Wednesday 25 February 2009

Twelve Days of Yoga at Karma Kandara with Jessie Chapman

TAs part of Karma Spa’s celebrity-led retreats and programs, Australia's no. 1 bestselling yoga author, Jessie Chapman, will be hosting complimentary yoga classes for all guests staying at Karma Kandara in Bali between June 11th-22nd.

Held in the temple lounge overlooking the Indian ocean, daily communal classes will comprise of Vinyasa ‘flow’ style of yoga with focus on alignment and correct breathing, meditation and cater to individual needs and various physical conditions. Emphasis will be on improving flexibility, building inner strength, restoring energy levels and cultivating stillness within. Jessie will also be available for in-villa personal, partner and group private classes.

Launched in Bali, Karma Spa is a new healing spa dedicated to soulful and spiritual encounters. Think sublime spa shacks or healing huts built on the cliff overlooking the Indian ocean… Offerings include certified organic virgin coconut oil applications and holistic fresh kelp facial rituals bestowed with acupressure massage. Splurge on oxygen infusion facials (the same that Madonna and Justin Timberlake take prior to performances). Facilities include a glass-fronted infrared sauna with personalized music that makes the ultimate hangover cure. All Karma body-worker’s have received Level 1 Reiki training and are regarded for their healing touch.

About Jessie Chapman

Jessie first discovered yoga as a teenager when she watched her mother overcome chronic fatigue using yoga’s relaxation and guided meditation techniques. Later, in 1991, she was introduced to a formal yoga class by a friend, where she explored the many and varied yoga postures and breathing techniques. The mental and physical benefits she gained during these first classes inspired her to continue exploring yoga. She went on to study yoga with many leading teachers in various yoga styles including Iyengar, Hatha, Vinyasa, Remedial, Relaxation, Partner and Ashtanga yoga. Based in Byron Bay Australia, Jessie runs the popular ‘Radiance Retreats’ in Australia, Bali, Thailand & France. She has published four yoga books (HarperCollins Publishers Australia & Ulysses Press USA) and developed the “Radiance Yoga” DVD series for at home practice.

Other Karma spa retreats include 4 night/5day ‘Martini & Manicure’ retreats that combine detox juices and healthful breakfasts with lush spa therapies and martinis – at Karma pleasure is part of the cure.

Accommodation packages start at US$674 per night for 1-bedroom villas to US$995 for 3 bedroom villas (sleeps 6 persons) including breakfast. Combination spa & yoga packages are available upon request.

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