Category: Health & Fitness

Exploring Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

Time for some Digital Detox, yoga and mindfulness.  Feeling very grateful for the opportunity to explore this beautiful country, to learn the culture, savor the food and share the beauty with a wealth of Aussie visitors.  Special thanks to all of my friends and family for being a part of my life.

Purity, total fulfillment of all desires, the absence of cravings, friendliness to all, truthfulness, wisdom, tranquility, blissfulness, sweetness of speech, supreme magnanimity, lustrousness, one-pointedness, fearlessness and absence of divided consciousness – these are the constant experiences of one who is established in Being.

— Deepak Chopra

My home for the next week. The Alaya, Ubud, Bali

Rice Fields in Ubud.
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Monkey Forrest

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Feeling centered.  Another beautiful day at the Ayana on Bali.  Love this resort and the Rock Bar on the cliff, a perfect place to enjoy sunset with that special someone.
David Loughlin Bali Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia | 2 Month Luxury Yoga & Dive Retreat

On the road to adventure to experience world-class retreats that offer the best in luxury health and wellness programs, healthy culinary perfections, mind / body wellness, yoga, meditation, spa treatments and first rate diving experiences.  Connecting with nature is blissful.

Nourish the mind, body, soul and you replenish your strength and awareness.  It’s easy to get your chi aligned on this island and the 30+ messages I gave myself really helped also.  I love my life and am grateful for all it has to offer.  Feeling blessed.

I’ve had some wonderful messages in my day, but this one at Bodyworks in Seminyak, Bali had the rose petal touch.


The most relaxing and refreshing yoga I found was at the Yoga Barn in Ubud. Its a complete wellness campus.  Second floor, mid way up the canopy lies a covered, open-air studio.  While there are many buildings on site, this one is magical when the torrential downpours pass overhead.  The heavy showers block the view of everything around, while the water rushing off the thatched roof creates a natural spectacle.  The experience is so beautiful and magical and one may loose focus on the breath while smiling.


Rice fields in Ubud.
David Loughlin

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I found a popular hot spot that goes off on Sunday afternoon and evening.  Single Fin is a great place to grab a drink, a bite to eat and watch the sunset.

Beautiful beach below the cliff in Uluwatu,
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