4 Days Beginners "Bucket List" Unlimited Yoga Retreat including massage in the awesome Bali

Beginners Unlimited Yoga Retreat in Bali

A flexible starting date makes this pack very attractive. There is much on offer through the classes and you can go at your own pace.

That's right! If learning yoga is on your 'bucket list' let us help you tick it off! This package is perfect to gain confidence and create good habits in your future yoga classes. You will learn about the postures themselves, the philosophy of yoga and have any questions answered in detail. A fun-filled four days await!

Meet the instructors

Jon (Bindu), Claire, & Tamlyn
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Highlights

  • All levels are welcome
  • 3-hour Themed workshop
  • A one-hour traditional massage
  • Unlimited yoga and meditation classes
  • Pool and healthy café access
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer available:
Lombok International Airport (US$45 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala

Vastu

The principles of Vastu have been a guiding concept in the design of the bungalows at H2O Yoga and Meditation Center. 'Vastu' is India's ancient Vedic tradition of design, architecture, and sacred space, often called 'the yoga of design'. It is believed to create harmony and health in one's living space. The bungalows are built from local natural materials and have beautifully thatched roofing.

The poolside bungalows offer a peaceful retiring space. H20 Yoga and Meditation provides the retreat participants of the base price with accommodation in the spacious shared bungalow (four beds) with private bathroom. Equipped with fans, and both clean sheets and towels are provided.

There are also deluxe bungalow upgrade options with air conditioning, hot water, ensuite, security box, private verandah, and daily housekeeping.

Program

Develop strength, flexibility, and more awareness about your own body as you explore important foundational yoga asanas found in most yoga classes - from standing to sitting poses, twists, and inversions. You will also learn about different styles of yoga and the importance of breathing techniques in your practice.

Asanas need to be adapted depending on the limitations and strengths of your own body. In this workshop, explore how to modify them in a way that’s right for your body using right alignment and good technique - creating ease and stability in poses as you learn how and why you should do it.

This workshop is relaxed and informal and you are encouraged to ask questions throughout. You will leave with your own personal yoga practice and know how to develop it as you gain strength and flexibility.

Schedule

Day 1

  • 07:00 Early bird yoga (in peak season)
  • 09:00 Studio yoga
  • 10:45 Aqua yoga
  • 13:00 (Beginners workshop Tuesday and Friday, Yin workshop Sunday only)*If your package has this as an inclusion
  • 15:00 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: meditation or Qi Gong)
  • 17:00 Studio yoga

Day 2

  • 07:00 Early bird yoga
  • Breakfast
  • 09:00 Studio yoga
  • 10:45 Aqua yoga
  • One-hour traditional Balinese massage
  • 13:00 (Beginners workshop Tuesday and Friday, Yin workshop Sunday only)*If your package has this as an inclusion
  • 15:00 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: meditation or Qi Gong)
  • 17:00 Studio yoga

Day 3

  • 07:00 Early bird yoga
  • Breakfast
  • 09:00 Studio yoga
  • 10:45 Aqua yoga
  • 13:00 (Beginners workshop Tuesday and Friday, Yin workshop Sunday only)*If your package has this as an inclusion
  • 15:00 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: meditation or Qi Gong)
  • 17:00 Studio yoga

Day 4

  • 07:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Studio yoga
  • 10:45 Aqua yoga

Boats leave back to Bali at 11 a.m. or 3 p.m.

Instructors

Jon (Bindu) Meston
Meditation came before yoga for Jon. It started more than 20 years ago and led him on a journey of spiritual exploration to many parts of the globe including Tibet. The physical yoga becomes part of his life in 2004 whilst living in a community at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala and has been a daily practice ever since. He has studied yoga and meditation with many ‘learned ones’ including Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh. He gained his master level Reiki training in 2005, studied kinesiology, and many healing modalities and in recent years deepened his understanding of qigong and working with life energy.
Claire Green
Claire began her yoga journey completing 500-hour with Gillian Russell, British Wheel of yoga teacher, trainer, and yoga therapist in England in 2005. Following a self-practice for two years, she continued her yoga studies with Birthlight pre-natal yoga in 2008 and later an advanced yoga training with Ana Forrest in 2009. She furthered her training by completing 500-hour with Maggie Reagh studying yoga therapy, yoga philosophy, chanting, and Ayurveda, co-run with Neil Pearson, a specialist in physical therapy and chronic pain in 2015.
Tamlyn
After completing a degree in sports psychology, Tamlyn discovered yoga in order to release stresses of life and to gain flexibility and strength. She was slowly changing her life and yoga became the priority of her existence. It was no surprise that she went on to completed a 200-hour teacher training at Johannesburg and then continued to deepen her studies with a further 300-hour training in Bali at Santosha Yoga in traditional yoga, Vinyasa yoga, and Yin yoga. Further advanced course with teachers such as Ana Forest has made a big impact on her professionalism that she delivers.

Retreat location

We may sound biased but we believe we have the best location not only in Bali, but in the world! Beautiful yellow sand, clear waters filled with marine life. Sunrise on one side, a 20-minute walk to sunset on the other side, no cars, motorbikes, or pollution just bikes and horse carts, it's like Disneyland. And the magnificent H20 Resort center, what more could you want.

It is only a short one hour walk around the outside of the island, and very safe at night time.

They organise transportation from your hotel in Bali and the fast boat, so you will arrive before lunchtime.

Food

The retreat includes daily delicious breakfast meals.

Food on Gili Air is unpretentious and is made with predominantly locally sourced ingredients. Some of the most appetizing options are the local Indonesian specialties such as Gado Gado (steamed veggies with a delicious peanut sauce) or Nasi Campur (white rice with a selection of vegetables, tofu, tempe, chicken, or fish). Chicken or freshly caught fish sate are also popular choices, as well as 'Urap Urap' (veggies with grated coconut). Ask for the local Sambal (chili sauce) to give your dish an extra zing. Vegetarians will find the local dishes with their prolific use of tempe a viable meal option.

Restaurants tend to specialize in freshly grilled seafood and Indonesian dishes. Cheap beach side establishments cater for western palates (not so spicy), and often serve Thai, Italian, and Chinese food also. Be sure to head inland to try the authentic local cuisine!

Fruit juices are ubiquitous throughout the islands eateries. The water of fresh young coconuts is a real treat and incredibly refreshing. There are also many 'warungs' on the island - small kitchens, usually attached to someone's home, that serve good quality Indonesian dishes.

There is one main supermarket where most food staples can be purchased, including natural yoghurt. Bear in mind that being an island, Gili Air is subject to fresh goods arriving by boat, hence fruit selection varies from day to day. Papayas, bananas, avocados, and pineapples are always in abundance, as well as mangos in season. Exotic local fruits such as mangosteens, rambutan (local lychees), and dragon fruit are also widely available when in season.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
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)

The island's most favored activity is to simply rest back and delight in the sheer pleasure of being here. Most visitors swiftly slip into the slower pace of island life and find Gili Air a perfect setting in which to unwind and just be. Whether at a beach side restaurant on a sun lounger or a secluded spot on the sandy shores, visitors frequently find themselves drinking up the stunning views, getting lost in a book, or even writing their own.

There are however plenty of activities to keep you busy if you so desire. One of Gili Air's main attractions is its coral reef and wonderfully diverse ocean life.

Day trips

Visit local pearl farms, waterfalls, the resort town of Senggigi, or take a drive along forested roads with amazing coastal views and monkeys abound. Relish the epic, untamed coastline of Kuta-Lombok, which offers great surfing and exciting diving options. With the new international airport in Kuta, Lombok this stunningly wild landscape is expected to develop quickly, so go see it now to enjoy its full natural spectacle.

Diving

Diving is inexpensive in Indonesia and a great way to appreciate the magnificent underwater world. Gili Air boasts nine dive centers; many tourists come to the island specifically to make use of them. The schools offer a quick course and dive in one day, 'Discover Scuba Diving' , or you can try the 'Open Water' three or four day certification program.

For those wishing to further their training, advanced and instructor level courses are also offered. There are approximately 18 unique dive sites around the island featuring coral seascapes, wrecks, sharks, and a plentitude of brilliantly colored fish. Oceans 5 Dive Center has professional staff, modern and up to date equipment, and top-class service.

Entertainment

There are a number of regular and impromptu music events and parties that take place on Gili Air. These are typically advertised on flyers circulated around the island. Many of the locals have remarkable musical talent. Live singing and guitar playing can often be enjoyed when walking past the many restaurants in the evening. There are several bars that regularly host live bands and DJ's, whose audiences dance the night away on the beaches beneath the stars. There is also the occasional bonfire on the beach as part of spontaneous gatherings of guitarists, singers, percussionists, and whatever musical talent may be present on the island - a magical way to spend the evening.

Hiking

Also on Lombok is the picturesque Volcano Mount Rinjani. Though the two to four day hike to the summit is challenging (at a height of 3010 meters), you are well rewarded with spectacular views of the nearby Crater Lake. Tours that include a guide and camping equipment usually range between 140 to 200 USD. The village at the base of Rinjani, Senaru, has a variety of accommodation options and also offers several easier walks to local waterfalls.

Island hopping

To visit Gili Meno or Gili Trawangan for the day, take the 'Island Hopper' boat for around 2 USD each way. Explore the deserted beaches of Gili Meno or the high vibe and many restaurants of Trawangan before returning to Gili Air in the late afternoon. Or salute the sunset with a cocktail as you watch its golden rays slip behind the sacred volcano Agung on Bali - a perfect way to end another day in paradise.

Reading

H2O has a selection of wonderful books which can be enjoyed whilst relaxing on the Zen veranda. With a wide range of titles on yoga, alternative healing, meditation, Buddhism, and other spiritual topics, you'll never be short of inspiration. There are also 'second hand' book shops on the island where books (mainly fiction) can be both exchanged or purchased.

Snorkeling

All around the island and just a stone's throw from the shore, an abundance of vibrant sea life awaits your exploration! Snorkel alongside the critically endangered Hawksbill turtle and encounter the colorful clown fish. Enjoy shoal upon shoal of tropical fish and sea anemones, as they weave their way through the striking coral. Equipment is widely available to rent or can be purchased from most of the dive shops. For 3 USD you'll get a snorkel, mask, and fins for the day. Take a day trip on a local 'glass-bottom' boat to snorkel some of the island's most highly regarded spots and see Gili Air from a whole other perspective!

Surfing

On the south west side of the island there is a reef break approximately 200 meters from the shore. This is a popular spot to catch great waves and it attracts many surfers during the big swells. Surfboards can be rented from Seven Seas. The local surfers are generally very open in sharing their hot tips.

Swimming

In front of Scallywag's restaurant is a natural pool. These brilliantly blue waters with their flawless sandy floor make a perfect spot to bathe.

Walking or running

A gentle stroll or power walk around the island is a must and a great way to experience island life. A casual walk takes just short of 90 minutes. For those that like to get their energy zap, there is a track for running that offers spectacular views of the island.

Spa treatments

Aromatherapy

Indulge yourself with a unique blend of therapeutic grade essential oils chosen specifically to cater to your requirements by a qualified therapeutic aroma therapist. The treatment combines a multitude of massage and healing modalities to create a profoundly nourishing experience. A 60 minute sessions costs 190000 IDR and an 80 minute session is 270000 IDR.

Full Indian head massage

The massage of the head, neck, shoulders, and arms has been practiced for centuries in India. Dr. Badat, an Indian doctor of Unani medicine, an ancient medical system from the Middle East, taught H2O yoga teacher and therapist Natascha Fischer these age-old practices. She has combined them with more modern Western massage techniques to create this simple and highly effective massage. Dr Badat's ethos is 'balance the brain, balance the body'. The use of coconut oil along with a personally tailored selection of essential oils is a recommended option with this treatment. A 45 minute sessions costs 200000 IDR, a 60 minute session is 250000 IDR, and a 90 minute session is 350000 IDR.

Head, shoulder, and back massage

Enjoy a beautiful combination of massage techniques that releases stress and muscular tension in the shoulders. Perfect for backpackers! A 60 minute sessions costs 170000 IDR and an 80 minute session is 250000 IDR.

Indian head massage

A unique and individualized massage treatment that combines numerous healing modalities including Swedish massage, aromatherapy, acupressure, Reiki, polarity therapy, and crystal therapy. A 45 minute sessions costs 125000 IDR.

Intuitive healing massage

A unique and individualized massage treatment combining multiple healing modalities including Swedish massage, aromatherapy, acupressure, and energy work such as Reiki, polarity therapy, and crystal therapy. A 60 minute sessions costs 170000 IDR and an 80 minute session is 250000 IDR.

Reflexology and foot massage

Pressure is applied to reflex points on the feet which correspond to all the various parts of your body, including your organs and glands. Reflexology helps stimulate healthy functioning of the organs, clears congestion, and brings about physical and mental wellbeing. A blissfully relaxing experience! A 60 minute sessions costs 170000 IDR and an 80 minute session is 250000 IDR.

Shiatsu (acupressure)

Specific points along the body's meridian lines (energetic pathways) are pressed in order to relieve blockages and promote balance - a deeply calming and rejuvenating treatment. A 60 minute sessions costs 170000 IDR and an 80 minute session is 250000 IDR.

What's included

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy breakfast
  • 3-hour Themed workshop
  • Unlimited yoga and meditation classes
  • A one-hour traditional massage
  • Pool and healthy café access
  • Plenty of free time to enjoy the island’s attractions

What's not included

  • Flights to and from Bali
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfer to hotel (45 USD fee)

How to get there

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Arrival by shuttle

It is very easy to travel from Bali to Gili Air since most hotels can organize it. Usually, the shuttle bus picks you up around 7 a.m. and takes you to the boat and you will arrive at the retreat center approximately at 11.30 a.m. The cost is approximately 300,000 IDR for one-way combo transfer of the shuttle bus and fast boat.

Airport: Lombok International Airport Airport transfer available: Lombok International Airport (US$45 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

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Availability

This vacation is available all year round, kindly send an inquiry to check availability.

 

Low season

 

  • January 11 - July 14
  • September 1 - December 19

 

High season

 

  • July 15 - August 31
  • December 20 - January 10

Special discount

If 2 people book a 4-day retreat during the low season, H20 Yoga and Meditation can upgrade you to a private deluxe room with A/C, hot water, and ensuite for free whilst availability exists. For the high season, there is a small additional charge.

Low season

  • 1 person in a shared bungalow – 138 USD
  • 1 person in a standard bungalow – 155 USD (an extra 17 USD difference than the shared bungalow)
  • 1 person in a deluxe room with AC, hot water, and ensuite – 179 USD (an extra 41 USD difference than the shared bungalow)
  • 2 persons in a deluxe room with AC, hot water, and ensuite – 276 USD (Free upgrade)

If you want a private room in the high season period, just let us know your dates and accommodation preference so we can calculate your new total price.

Additional days

For the shared bungalow:

Low season – 33 USD / per day

High season – 37 USD / per day

For the private bungalow – The total package price will be provided when you submit the dates.

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