of Koh Lanta, near Krabi in Thailand! The resort is located on the beach and the accommodation in the jungle. The natural beauty, simplicity, great food and atmosphere is breathtaking.

This will be our third retreat and second one in Sri Lanta.

It will be a wonderful opportunity to take time off in our busy lives and get away to a beautiful place in order to watch the sunset into the ocean, go deeper into our yoga practice, and to calm, heal, re-focus and energise our lives…

My friend Alexandra Salkova McKenzie will also be joining us to teach meditation. She is a qualified hypnotherapist and has an in-depth knowledge of guided meditations and healing techniques (see:http://innerselfconsultancy.com/). Alexandra will also teach one day Hypnotherapy workshop prior to start of the retreat and all information is on her web site.

The details of the retreat are as follows:

DatesSunday 28th of February to Saturday 4th of March 2016 (7 days, 6 nights)
LocationSri Lanta Resort, Koh Lanta, Thailand
CostAUD 1,120 (based on double occupancy)
AUD 1,520 (based on single occupancy)

If you live in Dubai here are the prices: AED 2990 (based on double occupancy) or AED 4060 (single occupancy).

The price includes accommodation in beautiful 2 bed verandah villas with private bathrooms, buffet style tropical breakfast, all yoga classes, all meditation sessions and seminars, and a snorkelling trip by boat to a spectacular deserted island…! Upgrade to The Myth villa can be arrange at an additional cost.

We are also offering a non-on yoga option for friends, partners and children, which may be of interest to some of you. The cost of the non-yoga option (based on double occupancy) is 520 AUD (AED 1,400). Please note that baby-sitting can also be arranged with the wonderful staff of Sri Lanta.

Numbers are limited and the resort gets booked out very quickly, so if you would like to join us, a deposit of 450 AUD (AED 1200) will have to be paid by November 20, 2016. Please note that this deposit is non refundable, in order to secure the villa booking. The remaining amount will need to be payed one month before the start date of the retreat. After this date the amount is non refundable however can be transferred to another person. For more information on payment details, please email me.

Sri Lanta is easily reached by fast speed boat from Phukhet – the journey takes approximately 90 minutes. Alternatively you can take a slow ferry from Phukhet, or arrange bus and boat transport from Krabi. Most international airlines fly to Phuket (including a direct Emirates flight from Dubai). You can also fly to Bangkok and take a short 1hr flight down to Krabi. For more details on how to get there, please email me.

During our week together we will practice Hatha Flow Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Guided Meditation and Pranayama. We will also explore yogic philosophy and how to how to energise and harmonise our lives.

Example of daily schedule:

7.30 am - 9.00 amMorning Yoga Practice
10.00 amBreakfast
11.00 am - 5.00 pmFree Time - pool, beach, massage, relaxation, shopping, tuk tuk trips, island exploration and boat trips ...
5.30 pmYoga Practice followed by guided meditation
7.00 pmDinner

Some afternoons and some evenings we will show yoga movies or practice yoga nidra and meditations. At the end of the retreat participants will have an improved yoga practice and a greater knowledge of meditation techniques.

As with all my classes, the retreat will be suitable for all levels – from complete beginners to advanced students or students working with injuries. I’m sure the retreat will leave you feeling relaxed, energised and inspired for months to come!

I am so thankful and excited to connect with many of you again, to share the amazing retreat experience, to laugh, let go and feel alive together!

With love,
Odona.