Our luxurious open air yoga studio is the perfect place to partake in the ancient practice of Yoga. Bali is known for its spirituality and close connection with yoga.
We welcome participants regardless of age, fitness or level of experience. You will learn yoga from a highly experienced local instructor who will gently guide you through the session in a supportive group environment.
Yoga is available as an optional extra when you book to stay at Padang Padang Surf Camp. Group Yoga classes cost just £10 per person or £21 for private classes. The yoga classes are an hour long and are typically in the mid-late afternoon - the absolute perfect precursor before heading to Uluwatu to enjoy and appreciate the breathtaking evenings sunset.
Whether it's your first time or if you've been practicing for years, you will hopefully learn something new and discover a new level of strength and balance from each session.
Types of Yoga
Hatha is a general style that encompasses a lot of styles of yoga. It is defined by its slow pace with an emphasis on the breath, making it a more meditative style of yoga.
Great for beginners, or older people, who may be looking for a gentle ease into the practice of yoga.
Power Yoga is an intensive form of yoga that is fast-pace and is sure to get your heart rate up and make you work hard. It will make you sweat and get the endorphins flowing.
Power is perfect for anyone that is looking to improve their strength and fitness with this high-intensity style of practice.
Iyengar is a unique form of yoga that concentrates on the alignment of the postures (asanas). This attention to our posture is important and it allows us to focus and let us understand our bodies better.
Vinyasa (also known as Vinyasa Flow) is a form of yoga that strings poses together in coordination with your breath to create a sequence and is one of the most contemporary styles of yoga.
Yoga and Surfing
Surfing and yoga are two activities that have become closely associated with one another as a result of shared goals and ideals. In particular, the two groups gravitate toward taking care of their bodies and minds.
Padang Padang Surf Camp have taught countless beginners how to surf. If you are interested in learning more about our surfing program then please visit our surf school page
Surfing demands you to be fully in tune with your environment and surroundings as well requiring a high level of focus. The ability to empty your mind of all the clutter and distractions to be present is no easy task. But it is a skill that you will need to master if you are to succeed in the water. Turn on, tune in or fall off.
Many pro surfers like Kelly Slater attribute their surfing success to the benefits that they have gained from practicing yoga (amongst other things).
Yoga is a physical form of exercise and its transferability to surfing cannot be overlooked or overstated. It can be tremendously helpful to strengthening the core as well as improving balance, flexibility and mobility. These are all things you are going need to be a successful surfer.
We teach a unique style of yoga that is specific to improving your surfing performance. You will learn poses and sequences that are most effective and that target the muscles that need the more development.
Although our yoga is tailored toward surfers, we mustn’t forget that Yoga means ‘Union’ and remind ourselves that this isn’t just yoga for surfers, but instead, it’s yoga for all.
Kembar Madrawan is from Gianyar regency in Bali. He started yoga in the year 1983 and begun teaching yoga in the year 1993 in Nusa Dua. Kembar has a passion for yoga and feels the need to pass on his teachings so that everyone can start to feel healthy and discover the many benefits of yoga.
Kembar learned his teachings from many different instructors and is a certified teacher, completing his 200hr teaching in Radiantly Alive Ubud in 2012
Learning to breathe properly and becoming more aware of your breath can assist in calming you down when you feel stressed or overwhelmed. Breathing is an autonomic function performed involuntarily and unconsciously.
You probably didn’t even notice you were breathing until reading this: you are now breathing manually. Most of us are pretty good at breathing, otherwise you wouldn’t be here right now!
We all deserve to take a moment and just breathe. As you read this page I urge you to take some slow and long deep breaths, deliberately and mindfully. Notice the sensation as your lungs fill with air and how your body softens on the exhale.
Feel any different? It is precisely this awareness and presence that we want to encourage both on and off of the yoga mat.
Our yoga classes begin briefly with meditation exercises that aim to build a greater sense of awareness of your body and of your breath, so that you can drop into the present and become fully immersed in the experience.