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 was recently diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and have had many hospitalizations due to ill health. Detox and Yoga have helped me regain confidence in myself along with being able to feel better within myself.
Healthy eating and exercise have increased my energy levels dramatically and I plan to continue with these changes.
I sleep better, feel great when I wake up and have a much more positive outlook on life.
Samahita is a fabulous, relaxing humble non-pretentious place in a quiet location on Koh Samui. The staff are beautiful, very kind and helpful, and motivating. The therapists give fantastic massages. I came here to kick start a healthy weight and diet regime as well as develop a yoga practice and that is exactly what I got. I am a much happier, lighter, stronger, and relaxed person that when I arrived!
I enjoyed my week a lot. I will recommend the retreat for others. The Wellness Director is a great yoga teacher and she gave excellent info on the healthy diet.
Jukka, Finland 2010
Paul, I want to thank you again for being the first to introduce me to the practice, in a way that was
incredibly inspiring and motivating. Not everyone has the ability to teach well, and I want to compliment you
on your obvious gift to share your passion with others.
Thanks for the encouragement - it really helps.
Treena, Canada - Italy 2006
Samahita Retreat is a hidden gem-I have found my time here to be deeply restorative, challenging and thought provoking. I feel healthy, refreshed and relaxed and have met some wonderful like-minded friends. I will most definitely be recommending this retreat and hope to return again soon.
Lauren, South Africa 2010
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