Judy Krupp to lead a January 2008 Himalayan Yoga Retreat at Uma Paro in Bhutan

Travel News Asia Tuesday, 28 August 2007

From 6 - 12 January 2008, Australian Yoga teacher Judy Krupp will be hosting a retreat for all levels at the Uma Paro in Bhutan. The retreat, entitled 'On Top of the World', follows Judy's successful teaching at Uma Paro's sister properties on Bali.

Krupp has over 20 years experience as a teacher with high-profile devotees from New York to Singapore. She is currently based at The Yoga Room, North Shore, Sydney. What makes Krupp unique is her relaxed style, likeable humour and her multifaceted approach to Yoga, encouraging students to move beyond their perceived limitations. Her teaching reflects her original training in the Iyengar system and work as a myotherapy body therapist to help habit-prone bodies increase strength and flexibility. In just a few days, the results are remarkable, lengthening the body, opening up the mind, and creating a general sense of calm and wellbeing.

Working with the innate spirit of Bhutan, the five hours of daily Yoga practice will be complimented by COMO Shambhala's substantial facilities in other areas of holistic wellness. Treatments, such as massage or Ayurvedic therapies can be enjoyed, as well as the traditional Bhutanese Hot Stone Uma Bath. The retreat program includes exploration of the local scenery, monasteries and valleys with an English-speaking Uma Paro guide.

Uma Paro stands at 2,300 metres on a 38-acre hilltop. Awe-inspiring views of the Paro Valley and blue-pine forest can be enjoyed from the hotel. For Yoga practitioners, the altitude is beneficial, lowering blood pressure and pulse rates, which helps clients to sleep more soundly. Cuisine is healthful, focusing on organic foodstuffs sourced from Bhutan's plentiful, all natural larder. Accommodation is indulgent, peaceful and totally private, allowing each client to connect once again with a more relaxed way of living.

Retreat guests can come alone, share a room with a friend, or opt for a villa with private massage treatment rooms. The entire experience is designed to support guests in their quest to get the most out of the Yoga retreat, which usually evinces a strong sense of camaraderie within the group.

Prices start at US $3,740 for single occupancy in a Superior Room (Forest views), or US $2,960 per person for double occupancy (all rates are inclusive of 10% government tax and 10% service charge, government charges and visa fees). Prices include six nights accommodation, five days Yoga instruction, breakfast and lunch daily plus welcome and farewell dinner (not beverages) and airport transfers, four cultural excursions (including Tiger's Nest monastery) and a traditional Bhutanese Hot Stone Bath and Massage (90 min).

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