May 2013 Bali adventure cultural tour and daily yoga!
Yoga Retreat in Bali May 2013
Akhila Bonnie Murphy RYT, owner of Dragonfly Yoga collaborated with Bali Tour Guide, Charlaine Ramsay, Owner of Pacific Island Adventures to provide a wonderful 10 day Bali tour including a daily yoga class each morning!
Bali is an island filled with the beauty of nature, arts and influence of Hindu culture. Yoga shares its roots with this culture, so adding yoga to our tour was a wonderful complement to the Bail island experience.
"It was truly an unbelievable gift to be able to offer daily classes at both of our destinations: Ubud and Sanur Beach. We offered a gentle yoga class suitable for the beginner and intermediate level practitioner. The practice of yoga* is more than movement of the body. Yoga means union, and we experienced bringing body, mind and spirit into union within the inspirational environment of Bali. Being on vacation is exciting - filled with new experiences, sights and sounds. Yoga enhanced our travel experience by bringing our emotions and busy mind into a more harmonious state. We were able to bring clarity of mind and a healthy heightened awareness into each day!" click here for Pacific Island Adventures details and itinerary.
REVIEWS "I just returned from conducting a Bali Adventure Tour, collaborating with Akhila to teach daily gentle yoga after which I escorted the group on local attractions and adventures in Bali. Initially, I had not intended to participate in the daily yoga as I have never gotten into the practice. However, I thought I should just try it a few times and my experience was quite enlightening and very positive. The group was a mix of people who were experienced and newbies which must be difficult to teach, but Akhila was great at providing the non-experienced with alternate poses that would be easier and not held as long. In the tradition of the Balinese, who set out daily offerings of flowers and incense to the gods, Akhila gathered flowers every morning and placed them in baskets and lit incense to put around our yoga space. This, as well as the gentle yoga and meditation put us in a wonderful frame of mind to embark on some wonderful adventures that only Bali can provide. I highly recommend Akhila's knowledge and expertise in the art and practice of yoga!" Charlaine Ramsay "We have just returned from an unforgettable tour of Bali with Charlaine and Akhila. Charlaine's knowledge of the language, culture and personal experiences of the island added so much to our trip. Each day we practiced gentle yoga and a short mediation with Akhila and it set the mood for the day. We felt very blessed.The people have a generous and holy spirit that is visible everyday. The beaches have to be some of the best we've seen, super surfers and great waves. The food was excellent, lots of fresh fish, veggies and fruits. Our hotels were unbelievable, The Mansion in Ubud was magical and a perfect place for a yoga retreat. The Sanur Beach hotel provided access to the sea, swimming pools and shopping. The Balinese dancing is very dramatic and colorful, something we have never seen before and will not forget.Thank you Charlaine and Akhila for a trip we will always remember". John and Patty from California
* You do not have to be flexible to do yoga! Classes are for all ages and body types. For information about our next Bali Adventure please CALL AKHILA 530.432.6929 To get to know Akhila click here