|14 Sep - 18 Sep, 2021||
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Enter a lost paradise of volcanoes, shanties and rice paddies, and explore the peaceful union of yoga and swimming
Swim over coral-encrusted World War II shipwrecks as you discover the many secrets of the Karangasem Coast
Relax each evening with like-minded people, enjoying local food at a gorgeous Jemeluk Bay venue, watched over by the caldera of Mount Agung
Bali is a lost paradise of volcanoes, shanties, jungles and rice paddies. It’s here you’ll explore the peaceful union of yoga and swimming, surrounded by an ancient culture coloured by many religions and grounded in traditions that can be traced back to the earliest days of civilisation.
The island is a haven for sea adventurers. The north-eastern corner of Bali is a surf-free zone and an excellent open water swimming site, featuring vibrant marine life atop a black sandy bottom which makes for awesome visibility.
For this YogaSwim experience we are based in the fishing village of Amed which sits underneath the volcanic peak of Mount Agung - Bali’s highest and most spiritually significant site. It is framed by the roofs of our shalas where we perform our daily yoga practice at the start and end of each swimming day. The mountain's high imposing slopes are also clearly visible as we swim along the varied coastline throughout our trip. The reefs, with their rich marine life, start right from the shore, so the swimming is always interesting and varied.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is designed for swimmers who enjoy yoga, or who want to explore the benefits of yoga and how it naturally complements and enhances our swimming. We swim twice per day along the idyllic coast. Swims are shorter than an average Swimtrek trip. So if you prefer to cover more kilometres per day then you may like to take a look at our Bali Escape experience.
To join our YogaSwim Bali trip, you do not require extensive open water swimming experience, but you should be capable of completing the average swim distance of 1½ km prior to the start of the trip. The average daily swim distance is around 3km (split over a minimum of two swims). No prior experience of yoga is required.
We have given this trip a ‘Leisurely’ grading designed for people who want to swim at a more relaxed pace and enjoy the scenery.
Why yoga and swimming?
Yoga and swimming are a perfect combination. For swimmers, yoga offers both physical and mental benefits. Yoga increases breathing awareness, develops strength and increases mobility, especially if you can work yoga into your daily routine. Through meditation, relaxation and stretching, yoga has incredible restorative qualities, relaxing the nervous system and muscular tension. It can help you centre and focus, and to find the perfect rhythm for your swims.
- Fully guided yoga and swimming holiday in Bali, Indonesia
- Experienced yoga instructor
- Yoga mat for the duration of the trip
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Technique advice with video playback
- Four nights accommodation
- Four breakfasts
- Lunch on days 2, 3 and 4
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour in Amed
- Evening meals
- Lunch on days 1 and 5
Tailor-made SwimTrek Trips
This trip can also be offered as tailor-made experience. The date of travel and itinerary can be adjusted to suit you. For more information contact us with the dates you'd like and number of people taking part. We'll be in touch to chat about putting together your dream swimming experience.
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Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during the course of your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilot will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.