Our gift-of-yoga Ashram Yoga Retreats Program for 2014:

Sadly we are now approaching the last of our 2014 series of back-to-back 8day/7night Dynamic Hatha Retreat and 5day/4night Ashtanga Vinyasa Immersion Workshop (a total of 5 'sets'). This month's Hatha Retreat/Ashtanga Workshop 25 Oct - 1 Nov (Hatha Retreat with Jennifer Isaacson) and 1 - 5 Nov (Ashtanga Workshop with Ahimsaka) are shaping to be a cracker! We are very fortunate that Jennifer could lead this Hatha Retreat, therefore adding considerable depth to the already solid retreat/workshop duo team of Kawi and Ahimsaka. Download or view our pdf 2014 FlyerBrochure -Web or write to for the email version with the banking/payment details or for any queries. You can book the Hatha Retreat or Ashtanga Workshop separately and the latter with prices from AUD 450 incl accommodation and meals.

Vacancy?: Surprisingly a 'possible' Yes!(we're waiting for one tardy confirmation, but this close to the retreat it's first in best dressed). One Ashram's bungalow accommodation is still avail, after which we can only offer our next door's accommodation (our extended 'Ashram' in anything but name, as we share rear gate between the adjoining properties, and some of their comparable rooms are in fact closer to our activities area than our own bungalows, and you eat and yoga etc with us, so it's a pretty good deal esp as we try to secure their ocean front rooms).

Read what they say about our retreats/what to expect in the Testimonial

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We are a Gandhian Ashram based at Candidasa (pronounced chun-dee-does-ah, indeed the old spelling was Tjandidasa), Bali, Indonesia and we have been around since 1976 when the Ashram was founded by the late Ibu or Mrs. Gedong Bagoes Oka (1921 - 2002).

Although often still referred to by our original name of Ashram Gandhi «anti Dasa (pronounced Shantih Dasa meaning Servant of Peace - a play of words of the village name , Candidasa), Ibu's name was inserted in her honour after her passing (as well as to distinguish from the proliferation of 'ashrams' that Bali is experiencing) to have Gedong Gandhi Ashram, Candidasa.

We are delighted to welcome you to our web-home and we sincerely hope that you will find most of the necessary info you need to visit or stay at our actual home at Candidasa, or simply to be in contact or get involved from afar!

We shall endeavour to update this web-home up to date but, as we build and fine-tune it, we will be grateful for any feedback to make it better at serving your wants and needs. We may not include or adopt your suggestions immediately - or to 'the letter' or even seemingly at all - but rest assured that in due course you will notice that implementable suggestions will be reflected in some forms in the incremental changes we make.

Our vision

Can be stated simply - to translate Gandhian ideals of living into action and to promote a life of simplicity (which also implies sustainability and care for our environment), self-sufficiency and service to the community. Thus while ahimsa (nonviolence), satya (truth) and karuna (compassion and, by extension, universal brotherhood) are its guiding principles, in practice it is swadeshi (self-sufficiency) that shapes the Ashram's economic and productive activities.

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