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

Thanks Wellness Director and the whole Samahita team. Another interesting, well organized, body friendly week that makes me smile while I remember it. I will definitely take some ideas home to change my life.
Peter, Germany 2010

The Wellness Director was fantastic throughout the program. I found her very knowledgeable and also very supportive of each of us individually. Although clearly an expert within this field, she was able to adapt for each of us depending on our depth of knowledge and experience with previous detox programs and yoga.
Ingrid, UK 2010

I would never have thought that I could have stones in my body, but I had 2 big ones. Surprisingly and happily they came out. You should try.
Narumol, Thailand 2011

I thought detoxing would be a dreadful experience, but the staff here at Samahita surely do make it enjoyable. Not only did I get to know more about my body but I also got to make great friends. Everyone received me with a big smile. I felt at home here. I was afraid to even try yoga because I felt it wasn’t for me. (I’m not too flexible, I’m afraid.) But the instructors were great and taught me different ways to do the poses so that I could follow the class. I had a great time here! It will definitely be hard to go back to real life.
Marcela, 2013

The best place to detox-especially if you have not done it before because everything is well organized and The Wellness Director is a star supporter. You feel very well taken care of.
Jessica, Norway 2010

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