Yoga Practice and the Art of Chanting and Sound
July 7 - 14, 2012
with Elonne Stockton
About the Retreat
During this one week program Elonne will guide you in both the yoga practices and in the art of chanting. Each morning will open with some basic chants and contemplation followed by breathwork and the asana practice. In the afternoon there will be time for some discussion on yoga and a focus on the different nature, art and power of chanting with Elonne.
There are many different paths of yoga - i.e., karma, bhakti, mantra, kriya, ashtanga, jnana, raja, laya, hatha, etc. Although our sadhana/practice may have a specific focus, it can greatly benefit from incorporating elements of different paths. This is the approach that many great teachers have prescribed.
The chanting of mantras, sutras, slokas, etc., which fall under more than one path, can provide great support to any practice. The mental, physical, emotional and atmospheric benefits of chanting are immeasurable. This retreat will examine the varied benefits and applications of chanting. How can we work with specific bija, saguna and nirguna mantras? Do we need to be initiated into a mantra in order to practice it? How do we incorporate chanting into our daily practice? These are just some of the questions we will attempt to answer.
We will even look at how to use mantras, sounds and music throughout the day to enhance concentration while working, deal with uncomfortable and stressful situations, ease tension, build confidence. The therapeutic aspects of mantra, music and sound are quite limitless.
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
The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the retreat with a group welcome and departure is at 12pm on the last day.
The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.
|7:30 am||Chanting, Contemplation, Breathwrok|
|8:30 am||Asana practice|
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|3 - 3:30 pm||Snack and refreshment|
|4 - 6 pm||Discussion and Chanting Workshop|
|6 - 9 pm||Steam room available|
|7.30 pm||Evening program - personal time meditation.|
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.yoga-thailand.com/yoga-holidays.html