Magical Bali with yoga, culture, nature and spa
We have created a truly beautiful trip! We want to spoil you with everything that this amazing island has to offer! The trip has a balanced mix of yoga, nature, culture and spa treatments. Included in the trip are 12 nights, 9 nights will be spent at a beautiful retreat center in Ubud surrounded by green rice fields and 3 nights will be spent at a beach hotel on the paradise island Gili Air right next to the crystal blue water. We include well educated yoga teachers who will give you a taste of soft nourishing yoga classes. You will be able to enjoy the best treatments in nice spa's. Taxi trips that you might want to take during your free time are also included.
Please read more below, and send your booking soon, the number of participants is limited to maximum 12.
In this trip you will experience:
*8 yoga classes with two of the best yoga teachers in the island. The classes will be held in two different studios with spectacular views of the Balinese jungle.
*3 pampering full body treatments,
*We will indulge in the island´s natural beauty and learn about the medicinal abilities of the Balinese plants,
*We will explore the real rural Bali and learn about their beautifully protected culture,
*We will inmerse ourselves in their spiritual celebrations,
* Free shuttle to take you wherever you wish within Ubud during your free time.
All of this in idilic surroundings, beautiful accomodation and comfortable transport. Two delicious meals are also included in this trip including Christmas lunch and New Years Eve Dinner for the tour in December.
There are 12 nights included in the trip. Out of those 12 nights you will stay 9 nights at a beautiful retreat center in Ubud. You find this retreat among green rice fields, it has a swimmingpool and amazing breakfasts. The last 3 nights you will stay at a beach hotel right next to the crystal blue ocean on Gili Islands (Gili Air).
The yoga classes will consist of Hatha- and Yinyoga. The yoga suits both beginners and advanced yoga practitioners. The trip includes nine yoga classes, each about 1.5 hours. If you want to take more yoga classes there is a nice yoga studio right next to the hotel which offers good classes every day. The yoga program for the trip is optional so it is ok to skip classes if there is something else you want to.
Flight departure if flying from Europe.
Arrival at Denpasar airport, and in Ubud, Bali. We will indulge in a nourishing foot massage and a full body massage to ease those bodies after a long travel. We will have our first soft yoga class with Tanya in the afternoon and in the evening, we will have a group dinner to celebrate the beginning of the journey together.
Breakfast by the pool. We will venture out to the magical rice fields of Bali, were Lilir will inform us of the amazing medicinal value of the Balinese plants and their local healing Balinese tradition. We will end up our welcome by having lunch in a traditional Balinese resturant.
At sunset, we will enjoy another grounding yoga class with Tanya.
We start our day with a yoga class with Tanya. After breakfast we will take a walk through the magical rice fileds of Bali, ending up at a restaurant with spectacular views were we will enjoy a lovely lunch and for the December group, our Christmas meal (meal included in the price)!
We continue with nourishing and grounding ourselves by taking a full body massage at Chantika Spa. A two hour treatment combining full body massage with body scrubb and a flower bath.
On the last day of the element of Earth, we will take an easy cycling trip from the highest volcano in the island, down hill through the beautiful rural villages of Bali. We will learn about the culture of the people, enter their homes and understand their values. The trip will end with a delicious buffet lunch.
We will wake up to a transformative yoga class with Sky and we follow up by travelling to the jungle to a teacher that will introduce us to the vedic spiritual life of Bali. In the evening we will be attending a Kecak dance; a beautiful traditional performance that inspired the movie Avatar.
An auspiscious day of temple visits; we will visit glorious Gunung Kawi temple, enter its caves, learn about its history and the Balinese spiritual life by our local guide Surya. After an invigorating swim at the nearby waterfall we will have lunch with spectacular views of the rice fields and the volcanos of Bali.
We will wake up to have a yoga/pranayama (yogic breathing) class with Sky. After that, this will be a free day for you to integrate the journey so far, rest, sunbathe, do some shopping or just be.
This day we will inmerse ourselve in the healing culture of Bali. Surya will introduce us to its history and mysteries and in the afternoon we will have the honour to meet Cokorda Rai, member of the Royal family and considered to be the best healer in the island, a good opportunity for you to check on any aspect of your health that you would like to improve.
We will start the water period of this journey with a flowing yoga class with Tanya. After breakfast we will head towards our beach resort at the nearby island of Gili Air**.
Time for integration, rest and relsease of the old to welcome the new.
On this day we will arrange a beautiful snorkelling trip around the coastal areas of the nearby island, discovering its corals and abundant marine life. Watch out for turtles! The rest of the day will be free. In the evening, we will celebrate New Year´s Eve with a delicious dinner. Free days to reflect, integate, relax, continue snorkeling...as you wish!
We will leave our beach resort and head back to our Ubud hotel. In the afternoon we will enjoy a sunet yoga class with Sky.
On our last day in Bali we will have a cleansing ceremony for the group at a beautiful water temple. In the afternoon we will have our last yoga class with Sky and a closing circle together.
Departure to your home country.
Arrival back home.
(Please note that this program is subject to minor changes due to weather or unforseen local circumstances.)
**Should the weather not permit the boat trip to Gili Air, we will make sure that you enjoy your beach experience in another location within the island of Bali.
You will find prices and more facts in the right column.