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

Samahita Retreat, a little piece of paradise. A huge thank you from a detox virgin to ALL and everyone working at Samahita Retreat. It was truely a life experience. The beautiful setting, the tranquil and inspiring atmosphere, the very kind and attentive staff, the skilled therapists and the amazing food I couldn't eat! Thank you for making me respect and want to care for my body and mind and thank you for bringing Yoga back into my life. I'm smiling from the inside and will soon be back. Thank you
Jenny, 2012

I feel our everyday bad habits, such as drinking and eating unhealthy liquids and produce can creep up on us without realising the long term effects on the body. Doing a detox here at Samahita taught me so much about how my unhealthy habits over the years had affected my overall health. Especially the importance of our bowels! 10 day detox is one of the best things I have ever done for my being, as I leave happier, healthier and holier :-)
Elle, Australia 2012

With the assistance of The Wellness Director, we achieved practicing the yoga, it became easier as the days went by. The quality to put forward her knowledge definitely shifted us in body and mind. We are different people. Also medically there have been some changes. The Wellness Director has been an angel along our path here.
Madhu and Jyoti, South Africa 2011

I have had an amazing time at Yoga Thailand, in an inclusive environment where I felt nurtured and cared for. The yoga/detox program was well designed and took into consideration my personal preferences and energy cycles. I will definitely come back.
Olivia, Hong Kong 2010

I went into this detox with specific objectives, to gain both physical and mental clarity. These were achieved to my expectations through great professionalism, supportive therapists and great program facilities. I have come away with a stronger yoga practice, the knowledge on keeping my body cleansed and mental clarity on keeping myself present. Thank you guys for a wonderful experience and all your support.
Jo McHugh, UK 2009

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