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 Wellness allowed me to relax while feeling incredibly taken care of. The detox program was not only cleansing, but informative. I leave here with a better understanding of a well balanced life. Losing 7lbs was the cherry on the cake, not that I eat cake.
David, USA 2011
The Wellness Director is very kind, attentive and good at asking students how they are and listening and responding. I like her, I like that there was never any pressure of judgement. Thank you-I plan on returning!
Caroline, USA 2010
I am happy to say that I celebrated New Year's eve on detox. It was one of the most rewarding and transformational experiences on both a physical and mental level. The staff were really helpful and supportive and not to mention full of useful information to absorb. I highly recommend this program to anyone who would like to gain more energy, mental clarity, better skin tone and a sense of inner awareness. What a way to compliment one's yoga practice and life!
Ivana, Croatia/New Zealand 2012
The Wellness Director, Tang and Rachel and the wonderful bevy of therapists have been wonderful in supporting me in the detox journey. They have created a balanced haven of nourishing Therapies and a supportive diet regimen to support my needs as a Yoga practitioner. The week was a great opportunity to 'reboot' the system after years of poor dietary and lifestyle habits. Thank you!
Liann, Malaysia 2011
The Wellness Director is so professional and she likes to share with all of us the benefits of healthy food, she is a super teacher. When the world is really stressful, when you work too much, it is good to spend some time here and take care of you. The only thing that matters is your health and you are the only boss, so do yoga and eat healthy food, your body will enjoy it.
Valerie, China 2012
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