Apneista Blog

Free Yoga classes in Amed Bali

Instead of forking out hundreds of dollars for a high end retreat, come and join us for free in Amed and spend your money with the locals. To show our appreciation for the volunteers who are working with the evacuees  and intrepid travllers unfazed by scaremongering,...

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Is Amed safe?

Again today the Volcano is silent, and no steam or ash is spewing. The sun is shining and the water is flat, but there are almost no tourists. Just some intrepid travelllers and volunteers helping out with camps. There are many opinions online regarding the safety of...

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The effects of scaremongering

The effects of scaremongering is a mass exodus of tourists from the Amed area, (amongst other areas) and an overall drop in tourist numbers coming to Bali. Historically, Amed is a very poor area. In recent times it had begun to catch up economically with other areas...

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Be Here Now: Cancer, Samadhi and Freediving

I’m old. I have cancer. I’m a yogi. And I just learned to freedive. I just threw in the old thing because last night I learned that I’m the oldest person to complete two levels of training at Apneista. But age is just a number, so we’ll let that one go. Two years ago,...

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Visualisation and Mindfulness Meditation

Nowadays, visualisation and mindfulness meditation are not uncommon terms. Even kids have heard of meditation and they know to sit and close eyes with index finger and thumb pressed together. They are both important tools and highly effective if practiced with...

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“Showing Up”- Yoga Teacher Training

The following blog is about practice and the importance of showing up. I have told this story so many times in yoga teacher training programs, workshops and certainly in a class. Every time someone is late for my class, it reminds me. I started yoga in an attempt to...

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Self hypnosis – tools for freediving training

Our friend Helena ran a ´Self Hypnosis´ class recently. After the practice she answered questions about the suitability of the practice for different desired outcomes and environments. An obvious question from one of us was about whether the practice could be utilized...

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Yoga teacher training workshop, Dristhi.

“Drishthi”is one of those terms you hear a lot if you go to any yoga classes. Even if you went to a meditation class, you’d often hear this term. It is roughly translated as focus point. In a yoga asana (posture) class, you may hear a phrase “Set your Drishthi” and it...

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