I always thought of The Yoga Barn as the place for yoga in Ubud, until I was recommended to Intuitive Flow by Roam (the coliving space I’m staying at here in Ubud).
Intuitive Flow is a much more intimate experience, with smaller classes that overlook breathtaking Bali views. I tried a new style of yoga called Nidra, which is described as a form of relaxation that takes one beyond the limitations of their mind… Obviously I was interested! The teacher, Sandi, had a happiness that stretched to his students and reminded us to not stress out trying to relax!
I returned today for a little late-afternoon Yin with a teacher called Kay. As we held different postures in the typical Yin style, she gave a stream-of-consciousness sort of dialogue about her interpretation of the nature of the mind, which was fascinating. I was taken to a place of deep relaxation and (probably due to the heart-opening nature of the postures) felt a deep compassion but surprisingly towards myself!
Daylesford has it all: a shop that sells everything from farm-fresh food to beautiful homeware, a holistic spa and a restaurant serving sustainable produce. Its about an hours drive from London, making it the perfect escape from the city.
Waiting at the spa
Lunch is included in the Haybarn Destress package (that also includes a facial or massage!)
I opted for a selection of salads – super greens, heritage beet slaw and toasted grains. It tasted so fresh, like it had just been picked from a farm – oh wait..
I was recently accepted to volunteer at Bali Spirit Festival and felt inspired to share some of the snaps from my last visit!
The legendary Hotel Tjampuhan (since 1928!)
Dessert for breakfast at The Seeds of Life
Tapas from Alchemy
-> Gili T!
View from the villa at Gili Teak
Dinner at The Wild Rabbit
Cevenne onions, new season chestnuts, roasted cepes, Parmesan air and crispy Daylesford kale
Bitter chocolate: poached pear, grue de cacao and chocolate sorbet
Not forgetting the most important meal of the day!
And so the adventure begins..
Made it to Daylesford!
After flying LHR-ZRH, I jumped on a train to Samedan and up into the Alps.
When in Switzerland.. #BircherMuesli
Room with a view
Follow the white rabbit..
And so the next part of the adventure begins..
..Ending up at the Four Seasons Milan
Dinner at Ecru
Grabbing a slice at La Pizza del Teatro
Mocktails at Zuma
New Years Eve dinner at Mater Terrae at Hotel Raphael
Vegan pizza at Buddy