You are welcome to this retreat in picturesque Ubud, Bali, located amongst rice paddies and steep ravines. The retreat is for those who decide to break their major life barrier in this exact moment, opening up to express their power more deeply. Activate your power and discover your true self! This intensive is like a birthing process to rebirth the self. You will explore self, listen for information, and gain awareness at many levels. You will develop tools and abilities to use for all of your life.
All ages are welcome as participants.
You will be accommodated in Narasoma - a beautifully hidden place with a tropical landscape and the last bit of natural sanctuary, besides the monkey forest, in the centre of Ubud. It is made up of two sections, the traditional Balinese family compound with homestay accommodation reflecting the true art and beauty of the Balinese culture and the retreat center located in a tranquil oasis set behind the homestay reflecting the true nature and spirit that lies in the heart of Bali.
Nara means human, Soma means the elixir of life. Narasoma is a human who has awakened, opened, and raised the Kundalini with the essence of the spiritual knowledge and power of the energy of life. This means that here at Narasoma, through the eternal spirit energy, you can support and raise the energy and create an opening for the world. It means supporting the knowledge to help yourself and the people.
The accommodation is either in a separate single room, double, or twin room. Each room has a private bathroom with western-style toilets, hot water, a shower, and a porch.
This retreat program offers a dynamic interaction between group and individual work. Each day, you will be provided an embodied wake up with an introduction to Osho Kundalini meditation or iVitalis practice. After that, you will have options to experience a dance session or work individually with a professional team of health practitioners and artists through your particular personal issue.
Upon your arrival into the healing atmosphere of Ubud, you will be comfortably accommodated into Narasoma. You can take a swim and a rest by the pool. In the late afternoon, there will be a welcoming ritual and you will get to know all like-minded beings that will support your profoundly transformational endeavors in this retreat.
After dining your first Balinese delicacies, your ears will melt into gentle acoustic sounds of this small, but really gorgeous town, full of chic little Dutch style boutiques and cozy open air vegan bars filled with calm and nice people. Better to pamper yourself immediately with nice and easy-going walk around!
Imagine waking up really, really early just to shake your rock-like being in a studio, surrounded by a jungle and on the catch of the fresh Qi essence in the air, hearing sounds of children laughing in a distance. You’re still not sure if you are dreaming, right? But yes, you are in the embrace of this divine volcanic island in the middle of Indonesia!
And after breakfast, four amazing facilitators will be available just for you to individually discuss and provide insights for currently hot issues that burden you and prevent you to surrender to your inner blissfulness completely. For those more frisky, Goran and Sandra will welcome you to balance your body, mind, and spirit and by opening the senses, you will delve into your first inner dance journey through meditative movement and improvisation practice.
And how about digesting in a unique state of silent and restful alertness instead of heavily lying on your bed and bla-bla-ying? After lunch, you will immerse into yoga Nidra to reduce your tensions and anxieties. After good rest in afternoons, Neja will invite you to dig deeper into your habits by mirroring your busy - bossy minds to get insights into why something is happening in your life and how to relief yourself from repeating behavior that gets on your nerves.
In this first three days, there will be plenty of body - mind processing. But no worries, there will be many breaks too, with relaxing jumps into a delightful swimming pool in between.
After all these experiences, you will finish your days, proudly walking around equipped with tools and skills to bring clarity and quality into your everyday existence. You will begin practicing how to have, know, and take charge of your own actions. All your why’s and how’ s will be later on constructively discussed in a sharing circle of extraordinary individuals. And still enough time in evenings to see some Ubud’s best offs!
You will immediately notice how very ritualized every day is in Bali. By observing stunning locals, making offerings to the spirits throughout the day, you will slowly fall into this profoundly mindful and respectful atmosphere. Can’t wait to finally meet you! Breaking free - expressing your true potentials has really begun!
Today is a day of purification and profound inner journey. The island full of music, dance, magic, and beliefs in power animal spirits. You will be taken to Pura Tirta Empul, a Hindu water temple and a holy spring where Balinese Hindus go to for ritual purification. The site serves as a legendary setting of a traditional tale about good versus evil.
For more than a thousand years, Balinese worshipers have been drawn to this temple, whose sacred spring is said to have been created by Indra and to have curative properties. The tradition continues almost unchanged at the temple today. It is a place for self-cleaning. Not cleaning physically, but spiritually. And for sure after first intensive days, you will have something to let go from yourself.
As you deepen your connection, old habits will begin falling away, to be replaced naturally with a rejuvenated body, regenerated mind, and refreshed spirit.
You will finish the day with pearl sonic waterfall and shamanic journey - a three and a half hours long ritual that invites your spirit to travel through unique and profound realms, meeting your power animals on the way, all through means of sounding gong, Tibetan singing bowls, gong, koshi chimes, shakers, bells, rain sticks, frame drum and various percussion. You will keep on asking yourself, why did I hesitate for so long?
After purification and shamanic journey, it’s time to continue with your mornings on focusing your body, mind, and emotions and afternoons, releasing limiting beliefs and habits so you can invite unlimited abundance into all areas of your life.
Today, you have an option in the evening and dive deeper in physically cleaning too. You can take a herbal steam sauna in nearby Dragonfly Village. You can also sit around bonfire, drink herbal tea, and swim in salt water poll, but no words are permitted. It’s a silent sauna evening.
This day is a real treat! You will drive to nearby village Mas and visit the Setia Darma Masks and Puppets House. It is a unique museum with a mission to preserve some of Indonesia’s most colorful heritage items. The house currently houses over a 1,000 masks and over 4,000 puppets from all over the Indonesian archipelago, Africa, China, Latin America, and Europe.
You will have a chance to learn the meaning and purpose of using this masks in rituals and ceremonies. A local dancer friend Tebo will awaken your inner tiger spirit so you will get an opportunity to taste traditional Barong dance. Barong is a lion-tiger-dragon-like creature and character in the mythology of Bali, Indonesia. He is the king of the spirits, leader of the hosts of good, and enemy of Rangda, the demon queen, and mother of all spirit guarders in the mythological traditions of Bali.
In the afternoon you will meet with another Balinese traditional dance - Legong. You will have a chance to try a traditional dance with a fan with a famous dancer Dayu. Legong is a refined dance form characterized by intricate finger movements, complicated footwork, and expressive gestures and facial expressions.
Tonight, you will have a Christmas dinner. Usually, you have it with your family, but there, you will create a new family - the one that journeyed together in deep realms of body, mind, emotions, and spirit - now for a week already, sharing the stories of your lives on the way.
Before a fabulous Christmas dinner and party, you will be diving into breathing and energy exercises, dancing even deeper into meditation, opening your heart and inviting in a profound compassion and love for yourself and others.
Breakfast will be later in case you want to catch back some sleep. There you are! Starting to fully train your perception (of self, others, and group) on physical, mental, and emotional level by translating information gathered through opening the senses (touch, gaze, voice, smell, and taste) into movement and dance. Your old emotions has released and you feel more peaceful and calm. The silence is nesting so profoundly inside you - no need to use more words.
You will dive deeper into local way of life. By visiting a waterfall, walking among all this greenery, smiling faces of locals, walking through jungle, singing and sweating. Your rebirth is starting and you are filling yourself with the core confidence to explore unknown territories! Stretch your boundaries of what is possible.
Time to integrate, share, reflect the feedback, and congratulations! You have found your true self and your life purpose, identified, and begun dissolving negative habit patterns and learned how to focus your body, mind, and emotions on creating what you truly want in your life.
Departure day. Holistic Retreats and Journeys can help you arrange an airport transport (if you are not staying in Bali over New Year). Check out is by 11:00 a.m. Depending on your travel schedule, you may have time for photos, last minute shopping, and many hugs and kisses. This is only the beginning.
Body, mind, spirit, and dance improvisation is a synthesis of dance techniques and tools, ranging from classical ballet to martial arts, from modern to contemporary dance, from Tai Chi and Qigong to Kundalini and dynamic meditation, from contact to theatre improvisation, and from traditional folk dances to modern urban developments that bind with specific abilities, desires, and expectations of the individual who wishes to develop an autonomous dance and conscious body.
In the sessions, you are working on awareness of the body, mind, and emotions through breathing, on power and softness of movements, flow and the usage of the energy, and on focusing the attention and awareness. By traveling in an imaginary world, it will push the boundaries of what is possible. You are provided with a set of tools for improvisation that you can implement in your own creations and in daily life.
This sister meditation to the Osho dynamic is best done at sunset or in the late afternoon. Being fully immersed in the shaking and dancing of the first two stages helps to melt the rock-like being, wherever the energy flow has been repressed and blocked. Then that energy can flow, dance, and be transformed into bliss and joy. The last two stages enable all this energy to flow vertically, to move upwards into silence.
iVitalis program represents physically undemanding exercise, meant for everyone, who wish to be relaxed, have more energy, positive inclination, motivation, regain their health, and also keep it in good condition. The content of the iVitalis program is based on the science of kinesiology use and knowledge of top-level sports.
The initiator of such a program in Slovenia is Dr. Neja Zupan, who with the help of external collaborators, shares their amassed knowledge in a practical way to other people, expanding their positive energy, good will, and satisfaction.
The basic foundation of the iVitalis program is kinesiology. It is a science of understanding the workings of joints and muscles, the studying of the movement of the human body. It has even been proven scientifically, that there is a connection between the quality of movement of an individual and his or her physical and mental well-being.
The findings from the area of kinesiology are used on different fields like physiotherapy, work therapy, chiropractics, osteopathy, education, athletics, training, and psychotherapy. The findings of kinesiology are used in therapeutic and prevention purposes and for the betterment of the quality of life.
There are many branches of kinesiology that cover a wide variety of different aspects of life and are different from one another mainly in their use of techniques for relieving unbalance. All the branches of kinesiology have this in common: the use of the muscle testing technique.
This is a gentle, slow press on the muscle, with which it helps identify the symptoms of blocks in a person. The symptoms are early warning information, which helps a person to correctly act on the problem and get well.
The invaluable worth of kinesiology is the direct experience of communicating with one's own body. The natural answer helps in the process of selecting the technique that will help obtain the correct balance. The healing is in such a way adapted to every individual and does not include unsuitable medical procedures that could slow the healing time.
You will cultivate movement practice and explore your body through the full potential of dance. By activating inner bodies (states and conditions) and working through touch, smell, and sound, you will gradually open your senses to a degree where your organic movements will develop as means by which you expand your consciousness, awareness, and mindfulness.
Cultivation of opening the sensations (touch, smell, taste, and sound) will happen through exposing your body to carefully prepared stimulations, such as elements of Kundalini meditation, extensive breathing exercises, Pilates, principles of contact improvisation dance, authentic movement methods, and tasting vegan food with sacred sounds of local Balinese music.
You will explore and learn to follow the body’s organic intelligence and the need to move freely without obstacles. Sessions will be facilitated by professional dance artists with extra time for self-exploration, discovery, and creation.
Through sharpening the senses, you will unlock Pandora’s box and unlock the fountain of your inner self - reflected in symbols, feelings, visions, and imagination. You will be led to authentic personal creative process. From duets to collective group work, the instructors will create safe and inspiring playground for senses and dance to merge.
You will have a time to reflect gathered experience, to practice mindfulness together with listening to the echoes (of nature and yourself). You will experience the art of doing nothing - through movement and total presence in states and actions.
You are invited to experience ancient healing techniques involving breathing, sound, and deep relaxation. It is suitable for anyone wishing to improve their well-being and gain clarity and insight into living a fulfilling and more enjoyable life. It is a very valuable life skill to learn how to positively influence the energies of your body and ultimately your thoughts.
Ancient peoples knew instinctively how to connect deeply with themselves and bring about natural healing and peace. Learn and experience techniques which have been practiced for centuries. You all have a unique energy field vibration, gifts, and talents. Discovering these and expressing them in the world can bring about great joy.
Throughout the session, you will be guided into a state of deep relaxation in which you will be able to perceive information which is not normally detectable in the normal state of consciousness. You will be connecting with delta, theta, and alpha brain waves to allow you to access the deepest parts of yourself.
Being more aware of what is happening at a subconscious level allows you to more easily create your reality, choose responses and program yourself for success. You will in fact be influencing your own energy and thoughts.
Sessions are framed in a way that everyone can get insight into why something is happening in his or her life and how to relieve herself or himself from recurring behavior, emotions, and responses. A good method to set yourself free: learn to have, know, and take charge of your own actions, emotions, and mind.
Now is the time to break the chains of old patterns that restrict your potentials to live your true self. Resolve recurring patterns is a carefully formulated day by day experience that enables you to recognize cause-effect connection of what is happening in your life.
As soon as you are aware of the connection, you have the power to stop and reprogram patterns. Sessions are designed to equip you with essential understandings and skills that will help you break through obstacles also in everyday life.
Sessions are based on personal experience and knowledge of Neja Zupan, who recovered from life-threatening disease: an aggressive form of ductal hormonal dependent cancer using practices that she is going to deliver at this retreat. Neja has more than 25 years of experiences in healing and personal transformation. To recover, she has used all her knowledge and wisdom. She is living testimonial that incurable disease does not exist.
Sessions are very practically oriented. You will discover yourself, learn to embrace, and become the exciting process of living in ways that create magical and powerful transformations in yourself and your world. What you will change in nine days is the most you can change, which is much more than you believe it’s possible.
Holistic Retreats and Journeys offers individual health consultations for additional payment including bioresonance treatments; Ayurvedic, Swedish, and iVitalis massages; Pilates coaching; body in movement consultation; improvisation and performance coaching, and astro story telling. After lunch, you will experience deep rest through toga Nidra and afternoons you will work on resolving your recurring mental patterns.
The program as well offers two shamanic sounds journeys with three and a half hours lasting pearl sonic waterfall, shamanic journey with drum, and shamanic breath sork to bring aspects of self into balance.
You will also visit Pura Tirta Empul, a traditional Hindu water temple that encourages purification through holy spring water. Another day, the team will surprise you with visiting one of Bali's magnificent waterfall. Which one, is the secret! By the waterfall, you will celebrate shamanic ritual with five elements.
You will enrich your artistic knowledge by visiting Mask Museum and traditional Balinese dance performances of Barongan and Kecak. You will also have an opportunity to taste and join the workshop of traditional Balinese dance with fan - Legong.
The price of this retreat includes visiting traditional dance performance in Ubud, Mask Museum, and Barongan dance performance. Also included are excursions to Pura Tirta Empul for purification ritual and waterfall in the jungle to do shamanic ritual with five elements.
Dr. Neja Zupan is an internationally recognised trainer of personal excellence and NLP (neuro linguistic programming), NLP coach, registered with International NLP Trainers Association, and an internationally recognised trainer and therapist of the method Touch for Health, registered with the International Kinesiology College. She is also an extremely experienced practitioner of many forms of healing as well as Craniosacral therapy and very senior and advanced practitioner of OM KARA Kriya Yoga studying with lineage holder Swami Anandakapila and practitioner of ancient shamanic traditions.
Petr is an iVitalis trainer, touch for health practitioner, and healing with sound therapist. Music accompanies him in different forms all his life. Singing, dancing, and playing on different instruments travel with him through the endless universe of sound, motion, and rhythm. He is researching the magic and the soothing influence of the universal language on well-being, the balance of energy state, and widening the realization of himself and others. He is walking with sunshine and laughter on his shoulders.
Sandra studied contemporary dance, contact improvisation, dance improvisation, Horton technique,and jazz ballet for more than 15 years with renowned pedagogues in Slovenia, Great Britain at LABAN, China, Austria, and Georgia. In the field of dance and improvisation, she was teaching in Slovenia, India, Indonesia - Bali, Vietnam, and Croatia. She is also integrating knowledge of Kundalini and dynamic Meditation, dance movement therapy, authentic movement, Dervish, and other practices into dance education. Sandra is also a licensed Pilates instructor.
Goran Bogdanovski is an award-winning performer, choreographer, teacher, curator, and artistic director. Since 1989, he has worked with over 70 choreographers and directors in many fields of the performing arts. At the same time, he was also a soloist at the Slovenian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. He founded Fičo Balet in 2000. Since then, he has developed his own style of expression, combining music, light, dramaturgy, technology, text, and body. Until now, he realized numerous dance productions, international research projects, festivals, and educational programs.
This retreat will take place in picturesque Bali, in town Ubud, located amongst rice paddies and steep ravines in the central foothills of the Gianyar regency. Bali is also connected to the legend of the rainbow serpent and considered one of the earth chakras, so the energies there strongly support healing processes. The town Ubud was originally important as a source of medicinal herbs and plants and therefore it gets its name from the Balinese word ubad (medicine).
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During the retreat, you will be served three meals per day. The meals will be organic vegetarian and vegan.
There are several individual sessions that are available at an additional cost.
This massage is an integral part of the daily routine recommended by this healing system for overall health and well-being. It is nourishing; pacifies the doshas; relieves fatigue; provides stamina, pleasure, and perfect sleep; enhances the complexion and the luster of the skin; promotes longevity; and nourishes all parts of the body.
This massage focuses on neuro lymphatic reflex points on the body thus stimulation flow of lymph in muscles and inner organs. This creates balance of energies in meridians in the body which then reflects on your health and vitality.
Swedish massage or classic massage is the most widely recognized and commonly used category of massage. Swedish massage techniques are gliding, kneading, rhythmic tapping, friction, and shaking. It has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis. It can effectively reduce low back pain and it is effective in management of stress and improvement in mood.
Please book your flights to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS).
"My experience was very positive and inspiring. The whole process was from time to time painful, but profoundly healing. Day after day, I was able to release the ever more poisoning material in my body and thoughts, emotions, and memories in my spirit that were stored in me, but which I no longer needed. The whole process was supported daily by iVitalis exercises, meditations, relaxation, lectures, and cleansing of the most vital inner organs. Through these practices, I was able to gain an insight into my body and my life: what I want to get rid of and what I want in its place. The entire experience was very fulfilling since I was able to reprogram myself and gather more energy. I sense great relief. I am also very proud of myself that I persisted in this challenging process to the end and won. From my heart, I am deeply thankful to Neja and Petr for all the help you both generously provided to me."
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"Neja’s detox retreat was a very interesting experience for me. Her approach to cleaning up the body is actually like a general service of a car. It includes methods for cleaning all of the most important inner organs, stimulating the lymph, exercises for raising energy and relaxation, different sorts of therapies, live food, education, and counseling. Neja is an energetic and persuasive person with a lot of knowledge based on many years of education and her own experience. Her program is complex and not only includes the body, but also the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health. The detox is really efficient."
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"For me personally, it turned out to be a great gift. Especially the last few days, twisting my ankle, having the experiences in the little village, my perspective changed. I remembered my love for dancing. I re-experienced the moment. Coming back to Copenhagen, I have been thinking a lot about how we structure our lives, what makes sense and not."
"I believe very much that our society has a need for people like you who work hard to bring things back to basics and share that. Thank you for that."
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