Dates: March 2020
Where: Amed, Bali, Indonesia
Price: Starting from €1600
Capacity: Maximum 16 people
Are you ready to unlock your handstand?
Join a group of like-minded movement practitioners in a serene eco-resort in Amed, Bali, for a one week immersion into the art of hand balancing. Transform your limitations and boost your practice with the support of a passionate teacher.
At the start of the day you can join the optional yoga flow to wake up your body. During the day we have two hand balancing sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The hand balancing sessions include recovery and conditioning work.
Practitioners of all levels are welcome - beginners, intermediate, and advanced.
Do you have any questions?
Daily movement practice
At the start of the day you can join the optional yoga flow in the beautiful Shala overlooking the ocean. This is the perfect time for you to articulate your joints and wake up your body.
After breakfast we have our first hand balancing session of the day. We start these sessions with about an hour of warm up and stretching. Enough time to let your breakfast digest before we go upside down. In the afternoon we have another hand balancing session. These sessions start with a guided warm up, followed by free practice, and end with guided recovery work.
You will receive access to online video content that will help you get ready for the immersion. These videos contain a variety of drills to prepare physically and will also give you a basic theoretical understanding of hand balancing.
7:00 - 8:00 Yoga Flow
8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 - 11:30 Hand Balancing Workshop
11:30 - 16:00 Lunch
16:00 - 18:00 Hand Balancing Practice
Day 4 of the immersion we have a full day of rest.
Where will we stay?
We will stay at a serene eco resort situated on a hill close to a charming black sand beach with a spectacular view all around. The sun rises over the ocean and sets behind Mount Agung, with a beautiful display of colours. The resort's pool has a plant filtering system and vortex inlet to avoid large amounts of chemicals.
There are 5 luxurious shared rooms and 6 simple single rooms available. All rooms are made from local materials and provide good ventilation. Since it's an eco resort, there is no air conditioning. All rooms are equipped with fans. You will find organic soap and shampoo in the bathroom and we kindly request you not to use chemicals because the shower water gets recycled for watering the garden.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are freshly prepared and served buffet style. Most of the ingredients are freshly grown at the eco resort. Non-alcoholic drinks like tea, fresh coconut water, fruit juices, smoothies, and kombucha are included and can be ordered unlimitedly throughout the day.
How to get there?
Book your flight to Denpasar International Airport, also known as Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). This is the main airport in Bali. From Denpasar you can take a taxi to the resort, which takes roughly 2.5 to 3 hours. Although airport transportation is not included I can help you arrange transportation to and from the resort.
I recommend you arrive at the resort on the between 12:00 and 17:00, so you can get settled in. On the first evening we will have dinner together and get to know each other. We leave the resort around midday.
My name is Mark Das and as a yoga teacher I am passionate about the art of hand balancing. I share this discipline with yogis who want to deepen their asana practice. This takes me travelling to yoga studios and festivals around the world.
During the handstand immersion, you learn both how and why we perform hand balancing skills a certain way. Besides balancing on your hands, you will deepen your understanding of human anatomy and biomechanics. As my student, I encourage you to be proactive, think critically, and ask questions.
While developing your hand balancing practice it is invaluable to receive direct verbal and physical feedback. As I am happiest seeing my students thrive, I prefer to teach in a setting that allows for personal attention. This is why my immersion is limited to a maximum of 16 students.