Yoga: The Joy of Practice
September 15 - 22, 2012
with Elonne Stockton
About the Retreat
In this retreat, we will develop our self-practice of yoga asana and breathwork - pranayama. At the same time, we will explore where the practice of yoga comes from, what the different elements of the practice are and why we practice yoga to begin with.
All levels are welcome. This is an opportunity to be in yoga, to live it, to immerse ourselves in the practice of yoga. It is a chance to be in a healthy and uplifting setting with like-minded people, learning about the practice while building something solid that we can take with us to enrich our lives. Get in it, and develop a love and appreciation for the practice. The joy is ours to celebrate; it is already in us.
Throughout the week, we will have morning breathwork - pranayama, intention setting, chanting and asana practice (led asana and self practice classes), afternoon discussions and restorative asana classes, and of course lots of bhakti/devotion! Some mornings there will be additional silent walks or walking meditations, and some evenings we will have optional kirtan, satsang and other activities.
Please join us!
About the Teacher
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
|7 am||Herbal Tea|
|7:15 am||Day Opening and Breathwork- Pranayama|
|8 am||Asana Practice (Guided and Self-Practice)|
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|3 - 3:30 pm||Snack and refreshment|
|4 - 6 pm||Workshop and Discussion followed by Restorative Asana Class|
|6 - 8 pm||Complimentary Herbal Steam Room Available|
|6 - 8 pm||Dinner buffet|
|8 pm||Optional Evening Program or Quiet Time|
Based on request and availability, you are welcome to arrive early or extend your stay, our Residential and Wellness Programs details are on http://www.samahitaretreat.com/yoga-holidays.html
I wanted to thank you very sincerely for the wonderful retreat. I was looking over my photos yesterday
and felt quite nostalgic... everyone attended that retreat for their own reasons, but it was a magic moment
in space & time and I'm sure we all left with positive thoughts and resolutions for the future.
Whether a retreat like that can make significant changes in one's lives depends on the individual... I know that
not only did my practise improve and my eyes were opened to new avenues of study and inquiry, but another
benefit of the retreat was the friendships I made there.
Thank you for being such a wonderful teacher and an inspiration... I'm lucky that I can keep practising here in Montreal, but you've also inspired me in other aspects of yoga, by your discourse and by your example.
Robert, Canada 2006
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Tuuli, Estonia 2010
The Wellness Director and all the staff are Amazing. It was far more than I ever expected. Eye opening and life changing. There was so much support. The staff are very professional. 100% satisfied and feel like I have been completely renewed.
Michael Bailey, UK 2009
I think Samahita is really one of a kind. You're able to detox and recharge yourself in such lovely surroundings. The food is always fresh and delicious, catering to vegans and vegetarians, with very little fish. The staff are always friendly and helpful. I will be happy to return for a 3rd time!
I am doing really well, I am continuing the practice of Ashtanga Yoga really seriously. I am doing my
own practice from my house, I love it, and I have to say I think you would be proud of your student! Since last
week I am trying Ashtanga's classes in different Studios in Montreal. I found one that I like so I am
starting there next week. Thank you for introducing me to Ashtanga Yoga so well that I never want to stop it!
It is changing my life it is so rewarding for me, more than I could ever imagine!
Rene, Canada 2006
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