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“To me, if life boils down
to one thing, it’s movement.
To live is to keep moving” ∼ Jerry Seinfeld

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, 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


Add-On Programs

Combine your Retreat with a Health or Wellness Spa Add-On Program to make the most out of your stay. We invite you to enjoy rejuvenating massage and treatments at an exclusive rate - Enjoy a 10% discount on the Add-On Program of your choice.

Wellness Spa Add-On Program

Relax and enjoy our range of Wellness Spa Add-On Program, designed to nourish body and soul. Choose from a range of massage, beauty treatments and detoxifying therapies to compliment your time with us.

Add-On a Wellness Spa Program

Wellness Spa Add-On Program

Relax and enjoy our range of Wellness Spa Add-On Program, designed to nourish body and soul. Choose from a range of massage, beauty treatments and detoxifying therapies to compliment your time with us.

 
3 days
5 days
7 days
Simple Balanced Living
€ 77
€ 126
€ 176
Radiant Balanced Living
€ 122
€ 198
€ 275
Pure Balanced Living
€ 202
€ 328
€ 450

Add-On a De-stress, Detox or Healthy Weight Program

We recommend you book in advance for your Health or Wellness Spa Add-On 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.

It is possible to extend your time on detox day by day from an above program as fits your timeline. You can also add extra therapies and treatments to your program at a special discounted rate.

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.

Reserve your place on this program.

If you wish to combine or extend your stay to include a wellness program please use the Wellness Booking Form

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Testimonials

I have been sick for a while, fainting with no founded diagnosis, experiencing muscle pains, stress and constipation for many years. A friend of mine invited me to attend this retreat. After 7 days of detox and yoga, I found that I slept well, my snoring was gone, and my muscle pain in my arms was gone. I highly recommend everyone to be open minded, your health will be better. The therapists at Samahita Wellness were also experienced and approachable. Thank you to all the staff for making me better. More power to you.
∼ Maria, (2013-01-01)


The Wellness Director is fantastic-very helpful and knowledgeable. Huge Applause! An excellent detox program that is informative, supportive and really promotes overall wellbeing and health. Thank you!
∼ Anne, Australia (2011-11-01)

An excellent week-going home feeling light and rejuvenated. I will be back
∼ Emma, Ireland (2011-11-01)

Way beyond excellent. The Wellness Director is very attentive, always approachable, very knowledgeable. Dear Wellness Director , many, many thanks, I will be back.
∼ Anna, Russia (2011-11-01)

The Wellness Director is a great teacher. Always calm, very knowledgeable and always there for questions. I would do the detox again. It is greatly organized with high quality teaching and products. It helps definitely to get deeper in touch with body and mind.
∼ Oliver, Germany (2011-11-01)

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