Ubud

This month’s Bali Spirit Festival in Ubud, Bali is considered one of the world’s top yoga, dance and live music experiences. Another is its growing eco-commitment.

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| Ubud’s Green Yoga | I’ve been a big Michael Franti & Spearhead fan ever since my friend Leah practically begged me to purchase the Everyone Deserves Music CD in 2003. So I am not surprised in the least to thoroughly love Franti’s new green Soulshine Bali yoga retreat—it’s just a short stroll beyond the […]

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| Ubud’s Organic Pioneer | The sun is setting over Ubud’s rice paddies, but I’m simply incapable of walking past a hand-painted farm sign proclaiming “organic” without stopping to investigate. Bali’s energy, as I’ve come to appreciate, opens doors to magical experiences. This mystical May evening proves to be no exception—in this case, with the […]

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| Greening With Wayan |

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| Those Revolutionary Sixties | Not so very long ago, all of Bali, Indonesia, was green. Which is to say, before chemicals were widely used on the luxuriantly green rice terraces that feed this busy island of 3+ million inhabitants. The flooded paddies were laboratories of biodiversity, home to eels, snakes, frogs, snails, many insects, […]

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