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 is real gem! I feel so grateful having been able to spend a week detoxing in this beautiful yet peaceful environment. Everything was just perfect, starting with a very complete and informative Detox Information Pack, great support from the nutritionists and the other detoxers, and then a totally manageable detox program. I thought the yoga teachers were really good and inspiring. They made me look at Ashtanga yoga and all the asana in a different way- paying attention to small details that make a huge difference in one’s practice. It was a fantastic experience. I will go home feeling light, feeling grounded and balanced! And with a new perspective on life! Thank you!
Dominique, 2013

This program is really well organised and engineered professionally. All I had to do was follow the instructions through, and it was finished safe and sound. The body is light. I highly recommend it to those who want to improve their health to give it a trial. We only have limited time in life, these 3 - 7 days will definately improve your life.
Vicky, China 2010

This is a center to be visited by professionals at least once a year. We became active both physically and mentally. Change of food brings new energy to life. Yoga is a wonderful program to keep us alert during the day and strengthen our muscles. Good friendly staff and teachers taking care of guests.
Sarat, India 2012

If you want to start a healthier life, this is it. Thank you so much!
Bianca, Germany 2010

12 days to come back to myself : a great possibility to balance physical, mental and also spiritual needs. Clean, purify, practice...hold your breath...enjoy life with all challenges!
Gisella, Austria 2012

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