Geri was born in India and subsequently has returned many times. Next to different forms of yoga, she studied classic Vedanta Philosophy. Qualifying in India as a yoga teacher with RYT 200 Yoga Alliance has a traditional approach combining the timelessness of Hatha yoga and a form of the attention of Iyengar into a Vinyasa style flow. She brings her 20 years personal practice to the mat, encouraging students to discover yoga as a complete discipline for body and mind.
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)
Steve, originally from New Zealand, is a certified (E-RYT 200) Ashtanga Vinyasa instructor, also studied Iyengar, Yin yoga, Pilates, and Chi Gung. Interested in the workings of the mind, it brought him to Vipassana Meditation and Advaita Vedanta Satsang, Zen, and Tibetan Buddhist meditation practices. He has a smooth and inclusive teaching style that encourages the individual to a deeper sensitivity of their movements and awareness.
Stillness and spirituality have always been of interest to Kym, even as a young child, she was more interested in reading about Krishna, Buddha, and Christ than fashion magazines! After completing a university degree to become a social worker, Kym decided to leave the world for three years and lived in an ashram from 2002 - 2005. The ashram course was primarily focused on Vedanta Philosophy with Hatha yoga and meditation as daily practices. Upon returning to Australia, Kym left the city of Melbourne to set up a yoga or Vedanta school in the Macedon Ranges, offering a wide range of the day.
from United States, December 2017
I loved my learning content. The things I learned I can apply to my practice, my teaching, and the way I live my life. The food, was quite literally some of the best food I’ve had in my life. Breakfast every single day was incredible. Lunches were always light and healthy also so good. The dinners had some mouthwatering savory flavors. Best food in Bali lol. Amazing teachers. And an opportunity to connect with amazing like minded souls.
Truly such a cool experience definetly recommend.
Scott Mitchell Atkins United States
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Kura Kura is my favorite!! I've stayed there several weeks; and, between the river, the ocean, the lovely Balinese staff I've come to know, amazing accommodations and foods, and the beautiful yoga shala and pool lounge area... There's no place like it I've experienced on Bali.
It's just a 10-minute walk to Echo Beach surf and Canggu restaurants, so it's easy to retreat and be tucked away or explore...
Ketut cooks better vegetarian meals than any local warung or restaurant I've had after living in Canggu for over 8 months. You always know your meals are going to be so nourishing and delicious!
Cheralee is always so connected and grounded in with nature and full of joy and love to share. Geri has such a huge heart. Made, the gardener is the most smiling person I think I know of... And his wife, Kadek, is the most alert, super-ninja guru of accommodating everyone and making sure everyone is doing fine. Made Raka, the night guard is always guarding the property and making sure everything is safe and secure as we sleep.
I'm excited to attend a detox yoga retreat at Kura Kura in a couple weeks!
Andrew and Susan Webster
Kura Kura Yoga Retreat Bali website
I had a truly exceptional time during my yoga teacher training with ‘Asia Pacific Yoga’.
Surrounded by the lush, green landscape of Sideman it was a beautiful place to ponder and reflect on our learning throughout the course. The location certainly assisted in creating a calm and balanced atmosphere. Furthermore, the staff were very welcoming, helpful and always greeted us with warming smiles. Also, the food was healthy and plentiful.
I’m very grateful for Steve Hall for providing such an unforgettable Teacher training experience. His continual guidance, support and passion for yoga is inspiring and he made sure everyone had a memorable time. His teaching is filled with humour, relaxed and encouraging. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience which he effortlessly shared with us at every opportunity throughout the course both in and out of class. The other teachers on the course were also very experienced and shared their knowledge with passion.
Geri’s calm and nurturing approach to teaching was welcomed by everyone. Her demonstrations and insight into yin and restorative yoga were wonderful.
Malcolm joined us for two days to assist with teachings of anatomy. His passionate approach and knowledge of the how the body works in connection with the mind is exceptional.
A definite highlight of this course are the people you share the experience with. I feel overwhelming gratitude for the friendships I developed. I was surrounded by a supportive and caring family of fellow yogis. We danced, we sang, we laughed, we cried, we hugged and we shared. I was fortunate to be surrounded by such compassionate, inspiring and warm hearted people. Friends for life.
I was apprehensive and hesitant about joining this YTT and I’m grateful for my wife for encouraging me to join her on this course. I’m leaving Bali with a greater knowledge of yoga, personal growth, friendship and confidence in sharing all I’ve learned during this unforgettable adventure.