THE GODDESS WITHIN
A week long retreat in Bali for women only with Surya Tara Yoga to refresh your spirit, in preparation for an inspired future. With a focus on listening to the body, nurturing and heart expansion. Yoga, meditation, yoga nidra, chocolate making workshop, mandala workshop, temple cleansing, silent sunrise walk through the rice fields, traditional Balinese massage, ecstatic dance, Goddess manifestation ceremony,nourishing healthy food and juices, and tranquil setting on the coast.
Type of Event
This week long retreats starts on Monday afternoon and ends the following monday lunchtime.
This is all inclusive of accommodation, meals, yoga, workshops, trips and massage. Please see the more information tab or contact Ruth for more details.
Bali is the world’s leading destination for yoga and spiritual retreats, and is a magical place of ancient temples, spiritual connection and renewal. Surya Tara Yoga is holding this very special yoga residential retreat for women on this amazing island, often described as the heart chakra of the world.
Bali is a unique corner of the world known for its healing energy, culture, tropical spas, holistic practitioners & artists from around the world. A perfect place for yoga, spiritual retreats, deep healing & serious relaxation.
Kura Kura is just 50 steps from the beach of Seseh (Jalan Pantai Seseh) ~ a traditional fisherman’s village, untouched by major tourism but close enough to the shops and buzz of Seminyak and walking distance from famous surf spots like Echo beach. The surroundings are perfect for rising with birdsong, taking walks along the beach, visiting the many local temples, watching the waves and experiencing amazing sunsets. Come and play, relax, learn and be nurtured. Enjoy the absence of TV-sets and iPods. There is a small infinity pool and nestled amongst the garden is a river running through to the beach. The elegant simplicity of these six cottages, all with an outdoor shower room, Kura Kura is a place to feel safe & supported. Originally built as a family house and in a way it still is.
Ruth Miller has been living in Adelaide for 5 years, having moved from the UK where she trained in Karuna Yoga with Ruth White, of the Iyengar lineage. Ruth has been teaching yoga since 1999 and although her background is very much of the alignment (or Iyengar) style, she has since trained with many different teachers and schools of yoga, including Satyananda, where the Yoga Nidra tradition originates from, and is currently exploring flow yoga.
A member of Yoga Australia, and having done various teacher training courses to further her yoga knowledge, she has recently qualified with AAYT to teach yoga for breast cancer with Annette Loudon. Her recent interest in Yoga Nidra has led to a detailed study of this subject, and her classes often include this deep, guided meditation process. Her nurturing and intuitive style of yoga is perfect for small classes and her focus is on quietening the mind and opening our hearts. There is joyful bliss inside our hearts, and yoga is the perfect way to find it!
Developing our yoga practice for a week at Kura Kura with the twice daily classes will allow you to deepen your mind/body connection, to focus your attention inwards. The various themes of the classes will be based around heart opening and addressing various issues, which may arise, both physical and emotional. In recognition of each student’s individual needs and depending on their physical and mental capabilities, the yoga will be designed to help everyone’s own personal journey. It won’t matter if you are a beginner or an advanced yogic practitioner, when you leave you will take these tools with you to incorporate into your daily life.
This is your time, your space and your week. Feel free to take part in everything or in what feels right for you at the time. Alongside the yoga, workshops and meal times, there will also be plenty of time for swimming in the pool, reading a book, lying in a hammock, watching squirrels and doves, strolling to the beach and watching the magnificent waves come in.
The days will roughly be set out as follows…
7 am ~ Pranayama
7.30am ~ silent tea & fruit
8am ~ main yoga class (2 hrs)
10.30am ~ Brunch (main meal of the day)
Afternoon ~ workshops
3pm ~ tea and light snacks
4pm ~ gentle yoga class
6pm ~ sunset at beach
6.30 pm ~ Dinner
7.30pm ~ evening workshops
Some days will vary depending on the schedule.
The week is looking like… (changes may occur before Aug!)
Mon ~ arrival and welcome
Tues ~ Mandala workshop
Weds ~ Temple blessing & Ubud
Thurs ~ Chocolate making
workshop & special meditation
Fri ~ Silent sunrise walk thru rice
fields and Tanah Lot temple
Sat ~ Goddess workshop and
Sun ~ day trip to Ubud and
“Ecstatic dance” at Yogabarn
Mon ~ farewell and depart
There will be plenty of unscheduled time to relax in the surroundings at Kura Kura also!
Your retreat price includes a free traditional Balinese massage sometime during your week with local Therapist Mr Oka and his masseurs. There are many other options of things to do during your free time or if you decide to opt out of any of the scheduled activities, like horse riding on the beach, surfing, extra massages (which you can book while we are in Bali), visit the healing centre close by with international famous healer, rent a motorbike or bicycle, get a henna tattoo from local artist, go out to some of the restaurants in local areas like Canggu or Seminyak… the list is endless. Obviously I would love us all to spend as much time together as a group, but there are so many things on offer, and I understand the need for space on our own.
The investment on your part is $1550
To secure your place on the retreat, a deposit of $800 is required as soon as you wish. The remainder of $750 is due before July 3rd, one month before departure.
The deposit is non refundable, but transferable to other Surya Tara Yoga events or classes. The full amount, once paid, is non refundable and non transferable.
This price includes all accomodation and food at Kura Kura, yoga with Ruth Miller, Transfers to and from the airport, trips to Tanah Lot Temple, trip to the Temple for blessing, trip to Ubud on the last day. It also includes a massage at Kura Kura, Mandala workshop with Emma Latham and the chocolate ceremony etc.
It does not include the flights, the taxes (see below) the meal out Tanah Lot temple or Ubud on Sunday, transport for extra trips, extra massages, or henna tattoos or anything extra you wish to do that isn’t included in the schedule. We also recommend a $50 tip for each person for the staff at Kura Kura, as they are do become like family during our stay.