Ayurveda, the gift from India


I am often asked how I ended up creating an Ayurvedic Panchakarma center in Bali. It was indeed a challenging project to develop as it was most important to do it right and as authentic as possible. As for Oneworld Retreats many years ago, the vision became clear through periods of deep silence. Oneworld Ayurveda...

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Yogic Breathing—Technique and Practice with Martine Bounet

  In this video, French yoga teacher Martine Bounet introduces the three-step yogic breathing technique which will help get aligned with the different parts of the spine and unblock energy centers, thus supporting the yogic practice. She first explains how the breathing technique works and then incorporates it into the movement by using Sun Salutation...

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5 Special, Spiritual Places To Visit In Bali

Mount Agung Mount Agung is not only the tallest and one of the most majestic volcanos in Bali, but it is also honored by the Balinese as the dwelling place of the gods—especially Mahadewa, the supreme manifestation of Lord Shiva. The people on the island also believe that Mount Agung is the replica of Mount...

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Me and My Yoga Teacher Training


  After months of waiting—excited and nervous at the same time—, finally, the training began. As this was one of my dreams, I had prepared myself seriously. For me, it was more than just a yoga teacher training, but also a great starting point to an inner transformation. Having gone through a difficult phase in...

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Six rules you need to know before entering a temple in Bali


A visit to Bali would not be complete without visiting at least one of the thousands of Hindu temples located all over the island. The Balinese are more than happy to welcome you to their temples, however, please remember that they are holy places, and there are some rules you need to be aware of...

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Komang Desiani – My Yogini Guru, Louisa Sear (Part 3)


  Louisa Sear, the founder of Yoga Arts from Byron Bay, Australia, has been practicing yoga since she was an adolescent, inspired by her mother, who often took her and siblings into the yoga classes with her. Yoga soon became her life and she started teaching others. Louisa says that it was not a conscious...

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Yoga for Back Pain with Karina Chavez Galnares

  Back problems are very common today, very often due to our lifestyle—too much sitting or standing. In this sequence of yoga for back pain, Karina takes you through very helpful poses for lower, middle and upper back problems. She shares many useful tips and tricks and points out common mistakes to ensure that you...

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Reaching Your Sixth Sense

Retreats are abundant and available everywhere, and for many, it has become a way of enjoying a more conscious holiday, one with a purpose. There are thousands of retreats on offer, one must ask, which one is the best for me at this time in my life, and what do I want to get out...

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Yoga Sequences to Reduce Stress with Maxine Yeates


In this short video, Maxine Yeates takes you through two variations of Sun Salutation and a hip opening sequence. The benefits are improved range of motion and circulation, good pelvic alignment and a deep sense of release. The practice helps reduce negative emotions as well as stress and anxiety through the energetic shift that takes...

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Komang Desiani – Counting the Days to My Yoga Teacher Training (Part 2)

I am counting the days to the start of my yoga teacher training! There are a lot of things to prepare—physically and mentally. During my spare time in between assisting retreats, I read the pre-training textbooks Light on Yoga by K.S. Iyengar, Pranayama Prana Widya by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati and Functional Anatomy of Yoga by...

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