by: Jennifer Richardson on
Singing in Bali was a truly divine week! We sang for hours every day in the tropical garden ‘bale’ with Tony Backhouse, we had twice daily yoga sessions with the gorgeous Esteé, and we ate delicious healthy food, had swims, siestas and massages at break times.
We went to a local community Kecak performance one night, we were cleansed in holy spring water at the water temple and we meditated in a beautiful jungle ‘shala’ and were blessed by Bali’s youngest and most gorgeous High Priestess! And for those in the group that weren’t so interested in visiting the Priestess, they got a private tour exploring some of Ubud’s most exciting art galleries.
Some of us at the end of the week got to stay on and have a private Kecak lesson from the very talented and world acclaimed Cudamani troupe.
Check out some pics and videos below >>
Esteé (our yoga teacher) and some of the staff at Swasti sing it up with joy, loud and clear!
Our singing space was adorned with fresh flowers, candles and incense in a centre floor mandala daily.
Presenting our offering at the temple before our purification cleansing
Some of our gorgeous singers shining at our little end of week concert at Indus. Photo courtesy of Janita Himawati
Saluting our maestro, Tony Backhouse, at the end of our little gig. Photo courtesy Janita Himawati
Concentrating hard at our Kecak lesson from Cudamani.
Above video courtesy of Janita Himawati