8 Sept 23, 4 nights
Born in Sweden, Anders Nyberg is also a citizen of South Africa. His arrangements are inspired by African rhythms Swedish folk,
choral works and jazz, and infused by a sense of connection - to each other and the world we live in. Anders studied choral conducting at Stockholm Royal Music Academy. He has led many singing adventures around the world, including celebrations to mark the end of Apartheid and he co-wrote the oscar nominated best foreign film, As it is in Heaven.
NZ born Tony Backhouse is a legend in the Australasian a cappella movement. Tony’s been travelling the globe since the late 80’s
directing singing workshops in Australia, NZ, North America, the UK and Europe. He’s led many song tours to the USA immersing people outside the tradition in black gospel music. And taken tours to Samoa, Fiji, Bali, and remote outback Australia interrelating with local communities through music.
Josie is a senior teacher with Yoga Australia, with over 30 years experience. Her sessions will cater for all levels of experience and ability.
“She cares for everyone in the room and ensures that each person is comfortable and relaxed in where she guides them to move. You are safe in her sessions, no matter your age, or level of expertise.” Wendy, past Ubud retreat attendee.
Narasoma is a sanctuary in the heart of Ubud. Your time away will include free time to relax in Narasoma’s tranquil surroundings, or you can literally walk down the lane into the heart of Ubud. Facilities include a daytime cafe, massage, spa and pool.
I have been practicing yoga for over 30 years, teaching for 15 years, running my own boutique studio for eight of those. I have loved teaching every class. And am passionate about using the philosophy and techniques of yoga and meditation to harness, enhance and enjoy creative pursuits.
My foundation training was an 18-month 700-hour Hatha/Vinyasa teacher certification. With a continuing learning and teaching philosophy draws from a broad spectrum of Yoga and other Eastern movement traditions and Mindfulness and Meditation practices. I am particularly influenced by Insight Yoga, Yin, Vinni Yoga and Qigong. I am lucky to have undertaken additional teacher training in these areas with world leaders, in particular, Sarah & Ty Powers - Insight Yoga & Buddhist Meditation; Paul Grilley – Founder of Yin Yoga; and Donna Farhi. I have also undertaken Yoga Therapy for Breast cancer and Lymphoedema teacher training with yoga therapist, Annette Louden and Yoga for Pain Care training and am a certified practitioner with Yoga for Pain Care, Australia.
In tandem with my yoga practice is a curiosity and commitment to Insight and Mindfulness meditation. I completed my Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teaching certification with the Mindfulness Teaching Institute of Australia (MTIA) in 2015 and I am currently studying for a Graduate Diploma with the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors, (AIPC).
My hope is to ignite a curiosity for my students to explore the possibilities of their practise.