“Travel brings Power and Love back to your Life” – This is Kelly Carter and Lauren Farina’s favorite Rumi quote and it breeds true from every adventure they have gone on.
This is their 7th year leading retreats with True Nature and we invite you to spend a week with them in THAILAND at a breathtaking oceanside retreat to expand the boundaries of your practice and life. This is a time to experience something brand new for yourself. Take a week to play, relax, explore and create unforgettable friendships and experiences on the gorgeous island of Koh Samui.
- 7 Nights Accommodations
- 2 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
- Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
- Daily Yoga Practices
- Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
The retreat will be held at a stunning cliffside retreat center with gorgeous views of the ocean. Built by a yogi, our Yoga Retreat Center and Spa in Koh Samui is the perfect place to dive deeper into your yoga practice while enjoying the year-round sunshine, rich culture, and adventurous spirit of Thailand. Dine on organic meals made with local produce and practice yoga in a stunning group room fully equipped with yoga mats and props. An on-site, full service spa will allow you to truly unwind during your retreat.
The rooms have an exotic decor while maintaining all the cleanliness and comfort of modern luxury. The landscape will take your breath away and provide a remarkable setting for your transformative yoga retreat. This magical retreat center was designed to provide the kind of environment for yogis to delve into their true selves and make discoveries that will send you home feeling transformed. Experience the beauty of Thailand in this one-of-a-kind retreat center and join us for the journey of a lifetime.
I began practicing yoga in 2006. It didn’t take long till I started to see the effects of how the practice impacted my life. I am passionate about my practice and have the desire to share this passion with the world. I am a certified Baptiste power yoga teacher and received my 500hr with Dharma Mittra. I teach mostly power yoga vinyasa because it changed my life. Building the Shakti community with my sister Lauren has been one of my greatest adventures. This community has come together through a shared love of yoga and continues to grow and expand outside the studio walls. I am inspired by the leaders and teachers at Shakti Power Yoga and leaders from the Baptiste community who motivate me to continue to move forward and expand my boundaries. My husband has been my biggest support and the way his business impacts Nashville continues to inspire me. Workshops, teacher trainings, and destination retreats have brought me so much joy, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to co-lead retreats with the woman I love and admire, Lauren. We offer a retreat that will give you the opportunity to rejuvenate, reconnect with yourself and others, practice, practice, practice, and immerse yourself in the experience of the beauty of Thailand.
I first started teaching in 2009, and since then, I have continued to grow as a teacher and student. I am blessed by many teachers in my life and have learned powerful lessons from each along the way. Every day is an opportunity for growth and to connect with others.
I am Baptiste Certified, and my practice and teaching is rooted in the Baptiste Methodology. I have also trained with Sri Dharma Mittra and he has taught compassion and peace in my life and I am honored to be able to teach the techniques and practices he has shared with me. I am a 500 and 800 hour Certified Dharma Yoga Teacher. What I love about the practice is that I will continue to always be a student; there is something new to learn each day from my students and in my own practice.
My sister and I opened Shakti Power Yoga in Nashville in 2012 and every day I am grateful for our community and the space we have created together. I am blessed by the growth and support of our community.
Yoga has transformed my life and I am grateful I can be a service to others by sharing my passion. Yoga has allowed me to unfold a strength in my body, an ease in my mind, and an openness in my heart that I did not know was there. In my teaching and practice my intention is to create a powerful connection with myself and others and to be open to what is right in front of me in each moment. I believe kindness, presence, and gratitude is the key to happiness and endless possibilities.
I am so excited to be leading this retreat to Thailand with my sister, Kelly. Together we create a powerful team of love, growth, connection, and fun. Thailand is a magical place and I am excited to explore the beauty the country provides and connect with all of you. Cheers to spending a week to rejuvenate the body, mind, and soul.
Thailand is the perfect destination for adventure, culture, and relaxation. While on retreat you will have the option to take part in activities and excursions. Some of the possible offerings include:
- Hike through the jungle and up to the Hin Lad Waterfall
- Visit Koh Samui’s famous temples, Wat Plai Leam and Khao Hua Jook Pagoda
- Watch the sunrise over the Gulf of Thailand during a sunset Stand Up Paddle tour
- Zipline through the Samui Jungle
- Enjoy a sunset ocean cruise with drinks and buffet dinner
- Join a day tour to the local island for snorkeling and unparalleled beaches
- See the real Samui with a tour of the organic rum distillery and a Thai cooking lesson with a local family
- Indulge in some relaxing and rejuvenating treatments at the on-site spa
*Cost of activities is not included in Retreat Package
Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
You will book airfare to the Koh Samui International Airport. Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle.
Booking your Flight for the Best Price Possible!
True Nature Travels and STA Travel have partnered together to provide you the best airfare for your upcoming trip. STA Travel is a full-service travel agency which offers affordable, flexible fares and access to their exclusive airfare deposit program. Please use the following link to book or contact STA Travel directly: http://www.statravel.com/solutions/true-nature.htm.
We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $150, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip. To purchase insurance with the True Nature discount, click here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do you have questions about traveling abroad? After you register, we will provide you with a Participant’s Package with helpful information. Also be sure to check out our Participant FAQs. If you have other questions, feel free to write us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can help!