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Pondok Pitaya is a hotel with a lush scenery, located on the edge of a natural volcanic black sand beach and beautiful cliff crafted by nature itself. Slip into a waking dream with clear sky, millions of stars blinking at night, accompanied by a tropical sea breeze. Some say Pondok Pitaya is a hotel, but it is also a home to many.
All rooms have been reconstructed from indigenous houses imported from Java, dating back to the 1930s. Rooms include twin share Surfer suites and large houses that can accommodate up to 8 people.
One of the best Balian Beach can offer, presenting our latest air con room - the River Suite, is a boutique hotel room designed for two people. Equipped with comfortable double beds and cooled air conditioned for those hot nights.
The room is constructed with teak wood and recycled boat wood and decorated in contemporary colors and fabrics.
Pondok Pitaya Yoga is suitable to all students, regardless of their level or experience in yoga. With the vibrant beach atmosphere, the class will move in several paces, as students begin to develop their asana practice. Fundamentals and alignment in postures, as well as breathing and meditation techniques are practiced, allowing students to gain an understanding of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga.
Students are given their yoga practice according to their ability. Newer and beginner students tend to have a much shorter practice than those with more experience. As one gains more strength, stamina, flexibility, and concentration, additional postures will be given to the student. The appreciation and gratitude of the word "given" comes from how the practice is taught in India, where a yoga practice is something that a teacher gives to a student as a spiritual practice, a way to enhance ones life. This is in comparison to learning a lot of postures at once in a typical modern class.
Pondok Pitayas yoga classes are structured classes, and the structure of the class depends on the teacher being able to keep track of what each student is doing. If a student has trouble with a particular asana, the teacher can offer a modification or work for a posture, which is consistent with the intention of the practice.
Nicky is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience in yoga with others and has guided students who have come to Bali from right around the world in the ancient art of yoga practice. Students testimonies speak for themselves of the respect that is held for Nicky’s teachings in how to live a life of integrity, balance and inner peace through the practice of yoga and meditation.
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McKall's passion for life is focused on everything from yoga, resistance training, to overall wellness, in everyday mindful living. She takes pleasure in paddle boarding, riding jet skis, body boarding, and is honing her new skills as surfer at Balian beach break. She loves to cook (then eat!) while following a healthy plant protein based lifestyle.
Oliver's philosophy is to maintain balance in life through exercise. He has also developed a course that develops strength, relaxes the body and uplifts the spirit.
Balian Beach, located in west Bali, is a 90-minute drive north of Seminyak. Pondok Pitaya is located on the edge of a natural volcanic black sand beach and beautiful cliff crafted by nature itself. The beach is perfect for long walks and has all year round waves for surfing. Many yoga groups are starting to look into Balian Beach as an alternative training spot other than Ubud.
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Balian Beach is not only famous for our accommodations, but also for surfers, yoga groups, and occasionally, the kite surfing community during windy months. For the coffee lovers, we are only 45 minutes away from the Tabanan mountain area, for a coffee plantation hike and fresh brewed Balinese coffee. You may as well experience the ultimate relaxation and pampering in Pondok Pitaya Spa. From stress-relieving massages, to rejuvenating body wraps, revitalizing scrubs, nourishing facials, and more. Experience a world of limitless adventure and sun-filled days in Balian, where you can live out your dream of being a surfer or enjoy a family holiday, with a few rounds of ice cold beers.