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 found the retreat very nice and relaxing with the opportunity to do breathwork and yoga in the morning, eating healthy and delicious food and meeting nice people.
Dorthe, Denmark 2012

If you want to start a healthier life, this is it. Thank you so much!
Bianca, Germany 2010

My goal was to cleanse. That I have done. Great people around detoxing or treating themselves with very nice food, yoga in an anti-stress environment. Yoga is very good - and for me the stress feeling is very much down. My energy level is up. It is like a big family being here. The massages is perfect. Good and experienced. Most "crazy" was to see that I could clean out pretty big gall stones. I am very happy I have been here. Now it is just up to me.
Lena, Norway 2013

I have done a 7 day fasting detox program in 2008 and an ayurvedic pancakarma program in India in 2009. Both programs were excellent for detoxing and rebalancing. Interestingly Samahita Wellness was able to combine the basic elements (such as herbs, treatments, juices) and the essence of both programs. The information packet is so complete, including post-detox guidelines. The therapists are well trained and friendly, I really felt taken care of. Everything seems to be well thought out. I lost 3kg in 4 days. If feels good to feel light and more focused.
Raquel, Singapore 2010

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

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