EAT.PRAY.MOVE Ocean and Mountain Yoga Retreat Bali
Our time in Bali will be split between two locations so guests can experience the best of what this lovely land has to offer! We will start at a seaside village away from the hustle and bustle and really settle in to this week alongside the ocean! We’ll have half of the week with beach accommodations and a relaxing way to ease into our holiday. We will be taken care of by an award-winning boutique hotel family that will host us at both locations in Bali.
The first is sumptuous yet unassuming – an ocean-front retreat that lies in the shade of Mount Agung, held up as sacred by Balians, and surrounded by opulent coconut groves. Mid-way through the week we’ll head into Bali’s most famous town of Ubud. We’ll be hosted in luxury accommodations – a tranquil and secluded hillside retreat that sits high up on the edge of the rich green Ayung River valley in Bali’s central foothills, in the traditional Balinese hill village of Payangan. Both hotels offer award-winning design accommodations and even one of the world’s “Top 50 Pools in the World.”.
Guests will not only enjoy the grounds of the villa, the outdoor areas including a lovely pool, patio and lounges, but the retreat includes some amazing day-trips to the surrounding sites. A guided day in and around Ubud will lead guests through an introduction to this area. We’ll visit a spice plantation, get to participate in a Balinese healing and fire ritual, and learn Balinese cooking during our cuisine lesson. There will be time in nature, on the beaches, and also we’ll get to visit the Indonesian weavers of our “Give Back” Partner in Bali and learn more about the amazing textiles of the area.
The final full day entails a trip to the luxurious Four Seasons where we’ll delve deeper into Bali’s serene beauty and tradition by spending a day in the life of a local farmer – from a private guided walk through rice fields and jungle paths, followed by a picnic breakfast in a rice field pavilion, known as a bale, then we help local farmers plant rice with traditional methods. Next we venture to the spa villa close to the banks of the river for a traditional bathing ritual, scrub and massage. What a way to end the week – in pure relaxation!
Daily meditation and yoga classes will be offered in a way to relax, stimulate, and help guests grow in their own personal practice. Classes are open to all levels, beginner to practiced, and can range from gentle, restorative, and more vigorous vinyasa flow and ashtanga styles.
Style and class levels will be determined and moulded to fit participating students’ needs, and with a small intimate retreat class size, students will be able to get personalized attention and comfortability to deeply explore their practice. Depending on each retreat location, classes will be held in a dedicated indoor yoga space and some also offer outdoor options as well for us to use if the weather is agreeable.
We will be served healthy, delicious vegetarian food for breakfast lunch and dinner, either in our hotel, or out in town. Simple, delectable Balinese food, made with fresh, local ingredients, will be the mainstay of our diet and some of our meals will even be served on banana leaf!
We can also take our exploration of Indonesian cuisine further through a cooking class that will teach us how to bring the flavours of Bali back to our own kitchens.
We will be spending our time at two locations in Bali, so you can see more of what the stunning tropical paradise has to offer. Starting at a seaside village, we will stay away from the hustle and bustle of the more visited parts of the island and enjoy the serenity of the ocean. Half of the week will be in beachside accommodation so that we ease our way into our holiday at an award winning boutique retreat on the ocean front under the shadow of sacred Mount Agung and surrounded by serene coconut groves.
We then move onto the famous town of Ubud, in the centre of the island. Our luxury accommodation there is on a secluded hillside on the edge of the Ayung River valley in the central foothills of Bali. Here we will experience life in the traditional Balinese village of Payangan.
Prices are in US dollars
$3,195 (shared room)
$3,845 (single room)
$950 deposit to reserve your spot. Reserve now.
Maximum 12 people
Final balance due 45 days before.
* Villa accommodation
* Breakfast and dinner
* Selected lunches on day trips
* Transfer from airport
* Transportation to and from day trips
* Daily meditation and yoga classes
* Use of estate premises
* Tour guide on various day trips
* Entrance fees during day trips
* Visits to local sites
* Indonesian textile class
* Balinese healing ceremony
* Rice farming experience
* Spa day
* Cuisine class
Does not include
* Visit to various sites in Bali
* Balinese cooking class
* Beach day
* Spa day and treatment
* Rice farming experience
* Balinese healing ceremony
What past guests have said
“My wife and I have participated in four of these retreats. Each time we have been completely captivated by the experience. The locations are absolutely spectacular. The food and wine is local, healthy, fresh and delicious. The daily trips are personal, structured (but not overly so), enthralling, adventurous and chic. This is not your uncle’s travel guide tour. Erin offers an intimate and deeply restorative experience. It is invitation to form lifetime friendships with people who are curious, joyful and fun. Many times we feel like we are not only getting a sense for a place but being invited to peer behind the veil and see what is invisible to many travelers, all informed by Erin’s appreciative eye for beauty, story and style. Finally the yoga is inclusive and healing. I love the music, the settings, the flow and Erin’s ability to meet you where you are at in your practice. This is our first choice for international travel, personal restoration and inspiration. We highly recommend the experience”. Rene – California, USA
How to get here
Nearest major airports: Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport (DPS). We will arrange your transfers between the airport and the villa. Full travel details will be given when you sign up. We can help with the details so you can find the best route for you!
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What to pack
*YOGA MATS PROVIDED*
* Bathing suit (pool, spa, beach)
* Yoga clothes
* Comfortable walking/hiking shoes
* Bug spray
* Plug adaptors / converters
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