Reclaiming Sacred Space – Yoga retreat in Bali (20% off)

When: 24 Aug 2015 - 29 Aug 2015 (Mon - Sat, 5 nights)
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Shankari's Bali Retreat Centre

Located on the western bank of the Sacred Balian river, Shankari’s Bali Retreat is a yoga and wellness retreat center providing a beautiful space to hold your retreat, workshop or events. The types of retreats we host include yoga, detox, meditation and raw food. We provide accommodation for up to 30 people, have 2 yoga areas, 3 swimming pools and serene gardens, a sanctuary to sit back and relax in. Established in 1994 as Sacred River Retreat, our family of staff and guests have grown up together with the common goal of providing an environment that inspires trust and compassion for each other, as we take the time to focus on living a healthier life and finding inner peace.

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Scott Rennie

Scott Rennie came to Yoga in his native Scotland in 2001, seeking for a way to deal with hefty life stresses and an overly active mind. Exploring several different approaches, he soon favoured the gymnastic Ashtanga Vinyasa style until recurring knee injuries prevented him from furthering his practice in that tradition.

At this time, Scott became drawn to the Krishnamacharya tradition and headed off to India to study at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai. On returning home in 2005 he completed teacher training and the following year left his career as a police detective (with Strathclyde Police, now Police Scotland) to teach, study and practice Yoga on a full time basis.

Scott continued his study for many years with the Desikachar family in Chennai, and also studied in Pregnancy Yoga with Francoise Freedman, the founder of Françoise Freedman of Birthlight. He has been a teacher-trainer in the CYS Scotland Yoga Teacher Training Course since 2006.

As well as the strong foundation of teachings in the Krishnamacharya tradition, Scott has found inspiration in his practice from sources such as the Yoga Somatics approach of his Tantsu teacher, Ateeka, and the embodied meditation practices of his Vajrayana teacher Reggie Ray of Dharma Ocean. In 2014 Scott published his first book, One Per Cent Yoga: How to Practice Yoga Every Day, and spent two months as a volunteer teaching Yoga at a mindful recovery centre, New Life Foundation in Northern Thailand.

Scott now lives with Kelly in Melbourne, Australia, and is on sabbatical from teaching Yoga in order to finish his second book, Being Shiva. See more photos and other events by this presenter

Kelly Davies

Kelly Davies first came to Yoga in 2002 after a trip to India where she discovered the books of BKS Iyengar. She found that practising Yoga gave her the stability that she needed in her life at that time, and helped her to deal with the ups and downs of everyday living.

Her journey deeper into Yoga led her to teach basic Yoga practices to the children at her son’s school, along with song, dance and art. Seeing how this opened up the quieter children, Kelly decided to train as a Yoga teacher and began her studies in the tradition of Krishnamacharya, the Grandfather of Modern Yoga.

Since completing her teacher training in 2004, Kelly has continued studying in India with the Desikachar family and at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai. She became the senior Teacher, Therapist and Teacher-Trainer in Melbourne for 10 years before leaving to further her teaching with Trikaya Yoga.

Kelly’s passion for Yoga, art and music continues to this day, as does her fondness of travel and adventure. She enjoys the continuing evolution of her practice and teaching in many directions, with a particular focus on the use of sound in mantra and chanting, and her ongoing exploration of the energetic systems of the body. See more photos and other events by this presenter