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7 Days Sacred Waters Diving & Yoga Retreat Bali

  • Prana Veda Sanctuary Bali, Jalan Arcana, Bondalem 81173, Tejakula-Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia

Overview

Diving and Yoga Retreats Bali

This all-inclusive and intimate retreat for 7 people allows for a personalized experience and authentic connections. Enjoy a week of yoga and diving in a stunning ocean front resort. This retreat has it all: artfully guided yoga classes, scuba diving, meditation, sacred dance, pampering body treatments, creative workshops, cultural excursions, and lots of laughter and fun. This retreat is about you, your pleasures, and your joy!

Bali diving

Immerse yourself in Balis underwater magical world, famous for its unique biodiversity, warm and clear waters, coral reefs, a wide variety of tropical fish, and marine plants. Experience the ocean's flow, its deep connection, beauty and vastness, and let it speak to the 70% of your body that is water. Take its joy, love and positivism into your life.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily guided dance sessions
  • Daily guided meditation sessions
  • 2 day trips to discover Bali and 3 scuba diving trips
  • 6 nights beachfront accommodation
  • 3 daily delicious meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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All rooms in the sanctuary have wooden floors and are furnished in Balinese and colonial style with antique furniture and decorated with Indian silks. They feature magnificent views of the ocean, a natural stone bathroom with hot water, and a private garden or terrace. Prana Veda Sanctuary offers 2 swimming pools, one is an infinity pool overlooking the ocean and the other is a secluded Watsu therapy pool.

Features

General

  • Beach
  • Caf
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Night club
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling nearby
  • Diving
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golf course nearby
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming

Services

  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange nearby
  • Free bottled water
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Local market
  • Shop nearby
  • Wireless internet

This is an outline of the daily schedule, with different surprises each day. Please remember that this retreat is all about you! This means that all the activities are optional, and you are encouraged to participate in what feels right for you.

Start this journey joining the opening sacred circle and welcome dinner starting at 5pm. The next day, wake up early for a dawn tour on a traditional fisherman's boat. See the dolphins fins break the surface next to your boat, feeling their intelligence and desire to connect, as you relax and surrender. Back on land, enjoy a morning yoga session with the sound of the ocean waves as background.

After the morning yoga session, taste the exquisite exotic fruits at your buffet breakfast. On two mornings you will be guided to beautiful spots in the island, leaving three mornings free for immersing yourself into the mesmerizing underwater Balinese world in spectacular scuba-diving trips. After these trips, a delicious meal will be waiting for you, prepared with herbs, salads, vegetables and tropical fruits partly from the venues organic garden and from the local market.

Afternoons are free to enjoy. You can explore quaint neighboring villages and surroundings on bike, or if you need nurturing and quiet, you can pamper yourself with a body treatment, swim in the sea, read a book, snorkel or just be. To continue your inner connection and bring you back again to yourself, every evening will have yoga Nidra or a relaxing restorative yoga practice. As the sun sets, join a guided meditative walk on the beach, followed by a Five Rhythms guided dance. After such an active day, prepare your taste buds for an exquisite dinner inspired by Balinese cuisine, and wind down with a moonlight stroll on the beach, or enjoy a soulful moment with friends or gaze at the stars before tucking yourself to into bed, whilst listening to the relaxing ocean waves rocking you to sleep.

On departure day join the closing sacred circle in the morning, followed by breakfast and farewell to your new friends.

Diving day trips

  • Tumalben: USS Liberty Shipwreck, drop off
  • Penuktukan: Angel spot, coral garden
  • Bondalem: Secret bay, macro site

Please note, tours may slightly vary, depending on weather conditions.

Day trips

Waterfall hike, exploring Balinese healing plants and spices, a visit to local market and temples.

Also included are a sunrise dolphin tour on a traditional fishing boat and a Balinese dance performance.

Mei Shapiro

Mei is the founder of Come Back to Yourself Retreats. She's Canadian, fluent in English and French, and her passions include travelling, nature, different cultures and places. Mei a certified diving instructor and she loves to share her passion of the underwater realm with others. She's also a yoga and meditation instructor.

Yoga has taught her how to live a meaningful life, guided from within, and her gentle style of teaching focuses on deep inner awareness in the Yoga poses, Pranayama and meditation, all with the goal of taking you to that place where you can just be yourself and be aware of the things you love, things you're passionate about, that make you smile, connecting to your body sensations, your deep soul desires, embracing silence, connecting to your inner child - creating, moving, laughing, and flowing with whatever life brings, and all these things are what she wants to share with you.

As your retreat facilitator, Mei's goal is to stimulate and bring to light the very best potential in you with a combination of mindful living, relaxation, physical activities, movement, and having fun.

A hallmark of Come Back To Yourself Retreats is going beyond pure cerebral integration by anchoring new experiences in the body, helping you find simple ways that work for you. Mei believes that everyone is capable of making these changes in their lives, and it always starts with the little things sometimes they are right under your nose where you just cant see them! So, rather than teaching traditional yoga and meditation, Mei will guide you to appreciate the sacred within the simple things in life. Let her show you simple practical ways to slow down, balance, reflect, smile, enjoy, embody and go home a fuller happier version of yourself, more aware of being perfect as you already are!

Mei also loves playing music, yoga, being underwater, wild dancing, painting, long walks on the beach, peaceful tea breaks, silent moments, and magical sunsets.

Tucked away in Bondalem, a remote village in the unspoiled north-eastern part of Bali, between the mountains and the Indian Ocean, lies Prana Veda Bali Sanctuary. This place is a secluded resort in a village where you can still find the island of the Gods in its traditional, spiritual and magical variety. A hidden paradise in the middle of an exotic garden, an oasis with tropical fruits, flowers, and coconut trees. You will find endless space to absorb the unlimited expanse of the sea, to dream under palm trees, and just be.

Bali culture and traditions

Experience the dazzling beauty of Bali and its vibrant artistic culture. Visit the impressive temples, feel the unique culture and religion. Bali is the island of the Gods, a lush tropical island paradise blissed with rainforests, volcanoes, rivers, waterfalls, and miles of amazing coastlines. It has traditional dances, elegant temples, and beautiful people with mystical traditions.

Three daily, delicious healthy meals prepared with fresh organic vegetables sourced with fresh organic vegetables grown in the Resorts garden or by nearby farms. Complimentary tea, coffee, fruit and snacks throughout the day. Vegetarian and non- vegetarian options are available. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated.

Exclusions

  • Meals outside the retreat venue are not included.

Cultural activities

Attend traditional events, like full moon ceremonies with Hindu Balinese blessings, or visit the schools sponsored by Prana Veda, where traditional dance classes and Balinese traditional childrens dances are taught. Or if you want a more professional feeling, there are plenty of traditional Balinese dance performances. You can also visit the traditional market, take a cooking class, or a creative painting lesson.

Sports

Swimming, snorkeling and diving are available directly in front of Prana Veda Sanctuary.

There's plenty of space for taking walks along the beach, or you can go golfing in Bedugul, located a 1.5 hour drive away.

Optional tours

If you want to see more of the Island, the hotel can help you arrange trips to the volcano, waterfalls, temples, walks through the rice fields, diving, shopping, rafting, and a roundtrip of Bali to hidden magical places.

A health and Ayurvedic spa is available on-site. Aqua healing therapy sessions can be arranged upon request.

  • Accommodations, food, and tours
  • Six nights accommodation at the stunning Prana Veda Sanctuary Bali, in beautiful sea view rooms, with AC and private bathroom.
  • Three daily, delicious healthy meals and complimentary tea, coffee, fruit and snacks throughout the day
  • Two day trips or cultural tours, a sunrise dolphin tour on a traditional fishing boat, a Balinese dance performance and three scuba-diving trips including 6 dives and full diving gear.
  • Yoga, meditation, and dance
  • This intimate retreat with a maximum of 7 participants will allow you to experience authentic connections, enjoy personalized daily yoga classes, guided sitting or walking meditation, guided wild dance and relaxation sessions. Quality yoga mats, blocks, straps, blankets and eye masks.
  • Treats and goodies
  • Three divine body treatments: Ayurvedic, Balinese, and foot reflexology, and the opportunity to see a Balinese dance performance.
  • You will take home a personalized yoga Nidra CD recording and 2 detailed yoga sequences of Yin and Yang flow.
  • Airfares, transfers to resort and back are not included.
  • Aqua healing sessions are not included but can be reserved to your own expense.

Arrival by airplane

Fly to Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS).

For information about the booking conditions, please send Come Back to Yourself Retreats an inquiry.
  • Review by Mira Watson from the UK
    10 out of 10

    "I'm trying to sum up what it is I like so much about Mei: I think its a combination of her directness, humour, lightheartedness and common sense. Somehow she is so extremely human, and yet so fun! I know her as someone who feels deeply, goes her own way and tries everything for herself. Professionally she is clear and trustworthy. In fact she is one of the most loyal people I know. Fierce caring is a rare find these days - hang out with Mei whilst you get the chance. Be warned - you are very likely to enjoy yourself and come away feeling better."

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  • Review by Benoit Kilian from France
    10 out of 10

    "Mei: an alive human being, who shines, glitters and vibrates without any pretenses - her mere presence affects you. Everything seems clear, free of judgement and reassuring around her. There are some people who when you first meet them, you know your paths will cross again. Even though kilometers may separate us, we come together again. There are many people like Mei but meeting them requires your passion, curiosity, joy, aliveness and presence. This is also what you taught me. Thank you Mei"

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  • Review by Natalie Gruel from France
    10 out of 10

    "Mei is a creature of the Heart a profound, authentic and passionate person. The crossing of our paths was an important encounter for me."

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  • Review by Lakshmi from India
    10 out of 10

    "Mei, in the ancient language of Tamizh means truth. And that is who she really is, a truthful person and an honest friend. It is truth that awakens the intelligence. It's truth that kindles the spirit. It's truth that empowers the body. It's truth that explores deeper values. It's truth that gives the courage to delve and stand the test of time. It's truth that soothes the heart. It's truth that hums inside us. It's truth that enlightens the mind. It's truth that spreads inner peace. And it's truth what listens to us, patiently, empathetically and unbiased. To come back to yourself you need to tread the path of inner truth. And Mei is rightfully the apt person who can embody the truth and guide in the journey. Come immerse in the vast ocean of your inner peace with Mei (truth) guiding you all the way."

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  • Review by Fera Figueroa from France
    10 out of 10

    "Mei is a devoted teacher, I was lucky enough to take part in her yoga classes in a wonderful place in the Pyrenees and greatly appreciated her kindness and skillful guidance"

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Availability

Arrival: Sunday May 7, 2017
Departure: Saturday May 13, 2017

Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 10% per person. To benefit, book or reserve before December 15, 2016.

 

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