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 decided to do a 7 day detox program after 4 months of traveling and a 2 year stint working in a developing country - needless to say I did not have a healthy diet for the past 2 years. This was the first detox program I have ever done so I didn't know what to expect. The staff were absolutely wonderful and professional, I felt 100% supported the entire time. I came away from the detox with a new perspective and felt that the program gave me a kick-start in the right direction. THANK YOU THE WELLNESS DIRECTOR AND THE WELLNESS CENTRE STAFF!!!
Cassandra, USA 2011

Thank you so much for your warm hospitality and help & support to our family during our stay in March. It was great escape to a beautiful place as well as a healing time for myself. My son faced a true nature there, dining with birds, sleeping with nice breeze, walking in the calm beach and listening the sound of wave all the time. And he has grown so much over there, I think it's all about being in such a peaceful/clean place. All your staffs were fantastic, I had no issue with making baby's food. They gave me a great confidence that we can go back there anytime.
My yoga practice, particularly Asana practice, I started to set up a time and managed to make it in daily bases! What an amazing change! I'm so glad that I can do this again. Also the end of practice, I feel so much better and lighter, something I've been longing for. All great.
Many thanks to all of you and so much looking forward to going back soon.
Special thanks to Paul and Jutima!
Susie and family, Hong Kong 2009

I went into this detox with specific objectives, to gain both physical and mental clarity. These were achieved to my expectations through great professionalism, supportive therapists and great program facilities. I have come away with a stronger yoga practice, the knowledge on keeping my body cleansed and mental clarity on keeping myself present. Thank you guys for a wonderful experience and all your support.
Jo McHugh, UK 2009

Very friendly, helpful and happy people in a tranquil environment. You leave feeling refreshed, healthy, relaxed and even a bit lighter.
Steve, 2013

The team at Samahita Wellnessare first class. They work hard, they are knowledgeable, they care and they are here to make a tough experience (detox) work well for you. They will be flexible and at the same time they will encourage you to stay with the programme. I am a tough critic and I give them my highest recommendation.
Kevin, Canada 2010

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