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8 Days Spiritual and Inspiring Yoga Journey in Bali

  • Bagus Jati Retreat & Spa, Banjar Jati, Desa Sebatu, Kecamatan Tegalalang, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80572, Indonesia

Overview

Transformational Bali Yoga Retreat

Join this spiritual and inspiring yoga retreat in beautiful Bali to experience a ​complete immersion in total relaxation for a moral and physical reload. Return the internal forces, energy, and inspiration of your body with the guidance of specialized leaders. Learn yoga, go through deep meditation feelings, and enjoy true days of recovery. This is an opportunity to change your way of thinking, the perception of yourself, and how you see the world!

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Gong meditation sessions
  • Balinese blessing as opening ceremony
  • Trip to Besakih Temple and sacred waterfall
  • Relaxing Ayurvedic spa treatment
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily organic meals

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 10.

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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Bagus Jati Wellbeing Spa Retreat offers confortable villas set in five hectares of hillside gardens among lush tropical forests in the mountain. Each villa has a private veranda where you can enjoy stunning views of mountains, valleys, and lush tropical flora and fauna. This facility was master planned to provide sufficient space between villas for absolute privacy in a circular style based upon early primitive village dwellings combined with the chakra principle concerning energy flow.

All villas have a private bathroom with shower, a refrigerator and mini-bar with a wide selection of drinks, coffee and tea making facilities, a telephone with outside calls through the operator, a hair dryer, a flashlight, an umbrella, a personal digital safety box, bathrobe and slippers, a daily fruit basket, a daily bottled mineral water, room service until 23:00, and in addition to the high level of service, a fragrant chilled face towel and a refreshing welcome drink are extended to each guest upon arrival.

During this retreat, you will enjoy daily gong meditations that will increase you energy levels and also daily rejuvenating yoga practices with an experienced and certificated teacher. You will feel deep relaxation, and your fears and inner blocks will go far away.

Day 1 - Arrival

Transfer from the airport to your luxury resort and enjoy welcome drinks, fresh fruits, and coconut water upon arrival. You may explore the environment where you will be staying for the next seven days and meet your retreat leader for a short introduction to the program. You will enjoy a delicious evening dinner.

Day 2 - Beginning of the practice

You will have your first spiritual practice Gong meditation with Swami at 08:00. You will experience a deep relaxation and a new meditation experience. You will enjoy a delicious breakfast followed by free time for you to relax by the beautiful jungle villa terrace.

Your evening yoga practice with Ekaterina starts at 17:00. Ekaterina will be your professional yoga master. She will determine precisely your yoga level and automatically adjust it. You will feel how your energy starts to flow through your body releasing blocks and tensions. After that, you will have dinner at 19:00.

Day 3 - Sacred temple

You will start your day today with a morning yoga class with Ekaterina at 08:00 You will improve your skills, boost your energy, and emotional stability. On this day, you will visit the biggest and most sacred temples of Bali, Besakih. You will be able to leave all your bad feelings and emotions there.

Your evening Gong meditation with Swami starts at 17:00. You will feel a bit tired in the evening and a Gong meditation session is the perfect practice to refill your energy level. You will be having dinner after that at 19:00.

Day 4 - Ayurvedic spa and treatment

On this day, you will continue your yoga progress with Ekaterina during your class at 08:00. By observing your sensations, you will gain more power and energy within your body. You will completely relax your mind, body, and soul by using all the facilities of the resort and with healthy food, an Ayurvedic massage, and taking a relaxing swim in a spectacular pool with a waterfall. Your evening Gong meditation with Swami will be at 17:00 followed by a delicious dinner at 19:00.

Day 5 - Sacred waterfall

During this day, at 08:00, you will enjoy a Gong meditation to tune all your vibrations into a wonderful and pure harmony. You will also visit another sacred place; the Holy Waterfall Sebatu. The Balinese people believe that this waterfall will make your wishes come true, bring back your youth, health, and luck among other things.

There is also a beautiful temple where you can pray and offer small baskets of flowers with incenses. After this ceremony, you will purify yourself under the fresh and strong streams of this magical waterfall. Relax with a Evening Gong meditation with Swami and a healthy dinner at 19:00.

Day 6 - Enjoy the surroundings beauty

At 08:00 on this day, you will wake up to a morning yoga practice with Ekaterina. Each day of practice you will go deeper within yourself, your emotions, and your body sensations. You will discover and reach some levels that you’ve never known.

The yoga classes will help you to stay in peace and harmony with this new experience. ​The rest of the day will be yours to enjoy some free time until your evening Gong meditation with Swami at 19:00. Dinner will be served at 19:00.

Day 7 - Water purification ceremony with Balinese high priestess

During this special day, you will participate in a magnificent ceremony in a hidden home temple of a high priestess. She will pray with and for you using holy water to purify you from your fear, pain, anger, and other blockages in your mind, body, and soul. After that, you will enjoy a meditation practice before your evening Gong meditation with Swami and a delicious dinner at 19:00.

Day 8 - Closing ceremony

On your final day in this retreat, you will enjoy one last morning yoga practice with Ekaterina at 08:00 and a closing ceremony at 11:00 followed by departures.

  • Excursion to Besakih temple complex
  • Trip to Sebatu holy waterfall
  • Visit to a high priestess house for a sacred ceremony
  • Swami Arun

    Swami is a Gong meditation master and has traveled globally for personal research from a young age. With divine guidance, intuitively, he created his own style of meditation with the healing sound of gongs and Tibetan bowls. He treats individuals and groups and provides amazing transformational experiences.

  • Ekaterina Vilogradova

    Ekaterina is a certified yoga teacher with eight years of experience. She loves helping people to live a healthy lifestyle and improve their quality of life. She discovered Bali nine years ago and immediately knew that she would live there. As a woman who understands all of the local customs and nuances of Bali and obeys them, she will be your guide. She invites you to receive a priceless new Balinese experience, physically, mentally, and culturally.

This retreat will take place at Bagus Jati Wellbeing Spa Retreat in Ubud, Bali. According to ancient Hindu writings, Jati was where the first Hindu priest and sacred white buffalo arrived in Bali from Java. Since this time, Jati is revered as a sacred place safe from the outside world. The retreat, located between mountains and hanging gardens, is a sanctuary of health and youth.

In a landscape of perfect pre-historic nature, you will enjoy the power of western, Asian, Russian, and Indian medicine knowledge to achieve a better health, a glowing youth and an equilibrium of mind and soul.

Nearby Places

  • Ubud center, 1 kilometer
Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fitness center
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Hot spring nearby
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking/trekking nearby
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Balcony
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Yoga deck
Services
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free bottled water
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance

During this retreat, you will be served three daily delicious, organic meals. The chef at Bagus Jati demands the freshest organic produce, fresh herbs, and spices for all dining selections. Many of the ingredients are grown on site and for additional needs they select the products from the sister company Pelaga Organic Farm.

As a health and well-being resort, Bagus Jati provides the freshest products, blended with fresh herbs and spices for a scintillating and unforgettable dining experience. The daily menu is specially designed to offer a wide range of dishes to suit a healthy lifestyle and to satisfy the appetite.

Sample menu

Breakfast

  • Tofu scramble with mushroom and spinach
  • Bread basket
  • Homemade jam and spread
  • Coffee or tea

Lunch

  • Grilled eggplant, zucchini, and tomatoes with balsamic dressing

Dinner

  • Grilled fish with pesto sauce served on vegetables, sour cream, and capers
  • Japanese tofu with lemon grass and lime syrup

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

Aqua aerobic

Experience the activities in the natural spring-water swimming pool. Enjoy the benefit of toning and cardiovascular activities with a breathtaking panorama of Bagus Jati.

Balinese cooking class

You will begin with a visit to the farm fields and spice garden accompanied by the restaurant staff explaining the main ingredients used in the Balinese cuisine, then joining the fun and ritual of preparing a typical Balinese meal in the traditional Balinese kitchen style. You will learn various techniques and get to know traditional cooking equipment.

Holy spring temple tour

From Bagus Jati, visit Gunung Kawi Sebatu, a beautiful holy spring temple in quiet surrounding, Gunung Kawi Tampaksiring, an ancient tomb carved from a steep rock face, and Tirta Empul, the holy spring temple, dating from the 11th century.

Jungle trekking

Experience the magnificent variety of flora and fauna that inhabit the forests surrounding the valley around the resort. You may have the chance to glimpse monkeys in their natural habitat, while the chirping of a thousand birds composes a melodious symphony of natural sounds. The experienced guide accompanying will point out tropical trees and other plants, such as wild orchids and pakis ferns.

Kintamani and holy spring temple tour

This tour is an easy morning drive from Bagus Jati to Penelokan, a mountain resort approximately 1200 meters above sea level. A stop at Tirta Empul temple (a holy spring temple) in Tampaksiring is included on the way.

Making natural treatment products

The spa products have come from traditional treatments based on the ancient healing properties of Indonesian jamu, using fresh herbal combinations made from the original recipes that have been handed down for centuries. In this program, the therapist will show you how to make your natural treatment products.

Mount Batur sunrise trekking

Enjoy trekking along Mount Batur and reach the higher spot to experience the enchanting sunrise view before your very own eyes. You will be accompanied by a well-trained local guide who will show you the beauty of nature through the whole journey.

Nature walk

This is a unique and enjoyable walk through the gardens planted with vegetation, fruit, flowers, spices, and nature medicament, while enjoying the sight and sound of many species of birds.

Traditional “jamu” medicines demonstration

Experience the making of the traditional “jamu” medicines demonstration. The experienced staff will explain to you how to make jamu with the traditional recipes and the peculiarity of jamu.

Village cycling journey

Accompanied by an experienced guide, cycling northward to Pisang Kelod village, then along the road among villages where you can watch local artists sculpt sandstone. Continuing the visit to a village called Taro to see sacred white cows, then to Brasela village where woodcarvers are busy at work. Along the way, let the magnificent and tranquil expanse of terraced rice fields fascinate you and then cycling back to the hotel thorough Tegallalang village.

Village tour

A special visit to acquaint you with the Balinese lifestyle to Taro Village, home of sacred white cows, and to watch wood carvers and stone sculptors who work with a very specific kind of “Paras”; sandstone existing only in this area while photo shooting the beautiful scenery in the surrounding.

One exclusive 60-min Ayurvedic spa treatment is included in this retreat. You may also enjoy other spa services at Bagus Jati for an additional cost.

Balinese massage

This traditional village massage starts with muscle warm up without oil to stimulate the blood circulation from the feet up. Acupressure techniques are delivered by gifted hands with Balinese exotic warming oil made from spices and herbs that provide deep muscle relaxation. The price for this massage is 43 USD for 60 minutes.

Javanese massage

This massages uses a blend of Indonesian green tea oils which are effective for the detoxification with massage techniques inspired by the "Javanese royal court recipe". this deep aroma therapy relaxing massage is highly effective to soothe and relax fatigued nerves. The price for this massage is 43 USD for 60 minutes.

Organic facial

This facial utilizes Balinese medicinal plants, freshly picked fruits, and flowers such as wild yam bean, white turmeric, aloe vera, tamarind, and hibiscus. This facial also uses "soapnut" as cleanser which is totally chemical free.

Adding to the medicinal plants, highly anti oxidant black honey hot mask and seaweed with a clay cold mask will speed the grow of healthy tissue. You will enjoy the bliss from nature. This treatment is complemented with a neck, shoulder, and hand massage. The price for this facial is 51 USD for 60 minutes.

Organic hair treatment

Inspired by a Balinese tradition, this treatment uses Balinese and Ayurveda medicinal plants to revitalize the hair starting with an indulging head massage. This treatment is followed by an organic head massage to nourish your hair with bliss of nature. The price for this treatment is 51 USD for 60 minutes.

  • 1 Balinese blessing at the temple
  • 1 exclusive 60-minute Ayurvedic spa treatment
  • 1 trip to a sacred waterfall
  • 1 trip to Besakih temple
  • 3 daily organic meals
  • 5 Gong meditation sessions
  • 7 night's accommodation
  • 8 yoga classes
  • Access to all the facilities in the hotel
  • Transfers from and to Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Additional spa services
  • Airfare
  • Medical insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visa fees

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). AyaksmaRetreats will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price. Airport transfers will be between 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on arrival day and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on departure day. If you are arriving from or departing to other accommodation in Bali, they are able to provide a complimentary transfer to Seminyak, Kerobokan, Kuta, Legian, Umalas, Petitengit, and Canggu.

If you decide to arrive or departure outside the transfer time and range, it will be necessary to organize your individual transport to or from the retreat at your own expense. The cost for this service can range from 10 to 25 USD approximately.

  • Review by Zozocash
    10 out of 10

    "*** AyaksmaRetreats holds their retreats at Bagus Jati Resort ***"

    "We fell in love with Bagus Jati; the gardens are lush, exquisite and expansive, with flower petals changed every day! We couldn't stop looking at and smelling all the beautiful flowers and trees. The accommodation villas are all on a hillside, overlooking a natural jungle, and waterfall area, with the beautiful pool and day spa area at the bottom of the hill on the jungle. The location is about 25 mins north out of Ubud centre, next to little villages and near the famous rice terraces. The staff, facilities, food are exceptional. The staff were very accommodating, nothing at all is too difficult. The yoga and meditation instructors were excellent, with the yoga facility possessing views of the jungle. We loved the staff at the restaurant. Heck, we loved everything. We cannot fault this accommodation, and we cannot wait to come back again!"

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  • Review by jrelei from Huntington Beach, California
    10 out of 10

    "*** AyaksmaRetreats holds their retreats at Bagus Jati Resort ***"

    "This place is incredible! Words can not describe what a healing place this is. We are having a hard time wanting to ever leave! You must experience Bagus Jati if you are looking for a peaceful, remote, jungle get away while staying in Bali. The staff are excellent. We have never met a kinder group of people. While here, check out the guided walk with Buddha - he is fabulous and super energetic. We loved all of the spa staff and particularly enjoyed the deep tissue work from Tinni. All were so helpful and eager to please and support our wellness. The room service was super and we enjoyed delicious healthy meals in our room each day and the restaurant was great in the mornings. Such a healthy vibe if you want it, but there are other options too which made my husband very happy. If you book, ask for Ari and or Wayan. The manager is awesome his name is Nyoman, They were super helpful to us. We hope to come back again very soon. Blessings to all of the staff at Bagus Jati and many thanks for a most memorable experience. Oh by the way, our bungalow was sooooo beautiful and perfectly clean. The pool is natural and pristine and all of the grounds are gorgeous. This place is like heaven on earth!"

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  • Review by Arlakaleli from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    10 out of 10

    "*** AyaksmaRetreats holds their retreats at Bagus Jati Resort ***"

    "There was nothing about Bagus Jati that I didn't love! I was there as a participant in a women's retreat, and the sponsors could not have chosen a more perfect setting. I particularly appreciated the luxuriously appointed villa with its amazing view, the excellent spa treatments, the delicious food, the incredible attention to every beautiful detail, the splendor of the jungle valley setting, and the sweet, courteous and attentive staff. From my refreshing welcome drink to my final golf cart ride back to the reception with my luggage, my stay at Bagus Jati was one peaceful and perfect moment followed by another. Thank you to the staff for making my stay as wonderful a vacation as any I have experienced."

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  • Review by Mihail Arutsev from Moscow, Russia
    9 out of 10

    "My wife and I recently returned from a seven-night stay at the Ayaksma resort and I am struggling to put into words how amazing the whole experience is from beginning to end!"

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  • Review by Maria Duka from Singapore
    9 out of 10

    "AyaksmaRetreats' Bali Magic Retreat was everything I could ask for. It was quiet, private, and the staff was beyond amazing!"

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  • Review by Sophie Brown from Sydney, Australia
    9 out of 10

    "The retreat is fantastic! I leave with the aroma of a great place in my head and can't wait to go back. The resort is clean, absolutely relaxing, and has the most accommodating staff with the homeliest of spirit one can ever experience. I love it! Never ever a regret."

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Ubud, Bali , Indonesia

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