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This journey is an introduction to the deeper spiritual and healing aspects of Bali. Travel not only through the country, but experience its essence. You will learn with yoga, art, and surf to give thanks to the divine as a part of every day life, acknowledging that the seen and unseen exist side by side. If one comes with an open heart and mind, they will experience its healing energy and come away from it changed.
During this retreat, you will stay in shared accommodations in a hidden magical cliff top property. Each bungalow is built using natural materials, including a grass thatch roof, bamboo, and stonewalls. They are all equipped with electricity, fans, hot water, king size bed, mosquito net, private bathroom, and air conditioner or an evening breeze climate system.
Each bungalow also features a traditional Indonesian ballet, built on the cliff top, where you can relax, have a massage, and enjoy the views and magical sunsets. The infinity swimming pool is nineteen meters long overlooking the Indian ocean. There is also an independent jacuzzi.
On this journey you will have the opportunity to meet with healers and experience personal healing sessions, participate in ceremonies and meditations in sacred places, take a daily yoga class, have visits and private ceremonies in temples, snorkel in some of the best coral reefs on the planet, and enjoy dance and music performances.
You will also have massages and spa treatments, visit markets and purchase arts and crafts, and simply enjoy the richness and traditions of a land steeped in an ancient and mystical culture and ride the perfect waves of hidden beaches.
Daily meditation and art classes will be offered to stimulate your subconscious, boost your creative energies, and concentration level. The retreat is available to individuals, couples, and groups. Yoga classes are open to all levels, from beginners to experienced. You will practice Hatha yoga, and will have the option to attend various art classes including painting, visualization, calligraphy sessions, music and sound therapy, contemporary dance classes, and photography tours. Teaching style and class levels will be fitted to accommodate each participant’s needs.
You will work in small and intimate sized classes during the retreat to be able to give the best of the attention to everyone. Their teachers are highly qualified and devoted souls and the groups are joyful. They love to have fun and to be open minded to exchange thoughts.
An experienced teacher will show you the hidden spots and teach you all the necessary techniques to enjoy the waves. You can be a beginner or advanced surfer, or just an open for adventure starter, they will organize the groups for everyone who is ready to jump into beauty and excitement.
You will also experience group meditation where you will use all your senses to awake your creative side. In this exciting meditation you will engage in painting, dancing, and sound therapy. You will use different parts of your body to paint and will enter into a meditative state through listening music and sounds. Once you entered into the desired state, you will dance on a covered white floor and create a collective painting.
You will experience freedom of the spirit and the collective energy beyond consciousness and ego. Lili will help you to free your thoughts, body, and emotional system to awake your creative energies and find your inside happiness and silence.
The price of this retreat includes a guided rice field tour, a sacred river bathing, and a visit the cultural center of Ubud.
Zsuzzi will teach you to stretch in Hatha yoga.
Peter will guide you into the world of music. You will participate in sound therapy and sound healing sessions. Peter will play vinyl records of a sacred selection of music to relax your mind into a meditative state. You will be able to meditate on deep vibrations and heal your body and soul. This class will teach you to balance your energies. During these classes you will be able to also learn free meditation and dance.
Lili will assist you in contemporary and intuitive painting. Your body will become a tool where your hand will automatically create signs and forms. You will become the artist and medium between the Earth and the universe.
Certified yoga instructor Yogi Andre Ji will instruct the classes, helping each student to focus on improving their practice and gaining new insights into their higher selves. Yogi Andre Ji has studied and taught yoga since 1972 with many well-known masters in the Himalayas. He has spread these teachings around the world for the past 30 years.
This retreat will take place in Bali, Indonesia. Bali is magical. As probably the most famous island in Indonesia, Bali blends spectacular mountain scenery and beautiful beaches with warm and friendly people, a vibrant culture and out of this world resorts. Also known as the Land of the Gods, Bali appeals through its sheer natural beauty of looming volcanoes and lush terraced rice fields that exude peace and serenity.
It enchants from its dramatic dances and colorful ceremonies, its arts and crafts, to its luxurious beach resorts and exciting nightlife. For this exotic island has much to offer, from inspirational spirituality to fine dining and meeting experiences, from world class surfing and diving to exhilarating treks in the wild. Everywhere you will find intricately carved temples.
The Balinese, who embrace the Hindu religion, are a most devout people where a large part of their lives is dedicated to rites and ceremonies aimed at maintaining harmony in this world. Indeed, this relatively small island holds many surprises. It is a place of aesthetic and physical beauty, not only in the architecture and the land, but also reflected in the Balinese who live there and in their art, music, and culture that form an integral part of their lives.
The mountains and the ocean represent positive and negative energies or yin and yang and maintain a perfect balance and harmony with the land. The retreat will take place at the most beautiful and hidden beach of Bali, on the west coast of Bukit, close to the beautiful white sand beaches of Dreamland, overlooking the famous surfing waves of Bingin. It is within walking distance of the famous Uluwatu temple and Padang-Padang, and close to the airport and Kuta.
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The price of this retreat includes daily organic breakfasts and dinners as well as daily Balinese herbal drinks or jamu. The meals will be strictly vegetarian; by your personal choice you do not need to be a vegetarian in your every day life, but during the retreat it will be demanded that you follow a vegetarian diet. Health cafes dominate the Ubud eating scene, focusing on wholesome recipes made using local organic ingredients.
You will also enjoy a welcome dinner and gathering party as well as a closing dinner party.
The price of this retreat includes one complimentary massage. For an additional cost, you may book additional treatments at the spa.
Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Yoga-Art will pick you up from the airport.
"I had the pleasure of working on myself with the teachers or trainers of Yoga-Art. I am not exactly an expert in yoga (or consciousness for that matter), but I could tell that they were all experienced - and moreover interesting - people in their own fields. They have different approaches for reaching the same goal: experiencing the world on a different level. Some of this ways were more, some of them less useful for me - but the beauty of the whole concept is that they werent trying to tell me how to achieve this peace, but offering options for me to find my own way. As someone who cant be bothered to join in on anything rigorous, I would truly recommend it to anyone whos either a born-and-raised free spirit, or who would really like to be one!"
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"I was simply looking for some kind of exotic vacation when I found Yoga-Art but I came back from a complete spiritual cleansing. I attended some yoga classes before, but the 6 days I spent at the retreat really helped me progress. As a holiday it was a mind blowingly fulfilling, but the takeaway was even better: a relaxed body and soul and the willingness to incorporate it (and yoga) into my life from now on."
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"To sum it up, great yoga experience and the most comfortable, visually pleasing, peaceful accommodation ever! Nice bonus: I got to activate my artistic side as well. Virtual high-five to the crew."
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"Yoga Art was a far cry from a surf camp: its a spiritual getaway to rebuild yourself in every possible way: mentally, physically, emotionally. And when you are becoming One with the universe, you probably want to become one with the ocean as well. Go with the flow and feel the waves. It worked well for me and my travelling buddies were not complaining either. If you are a surfer aching for a higher level experience, look no further. Although I did the retreat as a beginner surfer with little experience in yoga, it worked perfectly for me as well."
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"I would gladly recommend it! Ive considered their instructors more of teachers, which tells a lot. They really focus on spirituality, not just on body exercise (which doesn't mean they ignore it, but just that they really taking it to another level). Its not just an active holiday, but a full reinvention of yourself. They really focus on mindfulness, which in my experience not necessarily something thats true for most of every yoga holiday."
October 13, edited
"Luxury and yoga rarely go together, so Yoga-Art is absolutely filling a gap! At least for me it was a perfect combination. I really appreciated the comfort, and the option of not giving up on anything I would want in a holiday, but still having the purpose of practising yoga. I was more than happy with the classes and lectures and the accommodation as well.The one week program was filled with so many different activities. Everybody from the party I was going with found their own ways to enjoy it (spiritual-journey fanatics were as delighted as my friend, who never tried yoga before but was looking for a artist-y getaway). So to sum it up, absolutely no complaints whatsoever. After that Im absolutely convinced that yoga-holidays are the best way to escape from the world for a while."
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"Ive just tried this and I love it! Its a well-proportioned mixture in every sense. the other guests and the teachers at the retreat were all coming from different backgrounds, different levels and nationality. Loved the vibe of this we are all one, and we are all open mentality that came from it. Made for a great little community.It was just as diverse activity-wise; visual stimulation for the mind, music for relaxation, dance as a form of active meditation, yoga for soul-searching and consciousness, while I didnt have to miss out on taking advantage of the location. I got to do the touristy stuff as well - Marrakesh, Atlas Mountain. Somehow, it all came together and complement each other. Props to the hosts for coming up with this combo!"
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