Viceroy Bali, a destination resort poised on a ridge overlooking the Valley of the Kings in central Bali, has announced that it is offering classes in yang style Tai chi and yoga.
The property, located just seven minutes’ drive from central Ubud, has 25 Bali-styled luxury pool villas, bespoke amenities, including a complete gymnasium and wellness-centered spa, and a restaurant.
In general terms, Tai chi chuan is a series of bodily movements with a martial component which has been used by Chinese people for centuries to keep physically fit. Tai chi incorporates many aspects of Chinese culture, including traditional medicine and philosophy. The traditional yang style of Tai chi chuan (Taijiquan; Taiji Quan) consists of diverse elements, each demanding a different approach and drawing on different resources from within the student.
Viceroy Bali also offers classes in Ashtanga yoga. This system of yoga was introduced by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). Practitioners learn to synchronize the breath with a progressive series of postures in a process that produces intense internal heat and purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.
Viceroy Bali’s yoga master is Kadek, while Tai chi is taught by Ong Wen Ming. Both are available on 24 hours’ notice.
The property also offers the Lembah Spa, which has double massage rooms with showers (one with a double bath), a steam room, a cold plunge pool, a 68-jet therapeutic American Jacuzzi, and relaxation decks overlooking the Petanu Valley.