Yoga from the Tradition: Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Chanting and Philosophy
May 28 - June 4, 2011
with Elonne Stockton
About the Retreat
Elonne will help students develop and/or deepen their self-practice of yoga asana and breathwork - pranayama while they gain a clear idea of what yoga is in its entirety, where the practice of yoga comes from, and why we practice yoga to begin with.
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.
In this retreat, through clear and understandable philosophical discussions and plenty of actual practice, we will go beyond the confines of individual techniques and theories to discover the essence of all our practices. Elonne will encourage personal exploration and introspection so that each student may come to their own discoveries and insight of his/her relationship to the practice. Elonne aims to give students a realistic and maintainable practice to take home with them, as well as to encourage students to gain their own unique understanding.
Our mornings will start with breathing exercises - pranayama, intention setting, Vedic chanting and asana practice (led asana and self practice classes). During the afternoon sessions, Elonne will facilitate discussions and also lead restorative asana classes.
Additionally, during the week there will be a boat trip, a few silent beach walks and evening Satsang, where we practice meditation techniques as well as share chanting and/or kirtan.
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.
|7:00 am||Morning herbal tea|
|7:30 am||Intention and Day Opening
Breathwork-Pranayama and Meditation
|8:15 am||Asana Practice:
detailed guidance in the Asanas, develop and grow a self-practice from the Ashtanga Yoga series going through in led detail and mysore style
|10 am - 1 pm||Brunch buffet|
|4:00 pm||Special workshop covering both Asanas and Pranayama as well as the selected philosophical or anatomical topic. There will be some discussion and Q&A and some time working on the breath, poses and restorative yoga|
|6:00 pm||Dinner buffet|
|6 - 8 pm||Steam room available|
|7:30 pm||Evening program - video, satsang, meditation|
* Special group excursion during the week to some of the natural wonders of Koh Samui or its neighboring islands.
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
|Share two bedroom loft||€ 750 per person|
|Single superior room||€ 950 per person|
Upgrade to our Deluxe Suite additional cost on the total program package:
- € 50 per day
- € 320 for one week
- € 620 for two weeks
- € 900 for three weeks
- € 1100 for four weeks
We only have two deluxe one bedroom suites located in our most private building closest to the sea. They have a private bedroom, living room, fully equipped kitchen, generous bathroom and an extra large balcony. Both suites offer a modern open living room with sofa bed, LCD TV, working desk and DVD/ iPod Stereo. They are perfect for a family or couple. The additional rate is a flat rate based on the room and is added on to the total rate package whether a single individual, couple or family.
Our guestrooms are set back just over 50 meters from the water to provide you with a private community and greater security. A selection of our rooms enjoy this spectacular sea view, while others enjoy the tropical gardens scene.
The rate is inclusive of:
- Full yoga program
- Fully equipped accommodation with AC
- Full brunch and dinner buffets
- Mineral drinking water
- Herbal steam room
- Salt water swimming pool
- Wi Fi internet
- Service charge
- VAT government tax
Reserve your place on this program
If you wish to extend your stay to include a detox or wellness program, please use the Wellness Booking Form.
Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.