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CHRISTMAS DAY & NEW YEAR’S DAY Closure at MANASA

Dear Manasa Yogis,

Please note that Manasa Yoga School will be closed for Christmas Celebration on Tuesday DEC 25th, and for New Year’s Festivities on Tuesday JAN 1st. CLASSES will be ON AS USUAL on ALL OTHER DAYS so COME Get your Year End practice ON and START on JAN 2 with a BANG!

Cancellation of Classes on 8th & 9th Dec

Please be reminded that the following classes have been CANCELLED due to the workshop this weekend.

Saturday :-
4pm – Intermediate
5pm – Advance

Sunday :-
8am – Advance

Announcing the Manasa 2-Day Year End Intensive on ASANA MYTHOLOGY @ 130-430PM DEC 8 & 9

Dear All,

It’s soon time for festivities and guess what else?? IT’s also YEAR END Intensive time at Manasa. This DEC 8 & 9, Manoj will be leading us into the exploration of ASANA MYTHOLOGY. Come join us for two days of storytelling, anatomical considerations of various Manasa movement practices and intense mat practice, along with pranayama, meditation and deep relaxation practices.

 

ASANA MYTHOLOGY – Manasa 2018 Year End Intensive

TIME: 130-430PM

DATE: SATURDAY DEC 8 & SUNDAY DEC 9

 

The Mat practices would involve

  • Hip flexion intensive- forward bends in all orientations
  • Core stability- intensive work on core
  • Hip abduction intensive- work on opening the inner legs
  • Hip rotation intensive- directions towards foot behind head
  • Hip extension strength intensive- lower back strength work
  • Hip extension, lumbar extension and shoulder flexion- back bends in all orientations
  • Plank and arm balance intensive- Different kinds of plank work leading up to several arm balances
  • Restorative hip openers and twists
  • Pranayama
  • Savasan

FYI: This is an ALL LEVELS friendly workshop

 

Workshop Fees:

SINGLE DAY

Early Bird (before NOV 23): RM 110

Regular (by DEC 7): RM 130

SAME DAY (DEC 8 or 9): RM 140

 

BOTH DAYS:

Early Bird (before NOV 23): RM 200

Regular (by DEC 7): RM 240

SAME DAY (DEC 8 or 9): RM 260

 

6 MONTH & ANNUAL CARD HOLDER DISCOUNT IS ONLY APPLICABLE IF workshop fees are fully paid before the EARLY BIRD DEADLINE of NOV 23. ONLY CASH PAYMENT or Bank Transfer is accepted for this DISCOUNT.

 

PAYMENT METHODS: Payment by cash and credit card* accepted. For bank transfer, make payment to White Lotus Sdn. Bhd. via Hong Leong Bank Acct#29100013008 and email bank-in slip to info@manasa-yoga.com.

 

NOTE ON CLASS CANCELLATIONS:

SATURDAY DEC 8: BOTH AFTERNOON CLASSES WILL BE CANCELLED (4PM Intermediate & 5PM Advanced)

SUNDAY DEC 9: 8AM MORNING WILL BE CANCELLED

All other classes will be ON AS USUAL (SATURDAY 7AM & 10AM & SUNDAY 5PM).

 

For more information, please email us at info@manasa-yoga.com or leave us a voicemail at 03-7975 9544

 

Date Change: Teachers’ Mulu Retreat will be in FEB 22-26

DUE to several requests, we have decided to move the Manasa Teachers’ Jungle retreat in Mulu from December until FEBRUARY 22-26, 2019- after Chinese New Year celebrations. If you are interested, please sign up ASAP for SPACES ARE LIMITED and you WON’T WANT TO MISS out on this sure to be AMAZING TEACHERS’ RETREAT 🙂

CALLING ALL MANASA TRAINED TEACHERS!

You are invited to join us for a deep learning and beautiful practice experience on FEB 22-26, 2019 with our guru MANOJ KAIMAL at our exclusive Manasa teachers’ yoga retreat, set in the exotic UNESCO heritage jungle of Mulu, in Borneo Sarawak.

At this jungle retreat, you can expect to absorb, engage and practice the following topics through lectures, classes, outdoor practices, group discussions & some nature activities suggested by the Marriot resort management:

 

I. Anatomy Detailing:

  • Lower body, upper body & neurology
  • Discussion of application of anatomical knowledge in various positions and movements

 

II. Revisiting of Core Manasa Philosophies:

  • The yoga sutra
  • Pranayama & Vedanta
  • Philosophy of Meditation & Tantra

 

III. Teaching Application & Methodology

  • Key Manasa movements like Kalari, Core Pulsations, Handstand drills, etc
  • Methodology on forward bends & backbends, strength and restorative postures
  • Specific teaching methodology on inversions
  • Manasa Specific movements & enhancements

 

JUNGLE RETREAT FEE: RM2250*
(Early Bird: RM1950* if you sign up with full payment by SUNDAY DEC 2, 2018)

PAYMENT for yoga retreat is accepted only in CASH, CHEQUE or BANK TRANSFER. Please email info@manasa-yoga.com for payment details.
Jungle retreat fee COVERS the teachers’ retreat program as well as room & board at the EXCLUSIVE Mulu Marriot Resort on UNESCO heritage site MULU NATIONAL PARK, in Sarawak, Borneo.

Since the resort is located within the National Mulu Park, you will need to pay the National Mulu Park entrance fee/ pass upon arrival.  The fee is RM15/ nett  for Malaysian or RM 30 nett for Foreigner; valid for (5) days, for multiple visits.

NOTE: Fees are based on twin sharing. An additional RM600 will be incurred for single room occupancy.

*Jungle retreat fees DO NOT include air tickets. Please book your flights so that you may arrive into Mulu airport before 6PM on FEB 22, 2019. You can depart any time after breakfast on FEB 26, 2019. We strongly suggest that you BOOK MAS flights for the entire trip on one reservation because if you book on different airlines, you may need to book a new flight should a delay on a non MAS flight causes you to miss the MAS WINGS flight into Mulu airport. We can help you with flight booking, if necessary.

POST RETREAT EXTENSION OPTION: If you are interested in extending your stay at the MARRIOT MULU, we have already pre-negotiated a good rate for our retreat participants. Please email further QUERIES to info@manasa-yoga.com  We highly recommend that you extend your stay at the Mulu Marriot Resort after the yoga retreat so that you may have more time to further explore the Mulu National Park. Stay extensions and Mulu Park activities are payable to the hotel management.

 

Class cancellation at MANASA YOGA SCHOOL: The 5pm Advanced Class on Saturday FEB 23 will be cancelled. All other classes will be on as usual.

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HERE’S SOME INFORMATION FOR POST RETREAT MULU NATIONAL PARK EXCURSIONS/ ACTIVITIES:

Excursion Tour / Activities (Excursion Tour / Activities Price Per Person Description)

  1. Deer & Lang Caves RM 35.00 Nett Per Person
  • Tours to these caves are led by World Heritage Park Guides and leave the Park office at 2.00 pm and 2.30pm (3 hours tour) daily.
  • Walk along the 3.8km wooden plank walks to the caves (Deer & Lang Caves), which roughly take about 45 minute
  • Take a breather at the bats observatory before proceeding to both of the caves.
  • 5.30 pm, back from the caves; sit back and relax to wait for the bats to come out of Deer Cave at the Bats’ Observatory
  • Trekking back to the Mulu National Park Head quarter’s around 6.30 pm
  • Wait for resort vehicles at the pick-up point across the Park HQ office
  • Expected to arrive back to Resort – 8.00 pm Note:
  • Tour does not include any food & beverage / snacks – Please bring your own food /snacks/beverage

 

  1. Wind & Clearwater Caves RM 67.00 Nett Per Person
  • Tours to these caves are led by World Heritage Park Guides and leave the Park office at 8.45am and 9.15am (4 hour tour) daily
  • Cruise up the Melinau River in a longboat (approximately 30 minutes depending on water level and visit the Penan longhouse market on your way to Cave of the Winds and Clearwater Cave. (The market is not open on Sunday)
  • Take a breather at ClearWater Shelter
  • Ready to climb the 200 steps to the Clearwater Cave entrance Note:
  • Tour does not include any food & beverage / snacks – Please bring your own food / snacks / beverage

 

  1. Night Walk RM 22.00 Nett Per Person
  • Duration: 1-2 hours; with a distance: 1.5 KM
  • Start time: 7:00 PM / 7:30 PM – daily
  • Weather Dependent
  • Prior Booking is a MUST as group sizes are limited to enhance your experience
  • Immerse yourself in the night sounds of the rainforest; watch the blinking fireflies float before you or search for luminescent fungi. Quietly move through the forest looking for animals / insects that hide during the day but emerge in the darkness which protects them from being seen by predators. Be amazed by the thousands of insects of amazing shapes and colour, from miniature to enormous, which are attracted to the lights

Note:

  • If it is raining, departure can be delayed up to 30 minutes before the tour is cancelled by your Park guide. A refund will be arranged the next day if the tour is cancelled before departure.
  • Be sure to bring your own rain coat / torch light

 

  1. Canopy Walk – (Mulu Sky Walk) RM 42.00 Nett Per Person
  • Duration: 2 hours; total distance: 6 KM
  • Start time: 7:00; 8:30; 10:00; 10:30; 13:00; 14:00 hrs); Tuesday & Friday – (9:00 hrs; 10:00 hrs; 10.30 hrs;

13:00 hrs; 14:00 hrs)

  • The Mulu canopy walk is a 480 metre walkway, suspended 25 metres above the forest floor and still one of the longest tree based canopy walks in the world
  • Prior Booking is a MUST as group sizes are limited to enhance your experience

 

  1. Walking – Trails
  • Paku Valley Walk Loop – (8 KM) or Kenyalang Loop – (2.5 KM)
  • Mulu Botanical Heritage Trail – (1.5 KM)
  • Paku Waterfall – (1.3 KM)
  • If you want to walk by yourself and just enjoy being alone in the forest -This is the walk for you.
  • Walk at your own pace to discover the rainforest and follow your particular interest looking for birds, insects, ferns or just the chance to be alone. Note:
  • No booking is required
  • Please obtain a map from the Mulu Park Office

Malaysia Day 16 SEPT 2018 – Classes on as usual

Dear Manasa Yogis,

Please note that on Malaysia Day, this Sunday, 16 SEPT 2018, the 8AM and the 5PM classes will be on as usual.

Come celebrate NEW MALAYSIA Day with some mat practice with us! 🙂

CLOSED on MERDEKA DAY Friday AUG 31

Dear Manasa Yogis,

We are all about liberation so we will be CLOSED FOR MERDEKA CELEBRATIONS!!!! HAPPY MERDEKA DAY!!!

One ALL Levels Class on Wed AUG22 Hari Raya Haji

Dear all,

Please note that on Hari Raya Haji Wednesday AUG 22, there will only be ONE All Levels class at Manasa Yoga. We will be closed for the rest of this auspicious day. Do come to class.

ANNOUNCING MANASA 2018’s 2 Day Ashtanga-Inspired Intensive @1-4PM JUNE 2 & 3

2 Day Ashtanga-Inspired Intensive @1-4PM JUNE 2 & 3

Announcing our 2018 Ashtanga-Inspired Intensive with Manoj Kaimal happening on Saturday JUNE 2, and Sunday JUNE 3 from 1-4PM on BOTH DAYS!! Read on for more details on what you can expect at this upcoming Manasa workshop! Suitable for practitioners of all levels! Don’t miss out!!!  🙂 Sign up  and PAY before MAY 13 for EARLY BIRD SAVINGS!!!

 

Day 1: 1-4PM SATURDAY JUNE 2

On Day 1, expect to engage in the following:

  • Introduction of the different strength and alignment aspects required for the stable flow of this vinyasa practice;
  • Engagement in a lot of core work as well as arm and upper torso strengthening work;
  • Learning of the exact breath- movement counting system of many of the first series postures;
  • Pranayama- We will be exploring the first part of Ashtanga pranayama 1

 

Day 2: 1-4PM SUNDAY JUNE 3

On Day 2, come prepared for:

  • Bent arm strength work;
  • Second series and some third series posture related work;
  • Deep hip opening, backbending;
  • And of course, more core work can be expected…

WORKSHOP FEES:

SINGLE DAY

Early Bird (before MAY 13): RM 120

Regular (by JUNE 1): RM 140

SAME DAY (JUNE 2 or 3): RM 150

 

BOTH DAYS:

Early Bird (before MAY 13): RM 220

Regular (by JUNE 1): RM 260

SAME DAY (JUNE 2): RM 300

 

6 MONTH & ANNUAL CARD HOLDER DISCOUNT IS ONLY APPLICABLE IF workshop fees are fully paid before the EARLY BIRD DEADLINE of MAY 13. ONLY CASH PAYMENT or Bank Transfer is accepted for this DISCOUNT.

 

PAYMENT METHODS: Payment by cash and credit card* accepted. For bank transfer, make payment to White Lotus Sdn. Bhd. via Hong Leong Bank Acct#29100013008 and email bank-in slip to info@manasa-yoga.com.

 

NOTE ON CLASS CANCELLATIONS:

SATURDAY JUNE 2: BOTH AFTERNOON CLASSES WILL BE CANCELLED (4PM Intermediate & 5PM Advanced)

SUNDAY JUNE 3: 8AM MORNING WILL BE CANCELLED

 

All other classes will be ON AS USUAL (SATURDAY 7AM & 10AM & SUNDAY 5PM).

 

For more information, please email us at info@manasa-yoga.com or leave us a voicemail at 03-7975 9544

Join us on an Asana Mythology Yatra to Ladakh this AUG 24-30, 2018

Join us as we embark onto a journey into the mythology of asanas in Manasa’s upcoming yatra to Ladakh this August with Manoj Kaimal.

 

You may have heard of asana names such as Virabhadrasana, Bakasana, Natarajasana, Vasisthasana and Ashtavakrasana but do you know the mythology behind these names? At this yoga retreat, set in a luxurious river-fronting hotel with a picturesque mountain backdrop in the outskirts of Leh, Manoj will expose you to great stories and rich teachings underlying the names of yoga poses. Expect to be taken deep into each asana, not only from a bio-mechanical perspective, but also from mythological and philosophical perspectives.

This 5 full-day intense yatra program is for anyone who is of the intention of deepening their experience and understanding of yoga.

NOTE: This is the first time Manasa Yoga will be having this intensive yoga retreat with Manoj Kaimal in Ladakh and we are very excited about it. A NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is necessary to secure your PLACE at this yatra. Due to limited space, yatra participants will be confirmed based on a first-come-first-served basis upon receipt of deposit or full payment.

 

YATRA TO LADAKH DETAILS

Dates: AUG 24– 30, 2018 

Venue: The Apricot Tee Hotel, Ladakh

Travel details: Plan to arrive in Delhi on AUG 23rd. We will stay a night in Delhi and on AUG 24th, we will be taking an internal flight from Delhi to Leh. (We will assist in the booking of Delhi hotel stay and internal flights upon confirmation of participation) Upon arrival in Leh, ground transfers will be provided to the hotel which is situated about an hour outside of Leh. There will be an orientation briefing on AUG 24th. The 5-full days of yatra program will commence at dawn on AUG 25th and it will end on the night of AUG 29th. On the morning of OCT 30th. you can opt to return to New Delhi to make your way home or you can stay back to explore Leh, Pangong Lake, famous Ladakh monasteries. For the adventurous, we would even recommend an extension to Kashmir by road! We are happy to provide any assistance necessary in making travel arrangements, as well as planning your extension and explorations.

 

Yatra Fees: USD1500
(Early Bird: USD1200 if you sign up with a non-refundable deposit of USD500 by APRIL 15th 2018)

  • Yatra deposit and fees are to be paid only in US Dollars. Full payment will be due AUG 1st, 2018.
  • Non-residents of Malaysia will need to PAY IN FULL to confirm their participation. Payment details will be provided upon confirmation of participation
  • Please note that yatra fees include 6 nights of full board hotel stay with vegetarian meals, ground transfers to and from the hotel and Leh airport, and 5 full days of yatra program.
  • Yatra fees are per person, based on a double occupancy stays. The same fee will be applicable for friends who opt towards triple occupancy stays. Single occupancy supplement is an additional USD 500 per person.
  • International & Internal AIRFARES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE YATRA FEES. You will need to arrive in Delhi on AUG 23rd. We can help you with the booking of your Delhi hotel, internal flights and post-yatra extensions. Do note that the price of the internal transfers will rise as we draw closer to the yatra dates.

EXTENSION OPTION: If you are interested in extending your stay in Ladakh after the yatra, we can help you arrange for it. If you have never been to Ladakh, it is highly recommended that you extend your stay in Ladakh for at least 3 days. If you are of the adventurous type, you should also consider an extension to Kashmir by road. There are not many scenic routes more beautiful and treacherous than this but it’s not recommended for the weak-hearted! For more information about this yatra, please email info@manasa-yoga.com

 

 

Give the Gift of Yoga for ONLY RM78!

FACT: You LOVE Manasa and you would LOVE if everyone you care about gets to share this love of yours!

Well, it’s no better time than NOW to get them on the Manasa bandwagon!

From now until March 31, you can give the GIFT OF YOGA to a friend or loved one who hasn’t been to Manasa before, where for only RM78, they can Downdog every class of the week!

After the week is up, more good news,… for when they sign up for any 3-month Manasa class package, their registration fee will be waived!

More reason to #yogaeverydogday this Year of the Dog!!!  🙂

For more details, you can email info@manasa-yoga.com

 

Terms & Conditions:

  • The 7 Day pass is non transferable
  • Promo is valid for one-time purchase, per person
  • This 7-Day All Levels Pass can be purchased during the promo period which ends at March 31, 2018
  • Voucher or gift card for 7-Day Pass is redeemable throughout the year of 2018