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'm very pleased that I did this and the service that I got, it was the best thing I have given myself for a long time!
Aafke, Holland 2010
I was very impressed with the wellness team. They are so helpful, supportive and accommodating, I am sad to say goodbye to them. So is a very good trainer. He provided a challenge and variations each day and he incorporated weights and stability ball and bike riding for something different. He's a real asset. The food on the Healthy Weight Program was delicious and just enough, and the supplement schedule was easy to follow.
Kate, England, 7-day Healthy Weight 2013
Support was really great, the wellness staff were always caring for me and always lovely, helping to keep me on track with my detox program. I loved the Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage and colonic hydrotherapy sessions. Afterwards I always felt clear, light and clean. After these treatments, I could sit upright in my pranayama sessions whereas my posture was always slumped before.
Continued staff support after the program for the rest of my stay was very helpful.
Thank you so much,
Susi, Austria 2009
It was my first detox. I found it an intense experience, mentally and physically. You realize lots of things, your body metabolism changes, and your thought processes too. You go through phases and learn to accommodate. You end up slightly changed and more aware of the connection between what you eat and how you feel. We are what we eat aren't we?
Mrs Strage, UK 2012
I am sorry to say that I arrived back at my desk yesterday and am day
dreaming of Thailand. Thank you very much for accommodating me. I had
a fabulous time and it must be said that the standard of teaching was
nothing less than excellent.
Sorry that I did not have an opportunity to say goodbye before I hurriedly left.
I will endeavour to put your advice into practise and to work on the dreaded hip opener postures. I will, no doubt, see you again (and that's a threat!).
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