Testimonials from Breathe in Bali Holiday 2017:
If you are into deepening your relationship with your breath this is probably the best yoga-teacher to to it together with. There is nothing she haven't inquired into without profound depth. Please join if this resonates or share if you think it sounds worth sharing. =) It will be an amazingly rewarding holiday for sure. - Jonas Freeman - Conscious Business Coach Bali
''The teacher was amazing, lovely, joyful, professional :-) The teaching was perfect for me as a beginner. The poses were not too hard, which made me focus on doing it correctly. Since we were a little crew there was time for the teacher to correct everyone at every session. I have NO complains at all! The venue was like being in Paradise (as my son said when he saw my photos "It is like a hidden Paradise") - it was calm, beautiful and peaceful. The staff were smiling, accommodating and helpful. The food was excellent, fresh, healthy and beautifully served every day. I have already recommended it to many friends!! ...the place, the food, the crew and the surroundings combined with yoga was the very best. I came home purified, calm and happy. - Karina Nordtorp - Denmark
Jag har haft en fantastisk tid på bali tillsammans med underbara människor. Jag var lite orolig inför retreaten eftersom jag är en total nybörjare vad gäller Yoga, jag kände ingen som skulle vara på retreaten, jag är inte så social och hade även ont i väntra höften. Om det är någon som känner oro som jag vill jag verkligen rekommendera att åka ändå! Mithila är en varm och öppen person. Hon tog hela tiden hänsyn till min höft och gjorde korrigering. Hon lärde oss de viktiga termer och rörelse/positioner i början så nybörjarna kunde hänga med. Jag skulle säga att det är perfekt för en ny börjare att kunna spendera en intensiv vecka för att komma igång.
Alla som var med på retreaten var mycket avslappnade och trevliga. Ibland umgicks vi tillsammans och ibland tog man tid för sig själv och gjorde vad man kände för.
Det var en helt magisk upplevelse med god mat, skön massage, vacker natur och gott skratt. Jag ser fram emot att åka tillbaka...
Tack Mithila och alla som var med♡
Thank you for wonderful 'weeks'. It was an experience that is impossible to put into words. I'm still dreaming about it.
Mai tanaka - Stockholm
At a a point in my life where time feels shorter than it used to and activities really count, good movement feels fundamental to a healthy mind and body. My personal need to ensure a beneficial daily practice led me to choose one that will offer positive change, and the opportunity for deep work to occur on all levels. This is what I feel the YogaMonks movement / practice provides. The fundamental principles are both simple and profound, and the repetition of these concepts through movement invites the possibility for true change.
In a world where 'everyone does yoga' it is rare to find a teacher who so lovingly embodies her journey and offering. Mithila's whole being invites you to join the journey and the joy she takes in guiding others is palpable. It is also rare to find a movement practice that feels far deeper than an exercise work-out. YM ticks all these boxes and more; its origin is ancient yet modern, simple yet sophisticated, and delightfully graceful :o)
Whether you've done yoga before or not, YM will offer a body experience that you will enjoy and want more of! It creates a feeling-experience of space and stillness through simple shapes which are adventurous yet accessible. Even after a few minutes, I feel a reset and connection beyond the chattering mind.
Gajah Mina on Bali is a breathtaking backdrop for taking time out to breathe more freely. It has been lovingly created to host a peaceful refuge with views of crashing waves below and and unspoilt miles of tropical coastline stretching into the distance. The abundance of colourful flaura and fauna make it a feast for the eyes, I happily lost time just absorbing all the natural beauty around me whilst listening to the oceans' swell, world's away from urban stress and pollution.
A sumptuous menu was laid out for us 3 (!) times a day. Bountiful breakfasts to satisfy after morning practice, followed by creative and delicious vegan treats for lunch and dinner, from local delicacies to apple pie! I felt very well-fed and nourished supported by outstanding service from the Gajah Mina team. The Balinese smile should be bottled!
I loved the freedom of holiday-vibe alongside the sense of community and connection that was created through the daily practice together. Just having time out in such awe-inspiring natural surroundings was enough to kickstart the pranic reboot! And a real highlight for me was the discovery of a little waterfall nearby that when immersing myself under felt deeply healing and revitalising.
Ella White - UK
Am still reaping the benefits from the daily practice.. so deep! and juicy!!
I can't thank you enough- this retreat could not have happened at a better time for me, the reconnecting to myself and the sadhana have been so powerful, thank you! - Paula Magee, UK
Teaching/teacher - I know you quite well by now, I know what you stand for and it works for me :-) I have faith in you :-) The yoga was great. The talks, I might suggest you consider a narrower scope for each talk. I did not take many notes on the yoga. And the notes I did do, I did after the sessions. Not sure what works best, an idea might be to allow 2 minutes here and there where you want people to take notes.For you to have Jonas there seem very important to give it a good flow without having to worry too much about practicalities.
The venue - what a fantastic location. I love the privacy of the beach and the small bay and the quiet. The desolate beach with the fine black sand - so wonderful. The food - it was good and my body felt so good because of it.
The week after returning from Bali I went to see my chiropractor with my lower back pain. He was amazed to find my body so relaxed that he was able to massage deep and directly onto my core muscles. It was a great reminder for me as to how tense the body gets in daily day life and how much good such 10 days in Bali does :-)My practise is going well. I've missed only one day since Bali.
Bjarne Rask Thomsen, Oslo
Feedback from regular students on the YogaMonks Courses with Mithila
"Mithila is a true inspiration for me on my path of yoga and embodied awareness. Living, studying and teaching with stringency, discipline and generosity, she walks ahead and lights the way. And the method is pure genius. Simple instructions and authentic movement. Finding ease through softness. (Not that seeing and moving through your blockages isn't hard work...) My first encounters with YogaMonks were intriguing and many years later I find wonderment again and again, as I feel myself unfolding. Over time I'm healing deeply and getting stronger. Having had some problems with my neck and back through the years, some days pain makes me feel vulnerable and a little afraid that it will get worse - but practicing YogaMonks always (!) means feeling better after. There is something about organic movement and working from body as one unit that naturally puts me in better alignment. Like magic. Yoga to me is about opening up to magic. Thank You Mithila, for being my guide on the journey."
Ammilon Consulting/Himmel och Jord AB
The Yoga Monks technique is truly profound fascial work. It combines the physical body with the yoga prana work and energy awareness in a beautiful way. So greatful to sense my intellectual knowledge of fascia is integrating with this daily practice. Just what I was longing for. - Liselotte Reivén - Gothenburg Movement Center
"När jag för många år sedan hamnade på en workshop med Jonathan upplevde jag något helt nytt. På ett lättsamt och tillgängligt sätt delade han med sig av en yoga som för mig öppnade upp för något nytt. Det var inte bara nya tankar kring riktningar, styrka och mjukhet både i kropp och sinne jag fick med mig den dagen utan även en ny känsla i kroppen.
När jag några år senare hittade Mithi som både undervisar i Yoga Monks och har kurser i hur man skapar sin egen Sadhana kändes det självklart att jag skulle bli en av hennes och Jons studenter. Nu 5 år senare har jag en daglig Sadhana som berikar mitt liv. Jag utveckalas och upptäcker nya saker hela tiden vilket gör den här resan så spännande och får mig tro att den aldrig kommer ta slut..." - Jessica Eklund
Yogamonks it a Most profound & beautiful yoga style invented by a genious (referring to Jon Monks the founder of YM). I study it now for five years and I enjoyed every minute and every challenge of it! It helped me to heal and understand my body a lot better. I can recommend it to everyone that is dedicated and curious.
Michael Kallina p.hd.
Lotte Boman, sadhana 3
"This is my third year of sadhana with Yogamonks. Before I used to do yoga but not until now I found a practice that does me good. For me YM is a yogic process that alters mind and body. It brings life, vibrance and connection to spirit. It is also a helpful selfcare method because you get to know yourself better along the way. I don´t know about now but a few years back a yoga school that used all the yogic teqniques was not to be found nearby, not that I knew of. I choose YM because of that. It has all the beneficial components needed to maintain a full yogic practice and it enables me to take care of my life and others for a long time ahead. There is breathing, meditation, postures to prepare for asanas and asanas. For a lot of reasons I had to start all over with my practice, take it slow and allow myself to feel more. In YM that is more than ok. I need to remember not to be ahead of myself. I also like that in YM body and mind is seen as one unit where there is not one without the other. When starting from the begining this was something I embraced. Through the combination of physical and mental homework I let this into my foundation. In the beginning I needed the mental practice badly. I had to alter my attitude and practice patience, self forgivness, letting go and as a daily I still do. Another thing with YM is the language and style. If anything YM is about having fun and be together. It is obvious when you learn YM language wich is so filled with humour and playful words that you simply relate to others in joy. I have acknowledged a new way to socialize less stressed and suppressed being inspired by YM. It brings a lot of cheerful moments and ease. Last thing to mention is the teaching that is one of its kind, rare and beautiful. YM is not to be found elsewhere like a hot dog stand or a gym. Instead you are lucky to find it and when you do let yourself be swept away. I let go and in return I´m learning to fly."
In the sixth year with YM and daily practice (at least nearly every day) - YM is still challenging me and I love the practice. During the year I have been more able to move and control the body. I´m smoother then I was years ago. In every day life I handle the different questions that occur in a more relaxed way. My advice - try YM you will not be disappointed!
I wanted to share the new sensations I've had these past weeks with you. I have never felt this strong and at the same time soft ever in my life. It is a new reality in my body, wonderous...