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18 Day 'Reconnect with Yourself' Spirituality, Culture and Watukaru Yoga Retreat in Bali, Indonesia

Balitrees Retreats, Sesandan, Megati, Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia

Super soul-nourishing Yoga Retreat Bali

Wondering where to go after the pandemic to destress and recharge? Join one of the most popular retreat centers in SE Asia-- Balitrees Retreats on an authentic cultural experience into a spiritual world of self-healing and awakening. Here you will connect with fellow travelers from all over the globe and local Balinese people who always greet you with a heartwarming smile. You will enjoy blissful spa treatments to detox away every bit of tension in your body.

You will learn and practice Traditional Balinese Watukaru Yoga, Chakra Opening, Tai Chi, Martial Arts, pranayama, and meditation. You will immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of Balinese Hindu culture at the heart of Bali’s wild, untouched tropical nature. You will also enjoy super fun and authentic local cultural activities such as rice farming, waterfall purification, Balinese swing, natural coconut oil making, cooking and so many more!

Meet the instructors

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I Gede Arya, Krishna, Claudia , & 1 More…
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Highlights

  • Chakra opening work, Tai Chi, and Martial Arts lessons
  • Your very own Eat, Pray, Love Balinese Cultural Holiday
  • Twice daily Balinese Watukaru yoga and meditation practices
  • Pampering spa treatments to melt away every tension in your body
  • Twice daily authentic Balinese cultural excursions such as waterfall purification and Balinese swing
  • Visit the Shaman to receive answers and Hindu cleansing and Blessing Rituals
  • 17 nights accommodation among stunning tropical nature
  • Daily wholesome meals made with love and care

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


18 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Indonesian
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer available:
Ngurah Rai International Airport (US$35 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
14:00

Facilities

  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

Balitrees Retreats is a joint effort of the local ashram, Perguruan Seruling Dewata, and the villagers of Sesandan. During your retreat, you can choose to stay in a shared or private guesthouse room or homestay room. Guesthouse rooms are located within the retreat centre, surrounded by stunning rice paddies and coconut trees that will take your breath away. There is also a newly built pool, spa centre, meditation garden, reception, lounge, and yoga shala at the retreat site.

The guesthouse rooms are traditional Balinese style bungalows decorated with a unique bohemian touch. Each ensuite room has a flat-screen TV, air-conditioner, bathtub, shower, toilet, wardrobe, desk, and beautiful beds fitted with soft Egyptian cotton beddings. All the artworks in the rooms are beautifully done by artists from the own village, of whom we are very proud.

Homestay rooms are located only a short walk away from the retreat centre (5-8 minutes). They are part of local Balinese people’s homes. Staying in these super comfy homestay rooms offers the guests a great chance to be part of the village life and connect deeper with Hindu culture and people. Each room has a garden-facing terrace, a lounge area, a flat-screen TV, air-conditioner, shower, wardrobe, desk, and cozy beds with Balinese style beddings.

Program

This retreat is run only by local people in a traditional Balinese village away from other tourists. It is the perfect place for you to get away from the busy tourist parts of Bali to unwind, recharge, and rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul.

Most importantly, this retreat is about you. It’s about taking time for yourself to observe yourself, to understand yourself, to reconnect with yourself, and to love yourself in a kinder way.

Take this incredible journey for yourself, and come to help Balitrees Retreats spread the love for Traditional Balinese Watukaru Yoga, share ancient Balinese wisdom, and support the local community!

Traditional Balinese Watukaru Yoga is one of the oldest yoga practices in the world. It is said that thousands of years ago, 13 yogis from India (each practice their own style of yoga) came to Bali to practice on the top of Mount Watukaru, also known as Batukaru Mountain.

The spiritual energy of Bali (the Island of the Gods) inspired the 13 yogis, who took the best of their own yoga practices and created Balinese Yoga. They gave it the name Balinese Watukaru Yoga to pay tribute to the beautiful mountain on which they practiced together.

Beauty, grace, spirituality, and strength are some of the stunning features of traditional Balinese Watukaru Yoga. It focuses on the mind and one's spiritual awakening, hence the emphasis on meditation and the inner flow of energy in its practice.

Held by traditional Balinese Watukaru Yoga practitioners that believe without meditation and chanting, yoga is just an exercise/sport and the physical practice of yoga is the preparation for meditation, which helps you to silence your mind and heal your body.

During this retreat, you will have access to one of the oldest spiritual ashrams in the world, Pasraman Seruling Dewata, which still conserves all of the original 13 styles of Yoga exactly how they have created thousands of years ago in the Himalayas.

Apart from your two daily yoga classes, you can take part in two village or cultural activities every day, such as rice farming, waterfall purification, coconut oil making, Balinese cooking class, Balinese language workshop, traditional Balinese dance performances, and so many more!

You will share these beautiful 18 days with likeminded people from around the globe, open your mind to the diversity and beauty of cultures, philosophies, practices, and beliefs. The spiritual energy of this peaceful village of Sesandan will elevate your spirit and renew your body, mind, and soul. A beautiful opportunity to experience authentic Balinese Hindu culture while practicing yoga and self-love!

Balitrees Retreats can't wait to welcome and grow with you!

Sample Program schedule

Day 1

  • 14:00 - 15:00 Arrival and settle in
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Afternoon Traditional Balinese Watukaru Yoga & Meditation session
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Afternoon Balinese cultural activity
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

Day 2 - 17

  • 08:00 - 09:30 Morning Traditional Balinese Watukaru Yoga & Meditation session
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Morning Balinese cultural activity
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Afternoon Traditional Balinese Watukaru Yoga & Meditation session
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Afternoon Balinese cultural activity
  • 18:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Day 18

  • 08:00 - 09:30 Morning Traditional Balinese Watukaru Yoga & Meditation session
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Morning Balinese cultural activity
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Departure

Included excursions

All of the amazing cultural/village activities are listed below:

  • Local waterfall purification
  • Trekking
  • Trash Hero activity (join local folks to make their village cleaner and more beautiful!)
  • Yoga and meditation on the beach
  • Coconut oil making workshop
  • Balinese drawing class
  • Visit the village butterfly park
  • Sunrise Watching
  • Balinese music class
  • Rice farming
  • Balinese Hindu offering making workshop
  • Balinese language class
  • Visit the village swing
  • Balinese pastry-making class

Instructors

I Gede Arya

Krishna

Claudia Wang

Dewi

Retreat location

Balitrees Retreats is a peaceful sanctuary away from other tourism located in a spiritual village, close to Mount Watukaru, in the middle part of the magical island of Bali, Indonesia. They are about 30 minutes from Tabanan city, 45 minutes from Tanah Lot Temple, and around two hours from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS).

Distances

  • Tabanan city, 30 minutes
  • Tanah Lot Temple, 45 minutes
  • Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), 2 hours

Food

To all of those who share this beautiful journey of life with Balitrees Retreats, they offer an experience of profound beauty, grace, authenticity, wholesomeness, human warmth, respect and care.

They are passionate about nutrition, healthy diet and food as the medicine - you need to eat healthy to be healthy. You know what your body needs, and They are here to provide the care and nourishment your body deserves.

Every day Balitrees Retreats provide wholesome, abundant and delicious vegetarian and vegan cuisine, made with only local and organic produce. What's more, with each meal, you will heavenly tropical fruits like dragon fruit, guava or snake fruit!

It is Balitrees Retreats firm belief that the key ingredient of amazing food is always love. If you have any allergies or special requests, please kindly get in touch with them before your retreat. 

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Hallal
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Additional spa treatments
  • Visit a traditional Balinese Shaman healer for a blessing ritual
  • Visit the village healer
  • Visit the Penatahan hot spring
  • Visit the Mont Watukaru Temple
  • Visit Tamah Ayun and Tanah Lot Beach Temple
  • Surfing lessons
  • Sunset horse riding rising on the beach or rice paddies

Spa treatments

Enjoy a pampering personalized spa treatment to deeply relax, recharge, and rejuvenate your body and mind. You can choose from Balinese deep tissue massage, modern massage, or traditional massage by a village healer.

What's included

  • Twice Daily Balinese Watukaru yoga and meditation practices
  • Chakra opening work, Tai Chi, and martial arts lessons
  • Pampering spa treatments to melt away every tension in your body
  • Visit the Shaman to receive answers and Hindu cleansing and blessing rituals
  • Twice daily authentic Balinese cultural excursions or activities
  • 18 days, 17 nights accommodation among stunning tropical nature
  • Daily wholesome meals made with love and care
  • Unlimited supply of freshwater, tea, and coffee
  • 1 unique Balinese gift for everyone
  • Internet access
  • Bicycles free to use
  • Transportation during the retreat

What's not included

  • Additional requested activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

If you arrive by plane, please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Denpasar. Please kindly arrange your own transport to our retreat location. Grab is a very useful App to help you with transport in our local area.

Alternatively, Balitrees Retreats' driver can pick you up from the airport with an extra charge (450,000 Rupiah/USD 35) or any other place in Bali (price subject to your location). 

Airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport Airport transfer available: Ngurah Rai International Airport (US$35 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 21% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on departure.

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The retreat center is open all year round, you can extend your stay to as long as you like! 

Special discount

Bali residents and tourists currently residing in Bali are eligible for a special discount of 50% per person until December 2020.

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