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14 Days Christmas Yoga Retreat in Bali

Intensive Ashtanga Yoga Retreat Bali

Taste a little paradise in Bali by joining an immersion of Ashtanga yoga with one of the fewest certified Ashtanga yoga teachers by KPJAY Institute in Mysore. Join a full immersion retreat in a very exotic place in Bali, Ubud. This immersion is designed to empower you with a focused practice you need to gain new strength and power to mind and body. Whether you are brand new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, this retreat will leave you up to your best experience and worth your time enjoying Bali's beauty.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily Mysore yoga sessions
  • 3 weekly afternoon workshops
  • 2 daily shuttle to and from Sully and Ubud center
  • 2 weekly afternoon immersions with local community
  • Light sunset meal of soup and fruit
  • Christmas dinner and ceremony
  • Daily vegan or raw breakfast
  • 13 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

14 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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During the retreat, you will stay at Suly Yoga Spa Resort, a resort that blends Balinese architecture with modern design. They have 34 standard rooms and 16 deluxe rooms in their four-storey building offering amazing views north towards mount Agung and south towards the villages of Mas and Sukawati from the higher floors.

Suly Yoga Spa Resort also has 17 garden view rooms with a traditional Balinese bed, paintings, and a balcony or veranda that look out over the extensive gardens.

What is unique about Suly Yoga Spa Resort is that the resort is also a training ground for high-school students of the Bali Global Foundation (Yayasan Bali Global) who study for free because they are from underprivileged families in the remote villages of Bali and other islands of east Indonesia.

If you are looking to make a difference and witness to the amazing opportunities, here is a place that welcomes your support with open arms. Come, visit, and enjoy the Suly experience.

GAYA Immersions Bali Yoga Retreat Program

The retreat will allow you to deepen the practice of Ashtanga yoga with on of the few handful certified teachers of Pattabhi Jois Institute and get in touch with Bali Global Foundation which is located at the resort.

This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures, producing intense internal heat and a profuse, and purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light, strong body, and a calm mind. You will have the rare opportunity to be in a small group for a more private approach and support.

Typical schedule

Morning Monday to Friday

  • 07:30 Asana self-practice

Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday

  • 14:00 Workshops and yoga talks

Afternoon Monday and Wednesday

  • Social activities with community (optional)

The exact course timetable will be handed out the afternoon of the first meeting.

Voluntary program

Volunteer means daily English teaching classes to Bali Global Students. It takes two hours from Monday to Friday and Gaya Immersions only accepts two volunteers per full immersion. If you wish to be a Bali Global volunteer during your immersion, please let Gaya Immersions know. They will be glad to send you the classes description and material.


Lucia Andrade
(Ashtanga Yoga)
Lucia is one of the 50 people in the world certified at K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute and one of the most dedicated teachers to keep the tradition of teachings to modern society. For the last years, she assisted her teacher R. Sharath Jois in the Main Shala of Mysore, India. She was also, one of the selected to make demos with his teacher´s guidance for locals and medical Indian community about the benefits of Ashtanga Yoga. Lucia has taught in Brazil, Norway, Mexico, Germany, Taiwan, Spain, Netherlands, Argentina, and Peru to share her experience in the fields of yoga since 2005.

Retreat location

The retreat will be held in South Ubud, Bali, overlooking beautiful mountains, blue water lakes, magnificent oceans, and fabulous island that will ensure you a once-in-a-lifetime experience.



  • Boating
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala


  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Beauty salon nearby
  • Board rental nearby
  • Car rental
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Local market
  • Parking lot
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During your retreat, daily vegan or raw breakfast buffet after morning practice, light sunset meals consisting of healthy soup and fruits, as well as Christmas dinner party, are already included in the package. By discovering the new way of preparing plant goodness you will see it in completely new light and something that you really crave and want to eat!

Gaya Immersions focuses on showing you how to transform all the natural ingredients into most decadent and nourishing feast. Say hello to banana ice cream, cashew cheesecake, raw cacao truffles, raw pizza, and pasta in all of the immersions.By eating in a plant-powered way you are opening yourself up to the whole new world of flavors, textures, and sensations.

The retreat will show you how to transform vegetables, fruit, grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, oils into most delicious rainbow salads, and more hearty dishes seasoned with fresh herbs, spices, creamy dressings, and gorgeous dips and spreads. Once you taste the food, the healthy eating becomes an integrated part of your life that brings joy, love, and energy.

Things to do (optional)

A wide range of activities, from soft adventure sports to more leisurely pursuits, can be arranged according to guest preferences with the help of the guest activity coordinators.

Balinese dancing lesson

While in Bali, why not enjoy learning a Balinese dance. Bali, Indonesia, is referred to as “the island of gods” and “the island of thousand temples” which means that they have different traditional Balinese dances. These traditional Balinese dances are performed mostly in every hotel and resorts in Bali.

Cooking Class

Do you love cooking? Well, Suly Resort Yoga and Spa friendly teachers can show you a way of traditional and international cooking. The chef can get you busy cooking sumptuous food and buying ingredients and spices to Bali market.


Enjoy your stay within the hotel and resort by experiencing gamelan. Gamelan is traditional ensemble music of Java and Bali in Indonesia, made up predominantly of percussive instruments. The most common instruments are metallophones played by mallets as well as a set of hand-played drums called kendhang which registers the beat


Kids, as well as adults, will surely enjoy making kites. Show your creativity and experience kite-making lesson with Suly Resort Yoga and Spa friendly staff and teachers.

Relax at Suly outdoor swimming pool

Enjoy the shimmering heat of the sun and accomplish a tan color in Suly's two outdoor swimming pools. Watch a movie, read a book, engage in board games, or play Wii at the library. Sample Bali's local handicrafts at the boutique and relax at beach-side. Enjoy a game of billiards or have a cocktail at the poolside bar can also be your alternatives.

Volunteer for Bali Global Foundation

You can also become one of the volunteers for the students of Bali Global Foundation to support them keep the good work and improve the building maintenance and educational program. If you are looking to witness how to empower the less-fortunate not by giving donations but by building skills and get involved in activities, you can send GAYA Immersions your inquires.

Wood Carving

Balinese, especially people from Mas Village, are well known for their craftsmanship including woodcarving. For this fact, Suly Resort offers a lesson in wood carving. Learn to carve wood or stones from basic shapes to a more critical and unique one.

Spa treatments

Suly Resort offers tropical face and body treatments including the traditional Balinese massage at additional costs.

What's included

  • 2 daily shuttle to and from Sully and Ubud center
  • 3 weekly afternoon workshops
  • 2 weekly afternoon immersions with local community
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Daily Mysore yoga sessions
  • Daily vegan or raw breakfast
  • Christmas dinner and ceremony
  • Light sunset meal consisting of soup and fruit

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Spa treatments

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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