A 10-night, 9-day combined yoga holiday and 50-hour study immersion of Yin and Yang Yoga, restorative and therapeutic tools, applied anatomy, meditation and kirtan held at Bali’s premier retreat centre, Desa Seni Eco Village Resort, with Simon Low and Eija Tervonen.
Learn to significantly deepen and personalise your yoga practice and experience, integrate current anatomical information into your asana practice and teaching, use sound and mantra for meditation, health and healing, and infuse your yoga with spiritual and devotional elements for a more fulfilling life experience.
Sound and mantra will be taught and led by Kevin James Carrol and Daphne Tse.
This combined event has been scheduled deliberately on these dates so that anyone who is interested in attending all or part of the Bali Spirit Festival (31 March ? 5 April) on the same trip can do so. Simon and Eija will be teaching at the festival every day.
YOGA CLASSES Yoga classes take place in the mornings and late afternoon. The morning class is a more dynamic yang style class with continually flowing vinyasa and a broad spectrum of asana that build energy, flexibility and strength while deeply honouring the natural rhythms and construction of the human anatomy. Precision of alignment is balanced by circular and spiral movement patterns with particular emphasis on joint care and ease of movement. The afternoon class is a yin style class featuring deeply restorative asana alongside postures inspired by Taoist yoga that stimulate and balance the subtle body and the multi-dimensional web of connective tissues, offering a profoundly effective platform to embrace the purity of prescence and enquire the many facets of being.
These led morning and afternoon classes are common to all attendees. On six days of this nine-day holiday, we follow a teacher training schedule with those who take this as a study immersion, while the holiday attendees have time off. We will have study sessions during the day featuring audio-visual presentations, lectures and asana revision in the light of latest anatomical and kinesiological understanding. The 50 hours from this immersion can be taken as continuing professional development or collected towards certification with The Yoga Academy at the Yoga Alliance 500-hour level.
Led by two teachers, you will receive ample personal guidance and attention, with individual adjustments and modifications, where appropriate.
VENUE Desa Seni is a unique village-like eco community of listed original Indonesian houses, surrounded by charming balinese ricefields. The entire site has been very carefully cultivated with a magnificent range of tropical flowers and plants and homegrown vegetables, surrounded by wooden and stone sculptures, carvings and other antique and contemporary artefacts, which blend seamlessly into a relaxed indoor and outdoor museum-like collection. This creates a truly stunning environment, which includes a pool and patio area, two exceptional yoga salas, restaurant, boutique and a wellness centre with therapeutic treatments and a renowned resident naturopath.
Desa Seni is about 10-minute walk from the beach and a short ride from some of Bali?s preferred surfing destinations. It is also only 10 minutes from Seminyak, one of the best shopping areas in Bali, and 20 minutes from the international Denpasar Airport.
ACCOMMODATION Accommodation at Desa Seni is offered in listed original antique wooden houses that have been imported to the location after years of combing through various islands of Indonesia. Each house is detached and unique, has its own history and has been completely restored and refurbished with original Indonesian antique artefacts. The houses are surrounded by lush gardens, and most have their own verandas. Accommodation options are in triple-share, twin/double-share and single rooms.
CATERING Desa Seni is well known for its high standard of cuisine with a wide range of a la carte options. Group meals will usually be buffet style. Some juices and smoothies will be included in the accommodation package. Also available is an extensive range of smoothies, freshly squeezed juices, coconut water and other drinks, including beer and wine.
TO BOOK AS A HOLIDAY: Please go to the Calendar page of our website www.simonlonw.com and follow the link to the Desa Seni listing.
TO BOOK AS A 50-HOUR STUDY IMMERSION: Please select Ongoing Teacher Training on our website www.theyogaacdemy.org and follow the link to the Desa Seni immersion.
www.simonlow.com www.theyogaacademy.org www.yinyangyogatraining.com