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
Josie and I have just returned to London with heavy hearts - our week with you at Samahita Yoga Thailand was so much more profound and inspiring than we ever anticipated; we fooled ourselves into believing we could stay forever. Having had yoga taken away from us through injury, we are both so pleased to be able to practice again, even in the baby steps which we took during our week with you.
Congratulations to Paul and Jutima for creating such a fantastic haven for physical and spiritual growth in such an incredibly beautiful place - and our heartfelt thanks for allowing us to live in your world briefly.
We hope to be back in the blink of an eye.
Wally & Josie, 2007
Having fasted several times before in Thailand, I expected it to be much more difficult. However at Samahita, it was supported via the Wellness advisors and a view to changing long term eating patterns rather than a quick fix, which is not sustainable. As a fan of Ashtanga yoga, the daily yoga led classes were the highlight of my day. Plus, given my love of the yoga, it meant I wasn’t anxiously weighing myself every day, hoping to see the numbers going down. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. I have lost nearly 4 kg, which I’m very happy with. I hope to return soon.
Eve, France 2013
The Wellness Director and the team at the wellness center are fabulous, right from the initial welcome meeting to the final goodbye. There is continues support throughout and even after with advice on what to eat and supplements to take for continued good health. I have a new respect for my colon!
Paula Dyer, UK 2009
I would recommend a stay at Samahita Yoga Thailand for anyone seeking a getaway to nurture the body mind and spirit. It is a very wholesome and healthy environment generally. With the warm staff, comfortable accomodation, fresh and whole foods, fantasic Yoga and wonderful wellness therapies. I did an 8 day detox program which was comprehensive, guided and supported everyday. The hardest part was not being able to eat the wonderful brunch and dinner buffets available in the dining area! I'd recommend a detox after 1 or 2 days of settling in and enjoying the food, then at least a day or two post detox as well to round the stay. Samahita Yoga Thailand has very friendly guests to share detox experiences with and I hope to return for another stay sometime soon.
Mina, USA 2011
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
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