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Women's Spiritual Art Journey in Bali with Mooh Hood & Lori Goldberg: A Transformative Travel Gift to Yourself

Women’s Spiritual Art Journey is a rare opportunity to participate with a small group of women to engage with the local Balinese, explore the lush landscapes, pray at the Mother Temple, immerse in the Holy Springs and tap into your creative process and create a daily art journal (no experience needed).

Our daily activities are geared to open up all of our senses so we are truly present in the moment.

Where

Bali 150974
Bali, Bali, ID
Location Map

Type of Event

  • Retreat

When

Mar 12 to
Mar 23
2015
15:30 pmto15:30 pm

Price

$2,950

Tour Includes: All hotel accommodation based on double occupancy All transport during our journey Arrival and Departure Transfers 2 meals daily Entrance tickets and temple fees as per Itinerary Travel with Bali insider Mooh Hood and internationally acclaimed artist Lori Goldberg Naturalist guide

Added Features: One session with Balinese healer Spa visit on first day Dance and music lesson Art lessons by internationally acclaimed artist/educator Lori Goldberg

Tour Does Not Include: Airfare to and from Bali Cancellation & Medical Insurance (ask us for a quote) Meals and drinks not specified Cost to obtain valid passport Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks and telephone calls Tips and gratuities Any item that is not specifically detailed on our website or in the final retreat itinerary

Single Supplement: USD $650.00

Note: A deposit of $500 USD is required for reserving your spot on this journey.

Full Description

Women’s Spiritual Art Journey is a rare opportunity to participate with a small group of women to engage with the local Balinese, explore the lush landscapes, pray at the Mother Temple, immerse in the Holy Springs and tap into your creative process and create a daily art journal (no experience needed).

Our daily activities are geared to open up all of our senses so we are truly present in the moment.

What makes this a unique trip for women? We begin every morning with a morning circle. As women we wear many different hats in daily life and don’t often get a chance to sit together with a group of likeminded women and have the opportunity to share from our heart and have our voices heard in a safe, respectful way.

Communication comes in many different forms from speaking to song, drawing, painting or movement. We embrace it all with joy and love. As our time together deepens, we will be readying ourselves for a meaningful visit to the largest and most sacred temple in Bali, the "Mother Temple". This breathtaking temple complex rests on the slopes of Mount Agung and is built on different levels with impressive gateway and courtyard architecture. In Bali, temples are the dwelling places of the Gods and Goddesses. The Balinese believe in animism meaning everything has a life force. When we enter these sacred places, you can sense this uplifting vibration that in turn can inspire one to engage in self-reflection and offer a deeper, more meaningful experience.

Each day of our journey will be filled with wonderful discoveries: as simple as a gorgeous nature walk through the rice paddies led by a knowledgeable local guide (including a traditional lunch in his village); or engage in learning how to play Balinese Gamelan music and daring to try out some of the dance moves that go along with it.

There will be time spent at a beautiful beach and ecological reserve as well as a captivating visit with a Balinese elder who will enlighten us on the 100 uses of coconut!

One of the most important Island-wide holidays for the Balinese is their New Year, Nyepi. You will witness an evening of incredible processions of larger than life mythical creatures that mark the beginning of 24 hours of silence. This is a time for introspection and connection to self, to each other and to nature. This gives us an invaluable opportunity to experience the world in balance and tranquility and a time for us to take out our art materials and get into our creative process.

What to expect from the Art Experience Days start together in circle/sharing where we make our group decisions collectively. This is one of the times Lori will bring her teaching skills to the group. Creative process through collaborative and solo explorations Art entries inspired from daily activities Documentation by drawing, collage, watercolour painting, photography, writing, gathering things that represent an experience Techniques in drawing, painting and collaging Take away a memory book of your journey Inspiration, ideas and motivation to create significant works of art when you arrive back home Follow up of one day in Lori’s studio back in Vancouver Our Daily Schedule Our daily schedule is gentle and well paced with quiet time allotted.

Experiences and activities will be rich in culture and connections. Expand your senses through your art journaling Collaboration with Balinese teachers, who are skilled masters Experience the Balinese New Year (Nyepi) Time in the temples Market experience Foodie experience Rice paddy walks Self growth with Balinese healer Pampered at one of Bali’s signature spas Cultural immersion into local dance, music and arts and crafts Most participants choose to come a few days early to decompress and are fully ready to immerse themselves into our Bali adventure! Mooh can advise a great reasonable pre-trip hotel in Sanur (near the airport and the beach) - please ask at time of booking for recommendations! We can also provide sound advice re your post-trip time!

Some women stay later to deepen their experience ... some meet up with friends or family reconnecting in a new and enriched state.

After our time together you will return home refreshed, renewed and soul connected.

It will indeed be a magical life changing experience.

This is a unique journey limited to a small group of women so we suggest you book by December 15th to ensure your place. Please also note that there will be walking and other physical activities during this journey - if you have any concerns about your level of mobility please discuss them with us prior to booking.