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Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Malaysia.
Join Yoga Tree for a short recharging and relaxing yoga retreat in the lush surroundings of Kuala Lumpur city. Whether your idea of bliss is stretching just steps from a tropical jungle or practicing meditation on a rocky mountaintop, this yoga retreat offers opportunities to seriously get your Om on. Held in the beautiful town of Serendah, Yoga Tree offers a retreat themed with a variety of activities, from forest walking to wild swimming. You will get back to your daily life feeling fit and happy!
During the retreat, you will be staying at Sekeping Serendah Retreats. Located only an hour's drive away from busy Kuala Lumpur, this private retreat resort adopts an open concept for you to truly enjoy the beauty of nature. Cell signal is barely available here but that's exactly what makes it the perfect sanctuary for those who seek privacy and peace. The sheds are intentionally kept basic and free from lavishness. They are seen more as glorified tents to provide basic shelter for its inhabitants as they commune with the land.
Sekeping Serendah consists of 10 sheds set within 5 acres of tropical rainforest. The sheds float gently over the forest floor beside a bubbling brook.
Yoga has been practiced for at least 5000 years as a means to reach both physiological and spiritual mastery. Originally from India, yoga is today practiced throughout the world by people seeking to understand their body, gain greater control over their mind and to improve their flexibility and strength.
Yoga is actually one of the six schools of Hindu philosophy; it focuses on meditation as a path to self-knowledge and liberation. The deep connection between mind and body that can be attained through yoga is what attracts millions of people to regular yogic practices.
Sivananda yoga is a form of Hatha yoga that emphasizes on maintaining the health and mental well-being of practitioners. It aims to retain the vitality of body through five core principles that are:
A typical yoga class opens with relaxation and chanting, followed by three rounds of cleansing breath and six rounds of alternate nostril breathing. Students then warm up with sun salutations and leg lifts. The class includes, but is not limited to, the following 12 poses which strengthen, stretch, and relax every muscle, joint, and organ in the body: headstand; shoulderstand; plough; fish; sitting forward bend; cobra; locust; bow; spinal twist; crow; standing forward bend; triangle. There are modifications available for every pose to accommodate all levels of practice and all body types.
After years of practicing different yoga styles, she decided to deepen her practice in Sivananda Yoga which was introduced to her in 1987 while in Kathmandu. In 2013, she took up Sivananda Teacher Training in India at the Himalaya. She then pursued further by attending workshops in Sivananda Ashrams in various part of Europe. In February 2016, she completed Advanced Teacher Training in Kerala, India. Having attended workshops and tutelage under of experienced teachers, she aspires to share her passion for yoga with great pleasure.
Sekeping Serendah is located near a sleepy one street town of Serendah, about an hour drive north of Kuala Lumpur. Drive time from Serendah town to the retreat is about 5 minutes, meandering past 2 Orang Asli villages.
You will be served vegetarian breakfast and a light dinner on the first day of the retreat.
Please book your flight to arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL).
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