“Divine Balance” Bali Bliss Retreat with Mark & Carolina: August 2017

Saturday 12th Aug 2017

Yoga Shala

The week is part spiritual odyssey, part adventure, part holiday and serious fun!
Find divine Balance and Inner Grace in a blissful week of Yoga, relaxation and wonder. 

Our retreat theme is BALANCE. We can create this with simple, profoundly effective breathing (pranayama) and yoga postures and easy meditation available to anyone. Pure Bliss…

Let this playful retreat inspire you to find new horizons in your yoga and towards living a fulfilling life with beauty and passion off the mat.

After dark there is plenty of time to sample the local nightlife right on your door-step with tempting restaurants, happy hour cocktails and live music if you wish. Fun is encouraged as part of a balanced yoga week!

 

Yoga Sessions: what to expect

Workshop spaceOur aim is for you to enjoy a well-earned, healthy holiday in gorgeous surroundings, with the opportunity to practice yoga & meditation twice per day. There is no compulsion to attend all sessions, but they will build sequentially as your stay unfolds.

Mornings will offer creative, flowing asana sequences, sun salutations, and invigorating pranayama (breathing) practices, with time for deep relaxation.

Pool

Afternoons will be an individually-tailored rejuvenating restorative or Yin yoga session to give a totally yummy boost of energy and sense of well-being!

Our teaching includes all the tools of yoga (postures/breathing/focus/relaxation) to lead you in a spiritual and holistic practice. Asana (posture) practice is adapted to your physical and energetic state on the day.

Our prime concern is your safety, so sessions will be adapted to suit all levels of experience – even for those with injuries are welcome.

 

BaliYoga3A typical day’s schedule:

  • 7.00 – 8.30am morning yoga and pranayama in your beautiful rooftop yoga shala
  • 8.30am: healthy buffet breakfast overlooking the pool
  • 10.30 – 12pm alternate days: optional meditation and sessions on the philosophy and practice of yoga
    OR
    free time for spa treatments, shopping, local excursions
  • One day includes downhill cycling (braking) expedition from the volcano down to lunch in Ubud!
  • Approx 4.30pm – 5.45 pm : rejuvenating restorative yoga practice
  • Dinner at your leisure, in the many nearby healthy restaurants

 

Twin Room with ensuiteThe Details & Inclusions:

  • 7 nights’ accommodation (including cooked breakfast and air-con) in stunning central Ubud Yoga Resort.
  • Airport transfers to/from the resort.
  • 23 hours varied yoga practice, instruction, discussion, meditation and more
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners in Ubud
  • 1 hour massage treatment
  • Downhill cycling tour
  • Free time to explore and enjoy glorious Bali culture, food and excursions.
  • Full Yoga notes are provided from the talks and daily themes explored.


Q: What Yoga Style will we do?
A: Yoga-Yoga.

Varied practices to suit different occasions and needs from flowing vinyasa to gentle restorative  practices, plus detailed instruction in Meditation and Pranayama.

What will I learn?Narasoma pool

  • New techniques to refine alignment , breath and safety in your Yoga
  • New directions to inspire you to practice more regularly.
  • Understanding of why and how your yoga works and the ultimate goals and directions you can achieve. (see outline plan below for more details)


Retreat Plan:

  • Arrive Saturday August 12. Accommodation is included for Saturday night
  • Sunday 13: Foundations of Balance: Alignment, Safety, Bandhas, Steadiness
    Welcome dinner
  • img_20160624_204725Monday 14: Balance: Pranayama/breathing for inner and outer harmony
  • Tuesday 15: Pratyahara: the journey within and Meditation
  • Wednesday 16: Freedom to move, the pleasure of being you in your body.
    Downhill cycling tour
  • Thursday 17: Pathways to freedom and meaning
  • Friday 18t: Lila, Joyful living and the play of energies.
    Farewell dinner
  • Saturday 19: Completion and Namaste!
    Depart on evening flight or transfer elsewhere in Bali

 

Video Preview of 2017 Retreat


Who’s it for?

Anyone with a little yoga experience, even those with injuries. All levels welcome.


What does it Cost?

Twin-Share: AUS$1485 (deposit $600)
Single room: AUS$1895 (deposit $600)img_20160626_155402

Balance due by July 1st, 2017

  • Includes airport transfers to/from resort only (no onward transfer within Bali)
  • Twin share room (or single supplement) with en-suite and huge balcony
  • Cooked healthy breakfast daily
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • 16 yoga sessions
  • Downhill cycling tour
  • Free WiFi
  • Use of yoga shala and Shiva meditation cave

 

About Narasoma resort:
Breakfast
A peaceful sanctuary right in the heart of Ubud. There are 8 air-conditioned twin-share or double rooms. Almost brand new but built in traditional Balinese-style with generous balcony and beautiful gardens.
Facilities include a roof top yoga studio, workshop area, communal kitchen, dining area, swimming pool, meditation cave and spiritual library, gardens and spa treatments.
We are located 60m from the soccer pitch in central Ubud off Monkey Forest Road within easy walk of literally 100’s of amazing cafes, bars, restaurants and shops, temple dancing and other cultural icons.

 

 

Meet Your Teachers:

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Mark Fiji CroppedMark is the founder of Qi Health & Yoga and has practiced Yoga for 24 years with well over 10,000 teaching hours under his belt. He holds Senior/Level 3 membership of YogaAustralia. This is his 9th retreat he’s hosted in Bali so he knows and loves the local culture and people.

You’ll find his teaching lively and often irreverent whilst respecting the ancient traditions of Yoga. With a gentle but intense Vinyasa style, he pays great attention to sequencing and breath in order to prepare the body & mind to receive the profound benefits of yoga.
Mark uses self-inquiry (swadhyaya) to inspire your curiosity to explore how to be truly happy through an organic, playful, grounded and mindful approach using all the tools of yoga, not just postures.
He focuses on developing practical skills that will transform the quality of your daily life. (There’s no point in learning the perfect head-stand if it doesn’t make your life happier in some way!)

 

Carolina Pugliese

carolina-pugliese-beachCarolina has been practicing Yoga for over 14 years and is a graduate of the Qi  Teacher Training diploma. She is one of Qi’s most popular teachers for good reason, combining passion and skill in Hatha and restorative yoga with qualifications in Yin Yoga. Expect a calm, beautiful and soulful Brazilian mix to spice up your yoga and your retreat.

Her practice is founded on continuous exploration mixing passion, acceptance, curiosity and discipline. She is constantly looking for advanced knowledge aiming to widen and grow as a teacher studying advanced techniques with internationally acclaimed teachers to share with her many students.

Carolina is a supportive and inspiring teacher, sharing a sense of discipline yet with lightness, joy and ease.

When

Saturday 12th Aug 2017 To Saturday 19th Aug 2017
7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Where

Ubud, Bali

Price

Single Room $1895
Twin Share $1485

Cancellation policy: No refund after July 1 unless your place can be filled from wait list
Before July 1st refund less $25 cancellation fee

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Bali is the perfect backdrop to experience the magic of yoga. If you want to recalibrate or deepen your practice there’s no better way. Mark is so generous with his knowledge and gentle in his practice. we’ve learned a lot about ourselves and yoga and our practice – and still had a holiday!
This lapsed yogi goes home inspired and rested and eager!

 

Claire (Bali retreat 2015)

I have never felt so relaxed physically and internally. I feel calm, centred and peaceful. It gave me an opportunity to step back and look at what is important in my life.

Caress (Bali 2015 retreat)

A sense of slowing down. I would recommend it for the balance that having two teachers gives you and how they explain the same thing slightly differently so it can be understood by more people in  a diverse group.

Geneva (Bali 2015 Retreat)