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Harmony Within: A Journey to the Present Moment and Transformation


Shankara Samui Thailand - Destination Deluxe

We invite you to join us for a luxury weekend retreat at the exclusive Shankara estate in Koh Samui, Thailand. Destination Deluxe and Aether Living are teaming up to offer you a multi-sensory experience that will interweave intuitive movement, self discovery, and fresh perspectives.

Guided by world-renowned experts Laura Hof in Wim Hof Method (WHM) breathwork, Daniel Rama in yoga, Letizia Silvestri in sound therapy, and Gedvile Bunikyte in embodiment practice, this retreat offers a refined blend of physical, therapeutic, and transformative practices to support your journey toward holistic wellbeing, fostering a deep sense of inner harmony.

Immerse yourself in the delicate balance of action and stillness, the harmony of connection and solitude, the interplay of vulnerability and joy. Anticipate a profound reset, leaving with a renewed sense of purpose, clarity, and inner peace.

To provide a curated and intimate experience, our retreat is intentionally limited to 10 rooms, accommodating 10 individuals or a maximum of 16 people sharing.


  • 3 Nights / 3 Days luxurious accommodation
  • Daily practices and workshops
  • Daily access to resort facilities: infinity pool, tennis court, gym, entertainment centre
  • Daily meals
  • Daily free time

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  • 1:1 Private sessions with lead facilitators
  • Reiki Healing
  • Hypno Therapy
  • Qigong
  • Scuba Diving workshop
  • Ceramic workshop

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Ultra-luxury Stay

Our retreat location, Shankara, is an ultra-luxury private resort nestled in the hills of Mae Nam on the paradise island of Koh Samui, Thailand. With panoramic mountain views and the majestic sea breeze, the magic of the island will surround you. Shankara features 6 villas and 10 individual bedrooms, perfect for those seeking personalized luxury and sophisticated living. We chose Shankara to provide a slow living experience in close connection with nature. From the moment you arrive, you will be captivated by its timeless beauty, just as we were.

World-renowned Facilitators

Our retreat is led by a distinguished team of facilitators, each bringing their unique expertise and wisdom. Laura Hof, Daniel Rama, Letizia Silvestri, and Gedvile Bunikyte will guide and support you in exploring new depths of self-awareness and personal growth. Learn from the best in breathwork, yoga, sound therapy, and somatic movement, gaining insights and tools that you can integrate into your daily life.

Holistic Programs

Our retreat is crafted with a contemporary and holistic approach. The programs are designed to elevate both your physical and mental state, fostering rejuvenation, a deep sense of calm, and transformative growth. We believe in the power of mindful and intuitive movement, finding answers in stillness to help you become more centered and resilient.

Personalized Experiences

In addition to our core program, we offer optional one-on-one sessions with our lead facilitators, allowing for a deeper, personalized experience. These sessions include private yoga, breathwork, and meditation guidance, tailored to your individual needs. You can also choose from a variety of additional workshops and healing sessions, such as scuba diving, Reiki healing, hypnotherapy, and Qigong, ensuring a truly bespoke retreat experience.

Exquisite Multi-sensory Experiences

Every aspect of the retreat is designed to engage your senses and create lasting memories. From gourmet meals prepared with fresh, local ingredients to immersive sound journeys and serene meditation sessions, each experience is crafted to nurture your body, mind, and spirit.

Like-minded People

Share this transformative journey with a small, intimate group of like-minded individuals. With only 10 rooms available, and a maximum of 16 participants, you will have the opportunity to build deep connections and lasting friendships. This supportive community environment will enhance your retreat experience, providing a network of encouragement and inspiration.


Laura Hof WHM - Destination Deluxe

Laura Hof

As the daughter of the Iceman, Wim Hof, Laura Hof’s life has been deeply influenced by the Wim Hof Method. Raised in a spiritual household, Laura grew up practicing mindfulness, yoga, and cold exposure. Laura has traveled extensively, immersing herself in various yoga and meditation retreats. For the past five years, she has worked closely with her father, organizing large Wim Hof Method events and witnessing its profound impact on people’s lives. Passionate about helping others find their inner strength, Laura continues to teach the Wim Hof Method with warmth, strength, and dedication.

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Daniel Rama

Rama is a teacher of teachers and his journey is one of overcoming crippling injuries through the science of self-improvement. He has a background in functional anatomy and added authenticity to his yoga practice by spending years living in a hatha yoga ashram. Present day, Rama has made it his life’s purpose to share the power of yoga, movement and mindfulness. Rama leads international workshops, retreats and yoga teacher trainings as well as and inclusive online studio.

Letizia Silvestri Sound Bath - Destination Deluxe

Letizia Silvestri

Letizia Silvestri is a certified sound healer and board-certified clinical hypnotherapist deeply committed to promoting wellness and stillness. Her expertise includes advanced clinical hypnotherapy, with a specialization in medical and past life regression, and breath work certification. Silvestri’s innovative HypnoSoundbath™ blends sound healing with hypnotherapy, offering a unique approach to personalized sessions and corporate wellness programs, focusing on holistic and scientific practices for a balanced mind and body.


Gedvile Bunikyte - Destination Deluxe

Gedvile Bunikyte

Gedvile Bunikyte is a spiritual teacher, contemporary artist and movement trainer based in Hong Kong. Her spiritual and philosophical background is in classical Tantra and Shamanism. She is a yoga-alliance certified alignment and Tantra yoga teacher, NASM certified personal trainer, Lagree pilates instructor, and advanced Triple Vagal Method Somatic Practitioner. She has travelled and studied with masters and indigenous tribes across the world, facilitating wellness retreats in Europe, Mexico and Central America.

Shankara Koh Samui Thailand - Destination Deluxe


Day 1 Arrivals & Opening Ceremony

Opening Circle
Evening Opening Ceremony & Sound Journey

Day 2 The Power of the Present Moment

Sunrise Yoga: cultivate harmony within
Meditation & Somatic Movement: restore and balance the body and mind
Wim Hof Method Workshop + Ice Bath (Optional)

Sound Healing

Day 3 Transformation from Within

Wim Hof Method Workshop + Ice Bath (Optional)
Meditation & Movement: delve into the depths of your inner world
Sunset Yoga: Arm Balance Workshop

Sound Healing

Day 4 Final Sharing & Departures

Morning Integration Ceremony
Closing Circle

WHERE: Shankara, Koh Samui, Thailand
WHEN: 20-23 September 2024 (3 Days / 3 Nights)
ACCOMMODATION: 2-Bedroom Villas
PRICE: US$2,350 for a Private Room; US$1,550 per Person for a Shared Room (US$3,100)
CONTACT: For any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email: or WhatsApp: +852 6119 3106


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Shankara Bedroom Koh Samui - Destination Deluxe



Shankara Villa Bedroom Koh Samui - Destination Deluxe

2 x $1,550 (US$3,100)



The retreat location is easily accessible, just a 40-minute drive from the airport and 15 minutes to the city or beach. Upon booking, guests receive recommendations for activities and attractions if they arrive early or extend their stay, along with detailed directions to the retreat. We also facilitate guest connections to share transportation to and from the retreat.

A group beach trip will be organized. For those interested in exploring further, a rental car is an option to visit nearby beaches and towns during free time. However, if guests prefer to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, a rental car is not necessary.

Shankara Pool View - Destination Deluxe


Founded in 2020 at their original location, Villa Aether, a beachfront home nestled in the lush jungle of South Lantau Island, Hong Kong, Aether Living has been designing bespoke retreats for city dwellers with a modern twist. Their retreat experiences are deeply rooted in their philosophy, incorporating movement and mindfulness practices shaped by unique themes. Their latest retreat, ‘Harmony Within,’ emphasizes holistic practices and elevated experiences centered around wellbeing. It aims to help modern individuals explore their inner landscape and discover their inner strength and harmony.


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