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Embodied  Breath Embodied  Mind


July 2 - 8, 2023

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Pranayama is an intimate process of apprenticing ourselves
to the subtle and responsive intelligence of life.


We invite you to join us in the serene charm of Bali for an experiential journey through the rich terrain of pranayama, meditation, restorative asana and a shared inquiry into yoga psychology and philosophy.

This retreat will be physically gentle but internally rich as we embark of an intimate, soul nourishing exploration of the inner dimensions or yoga practice.


Pranayama refines and expands our capacity for feeling.

Pranayama is an intimate exploration of the subtle energetic dynamics of our inner lives.

We are not simply breathing with Pranayama practice, we are cultivating the exquisite sensitivity to the responsive intelligence of life.

The Embodied Breath, Embodied Mind retreat is an exploration of the

subtle and dynamic relationship between energy and mind. 


Cultivating a relationship with pranayama is cultivating a relationship with the living current of life itself.

It is a profoundly intimate affair. Prana is accessed through feeling and the practice of pranayama expands and refines our capacity for feeling.


Pranayama is a way of opening ourselves and being available for the essential nourishment of life.


Prana, breath and mind are our focus.

This retreat designed specifically to open you to a more intimate relational orientation in your practice.

 and to give you the tools and support you need to expand your understanding of the transformative power of the breath and the intimate interface of breath and mind.

We will balance a clear conceptual understanding of yoga psychology and the more contemporary insights of developmental psychology on the one hand, with the intimate encounters discovered within the rich and subtle terrain of our very own hearts and minds.


You can expect a nourishing and transformative retreat experience

Some themes we will cover

  • The 5 pillars of grounding

  • Prana as nourishment

  • Safety and belonging

  • The role of gravity in breathing.

  • Yoga psychology

  • Developmental psychology

  • Trauma and the breath

  • Befriending and refining feeling

  • Boundaries, containment and openness 

  • Trusting the natural intelligence of life

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06.45 am   Meditation and Pranayama

07.30 am   Asana & Embodied Movement

09.00 am   Breakfast

10.30 am   Dharma Talk, Inquiry and Meditation

12.00 pm   Break

04.15 pm   Restoratives, Yoga Nidra and Pranayama

05.30 pm   Meditation

06.00 pm   Finish

You can expect this retreat to be physically gentle but internally rich as we embark of an

intimate and soul nourishing exploration together.

Our retreat program, though extensive, allows plenty of time for you to explore local Balinese life, to walk through the rice fields, to have a massage, to rest by the pool and to discover some of the many excellent restaurants in Ubud.

" I have been a student of yoga for twenty years and am blown away by Paul’s teaching. I have not met anyone who demonstrates his understanding of yoga and meditation so completely and effortlessly. He doesn’t teach a style, he teaches principles, he teaches essence. He guides you to what is already alive in you. What he teaches can open and deepen whatever style of yoga you practice. My practice has been completely transformed and its feels like mine for the first time.  If you are a student of yoga you simply must find your way to his work."




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Our retreat in located in the majestic serenity of Sidemen.    


 Spacious Balinese style rooms are spread throughout its lush garden setting. 

All rooms have balconies and can accommodate with both single or

twin share options. 

Join Us


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Deluxe (single)

$1950 AUD 

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Deluxe (shared)

$1650 AUD 

$1750 AUD 
(before April 30)


Bringing along a non-yogi companion.

  • $ 650 for a non-yogi companion in a shared room


$1950 AUD 
(before April 30)

What's Included*

  • 6 Nights Accommodation

  • Airport Pick Up

  • All meals

  • 1-hour Balinese / Therapeutic Massage

  • All Teachings (3 sessions daily)


  • Flights

  • Visa

  • Travel Insurance

  • Airport Drop Offf


  • To secure a spot, a deposit of $500 is required.

  • Full payment due by April 30, 2023.


If you have to cancel your booking, please inform us as soon as possible.

  • Payment refundable in full (minus admin costs) before April 30, 2023.

  • For last minute cancellations (after April 30, 2023), we can only refund your payment, if your spot is filled.

Booking & Cancellation Policy

Bali Travel


  • Visa - Visa on Arrival (VOA) costs 500.000 IDR

  • Vaccination Card / Certificate

  • International travellers 18 years and above are required to be fully vaccinated (at least 2 doses) 


  1. Download Peduling Lindungi App

  2. Complete e-CD (Customs App).

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About Paul Wooden

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Paul has been practicing and studying yoga and meditation for 40 years and teaching for 35 years.

He draws from his experience in many different styles and traditions and, through a practical understanding of their underlying unifying principles, weaves together a cohesive and integrated approach to yoga.


Paul is a unique voice in the world of yoga. He has a way of bringing the sometimes abstract teaching of yoga into ordinary language making them accessible and workable in our lives.

For Paul, yoga is first and foremost a relational process, with technique being a way to serve a deepening and more intimate relationship with ongoing moment to moment reality of our lives.


Working with Paul is an invitation to the deeper dimensions of practice. His particular way of working opens us to the sensitivity and receptivity necessary for the subtler inner practices. He has been running retreats for over 2 decades and finds them fertile ground for real transformation.


He continues to study the inexhaustible richness of the wisdom traditions and complements these studies with a more contemporary understanding of the human condition, including developmental psychology, integral theory and trauma work (somatic experiencing) which seeks to help uncover and release the binding patterns of trauma in the body.


There is something so precious about being with a teacher who understands
our human predicament and can explain ways we can live more fully, love more deeply,
be more present and accept the richness of all that is. 

GINNY CLARKE, Living Peace Yoga, Australia

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