4 Days Dolphin Sail and Relaxing Yoga Retreat in Bali, Indonesia

Yoga Bali Holiday

Join Zen Resort to help your body relax and your mind focus for your happiness and wellbeing. Their relaxation package offers a range of holistic spa treatments, yoga, and meditation. Ranging from their signature open chakra massage, to luxurious baths, sunrise yoga, and sunset meditation, to a breathtaking sunrise dolphin sail, all designed to relax and relieve your stress.

Retreat highlights

  • Sunrise dolphin sail
  • Daily sunrise yoga and meditation
  • Traditional Balinese massage and floral bath
  • Fresh, locally sourced meals
  • Daily Ayurvedic treatments
  • 3 nights accommodation

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4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer included: Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor shower

Escape and retreat to pure and simple luxury villa style rooms, designed in traditional Balinese architecture with the ethos of Zen all around. The villas all feature Balinese style stone carved terraces, surrounded by tropical gardens, allowing you to catch the sunrise, or relax at sunset at your leisure. Each villa has beautifully carved Balinese furniture, handmade furnishings, a walk in wardrobe with a dressing area, and unique garden bathrooms, walled and private with a view of the sky with rain showers and some with a sunken stone bath tub.

Zen Resort Ayurveda Yoga Retreat Bali Program

Daily schedule

Day 1

  • Afternoon arrival
  • Mandi Lulur - Traditional massage and floral bath

Day 2

  • Sunrise yoga and meditation
  • Ayurveda wellness consultation
  • Abhyanga oil
  • Bashpasweda
  • Sunset yoga

Day 3

  • Sunrise yoga and meditation
  • Shirodhara
  • Avagaha Sweda
  • Sunset yoga

Day 4

  • Sunrise dolphin sail
  • Ayurvedic facial
  • Departure

Yoga

Zen yoga ranges from gentle movements, to increase stamina and suppleness, to more energetic practices, all of which harmonize the body, mind, and spirit connection through breathing, concentration, and exercise. Each session is a different experience that expands your body awareness and enhances the feeling of inner peace through gentle and strenuous yoga, silent and guided mediation, and pranayama.

Begin every day with sunrise yoga with Zen Resort's yoga masters. Classes can be tailored to suit individual needs, and can be taken privately, or as part of a group session, including yoga retreat groups, in their specially designed Avani yoga pavilion surrounded by tropical flora, on the Nirvanam tree tops terrace with rolling views across rice fields, vineyards, and on to the alluring Bali sea or in the ashram room and library.

Meditation

Meditation is based on the principles of concentration and consciousness, without which logical and successful solutions of physical, mental, or spiritual tasks would be difficult to accomplish. Zen Resorts tree-tops meditation terrace is the perfect location for sunrise and sunset meditation.

Pranayama

Pranayama is the science of controlled, regulated, and effective breathing, thus purifying the physical body, and bringing inner peace to the mind and soul. At Zen, pranayama is a daily practice as part of yoga and meditation.

Included excursions

Experiencing a sunrise with dolphins

A beautiful way to start your day! Just before dawn, take a traditional Balinese boat from the beach and sail out into the Bali sea. View the morning sun, as it rises over Mount Batur. Sail along the north Bali coastline taking in the landscape, witness the breathtaking horizon appear with the suns first rays, find the dolphins, and watch them play in the morning sun.

Food

Professional and talented chefs; local and global flavors; fresh, healthy ingredients are the combination that make your dining experience a mouth-wateringly unforgettable one. The exquisite Maitri restaurant and the pool-side garden, Aruna restaurant at Zen, serve organic vegetables and meats; fresh catch from the bountiful Bali Sea, poultry dishes, as well a wide range of tropical fruits from their own on site farm. At Zen Resort, all dietary and food requirements are individually catered for.

The a la carte menus offers both western and eastern cuisines and the head chef's daily three course menu will leave your palate wanting more. Dine on one of their Top of the World terraces, under the stars, looking out onto natural forests, rice fields, vineyards, and the sea of Bali; in the pool-side Aruna restaurant; in Maitri, Zen Resort's exquisite contemporary restaurant; or for a really intimate dining experience, in your villa terrace.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

Diving

Experience the sea of Bali through Zen Dive, Zen Resort's on-site PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) dive center, offering the highest level of scuba diving services in Bali. They offer a unique harmony diving program with specialized yoga, meditation, and breathing techniques, designed specifically for scuba, to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of air consumption, enhance the flexibility and fitness of the body, and ensure meditative calmness and confidence. The dive programs have been designed for beginners, expert divers, and yoga practitioners alike.

All Zen Dive courses and dives take place at Balis most beautiful dive sites. Zen Dive is located at Puri Jati Beach, home of Balis best macro diving and the elusive mimic octopus. A short distance away is Menjangan Island, famous for its exceptional snorkeling and cliff wall diving, its healthy population of soft and hard coral, a wide variety of tropical fish and marine plants.

All Zen Dives courses and dives are conducted in small groups, with the certified and experienced PADI dive masters, who are also yoga teachers or practitioners. Zen Dive offers a full range of PADI courses and specialties, and can tailor any program to your experience and comfort.

Trekking in Munduk

The Munduk area, with its unique nature and cooler temperatures, is a haven for walking, rice field hiking, jungle trekking, bird spotting, and traditional cultural sightseeing. Experience traditional village life, visit coffee, avocado, and spice plantations, all with a professional guide.

Taking a tour of Singaraja

Visit the Royal Palace in Singaraja and Beji Temple (Pura Beji). This temple was built in the 15th century, during the highlight of the Majapahit, and is considered to be one of the oldest temples in Bali. Visit the Dalem Jagaraga Temple, a shrine to worship the God of Destruction, and a trek to see the Sekumpul waterfalls.

Golfing with mountain view

Designed by Pete Thompson, the golf course at Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club is considered to be one of the top 5 courses in Asia. It is an 18-hole course, located inside the crater of an extinct volcano, at an altitude of over 1,100 m. The course has incredible views of mountains, crater lakes, and a rainforest, creating a dramatic backdrop for golfing.

Witnessing the Mount Batur volcano

The villages of Kintamani, Batur, and Penelokan sit on the rim of Mount Batur crater, approxinately 1,500 m above sea level, and offer dramatic views of the active volcano Mount Batur and the serene Lake Batur. In addition to Mount Batur and Lake Batur, visit the Batubulan Village to see Barong dance, Celuk Village for silver works, Tegalalang rice terrace, Bali coffee agro tourism, Goa Gajah Temple, and Mas Village.

Spa treatments

Zen Spa, the only spa in Bali to use the ancient healing form of Ayurveda, an Indian holistic form of wellness, which uses diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing to maintain and improve health and well being. Relaxing, rejuvenating and therapeutic massages, as well as body and beauty treatments, based on ancient practices from India, Bali, Thailand, and the west are offered in one of the spa rooms, the outdoor spa pavilion, or in the privacy of your own villa. The ayurvedic treatments below are included in your package:

Abhyangam oil (full body medicated oil massage, 1 hour, 2 therapists)

Abhyangam is ayurveda’s principal healing tool and the mother of all massages. This is a powerful massage regime in which medicated oils customized to your individual body type, are applied liberally over the entire body and deeply massaged into the skin. This treatment is very effective in detoxifying, nourishing, and revitalizing the whole body. Abhyangam achieves healing effects by naturally harmonizing mind, body, and spirit.

The benefits of this treatment include; Increases tissue strength and improves general fitness. It simulates blood circulation, rejuvenates the whole body, removes cellulite, anti aging, helps sleep better, promotes vitality, reduces vata imbalances and stress. Recommended for stiffness, stress, arthritis backache.

Bashpasweda (herbal steam weight loss bath, half an hour)

Bashpa means steam. This is also a type of sudation therapy. Here, herbal steam is applied evenly to the entire body. Before starting therapy you will be given cool liquids to prevent dehydration and then made to sit down in your individual wooden steam box. In this position the entire body except the head is exposed to the medicated herbal steam built up within the box compartment.

This ayurveda treatment is recommended for all types of body pains and aches. It opens the pores and flushes toxins and impurities and cleanses the whole body system. Excellent to improve the blood circulation, fat removal, and weight loss.

Shirodhara (forehead flow with medicated oils, 1 Hour, 2 Therapists)

Dhara means flow. This treatment involves a continuous flow of warm heated herbal oils from an earthen vessel on the forehead. When medicated butter milk replaces oil the therapy is called Takkadhara. And if herbalized milk then it is called Ksheeradhara. This treatment

profoundly relaxes the nervous system, relieves stress and strain and is highly effective in improving memory, treating migraine, E.N.T disorders, enhances deep sleep and reduces tension, etc.

Avagaha sweda (herbal steam water bath, half an hour)

Avagaha means immersion and Sweda is sweating. You will be seated in a large tub filled up to the navel with steaming and warm water prepare with anti-vata herbs. This process will induce body perspiration, thus releasing impurities and toxins. This treatment is particularly effective when taken after Abhyangam. This treatment is effective for stomach and digestion problems, urinary complaints, hernia, rheumatism, and other disorders of the Vata and Doshas. It is highly effective for aching and sore muscles and painful joints, and removing cellulite.

What's included

  • Transportation to and from Zen
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Daily mineral water
  • Flowers and fruit basket
  • Sunrise yoga, sunset meditation
  • Ayurvedic treatments and activities mentioned in itinerary
  • Comprehensive Ayurveda consultations

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Transfer from and to this airport is included in the price. Zen Resort will pick you up at the airport.

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