2016 dates announced soon
Cost $1950 (includes all meals and accommodation)
Earlybird Price $1800
*Earlybird – offer only available for bookings made more than 8 weeks prior to course commencement.
Embrace Breath, Asana and Meditation with Purna Yoga
Picture waking up to a breathtaking Balinese sunrise as it creeps its way above the horizon. Below the sparkling sun you see vast rice paddy fields and you watch as the rays shimmer through the tall rainforest trees. As you make your way to the yoga shala you stroll through the tranquil gardens, and pass the luscious salt water swimming pool. The crystal clear water flows infinitely, and you watch as it seems to trickle onto the fields, providing the rice and trees with sustenance.You enjoy a rejuvenating yoga and meditation practice, before indulging in a fresh, nutritious and delicious breakfast. You take some time to relax and unwind by the pool, enjoy a luscious massage, stroll into Ubud for some sight-seeing then make your way back to your sanctuary for a gentle, restorative yoga class followed by an evening of meditation, kirtan or discussion. Our Bali Yoga Retreats offer you the ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in your yoga practice, to truly unwind and take time to nurture yourself and experience the delights of Balinese culture. Experienced yogis can explore and enhance their practice, while new students can deepen their understanding of yoga asana (poses) and philosophy in a supportive and nurturing environment.
For a truly holistic experience led by the most knowledgeable teachers from the Byron Yoga Centre, join us to re-energise, unwind and re-connect with your true self while soaking up the blissful surrounds of beautiful Bali.
Our lead teachers offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share with participants. John Ogilvie, the founder and director of Byron Yoga Centre, has been teaching yoga for over twenty years. He encourages a light heartedness in our approach to yoga and to ourselves.
Michael Nazar has a background in fitness, remedial massage and sports injury therapy which is apparent in his dynamic Vinyasa flow-style classes. He has been practising yoga since 1990 and gained his level 1 and 2 teaching qualifications from Byron Yoga Centre in 2006 and 2007. Michael seeks to incorporate the ethical and moral teachings of yoga into his classes, as well as pranayama and meditation, and lectures on the teacher trainings as well as teaching regular general classes at the Centre.
Bettina Kahlert first did yoga more than 30 years ago and became serious during pregnancy 20 years ago. She trained as a fitness instructor 20 years ago and more recently complemented this with Pilates teacher training. Bettina has done 4 different yoga teacher trainings, most recently with John Ogilvie and has recently been studying the use of yoga nidra in rehabilitation, recording a CD in India. Bettina’s classes emphasise the core, pelvic floor and the bandhas. Bettina has been lucky to meet with and learn from several spiritual masters, including B.K.S. Iyengar, Pattabi Jois, T.K.V. Desikachar and Clive Sheridan.
Swami Pujan was born as Stephan Kahlert in Hamburg, Germany and became a Swami after his Initiation. Bhagvan Shree Rajneesh, the world famous Spiritual Guide and Eastern Philosophy Teacher who lived in Puma, India, initiated Stephan Kahlert and taught him that spirituality is a joyful journey full of passion and celebration. Pujan has worked in many different industries, as a change consultant in corporate Australia, in drug rehabilitation and in private practice as a counselor and therapist. He is a qualified Purna Yoga teacher, but his main focus remains always Jnana Yoga, the path of knowledge. Pujan has been teaching philosophy and meditation at Byron Yoga Centre for over six years, and has shared his knowledge with hundreds of students.
If you are looking to deepen your yoga practice whilst holidaying in a culturally diverse oasis then this is the retreat for you! On our Bali Yoga Retreat the new yogi will be nurtured and encouraged to explore their asana practice but also to modify poses and rest if necessary. Experienced practitioners can take their practice to a whole new level while being supported by our most experienced teachers. Held in conjunction with our twelve day yoga teacher training graduate program, you will have the opportunity to experience a variety of different teaching styles and personalities, and to deepen your understanding of the yogic way of life.Our holistic approach will give you what you need to develop a practice and lifestyle that you can sustain long after your holiday ends. We will focus not only on asana but also on meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises) and relaxation techniques. Our flexible schedule is designed for you to explore your yoga practice but also immerse yourself in the local culture with plenty of free time to explore. Create your own yoga retreat, and participate in as many or few activities as you wish. Our opening circle will take place at 3pm on the first day and morning classes begin the next day. The final day ends after our morning yoga practice and breakfast.
Sample retreat schedule: