Bhanuswari is a beautifully manicured retreat that is surrounded by rice fields and a spacious landscape - nestled only 20 min away from the hustle of Ubud. Its beauty stems from its surrounding terraced rice fields, towering coconut trees, natural spring-fed streams and luscious flowering gardens envelop this perfectly secluded sanctuary of peace.
The resort is the product of the creative minds of Balinese architects who strived to make it an authentic and genuine Balinese resort. Even the resort’s furnishings are made from local coconut wood, and the artworks featured throughout the resort’s rooms and villas, have been created by local artists and craftspeople.
Known as a center for spiritual awakenings, creative inspiration and restorative healing, Ubud has long been visited by travelers the world over, in search of calm and serenity. Bhanuswari embodies the essence of this Ubud tradition, providing guests a much needed escape from the everyday; a place of stillness and solitude, where they may once again regain their sense of inner balance, and find greater peace of mind.
Music has been Shir’s main passion and occupation since childhood, playing the recorder and violin. Now, he shares his love of music and the divine consciousness through leading Kirtan sessions (chanting mantras). Shir is inspired by the healing power of magical sounds and uses this inspiration regularly in his teachings. Born in Israel, Shir was always occupied with moral and political questions, longing for a more peaceful environment. As a teenager, he guided a socialist youth movement (similar to Scouts) following the belief that there could be a better society. These early non-conformist ideas transformed with time to become more philosophical and spiritual ones.
Shir has studied other healing modalities like Ayurveda and Thai Yoga Massage. He has been teaching for over six years with over 500 hours of training certifications. Shir describes his first yoga class as an experience and sensation of great relief, like coming back home. He encourages his students to do the same in their practice, exploring and deepening their own inner bases.