The Floating Temple Sailing Yoga Retreats across Indonesia’s eastern archipelago, 9th – 16th September / 19th – 26th September / 29th September – 6th October

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The Floating Temple Sailing Yoga Retreats across Indonesia’s eastern archipelago

Immerse yourself in a supportive space surrounded by the ocean and the ion-rich sea breeze. Relish moments of deep knowledge and inner awareness as you reclaim your connection with inner wisdom.

Reconnect to nature and your true essence, while basking in the beauty of Indonesia’s eastern archipelago, one of the most extraordinary marine environment on the planet. Mantamae Charter invite you to join acclaimed international yoga teacher Francesco de Nigris aboard Mantamae.

Come onboard and join a magical yoga and wellbeing retreat on Mantamae a traditional Indonesian Phinisi. Enjoy a simple yet intense program that encompasses morning awakenings of the body, breathing exercises, free body workouts, meditations, sequences of postures and moments of deep knowledge.

Bringing yoga in contact with the sea is like giving wings to a dream. At sea, with the intimacy of space and the expanse of the ocean, we open ourselves, experiment, find strength. Here, we can stop , see an feel; we can let profound feelings rise, discover fragments of ourselves and return them into alignment In intimate dialogue within this rediscovered space, the dream blossoms.

Our team team will take care of you, creating a beautiful and natural daily flow. The teacher will draw on eastern wisdom (both Indian and Chinese) from 20 years of study and practice, to create a tailor-made path of you.

Though intense, the retreat will have moments of sharing and lightness, of personal or group relaxation, of exploration above and below water. Moments shared at dinner, in the creative kitchen of Karen or after dinner in conversation with the stars or in ecstatic dance.

This retreat will be lead on board Mantamae, you will sail around Raja Ampat National Park or Komodo National Park Indonesia.

Raja Ampat National Park

Next dates: Feb 10th-19th (10d/9n)
Between November and April, we will sail around Raja Ampat, described by many scientists as the richest place for marine life on earth, a diver’s mecca that relatively advanced divers should not miss. The biodiversity is just amazing with weird and rare underwater creatures everywhere you look and many new species have been discovered over the last few years in the archipelago.

Raja Ampat is like heaven for underwater photography with magnificent hard and soft coral, clear water, and a teeming reef life. These islands are very rich in macro life with just about all of the kind of critters you can dream of!

Komodo National Park

Next dates: Sept 9th – Sept 16th, Sept 19th -Sept 26th & Sept 29th – Oct 6th
Between May and September we will sail around Komodo National Park. Komodo sits on the boundary between two great oceans, with the Flores Sea as part of the Pacific in the north and the Indian Ocean in the south – two very different marine environments, with different species over the north to the south gradient.

There is a mix of species throughout Komodo and you get to experience the best of both worlds within very short distances, covering a huge variety of sites with a minimal amount of steam. From pristine corals, mantas, sharks, turtles, dolphins, dugong, and giant pelagic to tiny pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs, and frogfish, the diversity of marine life is mind boggling.

The islands feature a dramatic wild savannah landscape with patches of forest especially on the southern hills of Komodo and Rinca. Enjoy hikes to see the fauna, including the Timor deer, water buffalo, wild boar, Rinca rats, wild horses, fruit bats or long-tailed macaque monkeys, and of course the Komodo dragons.

White and red sand beaches, blue lagoons teeming with fish and some of the most spectacular underwater scenery in the world entice divers and visitors from around the world. Deserted beaches and surrounding hills are an ideal backdrop for your sunset drinks on the beach, while the bays where Manta Mae anchors are perfect for leisurely afternoons water-skiing or exploring the coastline on a tender or kayak.

Retreat schedule

• 07:20 Cold rubbing
• 07:30 Sūrya Namaskāra and / or small yoga morning sequence or energization exercises or Tai Kung
• 08:10 Prānāyāma and meditation
• 09:30 Breakfast, free time (reading, sunbathing, water activities, etc.)
• 12:00 Training (swimming or training by land or on bard)
• 13:00 Lunch, resting time
• 16:30 Dialogues about your way
• 17:30 Afternoon yoga class or Tai Chi form or bokken (wooden sword)
• 19:00 Small meditation
• 19:30 Dinner
• 21:00 “Sharing stars”


Francesco De Nigris
Francesco De Nigris, born in Rome on June 30, 1967. He began studying the physical arts in 1984 and graduated in 1993, from the Department of Psychology and Criminology in Rome.
His studies range from martial arts to yoga. From the Shin Jitsu Ryu to Ayurvedic Massage, Reflexology and Shiatsu and he  studied the style of Ho Ryu Do, a synthesis between traditional Kung Fu and western fighting and combat techniques.

In ’95 he went to O.N.U., in New York, to teach yoga. and that year, he participated in a program of Yoga and Re-education (rehabilitation) intended for recovering drug addicts and felons at Fondazione Villa Maraini in Rome. He developed and implemented a Children’s Yoga Program for L’Istituto Comprensivo Cortina D’Ampezzo.

Karen Couto
Our Integrative Chef Karen Couto will take care will delights your palates with a Sattvic menu. She is post graduated in Functional Gastronomy by FAMESP-SP, Brazil and author of the book “Você Pode SER Mais FELIZ Comendo”. She learned Ayurvedic Techniques in India and Chinese Medicine in Brazil.

Karen lived in Europe for 8 years and travelled the world, searching for healing food/ spiritual experiences, thus she provides a complete integral nourishment experience in all her professional activities. She has worked with many well-known chefs  in Paris, Italy and Spain from whom she has absorbed, in her opinion, the 3 most important pillars of the kitchen: ethics, quality, common sense and balance. K

aren is a gastronomic consultant for bars, restaurants and cook teams and she is currently residing in Bali working teaching culinary arts at Green School, Ubud, Bali. Retreats and workshops on health awareness, ‘bodies’ conscience and well being are her speciality.


The integrative chef will take care with delight for your palates with a Sattvic menu. Sattvic foods are therefore pure, clean, and wholesome. A sattvic diet consists of food that gives life, strength, and energy to the individual.

Yoga practitioners make use of the sattvic diet to support the practices of anushasanam, which means the governing of ones subtle nature and the quieting of the mind, this is not just for the health of the body.

They are light in nature, easy to digest, mildly cooling, refreshing and not disturbing to the mind. The way it is prepared is relevant, it should be in a positive mood and the food is best prepared in a state of love and awareness. Chewing (more time to eat and easier to digest) and meals in modest portions is very important.

The following meals are included:
• Breakfast
• Brunch
• Lunch
• Dinner
• Snacks

The following drinks are included:
• Water
• Coffee
• Tea
• Detox juices


Mantamae is a 31-meter Phinisi ironwood schooner. No ordinary luxury yacht, it’s for the spirited few with a song in their heart, a curious mind, and a passion for cruising some of the most extraordinary places on the planet. Mantamae is the essence of ancient romantic traditions fused with modern design and technology.

Mantamae accommodates up to 8 to 10 guests in a sumptuous master cabin, two staterooms, each with individually controlled air-conditioning, comfortable queen-size beds, ample storage space and stunning ensuite bathrooms and a bunk bed cabin with two beds. The air-conditioned mid-ship salon has a bar and seating area. Above deck are areas designed for alfresco dining, relaxing and sunbathing.

Mantamae presents generous gather spaces for guests to spend time together in gracious, comfortable and relaxing surroundings.

Communal spaces:
Mantamae presents generous gather spaces for guests to spend time together in gracious, comfortable, and relaxing surroundings.

Lavishly decorated with black pen shell and blue coral from Nusa Penida, the air-conditioned mid-ship salon has a bar, seating, and media area, as well as a state-of-the-art music system with DJ deck and vessel-wide speakers.

The main deck wraps around a large oval table surrounded by a shaded, over-sized lounging area that forms the social heart of the boat. The upper deck in front of the bridge provides a second alfresco lounging area, with deeply cushioned mattresses and hammocks encouraging sun-bathing and star-gazing.

Retreat Price

Private group Komodo or Raja Ampat*:

USD$ 3.300 per night
* only for private charter
Ayurveda chef is additional cost of USD$ 200.00 per day
National Park Fee is additional cost to be paid on board in cash

Raja Ampat 10 days/9 nights
Master Cabin: 4.500,00 per person (3rd person $2.250,00)
Deluxe Cabin 1: $ 4.250,00 per person  (3rd person $2.125)
Deluxe Cabin 2:  $ 4.250,00 per person (3rd person $2.125)
Bunk Bed: $ 3.900 per person

Komodo 7 nights/8 days
Master Cabin: $3.500,00 per person (3rd/4rd person $1.750,00)
Deluxe Cabin 1: $3.250,00 per person (3rd person $1.625,00)
Deluxe Cabin 2:  $3.250,00 per person (3rd person $1.625,00)


• Accommodation in an air-conditioned cabin (shared occupancy) with supremely comfortable bed, and ensuite shower room with toiletries and towels
• Full board, with breakfast, lunch and dinner plus healthy snacks and home-made cake in between
• Yoga and wellbeing instruction, guidance and mentoring
• Land excursions, including sunset barbecue
• Dives with complete sets of diving equipment and accompanying dive instructor
• Snorkelling gear, kayaks, jet skis, water skis, wakeboards, skidoos
• Transfers to Mantamae from the nearest airport
• National Park Fee

Does not include

• Airfare
• Travel insurance
• Diving insurance (if you want to dive)
• On-board alcohol

Cancellation and Reservation Policy

• A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
• The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 91 days before the arrival date.
• The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.

Optional activities

• Diving
• Snorkeling
• Stand Up Paddle
• Kayaking
• Water Sky

What to pack

Dive suit / wetsuits
Flip flops
Camera / Go-pro

How to get here

Book your flight to Sorong (Raja Ampat) or Labuan Bajo (Komodo). Please choose a flight that arrives one day before the starting date of the retreat. If you need help booking flights we would be happy to give you support.

Once you have booked your flight, please email us your flight itinerary. Once you arrive at the airport terminal, one staff member of Mantamae will be there to pick you up to the boat.

Tourist visa

• Passport must be valid for a least six months after your date of arrival. Free visa entry and VOA (visa on arrival):
• Depending on your passport there are three options to enter Indonesia that apply to most the that come for tourist or social purpose only:
• 1. No visa required (the majority of countries, free entry, 30 days valid, not extendable)
• 2. Visa on arrival (35 USD, 30 days valid, extendable (once for 30 days)
• 3. Visa needed (apply abroad before arriving in Indonesia)


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