* 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
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
Actions of Asana
Adjusting Beyond Alignment
proper alignment to help students transcend the physical posture
Sequencing and Verbal Cues
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 http://www.samahitaretreat.com/yoga-holidays.html Sunday will be a half day and Saturday free after morning Pranayama practice.