Bali Yoga Retreat 2024
Welcome to Bali!
Once everyone has arrived we will gather for a quick introduction as a group followed by a welcome ceremony. A local Balinese priest will offer blessings, chakra alignment, and insight on the energy and nature of the islands culture, our surroundings, and the Balinese people.
The adventure begins...
After a light breakfast, and yoga you will learn the Balinese art of making offerings. Made from bamboo leaves and filled with flowers and treats to appease the gods. If time permits we will spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the local area. That evening we will travel to Tirta Empul, the water temple. Well known for its healing properties, the water temple is fed from the natural springs of Bali. The temple is open for a cleansing ritual, if you wish to participate.
After breakfast we will spend the afternoon hiking and exploring waterfalls. Weather dependent, we will visit Kanto Lampo and Tukad Cepung. The natural beauty of these waterfalls is breathtaking. These hikes will require the ability to climb steps but are a great way to get your energy moving. Once we return you will experience Yoga Nidra to rest and rejuvenate.
After breakfast and morning yoga, we will travel to a local Balinese market to experience foods, spices, and daily life in a Bali. We will visit a rice field to learn about the life cycle of rice, and the effects on local farming and economy. Afterwards we will attend a cooking class and followed by free time to explore, swim in the pool, or enjoy a massage followed by an evening meditation and yin.
After breakfast and yoga we will visit the local tourist attractions. Included are....The Tegalalang Rice Fields and the Bali Swing, the Goa Goa Elephant Cave Temple, tour the Coffee Plantation for some Kopi Luwak. We will finish afternoon visiting the monkey forest. Our day will end at Tanah Lot Temple on the western coast for one of the most incredible sunsets you can imagine, we will attend a traditional temple Kacek fire dance that tells the story of the love of Rama and Shinta, and the friendship of the white monkey, Hanuman. It is deeply moving and fun theatrical experience.
Today is a free day to do whatever you want to do. after breakfast and yoga we can help facilitate a day at the beach to relax and sun bathe, spa treatments, a massage, snorkeling, maybe visit some local markets, or relax at the pool with a good book. Early evening we will visit some local beach bars and enjoy some Bali night life.
For our last morning, we will enjoy breakfast followed by a gentle yoga flow then head to a Sound and Theta Healing meditation class. The class will include an optional tarot card reading. Once you're fully packed and ready for your next destination a driver will deliver you to wherever you need to go.