Bali Heavenly Relaxation Centre: Jaen’s Spa

relaxing pedicure at Jaens Spa
relaxing pedicure at Jaens Spa

As many of our past Shades Of Yoga students would know, The RYT 200 Hour 21-day yoga teacher training is designed around proper alignment, building a solid strength foundation and of course, flexibility. Due to Shades of Yoga’s integrity to hold this standard, it is not uncommon for our students to indulge in a relaxation on their days off.

As a registered yoga instructor and former yoga student of Shades Of Yoga, I have done my fair share of relaxation indulgence in and around Ubud’s  many local spas. My most recent was at Jaen’s Spa located on Jln Raya Pengosekan. When I first arrived to Jaen’s Spa I was promptly greeted by the wonderful receptionist whom was both personal and professional.

My two-hour treatment consisted of a relaxation body massage followed by a green tea body scrub. My treatment began with a short but sweet foot wash in flower water and a gentle scrub. Throughout my soothing massage I was granted the option of choosing how much pressure my masseuse would apply, which allowed for a truly authentic experience. The green-tea body scrub left me feeling fresh and rejuvenated with a natural glow.

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Beach Yoga and Surfing Day

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The numerous benefits of having a regular yoga practice have been written about and expounded on many occasions. Yoga’s ability to calm the mind, create body awareness and aid in the rehabilitation of injuries are second to none. I have found however that one of the great by-products of having a regular yoga practice is that it prepares the body and mind to take on any of the other challenges and physical activities that we choose to attempt through the course of our lives.

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In this regard we at Shades of Yoga offer a day of beach yoga, cross training and surf lessons to the students as a way for them to not only un-plug for a day from the rigours of successfully completing their RYT 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, but also as a way for them to truly appreciate the diversity of benefits one can receive from a strong, daily yoga practice. Few can deny the feeling of achievement, the sense of freedom and joy that comes from riding a wave. However, surfing is not an easy sport to get the hang of, as it requires strength, balance, timing and perseverance, but the rewards are substantial.

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YOGA TEACHER TRAINING CLASS

Ku De TA – Restaurant, Waves and Sun.

Shades of Yoga run their highly popular and successful RYT 200 hour Teacher Training course in the beautiful Balinese town of Ubud, a place that lends itself to yoga in many ways. Great food, arts and crafts, yoga and spa centres, a sense of spirituality not found in many other places in the world and of course, the tranquil and serene mountain slopes and rice paddies.

During our course, our students have the weekends off so we like to encourage them to go out and experience all the many splendours that the magical island and sweet paradise of Bali has to offer. This not only allows our students an opportunity to have some fun, but most importantly allows them to ‘unplug’ from the course for a couple of hours, ensuring that when they return on a Monday morning they are feeling refreshed and invigorated and raring to go. One of the most popular destinations for our students is Ku De Ta Restaurant, perched right on the endless stretch of pristine Balinese beach that is Seminyak.

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