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 just wanted to thank the Samahita Yoga Thailand staff for making our 5 days with
you memorable and very enriching. I am typing this as I am eating chapatti
that we made out of your cookbook! Lana and Lorraine thank you so much for
your inspiration. I feel more focused on my yoga. Lambeau and Poom thank
you so much for taking care of my children so that I could practice yoga.
They haven't stopped talking about you since we returned from Koh Samui.
Thank you also for introduing a new diet to me. I have never felt so
healthy as the 5 days that I spent eating your lovely food and practicing
We hope to see you all in the near future!
Kim Dallas, Chengdu, China 2008
Thank you so much for your warm hospitality and help & support to our family
during our stay in March. It was great escape to a beautiful place as well
as a healing time for myself.
My son faced a true nature there, dining with birds, sleeping with nice
breeze, walking in the calm beach and listening the sound of wave all the
time. And he has grown so much over there, I think it's all about being in
such a peaceful/clean place. All your staffs were fantastic, I had no issue
with making baby's food. They gave me a great confidence that we can go back
My yoga practice, particularly Asana practice, I started to set up a time and managed to make it in daily bases! What an amazing change! I'm so glad that I can do this again. Also the end of practice, I feel so much better and lighter, something I've been longing for. All great.
Many thanks to all of you and so much looking forward to going back soon.
Special thanks to Paul and Jutima!
Susie and family, Hong Kong 2009
The Wellness Director is fantastic-very helpful and knowledgeable. Huge Applause!
An excellent detox program that is informative, supportive and really promotes overall wellbeing and health. Thank you!
Anne, , Australia 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.
An interesting experience that will affect my eating habits in the future.
Franziska, Switzerland 2013
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