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Candidasa, Bali, Indonesia

How are you really? Yoga retreat helps you explore the eight limbs of yoga, chakras, Ayurveda, and much more to better understand yourself.

Meditation Retreats 2

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Really Good

Based on 15 reviews

Speaks English

from US$780

Really Good

Based on 15 reviews
from US$780
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Really Good

Based on 15 reviews
Limited availability
1 person currently interested

Really Good

Based on 15 reviews

Speaks English

from US$1,290

Really Good

Based on 15 reviews
from US$1,290
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Really Good

Based on 15 reviews

Instructors 1

Sarah Mckenzie-Thane

Fly-high Yoga Yoga Alliance International (Aerial Yoga)

Kaivalya Yoga Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)

Yoga Alliance UK (Hatha Yoga)

Sarah completed her Yoga Alliance International certified teacher training course under the guidance of Yogi Amit Kaushik at Kaivalya Yoga, Rishikesh in India. She is also a fully qualified Reiki master, successfully qualifying in both Thailand and Indonesia. Sarah is originally from the UK but has spent the last three years traveling the world teaching and studying yoga and meditation. She has gained over 1000 hours of teaching experience. Sarah has successfully managed one of the largest yoga centers in Lombok, where she has assisted and led over 20 successful retreats.

Reviews 15

  • Susan Lindberg Australia

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Sarah was a great instructor, with fabulous energy and insight. She was patient with beginners ( me) and the yoga changed every day. I loved the discussions on the three days we did them.

    The food was amazing and plentiful.

    Fabulous outlook over the ocean gave great energy to the room.

    The week went too quickly.

    Nothing to not like

  • Roxanne Iwinski Australia

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The yoga Shala was lovely and picturesque. Beautiful sea breezes and outlook.

    Not so protected if very windy or raining. Bathroom downstairs needs a makeover.

  • Anonymous

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The location, the yogastudio, the views and some of the yogasessions and the fact that the yogateacher was kindhearted, the trip to the wateroalace was ok but the lunch should ofcourse been included concerning the price of the retreat.

    The rooms, the food wich was to little and overpriced and also not very healthy even If it was vegetarian, the fact we couldnt choose our own starters and had to eat what the yogateachers husband orderd every day. The last days we didnt even have starters. The singing balls which was a Joke practically. To little food for breakfast not even juice. The fact that the husband of the yogateacher was around when eating and had bigger portions than the rest of the group even If he wasnt a part of the group really. The price of waterbottles in the studio we where offered to buy at 40000 rhp. In shop they are around 2-4000!! No water water in room either.

  • Natalie Mcwilliams Australia

    June 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Loved Sarah and Larry. The yoga was great and not to complicated for beginners. Lots of laughter, great food and friends I hope I'll have for life. it was perfect I came back so relaxed and feel I have a different attitude

    No negatives at all

  • Anonymous

    June 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The programme was full with all kinds of yoga, talks about chakras, ayurveda, and much else, and sightseeing in the area, especially the tour to water palaces exceeded my expectations. I also had a private reiki training. The view from the hotel and yoga shala was amazing.

    The programme was a little too packed with activities, and I felt I did not have enough time and space for myself. Also, I did not like the room and the food so much. The sea in front of the hotel was dirty, so I swam only once.

  • Iris Ackerman Netherlands

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The diversity of the yoga classes. Since we did not do only Hatha, but also Yin, Nidra and Fly yoga!

    I really liked everything!

  • Anonymous

    June 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Que vous soyez débutant ou confirmé, Sarah est la personne idéale pour une retraite de yoga. À l'écoute, disponible, sensible et très technique, tous les éléments sont là pour progresser rapidement. Les groupes de petites taille sont aussi parfait pour créer des liens ce qui rends ce moment de partage encore plus agréable. Le lieu est agréable avec la salle de yoga à l'étage et ouverte sur la mer, pour une totale déconnexion.

    Grâce à cette retraite, le yoga fait désormais parti de ma vie, merci Sarah et Larry.

    Un bon anglais est toutefois utile pour vraiment profiter de l'expérience.

  • Anonymous

    January 2018, BookMeditationRetreats

    From beginning to the end the retreat was exactly what I was looking for and so much more than that! A driver picked me up from the airport and brought me to this this green, lush land at the ocean. We were accommodated in revamped, but still typical local bungalows, the main building had the kitchen and eating/lounge area on the ground floor and the big, open but covered yoga space on the upper floor. The (vegetarian) food was freshly prepared for us by local women and I can honestly say it was the best I had during my time in Bali! While there is no sand beach, there is a direct access to the water and plenty of decking and green area to sit by the ocean and relax.

    The main activity were the yoga classes. Sarah made sure that the schedule changed daily, so we would e.g. have a slow vinyasa flow and yoga nidra in the morning and yin yoga or fly high in the evening. Before the evening classes Sarah would introduce and discuss with us various other yoga and meditation techniques or healing methods.

    I really loved the included activities, such as the visit to a local healer, the reiki and healing bowl treatments and the massages.

    This is the place to go to relax and do some yoga, but especially also if you want to understand yourself better and start to heal.

    I tried really hard, but there is nothing I did not like about this retreat!

  • Dr Louise Johns

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    This retreat was incredible

    It exceeded by expectations

    I felt changed by the experience

    The location was amazing

    The atmosphere/ interaction with other retreatees was terrific

    The Yoga space was heaven with ocean noise & vista

    Sarah is a calm capable & skilled teacher

    It was well organised

    The Puri Oka was modest but suitable accom, with beautiful outlook & interior garden

    I would attend another retreat with Sarah & Larry

  • Monica Penrose CA, USA

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    Great Yoga Retreat

    Sarah is a phenomenal yoga teacher and just a beautiful person inside and out.

    The theme "How are you Really" was spot on. Sarah and Larry made sure that you had time for introspection pondering that question.

    The retreat schedule was great. We learned a lot about yoga, chakra's, auyervdic practices, yin yoga and yoga nidra. The excursions to the water palace and mountain Shaman were interesting and informative about the local Balinese culture.

    The class participants were literally from around the globe. We bonded and shared a lot of laughs and even a few tears as we learned about ourselves and each other.

  • Kelly United Kingdom

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    The 'How are you really?' Yoga retreat was one of the best holidays I've ever had. It was the perfect combination of yoga, meditation, sightseeing and relaxation. The hotel was great, with wonderful food and a great location, along with an onsite Shala with panoramic sea views to die for; perfect for yoga practice. The excursions were lovely too, especially the water palace.

    Sarah was a great instructor who pushed your boundaries but never pushed you over the edge. As a result, I felt my practice really improved and it has encouraged me to find a better instructor at home. The retreat also introduced me to meditation and pranayama, something which is hard to find in yoga classes in my area. However, I do try and practice them at home.

    Most importantly, I felt that I came away from the retreat a better person with more appreciation for the good things in life, and that is thanks to Sarah (and Larry too!) I hope to see them again on another retreat in the future.

  • Kathryn Fawcett New Zealand

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    Thank you Sarah and Larry for this experience, you made me feel so welcome, I didn't have a moment of self consciousness when it came to me just being me for a week, Sarah you knew I had never done yoga before and you just let me do my own thing, but you watched and guided me, it has been a gift, thank you.

  • Pauline France

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    The retreat has been excellent. Sarah is an amazing yoga teacher and a really enjoyed following her classes. Classes are accessible to all levels because Sarah always give many options from the easiest to the most difficult, which is great. The place was also amazing and perfect to relax with pool and seafront view. Discussions were interesting and day trips as well. The retreat has really great value considering all the activities included and the quality of the classes. Sarah and Larry are very kind and friendly and so was the atmosphere. Highly recommended!

  • Coralie France

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    La retraite était de qualité, les séances de yoga et de méditation proposées conformes à mes attentes. Sarah est très bonne professeur de yoga. Son mari Larry est tout à fait disponible pour chacun d'entre nous si besoin. L'hôtel était parfait, des chambres en bord de plage, dans un village de pêcheurs, peu de monde, un Bali calme et tranquille. La nourriture proposée est bonne. Bref je garde un excellent souvenir de ce séjour que je recommande. Il est conseillé d'avoir un bon niveau d'anglais pour comprendre les cours et les méditations.

Testimonials 4

  • Rob Turiff WA

    How are you really? Yoga retreat website

    I feel more confident with my yoga poses and will definitely continue to work on them so that when I see you again I can follow along even with my eyes closed.

  • Patricia Fuchs Germany

    How are you really? Yoga retreat website

    Sarah is a wonderful yoga teacher! She is very inspiring and has ample knowledge not only on asanas but also pranayama, philosophy, meditation, chakras and reiki. She teaches in a fun but also caring way and you will her classes leave you full of energy and at the same time completely relaxed.

  • Gilly United Kingdom

    How are you really? Yoga retreat website

    I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Sarah on a yoga retreat on Gili Air in late 2013. I was at a stage in my life when I knew I could be a better version of myself but not really having any idea how to unlock this person. I was stressed, lacking in confidence with no clear direction. Sarah is a beautiful person, inside and out and has such an amazing outlook on life it's easy to be guided by her. I had meltdowns, tears and moments of complete clarity during the week and Sarah was there every step of the way to offer a words of wisdom and guidance. She is calm, motivated, knowledgeable, spiritual, flexible (in all ways!) and above all wants to bring out the best in you. Let Sarah guide you along the path and allow you to become that better version of you, you won't regret it, I guarantee it.

  • Carly Hinds WA

    How are you really? Yoga retreat website

    I have always been absolutely thrilled with my yoga classes with the lovely Sarah Thane-McKenzie. From my first class, she has always been so friendly, warm & welcoming in her own down to earth & humble way & Sarah always made the classes interesting, informative & fun. Every class has been unique & Ive always learned & experienced something new each class. She is especially attentive to newcomers & took the time to guide us into the postures correctly (postures that I had been unknowingly doing wrong for years!). I especially love her meditation sessions at the end of each class.

    Thank you Sarah for always delivering your classes in an enthusiastic & diverse way that keeps me coming back for more!!

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