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

I have had an amazing time at Yoga Thailand, in an inclusive environment where I felt nurtured and cared for. The yoga/detox program was well designed and took into consideration my personal preferences and energy cycles. I will definitely come back.
Olivia, Hong Kong 2010

Before coming here we were doubting whether to take a detox or not. Happy we did. It's a good environment to do this exercise. The combination with yoga (beginner) is perfect. Schedules of therapy can be managed around other activities, they are quite creative. Take also a day to come out of the bubble, experience normal life, see how you react to traffic, noise etc. Being a '2 plate portion' guy I didn't think it was possible, but I managed easily. Might turn me into a one plate guy. Highly recommended.
Bert, Holland 2010

This detox program was really great! Everyone was very supportive, helpful and kind. I would recommend this detox program as well as Yoga at Samahita. I have really enjoyed my time here and felt supported through a tough thing like detox.
Kirsten, US 2012

This program was ideal for my first detox experience. The entire staff was extremely friendly and creating a warm and welcoming environment. I was never too full - always given lots of juices to fuel my body. It was very informative, as I learned so much about proper detoxification. Better than I expected, plus I feel great!
Amanda, USA 2010

I appreciated the time spent by staff in talking through your issues during the program. The flexibility in the timetable so as not to disrupt the yoga program is very professionally done! I hope to redo it again
Priya, UK 2012

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