Yoga & the Art of Compassion
With Mark Tanaka and Jennifer Prugh
Many spiritual traditions address what it means to be a compassionate human being. Yogic teachings are ripe with reference to teachings on compassion. We all know that being a loving and compassionate person is a good idea. But what exactly does it mean to be compassionate? How can compassion be cultivated? Compassion is something that is deeply innate to our being. As we are guided back to the shores of compassion through our yoga practice, we find a reservoir of joy and goodness that fuels our practice and completely transforms our experience of life itself. In this retreat we will immerse ourselves in the study and experience of compassion: compassion for ourselves, and compassion for others, so that we can open our capacity for the experience of joy and bliss in our daily lives.
Find out more about "compassion" in this interview with Jennifer!
Mark Tanaka, Yoga Instructor and retreat leader
Mark Tanaka has been studying and practicing various approaches to the art of yoga for 14 years. His background includes studies and practice in Indian and Taoist yoga. Mark has studied nutrition, acupressure, massage, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, meditation, Buddhist philosophy, yoga philosophy, Chinese Medicine principles and Ayurvedic principles with many teachers and draws upon his wide spectrum of studies to support his students in realizing their goals.
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Jennifer Prugh , Yoga teacher and retreat leader
Jennifer Prugh is the owner of ‘Breathe, Los Gatos,’ and the founder of the Yoga Alliance certified RYT 200 and 500-hour ‘Joy of Yoga’ teacher training. Jennifer is passionate about guiding her students toward the discovery of what is possible in life when we bring our whole selves to each moment. She teaches an eight limbed approach to yoga, living the philosophy that yoga benefits everyone in every phase of life.
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- 6 nights of comfortable accommodations
- Transportation to/from airport or south Bali
- Two meals daily
- Daily morning and evening Yoga Classes
- A Spa Mandi Treatment
- Sunrise Yoga with a view over Batur Volcano
- Bicycle trip from Kintamani to Ubud
- Purification Ceremony at Tirta Empul
- Rice fields walk and organic lunch
- Balinese Offering Class
- Visit to a traditional healer
- Tax and service
The price is inclusive of everything described above. The fee is calculated in US$.
If you are paying in different currency, the exchange rate will be calculated on the day of payment.
Testimonials previous retreats
“ Yoga & the Art of Compassion ” for 7 days and 6 nights
Our yoga practice will include asana, pranayama and meditation. The morning class will be a vinyasa class while the evening will conclude with gentle yoga. The classes will be accessible to everyone - beginner or seasoned practitioner.
Excursions will include a purification ceremony at Tirta empul, Bali’s most sacred water ceremony which is performed at night. It is an experience that everyone enjoys and remembers. A Balinese priest will carry the prayers, offerings and sarongs for the prayers and a cotton sarong for the purification, ginger tea and snack will follow the ceremony.
One morning we will witness the sunrise overlooking the volcano at Kintamani. We will hold our yoga session overlooking the volcano and also eat breakfast. We can return by car or by bicycle, a beautiful way to see the Balinese countryside. During the descent, we will stop at a traditional village to witness the way of life in the mountains of Bali.
During this retreat we will also meet a traditional healer and embark on a walk through the rice fields followed by an organic lunch. On the last day the Balinese staff will teach us how to make traditional offering and we will do a ceremony to close the retreat.
ONEWORLD retreats at Kumara
The ten bedroom holistic Retreat is located 1.5 km from the heart of Ubud in Bali. Bordered to the west by a small creek the eco-friendly retreat is surrounded by jungle and rice fields. The resort offers 2 swimming pools, dining room, Spa and a splendid yoga pavilion facing the jungle!
Each room is air conditioned, has its own terrace with garden
mini-bar, bathtub and shower. Comfortable yet unpretentious.
For our guests' ultimate serenity, children under 14 are not permitted
at the retreat.
Meals are served at the retreat. Healthy, organic vegetarian meals are provided, which are prepared by our well trained chefs. All dietary requirements are catered for.
Part of your ‘Breathe in Bali retreat” is enjoying the luxury of our skilled therapist’s treatments.
Inclusive in your journey is a Spa Mandi Treatment; other treatments are available on site, you may wish to view our spa menu.
Sample Daily Schedule
6:00-7:15am Strong Yoga Practice
7:15-8:30am All Levels Yoga Practice
9:30-6:30pm Daily Excursion & spa treatment
Schedule will vary to accommodate excursions.
Extra night prices prior or after the retreat