Yoga at Padang Padang Surf Camp
Padang Padang Surf Camp’s luxurious open air Bali yoga studio is adorned by a beautiful garden that creates the quintessential environment to partake in the ancient practice of Yoga.
We welcome participants regardless of age, fitness or level of experience, to learn from a highly experienced local instructor who will gently guide you through the session in a supportive group environment where you will learn new poses specific to improving your own performance. Whether it's your first time or if you've been practicing for years, you will hopefully discover a new level of strength and balance from each class. Namaste.
Yoga and Surfing
At Padang Padang Surf Camp we provide both surf lessons and yoga classes. 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.
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 is of the utmost importance if you are to succeed while in the ocean. Turn on, tune in… or fall off.
As well as being great for the surfing mindset, the physical benefits cannot be overlooked or overstated. Surfing is physically demanding and yoga can help specifically with strengthening the core as well as increasing balance, flexibility and mobility. What surfer wouldn’t want these things? It should come as no surprise that many great surfers (and pro-athletes alike) practice yoga and preach its benefits.
Yoga For Surfers
We teach a unique style of yoga that is specific to surfing. Utilising poses and sequences that are most efficient and effective such as Sun Salutation or Surya Namaskar that target areas, muscles and movement patterns that are fundamental to improving your surfing performance.
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.
Types of Yoga
Our yoga classes utilise a blend of different types and styles of yoga are generally aimed toward surfers however are suitable for everyone. The following types of yoga are available at Padang Padang Surf Camp:
Hatta Yoga - a slow paced and gentle style of yoga with an emphasis on the breath and meditation. Great for beginners who may be looking for a gentle ease into the practice of yoga.
Power Yoga - an intensive form of yoga that is fast-paced and where you’re sure to sweat and feel good! Perfect for those that are looking to maintain or increase their strength and stamina and elements of power yoga are utilised in our yoga for surfers.
Iyengar Yoga - a unique form of yoga that concentrates on alignment of the postures (asanas). Our classes utilise the asanas pose to help to correct and become more aware of our body posture.
Vinyasa Yoga (also known as Vinyasa Flow) - 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.
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 fiery 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.
Surfing For Yoga
As well as us supporting that yoga can provide a benefit to all and particularly to surfers, we also believe in surfings ability to assist in yoga and benefit your practice. Surfing requires tremendous amounts of focus as well as strength, coordination and balance.
Learning to calm yourself in stressful moments in the ocean and enjoy the peaceful tranquility of the warm Balinese oceans is an invaluable skill to possess and we encourage Yogi’s to enrol in our surfing school.
When are the Yoga 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.
How to book?
Yoga classes are available as an optional extra when you book to stay with us at Padang Padang Surf Camp.
Currently yoga classes are only available to guests that stay at Padang Padang Surf Camp.
How much are Yoga Classes?
Yoga classes are available for just £7 per person a day.
Private yoga classes (1-1 instruction) is £21 a day.