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The New Year retreat is always popular as it is the perfect opportunity to do something different and meaningful, setting a powerful intention to bring positive change in the year ahead. In the lead up to midnight on the 31st of December, you will be ready to let go of the past and move forward with a clear vision of what you plan to manifest in the coming year. New Year's day will be spent in silence empowering your goals that you have made as you enter into a new space of self-love and listening to our intuitive heart.
During the retreat, you will stay at H2O Yoga and Meditation Retreat Center, Gili Air. The accommodation applies the concept of bungalow design. 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 beautiful thatched roofing. The bungalows are simple yet comfortable and offer a peaceful retiring space for you. Included in this package is a spacious shared bungalow for six people. An upgrade to private bungalow is available upon request with an additional cost of 25 to 35 USD per night.
Deluxe bungalow is equipped with private bathroom, air conditioner, and hot water.
Family bungalow is equipped with private bathroom and fan. It can accommodate up to six people.
Standard bungalow is equipped with fan and detached amenities.
Shared bungalow consists of six beds, fan, and private bathroom.
This yoga retreat is a journey that will bring an easy everyday approach to cultivatie a still mind by adopting mindfulness training methods. This is a system that is suitable for everybody. Doing this course will ingrain the thought patterns and practice that is difficult for many people to establish by only reading books.
This retreat will bring you into the present moment with ease rather than force. In H2O Yoga's practice, rather than just doing the pose, you will start to become subtly aware of what you are feeling and experiencing. The yoga practice will become more enjoyable and your mind will be focused and sharp, working in conjunction with the physical body.
You will cultivate mindfulness techniques to go home with to continue a new life approach of peace and calm. Within the retreat is some short silent periods to accelerate your present moment awareness. If you are looking for a change that will bring a new positive outlook on your life and have one week to devote to this, then this program is perfect for you.
Included in this program is a day trip to Gili Meno for snorkeling with turtles.
Jon (Bindu) Meston
Bindu was born in Australia but he spent many years living abroad, traveling, and experiencing the splendor of a true spiritual quest. The focus of his journeys through the last decade have been the discovery and exploration of yoga, meditation, and spiritual studies with numerous teachers and artists. He has studied many traditions and styles of yoga with international teachers in various continents, taking the best from all and sharing that knowledge to give a broader understanding of yoga and its joy.
The yoga retreat will be held in H2O Yoga and Meditation Retreat Center, Gili Air, West Nusa Tenggara. Gili Air literally means island of water. Earth consists of 70% of water, as does the human body. The element water relates to human emotions which when in harmony, it flows like a great ocean. Located only 300 meters from the beach, it is abundant with nature and is a wonderful unique resting place and sanctuary for travelers and yogis.
Food in Gili Air is unpretentious and is made with predominantly locally sourced ingredients. During the retreat, you will be served daily deluxe breakfast including muesli, seeds, nuts, soy milk, brown bread, hard boiled eggs, and herbal tea as well as daily dinner.
Rejuvenate your body and mind with several treatments that are available in H2O Yoga and Meditation Center, such as Shiatsu, reflexology, head, shoulder, and back massage, healing massage, Indian head massage, and aromatherapy. Included in this program is a complimentary body scrub at Island Spa. You can get additional treatments with an extra cost.
Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). H2O Yoga and Meditation will pick you up in your hotel in Kuta, Sanur, or Ubud area with prior confirmation. You are then brought to the seaside village of Padang Bai and the boat will bring you to Gili Air.
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