Bali is the perfect destination for any woman to renew her sense of inner calm and harmony – even more so when you’re there for a yoga retreat.
Inspirational and qualified senior yoga teacher Sue Hawkins is offering her expertise to the those looking to off load their stress and recharge through eleven yoga health retreats held on Bali throughout 2012.
The six day, five night retreats are set in the breathtaking settings of the Purnati resort, a spiritual haven situated in the heart of the Ubud countryside and at the Kumara Sakti, a luxurious home to a Royal Balinese family overlooking the lush rice paddies in Ubud.
With the chance to practice rejuvenating yoga based on Indian and Ayuvedic philosophy you’ll experience deep inner healing meditation, be indulged with restorative treatments such as Reiki and Ayurvedic treatments and decadent and spoiling spa treatments such as lymphatic massages spa treatments. They also offer Reiki and Intuitive readings.
After a week of inner and outer visualization, participants leave with spirit your uplifted and a renewed sense of calm and well-being. That’s what travel should be about.
Sue has 27 years of yoga under her belt. Originally working in the film industry in her hometown of Sydney, she discovered yoga as a way of helping to start or end her busy day. She is well known in Byron Bay and across Australia for her inspirational yoga teaching.
She is well known in Byron Bay and across Australia for her inspirational yoga teaching. She learnt Iyengar for 8 years under Caroline Coggins, then completed her training in Ashtanga in 1997 with Louisa Sear then traveling to India to deepen her understanding of Ashtanga with Internationally renowned BNS Iyengar.
The ultimate Worldette, Sue has been visiting Bali for 30 years. She is married with one child Jasmine, 7, who she adopted from China when she was 47.
With a focus on healing and pampering participants of all levels of experience are welcome. Up to 16 guests are treated to the expertise and guidance of Sue, who treats each person individually and personally guides them to an enlightening yogic experience.
Hand picked facilitators offer Yoga assistance, guided chakra visualization, Pilates, body toning, chanting, yoga nidra, spa treatments, Ayurveda treatments (remedial, kahuna and lymphatic massages, colonic hydrotherapy and naturopathic consultations are offered in the Byron Bay retreats).
And it not all about the journey of inner self discovery and awareness but being situated in the cultural heart of Bali you’ll get to experience a visual tour through the stunning countryside, beautiful art galleries, temples, taking part in ceremonies and blessings, and shopping trips through the bustling and thronging traditional markets of Ubud.
“At times a retreat is a journey to the heart of quiet, at other times it is a spontaneous feeling of inner joy or a sense of profound connectedness. The effects are often felt for months after retreats finish. It gives all of us at Yoga Health Retreats great joy to see the positive changes in each individual at the completion retreats,” says Sue.
Purnati in Ubud: March 4 – 9, April 15 -20, May 21- June 1, August 5 – 10, September 16-21, October 28 – November 2
Kumara Sakti in Ubud, Bali: May 13-18, June 10-15, July 15-20, August 19-24
Byron Bay: March 30 – 4 April, September 16-21, November 11-16