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A Retreat dedicated to men and women aimed to help them relieve stress and learn how to age gracefully under the guidance of Linda Madani and Peter Vishaka.
26 May - 1st June 2019
Linda’s message to You
It is difficult for anyone to accept ageing as a natural process in this world orientated towards youth, beauty and perfection.
I’ve learned in my many years of yoga practice to slowly accept and even celebrate this ageing process.
I want you to know I understand you, I have maybe even been where you are now and can truly feel where you are.
That’s exactly why I created Bali’s superior retreat for all those who want to understand this natural process we all eventually we’ll go through.
Bali is often referred to as the Island of the Gods because of its spiritual energy, is a magical place in which to immerse yourself in these life-changing experiences. The week-long retreat will completely shift your energy and perception of the world.
In this retreat I’ll create a space in which you will feel loved, at peace, refreshed, vibrationally in-tune and of course ready to face the world again with new yogic tools, newfound strength and confidence.
There are many retreats and yoga programmes in Bali, but most of them only celebrate youth and unrealistic body images and that creates a sentiment of frustration for ageing women and men.
That is why I want to make a step forward and offer the opportunity for everyone to feel loved, accepted in grace and in-tune with themselves.
You will learn from me, Linda Madani, practical advises to help you cultivate your inner light to accept ageing as a natural process, cultivate grace and self-love, self-care.
Peter Vishaka Venkateswara , my co-teacher , will gives us a profound insight on Hinduism, Vedic Astrology, Mantra, Bhakti Yoga and much more, helping to get a new perspective into wisdom, knowing yourself and your circumstances.
Yoga is a path to self-awareness, balance and purification. The ancient Rishis understood the importance of a healthy body for all activities, whether worldly or spiritual.
Pranayama purifies the mind and body through the balance and cultivation of energy throughout the whole body.
Asana purifies the body through movements that increase and improve the flow of blood, oxygen and prana in the tissues, muscles and organs.
Yoga Pranala helps you to clear your mind, focus your intentions, reinvigorate your body and start the self-healing process.
In this 7-days retreat you will learn and practice with Linda Madani:
Mudra pranala – Self-healing system from Balinese healer Tjokorda Rai
Meditation – the goal of meditation is to go beyond the mind and experience our essential nature—which is described as peace, love, compassion and contentment.
Yoga Nidra – Nidra, meaning sleep, is a deep relaxation form of yoga, and a technique to awaken the connection between body, mind, and soul
Hasta Mudra – Gesture with hands that locks and guides energy flow and reflexes to a specific part of the brain or body.
Self Inquiries – A personal diary to express your emotions and feelings
Peter Vishaka Venkateswara will have four workshops and you will learn about:
1.Mantra Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and the Sacred science of sound workshop
Learn the science of sound – With the yogic teachings of mantra science and classical Indian singing – Each person will learn powerful ways to make sound a deep part of a Bhakti Yoga devotional and healing practice. Including understand the roots or classical Indian music. In this class, we will learn the theory and hidden secrets behind the science of mantra and sound, mantra and sound used for healing work, classical Indian music, and the history of sound in yogic text.
2.The Basics of Vedic Yoga Astrology Science and Wisdom workshop
Vedic Astrology (called Jyotish or “The Science of Light”) comes to us from India and goes back over 5,000 years coming from the Vedas, which are ancient scriptures that were brought to us by enlightened sages that come from a yogic perception of reality. Ayurveda and Yoga also come from the Vedas. Jyotish assumes the law of karma, which is the principle of cause and effect, and can give a better view of a person’s karmic tendencies while defining a person’s psychological nature , putting focus and understanding on when certain events are likely to take place.we will cover auspicious timing of events, This workshop will cover some of the basics needed to read your birth chart and participants will be given an overview about their personal birth chart.
3.Gods and goddesses in Hinduism and the cycles of the Yugas workshop
The gods and goddesses in Hinduism and why its important to us and how to apply that wisdom in our lives..
There are thousands of Hindu and Vedic Deities, however we will learn only about the 10 of the most recognized gods and goddesses in Hindu Vedic wisdom. We will answer the hidden important questions such as:
Where did they come from?
What do they represent?
How they can help us and Why do we honour and worship them?
An interesting view on spirituality and practical wisdom.
4.Navigating through the Yuga Cycles workshop
We never die as we are reborn- The Vedic Rishis and Sages of India studied time at a very in-depth level and, as documented in the ancient texts of India, present a perspective of the cycles of time of our Universe known as the YUGAs.The Yugas are very important ways to understand the cycles of time of our Universe and show us that these cycles are repeated: just as we have night and day, we also have the seasons and the ascending time of our lives and a descending time, the Yugas have a 12,000 year time of ascending, and a 12,000 year descending cycle. In this fascinating and informative workshop, Peter will present and offer an in-depth discussion on The Yuga Cycles and how it relates to us today. A powerfully interactive workshop he will share hidden Vedic texts, maps, charts, and opinions of the leading experts on this subject and offer reasons for the importance of understanding the cycles at this time, including how we can be of greater service to help humanity as we transition through the cycles and move toward the galactic center.
**Peter will also offer one Vedic astrology for each participant of the retreat.**
**Linda and Peter will also co-teach two classes together.**
During the retreat, we will have one evening with a SPECIAL Classical Indian Music Concert!
This will be a blissful concert of the cosmic sounds of the Mohan Vina Slide Guitar -With roots from Hawaii and India the Mohan Vina or Indian slide guitar provides and an amazing tapestry of sound that will put you in a higher state of awareness .
Peter Vishaka will be joined by other talented musicians,.
Peter Vishaka has been playing flamenco, classical Indian music for over 20 years.
Another special event of the retreat will be the Vedic Fire Puja facilitated by Peter Vishaka.
Linda Madani is a registered yoga teacher with the International Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500), a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) both from India and USA, as well as a spiritual healer.
After arriving on the island of Bali, she decided to open Intuitive Flow Yoga Studio, a beautiful and serene yoga studio in Ubud, Bali, that has become a refuge for those seeking peace, relaxation, and reconnection to the source.
Her teachings include Yoga Pranala, a combination of asana, pranayama, meditation, mudra pranala (Balinese tantra) and Yoga Nidra to students in English, French, Indonesian.
Linda has received the ancient knowledge of healing from the Balinese shaman Cokorda Rai since 1996, and she integrated all these information in her yoga practice, and as a result, she helped many people in their process of healing.
Linda has led many retreats focused on healing, slowing down to connect our individual consciousness to the source.
With more than 15 years of experience and countless students participating in her retreats, teacher trainings and classes, she has helped people of all kinds, from different countries and backgrounds to rediscover their spirituality.
One of the things that Yoga teaches us, in her opinion, is to go beyond our limits. As we stretch our muscles past our limit, we learn that we can go beyond the limits we have set ourselves in our life, beyond the boundaries of the five senses mind.
Linda has travelled to India many times in the last years for study and vacation, and she would like to take you on this incredible journey around the land of sadhus and magnificent temples, full of history and colours.
By joining her retreats, you will gain a lot of insights about healing and balance your being.
Allow yourself to discover the source of your inner power and find inspiration to resolve some of your life’s issues.
Peter Vishaka Venkateswara has studied and taught Yoga, classical Indian music, Vedic Astrology, Vedic Wisdom and Sciences and the sacred art of Vedic rituals and fire pujas -Agni Hotra all for almost 20 years.
He originally at 17 years old learned the I-ching, The I-Ching, or Book of Changes, a source for both Confucianist and Taoist philosophy. He also has an undergraduate degree in comparative religion in California. Originally a Scientist, Inventor with a degree in Civil Engineering and the author of over 15 Us Patents on environmental cleanup systems- He founded and was owner and teacher at a Yoga studio in California- Yoga House Santa Ynez in 1997 and a music producer for mantras and devotional music in Hawaii.
He has studied and inspired by teachers such as David Frawley, Komilla Sutton, Julia Swanson, Rhitom Sarkar, Bepin Behari, Hart De Fouw and Robert Svoboda. Ganga and Traci White- white Lotus Yoga,
Currently for the last 5 years he has been travelling through exotic countries in the world such as India, Thailand, Australia, Bali and Europe teaching classes on the Yugas and Vedic cycles of time and the teachings on the Vedas, Basic and advanced concepts in classes on Hindu Astrology and giving public discourse and Vedic Fire Pujas – Vishakas emphasis is on the remedies of Vedic astrology, overcoming challenges in life and simplifying the teachings of Vedic wisdom.
Yoga is about breathing. Breath is the vehicle for prana. It is the breath that initiates and finishes the movement. We hold the breath for two seconds between each and every breath. That creates a trance state that is pleasant and relaxing.
If you are new to Yoga – You’ll love it. If you’ve never tried Pranala – You’ll love it.
People come from all over the globe to visit us as you’ll see below so you will love the international feel and we have a beautiful, trusting and loving Balinese team that will carefully and lovingly look after you while you are here.
Just one more thing I want to share with you before I share more about the class. Our location is absolutely stunning. You will smell the flowers, feel the warm wind, listen to the exotic birds. Bali is truly lush, luxuriant and exotic, the land is infused with powerful healing properties and you feel the energy of the land. It truly is a healing island.
The retreat surpassed my expectations. The resort setting is in paradise, constantly stimulating all the services. The food was beautiful. Linda is a soul full of universal knowledge to share in order to guide you at any level, to take your yoga meditation and spiritual connection to another dimension. We are sad to leave but feel blessed by the gifts we have been given!.
A most life-changing experience with Linda Madani at the most beautiful setting at Kumara Sakti. Words are hardly enough to express my gratitude for this privilege. Thank you Linda and thanks to all staff at Kumara for their care and attention to the very smallest details.
This retreat was more than I could have hoped for. It provided the guidance I needed to elevate my spiritual practice to the next level. Linda is a truly gifted and beautiful spirit. she has given me tools I will use for the rest of my life).
Perfect Balance, Perfect Harmony. Accessed to new areas for me. Finding a lot of pieces. I have never had a teacher like Linda. An experience I wish not to forget. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and also for taking us to meet your teacher. The rituals at the palace and on the beach: it is hard to describe what I experienced inside
Brillant, I was a tad cynical however Linda opened my eyes.
Powerful, personal healing week with the privilege of meeting and being checked by Tjokorda Rai. Linda style is gentle, fluid and very loving. I learned much about posture and meditation and would recommend this retreat. With much gratitude and love.
Yoga Pranala retreat is a retreat like no other. Linda is a Master teacher and individually and as a group she transformed all of us and shut us an air path to discovering what is truly a life changing journey. I hope she and her students in the future get to repeat what we all felt this week, I have no doubt that she will. Truly an inspiration and an honour, very very grateful.!.
Linda Madani is an excellent teacher whose compassionate yet firm guidance helped me to go deeper into yoga and meditation practise than ever before. Followingher week-long Pranala workshop, my body and mind have never felt more centred and calm. I know I will forever integrate her teachings into my life.
Thank you very much for a wonderful Yoga Retreat. It was awsome. I will be coming back to Bali and hope to meet up with you again at your new Studio. I had a most wonderful experience. I thank you for that. You really do inspire me.
The healing and spiritual development retreat was a terrific experience. Linda was stalled, positive, supportive and giving. The practice built through the week leaving me feeling quite transformed by the end. Thank you so much.
We are offering three accommodation options, you can either have a single private room or a twin-shared room at Bali Dream Resort.
Bali dream Resort is one of the best locations for relaxing and many other green activities.
Bali Dream Resort Ubud offers cozy accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, an on-site restaurant and free Wi-Fi access in all areas of the property. Located in Penestanan Ubud area, it takes about a 5-minutes walk to Nalanda.
More about Bali Dream Resort on their website
All rooms at Bali Dream Resort have a flat-screen TV with cable channels.
Certain rooms feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom.
The facilities and services provided by Bali Dream Resort Ubud ensure a pleasant stay for guests.
A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out, Wi-Fi in public areas, room service can be enjoyed at the hotel.
For more information visit the website
Bali is the perfect place to relax so try the SPA treatments from Bali Dreams Resort & SPA.
You can pamper yourself here and enjoy the luxury of their skilled therapist’s treatments.
All meals are included : breakfast, lunch and dinner and they will be served at Nalanda, our yoga-sister school hosting our practice and workshops..
Nalanda is located 5-minutes from the resort and our in-house chef will prepare healthy, delicious and organic vegetarian meals.
single rooms and all inclusions US $ 1800
twin-share rooms and all inclusions US $ 1700
**Practice and meals at Nalanda School, 5-minutes walking distance from your accommodation – Bali Dream Resort.
*** We understand that some solo participants will happily share a room to reduce paying an additional room supplement.
If you are willing to share, we will do our best to match you with another solo participant of the same gender & similar age when possible. Conditions apply, please contact Cristina for further information.
USD $ 1,425. – for non residential
**Practice and meals at Nalanda School in Ubud.
Nālandā is located in Penestanan Kelod, 7 minutes walking distance from the accommodation, and is our new sister-school.
The place boasts a lush garden with temple sights, high-ceiling wooden-floored consecrated studio space with wood carved details, a jungle view and river access.
The venue’s capacity is to host up to 50 people at once and it is the ideal location for our yoga practice.
17:00 – Orientation Meeting
18:00 – Dinner
19:00 – Vedic Fire Puja
07:00 – Yoga Pranala and meditation with Linda
09:00 – Breakfast
10:30 – Pranala mudra
13:30 – Lunch
17:00 – Mantra Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and the Sacred science of sound with Peter Vishaka
19:00 – Dinner
07:00 – Yoga and meditation
09:00 – Breakfast
10:30 – The Basics of Vedic Yoga Astrology Science and Wisdom with Peter Vishaka
13:30 – Lunch
17:00 – Yoga, meditation with Linda
19:00 – Dinner
07:00 – Yoga Pranala and meditation
09:00 – Breakfast
10:30 – Gods and goddesses in Hinduism and the cycles of the Yugas with Peter Vishaska
17:00 – Yoga Pranala and meditation
19:00 – Dinner
20:00 – Classical Indian Music Concert
07:00 – Yoga and meditation
09:00 – Breakfast
10:30 – Navigating through the Yuga Cycles
13:30 – Lunch
17:00 – Restorative yoga with Live Music with Linda and Vishaka
19:00 – Dinner
07:00 – Yoga and meditation
09:00 – Breakfast
10:00 – Free time
13:30 – Lunch
15:30 – Ceremony Pranala
19:00 – Dinner
07:00 – Final yoga with Linda and Vishaka
09:00 – Breakfast
Is this a time when you really need to get away, recover and rediscover yourself? Only you can answer that but if that is how you feel right now I want to assure you when you join us you’ll be in safe, kind and loving hands.
I love my students and love to care for them. This is a unique Yoga experience you’ll truly never forget but more than that this is an experience that will be with you for the rest of your life.
From the beauty of Bali to the shamanic healing experience to the merging and blending of cultures and friends we promise to look after you from the moment you arrive to the second you say goodbye to us.
This will be the very best investment you ever make in yourself. I hope to see you soon in Bali and of course if you have any questions please get in touch with me so I can answer them right away.
This retreat for exceeded my expectations, Serious, thoughtful, caring, competent, experienced guide and perfect location. Gourmet food with care for the individuals concerns and needs. Tranquil surroundings. First class all the way!
If the thought of going on a different kind of holiday has ever surfaced in your mind, do not put it aside. Follow the inclination and make your way to this worthwhile and empowering yoga pranala retreat programme, which is certain to bring you some new insights, understanding and awareness of oneself and others. All that is required is an open heart, to receive the wonderful teachings and blessings, which shall touch you in one way or another. With a group of loving and inspiring people-the retreat teacher Linda, the hotel staff, the fellow retreat participants; as well as the natural environment and thoughtfully prepared food, this is a retreat programme that leaves you with both renewed energy, as well as practical tools for self-healing and awareness.
This was the first time I ever went so deep to be able to actually feel release of sadness and pain from resentments, past traumas, bad memories and all that was holding me back from happiness. I forgave all those who hurt me and asked for forgiveness from those I have hurt. I could feel smile coming from the inside. I experienced myself healing through the yoga mudras, yoga nidra and asana. I experienced the healing power of yoga. It is real from me now. Thank you for the bottom of my heart
My dear teacher Linda, Already passed 3monts more from the end of the course… still now, my various sensation is continuing from the course. Also, I feel every my friends, person srround me is much more lovely now more than before, and feel much deeply love from them to me,.. and rearized again how deep experience and transformation of the course was.. had some chances to teach to the private Yoga class at private villa. Honestly it was not perfect, because of my nurvousness, but i was so happy to share the yoga class with people and to see them happy after the class. I am deeply appliciated to you to give me the lightness for yoga. i also become pregnant…I am really happy and thinking that happened because the healthy and wealthy period for phisically and mentaly during the course…so I would like to say from bottom my heart thank you so much for your enlightment guidance. keep in touch, I will go to your class in near future:) Blessings
It was a very intense, beautiful and inspiring retreat! And I felt strong your love you give to the people and to me. I love your combination of doing the asanas with full awareness of the breath and all what happened in your body… Beautiful how you told us many times to connect our self with the energy of mother earth and father sky in connection with our breathing, and I became even more aware of that this is my base, the base of everybody. I loved your work with the chakras… thank you very much Linda!!!… Breathing, keep releasing
I recently participated (18th-24th December, 2011) in a 7 day retreat ‘Healing& Spiritual Development with Yoga Pranala’ with Linda Madani, at the wonderful Ananda Cottages, Ubud. I am really happy to share that this retreat far exceeded my expectations! I have not been a regular yoga practitioner (all that will now change!) and was a little concerned I might struggle with the intensity of the morning & evening excerise, but Linda successfully managed to support us all through individual attention and a wonderfully balanced programme. A particular highlight was the visit to a traditional healer, Cokorda Rai, Linda’s mentor & teacher. This visit was a real revelation for me, and participation in personal & group ceremonies were highly profound, life altering experiences. Thank you Linda, and thank you to all the staff at Kumara who were absolutely brillant!.
I love this gift to myself the “spiritual development with Yoga Pranala retreat. As the name states, I truly felt an upliftment, psychic baggage unloaded and a deeper connection to spirit. This gave me great healing and clarity. The ceremony and the spiritual teacher Tjokorda RAi highlighted a transformation week for me. I was humbled before the power of the ceremony and the unique and masterful guidance Linda Madani gives freely and easily with love. Linda steps into the source when teaching. It’s inspirational. It’s healing. It’s spirit moving. I love it.
Everything that we need always within. It is important to believe myself and to connect to the unverse for going forward to right path. Be surrendar, then Everything goes well. Love and respect myself and then naturally we love surrounding people, and respect all beings! Yoga pranala intensive course is more than Yoga training course, that is Life transformation program! I feel something mentaly totally shifted at the end of the course, and it let my door opened. I love tehacher – Linda’s way of teaching “indiredtly” sometimes. so we have many chance to think by ourselves, and choose own way in the class. that was great opportunity for me. And now, I completely understand everything is possible if we connect to the mother earth and Father’s sky. Thank you so much from my heart for your special energy and precious time in my life.
We all have crossroad in our lives & I would highly recommend the retreat to anyone who is at a crossroad. The retreat helped me connect with my energy again & I’m leaving with a big smile and a lot of confidence. Doing yoga in such a beautiful setting has enabled me to feel a part of that beautiful connected. We have been totally pampered both physically & spiritually. Thank you & the divine Miss Linda.
The “Healing Power of Yoga” retreat with Linda Madani was very powerful and provided us with tools that we can bring home and use for our own personal healing. Meeting with Linda’s teacher and the final ceremonies were undoubtedly the highlight of this retreat. All the activities (yoga classes, spa treatments, rituals) created the perfect atmosphere for healing. I enjoyed the balance between free time and organized activities. If I were to use one word to describe this retreat, I would use “empowering” I will definitely recommend this type of retreat.