Bali Yoga Retreat
18th - 25th September 2021
In 2018 I ventured to Bali for the first time and it was simply magical.The culture, people, weather, sights and food all left me spell bound. I spent just over 5 incredible weeks there and came back utterly revitalized (as well as deliciously bronzed).
When we break free from routine, we open up the door to discover freedom, independence, connection and transformation within ourselves. It’s the time that we dedicate to putting ourselves first, that really allows us to grow and heal.
The moment I boarded the flight back to London, I decided that I needed to create something where I could share all of the wonder I experienced in Bali and combine it with the practice that has guided me, taught me and lengthened my semimembranosus.
So I’ve planned the dreamiest retreat, originally scheduled for June 2020, however due to a certain global pandemic, it will now take place Septmeber 2021. This empowering and damn exciting yoga retreat will provide the space to focus on both the practical and theoretical aspects of yoga and wellbeing as well as an opportunity to chill out, relax and unwind as you get to know fellow yogis from around the world. So how about it? Fancy coming with me?
Off the beaten track, our home for the week is a secluded sanctuary located just outside of a small village, abundant with all the community and spirituality of traditional Balinese life. 20 minutes north of Bali’s holistic hub, Ubud, amid luscious rice fields, on the edge of a virgin jungle, our peaceful and luxurious paradise reflects real conscious sustainability and permaculture principles.
Arrival is as authentic as it gets, through a working Balinese paddy field, which leads you to the breathtaking retreat centre that is split into two large houses and three guesthouses. The houses, which all beam with character, are traditional antique Javanese houses, each with rustic luxury running throughout.
In the middle of the garden lies a 13m salt-water swimming pool for your enjoyment, with a large comfortable seating area next to the pool, and an abundance of other comfortable seating areas located on the grounds, perfect for quiet time and reflection.
Your needs will be fully catered to with, three housekeepers and two gardeners, along with three permanent retreat guests John, Betty and Karen, the resident cats, effective and necessary monitors for keeping some wildlife out of the houses. Please bare this in mind if you have any pet allergies.
The rooms range from triple to double, so whether you’re coming on your own or with friends, sisters, brothers or lovers there will be something to suit. Each bedroom also has it’s own unique private en-suite bathroom.
On your arrival in sunny Bali you will be met at the airport by a private driver and brought directly to the retreat for welcome drinks, to get to know your new yoga family and to get settled in to your home for the week, before the real juiciness begins.
Over the course of the week I will share the practices with you that have had the most profound effects on me, including yoga asana, breath work, meditation and writing exercises.
Each day will include two yoga sessions, a 90minute dynamic yoga practice in the morning and a combination of yin, meditation and writing in the evenings (with the exception of excursion day in which we will have no morning practice).
While yoga asana (the physical practice of yoga on the mat) will be a large part of the retreat, we will dive much deeper into the practice through philosophy and theming, mantra, pranayama, meditation.
You’ll be treated to a weekly menu of delicious food that will combine tasty local Balinese and Indonesian recipes with raw and plant based, highly nutritious food.
Mid-week we will head out on an INREDIBLE excursion, leaving in the early hours of the morning to Mount Batur, one of Bali’s renowned volcanoes. Armed with head torches, we will climb the volcano in the dark, arriving at the top, just in time to watch the sunrise while tucking in to breakfast. A breathtaking way to start the day, I can tell you from previous experience.
You will receive a complimentary one-hour traditional Balinese massage at our private, dedicated massage space. If you would like further treatments and massages this can be arranged. I once heard that a massage a day keeps the doctor away, or something like that.
You’ll also have time to explore the delights of Ubud at your leisure, the 20 minute drive to the centre, is breathtaking, winding through the jungle, rice fields, river valleys and several traditional villages. You’ll be met with a shopping haven if you’re interested in the islands unique handcrafts, bohemian textiles and local art, (luckily most long haul flights give you cabin AND hold luggage allowance, so you can go WILD).
The rest of the retreat is yours for the making and can be decided each day that you wake up on. Whether it’s chilling by the pool making new friends, snuggled in one of the many hidden spaces with your head buried in a novel, exploring the surrounding jungle and village, singing, dancing, manifesting, laughing, crying, connecting and allowing it to be a week that is entirely suited for your needs.
- 7 nights accommodation
- Full use of the gardens and pool
- A delicious daily menu of fresh vegetairian food (excluding one evening in which we will go out for dinner)
- 2 yoga classes a day, one dynamic and one restorative (no morning class on excursion day)
- Sunrise Volcano Trek with private guide
- One hour complimentary Balinese massage.
- Airport transfer to the retreat
- All the laughter, connection and smiles that you can handle
What’s not included?
- Flights to Bali
- Transfer to the airport after the retreat has ended (this gives you the flexibility to head off and explore Bali further should you want to)
Early Bird – First 4 bookings - 1 Spot Left
- £945 per person (based on two people sharing one double bed.)
- £1400 to have a private room to yourself.
Twin/Triple room – One Double and one single
- £900 per person if you are booking as two/three people together sharing
- £1045 for double bed in shared room
- £995 for single bed in shared room
- £1045 per person (based on two people sharing one double bed.
- £1500 to have a private room to yourself.
Twin/Triple room – One Double and one single
- £995 per person if you are booking as two/three people together sharing
- £1145 for double bed in shared room
- £1095 for single bed in shared room
My goal is to make this retreat accessible, so you do not need to pay everything up front. I will require a deposit of £250 to secure your space and then the remaining balance can be paid through a payment plan.
In the instance that the retreat has to be postponed due to Covid-19 or travel restrictions, all new bookings will be entitled to a full refund or to carry your booking over to the postponed date.
Come join me on the trip of a lifetime, you know you want to...
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