Retreat in Thailand:  Ayurvedic treatments of the mind and the practice of asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing)

Atreya Smith and Jessica Blanchard
January 28 – February 11, 2012

About the retreat

– Understand human psychology according to Ayurveda and how to handle it.
– Deepen or ignite your yoga practice in a stunning, exotic place.

Yoga Thailand Retreat Center

Yoga Thailand Retreat Center

Combine a holiday at the Luxury Private Pool Villas in Phuket with an experienced yoga teacher in a comfortable accommodation in a naturally tranquil and peaceful location.

Yoga Thailand offers swimming pool, beach access, dedicated yoga shala, delicious and healthy food with still little indulgences like Italian ice cream and healthy chocolate bars.

Yoga classes are suitable for all, from complete beginners to more experienced practitioners.  There will be several levels of classes offered, guided classes for beginners and Mysore style for those familiar with Ashtanga Yoga.    The morning will begin with quiet time, meditation and breathwork guided by Jessica Blanchard.

The afternoon sessions will focus on understanding the mind a little more.  First sessions will look at the functioning of the mind according to Eastern medicine, then progress to treatments using breathing, mandras, diet, herbs and lifestyle.  This is an amazing opportunity to study with one of the world’s leading scholars and practitioners of Ayurveda.  For more information about the retreat click here.

When not taking yoga, treat yourself to a relaxing shirodhara, massage or herbal steam bath.  There will also be lots of time to swim, walk on the beach, explore the island or simply relax and enjoy the peaceful place.

Jessica Blanchard and Atreya Smith

Balance co-owner Jessica with her teacher Atreya Smith

Fly into Bangkok and take a short one hour flight to Koh Samui, Thailand.  There are a number of ways to fly to Bangkok, directly through LA; via Tokyo; Korea; or the middle east.  Contact for helpful travel hints.

Cost depends on type of accommodation and length of stay.  Bookings are made directly through Yoga Thailand here.