Lisa began her yoga journey more than a decade ago, but it wasn’t until 5 years ago when a running injury caused her to halt her marathon training that she started to implement yoga as a part of her daily life. As her love for yoga deepened, she realized that there was more to life than having a career and steady paycheck. She decided to leave her job and set out for India to complete her first YTT. Lisa teaches from the heart, she gently guides her students to find an appropriate practice for themselves, as opposed to teaching from one-size fits all approach.
With more than thousands of hours of training and teaching under her belt, Echo will be one of the main teachers during the Vinyasa and Yin YTTC. Her background began with Hatha, Vinyasa, and Power yoga, which evolved then to Yin and Restorative. Her practice is always evolving with herself. Her teachings focus mainly on subtle alignment, the breath and integrate flow in the practice to create organic movement. She has spent the last couple of years sharing her practice all around the world trying to adapt the practice to the student and not the student to the practice.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Vinyasa Yoga)
from New Zealand, April 2018
"Absolutely life changing "
Excellent curriculum and teaching methods, good healthy food the Shala is lovely. Both Gwen and Lisa impart their knowledge with love and patience. They kept my attention for the full 22 days and went out of their way to ensure our days were interesting.
from Australia, March 2018
"Better experience then I could have hoped for"
The Teachers ofcourse.
The structure of the course.
The staff at green garden.
The small group.
The amazing people I have met.
from Spain, December 2017
"A truly life changing experience "
The content was extremely rich and I learned so much about the body, yoga and myself.
The schedule was intense, but well put together. Having heard about others, it really is the most conducive to learning.
The teaching was incredible - teachers built your knowledge up and took the time to check in regularly both on a student and personal level.
The food was very good. Breakfast was certainly my favourite with fresh fruit juices and smoothie bowls.
from Germany, December 2017
"Happy Yogi, happy time!"
I took part at Yoga Bliss’ YTTC at Lembongan this year! Best choice ever! Gwen and Shawna taught as everything we wanted to know about Ashtanga and our Yin practice. Philosohy and Anatomy were absolutely interesting and Gwen and Shawna made it easy for everyone to follow, without making any shortcuts. We also learned different Pranayama and Meditation technics and involved them more and more in our daily practice, everyone in his/her own tempo and knowledge. Food was healthy, delicious and local, you can choose your own option, vegan, veggie or meat. Over all I had an amazing time, met amazing people and would do it absolutely again! Thanks Gwen and Shawna, Namaste!
from United Kingdom, October 2017
"For me it was not what I expected"
The quality of the teaching is very good. Both Gwen and Gina were committed to passing on their knowledge. The island is beautiful.
from Australia, September 2017
"Yoga bliss lembongan"
I found a new layer to my practice through the guidance of my teachers Gwen and Gina.
Nanna Hofman Sørensen
from Denmark, July 2017
"Best decision ever made. "
Gina and Gwen are incredible at what they do. They gave me a whole new understanding of yoga and my personal practise, which I'll be forever grateful for. The shala, the food and the homestay (Radya) was all in high standard, and I couldn't have asked for more. I feel ready to embrace my future as a yoga-teacher with the new tools this course has given me.
I can't recommend this experience highly enough. I would do it all over again at any time.
from United Kingdom, May 2017
The other people in the class.
from Kuwait, April 2017
"Excellent YTT! "
The course structure, the teachers Gwen and Gina, the location and the accommodation - it was all perfect!
from United States, June 2018
"Wonderful stay in paradise"
I booked this retreat on a whim and could not have been happier with the decision: the other retreat guests, the classes, the lodging, and the food were all excellent! Hollie was so accommodating and her classes were the perfect blend of body&mind. Nusa Lembongan is a beautiful island on which to spend a week doing yoga, hiking, surfing and more! I can’t recommend this retreat enough and would absolutely love to go back someday.
from Hong Kong, June 2018
"Wonderful experience in Yoga Bliss and love the islands"
Peter Arnoud Bensen
from Singapore, June 2018
What can I say, It is always a gamble if you book your Holiday and in this case an active one in the form of a Yoga Retreat. After some hectic months I really needed a break. Going for a Yoga retreat was the number 1 on my bucket list. My 15 days at Yoga Bliss was on the scale of 1 to 10, a 10+. The ambiance is giving you everything your heart needs and desires. The Bungalows are from that kind that you feel home and don’t want to leave anymore. The food that comes out of their kitchen is from another level and close to heavenly. Everything is organic and delicious. Their menu has such wide range that it is impossible to try everything during your stay. The Yoga classes given by Hollie and Gwen they are well trained and knowledgeable yoga masters. The Shala is such a serene place, surrounded by banana and palm trees. The Shala has an amazing floor from recycled teak wood. Their classes are diverse and never boring. They push you without pushing you over limits you don’t even know you were capable of. The yoga classes at Yoga Bliss are two times daily and in some occasions three times a day and they are always full, but never crowded. Yoga Bliss on Lembongan is like a new overseas family to me. While writing this review a warm feeling of amazing experiences fill my heart and I can consider myself a very lucky person, because my gamble is rewarded with the jackpot.
My love to the complete Yoga Bliss Team,
Peter Arnoud Bensen.
from United Kingdom, May 2018
"Nice for asanas no passion or spirituality "
Good communication from teacher keen to keep things organised. Food offered was great healthy filling and good value for money. Consistent lessons. Accommodation very good. Nice location on island.
from Australia, May 2018
"Your future self will thankful for this. "
Truly blissful! This retreat will provide so much more than just yoga classes. Hollie, Gwen, and all the staff at the Green Garden helped answer all my questions, were warm and welcoming, and guided me make the most of my time of the island. I left feeling grateful, humbled, and refreshed. Take time for yourself to recharge and relax in this little paradise.
from United Arab Emirates, May 2018
"Fantastic retreat, wasn’t ready to leave "
The value for the money is great. The yoga classes were well adjusted for all levels and Hollie is a great teacher. The location on the island is fantastic and I loved the overall vibe of the place, especially the staff, who are warm, friendly and extremely accommodating.
from United States, August 2018
The place is amazing, nice staff, good yoga lesson. The other activities (surf, massage) are well organised and you never have to worry about anything.
Food at the green garden is very good and healthy.
from United States, August 2018
"A great experience!"
I really enjoyed the restaurant (food was always fresh and delicious, and the staff super friendly) and the yoga classes. Hollie and Sarah are really great teachers, and the shala is an amazing place to practice. I would even suggest to add a private class to the package for beginners like me, as mine was highly beneficial
from France, August 2018
"Un séjour mitigé "
Le restaurent green garden est délicieux. Très bon rapport qualité prix. Très bon. Copieux. Pas de taxe additionnelle
Le personnel indonésien adorable et attentionné. De beaux moments de partage avec eux.
Les partenaires extérieurs indonésiens (surf snorkling massage) sont très bien. Chaleureux et professionnel.
from Germany, June 2018
I stayed for the 7-day-retreat and cannot stop smiling. Hollie is one of the best teachers I ever had (and these are at least 40) besides that she is such a lovely person - we all wanted to pack her in our bags and import her to our yogaschools back home. She makes the classes interesting and challenging for all levels.
The bungalows are very very nice and stylish as well as the shala and the restaurant. (Like other people mentioned, it is not a retreat like being „away from everything“ because the restaurant and the classes are open for everyone which I personally loved because it creates great energy, especially in the classes) Fantastic food & the sweetest staff. Altogether a magic atmosphere. I wanna come back immediately and will also send all my friends there!!!!
Rowan Coombe Bali, Indonesia
Yoga Bliss website
So I have never tried yoga before, and didn't ever think I would but after a long chat one evening with Gwen (the very impressive instructor) I decided to give it a go. I went for the ashtanga class, not sure if that's how it's spelled. I was very pleasantly surprised I first thought it would just be slow stretching, but how wrong was I. Gwen had told me it would be physical but manageable and she wasn't wrong. I was sweating in minutes and enjoying myself lots to think about but she explained it so well starts hard finishes very calm. I was in a class where an instructor was present too and they had a great time! They said they had never sweated so much! It not only felt like a workout but also like a beneficial experience! I ended up going 5 times and on my 5th visit I could actually touch my head on my knee which was shocking but delighting too!. The place is big airy and peaceful definitely worth a visit no matter what level you are!