Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Back in Samui + new Vikasa Yoga.

Hello everyone, I am very happy to be back here, in Samui and in my Samui blog after a summer in London.

A few things have happened here while I was away....

My favourite Vikasa Yoga moved to a new absolutely unreal stunning location, my good friends Bonnie and Ian have opened a long awaited yoga studio in Fishermans Village in Bophut ( I still haven't visited it yet though, so will let you know about it later) , the Montessori school was opened in Bophut, organic dairy shop Lucky Cow has changed the management and added some new very yummy products to their already fantastic range, a few more lovely villas have been built, huge Central Shopping Mall was opened in Suratthani, Bangkok Airways started flying to Kuala Lumpur, and I heard some rumours about possibility of building an airport in Donsak ( if someone doesn't know where Donsak is - this is the place the ferries leave to Samui from).
Probable that's about it....Oh, and the best news is that Bangkok Airways decided to "postpone their price increase", so they will do it after high season... really nice of them, isn't it?

Otherwise the life is going on here in the same way, my son has just started in Panyadee school, which is lovely,  my beautiful garden has almost died during the summer ( 3 months no government water in Samui and I didn't have a tank with a pump), but now it's recovering as it started to rain here nearly on a daily basis, and the water is gradually coming back.

Today I am going to show you some photos of a new Vikasa studio, which is not just a studio any longer, it's the whole resort with the rooms for those who are staying there.
Vikasa now located after Chaweng Noi, in Coral Cove area, one of the most beautiful spots in Samui. They were oficially opened a short while ago, the monks gave them the blessings, and the classes started. They will also have a retreat coming soon 23-30 december 2012, I will let you know more after the photos. Enjoy!

Now a few more words about the retreat they are having.

Start date : 23 December 2012, finish 30 December ( just in time for you to enjoy New Year!)

This is an introduction to Vikasa Yoga retreat, suitable for all levels of practice, whether you are considering taking a longer course at Vikasa, or would just like to shape up before the new year. This is a rare opportunity to practice all-week long with the founder of Vikasa Yoga – Konstantin Miachin, as he has been extremely busy during the last year opening the Vikasa Retreat center, leading teacher training courses, and presenting at yoga events around the world, it was really difficult to catch him teaching regular classes throughout the year.

This course is totally suitable for beginners, and for long time practitioners as well. You will receive a lot of personal attention during this course, and a personal program can be tailored for you upon request by Konstantin upon completion of the course.

What you will learn:

Fundamentals of Vikasa Yoga methodology
Alignment principles of asana that can be applied to any practice afterwards
Breathing fundamentals – how to maximize your breathing potential and connect it with the rest of your practice.
Basic Vikasa Yoga sequences
Core salutations

Complete info www.evolutionofyoga.com/ny2013
If you register before November 1st, you will get 20% discount.  Good present for X-mas IMHO.

Have a great day, everyone!!!!!  We are so happy the dreadful forecast has changed and instead of 99mm or rain we got sun today! :-) Even the best forecasts are no always right :-)