Soulshine Bali Retreat: May 5-12, 2012
Join instructors Suzanna Spring and Kelli Barnett for a transformative week in beautiful Bali, as you deepen your practice amidst the breathtaking lotus pools, temples and rice fields of this tropical paradise. After yoga class, take a dip in the swimming pool, and pick fresh fruit from the mango, jackfruit, banana, rambutan, papaya and coconut trees. Chill out with a refreshing juice poolside, and enjoy a wide range of Balinese, contemporary organic, or vegetarian delights from the Soulshine Cafe. Book a massage at the spa, bike to a temple, head into the historic town of Ubud for a Balinese cooking class, experience a monkey chant performance, or just enjoy sunset from the terrace. Space is very limited (22 people). Please reserve early!
• Beautiful air-conditioned Terrace Villa rooms available, plus limited number of Lotus Villa rooms)• Exquisite vegetarian meals • Daily pranayama and meditation • A free one-hour massage • Inspiring 2-hour vinyasa classes with Kelli & Suzanna (all level) • Refreshing and healing 2-hour yin and restorative classes with Suzanna & Kelli (all level) • 20m lap pool • Lovely open air yoga studio on the top floor with stunning rice terrace views • Free wifi and sharing library •
Cost: $1995 for Terrace Villa, based upon double occupancy. Single rooms at $3850. $1500 for Lotus Villa, based upon double occupancy. Single rooms at $3000. • Deposit: $500 to hold your space. Make and send payment to: Suzanna Spring, PO Box 552, Livermore, CA 94551 or give checks to Suzanna. • Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
About Suzanna Spring
I bring an open heart to my classes, and a sense of exploration. I love the energy of alignment as well as the beauty and flow of challenging vinyasa in this “moving meditation.” Marrying breath and asana, students will develop a sense of the body as fluid, intelligent and ultimately, divine—the essence of Tantra yoga. Music is a big part of my life, and I bring a mix of modern rock, alternative/indie, chant, and African/Indian world music to my classes.
I have practiced both Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga. As a staff songwriter for EMI Music and Bluewater Music Publishing in Nashville–I wrote a song called TIME for country recording artist Doug Stone–I kept my sanity by studying yoga with Iyengar instructors Jan Campbell and Cora Wen, with instructor Rodney Yee, and with Ashtanga instructor Laura Parker-Hawes. In addition to my Iyengar coursework, I completed Prana Flow™ teacher training with instructor Shiva Rea. I still study with Shiva, and have served as an assistant, and as a mentor to new prana flow students. I also study with Tias Little whenever I can. I’m registered with Yoga Alliance as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT).
As my own practice evolves, I have found many opportunities to study and teach Yin and Restorative yoga, and I am astonished at the power of both to heal injuries of body and spirit. My work is informed by my classes with teachers Sarah Powers and Judith Hanson Lasater, and by the work of Paul Grilley. An avid SCUBA diver, I’m a believer in the fluid body and our innate ability to heal injuries. My Yin and Restorative yoga workshops offer deep relaxation, and self-awareness as a doorway to transformation.
About Kelli Barnett
Yoga is union and I try to blend as many modalities of yoga and teaching which I hope is a different experience every time you come to class. I aspire to make our yoga experience vibrant, honest, spontaneous – and fun! My classes range in structure, but are consistently deep and intense. I love when we find muscles in the body that we never knew existed. I once heard someone say, “change can happen in one breath” – yoga is the opportunity for that transformational breath. I love music in class because it adds a wonderful layer to our environment and state of mind. I play everything from world beats to rock.
My interest in Yoga began after the events of 9/11, which left me quite unsettled. I realized I needed a path to develop my internal strengths and spiritual being. I immediately began intensive studying at Shoshoni Ashram in Boulder, Co. It was at this ashram where I earned my first 200 hours of certification.
After leaving Colorado, and returning to Danville, California, I began to teach. I have continued to learn and grow, as well as continue on with additional teacher trainings. Earning another 200 hour teaching certificate with Clayton Horton/ Greenpath Yoga, 30 hours with Shiva Rea, and most recently, 100 hours with Rusty Wells. I have also studied with Ana Forrest, Tony Briggs and Mary Lynn Fitton. I currently teach at The Studio, and the Yoga Company, both in Danville.