If you’re a yoga aficionado and an ocean lover, you may want to check out one of Bali-based Ocean Soul Retreat’s new freediving and yoga packages.
From June 8th until June 14th, 10 guests will sail through the Komodo National Park on a 30-meter/98-foot traditional Indonesian liveaboard to learn the finer points of freediving and breath-focused yoga in the beautiful, clear blue waters of the Indonesian archipelago.
Ocean Soul Retreat designed the program to encourage mindfulness through breath immersion, not only in an environment that forces retreat–goers to fixate on little else but ones breath, but immersion in the beautiful waters of the Flores Sea. Open to both men and women, this uniquely challenging retreat will not only have freediving theory and open water lessons, it will also provide guests with the necessary requirements for AIDA certification.
Ocean Soul will look after your every need during your stay, providing three meals a day, prepared freshly by a dedicated chef, with locally sourced seasonal fruits and vegetables. The menu also includes afternoons filled with sundowner snacks and juice blends for cocktails.
Accommodation on the liveaboard will be a blend of private and shared cabins for solo or couple travellers all with their own private en suites. A range of other activities will be available to allow guests to fully experience the natural wonders of the UNESCO World Heritage Marine Park. The marine park is in the world famous “Coral Triangle” which contains some of the richest biodiversity found anywhere on the planet. Guests will be swimming with Manta Rays and visiting Pink Beach and Padar Padar Island.
Daily Yoga will be the bedrock of the cruise and underpin the freediving experience. The onboard Yoga Instructor will be teaching daily classes and catering to all levels of fitness and experience, to enhance the focus on the breath, which will be used to great advantage for the freediving sessions.
Ocean Soul Owner/Manager Georgie White said:
“I’m truly excited to bring this new adventure into the Ocean Soul brand. I’ve been curious about freediving for many years and when I met and freedived with Cedric Lesenechal, our on board freedive instructor and Indonesian Archipelago expert, I knew this was a marriage of disciplines too good to overlook. Our guests are in for the adventure of a lifetime, one they will find hard to forget, one for the adventurous soul that wants to experience life and challenge on their holiday. I’ll be in board to look after the guests every need, I wouldn’t miss it for the world.”
Packages start at US$2,400/~1,941 Euros per person. For more information, contact Georgie at +613-9013-7758 or at [email protected], or check out the Ocean Soul Retreat website at oceansoulretreat.com.