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8 Days Luxury Yoga Retreat in Private Island, Kura Kura Resort, Indonesia

Yoga Retreat Indonesia

Yoga helps you develop a strong, flexible, and healthy body. It frees your mind from stress and allows you to regain creativity. Through yoga, you can experience a joyful soul and an unparalleled sense of lightness and there is nothing like a yoga retreat to get all these benefits and help you unwind! During your stay in this retreat, you will have two daily yoga classes, and its up to you what you choose to do in between. Situated between Java and Borneo, and still unknown to mass tourism, Karimunjawa Archipelago is a National Marine Park composed of 27 islands which still offers the feeling of an extraordinary natural and remote beauty.

Retreat highlights

  • Yoga classes twice a day
  • Meditation session on the beach
  • Free time for local excursions and exploring
  • Refreshments, fruit, and tea available
  • All transfers from and to Semarang city
  • 3 healthy meals a day a la carte
  • 7nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Hungarian, Italian, English

Airport transfer included: Achmad Yani Airport

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Accommodation

Deluxe and Superior Seaview Cottage

The 15 Cottages are all facing west; positioned only 15 metres from the beach, they offer an amazing, unobstructed view over the crystal clear water lagoon.

All the Cottages are completely new and just renovated; they have been enlarged, upgraded and enhanced, and they have beent transformed into luxurious Deluxe Seaview Cottages ( single unit, 35 sq. mt each) and Superior Seaview Cottages (two units near each other, with indipendent entrance and privacy, 33 sq. mt. each).

Each Seaview Cottage is equipped with:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Colonial Mosquito Net
  • Ceiling fan
  • King Size Bed
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Hairdryer
  • Safety box

Private Pool Villa

Settled among the beautiful Royal palm trees, every Pool Villa has been carefully designed to respect our pristine and natural surrounding; Each embraces the traditional Indonesian Villa concept with its large open air living room, and combines it with contemporary elegance.

Utilizing natural stones, indigenous materials and modern innovation, every Pool Villa is both spacious and intimate ( 320 sq.mt), with your own enclosed grounds for complete comfort and privacy.

The large pool (4 x 8 mt) is equipped with sun beds and gazebo at the two sides of the Pool: a plushy padded day bed for lounging in the shade on one side, and two sun beds to enjoy the sun on the other. The open air living room is conveniently equipped with mini-bar and cd player with MP3 connection for you to enjoy the Villa's intimate atmosphere.The air-conditioned Bedroom is elegantly designed with touches of natural materials; mosquito netting draping the king-size bed and curtained floor-to-ceiling windows for an open pool view.Following this same theme, the large bathroom has an open and natural feeling, yet is discretely placed so you can truly feel relaxed.Each room is fully equipped with all the amenities, including an island service phone for everything else.

Each Private Pool Villa is equipped with:

  • Private Pool 4x8 meters
  • Open Living Room Pavillion
  • Gazebo
  • Comfortable teak sun beds
  • CD Player with MP3 connection
  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Colonial Mosquito Net
  • Ceiling fan
  • Shower
  • King Size Bed (double Bedded Room)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safety box

Program

During the yoga retreat, there will be two Hatha yoga classes daily. The morning class is usually stronger and moves at a quicker pace with emphasis on building strength and in the afternoon, the class is usually a slower, restorative practice.

April 22, 2018 / October 21, 2018

  • Arrive at Semarang Airport and pick up from the airport to Crowne Plaza Hotel

April 22-23, 2018 / October 21-22, 2018

  • Stay at Crowne Plaza Hotel

April 23, 2018 / October 22, 2018

  • 06.00 | Depart from Crowne Plaza - Jepara port. All participant must be ready at lobby before 06.00 am. The time of departure might be earlier depending to traffic condition and express boat time table.
  • 08.00 | Arrive at Jepara port and board to public ferry
  • 11.00 | Arrive at Karimunjawa port
  • 11.15 | Depart from Karimunjawa port to Kura Kura Resort with private speed-boat
  • 11.45 | Arrive at Kura Kura Resort
  • 12.00 | Free time at Kura Kura Resort. Enjoying the first day of arrival at Kura Kura Resort.

April 24, 2018 / October 23, 2018

  • 07.30 | Herbal tea
  • 07.45 | Pranayama and chanting
  • 08.00 | A strong morning Yoga
  • 09.30 | Breakfast
  • 11.00 | Leave to Cemara Besar island. Near to Kura Kura Resort, this atoll is surrounded by reef and white sandy beaches. Casuarina Pines cover the island. On the northeastern side, one is sandy tounge flow on turquoise water. It is perfect setting to enjoy easy snorkeling and to forget the stress ( free of charge )
  • 13.00 | Lunch
  • 17.30 | Afternoon Yoga
  • 19.00 | Dinner
  • 20.30 | Meditation class

April 25, 2018 / October 24, 2018

  • 07.30 | Herbal tea
  • 07.45 | Pranayama and chanting
  • 08.00 | A strong morning Yoga
  • 09.30 | Breakfast
  • 11.00 | FREE HOURS. The participant can do sunbathing in our eastern beach or to our gym club or Volleyball court. Snorkel equipment is also available for free in our diving centre. For those who wish to do diving or make the dive course is available on our diving centre as per our price list.
  • 13.00 | Lunch
  • 17.30 | Afternoon yoga
  • 19.00 | Dinner
  • 20.30 | Meditation class

April 26, 2018 / October 25, 2018

  • 07.30 | Herbal tea
  • 07.45 | Pranayama and chanting
  • 08.00 | A strong morning Yoga
  • 09.30 | Breakfast
  • 11.00 | FREE HOURS. The participant can do snorkel trips to Fish Paradise & Cemara kecil. It is 4 hours trip begin with fish paradise it is a nice snorkeling spot. It is one reef nested close to Cemara kecil and rich of colorful corals and coral reef fishes. Price at US$ 77 per pax, min 2 pax.
  • 13.00 | Lunch
  • 17.30 | Afternoon yoga
  • 19.00 | Dinner
  • 20.30 | Meditation class

April 27, 2018 / October 26, 2018

  • 07.30 | Herbal tea
  • 07.45 | Pranayama and chanting
  • 08.00 | A strong morning Yoga
  • 09.30 | Breakfast
  • 11.00 | FREE HOURS. OPTIONAL TOUR TO KRAKAL ISLAND. When the island is free and no clients stay there, The participant can make the a trip to Krakal island. Krakal kecil is having a stunning turquoise lagoon. You have to arrive with 30 mtrs to swim or with a canoe assisted by our gardeners. Price US$ 99 per pax min 2 pax
  • 17.30 | Afternoon yoga
  • 19.00 | Dinner
  • 20.30 | Meditation class

April 28, 2018 / October 27, 2018

  • 07.30 | Herbal tea
  • 07.45 | Pranayama and chanting
  • 08.00 | A strong morning Yoga
  • 09.30 | Breakfast
  • 11.00 | FREE HOURS. OPTIONAL TOUR TO MENJANGAN - UJUNG GELAM. It is 4 hours excursion combining 2 archipelago's best locations. The first stop will be in west side of Menjangan island to snorkel and see a big variety of multicolored fishes. Then you will move to the beach of Ujung gelam to relax and enjoy your lunch. Ujung gelam is a public white sandy beach, rock around one crown of wild forest and the high peaks of Karimunjawa island. There are warungs where You can buy fresh coconuts or taste the local finger food. Price US$ 88 per pax min 2 pax
  • 17.30 | Afternoon yoga
  • 19.00 | Dinner
  • 20.30 | Meditation class

April 29, 2018 / October 28, 2018

  • 10.00 | Leaving Kura-Kura Resort with private speed-boat
  • 10.30 | Arrives at Karimunjawa port
  • 11.00 | Leaving Karimunjawa on public ferry
  • 13.00 | Arrive at Jepara port. Transfer with private bus to Semarang airport
  • 15.00 | Arrive at Semarang airport (subject to change according to traffic situation )

Instructors

Timea Vitez
Rishikesh Yog Peeth Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Yoga)
Timea discovered yoga after having a serious car accident many years ago. She began studying and practicing on her own from an old book a friend had given her. Discovering a great passion for Yoga, a few years later she ventured towards her first trip to India where she took part in a Yoga Teacher Training program of 200 hours at The Rishikesh Yog Peeth School. Happy with her first experience, but eager to go more in depth, she returned to Rishikesh several times over the next few years and repeated the same course experience numerous times. Now she's HR-RYT (Highly Recommended, RYT)
Prahlad Singh
Prahlad was born and raised in Rishikesh, the capital and the “natural mother” of Yoga. Pralhad gained a work experience at Rishikesh Yog Peeth School, which is considered one of the best yoga schools in the world. After years of teaching and researching, he has decided to leave the boundaries of his native area to spend his first season with Yogamea School. His style of teaching is methodical and dynamic. The experience he has acquired has led him to create his own style of teaching, gentle and strong at the same time, giving his attentiveness to each student, humble with a generous heart.

Retreat location

Kura Kura Resort is located in Karimunjawa Archipelago. Situated between Java and Borneo, and still unknown to mass tourism, Karimunjawa Archipelago is a National Marine Park composed of 27 islands which still offers the feeling of a natural and remote beauty. The exceptional location of Kura Kura Resort places guests in the midst of the Archipelago, giving you the opportunity to visit and enjoy the rare beauty of the surrounding islands - pristine white, unspoiled beaches fringed with palm trees, azure blue seas and fabulous diving and snorkeling.

Unique features

Activities

  • Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms

Services

  • Hair dryer
  • Mosquito net

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will be served three healthy meals a day a la carte. Refreshments, fruit, and tea are also available.

The restaurant specializes in local seafood - freshly caught lobster, prawns and fish bought directly from the fishing boats each morning. Our Chefs are at disposal to cater to your individual desires and to create culinary masterpieces using the best of fresh local products.

The menu offers a wide variety of dishes with 'a' la carte' choice , ranging from Mediterranean style fine cuisine to Indonesian dishes. Guests can chose weather having their fine meals inside the intimacy of the Restaurant, open-air Restaurant -patio, or in the romantic setting of the tables surrounding the pool.

Besides your meals, you can enjoy our fabulous drinks in different spots ; at the main Bar around the Pool, at the new Blue Bar located at the end of the Eastern Beach (sunrise side) where you can enjoy your favourite drink under the shade of the Palm trees or in your comfortable double sun beds in front of the sea, or in the stunning Sunset Lounge located on the western side , where you can sip your cocktails admiring the spectacular Sunsets that this Paradise Island offers you.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Hallal
  • Fruitarian
  • 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)

Robinson Crusoe trips

Let us drop you to one of the paradise islands for a day, all alone with coconut trees and white sandy beaches. This along with lunch, cold drinks and snorkeling gear if you wish.

Diving and snorkeling

We arrange daily diving and snorkeling trips to the best coral reefs around Karimunjawa Islands. The locations are suitable for all level of divers and snorkelers. Dive courses and trial dives available daily.

Island cruises

On request we arrange paradise island cruises with shore raid for lunch and snorkeling on some of the best reefs in the marine park area. Dolphins riding along the cruise is a common scene. Private charters are available.

Free activities

Sea kayaks, paddle boats and snorkeling equipment can be used at no charge, besides the daily FREE trips to the gorgeous Robinson Crusoe Island

All optional activities above are available at extra cost.

What's included

  • Transfer from Semarang Airport to Hotel Crowne Plaza
  • 1 night accommodation at 4-star Hotel Crowne Plaza
  • Transfer by private bus from Hotel Crowne Plaza to Jepara Harbor (2 hours)
  • Public ferry from Jepara port to Karimunjawa (2 hours)
  • Private speed-boat from Karimunjawa to Kura Kura Resort (20 min)
  • 6 nights full board accommodation in beach cottages at Kura Kura Resort
  • 2 daily Hatha Asthanga Yoga lessons (1.5 hour each)
  • 1 daily meditation session
  • Yogic Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics
  • 3 healthy, vegetarian meals a la cart per day with refreshments
  • Free time for local excursions
  • For departure, private speed-boat transfer from Kura Kura Resort to Karimunjawa (20 min)
  • Transfer with public ferry from Karimunjawa to Jepara port (2 hours)
  • Transfer with private bus from Jepara port to Semarang airport (2 hours)

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Drinks
  • Optional tours

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at: Ahmad Yani International Airport, serves Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. You'll find YOGAMEA's representative waiting for your arrival.

Airport: Achmad Yani Airport Airport transfer included: Achmad Yani Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
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