Those intent on making 2018 the Year of Living Well will have a rare opportunity to practice with some of the world’s most in-demand yoga masters in the lush highlands of Ubud, as part of the annual masters-in- residence program at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan.
From Iyengar and Adventure Yoga to Vinyasa Flow and Peace & Power Yoga, the spiritually-charged riverside sanctuary will host dynamic new classes by visiting masters throughout 2018. Each practitioner will be in residence for up to two-weeks offering both group and private sessions at the resort’s Dharma Shanti Bale, nestled amidst rice fields and towering palms beside the sacred Ayung River.
The visiting masters will augment the resort’s regular yoga program which includes Bali’s only certified AntiGravity Yoga, monthly Full Moon Yoga under the stars, and Restorative Hot Stone Yoga. Guests can also journey inwards with meditation, Life Talks and even a Sacred Nap suspended amidst the jungle with Sayan’s wellness mentor and former Buddhist nun, Ibu Fera.
“There is an ethereal energy in the Sayan Valley that compels us to connect with our life force, breathe deeply, absorb the forest symphony, embrace the world around us and live well,” said Luisa Anderson, Regional Director of Spas for Four Seasons Resorts Bali. “Our wellness program brings all of these elements together and we are delighted to offer guests even greater variety and access to global yoga masters, who have all been hand-picked for their unique styles and philosophies.”
The 2018 masters-in-residence program includes:
January 8-21: Iyengar Yoga with Lisa Tonelli
March 2-14: Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Zara Miranda
March 25 – April 6: Kundalini Yoga with Niki Dallhammer
May 14-26: Power & Peace Yoga with Sikin Samji
June 2-14: Vinyasa Yoga with Amy Johnston
July 15-27: Adventure Yoga with Stephen Ewashkiw
September 16-28: Vinyasa Yoga with Lara Zilibowitz
October 14-26: Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Jolie Manza
November 5-17: Vinyasa Yoga with Matt Julian
Showcasing Bali at its authentic best, Four Seasons offers two distinct experiences. The iconic all-villa beach retreat of Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay cascades down 34 acres of hilly headland and tropical water gardens adorned with hundreds of statues and shrines, to the sparkling Indian Ocean. Signature experiences include onsite Cooking Academy, a curative journey at The Healing Village Spa, surfing tours with Tropicsurf, and all-day dining and beach club at Sundara. In the central highlands near Ubud, Four Seasons Sayan invites you to an intimate hideaway nestled between two rivers. The entrance to this architectural icon is via a footbridge high above the treetops, which brings you to a stunning rooftop lobby pond to start your descent into paradise. Retreat from the world in spacious suites and private villas submerged in the jungle. Visit Sacred River Spa for chakra-rebalancing treatments, meet the resident Wellness Mentor for meditation and Life Talks, and take a private rafting journey down the Ayung River.