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
12 days to come back to myself : a great possibility to balance physical, mental and also spiritual needs. Clean, purify, practice...hold your breath...enjoy life with all challenges!
Gisella, Austria 2012
I would recommend a stay at Samahita Yoga Thailand for anyone seeking a getaway to nurture the body mind and spirit. It is a very wholesome and healthy environment generally. With the warm staff, comfortable accomodation, fresh and whole foods, fantasic Yoga and wonderful wellness therapies. I did an 8 day detox program which was comprehensive, guided and supported everyday. The hardest part was not being able to eat the wonderful brunch and dinner buffets available in the dining area! I'd recommend a detox after 1 or 2 days of settling in and enjoying the food, then at least a day or two post detox as well to round the stay. Samahita Yoga Thailand has very friendly guests to share detox experiences with and I hope to return for another stay sometime soon.
Mina, USA 2011
This program is really well organised and engineered professionally. All I had to do was follow the instructions through, and it was finished safe and sound. The body is light. I highly recommend it to those who want to improve their health to give it a trial. We only have limited time in life, these 3 - 7 days will definately improve your life.
Vicky, China 2010
I have been to the world famous Ashram in California to shape up, then proceeded to learn about cleansing and do several long 42-49 day juice fasts on my own while healing from an eating disorder. I have also done the 'Arise and Shine' cleanse. Of those, this is the 'softest' feeling cleanse I have done. I am still breast-feeding my 18 month old and have a week of travel after I leave here, so I wanted something gentle, nurturing and warming. This was perfect, the herbs you use feel good in the body whereas some other cleansing herbs I have had in the past made me feel jumpy. I appreciated the overall grounding effect that this cleanse had on my daily practice. I haven't been doing much yoga lately , so I missed a few days due to lightheadedness. but I think anyone with a regular yoga practice could easily keep it up during this cleanse. THANK YOU!
Ellena, USA 2011
Exceeded expectations. I hope I can return some day and next times I will
definitely do a detox. Paul and Racheal are excellent teachers. I was
surprised and glad at how chilled out Paul was- funny man and an amazing
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