100 hour Yoga Immersion
26 MARCH – 7 APRIL 2019
Samavesa yoga immersion is a 12 day deepening of yogic practice & study. Held in the spiritual home of Bali, Samavesa is a yoga retreat, supported self-study, a safe space, a yogic bath, an immersive experience and an invitation to travel further along the path. Without any particular goal. For yoga students, yoga teachers and anyone interested in self-realisation, this is a 100hr yogic steep into ancient philosophy and practice.
Samavesa was conceived by Margherita Dal Pra and Collette Davis. Two yoga teachers, born on the same day, few years apart. We met on a 300 hour TT with Sianna Sherman in Berlin and came together out of a shared desire to support yoga students and teachers in their own inquiry, process and practice. With so many teacher trainings out there, we didn’t want to create another but we did want to offer a strong container for serious study. Where students can deepen their knowledge, and teachers can find respite, inspiration and a return to their own sadhana. So we created an experience that has no real agenda. A deep dive into asana, mantra, meditation, pranayama, nutrition, self-inquiry, philosophy, anatomy and yogic lifestyle. An immersion that counts towards a Teacher Training with no pressure to teach. One that’s rich in knowledge but for your own curiosity. That’s packed full of practices to strengthen your energy body and led by world-class teachers to leave you inspired and informed. A way to go deeper, be inspired and go back into the world feeling resourced and awake.
Each day begins with a morning saddhana, followed by a short break and a two hour asana practice. You’ll have a long brunch and time to rest before we analyse the class and give you chance to share your experiences. The rest of the day is then dedicated to study modules, more rest and asana labs.
MODULES are study periods where we go deep into philosophy, history, anatomy, Ayurveda, diet, lifestyle, nutrition and self-care. We’ll be supported by our world-class guest teachers, Christopher Wallis and Rachel Ellery, and we’ll also bring in practitioners from Ubud to offer sound healings, breath work, masterclasses and other modalities for you to taste and indulge in.
LABS will focus specifically on asana and pranayama. We’ll break down poses, get clear on alignment, answer questions, go into safe sequencing, the art of sequencing and how to develop and enliven a home practice.
There will be two days without any study – just morning practices and evening restorative. And on three of the evenings you can choose to join us for excursions to the spa baths, ecstatic dance and a closing dinner at one of the beautiful vegan restaurants. There is also an optional trip to the water temple on the last day for a final blessing.
Cocooned amongst the rice paddies, The Shala Bali will be our immersion home for 12 special days. Remote, but close enough to central Ubud, it is pure peace and quiet. The jungle comes alive, as the sun rises, and the days float by amongst the dragonflies, ducks, geckos and birds. We have our own private pool, an onsite organic café, 8 twin bungalows and a stunning shala that opens out onto the altar of nature.
All prices per person
Book by November 1st 2018 to qualify for early bird
Early bird Shared Twin Accommodation + Tuition £1600
Early Bird Offsite (tuition only) £1200
Shared Twin Accommodation + Tuition £1800
Offsite (tuition only) £1200
If you are staying with us at The Shala, the price includes all accommodation for 11 nights and vegetarian breakfast at the onsite organic cafe. All tuition, practices, props and guest facilitators are included. Please arrange visas and flights yourself. Additional meals can be purchased from the cafe and you can expect to pay £2.50-£5 for a meal. Evening excursions and the Water Temple blessing will be at an extra cost.
There are many daily flights to Bali, the airport is located in Denpasar, around 1 hour from Ubud. A private driver is the smartest way to travel, we have a couple of local friends who would happily drive you around the island, collect you from the airport, take you to local hotspots, if you don’t fancy walking. Expect to pay around 300 rupiah to get to the airport.
The Shala is located at the edge of the artist’s village of Penestanen, which is 30 minutes on foot from the centre of Ubud, or a five minute drive.