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Yoga Group Workshops at Zen Resort Bali an Integrated Holistic Wellness Deal for Yoga Teachers

Zen Resort launches an integrated wellness deal for yoga group leaders and teachers to hold their training workshops in combination with the resort’s programs of pranayama, meditation, ayurveda and cultural and recreational activities for living in harmony with one’s inner self as well as the outer world of society and nature.

Zen Resort is a luxury boutique hotel and holistic wellness destination Spa, situated in a peaceful location, surrounded by rice fields, vineyards and natural forest and with wide open sea views in north Bali. The holistic design of the resort, blending in a beautiful natural and landscaped environment, and the integrated wellness facilities to practice yoga, experience ayurvedic treatments, reside in luxury accommodation with Zen simplicity, consume healthy food and participate in a wide range of cultural and eco-recreational activities all amount to an ideal environment not only to relax and rejuvenate from the stresses and stains of modern lifestyles but also to think of the changes in one’s way of life for a healthier, sustainable, satisfying and happy future.

There are three serene venues for yoga at Zen Resort, namely a 120 sq meters yoga pavilion surrounded by landscaped tropical gardens, a sunrise tree tops mediation center overlooking rice fields and a sunset yoga deck overlooking natural forest with views of the Sea of Bali.

The Ayurvedic health and beauty spa at the resort offers over 30 authentic treatments as well as traditional Balinese massage, healing baths and beauty treatments by qualified ayurveda professionals from Kerala, India together with a team of trained Balinese therapists. The resort’s resident yoga master also offers special pranayama and meditation classes based on the principles and practices of Swami Ram Dev, a world renowned practitioner and exponent of easy to do yoga, pranayama and meditation exercises that have been proven to be highly beneficial in not only achieving and sustaining good health but also curing many diseases and ailments. The teachings of Swami Ram Dev have influenced millions of people across India and every morning tens of millions join in his daily television exposition of yoga, pranayama and meditation exercises and advice on healthy eating.

The architecture throughout the resort is traditional Balinese with each building resembling a Balinese temple. The fourteen air-conditioned sea view villas look out onto verdant landscape and down to the sea with sunset and sunrise views. The mature landscaped gardens and skyline infinity swimming pool merging into the rice fields below and the marine landscape beyond are hypnotic in their tranquility. Each of the villas includes an elegantly furnished double bedroom with a private terrace and a parlor leading to an open air designer garden bathroom.

Zen Resort’s talented chefs present a variety of nutritious dishes featuring Asian, European and Ayurvedic vegetarian cuisine as well as catering for individual dietary requirements. All meals are served in the tropical gardens with spectacular views over natural forest, rice fields and the sea of Bali.

The resort’s serene and beautiful landscaped tropical and Zen gardens offer an ideal environment to read, slumber, think and dream. An hour’s nature walk through an eco-forest rich with indigenous herbal and medicinal plants leads to Banjar Natural Hot Springs for a rejuvenating bath and on to a 6th Century Vihara Buddhist temple for some sacred meditation. There are also two temples in front of the resort dedicated to the Moon and the Goddess of the Sea. The resort’s expert guides are also available to advise and to organize visits to local villages to experience the ceremonies and the Balinese culture and traditional ways of life and living.

Just a 200 meters walk along a paved pathway with vineyards on one side and rice fields on the other leads to the secluded Puri Jati seashore with one of the world’s richest micro marine environment to snorkel and dive and a place at take off at dawn for a sunrise dolphin sail. Within an hour’s drive from the resort there is spectacular scuba diving at Menjagan Island, eco-forest nature walks and rice field trekking around Munduk, Gitgit Waterfall and Ulundanu Temple of Bedugal and a day trip to the active Mount Batur volcano and the temple of Tirta Empul and Goa Gajah, the elephant temple.

Bali is an ideal destination for yoga workshops and retreats with unique opportunities to experience culture, ceremonial traditions, art, architecture, a wide range of ecological diversity, pristine rice fields and tropical plantations as well as the genuine Balinese hospitality and human solidarity. All these aspects combined with integrated ayurveda, yoga, pranayama and meditation at Zen Resort Bali makes for an ideal destination for yoga group training workshops.

Caroline Klebl, a renowned and dedicated yoga teacher with a long philosophical and practical study background in Ashtanaga and Iyengar Yoga, Tibetan Buddhism and Jungian Psychology as well as Kerala Ayurveda and Pancha Karma will be holding an Ashtanaga Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course at Zen Resort Bali during the whole month of August 2008. This intensive program is inclusive of accommodation and special ayurvedic cuisine, daily some 7 hours of yoga training and philosophy classes, ayurvedic treatments and guided cultural and eco-recreational tours as well as airport transfers.

Yoga group leaders and teachers are invited to contact Zen Resort Bali to discuss their specific retreat and workshop requirements towards mutually designing an all inclusive package for an unforgettable integrated yoga group training experience in Bali, the Island of the Gods.

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