Thailand Yoga Retreat With Aloha

By David Currier -


CCs PaintingMany of us, regardless of age, are looking for or should be thinking about attending a yoga class. And where better to get our body into that together-state than in exotic, tropical, smiling Thailand?

This October 9 – 15, 2015, at the chic CCs Hideaway resort in Phuket, Thailand, men from around the world will gather their spirits, stretch their muscles, bond with new friends and focus their inner self.

Jared Sam and Dennis Dehler, two charming yoga and massage gurus from Puna, Hawaii, co-founders of Hawaii Blue Hands and Hawaii Full Moon Yoga, are hosting this six-day Yoga Retreat for Men.

JaredJared Sam is a wisdom-seeking yogi, global adventurer, and lomilomi massage therapist based on the Big Island of Hawaii.  He is known for his sweet spirit and soothing guidance on the mat, and offers grounding and energizing flow sequencing in his current vinyasa, yin yoga classes and annual retreats.

DennisDennis Dehler believes that one of the main benefits of yoga is a focused mind, and Dennis believes that Kundalini Yoga is the quickest and most effective way to practice disciplining your mind.   His gentle approach focuses on opening the energy centers in the body with Kundalini exercises. He has studied with Kundalini master Gurmukh and completed Yogi Bhajan’s Kundalini training in 2005.  He lives in Hawaii where he teaches yoga and practices Lomilomi massage.

The Yoga Retreat for Men includes daily classes in yoga, tours to various attractions, three healthy meals a day, and your accommodations. If you book early you can save up to $150 (to spend on optional spa treatments and massages).

CCs Hideaway Yoga Handstand 2CCs Hideaway opened in 2005 as a gay owned and operated hotel targeting the gay marketplace. They are located a short distance away from the hustle and bustle of the beach areas, to which CCs provide free shuttle services. They have established themselves as an oasis from the noise, chaos, street vendors and tourist crowds of some of the low-lying beach areas.

It’s a long way from ‘here’ to there. So start planning now. You should be registered at check-in with CCs for the sessions by 16:00 hours on October 9. (If you arrive there early, there is time for an unwind massage to help overcome jetlag from that fabulous flight you just had!)

Rates for the 7-day, 6-night yoga retreat are $1500.00 USD per person single accommodations, $1375.00 USD per person for shared/double accommodations. For participants reserving before August 15, 2015, the single rate is $1350.00 and the double is $1238.00. A $300 deposit reserves your place at the Yoga Retreat. Oceanview and poolside rooms are limited, so early reservations have first dibs. Airfare not included.

More details about the retreat are available and registrations can be made at CCs Hideaway website. For additional information, please email your inquiries to

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