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Experience bliss in beautiful BALI & GILI TARWANGAN
Yoga Holiday and Retreat with Kathy Ran & Pip Taverner

16 - 25 March 2024
9 Nights 10 Days

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Join Kathy for this 9 night 10 Days awakening yoga retreat and holiday at the stunning Ubud Resort in Bali and continue to the white sand beaches on the Island Resort and Spa in Gili Tarwangan.
Find your self in the lush jungle of Bali and breathtaking views of best beaches and island life.


Our yoga takes place in Ubud Bali in an open plan yoga shala overlooking the jungle and rice fields, the shala is surrounded by tropical flora and boasts stains glass windows, our daily yoga practice will have a focus on a variety of Asana, Pranayama (breath control), and meditation coupled with therapeutic yoga. The Asana practice will include elements of alignment focus, moving mudra meditation and focus on bhandas leading to a safe and enlightening yoga practice. Kathy designs every yoga class for all levels ensuring it is challenging when needed but retaining its playfulness.  Our interactive lectures on various topics are your opportunity to be supported and inspired to go deeper into your own practice. After 10 days of amazing yoga with Kathy you will have developed a greater knowledge of yoga and your yoga journey. It will leave you with renewed sense of yourself and you will just feel fantastic...


Each morning there will be a variety of foods on offer for breakfast , including coffee, omlets, French toast, along with  breakfast of pancakes and traditional rice with fried egg. This is included in your stay.

Lunch and Dinner - You can choose to eat at the resort or there is a choice of  most amazing restaurants of  vegetarian meals as well as an array of fresh seafood caught daily. We will also be going into UBUD city to catch a show and dinner. Lunch usually costs between £3 to £5 and dinner runs about £8 to £10, which usually includes a starter, a drink and a main dish. 

The ethos of this retreat is 100% health and well-being, giving you time to relax, unwind and reconnect. BUT for those looking for a bit of a party, there is plenty to do on the island of Gili T, including daily pool and beach parties daily.
It’s 10 days of daily yoga, meditation, plus lots of sleep & sunshine so you can expect to leave rejuvenated


Daily meditation
Dynamic morning yoga practice with KATHY RAN (Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow, Rocket)
Every evening yoga workshops including restorative and Kathy's exclusive Therapeutic yoga

Amazing Breakfast included
Expect authentic Balinese Food, vibrant salads and fresh elixirs and juices from local venues

Ubud Daily trips to: Empire Water Temple, Terraced Rice Fields, Giant Waterfall, and Elephant Cave Temple

Gili T: Boat Ride To Island, *Bike Rentals Available, Explore The Island, *Snorkel with Turtles and Tropical Fish
Many other trips and days to explore


Retreat Spas and local Spa's Offer many places to receive massages and treatments from £10
Swimming, sunbathing & Pool Bar



 All costs include ensuite accommodation (DBL Occupancy), transfers, UBUD daily excursions, breakfast, yoga, workshops and meditation
* Flights and activities marked with an asterisk are not included, but we can assist in advising or organising these.

 Ubud Bali Resort has designed rooms wtih views of the beautiful garden and jungle rice fields across an infinity pool, includes  A/C facilities and ensuite bathrooms.

Gili Tarwangan Resort has beautiful rooms with views of tropical garden, directly across from white sand beaches includes balcony, A/C facilities and ensuite bathrooms.

Both resorts have a pool, lounge chairs and beautiful gardens.

Each room is designed for 2 people and is to be booked directly with Black Lotus Yoga.

The Resorts
All rooms are immaculate and boast traditional Balinese decor. Your own tropical paradise.

All Rooms have ensuites, air con, fresh daily linens, towels, tea kettle, refridgerator, free bottle water daily, toiletries, and hair dryer.

Shared twin £1150pp

Shared Double £1150pp

No single rooms available - 9 rooms only available for a total of 18 yogis.

To book please email

Payment options

DEPOSIT - £175

 if the retreat gets cancelled due to travel restrictions you will get a full refund.
We accept payment by bank transfer and all major credit cards.  Payment plans available, £175 deposit non-refundable and payment in full is required 30 days before retreat date. For full booking terms please see our T&C's in the footer

Price excludes flights, the nearest airport Denpasar Bali Airport. 

Transfers included: pick up at airport to resort, transfer from Ubud to Port, Boat transfer to Gili T,

Boat transfer back to mainland.

*You will be responsible for horse carriage (£10) from port to hotel and horse transfer on day of departure, once back on mainland Bali you will need to secure taxi to airport (1.5 hours away- about £15). *there is no motorised transport on the island of Gili Tarwangan.

*I would suggest staying a few extra days on Gili T or Gili Air to complete your yoga holiday.

Time Out For Yourself

There is a huge difference between going on holiday and going on retreat. Even the word itself tells us that it’s all about stepping back, going inwards, and allowing yourself time to recharge.

Most retreats will encourage you to leave the outside world behind, step away from all stresses and drains on your time and energy, and instead put your focus on personal growth through experience.

It is the perfect balance of effort and surrender-nurture yourself with challenging Vinyasa yoga in the mornings, then explore your personal practice and some fun advancements.  It is all suitable for most abilities. 


 The Vinyasa will be creative, flowing and challenging. Included in the 10 days are workshops on, the 8 limbs of yoga, chakras, arm balances and inversions, and pranayama, plus beautiful sunrise and starlit meditations some mornings and evenings. 

The retreat setting allows for plenty of individual guidance so that we’ll be able to work with your specific level and requirements.

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Kathy Ran

Kathy's approach to yoga is one that honors the need for individual self study with the aim of improving interpersonal relations and common-unity. 


Kathy loves all things about yoga, its lifestyle, the way it makes your feel and the desire to always come back to the mat. Kathy was led to yoga like many others to stay fit and feel better in our own bodies.  It was her quest and journey to discover as much as she could about this amazing practice and truly enjoys sharing that love with others.  She has owned 3 other yoga studios, is a yearly presentor at Om Yoga Show in both Manchester and London, and Soul Circus Yoga Festival.  Kathy also leads yoga certification programs in 200 hour Hot yoga and Vinyasa yoga teacher training  & a 300 hour advanced yoga teacher certification. She is highly regarded in the yoga community both here and in the USA , earning the title of senior yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance UK and being named a yoga elder with the Independant Yoga Network.​

She has over 20,000 hours of teaching experience and holds a Sports Yoga Certification, Vinyasa yoga certification,  Anusara inspired teacher certification, Hot Yoga certification, and a master's degree in Physical Science.  Kathy continues to learn and share her knoweldge of yoga- "the journey is the destination..."


Pip Taverner

Pip is a senior yoga teacher, yoga teacher trainer and mentor. She has a passion for creative sequencing, the Vinyasa Krama Method, Rocket Yoga and alignment focused Vinyasa and Ashtanga, regularly teaching over 200 yogis a week.


She blends her extensive knowledge of yogic practices with the spiritual as a ritual facilitator, holding women’s circles, moon rituals and embodied dance sessions.

Her classes are suited for those with a regular practice to advanced and experienced yogis, and are largely attended by yoga teachers and teacher trainees. With student progression at the heart of her teaching, you can expect to be lovingly supported and challenged in equal measure with a fun community experience.


She has been teaching yoga for over a decade and spent 5 years studying yoga from the source in India, she has travelled extensively learning from great Ashtanga teachers in Mysore and beyond.


Pip is passionate about sharing yogic practices and rituals in a way that’s tangible yet transformational for positive change and deep peace within.

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