Sweet and sour chicken with rice.
Came to £2!
Arrived in Ubud and was welcomed by a Carrot Apple Celery and Cucumber juice.
Mum usually whips up one of these every morning at home and I haven’t had one in 7 weeks now so this was a little taste of home for me, and a sure sign we had entered the healthy village of Ubud. Home of the Yoga.
Our little £7 palace for the night.
The hand crafted detail on the buildings and decorations in the gardens here in Bali is amazing and so so beautiful.
Sat here now having just finished a 2 and a half hour meditation session at The Yoga Barn in Ubud, Bali.
Seeing as mum is a yoga teacher and lover back home I felt a duty to do a class whilst I was here on the other side of the world. And I’m so glad I did.
I had managed to land myself on a special session with 4 special guests, one from a local ashram a couple of musicians and a psychic from America.
The session was meant to be an hour and a half so Leanne walked to a local bar to soak up the wifi and have a couple of beers…
However as usual with yoga it doesn’t run to schedule and it lasted 2 and a half hours!
It began with group chants and prayers all with a core idea of blessing everyone with peace happiness and success… The room was full of people from all over the world and it may sound ‘cringe’ but it was magical. I think it’s one of those ‘you had to be there’ moments.
The 6 leaders then had us begin to meditate and lie down on our mats. Together they sung and played every instrument under the sun, all home made from bamboo and local products. I have never heard anything so beautiful, their effortless harmonies and instruments that created the illusion of lying by the beach.
Seriously cannot recommend this place enough.
This holiday has gone from one extreme to the other, lying on the beach after one too many buckets in Koh Phangan to lying on ‘the beach’ in a spiritual village in Bali.
What more could I want…