Do you feel disconnected from your true self and found yourself saying “I’m running out of…”? and then, this retreat is for you! You need to stop rushing around so much, press-pause, take a time-out, and rediscover what you love most about life. This Bali yoga retreat will take you from feeling too busy and rushed to relaxed, peaceful, and calm. You will go from time scarcity to living from abundance. You will go from exhausted and uninspired to feeling pampered and loved. You will return all enlightened up, loving yourself, and loving your life!
During the retreat, you will be staying at Alam Puisi Villas Ubud, Bali. The villa provides free toiletries, pool and room towels, fresh clean water, a small refrigerator, and bicycles for use during your stay. There are free shuttles running from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. into the center of Ubud. The villa has air conditioning and the complimentary wireless internet in the main house, all rooms, and public spaces. There is also a laundry service with one to two-day turnaround. Laundry is priced per item and the order forms are in every room with up-to-date pricing. There are also many local vendors nearby offering laundry service if you want other options.
Each spacious and air-conditioned room is thoughtfully appointed in a stylish Balinese theme that promotes a chill vibe. All room has its own luxurious bathroom and a balcony that overlooks the vibrantly green and beautiful rice fields.
Do you believe in magic? You will again after spending a week with Silvia Mordini! This experience is for you if:
During your eight-days dedicated to the Alchemy of Love, you 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 and your chief love alchemist Silvia Mordini holding space for your personal evolution, healing, and joy.
Together you will enjoy traditional Balinese dance performances, temple visits, hikes through the countryside, sing medicine songs, meditate with the sunrise, and practice heart opening yoga including Vinyasa, Restorative, and workshop style classes.
This retreat also includes Water Temple purification ceremony with respected Shaman, Cacao ceremony, private Kiran, cultural excursions, and hidden beach trip. You will leave feeling fully activated to love yourself, love your day, and love your life!
The week will include daily meditation, pranayama, yoga, and other fun adventures.
Theme will be planet Sun and chakra of the seventh Sahasrara.
Theme will be planet Moon and chakra of the sixth Ajna
Theme will be planet Mars and chakra of the third Manipura
The theme will be planet Mercury and chakra of the fifth Vissudha
Theme will be planet Jupiter and chakra of the second Svadisthana
Theme will be planet Venus and chakra of the fourth Anahata
The theme will be planet Saturn and chakra first Muladhara
The theme will be planet Sun and chakra seventh Sahasrara
Itinerary is subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances.
Enjoy a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Goa Gajah, to the 13th century Yeh Puluh reliefs and Rice Field Temple, a hike to the rice field, and a tour to Monkey Forest. This retreat also includes Water Temple purification ceremony with respected Shaman, Cacao ceremony, private Kirtan, Kecak fire performance, and Balinese cultural dinner and dancing at a private home, as part of the program.
You will also be part of the celebration of Nyepi, the Balinese New Year or Day of Silence for self-reflection and deep release of what holds you back from loving your life more. This is one of the most exciting times to be in Bali! You will leave feeling fully activated to love yourself, love your day, love your life!
Goa Gajah ‘elephant cave’ is an archaeological site of significant historical value that makes it a special place to visit. Located on the cool western edge of Bedulu Village. This 11th-century cave was used by monks and was named for the statue of Ganesh found inside. A few minutes drive from Goa Gajah is Tampak Siring, a holy spring temple known as Pura Tirta Empul.
At the southern end are beautiful rice fields and small streams that lead to the Petanu River, another natural site entwined in local legends. Goa Gajah was built on a hillside and as two small streams met forming a river junction. The site was considered sacred and was built for hermetic meditation and prayers.
The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary of Padangtegal is dedicated to educating people about the importance of conserving cultural resources. The monkeys within the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary of Padangtegal are commonly called long-tailed macaques. Their scientific name is Macaca fascicular. Macaques are found throughout Southeast Asia and many species of macaques live successfully in areas that are heavily utilized by humans like they do in Monkey Forest.
Interestingly, within long-tailed macaque societies, females are typically born into and remain with a single troop for life. In contrast, adult males may migrate between troops. Currently, there are approximately 600 Balinese long-tailed macaques that inhabit the Sacred Monkey Forest.
The temple inside the Monkey Forest represents a sacred Balinese Hindu site. In trying to understand Balinese Hinduism, it is important to keep in mind that Balinese Hinduism is unlike Hinduism practiced in other parts of the world today. Balinese Hinduism combines aspects of animism, ancestor worship, Buddhism, and Hinduism.
This experience provides a healing ritual and understanding to the magical mysteries of Balinese spirituality. Water is believed by the Balinese to be one of the key forces of life. For this very unique spiritual experience, you will establish a collaboration with a Holy Water Temple, located on the outskirts of Ubud that carries a mystifying and ancient energy.
Upon arrival, you will be provided with a ceremonial sarong and a space to change your clothes at a nearby venue. You will be escorted for a guided tour of the beautiful peace and quiet of this ancient site prior to the ceremony, where you will learn the history that is held on these sacred grounds. After your tour of the temple, the ceremony will be conducted by a Mangku, a Balinese priest.
While sitting in meditation, the priest will prepare some holy water in a vase with flowers and incense while chanting mantras in ancient Sanskrit. Following the mantras, you will be invited to receive a holy water cleansing as this blessed water sprinkled over your head. You will then be guided into the sacred water pools where several koi fish swim and live.
Once you emerge in the sacred pools, it will be requested that you bow down before each spring, putting your head under the stream of water. First, you will wash the holy water on your face as the symbol of physical purification, then over your fontanel as the purification of the tirtha. After that, you will also consume the water three times as a symbol of spiritual purification. This will create a full sensation of the body receiving a ‘holy bathing’.
After the ceremony, you will be invited to change your clothes to the place where a healthy and high vibe lunch will be served. After the lunch, you will have a closing ceremony in the yoga studio including meditation, group sharing, journaling, and mantra. Afterwards, you will have free time to either enjoy the swimming pool and spa or visit the traditional town.
Experience the impressive traditional Bali Kecak and fire dance inspired by the epic of Ramayana. Learn about the history and culture of the island through dance performance. Normally music plays a vital role to accompany the dancer's movements, but in the Kecak dance, the music is generated by a combination of sounds of the 50 to 100 or more men sounding like “cak.”
They sit in concentric circles, swaying, standing up, lying prone as the story develops. A person will act as a leader who gives the tone early, someone else acting as a suppressor in charge of high or low tone, someone else acting as a solo singer, and someone else will act as the mastermind behind all of that to deliver the story.
The retreat will take place outside Ubud, Bali’s Centre of Arts. The culture is so rich that almost no week passes without a ceremony held somewhere in Ubud. This is the highland of Bali with uninterrupted views of terraced rice fields from your beautiful villa. This is the place to be back to nature and away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Bali is an island and the smallest province of Indonesia which includes a few smaller neighboring islands. It is located between Java to the west and Lombok to the east, and its capital, Denpasar, is the southern part of the island. Bali is renowned for its highly developed arts including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music.
Bali’s central mountains include several peaks over 3,000 meters in elevation. The highest is Mount Agung (3,031 m), known as the “mother mountain” which is an active volcano. South of the mountains is a broad, steadily descending area where most of Bali’s large rice crop is grown.
The island is surrounded by coral reefs. Beaches in the south tend to have white sand while those in the north and west have black sand. Bali received the Best Island award from Travel and Leisure in 2010. The island of Bali won because of its attractive surroundings both mountain and coastal areas, diverse tourist attractions, excellent international, local restaurants, and the friendliness of the local people.
You will be delighted with three daily delicious meals served in traditional, healthy, and organic Balinese retreat cuisine. You will have a choice of vegetarian, vegan, raw, gluten-free, halal, and many other options. Almost all meals are included, but Alchemy Tours kept in mind that you may wish to explore on your own at times. There will be also purified water, freshly brewed coffees, teas, and tropical fruits provided through the day.
Indonesia is comprised of many islands which are all with many culinary influences. In Bali, fresh, raw food abounds, and the locals prepare many delicious traditional dishes, such as Nasi Goreng which is the national dish of Indonesia and one of the favorites. Rice dishes served with sides of savory meats and vegetables are often part of the breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The arts and crafts capital of Bali, Ubud, has excellent cuisine from all over the world with no tradition left unrepresented with an abundance healthy, organic, raw, vegan, and vegetarian food. Please ask Alchemy of Yoga for restaurant, cafes, and lounges recommendations.
During your free time, there are many available optional things to do for a reasonable additional price, ranging from 10 to 80 USD per trip for full or a half day trips. You can do temple visits, sunrise volcano bicycling tours, enjoy traditional dance performances, play and ride the rescued Sumatran elephants, see monkey chant performances, take batik courses, take gamelan courses, take wood carving lessons, take traditional artwork classes, tour to the rice terrace including lessons from locals on threshing rice.
Enjoy one free Balinese massage included in the package.
Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Please be aware that you will need to depart one to two days before the start of the retreat, depending on the flight schedule you chose.
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