Oráriu yoga Janeiru 2019/ January 2019

Lets set some positive intentions for the New Year by using the last day of the old year to reflect, and self-reflect. All morning classes are planned, also January first, but please give a 24 notice if you have the intention to join the class. Friday 4th of January no morning class.

The Tuesday and Wednesday evening classes are cancelled and will be back next week.
The 200hr yoga teacher training has started and a few more classes have been added to the schedule, for the most the schedule is as it was in 2018.

The early morning weekday classes (@Uma Dame and Wednesday at @Ocean View)have as focus the self practice of yoga and lean towards the Mysore style of teaching.

The weekend early morning classes at Ocean View are an extended variation of these classes in Led style.

The Thursday evening 6 p.m. class is Ashtanga vinyasa yoga primary series for anyone that cannot make it to any of the morning classes . It is a Led style though can move towards Mysore style during the coming months.

Interested in practicing Mysore but not sure enough to bring it to class, I m available for private sessions too.

The Saturday 9 a.m. morning class @Ocean View is the best class to (re)start your yoga practice or to experience an all around balanced hatha yoga class.

Sunday 9 a.m. morning class @Ocean View and Tuesday 6.15 p.m. evening class @U.N.D.P. give a complete practice too.

The weekend afternoon special classes are both for beginners and the more experienced practitioner. It is about the interest to move deeper into a certain area of the yoga practice, let it be hips, core strength, focus, meditation and back bend. @Uma iis Tasi.

We thank all our students for your continuous support. With your help we could support various organizations in Timor Leste that work in line with our yoga philosophy/business ethics and who contribute to the development of Timor Leste in a balanced, harmonious way. With your support we could also provide yoga classes to the less financial fortunate students.

Many thanks and wishing you a blissful, peaceful and shining 2019.

Namaste

#diliashtangayoga #diliyoga #yogatimor #yogaeveryday #yogictraveltimor

Dili Ashtanga Yoga

First yoga school / shala in Dili , Timor Leste /East Timor

Dili Ashtanga Yoga offers various yoga classes, workshops ,yoga retreats at various locations around Dili . From Ashtanga vinyasa yoga (Mysore style & LED), Hatha yoga to yin yoga and anything in between. At the city center to beach locations. Primary series and beyond. Suitable for all levels. For anyone who is interested in the practice of yoga.

December yoga schedule 2018 Dili Timor Leste

Oráriu Dezembru December yoga schedule 2018

Yoga schedule for Dili Timor Leste December 2018

The 2nd 200hr plus, yoga alliance certified , yoga teacher training (YTT) by Dili Ashtanga Yoga will be starting in December. The program can be taken as a whole or modules (Yoga Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Methodology and Yoga Asana adjusting) can be chosen separately. The ytt can be a great tool to deepen your yoga practice and to create a solid practice. The schedule will be organised per student’s availability . For more information contact me per email ahimsaka.satya@gmail.com

The self practice of yoga is an important practice and is the foundation of self realization . All the classes in more or lesser extent are directed to this direction. The private classes can be used to get (re)started with a personal self practice and based on the individual needs of your (ayurvedic) body constitution to find harmony. Or as a preparation for any of the other group or semi group classes and they can be excellent for joining the mysore morning classes. For more information contact me per email ahimsaka.satya@gmail.com
Mysore style classes is an individual practice within in a group. You will share the dynamics and energy of a group class without having to adjust your pace or breath. You can come when you can, do your practice and leave when you are finished. It is a unique way of doing class and related to the Ashtanga yoga style. But not limited to it.

Dili Ashtanga Yoga

First yoga school / shala in Dili , Timor Leste /East Timor

Dili Ashtanga Yoga offers various yoga classes, workshops ,yoga retreats at various locations around Dili . From Ashtanga vinyasa yoga (Mysore style & LED), Hatha yoga to yin yoga and anything in between. At the city center to beach locations. Primary series and beyond. Suitable for all levels. For anyone who is interested in the practice of yoga.

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Dili Ashtanga Yoga

First yoga school / shala in Dili , Timor Leste /East Timor

Dili Ashtanga Yoga offers various yoga classes, workshops ,yoga retreats at various locations around Dili . From Ashtanga vinyasa yoga (Mysore style & LED), Hatha yoga to yin yoga and anything in between. At the city center to beach locations. Primary series and beyond. Suitable for all levels. For anyone who is interested in the practice of yoga.

Oráriu Outubru / YOGA schedule October 2018

Dili Ashtanga Yoga

First yoga school / shala in Dili , Timor Leste /East Timor

Dili Ashtanga Yoga offers various yoga classes, workshops ,yoga retreats at various locations around Dili . From Ashtanga vinyasa yoga (Mysore style & LED), Hatha yoga to yin yoga and anything in between. At the city center to beach locations. Primary series and beyond. Suitable for all levels. For anyone who is interested in the practice of yoga.Screenshot_2018-09-28-14-25-31_1Screenshot_2018-09-28-14-27-14_1Screenshot_2018-09-28-14-29-10_1Screenshot_2018-09-28-14-30-50_1

Dili Ashtanga Yoga

First yoga school / shala in Dili , Timor Leste /East Timor

Dili Ashtanga Yoga offers various yoga classes, workshops ,yoga retreats at various locations around Dili . From Ashtanga vinyasa yoga (Mysore style & LED), Hatha yoga to yin yoga and anything in between. At the city center to beach locations. Primary series and beyond. Suitable for all levels. For anyone who is interested in the practice of yoga.

200+hr Yoga teacher training, Dili Timor Leste

DILI ASHTANGA YOGA LDA (D.A.Y)

will conduct two 200+hr yoga teacher trainings in 2018, in Dili, Timor Leste.

For more information see below and when interested please send an e-mail to; ahimsaka.satya@gmail.com.

D.A.Y. is the first yoga school in Timor Leste,and dedicated to offer the (self) practice of yoga to anyone who is interested. These YTT will be the first in its kind in Timor Leste, and we are excited to build up a new generation of yoga teachers in Timor Leste .

Ahimsaka Satya has been an experienced yoga teacher (200hr e-ur yoga alliance), and D.A.Y. is with the yoga alliance registered yoga school, and the YTT is yoga alliance approved.

A YTT certificate will be received after a successful training.

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Yoga schedule Dili, Timor Leste 2018

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Dili Ashtanga Yoga LDA is continuing their classes in and around Dili, Timor Leste in 2018. The classes are at various locations and have various aims. The underlying goal of all the classes are the intention of moving the student into a self practice of yoga and to find more harmony and a balanced life. D.A.Y. ‘s yoga schedule is constructed towards this goal and it is for the student to take her/his pick.
The yoga classes are for anyone who is interested in yoga, no experience is required.
Later this year D.A.Y. will offer the first 200hr yoga teacher training in Timor Leste, for anyone interested please contact ahimsaka.satya@gmail.com
Week day morning classes @ Uma Dame / Farol
Starting between 6 and 6.15 a.m. (new students please arrive at 6 a.m.), ending is flexible till 8 a.m.
These classes are for anyone who likes to bring the fire of positive energy into their body’s for creating a body and mind that is both flexible and strong. It has a strong cardio part and will give you a whole workout for the body and be ready and prepared for a new day.
Weekend early morning classes @ Ocean View / Bebonuk
Starting at 6 a.m., ending at 8 a.m.
Saturday morning “Ashtanga Yoga primary series ” , a fixed classical yoga sequence which has been the mother template for all the contemporary vinyasa and power yoga classes.
Sunday morning “Ashtanga Yoga beyond primary”, a class that moves into the intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga .
Weekend morning classes @ Ocean View / Bebonuk
Saturday 9 to 10.30 a.m. “Ayurvedic flow “, a gentle flow of yoga asana,breathe exercises and meditation. This class covers various limbs of the yoga system and gives an idea of what yoga can be about. It is a great introduction class
Sunday 9 to 11.00 a.m. ” Morning flow”, similar to the Ayurvedic flow class, but longer and more complete with a longer cardio part.
Special classes / yoga getaway @ Uma iis Tasi / Beto Tasi cemetery beach
These are workshop style classes and explore one of the challenging facets of the yoga practice. A great class to go in-depth and learn more about your body abilities. These classes will definitely benefit any yoga practice you have, at home or at a class. Both classes can be combined into a yoga getaway.

Tuesday 6.15 to 7.30 p.m.@U.N. compound / Colmera
The yin / yang flow is a hatha yoga class and as focus to wind down from a busy day . Either with more intense stretches or more of calming poses, breathe exercises and meditation .
Thursday 6 to 7.15 p.m. @ Uma Dame / Farol
Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga
The class covers most aspects and poses of the Ashtanga Yoga primary series and with space for Q&A and trial and error.

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uma iis tasi weekend yoga intensives

Weekend yoga  intensives in Dili, Timor Leste

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The intensives are informal, small group and hands on classes at the small Goa style yoga shala “uma iis tasi “at Beto Tasi beach near Dili International Airport. There is lots of room for bringing the technical parts into practice by repetition, trial and error , and by helping eachother with the various practices as we can learn a lot of other people’s practice. And many aspects of the 8 limbs of yoga are covered. Additionally Buddhist practices are ordered to create a holistic practice.
The intensive are build from modules and the student has the freedom to choose and combine the modules to serve his or her needs. There is time for Q&A and no particular level is necessary. It is a great getaway for the Dili expat or the Dili visitor who likes to add a bit of yoga time to there Dili stay .
Yang vs yin intensive
We will be investigating earth’s gravitational field from yang and yin angles. Working against with vinyasa technics, inversions, jump backs and through. With gravity by means of surrender and letting go, passive/ yin stretching. Towards it by exploring the fear of falling. Away from it by means of meditation.
Module yang ; vinyasa technic (a small part of the class could be practiced on the beach and in the ocean, please bring beach wear and towel if you like to participate. Shower available.)
Module yin : yin yoga, pranayama and meditation

Total hip workout
An intensive of giving the hips a total workout using various different technics. Applying the hip mobility in various arm balance asana, and finally to get the benefits of being able to sit more comfortable for a longer period of time.
Module hip opening & arm balance ; passive and active stretching, strengthening, lengthening and Thai massage technics
Module yin yoga ; passive stretching, pranayama and meditation
Module mantra ; chanting of various Hindu mantras

Bridging primary to intermediate.
Strategically scheduled between the Saturday morning LED primary class and Sunday morning LED beyond primary class (at the Ocean View location an eight minutes beach walk away from the shala) were we move into the intermediate series. This intensive is the bridge between primary and intermediate by moving from primary into intermediate with a strong focus on back bending. As primary is concentrating on forward bends, intermediate starts with deeper back bends. A condition according the KPJAY institute to start intermediate is to be able to drop back into Urdhva Dhanurasana on your own. Hence we will be working toward that, and beyond.
Module primary ; investigation into Ashtanga primary series
Module back bend : back bend class

A simple and small Goa style yoga shala right on the beach near Dili International Airport. Dili Ashtanga Yoga is holding space here for small and personal in-depth yoga classes/immersions and workshops to investigate all the 8 limbs of the yoga practice . A great nearby spot to escape Dili’s city life and your daily life by the the practices of yoga. The classes can be inside, semi outside or on the beach and even in the water. Mediation, breathe exercises, yoga asana, chanting, relaxation and more will be moved into.
Beto Tasi has a Goa feel without the tourists.

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Yoga into 2017, Timor Leste

intentional yoga Timor Leste

an open workshop of yoga to cultivate, nourish and stimulate the self practice of yoga

all the yoga classes will be focused on inward investigation and cultivating awareness. The goal the same the methods can be different. The different classes cover different aspects of the system of yoga.

Depending on your time and availability you can opt for the drop in rate, or buy a multiple time card (2 month valid, $200) that will allow you to have 24 classes (if bought between 26th and Jan 1st, after Jan 1st it will be back to the normal rate 20x $200) and can be used for any class (1.5 or 2 hour) between Dec 26th and Jan 15th

Whatever your intention is in life, if you feel better in your body it will be probably succeed a bit more easier. And that is where yoga comes in, it starts with creating awareness, internal communication. The more regular your practice the faster you can reap the fruits.

The early morning classes “Ashthanga Mysore ” are mixed with the regular morning class as both focus on the physical body, to lengthen and strengthen, and both work with a sequence which can be personally modified.

The special classes go into depth of one aspect of yoga asana and allow more time practice.

The later afternoon classes depends on the student’s requests and interested and can go into a more yin practice, more into pranayama and or meditation. For example when you like the yoga practice to benefit your diving you may want request more pranayama to deepen and lengthen the breathe. If your focus is to enhance your running practice you may like to do a yin practice to work on your joints.

Additionally on request, if enough people are interested , the weekend could be used to do excursions to do districts and to do yoga on location. Please inquire and register before Dec 5th for the excursions. If the outings are happening the weekend classes in Dili will be canceled and some of the classes will be taught on location.

Suggestions are welcome and a proposed schedule would be;

Friday 30th Dec to Sunday 1st Jan
Maubisse and climbing mount Ramelau with new year.

Friday 6th to Sunday 8th Jan
Baucau and Venilale

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th Jan
Balibo and hot springs

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yoga class and workshop schedule december 2014 into 2015

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class schedule from December 2014 and onwards (2015)


Ahimsaka extended his stay at the Gedong Gandhi Ashram in Candidasa, Bali-east and will dedicate his time to teaching according the following schedule at this ocean front location.


-every Monday* & Wednesday ; 4pm – 5.30pm hatha yoga


-every Friday & Sunday ; 4pm – 530pm yin/pratyahara yoga


-every morning 7am ; sun salutations and variations, yoga-puja for and with the ashram members, more than occasionally open to ashram guests and visitors. Designed to support a self-practice and to enkindle the inner-fire or our solar energy.


(please inquire if classes are open before hand with Ahimsaka)


hatha2ashtanga workshop (long weekend)

every first and third friday of the month
(see information below)


ashtanga vinyasa immerison workshops
(see information and dates below)


for more information & inquiry about the workshops @
http://www.baliashramyoga.com or
baliashramyoga@gmail.com


– for additional (private) yoga sessions at the ashram please inquire with ahimsaka; available time slots 10am to 11.30am
(or other slots maybe created depending on the situation/ not available during workshop and retreat).
ahimsaka.satya@gmail.com


additional (private) yoga sessions can be personally catered to your body-mind needs, using yoga (asana, pranayama, meditation) as therapeutic skills, or to create some more time to explore the different aspects of yoga or target different parts of your complete body**. The classes can be shaped onto a focus on asana (classical-, vinyasa- or yin-style), pranayama and/or meditation. The classes can be for one person or more, and can be used for the ashram guests if they desire more yoga.  


* if workshops are happening these afternoon sessions will be tuned in with the workshop and focused on yin/pratyahara yoga
**Alternatively the classes can be aimed to assist with different activities as diving, surfing or a mysore-style format.


>>> hatha2asthanga workshop >>>
twice a month, every 1st and 3rd friday of the month***
(***except when dynamic hatha retreats and asthanga vinyasa immersion workshops are scheduled)
This twenty hours workshop is a middle path between the dynamic hatha yoga retreats and the asthanga vinyasa yoga workshop. It follows the same structure as the ashtanga vinyasa workshop but allows for more openness and diversity in the classes. Depending on the participant preference and needs it can be individually catered towards a more strengthening ashtanga vinyasa practice (set out by Sri Patthabi Jois), or personal designed sequence to (re-) establish a yoga self-practice for in depth exploration of the practice. Ashtanga vinyasa yoga has it roots in hatha yoga, and both share the same source, the 8 (astau) folded path of yoga written down in the yoga sutras by Patanjali. This exploration will cover all the limbs of the 8 folded path of hatha yoga. The yoga practice has been designed to awaken the inner fire of yoga, which is the thread that weaves through the classes of yoga offered in this workshop. To bring out positive changes in our body,mind and life we must enkindle our inner fire. The workshop is hosted at the Gedong Gandhi Ashram and offers a sublime space for self-reflection and self-realization. This exploration workshop is for anyone who likes to move a bit deeper within, to builld a foundation for a yoga self-practice or just wants to immerse into three full days of yoga to balance body/mind.

Hatha yoga creates an understanding of our solar (ha), and lunar (tha) energy in our body and mind and to use both in our (asana) yoga practice and beyond. The Ashtanga Vinyasa sequence has an equal focus on lengthening and strengthening the body. In the hatha into ashtanga workshop we take both angles and join them together as a starting point into our own personal practice. The Ashtanga Primary sequence is used as inspiration for the on going journey into yoga and working our complete body/mind.
The early morning classes will establish a set sequence of yoga asana for you to take up as a self practice. This sequence will have the same structure as the primary series and can be used as a preliminary into the primary sequence, it could also be used as a therapeutic alternative depending on the current body/mind needs, or as a complimentary sequence targeting specific areas of the body/mind that need more attention and development to help facilitate the primary sequence. The mid morning classes will target specific area’s of yoga asana as back bending, inversions, hip-opening, core-strengthening and vinyasa. The mid afternoon session is questions and answers and could cover more the theoretical aspects of yoga. The late afternoon session will be focused on pratyahara yoga; sense-withdrawal, concentration and meditation techniques integrated with the breath and yoga asana. This workshop can be used as in introduction, preparation or exploration into the ashtanga vinyasa yoga as well.

Ashtanga vinyasa is a more strenuous yoga practice, and meant to be heating and purifying the body/mind. Both hatha and vinyasa yoga have many therapeutic aspects in them and are meant to be a (w)holistic practice, targeting the complete body and mental body. The first guide line is always to move within the limits of your own body. Learning to listen to your own body (and breath). From there we explore these limits, taking them as frontiers rather then limitations, and going beyond any set expectations you maybe have of your body/mind.

>>> Hatha2Ashtanga >>>

Format: (meals and puja times etc are according the ashram schedule)
” 6.30 am to 8.15 am: Ashtanga inspired Led class
” 10.15 am to 12 noon: special class
” 3 pm to 4 pm: Q&A Discussion
” 4 pm to 5.30: Yin-yoga/Pratyahara yoga- targeting connective tissue, sense-withdrawal,
breath-work, meditation. (open to non retreat’s participants)

Ashtanga Vinyasa Immersion workshop

An immersion into ashtanga (-vinyasa-) yoga for beginners, the curious and the ashtanga
practitioner who wants to explore and deepen their self practice. Inspired on; but not limited to, the ashtanga vinyasa sequence of Sri Patthabi Jois

dates 2015
23-27 April
4-8 July
15-19 July
24-28 October

(can be combined with the dynamic hatha yoga retreats happening prior to these dates)

A full yoga program covering all the 8 limbs (Ashtanga) of yoga according to the yoga sutras. 3 days of exploration and with the focus of establishing, or fine-tuning, your own yoga practice. Not only the yoga asana, but as a whole (holistic) life style. Depending on where you are with your body and mind the sequence can be modified, adding or skipping asana (or vinyasa), and with additional classes specialized in hip-opening, back-bending, vinyasa, and “yin-yoga for ashtangi’s” (weaving the limbs of the 8/astau limbs of the yoga practice into the physical asana practice) to supply you with more technique, information and practice. Early morning classes are built around the “primary ashtanga sequence”, sun salutations, the primary asana sequence working the whole body/mind. The late morning classes are more of a workshop based class, which target specific parts of the body and mind and go deeper in some of the hatha/ashtanga yoga technique and asana. The late afternoon classes are “lunar-energy” style asana (3rd limb) classes, based of sense-withdrawal “pratyahara”(5th limb), breath exercises (4th limb), concentration techniques (6th limb), elements of yoga nidra and meditation (7th limb). The afternoon session center around the “sukham” part (ease/joy) of the yoga asana, and to apply that into the morning classes, creating sthira (steady/balanced) and sukha within the asana. Making Self-expression part of the whole.

The ashtanga practice is definitely a more strenuous practice, and meant to be a “purifying” practice, the first guide line is always to work within the limits of your own body. Learning to listing to your own body (and breath). From there we explore these limits, taking them as frontiers rather than limitations, and going beyond the set expectations you maybe have of your body and mind.

Ashtanga Format: (meals and puja times etc are according the ashram schedule)
” 6.30 am to 8.15 am: Ashtanga primary Led class
” 10.15 am to 12 noon: special class
” 3 pm to 4 pm: Q&A Discussion
” 4 pm to 5.30: Yin-yoga for Ashtangi’s – targeting connective tissue, sense-withdrawal,
breath-work, meditation. (open to non retreat’s participants)

commends on the previous ashtanga vinyasa immersion workshops and dynamic hatha retreat 2014, at the Gedong Gandhi Ashram.

Alison Worthington (Australia)

I felt truly blessed to have found the Gedong Gandhi Ashram and this retreat during my visit to Indonesia this year. The retreat and the peaceful location provided me with so much inspiration for my yoga practice. The Ashtanga practice was very challenging but was delivered so capably and with such generosity of spirit by Ahimsaka. I wish I could stay longer in his company to mine more of the riches of Ashtanga yoga with his guidance. Everything else in the retreat was just a bonus on top for me. The beautiful community meals, being invited to join in puja, and the afternoon Yin practice filled my days so wonderfully. I want to congratulate Ahimsaka, Rudi, Jackson and all of the Ashram crew and members for welcoming us retreat guests so warmly. Huge thanks also to my fellow yoga students Naomi, Lissette, Rudi, Olivia and Nico (and Elke!). We shared some very special times in our practice, the warmest and friendliest I have ever been part of. I felt very comfortable and encouraged by you all.. thank you for the smiles.. and thanks in advance for all the photos!

Naomi Koster (Hatha) from the Netherlands

Let me start by saying that I had an amazing time in the ashram during the yoga retreat! First of all, the ashram itself was wonderful. Its location next to the ocean, the wide set-up, with several bungalows not too close to each other and the yoga place in the middle make this a very peaceful place to stay. Since my bungalow was near the sea,  I woke up every morning with the sound of the waves, which is a good way to wake up! Also the ashram members made me feel very welcome from the beginning. Everyone seems very relaxed and open to other people. I liked the ‘communal’ meals, with all the guests of the ashram together and besides that the food itself was delicious. I really liked to taste real Indonesian food. In total I stayed for three weeks in Indonesia, but the food at the ashram was the best food I had! The bungalow itself was also nice. I especially liked the hammock outside and the fact that we got tea or coffee at 3 each day to enjoy on our terrace. The only (minor) point of improvement (yes, I promised I would give a few!) is that the mattress was very thin, which made the bed not the most comfortable one I’ve been in. Related to that, one more thing to make it reaaaally comfortable would be to have hot water to shower. However, I hardly had that anywhere on Bali and the temperature outside is warm, so it is not a very important point.
Then of course, the yoga retreat. As a yoga beginner, beforehand I was a little bit scared the level would be too high for me. However, immediately during the first class I found out that level didn’t matter. Since Ahimsaka is such a good teacher and the yoga group was small, everyone could do the class at their own ‘capacity’. I really liked that we just did the whole sequence in once instead of taking one part each day, because this way, I could see improvements much better and I could get used to the sequence so I could practice it at home as well. Ahimsaka had adjustments to the sequences for every level, which means for me that I now know some variations to poses that I’m not flexible enough for. The programme of the ashtanga retreat was also very well balanced. I liked the fact that it was quite intensive, with three classes each day starting at 6.30, and I really liked the midmorning ‘workshops’ where we got into much more depth on specific elements.I think the small group size was a big advantage, because that makes it easier to connect with the other people in the group and also to help each other during the yoga classes I also appreciated the ‘question and answer’ hour a lot! I found it very useful (30 minutes practice to do at home) and inspirational (background and mindset of yoga).
So overall judgement is a 9 out of 10 I would say! I really enjoyed my stay and if I want some time for myself, to do yoga and relax, I will definitely come back. Also, I’ve been continuing the yoga practice at home, alternating between the whole sequence and the 30 minute one, feels great!

Olivia and Nico (France)

“It was a great experience. The Gandhi Ashram is a wonderful place where you can feel spirituality and quietness. The members of the Ashram are lovely. Ahimsaka is a amazing teacher, living according his practice, enthusiastic, careful, generous, always guiding us to go further than our limits. He has an ideal balance between physical practice and interiority. A great teacher !!!
The Schedule was great, a lot of practice, that was perfect.
We really appreciated a lot than you finally find the arrangement with Kelapa Mas, letting us having this wonderful experience despite the fact we couldn’t stay at the ashram. {Due to Ashram’s strict married couples requirement. -Ed}
The class in the water palace was great, it was lovely to take us there. Thank you also for taking me to the healer who was helpful for my foot.
Just a few ideas to make this stay really perfect :
Maybe a week of practice or 5 full days could be better and a  vegetarian diet as it is written in the wall (Gandhi’s words) and according the yogic rules of non violence
Thanks you to all of you, Take care and go on with this peaceful and compassion spirit of the Ashram, We hope meeting you again

Kinds regards, Olivia and Nico
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ashram yoga retreat schedule & information

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B A L I  A S H R A M
RETREATS 2014

In our 5th year at Gedong Gandhi Ashram, Candidasa, we’re offering eight retreats with more dates/ yoga choices, plus idyllic Ashram’s ambience to make each a ‘treat’. We are blessed with an exquisite mix of international & local yoga teachers who bring divine yoga to it’s natural home – a ‘living and breathing’ Ashram. Join our routine puja with our live-in members. The new Ashtanga Hatha Immersion extends our Hatha Retreats and should resonate well with the serious yoga aficionados. Still unbeatable value with all meals/most services included, hence our many returning yogis!

“Sublime yoga – in Bali’s timeless oasis by the Lagoon and the Sea”

Dates     Yoga Retreat Type     Retreat’s Leader/s     Links
29 Mar-5 Apr*     Dynamic Hatha**/incl. Nyepi***, 7 Days/7 Nights     Jennifer Isaacson
5 – 9 Apr     Ashtanga Hatha Immersion, 3 Days/4 Nights     Ahimsaka (Edme)
28 Jun-5 Jul     Dynamic Hatha, very popular time slot, fully booked in last 2 years, so early booking is essential, 7 Days/7 Nights     Yvonne Haddleton
5 – 9 July     Ashtanga Hatha Immersion, 3 Days/4 Nights     Ahimsaka
23 – 30 Aug     Dynamic Hatha with popular Ashram duo, 7 Days/7 Nights     Kawi & Ahimsaka
30 Aug-3 Sep     Ashtanga Hatha Immersion, 3 Days/4 Nights     Ahimsaka
25 Oct – Nov 1     Hatha/last for the year, 7 Days/7 Nights     TBA Yvonne Haddleton or Kawi&Ahimsaka
1 – 5 Nov     Ashtanga Hatha Immersion, 3 Days/4 Nights     Ahimsaka
NOTES: *start/end dates refer to check-in/check-out dates. Late check-out 2 pm on Day 7 for Hatha Retreat **Hatha Yoga – asana/vinyasa/pranayama/nidra while also delving into its spiritual context ***Bali’s New Year’s observed as a Day of Silence – refrain from man-made ‘disturbances’

Gedong Gandhi Ashram (aka Ashram Gandhi Çanti Dasa – ‘servant of peace’) at Candidasa is our partner and the first and oldest Ashram in Bali. For more info http://www.ashramgandhi.com (for its location simply enter Gedong Gandhi Ashram in https://maps.google.com/ )
Our ‘sankalpa’: A yoga filled retreat that gently blends with our unique Ashram ambience, with visiting and Ashram’s in-house yoga teachers. Modest yet comfortable seafront or seaview bungalows, full-meal accommodation with our wholesome, vegetarian and fish meals. Good value & affordable – with a touch of community service (your stay there alone helps finance its operations). Access to ashram’s facilities and services. Or to simply interact with ashram members or join the puja/prayers; observe/learn Ashram’s cooking; retreat to our meditation room; or swim in the open sea. The Ashram is idyllically located in the auspicious confluence of ocean and a spring-fed lake with a sacred temple nestled on the slope of the overlooking hill.
Nyepi (31 Mar 2014): Yoga and the Ashram provide the perfect backdrop to Bali’s New Year’s Day of Silence which revolves around reflections, refrain from earthly desires/work or man-made disturbances, and to engage in spiritual readings/pursuits. Hence, total ban on lights, fire, cars and, indeed, airline flights – a unique experience to live to the spirit of Nyepi (from sepi/quiet). This auspicious day will be incorporated in our 29 Mar to 5 April Hatha Retreat.

Dynamic Hatha Yoga Retreat (7 Days/7 Nights):
Day1 check-in, Ashram progs; Day 2- 6 Retreat Progs; Day7 Morn prog/lunch, 2 pm check-out.
Costs AUD 850 twin-share; AUD 200 non-share surcharge; (if avail) AUD 950 non-share Kelapa Mas (the next door hotel we use as our extended accommodation, similar rooms, with shared gate at rear)
Primarily Hatha Yoga with a blend of daily sun salutation, asana, vinyasa, pranayama, nidra as well as delving into the philosophical and spiritual context. The classes cater the full range of yoga proficiencies, as our experienced teachers tune in to the class and the individuals. Program Format below should give an idea, and more about the teachers background/style can be gleaned from their individual links at the end of this document.
One afternoon/night temple puja group tour with members is included but consensus will prevail as it may impact on some yoga time. Same goes with additional tours at extra costs; these tours are available pre or post retreat for those with additional days/stay at the Ashram.
Hatha Yoga Format*  Bold/Italics – ♣ Retreat’s Yoga Activities; **Strongly recommended

 * may differ slightly due to teacher’s ‘call’ or style or tours by the group
Time     Activity
5 – 6 am     Optional/Sunrise Puja (incl. Agni Hotra/fire ceremony)
♣ 7.00 – 7.45 am     ♣ Yoga – Sun Salutation/Surya Namaskara
♣ 7.45 – 8.30 am     ♣ Pranayama and Meditation (meditation room)
8.30 – 9.00 am     Breakfast with Ashram members
9 – 10 am     Free period
♣ 10 – 11.45 am     ♣ Yoga – Asana/Vinyasa/Nidra Class
11.30 – 12 noon     Midday Puja (optional)
12.30 – 1.30 pm     Lunch with Ashram members
1.30 – 4.00 pm     Free period / Group or Private Tours / Activities
♣ 4.00–5.00 pm     ♣ House Yoga (Selection of Hatha/Vinyasa/recuperative yoga)
**5.15 – 6 pm     ** Sunset Puja (incl. Agni Hotra/Fire Ceremony – Optional but recommended as a natural extension to previous House Yoga)
6 – 6.30 pm     Free period
6.30 – 7.30 pm     Dinner with Ashram members
7.30 – 8 pm     Night Puja (optional)
8 pm     Free Period
♣ TBA     ♣ Additional/breathwork sessions, as needed (TBA during retreat)

Ashtanga Hatha Immersion/Extension Retreat (3 Days/4 Nights)
Day 1. pm check-in, Ashram progs/yoga; Day 2 – 4 Ashtanga full prog; Day 5 noon check-out
Costs AUD 450 twin-share; AUD 100 non-share surcharge; (if avail) AUD 500 non-share Kelapa Mas.
An immersion into ashtanga hatha yoga for beginners, for the curious and also for the ashtanga practitioners who wish to explore and deepen their self practice. Inspired by, but not limited to, the ashtanga vinyassa sequence of Sri Patthabi Jois.
Focus of these 3 days is to establish or finetune your own practice based on the ashtanga primary sequence. Depending on where you are with your body and mind the sequence can be modified, adding or skipping asana’s (or vinyassa’s), and yin-yoga for ashtangi’s (weaving the limbs of the 8 astau/limbs of the yoga practice into the physical asana practice). There will be self practice classes (working on your own pace and asana’s, the so called mysore style) and classes practicing together with the group (Led classes). The special classes are to help you further in your practice, supply you with additional information and asana’s, and a better understanding of the ashtanga yoga, and going beyond the merely physical aspect. The ashtanga practice is definitely a more strenuous and intensive practice, as it is meant to be a purifying practice. However, the first guideline is always to work within the limits of your own body. Learning to listen to your own body (and breath). From there we explore these limits, taking them as frontiers rather than limitations, and going beyond the set expectations you have of your body and mind.
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