The Joy of Practice
“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. ”
∼ Mother Teresa
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Yoga Retreats

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 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

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

Testimonials

I am really happy they had the colon hydrotherapy machine instead of a colema board. I simply wanted to have colonics and never thought that the right nurse could make such a difference. She really made me feel at ease, so double plus on the colonics!
Anonymous, 2010

I truly enjoyed having The Wellness Director around. She was very helpful, explained patiently and clearly all points and questions, a very good teacher. I would recommend the Detox & Yoga retreat to others and I already see myself back again real soon.
Yoko, Japan 2011

You have played a special part in my yoga journey. I deeply appreciate, admire and respect you for your teaching and sharing of your wisdom with so much passion and light-heartedness. Through your great devotion, you helped me to take the journey into my own heart. To see the divine nature within us all. To understand happiness. And to know the true value of humility and gratitude.

I look forward to visiting you at the new retreat centre, hopefully in the new year. I hope all is going well.

With honour and love,
Natalie, 2008

I was recently diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and have had many hospitalizations due to ill health. Detox and Yoga have helped me regain confidence in myself along with being able to feel better within myself. Healthy eating and exercise have increased my energy levels dramatically and I plan to continue with these changes. I sleep better, feel great when I wake up and have a much more positive outlook on life.
Anonymous, 2009

This week has been an absolutely incredible experience. Samahita Retreat provides a peaceful retreat for people of all ages and skill level to come and rejuvenate while meeting some wonderful like-minded people. I wholeheartedly recommend Samahita Retreat to anyone wanting a break at a place that promotes health and wellness. Thank you The Wellness Director for a wonderful week.
Jessica, Canada 2011

Past dates
May 7 - 14, 2011
October 22 - 29, 2011