From the moment you arrive, Azadi Retreat will be your personal paradise. Set amongst lush green rice fields with views of sacred Mt Agung, the venue is only four minutes from downtown Ubud, but will feel like a world away. Quiet, with gentle breezes and fresh air - you will never want to leave.
Designed as a place of comfort, the resort lounge is the hub of the retreat where you can relax, eat and chat. As your home away from home, kick off your shoes and lounge on a day bed with a book from the library. Make yourself a tea or coffee and check your emails or chat with your new friends. The infinity pool is the perfect place to relax around after yoga or between meals and break.
The yoga shala is set at the bottom of the retreat nestled above the banks of the river offering you beautiful rice-field and jungle views as you practice. With recycled iron wood pillars and floor, the shala has an organic earthy feel with its own sound system, yoga mats, blocks, straps and bolsters provided.
Ubud is located in the middle of Bali, and if you're planning on getting there via flight, you need to go to the Denpasar Bali Airport, which is located on the southern tip of the island. From there you can either rent a car or take a bus or taxi to get to Ubud. The distance is about 15 miles and it will take you about 70 minutes drive to get to your location from the airport.
Corey was born in Taiwan and lived in North America for over 20 years. He is a certified personal trainer and has competed in multiple bodybuilding competitions. As Corey climbed up the corporate ladder, he once considered yoga as a “sissy sport” and considered himself the least spiritual person in the world.
However, his life came to an expected change when a personal tragedy turned his world upside down. In his darkest hours, he stumbled across yoga and the world as he knew it changed completely.
Corey decided to dedicate his life to yoga and gained his teaching certificate from YYoga, Vancouver and completed the Advanced Rocket Yoga Training. He was soon hired by a major yoga studio in Taipei. He has studied with Chuck Miller, Maty Ezraty, Kino MacGregor, Doug Swenson and more renowned teachers. He teaches Ashtanga, Rocket, Hot and Yin yoga and has hosted several workshops. His teaching has strong emphasis on Yoga philosophy. After all, the Yoga philosophy was the reason why he was initially attracted to yoga.