Practical Anatomy: The Next Step in Teaching and Adjusting with Integrity June 13-27, 2015 with Arielle Nash and Elonne Stockton


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Yoga Retreat (Thailand) Co., Ltd. 55/20-24 Moo 4, Namuang, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, 84140, Thailand
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Friday, 12 Jun 2015 to Friday, 26 Jun 2015
66780-83580 THB
What does that include?


* This course qualifies for 100 hours Continuing Education credit toward

Yoga Alliance 300 – and Centered Yoga 1100 – hour training

certification. Anatomy is a required course towards a continuing

education credit.


About the Retreat

Education sessions will be a combination of theoretical learning and

practical application, with a focus on “doing”. In addition to learning

about movement mechanics and actions involved in asana, we will explore

and apply what it means to adjust adhering to ahimsa and integrity.

 Through understanding proper alignment we can encourage practitioners

to go beyond the body and find the internal practice.

Additionally, we will learn about sequencing, verbal cues and use of silence in class.

We will go over in detail and practice adjustments from the Ashtanga

Primary Series, as well as key poses and preparations up to Dwi Pada

Sirsasana in Second Series, for those practicing these poses themselves.

Participant requests to review particular adjustments will be covered

as time permits.

Teachers will leave feeling confident in adjusting students and

practitioners will gain insight into their own body and practice.

Topics include: Introduction to Movement Mechanics

  • How movement is learned & created
  • The kinetic chain
  • Cueing movement vs. direction in teaching
  • Basic exercise physiology: stretching, strength and balance
  • The pathway to injury

Actions of Asana

  • Breathing & bandhas
  • Entering, exiting and being in asana
  • Forward bending
  • Hip internal & external rotation
  • Twisting
  • Back bending
  • Inverting

Adjusting Beyond Alignment

  • How to know if a student is straining (not only physically)
  • How much to adjust, what is appropriate and when
  • How to encourage and help people find the internal practice, using

    proper alignment to help students transcend the physical posture

  • Adjusting with integrity (adhering to ahimsa)

Sequencing and Verbal Cues

  • How to sequence a beginner, basic, and intermediate level “flow” or “vinyasa” class
  • Frameworks for restorative classes, with detailed outlines of classes
  • Sequencing that makes sense anatomically and energetically
  • Appropriate verbal cues for intended results
  • How to use silence in a class (when to talk and when to be quiet)


Arielle Nash-Degagne

Arielle has been interested in human movement since

she was a competitive teenage athlete, which led her to pursue her

degree in Kinesiology. After her degree and years of competitive sports,

she recognized the healing and balancing effects that a committed

Ashtanga practice created within her own body. In 2005, Ariellecompleted

the Centered Yoga Teacher Training, with Paul Dallaghan, where she was

fortunate to be introduced to Sri O.P. Tiwari and the study of

pranayama. In addition to travelling through Europe, South America,

Central America, India, China and Southeast Asia, she returned to

Thailand annually to grow in her practice,prior to making it her home in


Arielle teaches with humility and aims to guide students toward a

better understanding of their physicality. Arielle also teaches anatomy

in teacher trainings and continuing education courses, at Samahita and

other yoga studios. She is grateful to her teachers, Paul Dallaghan,

Tiwariji and R. Sharath Jois who have shared a part of themselves to

guide her along this path. For more please see her full see full bio.

Elonne Stockton


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 tea
7 am Seated Practice: Day Opening, Mantra, Pranayama
8 am Asana Practice: Ashtanga Vinyasa Mysore Style
10 am – 1 pm Brunch buffet
3 – 5 pm Practical Anatomy Education Sessions
5 – 6 pm Q&A and Applied Practical Session/Restorative Practice
6 – 8 pm Dinner buffet
6 – 8 pm Steam room available
7:30 pm Optional Evening Program –Video, Tratak, Kirtan, or Meditation

Based on request and availability, you are welcome to arrive early or

extend your stay. Our Residential and Wellness Programs details are on Sunday will be a half day and Saturday free after morning Pranayama practice.


Included for 66780-83580 THB

Retreat Rates (THB)
Single superior room 83,580 per person
Semi-Private room 75,180 per person
Share two bedroom loft 66,780 per person
Deluxe One Bedroom Suite
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.

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite - Additional cost on the total program package:

2,100 per day
13,440 for one week
26,040 for two weeks
37,800 for three weeks
46,200 for four weeks
Our guestrooms are set back just over 50 meters from the water to provide with 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.

It is possible to extend your time on detox day by day from an above program as fits your timeline. You can also add extra therapies and treatments to your program at a special discounted rate.

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
Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.