|Questions and Answers
Center for Classical Yoga and Holistic Health on the tropical island of Koh Samui.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
Paul founded Centered Yoga, a leader in the field of yoga education in New York City in
1999. Two years later Paul and his wife, Jutima, moved to Thailand, Jutima's
birthplace. Together they opened the first M20908 in 2003 as a venue
for Centered Yoga's retreats and training courses, and wellness programs. They
moved to their purpose built beach front retreat center in Laem Sor in 2008.
2. What is your company's mission?
M20908 is a yoga and wellness retreat center dedicated to inner personal growth through yoga, healthy living, running a fair organization with minimal impact as possible on the environment, with sincerity and integrity to the practices and true development.
Centered Yoga offers educational training programs in the practice and philosophy of yoga for those with a sincere interest to deepen their experience and understanding of yoga and spiritual growth in life.
Samahita Wellness aims to educate people on a healthy lifestyle through detox programs and therapies that encourages balance in one’s life, physically, energetically and mentally.
Samahita Green Living is a community project offering full infrastructure plots to build one’s home under eco-friendly principles, for those interested in holistic living and harmony with nature.
3. What does your company specialize in?
Yoga, Wellness, Detox, Retreats, Massage, Reiki, Cleansing, Fasting, Ashtanga, Restoratice Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, Breath work.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
M20908 founder Paul Dallaghan is a senior teacher of pranayama, asana and the meditative art and science of
yoga. He has been a dedicated student for over a decade of both Sri O.P.Tiwari, one of
the few remaining classical yogis and masters of Pranayama, and the late Sri K.
Pattabhi Jois in ashtanga vinyasa. Both of these great teachers have personally
certified Paul in these practices, a unique position as the only one to receive this
double honor. Paul continues with mantra practice from the yoga lineage and
meditative approaches, influenced by the Thai Forest tradition. This combination of
practice and study through dedication and devotion has helped him gain some
understanding of practice and to apply this appropriately in asana, pranayama,
mantra recitation and meditation for the different level of students he has the
privilege to share the teaching with. He continues his studies in health, digestion,
anatomy and physiology.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
Samahita Wellness Programs are tailored to suit guests wellbeing needs from
'Simple' relaxation therapies, to 'Radiance' beauty treatments and 'Pure' detox
therapies. Three all-inclusive Wellness Programs have been created to offer
guests priority booking and discount privileges for all wellness treatments.
Ranging from 3, 5 and 7 day programs to choose from, all of which can be
extended to suit guests requirements.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
Best yoga retreat center in the world. Excellent program, great teachers, fantastic beach, super and healthy food, brilliant service and accommodation! Thank you very much Irina.