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8 Days Bhakti Bliss Yoga Retreat in Bali

  • Bhuwana Ubud Hotel, Pengosekan Road, Br Kumbuh, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Overview

Art of Relaxation and Cultural Bliss Yoga Holiday in Bali

During this adventure, you will explore natural beauty and the transformative power of nature and feel the how the rich, Balinese culture integrates these into all aspects of life. You will take the time to experience the gentle people, foods, beaches, and ceremonies that make up the most unique aspects of Bali known as the island of love. You will enjoy Balinese meals and dance performances, hike through the countryside, sing medicine songs, and practice yoga while immersing yourself in the warm sunshine. This retreat hols space for your personal evolution, healing, and joy.

Highlights

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 1 hour Balinese massage
  • Private evening dharma talks
  • Excursions to some of Bali's best locations
  • Balinese cultural dinner and dancing
  • 3 daily healthy and delicious meals
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation
  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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Each spacious, air-conditioned room is thoughtfully appointed in a stylish, Balinese theme that promotes a chill vibe and has its own luxurious bathroom. You will have space to spread out in the 450 square foot room. Each room also has a deck that overlooks the rice fields, beautiful gardens, or the pool area. Relax with a 32 inch flat-screen TV to practice your Balinese, or to stay up on the news, and enjoy your very own mini-bar for cold drinks and snacks.

Firefly room

  • Cuddle with a loved one in this cool blue room with private terrace. The room features a queen-size bed, private bath, and second floor views.

Garden room

  • Relax in a gorgeous garden setting with private terrace and private entrance. The room features a queen-size bed and a private bath.

Lotus Villas

The Lotus Villa offers deluxe rooms with air conditioners and built in wardrobes in each room. All rooms have a pond and garden view. Each floor of the two-story Lotus Villa building has their own bathrooms, each with two wash basins, showers, and toilets. Two single beds or one king-size bed are available in each room. The ground floor rooms one to three share the downstairs facilities, while the second floor rooms four to seven share the upstairs facilities.

Sound of Sunshine

  • Shine bright listening to the birds chirp overlooking over a jungle view. The room features two double beds, shared bath, and second floor views.

Sunset room

Wake up to stunning views of the rice terraces and an ideal place to watch the sunset on your private terrace. The room features a king-size bed, private bath, and secnd floor views.

Whether it's cycling, surfing, zip lining, rafting, swimming, snorkeling, riding a scooter, visiting elephants and monkeys, taking a cooking class, or just chilling on a beach, you will have ample time to do as much, or as little as you desire. You will take time to experience the beautiful people, foods, beaches, and ceremonies that make up the most unique aspects of this island.

To enhance the sacred fun, they have also included Bali Spirit Festival tickets so you may attend together. Music is the heart and soul of the festival and the beats and tunes are ever-present. From Bhakti nights of sacred music, with participatory concerts, such as kirtan and chanting, and to the One World One Stage, highlighting internationally known artists, you will find something exciting.

Schedule

Day 1

  • 14:00 Check in and welcome drink followed by afternoon pool time, spa, and napping
  • 17:00 Welcome orientation
  • 17:30 Vinyasa yoga
  • 19:30 Welcome dinner

Day 2

  • 07:00 Meditation
  • 07:30 Vinyasa yoga followed by breakfast buffet
  • 10:00 Guided tour of Monkey Forest with lunch in Ubud and shopping
  • 15:00 1 on 1 Coaching with Silvia at Pool
  • 18:30 Vinyasa yoga
  • 20:30 Dinner

Day 3

  • 02:15 Kitamani volcano hike for an additional fee
  • 07:00 Meditation
  • 07:30 Vinyasa yoga followed by breakfast buffet
  • 10:00 Goa Gajah Unesco heritage site and Yeh Pulu Temple rice field hike
  • 12.45 Lunch
  • 15.30 Yoga
  • 17:30 Dinner

Day 4

  • 07:00 Meditation
  • 07:30 Vinyasa yoga followed by breakfast buffet
  • 12:30 Lunch followed by massage appointments, afternoon pool time, shopping, and napping
  • 17:00 Vinyasa yoga
  • 19:30 Pura Dalam Taman Kaja Kecak fire and trance dance

Day 5

  • 07:00 Meditation
  • 07:30 Vinyasa yoga followed by breakfast buffet
  • 09:00 Ubud culture tour, water purification ceremony, Sebatu Temple visits, and good karma lunch
  • 16:00 Vinyasa yoga
  • 18:30 Dinner

Day 6

  • 06:00 Meditation
  • 06:30 Vinyasa yoga followed by breakfast buffet
  • 08:30 Sanur Beach day at Prama Sanur white sand beach and one on one coaching wtih Silvia at beach
  • 18:00 Vinyasa yoga
  • 19:30 Dinner

Day 7

  • 07:00 Meditation
  • 07:30 Vinyasa yoga followed by breakfast buffet
  • 12:30 Lunch followed by spa treatments, afternoon pool time
  • 15:30 Vinyasa yoga
  • 17:00 Balinese cultural dinner and singing, and dancing at Agungs Home

Day 8

  • 07:00 Meditation followed by goodbye breakfast
  • 07:30 Vinyasa yoga
  • 12:00 Check-out and pool time
  • 12:30 Departures for those with 16:00 and 16:30 flights
  • Itinerary is subject to change with the ebb and flow of life

Goa Gajah or Elephant Cave

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, six kilometres out of central Ubud. An 11th century cave 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.

Goa Gajah dates back to the 11th century, built as a spiritual place for meditation. The main grounds are down a flight of steps from the roadside and parking area, which is lined with various art and souvenir shops and refreshment kiosks. Upon reaching the base you will come across a large ‘wantilan’ meeting hall and an assortment of large old stone carvings, some restored to their former full glory. The pool, excavated in 1954, features five out of supposedly seven statues depicting Hindu angels holding vases that act as waterspouts.

Various structures reveal Hindu influences dating back to the 10th century, and some relics feature elements of Buddhism dating even earlier to the 8th century. The cave is shallow; inside are three stone idols each wrapped in red, yellow and black cloths. Black soot lines the cave’s walls as result from the current-day incense burning. Several indentations show where meditating priests once sat. The northern side of the complex is dominantly Buddhist while south across the river it’s mostly Shivaite.

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 here forming a campuhan or ‘river junction’, the site was considered sacred and was built for hermetic meditation and prayers.

Ubud Tour and Sacred Monkey Forest

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 fascicuiaris. 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.

Monkeys can be the embodiment of both positive and negative forces. The dual nature of monkeys is especially reflected in the Ramayana, the most important epic Indian poem. Within the Ramayana, Sita, the beloved bride of Rama, is abducted by Rawana, an evil king. Rama, an incarnation of Dewa Wisnu, calls upon Sugriwa, king of the monkeys and Hanuman, Sugriwa’s General, to help him retrieve Sita. However, within the Ramayana, there are also antagonist monkeys like Subali that attempt to assist Rawana. In the end, Hanuman, along with his monkey army, defeats Rawana’s evil forces and helps Rama to retrieve Sita.

The Temple inside 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.

Some of the first evidence of extensive human inhabitation on Bali dates back to approximately 2,500 B.C. The religion of the Bali Aga, original Balinese centered around both Animism and Ancestor Worship. Ancestor Worship represents the belief that prosperity is associated with a relationship that exists between the living and the dead, prosperity is something that can only be achieved through intense worship and obtainment of blessings from ancestors. Animism represents the belief that inanimate objects and other elements of the natural landscape can possess souls which can help as well as hinder human efforts on Earth.

A Balinese temple is more than just a collection of pagodas and pavilions. The area enclosed by temple walls and the forest area surrounding it is sacred. These temples and the forest are essential for renewing contact with the spiritual world. The activities associated with these areas are essential in maintaining harmony between humans, nature and the cosmos. Not only are ancestral spirits and gods given offerings and prayers, but also the spirits of trees and statues in the Monkey Forest are given offerings and prayers by the Pemangku and local villagers

The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, in conjunction with Udayana Univeristy in Denpasar have identified 115 separate species of trees. Some of these trees are considered holy and are used in various Balinese spiritual practices. Examples include the Majegan, which is used exclusively for the building of shrines; or the Berigin, whose leaves are used in cremation ceremonies. Of special significance is the Pule Bandak, a tree that embodies the spirit of the forest, and is used in the making of powerful masks. These masks are only used inside the temple, and the trees are not killed to make them. An auspicious day is chosen and the Priest asks permission of the tree spirit to cut a small piece of its wood. The spirit thus remains embodied in the mask.

This combination trip includes Monkey Forest where you will feed the monkeys, visit the Temple, feel the vibration of the Trees. It will be a wonderful photo taking opportunity. On that day, remove your sunglasses or anything that can be taken by a monkey. Wear a closed purse or bag and know that if you carry bananas the monkey’s will find them.

Clear Cafe

Next you will walk to a traditional local market and have lunch at the famous Clear Cafe. Clear Cafe’s philosophy is “eat the food you wish to be”. In the spirit of this idea they have created a must see sanctuary where everyone can enjoy organic, delicious, pure and natural food while experiencing the magical and nurturing ways of Clear’s pure Balinese team.

Water Temple Purification Ceremony

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. Holy Water Temple located in 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 cloths at a nearby venue. After, 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, 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 is sprinkled over your head.

You will then be guided into the sacred water pools where several Koi fish swim and live. Once you are emerged 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, crown of the head, as the purification of the tirtha. After, 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 clothing where a healthy, high vibe lunch will be served. Post lunch there will be 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, spa or visit the traditional town.

Sanur Beach Club

The island of Bali is surrounded by coral reefs. Beaches in the south where you will be at Sanur have white sand and the ones on the East have black sand.

There is good reason why Bali wins “The Island of The Year Award” almost every year. For instance, Bali received the Best Island award from Travel and Leisure in 2010. And according to BBC Travel released in 2011, Bali is one of the World’s Best Islands, ranked second after Greece.

This trip is a not to miss opportunity to enjoy a day spa and beach club along with riding a bike along the boardwalk if you want. Or kite surf, wind surf or just play in the water in between spa appointments.

Silvia Mordini

Silvia Mordini is a writer, a teacher trainer, a happiness coach, a yogapreneur, and a retreat leader. With contagious enthusiasm, Silvia encourages everyone she meets to love their life. Her expert passion connects people to their own joyful potential. Silvia lives her happiness in such a big way that you cant help but leave her classes, workshops, trainings, and retreats spiritually uplifted.

Born in Ecuador, raised traveling around the globe, she is an adventure junkie. After being run over by a car and using yoga to recover physically and emotionally, she owned a Chicagoland yoga studio for nine years, has taught for 15 years with over 11,000 hours of experience. Silvia is currently writing a book about prescriptions for happiness, and has a popular blog called Loving Your Life, along with producing her Loving Your Day videos.

Her classes are upbeat and fun, serious and informative, supportive and authentic. She uses her own intuition along with people's questions, past injuries, and demonstrations to deepen the learning process. Silvia hopes that when students leave class, they are inspired to be good to themselves and thereby kinder to others.

DJ Drishti Reinier Voorwinde

Born in Amsterdam, Holland, raised by parents who owned a travel agency, he has traveled around the globe many times over. His career started in the hospitality industry with cruise ships in the Caribbean as a first stop. After receiving a photography degree and a Sommelier certificate in Santa Fe, he finally settled in Seattle, WA. He became Wine Director at the award winning Union restaurant, whose wine program became nationally recognized by Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure and Wine Advocate magazines. Highlight was being flown out to the James Beard House in NY to select wine pairings for a multiple course dinner.

In Seattle, he became an avid Yogi and became involved in the Pacific Northwest Yoga Community as a DJ in many Yoga Studios as well as Yoga Festivals. Working with multiple yoga teachers, he create custom playlists which he performs live for many different styles of Yoga including Hatha, Vinyasa, Nidra and Yin. His playlists have reached top 10 charts recognitions in multiple genres through Mixcloud, the world’s leading platform for DJ’s and playlists.

Your home for the week is a luxury, boutique hotel, Bhuwana Ubud, set amongst rice fields on the outskirts of Ubud, the cultural and arts epicenter of the island. With spacious, elegant rooms (and private bathrooms), a large saline pool, perfectly manicured gardens, a top-notch 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. There are free shuttles into town every two hours, so you are never far from the action. Or, opt to rent a motor and scoot around to your hearts content.

Bali

Bali is an island and the smallest province of Indonesia and includes a few smaller neighboring islands. It is located between Java to the west and Lombok to the east, and its capital, Denpasar, is at the southern part of the island. Bali's central mountains include several peaks over 3,000 meters in elevation. The highest is Mount Agung (3,031 meters), 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. Bali is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and moderndance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music.

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 and local restaurants, and the friendliness of the local people.

Activities
  • Cooking class
  • Massage
  • Outdoor pool
  • Swimming
General
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
Services
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance

Breakfast buffet is from 07:00 to 10:00 daily and daily tea time is from 15:00 to 17:00. 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. Rice dishes served with sides of savory meats and vegetables are often part of breakfast, lunch, and 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, and vegetarian food.

Additional activities are available and are reasonably priced (in the range of 10 to 80 USD per trip for full or half day trips) and include: sunrise volcano bicycling tours, cycling, elephant safari park, rice terrace tours, temple visits, traditional dance performances, monkey chant performances, Balinese cooking classes, woodcarving lessons, batik courses, gamelan courses, and traditional artwork classes.

A one-hour Balinese massage is included in this retreat.

  • 3 healthful, delicious meals per day
  • 7 nights luxury Balinese accommodation
  • A one hour Balinese massage
  • All transportation during the trip
  • Bali Spirit Festival tickets
  • Balinese cultural dinner and dancing (learn how to make traditional offerings)
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Coordination of appointments with Balinese healers (shamans)
  • Closing dinner celebration
  • Daily live music and mantra with Jim Beckwith
  • Entrance fees to all group events
  • Evening concert with Jim Beckwith
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Guided tour of Monkey Forest and Ubud
  • Happiness coaching with Silvia Mordini
  • Rice terrace tour
  • Sanur white sand beach and spa day
  • Taxes included
  • Twice daily yoga classes with Silvia Mordini
  • Visit Kopi Luwak Coffee plantation and morning snack
  • Welcome Drink and welcome fruit basket in your room
  • Yoga mats and props
  • Airfare
  • Extra activities
  • Gratuities
  • Spa treatments

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive to Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Alchemy Tours will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Alchemy Tours an inquiry.
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    "Silvia Mordini is a teacher of teachers, and a wonderful mentor who compassionately evokes self-inquiry and transformation. Without a doubt, Silvias friendship and mentorship have helped to shape my path to service, adventure, and stepping outwards of my bounds and into a world wide open."

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    "I honestly recommend this training for anyone who enjoys practicing yoga and is interested in personal development and growth. It is an amazing journey you take to know yourself and have a better understanding of who you are. A beautiful, enlightening experience that I would do all over again. It has developed, supported, and empowered me in my life."

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    "I am impressed on how hard Silvia try to meet everyones schedule, it cant be easy. Thanks to Silvia's dedication and assurance I can flow through yoga poses, I am now actually playing with yoga more and listening to what my body inspires me to do instead of trying to do yoga like everyone else. Yoga has become so much more an enriching experience for me rather than a physical struggle. I am very grateful for all the help she has given me."

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    "All the classes are fantastic. I have learned so much and I really appreciate Silvia's teaching ability. Silvia has an innate ability to teach. I can always be at classes for hours. The time always goes so quickly when Im learning."

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    "They really planned an incredible trip. I really lucked out as they not only supplied me with a wonderful yoga group and practice for the week but each day was chock full of things to participate in if I so wished. They gave us access to the real deal Bali by incorporating biking, tours, decadent meals, transport, so many activities, beach time, talks, etc.They have great taste and are very down to earth. They think of everything and are really there to answer questions and provide great resource to things you want to explore. Silvia is such a loving and inspiring yoga instructor. These guys are definitely doing what they were meant to do in life. Great people, great trip. I look forward to doing another trip with them soon!"

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    "Silvia is an inspiring teacher and really helped me to look at what I wanted out of the trip and myself when it ended. Normally my yoga classes are short and intense but this was a wonderful change of pace. I approach most things cynically including yoga talks and journaling but they yoga’d the cynic out of me and I couldn’t have been happier with the experience. Oh and it was an amazing price. And I’m going again next year, the ultimate vote of confidence."

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    "Every activity during the week was carefully planned and extremely purposeful, however, there was no feeling of pressure to do things that were not of interest to you. The yoga was great. As beginner yogi I felt welcomed and confident even though advanced yogis seemed to be enjoying the classes and flows as much as I did. The yoga also varied daily. It was always interesting and I was consistently benefiting in various ways from the classes. Best of all, Silvia and Malia assisted in so much besides just yoga. There were chakra talks, happiness coachings, astrology readings, dancing, meditating, photo shoots, game playing and scavenger hunts. The days I spent in Mexico flew by faster and more enjoyably than I could have ever anticipated. Whether you are a hard-core yogi and spiritualist, or someone just looking to get away from the stresses of life I would recommend you to Alchemy Tours. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. I will definitely be booking with them again!"

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Departure:
Sunday April 2, 2017
(8 days / 7 nights)

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