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Soul Vida is offering a unique and inspiring blend of yoga, surfing, healthy delicious food, massage, and deep relaxation designed to awaken the body, clear the mind, touch the soul and connect to the beauty of life. This retreat is dedicated to women who are either travelling alone and would like to connect with others who are like minded or for groups of friends looking for a perfect getaway that caters for their every need. Groups are invited to design their own escape.
The maximum participants in the group is 8.
Soul Vida's barefoot hideaway villa is a serene space with a large tropical garden and an amazing sparkling 18-meter swimming pool, offering a blend of contemporary design married with superb ethnic touches. The yoga floor is a fabulous glass surrounded balcony with unbroken views across green paddy fields where the gentle breeze during your yoga class is simply magical.
There is a peaceful spa area and a meditation spot again overlooking the pool to one side and the paddy fields to the other. Every bedroom opens onto the swimming pool and some have paddy field views. The air-conditioned rooms are designed for your absolute comfort with high quality pillow topped mattresses, pillows, and beautiful white linen. The rooms also feature TV, DVD player, and safety deposit boxes.
Soul Vida's packages are designed for you to get the most out of your stay and to focus on your specific needs and interests. You can do as much or as little as makes you happy while enjoying this vibrant culture and glorious sunshine.
If you have never been in the water and you are eager to learn to surf, or you are an advanced surfer, you will be sure to learn new skills, insights, and of course share in local knowledge as you travel around this beautiful coastline in search of perfect, uncrowded waves together.
The instructor to pupil ratio is high so your lessons will be personalized to suit your ability, individual needs and to match the daily surf conditions. Soul Vida has a full stock of boards available and all equipment you’ll need.
Yoga can bring about profound change in your physical and mental capacity while preparing the body for long-term health. Yoga is about a healthy lifestyle in a world consumed with chaos. Peace and tranquility can be yours through regular yoga practice and meditation. During your stay, you are welcome to join the daily yoga practice on the stunning yoga terrace overlooking green paddy fields in the early morning or a meditation session before you sleep.
Your yoga instructor will guide you through your practice. Morning classes are usually the more dynamic kind, either Vinyasa and Hatha Flow, designed to wake up the energy. Evening classes include Astanga, Yin, and pranayama breathing sessions and include mediation. Each class has a flow and focus, beginning with a mediative reflection to settle on the moment, to open up the chakras, finding concentration, mindfulness, and inspiration to evolve.
A beautiful international yoga instructor, Charlotte was classically trained in Mumbai and has over 10 years experience teaching around the world all disciplines of yoga.
This retreat takes place in Bali, Indonesia. Soul Vida is situated in the vibrant Canggu area among the paddy fields of magical Bali and close to the famous Echo Beach. There are many wonderful restaurants and shops among the Balinese temples. The drive to Seminyak is only 15 minutes. There, you will find an abundance of fabulous shops, restaurants, and superb nightlife. Soul Vida is only 45 minutes to the peaceful Ubud and about 30 minutes to the airport.
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During the retreat, you will be served three daily meals for four days, and two daily meals for the other three days, so you can try out the popular dishes in local restaurants. Soul Vida's chef is a specialist in the art of preparing a range of healthy, vegan, and raw living foods. She buys organic produce wherever possible, and all baked goods are gluten free. Soul Vida provides a healthy abundance of great food. Therefore, don't worry you will never go hungry as apart from meal times, healthy snacks are always available.
During your stay in Bali, you will have plenty of time to explore the area where you are staying, browse charming shops, or try popular dishes in local restaurants.
Soul Vida's therapists are specialists in blending established techniques with the essence of their Balinese culture. A course of treatments over your stay will leave you at peace with your natural state of being and readdress the balance your body, mind, and soul. Daily 60-minute spa treatment or massage is included in the price.
Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Soul Vida will pick you up from the airport.
"Soul Vida was absolutely beautiful, and the perfect de-stress time. "
"Yin Yoga under the stars was amazing, and the fitness was so unique and honestly, a total killer - my abs were appreciative!!"
"Denise, the instructors and her staff are all beautiful woman who so are totally in-tune with Bali life and bring that into the retreat. I will be back, no hesitation."
"P.s the food is ah-mazing!!"
"I was seeking a retreat where I could re-charge, be active and indulge whilst being healthy. Soul Vida ticked every box! "
"The communication with the owner, Denise, was exceptional and the customer service also fantastic. There wasn't anything I could fault with this retreat."
"My room was just incredible. It had an amazing view, bed was super comfy and it was sweet to find rose petals on the bed. The villa as a whole is boutique, comfortable yet luxurious and a place that feels like home very quickly. "
"I opted for the surf yoga package and LOVED it. "
"My goal was to improve my surfing and with my personal one-on-one surf coach (as the other girls opted for the surf/fitness package) I increased my skill level from beginner to intermediate. So this retreat is great for newbies wanting to learn surfing but also for you surfer girls out there serious about your surfing. This retreat is personalized to what you need. "
"The food...OMG. It was incredible. So delicious and healthy. The chefs are incredible...wish I could take them home with me to cook three meals a day ;)"
"Also, the location is great. I really loved Canggu and think it is the best part of Bali to visit as someone that loves to surf but also get to know the locals and what is happening in the area. Plenty of amazing shops to check out. It reminds me of Melbourne a little...very hip and cool but still very much feel like you are in Bali."
"What are you waiting for? Book this place...you will love it too!"
"I loved the retreat at Soul Vida! It is in a remarkably beautiful villa in the middle of the rice paddies, peaceful and quiet but close to everything in Canggu. Everything is done with full heart. "
"We had Vinasa Yoga in the morning and Yin Yoga in the evening with amazing teachers who are really experienced and inspiring. There are two yoga shalas - one upstairs with a view of the paddies, and another one right next two the pool. We also could attend fitness classes with the lovely teacher Jess. That was so much fun. There were spa treatments in the afternoon where everyone could choose treatments for their specific needs. And the food was healthy and so yummy."
"As the groups are small it feels very cosy and personal. The intention of lovely owner, Denise, and the teachers was clearly to make everyone feel at home and at ease. I felt so well looked after, relaxed and far away from everything. "
"The setting is beautiful (flowers and candles everywhere), the people are super friendly and helpful, the yoga and fitness classes are professional and fun. It is a retreat on a very high level and it just shows you Bali from it’s best side. It has been a wonderful experience!"
"Definitely recommend and I look forward to returning."
"This is the perfect getaway. Every day has a schedule, but you choose yourself what you want to participate in. It was a good balance of training and relaxation, I participated in all the classes and felt great after each day. A typical day starts with a yoga session, led by talented Charlotte while the sun rises. Following is a balanced breakfast, healthy but still a taste explosion. After the breakfast has been digested its time for a fitness session with Jess, a trainer who really knows how to train the female body! The training was different from the "normal" fitness class, with "only" body weight and flexibility work, but it had me sore for days! In the afternoon there are spa treatments, leaving you relaxed and working magically on the soreness from the training. At sunset there is time for Yin Yoga, surrounded by candles and an amazing terrace view. Finishing off the nights with a dinner by excellent chefs together with the rest of the group. The owner of the retreat, Denise, makes you feel so welcome and at home. The villa is absolutely stunning and you´re left feeling a healthier version of yourself (at least how I felt). I will absolutely come back, and I´ll be sure to bring some of my girlfriends next time! I must say going alone was great as well, as we had a great group of girls and I made lots of new acquaintances. I highly recommend this place!"
"What a wonderful experience this was! Such a relaxing time, meeting people, the staff was very welcoming and helpful, and lots of amazing yoga. Loved it! Thank you so much and I hope to come back soon."
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"Sounds heavenly lovely must come visit you. Hope life is treating you well."
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"Fantastic weekend of yoga, surfing, unwinding, relaxing, delicious food and friendship. Thank you Denise and your great team at Soul Vida."
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"So sad to be leaving soul-vida. Marvellous weekend of yoga, surfing, deeeelicious healthy food and beautiful surroundings. Looked after by the amazing Denise and her gorgeous team, what a treat. Amazing!"
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