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Bali retreat 2016: On top of the Yoga…

A retreat is many things:

  • Escaping routine & transporting yourself away from one reality to treat yourself with another.
  • Leaving behind regular stresses that affect body & mind.
  • Taking a step back to assess who you are, how you are doing, & what it may be time to let go of or what you may want to encourage more of in your life.
  • Or it could simply be about escape, relaxation, new conversations, & fun!

It’s also about the body being able to open, move, & embrace different activities without
returning to stress states.

The island of Bali is perfect for this & our location choice this year, The Menjangan Resort in the Menjangan National Forest reserve, was absolutely ideal. By the end of the week, every cell in our bodies had been opened through Yoga, deeper breathing, laughter, & a host of other activities that we like to include for our participants:

  • snorkeling
  • horse riding
  • trail walking
  • massage
  • canoe trips
  • diving
  • healthy food!

Some pictures of the other elements of the retreat that filled in the space between our morning & evening Yoga sessions.

Leading this retreat was (& is always!) an absolute highlight of my year &, though we cherry pick the location every year, it’s almost as if the participants are specially chosen, too – simply as those who seize the moment to respond to the calling & join us!

Every sight, sound, breath, move, class, meal, walk, conversation, & person was something to treasure & file away in a very, very rich memory bank!




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Blissful Yoga Retreat in Bali

June 20 – 27, 2015: An 8 day retreat with me in Pemuteran, North Bali!


Our Yogalates Bali Bliss Retreat has been cherry-picked at the breathtaking Jeda Villa, in the village of Pemuteran, a well-known divers spot in the North-West of Bali.

Jeda Villa has 3 exclusive luxury pool villas and consists of two hectares of land with gorgeous sea, mountain and volcano views.

There is a beautiful semi-open yoga studio surrounded by large tropical gardens with a magnificent mountain backdrop. All villas have their own private luxury pools, terraces and traditional gazebos.

You’ll be saluting the morning sun with me and enjoying restorative sunset yoga every day, with clean and wholesome meals to tuck into.

In your free time you can explore the dense, rich nature at the Barat National Park, the surreal blue-green Iljean plateau (home to the largest acidic lake planet on earth surrounded by clouds), witness a local Balinese ceremony and pack your fins and ocean spirit to see Menjangan Island and Pemuteran Bay.

Of course, you can also do as little as possible, grab a book and unwind by the pool, enjoy your complimentary Balinese deep massage and just RELAX!

This retreat is organised by Noura El’Imam, who regularly schedules excellent and well-attended Yoga trainings and workshops to keep Dubai Yogis and Yogi-dreamers educated and up-to-date with anatomy, injury rehabilitation and in-depth industry knowledge.

We have four double rooms remaining! Check for more information about the highlight of your Summer! You do not want to miss this!