Principles of Ashtanga Yoga and Ayurveda
Foundation of Yoga and Ayurveda: Basic Understanding and Application
September 24 - October 1, 2011
with Dimple Duangthip Arora and Elonne Stockton
About the Retreat
Our senior resident teacher Elonne Stockton teams up with author and holistic health adviser Dimple Arora in a unique yoga and Ayurveda retreat to support your personal development. Elonne will help students develop and/or deepen their self-practice of yoga asana and breathwork - pranayama.
This retreat is open to all levels of practitioners. It is for students who are either new to Yoga or who have been practicing; it is for any student interested in developing or going deeper into their practice and understanding of the practice.
Ayurveda, the Science of Life, is a recorded science of health and medicine, originated in India about 5,000 years ago, with 70% of its literature devoted to prevention and natural cures. It is a science and hence universal. It can be applied by anyone, anywhere in the world.
At the heart of Ayurveda is the premise that each of us is Unique. We have to identify our unique nature ("prakruti"), and then strive to live in harmony with it Ayurveda offers us an elemental understanding of the human body and mind, and how it is co-related with the external environment which is essentially made of the same elements as us. The food, air and water we take in from the external to nourish the internal are the links that connect us to Nature. Hence, it is essential to understand exactly what your body needs from Nature to stay in health and balance. And in case of imbalance or disease, what can we do to provide relief, at least as a first-aid measure.
At the Retreat, you will discover your innate constitution or metabolic type, which is essentially an expression of your underlying bioenergies. This elemental understanding of yourself will enable you to care for yourself holistically, encompassing the three dimensions of body, mind and energy.
- Introduction to the holistic principles of Ayurveda
- Holistic principles of diet and nutrition
- Identifying your basic metabolic type
- Diet and balancing measures for each metabolic type
- Introduction to the Science of Herbs
- Preparation and application of simple herbal remedies for common ailments.
About the Teachers
Dimple Duangthip Arora
Dimple Duangthip Arora is a certified Diet and Nutrition Adviser from Stonebridge Associated Colleges, London (SAC, Dip.). She has completed continuing education training in holistic studies, namely Ayurveda and Panchakarma from the International Academy of Ayurveda in India. She has conducted numerous workshops and retreats, and has contributed to leading national and international publications in the field of healthcare. She has authored the book "A New Age Manual for the New Mother, Postnatal and Beyond", which was released earlier this year amidst a very positive response from the readers and media alike. It is currently distributed via Asia Books and Bookazine in Thailand. The book is being translated into Thai by the Rak Luke Group, to be released later this year 2010.
She is currently a visiting consultant at TRIA Integrative Medical Institute, and a visiting lecturer at the Assumption University in Bangkok. She liaises with schools and healthcare organizations as a nutrition consultant and educator. She has founded the Golden Awareness Fund which aims to support urban eco-friendly projects, while helping financially challenged women and children. Dimple Duangthip Arora could be reached at www.goldenawareness.com .
For the first part of an interview on Asean TV watch this video
Find out more on Dimple, concept of holistic health, diet and breathing, all of which she talks about in this 30-minute feature.
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.
|7:00 am||Morning herbal tea|
|7:30 am||Intention and Day Opening with breathwork and meditation|
|8:15 am||Asana Practice - guided sessions moving towards a developed self practice following the classical tradition with Elonne|
|10:00 am - 1:00 pm||Brunch buffet|
|4:00 pm||Study of Ayurveda and Diet with Dimple|
|6:00 pm||Dinner buffet|
|6 - 8 pm||Steam room available|
|7:30 pm||Evening program - video, chanting and 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