Yoga Retreat Bali
Yin & Yang Yoga Retreat: Creating the Balance Between Surrender & Action
September 12th to 18th, 2022
Our Yoga Retreat Bali offers the perfect counterbalance to modern busy lives, on a paradise Bali island, the perfect setting for real YOU time.
Offering space to unwind habitual patterns & take real time out for the business of life. Our yin practices involve holding positions that stress & renew the deep, dense connective tissues. The method includes using many variations & props within the postures to relax within the target area as we hold the pose for extended periods. Within this stillness, we can then become receptive & reflective to what is happening, within & around the body, while also noticing our reactions & responses.
Yang styles of yoga are more dynamic, where we target the muscles, & often employ repetitive movements to stretch the muscles. Muscles love to get warm; they are elastic & moist, so they appreciate this form of exercise & respond well to it. Rather than emphasizing surrender, our Yang practices promote action. By creating heat within the body, these styles increase blood flow, our circulation, and build strength, stamina, & flexibility while helping you learn patience & endurance.
If we constantly push our lives forward & lead a very yang life, we can burn our energy rather than conserve it. On the other hand, if we overtly draw inwards, this can lead to a sedentary lifestyle; we can move away from being present & fall into the past. An overbalance of yin or yang can create disharmonies. They need to co-exist for our lives to be in balance.
We can often lose our sensitivity to the body’s signals, focusing on achieving results rather than feeling. By exploring the contrast between the strength & power of a yang practice and the grace & surrender within a yin practice, you will learn how to implement a mixture of Yin & Yang practices throughout your yoga schedule & practice the essence of self-care, as you learn to listen to your body & respond with loving compassion.
SURRENDER Taking the time to slow down & tune in.
INSPIRATION Through twice-daily yoga practices & motivational workshops
CLARITY Set your intentions to what you want your journey to be about when you return home.
Accommodation is external to the Yoga Studio, we do offer 3 options which are within walking distance to the venue & beach.
Options available at the booking point:
• Bungalow $180 Usd for 6 nights
• 6 left $273
• 4 left $78
• Extra nights to get more time enjoying beautiful Nusa Lembongan
• Boat Ticket and Airport Transfer
• We provide a healthy group breakfast.
• Restaurants with beachfront sunset views are all within walking distance of the venue, offering both local & western cuisine.
On the first day, your retreat begins at 3 pm, to allow time for you to both get here & settle into your accommodation, with a welcome tea, introductions to the team & your fellow guests. After this, you will be shown around the shala before your first yoga session for the week. This will be the foundation for all the following classes throughout your stay.
7/8.30am – Yinyasa Yoga – a mix of Yin yoga/slow flow.
8.30/9.30am – Buffet breakfast
10.30/11.30am – Spa Treatment
12/1pm – Lunch Break
1/4pm – Workshop/Free time
4/4.30pm – Tea break
4.30/6pm – Yin/Myofascia self massage/Acuyin Yoga Practice
- Daily Yinyasa classes – a mixture of both Vinyasa & Yin yoga emphasizing building strength & resilience.
- Evening Yin Yoga classes with a mixture of Yin/Myofascia/Acuyin release/Restorative yoga practices emphasize surrendering & serenity.
- Pranayama & Meditation techniques.
- A deep yoga Nidra practice on our last evening of the retreat.
- Two workshops – ‘Connection, stillness & the art of releasing tension.’ & ‘Dharma discovery with vision boards.’
- Learn something new each day & be inspired
- Retreat self-practice manual & workshop content.
- Five spa treatments of your choice.
- A healthy buffet breakfast.
- All props & materials used within the retreat.
- Bali Boat return Transfer
What’s not included?
- Lunch & dinner, stationary, journals & travel expenses. There are many Western & Local cuisine within walking distance from the studio.
- Transport. We can organise this for you.
- Getting here is very easy, details of how to get here is within the information pack we send out when your place is reserved & we walk you through the process.
Online Yin Yoga Teacher Training
Online Yin Yoga Teacher Training
Online Yin Yoga Teacher Training program combining body movement, mental resilience techniques, & developing emotional quotient.
This online Yin yoga teacher training is an entirely self-paced teacher training program to gently guide you through all the fundamental aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine. You will gain invaluable knowledge of the Yin yoga practice, including philosophical & physiological aspects, how to place this theory into the application of Yin yoga, & how to take key principles off the mat. Understand what Chi is, the Meridian system, Yin Yang theory & the five-element theory. While learning the connectivity between our ZangFu internal organ system & our sense organs.
Practice integrating the theory with 90-minute classes. Applying functional yoga anatomy principles & learning creative asana variations, acupressure points, reflections & meditations for an embodied Yin yoga experience.
Understand meridian-focused target areas & how you can theme meridian-based classes for your own practice & teaching, deepening both your personal Yin yoga journey & teaching skills.
Gain practical lifestyle tips & tools with discussion on how to improve your organ health & build emotional resilience.
Online Yin Yoga Teacher Training
I just completed the online yin yoga teacher training and I am very happy with this experience. The content is great, you will learn a lot about the concept of Chinese Medecine, the elements, the meridians, and much more! All very well explained and detailed! I was scared to feel not comfortable teaching a yin yoga class with online training but the professionalism and experience of Claire made me feel confident enough to teach. Claire is a great teacher, I could feel she put all her heart and soul in this course. Thank you Claire
I just completed my online yin yoga teacher training with Claire . The course was very neat, easy to follow and she explained really well. I really enjoyed learning with Claire. She is very good teacher. Loved how she delivered the course, calm voice and lovely settings. Also all manuals are very detailed and clear, I have them in my Ipad so that I can read anytime along with my notes. I am looking forward to future learning with Claire. Thank you very much for putting all together.
The experience has been really amazing. I recommend new yoga teachers to take this course for deeper understanding about yin yoga. Claire explained all the connections to the physical body very well and the content was great value for money. Also, all the practice guided sessions provided gives us a chance to experience it ourselves before teaching it to the class. Loved it.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share this valuable knowledge and practices. I gained so much wisdom. I very much enjoyed the practices and meditations. In the process filling my own cup, to be able to share from the overflow! Namaste, Corne
The online yin yoga teacher training was fantastic. It is well structured and you are able to work through the content very easily. The manual contained all the information from the lectures and really helped to deepen the content and it is very helpful to study and review the content intensively. For me as a Yin Yoga practitioner, this course provided a lot of valuable new theoretical and practical content. It now strengthens me to share Yin Yoga with other people. The teacher Clare has a very pleasant voice and learning with her is so comfortable. Thank you very much for this wonderful course. Maria (Reiki Master)
The online yin yoga teacher training was informative and well-paced. There isn’t anything repetitive which I appreciate because it makes me feel like I’m getting my money’s worth. Lots of information to fully digest and I feel my understanding is so much broader now. Also, the manuals are a great learning tool and I’m glad they’re a part of the course
Wonderful program, good quality videos, lighting and sound. Many of the courses I have completed on other platforms have terrible video quality. Thank you, I would recommend this course to others if they are wanting to learn how to teach yin yoga and to just get the confidence to move forward in their journey. As well it is a great course for self improvement and just taking the time out to reconnect with your own mind and body.
I recently completed Claire’s online yin yoga teacher training. The timing for this wonderful self-study invitation has overlapped perfectly with where I’ve been lately in my journey of growing & healing. Thank you Akirayoga for the beautiful space you created & held. I appreciated the ways you modeled the power of silence & going inward, of listening with our entire body. I love that it included meridians, Chinese medicine. this course uncovered the answers I was searching for. It opened the door to the experiences I needed in order to find my next step. Namaste!
I had an amazing yin yoga online teacher training from Claire. She is not just only a knowledgeable & experienced teacher, but also a caring & compassionate life mentor. As english isn’t my mother language plus this is my first yoga training, at the beginning I was kind of scared of getting understand on all the lessons. However, her consistent encouragement & passionate truly inspiring me. The knowledge I’ve learnt from this training is more than I expected. Now I feel more confident to practice Yin on my own with awareness of what’s for me.
I completed my Yin yoga online teacher training with Claire. The experience was amazing. I got so much from the training on a personal level. Having always had a lot of Yang energy this gave me a deep feeling of balance & how to create this for others. I really fell in love with Yin & the deeper work it does on a physical & emotional level. I would Highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to teach yin or go deeper into the practice. Claire is wonderful, compassionate & so knowledgeable.
Extraordinary knowledge in Yin Yoga. My Teacher Claire Green is amazing she really changed me into positive pathway in reaching my future goal. Thank you so much for everything & love you always, Namaste
I had the most amazing time learning from Claire in the yin yoga online teacher training. She has a great knowledge of yoga in general & especially in yin yoga. She has a great way to provide her knowledge & to bring the theory into practice. I even learned a lot of things to integrate into my yang hours & personal practice. Out of the many ttc I have already done, I probably enjoyed this one the most. I would def come back to Claire if I want to deepen my yin knowledge & teachings.
After not long completing Yin yoga online teacher training with Claire… words can not express the gratitude I feel. On so many levels. I loved every minute of it. Claire is an incredible instructor, teacher & mentor. I would whole heartily recommend any of Claire’s retreats or training as she has a wealth of knowledge & her energy is so inspiring. She has the ability to transform & bring out the best in oneself. A very special soul indeed.
I did the Yin YTT with Claire. Claire is a very experienced & competent teacher. I love her authenticity & her positive energy. She provided well structured & clear information during the theory lectures. Claire guided us through different practical classes which were designed in a way that we learned to respect & get to know our own body & mind better. This served as a foundation for our own authentic teaching & a deeper understanding of the Yin Yoga theory. Highly recommended!