Join a group of like-minded movement practitioners in a serene eco-resort in Amed, Bali, for a one-week immersion into the art of hand balancing. Transform your limitations and boost your practice with the support of a passionate teacher — Mark Das.
During the day we have two handstand workshops, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The workshops include conditioning and recovery work.
This retreat is designed for students with a beginner to intermediate handstand practice. There are no prerequisites.
You’ll have 2 handstand workshops a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. We start the morning session with about an hour of warm-up, stretching, and exercises for technical development. Enough time to let your breakfast digest before we go upside down.
After breakfast, we have our first handstand workshop of the day. We start these sessions with about an hour of warm-up, stretching, and exercises for technical development. Enough time to let your breakfast digest before we go upside down. In the afternoon we have a second handstand workshop. These sessions start with a guided warm-up, followed by refining your handstand skills, and ends with guided recovery work.
7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 - 11:30 Handstand workshop
12:00 - 16:00 Lunch break
15:00 - 18:00 Handstand workshop
* Day 4 of the retreat we have a full day of rest.
Where will we stay?
We will stay at a serene eco-resort situated on a hill close to a charming black sand beach with a spectacular view all around. The sun rises over the ocean and sets behind Mount Agung, with a beautiful display of colors. The resort's pool has a plant filtering system and a vortex inlet to avoid large amounts of chemicals.
There are 5 luxurious shared rooms and 6 simple single rooms available. All rooms are made from local materials and provide good ventilation. Since it's an eco-resort, there is no air conditioning. All rooms are equipped with fans. You will find organic soap and shampoo in the bathroom and we kindly request you not to use chemicals because the shower water gets recycled for watering the garden.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are freshly prepared and served buffet style. Most of the ingredients are freshly grown at the eco-resort. Non-alcoholic drinks like tea, fresh coconut water, fruit juices, smoothies, and kombucha are included and can be ordered unlimitedly throughout the day.
How to get there?
Book your flight to Denpasar International Airport, also known as Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). This is the main airport in Bali. From Denpasar you can take a taxi to the resort, which takes roughly 2.5 to 3 hours. Although airport transportation is not included, Mark can help you arrange transportation to and from the resort.
We recommend you arrive at the resort between 12:00 and 17:00, so you can get settled in. On the first evening, we will have dinner together and get to know each other. On the final day, we leave the resort around noon.
About Mark Das
Mark Das is an international yoga teacher and passionate about the art of hand balancing. He shares this discipline with yogis who want to deepen their asana practice. This takes him traveling to yoga studios and festivals around the world.
During the handstand retreat, you learn both how and why we perform hand balancing skills a certain way. Besides balancing on your hands, you will deepen your understanding of human anatomy and biomechanics. As his student, Mark encourages you to be proactive, think critically, and ask questions.
While developing your hand balancing practice it is invaluable to receive direct verbal and physical feedback. As Mark is happiest seeing his students thrive, he prefers to teach in a setting that allows for personal attention. This is why his retreat is limited to a maximum of 16 students.