Experience

Bali Spirit Retreat

Spring 2019

 
 
 
 
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May 8-14, 2019- 3 spots left!

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Overview

• 7 days/ 6 nights stay with option for private/shared room
• Daily breakfast and 3 catered group dinners provided (all dietary needs met: vegan, gf, vegetarian)
•Daily yoga and meditation classes with Lauren
• Traditional Balinese cooking class
• Day trip to epic waterfall with photo shoot

• Transport to/from Depensar Int'l Airport
• Day trip to sacred temple (Temple TBD)
• Ecstatic Dance class at Yoga Barn, Ubud
• Optional scooter rental (approx. $3/day or $25/week)

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Heart to Heart

Arrivals throughout the day.

Sip on a complementary fresh juice poolside as friends arrive, get situated in rooms and just chill after a long flight.

7pm: Introductions, itinerary discussion, jet lag restorative yoga and group connection meditation. 

DAY 2: Merging of souls

6-8am: Quiet time for meditation, reflection & journaling, coffee and tea will be set up during this time each day. Please respect the silence. I promise you'll learn to love it.

8am: Heart Space Flow & journaling prompt.

9-10am: Family breakfast

10:30am: Rent scooters or take transport into town for tour of Ubud so you can get your bearings.

11am-4pm: Free time; pool, more yoga, lunch, Ubud market, massage/spa time...the options are endless (I will be giving you a list of suggestions for places to go and things to see)

5pm: Restorative yoga, journaling discussion & group connection activity.

7pm: Catered dinner, Kafe'

DAY 3: quieting your inner critic

6-8am: Quiet time, coffee/tea

8am: Inner Light Flow, journaling prompt

9-10am: Family breakfast

11am-4pm: Waterfall hike with photos, lunch after

5-6:30pm: Restorative yoga & journaling discussion.

7pm: Dinner on your own

DAY 4: Stepping into your light

6-8am: Quiet time

8am: Divine Flow- creativity in motion, chanting & journaling prompt

9-10am: Family breakfast

11am-4pm: Free time-more massage, shopping, yoga, lunch, monkey forest, etc. 

5pm: Light dinner & casual journal discussion

6pm: Transport to Yoga Barn

7-9pm: Ecstatic Dance at Yoga Barn

9:30pm: Game night and vino back at the retreat center

DAY 5: The Motion of Devotion 

6-8am: Quiet time

8am: Handstand, Hanuman and the story of fear-asana & dharma talk, journaling prompt

9-10am: Family breakfast

11am-4pm: Balinese cooking class

5pm: Restorative yoga, devotional meditation

6pm: Dinner & relax for the rest of the evening

Day 6: divine surrender

          6-8am: Quiet time

          8am: Ishvara Pranidhana sacred flow, journaling prompt

          9am: Family breakfast

          10am-2pm: Temple Visit (must wear Kebaya- sleeved shirt and sarong, see below for examples)

          2-6pm: Free time, lunch

          6pm: Final yoga circle & recap of the week

          6:30pm- Hosted dinner & optional night out after for some drinks & dancing

      Day 7: Connected

          7am: Closing Sangha, sharing, hugs, final thoughts. 

          8am: Final family breakfast

          Transport to the airport. (Please send itinerary's asap in order to efficiently plan transport)

You are welcome to stay longer however this is the only day we will offer paid transport to Depensar. 

If you want to stay longer or come before retreat, Airbnb's and villa are about $30 USD/night. I'm happy to give you suggestions for places to stay and things to do that we won't get to on the retreat. I will be coming about a week early but leaving the 8th.

Prepare for your trip

There are quite a few tips and tricks for being a Bali pro, I've listed the most important of them here:

  • Bring $100 bills, you'll get a better exchange rate! Rupiah is the currency of Indonesia and you'll get about 13,000 IDR per $1 (based on the current exchange rate). I recommend about $300-$500 for spending money depending on your daily budget. Most places only take cash around Ubud, especially anything locally owned so its always a good idea to have cash on hand for the early morning flower market or a fresh coconut. Indonesia is extremely affordable and a lunch with a juice, entree and dessert will cost around $12 on average (100k-150k IDR). We will go over money more on the first night so don't stress too much about this.

  • Kebaya is the customary dress worn by Balinese women. It is beautiful and colorful, typically styled with a v-necked blouse of silk or lace, a sarong skirt and finished with a sash tied at the waist. The styles can vary and I've provided some examples to the right to give you an idea. I recommend finding a shirt ahead of time and purchasing a sarong and sash at the local market. The fabrics are beautiful and make for a great souvenir. This will be required for entering the temple. If you opt to wear a tank top that is fine but you must cover your shoulders with a shall.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Initial deposit is non-refundable. Remaining balance refundable if cancellation is 60 days prior to retreat start date.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Luxurious stay at one of Ubud's elite retreat centers, daily meals, yoga & meditation classes with journaling prompts throughout the week, epic excursions , ecstatic dance class, and professional photos by Bronwyn Huddleson Photography so you can leave the phone behind and focus on living in the moment on the Island of the Gods.


 
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Modern Kebaya, 3/4 sleeved shirt and sarong.

Modern Kebaya, 3/4 sleeved shirt and sarong.

Traditional Kebaya, lace top, sarong and sash.

Traditional Kebaya, lace top, sarong and sash.