Hello Yogis, Yoginis and Friends of The Yoga Barn,

We are are back with an updated schedule and some news for the month of September!

New Team Member: Leah Santa Cruz
After a decade working for high-intensity corporations like Microsoft, Leah turned to meditation, yoga and the healing arts to overcome anxiety and burnout. She has studied under Master Teachers: Mark Whitwell, Dr. Lorin Roche and Steve Ross and has 200-RYT certifications for both yoga and meditation. Now Leah is bringing her degree in Neuropsychology and mindfulness trainings from Google’s “Search Inside Yourself” Institute to The Yoga Barn. She will be teaching meditation classes and leading lifestyle retreats to empower participants to regain their balance, energy, focus and inner joy. Stay tuned to find out more about these new offerings or read more about Leah here.

Enjoy a Special Price on Our 7-Day Detox Retreat!
Our upcoming 7-Day Detox Retreat is available at special rates for September and October. More info here.

Unique Community Fundraiser: LOVEOLUTION | September 10, 7 PM-9:30 PM
Balinese Holy Water Ritual, Cacao Ceremony, Ecstatic Dance and Singing Circle will all be a part of this special evening experience where we come together to open our hearts, connect and raise donations for Lombok Earthquake Relief. Tickets are only IDR 150,000 with all proceeds going directly to NGOs in Lombok. Book online here or see further down for more details.

See below for full details of our workshop offerings and the rich variety of Teacher Trainings taking place at The Yoga Barn.

Terima kasih,
Co-Founder of The Yoga Barn
Take a look at our
weekly programming for
September classes!
Events & Workshops
Space for workshops is limited, so if you want to be sure to get a spot, we recommend you register at our Lower Reception at The Yoga Barn. You can also enjoy Early Bird discounts on most of these offerings if you book and pay more than two days in advance. Please note, class cards are not accepted for these workshops and events.
Monday Movie Night: The Unwinking Gaze
September 3 / 7.30 PM
Dinner at 6.00 PM – 8.00 PM IDR 85,000, enjoy a delicious fish & veggie meal! 

Movie at 7.30 PM IDR 30,000, popcorn free!

The Unwinking Gaze is an astonishing film of historic importance. Filmmaker Joshua Dugdale was given extraordinary access over a three-year period to the life of spiritual and political leader the XIV Dalai Lama, and his continued struggle for peace and freedom for the people of Tibet. It tracks the daily agonies of the Tibetan leader as he tries to strike a balance between his Buddhist vows and the realpolitik needed to placate China. David and Goliath is played out in front of us as the world’s emerging superpower and the Dalai Lama walk a tightrope over an issue of global importance, revealing one of the greatest spiritual figures of our time through both words and actions.
Myth-Asana: The Stories at the Heart of the Yoga Tradition with Bex Tyrer
September 7 / 2 PM-5 PM
IDR 300,000

The workshop is an epic balance between the rich myths of yoga and their practical application. We will explore how to deepen our intimacy with the breath whilst exploring postures and that are often excluded from a typical flow sequence: including arm balances, inversions, backbends and twists and the gods, sages and animals which they were named after.
We will unravel many of the Sanskrit terms that you may have come across in yoga studies and draw lessons from the  Bhagavad Gita and  Ramayana .
This fluid linking between the myths and movement provides a window into the profound yogic path as well how to enliven its ancient wisdom into an actual and practical living art. *Open to all levels of experience.*
Loveolution Community Fundraiser with Ixchel Love
September 10 / 7 PM-9.30 PM
IDR 150,000 - all proceeds donated to Lombok Earthquake Relief

Balinese Holy Water Ritual ~ Cacao Ceremony ~ Ecstatic Dance ~ Singing Circle

Join us for an evening infused with deep devotion, celebration and authentic embodiment of the pure love that we are. Together we create a prayer field of RADICAL LOVE, to awaken the wisdom of the heart, enter into the vibration of unity, where oneness is not just a concept, but a tangible feeling of connection to all life. 

We open with a Balinese holy water ritual, flow into heart opening partner yoga & ecstatic dance where we dance our prayers for our lives and the world. We conclude with live music, with a full band that we can all sing along to as one heart, one spirit, one family!  Book here.
Introduction to Ganesha: Workshop with Shivananda (DC Leiro)
September 13 / 11.30 AM-4.30 PM
IDR 400,000

Welcome to an experimental and informative workshop on the history, rituals and spiritual connection to Ganesha, the lord of multitudes, beginnings and obstacles. In the yogic practice, Ganesha rules the root-center and is the gateway to opening up deeper energies and connection to oneself.
During three different 2 hr sessions we will learn and practice specific Ganesha mantras, longer and simplified rituals and a main fire ceremony in the evening. A personal Ganesha mantra will be given based on each individual astrology chart.
Sep 13th is Ganesha Chaturthi - the birthday of Ganesha and marks the start of an annual 10 day long celebration. This workshop will help you establish a personal spiritual practice to develop your own connection to this force of nature.
Ganesha Homa and Kirtan with Shivananda (DC Leiro) and Greg Kaps
September 13 / 5.30 PM-7.30 PM
by donation - all proceeds donated to Lombok Earthquake Relief

Come join us for this special puja, a ritual that includes mantra yoga, meditation and offerings to help you align to your path and remove any obstacles. This celebration also includes bhakti yoga with kirtan, devotion singing that helps us connect and open our hearts and mind to this supportive force of nature.

Proceeds from this event will support Lombok locals who have suffered from the recent series of earthquakes.
Mandala Art Workshop: Soul Expression
September 15 / 1 PM-4 PM 
IDR 400,000
* early bird price up to 2 days prior (September 13 th ) Rp 350.000

Awaken your creative spark, and discover a meditative practice that opens the portal to your soul expression.
This 2 day workshop is an opportunity to create your own personalised vision Mandalas and explore this sacred art form as:
  • A way of connecting to your inner dreams
  • A tool for meditation, bringing healing, insight, and manifestation into your life!
Absolutely no prior skills necessary. All paper, pencils and mandala equipment are included!
Monday Movie Night: The Botany of Desire
September 17 / 7.30 PM
Dinner at 6.00 PM – 8.00 PM IDR 85,000, enjoy a delicious fish & veggie meal! 

Movie at 7.30 PM IDR 30,000, popcorn free!

The Botany of Desire brings Michael Pollan ’s best-selling book to PBS, showing how human desires are an essential, intricate part of natural history. Explore the natural history of four plants - the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato - and the corresponding human desires - sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and controlling nature - that link their destinies to our own.
Unwinding The Feminine with Bex Tyrer
September 21 / 2 PM-5 PM 
IDR 300,000

This 3-hour workshop is designed for you to listen inside to your own authentic way of moving – beyond standard cues or a goal orientated approach. In traditional approaches to yoga, the pose s are often emphasized while the process of exploring them is overlooked. Together we will journey into the heart of yoga, combining breath and movement and organic non-linear ways of moving, so that we may open to profound feelings of vitality, empowerment and ease. It will include a brief overview of the largely patriarchal framework of contemporary yoga and how we as both women and men can move in ways which honor our inner cycles, rhythms, emotions and wisdom. Be prepared to radically deepen your intimacy with asana, incorporate  mudra  into asana and move as never before.
We will be gifted with the accompaniment of live music of African kora. The kora creates a wonderful vibration and portal into which we can journey even deeper within.
All levels of experience welcome. Open to both men and women.
Tarot, a Tool to Connect to Your Inner Self with Bude Novi
September 23 / 10 AM-1 PM
IDR 1,000,000 (fundraising event)

“The most powerful sources of information come from within; the Tarot aids in coming in contact with one’s Higher Self.” There is more to learning how to read tarot cards than just memorizing endless tarot card meanings – it is also about learning how to develop your intuition and calming the mind so that your intuitive insights have a chance to shine. In this workshop you can:
  • Develop your own, unique, intuitive approach to the cards
  • Learn to match the cards to actual events taking place in your own life
  • Learn to identify the four elements in tarot and how they interact
  • Awaken your intuition
  • Know how to use tarot for daily use

The proceeds from this workshop will be donated to fund HIV & AIDS education programs for teenagers in Bali through the Outreach program "Let's Talk About HIV & AIDS". More info about the program: www.ayobali.org
Sacred Cacao Ceremony
September 24 / 7.30 PM-9.30 PM
IDR 190,000

In these transformational times come to gather in community, sing, dance your heart open and ignite your inner flame. This delicious community gathering is an authentic space for singing and dancing our prayers, opening our heart in love and gratitude, and celebrating the immense beauty of life in this earth. Cacao, the pure base of chocolate is known as “the elixir of the Gods” that has been used ceremonially for thousands of years across Central and South America. In this Sacred Cacao Ceremony, we will pay our respects to the ancient while creating a ritual form entirely our own, featuring beautiful live and DJ’d music, voice activation practices, guided meditation, and communal sharing to support us in rising together in love and gratitude.
Self-Love is a Practice with Nadine McNeil
September 30 / 2 PM-5 PM
I DR 650,000
*early bird price up to 2 days prior (September 28) Rp 600.000

Authentic love is magnetic! We pull towards us persons and situations that reflect how we feel about ourselves. So, the first step to finding love is discovering it within YOU!

How? Simply by being present and aware of our thoughts and actions, no matter how tiny they may seem.

Throughout this workshop we’ll engage in dialogue to uncover illusions that lurk within our psyche, blocking our capacity to let our love flow freely and fully. With breath, movement and visualization, we create an artistic expression, one that we can return to daily as a practice, for endless doses of love.

* Bring an expression of your love to be placed upon the Love altar. All other supplies will be provided.
Retreats & Teacher Trainings
September 1-29, 2018
One Song Yoga - 200 Hour Teacher Training with Denise Payne
September 1- 28, 2018:
Embodied Flow: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Tara Judelle
September 24-30, 2018:
Heart of Yoga: Specialty Workshops , Master Teacher, Advanced Training/Immersion for Teachers with Mark Whitwell
September 30-October 27, 2018:
School of Sacred Arts 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Simone MacKay
October 1-28, 2018:
Vinyasa & Yin Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour with Tymi Howard
November 2-24, 2018:
School of Healing Arts 200 Hour Program with Carlos Romero
November 16-30, 2018:
November 27-December 20, 2018:
Yinspiration Yin Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training with Jo Phee and Joe Barnett Teacher Training
December 2-24, 2018:
Unwind the Feminine Yoga Immersion with Bex Tyrer
December 16-22, 2018:
Heart of Yoga: Specialty Workshops , Master Teacher, Advanced Yoga for Perfect Beginner with Mark Whitwell
December 21-31, 2018:
Shamanic Breathwork 10-Day Training Immersion with Linda Star Wolf, Nikolaus Wolf and Levi Banner
December 26-30, 2018 :
Reiki Level I, Reiki Grand Master Training and Certification with Punnu Singh Wasu
January 2-29, 2019 :
Sacred Heart Yoga, 200 Hour Yoga Foundations & Teacher Training Immersion with Greg Kaps
January 16-31, 2019 :
February 2-24, 2019 :
Mediation Teacher Training, 100&200 Hour Meditation Teacher Training with Punnu Singh Wasu
March 31-April 27, 2019 :
School of Sacred Arts 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Simone MacKay
April 5-May 4, 2019 :
May 1-7, 2019 :
(Medical & Meridian Qigong, Wall Yin & Lower Arm/Leg Anatomy) with Jo Phee
May 16-31, 2019 :
TNYT Yoga Therapeutic 100-Hour Teacher Training with Tina Nance
June 8-30, 2019 :
Mediation Teacher Training, 100&200 Hour Meditation Teacher Training with Punnu Singh Wasu
September 1-16, 2019 :
TNYT Embodied Feminine Awakening, Modul 1: Awakening Womb, 100-Hour Teacher Training with Tina Nance
September 29-Oct 26, 2019 :
School of Sacred Arts 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Simone MacKay
October 27-31, 2019 :
Reiki Level I, Reiki Grand Master Training and Certification with Punnu Singh Wasu
December 1-5, 2019 :
Kirtan Academy - Bhakti Bliss, Sacred Sound Medicine of Mantras with Punnu Singh Wasu
3-Day Juice Cleanse
Start any day
A transformative, self-guided juice cleanse program, you can start on any day of the week. We invite you to relax, press PAUSE on hectic life, and enjoy this great introduction to fasting and detox. You can now extend your cleanse with additional days too! See the details here.
7-Day Detox Juice Fasting Retreats
September 2-9 | October 7-14
Led by international practitioners at the top of their field in health and well-being, Juice Detox Retreats are the perfect program for your transformative elevation to a happier, healthier and more empowered you. Movement, yoga, breath-work and meditation classes keep you well-occupied, while daily talks on health, self-healing, self-love, digestion, hydration and more provide the insights you will need to maintain optimal health after the retreat.  This investment in yourself can yield a lifetime of positive returns, and the opportunity to re-connect to your true and best self. See the full list of inclusions and book here .
The series of earthquakes in Lombok have been devastating, with over 70,000 buildings completely destroyed and over 400,000 people left homeless as a result. The Yoga Barn is working with BaliSpirit Festival to transparently and directly distribute donations to people in need and trusted local community groups & NGOs that have direct access to evacuees. Join one of our special fundraising events in September to learn more or contribute.

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