We wanted to get outside into nature again on our day off at the end of week three. We spend a lot of our time in the beautiful Lotus Studio at Yoga Barn, practicing and learning… But it was nice to break out from the bubble and walk in the sun (and rain!).
We went for a self-led rice field hike. We began by walking straight up Jalan Kajeng (near Ubud Palace) past all the little shops and home compounds… until we were following the water channels into jungle and rice fields!
We like moving at our own pace, taking photos and exploring on side trails. There were lots of interesting butterflies, bugs, and birds. The rice fields and water flowing through the land is a fascinating setting.
It did rain a bit (and the ground was muddy) but the skies looked beautiful and weather was cooler. For us, it was a perfect day off.
We were in an acoustic room, lying on the ground, whilst two people created a soundscape on around 70 instruments – from gongs to didgeridoos. They moved around the room as they played, so it sounded incredible. The vibrations of the instruments resonate with vibrations in the body, creating healing and deep relaxation. If you are ever in Ubud we really recommend giving it a try!
Still so much to experience… It is hard to believe we have reached our last week of training. Next post, we will be graduating.