Bali Retreats

Everyone comes to Bali for a retreat, and for those that live and work here, we still take some much needed time out and join a retreat.  From silent retreats to fitness camps, to detox programs, we got it all!

I have tried them all at one stage or another, between the UAE, Indian, Thailand and Bali, I’ve cleansed, toned, starved and explored new health and fitness fads old and new.  From keeping my mouth shut to self-administered daily colonics, I’ve certainly pushed myself outside of my comfort zone.

Nowadays, I approach health and fitness with a back-to-basics mentality.  My goals for my clients (and myself) comes down to the more simpler rules: be active every day, listen to your body and rest when you need, eat when you are hungry and don’t be so hard on yourself and enjoy life.  That simple.

My ROAR Fitness programs can be found around Bali but our real goal is to build the ROARsome retreat programs.  We are looking to collaborate with those venturing here to detox, or retox/detox 😉

This week I was lucky to have three new bookings with a variety of clients. A wedding party looking for some group yoga, a barre fitness retreat from Tasmania and a fun group from Singapore celebrating a 50th birthday in style, Bohemian Rapsody. themed party!

This gave me the best opportunity to create a diverse program for all groups.  Why not see what ROAR can bring to your birthday, wedding or retreat when you come to Bali? Contact us for program details and how we can bring a little bit of ROARsome fitness to you!

Sometimes I am a massive yogi

On my Yoga Teacher Training, I think I offended half the students with my desire to start a new style of Yoga “F U Yoga” not as an aggressive form of Yoga (as it sounds!) but more a dig at the overly serious and pretentious Yogis that we see nowadays.

I started doing yoga when I was in my early teens.  My family are from India and for many of my relatives, it was part of their daily routine.  Yoga was something I saw my family doing, it wasn’t cool or hipster, they didn’t post about, weren’t in fancy  “active wear” – it was something they just did, part of their religion and part of their lives… and so I followed.

In my late teens, I visited family in Pune where I also stayed for my first Yoga retreat.  It was basic, authentic and simple. We were served traditional Indian food, had simple rooms and did a lot of yoga, meditation and enjoyed quiet time. I took my paintbrushes and canvas, some reading and got in touch with my quieter side.

I go back and forth with both yoga and meditation, only really coming back to it when I am invited to teach at a retreat or cover a class.  I find yoga the most intimidating class to teach – feeling a bit of a fraud, a bit of a fish out of water, which is strange, considering it was my great aunt that got me into it 30 years ago – It should feel natural to me.

This weekend I found my “yogi,” I felt strong, confident and happy in my Yoga teacher brain, with 8 lovely non-judgemental clients.  Invited to teach at a visiting retreat in Bali from the BurnTheory I welcomed the challenge with open arms and as usual, put together a thoughtful sequence appropriate for the beginner group.

The class was held in the beautiful Villa Breeze in Pereranan yesterday afternoon.  The students were open-minded and welcomed my madness.

Leaving the happy group, it is moments like these remind me there is a little bit of yogi inside of me.  If you want to see a more gentle side of me (only a little bit), fancy being challenged a little bit, and would enjoy a no-fluff style of class I am available for hosting the yoga at your retreat or next holiday here in Bali.

Remember where you started

Just over a year ago ROAR Fitness was born. We began on a rooftop in Berawa and now run remotely across various studios in Canggu and the Berawa neighbourhoods.

Canggu is home to many gyms, fitness concepts, retreats, all coming up with new and fun ways to get everyone moving. But our 6 years long love affair with Barre has never died.

From rooftop to retreats, we will be hosting a fantastic life, body and mind changing vacation-come-fitness-retreat this September 2019.

Contact us for full details, special rates apply for early registration.