Did you know there's a beautiful island resort with a long golden beach and gorgeous wooden chalets built over the sea just a boat away ride from Singapore?
Would you love to relax on this beach gently swinging in a shaded hammock as you read that book you've been dying to get to for months?
Or perhaps just gaze out to sea letting your eyes rest on the horizon?
Or chat with new like minded people?
Or catch up with an old buddy you come along with?
There's nothing like doing Yoga as the sun rises and then sets over the ocean. Imagine listening to the waves gently lapping under you as you're guided through the best Savasana of your life.
This is a Yoga holiday where as soon as you step off the boat you'll disconnect from the stress of everyday life. You'll have all the time you need to unplug and recharge. Literally. There's no wifi.
And it doesn't matter what level of Yoga you are at.
Complete beginners and more advance Yoginis and Yogis are all welcomed and well taken care of.
Pay and register with PayPal by click below or contact me for my bank details to make a bank transfer.
There are 3 single rooms. These come with a SG$100 single room supplement and are available on a first come first basis.
Please note single rooms are similar is size and layout to the shared chalets but don't have a balcony or desk and chair.
The Super Early Bird price will end on the 7th December
The Early Bird price will end on Jan 7th
"I thoroughly enjoyed Sarah's yoga holiday. It had just the right balance of amazing, personalised yoga classes and a fun, relaxing holiday. I felt that I got stronger and more informed in my yoga in the time away, relaxed a lot, and made some wonderful, new friends. Everyone was very friendly, the food was great and the resort is lovely. I thought the lack of air-con would bother me but it wasn't an issue. The chalets are really nice and comfortable. The beach is stunning and there's lots to do at the resort. I enjoyed swimming and relaxing in the hammocks. Sarah was so good at getting the fun going as well. I wouldn't hesitate to join the next one. I was sad to have to leave!"
Evelyn Bookless, children's author and September retreat participant
The great thing about this Yoga holiday is that there isn't just amazing Yoga on offer twice a day.
If you would like to spend some time doing some more active pursuits the resort offers plenty of beach and ball games, fishing and host of other activities.
Or you can just relax all day on the beach.
And at night, lie on the sand under the huge canopy of stars, counting shooting stars.
Or join the nightly beach bonfire where you can toast marshmallows as the waves lap the beach with their gentle reassuring rhythm.
There are no cars on Sugi island so the air is clean and fresh and noise comes only from nature. There's just the sound of waves, the odd jumping fish, birds and a wooden gong to announce the next meal.
I have been to the Telunas Beach resort in Indonesia many times with my family as well as leading retreats and each time I step off the boat onto the wooden jetty feel a big smile widen on my face.
The simple natural surroundings, genuinely happy and friendly staff, the sea, trees, sky and sand all combine in a wonderful contrast to the rushed concrete city lives we live.
This is an Eco friendly, simple, back to nature resort built with natural materials and love.
I've always felt very at home here and felt that the natural rhythms of nature come back to me so easily on this magical island.
The rhythm of the tides, the huge night skies full of stars and being outside all day in sea air sets the stage beautifully to truly unplugging from the stress of city life.
"I had a wonderful time at Sarah’s retreat at Telunas. Sarah created such a warm, supportive and fun atmosphere, and her yoga classes were thoughtful and inspiring. The resort was beautiful and perfect for a break away from everything."
Emma Kirby, Yogini at our May 2018 retreat
All chalets are generous in size, bright and breezy, have a double bed and a choice of 2 single beds.
All chalets comfortably fit 4 but I've limited us to 2 people to a chalet so you have more space to move around and feel more at ease.
I’ve also opened up 3 deluxe villas for people who'd prefer a room to themselves. Especially great for those whose priority is to really catch up on some sleep.
Everyone is invited to join (Yoginis and Yogis alike) and if you're traveling solo I'll happily match you up with someone you'll get along with if you're not bringing a friend.
All meals are buffet style and are a lovingly prepared blend of local and international dishes.
There is lots of fresh fruit, veggies with a good balance of deserts and treats. The kitchen is used to adapting and adding dishes for vegetarians, vegans and people with allergies.
I'm an experienced, fully trained Yoga teacher E-RYT500 and have been teaching Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga full time since 2007.
I began Yoga as a teenager and have been in love with it's art and science ever since.
I draw on my years of experience to teach you how to do Yoga poses with good safe alignment that fits your unique body.
I use all the tools I have gathered over decades of practicing and teaching Yoga, my love of art, psychology and poetry, adapting to and living successfully in 5 very different countries as well as the challenges and learning while bringing up my own special and unique children to bring you not just the physical benefits of Yoga but also to build more resilience and serenity into your life.
In this retreat our twice daily Yoga classes will be a healthy mix of focus and hard work to warmth, lightness and humour.
Every morning you'll be lead through either a slow alignment based flow sequence or a Hatha class. And in the afternoon a slower, more relaxed Hatha or Yin Yoga class.
I’ll also lead you through meditations, visualisations and practical mindful techniques.
You'll receive 6 two hour Yoga classes from Thursday evening to early Sunday morning and will feel your understanding of Yoga and your pose practice jump to to the next level.
We'll also incorporate some fun and self-empowering philosophical learning and workshop work as well as some chakra and inspired learning from a hindu goddess or two in these longer than usual classes.
Accommodation, all meals, six Yoga workshops, beach games and activities and the boat transfer from Batam to Telunas and back are all included in the price.
There's only a weak and very unreliable wifi connection (which to me is a big bonus!) so you'll need to catch up with emails before coming.
The ferries from Singapore to Sekupang terminal, Batam and return need to be booked and paid for by you with the ferry company. It's very quick and easy to do online.
Bearer the time you will need to book the 11.10 am ferry from Singapore to Sekupang to leave on the 27th September.
The return ferry, from Sekupang, Batam back to Singapore on the 30th at 12.30 must be booked too!
The return ticket from Singapore Harbour Front to Sekupang (Batam) is around SG$50.
An outline of the schedule at Telunas
Friday and Saturday
6.15 am Yoga
8.15 am Breakfast
Free time, rest and/or activities
Free time time, rest and/or activities
After dinner: Beach, bonfire, marshmallows, night sea swims, maybe a beer, star gazing, chat, read, wind down, sleep.
9.30 Telunas boat back to Batam
12.30 Ferry from Batam to Singapore.
TO REGISTER AND PAY
Pay and register with PayPal by clicking on the orange image below or contact me for my bank details to make a transfer.
If you pay by PayPal, as soon as you have made your payment they notify me directly with your name, amount paid and email address you paid with. You are then officially registered and I will contact you asap, usually within a few hours to confirm.
If you don't often check the email address registered with PayPal account, please email me with your preferred email address for contact.
*There are 3 single rooms which come with a SG$100 single room supplement. Please click on that link to pay and assure your own room.
These are available on a first come first basis. Please note single rooms are similar is size and layout to the shared chalets but don't have a balcony or a desk.
The Super Early Bird price ends on December 7th
The Early Bird price will end on January 7th when the normal price (below) will come into affect