At Prana Veda Bali we offer a 6-day Yoga program. As we are a small retreat place, we are able to care for our guests individually, which is why our program is suitable for both, advanced practitioners and those who are new to yoga. From Monday to Saturday two Yoga and Meditation classes take place each day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. During these 6 days we practice different styles of Yoga like Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Yin & Restorative Yoga and different Meditations, like water meditation in our Watsu pool, Yoga Nidra, Breath meditation, Buddhist mindfulness meditation, dance meditation, candle meditation and silent meditation. In the morning after a herbal detox tea we start our Yoga practice with a silent meditation and different Pranayama (breathing) techniques.
Prana Veda Yoga Program:
Our Prana Veda Yoga program includes six 1,5 hour sessions in the morning and six 1,5 hour sessions in the afternoon. The classes are built on each other.
On Monday, we start with an introduction to Yoga and a gentle and slow Hatha Yoga class in the morning. We ask you about your Yoga experiences and your physical condition, so that we get to know you better.
In the afternoon we introduce you to meditation followed by a Yoga Nidra meditation practice.
On Tuesday, the focus is on the back. We start with an introduction into hanging belts from Iyengar Yoga with which you can experience a nice stretch of our spine and see the world upside down from a different perspective and practice Yoga asanas, which are beneficial for our backs.
In the afternoon we have a floating meditation in our 35°C Watsu pool.
On Wednesday, we teach forward & backward bends in the morning class.
In the afternoon, we practice Yin/Restorative Yoga followed by a heart or breath meditation.
On Thursday, we offer a silent day to connect deeper with our innermost. In our Yoga class we concentrate on the hips, hip openers and twists.
In the afternoon we practice Yin/Restorative Yoga followed by a silent Meditation and share our experiences from the silent day.
On Friday, we practice a slow Vinyasa Flow class in the morning.
In the afternoon we practice Partner Yoga and breath work or dance Meditation.
On Saturday, we teach you a home practice Yoga sequence and hand out a copy for your own practice back home. In the evening, we finish our Yoga week with a Yin/Restorative Yoga class and a final Meditation for integration.
Hatha Yoga is a well-rounded combination of physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation. The asanas stretch and strengthen your body. You hold poses, which gives you space for exploring the proper alignment of each pose. This gentle style helps you to harmonize the connection between body, breath and mind.
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of Yoga where postures are held for about 3 to 5 minutes, which stimulates the meridians, the energetic pathways of the body. Flexibility is improved since the deeper layers of connective tissue are addressed.
Restorative Yoga is similar to Yin Yoga. The postures are held in stillness supported by props and bolsters. The focus is on winding down and relaxing your mind.
In the Vinyasa class, the poses flow fluidly into one another. You glide from one posture to the next, harmonizing movement and breath. You develop strength and flexibility in a dynamic way and breath and body awareness increase.
Partner Yoga is a playful approach towards yoga that teaches us to connect with someone else, to support each other, to let go and to develop trust.