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7 Days Mixed Media Art Workshop, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat in Karangasem, Bali

Wonderful Yoga Retreat Bali

Take a look at the creative process and how you can give it space and time to honor it in your busy lives! The yoga program on this retreat will be a wonderful addition to settling your limbs and taming your minds before getting involved with drawing and active listening to discover how artists have overcome their creative obstacles. After days of art-making, you’ll take home a visual diary packed with new ideas, a heart full of intention and purpose, and finished paintings to remind you of this wonderful week in paradise.

Meet the instructors

Jenni & Carol
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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • 9 art workshops with all materials
  • A day tour with lunch and afternoon tea
  • Relaxing 1-hour Balinese massage treatment
  • Daily breakfast, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Airport pickup

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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You will stay for six nights in the venue of your choice. You can choose from the three, four, and five-star options below. All are direct seafront accommodations within easy walking distance of Villa Nilaya Bali Beach.

Amarta Beach Cottage

A serene hideaway where you may surrender to the peace and tranquility, whether sipping a cool cocktail by the pool or lounging on a sunbed amongst the tropical gardens. It is located on the ocean in Sengkidu village, away from the hustle and bustle and noisy traffic.

  • Fan-cooled standard beachfront bungalows: single-story standard rooms facilitated with a fan-cooled interior, indoor / outdoor bathroom, mosquito nets, and twin or double bed
  • Air-conditioned standard beachfront bungalows: single-story standard rooms equipped with a fan and air-conditioned interior, indoor / outdoor bathroom, mosquito nets, and twin or double bed
  • Air-conditioned villas: stand-alone two-story villas with upstairs or downstairs accommodation featuring king size bed

Sea Breeze Candidasa

Sea Breeze Candidasa overlooks the beautiful Lombok Strait and the Island of Nusa Penida. All 14 villas offer scenic ocean views and private terraces to experience Bali’s unparalleled majestic nature. The villas feature air-conditioned bedroom suites with granite floors, natural stone walls, and breathtaking large terraces overlooking Padang Bay.

  • Superior sea view suites: featuring a 30-square-meter area with private, spacious, sea-facing terrace, located just 60 meters away from the water
  • Deluxe seafront bungalows: featuring a living area of 50 square meters, spread throughout the property with the majority being located just 30 meters away from the bay.
  • Honeymoon suites: stand-alone spacious 70 square meters honeymoon suites are perfect for a romantic getaway, just steps away from the sea. The room’s floor-length windows and a large, private terrace are ideal to watch the stars at night and share special moments with your loved one.
  • Family studio: the famous premium suite is located on the second floor of a separate standing villa. It has a spacious living area of 90 square meters and a breathtaking terrace with a view of the waters. This room will make you feel like you are living in your own villa in Bali.

Candi Beach Resort and Spa

This charming resort is set within a coconut grove garden that gently rolls onto a beautiful private white-sand beach. Natural colors and local materials have been blended to create a resort that harmonizes with the environment. The traditional architecture utilizes local materials from Bali and neighboring Indonesian islands, while the turquoise waters of the dreamy, palm-fringed swimming pool appear to overflow into the azure sea.

  • Deluxe ocean rooms: ground-floor, garden-facing rooms, close to the pool and sea with well-appointed bathroom with a shower
  • Luxury ocean view rooms: private terrace spa, as well as a beautifully-appointed bathroom, coffee machine, and all the amenities you might expect and more, with stupendous beach views and lift access


On this retreat, you'll discover some clues for making good, new creative habits, and practice those during the week as you play with paint and lino. The program starts at 14:00 on day one and finishes after breakfast on day seven.

Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced yogi or an experienced meditator, Carol Knight will carefully assist you towards your full potential. Gentle stretching and guided meditation, are daily activities alongside traditional yoga asanas which will follow a rhythm throughout the week designed to optimize your energy, focus, and creativity.

The retreat is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Your teachers are all especially gifted in helping you find your creative potential as an artist, and most of the art teachers are or have been, teachers as well as professional, exhibiting artists. Each retreat has a maximum of 12 participants to ensure plenty of personal tuition. All materials are included on all retreats.

Included excursions

You will go on a day tour which includes lunch and afternoon tea.


Jenni Doherty
Jenni is a highly recognized professional artist with a solo exhibition career and is a regular contributor to group exhibitions. She studied Assoc Art Education, WAIT, Western Australia in 1978. Awarded as the 2012 Winner of Southwest Survey, Bunbury Regional Galleries Collections, she has her art collections showcased at Bunbury City Art Collection and Lotterywest, Subiaco including at private exhibitions and selected recent exhibitions.
Carol Knight
Carol Knight loves yoga and is interested in taking students into a uniquely personal and inspired yoga practice with plenty of support for those with special needs, injuries, and of course newcomers to yoga. Carol draws from her IYTA training, study with numerous teachers, personal practice, and a varied teaching career. She has been practicing yoga for 25 years and a teacher for 20 years. Carol enjoys the beach and the bush, good food, and she is passionately dedicated to sharing her yoga journey from self-conscious to self-aware.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place at Villa Nilaya Bali Beach, which is where the retreat, meals, and yoga all take place. It is located on absolute beachfront, in a seaside village in the regency of Karangasem as you approach from the west (90 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)).

The villa is discreetly tucked away in the quiet seaside village of Mendira, at the end of a forest cul-de-sac, facing onto absolute beachfront with sweeping views directly across to the islands of Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan, with the sun rising over Lombok to the left and setting behind Padang Bai to the west on the right side.

Mendira is a small, hard-working and relatively prosperous village where local people warmly greet you. Traditional values remain important in Mendira where television is never heard, but the sounds of children practicing gamelan is a pleasure to witness as you stroll the village in the evening, perhaps on the way to one of several local restaurants offering fresh seafood and other excellent local produce prepared a la Balinese, a la Francaise, you can find everything here for a fraction of the price you’d pay in the large restaurants in the busy tourist areas.

The location of Villa Nilaya Bali Beach combines the incredible restfulness which comes from being by the sea with the dramatic mountainous landscape dominated by the holy mountain of Mount Agung which defines Central East Bali. You are just 20 minutes’ drive from the famous Bali Aga villages of Tengenan where a uniquely different village life has coexisted alongside the mainstream Balinese culture, undisturbed for centuries. It is here that you’ll find the beautiful and highly-collectible Double Ikat cloth being woven and of course is still being worn by its inhabitants who strongly guard against modernist incursions.

You can easily access the beach directly from the villa by just 5 steps. Sea swimming is a pleasure here, and although the coral reefs were infamously mined for building materials here in the 1970s, the reef restoration has been very successful, and today, the sea at the bottom of the garden is like an aquarium.

Nearby places

  • Pura Dalem - 5 minutes
  • Candi Beach Resort and Spa - 15 minutes
  • Candi Dasa, 5 kilometers
  • Tenganan Aga Village - 20 minutes


This retreat provides you three three-course dinners at Villa Nilaya Bali Beach (including a welcome barbeque dinner and the final exhibition night party dinner), one fine dining dinner at a popular Candi Dasa restaurant, four lunches at Villa Nilaya Bali Beach, and daily breakfast.

Special diets can be catered for, and there is an emphasis on delicious Balinese flavors with fresh produce and plenty of fresh seafood. Two nights and one lunch are free dining of your choice in your hotel or choose from the many local warungs or restaurants in the village of Mendira Beach or five kilometers away in Candi Dasa.

Villa Nilaya Bali Beach specializes in creating multi-course menus. The secret is always the ground spice mixture called Bali bumbu where each housewife will have her own recipe, but at Villa Nilaya, it comes direct from executive Chef Dewa Ardika and is full of subtle additions you won’t necessarily find in village renditions.

The spices and sauces are patiently ground using a stone ‘ulukan’ (mortar and pestle) and meals are traditionally served on platters of bamboo and banana leaves. Of course, not all the food is spicy, you can order it prepared to just the level of spiciness you enjoy, in fact, the pleasure is not in the ‘heat’ but the complexity of flavors - lemongrass, galangal, ginger, Bali lime, and coriander, to name just a few.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

  • A visit to Pura Dalem
  • Boating
  • Snorkeling

What's included

  • Daily yoga and meditation classes (6 90-minute classes plus 4 30-minute classes)
  • 9 3-hour art workshops with all materials supplied (choose from 2 medium or 1 large canvas plus works on paper)
  • A day tour with lunch and afternoon tea
  • 1 1-hour Balinese massage
  • All yoga gear
  • 3 3-course dinners at Villa Nilaya Bali Beach (including a welcome barbeque dinner and the final exhibition night party dinner)
  • 1 fine dining dinner at a popular Candi Dasa restaurant
  • 4 lunches at Villa Nilaya Bali Beach
  • Daily breakfast
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Tea, coffee, water, and Balinese herbal health drinks are all included throughout the retreat
  • Airport pickup from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)

What's not included

  • 2 dinners and 1 lunch on the last day

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Transfer from the airport is included. Villa Nilaya Bali Beach will pick you up from the airport.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 68 days before the arrival date.
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