KURA KURA IS GREAT LOCATION TO DISCOVER YOGA IN BALI
With the beach at our doorstep, Kura Kura is a great location to discover yoga in Bali, connect with nature, be part of the rich way of Balinese daily life and encounter the warmth of the Balinese people. Kura Kura is part of a small fishing village called Seseh. You find us just before the palm tree road through rice fields ends in the Indian Ocean. Although secluded we are close to uptown Seminyak (Kuta area) and one hour of the airport and Ubud.
Around us are many temples, unspoiled rice fields and little traditional villages. If you want the ‘buzz’: the closest is to walk along the beach to your left where you find Echo Beach, a famous surf spot with restaurants along the shore. Walking to the right along the beach you find quietness and temples.
Seseh is a tiny traditional fishing village tucked away on the Southwest coast of Bali, and has managed to retain the cultural spirit of Bali. Still untouched by major tourism. At the beach you meet Balinese families enjoying the amazing sunsets. Seseh Beach is revered by the Balinese as a sacred beach and is a place where many Balinese go to perform centuries old ceremonial rituals. It is also notable for its great surfing as Echo Beach about 2KM South of Seseh. More than anything Seseh is a superb location to explore the cultural heritage sites for which Bali was once famous. It is the perfect location to see the real Bali. See more of Seseh, along with pictures of the retreat and our beach, in the Gallery.
Echo beach is a well-known surfing spot, thanks to its big and powerful waves. It is situated in the west of Denpasar city, a short walk from the retreat. The boulevard has a variety of nice eateries for eastern and western cuisine. also, the beach features an amazing panorama of the Indian ocean.
Canggu is a small beach village, located about 20 minutes north of Seminyak. The name is often used to describe the large coastal stretch of 8 kilometres, running north from the village of Berawa to the village of Cemagi. Canggu can be easily reached by scooter or motorbike, within + 10 minutes.
The next town north of Legian, Seminyak is more upmarket with mostly luxury accommodation and fashionable high-end restaurants and bars. The atmosphere is much more sophisticated and laid-back than Kuta, and the beach in particular is quieter during the day. Seminyak is also the high end spa and boutique shopping capital of Bali. Nowhere is the upscaling of Bali in recent years more obvious.
Perched on the gentle slopes leading up towards the central mountains, Ubud is the other half of Bali’s tourism duopoly. Unlike South Bali, however, Ubud’s focus remains on the remarkable Balinese culture in its myriad forms.
It’s not surprising that many people come to Ubud for a day or two and end up staying longer, drawn in by the rich culture and many activities. Besides the very popular dance-and-music shows, there are numerous courses on offer that allow you to become fully immersed in Balinese culture.
Bali, known as the Heart Chakra of the world, is a magical place that everyone should experience at least once in his or her lifetime. The Balinese call Bali the ‘Island of the gods’. And yes, this is true! They are all hanging out here, dancing, playing, chilling, ready to fight for the light or darkness. Bali is an incredible sophisticated society. It is a melting pot of Shamanism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Tantra and deeply rooted in the spirit of every day life. It is a society that lives life in a fully dedicate way to the spirits of all living beings. The Balinese daily life is about worship, rituals, offerings, community, family and ceremonies. Dive into the energy field of the lush and abundant nature of Bali, its creativity and magic. If you like to read more about Balinese culture and rituals, have a look at this page.