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Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word "Yog" which means Union. Thus yoga means the union of mind and body. There is more to yoga than physical exercises, learn about the different paths of yoga, do’s and don’ts, postures, breathing techniques, and meditation to free you from stress, anxiety, and physical ailments. During this week, practice and learn from our experts, the healing techniques of Yoga and Meditation to have a healthy body and sound mind.
Meditation is the art of focusing your mind, restraining your thoughts and looking deep into yourself. Practicing it can give you a better understanding of your purpose in life and of the divine, as well as provide you with certain physical and mental health benefits.
Whatever your experience at yoga and meditation, Ubud has so much to offer, from learning some basic yoga and Bali meditation to relaxing your body and mind. And body to courses for more experienced practitioners.
Whilst you can sandwich in a session or two into one of our programs and if that is all that time permits, then fine, but ideally, if you can, please experience one of our Yoga and Meditation weeks, you will be pleased that you did.
Many people travel the world to be in Bali as they believe it is a unique place for reflection and contemplation and we fully agree with them. In fact, they take this a step further and say Ubud is a sanctuary within Bali, an idyllic environment in which you can experience true tranquility. You have probably traveled halfway around the world to be here, a journey taken to help others through one of our many projects and we would encourage you not to lose this opportunity to rejuvenate yourself.
If you have the time to take this extra Yoga and Meditation week, do it, what you learn in the week you may take away from Bali and practice for the rest of your days.
The physical and mental benefits received from this program are enormous if practiced in daily life. In general, the practice of yoga, meditation, and Spa will help bring down stress, relieve physical ailments, boost physical strength, stamina and flexibility, boost impulse control and bestow great skill in concentration and self-control. They also enhance mental clarity and boost the functioning of the immune system while improving overall blood circulation and results in healthy glowing skin and in making you feel younger. Meditation itself will help infuse a sense of balance and help bestow peace of mind and a more positive and peaceful outlook on life.
Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.
Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and you can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during your stay. Typical dishes included Mie Goreng (fried noodles and vegetables), Nasi Goreng (fried rice and vegetables) or Gado Gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce). For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian cooking uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soybeans), some western dishes would also be available. Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Tea, coffee and purified water are available at the house. We do not recommend that you drink the tap water.
The Balinese place great importance on family and our houses are located amongst Balinese compounds, where you will get the chance to interact with local families and practice your newfound language skills. You can expect to share a room (dormitory style) on single gender basis.