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 can't believe it has been four months and I'm still not ready to leave Yoga-Thailand--but, I have to go. I came to Yoga-Thailand to "do yoga" and instead I gained an Ashtanga yoga practice and many valuable friendships. You have taught me the importance of living yoga on and off the mat. Throughout my experience, I have felt so much support and love that I simply could not leave after just 3 weeks.

You already know how special your staff is but, Neil, Lana, Sarah, Lynn, Nee and Nong make your shala on the beach so unique.

I wish you nothing but success in the future as the new Samahita Yoga Thailand becomes a reality, and I will be there to support you all the way!

Love and true gratitude
Molly Omera, 2008

The Wellness Director was wonderful. She knows a lot about her topic and she still has a common sense approach to detoxing, eating and yoga
Ida, Finland 2010

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.

Namaste,
Love Mark and Cookie, 2008

An excellent retreat, vey well thought out and designed programs. Rooms are spotless clean, the atmosphere is calm, relaxed. Staff are always friendly, willing to help and good listeners. Chef created a vegetarian banquet everyday. I'm torn between eating food and detox so I did both and will look forward to feeling cleansed and a better lifestyle. I will start saving money to come back again. Five star service without the attitude!
Thien, England 2014

A great retreat and just what I was looking for. Thanks again Wellness Director.
Simon, Pakistan 2010

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