Join a real Bali yoga retreat with two experienced Hatha Vinyasa Yin teachers while secluded in nature, in one of Bali's best kept secrets, the Sidemen River Valley, East Bali. A natural and tranquil haven to reconnect with yourself and nature. This retreat will give you plenty of time to develop and practice yoga and meditation practices. You will be focusing on Hatha practices and Vinyasa sequences, basic pranayama (breathing) exercises, as well as body and breath awareness meditations.
The maximum participants in the group is 14.
Nirarta has 11 guest rooms in six bungalows, each with delightful views. The bungalows offer a choice of accommodation to suit different tastes and budgets. All rooms have fans and are well ventilated
Start your day with Hatha Vinyasa yoga based sessions, including guided relaxation and meditation; followed by a light breakfast. There will be a silent meditation session before lunch. Evening classes will be based on worship style, focusing on specific skill sets like inversions, backbends, arm balancing, or relax in Yin and Restorative postures. You will also join a relaxing “roll and release class”, learning to use myofascial release balls to deeply relax around the body.
In between classes, feel free to swim in the river, walk in the valley rice fields, have one of your relaxing massages, connect with yourself, and other fellow students.
This retreat is suitable for both absolute beginners and intermediate students.
You have the option to choose one excursion during your retreat.
Steve was born in New Zealand and has travelled widely. He has been fortunate to have experienced many forms of yoga practices and physical fitness. His latest passion is mountain biking and pranayama.
This retreat will take place at Nirarta Retreat Center, located at Sidemen Valley, East Bali. Only a half hour from both magnificent mountains and seashores is the center’s lush gardens nestled in terraced rice fields. Overlooking the Unda river, Nirarta Retreat Center is surrounded by a ring of green hills in unspoilt East Bali. Here, nature's unfolding presence sustains the natural unfolding of your own renewal.
Besides creating a safe and serene holding environment, much of what they offer at Nirarta in their one-to-one work, retreats, and seminars is to help those who visit the retreat, including dealing with external changes occurring in their lives, identify and initiate shifts in behavior, focus, or direction; set up and consolidate the kind of deep learning that will support such change; and support the natural process of growth that is bringing a person to a new level of integration.
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The price of this retreat includes daily vegetarian and fresh healthy food.
During your free time, you can walk through the valley or down to the river.
The price of this retreat includes one Balinese relaxing massage. Additional treatments can be booked for an extra cost.
Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Transfer from the airport is included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport.
"I had a truly exceptional time during my yoga teacher training with 'Asia Pacific Yoga'."
"Surrounded by the lush, green landscape of Sideman it was a beautiful place to ponder and reflect on our learning throughout the course. The location certainly assisted in creating a calm and balanced atmosphere. Furthermore, the staff were very welcoming, helpful and always greeted us with warming smiles. Also, the food was healthy and plentiful."
"I'm very grateful for Steve Hall for providing such an unforgettable Teacher training experience. His continual guidance, support and passion for yoga is inspiring and he made sure everyone had a memorable time. His teaching is filled with humour, relaxed and encouraging. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience which he effortlessly shared with us at every opportunity throughout the course both in and out of class. The other teachers on the course were also very experienced and shared their knowledge with passion."
"Kat's strength and dedication to her practice is beautiful. Her advice on postures, flows and adjustments were really helpful. I particularly benefited from one of her powerful chakra meditations."
"Geri's calm and nurturing approach to teaching was welcomed by everyone. Her demonstrations and insight into yin and restorative yoga were wonderful."
"Malcolm joined us for two days to assist with teachings of anatomy. His passionate approach and knowledge of how the body works in connection with the mind is exceptional."
"A definite highlight of this course are the people you share the experience with. I feel overwhelming gratitude for the friendships I developed. I was surrounded by a supportive and caring family of fellow yogis. We danced, we sang, we laughed, we cried, we hugged and we shared. I was fortunate to be surrounded by such compassionate, inspiring and warmhearted people. Friends for life."
"I was apprehensive and hesitant about joining this YTT and I'm grateful for my wife for encouraging me to join her on this course. I'm leaving Bali with a greater knowledge of yoga, personal growth, friendship and confidence in sharing all I've learned during this unforgettable adventure."