Bali Retreat Excursions
September 19-26, 2019
To give you the freedom to build your ideal vacation, this retreats offers a selection of included and “extra” activities. Participation in activities is never required but encouraged! Your retreat time is yours. We are here to facilitate and guide your experience but be true to what you need and to what you want to get out of your down time. Designated excursion days need to be booked in advance, but all on-site activities are flexible.
Yoga & Yoga Nidra with Nathania – Before breakfast & before dinner Vinyasa flow yoga classes to get us moving and invigorated in the morning, and slower, more restorative practices in the evenings to wind down.
Metabolic Effect Fitness classes with Gary – Learn from the co-creator of this international workout program! 30 minute rest-based workouts (work ‘til you can’t, rest ‘til you can!) designed to turn you into a fat burning machine! Appropriate for all levels. Work at your pace.
2 Inversion & Arm Balance Workshops with Nathania - be prepared to have some fun and learn the skills you need to flip your perspective upside down! Ever dreamed of standing on your head or hands, or working on improving your practice!? Here’s your chance to work on it in a safe, fun and encouraging environment.
Personal Development Discussions – sessions dedicated to exploring the philosophical teachings of yoga and how they serve to help us understand and accept ourselves on a deeper level during every step of our journey.
Mala bracelet making workshop – make your own mala bead bracelets- a surprisingly fun and meditative activity and a personalized way to take a keepsake of your trip home with you.
Volcano Hike- we’ll hike to the top of Mount Batur in the middle of the night to watch the sun rise over Mount Agung, the largest volcano on Bali. A challenging but highly rewarding experience!
Visit a Luwak Coffee Plantation & the stunning Tegalalang Rice Terraces – we’ll visit a Balinese coffee plantation and learn about the unique, highly coveted Luwak Coffee, followed by a hike through the gorgeous rice terraces outside of Ubud.
Cave waterfall visit - we’ll take a drive and a hike to a hidden waterfall inside a cave. Absolutely stunning and a great photo op!
The additional excursions need to be reserved in advance to hold out spot, and the tour operators require a head count before we arrive.
The Lembongan Snorkeling tour is highly recommended! Marine life in Bali is colorful and rich!
The Balinese Water Purification Ceremony is an opportunity to seal your intention for the week, cleanse away things that no longer serve you and invite in the new.
Advance sign-up required by AUGUST 25th. OFF-SITE activities include round-trip transportation.
Lembongan Island Snorkeling
NUSA LEMONGAN ISLAND
Full day tour (7:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Nusa Lembongan is well known for being home to some of the most diverse reefs on the planet. With a huge variety of different tropical fish and coral reefs, snorkeling (or diving) in Nusa Lembongan is a must. More than 250 species of fish alone have been recorded during a recent study.
We will be picked up at the resort at 7, and dropped back off around 4 pm. The day will include a private boat charter for our group, water and soft drinks, snacks, towels and snorkeling equipment.
We will snorkel Crystal Bay, Gamat Bay, Mangrove Bay, and the Bali Hai spot.
We’ll be back in time to relax a bit before a yoga and dinner.
Minimum 6 people required. If minimum is not met, we may have to cancel the activity and refund.
Water Purification Ceremony + Ubud
WATER PURIFICATION CEREMONY
(INCLUDES TRIP TO UBUD)
Half day tour (11:30 - 5:00 pm)
Water represents the flow of energy (known as prana or chi) connecting our emotion and intuition. The flow of water guides daily life in Bali. Water plays an important role and is believed by Balinese to be one of the key forces of life. Balinese Hindus participate in water blessings regularly called Melukat, a spiritual cleansing ritual aimed to achieve self-purification of both the body and soul.
It’s a great opportunity to turn inward, set intentions, and cleanse the spirit.
We’ll have lunch in Ubud and spend a few hours exploring the town before heading back for chill time or evening activities at the resort.
Hidden Waterfall, Coffee Plantation + Rice Terraces
HIDDEN wATERFALL, COFFEE PLANTATIOn & RICE TERRACES
These tours are included in your retreat package. To help us plan ahead, please sign up if you plan to participate.
Visit an extraordinary waterfall hidden inside a cave at the end of a 15 minute downhill hike. If the light is right, you can see the sun’s rays shining into the cave and through the water for a spectacular show of nature. This is a refreshing afternoon adventure with great photo ops and a good glute workout walking back uphill from the waterfall!
On a separate day, we’ll head toward Ubud and visit a Luwak Coffee Plantation where you’ll get to sample 12 different flavored Balinese coffees, and will have the option to purchase a cup of authentic, world reknowned Kopi Luwak (Luwak Coffee). Learn about how it’s made and check out the gift shop with coffee and tea related gifts to bring home.
On the way back we’ll stop at Ubud’s famous Tegalalang Rice Terraces for a nature-filled hike or hang out and have a beverage with stunning views of the rice paddies,
Wanna do them all? Click the button below ($208).
Please sign up for the Waterfall & Coffee Plantation separately with the corresponding button above.