Jane (39) first discovered yoga via a free class at university. She has been practicing ever since! Her wanderlust at 20 led her to India, she has lived over the globe and spent the last 12 years in and out of Patagonian Andes. She is deeply rooted in her yoga and meditation practice and is passionate about sharing her experiences. Specializing in Vinyasa, alignment, and heart opening meditation, she provides a beautiful balance between flow and workshop style classes, allowing for deeper exploration of the asana and embodiment of yoga.
Sam (30) is an educator, yoga teacher and a dance / movement therapist. New Zealand born and European raised, she specializes in the holistic therapy of dance movement; honoring the body, mind, and spirit - celebrating the whole human being. Combined with her beautiful studies in Yin and Hatha yoga, she gently guides people, enabling deep release, relaxation, and reconnection. Through yoga and embodied movement, she enables the uncovering of unconscious patterning; inner processes activation, and the allowance of self-healing and self-transformation.
This is one of, if not the best, stays we have ever had. The people and staff were friendly, it was clean, beautiful, and romantic. The yoga, cooking classes, swimming pool, and multiple lounge areas made it feel like a home away from home. It was so nice that we accidentally stayed an extra night! (Which they welcomed and accommodated without question). There are multiple local coffee shops and eateries just down the street/road. The city center is an easy 10 minute walk away. We will be visiting again!
a traveler United States
Stayed at the Ark to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Kuta Beach for a few days. The Ark was the perfect place to recharge our bodies weary from surfing. Total relaxation in a friendly and informal setting. Yoga on premises and close enough to downtown Ubud.
We had a great stay at the Ark! A big thank you to all of the staff who went the extra mile to make us feel at home. The common areas are nice for meeting people, as are the classes they offer - I enjoyed taking a Balinese cooking class and a yoga class. I liked that it is a peaceful place still within walking distance to Ubud, so we could take the hustle and bustle by choice. There are cafes close by, Mensari is good, Alchemy is great, and ask about the walking paths through the neighborhoods close by, spectacular. Overall I highly recommend!