Yoga and Sound
October 27 - November 3, 2012
with Elonne Stockton
About the Retreat
Is there a meeting point between sound and silence? This retreat will explore sound -- the music of the breath, chanting and mantra -- as well as the void that is created in the absence of sound.
Through some theory and plenty of actual practice, we will discover how mindful practice in the form of breathwork, pranayama, mantra and asana lead to mental stillness and overall healing. We will find out how our practice can help guide us towards pratyahara, to the withdrawal of the senses, and how our entire practice is designed to eventually amplify a deeply absorbing, inner sound that is beyond the senses.
Throughout the week, we will have morning breathwork - pranayama, intention setting, mantra repetition and asana practice -- developing a self-practice of breathwork - pranayama and asana. In the afternoon there will be discussions/workshops and restorative asana classes. Some mornings there will be additional silent walks or walking meditations, and some evenings we will have optional 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
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 am||Morning 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.yoga-thailand.com/yoga-holidays.html
I will definitely recommend Samahita Retreat to all my family and friends. The programs are good and according to the health issues of each person. I love the breathing and yoga classes as it improves my posture and my overall health along with the programs that I've chosen (detox program). All the staff are very well mannered, love talking and laughing with their guests, although communicating in English, they are happy dedicated, caring and give excellent service. So, more power to all and keep the good excellent work!!! Thank you very much, me and my family will be back.
Riezel, Australia 2012
After escaping a very stressful and toxic work situation, this retreat was exactly what the doctor ordered. Claudia is an inspiration and I feel back on the road to recovering my equilibrium.
Willow, Germany 2010
As a person in 3-week cancer remission I found the 3 day detox program extremely healing. The atmosphere and environment of Yoga Thailand, along with the quality of care and staff are all beneficial in my healing. Thank you Yoga Thailand.
Jodie, Australia 2010
Great Experience : combines Yoga practice under excellent guidance and all expert, effective detox program. Will come back!
Giancarlo, UK 2011
To everyone at Samahita Yoga Thailand
I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone at Samahita Yoga Thailand for making
my stay with you very special.
It was a wonderful experience which has renewed my enthusiasm for practice
on a daily basis.
Hope to visit you again soon.
Joanne , Jordan 2008