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Join a yoga retreat in the land of gods, Bali. It is a tropical paradise blessed with incomparable beauty and natural assets that include lush jungle, active volcanos, world class beaches, and spectacular coral reefs. The Balinese traditions and the people who are fond of celebrating will touch you in unexpected ways and wake you up to the beauty, magic, and spirit infused in every moment.
All ages are welcome as participants.
Poinciana Resort is the perfect venue for up to 35 people. It has several workshop spaces, both air-conditioned and open-air, as well as terraces that are perfect for doing early morning or sunset yoga and group activities. The intimate setting provides an excellent atmosphere that fosters communication and positive group dynamics.
It is hard to imagine a more perfect setting for a retreat, destination wedding, or a special celebration than the lush gardens of Poinciana on the shores of the Bali Sea. Poinciana Resort has two air-conditioned guests room unit types available. One is a shared room with two twin beds and the other is a shared or single room with one queen-sized bed.
The retreat will be held at Poinciana Seaside Resort and Retreat Centre located on the north-east coast of Bali. North Bali is dotted with quiet seaside villages that are far off the tourist track. This area is home to some of the best snorkeling and diving spots on the island, featuring unique black sand beaches. Poinciana, which is known as the jewel of the north, is a TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice winner in 2015.
This balancing retreat is designed to bring you deeply into the heart of practicing yoga. Morning practices will build your strength and whirl up your inner fire, while late afternoon practices will offer self-care techniques for managing pain, improving mobility, and allowing you to live better in your body.
Beginners, seasoned practitioners, and other will receive personal attention and patient instruction. Come, fall in love with Bali, and fall in love all over again with the sacred ritual of daily practices.
Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Padmani will pick you up from the airport.
On March 24, Padmani will pick you up from the airport or the town of Ubud, if you choose to come early to explore on your own. The shuttle will arrive at the airport during the late morning or the early afternoon. Padmani will do their best to minimize the carbon footprint and so you may be asked to wait for up to an hour for others to land.
From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The rainy season will be ending as you arrive. Northern Bali receives less rain than Ubud and the south Bali.
Please wear yoga appropriate clothing. You may wear t-shirts, tank tops, and shorts just to stay cool, comfy, and casual. You will also need long sleeve top, long pants, and a light sweater for night time.
Passport, camera, notebook, journal, pens, sleepwear, swimwear, rainwear, sandals, sneakers, sun hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen, toiletries, supplements, prescription medications, bug repellant, reusable water bottle, flashlight, and electrical adaptor
Please send your flight details to Padmani as soon as you have them and please do not forget to update if the airline changes your arrival or departure time.
If you prefer to be picked up in Ubud, please let Padmani know the name and the address of your hotel well in advance. You will be sent an email specifying time and place of your pick-up, the names of the other participants riding with you, and contact information for the retreat center, in case your plans shift at the last moment and you need to reach Padmani.
Please ensure your passport is valid for at least six months after your planned date of departure from Indonesia. Canadians do not need to pay for a Bali travel visa as we fall within a visa exemption. However, travelers who plan to stay for longer than 30 days should apply for a Visa on Arrival when they land at Denpasar Airport. The cost is currently 35 USD.
Some doctors recommend Hepatitis A and Typhoid immunization for travel to Indonesia.
Please inform Padmani of any serious, relevant health concerns when you register. Please discuss your travel medicine needs with your doctor as well.
Both Indonesian rupiahs and US Dollars are accepted in Bali. The retreat center also accepts Visa, Mastercard, and debit cards, though you will pay an additional 3% for credit card and debit transactions. If you plan to use your credit cards or debit, please notify the bank of your travel plans in advance.
For more information, ask your questions directly to Padmani, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.
Known for her uplifting, breath-driven classes and intelligent, organic sequencing, YuMee Chung is a popular teacher who speaks deftly to body, mind and spirit, and communicates about the most subtle and nuanced parts of the yogic journey with grace and earthy charm. Students can expect an impeccable practice that strikes a perfect balance between spirit and sweat.
Lisa Messina offers unique, inspiring and educational guidance through precise, mindful movement without leaving the spirit behind. Lisa's approach is infectious, playful and enlightening. Lisa continues to study yoga and Pilates as therapy and is equally passionate in her role as a teacher and student.
The food at the retreat centre consists of organic delicious, plentiful, and healthy vegetarian meals. You can dine at the terrace overlooking the ocean or in the open-air restaurant where the chefs prepare a selection of Balinese, Indonesian, and Western cuisines using local ingredients.
If you have any food allergies or special dietary needs, please let Padmani know upon your registration.
At additional costs and in the best traditions of Bali, Srimani’s Spa provides peace and relaxation in the ‘bale’ by the sea or in the privacy of the tranquil treatment rooms. Experience the bliss of massages and treatments using natural oils, lotions, and creams. Emerge relaxed, revived, and refreshed.
The treatments offered by Srimani's Spa are a foot massage, body scrub treatment, a facial treatment, manicure, pedicure, EPICNAIL manicure and pedicure, deep release energy massage, poinciana massage, traditional Balinese massage, poinciana bliss package, hot oil aromatherapy massage, and hot stone massage.
During your free time, you can relax by one of the two swimming pools in the villa or go snorkeling among the coral reefs out front of the resort. Paddle around using the kayaks or try the massages and beauty treatments offered at Srimani Spa. Experience stunning sunrises and sunsets over the sea and fall asleep to soft rolling waves.
For the more adventurous activities, Padmani organizes full-day tours, diving, and snorkeling trips to see Amed’s spectacular marine life. You can also have the choice to visit Tulamben to see the U.S.S. Liberty wreck. Half-day trekking excursions can be arranged in nearby waterfall, hot springs, and temples
Get out and discover what the north east coast of Bali has to offer. You will have plenty of excursions in and around the area.
For the more intrepid, climb Bali’s highest and most sacred volcano with an experienced guide to watch the sunrise over the spectacular panorama. This tour takes 12 hours and starts at 01:30 in the morning.
Discover the inner workings of Balinese society and way of life. Visit farms, plantations, traditional homes and learn about natural sea salt production in the area.
Take a traditional jukung out to join the dolphins for a spectacular sunrise off the north coast. Spotted dolphins, spinner dolphins, and bottle-nosed dolphins are among the species in the area.
Learn to make your own canang sari offering, the most prolifically made and thus important rituals in Balinese life. Then take your canang sari as an offering to Tajun Temple, one of the oldest and powerfully spiritual temple sites in Bali.
See the largest Bhuddist temple in Bali. See the Kekeran rice terrace, then Immerse yourself in the therapeutic hot springs.
See Git Git waterfall and visit the Bedugul traditional market. Then it is on to see the Pacung rice terrace and a stop for lunch (not included). The last stop is Pura Ulun Danu, also known as the “floating temple”.
Come and discover the Bali wilderness and help the community at the same time. This eco trekking project was created to help the 35 communities in the Muntigunung region for development of agriculture.
Touted as Bali’s most beautiful waterfall, ‘Sekumpul’ means ‘a collection of’ as it’s actually made up of several waterfalls in the same area from as high as 80 meters, nestled in a pristine jungle environment. If you are adventurous, strong, and brave, the effort to get there will certainly pay off. This excursion is not recommended for those with respiratory, heart, joint or back problems. The Sekumpul Waterfall excursion is not offered during the rainy season.
The Ubud tour starts with a tour of the coffee plantation and your chance to experience ‘kopi luwak’, a unique coffee in the world. Passing the Tegallalang rice terraces, a marvel of engineering and beauty, followed by the famed Ubud monkey forest, then a stop at the Ubud market for a bit of browsing or shopping.
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