The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships. – T.K.V.Desikachar
Karma Kandara invites guests to discover the calming and healing powers of contemporary yoga with Karma’s newly appointed Global Yoga Ambassador, Ola Lirka. In combination with bespoke treatments at Karma Spa, the resort has programs that cater for individuals, couples, families and like-minded groups wishing to explore wellness and relaxation.
Ola is a certified yoga teacher with over 575 hours of Yoga Alliance Accredited training and is a practitioner of many styles of yoga including Vinyasa, Jivamukti, Ashtanga, Bikram, HIIT and Sky Yoga. Ola promotes the three central aspects of yoga – physical, mental and spiritual. Physical practice (Asana) is forms a central part of Ola’s yoga theory, however there is definitely much more to it. At Karma, Ola offers a wide range of classes and workshops to suit all tastes, with something for everyone. Classes are suitable for all levels, with hands-on assistance and detailed directions through the postures.
“Yoga teaches you to be open and present in the moment,” says Ola Lirka, Karma Group’s Global Yoga Ambassador. “Performing asanas (poses) is not just putting your body into certain shapes…I like to think of yoga as a dance in between postures, breath and the energy that flows through the body. Mentally, yoga is about accessing deeper state of mind, about connecting to your inner self, about ‘finding your way home’ to your soul…Spiritually, yoga makes you more aware of the self and all the layers that we are made of. Yoga connects you to your spirit.”
The blissful Balinese retreat of Karma Kandara combines outstanding natural beauty with legendary luxury, inviting guests to release the challenges of day to day life and immerse in relaxation and wellness. The beautiful villas, Karma Spa and elegant restaurant sit harmoniously in a stunningly lush and green landscape offering cliff-side ocean views of tropical beaches. It is the ultimate destination for guests wishing to rejuvenate and re-energise, drawn by Bali’s beauty and captivated by the spirit of Karma Kandara. Daily yoga sessions are run down the cliff at the seaside Yoga Bale at Karma Beach.
“I am over the moon to be named Karma’s Yoga Ambassador,” continued Ola. “I have been constantly inspired by the story of Karma Group and what John Spence created. It is an absolute honour to be able to be part of the Karma family. Yoga has brought peace and balance to my life and now thanks to Karma I can help others find the same path in their lives.”
YOGA WITH OLA LIRKA
- Stay 2 nights/3 days in a 1-bedroom pool villa twin share
- Return airport transfer
- Daily healthy breakfast
- Complimentary WIFI
- Fresh fruit basket replenished daily
- Twice-daily group yoga 1x private class with Ola Lirka
- Daily 75-minute massage with Infrared Detox Sauna
- 1 time 1 x 45-minute Yoga Facial