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If you are ready to take your understanding of self and your capacity to create your experience in this life to a higher potency, a personalized Kundalini yoga retreat is perfect for you! Every Kundalini yoga practice is a journey of self-discovery and self-awareness. This ancient practice, using a dynamic blend of physical postures, breath, movement, meditation and mantra, activates the flow of prana - the life force energy - throughout the body. Through a series of practices, your individually tailored Kundalini yoga retreat will offer you the space and the guidance to invite that life force into the areas of your body, your mind, and those areas of your life that you are wishing to empower in order to elicit positive holistic change.
The personalized Kundalini yoga retreat can help you to: feel happier, healthier; be more productive, more creative, and more relaxed. It will transform your life and relationships, and feel more fulfilled and satisfied! It will boost your energy levels and enjoy greater levels of physical well-being, becoming more intuitive and able to attract new opportunities.
Desa Seni offers unique accommodations in original antique wood homes that have been imported from the many islands of Indonesia. Each house has its own individual history and has been completely restored and refurbished. At Desa Seni, you will live amidst original artifacts and antiques reflecting true Indonesian culture and heritage.
The deluxe village houses have one bedroom; can be set up with a king bed and or twin beds. There is a spacious bathroom and rain shower, and a sitting area for lounging with a desk for those who want to enjoy wonderful views from the large front porch of the rice fields, the organic vegetable gardens and tropical foliage
Daphna brings to her Kundalini yoga sessions a deep respect for, and incorporation of, the body alignment of Hatha yoga traditions, while embracing with great passion and gratitude the sharing of the transformational path of higher consciousness of Kundalini yoga, believing and teaching that we all have the wisdom, the light and the love within to manifest our highest calling!
Desa Seni is an eco-friendly village resort located in Bali, providing an authentic Indonesian experience through the exploration of culture, art, yoga, organic farming and complete wellness. Travelers to the island will find stunning beaches, expanses of terraced rice fields, together with a wealth of historical sites, temples, art and the culture that Bali has long been known for. The various highlights located across eight different regencies continue to attract visitors with different sights to suit any preference.
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Desa Seni, A Village Resort serves an eclectic Asian-Western cuisine with a focus on organic, healthy and fresh food. Growing almost 80% of their own produce and working with local businesses enables them to focus on bringing great meals direct from farm to table. Their restaurant is open to the public for breakfast, lunch or dinner. If you desire a meal or a glass of wine and some nibbles, come relax and enjoy their village setting.
Desa Seni has selected these must see and do adventures from Balis treasure trove of attractions.
Up north, in the middle of the island lies the Bedugul region, located 700 meters above sea level with peaking mountaintops reaching 2000 meters up towards the heavens. The climate here is cooler which makes it perfect for growing fruits, vegetables and flowers. An explosion of colors will be greeting you as we reach the local market where youll be surrounded by tropical flowers, spices, and freshly grown crops. The botanical gardens of Bali are also found here, covering an area of 160 hectares. Make your way through it on one of the six walks or drive through. Colorful birds, beautiful flowers and exotic trees outline the gardens.
Enjoy the view looking out over the sacred Crater Lake Bratan with the mountains lining up in the background. On the lake you also find the very picturesque Ulun Danu temple. The quiet and luscious serenity up here gives a completely different experience than to the one of southern Bali. On the way down south, you will go to the rice-fields of Jatiluwih, which in 2007 was renowned by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Overwhelmingly beautiful, this is a must see for one wanting to experience some of Balis most famous sights.
Gunung Kawi is an ancient rocky temple situated in Pakerisan River, near Tampaksiring village - Gianyar Regency in Bali. This archaeological complex is carved out of the living rock, dating back to 11th century. The temple with majesty and richness in history has been proposed by Governor of Bali to be listed on the World Heritage Sites. The countryside where the complex is located offers beautiful view of lush and footpath down to reach the temple, passing through spectacular rice terraces. The appealing, mystifying, and magnifying natural sceneries from the footpath, which leads from the road down to the temple will be more impressive, with the sound of water trickling along the irrigation channels at the bottom of a valley. The only sound you hear is that produced by farmers who work on their rice fields.
Tirta Empul Temple or Tampak Siring Temple is a holy spring water temple located in Tampak Siring Vil- lage, Gianyar regency. Tirta Empul means: emerging water from the land or the holy pool. The wellspring emerges from the land and is believed it is the infinite creation. According to history, this water source is arranged and sanctified by king Indra Jaya Singha Warma Dewa in the year 882 Saka. This pool water is sanctified by the Hindu society in Bali and they believe that this water source can heal various diseases, hence every day; this place is visited by Hindu people as a bathing place, to sanctify them, with the goal of cleansing the body physically and mentally. If you believe in the magical power of spiritual activity, you are welcome to bathe. Please pack a sarong with you for this tour.
This excursion will take you to the holiest place in Bali. You might know Bali as the island of Gods, as religion and cultural beliefs are very much alive here. In Kintamani, one enters the sacred home of the Gods. In the Balinese cosmological order there are Gods, humans and demons. The sky and the mountains belongs to the Gods, the higher world, whereas the lower world, the sea and the below, belongs to the demons. The humans reside in the midst of it all and carry the responsibility to balance the forces between them. Mt. Batur is an active volcano that has erupted three times in the past century, in 1917, 1927 and in 1995. Up here next to the volcano you also find lake Batur, one of the four lakes on Bali.
The journey continues on to Besakih Temple, located 1000 m above sea level on the slopes of Mt Agung. This is the mother temple of Bali, the biggest and most important temple on the island. The Besakih Temple is a complex of 23 separated temples, and the sacredness of this area follows with the story of how it could have been buried under massive streams of lava. In 1963, due to a series of volcanic eruptions from Mt. Agung nearly 1700 people were killed, but the lava missed the temple area by meters. This was regarded as a miracle and seen as a sign from the Gods.
Take a drive down to the south west coast on the Bukit peninsula, where the magnificent Uluwatu temple is built on the edge of a 76-meter (250 feet) high cliff. The temple is one of the oldest in Bali and is guarding the island from evil spirits. Made of black coral, this is one of the nine directional temples across the island. The Uluwatu temple offers a fantastic view, especially around sunset when this majestic creation reaches up to the pink, orange and purple sky, magical!
Right next to the temple is the scene for the Kecak dance, a Balinese dance show with the drama of a Romeo and Juliet story, but with a happier ending. Fire, masks and dance, all in an outdoor setting creates a spectacular scene you do not want to miss! Then head back up north, but before leaving the Bukit, the southern tip of Bali, stop at one of the Jimbaran beach cafs for a seafood-dinner on the beach. Stay barefoot in the sand and enjoy candle lights, sea breeze and the luxury of fresh lobster.
This temple truly is a beautiful sight. It was founded by Dang Hyang Nirarth, a religious man of the Saivi- te, a path within Hinduism that reveres the God Shiva as the Supreme Being. Belonging to this part of Hinduism, it is believed that Shiva is in all, as the creator, destroyer, preserver, concealer and revealer. In the 16th century, Dang Hyang Nirarth was on a sacred journey walking from the west to east coast of Bali. When he found this big rock in the water, he went there to meditate. He felt vibrations here of a sacred place, he later suggested it a site for a temple.
This temple was named Tanah Lot, in Indonesian meaning the small island floating on the sea. Dang Hyang Nirarth is also the founder of the padmasa architecture, a Balinese style of temples that are considered to be the embodiment of the supreme god Shiva, although Tanah Lot is devoted to the god in the form of Dewa Baruna or Bhatara Segara, the powers of the sea. This temple is located only 45 minutes up north from Canggu, and is well worth the drive as this is one of the most picturesque temples on the island. Around the area you might also get to see the see black and white stripy sea snakes, which should not be disturbed as they are said to be protecting the temple from evil.
Desa Senis Merapu Svaasthya program offers from traditional to holistic treatments, from Western to Eastern therapies. Healing and health are a focus, bringing a team of specialists together to restore and revitalize the body, mind and soul. Merapu means spiritual forces and Svaasthya means wellness.
Desa Seni, A Village Resort has been designed to be a spa within itself. Whether you choose to relax in an outdoor bale, swim in the salt-water pool, join a yoga class in their Mahadevi Studio or have a treatment at Merapu Svaasthya, the team at Desa Seni will do its utmost to recharge you. Desa Seni is a true believer in the environment and our surroundings. They believe that other than wonderful Svaasthya treatments, eating habits, activities and well-being are all integral parts to a healthier life. Balance is an integral part of health. All of their spa, bath and health care products are made exclusively for Desa Seni. Their inspiration comes from this beautiful island and from our own organic gardens. All of their products are natural, alcohol and wax free. They are available at their gift shop, Rumah Candi or at Rumah Merapu Svaasthya.
You can avail of these services for an additional fee.