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 am ready to start anew thanks to your program. I will keep the experience in my mind for a new start. Thank you.
HayeSun, S.Korea 2010

I was not really sure about the effects of yoga and detox on me when I arrived. However I was really stunned—only after 2 days I felt energized, calm, refreshed, slimmer, and more flexible. The staff are amazing, really friendly, attentive, caring, and approachable. They are also extremely knowledgeable. I feel like a new person. It might sound like an exaggeration but it really is not! Thank you so much for everything!
Durya, 2013

I am really happy to have had this experience, I was exhausted and struggling when I came here and now I feel more balanced with my body and mind. Actually, I could go on detoxing easily, I have no hunger at all.
It is a nice and peaceful place here, far away from the stressful life at home. The lovely people make it easy to feel comfortable and cared for a lot.
Special thanks to Tan, who was always smiling and caring. A really lovely girl. But of course also the rest of the team. Looking very much forward to coming back again.
Katrina, Germany 2012

I was extremely impressed with the program at Yoga Thailand. The wellness center was welcoming and provided a caring and supportive environment, often surpassing my expectations in terms of how considerate and caring they were. I actually enjoyed the detox despite having to drink some particularly horrible herbs. I didn't feel particularly low in energy and the busy schedule of therapy sessions meant I didn't have much time to think about food. The yoga was an excellent addition to the package. I could really feel myself sweating out the toxins. The daily detox meetings with Wellness Director were educational and supportive. I now feel that I understand my body more and have every intention of continuing by implementing all the recommendations and tips given to me by Wellness Director. Yoga Thailand is a brilliant destination for a holiday, yoga retreat and detox. The facilities and therapists are outstanding - a great place to find a superb massage!
Francesca, UK 2010

This is the first time I have ever done anything like this. After 7 days of detox, I feel absolutely fabulous. I would certainly recommend this to anyone who is thinking about making changes in their lifestyle. And also to anyone who feels the need to cleanse or simply just to get away and relax. Amazing!
Kerry-Ann, 2013

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