Bali Yoga Retreat here we come……….

Dates are set and we are rearing to go!

Komune Resort is the perfect Winter escape and June/July is the optimal time of year to head over there.

Ours days will start with a 2 hour Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation practice to set us up for a day of relaxation and indulgence in the stunning settings of this amazing beachfront location.

The style of yoga will be Vinyasa flow at a general level with plenty of options available for those more experienced and those who are fairly new to Yoga. On 2 of the evenings, there will also be a restorative/deep stretch class to lead us into a delicious evening meal and beachfront/poolside chill.

What this Yoga Retreat includes:

  • 5 nights either shared or single Resort room (upgrade available on request)
  • 1 x welcoming dinner
  • All breakfast and evening meals (meals include a drink)
  • 1 x 60 minute massage
  • Daily 2 hr yoga practice
  • 2 evening restorative/deep stretch classes
  • 2 excursions
  • Access to all the facilities
  • Airport pickup

What is not included:

  • Airfares
  • Insurance
  • Daily drinks
  • Lunches

Cost for this 5 night Yoga Retreat:

  • Shared for the Resort Room NZD $1,620
  • Single for the Resort Room NZD $1,995
  • Upgrade to pool suites NZD $2,970

A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required to secure your place.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions; [email protected]

About Julie Stephens

I started my yoga journey approximately 30 years ago and after many years of travelling around the world I decided I was ready to commit myself to becoming a yoga teacher. The draw card for me was/is more of the spiritual aspect as I have always been curious about the bigger picture, meditating and finding contentment. The physical side was an added bonus. In the late 90s, I was living on the Gold Coast in Australia and practising regularly at the Gold Coast Yoga Centre. In 2000, I started my yoga teacher training apprenticeship – at that time it didn’t have an end to it. I was basically told that I would be finished my training when they saw that I was ready. This took 18 months of practising six days a week, 30 hours a week. There were no excuses for missing the training and if I didn’t turn up, I would have been expelled from the program. With hindsight, this was one of the most important lessons I learnt, as it gave me the dedication to continue my six-day-a-week practice no matter what the circumstances were and I can tell you, there were many interesting situations where I would be practising amongst the local people in Mongolia, China, The Tibetan plateau, Nepal, India etc, on trains, planes, airport disabled toilets because they were big… anyway, my point being, is that I had to maintain this combination of devotional practice and study which has allowed me to gain a much deeper knowledge and understanding of the amazing art and science of yoga. Since I qualified I have owned a yoga studio on the Gold Coast, taught in Korea, Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Australia, Bali and of course New Zealand, which is where I am now based. For me this has been the perfect balance of doing what I love, teaching yoga and travelling. I am blessed to have trained with a lot of great inspirational teachers along this journey, such as Erich Schiffman, Donna Farhi, Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee, Ana Forest, David and Sharon, the founders of Jivamukti, Andrey Lappa from Universal Yoga, Nicky Knoff (Iyengar), John Friend (Anusara), David Soul Ray, Lance Schuler, Clive Sheridan and of course my teachers: Kameron Story, Mark Togni and Suzanne Grey from whom I learnt the Ashtanga Primary and Second series, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga, meditation and pranayama. The style of yoga I predominantly teach is Vinyasa Flow, which leads you through a flowing series of postures with an emphasis on the breath. Options are given and the yoga class is structured so that each pose prepares the student for the next. Everybody can do my yoga from a beginner level, pre-natal, general through to advanced. In the beginner and pre-natal yoga classes the emphasis is on the foundations of yoga with the correct use of props ie; blankets, blocks, straps and bolsters, to enable the student to practise safely. I also teach Hatha, Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga. I offer beginners’ classes and yoga therapy. The class environment is positive and fun, so you can feel at ease and comfortable to practice at your own level, after all it is ultimately about your own self exploration. As a yoga teacher I feel truly honoured and privileged to be able to share such an ancient practice – one that offers not only great physical benefits, but ultimately allows us to be mindful, happy and content.

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