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
I came here hoping to get my practice back on track after dealing with an injury. This retreat helped me do that and more. The Wellness Director and the other instructors helped me develop a practice I can continue without further aggravating my injury. The health and wellness aspects were informative and fun and have given me lots of new practices and ideas to incorporate into my post-retreat life.
Juniper, USA 2011
I've just completed my first 7 day detox and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I feel like I'm about to leave my cocoon now, but looking forward to applying what I've learned into my daily life to improve my overall wellbeing. The Yoga was great and the Mysore style of teaching has been challenging and a real learning curve. The program is comprehensive and allows you enough time to relax and enjoy your time in between Yoga, juices, meals and treatments. The massages are incredible, the staff are most helpful and genuinely want to assist you in any way they can. Samahita is a very relaxed environment, and I can highly recommend it to anyone looking to detox or retreat to a peaceful Kho Samui beach setting. I'm leaving with alot more energy than when I first arrived and more clarity than before. A big thank you to all the staff!
Katherine, Australia 2011
A good balance of constant next event, yet still time to enjoy the atmosphere and facilities in between, plus very flexible and accomodating staff. Guest info pack was very helpful and constantly refferred back to it. Overall very satisfied, I feel great and most of all feel alot more knowledgable about my body. Loved the yoga teaching and look forward to continuing back home and hopefully someday return to your retreat.
Brent, Australia 2012
I am doing really well, I am continuing the practice of Ashtanga Yoga really seriously. I am doing my
own practice from my house, I love it, and I have to say I think you would be proud of your student! Since last
week I am trying Ashtanga's classes in different Studios in Montreal. I found one that I like so I am
starting there next week. Thank you for introducing me to Ashtanga Yoga so well that I never want to stop it!
It is changing my life it is so rewarding for me, more than I could ever imagine!
Rene, Canada 2006
I decided to do a 7 day detox program after 4 months of traveling and a 2 year stint working in a developing country - needless to say I did not have a healthy diet for the past 2 years. This was the first detox program I have ever done so I didn't know what to expect. The staff were absolutely wonderful and professional, I felt 100% supported the entire time. I came away from the detox with a new perspective and felt that the program gave me a kick-start in the right direction. THANK YOU THE WELLNESS DIRECTOR AND THE WELLNESS CENTRE STAFF!!!
Cassandra, USA 2011
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