is August and Ubud is busy, I mean very busy, besides many
ceremonies and rituals going on, it seems like a good part of the
world is enjoying Bali... in fact,there are people everywhere on
our small island, and nobody is complaining, it is the peak season
and that is the way it should be!
us, life remains generous, almost all of our retreats are booked
until November. We are looking forward to our journey in Thailand
and we have already planned a retreat in a beautiful castle in
Bordeaux, France for September 2011 and possibly followed by a
retreat in Ibiza, let us know which retreat you would like to
do come true, since 2001 when Iyan and I first start dreaming our
business project, traveling while 'working' was and still is part
of our dream. It first happened in 2009, while traveling through
Europe in October we did our first workshop abroad, in The
Netherlands, 'Follow your Dreams' was the name of the workshop.
Since then we received news from participants that have made their
dreams happen, congratulations as you have understood the power of
'intentions' and the fact that you believed in your dream made it
workshop 'Follow your Dreams' will be repeated in November 2010, it
will be part of Escape to Thailand. We will be offering the program
in Bali in 2011.
is a beautiful Sunday of August, now that I am done with the news,
it is time to enjoy the beach!
student is ready, the teacher will appear!
Now a certified yoga teacher!
Many of you have already met Wayan Partha,
he has been Iyan's assistant for almost two years. Wayan is a lover
of yoga and of kirtan. Over the past couple of years, Wayan has
been the assistant and student of many guest teachers at Kumara, he
doesn't miss an opportunity to go deeper in his practice.
During this past July, with the
help of Louisa Sears, founder of Yoga Arts from Byron Bay
Australia, Wayan completed his training and became a certified yoga
teacher on August 7th. We are proud of him and wish him the best in
his teaching. A very special thank you to Louisa for her generous
assistance in making this certification possible for Wayan.
Yoga Arts offers various teacher
training programs in Bali, Australia, Malaysia... and a few more
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|Write and Sell that
|We often hear people say... one day, I will write
my own book... it is a dream that is very possible, I personally
think that everyone has a story or more to tell!
If this has been your dream, then you should seriously consider
joining Joanna Penn and Robin Spark for a very unique retreat /
workshop at Kumara. The retreat is scheduled for October 1 to 6,
2010 and there are just a few spaces left!
And by the way, the Write and Sell that Book workshop is
immediately followed by the famous Ubud Writers and
Readers Festival, an event that has grown amazingly well
over the past 5 years. The festival will start on October 6 to end
on October 10, 2010, during that time, Ubud is brilliantly alive!
|Fresh Start Cleansing
|When it is time for a true cleansing, one want to be
in the hands of a professional. Mark Ament is an expert on natural
healing, living foods nutrition and internal cleansing. He has
spent the past 15 years studying the subject with some of the most
well known teachers in the world.
Mark has also written several books on living food nutrition and
Join Mark for an exceptional week
starting on November 28th.
|EAT PRAY LOVE - The MOVIE
It started last October in
Besides Xavier Samuel, not too many men got
close to Julia Roberts while making the movie Eat Pray Love in
Bali... The owner of Kumara Sakti did, as the regent of Gianyar,
Tjokorda Ace Sukawati was involved and he said that Julia was very
Time flies by quickly... it seems
like it was just a couple of months ago that Ubud was crowded with
the whole crew of Eat Pray Love... and last Friday, the movie was
launched in USA! So far the critics are not so great, but hey I am
sure that many people will see the movie anyway!
The book sold by the millions,
and yes, some of you came to Bali because of it, now let's see how
many people will visit us because of the movie! Check out the
trailer... there are beautiful images of Bali!
|A FEW WORDS FROM IYAN
Ayurvedic Chakra Dhara - More than just a massage!
There is no doubt that 'omming' connects one with the Great
Universal Energy! Besides my love for leading retreats and
teaching yoga, I also find great rewards in sharing my knowledge
and experience by teaching selected spa therapists the virtues of
our Chakra Dhara treatment. Over a 10 day intensive training
program, I witness changes in my students, following morning yoga
and meditation; I can see serenity in their faces as they open
their eyes following the last OM!
addition to learning the well developed technique of this massage,
the intention is for the chosen therapists to understand and
practice the principles of the energetic chakras. This massage goes
deeper than the technique, the treatment is meant to re-balance the
energy by focusing on the seven chakra energy points. It is also
important to remain physically, mentally and spiritually grounded
as the treatment last for two hours and thirty minutes, nonstop.
This is achieved through the meditation and yoga helping to
reconnect the therapist with their deeper self and higher
a therapist, the most important chakra to be in-tune with is
Anahata, or the heart chakra. Following each meditation the student
must feel the heart beating and relate to it as pure and
unconditional love; which I consider a must when offering a massage
that goes deeper than the hands. Each chakra's energy is
represented by a different color and each spins in a different
direction; this is also different for men and women.
time, the training began with seven therapists; however only four
qualified to earn the title of Chakra Dhara Therapist.
Unfortunately the others will have to develop more grounding and
is a beautiful word, for me, it means giving and receiving.
Whenever I share my knowledge and experience with my students, I
receive happiness in return.
Mila, Eka and Made...are now ready to share their knowledge with
you. I know that they too will receive happiness in return. I am
very proud of their achievement & I wish them and you, our
valued Guest, all the best.
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