2019 Bali Yoga Retreat
Monday 17 June to Monday 24 June (7 days & nights)
with Fiona Hyde
Living with Heart (fully booked)
Compassion for our fellow human beings is a cornerstone of many of the world’s spiritual traditions. It is one of the great transformative human emotions because in showing compassion we transcend the constraints of our ‘self’ and embrace a broader more open-minded view of life that emphasises human connectedness rather than individuality. This sense of kinship brings insight and healing both to ourselves and to the people toward whom we demonstrate compassion.
In Ubud, the heart of Bali, we will seek to explore and befriend our own hearts. We will look at what may prevent the petals of the heart from opening, or indeed why the heart may feel depleted, and we will work with different heart-centered processes in an attempt to get in touch with and experience warmth, tenderness and compassion for ourselves and others.
Price: $1672 (single) / $1525 (twinshare)
This package includes daily yoga and meditation tuition, 7 nights accommodation, daily buffet breakfast, three dinners, and guided walks.
Each day starts in the spacious, open-air Balinese wooden pavilion with a two hour heart-centered meditation and hatha yoga class. These sessions will be largely inspired by the work and practices of Buddhist monk & poet Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the work of meditation master Jack Kornfield.
We must look at ourselves over and over again in order to learn to love, to discover what has kept our hearts closed, and what it means to allow our hearts to open ~ Jack Kornfield
Following each morning session, you will have the opportunity to share experiences over a delicious buffet breakfast including tropical fruits, banana pancakes, omelettes and black rice. The days are then free to relax on your own or with others, learn more about the Balinese culture, meander through the rice paddies, have a massage, attend a Balinese cooking class, or lie by the pool and drift off to the sweet sound of gamelan music wafting on the breeze…without interruptions and external demands.
As we heal through meditation, our hearts break open to feel fully ~ Jack Kornfield
We will then meet again in the late afternoon and continue working with various yogic practices including long guided relaxation sessions, chanting and pranayama.
Effectively, the meditation and yoga classes will provide a structure to your time in Bali, enabling you to meet other like-minded individuals while also learning about the island’s unique culture and its people. Refreshed in body, mind and spirit, you can then return to your life with a new sense of purpose, energy and inner harmony.
Fiona has been running these annual retreats since the year 2000, and as such, Bali is a place of deep spirituality and beauty very close to her heart. To share this special time practising yoga and meditation in Bali with her students, is always a highlight of Fiona’s year.
A dedicated yoga student, teacher and mother of two children, Fiona is currently Principal of Williamstown Yoga and Meditation and she has been teaching Hatha Yoga since 1998.
Group Size: 16 maximum
The retreat is open to people of all ages and physical abilities. A minimum of six months yoga experience is preferable. Each person practises to their own capacity in an atmosphere of acceptance and support
If you are interested in coming along, or have any queries about the retreat, please call Fiona on 0431 080 157 or e-mail to:
…each of us must choose a practice that feels true to our heart…Remember, the practices themselves are only vehicles for you to develop awareness, loving-kindness, and compassion on the path toward freedom. That is all ~ Jack Kornfield