More than a Yoga Retreat in Bali
At Bliss Sanctuary For Women we go beyond a normal yoga retreat or yoga holiday experience by offering you unlimited yoga with a choice of 3 – 5 classes per day at a nearby specialist yoga centre.
So many guests tell us yoga was a highlight of their stay with us immersed amongst some of Bali’s leading yoga centres with gorgeous outdoor yoga shala’s and amazing teachers. Guests truly love their unlimited and varied yoga experience so much more than if it was done at the sanctuary. The settings are gorgeous, the teachers the best Bali has to offer and the classes amazing. And you can do as much or as little as you like. Beginners are more than welcome and accepted with love.
Choose your itinerary, your yoga teachers, yoga styles and levels and overall experience. You can tailor make your yoga experience exactly the way you would like it in the beautiful outdoor oversized bale’s surrounded by lush tropical gardens, tranquil sounds and quiet breath of other yoga lovers.
You have the freedom to choose your yoga experience according to your level of yoga knowledge. As a beginner you don’t need to feel self conscious in a yoga retreat class catering to all levels, just go at your own pace in a place of yoga love. And if you’re an advanced yogi, maybe you’re already an instructor or training to be one? Then your yoga retreat Bali experience can challenge you and help you grow within a serene sanctuary environment full of choice.
The Bliss Sanctuary yoga experience is unlike any other yoga vacation or retreat. With us you choose your own yoga retreat experience, you design it according to your own wants and needs … not of those of a group.
Classes are held throughout the day and give you the choice according to times, teachers, various styles of yoga and the overall experience you would like to have.
We have chosen some of Bali’s best specialist yoga centres for your yoga experience. They continue to lead the way with yoga in Bali with the best teachers from all over the world, a huge amount of different styles, and various classes throughout the day at different times.
And don’t forget with ALL of our packages UNLIMITED yoga is included.
So you choose which yoga classes you would like, when you would like to go and how often. If you choose to do 3+ classes a day you can with us!
All yoga props are included
We have a lot of beginners who come to Bliss and if you think you may feel a little overwhelmed with some of the more advanced yogi’s in the general classes, remember we can organize 1:1 yoga sessions for you either at the specialist yoga centre or we can arrange for instructors to come and do yoga in your room or down at the beach. Our original healer Sami also does healing yoga which is a great personal private introduction for you, available in your room at Bliss. Our specialist yoga centre also provides beginners classes.
Styles of Yoga
Create your own yoga retreat and experience multiple styles of yoga with amazing instructors from all over the world.
Anusara which means ‘flowing with grace’ is a form of yoga that focuses on alignment.
The principal aspects that define Anusara are:
- a philosophy defined from tantra which teaches that all things are good.
- a vinyasa style practice that emphasises heart opening and the application of the universal principles of alignment not by fixing and correcting students but by enhancing the qualities that are already present in each students poses.
This style of yoga is about empowering the individual, focusing on goodness through self esteem. It is a joyful creative process incorporating the three A’s… Attitude, Alignment, Action
Every pose is ‘opening to grace’ meaningfully connected to the overall purpose of yoga focusing on postural alignment, balance and stability with positivity and freedom.
The aim of each class is to have the student leaving with an overall feeling of empowerment by feeling better about oneself.
What a positive way to start or finish the day, focusing on the good and having the intention of energy flow through the muscles and organically through oneself celebrating each individuals divine nature. To find out more about this discipline of yoga there is a fantastic video you can watch here.
The Kundalini is untapped energy (prana) at the base of the spine that can be drawn up through the body awakening each of the seven chakras. Full enlightenment occurs when this energy reaches the crown chakra at the top of the head. Kundalini energy is often represented as a snake coiled at the bottom of the spine.
Kundalini has a specific focus on breath and movement where each Kundalini Yoga asana series is done with a specific breathing technique that intensifies the effects of the poses with the purpose of freeing energy in the lower body and allowing it to move upwards. Kundalini sequences called kriyas may consist of rapid, repetitive movements done with in conjunction with a designated breathing method or holding a pose while breathing in a particular way.
Kundalini is one of the more spiritual types of yoga. It goes beyond the physical performance of poses with its emphasis on breathing, meditation, mudras and chanting. However, the Kundalini sequences can be very physically intense. This type of yoga appeals to those who are up for both mental and physical challenges. Find out more about kundalini yoga here.
Hatha Yoga is the most widely practiced form of yoga in the world. Hatha Yoga uses postures (asana) and conscious breathing (Pranayama) in combination with mental focus to develop awareness, strength and flexibility, and relaxation. Through proper alignment and mindful actions of the body, Hatha Yoga brings balance, strength, and a sense of well-being to the practitioner.
The word hatha is a combination of the Sanskrit words for “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha). Hatha Yoga describes any of the physical practices of yoga. Dynamic Hatha Yoga means a vigorously active physical yoga.
Some benefits of Hatha Yoga
- Builds strength
- Increases flexibility and muscle tone
- Brings focus to the mind
- Encourages physical and mental balance
- Develops proper body alignment
- Reduces stress
- Encourages a sense of calm and peace
- Increases lung capacity for better breathing
This is a good place to learn beginners poses, relaxation techniques, and become comfortable with yoga. Find out more about Hatha yoga here.
Vinyasa Bhakti Flow Yoga
Vinyasa Bhakti Flow Yoga is a dynamic, soulful, devotional and rejuvenating physical yoga practice fusing the principles of hatha vinyasa yoga ( the union of body, breath, and movement) and the qualities of bhakti yoga (gratitude, open-heartedness, humility, compassion, and devotion). At any level, you are encouraged to honor Yourself.
Classes will generally involve a flow of movement through a series of poses – building heat, stamina and suppleness, paced either moderately or vigorously depending on the level.
A system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.
“Pranayama is control of Breath”. “Prana” is Breath or vital energy in the body. On subtle levels prana represents the pranic energy responsible for life or life force, and “ayama” means control. So Pranayama is “Control of Breath”. One can control the rhythms of pranic energy with pranayama and achieve healthy body and mind.
Five types of prana are responsible for various pranic activities in the body, they are Prana, Apana, Vyan, Udana & Samana. Out of these Prana and Apana are most important. Prana is upward flowing and Apana is downward flowing. Practice of Pranayama achieves the balance in the activities of these pranas, which results in healthy body and mind.
Yoga is a personal, empowering experience and personalizing your experience is what we do best at Bliss. To organise your personalized yoga experience at Bliss just speak to your hostess who will be able to make suggestions that suit you individually.
For those of you who want your Blissful experience to be a kind, nurturing, personal experience our yoga package may be exactly what you need. Here we add 3 x 1:1 lessons to your already unlimited yoga classes.
So much more than a one off yoga vacation, at Bliss we combine a women’s retreat with a unique Bali yoga retreat experience where you follow your yoga bliss your way … unlimited, gorgeous, blissful.