8 Day Gateway of Love Bali Yoga Retreat, Ubud 18th - 25th August

Gateway of Love Bali Yoga Retreat, 18th -25th August

This retreat has a special offer on when you book through Soul Seed Travel. Fill in the make an enquiry form to send your request. You can also contact the team direct on retreats@soulseedmedia.com if you have any questions.

Description

During our 8-days dedicated to the Gateway of Love Bali Yoga retreat we will explore the transformative power of loving kindness and feel how the rich, Balinese culture integrates this into all aspects of life. Here you will find flowers and smiles for miles and miles, a Namaste throughout the day. The wafting of sweet incense following your every movement.

This is way more than a Yoga Retreat. Our Chief Love Alchemists Silvia Mordini and Kevin Westrich will hold space for your personal evolution, healing and joy.

Are you ready to make yourself the priority?. Self-Love is the way back to YOU.
If you’ve found yourself struggling to maintain healthy boundaries we will give you the tools and modalities to commit to your own happiness.

We promise our Bali Yoga Retreat will take you from feeling exhausted and uninspired to feeling enthusiastic and rejuvenated.

Imagine your days getting healing treatments, experiencing the beautiful Balinese culture and enjoying daily delicious massages (the first one is our gift!) We promise you’ll have what you need for sustainable change. You will return all (en)lightened up, loving ourself and loving your life!.

Accommodation

Our home for the week is a luxury, Tanah Villa Shanti set amongst rice fields on the outskirts of Ubud —the cultural and arts epicenter of the island.

With spacious, elegant individual bedrooms, a private spa, and rice field paths to trek, this will serve as the perfect place to be as close to the action as you like, but still remain in the tranquility of nature. You will have ample time to do as much—or as little

This private luxury villa has 11 bedrooms. Each Double or Triple room is only steps away from the surrounding rice fields and many open onto a private deck with seating. Handpicked furniture, fine cotton sheets and authentic Balinese touches are combined with European styling.

Room Facilities
-Fine cotton bed linen
-Filtered water
-Nightly turn down service
– Wifi Access in all rooms
– Refrigerator

Hotel Facilities
– Swimming pool
– Private Spa
– Coffee and Tea maker
– FAST WiFi internet access in public areas
– Walkable to Ubud area
– Rice Field Walking Paths
– Scooter Rental Available

Activities

Together we will enjoy traditional Balinese dance performances, temple visits, hikes through the countryside, healing rituals, meditate with the sunrise and practice heart opening yoga including vinyasa, restorative, yin and workshop style classes.

This retreat also includes Water Temple Purification Ceremony with respected Shaman, Cacao Ceremony, private wellness coaching, cultural excursions, and Monkey Forest adventure. You will leave feeling fully activated to love yourself, love your day, love your life!

Cuisine

Almost all meals are included, though you may wish to explore on your own at times. This is welcomed and encouraged. You will delight in traditional, healthy, organic Balinese Retreat Cuisine! You will have a choice of vegetarian, vegan, raw, gluten free, halal, and many more options.

Indonesia is comprised of many islands, all with many culinary influences. In Bali, fresh, raw food abounds, and the locals prepare many delicious traditional dishes, such as Nasi Goreng (the national dish of Indonesia & one of our favorites). Rice dishes served with sides of savory meats & vegetables are often part of breakfast, lunch & dinner.

The arts and crafts capital of Bali, Ubud has excellent cuisine from all over the world – no tradition is left unrepresented and with an abudance healthy, organic, raw, vegan & vegetarian food.

Retreat schedule

The week will include daily meditation, pranayama, yoga and other fun adventures. Everything is optional. It’s your vacation. Your trip design has been lovingly created especially for you, based on years of experience.

Earth Element (Bhumi) Days 1-2
Day 1 – Sunday
Planet: Sun – Chakra 7th Sahasrara
Until 5:00pm Pick-ups
2:00pm Check In & Welcome Drink!
Afternoon Pool time, spa & napping
5pm-5:30pm Welcome Orientation
5.30pm – 7pm Vinyasa Yoga
7.30pm Welcome Dinner

Day 2 – Monday
Planet: Moon – Chakra 6th Ajna
7:00am Meditation
7:30am-9:00am Vinyasa Yoga
7am-10:00am Breakfast Buffet
10am – 2:00pm Guided Tour of Monkey Forest
Lunch in Ubud at Clear Cafe
Shopping on own post lunch
3pm – 6:30pm 1 on 1 Coaching w/Silvia at Pool
6:30pm-7:30pm Vinyasa Yoga
8pm Dinner

Water Element (Jala)Days 3-4
Day 3 – Tuesday
Planet: Mars – Chakra 3rd Manipura
2:15am Kitamani Volcano Hike (opt$30USD)
7:00am Meditation
7:30-8:30am Vinyasa Yoga
7am-10:00am Breakfast Buffet
10am – 2pm Goa Gajah Unesco Heritage Site
Yeh Pulu Temple Rice Field Hike
12.45pm – 1.45pm Lunch
3.30pm – 4.30pm Yoga
5.30pm Dinner

Day 4 – Wednesday
Planet: Mercury – Chakra 5th Vissudha
7:00am Meditation
7:30-9:00am Vinyasa Yoga
7am-10:00am Breakfast Buffet
12:30pm Lunch
10am – 6:00pm Massage appointments (our gift!)
Afternoon Pool time, shopping & napping
5:00-6:00pm Vinyasa Yoga
7:30pm Pura Dalam Taman Kaja Kecak Fire and Trance Dance

Fire Element. (Agni) Days 5-6
Day 5 – Thursday
Planet: Jupiter – Chakra 2nd Svadisthana
7:00am Meditation
7:30-8:30am Vinyasa Yoga
7:00am-10:00am Breakfast Buffet
9:00am-1:00pm Ubud Culture Tour
Water Purification Ceremony
Sebatu Temple Visits
Lunch
4:30-5:30pm Vinyasa Yoga
6:00pm-7:00pm Dinne

Day 6 – Friday
Planet: Venus – Chakra 4th Anahata
6:00am Meditation
6:30-7:30am Vinyasa Yoga
7am-10:00am Breakfast Buffet
8:30am-4:30pm Sanur Beach Day at Prama Sanur White Sand Beach
One on One Coaching w/Silvia at Beach
6:00-7:00pm Vinyasa Yoga
7:30pm Dinner

Air Element (Vayu) Days 7-8
Day 7 – Saturday
Planet: Saturn – Chakra 1st Muladhara
7:00am Meditation
7:30-9:00am Vinyasa Yoga
7am-10:00am Breakfast Buffet
12:30pm Lunch
Afternoon Pool time, shopping & spa3:30-4:30pm Vinyasa Yoga
5:00-10:00pm Balinese Cultural Dinner & Singing, Dancing at Agung’s Home

Day 8 – Sunday
Planet: Sun – Chakra 7th Sahasrara
7:00am Meditation
7:30-9:00am Vinyasa Yoga
7am – 10:00am Good-bye Breakfast
12:00pm Check-out & Pool time

*12:30pm Departures for those with 4pm and 4:30pm flights

*Itinerary is subject to change with the ebb and flow of life

Other Excursion Options

Many options are available and are reasonably priced (in the range of $10-$80 per trip for full or 1/2 day trips).
• Sunrise volcano bicycling tours
• Elephant Safari Park (play with & ride rescued Sumatran Elephants)
• Rice terrace tours (including lessons from locals on threshing rice)
• Temple visits (Bali is famous for its many beautiful temples)
• Traditional dance performances
• Monkey chant performances
• Balinese cooking classes
• Woodcarving lessons
• Batik courses
• Gamelan courses
• Traditional artwork classes

Retreat Price

Prices are in US Dollars
Single with Private Bath: $2295 per person
Double with Private Bath: $1895 per person
Triple with Private Bath: $1595

Included

• 7 nights luxury Balinese villa with private pool at Villa Tanah Shanti Ubud
• 3 healthful, delicious meals per day including purified water, freshly brewed coffees, teas & tropical fruits provided through the day (vegan, gluten free available)
• Excursions: Including but not limited to UNESCO Rice Terrace Tour, Pyramids of Chi Sound Healing, Secret White Sand Beach, Water Temple Purification Ceremony, Monkey Forest Adventure, Kecak Fire Performance, Balinese Cultural Dinner & Dancing
• All transportation during the retreat
• Twice daily Yoga with Silvia (Vinyasa, Kundalini, Yin)
• Daily Meditation with Kevin Westrich and Silvia
• Healing Sessions with Kevin Westrich
• A 90 minute Balinese massage
• Canang Making (coconut leaf offering baskets)
• Entrance fees to all group events
• Energy Medicine/Shamanic Journeying: Earth, Water, Fire, Air Rituals
• 25 page Alchemy of Love Guide
• Time for exploration and relaxation
• Daily Dharma Talks with Kevin Westrich and Silvia
• Complimentary WiFi
• A special eco friendly goodie bag: including Balinese bag, fan & sarong
• Comprehensive trip literature
• Taxes included

Not included

• Airfare to and from the trip
• Airport transfers
• Lodging before and/or after the trip if you are coming early or staying later
• Spa treatments
• Extra excursions
• Gratuities for your guides

How to get there

• What airport do I fly into?
Make all travel arrangements into Denpasar (DPS). Please be aware that you will need to depart the US one to two days before the start of the retreat, depending on the flight schedule you chose. The international airport code for Denpasar, Bali is DPS.

• Will I be picked up at the airport?
Yes pickup will be arranged at hotel.

VISAS & SHOTS
• What kind of Visa do I need? A 30-day ($35 USD) tourist visa (often referred to as a Visa On Arrival, since you can get it when you land at Denpasar International Airport) is required to enter Bali.

• Do I need a visa to visit Bali?
Yes, depending on your nationality. U.S. passport holders will need to show a passport valid for six months after the arrival date in Bali, a return ticket and $35USD (in exact change) for a 30 day visa.

• Do I need any inoculations?
Generally speaking, traveling to foreign countries exposes you to new germs and diseases. All inoculations or malaria tablet inquiries need to be directed to your physician for an accurate assessment of your individual need or preference

What to pack

* Camera (bring extra batteries, a backup camera)
* Sunglasses (even a spare wouldn’t hurt)
* Hat! You are close to the equator!
* Sunblock is EXTREMELY expensive in Bali. It is probably because it has to be imported and therefore subjected to a high tax. You will go through sunscreen faster then you expect because you have to put it on everytime you go out in the sun or you will get burned. I would bring one large tube for the week, and then a nicer tube of sunscreen for your face with a higher SPF.
* Light clothes in natural, breathable fabrics. No heavy synthetics, especially not for yoga.
* Recommend knees covered when possible in Ubud or in smaller villages, out of respect, instead of short shorts. The short shorts are fine at the beach. Sleeveless tops are fine, so are tank tops but have a scarf/shawl with you that you can wrap over your shoulders if necessary.
* Light weight long sleeve to protect yourself from the sun for those that are more sensitive. Easy, flowy lounge pants, beach pants are a nice option.
* Shoes: you need flip flops and a pair of shoes you can walk/hike around in (closed athletic shoe). No need to bring your heavy hikers. And a cute set of sandals but no heels. The sidewalks in Ubud are famous for tripping.
*For hiking, be sure to have a lightweight backpack to carry your personal belongings. Also great when riding a Vespa, or riding a bike into town and around.
* Chargers for phone, camera.
* Bug repellent (at least something, then you can always buy more sprays, lotions in Bali for very cheap)
* Little wetnaps or kleenex pack. Most of the nice places will have toilet paper, but it won’t be unusual not to find any or easy way to wash your hands. It is a good idea to keep little wet naps or tissue with you at all times just in case.
* Yoga mats and props are provided, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.

Booking

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