Join us for a relaxing weekend in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysian Borneo. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul with this meditation and yoga retreat. Connect with like-minded people, make new friends and practice in a serene environment surrounded by nature.
You will start each day off with a session of morning awakening yoga, followed by a healthy and nutritious breakfast to set you up for the day. Each day varies, but you can expect Yoga talks in the morning and Pranayama, meditation, or Yoga Nidra sessions in the evening. Enjoy a group outing to the stunning Sepanggar Island for some sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling. There will also be plenty of "you time" to discover KK city, reading, or simply daydreaming.
Spend the weekend focusing on yourself and your wellbeing - immerse yourself in yoga and meditation, eat delicious healthy food and reset your energy and intentions.
- Daily morning awakening yoga
- Yoga talk and discussion
- Yoga Nidra
- Pranayama and meditation
- Excursion to Sepanggar Island
- Free time to relax and explore Kota Kinabalu city
- 2 nights accommodation
- Daily nourishing meals
08:00 Morning Awakening Yoga
08:00 Morning Awakening Yoga
Price: MYR 900 per person (based on double or twin room occupancy)
MYR 980 per person (single occupancy)
Group size: 12 max. ( 7 min.)
Includes: 2 nights accommodation, all meals, coffee and tea, yoga and meditation classes, excursion to Sepanggar Island, taxes and service charge
Excludes: All airfares, hotel transfer, insurance, entry visa (if needed), alcoholic beverages, personal expenses such as laundry and optional excursions
Airport/Hotel transfer add-on: MYR 30 - MYR 50 depending on pick-up/drop-off location
A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
If you cancel the booking, the deposit is non-refundable.
The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
If our minimum group size requirement of 7 is not met, the retreat will not be held and your deposit will be refunded in full. If you need to make any flight arrangements, please kindly wait for our confirmation.
MEET THE INSTRUCTOR
Niana has been a yoga practitioner and teacher for over 8 years. She fell in love with yoga during her practice with her first yoga teacher - Lin. She embarked on the path of teaching yoga after completing her first Advanced Multi-Style teacher training course with Yogacharya N. Prabhujiand Yogacharya N. Sathish Kumarji.
In 2013, Niana received her Reiki Level 1 & 2 attunements from Asian Healing Arts Center, Chiang Mai. She volunteered in giving free clinical Reiki treatments for patients in Suanprung Psychiatric Hospital, Huaydindam Psychiatric Hospital and Northern Cancer Foundation Hostel in Thailand.
In 2015, Niana went to Mysore, India for the first time and returned the following few years. She learned Pranayama under the guidance of BNS Iyengar and practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa with Yogacharya Sri. B Shantharam. The Mysore method contributed greatly to her practice, it helped to define her strengths and weaknesses.
Niana constantly travels to attend various workshop and practices with different teachers, styles and schools. She also practiced in different Ashtanga schools and teachers around the world. Every teacher she met has brought great transformation to her practice and teaching skill.
In early 2019, Niana had a rare opportunity to study the Vinyasa Krama method with Srivatsa Ramaswami, the longest standing student of the legendary Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (the father of modern yoga), making her the first and only Malaysian certified in Vinyasa Krama. The Vinyasa Krama method completely changed her practice. Her long term understanding of yoga, shifted. There is a brilliance within this practice that she has not found anywhere else.
In her quest for a spiritual path, she discovered Vipassana meditation - a rigorous and intense form of meditation where one is required to meditate for 10 hours every day for 10 days in complete silence. To date, she has attended four 4 Vipassana retreat and maintains a daily practice.
Apart from teaching for fitness studio, gym and rehab, she was hired as a full time Yoga Instructor for Berjaya Hills, teaching for The Chateau Organic Spa & Resort and Colmar Tropicale. She is also invited regularly to teach as the Guest Artist for YTL Gaya Island Resort.
Niana is a globe-trotter and an avid traveller.
When she is not traveling, she is based in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.