The Sukha Retreats: Reveal the Happiness Within

Event Highlights

  • - 12 yoga classes
  • - 1 Thai massage
  • - Daily buffet breakfast
  • - Shared transfer from/to Phuket International Airport
  • - Bike trip to the waterfalls
  • - One daily lunch or dinner including a drink (vegan and vegetarian options available)
  • - Water, tea, and coffee in all rooms
  • - Free activities at the hotel: water aerobics, pilates, turtle trip, kids boxing, spirit house ceremony, cupcake making class for kids, flower garland making class, Thai language class, towel folding class, flower folding class, fruit carving class, aqua yoga (these are subject to change at the hotel’s discretion)

Schedule

Saturday, 2-May-2020

2 p.m. – Check-in at Ramada Resort by Wyndham Khao Lak
5 p.m. – Meet and welcome with a chilled yoga session, with a focus on grounding after traveling, and the root chakra.
7 p.m. – Group dinner at the hotel

Sunday, 3-May-2020

7 a.m. – Bandha Activation: Get up and move! We will uplift the body by using mula bandha and uddiyana bandha to boost energy levels.
9 a.m. – Breakfast
10 a.m. – Rest and beach or pool time
1 p.m. – Flower-folding class
2 p.m. – Lunch
3 p.m. – Thai massage or resting time
5 p.m. – Bandha release: We will move towards grounding and rooting, allowing apana force to relax us after a long day, and lead us towards the evening.
7 p.m. – Optional dinner at a local restaurant(*)

Monday, 4-May-2020

7 a.m. – Creating space: We will work with an upward-lifting energetic force, but also an expansive one, creating space for chi to move, and space in the torso to open our bodies and make us receptive to the world.
9 a.m. – Breakfast
10 a.m. – Rest and beach or pool time
2 p.m. – Lunch(*)
3 p.m. – Thai massage or resting time
5 p.m. – Becoming Humble: With this class, we will play with opposing energetic forces from the morning class – this session will be devoted to inward and downward, leaving us humbled to what we have experienced that day.
7 p.m. – Group BBQ N’ Roll buffet dinner

Tuesday, 5-May-2020 ^

7 a.m. – Learning to Fly: With the body open and lifted from the other mornings' yoga, we will now use that skill to create a light and lifted morning practice that focuses on the body's ability to levitate towards something bigger than us.
9 a.m. – Breakfast
10 a.m. – Bike tour to the waterfalls (in case of rain, the bike tour will not take place and can be replaced for the Turtle Trip)
1 p.m. Thai language class
2 p.m. – Lunch
3 p.m. – Thai massage or resting time
5 p.m. – Aparigraha: Tonight's practice will focus on appreciation, as an extension of the humility we learned to bring into our bodies, from the night before.
7 p.m. – Dinner

Wednesday, 6-May-2020 ^

7 a.m. – Warrior Practice: With energy having moved all over our upper bodies, we will use this influx to create strong, empowering, warrior-type poses.
9 a.m. – Breakfast
11 a.m. – Garland-making class
2 p.m. – Lunch
3 p.m. – Thai massage or resting time
5 p.m. – Lower Chakras: This practice is again an extension of yesterday’s practice, where we will become humbled to our blessings.
7 p.m. – Pasta Night buffet dinner

Thursday, 7-May-2020 ^

7 a.m. – Upper Chakras: We will learn to access the upper chakras, and learn that we have all the tools to do so. We will create a closer connection to svadhishthana and our higher mind, using visualizations and specific energetic movements.
9 a.m. – Breakfast
9:40 a.m. – Spirit house ceremony
11 a.m. – Garland-making class
2 p.m. – Lunch
3 p.m. – Thai massage or resting time
5 p.m. – Classic Yin Practice: As it is our final night practice, we will tap into our abilities to release, rather than engage, and to find space and comfort through relaxing, rather than engaging.
7 p.m. – Dinner

Friday, 8-May-2020

7 a.m. – A Final Farewell Practice: A fun and memorable “Best of Mark Scodellaro” class.
9 a.m. – Group breakfast
10 a.m. – Rest and beach or pool time
12 p.m. – Check-out

(^) Either lunch or dinner on this day is included in your package (choose one).
(*) These meals are not included in the package.
All activities are optional, except for the ones highlighted in bold.
This schedule is subject to changes.

About This Event

The retreat, to be held at the award-winning Ramada Resort by Wyndham Khao Lak, in Thailand, other than focusing on the physical body, will dive into the energetic and emotional bodies. You will learn how prana works within us and through us, and how we can harness this energy for our benefit – to heal, to enliven, to relax, to discover a brilliant world within ourselves, and to find the happiness within.

- Yoga skill level: Beginner, intermediate, and advanced. All levels and ages are welcome.

- Yoga styles: Hatha, Ashtanga, Restorative, and Vinyasa yoga with influence from Asthanga, Anusara, and Scaravelli Yoga.

- 7 days and 6 nights with instruction in English (the organizers also speak Spanish and Portuguese)

- Kid-friendly (the hotel has a kids’ club and many activities for them to enjoy while you are in classes)

- Fun and free activities, and lots of resting time to enjoy at the swimming pool or the beach

The Sukha Retreats was born to provide wellness courses with qualified teachers and in stunning locations, offering healthy food, memorable activities, and a wholesome program focusing on the physical, energetic, and emotional bodies.

What's Included

  • - 12 yoga classes
  • - 1 Thai massage
  • - Daily buffet breakfast
  • - Shared transfer from/to Phuket International Airport
  • - Bike trip to the waterfalls
  • - One daily lunch or dinner including a drink (vegan and vegetarian options available)
  • - Water, tea, and coffee in all rooms
  • - Free activities at the hotel: water aerobics, pilates, turtle trip, kids boxing, spirit house ceremony, cupcake making class for kids, flower garland making class, Thai language class, towel folding class, flower folding class, fruit carving class, aqua yoga (these are subject to change at the hotel’s discretion)

What's Not Included

- Flights
- Additional spa treatments (Thai massage, foot massage, oil massage, body scrub, hot herbal compress, etc.)
- Culinary experiences (Western Fun cooking class, mocktails class, market visit, etc.)
- Additional paid sports activities, such as Thai boxing
- Meals other than the ones mentioned
- Tours such as visiting Takua Pa, the Old Town, or a jungle safari at the nearby Khao Sok National Park, among others

Venue Highlights

ABOUT THE VENUE
Our retreat will be held at the award-winning Ramada Resort By Wyndham Khao Lak, located on the pristine Bang Niang beach waterfront of
Khao Lak, Phang Nga. It’s just 10 minutes away from Khao Lak city center and one hour away from Phuket International Airport.
- Check-in time: 2 p.m.
- Check-out time: 12 p.m.

Highlights:
- Enjoy stunning sunsets from the serenity of this beachfront resort.
- The hotel’s Spa Center features a tranquil courtyard and luxurious treatment pavilions. Designed for both singles and couples, each pavilion is exquisitely designed and features a herbal steam room or sauna, a Jacuzzi bath, and an outdoor rain shower.
- The hotel’s Kids Club is open daily and your kids
- The hotel’s Tour Desk offers optional tours and excursions can be organized on-demand to Phang Nga Marine National Park, Bang Niang Beach, Similan Islands, James Bond Island, Bamboo Rafting, Scuba Diving, and Little Amazon.
- The hotel free in-house activities, such as flower-folding classes, Thai sweets cooking classes, and more. We will send more information about this closer to the retreat dates.

Other Facilities and Services:
- 2 main restaurants
- Pool bar
- Internet café
- Outdoor swimming pools
- Fitness center
- 24-hour front desk
- Bicycle rental
- Free Wi-Fi resort-wide
- Free parking
- Bilingual staff (Thai and English; German also spoken)

ABOUT KHAO LAK
Khao Lak, located in Thailand’s southern province of Phang Nga, facing the Andaman Sea, is a peaceful beach destination since the nearest airport (in Phuket) is an hour away, making it harder to get for big flocks of tourists.

Surrounded by national parks, mountains and forests, and a stunning bay, the province’s symbol and landmark is Khao Chang, a big mountain in the shape of a crouching elephant.

Khao Lak features expansive beaches that recovered from the 2004 tsunami and it offers a magnificent karst landscape underlain by limestone that has been eroded, in the northern part of the bay.

It’s worth visiting Mu Koh Similan and Mu Koh Surin National Marine Parks when in Khao Lak, as their unspoiled beaches and stunning underwater reef make it a unique place in Thailand.

What to Do:
- Island hopping: Similan (“Nine”) Islands, Surin Islands, Koh Tapu (James Bond Island), Koh Yao Noi, Koh Yao Yai
- Water sports: kayaking, standup paddle, swimming
- Birdwatching
- Waterfalls
- Natural attractions: Ruesi Sawan cave, Luk Suea cave, Phang Nga Bay National Park (a landscape filled with islets, sunken caverns, and interesting rock formations rising out of the sea).

Food & Nightlife:
Food in the South of Thailand receive more influence from Malay, Indonesian, and Indian cuisines, so expect the food to be slightly different than in the rest of Thailand and to find a lot of Massaman curry and Khanom Jeen, rice noodles in fish curry sauce. Restaurants in the area also offer international cuisine. Seafood is also a staple in Phang Nga, including shellfish and fresh fish, which will probably be grilled a la minute.
Khao Lak is rather quiet when it comes to nightlife, but you might find good amusement at your hotel’s or nearby bars, or at the local market.

Shopping:
As it is more difficult to reach Phang Nga, shopping opportunities are also scarcer, but clothing (including custom-made), accessories, food products (such as dried seafood shrimp paste), and souvenirs (such as rubber tree leaves artificial flowers made by groups of female farmers) can be found in local shops around Phang Nga town and along Highway 4, near Khao Lak.

Accommodations

- Deluxe Oasis room: Decorated in a modern Thai fashion, each of the resort's Deluxe Oasis rooms occupy over 40.50 sqm. of living space with an additional 10 sqm. private balcony to enjoy.
- Deluxe Jacuzzi room (only for Early Bird): It features an open bathroom concept that creates spaciousness, highlighting a private in-room Jacuzzi and rain shower. The living space includes a 40” screen LED TV and DVD/CD player.

- Air conditioning in all rooms
- Free bottled water
- Free toiletries
- Minibar
- Safety box
- Hair drier
- Robes and slippers for added comfort!

Amenities

  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping
  • Bicycles
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

The price of the retreat includes 2 healthy meals per day, including drinks. That is buffet breakfast, and a daily choice of either lunch or dinner.

Directions

The closest airport to Phang Nga is Phuket, receiving flights from other cities in Thailand as well as international destinations in Europe, Middles East, and Asia. Phang Nga is around 90 kilometers away from Phuket and it can be reached via bus, rent-a-car, or taxi. It’s also possible to fly to Krabi and then go to Phang Nga by land.
The price of your retreat includes free shared round-trip transfer from/to Phuket International Airport (at specific times).

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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The Sukha Retreats: Reveal the Happiness Within

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  • May 1, 2020 - May 8, 2020 (8 days)

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