Samma Karuna is an Internation School of Awakening & Healing and one of the spirituals hearts of South East Asia.
Meditation Retreats (15)
Ishi is the creator of the bio-development platform and has nine years of experience in different music therapy backgrounds. He is the founder of Samma Karuna and an international teacher, holding a background in a wide spectrum of disciplines including Tantra, Taoism (Tao garden instructor), bio-development, Biodanza, and meditation.
Satyama integrates the healing benefits of yoga from the experiments with her own body and uses this knowledge to help others in developing a deeper mind and body connection. She is passionate about bringing the teachings of the east to the west and has taught yoga and meditation in India, Guatemala, and Costa Rica.
Margarita Karger studied music at the Collegium Musicum of Buenos Aires, in Argentina. She has a degree in speech therapy (UBA), specializing in voice therapy for teachers, actors, and broadcasters. She is currently the president of the Spanish Association of Biodanza and Education Biocentric and the Madrid Association of Biodanza. She is a member of honor of the International Biocentric Foundation. She has directed teacher training schools of Biodanza of Madrid since 1996 and the Canary Islands since 2004.
Eleonora is a certified Hatha yoga teacher and Acharya yoga (master of yoga) by the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, a registered yoga school for the 500 hours standard by the world-renowned Yoga Alliance. As a passionate student and practitioner of Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga, she has explored the Sri Krishnamacharya's teachings with A. G. and Indra Mohan, Godfrey Devereux’s Dynamic yoga system, Dharma Mittra's yoga in New York City, yoga anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff, plus Tibetan Buddhism with different masters including Tenzin Gyatso and his holiness, the XIV Dalai Lama.
Krishna is certified meditation and meditative therapies facilitator and breath therapist trained at the Osho Multiversity in Pune, India and Osho Miasto institute in Italy. He is also a certified Humaniversity AUM meditation leader. He has been trained in a variety of different breathwork, bodywork and Tantric meditative and healing methods. He dedicated his life to meditation and therapy since he was 21 years old and has been facilitating meditation and meditative therapies at the Osho International Meditation resort in India and other Osho meditation centers in Greece.
Renetsu is a powerful energy worker and a sensitive and very experienced empath. During a successful career, she was struck down with an illness of unbearable pain and was told repeatedly that she would never walk again. Her sons were both young and she was committed to parenting them to death, although it would be a welcome release, it was not an option and she was ready to take. These factors fully focused her path to awakening the knowing of the oneness of all and taught her a great deal through direct experience.
Nishan has 19 years of experience in Buddhist meditations and philosophy including over four years of teaching experience.
Sufiana is originally from Bombay and has lived in Los Angeles and San Francisco as well. She leads retreats and workshops in India and internationally for feminine spirituality focusing on women’s empowerment, feminine embodiment and creative arts healing. She holds a master's degree in Philosophy, has studied expressive arts therapy in San Francisco, holds a post-grad certificate in women’s studies, and is a trained yoga instructor specializing in pranayama, meditation, and chanting. She is also trained in Reiki and Pranic healing.
from Great Britain, February 2019
"Magical and life changing!"
I loved the friendly and caring community vibe all around SK. The accommodation on site was clean and perfect. The mix of meditation, yoga and healing sessions were perfect. There’s definitely a wide variety of quality sessions for everyone.I learned a lot about myself in a calm peaceful environment. I loved my time so much at SK, I plan to return very soon. SK is a beautiful hub for self love, enlightenment and healing. Thank you to everyone who made my time at SK a magical one which I’ll never forget.
Alba Antonieta Hoyos
from Mexico, June 2018
Un lugar excepcional, la comunidad es increíble, las clases fabulosas, el staff realmente maravilloso. Sin duda una de las mejores experiencias que he tenido. Muchas gracias!
from Vietnam, April 2019
"Best decision I made whilst travelling!!"
I hadn’t inended on doing a retreat whilst travelling but I’m so pleased I did and extra pleased I chose Samma Karuna.
Beautifully located, great dorms, amazing classes and experiences and the most special people. I felt at home here, there is such a calming and peaceful vibe.
I particularly loved ‘breathe of love’ ‘re-birthing’ and ‘OSHO dynamic’.
The whole experience blew my mind and left me feeling like a new person! It was just what I needed and I’m extremely grateful.
I would highly recommend this place.
from United States, February 2019
"Great place for expansion, healing and inner practice"
Samma Karuna school offers a variety of different classes, all of which strive to connect the individual with his inner self. I would recommend to come here for 10-14 days if you can to experience different programs and teachers and take what serves you best.
The place is located in a nice area, the halls for yoga are amazing and everything is kept nice and tidy. The only issue for me was that the water on this part of the island is quite shallow so you might need to consider renting a scooter to get around.
Staff and management are really organized and know their responsibilities.
from Sweden, January 2019
"Detox okej... The place 👍🏻"
I liked the food that they gave me, it was well prepared. That you could change some parts of the diet if you didn't like some dishes and so on. The staff were really friendly. That I got one coconut per day.
I also liked to stay there and to meet all the interesting and open people. It's just a really good atmosphere!
The awakening classes! I am thinking of maby coming back for the awakening classes👍🏻
from Great Britain, December 2018
"Excellent experience,I’m definitely going back "
I liked being with like minded people and the location was fantastic
from Thailand, November 2018
I loved everything there! The people, the location, the classes, thr island. The rebirthing class, the osho dynamics, the biodevelopment and vinyasa yoga were my highlights during my stay :).
The restaurant opened when I left, i got to try their food nonetheless, super delicious!
Recommend the place to everyone!
from Great Britain, October 2018
I loved everything about it! The whole place has a very positive, warm and welcoming vibe.. The location is dreamy, a green slice of heaven next to the sea, the classes were nothing like I had experienced before, the staff really friendly and kind, I honestly cannot find a single thing I didn't like. My next mission is to find active mediation classes in the UK. Koh Phangan is also an island worth the visit, don't let the main town by the port disappoint you, the island is full of golden sand beaches and green.
Sonja Berglind Hauksdóttir
from Iceland, February 2018
"Beautiful place with many good teachers"
Keith is awsome teacher and Ishi is do loveble, caring and wise ❤️
from Italy, February 2018
"Overestimated for the price "
The people who work there are super nice , the location is good and the bungalow was always cleaned .
from Norway, January 2018
"Amazing week ♥️ "
I’ll be back 😍
from Malaysia, December 2017
The participants and facilitators are both warm and welcoming. Feels like a family with them.
from United States, December 2017
"An abundance of love, light, and magic!"
So much better than I could've wished. It was such an open, loving, supportive community! I was welcomed with open arms and made relationships that I'll never forget! I absolutely loved all the classes and instructors; so much variety! I took more from Samma Karuna than i ever could've imagined, I hope to have the chance the revisit.
from Thailand, August 2017
"Amazing people, I definitely will be back ;-)"
Staff super friendly, great classes.. I liked that there is a spirit of working with yourslef but also celebration and relax. :-)
from United Arab Emirates, June 2017
Meditations were just so helpful. Very qualified teachers))) Thank you!
from Nepal, June 2017
* Stunning location on the beach
* Art Cafe over the road and local restaurants served delicious food
from Spain, March 2019
Siempre había tenido curiosidad en adentrarme en estas prácticas y la escuela ha sido un muy buen sitio para conocer y tener nuevas experiencias todos los días con personas de todo el mundo. Me he sentido motivada y acogida. Recomiendo a las personas que tengan dudas por no haberlo probado nunca que se atrevan a hacerlo. Es una experiencia muy satisfactoria y gratificante. Y el lugar increible, naturaleza y mar sin duda lo recomiendo.
from United States, March 2019
"Wunderschön gelegene Schule, tolle Erfahrung"
Samma Karuna befindet sich traumhaft schön gelegen direkt am Strand. Das Ambiente und die Stimmung unter den Menschen sind wahnsinnig schön und der perfekte Ort für ein Retreat oder Yoga Teacher Training. Ich kam mit geringen Erwartungen, wollte während des YTTCs tiefer in die Yoga Thematik einsteigen und mir selbst ein besserer Lehrer werden. Ich ging mit dem Gefühl, voller Wissen und bereit zu sein, andere Menschen zu unterrichten. Ich fühle mich gut ausgebildet und habe aus den Unterrichtseinheiten sehr viel mitgenommen. Das Lehrerteam bestand aus ganz unterschiedlichen Charakteren und so war für jedes Bedürfnis die richtige Ansprache dabei. Mir gefiel, dass an vielen Stellen aufgezeigt wurde, wann es sich um eine (teils esoterische) Tradition handelt und wann wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse eine Thematik untermauern.
Besonders gut gefällt mir die nicht-dogmatische Haltung der Schule. Niemand wird in etwas hineingedrängt, was er nicht empfindet. Es gibt viele Möglichkeiten, neue Dinge kennenzulernen, dies aber immer in einem respektvollen und selbstbestimmten Rahmen.
Der Lehrplan war recht straff und damit sehr fordernd. Mir gefiel dies sehr gut, man sollte aber unbedingt Vorkenntnisse und Erfahrungen mitbringen, um das YTTC gut absolvieren zu können.
from France, March 2019
"Super séjour ! Les pieds dans l eau :)"
Super séjour ! Bungalows a 10m de l eau, centre de yoga tres pro (un prof différent tous les jours ), cours de yoga et méditation avec vue sur la mer! ^^ toutes les commodites sont a proximités (restaurants, réservation de scooter, massage...) et bonus : the secret Beach est à 10min a pied!!! Un vrai petit coin de paradis!!!
from Argentina, November 2018
"Recuperé mi vida gracias a Samma"
Es un hermoso lugar, llegué con una gran depresión después de mi divorcio y en Salma Karuna me enseñaron a ver la vida mucho más positiva y pude descubrir la felicidad. Muchas gracias Salma Karuna.
from Australia, November 2018
"Ein perfekter Start in die Reise ''Yoga''"
Dank der großartigen und ganz speziellen Arbeit von unserem Kursleiter ist unsere Gruppe sehr eng zusammengewachsen. Wir alle haben eine unglaubliche Reise der Selbstfindung durchlebt. Als Schüler von Samma Karuna geht es um mehr als nur ''Asanas'' die dann später unterrichtet werden können. Aber auch in diesem Bereich hatten wir eine wunderbare Lehrerin und haben soviel von ihr mitnehmen können. Dennoch wünscht ich mir damit wir eine Art ''flexbilen Baustein'' hätten wählen können um in einem Bereich in welchem wir stärker ausgebildet werden möchten mehr Zeit und Stunden gehabt hätten. Die 200 Std verfliegen wie im Nichts und wir hatten viele Stunden an Meditation die ich und auch andere Schüler gerne mehr für Körpertraining genutzt hätten. Dennoch würde ich mich immer wieder für Samma Karuna entscheiden. Die Liebe und Herzlichkeit die man an dieser Schule erlebt ist einzigartige. Ein toller Platz um Yoga zu entdecken!
from United States, October 2018
"Amazing and transforming experience!"
I only booked the 6 days and 5 nights Healing& Awakening course but I felt it already had such an impact on me! I wish I would have done the 4 weeks programm...
The teachers are all fantastic and super professional. I am doing Yoga since a few years but I have to say that they were probably the best ones I have ever had.
The whole course is super intense and you learn so much within this short time wich you will keep for a lifetime. Every cent you pay for it is definitely worth it!!!
Thank you so much Samma Karuna for this experience <3
from United States, October 2018
"Nicht für Anfänger geeignet!"
Ruhe am Strand:-)
Nativite Navaro Lacombe
from France, January 2018
Il est à l'écoute
from France, January 2018
"Go to Samma Karuna, it's a unique and amazing experience !!"
- I had a bungalow with AC. Every morning, the bungalow is cleaning and the women are really nice
- The schedule is really good : many classes of different types of yoga. You can explore many ways and see what you really like to do
- the yoga teachers are always available if you have any questions and they are really kind and professionnal
- the volunteers are helpful and cool
- the women at the welcoming center can help you for everything if you need
- Samma Karuna allows you to feel better and to let it go :)
- there is the Art Café on the other side of Samma Karuna : this place is really nice for writing, thinking, eating etc.
from Spain, January 2018
from Austria, January 2018
Die Lage ist ganz toll und ich konnte viele unterschiedliche Richtungen von Yoga und Mediation kennenlernen. Hohe Qualität der Mitarbeiter.
from Thailand, December 2017
"Tres bel endroit pour pratiquer le yoga"
La diversité des cours de yoga
L'ambiance calme et paisible sur le site
La vue sur la mer pendant les cours
Le materiel disponible pour la pratique du yoga
Maike Valerie Roth
from Switzerland, May 2017
"Life changing experience "
I had a wonderful time at Samma Karuna. I also extended my stay there for a couple of weeks cause a was so good.
I am so thankful that I found this center. I arrived at Samma karuna to a time I didn't love myself and I didn't know what to do with my life.. Samma helped me to learn so much about myself and to open my heart for other people and for myself. The personal and the teacher are so friendly and helped me when there was a problem or a question. The location is beautiful, you can see the sea while you re doing yoga or meditation. And every evening you can see the beautiful sunset. I favorite classes have been the qi gong and the Buddha meditation. This teachers are just amazing!! I met so many beautiful souls and made a lot of new friends.
I love the Energie , I enjoyed my time so much at Samma and it will be not the last time. Thank you Samma Karuna, this center changed my life.
Noelle and Fritz
We made a 12 days detox and yoga in samma karuna and it was à great expérience. The detox was OK with jivan taking care of us e very day listening... And the yoga courses with différent teachers great time. The centre is a little paradise where its easy to relax. It was Just great thanks to all. Noelle and Fritz
I can highly recommend Samma Karuna - a very loving place - for an Awakending & Healing Program as well as for the Yoga Teacher Training. I got to know here so many new inspirations about life, the universe, yoga and people and it was a life changing experience for me.
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
I had amazing 4 weeks during the YTT - it's a very diverse, interesting program which allows you to go deeper in your yoga pratice and at the same time develop yourself. Check out the website to see the lessons they teach. For me it was the perfect match to grow as a teacher and as a person. The teachers and organizers took really good care about us and also among the YTT students we had an amazing bonding and became true friends. It's an intense program, fully packed days but still time to rest and relax during breaks as well as in the evenings and your day off.
AWAKENING and HEALING PROGRAM
During the YTT and also several weeks after I was attending the classes of the Awakening and Healing Program and I just loved them. If it is meditation, Bio Development/Danza, different Yoga styles, etc. - I just enjoyed to have as much inspiration as I could get and a new world opened up to me. I believe that everyone will find perfect workshop here.
Samma Karuna is located at a very nice location directly at a nice beach. There are really nice bungalows at the campus which is the perfect opportunity to fully concentrate on your program. It's very quiet, gives you the opportunity to relax as well as the possibility to meet people if you want to. The bungalows are also close to the beach, so a morning or evening swim is just perfect. Moreover, there are nice cafés and restaurants around Samma Karuna which you can easily access by walking.
You have beach view from all yoga halls and what is better than practicing yoga or taking part in any other classes near the beach?!? There is another, nicely equipped hall with AC and fans for theoretical classes or meditations etc. The halls are equipped with blocks, straps, pillows and new mats - just perfect for your classes.
The teachers are very professional and inspirational. I learned a lot during the yoga and any other class. They are always available to have a chat after and give you even more inspiration.
I have met amazing people at Samma Karuna, it is like a big family. You can easily come here alone and you don't need to be worried about being alone unless you wish to. There are always amazing people around you to chat with. Moreover, there are weekly community dinners where you can easily get in touch with people at Samma Karuna. You will make lots of new amazing friends who come from all over the world. Also the team of the Welcome Center is great and helps you in any regard to have an amazing stay and experience at Samma Karuna. Your feedback is always welcome and they are really keen on giving you an amazing experience during your stay.
In comparison with other yoga schools I have the feeling that Samma Karuna focuses on love, happiness and the community-vibe. My stay at Samma Karuna absolutely changed my life and I highly recommend any program, volunteering and the Yoga Teacher Training here.
P: I loved the Place. I came there after i went through a lot off things and this place really helped me to heal, release and accept things. After 28 Days Program I really found the Love in my self again and i am Thankful and Happy for this time. Great People - Teacher and Program. Especially the different Meditations (Rebirthng, BioEnegertics, Active Meditation..).
N: I Missed a Hangmat in front off my Apartment to Chill.
I had a very good experience at Samma Karuna for the 11-day Detox-Awakening yoga retreat in June 2017. Specifically what made the experience so good was the relaxed, cohesive and kind management of the place. In the absence of the manager, SK was run by very few paid professionals and a lot of dedicated volunteers. Together they did a superb job of managing Samma Karuna and making guests feel welcome. As a guest I could see that volunteers and staff formed a family-like team, were allowed initiatives and thus had a sense of ownership of the place --for example, they came up with ideas for new classes, they took initiatives to paint on the outside walls to embellish the place, they were willing to spend some extra time on lessons when requested. I think this style of management made SK quite unique and distinctive in what is, after all, a business and an expensive way of spending time for guests. In particular, the following people made an enormous difference to me: Touba (the chef) whose delicious smoothies and especially warm heart attracted people near the kitchen, Alon who is a superb and rigorous yoga teacher (as is Anja), volunteers like Adelaida and Jasmin who were available beyond their hours of duty, Lola whose "love in the water" class was actually my best experience in SK, Colin who did his very best to tailor to our needs as daily coach . And of course, the person who held the place together was Tania, a wonderful and efficient Catalan lady. My thanks to these lovely individuals for putting meaning into love and peace.
I had a wonderful week in Samma Karuna . The location is great , right on the beach and I had this cute bungalow with me , facing the ocean. The program was great and I wish I could have stayed longer . The atmosphere in this resort is loving and I met some great people and great teachers . It has been an amazing week for me and a life transforming experience . Coming back , I have a fresh perspective of life and feel a deep joy and peace inside of me . Definitely recommend this center to everyone who is looking for self discovering and life transforming experience .
I remember my first day on the school campus. I immediately had the feeling about good vibes and spirits The 200 hours are intense. I never thought about the word ''intense'' before but it is. If you decide to sign in with Samma Karuna school you decide to start an inner journey. Ishi the head of school will lead you in his own charming way to the best wonderful version of yourself. I learned so much about myself, about yoga, about giving and receiving in all aspects of life.
Our daily yoga sequences were perfect. I loved every single hour. Our teachers came from all over the world with different backgrounds taught us everything they could in this short time period. But not to forget to have a word on our YTTC coordinator. She was always there for us. Not even to provide us with information also as a friend and a big mental support. I don't know what kind of teachers you can expect on your YTTC but I believe that Samma Karuna will always find a perfect variety of teachers for their students.
The accommodations are simple. In my point of view far to simple. But the training, the campus, the food, the people everything else is simply perfect.
I’m so grateful that I was, and still am, a part of this amazingly beautiful school. This trip for me started with the intention to do the 200hr yttc and leave after the month. But this place has so much to offer that I decided to stay another month to do my teaching internship over here, in addition to learning so much from the ongoing workshops and meditations. The teachers and the staff love you like a family. They’re very well informed, very educated and extremely active. And they truly make you feel like home. I consider myself lucky I was able to do my yttc at Samma Karuna. But this place has so much going on that it’s worth a visit even if you only want to relax and take a few classes here and there. This place, including the people who hold the space, are gems on the island. I have a huge love and respect for the teachers and the staff for all of what they do for us. And I’ll totally recommend !
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I am a big fan of the kundalini yoga at samma karuna - taught by the two beautiful souls jewels and alex. Always challenging but very much rewarding at the same time I felt a deeper connection to my true self and in general more receptive for the beauty of life. Thank you!
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I completed my yoga teacher training here in February this year. Beautiful place in a fabulous location on the beach and wonderful trainers. Thank you for this great experience
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Fantastic beautiful place, full of wonderful people and positive energy. Thank you for fantastic acroyoga experience