From the moment you arrive, Azadi Retreat will be your personal paradise. Set amongst lush green rice fields with views of sacred Mt Agung, the venue is only four minutes from downtown Ubud, but will feel like a world away. Quiet, with gentle breezes and fresh air - you will never want to leave.
Designed as a place of comfort, the resort lounge is the hub of the retreat where you can relax, eat and chat. As your home away from home, kick off your shoes and lounge on a day bed with a book from the library. Make yourself a tea or coffee and check your emails or chat with your new friends. The infinity pool is the perfect place to relax around after yoga or between meals and break.
The yoga shala is set at the bottom of the retreat nestled above the banks of the river offering you beautiful rice-field and jungle views as you practice. With recycled iron wood pillars and floor, the shala has an organic earthy feel with its own sound system, yoga mats, blocks, straps and bolsters provided.
Ubud is located in the middle of Bali, and if you're planning on getting there via flight, you need to go to the Denpasar Bali Airport, which is located on the southern tip of the island. From there you can either rent a car or take a bus or taxi to get to Ubud. The distance is about 15 miles and it will take you about 70 minutes drive to get to your location from the airport.
Dr. Rao skillfully utilizes his academic expertise to guide students into understanding the authentic traditions of yoga. In this pursuit, the goals of physical health, mental clarity, emotional harmony and serenity may be attained with sincere engagement.
He has conducted more than 13500 sessions of Yoga education to date, covering both the theory and practice of all aspects of Yoga catering towards health and healing. Dr. Rao’s extensive credentials include:
Guide for Ph.D. students in Philosophy and Yoga at Mumbai University and K.K. Sanskrit University, Nagpur; Advisor to Kaivalyadhama Health & Yoga Research Center, Mumbai; Member of the Board of Studies of Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala.; Visiting Faculty at Mumbai University; Visiting Faculty at K. J. Somaiya Institute for the Diploma Courses in Yoga and Counseling, for B.A. and M.A. Degree Courses in Philosophy and Yoga Shastra; Visiting Faculty at Kaivalyadham, Mumbai and Lonavla