8 Days Zen Ayurveda Slimming Yoga Holiday in Bali, Indonesia

Ayurveda and Yoga Holiday Bali

Zen Resort’s slimming program includes targeted Ayurvedic slimming treatments, yoga and meditation, and nature excursions and walk to make you lose weight gently and feel healthier. The slimming package is based on ancient Ayurvedic wisdom to detoxify and slim through body therapies, exercise and diet, not just for the body, but also for the mind and soul through special yoga and meditation training, whilst experiencing the caring and devotional services of the Ayurveda spa team.

Retreat highlights

  • Ayurveda wellness consultation
  • Daily sunrise and sunrise yoga sessions
  • 17 Ayurvedic and spa treatments per person
  • Sunrise dolphin sail and visit to Vihara Buddhist temple
  • Trip to Banjar hot springs and an eco-forest walk
  • Daily fresh, locally sourced meals
  • 7 nights accommodation

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8 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

From the design of the 14 luxurious villas and 12 premium villas which will inspire you with their binding commitment to Balinese traditions, to the delicious cuisine, authentic Ayurvedic spa treatments to revitalize, daily yoga, meditation, and pranayama for your spiritual well-being, a beautiful infinity pool, and a range of nature and cultural activities, all experienced through exceptional service.

Sunrise Deluxe Villas

The Sunrise Deluxe Villas overlook the gardens and the pool area and beyond that, natural forest, rice-fields, vineyards, and the Sea of Bali. These villas have a large terrace with a table and lounge chairs, a large air-conditioned bedroom with king-size or twin four-posture beds, beautifully carved Balinese furniture and handmade furnishings. A spacious dressing or wardrobe area leads to an open-sky bathroom, with a rain shower and tropical plants. Additional features include a ceiling fan, insect net windows, a safety deposit box, and a refrigerator.

Sunset Deluxe Villas

The Sunset Deluxe Villas are entered through a private terrace with a relaxing outdoor daybed fronted by a lotus pond and lush gardens, overlooking natural forest, rice fields, vineyards, and the Sea of Bali. These luxurious villas with teak wood floors have an air-conditioned bedroom with a king size four-poster bed, classical Balinese furniture and handmade furnishings. A large walk in wardrobe or dressing area leads to an open-air bathroom, with a large sunken bath, rain shower, and tropical plants. Additional features include a fan, insect net fitted windows, a safety deposit box, and a refrigerator.

Sunrise Premium Villas

The Sunrise Premium Villas are entered through a private terrace, with a relaxing outdoor daybed, coffee table with lounge chairs, over-looking a plunge pool and lush gardens and beyond that natural forest, rice-fields, vineyards, and the Sea of Bali. These luxurious villas have an air-conditioned bedroom, with a king size four-poster bed, designer Balinese furniture, handmade furnishings and artwork. Her and his wardrobes and a large bath room with dressing area, corner rain shower room with wide-open windows and tropical plants. Additional features include a safety deposit box, a refrigerator, and hair dryer and dressing mirror.

Zen Resort Bali Yoga Holiday Program

This Ayurveda slimming program includes transportation to and from Zen Resort, air-conditioned villa accommodation, and all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), daily mineral water, fresh flowers and fruit basket, sunrise meditation, sunrise yoga, sunset yoga, spa and four hands Ayurvedic treatments, and recreational and cultural excursions as specified in the package. Seventeen Ayurvedic and spa treatments will also be provided per person.

Each Zen guest receives free holistic wellness consultation with residential Ayurvedic and Naturopathy doctor including Dosha constitution, ailment, and life style assessment as well as mindfulness and personal development. Note that your selected wellness program will be adapted in line with your personal goals, including detox and specific dietary requirements.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1

  • Afternoon arrival
  • Mandi lulur - Balinese massage and floral bath

Day 2

  • Sunrise meditation and sunrise yoga
  • Ayurveda wellness consultation
  • Udvartana
  • Bashpasweda
  • Sunset yoga

Day 3

  • Sunrise meditation and sunrise yoga
  • Open chakra
  • Sunset yoga

Day 4

  • Sunrise meditation and sunrise yoga
  • Banjar hotsprings, eco-forest walk, and Vihara Temple
  • Marma
  • Bashpasweda
  • Sunset yoga

Day 5

  • Sunrise meditation and sunrise yoga
  • Elakizhi
  • Avagahasweda
  • Padaghata
  • Sunset yoga

Day 6

  • Sunrise meditation and sunrise yoga
  • Udvartana
  • Bashpasweda
  • Shirodhara
  • Sunset yoga

Day 7

  • Sunrise meditation and sunrise yoga
  • Udvartana
  • Abhyanga oil
  • Bashpas sweda
  • Sunset yoga

Day 8

  • Sunrise dolphin sail
  • Ayurvedic facial
  • Departure

Ayurvedic treatments

Udwartana

Weight loss herbal powder full body massage, 1 hour, 2 therapists.

Udwartana means to energies and elevate the whole body. A special mix medicated powders is applied all over the body and deeply massaged with specific palm and finger movements. It is highly recommended for weight loss and for toning the skin and muscles. It improves blood circulation and removes cellulite. Imparts good complexion, revitalizes the skin as well as the sense of touch, and enhances youthfulness.

Bashpasweda

Herbal steam weight loss bath, 30 minutes.

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.

Zen open chakra massage

Zen open chakra balancing massage integrates deep-tissue massage, foot reflexology, and energy enhancing therapy, including utilization of essential oils, breathing exercises, aromatic steam towels, scalp massage etc. This massage over some 2 hours in a serene, spiritual, and private environment focuses on energizing the seven chakras in the body towards balancing the mind, body, and spirit in a holistic healing and wellness context. At the end of the chakra treatment, relaxing meditation enhancing peace and joy is practiced.

Marma Energy

Ginger herbal oil compressor body massage, 1 hour, 2 therapists.

This Ayurvedic treatment focuses on rejuvenating and revitalizing the body’s energy points. It begins with warm ginger compresses all over the body followed by a powerful energy balancing massage achieved through gentle and firm circular motion with herbalized oils. The treatment ends with a cleansing and relaxing facial mask that uses customized herbal ingredients to your Ayurvedic body type.

A very effective treatment for revitalizing the body and mind. Enhances well-being, feeling of confidence, and helps relieve hemiplegia, paralysis, and rheumatoid ailments.

Shirodhara and Ksheerdhara

Forehead flow with medicated oils, butter milk, herbal milk, 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.

Patrasweda Elakizhi

Herb and medicated oil body compressor massage, 1 hour, 2 therapists.

Patra and ela mean leaf, Kizhi means linen bundle. Elakizhi or Patrasweda is a kind of sudation therapy using a mixture of herbal leaves, grated coconut, mustard, and rock salt. The proportion of these ingredients varies according to the symptom of disease and ailments. The leaves are fried with several other herbal ingredients and tied in linen and dipped into warm medicated oil and skillfully massaged over the whole body.

This is highly effective treatment for various muscular pains and nervous problems such as backache, slip disc, spondylitis, sciatica, rheumatism, arthritis, sprains, cramps, and swelling of the joints, etc.

Avagaha sweda

Herbal steam water bath, 30 minutes.

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.

Padaghata

Body massage with feet, 1 hour, 2 therapists.

In this treatment the therapist skillfully massages using soles of feet instead of hands. The therapist balances by holding on a long and strong rope tied to the ceiling and holds the lower end of the rope while using the feet to massage.

Removes deep seated pain in the joints and bones, deeply relaxing, helps in removing toxins from deeper tissues and helps remove excess fat.

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.

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

Included excursions

Visiting Air Banjar Hot Springs and the Vihara Temple

Located on the east of Zen Resort Bali, Air Banjar is an enchanting hot spring with stone carved mouths gushing water, among a lush garden setting. There is also a nature walk through an eco-forest, under the guidance of the resorts expert on indigenous herbal, medicinal plants, and vegetation, an excellent ecological introduction to the local environment. Go on to visit the Vihara Temple, Bali's oldest Buddhist temple dating back to the 6th century.

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.

Retreat location

Overlooking the Sea of Bali, nestled in tropical gardens and surrounded by nature, is Zen Resort Bali - a holistic and wellness sanctuary to relax and rejuvenate your physical, psychological, and spiritual wellness. Experience the joy and pleasure of sustainable living in harmony with yourself, your family, and friends and with the world of nature.

Unique features

Activities

  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Terrace

Food

All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner with daily mineral water, fresh flowers, and fruit basket will be provided during this wellness holiday. Professional and talented chefs, local and global flavors, fresh, and healthy ingredients make the Zen dining experience a mouth-wateringly unforgettable one.

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, our on-site PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) dive center, offering the highest level of scuba diving services in Bali. We 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. Our dive programs have been designed for beginners, expert divers, and yoga practitioners alike.

All Zen Dive courses and dives take place at Bali’s most beautiful dive sites. Zen Dive is located at Puri Jati Beach, home of Bali’s 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 our 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.

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 five 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.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 17 Ayurvedic and spa treatments per person
  • Comprehensive Ayurveda consultation
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Daily mineral water
  • Excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Fresh flowers and fruit basket
  • Daily sunrise and sunset yoga sessions
  • Sunrise meditation
  • Transportation to and from Zen Resort
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