Santhika (Dream Hill) retreat center is based in Lovina, North Bali and offers retreat packages to discover yourself through yoga, relaxation, and adventure.

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Anna Haridass Kaur

Veronika Mastenica

Reviews (79)

Jennifer Andrews

from Australia, October 2019

"An amazing week doing yoga in paradise "

I couldn’t recommend this retreat enough. It was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on and I am so thankful to have had this experience. Anna is very kind and professional and I really enjoyed the challenge of Kundalini. Veronika is an amazing Vinyasa teacher and they both taught me so much over this week. The staff are amazing and so was the food. I will definitely be returning to Santhika. Thank you for an amazing experience Anna!

Anonymous

from New Zealand, October 2019

"A very fulfilling experience, instructors and staff excellen"

Yoga teachings, activities, food

Scott R

from Australia, September 2019

"Wonderful experience"

The retreat was amazing. The instructors were very helpful and were more than willing to provide extra individual attention. The food was a treat. The accommodation was very nice and clean and the rural feel added to the experience (only 20 minute walk to Lovina). The team cater for all abilities with the yoga and meditation. I highly recommend.

Katharrine De Montalk

from New Zealand, July 2019

"Getting to know your authentic self in 7 days."

The retreat is organised with the care and awareness that I now want to practice in my life.

Anna’s teaching brings awareness to your inner world and during the 7 days I gained access to blocks I hadn’t understood I had. Each day of the tours (temple and waterfall visits etc) brought the evening classes into context in a beautiful and joyful way.

Kundalini yoga is challenging and really tests your determination. Each day is different because of what has been brought to your attention from the day before and freeing in the knowledge that it’s in your hands. I feel grateful and can’t wait to do more.

Christine Falson

from Australia, June 2019

"Dream Hill was a dream come true"

From the moment I arrived, I felt like I had entered this magical place. The rustic accommodation, sumptuous meals, expert instruction and general authentic care shown by Anna, Veronika and staff made it one of the best (if not the best) experiences of my life. Anna and Veronika have a sixth sense when it comes to guiding people through the practice of Yoga and Kundalini meditation exercises. So much came up in such a good way in a supportive judge free environment, I have never dreamt so much and recalled my dreams vividly, as guide posts. I experienced many unbelievable moments of clarity and synchronicity, and had many breakthrough "wow" moments. I also met the most amazing two people I got to laugh and share the journey with that I now class as life long friends. I also had the pleasure of showering and bathing under a sea of stars in an outdoor bathroom. I purchased a wooden timber soup bowl with handle, which we used in the dining area and I now use this bowl daily to remind me to eat in moderation and to appreciate what I am putting into my body. Thank you Anna and Veronika for your words of wisdom and acts of kindness. This is an unforgettable experience if you surrender and let go. I am still in search of a local yoga teacher back in Australia. I can't recommend this program highly enough....whether you've left a job, a broken relationship, need nurturing time out, or need to regroup or find yourself. And it includes exercise, mental stimulation & culture.

Emma Pham

from Japan, June 2019

"Perfect week :)"

Dream hill is exactly as its named. Throughout my one week there i was able to see waterfalls and temples while still relaxing and deepening my practice. Veronica is a beautiful soul who took such good care of us. The staff were so incredibly sweet and always eagger to share their culture with us. Anna is an extremly hard worker and i am so greatful to her for introducing kundulini to me! This meditation is seriously life changing... Anyone and everyone who wants to enjoy a week of original yoga, great food, all with a perfect view should join this journey. I hope to be back up those steep stairs one day!

Margarita Arnaudova

from Indonesia, June 2019

"The best moments I didn’t steal from myself!"

Now being back in London I realise that Santhika in Lovina was the best gift I gave to myself! Dream Hill is really beautiful and the stairs will break your barriers. Anna and Veronika really listen to everything you say and will help you, do not doubt they have the kindest intentions at heart! Putu, Ilu, Made, Dewi and the guys who work there really cared for me always with a smile and the food they prepare was delicious! Best time in Bali.

Tom Mckay

from Canada, May 2019

"This Retreat is a Gem"

For the price this retreat offers a lot. My stay at Dream Hill, a "quirky unique wooden hotel", was one of many the highlights. The 3 possible yoga classes, Pranayama and Kundalini with Anna and Vinyasa with Veronica were customized for my experience level and deepened as the week progressed. The food deliciously prepared on request by warm and friendly staff and the touring and spa program organized by Anna were amazing. I felt at home and well cared for here on my first introduction to Bali. An added bonus were the roosters and dogs in the village below which really supported an early start to every beautiful day. This was the perfect retreat for me. I left feeling empowered and refreshed. And sad to leave such beautiful people.

Alexandra Dupont

from Indonesia, April 2019

"Wonderful "

What a retreat !!!

I still can feel the bliss of being there.

The place is absolutely amazing and beautiful.

You can feel secure, extraordinary yourself and well guided through this retreat.

I discovered Vinyasa yoga with Veronika and couldn’t dream of a better teacher to begin, very attentive and very professional. Every day was different so I could experience so many different ways of considering yoga (postures, breathing, meditation, magic words ...) and body.

Also, Kundalini on the evening with Anna was such a experiment ! Challenging and inner, I’ve never thought I could go so deep into meditation. The gong session was the cherry on the cake, incredibly inward ! Thank you so much Anna for this moments of connexion and what you put in your classes.

Finally, excursions are beautiful, food is delightful, women and men working there are so kind and attentive and the spa was whaou ... wonderful... !

Julia Wildhaber

from Switzerland, October 2019

"An incredible experience! "

As someone who hasn't practiced much Kundalini Yoga it was quite tough in the beginning but it is definitely worth it! Everyday the classes get noticeably easier and you soon start to feel the benefits of this practice. Anna is a very patient and overall great teacher. If Vinyasa yoga is more your thing I can definitely recommend those classes as well. Veronika the Vinyasa teacher creates very varied lessons and makes sure the class is suitable for beginners and advanced yoga practitioners alike.

Apart from the Daily yoga classes there are many other fun and exciting activities included in the daily program. From visiting breathtaking waterfalls in the most scenic places to watching dolphins and snorkelling and let's not forget the relaxing Spa treatments. Also worth mentioning is the incredible Balinese food and the daily balinese cultural activities. It's a great way to learn a bit more about this wonderful place.

Anonymous

from Finland, October 2019

I liked everything. I felt so relaxed and healed after that retreat. Staff was very welcoming. I liked trips and started to like yoga again after a break.

Rachelle Lintag

from United States, October 2019

"Unsatisfied "

The spa services were OK

Ang' Bolding

from Australia, October 2019

"Take time for yourself"

The retreat is a beautiful, relaxing place in which you have an itinerary in which everything is organised for you. The yoga is uplifting and the activities are varied and well planned. The massages and treatments are of excellent quality. The staff are friendly and helpful and the accomodation is lovely. Do not hesitate to book a retreat here. I'm sure you will love it.

Anonymous

from United Kingdom, September 2019

"Really worth going there"

Everything! The service, the activities, the food, everything was just so great. I am so happy and thankful to have gone to Santhika for one week yoga detox retreat.

Sarka Frycarova

from Australia, September 2019

"More then I expected!! Not just yoga practise."

Very personal and spiritual discovery of yoga practice and meditation.

Charissa Marwick

from Australia, September 2019

"Do yourself a favour and book it! "

I had such a lovely time on the yoga retreat! The tours were amazing, the yoga had such variety and I learnt so much. I wanted for nothing. It was the perfect break for a mum of three travelling alone! The staff were wonderful and so were all the people met who were diverse and so lovely. I’m not a full time yogi, but asanas were adjusted for me, and the meditation was beyond words.

Do yourself a favour and book it!

Thankyou so much for everything!

Molly Pragert

from New Zealand, September 2019

"Amazing experience "

Had a beautiful time at Santhika. Everything was amazing

Joane Tan

from Brunei, September 2019

"Beautiful experience yet!"

I specifically came for the yoga and meditation and at the end of my trip, I was positively calm and relaxed and realized how much this retreat has helped me to slow down with life and mostly work. Anna and Veronika both have impacted me with their teachings and I am really thankful I found them.

I appreciate the morning pranayama and evening kundalini yoga routine the most.

The tours and people I met were an additional bonus for me. The tours were exceptional and well organized. The outdoor yoga at Santhipala waterfalls was the highlight of my yoga experience. The place is beautiful and I felt a sense of spiritual calmness.

The staff were VERY helpful. The climb to dream hills was a daily struggle but enough to make me realized how strong minded the staff there when it comes to going to work daily!

Christina Biberger

from New Zealand, September 2019

"Way better experience than ever expected"

My room was beautiful, had my own bathroom and a comfortable bed. It was cleaned and colourful. Also dream hill where the yoga lessons and brekky and dinner was was really a dream. Up there an amazing view and delicious food. Our yoga teachers were amazing! I enhoued the lessons so much and I made many friends. It was of course sad to leave.

I recommend this yoga retreat to everybody.

Natália Silveira

from United Kingdom, August 2019

"Liberating!"

I didn’t know what to expect and was positively surprised each day. As a city person, I’m usually a bit afraid of animals and wild, but Anna and her staff were very reassuring all times. It’s very “all included”, from meals to drinks and adventures, and any logistics needed, the staff is attentions and kind. They know people by the name and ensure your stay is perfect. The location is special: top of a hill after a pretty long set of stairs, with a view to the mountains and sea. The rooms are for any kind of wish: from very rustic like a tree house to comfortable and spacious like a hotel room. In the middle of my stay I requested a room change and it went smoothly.

It was always clean and with facilities for shower, relaxing and snacking at all times.

The food is organic and delicious, cultural activities are very fun.

The highest point was the spa sessions! Debi did my massage and she was phenomenal.

The retreat provides shuttle to the beach and town center at anytime, including shiny plancton at the beach at midnight!!!!

The yoga is amazing! Both Anna and Veronika are skilled and compassionate, and will tailor the yoga and meditation sessions according to the group.

Definitely a place to love.

Annie Tompkins

from United States, August 2019

"Incredible Experience "

A relaxing and rejuvenating week at Santhika and Dream hill. I don’t think you will find better quality for the price anywhere else. The food was excellent, including endless juices and tea. The 2-hour Spa treatments were awesome. There was a good range of included activities, treks to waterfalls, snorkeling with dolphins, hot springs, temple visits it was nice to have them all pre-arranged. The yoga space is beautiful at Dream Hill and the classes were difficult in a good way. It was nice to learn about different types of Yoga. It was all around a wonderful experience and I certainly hope to come back one day.

Julie Melchers

from Australia, August 2019

"Best experience ever"

Being the age of 58 and not a regular yogi I found it very challenging (especially the 99 steps up)and the meditation was unbelievable clearing a lot of old emotions

The gong medication was unreal experience to the day trips, night time activities

Most of all the beautiful group of girls from all over the world who included me in everything and made me laugh again and looked after me

to the amazing staff who looked after us for the week beautiful special people

Thank you Anna for what you gave created🙏🙏🙏🙏

Yi Kwan Tse

from Indonesia, August 2019

"Gd , nice location "

Very nice retreat , everyone friendly . Food is great . The place is clean . The tours were fun :) . Meditation & yoga was epic . Cultural activities were interesting and I like the Massage in here.

Isabelle Van Noort

from United States, July 2019

"Best of both worlds"

For anybody who is interested in vinyasa, kundalini, amazing views, great connections, fun activities, delicious foods and a never to forget experience, this is the place to be. I was in Dreamhill for seven days and six nights, which I could definately recommend to everybody. No day is the same here.

For me Kundalini yoga was a first and perfectly practiced by the extreme knowledgable Anna. It is perfect to mix in with the Vinyasa classes. Keeps body, soul & spirit in perfect balance.

I have enjoyed every moment of it and will definately return to this beautiful place

Greta Jee

from Indonesia, July 2019

"🦋🙏🏻💕"

Yoga and meditation at the waterfall is something I will never forget! And yoga /breakfast with the beautiful view at Dream Hill...amazing! My facial was also wonderful! I loved the yoga classes too, each one!

Virginia Puri

from Netherlands, July 2019

"Exceeded expectations "

Set in a quieter part of Bali, the Lovina hostal was very nice and more than what I expected. Dream Hill where the yoga classes are located was beautiful, and both teachers were excellent. Also the staff and the food was amazing as were all the extra cultural activities included. I couldn’t recommend this experience more, it was perfect.

Tess Parker

from New Zealand, July 2019

"The masters of our own space "

I honestly find it hard to find the words to sum up this experience. I did the 7 day detox vinyasa and kundalini retreat, and I absolutely recommend it- 7 days gives you the chance to fully relax into the activities and space. For me, I was able to develop my yoga and meditation practice, but also self awareness and reflection. Anna and Veronika (and the warm staff from Dream Hill and Santhika) create a safe space to explore yourself outside normal life. I was often out of my comfort zone, but loved every moment. I recommend to go with an intention to say YES to every opportunity.

I booked a private single room, which was brilliant- its 'cozy' but with a phenomenal view. I do second the others who have said bring good earplugs- you can hear the whole city. It was only solo travels while I was there, coming and going at different times, so you get to make new bonds and connections as the time goes.

I also would encourage you to do a little reading about kundalini yoga and the chakra system before you come- I did this, and it allowed me to jump straight it. You can choose how much you want to delve into the experience, and I am glad I jumped straight in. I feel full of life.

Thank you for absolutely everything!

Alison Godfrey

from Australia, July 2019

"An amazing week"

Santhika and Dream Hill were a wonderful space to improve yoga practice, relax, rejuvenate and have an amazing time.

Anna and Veronika are great instructors who help guide and support your practice, they and the other staff are welcoming and kind and really do go above and beyond for you.

The inclusions on this retreat are impressive, not only 2 1/2 hours of yoga a day (4 if you complete Vinyasa too), but excursions to waterfalls, hot springs, temples, to swim with dolphins and about 6 hours of spa treatments, as well as delicious food and drink. The value for money was excellent considering so much was taken care of.

I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who wants to explore Lovina, practice yoga with great teachers and relax their mind, strengthen their body and feed their soul.

Sue Etheirdge

from Australia, July 2019

"Amazing, challenging and fun!"

the people, the time table, lots to do, the yoga and excursions

Eraine Poon

from Hong Kong, July 2019

"lovely place, relax for yoga and meditation"

People and stuff are amazing, i can totally feel the love here.

Anna is very patient to teach me on the breathing and let me realize my heart center is blocked, she also teach me how can i improve and open the heart center. She also like a life coach - we share daily life/ experience and she could give me advice and guidance on my life journey.

after 7 days journey, i can feel my body totally lift up and light, i could do the yoga pose easily with correct breathing!

Also thanks a lot Veronika gave me lots of support as i wanted to do Crow pose, and at the end i literally make it under her help!

The staff there are nice, and the lady cooked amazing food. if you ask them for help, they immediately to come support you.

the environment is up on hill without any blocking where you could see very far to the seaside, the place is very relaxing and a hidden gem.

everyday i wake up with the animals together! totally a nice place for meditation.

the schedule they arranged for me is good and well planning which include local tour, culture experience and also good massage!

Catherine Marshall

from United States, July 2019

I enjoyed the mix of both kundalini and vinyasa yoga that were offered as part of my retreat, and while there was not a specific retreat theme, the classes were tailored to the individuals attending. Both instructors had meals with attendees after classes which really personnalized the experience. The entire staff at Santhika were welcoming and made one feel like part of the family. The included retreat sight seeing activities kept the days busy; by the time I was ready for down time the day arrived with a free afternoon.

Ricki Mccarroll

from United States, May 2019

"There are not enough words..."

It has taken me a few weeks to sort out how I wanted to write this review because there are truly no words that are sufficient enough to describe my time with Anna and the entire staff at Santhika/Dream Hill. The 7 day detox program is the hardest thing that I have ever done: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. You are surrounded by so much amazing energy in Bali and combine that with Pranayama classes at sunrise and Kundalini classes in the evening, you become part of that energy encircling the vastness of possibilities in your own body and your own mind. If you chose this program - of which I whole heartedly endorse - invest in yourself and surrender to the process. It won't be easy, but you will be so happy that you did. Anna is a great leader and you can trust her to push you beyond what you think that your limits might be in a safe environment. Come with an open mind, let go of your expectations, and give in to the process. Santhika/Dream Hill is a very special place that I will be returning to again and again. As for the trekking, food, and adventures, you definitely won't be disappointed. The staff feel like family, and you run into some pretty colorful travelers. As a single, female traveler, I felt completely secure. So what are you waiting for? Just book it already. I promise, you'll fall in love.

Takara Bond

from Canada, May 2019

Retreat was wonderful and just what I needed. Food was good, beds were comfy, hot showers (not that you need a "hot" shower). It was really just a lovely experience. Would go back in a heartbeat. Anna is very accommodating and helpful. I loved that everything was planned and ready to go, but I never felt rushed. and the scenery was next level amazing for me.

Anonymous

from Indonesia, May 2019

"Absolutely Amazing!"

We had a magical time at the Santhinka Dream Hill couples retreat! My boyfriend and I were treated as if we were on our Honeymoon! The dolphin experience was particularly amazing. The captain was very friendly and laid back. On the boat he provided us with breakfast, romantic music, hammocks, and close up views of the spinner dolphins! We also enjoyed the King and Queen massages. I’ve never felt more relaxed than after the part with the full-body scrub, then romantic bath with flower petals to rinse off.

Veronika did a fabulous job guiding us through the couples yoga session. She helped us to feel comfortable and open throughout it. Last part I want to highlight was the romantic dinner! Candles and flower petals guided our way to the delicious traditional feast!

There were many more experiences that were wonderful during our trip, but I don’t want to give it all away!... I rarely recommend places, but felt I absolutely had to after this spectacular trip! 10 out 10.

Chiam Vivian

from Singapore, May 2019

"Best decision ever!"

I’m not a person who usually writes reviews, but Santhika/Dream Hill provided me with one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had, in fact it was pretty life-changing for me. I’ve never tried Kundalini or meditation before, but Anna was patient to explain in detail on why we’re doing certain poses or mudras, and the purpose of them. She has definitely sparked my interest to learn more about Kundalini yoga. During my stay, Veronika has been an inspiring teacher to me, I attended her restorative and vinyasa flow sessions and truly enjoyed and learnt. Food was awesome, all the staff were friendly and treated us like families. The environment is great and not too commercialized. Great for solo travelers who want to meet like-minded people to share more about traveling and yoga experiences.

Anonymous

from Australia, May 2019

"Relaxed"

I loved my tree house at Dream hill, the view, the staff, the crazy steep stairs, the day trips with Kadek to his village, the waterfalls and swimming with dolphins. I love the open minded lovely people i met. I loved the massages and how helpful and kind the staff were. The vinyasa yoga really made my mornings and Veronika was really helpful supportive and a great instructor.

Angela Siatta

from United States, April 2019

"Amazing and beautiful "

This retreat was so enlightening. I really enjoyed getting to know the host and instructor. They made you feel like family. The staff goes above and beyond to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Beautiful accommodations and amazing retreat. It’s all in how open you are willing to be.

Naaz Kerin

from Australia, April 2019

"Absolutely loved it! "

This retreat was amazing! Definitely would recommend my photos etc. are on Instagram nk_journeys go have a look at some of what you will get to experience.

Col Dixon

from United Kingdom, April 2019

"A piece of heaven on earth. "

I didn't like this place... I loved this place. From Ana, Veronika, all the staff... My darling Ketut and my little Nana Ninja (you must give her traditional Balinese healing massages ago).

This place has so much heart and soul. I went there looking for something, not knowing what, but I came back with something so important to my growth, I got my smile from my heart back.

I couldn't do much yoga and meditation because on the first day I developed a massive knot in my calves due to the stairs in Dream Hill, but because the way the trip is organized I got to see so much of north Bali and truly fell in love with North Bali.

Danica Milord

from Canada, March 2019

"A spiritual experience"

The food and service provided by Anna and her staff was amazing. Anna and Veronika genuinely care about your reasons for coming to do this retreat and care about your journey and want to help you. I didn’t know what exactly to expect but was pleasantly surprised by how much I got to see and do. The staff provide excellent food and spa services and are very accommodating. I really recommenced the extra day tour to the water temple.

Claudia Maldonado

from Canada, March 2019

"An Amazing Experience "

Being surrounded by nature and it’s sounds was meditative. Great, tasty menu options for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Staff was super friendly and welcoming. Anna was my amazing Kundalini Yoga and Meditation instructor. She felt like a loving sister. Veronica and her Hatha yoga was so positive and memorable. The spa!!!! The messages and flower bath was by far the best experience I’ve ever had!

Lynn Murray

from United Kingdom, February 2019

"Eutopia"

Fabulous welcome, I am solo traveller and arrived late in the evening and a meal was delivered to my accomodation which was a few hundred yards from the retreat. Everyone was so happy and helpful yet not overbearing. It was home from home with added peace and tranquillity.

The Yoga was excellent I am a beginner aged 55 with creaky joints, Anna pitched it perfectly, I am continuing with Kundalini yoga at home, it delivered all I hoped for, mindfulness and wellbeing. I had a strong spiritual experience during a meditation from which I felt so lifted, a mind opening experience. Anna is an amazing lady and has great intuition for tailoring your experience. I am not a big review writer but strongly recommend coming here. The relaxation and spa alone are worth it and the yoga is the icing in the cake. Anna also arranges local trips, thermal spa, dolphin watching and bathing in local waterfall, stunning scenery and visit to paddy fields. In summary a total joy 😍

Brittany Miller

from United States, February 2019

"Uniquely tailored retreat"

Leading up to this trip the staff at Santhinka were very quick to respond to any questions we had. My cousin and I missed our connecting flight leaving the states due to bad weather. We contacted Santhinka retreat and asked to shift our retreat one day later. They were happy to accomodate this request. When we arrived in Depasar we easily found our driver who was holding a sign with our name on it. After a two or so hour ride in a very nice van we arrived at the retreat. Anna, our host, met us with a delicious fresh iced tea, fruit plate and fabulous itinerary for the next three days.

The excursions Anna planned for us were unique and local and the guides top notch! Our first day we went to a temple and hot springs. Our guide waited for us while we enjoyed both and gave us no time restraints. We literally could have stayed hours at each location.

The spa treatments were very relaxing and thorough.

Our room was clean, nicely decorated and air conditioned. The bathroom was a fun nature inspired experience with living plants that tied the outdoors with the indoors.

The staff and hosts were kind and fun to be around and extremely accommodating.

The food was delicious!

Wendy Gordon

from Australia, February 2019

"A slice of Paradise"

From the moment I walked in, I felt like I had come to Paradise. Anna and her staff are just awesome.

As a 55+ year old woman who has never really done any yoga, Anna was superb at accommodating me. I was blown away by the power of the meditation and where it took me, I was able to reach deep into my soul.

The organised activities were great, I loved them all and they were flexible with changing them if requested.

The food was lovely, traditional Bali fare, freshly made as needed. Loved the Kombucha! .

The accommodation was clean and comfortable and I loved my little private Haven.

The spa treatment was to die for, absolutely divine.

All the staff there were just lovely, Agung took care of any minor request I had.

Anna has done an amazing job of ensuring you get what you need on so many levels.

I will definately be back and I already have a pile of friends who want to come as well to experience all that Santhika has to offer.

Thank you Anna and your team

Lavanya Boon

from Malaysia, January 2019

"Excellent yoga and a little haven to relax."

Anna is an excellent gifted yoga teacher who can offer deep healing through the practice. I totally recommend it. The centre itself is idyllic and in a lovely location very quiet if you are looking for a place to relax. It’s also great for solo travellers. I recommend the 7 day yoga and wellness. It’s really good value for money with three tours involved in the package.

Also all food is included and some incredible spar treatments each day which leave you very relaxed. The place is situated in the north of Bali so beware that it’s a 4 hour transfer from the airport. You can book a taxi or a shuttle bus and to be honest the drive is quite relaxing if you happy to do it. The north of Bali is very beautiful so worth going. Anna and her staff organised all the transfers for me and anything I needed. The staff are lovely and happy to do things for you. I stayed in a private room that was unique and cleaned every day. It is quieter in a private room so if you want more peace I would go for that also they come with air con so it you struggle with heat it’s good to have. Other forms of accommodation are available but because the centre is small it can be noisy in certain areas depending on how full it is. I had a friend stay in a tent and she felt it was very noisy. I personally didn’t hear much in my room.

I recommend this centre totally

Anonymous

from Australia, December 2018

"Magical place"

A true little paradise. So glad i decided to try something different from the usual when going to Bali. Anna and her staff are very warm and welcoming. The Yoga was fabulous. The massages amazing. Thank you to all for making my stay a truly memorable experience.

Lena Cervin

from Malaysia, October 2018

"Amazing stay! "

Had a fantastic stay at Santhika! I was so good taken care of since the day I arrived. Got my own shedule of activities, yoga and massages. (Had the 7 days wellness, meditation and yogaretreat). The yogainstruktor and owner of the place, Anna, was great. She showed us and challenged us to go further and challenge our self, both physical and mentally.

The staff is amazing. They are all so kind and do whatever they can in order to give you a plesant stay. The food is excellent and healthy. The chef made me som special lunch/dinner from my request. The massage you get is really good. The ”queen treatment” was just amazing - you really felt like a Queen.

And then, above all, I had three tours in my package. Together with other guests, but always in a small group, we where taken out to see the best of North Bali.

To sum up - an amazing stay at a wonderful place! Highly recommended!

Kate Morris

from Australia, August 2018

"Simple authentic Bali at its best"

I booked a private room and was given a villa at Alam Sunset Villas right on the water. I fell asleep listening to the waves, arose to pink hues over the ocean, was tended to with love by the staff Marilena and Surya - and had the most delicious massages by Putu and Marilena in the bungalow next to the ocean. And then there’s Ana and her strong but gentle way of guiding you through a Kundalini practice - I was lucky enough to experience this in the rustic shala by the beach whilst the sun set over the ocean in front of us as well as at the Santhika shala with the gong. Transformative! There was also two amazing days seeing the real Balinese villages, temples, waterfalls and jungle with Kadek then the local dolphins and snorkeling in crystal clear ocean with Dodi. Such happy spirited, informative and caring people. Feeling truely blessed by Bali and Ana & Komang’s team at Santhika. Suksma & Namaste x

Dawn Hughes

from United Kingdom, August 2018

"Amazing experience "

We were so well looked after from the moment we arrived to the morning we left. The Yoga was amazing as was the hospitality. The arranged excursions were breathtaking and included local knowledge that personalised it and gave you a real snapshot of the area/people.

Annick Aerts

from Indonesia, July 2018

"A retreat center that i highly recommend"

This B&B is special with an very authentic character. A cosy and charming place to stay. Anna really takes good care of all her customers and the kundalini-yoga-lessons that she gives, are really good. She gives them in a very good way. The massages are also of high quality, just like the food. This B&B is located in a quite place, although regularly you hear dogs barking and chickens in the morning. It is the perfect location for interesting excursions.

Liliya Vafina

from United Arab Emirates, June 2018

"Wonderful stay at Santhika yoga retreat centre "

I liked the beautiful atmosphere at the resort. It’s quite small (currently expanding) and cosy which give you warm feeling even if u are a solo traveller. I liked the idea that you can stay there in the hostel and also be a part of yoga retreat. You can join different tours during your stay where you can see amazing waterfalls, rice fields and marvellous Bali nature. The food was very delicious and you can choose accordingly to your preference. It’s unlimited beverages throughout the stay. It’s a very convenient location as it’s just approximately 15 min walk to the beach. The place is perfect as for solo as for couple travellers. I’m looking forward to visit this place again and also have to mention friendly owners and staff who cares about their guests needs.

Mila Vio

from Indonesia, June 2018

"Eternal gratitude. Sat Nam 🙏"

Anna is a force of nature and gifted me with her infinite generosity on precious kundalini yoga and meditation classes, not to mention the personalized kriyas. She also encouraged me to receive, by taking special spa sessions, which then I realized to be part of a broader learning lesson. The location is an oasis and the Villa has the most orange sky beautiful sunset I have ever seen. Anna, eternal gratitude 🙏

Lucy Gall

from Vietnam, May 2018

"Great for solo travelers "

I loved the two spa treatments I received during my stay. I liked the atmosphere. I learned to like the kundalini style yoga. I like the attention and care I received from Anna and all the staff. I liked my outings and activities a lot. I liked being walking distance to the beach.

Sharrie Anderson

from United Kingdom, April 2018

"Beautiful and peaceful place to relax"

Santhika was wonderful. Anna met us when we arrived after our comfy airport transfer (even though we arrived at 3.30am) our rooms were beautiful with comfy double beds, fantastic bathrooms and beautiful gardens surrounding them.

The staff at Santhika were all so smily and friendly and we could want for nothing.

Our 7 day retreat was a perfect blend of yoga, relaxation, good food, exploring Northern Bali and of course the incredible massage.

Kundalini yoga was led by Anna who did a great job of pushing us so we could break our own boundaries and find new limits.

Christopher Weidenbach

from Indonesia, October 2019

"beste zeit für ruhe, abstand, lernen, besinnen und wachstum"

Das Angebot, der Service und die Menschen waren einfach genial. Ich habe mich sofort unglaublich wohl gefühlt und einen platz zum entspannen gefunden. Die Aussicht ist wunderschön, die Unterkunft bietet platz zur entfaltung und der service ist der beste den ke erlebt habe.

Anna ist eine sehr besonderer Lehrerin. Anfangs habe ich gedacht, dass das angebot nicht umfangreich genug ist für mich. Später stellte sich heraus dass es genau das richtige gewesen ist. Ich wurde auch mit persönlichen problemen, ängsten konfrontiert und anna hat mir gute hilfestellung gegeben mich zu besinnen. Ich würde jederzeit wieder hingehen und kann es nur jedem empfehlen die energien dieses schönen ortes und der Menschen mitzunehmen.

Danke für die tolle zeit!

Anonymous

from Germany, August 2019

I loved my stay at Lovina Loca! The yoga classes were amazing and the teachers very friendly and inspiring. It was nice to try out Kundalini yoga and the experiences I had with the meditations were great!

Dafna Poiesz

from Netherlands, August 2019

"Would recommend this to anybody"

The Yoga/wellness/detox program is setup well. From the moment you arrive, there is a pick up from om the airport until the second you check-out they are looking after you. The yoga is amazing, really a nice way to start&end the day. The location is beautiful, with the spa being on the Santhika (different location from the retreat center) you will also enjoy spending time at Santhika, Dreamhill itself completely deserves her name. Up on a hill, about 99 steps up and the location looks like a dream, te view, the way the rooms are, a lot of the Dreamhill is open which gives such a nice feeling to the place. The day activities are amazing and the variety is perfect! every evening after dinner there is still something going on, Balinees dance, massage workshop always something. The spa treatments are amazing as well. Than meeting so many new people from all over the world made this trip extra special not forget to mention the staff, both at Dreamhill and Santhika, they are so nice completely looking after you. The fresh food, smoothies and drinks are really nice. If you would like to go the town or the beach, just let the staff know and they will arrange a ride same if you wanna go back. Also if you would like to change/add something on your program, its always possible. This week was beyond my expectations, thanks to Anna and all of the staff!

Charis Mazzolini

from Indonesia, July 2019

"A place for inspiration and deep experiences"

What I especially appreciated about the yoga retreat is the Kundalini yoga teacher Anna, who is excellent in my eyes. I already had experience in Kundalini Yoga but not very intensive. The yoga lessons with Anna touched me on a deep level and awakened a lot in me and showed me how I have to work on my development, where blockages lie and how I can deepen my yoga practice especially on the level of consciousness. The combination with Vinyasa Yoga with the very warm-hearted second yoga teacher Veronika, was very good – she offers yoga lessons that are suitable for every yoga level. I am not at all interested in guided tours or organized activities for tourists – for this reason I did not participate in the day trips (which were anyway not included in my package but can be booked separately). But I have heard very good from those who took part. I took part in the Balinese evening activities (which were included) and was very positively surprised. On a small scale every evening you learn something new about Balinese culture like cooking, handicrafts, dancing, etc. I also booked a healing massage and can only say that this was also an excellent experience. The older Balinese woman knows exactly what she is doing. I also remember the employees very positively – very courteous, friendly and there for every wish. The different places which belong to the whole organization are very stylish and special and have met my taste in any case.

Chantal Olde Hanhof

from Indonesia, June 2019

"Zeer bijzondere week "

Ik heb genoten van deze week, van alle ritjes achterop de scooter naar Dreamhill, de leuke en goedverzorgde avondactiviteiten, de overheerlijke maaltijden en kombucha’s, vriendelijke en gastvrije personeel van Dreamhill en Lovina Loca, zelfs van de enorme klim van Dreamhill. De yogalessen waren fijn, stevig, zacht, krachtig, confronterend en openend, Dank Anna en Veronika, so much love.

Dit alles, samen met de meiden van de retraite maakte het een magische week. Ik kom zeker terug!

Delahaye Emma

from France, June 2019

"Très bon séjour"

Les deux lieux sont agréables et conviviaux en architecture traditionnelles et colorées (Santhika Bed et Breakfeast avec petite piscine dans le jardin et clim. où je logeais à 1 KM du centre et de la mer et Dream Hill -la bien nommée- sur son extraordinaire promontoire avec ses structures perchées dans les arbres dominant la baie à 2 KM du centre et de la mer). J'ai été très bien accueillie avec une écoute et des cours adaptés à mon cas (femme 61 ans n'ayant jamais pratiqué le yoga et sans activité physique antérieure) qui m'ont permis de retrouver de la flexibilité et refaire travailler certains muscles pendant ma semaine de retraite. Anna et Véronika sont très agréables et de bon conseil pour la suite, merci beaucoup pour tout (et le transfert aussi à mon autre hôtel à Lovina avant de reprendre l'avion).

Vera Thallinger

from Germany, March 2019

"Amazing spiritual retreat"

My stay was a very spiritual and healing experience. The yoga practices is mostly Kundalini Yoga which I haven't tried before. It was very focussed on the breath and on controlling the energies in your body through pranayamas. I can say that it definitely stirred my inner energies and I will continue to practice Kundalini Yoga from now onwards. Thank you Anna for that. The additional Vinyasa sessions with Veronika were magical and helped to release the tensions from the body. I felt full of emotion and energy after those practices. Thank you Veronika for this beautiful energy of yours. The spa treatments were amazing and I enjoyed the trips to waterfalls, temples and to see dolphins. The food was always freshly prepared by the lovely staff and they were open to adjust the dishes to my vegan diet.

The accommodation was clean and open to nature. You basically slept in tune with nature and could hear the animals in the morning. I really enjoyed that :)

Estelle Bardz

from United States, July 2018

"Unforgettable experience"

My stay in Santhika was wonderful. I booked a private room for 11 days (quite big with a charming "outside-like" bathroom)

// food was healthy (usually cooked with coconut oil), that guests get to choose according to their diversified menu; + several opportunities to try Balinese cuisine (yummy!!)

// yoga classes took place within a nice atmosphere (music + insense), the asanas and meditation exercices were different each day, so we get to work on every part of the body along the retreat

// we got the opportunity to practice at another villa on the beach just before watching sunset, which was another magical experience....

// 3 spa sessions, with Balinese style massages, scrubs, facial, hair treatment and flower bath, dreamy

// 2 waterfalls excursions to discover the inner Bali + dolphins watching tour on Lovina beach : very well organized, the guides always made sure that we were comfortable and had always small attentions for the group (breakfast on the boat, clay mask in a river, photographs taken, etc.)

// Anna and her staff at Santhika were always lovely and happy to help or give advice for any kind of requests :)

Thank you once again for this fantastic experience, I'm already figuring out when can I come back!

Laura Asenjo

from Australia, July 2018

"Great experience!Highly recommend it!"

Everyone was very warm, respectful and friendly.

Yoga with Anna was a beautiful experience, I left the retreat feeling amazing!

Spa treatments and the tours they organise for you were perfect!

I love the fact that it is located in the North of Bali, never been before and it is truly calm and authentic.

Anonymous

from Thailand, December 2017

Santhika is a small little place in paradise. I felt so welcome and as a part of the family. Anna, her family and the staff are amazing. It's a cute little place to leave the outside world behind.

I'm honest if I would have seen on bookyogaretreat that it is Kundalini yoga I would haven't booked it but I am so happy about this! I didn't like Kundalini but with Anna it's awesome! You can trust Anna and feel totally safe with her. She got a huge knowledge. She really helps you and looks that you feel comfortable and good.

All my trips were amazing and not touristy. My massages as well. The girls are angels and the food they cook is so delicious ,)