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2016 Bali Yoga Retreat: Beauty.Art.Love.Inspiration
Mar 27, 2016
Hey Soul Riders, Music Lovers and Bhakti Yogis!
During our 8-DAY ADVENTURE we will explore natural beauty and the transformative power of lovingkindness and feel how the rich, Balinese culture integrates these into all aspects of life. We will take time to experience the gentle people, foods, beaches and ceremonies that make up the most unique aspects of Bali known as the “Island of Love.” We will enjoy traditional Balinese meals and dance performances, hike through the countryside, sing medicine songs and practice yoga together, while immersing ourselves in the warm sunshine.
Here you will find flowers and smiles for miles and miles, a Namaste throughout the day. The wafting of sweet incense following your every movement. And our Alchemy Family holding space for your personal evolution, healing and joy. To enhance our “sacred fun” we have included BaliSpirit Festival tickets so we may attend together April 1-3, 2016.
Our home for the week is a luxury, boutique hotel set amongst rice fields on the outskirts of Ubud15. view-surrounding hotel—the cultural and arts epicenter of the island. With spacious, elegant rooms (and private bathrooms), a large saline pool, perfectly manicured gardens, a top-notch spa, and rice field paths to trek, this will serve as the perfect place to be as close to the action as you like, but still remain in the tranquility of nature. There are free shuttles into town every two hours, so you are never far from the action. Or, opt to rent a motor and scoot around to your heart’s content! Whether it’s cycling, surfing, white water rafting, swimming, riding a scooter, visiting elephants and monkeys, taking a cooking class, or just chilling on a beach, you will have ample time to do as much—or as little as you desire.
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EARLY BIRDS SAVE!!
- Double with Private Bath: $1495 per person – SAVE $100
- Single with Private Bath: $1595 – SAVE $300
- Choose own lodging: $695
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR INVESTMENT:
- 7 nights luxury Balinese accommodation, ALL private baths, modern
- Welcome Drink and Welcome Fruit Basket in your room
- 3 healthful, delicious meals per day
- A one hour Balinese massage
- Bali Spirit Festival Tickets
- Daily live music and mantra with Jim Beckwith
- Guided Tour of Monkey Forest & Ubud
- Visit Kopi Luwak Coffee plantation and morning snack
- Sanur white sand Beach and Spa Day
- Balinese Cultural Dinner & Dancing (learn how to make traditional offerings)
- Rice Terrace Tour
- Evening concert with Jim Beckwith
- Coordination of appointments with Balinese Healers (Shamans)
- Entrance fees to all group events
- Closing Dinner Celebration
- Yoga mats and props
- Free wi-fi
- All transportation during the trip
- Comprehensive trip literature
- Twice daily Yoga classes with Silvia Mordini
- Happiness Coaching with Silvia Mordini
- Taxes included
ABOUT WHERE WE WILL STAY:
Bhuwana Ubud where each room has its own, luxurious bathroom! Each spacious, air-conditioned room is thoughtfully appointed in a stylish, Balinese theme that promotes a chill vibe. You will have space to spread out in the 450+ Square Foot (42 sq. meters) room. Each room also has a deck that overlooks the rice fields, beautiful gardens or the pool area. Relax with a 32 inch flat-screen TV to practice your Balinese, or to stay up on the news, and enjoy your very own mini-bar for cold drinks and snacks! 9. Deluxe Room – Modern Twin
– 32″ TV with international & local channels – Welcome Fruit Basket – Free Bottled Water (provided daily) – Coffee and Tea maker – Air Conditioner – Phone – Refrigerator – Bathroom with bathtub and shower
– Swimming pool – Jacuzzi – Restaurant overlooking the rice field – Multiple Yoga Spaces (indoor and outdoor) – Renowned Spa – FAST WiFi internet access in public areas and most rooms – Room service – Doctor on Call – Free shuttle to Ubud area – Rice Field Walking Paths – Scooter Rental Available – Free Bicycles (based on availability) to ride around Ubud
Ubud Tour and Monkey Forest
This combination trip begins in Ubud and includes Monkey Forest where you can feed the monkeys,then we’ll walk to a traditional local market and have lunch at the famous Clear Cafe.
Kecak Dance Ubud
Experience the impressive traditional Bali Kecak and fire dance inspired by the epic of Ramayana. Learn about the history and culture of the island from the locals.
Balinese Cultural Dinner & Dancing
We will enjoy a tour of an ancestral home, learn why it is organized as such and what the meaning is behind everything. You will learn how to make traditional Balinese offerings. And we’ll enjoy an incredibly generous dinner buffet with dance performance.
Sanur Beach Club & Day Spa
The island of Bali is surrounded by coral reefs. Beaches in the south where we’ll be at Sanur have white sand and the ones on the East have black sand. There is good reason why Bali wins “The Island of The Year Award” almost every year. For instance, Bali received the Best Island award from Travel and Leisure in 2010. And according to BBC Travel released in 2011, Bali is one of the World’s Best Islands, ranked second after Greece. (Source: Wikipedia). This trip is a not to miss opportunity to enjoy a day spa and beach club along with riding a bike along the boardwalk if you want. Or kite surf, wind surf or just play in the water in between spa appointments.
Visit Kopi Luwak Coffee plantation for tasting and tour
“Kopi Luwak coffee comes from the Indonesian island of Sumatra, an area well-known for its excellent coffee. Also native to the area is a small civit-like animal called a Paradoxurus. That’s the scientific name, the locals call them luwaks. These little mammals live in the trees and one of their favorite foods is the red, ripe coffee cherry. They eat the cherries, bean and all. While the bean is in the little guy’s stomach, it undergoes chemical treatments and fermentations. The bean finishes its journey through the digestive system, and exits. The still-intact beans are collected from the forest floor, and are cleaned, then roasted and ground just like any other coffee.
The resulting coffee is said to be like no other. It has a rich, heavy flavour with hints of caramel or chocolate. Other terms used to describe it are earthy, musty and exotic. The body is almost syrupy and it’s very smooth.”
In the U.S. it will go for $300 per pound. Your tasting is included as part of your retreat. And it’s up to you to purchase some to take home, we always do! And it’s a whole lot less expensive in Bali.
FAQ’s (More on our website)
- Do I need a visa to visit Bali?
Yes, depending on your nationality. U.S. passport holders will need to show a passport valid for six months after the arrival date in Bali, a return ticket and FREE 30 day visa UPON ARRIVAL. Nothing to do in advance.
- What airport do I fly into?
Make all travel arrangements into Denpasar (DPS). Please be aware that you will need to depart the US one to two days before the start of the retreat, depending on the flight schedule you chose.
- Do I need any inoculations?
Generally speaking, traveling to foreign countries exposes you to new germs and diseases. All inoculations or malaria tablet inquiries need to be directed to your physician for an accurate assessment of your individual need or preference.
ABOUT YOUR GUIDES
ABOUT SILVIA MORDINI
Writer. Adventure Junkie. Spiritual Traveler. Happiness Coach. Teacher. Healer
With contagious enthusiasm Silvia encourages everyone she meets to love their life. Her expert passion connects people to their own joyful potential. Silvia lives her happiness in such a big way that you can’t help but leave her classes, workshops, trainings and retreats spiritually uplifted! silviamauibeachbw Born in Ecuador, raised traveling around the globe she is an adventure junkie, writer & happiness coach. After being run over by a car & using yoga to recover physically & emotionally, she owned a Chicagoland yoga studio for 9 years, has taught for 15 yrs with over 11,000 hours of experience. Silvia is currently writing a book about Prescriptions for Happiness and has a popular blog called Loving Your Life, along with producing her “Loving Your Day” videos. Thru Alchemy Tours, she leads retreats worldwide. She also founded Alchemy of Yoga, a nationally recognized RYT200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (Self-Study) Program in its 9th year. Her next training is: Costa Rica Teacher Training Aug 1-22, 2015. Her articles appear regularly in MindBodyGreen as a Wellness Expert, Do You Yoga, Yogi Times, Yoganonymous, The Cultureist, My Yoga Online, and Daily Cup of Yoga amongst others. Silvia lives in Seattle near the water and the mountains. She loves making Aperol Spritz while entertaining friends at home, and often helps others redecorate their homes. She dreams of one day living on a beach “almost” full-time and simplifying her closet by 50%.
ABOUT JIM BECKWITH
Artist. Light Seeker. Wisdom Teacher
Jim Beckwith (Hanuman Das) is an accomplished musician, songwriter and teacher. His love of music bhakti 2015and yoga inspired him to focus on bringing live music to yoga classes. Jim’s music is soulful and evocative of healing and inner awakening. He mixes mantra chants and English lyrics with a melodic and accessible tapestry of sound, exotic instrumentation and undulating rhythms.
A compelling lyricist with a voice that soars from high to low with the greatest of ease, Jim is a devoted yogi and musician who focuses on Bhakti – the great yoga of the heart.
Jim has played with many of the world’s top teachers; (Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Saul David Raye, Desiree Rumbaugh, Amy Ippoliti, John Friend, Sianna Sherman, Janet Stone, Kia Miller and Tommy Rosen, among others).
He has shared the stage with with many great kirtan artists such as Jai Uttal, Krishna Das, Bhagavan Das, Govind Das & Radha, Brenda McMorrow, C.C. White, David Newman, Kirtaniyas, Aykanna, Shantala & Saul David Raye.
When not on stage Jim enjoys….Capturing images created in beautiful light. He spent years working professionally in photography, in photojournalism and commercial world. He is inspired by travel to faraway places as well as seeking the extraordinary in the mundane. He’s a proud father and spiritual brother to many. His roots brought him from living in Florida, North Carolina, Nashville and Boulder, Colorado to settling in southern California.
Find Jim’s brand new album, River of Song, and all of his past work and collaborations on iTunes!
“Jim Beckwith is a sound healer and shaman. He opens healing doors with his beautiful voice and array of musical talents. He can cover such a wide range through his music that it’s always inspiring and great fun to play with him. I highly recommend Jim’s soulful music, voice and vibe with all those seeking healing
conscious music.” ~ Saul David Raye