Samadi welcomes us with an ambitious promise – a center where one can achieve “radical wellbeing and self-empowerment”. In the words of Jacques, co-owner, “people come to us to change their lives”. How do they go about this? a holistic combination of daily yoga classes, healthy vegetarian food, healing therapies and community building events equip visitors with tools for self-improvement.
Nestled in a quiet garden not far from Bali’s Echo Beach, Samadi boasts an impressive yoga shala – a cube like structure resting on water pond in the middle of a luscious tropical garden looks more like something out of a funky design resort than a yoga studio! Canggu fixtures as well as drop in visitors participate in the daily early morning MySore Ashtanga classes in the stunning studio, worth a look even if you don’t join a class – all wood and with big windows that let in the morning light and look onto greenery. Damien and Andrea, also partners in the center, either lead or carefully choose visiting teachers to assist students through their practices. Other styles of yoga like Vinyasa, Yoga for Surfers, Yin Yoga and Hatha are sprinkled throughout the studio’s schedule, but Jaques is very clear – Samadi’s strength is Ashthanga.
However, Samadi is more than a yoga studio, it is a concept for wellbeing, and the offerings are varied. Alternative therapies such as Cranio-Sacral healing and Chakra balancing take place in an immaculate spa area. The sensory deprivation meditation room where you can completely detach and float in the darkness and silence is an unexpected surprise. If connecting to like-minded souls is what you’re after, movie nights, special dinners and are organized organic farmers markets go on throughout the month and a shop has opened recently where you can find yoga lifestyle accessories as well as a wide range of locally made organic skin-care products.
For those that fall in love with Samadi – you can even live here. The center has two suites available if you want to be fully immersed in the life-changing activities.
Price range Yoga:
drop-in 120,000 IDR
6 class pack 650,000 IDR
12 class pack 1,200,000 IDR
1 month unlimited ashtanga 1,800,000 IDR
1 month unlimited all classes 2,000,000 IDR
Price range holistic therapiessingle treatment:
2 treatment pack 1,250,000 IDR
5 treatment pack 2,800,000 IDR
Great for: combining several therapies to enhance personal breakthroughs
Open for: Sunday to Friday at 7:30 am to 5pm, yoga class schedule might be later, it varies every couple of months so best to check their website for an updated schedule. Holistic therapies by appointment.
Best thing about this place: The beautifully designed yoga room resting on a pond in the middle of a tropical garden.
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