YOGA at SHAMBALA OCEANSIDE RETREAT
Join SUMANE, staff at Shambala, at our Yoga-Shala located in the heart of our Shambala Retreat, to restore calm, strenght and centeredness with Hatha Yoga.
SUMANE is our Shambala onsite Yoga-Teacher, currently in training to augment his Yoga abilities, through the Yoga Alliance Accreditation.
Our Yoga-Shala is surrounded by our lush garden, where you can let the sound of the birds and sound of the ocean waves lapping at the shore accompany you in your Yoga-Session with SUMANE.
* Inividual sessions cost 100.000 RP (about $5 USD or 5 Euro) per hour, and you can find a time that suits your needs.
* Group Sessions cost 50.000 RP (about $3.30 USD or 3.30 Euro) per hour, with a minimum of 2 guests.
MEDITATION & BIO FEEDBACK
* Our Balinese Yoga-Teacher SUMANE can also guide you through some easy and gentle Meditations, if you wish.
Bio-Feeback to train your Autonomic Nervous System
* EDY will introduce you to the different modatilies of mental training that we offer.
* In our WELLNESS SPA you can also try our Infrared Mat to promote deep relaxation.
MORE ABOUT YOGA
Yoga is an ancient science for purifying and strengthening the body in order to facilitate meditative awareness. It is a little known secret, that as you learn to calm as well as strenghten your body, you will also deepen your meditational experiences.
When Westerners think of YOGA we actually mean: HATHA YOGA which began its history in India. The word YOGA is Sanskrit and often is said to mean: Unite, the mind, body, and spirit.
Although yoga includes physical exercise, it is also a lifestyle practice for which exercise is just one component. Training your mind, body, and breath, as well as connecting with your spirituality, are the main goals of the yoga lifestyle. That is what we are here for at Shambala!
Yoga can improve your flexibility, strength, balance, and stamina. Many people who practice yoga say that it reduces anxiety and stress, improves mental clarity, and even helps them sleep better.
At Shambala we will help you to take your first step to begin, or deepen, your daily Yoga practice, in order to live the life you want to live.
Our on-site Balinese YOGA teacher SUMANE will guide you in easy to follow excercises of a morning yoga workout.
Please dress comfortably when you join us for YOGA in the mornings at the Meditation Hall in Shambala.
Stretchy shorts or leggins, or any kind of loose pants and a T-shirt or tank top are best. Yoga is practiced barefoot, so you don't have to worry about special shoes.
We will use a yoga mat or "sticky" mat. This special type of mat provides cushioning and grip while you do your poses. At home you can buy yoga mats in sporting goods stores or often at the yoga class location.
Most yoga sessions will end with some type of relaxation exercise.
Before you begin any type of exercise program, it's a good idea to talk to your doctor, especially if you have a health problem. Be sure to let your instructor know about any orthopedic problems or special needs you may have before the class begins.
EASY Does it TIPs for back at HOME:
Most people have more success working out in the morning before the day's activities sidetrack them; others find that an after-school workout is the perfect way to unwind.
Experiment with working out at different times of the day and find the time that fits your schedule and energy level best.
Find a workout buddy back at home
Doing your yoga routines with a friend is a great way to stay motivated. You'll be less likely to miss your workout if you have an appointment with a friend.
You and your buddy can compare tips on healthy eating and exercise habits, evaluate each other's poses for form, and keep each other on track.
Consistency and breathing is key
If you want to reap the benefits that yoga provides, you'll have to do it consistently. A once-a-month yoga workout may relieve some stress, but for benefits like increased flexibility and stamina, you should aim to practice yoga daily.
It is absolutely amazing how quickly you will feel an increase in muscle strength. Just a week will give you enough improvement to keep you motivated to keep going.
Breathing is one of the key elements that makes YOGA successful in strengthening your body and your muscles. Oxygen gets transported more effectively to you cells and body tissue while you are excercising, helping to eliminate toxins, burning off fat cells and building more muscle tissue. Breathing brings oxygen to your entire body which stems off depression and helps rejuvenate your entire being.
Different Styles for different Folks:
We are all different. Some of us are love and need to relax our busy minds. Others get impatient when asked to relax. At Shambala we will teach you a simple to follow 20-minute-Yoga-Practice. At home you can do this routine slowly, to calm your mind, or more vigorously to suit your firey nature.
The wonderful thing about yoga is, it can be as vigorous or as gentle as you want it to be. That makes it a good choice for anybody.