Restore & Relax
“For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth.”
∼ Sanskrit Proverb
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Yoga Retreat Program

Restore & Relax

Jan 11 - 18, 2014

with Elonne Stockton

About the Retreat

Samahita Yoga Retreats are for everyone, all ages and levels, sincerely looking to learn and build a stronger foundation for practice. For only a little extra money (compared to the Yoga Daily Program), you have a great opportunity to go deeper into the practice and put the entire practice into a larger context. It is the perfect balance between the Yoga Daily Program and one of our Centered Yoga courses. Although you have extra time with one teacher, there is still plenty of free time in the afternoons to relax, enjoy the beach and the quiet retreat environment.

Throughout the week you will be working with Amy and Elonne, building on the different yogic practices each day, so that you leave with some essential groundwork, a more profound understanding and a solid practice to take home with you. Those with a pre-existing practice will expand on their knowledge and foundation, leaving with greater clarity and a more refined practice.

Each Samahita Yoga Retreat week consists of the following:

  • A full week to work with one of Centered Yoga's experienced teachers. All of our teachers have been trained extensively by the renowned Paul Dallaghan and O.P. Tiwariji.
  • Morning intention work, followed by breath work and pranayama from the Kaivalyadhama/O.P. Tiwariji tradition and asana/poses and vinyasa/movement with breath based on a liberal approach to the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition.
  • Modifications as needed for different asanas/poses (both seated poses and training poses). We teach students to use props in order to accommodate everyone -- all ages and levels of students, regardless of the limitation, are welcome and encouraged to join.
  • A chance for students either to begin to learn the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, or to improve on and expand their existing practice and experience. Again, all levels are welcome.
  • Restorative asana practice in the afternoon – a relaxing way to finish the day.
  • Extra time in the afternoon to workshop a specific aspect of the practice, answer questions and help students come to a greater understanding of Yoga in its entirety. This extra time is invaluable, as it puts the entire practice into a larger framework.

Although each week has all of the above listed offerings, there is a specific focus for each retreat, and they are taught by a particular teacher who will share their individual expertise and knowledge.

This Week's Focus: Restore & Relax

Most of us in our busy lives need to rest more than anything, but it is often the part of the practice that we forgo because we feel we lack time. Rest and relaxation are essential parts of the practice. During this week we will pay extra attention to the importance of Shavasana/rest and relaxation, incorporating extra time for this throughout the practice. Learn about and experience deep relaxation and rest. See it as an integral part of practice.

We will also look at how the entire practice can and should have a restorative effect. Whether you are doing breathwork or asana/poses and vinyasas/movement with breath, the entire practice should support all the systems of the body. Learn how to soften the practice and find this subtle aspect, touching a deep sense of calm and inner peace.

About the Teacher

Elonne Stockton

Ayurveda retreats Koh Smaui, Thailand

Elonne has been a committed yoga practitioner and devotee since the early age of 14. She has lived and taught in the Bahamas, Canada, India, the United States, and Taiwan where she has taught asana, pranayama, and meditation at yoga studios, ashrams, resorts, schools, orphanages, hospitals, and clinics.

In 2006, Elonne moved to Asia, where she met her teachers, Paul Dallaghan, O.P. Tiwari, and Richard Freeman.

As Elonne's understanding of the practice grows, she feels more and more like a beginner, and she is excited to continue this journey. She feels blessed by the opportunity to teach at Samahita Retreat, and she is extremely grateful for the chance to help others while she continues her own studies. For more see her full bio.

 

The Daily Schedule

The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the retreat with a group welcome and departure is at 12pm on the last day.
The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.

7 am                   Morning tea
7.15 am Day Opening, Guided Meditation and Breathwork
8 am Yoga Asana Class (Guided and Self Practice)
10 am - 1 pm               Brunch buffet
3 - 3:30 pm Snack and refreshment
4 pm Guided Relaxation & Centering Techniques Followed by Workshop and Q&A
5 pm Restorative Yoga Class
6 - 8 pm Complimentary herbal steam room available
6 - 8 pm Dinner buffet
7.45 pm Optional Evening Program or Quiet Time

Best Value (Add on)

Combine your Retreat with a Health or Wellness Spa Program to make the most out of your stay.

Best Value invites you to enjoy rejuvenating massage and treatments at an exclusive rate - Enjoy a 10% discount on the Program of your choice.

Wellness Programs

Relax and enjoy our range of wellness spa programs, designed to nourish body and soul. Choose from a range of massage, beauty treatments and detoxifying therapies to compliment your time with us.

Wellness Spa Programs

                              

3 days

5 days

7 days

Simple Balanced Living € 77 € 126 € 176
Radiant Balanced Living € 122 € 198 € 275
Pure Balanced Living € 202 € 328 € 450

Health Programs

Our health programs have been specially designed to help you rediscover health and vitality, and where necessary target areas of imbalance in your life. From our range of healthy detox programs to more focused weight loss and de-stress programs, our specialy designed blend of treatments, nutrition and support ensure you meet your wellness goals.

De-stress, Detox & Healthy Weight Programs

                              

3 days

5 days

7 days

10 days

Standard - Detox : De-Stress € 306 € 459 € 525 € 756
Standard - Healthy Weight € 337 € 505 € 578 € 832
Essential - Detox : De-Stress € 360 € 572 € 697 € 982
Essential - Healthy Weight € 396. € 629 € 767 € 1,080
Specialty Detox Standard € 460 € 668 € 792 € 1,040
Specialty Detox Essential € 515 € 783 € 963 € 1,269

We recommend you book in advance for your Health Program or Wellness Spa Program as much preparation work is required and space is limited.

Retreat Rates

Share two bedroom loft     € 890    per person
Semi Private room     € 990    per person
Single superior room     € 1,090 per person


Deluxe One Bedroom Suite

We only have two deluxe one bedroom suites located in our most private building closest to the sea. They have a private bedroom, living room, fully equipped kitchen, generous bathroom and an extra large balcony. Both suites offer a modern open living room with sofa bed, LCD TV, working desk and DVD/ iPod Stereo. They are perfect for a family or couple. The additional rate is a flat rate based on the room and is added on to the total rate package whether a single individual, couple or family.

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite - Additional cost on the total program package:

  • € 50 per day
  • € 320 for one week
  • € 620 for two weeks
  • € 900 for three weeks
  • € 1100 for four weeks

Our guestrooms are set back just over 50 meters from the water to provide with you with a private community and greater security. A selection of our rooms enjoy this spectacular sea view, while others enjoy the tropical gardens scene.

The rate is inclusive of:

  • Full yoga program
  • Fully equipped accommodation with AC
  • Full brunch and dinner buffets
  • Mineral drinking water
  • Herbal steam room
  • Salt water swimming pool
  • Wi Fi internet
  • Service charge
  • VAT government tax


Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.

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Testimonials

Elonne is super caring and always willing to help and support us. I loved her clear instructions and guidelines! I loved her chanting classes!
∼ Helena, Vietnam, 2013

Elonne was supportive, loving and extremely generous with her knowledge. She taught me the importance of making yoga a meditative process, one where the awareness is on the inside. When I practiced with this intention it changed me!
∼ Nada, Egypt, 2013

Sincere, kind, firm but gentle, always approachable and offers great advice. Wicked sense of humor, always gets us laughing.
∼ TT student, August 2013

I had a fantastic week's yoga retreat with Elonne. She is an incredibly gifted, knowledgeable and dedicated teacher. I have been practicing yoga for some years but I learnt a great deal from her during the week and feel completely re-inspired about my practice as a result. The course was also a brilliant introduction to the practice of pranayama which was taught in a very clear and methodical way. I thoroughly enjoyed her balanced and practical approach and her advice on integrating yoga into one's daily life was invaluable. I will definitely be back!
∼ Rupert, UK, 2013

It has been a very rich experience to meet Elonne and "absorb" everything she shared with us. Thanks, Elonne, for your patience and dedication! It has been a pleasure to meet you, a bless really.
∼ Daniele, Ivory Coast, 2013

Elonne, just wanted to say thank you for everything you patiently taught me throughout the retreat. You are an inspiring teacher and your gentle way resonates in your teaching. I'll be back for sure.
∼ Bridie, Australia, 2013

Elonne, thank you for the wonderful week. I feel rejuvenated and very much re-inspired to get into my personal practice again and also to continue my training, I found you to be a great teacher and hope to see more of you in the future.
Anna, UK, 2013

You are a really talented / awesome teacher and we are so grateful we had you introducing us to Yoga :0) We will be back to do another course with you soon. By the way we still listen to and chant along to the recording we did in the class. We love it and I find it really centring and calming.
∼ Bek and Geremy, Australia, 2012

Elonne inspired me very much by her humble and caring nature, by dealing with us with so much concern and respect.
∼ Radica, Switzerland, 2011

Elonne is an amazing teacher. She does so much for the students and is so supportive.
∼ Hoang, United States, 2011

Extremely knowledgeable and approachable. Very encouraging. Fantastic chanting. I will remember her fondly.
∼ Rae, Phillipines, 2011