BALI Iyengar Yoga Retreat 2017

OCTOBER 22 – 28 with Suzi Chin Silicz

Give yourself the gift of a week of yoga in the inspirational & gentle surrounds of this lush Balinese environment. 

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The retreat has been carefully planned so there is time to focus on yoga, being on retreat and taking a break. This is why the cost includes accommodation and other extras so the only thing you need to plan is your air fare and the usual sundry travel arrangements.

The retreat is for beginners to more experienced practitioners, so everyone is welcome and catered for.

The venue, Alam Indah, is a family run hotel with friendly staff who welcome us with open hearts. There is a swimming pool and villa style rooms situated in beautiful gardens within a jungle atmosphere. Arrive to check in at 2 pm. The friendly staff will help settle you into your room and show you around. The 12 unique rooms all offer air-conditioning & fans and are nestled in wonderful gardens. Some overlook the jungle valley, others have garden views.

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The Yoga sessions start on Sunday afternoon at 4 pm. The space has a cool floor and looks out onto tropical gardens. Most of the equipment is supplied. The morning sessions start with a guided meditation then tea followed by a 2 hour yoga asana class. Then we get together again in the afternoons for restorative & pranayama.

Ubud is the cultural centre of Bali. There are many places of interest to visit or spend the free time during the days and evenings just relaxing. By the end of the last retreat, we didn’t want to leave!

Cost Includes:
* Yoga Asana, pranayama & restorative classes plus guided meditation daily
* Transfers to & from the airport to Ubud
* 6 nights single accommodation (own room; share costs are available upon request)
* Breakfast & afternoon tea daily
* Welcome dinner
* Hire of some yoga equipment
* Cultural day outing
* Free daily shuttle service to local surrounds, wifi, fruit, tea & coffee, filtered water etc.
* 10% discount for hotel Spa treatments.
* A Bali Retreat 2017 information pack sent to all participants.
Please Note: Airfares are not included.

Costs:
A registration deposit of $350 is required per person to hold a place and block accommodation.
Consider registering your space asap, so we can reserve your room.

Cost: $1,870* due by September 22, 2017. (*Costs are based on Single occupancy accommodation.)

Share Accommodation:
♦ A quote for twin share costs per person with both attending the retreat are available. Please request a quote via the form below.
♦ If you have an non participating friend or partner/family members you wish to share the room with, please request a quote via the form below.

Registration steps and payment:

1. 
A registration deposit of $350 per person. Bali Yoga #2 2016
2. All payments are via bank transfer.
3. Complete the contact form below and indicate if you wish to register and we will email you banking details.
4. Once we receive your registration and deposit we will block accommodation for you.

Overseas payments:
1. 
A registration deposit of $350 per person is required to secure a space and block accommodation.
2. Only for non-Australian residents:
For your convenience, if you live outside of Australia you can
make secure payments with PayPal via links below: Please note there is a 2.6% surcharge added for PayPal payments.
Deposit to secure space: $362.60
Full Fee due Sept 22, 2017: $1,918.60
Full fee, less deposit: $1,559.20

Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via international bank transfer, Please request details by filling in the contact form below.

Travel recommendations: It is advised that participants have travel insurance cover and the appropriate vaccinations if desired.

Terms & Conditions: Read the retreat’s T&C’s HERE if you need to withdraw/cancel.

More about the Retreat

Being on a yoga retreat offers the time to let go of your daily commitments and to connect to yourself on a more profound level using yoga as a guide. Time aside to experience daily yoga and it’s effects. This is very different to just going to classes around your usual life and obligations. The tropical weather also brings a certain experience to the body’s response to yoga.
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The focus on retreat is time to practice yoga and the process of self discovery. Time to unwind certainly, but also a time aside to work on yoga learning without the demands of work or day to day commitments. A retreat can mean different things to us all. For some it is a chance to have quiet time to relax and reflect. Others it takes on a more awakening experience of exploring and moving out of the normal routines in life. What ever shape your day takes on, yoga will help you navigate your time on retreat with a sense of space and sensitivity.

Mornings
 commence with sitting meditation for 20 minutes and then a cup of tea. Then there is a 2 hour asana class in the cooler and serene hours of the morning followed by breakfast.

During the day there is plenty of time for you to unwind and relax in the lush hotel surrounds and pool if you wish and imbibe yourself in the daily retreat experience. You will also have time during the days to explore Ubud and it’s many wonderful sights. Nearby, you can visit many art galleries, temples, day spas, cafes, etc.

In the later afternoon we meet again for 1 1/2 hours of restorative yoga and pranayama to complete the yoga story for the day. Whether you are a beginner to yoga or more experienced, restoring and breathing in the afternoon each day helps to reunite and fortify the body’s connection to the yoga process of mind, body and breath.

Evenings can be spent in a variety of ways. The peaceful surroundings offer quiet time to spend reading, writing or enjoying an evening get together. You can dine either in your room or in the hotel’s relaxed outdoor dining room with indonesian and western choices or make use of the free shuttle service into Ubud and dine out at one of the many restaurants.

Accommodation for the retreat is at Alam Indah http://www.alamindahbali.com/, a peaceful and beautiful balinese hotel situated in Nyuhkuning village and within an easy 10 minute walk into Ubud. The bungalow/villa style rooms are situated amidst lush tropical gardens and exude an ambience of true balinese culture. The staff are professional and very friendly. You will find this will help make your stay in Bali and the retreat experience memorable. The rooms have either a verandah or porch so you can enjoy the natural surrounds in privacy. There is also a beautiful swimming pool nestled in the jungle to cool off in during the day. The whole area is private and has a quiet and settled feeling, no TV and conducive to retreating.

imageAbout the teacher
Suzi Chin Silicz has been practising Iyengar Yoga for over 30 years and teaching for 20. She is a Junior Intermediate Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher with a solid background in teaching long term classes in Sydney, Australia. Suzi continues to teach at The Yoga Centre East Redfern – An Iyengar Institute with Caroline Coggins who has been her teacher and mentor in Yoga for over 3 decades. Suzi also teaches classes at The Neutral Bay Yoga Centre and at The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. Suzi sees herself as a teacher in daily life, offering a regular routine and reference for people to feel steadiness in their lives via yoga. She believes this is the essence of Yoga, returning to our foundations, revisiting, reassessing and refreshing our lives through the “eyes” of  a Yoga practice and what it feeds back to us. Suzi has also studied Yoga with the Iyengars in Pune, India and Yoga therapy with Stephanie Quirk.

Register by completing the contact form below:

 

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