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13 Day Journey to the Heart of Bali Dance and Yoga Retreat in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
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(No availability) 13 Day Journey to the Heart of Bali Dance and Yoga Retreat in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Melati Cottages, Jl. Penestanan, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80671, Indonesia.

Rejuvenating Yoga Retreat Indonesia

Join Beata, Allowah, and Solomon for a magical and epic 13-day healing retreat in Bali. Beata and Allowah will be offering one to two yoga and dance sessions each day, and the rest of the day will be free to explore the wonder that is Bali, with Solomon as your guide. Together, you will explore the inner culture of Bali, take advantage of the healing and rejuvenating treatments available, dine together at delicious and inexpensive restaurants, visit the beach, and much more.

Meet the instructors

Allowah & Beata
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Highlights

  • Yoga practices
  • Dance sessions
  • 1 relaxing massage
  • Sacred water purification ceremony
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Local transportation
  • Bali excursions
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


8 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Ngurah Rai International Airport
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Accommodation

Program

Upon arrival to Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), you will be met by your personal Balinese drivers on the date you arrive. You will start the journey at 5 p.m. to meet and greet then go to your first dinner together OR earlier if you make arrangements with Solomon.

After you clear customs, go to exit doors (there tends to be a lot of drivers holding signs, etc) so turn left, walk through the store, and your driver will be there with sign 'Solomon'. Your driver will escort you to a waiting vehicle, handle your baggage, offer you fresh water, and get you settled for a short drive, about one hour, to the mystical village of Ubud.

You will be taken to the hotel. Everyone will be asked to give the hotel a credit card to have on file for any extra charges you might incur. Depending on your arrival time, after check-in, your driver will be taking you to the Sedona Spa for a complimentary Balinese massage and "mandi lulur" as a way of welcoming you to Bali as you get ready to start your journey.

They are offering a Balinese-style massage and lulur which is a Balinese herbal scrub made of turmeric, sandalwood, and rice powder ending with a hot flower bath. This will be a great way to unwind and relax after hours of airplane travel. On your first evening, all participants will meet at 6 p.m. in your hotel lobby to leave for a special welcome Balinese buffet dinner.

On your first morning together, after breakfast (8 - 9 a.m.) you will meet in the sacred space and have a group orientation and setting of intention. After that, you will drive to Pura Tirta Empul for a sacred water purification ceremony.

This temple, in the village of Tampaksiring, is known as the “Holy Spring Temple” and one of the most sacred spots in Bali. Water spouts pour water from 12 sacred fresh water springs into one long pool. Each spout purifies a different part of your physical, emotional, and spiritual body. Tirta Empul is where the Hindu Priests and Balinese people come for purification, prayers, and healing.

You will take part in a sacred purification ritual, so you will prepare together to release anything and everything that holds the back from being your highest self. You will then enter the temple to perform a group prayer and offering to the Gods of Bali Balinese style. Participants are giving thanks for their safe arrival and setting their personal intentions for this journey together.

After your morning at Pura Tirta Empul, you will have fresh made boxed lunch. Then if time, you go to another temple not far from here called Gunung Kawi, a very unique one of a kind temple as it is carved from stone. It’s in a beautiful scenic water valley so you have to walk down about 200 plus steps to get there. So, only for the fit and healthy as it is a long walk down then back up. Slow and steady is the mantra. Then, you head to ubud for a little relax time before dinner. This is end of your first day in Bali.

The next day, you begin your schedule for retreat that the teachers will make for you. Every day will be a unique experience filled with the beauty of Bali.

Bali activities

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud

This cool and dense swath of jungle is what Ubud used to look like before it was developed. You will see carvings, a water spring, a Monkey temple, and of course lots of monkeys.

Ubud Market

You can find anything at the Ubud Market. Handicrafts from all over the island, a farmer’s market, and special ceremonial items the Balinese need everyday plus much more. This will give you an up close and personal experience of Balinese life and people.

Pura Besakih, Mother Temple

You will have a very scenic drive to Pura Besakih or The Mother Temple. In Bali, there are found six supremely holy temples, called Sad Kahyangan, or the “six temples of the world”. The most famous temple in all Bali is the triple shrine located in the courtyard of the Pura Penataran Agung at Pura Besakih.

At this shrine, three Padmassanas (a type of shrine) are arranged side by side. These shrines are dedicated to the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, God, the creator, God, the preserver, and God, the destroyer. Shiva is responsible for change both in the form of death and destruction and in the positive sense of the shedding of old habits.

In Satyam, Shivam and Sundaram or Truth, Goodness and Beauty, Shiva also represents the most essential goodness. Here, you will make offerings in the Balinese tradition and style and also take in the beauty of this unique place.

Balinese Healers and Massage

Everyone will receive a welcome massage, Herbal rub and flower hot bath as a gift from us to welcome you to Bali There are many healers and different styles of massage available here in Bali for you to experience as often as you’d like. All this is optional and requires additional fee and is quite affordable compared with western prices. Solomon is hoping to arrange a group healing/ceremony with a Balinese healer friend.

Balinese Shopping

As Bali is the land of artists and creativity, you will have lots of opportunity to see and purchase a wide variety of art, clothing, jewelry, crafts, and more. Having had a Bali import business for over 30 years, Solomon will take you to some of his manufacturers for you to view and purchase items at wholesale prices.

Some of these include hand painted silk sarongs, scarves, robes and clothing, batik sarongs, silver jewelry and lots more. There may be experiences that present themselves in the moment for you to participate in one of these is a temple procession and or ceremony. These are happening all the time and in the moment they will adapt your time to fit this in if an opportunity presents itself.

Balinese Museum of Puppets and Masks

This is a one of a kind collection of Balinese, Javanese, and also other world cultures of masks and puppets. Very beautiful with many different buildings housing this unique art collection on beautiful grounds.

Balinese Performances

You will spend several evenings watching Sacred Balinese dance and listening to the other-worldly music of the gamelan. One is a private performance in the Village of Celuk (the center of silver manufacturing). At a private Balinese compound, you will experience classical Balinese dance with music provided by a private gamelan (traditional Balinese instrument).

Instructors

Allowah has been practicing yoga for nearly 25 years, and teaching for 20. For the past 13 years he has been leading retreats and trainings around the world with his school, Yoga Quest University. He specializes in Vinyasa Flow, Partner Yoga and Acro Yoga, but also teaches Kundalini, Yin, Restorative, Ashtanga, as well as other styles. He takes a spiritual and philosophical approach to yoga, inviting his students in to a deeper exploration of themselves.

Beata has been a dancer since she was four years-old and now, three decades later, she is a professional dance teacher specializing in Salsa and Latin Dance. She expertly takes her students “step-by-step” through to the finish, which is a full-on fun dance choreography, with emphasis on the “fun”!

Come join Truly Helpful for this unique experience with your Bali guide Solomon and dive into your heart as you explore the Heart of Bali together. The intention for this retreat is for you to clean out the “cobwebs” of our heart and soul, purify, and cleanse what needs letting go of, so that you can plant new seeds and fertilize them to grow in order for you to step up to truly being your highest, clearest self.

You will do many different practices to help you through this loving process. Among that will be every day yoga, chanting and singing, ecstatic dance, being in nature and of course diving into Balinese culture life and religion.

Included excursions

Truly Helpful wants to invite you to Bali Hati (The Heart of Bali). You will explore the culture, religion, nature, and people of Bali. Known as the land of a thousand Temples, Bali is home to a people whose life centers around Temple activities.

You will experience being pilgrims on a journey in this magical land by participating in Temple Ceremonies, sacred bathing in pure spring water, hot springs and ocean water. You will also experience Balinese dance and music and all the many facets of Balinese daily life.

You will explore yourself as you explore the beauty of nature in Bali and Balinese healers. You will be served delicious foods and bask in the tropical weather.

Instructors

Allowah Lani

Beata Kollarova

Retreat location

We will be staying in Ubud area at Melati Cottages. A small Balinese family run hotel, set off the road, so quiet and tranquil. Large open all wood yoga/ dance space for our meetings. All staff are family and very helpful. I (Solomon) have been using this hotel for over 12 years.

Food

All breakfasts will be at your hotel, buffet style with lots to choose from. Some lunches will also be at your hotel. Dinners will be different every night at the many different restaurants that Ubud has to offer.

All of your meals will be gourmet Balinese and international cuisine. All meals will be buffet style with many options. Remember to fill out your dietary needs on the long registration form. Drinks are NOT included. They will provide unlimited pure drinking water the entire time you are together.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Hallal
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud

This cool and dense swath of jungle is what Ubud used to look like before it was developed. You will see carvings, a water spring, a Monkey temple and of course lots of monkeys.

  • Ubud Market

You can find anything at the Ubud Market here are handicrafts from all over the island, a farmer’s market, and special ceremonial items the Balinese need everyday plus much more. This will give you an up close and personal experience of Balinese life and people.

  • Pura Besikah, Mother Temple

We will have a very scenic drive to Pura Besakih or The Mother Temple. In Bali are found six supremely holy temples, called Sad Kahyangan, or the “six temples of the world.”

The most famous temple in all Bali is the triple shrine located in the courtyard of the Pura Penataran Agung at Pura Besakih. At this shrine three Padmassanas (a type of shrine) are arranged side by side. These shrines are dedicated to the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, God, the creator, God, the preserver and God, the destroyer.

  • Balinese Healers and Massage

Everyone will receive a welcome massage, Herbal rub and flower hot bath as a gift from us to welcome you to Bali There are many healers and different styles of massage available here in Bali for you to experience as often as you’d like. All this is optional and requires additional fee and is quite affordable compared with western prices. Solomon is hoping to arrange a group Healing/ceremony with a Balinese Healer friend.

  • Balinese Shopping

As Bali is the land of artists and creativity we will have lots of opportunity to see and purchase a wide variety of art, clothing, jewelry, crafts and more. Having had a Bali import business for over 30 years, Solomon will take us to some of his manufacturers for you to view and purchase items at wholesale prices. Some of these include Hand painted Silk sarongs, scarves, robes and clothing, Batik sarongs, Silver Jewelry and lots more. There may be experiences that present themselves in the moment for us to participate in one of these is a temple procession and or ceremony. These are happening all the time and in the moment I will adapt our time to fit this in if an opportunity presents itself.

  • Balinese Museum of Puppets and Masks

This is a one of a kind collection of Balinese, Javanese and also other world cultures of masks and puppets. Very beautiful with many different buildings housing this unique art collection on beautiful grounds.

  • Balinese Performances

We will spend several evenings watching Sacred Balinese Dance and listening to the other-worldly music of the gamelan. One is a private performance in the Village of Celuk (the center of silver manufacturing). At a private Balinese compound, we will experience classical Balinese dance with music provided by a private gamelan (traditional Balinese instrument).

Here you will see and feel the heart of the Balinese people and their devotion to the culture. This will be a very unique experience at Solomon’s friends’ home followed by a chance to purchase Silver jewelry direct from Manufacturer at wholesale prices.

Another evening we will experience the Monkey Dance (Kechak) in honor of Lord Hanuman where a large group of men in a circle chant to Hanuman along with a few dancers. This classic Balinese performance also includes a fire/trance dance as part of this performance.

  • Spa treatments

There are many different spas and healers in Bali. Truly Helpful gift everyone a welcome massage after you arrive. After that, you pay for any treatments you want which are very inexpensive compared to western prices. So, feel free to pamper yourself all you want as it is very available.

What's included

  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Yoga and dance sessions
  • 1 massage
  • Bali excursions
  • Daily meals
  • Transportation by car

What's not included

  • Drinks (except fresh water)
  • Additional spa treatments
  • Airfare and return to airport (will be provided for a 25 USD fee)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Upon arrival to Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), you will be met by our personal Balinese drivers on the date you arrive. We start all journeys at 5 p.m. to meet and greet and then go to our first dinner together or earlier if you make arrangements with Solomon.

After you clear customs go to exit doors, turn left, walk througd the store and there our Drivers will be with sign "Solomon". Your driver will escort you to a waiting vehicle, handle your baggage, offer you fresh water and get you settled for a short drive, about one hour, to the mystical village of Ubud. You will be taken to our hotel, Ananda Cottages. Everyone will be asked to give the hotel a credit card to have on file for any extra charges you might incur.

Depending on your arrival time, after check-in, your driver will be taking you to the Sedona Spa for a complimentary Balinese massage and mandi lulur as our way of welcoming you to Bali as we get ready to start our journey together. They are offering a Balinese-style massage and lulur which is a Balinese herbal scrub made of turmeric, sandalwood and rice powder ending with a hot flower bath. This will be a great way to unwind and relax after hours of airplane travel.

Airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport Airport transfer included: Ngurah Rai International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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