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
Samahita Retreat is very professionally run. The services and therapies are superb. The Wellness Director is a warm and open person. Her instructions were always very clear. She has made the entire detox experience enjoyable.
Tuuli, Estonia 2010
Thank you for everything. Never expected it, but it was life changing for this 'naughty' and 'down to earth' woman! It exceeded my expectations - and I lost 6 kilos and gained a lot of positive energy and creativity.
Natalie, UK 2010
I can't believe it has been four months and I'm still not ready to leave
Yoga-Thailand--but, I have to go. I came to Yoga-Thailand to "do yoga"
and instead I gained an Ashtanga yoga practice and many valuable
friendships. You have taught me the importance of living yoga on and off
the mat. Throughout my experience, I have felt so much support and love
that I simply could not leave after just 3 weeks.
You already know how special your staff is but, Neil, Lana, Sarah, Lynn, Nee and Nong make your shala on the beach so unique.
I wish you nothing but success in the future as the new Samahita Yoga Thailand becomes a reality, and I will be there to support you all the way!
Love and true gratitude
Molly Omera, 2008
My detox program was very enjoyable. I felt it was very well designed, both the food and the schedule. I was surprised that I was not hungry at all on the program and my cravings for sweets and coffee totally disappeared (and have not yet returned!)
The wellness team were very supportive and kind throughout the program. They made me feel special and like I was doing something good for myself.
Since completing the detox program I eat a lot less than before I started and I really enjoy fruits and juices much more now.
Before the program my body felt hot and heavy, I never thought it could feel so light, clean and cool as it does now
Thank you to all the detox team at Samahita Wellness!
Megan, Taiwan 2009
Today it was the first day I saw Ninette back in my school. She was with you
the last two weeks. She was / is so happy, that effected me so much, that I
needed to write you this to inform you about her happiness. She loved your
place! She brought so much happiness back to her first class at my studio.
Therefore I would like to thank you.
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