The Joy of Practice
“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. ”
∼ Mother Teresa
Facebook YouTube Twitter Google+ Pinterest

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

The detox program, especially the Yogi one is amazingly easy to do. Yummy kitcheri!
Nancy, Hong Kong 2009

The Wellness Director was fantastic throughout the program. I found her very knowledgeable and also very supportive of each of us individually. Although clearly an expert within this field, she was able to adapt for each of us depending on our depth of knowledge and experience with previous detox programs and yoga.
Ingrid, UK 2010

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

Sincere thanks to the Samahita Wellness Team at Yoga Thailand. In the 7 days of my detox program, Wellness Director and her team did everything to make my life endurable. A detox program is never an easy go, it is hard work with yourself to handle different types of upcoming cravings. Therefore the environment and the team around you which are giving you support are so important. Special thanks to Sarah, you are such an incredible and sweet nurse, you made my colon experience very tolerable. I also want to thank the Therapist Team - Dee, Than and Gung. Your healing hands helped me very much to go through this time of cleansing. And of course many thanks to Wellness Director , your sun shining appearance and professional attitude made every step of the program very clear to me. Though it was not easy going, I really enjoyed this time of fasting and I would like to advise all of you to take your time and explore yourself in a detox program. You will feel lighter, cleaner and will have much more energy. DANKE!
Christian, Austria 2009

Support was really great, the wellness staff were always caring for me and always lovely, helping to keep me on track with my detox program. I loved the Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage and colonic hydrotherapy sessions. Afterwards I always felt clear, light and clean. After these treatments, I could sit upright in my pranayama sessions whereas my posture was always slumped before. Continued staff support after the program for the rest of my stay was very helpful. Thank you so much,
Susi, Austria 2009

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