“Yoga in a retreat setting is the ultimate way to deepen and enjoy your practice. Away from home and in a supportive environment, we are able to connect with a deep and beautiful part of ourselves. Healing and focused development of our practice happens naturally when we devote a week or two to ourselves in a beautiful place with an experienced teacher.”
Join Clayton on a retreat to the magical island of Bali, where a tropical Indian ocean paradise coupled with a cultural gemstone of Asia create a yoga haven with everlasting memories.
The retreat will be held at Samadhi Bali retreat centre in Canggu on the southwest part of the island. Just a few minutes’ walk from the beach, Canggu is also famous for amazing restaurants and shopping. Afternoons can be spent poolside or taking a dip in the ocean; with a surf lesson, Balinese massage or just chilling in the tourist-friendly environment of Bali, Indonesia.
Clayton welcomes beginners and students with specific needs. Beginners should be familiar with the traditional Ashtanga Sun Salutations A & B and the standing posture sequence.
The yoga programme at Samadi Bali (the “Resort”) is organised by Pure (Travel) Limited (“Pure”), and all travel arrangements, reservations ticketing, package payments are made for and on your behalf by In Travel Limited (Agent License No. 350922) (“In Travel”).
Clayton is an experienced and internationally known KPJAYI Certified Ashtanga yoga teacher who was born in Oklahoma, USA, just after the full moon rose on Teacher’s Day (10 September) in 1965. He discovered yoga at age 21 whilst living in San Francisco, California, when his mother took him to a pranayama class. After several years of practice and a long trip to India, he began teaching in 1996. To Clayton, yoga is a healing path back to the Self, allowing us to experience true peace and happiness. Being kind and living in balance with nature are qualities that continue to guide his life.
Clayton studied with masters Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and the Greensufi for many years, both of whom gave him great inspiration to practise daily and develop a yogic lifestyle. He founded Greenpath Yoga in San Francisco in October of 2001. The studio was one of America’s first green and environmentally-friendly yoga studios with inspiring and progressive yoga programmes, philosophies, events and authenticity. Clayton received formal authorisation to teach Ashtanga Yoga from the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute of Mysore, South India in 2003 and he received Level Two Authorisation in 2010. Whilst attending a course for teachers in Mysore during the summer of 2016, Sharath Jois awarded Clayton with the blessing of ‘Certification’ – the highest level of accreditation for teachers at the institute.
Clayton’s teaching style is traditional, yet light-hearted and relaxed. He believes that by practising and living yoga, we can transform ourselves and the world around us. According to Clayton, Ashtanga Yoga is a complete and well-balanced system in which an experienced and skilled teacher can help any student ‘find their place’ within its structure regardless of individual challenges, aptitude and constitution.
Clayton’s favourite hobbies are surfing, swimming and playing guitar. He is committed to making the world a better place by living with eco-awareness, teaching yoga and meditation, serving others with charity work (karma yoga), and offering music & Kirtan chanting (bhakti yoga).
QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
• Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Certification, August 2016
• Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute Authorisation Level Two, June 2010
• Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Research Institute Authorisation Level One, January 2003