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Journey to heart-soaked Bali for a yoga retreat. Explore the land of terraced rice paddies, sacred temples, volcanos, beaches, and tropical forests. It is an island rich in culture, abundant in beauty and welcoming in spirit. Cultivate a radiant heart through yoga asana, mantra, Yoga Nidra and meditation while exploring the incredible gifts Bali has to offer.
All ages are welcome as participants.
Soulshine Bali was created to celebrate the love of Balinese culture, to be a place of happiness, and to build lasting memories that will inspire people to be their best.
The exquisitely designed main building and grounds host a river, tropical gardens and several ornate ponds with accommodation for up to 26 people - perfect for intimate retreats or family and group vacations. After your yoga practice, enjoy a refreshing dip in the swimming pool and pick fresh fruit from an abundance of mango, jackfruit, banana, mangosteen, rambutan, papaya and coconut trees.
Soulshine Bali is an elegant mix of traditional Balinese and clean modern design. Nestled along a bubbling river and surrounded by rice terraces, it blends with the curves of the landscape and gardens that highlight the beauty of this tropical land. Their chic air-conditioned rooms are accented with hand carved artifacts and all the amenities needed to make your stay comfortable and memorable.
There are two buildings on the property: the Lotus villa which houses 7 double occupancy rooms and 1 single room, and the Terrace villa that has 5 premium double occupancy rooms. All rooms at Soulshine have been updated with their own private bathrooms.
The yoga studio and spa room, on the third floor of the Terrace villa, have stunning views of the rice fields and jungle canopy, while the Soulshine kitchen and dining terrace overlook the 20-meter infinity edge swimming pool and diving platform.
Treat your soul to twice-daily yoga asana (Hatha and Flow), as well as mantra, meditation and Yoga Nidra on the rooftop yoga studio overlooking the rice fields. In your free time, explore the local artisan scene of Ubud, soak in beach time, relax by the infinity pool or partake on Balis offering of great excursions. Absorb the positivity of the surroundings during your yoga session and once youre done, continue enjoying the peace by relishing some healthy food at the Soulshine Caf
Take part in one of the most unique and special experiences that Bali has to offer: a visit to the Ubud Coffee Plantation and Kopi Luwak coffee-tasting, the most expensive coffee in the world! Also included for retreat goers are fun, adventurous, spiritual and life changing trips and excursions.
The date for this retreat is intentionally chosen to be the week after the Bali Spirit Festival, so that you have the opportunity to stay an extra week if you wish and enjoy the celebration!
Enjoy the riches that Bali has to offer with an excursion to the Healing Waters Temple and Elephant Cave Temple. You will have the opportunity to visit the Kintamani volcano and the natural hot spring near Lake Batur. Get in touch with local history by visiting the ancient mountain side temple of Gunung Kawi and Tampak Siring. The retreat also offers you the chance to visit the White Sand Beach not far from your accommodation.
Alice began her yoga studies in 2000 and has been an avid practitioner since. She has studied in many traditions with a focus on alignment based Hatha yoga and Vinyasa. She earned her first teaching certificate in 2009 under Randall O'Leary and her second in 2011 with Nora Maskey. She continues to study, with particular interest in yoga philosophy and meditation.
Alice has been a resident yoga teacher at the world-renown Omega Institute of Holistic Studies in New York and currently teaches classes, workshops and retreats in Calgary and beyond. She has been involved with teacher training programs for Inspired Yoga Institute and Sanguine Yoga since 2012 and has designed and led a mentorship program for existing yoga teachers. Alice loves to help students develop a strong sense of body awareness, cultivate mindfulness and awaken their hearts to experience their true selves.
She has over 1000+ teacher training hours in many lineages, with trainings specialized in Vinyasa, Anusara and alignment based yoga. For Alice, yoga is a practice that reveals the intelligence of the body, the wisdom of the human heart and the indwelling nature of Spirit. She strives to bring timeless wisdom into modern day practices by cultivating awareness, mindfulness, compassion, and deep heart expansion. Her teachings are focused on practices of presence and she skillfully guides her students to listen deeply, love fully, and live whole heartedly. Her spirit soars in the presence of fresh mountain air, sacred chant, meaningful connection and high-vibe dance floors.
The venue for the retreat is Soulshine Bali Hotel and Yoga Retreat Oasis. Soulshine Bali is located between stunning rice field terraces of the town of Ubud, the arts and crafts center of Bali, and the Tukad Bembeng river. A boutique hotel and yoga retreat oasis located five minutes outside of the village of Ubud, Bali in Indonesia. They have been dedicated to creating a place of happiness where groups or individuals can come to relax, adventure, deepen their practices, eat great food, play in the sun and get back to being themselves.
Many say that the Balinese people have reached self-content. It is not an exaggeration that when a Balinese is asked what heaven is like, he would say: Just like Bali! without the worries of mundane life. We invite you to experience the colorful and diverse culture of Bali during your stay at Soulshine Bali.
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Fresh, organic food is a highlight for all guests. A delicious blend of Balinese and Western cuisine is served morning to night under the open aired, bamboo roof dining area, by amazing local chefs. Vegetarian, vegan, raw and non-vegetarian options are served alongside an amazing array of colorful juices, smoothies, beer, wine and tropical cocktails.
All produce is organic and comes from Soulshines own garden or from the local morning market just up the road. They recently added a wood burning pizza oven, so there is always something for everyone.
Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) is the international airport you will be flying into. Remember you can lose up to two days with the time change and flight time, so double check your arrival date and retreat start date.
"Gathering weekly with the mentorship group created a structure that allowed us to learn, trust, share and dive deeply into ourselves. Alices incredible ability to listen, support and guide each of us has been the key element to allow us to find our own voice and build the confidence to share our teachings from our most authentic self.I feel absolutely grateful for the many tools I am now bringing into my classes, for the inspiration to keep growing on this path and for the beautiful friendships I have gained with the women met in the program."
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"Alice has this ability to create such a nurturing space for evolution Within this container, I feel safe, supported and free. I have moved into postures and mind spaces that astound me. Alice brings with her so much knowledge regarding alignment that it allows my body to open safely and properly. With Alices guidance I have become more connected with body, mind and soul."
Alice Hong Facebook website, edited