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Kundalini Yoga with Ketut Bandiastra at Taman Hati Yoga Ashram July 20, 2016

Kundalini Yoga with Ketut Bandiastra at Taman Hati Yoga Ashram

GPS waypoint: 8°31'32.7"S 115°15'24.6"E
Location: Jalan Nyuh Gading No.7, Ubud, Bali Taman Hati Yoga

Starting the Day Right
It was an early 6am Kundalini Yoga practice where our budding Taman Hati yoga group - myself, Eunice and Shoco, met up all fired-up following yesterday's awesome Pranawayu Yoga with our teacher, Ketut Bandiastra. Something special was brewing and we could all feel the simmering excitement.

Kundalini Yoga with Ketut Bandiastra at Taman Hati Yoga Ashram
post-Kundalini Yoga bonding with Teacher Ketut (photo courtesy of Tero Romppainen)

Pranawayu Yoga
Last night's Pranawayu Yoga was blissful. Somehow, given my access to numerous yoga studios in Ubud, I default to Pranawayu Yoga by Teacher Ketut of Taman Hati. I have introduced it to friends who have a strong practice - Natalia and Eunice, and both of them loved it. Shoco, a Japanese yogini tried it and likewise was enchanted. After the session, we all decided to come early the following day for a different kind of yoga - Kundalini Yoga, still conducted by our now beloved teacher, Ketut!

Kundalini Yoga
Just last night I attended another Kundalini Meditative Movement at the White Lotus. This morning, more Kundalini, but the yoga kind in Taman Hati. True to their devotion to deepen their practice, Eunice and Shoco were there. Teacher Ketut, with his signature happy demeanor and playful cuing, seamlessly conducted the class. It was a series of kriyas (repetitive exercise designed to deliver a specific output) done in rhythmic unison with the breath to awaken the Kundalini Shakti within. It is said that at the base of our spine, lies an energy band coiled three times like a snake - the Muladhara (Root Chakra) (an energy center). Kundalini Yoga uses specific asanas and kriyas to awaken this serpent-like energy.

Blissed Out
We were all blissed-out after the session. It was an uplifting feeling....not unlike a high but one without a crash landing. It's a happy high that lingers long after the practice. Hungry, Eunice invited me and Shoco to have breakfast at her bungalow. It was lavishly prepared by the manager, Ketut Partox. We talked, shared, intimated and simply felt grateful for the magic that was happening around us - good moments, happy encounters, spontaneous meet-ups, were cascading one after another like a parade of abundance. Wow!

Ending Thoughts
There is something special about the whole package - Teacher Ketut's happy demeanor, the graceful elegance of Pranawayu Yoga's sequencing, the awakening and uplifting high of Kundalini Yoga and perhaps the overall energy of Taman Hati. It's a special place offering a special experience that bond its practitioners. Taman Hati and its sister ashram, Ambar Ashram (of Laughter Yoga) are perhaps the most organic of all the yoga studios in Ubud. It's about being happy, it's about smiling and it's about feeling good about oneself. And you come away with exactly that.

--- TheLoneRider

Next stop: Hatha Yoga with Andrea Paige

ps - If you want me to participate and write about your yoga studio or your yoga practice, email me. For my complete yoga profile, you can visit this page: Yoga by Gigit

building heat for the session....headstand is the fastest way to build heat without getting tired with Eunice and Teacher Ketut bonding
Eunice in partner Namaste mudra with Teacher Ketut outside Taman Hati Yoga Ashram with Shoco and Eunice happy yogi and yoginis of Taman Hati
the coolest yoga teacher in town...Ketut Bandiastra !!! paying respect to Taman Hati brunch at Eunice's bungalow

Taman Hati Yoga Ashram

Taman Hati Yoga Ashram

Location: Jalan Nyuh Gading No.7, Ubud, Bali
Email: tamanhatiyoga.bali@gmail.com
Tel: +62 (0)361-974-058
GPS: 8°31'32.7"S 115°15'24.6"E Taman Hati Yoga

Google Map Bali, Indonesia

tourist attractions in Bali tourist attractions
  • Pasar Seni Ubud (market) in Bali Pasar Seni Ubud (market) - main market in Ubud with everything touristy you can ask for
  • Goa Gajah or Elephant Cave in Bali Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) - 9th century Buddhist temple
  • Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Bali Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary - there really is a monkey forest right in the heart of Ubud!
  • Jalan Kajeng in Bali Jalan Kajeng - animated street similar to Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • Nyuh Kuning in Bali Nyuh Kuning - wood carving village with a burgeoning chic cafe and resto scene along Jalan Nyuh Gading
  • Ubud Royal Palace in Bali Ubud Royal Palace - home of the royal family
  • Campuhan Ridge Walk in Bali Campuhan Ridge Walk - spectacular ridge view and hike ending 1km to the artists' village, Bangkiang Sidem | 8°30'13.0"S 115°15'16.9"E
hotels in Bali - hotel
  • Ubud Backpackers Room Ubud Backpackers Room - newly constructed, all new and clean, lockers, good water pressure, compli tea and coffee, spacious and alfresco chillout center
    Jalan Nyuh Kuning, Pengosekan, Ubud, MAS, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali - 8°31'36.5"S 115°15'41.3"E
  • Nando House Nando House - free WiFi, restaurant, terrace, free private parking, pet-friendly accommodation, private bathroom, room service
    Jalan Subak Sok Wayah, 80571 Ubud, Indonesia - 8°30'14.4"S 115°15'28.6"E
yoga in Ubud, Bali yoga
  • The Yoga Barn The Yoga Barn - full service yoga studio, holistic healing retreat center
    PT. Yoga Barn, Jalan Raya Pengosekan, Ubud - Bali, Indonesia - 80571
    8°31'08.4"S 115°15'52.4"E
  • Ubud Yoga House Ubud Yoga House - yoga for Every Body...all shapes, sizes, ages & levels
    Jl. Raya Ubud No.23, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali
    8°30'07.0"S 115°15'30.5"E | 0821-4418-1058
  • Taman Hati Yoga Taman Hati Yoga - Pranawayu yoga and Kundalini yoga
    Jalan Nyuh Gading No.7, Ubud, MAS, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali
    8°31'32.7"S 115°15'24.6"E | +62 (0)361-974-058 | tamanhatiyoga.bali@gmail.com
  • Ubud Yoga Centre Ubud Yoga Centre - Ashtanga Yoga
    Jalan Nyuh Kuning Raya / Singakerta Raya, Ubud, MAS, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
    8°31'43.0"S 115°15'15.5"E | +62 812-1020-389 | hello@ubudyogacentre.com
  • Intuitive Flow Intuitive Flow Yoga Studio - Healing, Yoga, Meditation with a breathtaking view
    Jl. Raya Tjampuhan, Penestanan Kaja, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
    8°30'10.8"S 115°15'07.8"E | +62-361-977-824 | contact@intuitiveflow.com
  • Ambar Ashram Ambar Ashram Laughter Yoga - Healing, Laughter Yoga, Meditation
    Jl. Nyuh Bojog No.5, MAS, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
    8°31'21.2"S 115°15'22.0"E
  • Radiantly Alive Yoga Radiantly Alive Yoga - Vinyasa Yoga, Tibetan Heart Yoga, Iyengar Inspired, Pilates, Fly High, Roll and Release, Ashtanga Mysore, Yoga Dance, Salsa, Arm Balance Foundations, Beginners Yoga
    Jl Jembawan no.3, Padang Tegal Kaja Ubud, Bali, 80571
    +62 (0)361 978 055 | 8°30'33.7"S 115°16'01.2"E
  • White Lotus Yoga & Meditation Centre White Lotus Meditation Centre - Meditation classes | Meditation retreats
    JL. Kajeng 23, Ubud, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
    +62 899-0134-962 | 8°30'12.9"S 115°15'43.1"E
  • ONEWORLD retreats ONEWORLD retreats - yoga, meditation, spa and discoveries
    Jl. Suweta, Banjar Sambahan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
    +62 361 289752 | info@oneworldretreats.com
restaurant in Bali - restaurant
  • Warung Eateries warung eateries - a cluster of roadside eateries, essential for those on a budget or those who want authentic Balinese everyday food at local prices
    across the Pertamina Gas Station - 8°31'28.2"S 115°15'49.0"E
  • Nando's Warung Resto Nando's Warung - delicious Balinese food at local warung price in a garden setting
    Jalan Subak Sok Wayah, 80571 Ubud, Indonesia - 8°30'14.4"S 115°15'28.6"E
motorcycle rental in Bali - motorcycle rental
  • D&D Rental D&D Rental - motorcycle and bicycle rental, tours, tourist information center
    Pengosikan Street, Ubud

Ubud FYI / Tips

  • the tourist area where most of the hotels, restaurants, ticket offices, tour operators are, is concentrated within the rectangular area covered by Jalan Raya Ubud, Jalan Hanuman and Jalan Monkey Forest. Best to book your hotel within this area

How to Get to Ubud from Denpasar Airport (Ngurah Rai International Airport)

  1. best, cheapest, fastest and most comfortable (this is what I did for Ubud and in Singapore) - at the airport, talk to other white travelers waiting on the same gate if they are going to Ubud. Arrange for a taxi pool. With 3 guys, you split the taxi fare (usually IDR 200k + IDR 5k for airport entrance) three-ways. You end up paying just slightly more (IDR 68k) than roughing it through a series of bemos and vans.
  2. take a bemo (public bus) to Kuta (IDR 6k) then take a shuttle bus by Perama to Ubud (IDR 50k)

Ubud Cost Index

(US$1 = Indonesian Rupiah IDR 13,140 = Philippines Php 47.00 as of July 1, 2016)
  • IDR 30-35k one small bottle beer with live band
  • IDR 4.5k 1.5 liter drinking water
  • IDR 70k one hour massage
  • IDR 15k warung food in hawker style food cart
  • IDR 15 coffee in trendy cafes
  • IDR 35k bicycle rental
  • IDR 20k per kilo or IDR 2k/piece laundry (although I've seen one at IDR 8k per kilo)
  • IDR 60k shuttle to airport
  • IDR 130k bunk bed in a dorm room, shared toilet
  • IDR 8k internet cafe
  • IDR 50k haircut
  • IDR 80k cultural performances
  • IDR 130k standard drop-in yoga class

Indonesia Blogs by TheLoneRider

    Jakarta, Java

  1. A First-timer in Jakarta June 23-25, 2016
  2. Bandung, Java

  3. Visiting the White Crater (Kawa Putih) of Bandung Jun 28, 2016
  4. Bogor, Java

  5. Exploring Bogor, Indonesia Jun 25-27, 2016
  6. Ubud, Bali

  7. 21 Days of Abundance, Yoga and Friendship in Ubud June 30-July 21, 2016
  8. Hatha Yoga with Andrea Paige at The Yoga Barn July 21, 2016
  9. Roll and Release by Rusty Davis at Radiantly Alive Yoga Studio July 20, 2016
  10. Kundalini Yoga with Ketut Bandiastra at Taman Hati Yoga Ashram July 20, 2016
  11. Kundalini Meditative Movement with Sandeh at White Lotus Meditation Center July 19, 2016
  12. Andrea Paige - Health Crusader and Yogini July 18, 2016
  13. Power Yoga with Ni Made Murni at The Yoga Barn July 18, 2016
  14. Vinyasa Yoga with Daniel Aaron at Radiantly Alive Yoga Studio July 17, 2016
  15. Mass Cremation (Ngaben) in Ubud with Louisa July 16, 2016
  16. Mysore Ashtanga with Laruga at Ubud Yoga Center July 15, 2016
  17. Kalimasada at Yayasan Segara Giri July 14, 2016
  18. Hiking Campuhan Ridge July 14, 2016
  19. Vinyasa Flow with Nina at Intuitive Flow Yoga Studio July 14, 2016
  20. Laughter Yoga with Kadek Suambara at Ambar Ashram July 12, 2016
  21. Dance til you Drop at Bollywood Night with Punnu Wasu July 11, 2016
  22. Mayan Calendar Readings by Vasumi July 10, 2016
  23. Yoga Pranala with Chiara at Intuitive Flow Yoga Studio July 10, 2016
  24. Visiting the Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah) July 9, 2016
  25. Pranawayu Yoga with I Ketut Bandiastra, S. Ag at Taman Hati Yoga Ashram July 7, 2016
  26. Astrology Talk at The Yoga Barn July 6, 2016
  27. Yoga with Sasha Lang at the Ubud Yoga House July 6, 2016
  28. Ananda Mandala Meditation by Punnu Wasu at The Yoga Barn Jul 4/5, 2016
  29. The Wild Monkeys of the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary July 7, 2016



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