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12 Days Hiking, Biking, and Yoga Retreat in Bali

12 Days Hiking, Biking, and Yoga Retreat in Bali

  • BaliEcoStay, Tabanan - Soulshine Hotel, Ubud - Villa Boreh, Buleleng

Bali Yoga Retreat

Join Ingela Abbott for a yoga, hiking, and biking adventure in the unique magical island of Bali. Hike through mountain villages to hidden waterfalls and temples. Climb to the top of a 5,000 feet volcano to watch the sunrise. Bike from the foot of 6,000 feet Mount Batukaru down to the sea past rice paddies, gardens, and smiling villagers. And, of course, practice yoga in a peaceful and sacred environment. This retreat will be an experience of a lifetime!

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Three guided hikes
  • Three bike rides with helmets and guides
  • One complimentary massage
  • 11 nights' accommodation
  • Two dance performances
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily meals
  • 12 days with instruction
  • English
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Bali Eco Stay

The accommodations in Bali Eco Stay gives you a chance to fall asleep to the sound of water tumbling into a fresh mountain stream, surrounded by nature, with views of the waterfall, forest and beyond. It provides easy access to your private en suite bathroom inside the bungalow. There are two queen beds plus two single beds, all with mosquito nets. There's an extra private relaxation area downstairs. After enjoying everything that Bali Eco Stay can offer, you will be travelling to the next retreat center, Soulshine. It is a boutique hotel and yoga retreat oasis.

Soulshine

In Soulshine, the exquisitely designed main building and grounds hosts a river, tropical gardens, and several ornate ponds with accommodation up to 25 people. It is perfect for intimate retreats or family and group vacations. After your yoga practice, enjoy a refreshing dip in the infinity pool and pick fresh fruit from an abundance of mango, jackfruit, banana, mangosteen, rambutan, papaya, and coconut trees.

Villa Boreh

Villa Boreh is the last yoga retreat center that you will enjoy. It is located on the north east coast of Bali, in the village of Sembiran, between Singaraja and Amed. It is an area of distinct significance to Bali, in that Hinduism arrived here via the shores of the north east coast, what is now known as the regency of Tejakula. This area boasts the oldest and some of the most important temples in Bali, not to mention has some fantastic hidden gems not written about in any guide books.

It has an open air pavilion for yoga, dance, meditation, and group activities. It has four adjoining bedrooms with en suite in the seminar building. The seminar area is in a contained space and can be closed up for privacy. It’s ideal for group activities and also for groups of friends and families, wanting to have their own space.

In this retreat, you will have two to four hour long daily yoga classes. On some days, you will have a longer morning session and no evening class, and on the other days, no morning session but a longer afternoon session. On average days, you will do three hours of yoga a day.

Everybody is welcome to join this adventure retreat. You should at least have a minimum of three months practice from any yoga tradition, without any injuries, and can bike and hike comfortably for three to four hours with an open mind and heart ready for an experience of a lifetime.

Daily highlight

Day 1 to 4 - Friday to Monday, October 21 to 24, 2016

During the first three days, the group will be staying at Bali Eco Stay. The activities will be guided hiking, biking, and yoga. There will also be plenty of time to swim in the natural streams and waterfalls nearby, get a massage, or relax with a book at this peaceful mountain retreat.

Day 4 to 9 - Monday to Friday, October 24 to 28, 2016

In the next four days, the group will be staying at Hotel Soulshine located a few miles outside of Ubud. The activities will be yoga sessions in a well-equipped pavilion, excursions, and explorations. The group will visit the sacred Monkey Forest, spend an evening watching a Kechak fire trance dance, and give you time to explore the hundreds of art stores in Ubud or just relax by the pool with a refreshing drink.

Day 9 to 12 - Friday to Tuesday, October 28 to November 1, 2016

On the last four days of the retreat, the group will be staying at Villa Boreh, a tropical paradise nestled in a quiet fishing village in the north of Bali. The activities will be yoga sessions, hiking, and trekking. At Villa Boreh, the group will be offered a complimentary one hour massage in their exclusive spa with oils made locally from the palm trees in the garden. There are other activities that are not included, but are available if you would like extra adventure.

Day 12 - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Return to the airport in Denpasar to fly home or can join Ingela to Gili Air, for an extra four-day vacation.

  • Ingela Abbott

    Ingela is the founder and director of Yoga Northwest. For over 30 years in practicing yoga, she aims to make yoga accessible to everybody in the community, in a simple, effective, and inviting way. In 1987, she opened Yoga Northwest. It was a dream come true to create a community center of yoga, where she could offer a wide variety of classes, with a wide variety of teachers to a wide variety of people. Her passion in teaching yoga is not just to help people touch their toes and stand on their heads, but to help people open their hearts to live life mindfully, joyfully, and soulfully!

This retreat will take place in Bali, in the regions of Tabanan, Ubud, and Buleleng.

Nearby places

  • Amed - 2 hours
  • Denpasar Airport (DPS) - 1 hour to 3 hours
  • Kuta - 2 hours
  • Sacred Monkey Forest - 15 minutes
  • Seminyak - 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Southern slopes of Mt. Batukaru, 2,200 meters
  • Ubud - 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours

In Bali Eco Stay, the group's meals are all served in the Kupe Kupe organic Balinese restaurant with food grown in their local organic gardens. Your breakfasts and one welcome dinner are included during your stay at Soulshine. For the lunches and two dinners, you will get the opportunity to find your own preferred meals and sample among a wide variety of inexpensive restaurants in a very touristy but fun and colorful downtown of Ubud. In Villa Boreh, your amazing meals are served fresh in the open air by the beach, and some dinners even by candlelight, next to the gentle surf.

  • Balinese dance lesson
  • Basket weaving
  • Cooking classes
  • Diving and fishing trips
  • Traditional healers

A complimentary one-hour massage in Villa Boreh's exclusive spa with oils made locally from the palm trees in the retreat center's garden is included. Additional massages and spa experiences are available for 15 USD.

  • 1 complimentary massage at Villa Boreh Spa
  • 2 dance performances
  • 3 easy to moderate hikes with guides for three to four hours each
  • 3 easy to moderate bike rides with helmets and guides for three to four hours each (a more extreme two-hour mountain bike ride might be available for the wild ones)
  • Daily yoga classes for an avergae of three hours a day
  • Optional use of kayak and snorkel gear
  • Additional massages and spa experience
  • Airfare
  • Airport tax
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Extra taxi trips to towns and market
  • Laundry
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Yoga Northwest will pick you up from the airport.

Try to arrive before 3 p.m. at the airport on October 21, or travel a day earlier. Yoga Northwest plans to leave Denpasar by taxi to Bali Eco Stay between 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on October 21.