Introducing a new seaside yoga bale, sound healing and more.
While a devotion to luxury has long been at the forefront of Uluwatu’s Karma Kandara, a passion for wellness has come a close second. 2020 cements its dedication to wellbeing with a series of new offerings at the Bukit Peninsula resort.
A new beachside yoga bale has just been unveiled – an open-air meditative space which will become home to a series of new yoga and holistic health-focused offerings for both in-house guests and visitors, with the crystal-clear waters of Uluwatu within arm’s reach. A team of local teachers, handpicked by Spa & Wellness Curator and Chair of Sustainability for the Karma Group, Judy Chapman and the spa team, lead classes of Ocean Yoga Flow here twice a week, accompanied by 180-degree uninterrupted views of the Indian ocean.
This isn’t the only yoga class on offer at Karma Kandara – the resort’s yoga ambassador Ola Lirka visits regularly to lead twice-daily Yoga, Rise & Shine, HIT Yoga, Yin Yoga, Mother and Daughter classes and more.
Joining Ocean Yoga Flow in the bale is a series of more strenuous offerings for those with energy to burn. Core Balance by the Sea has just been introduced – a Pilates-infused class strengthening the core, improving posture, balance and self-confidence.
Those more tempted by healing treatments will be able to enjoy the addition of Seaside Sound Healing Journey, a therapy used to gently lull you into a meditation for true restoration. Teacher Liz Tara Sundri Kaur incorporates singing bowls, gongs, drums and instruments in her soothing sessions, alongside live chanting of mantras.
Each offering is led by an experienced practitioner, hand-selected for their unrivalled understanding of the field. “‘We’ve collaborated with the island’s best Balinese yoga and practitioner experts – they are all exceptional in their craft,” explains Judy of the new teaching staff that form the wellness offerings for Karma Kandara in 2020.