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
It has been nearly two months since Cookie and I came to your institution to study yoga, although this is was the first time we had studied any yoga we were made to feel extremely welcome and had an amazing time. Its not often in life that one week or one place can change a person in so many positive ways, but this is the effect that Samahita Yoga Thailand has had on us.
Our time at Samahita Yoga Thailand has shaped in so many ways, especially with your wonderful food that we have tried (with varying levels of success) to recreate at home.
Thank you so much for helping us discover such a wonderful and invigorating lifestyle. I would like to wish you every success with your new centre and are already very excited about returning to study with you soon.
Love Mark and Cookie, 2008
It was my first time to travel to a new place for more than five days by myself. I didn't know anything about detox. I hardly eat vegetables and fruits. The vegetables and fruit juices are not so bad, tasty. The Wellness staff are so nice. Tracy and Summer are lovely and they take care of us so well. I like all the programs from the breath work in the morning to the meditation session in the evening. I chose three kinds of massages and they were awesome. When I went home, my family was surprised to see my face. There were no pimples and no rash like before. Now I eat fruit and salad everyday and so does my family. We really like our new habit. The program brings me confidence, in meeting new people and communicating in English, which is not my first language. This is a nice place with nice people. I love it.
Emilia, Indonesia 2014
I just wanted to thank the Samahita Yoga Thailand staff for making our 5 days with
you memorable and very enriching. I am typing this as I am eating chapatti
that we made out of your cookbook! Lana and Lorraine thank you so much for
your inspiration. I feel more focused on my yoga. Lambeau and Poom thank
you so much for taking care of my children so that I could practice yoga.
They haven't stopped talking about you since we returned from Koh Samui.
Thank you also for introduing a new diet to me. I have never felt so
healthy as the 5 days that I spent eating your lovely food and practicing
We hope to see you all in the near future!
Kim Dallas, Chengdu, China 2008
Thank you! Yoga Thailand offers a great overall package: yoga, detox, wellness center program (with such friendly and professional personal), ocean, sauna as well as a fabulous kitchen. I feel light, clear and healthy which makes me happy.
Anne, Luxembourg 2010
This is a great place to stay, fantastic facility and friendly, helpful staff, with wonderful food served buffet style.
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