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
Knowing that a number of people are doing repeat detoxes here, made me feel good about my choice of detox place and program. I definitely will come back if I can, I felt right at ease and at home with the people, the staff and teachers and the practice. I am excited about the life changing experience I had in Yoga Thailand and I hope I can sustain / continue this learning when I go back to the Philippines.
Venus, Philippines 2012
This is a note to say how much I continue to enjoy the benefits of your patient, thorough instruction and
wonderful friendly approach to yoga. I have since been keeping up with classes in D.C. and N.Y. as much as possible.
While the lack of consistency in teaching and approach to postures has at times frustrated my progress,
I always find fulfillment when I remember that "pinch" you taught us, or the time that I did the squat
or headstand in your class, and have remained continually motivated in my pursuit of the practice.
Carolyn, USA 2006
Thank you very much again for the very inspiring and at the same time fun yoga retreat, it was a fantastic
experience! Not only because I learned a lot and because I found in Ashtanga the form of yoga that really fits
me and which I definitely want to further develop, but also because I met a lot of great people with the same
interests, who I hope to meet again in the future.
Ingrid, Netherlands 2006
Gorgeous, beautiful place, well maintained, a please to be there. Food and Juice Bar outstanding. Wellness Center is very restful space with superb treatments.
Merle C., 2012
I enjoyed challenging myself through the 7 day Faster’s detox. It was an experience to have my normal food routine taken away and having to stick to a particular schedule. Not eating as soon as I woke up was probably my biggest challenge as well as feeing quite tired everyday, but this forced me to relax and really take the whole process in. I wanted to challenge my body and mind with the detox and that’s exactly what I did.
Natasha, Australia 2012
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