Open To Grace Retreat
Anusara Yoga and Tantric Philosophy

with Barbra Noh and Soham Johansen

24th - 30th September 2023 (including arrival and departure days)

5 days of yoga at Desa Seni, Canggu, Bali (25th - 29th Sept)

Residential and non-residential options (book your accommodation at Desa Seni, or find your own)

Option to have meals at Desa Seni - or freedom for cafe and restaurant hopping nearby

Package includes 5 days of yoga, daily fruit and tea, one welcome brunch

Not included: flights, accommodation and additional meals

Barbra and Soham will be teaching in English

Immerse Yourself In The Heart Of The Practice

How would it be to look at life and yoga through the eyes of a Tantrika?
How vibrant would it feel to be human if breath, body and heart were pulsating in unison?
How fragrant would the dawn be, if we could taste all the flavours of life from the bitter to the sweet, simply by allowing a highly intelligent and benevolent energy to guide us?

This is what Barbra and Soham would like to explore with you on this retreat at the stunning village resort Desa Seni in Canggu, Bali.

Barbra’s morning Anusara Yoga class will support you in finding your optimal alignment for a joyful and juicy asana practice that leads you into a deep appreciation of who you are. Carried by heart themes, her classes are intended to give you an embodied experience of the philosophical concepts that Soham will present.

Soham will delight you with his unique humour as well as his indepth knowledge of tantric philosophy and Sanskrit scripture. His lectures will enrich you as he shares ancient wisdom that is perfect for modern yogis.

Both teachers will guide you in a silent, early morning ritual of prayama and meditation. Restorative Yoga with Soham or Asana Clinic with Barbra will close the day.

Additional to a stunning schedule of yoga and philosophy classes, this program gives you options for meals together, connection with community and time for yourself.

Food Heaven Bali

Bali has some of the best cafes and restaurants in the world. Particularly for modern, vegan and plant-based cuisine, you will be in heaven. In Canggu, you will find a range of high quality, international food options that range from vegan/vegetarian/plant-based to non-vegan/meat/fish and beach bar cocktails.

Due to the exceptional high value and high quality options that make Bali unique, we have chosen not to include meals in the yoga package. Instead you are free to create your own “foodie holiday”.

There is one welcome brunch at Desa Seni included in the yoga package for us to all get to know each other on the first day. After that, you have options.

You are free to make use of the wonderful restaurant onsite at Desa Seni. Alternatively you can leave the resort to go out and explore the nearby cafes and restaurants.

We will provide you with a list of suggestions and Barbra’s personal recommendations in the PDF you will receive from us, “Barbra’s Bali Guide”.

Please calculate the following for your holiday budget:

Expect to pay IDR 100,000 – 200,000 (EUR 7 – 13) for a vegetarian meal with a non-alcoholic drink.
Add IDR 100,000 (EUR 7) for meat/fish. Add IDR 150,000 – 200,000 (EUR 9 – 13) for one glass of wine/cocktail.

The Yoga Shala at Desa Seni

Accommodation: Desa Seni Yoga Resort

Our location is the stunning and unique village resort, Desa Seni. The resort is made up of antique Indonesian wooden houses, surrounded by lush gardens and centred around a large saltwater swimming pool. The houses have been imported from the many islands of Indonesia. Each house has its own individual history and has been completely restored and refurbished, offering all the amenities of home.

At Desa Seni, you will live amidst nature, original artifacts and antiques reflecting true Indonesian culture and heritage. A quiet haven right in the middle of busy Canggu. You will find many world class cafes and restaurants nearby.

For the residential option, book your accommodation with Desa Seni.
Alternatively, find your own accommodation off site and attend the yoga sessions with us at the beautiful open air shala at Desa Seni.


How do I book my accommodation?

You have 2 Options

Option 1: Book your room directly at Desa Seni / Check-in 24th September, check-out 30th September

Contact Desa Seni directly about the special rate for our group
Here you can view Desa Seni’s room categories

Use this address for your visa:
Desa Seni A Village Resort
Jl. Subak Sari #13 Pantai Berawa
Canggu – Bali


Option 2: You find your own accommodation near the yoga resort
We suggest you use Google maps to start a search for accommodation near Desa Seni. This part of Canggu is called Berewa. Due to extreme traffic conditions in high season, we recommend you stay very close to Desa Seni.

If you are not experienced on a motor scooter, we advise you do not to start in Bali, but instead make use of the very convenient motor scooter taxis and car taxis available via apps such as Gojek and Grab on your smartphone.


Sunday 24th September 2023
Check-in from 2:00 PM – for those staying at Desa Seni

Monday 25th – Friday 29th September 2023
5 Days of Yoga
7:00 – 7:30 AM | Mauna, Pranayama, Meditation
7:30 – 7:50 AM | Tea + Fruit
8:00 – 10:00 AM | Anusara Yoga


2:30 – 4:00 PM | Tantric Philosophy
4:00 – 4:15 PM | Break
4:15 – 5:30 PM | Restorative Yoga / Asana Clinic

34 hours of class time

Saturday 30th September 2023
Check-out for those staying at Desa Seni

Group Activities

Sunday 24th
Option for dinner with Soham + Barbra
6:30 PM at Desa Seni*

Monday 25th
Welcome Brunch
10:15 AM at Desa Seni (included in the yoga package)

Wednesday 27th
Option for a sunset beach bar with Barbra + Soham*
6:00 PM

Thursday 28th
Option for brunch at a cafe with Barbra + Soham*
10:15 AM

Friday 29th
Option for a group dinner with Barbra + Soham*
7:00 PM

Saturday 30th
Check-out for those staying at Desa Seni

*Not included in package price


Early Bird: EUR 860,-
for the first 10 registrations paid in full by the 4th of April
(Save EUR 220,- )

Regular Price: EUR 1080,-

Your yoga package payment includes a non-refundable registration fee of EUR 180,-

Booking details

with Barbra Noh and Soham Johansen
5 Day Yoga Intensive at Desa Seni, Canggu, Bali
Sunday 24th – Saturday 30th September 2023

The yoga package* includes the following:

– Anusara Yoga with Barbra
– Tantric philosophy lessons with Soham
– 34 hours of class time
– Tea and fruit in the morning
– Welcome brunch at Desa Seni (25th September)

* The Yoga Package price does not include flights and accommodation.

Book your own accommodation to suit your budget and your needs.
For the ultimate experience we recommend that you book your room directly with Desa Seni and stay onsite with us.
Please see further details above under “Accommodation”.

Book your flights as early as possible to get the best prices. The longer you wait the higher the prices get.
From Europe, we recommend you arrive in Bali by the 23rd of September if you would like to have time to adjust and acclimatise before our early start on the 25th of September.
We recommend using Google Flights to search and compare routes and prices. Always book directly with the airline to ensure any issues receive the best service and response.

Helpful Hints
After booking, you will receive an Info-PDF to help you plan and prepare for your trip.


Terms and Conditions
Here you can find our terms and conditions

Barbra Noh

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With over 25 years’ experience teaching yoga, Barbra is a senior teacher trainer in the Anusara method and co-founder of a healing system that integrates yoga, Ayurveda and bodywork: ThaiVedic. She loves to share her passion for health, healing and personal growth. Barbra believes the transformational techniques and teachings of yoga empower and support us in our quest to sense our worthiness and live a life of strength and grace. She now calls Bali home while still teaching regularly in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Korea.

Soham Johansen

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A story teller at heart he weaves his delightful energy with passion, skill and humour into funky flows, new poses – all supported by technical precision. Soham’s gift is in creating a tapestry of mythology, Gods and Goddesses to reveal philosophy in way that makes it come alive. Soham is a scholar of Vedic Sanskrit. He studied in the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism at the Siddha Yoga ashram directly at the feet of Gurumayi in upstate New York annually from 1996 – 2012. An enthusiastic student of Anusara Yoga, he brought the modern wave of alignment focused, non-dual yoga to Denmark with his studio Hamsa, pioneering, innovating and educating for 16 years in the heart of Copenhagen.
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