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 been sick for a while, fainting with no founded diagnosis, experiencing muscle pains, stress and constipation for many years. A friend of mine invited me to attend this retreat. After 7 days of detox and yoga, I found that I slept well, my snoring was gone, and my muscle pain in my arms was gone. I highly recommend everyone to be open minded, your health will be better. The therapists at Samahita Wellness were also experienced and approachable. Thank you to all the staff for making me better. More power to you.
Maria, 2013

Had a glorious time on your retreat in Thailand and will never forget the experience. I have actually increased my practise now, since I've been back in London, to five times a week! Thanks,
Diana, UK 2006

I didn't know what to expect when entering the Candida detox program at Samahita retreat and days before my arrival I was terrified how it would go (detoxes are never fun). But the staff kindness and helpfulness as well as approachability really helped. In the end after 5 days, I feel much better than on day one and two. I hope it only goes up from here... Thank you to Samahita for this full body experience. I would definitely consider coming back. Best, Angela
Angela, Switzerland 2013

The detox program at Yoga Thailand is one of the best gifts that I have ever given myself. I came to the program a huge skeptic - in fact, I almost quit before I even started, but I am so glad that I went through with it. The emotional and mental clarity that I feel is indescribable - I was telling someone the other day that I feel happy in a way that I didn't know was possible. And aside (but not insignificant benefit) is the fact that I was able to bind in Marichyasana C on both sides after completing the detox. I have been working on that Asana for a year and have never once bound by myself. Two days after the detox, I popped right into it. I cannot say enough good things about Wellness Director and her staff, I fell in love with all of them.
Julia, USA 2011

I arrived with the hope of helping my prostate pain. Through the yoga and meditation and the detox, more pain has been reduced. The program me was run in a friendly and professional manner, with a fantastic 'can do' attitude. Thank you to all the staff for your part in helping me destress, chill out, detox and immerse in the yoga.
Richard, UK 2014

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