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Hatha Yoga with Andrea Paige at The Yoga Barn yoga
Hatha Yoga with Andrea Paige at The Yoga Barn
(July 21, 2016) Andrea's brand of Hatha Yoga is like no other. We only did a few asanas but we went deep and long, holding it, sinking deeper into it, coming to terms with an asana's unique dynamics...as she expounded on sense of purpose, intent, meaningfulness, making us understand why we're there in the first place.....more »»

Kundalini Yoga with Ketut Bandiastra at Taman Hati Yoga Ashram yoga
Kundalini Yoga with Ketut Bandiastra at Taman Hati Yoga Ashram
(July 20, 2016) It was an early 6am Kundalini Yoga practice where our budding Taman Hati yoga group - myself, Eunice and Shoco, met up all fired-up following yesterday's awesome Pranawayu Yoga with our teacher, Ketut Bandiastra. Something special was brewing and we could all feel the excitement.....more »»

Kundalini Meditative Movement with Sandeh at White Lotus Meditation Center meditation
Kundalini Meditative Movement with Sandeh at White Lotus Meditation Center
(July 19, 2016) It was a night of shaking, free-style dancing, meditation and sharing as Sandeh conducted her own style of Kundalini meditative movement on her roofdeck on a full moon....more »»

Andrea Paige ND, MSc, E-RYT 500 - Health Crusader and Yogini people
Andrea Paige ND, MSc, E-RYT 500 - Health Crusader and Yogini
(July 18, 2016) With my stay in Ubud, Bali, I came across a health enthusiast who really inpired and impressed me. I'm already in the health bandwagon so it takes a lot for someone to impress me on health, but Andrea Paige is a crusade all her own....more »»

Power Yoga with Ni Made Murni at The Yoga Barn yoga
Power Yoga with Ni Made Murni at The Yoga Barn
(July 18, 2016) I signed-up for a Power Yoga class with Denise Paine at The Yoga Barn but she was out of the country. Murni subbed for Denise's class. What followed were asanas designed to build power, musculature and mental fortitude while getting tuned for a handstand.....more »»

Vinyasa Yoga with Daniel Aaron at Radiantly Alive Yoga Studio yoga
Vinyasa Yoga with Daniel Aaron at Radiantly Alive Yoga Studio
(July 17, 2016) It was a packed studio as seasoned and newbie yogis and yoginis squeezed themselves mat-to-mat to do their practice with a popular yoga teacher in a popular studio in a chique section of Ubud. The shaven and goatied Daniel Aaron looked the part and when he spoke, he sounded the part. His commanding presence brought everyone in readiness for the session.....more »»

Mysore Ashtanga with Laruga at Ubud Yoga Center yoga
Mysore Ashtanga with Laruga at Ubud Yoga Center
(July 15, 2016) The newly opened Ubud Yoga Center commenced its first public class with Mysore Ashtanga Yoga conducted by renowed Ashtangi, Laruga. Despite the controversy surrounding the architectural design of the studio complex, I found its interior, amenities and facilities first rate, essentially setting up a new benchmark for Ubud.....more »»

Kalimasada at Yayasan Segara Giri meditation
Kalimasada at Yayasan Segara Giri
(July 14, 2016) I first heard of Kalimasada as an Indonesian psychic martial arts. Details are not clear but it uses energy to repel an opponent..nothing to do with the body. I was intrigued. I had a spontaneous conversation with someone at a yoga ashram in Ubud and he mentioned he practised Kalimasada. Really? I had to make him invite me to his next session.....more »»

Hiking Campuhan Ridge mtn
Hiking Campuhan Ridge
(July 14, 2016) Just on the northwest area of the main Ubud town center is a 2-kilometer tourist-friendly ridge offering a view of some of Asia's most luxurious hotel resorts. It's a good half-day sun-break from the city life of Ubud.....more »»

Laughter Yoga with Kadek Suambara at Ambar Ashram yoga
Laughter Yoga with Kadek Suambara at Ambar Ashram
(July 12, 2016) Laughter Yoga is the one thing the medical establishment doesn't want you to know. Why? Because laughing is free and it will cure you of thyroid, psychosomatic illnesses, breating problems, ashthma, allergies...and the list goes on. Laughter guru, Kadek Saumbara conducts laughter yoga twice a week in his ashram...and I'm laughing out loud as I write this.....more »»

Dance til you Drop at Bollywood Night with Punnu Wasu chill
Dance til you Drop at Bollywood Night with Punnu Wasu
(July 11, 2016) Punnu and his full-on band brings the house down as yogis, meditators and health junkies danced the night away at The Yoga Barn's Bollywood Dance Night....more »»

Mayan Calendar Readings by Vasumi traveling
Mayan Calendar Readings by Vasumi
(July 10, 2016) Vasumi works with the Mayan calendar to make sense of everything that's shaping up the planet and more specifically, to present a blueprint for a person's predestination. After all the hype of the 2012 end-of-the-world prediction based on the Mayan calendar, I was curious....more »»

Yoga Pranala with Chiara at Intuitive Flow Yoga Studio yoga
Yoga Pranala with Chiara at Intuitive Flow Yoga Studio
(July 10, 2016) Yoga Pranala sounded like a proprietary name for a unique way of doing yoga...like Ashtanga Yoga or Sivananda Yoga. I was intrigued and attended Chiara's class to find out more....more »»

Visiting the Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah) caving
Visiting the Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah) of Ubud
(July 9, 2016) There are no elephants and the cave is shallow! But the surrounding landscape is manicured on a hilly terrain with the confluence of 2 streams making the place worth a visit if you are already in Ubud.....more »»

Pranawayu Yoga with I Ketut Bandiastra, S. Ag at Taman Hati Yoga Ashram yoga
Pranawayu Yoga with I Ketut Bandiastra, S. Ag at Taman Hati Yoga Ashram
(July 7, 2016) Pranawayu Yoga is a proprietary set of asanas developed by I Ketut Bandiastra that combines elements of Kundalini, Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga with the graceful touch of Balinese Hindu influence. I found the sequencing intelligent, intuitive, artistic and challenging. It's one of the best yoga sequencing I've ever experienced....more »»

Astrology Talk at The Yoga Barn thoughtbubble
Astrology Talk at The Yoga Barn
(July 6, 2016) In a free community talk about Astrology offered by The Yoga Barn, I asked what I feared might be construed as an irreverent question.....more »»

Yoga with Sasha Lang at the Ubud Yoga House yoga
Yoga with Sasha Lang at the Ubud Yoga House
(July 6, 2016) The yoga class at Ubud Yoga House was a flow Vinyasa with some challenging balancing poses, some of them unique. Sasha's cuing is slow-paced with a firm gentleness to it, allowing us to sink deep into the pose before the next transition. She integrates theory and a little life-coaching as we held the poses.....more »»

Ananda Mandala Meditation by Punnu Wasu at The Yoga Barn meditation
Ananda Mandala Meditation by Punnu Wasu at The Yoga Barn
(Jul 4/5, 2016) Since Punnu's session was meditation, my expectation was pure mental calisthenics. I was mistaken. The 1.5 hour session was a powerful combination of pranayama (breath regulation exercise), kumbhaka (breath holds - an advanced form of pranayama) and mental focus on the chakras (visualization) which ushered cathartic release from some of the participants.....more »»

The Wild Monkeys of the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary traveling
The Wild Monkeys of the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
(July 7, 2016) Yes, there really is a monkey forest in the heart of Ubud - and they're running around knowing fully well they own the place! Humans are second class citizens here in the realm of Hanuman, the Monkey God.....more »»

Visiting the White Crater (Kawa Putih) of Bandung traveling
Visiting the White Crater (Kawa Putih) of Bandung
(Jun 28, 2016) Bandung is Indonesia's third largest city with an elevation of 768 masl (meters above sea level). It enjoys a cool climate but plagued by crippling traffic like most of Indonesia. It's on the tourist map for its two volcanoes - Kawa Putih (White Crater) and Tangkuban Perahu. From Bogor where I was, Bandung was along the way towards my Eastbound direction in exploring Java. Upon arriving, first stop was Kawa Putih.....more »»

Exploring Bogor, Indonesia traveling
Exploring Bogor, Indonesia
(Jun 25-27, 2016) I tried, but Jakarta wasn't doing it for me. It didn't make sense to stay longer. There were a few looming possibilities, but the closest one was Bogor. It was highly talked about by a few travelers I met, and it was only 1.5 hours away by a direct train ride.....more »»

A First-timer in Jakarta traveling
A First-timer in Jakarta
(June 23-25, 2016) As my Malaysian visa was expiring in 1 day, I had to quickly decide which country to go to next. India required 4 days visa processing...too late. Kunming, China was suggested by a yogi friend but at $100 flight, it was too pricey. Bali was also at $100. Using SkyScanner.com, Jakarta was the cheapest at $57 from Kuala Lumpur. Without knowing anything about Jakarta, I was off to this big city in Indonesia.....more »»

Layover in Kuala Lumpur traveling
Layover in Kuala Lumpur
(June 22, 2016) Having enjoyed a full 30 days in Kuala Lumpur last year, it now felt like just an uneventful stopover for Malaysia's other destinations. But somehow, Julia Clarete shows up in the picture....more »»

Cool Climate of Cameron Highlands traveling
Cool Climate of Cameron Highlands
(June 19-23, 2016) From Penang en route to Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands was the logical destination as it was along the way. Travelers talked about treks on tea plantation but somehow, no one mentioned the cold climate at 1,100 - 1,600 meters above sea level.....more »»

Penang (Malaysia) Immersion traveling
Penang (Malaysia) Immersion
(May 27-Jun 19, 2016) After 23 days in Penang, I connected to the place in the same way I get to know a person. Every place has a personality...a unique way of interacting with you. Penang is not perfect but it's special. I put it up there together with other engaging destinations I've been to. I will keep coming back to this place.....more »»

Exploring the Emergent Cafe Culture of Penang food
Exploring the Emergent Cafe Culture of Penang
(Jun 18, 2016) Complementing Penang's compelling food scene is an emergent cafe culture characterized by chic European-styled cafes with artistic themes fused into the mainstream, adding color, dimension and energy to Penang's already vibrant cityscape.....more »»

Encounters with the Guru-Types of Penang people
Encounters with the Guru-Types of Penang
(Jun 17, 2016) Every once in a while, I come across people whom I would call guru-types. They have this uncanny power to dominate and impose their presence while being soft-spoken and disarming. People are naturally drawn to them, elevating their status to guru and them, disciples. The influence they carry is almost hypnotic. You don't come across them everyday, but in Penang, I was fortunate to come across three.....more »»

Overnight Camping at Turtle Beach traveling
Overnight Camping at Turtle Beach
(Jun 10, 2016) Over communal breakfast with other travelers at our hostel, Marat, another traveler, talked about camping overnight at Turtle Beach at Penang's National Park. Stoked, 4 of us headed out that same day for Turtle Beach!....more »»

Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation in Penang yoga
Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation in Penang
(Jun 10, 2016) With the seaside Esplanade Park just steps away from our hostel, I got to practise yoga with new friends who were themselves travelers and yogis. The session could sometimes stretch to 3 hours. After the session, we would walk to Little India for some teh tarik (pulled tea) and roti canai (bread pancake with curry dip) as a fitting treat. This is how we begin our day in Penang...more »»

Daytrip to Batu Ferringhi traveling
Daytrip to Batu Ferringhi
(Jun 9, 2016) After Georgetown, Batu Ferringhi is perhaps the most visited place in Penang for its beaches. With its long stretch of white sand beach just 30 minutes away from Georgetown by public bus, it's very accessible.....more »»

Savouring the Food of Penang food
Savouring the Food of Penang
(May 27 - Jun 6, 2016) Like Lyon (France) or Hanoi (Vietnam), Penang is synonymous with food. To visit Penang is to savour its gastronomic indulgence from hawker food to fine-dining. Food permeates the city. Even after a meal, there is eager anticipation to try the next dish on the checklist.....more »»

Surreal Glow-in-the-Dark 3D World at Dark Mansion art
Surreal Glow-in-the-Dark 3D World at Dark Mansion
(June 3, 2016) Visiting Dark Mansion is like falling into the rabbit hole and finding yourself in wonderland that takes on new dimension with the changing of the lights as glow-in-the-dark paintings reveal a hidden world. You get to interact with 2D wall murals designed to look 3D from a specific angle. It's surreal!....more »»

The Animated Street Art of Penang art
The Animated Street Art of Penang
(Jun 3, 2016) Penang's street art has grown from an international art competition to a global phenomenon attracting tourists and art lovers alike. Street art mantles the quaint streets of Georgetown from narrow alleys to wide open streets and house facades from wrought iron pieces to mixed-medium 3D art on a wall. Very popular are the 3D wall murals since the public can interact with them. Walking Penang's street is a pleasure with so many Easter Eggs you discover along the way.....more »»

Exploring the Lush Greenery of Botanic Gardens traveling
Exploring the Lush Greenery of Botanic Gardens
(May 29, 2016) Another staple tourist destination in Penang is the Botanic Gardens. Imagine a manicured rain forest full of exotic and indigenous flora spaning 29 hectares with an elevation of 579 meters.....more »»

Up up and Away to Penang Hill traveling
Up up and Away to Penang Hill
(May 28, 2016) Penang Hill is one of the major tourist attractions in Penang at a peak altitude of 833 meters. Going to the top is via tram where the temperature is 5° cooler than Georgetown. The view of Penang Island is panoramic. On top of the hill, many things can be done as it's a cluster of several peaks. You can make it a full day activity. For the ultra-fit, you can take the flight of steps to the top...about 2 hours. On the way down, there is an option to hike it down 4.2 kms to Botanical Gardens.....more »»

About Penang traveling
About Penang
(May 27, 2016) Getting a sense of bearing on Penang....more »»





Malacca, Malaysia

Hotels & Resorts
NOMAPS Hostel, Malacca, Malaysia
NOMAPS Hostel
flashpacking hostel
11 Jl Tun Tan Cheng Lock
Malacca, Malaysia


Bicycle Rental
Rent-a-Cycle, Malacca, Malaysia
Rent-a-Cycle
bicycle rental
53 Jl Hang Kasturi
Malacca, Malaysia




Kuala Lumpur Hotels


Yum Cha Cafe, Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Yum Cha Cafe
coffee food dessert
Chinatown
Kuala Lumpur



Arabesque Middle Eastern Cuisine, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Arabesque
Middle Eastern Cuisine<br />Kuala Lumpur





Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Hotels & Resorts
Ubud Backpackers Room, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Ubud Backpackers Room
dorm beds
Jl Raya Pengosekan
Ubud, Bali


Nando House and Warung, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia


Yoga
Taman Hati Yoga Ashram, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Taman Hati Yoga Ashram
Pranawayu Yoga
Jl. Nyuh Gading #7
Ubud, Bali


The Yoga Barn, Bali, Indonesia
featuring

Punnu Wasu Punnu Singh Wasu
July 2016 Events

Sound Healing
Sundays
3:00-4:30pm
Meditation
M-Tu-F
3:00-4:30pm
Kirtan
Sundays
7:30-9:00pm

at
The Yoga Barn
Ubud, Bali
Indonesia


Rental
Dayu Rental, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Dayu Rental
car bike motorbike
Jl Raya Pengosekan
Ubud, Bali




Bogor Yoga

Natura Yoga, Bogor
Natura Yoga
Bogor, Indonesia




Jakarta Hotels

Six Degrees Backpackers Hostel, Jakarta
Six Degrees Backpackers Hostel
Jakarta, Indonesia




Penang Hotels

Le Dream Boutique Hotel, Penang
Le Dream
Boutique Hotel

Georgetown
Penang, Malaysia



Just Inn, Penang
Just Inn
clean | affordable
Penang, Malaysia



Dark Mansion 3D Glow In The Dark Museum, Penang
Dark Mansion
3D Glow In The Dark Museum
Penang, Malaysia



My Voice Cafe, Penang
My Voice Cafe
Big Bowl Ramen
Penang, Malaysia





Pai Hotels

Medio de Pai Boutique Hotel, Pai
Medio de Pai Boutique Hotel
central location
Pai, Thailand





Chiang Rai Hotels

Suknirand Hotel, Chiang Rai
Suknirand Hotel
budget hotel
near Clock Tower

Chiang Rai, Thailand


Chiang Khong Hotels

Chiangkhong Green Inn Resident, Chiang Khong
Chiangkhong Green Inn Resident
budget hotel
central location

Chiang Khong



Chiangkhong Green River, Chiang Khong
Chiangkhong Green River
river-front hotel
Chiang Khong






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