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Getting Closer to the 5 Elements of Yoga

November 6, 2019

Based on the teachings of Ayurveda, the universe is made up of five great elements: air, water, fire, earth, and space. These elements offer their own qualities to our living experience and are the basis for our connection to the things around us. These five components are part of our daily lives and are poured...

The Experience of Traveling to Bali with Uptown Yoga

October 24, 2019

Uptown Yoga Bali Retreats make traveling to Bali easy. We have spent years traveling around the island, checking out the most beautiful places to visit, best places to stay and eat and connecting with true, authentic cultural experiences to share so that you don’t have to waste one moment of your vacation trying to figure...

What to Pack for a Bali Yoga Retreat

October 24, 2019

Bali is a very kind and welcoming island. They have been living side by side with tourists for many decades and are very accommodating when tending to our Western needs. To be respectful of their culture and home, see below for what to bring (and what not to) when joining one of our Bali Yoga...

Benefits Of Using Yoga Props In Class

October 10, 2019

Many times in class we will hear our teachers say, “Grab a block if you can’t touch the floor and grab a strap if you can’t touch your toes.” To my type- A personality this was not seen as an offering of support, but rather, a challenge. I thought grabbing a strap was defeat a...

Health Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation

September 25, 2019

In this busy and hectic world, organizing your day to day agenda, whilst also on the computer, and simultaneously planning your weekend activities can make feel life a bit overwhelming. It’s easy to lose sight of being in the present and disconnect from what you’re currently feeling in the moment. Luckily, there is an easy...

Yoga Nidra with Uptown Yoga

September 17, 2019

Yoga nidra, more commonly known as yogic sleep, is one of the easiest, yet powerful, yoga techniques. It is practiced in order to rest comfortably in the savasana pose, also known as the corpse pose, to obtain a sense of wholeness through the meditation of five layers of self (pancha maya kosha). Yoga Nidra offers...

Welcoming September Yoga Retreats in Bali with Uptown Yoga

September 11, 2019

Bali, known as a yoga haven, is the perfect location in which to dive deeper into your yoga practice. Get inspired by the delicious Indonesian food, culture, and warmth as you delve into a stronger connection to self. A yoga retreat in Bali is an unforgettable experience, here are the top reasons for joining yoga...

Yoga Benefits for Stress Management

September 6, 2019

Yoga can be considered as one of the oldest practices for self-development as it dates back over 5000 years! The classical method includes ethical disciplines, physical postures, maintain breathing control and meditation. As initially from the East, yoga is becoming more and more popular in the West. Studies found that practicing yoga in the morning,...

What Are the Different Styles of Yoga?

August 30, 2019

It’s a flexible practice for both old and new yogis. From the start, yoga has grown like a tree with many branches and as a result, yoga has evolved into many types that can be tried all around the world. Some may challenge you physically, while some types don’t even rely on physical movement. Get...

5 Reasons Why You Should Go on A Yoga Retreat

August 23, 2019

Imagine yourself taking the opportunity to dive into a fully immersed yoga experience, feeling a sense of peace and connection when you step onto your yoga mat. A yoga retreat lets you take your practice into everyday life and off the mat if you’re planning to engage in yoga on your short break or weekends....