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Bali Yoga and Meditation Retreat - Inner Peace + Outer Radiance

This yoga and meditation retreat will be hosted in a retreat centre in the North of Bali that belongs to a a non-profit foundation supporting a multitude of local initiatives like coral restoration and enabling access to education for kids from refugee families. This also happens to be a stunning location in a non-touristy part of Northern Bali. Retreat is situated on a mountain overlooking the ocean and the beautiful lush simplicity is a wonderful setting for a yoga and meditation practice.

Where

Bali, Lombok & Gili Trawangan157408
TBD, Sidemen Bali, ID 80864

Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles

Levels

When

Nov 23 to
Nov 30
2014
17:00 pmto17:00 pm

Price

$1,250

Full Description

In Bali, mountains symbolize humanity’s relationship with Creation. Here, the earth elements of nature combine with the vitality of rural Bali, to create an environment where you can reconnect and rejuvenate.

This yoga retreat is an invitation to deepen your understanding of yoga and meditation, whether you are new to yoga or an experienced practitioner. Yoga retreat is a holiday that nourishes you on many different levels - physical, mental and emotional, recharging you and helping to attune to the vibration of radiant health amidst the stunning nature of the island. Daily yoga and meditation classes during the retreat create a great foundation for consistent and joyful practice for the rest of year and what a better place to start the year than warm and sunny Bali.

Bali an island in Indonesia, an exceptional place on Earth that is full of prana, vitality, abundant with sun soaked fresh fruits and vegetables, abundant with joy and rich in spiritual tradition. You will be amazed how many shades of green exist on the island.

We will be staying in a beautiful centre on a mountain surrounded by a huge organic garden which provides most of the ingredients for our meals and for a little spa at the centre. The mountain is close to the ocean and it will be possible for you to either stay at the centre or enjoy the ocean or spa during the day.

Daily Schedule
The programme will include daily yoga classes every morning (a delicious long session before breakfast) and an evening hour of breathing practices and meditation

7:30-9:30 Morning yoga and meditation practice
9:30 Breakfast
10:00-13:00 Free time to enjoy spa treatments, swim in the ocean… enjoy life :)
13:00 Lunch
14:00-19:00 Visit of the temple or cooking course or free time depending on the day of the week
19:00 Dinner
20:30 - 21:30 Evening meditation and breathing practice
Temple visit
One of the days, we will be taken to a local temple and will have a chance to enjoy a cleansing ceremony.
Spa
Every day you have a chance to book a treatment from the spa menu of the Rainforest Spa that is located at the centre. The treatments are inspired by the local environment and living herbal traditions of Bali. Using touch, healing herbs and plants gathered from their 4-hectare organic garden, the body therapists hope to share Bali’s timeless wisdom and natural healing power with their guests.

Food
Most of the ingredients are from the centre’s organic gardens, the freshest sun ripened fruits and vegetables rich in prana. We will be served a delicious vegetarian menu and on the last evening we will have a festive dinner together.

Teacher
The classes are taught by Elena Mironov, a Copenhagen-based international yoga and meditation teacher and author. Elena has completed over 700 hours of training with Yoga Alliance schools across the world and has thousands of hours of teaching exprience.

Centre
The centre where we’re staying is a non-profit foundation and here are a few highlights they are proud of:

Rooms and Bungalows

Dotted throughout the retreat centre are 4 large and 2 smaller Balinese-style bungalows. The larger bungalows have two double rooms each, and the smaller ones are perfect for a couple. All homes are located at a discreet distance from their neighbours and come with fully-equipped kitchens and open-air bathrooms. Each home is unique, lovingly furnished by their owners, and situated in beautiful private gardens.

Dining Terrace
Guests can spend many hours on our dining terrace reading, relaxing or having their meals. The terrace is an open construction shaded by trees and bamboo that looks out on a verdant valley. If you look carefully, you will also catch glimpses of the blue sea yonder.

The daily buffets and à la carte menu comprise a variety of delicious balanced vegetarian dishes from Indonesian and western-influenced kitchen. At the terrace, guests can freely help themselves to mineral water, green and herbal teas, Balinese coffee and cocoa throughout the day. Friendly staff are on hand should you wish to order fresh pressed fruit- and vegetable juices, lassies, and specialist coffees.

Salt Water Pool
Salt water pool is built on a mountain terrace, with uninterrupted views across the verdant orchards to where the distant ocean meets the sky. Play… exercise overlooking the resplendent valley… or simply relax on the wide stone terrace. The pool is large enough for doing laps and there is a stone terrace alongside that is suitable for bodywork and yoga.

Walking Trails
The centre is criss-crossed with walking trails that range from gentle strolls to more strenuous full-day treks. Explore the four hectare estate, hike along the ridge dropping down to the river, or journey through traditional villages, temples, orchards and jungle gorges. Serious mountain bikers can bash down muddy tracks and rough village byways, or follow the road up to the hill villages for stunning views.

Our Yoga Space - Mountain Lotus Room

Feel the early morning sun rays on your skin and find stillness even as the local community and animals stir quickly to the cacophony of life. Located directly below the dining terrace, one side of the room is totally open, looking out on a lotus-filled rainwater collection pool and lush green surroundings. In this beautiful setting, you can relax, meditate deeply and reconnect with Creation.

Sustainability
The water at the centre is untreated, and comes from a natural spring. The the use of chemicals is minimized; the swimming pool is a saltwater pool and they have built a wastewater garden to filter grey water. The organic gardens produce delicious vegetables, following principles of reuse and recycle. The electricity use is mindful - the centre uses low-consumption bulbs and natural ventilation instead of air-conditioning. In line with this holistic approach, food is vegetarian.

Practical things
Travel
Guests are responsible for organizing their own transport to Bali. It’s recommended to book the flights to Denpasar airport Ngurah Rai (DPS) as early as possible since the prices for travel around New Year’s tend to go up the closer you get to the date. It could also be a good idea to travel together with a friend or partner and arrive a little earlier or leave a little later to have a bit of private time to explore this beautiful part of the world.

Airport transfer
The location of the retreat is a 3-hour drive from the airport and transfers can be organised beforehand. You will receive all the information and contact details when you register.

Visa
You will need a visa for Bali. You can either apply for a visa on arrival or organize yourself beforehand (recommended). It may involve some waiting if you decide to go for visa on arrival, so it’s best to apply for one before you travel. More information onthe embassy website.

Weather

During the day, the temperatures are pleasant, usually between 20-33°C year round. November is a mango season! The nature during this time of year is beautiful, lush and very green. Read more about Balinese weather on The Lonely Planet

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