Yoga & Sacred Spirituality

Indonesia · November 3 - 8 2019

Are you ready to take your spiritual practice deeper with the ancient and magical teachings of yoga in blissful Bali?

Overview

Join Emma and Anna for a unique retreat experience nestled in the hilltop jungles near Ubud, Bali. This retreat will be filled with the beautiful practices of Jivamukti and Acro Yoga, that will have you feeling liberated and open while diving deep into your spirituality.

We will explore yogic philosophy and the practice of Jivamukti Yoga fueled by sacred, ancient teachings. You’ll learn how to incorporate these teachings into your modern lifestyle by exploring yogic Sanskrit texts and understanding their relevance in the world today.

This will be accompanied by a fun, strong, alignment-based asana where we’ll explore the human skeletal and muscular systems, as well as the magic of the energetic body and the subtle anatomy of the chakra system.

We’ll also delve into the interactive practice of Acro Yoga, where the wisdom of Yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics and the loving kindness of healing arts are blended into one. These three lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust & playfulness; enabling the participants to explore the body and it’s unlimited potential.

Included
  • Acro Yoga
  • Jivamukti Yoga
  • Yogic Philosophy
  • Guided Meditation
  • Kirtan Chanting
  • Therapeutics
  • Luxury Accommodations
  • 2 Healthy Vegetarian Meals Per Day (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Daily Afternoon Tea & Cake
  • Volunteer with a Local Animal Foundation
  • Holy Water Temple Blessing
  • Hike Mt. Batur and Hang with Monkeys!
  • Jamu & Boreh Class
  • Complimentary Shuttle to Ubud Every 2 Hours
  • Optional Guided Walk Through the Rice Paddies Every Morning
  • Explore Ubud’s Jungle and Rice Paddies
  • *We can help you book massages, Balinese flower baths, or any healing services
  • *Not included is airfare, airport transportation, tipping and extra activities

EMMA HENRY & ANNA KARIDES

Emma Henry was introduced to yoga in the mid 90s. Her background in dance and martial arts is evident in her dynamic, innovative and playful choreography and understanding of anatomy and the subtle body. Emma’s yogic path has led her to Mysore from practicing Astanga with Sri K Pattabhi Jois and to advanced certification in the Jivamukti method with Sharon Gannon and David Life.

Anna is a leading AcroYoga teacher in the UK with over a decade of teaching experience. With international teaching and training experience, Annahas been featured in leading publications from Vogue to The Guardian. She teaches in London’s best yoga studios and is a proud lululemon athletica legacy ambassador. Anna has been practicing with Emma for 15 years and will be leading the retreat's AcroYoga classes.

Blue Karma Ubud

A lush, boutique resort venue located just outside of the cultural epicentre of Ubud, Bali.

Overview

Between heaven and earth, 3.5 km from the centre of Ubud, in the middle of rice paddies, you’ll discover Blue Karma Resort Ubud, a Boutique Hotel de Charm, where everything waits for you to relax and to let go…

In the middle of this verdant haven of peace, built with respect of the environment, surrounded by fruit trees and deliciously perfumed plants, is a a 25m infinity pool, "Karma Yoga" pavillion, and qazebos with thatched roofs to rest and relax.

Attention is put on all areas of health and wellness including quality local, farm to table food!

The Plan

Check In

Check in is at 2pm on November 3rd, and we will start in the late afternoon/early evening once everyone is settled in. During each full day we will have a morning and evening sessions of Jivamukti and Acro Yoga classes with different focuses and themes.

Daily Schedule

The middle of the day will be for excursions like the Holy Water Temple, trips to Ubud, volunteering with BAWA (Bali Animal Welfare Association), and time to relax and soak in the magic of Bali.  The schedule will have a wide variety of offerings throughout the week, and everything is fully optional.  We encourage you to do what feels best, and also to show up fully ready to immerse yourself in health, wellness, inspiration, connection, and manifestation.

Check Out

Check out on November 8th at 12pm. If you’re flying out later in the day, you can spend the last day exploring Ubud, or stay at the retreat center and have them hold your bags while you enjoy the pool and spa.  We are here to help with any travel plans that you may need and we also have on-site experts and locals that are happy to assist you!