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Luxury resort hosts yoga retreat

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THANYAMUNDRA, Thailand's only true five-star organic resort, nestled amidst the mist-shrouded mountains and ancient rainforest of Khao Sok national park is hosting a yoga retreat.

Ashtanga master Kim Roberts will lead the retreat from January 21 to 24, 2012.

Ms Roberts said the award-winning eco-boutique resort is the most perfect setting she could imagine for a yoga retreat.

"Thanyamundra is an exquisite place, perfect for experiencing first hand the benefits of yoga and meditation.

"The beauty of practicing in such an environment is that you don't have to work as hard to experience the results of the practice. Yoga is about settling the mind, so if you do it in a naturally quiet and spacious setting, you've already got a head start. Plus the food is great and it's just simply wonderful to be there. There's nothing like a joyful mind to help settle down and relax. It's one of my favourite places in Asia."

Thanyamundra, just two hours drive from Phuket International Airport, was recently voted one of Asia's top three eco-boutiques by leading travel site agoda.com, as well as recently being elevated to prestigious luxury travel magazine DestinAsian's Luxe List.

With nine Asian antique-filled rooms and suites in two modern, Thai inspired golden teak villas, 12 hectare organic farm, meditation rooms, a stunning 50m pool and forest walking trails, Thanyamundra is an impressive retreat offering the finest hotel service, gourmet organic cuisine, and holistic wellness in a breathtaking natural environment.

Ms Roberts has practiced and taught Ashtanga yoga everywhere from post-tsunami Sri Lanka to the Rocky Mountain mecca of Boulder, Colorado and from the cosmopolitan cities of Hong Kong and Paris to mysterious and beguiling Bhutan.

She said Thanyamundra's combination of serenity, intimacy, breathtaking beauty and genuine commitment to organic farming and cuisine makes it the ultimate setting to explore the more meditative aspects of yoga.

Ms Roberts said the yoga retreat would draw on the foundation techniques of Ashtanga yoga to develop meditative awareness in both the traditional seated meditation posture, in yoga postures, as well as during movement. Mornings would see more invigorating sessions, while evenings would be devoted to restorative poses and sitting meditation.

For more information visit Thanyamundra.

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