Offering rejuvenation and inspiration to all who enter its tropical grounds, the festival invites some of the world’s greatest instructors offering diverse workshops in yoga, meditation, music and dance, as well as seminars in healing and health.
We’ve caught up with some of BaliSpirit’s teachers and presenters to find out their top wellbeing tips as well as finding out why they love BaliSpirit Festival so much! Check out our interview with Amanda Koh.
YNON: What are your top tips(s) on bringing more spirit into one's daily life
AK: To always be on top of my time management, so I never am rushed or harried. This allows me to be calm, thoughtful and aware. You need to seek the life you deserve to rejoice each day in.
YNON: One top wellbeing thought you always remind yourself of when life gets off the track
AK: Gratitude for all that I am able to do, for all that I am, and for the potential I am blessed with. Gratitude for the ability to be aware of my weaknesses and shortcomings and for the people who choose to be part of my life and who accept, love and uplift me.
YNON: Your recipe of a healthy & happy life
AK: I teach 28 yoga and Pilates classes a week and I practice alongside my students. I am also 70% raw vegan and I strongly advocate juicing and raw food. I also have a great love for all things artistic and musical, and seek out avenues to indulge in such pursuits. I find that travel also enables me to remember that I am but a speck of dust in the greater scheme of things, and to let go and let live.
YNON: One top thing you hope the participants of your workshop at BSF-2015 will take out
AK: I hope to bring to my participants an experience of the spontaneous joy and energy that is Kalari yoga. It brings me immense joy and I am excited for our souls to dance with joy as one.
YNON: What are you hoping to take out of BSF-2015 for yourself?
AK: I look to the Bali spirit festival for inspiration each year. To step outside my world and to immerse myself in a plethora of experiences that enriches my perception and experience of yoga. As a teacher, it's also very enjoyable, and I feel, essential, to be a student, and to remember and feel what a yoga student would feel when being led.