Yoga at Desa Seni

Marti Morenings

One of the things I was looking forward to doing in Bali was yoga, and little did I know that I would be staying at a place that provided a serious lineup of yoga classes. 

 Desa Seni has a beautiful outdoor studio, and their reputation for outstanding yoga classes is a drawing card, not only for guests staying at the resort, but also for many of the locals coming from nearby Seminyak who pay a fee to attend.  Intermediate to advanced classes are offered from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm.  My daily routine for the past several weeks has consisted of a variety of Kundalini, Ashtanga, Meditation, and Dynamic Hatha.  All were excellent, but my favorite was Hatha, partly because of the instructor, Manuela.   I could really tell she had such a love and passion for yoga, and she conveyed much wisdom in her words.  Later, I found out that she had an intensely personal connection with yoga–one of her daughters was born with a serious birth defect, and she attributes yoga to helping her achieve mobility that no one thought was possible.  Manuela’s enthusiasm and energy carried through in her classes.

 Tomorrow I will leave Desa Seni for the next phase of my Bali adventure.  I can’t say enough about this place.  From the warm and professional staff to the beautiful, lush surroundings to the delicious homegrown organic food, Desa Seni is enchanting.

Outdoor yoga studio at Desa Seni Resort

Marti with Manuela (center)

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