Apneista Freediving Courses and Yoga
Apneista is the original Freediving and Yoga school in Amed, East Bali. On our Freediving courses in Bali, we use our own individual-focused approach, using tools from yoga and meditation. Our purpose built school is right on the beach in Bali’s best bay for freedive training. Freediving courses from beginner to instructor level are offered, as well as workshops and yoga classes.
Our freediving courses (from basic to instructor level) are personalised and aim to find a balance between the science and the art of freediving. As the first freediving school in Bali, we were lucky to get the ideal location for our high-intensity/ low-stress courses.
For international certification we use the SSI system which we supplement with our own manuals reflecting a science-based yet holistic view of freediving.
We run workshops and lectures on a regular basis, with an emphasis on solid science. Workhops are mostly related to Freediving, Yoga and Meditation, as we believe these fields offer a fascinating window into human potential.
We’ve had top freediving physiologists expounding on the science of freediving but also some pretty random stuff, if it’s fun or interesting, twerking clinic anyone?
One of the most incredible aspects of freediving, yoga and meditation is an increased capacity to connect with nature. And in Indonesia we have some really incredible nature to connect with.
We regularly organise freediving trips both locally to dive with Mantas and further afield to Raja Empat and Komodo with some of the most talented guides in the industry. In 2017 we’re expanding our offerings so get in touch to find out what’s happening next…
Yoga is the perfect complement to freediving, as the same ethos guides both. We use many techniques from yoga and meditation in our freediving courses, but also offer drop in classes and workshops.
In 2017 we are expanding our facilities to include a beautiful new yoga sala in the ‘Blue Earth Village’ on sunset point in Jemeluk, it’s an exciting project that you can follow on facebook
Join us and Discover Bali Freediving
Check out our next events
26th Nov- 6th Dec Raja Empat freediving adventure with the Aboya
We make this freediving pilgrimage to the worlds most biodiverse underwater playground once a year, at least. Get in touch for more info, it’s memories for life.
“Fulfilling My Dreams To Swim Like A Fish”
Reviewed July 26, 2016 I have always wanted to join the beautiful creatures of the ocean in the wild. Previously I tried SCUBA but the compressed air creates it's own unnatural dangers and the bubbles are so loud I cant hear anything and I scare the wildlife. Finally I have learned to swim with the fish instead of watching them hide from me. My instructor, was very experienced, knowledgeable and a good teacher. The curriculum was safety focused and yet the high instructor to student to ratio allowed each student to explore depths with supervision. The location is perfectly situated in a protected bay that has clear water for exceptional visibility. I highly recommend doing a training at Apneista.
Reviewed July 13, 2016 I did a 2 day beginner course at Apneista booked very last minute which they were willing to be flexible over (so give them a call even if their official course dates don't line up with your schedule). I went in without much expectation of what it would be like and I was hooked! I was amazed how much progress I was able to make in 2 days and gained a lot of insight into the way my body and breathing works. The instruction was great- half classroom, half in the water. Well structured.
“Honeymoon Free diving & Manta Ray Trip”
Reviewed July 4, 2016 Myself and my husband were advised by a friend to go to Apneista for the level 1 SSI course on our honeymoon. We both love the water but I was definitely nervous and slightly sceptical. (I can't hold my breath and wasn't sure I'd be comfortable even trying!) To say that I loved it would be a complete understatement. I was able to dive to 16m on my second day (my peers went to over 24m). We did this course on the first week of our honeymoon, I went straight out and bought a new mask and we used every opportunity to practice our new found skills! On the third day we went to manta point and dove with over 30 manta ray (someone said 50....I'm not sure). I was unsure of whether to do free diving or a PADI course when I went to Indonesia. Having previously completed 4 scuba dives I much preferred this and found it more accessible (all you need is a buddy, a snorkel and some water, no tanks, no boats, no money!!) Apneista are brilliant the instructors were amazing, very relaxed and above all patient. The food in the café is really yum and overall a great atmosphere. The only problem now is that the Atlantic is too cold 🙁
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