I wanted a name to capture my background in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga; the word YU is Chinese for Jade – the precious and highly auspicious green mineral, jade is most valued for its metaphysical properties. It is the ultimate "Dream Stone" revered in ancient cultures as well as today, to access the spiritual world, encourage creativity and is considered a powerful healing stone. An amulet of good luck and friendship, jade signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility, dispelling the negative and encouraging us to see ourselves as we really are. SUTRA means thread – to join together - relevant to yoga as it skillfully weaves together all the elements of llife - mind, body, emotions, breath, soul, individuality and infinity into one exquisite tapestry. After much playing, these words were put together as the synergy between them seemed perfect; and so the name was born.
We don't think you need to deprive yourself on our retreat, in fact we believe that combining wonderful yoga classes with a bit of 5*pampering, carefully selected excursions and wellicious meals make for a perfect adventure and that's what makes us different.
Top-quality yoga classes, sound therapy, massages & acupuncture treatments are at the core of our trips, but we also make sure you enjoy the holiday part as much as the rest.
We're flexible on everything –our yoga classes cater for all levels of experience and the activities are optional. We won’t raise our eyebrows if you feel like sleeping in, and you can join the group or spend time on your own. Most people do a bit of both.
Our groups are relatively small, normally around 10-12 people, made up of solo travellers, couples, friends– many people come on their own from all around the world.
We're very easygoing and somehow everyone always seems to get along!
About me Corinne: Founder
I was born and raised in France and live in London since the mid 80's. I have travelled extensively to many parts of the world, always in search of those special beautiful corners of the planet.
I am an experienced Massage Therapist, Gong Master Practictionner, Meditation teacher, Acupuncturist and Herbalist and have been practicing for over 10 years, continuously learning and discovering how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help people physically and emotionally.
I stumbled across this quote “The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.” Plato. This is a fantastic illustration of the principle Chinese medicine is based on. I am often asked whether Acupuncture treats this or that condition. My answer always is, it treats you as an individual rather than the illness.
I speak French, English, German and I am studying Chinese Mandarin. Combining my passion for travel and good health, I created YUSUTRA, keen on sharing those two passions with you on my retreats.
I look forward to welcoming you very soon on this exhilarating journey of exploration and adventure. See you there!
BALI YOGA FOLLOW YOUR INTUITION
Amazing classes, wonderful fusion of practices. A complete approach to Yoga plus the Balinese energy teachings are a perfect combination. Intuitive Flow is a beautiful Yoga Studio in Ubud where we will practice Yoga with breathtaking view in the heart of the gorgeous l island of gods.
Blessings and feeling very grateful for my collaboration with Manis, born and raised in Bali, Manis is a trained “Jero” or Balinese priestess, who has responsibility in her local community to lead ceremonies. We will follow the Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana, which translates as “three causes of well-being”. It refers to harmony among people, harmony with nature and the environment, and harmony with God. These three principles guide many aspects of Balinese life, from daily rituals to Balinese architecture. On becoming a Jero, she found her sensitivity to energy heightened, so turned to yoga and mediation to balance it.
She practices and teaches hatha and prana yoga, and meditation.
Amazing YOGA on the Kenyan coast
Rated by the Telegraph's Travel Site as one of the "Best Hotels in Kenya" and as one of Kenya Airways' Msafiri Magazine's "100 Most Unforgettable Experiences" globally, Watamu Treehouse is situated on one of the most picturesque stretches of Watamu beach. Built high in the trees, its unique architecture affords a 360 degree panorama of the Indian Ocean coastline on one side and native forest on the other.
Namaste. We'll combine yoga, meditation and relaxation with health, adventure and nature and a variety of special teachers. Maurice and Paul teach an active Vinyasa flow, Hatha and restorative practice to release tension and bring us closer to our authentic self- in body, mind and spirit. The natural setting of Watamu Treehouse is a perfect location to breathe in the beauty of the Kenyan coast, surrender to the sounds of the ocean while letting go of all things that no longer serve you, enabling you to re-energize and reconnect.
*Voted 10 of the world's best yoga retreats by the Guardian*
Certified local yoga instructors will facilitate the classes, helping each student focus on improving their practice and gaining new insights into their bodies and movements. Daily meditation and yoga classes at the Yoga Barn will be offered in a way to relax, stimulate, and help you grow in your own personal practice. This is a gem of a place in a sacred paradise and was created for the sole purpose of bringing together community and giving back to the island of Bali. A mosaic of diverse programs of the highest quality, taught with the deep knowledge and large hearts range from traditional yoga styles of Classical Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Power, Pranayama, Restorative, Iyengar, Yin & Anusara, meditation.
INTRODUCING OUR RESIDENT TEACHER
I am delighted to announce my collaboration with Ottaviano who started his yoga training at the Yoga Institute of Bombay. Otta developed his practice and subsequently studying at the Sivananda Kutir, in the Himalayas. After many years studying traditional Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga and Ayurveda from Rishikesh to Kerala, he's continuing on the path of learning and sharing his experience in Italy, UK and Morocco.
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