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

Thank you very much for providing me with such an unforgettable experience of lightened body and mind. I would also like to thank you for the warm atmosphere that is created with the help of all the personnel and Wellness Director! I will for sure come back!
Maria, Russia 2009

My goal was to cleanse. That I have done. Great people around detoxing or treating themselves with very nice food, yoga in an anti-stress environment. Yoga is very good - and for me the stress feeling is very much down. My energy level is up. It is like a big family being here. The massages is perfect. Good and experienced. Most "crazy" was to see that I could clean out pretty big gall stones. I am very happy I have been here. Now it is just up to me.
Lena, Norway 2013

I didn't know what to expect when entering the Candida detox program at Samahita retreat and days before my arrival I was terrified how it would go (detoxes are never fun). But the staff kindness and helpfulness as well as approachability really helped. In the end after 5 days, I feel much better than on day one and two. I hope it only goes up from here... Thank you to Samahita for this full body experience. I would definitely consider coming back. Best, Angela
Angela, Switzerland 2013

It was an amazing experience. I came here with lots in my mind. Specially negativity. But since the moment I arrived, I felt completely different, relaxed and calm. Over the days I also start to feel happy again. All the people is great, always with a smile in their face, and with lots of energy. The food is delicious. I really hope I can return again some time.
Maria, Mexico 2013

Samahita Wellness is something that has to be experienced. I had tried, in vain, on numerous occasions to detox at home. I decided to invest a week of my time in a full detox program and after completing this I truly appreciate the support required to do this. The staff at Samahita Wellness were so kind, helpful and friendly. They made the detox schedule run smoothly so I could just relax and enjoy the benefits. The support of the entire wellness team helped me to come through the week feeling stronger, healthier and more inspired than ever. The best present I have given myself this year is a stay at Samahita Wellness Center.
Amanda, Ireland 2010

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