Sthira Sukham: The Art of Finding Balance On and Off the Mat

By Gita Desyanti, yoga & breathwork teacher at Udara Bali I first heard the concept of Sthira Sukham during my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. As we delved deeper, not only through asana but also through learning yogic philosophy, we were introduced to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, a collection of 196 Sutras (aphorisms) on the […]

Mudra and Different Practices

By Gita Desyanti, yoga & breathwork teacher at Udara Bali Yoga is esteemed for its holistic approach to well-being, acknowledging the interconnectedness of the physical body, emotional body, mental body, and energetic body. Each facet of our being is intertwined, contributing to our overall wellness. As we deepen our practice and build more awareness of […]

What’s the difference between Breathwork and Pranayama?

By Gita Desyanti, yoga & breathwork teacher at Udara Bali I was asked this question since there has been some hype around both lately, plus having both a Pranayama practice and a Breathwork practice, I thought I would share the difference from my experience and learning. Pranayama are ancient breath techniques that originate from the […]

The Science of Meditation: Unveiling the Powerful Benefits for Mind and Body

Introduction In our fast-paced, technology-driven world, the practice of meditation is gaining popularity as a means to find inner peace, reduce stress, and promote overall well-being. While meditation has been used for thousands of years in various cultures, recent scientific research has shed light on the numerous benefits it offers. In this blog, we will […]

Nurturing Your Nervous System

Harnessing Balance Through Yoga, Breathwork, Reiki, and Holistic Therapies In the fast-paced world we live in, our nervous systems often bear the brunt of stress, anxiety, and the demands of modern life. However, with the right tools and practices, we can empower ourselves to regulate and rebalance our nervous systems. This blog delves into the […]

The Power of Detoxification

Nurturing Your Gut Health In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in unhealthy habits and neglect the well-being of our bodies. One area that often suffers the consequences is our gut health. Our digestive system plays a vital role in our overall well-being, impacting everything from our immune system to our mental […]

Elevate Your Yoga Practice with Aerial Yoga

Learn About the Incredible Benefits of Yoga with Aerial Hammocks In recent 10-15 years, the world of yoga has witnessed a soaring trend in aerial yoga. Studios all around the world started offering yoga with hammocks. Combining the serenity and mindfulness of yoga with the exhilaration of aerial movements and poses, this unique practice is […]

Udara Bali, a Retreat for the Body and Soul

When Marty said he wanted to begin our 7-month Empty Nesters Adventure with a health retreat, I looked at Bali as the obvious destination. Bali is only a 9-hour flight from Auckland (I know that sounds like a lot of hours on a plane, but for New Zealanders, that’s a short trip). There are many […]

Food for thought

Food for thought By Kirk Douglas, coach, yoga teacher & optimum nutritionist  Food is a huge part of our lifestyle and wise choices need to be made. We eat food to fuel our bodies, to provide our internal organs with the nutrients, vitamins and minerals needed to function at a level of optimum health. You […]

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating Every month, experts present us new diet recommendations that promote lasting health, weight loss and peak performance. The knowledge about healthy diet consistently increases and changes with research being done in the field of nutrition, medicine and biochemistry. Nevertheless, the majority of people struggles with eating healthy and is getting confused about the […]