Bali Floating Leaf Eco-Retreat is an innovative retreat that offers yoga, spa services, healthy cuisine, cultural experiences, Balinese healing and relaxation for your body, mind, and soul.
Hilda has been involved in the health and wellness industry for over 20 years. She began with practicing and eventually teaching Tae-Kwon-Do at a young age, personal training, nutrition consulting, being a Doterra (essential oils) advocate, and teaching yoga. She is first aid, CPR and AED certified and studied health education and holistic health at San Francisco State University, which is also where she also began her yoga journey. Eventually, she went on to continuing her yoga teacher training through YogaFit and AFFA.
Shawn is the founder of Agatsu Inc. He is recognized worldwide as an authority on Kettlebells, martial arts, and functional fitness. He was the first teacher to release instructional DVDs, workbooks, and to offer instructor seminars in Canada. He continues to work with Canadian and American law-enforcement, military, EMS, and firefighters, as well as traveling the world giving seminars to fitness professionals and the general public. Spending a lifetime training in martial arts, Shawn’s approach to fitness training is to seek a balance in mobility, flexibility, strength, and endurance.
Sara has been working and traveling worldwide for Agatsu since 2011. Her background and training includes Brazillian jiu-jitsu, Ashtanga yoga, kettlebell sport, and circus arts (hand balancing and hand-to-hand partner balancing). Sara’s passion for physical fitness began at age 3 through dance and musical theater then continued on throughout her university years, she he studied dance, voice, Pilates, Alexander technique, Feldenkrais, yoga, and contact improvisation.
Jenna Switzer is a yoga teacher based in Ontario, Canada and leads classes, workshops, retreats, and teacher training both locally and internationally. She specializes in empowering practitioners through anatomically informed and energetically sensitive practices. Jenna is passionate about the balance of eastern and western physiological ideas, solar and lunar energies, as well as the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of yoga. She loves lifting weights and slow yoga practice, a cozy night at home and traveling the world.
Mandy is passionate about inspiring people. Owing to her curiosity in Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, Mandy chose to pursue her yoga teacher training in India at the foothills of the Himalayas. Primarily a student of Vinyasa, she also draws on Reiki teachings and philosophy to lead students on an active education about the importance of cultivating wellness at the physical, emotional and mental levels. Her approach to teaching rests on the premise that there is both a place for moving meditative yoga practices as well as potential for healing in static styles like Yin yoga.
Miguel Sant’ana is originally from Brazil and a student of legendary handstand coach Claude Victoria. Miguel now travels the world teaching beginners to advanced students. He is currently based out of Hong Kong where he leads the charge at Pure Fitness in teaching flexibility and inversions.
Jon Yuen is a trainer, writer, and teacher at the Academy for Personal Training in Norway. Jon aims to convey knowledge obtained from scientific research in a transparent and simple way, making it accessible to everyone. By giving people the tools needed to understand and appraise the principles behind various training approaches, his workshops and presentations promote autonomy and confidence in any kind of movement-oriented practice. With a background in professional dance and martial arts, his main areas of competence are strength, conditioning, and skill development.
Carlye is an experienced and caring yoga teacher who has developed her teachings to provide balanced and rewarding classes. The classes she offers are primarily Hatha and Vinyasa style that are made accessible to practitioners of all levels. Carlye first completed her 200 hour training in 2014, and two years later went on to pursue her 500 hour advanced yoga training in the birthplace of yoga: Rishikesh, India. She is currently studying health and human performance, adding a modern perspective of fitness and health to her yoga background.
Olivia M Australia
The service experienced with Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury Retreat was outstanding! Mikaku & Putu (the owners), were more than obliging to assist and quick to respond to any queries we had from the onset, throughout our stay and long after our departure.
After 5 nights in the hustle and bustle of Seminyak, we were very eager to rest and relax at Floating Leaf. Some of the many services we enjoyed included, a couples 90 minute spa treatment and steam room therapy, amazing healthy and organic meals, delicious cocktails, traditional Balinese dancers, cooling off in the healing pool, and great conversations with the team and fantastic guests (who we dined with for most meals).
The Retreat itself is structurally awe-inspiring. What we loved even more, was that it was built with environmentally friendly materials and all aspects of the retreat are eco-friendly. Floating Leaf’s commitment to the Banjar community is also very prominent, with a number of initiatives in place including free education and a donations program.
The Retreat is located amongst some great areas to explore including, Keramas beach - for the surf lovers, Sukawati markets – for those wanting a bit more of an authentic market shopping experience (outside of Kuta and Seminyak), and Sanur – with some lovely shops, amazing restaurants/cafes and a night food market (for those adventurous to try some traditional local food).
With only 10 rooms on-site, the retreat is ideal for those wanting a more intimate place to stay. It is perfect for small groups and those wanting to join an organised program – such as a yoga or surf retreat. Or for those that are wanting to create their own specialized program with the team, such as an incentive trip or corporate getaway – I know I will certainly be pushing for one of these with my company ;) Even for the single travelers and couples, whichever way you have it - you cannot go wrong with Floating Leaf.
Thank you again Mikaku, Putu and the team – we loved our time with you and can’t wait to return!