March Happenings

March Happenings

Hi friends of Samadi

In March there happens to be the most sacred and important Hindu holiday, Nyepi, the day of silence and self-reflection. The 17th of March the whole island will be quiet and calm – basically closed. No shops or restaurants are open, no vehicles are allowed on the streets and even the airport will close for the day!  Everybody must stay indoors, keep noise and lights to a minimum. When the sun sets the curtains must be drawn shut. If an airplane was to fly over Bali, the Island would not be seen. Local watchmen known as Pecalang will make sure no people are wandering around on the streets and that the rules of Nyepi are obeyed. If you are in Bali during Nyepi make sure you do not plan any traveling or outside activities.

There are many days of preparation, celebration and ritual leading to Nyepi. The most famous being the day before Nyepi when you can see the stunning Ogoh Ogoh parades where big, scary statues around the streets accompanied by noise and gamelan music. Some of the Ogoh Ogooh are burnt after the parade.

Nyepi is dedicated to connecting with the God, through prayer, fasting and meditation. Nyepi is the day to self introspection and evaluation of personal values such as love, generosity, kindness. Instead of complaining about being bored at home all day, find grattitude to experience this special day when the whole Bali feels magical and sacred. Embrace the time to be quiet and to turn inwards. Enjoy the silence.

March Yoga Class Schedule

Good news for all of you who like to dance but also like to go to bed early. Ecstatic Dance still happening every Thursday but now from March onwards at 19.00 – 20.30. Join Dancing Songbird as she shakes you through Ecstatic dance journey!

More Yin yoga on the schedule! Yin class is such a nice way to wind down for the night. Come to join us Monday – Thursday 17.30 – 18.45 and Sundays at 16.00 – 17.30.

Moon Days in March are Friday the 2nd and Friday the 17th, meaning there’s no Mysore class. All the other classes per schedule.

Full Moon Kirtan and Bhajans

Friday March 2nd
19.30 – 20.30
Join us for a heart opening evening of devotion honoring the sacred transformations of reawakening with Ana Lucia.

Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting whose roots go back to India over 500 years. It is a form of Bhakti Yoga (yoga of devotion) and has the power to open the heart. The singing is accompanied by musical instruments and rhythmic drumming while the audience is encouraged to participate by chanting, clapping and dancing. Explore kirtan and bhajans, connecting with the qualities of Indian deities.

The ancient tradition of Kirtan raises consciousness through group chanting. The Bhakti Mamas will sing English and Sanskrit music using call and response and solo vocals. The beautiful vocal harmonies will be combined with music from a guitar and harmonium. Kirtan uses the human voice and repetition to calm the mind and lift the spirit.

**Everybody is welcome! No singing background is required.
**Register yourself at Samadi Bali Reception

Price: 100.000 Rp

Avatar Resurfacing weekend workshop
March 3rd – 4th

Personalize your expedition into consciousness to fit your own needs. How far you go is a matter for you to determine. There is no effort to indoctrinate you with someone else’s belief or truth.

What you believe is what you believe, and the truth you discover is your truth. You will discover new insights and realizations about how your life works. Or why it doesn’t…
Become more self-aware
• Be happier
• Increase your compassion
• Quiet your mind
• Improve your relationships
• Relieve upsets
• Let go of limiting beliefs
• Live deliberately

Wuo Tai Free Intro and Workshop

Free Introduction class to the Wuo Tai workshop on saturday  March 3rd
13.00  – 14.00

On Saturday come discover the world of Wuo Tai, the dance in between the circles. An artful form of bodywork that combines Thai massage, Osteopathy and Dance. This is a one hour free class to give you an introduction to the 5-day course taking place from March 12th. Wear comfortable yoga clothes. Everybody is welcome.

Thai Massage meets Osteopathy workshop 
March 12th – 16th 

More than just bodywork, Wuo Tai is a poetry of movement, an adventure of the spirit, which artfully blends Thai massage, dance and osteopathy. Highly therapeutic, this dance of the fascias will invite you to surrender, balance your systems and lighten your burden.

It doesn’t require any specific physical condition. It is practiced at any age and explores the vast variety of soothing body gestures. Wuo Tai is a new gymnastic for two with movements that promote an awakening of consciousness and relationship. Wuo Tai brings flexibility, strength, agility, and balance. The magic of Wuo Tai is to simply discover that we receive what we give.

Following osteopathic philosophy Wuo Tai dances around 6 spheres: the articular system, the myofascial, the visceral (organs), deep fascias, structural (spine) and energetic (meridians). In this first module of the articular sphere we will work on all major joints of the body and upon completion of the week you will be competent offering 1,5 hour session of Wuo Tai.

The workshop is 30 hours in total. It is open to all, no previous experience in bodywork required. Wear comfy yoga style clothing.

March 12th – 16th, 2018  10:30 – 17:30 (Lunch Break 13:00 – 14:00)

Price: 7,000,000 Rp. The price includes lunches. Inquiries to info@samadibali.com

With Damien de Bastier

Creating the Soulful Practise with Sian Pascale

3 Day workshop
March 29th – 31st
This 3 day training has been designed specifically people looking for a training to help them create classes and experiences that are more than just yoga postures. Classes that have depth, are sacred, grounded in tradition and demonstrate how all encompassing and life changing yoga really is!

For yoga and meditation teachers, students who want to go deeper, healers and facilitators who want to incorporate depth into their self practise. We will explore how Pranayama, Mantra and Meditation can be easily incorporated into your yoga classes and your own self practise. Mentoring you to create effective yoga practises that reflect your style of teaching whilst artfully bringing in deeper elements. Working with you to build confidence in finding your voice as a teacher. We want you to feel and experience these practises so you can teach them from the heart.

DAILY PROGRAM

7:30-9:30 Holistic Morning Practise
9:30-10:30 Breakfast (included organic vegan breakfast)
10:30-12:30 Pranayama
12:30-2:00 Lunch break
2:00-4:00 Mantra
4:00-6:00 Meditation

For book and info  (spaces are limited):
Sian Pascale
e: sian@thelightcollective.yoga
w: http://www.thelightcollective.yoga/

To book accomodation in Samadiinfo@samadibali.com

Free workshop
March 25th, 14.30 – 16.00

This workshop is an introductory practice to the 3 day course Creating The Soulful Practise. This workshop is a yoga practise that explores how Pranayama, Mantra and Meditation can be easily incorporated into your yoga classes and your own self practise. The workshop and course have been designed for dedicated students, teachers and facilitators who want to create experiences that delve into the potency of the yogic practises.

For booking and info contact Sian Pascale:
e: sian@thelightcollective.yoga
w: http://www.thelightcollective.yoga/

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Namaste / Samadi Team