Enquire now for 2020 - Essence of Bali Yoga and Art Retreat with Nourished Living
9-22 May 2020
Imbibe the peace, joy and spirituality of Bali. Be inspired by the colourfully clad women carrying baskets of temple offerings, food and other gifts on their heads. Appreciate the richness of their culture, and their genuine friendliness.
Life in Bali appears as a gentle existence where family, gods and spirituality are revered and life is organised around their family and their spiritual lives. The Balinese are all about balance in their life, while having an innate gentleness and acceptance for whatever is happening. Allow this to overflow into your being, creating acceptance and peace within.
11 days of luxury accommodation at Villa San, in the heart of Ubud, the art and spiritual centre of Bali. Each day will start with morning yoga taught by Swami Mukti on the outdoor Yoga deck followed by Western or Traditional Indonesian cuisine. After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to create your own Sacred Yantra and Inner Divine God/Goddess Mandala guided by Maia Padma.
Following the morning activities, you have time to explore Ubud centre, experience the local cuisine, the famous Ubud Arts Market, sample the delicious Gelati, unlike anywhere else.
Villa San is a luxury five-star villa which will be for our exclusive use. There is a pool, pavilion, gym, Yoga deck, Buddhist Temple, conference room and telescope for stargazing.
Rooms are twin share, 2 single beds per room.
During the retreat there will be daily early morning Yoga classes taught by Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati, which will be a therapeutic style of gentle Hatha Yoga to relieve stress, gain flexibility, heal the body, or perhaps to improve your energy. You can use Yoga for all these purposes but apart from the purely physical effects Yoga is also designed to help you create a unique inner journey of self-development allowing your Divine inner beauty to shine.
The word Yogaoriginates from the Sanskrit word literally meaning ‘union’. The underlying purpose of Yogais to not only create a flexible and balanced body but to also join in union the Infinite Self, Pure Consciousness, God, or whatever you call it, while quietening the mind
Divine Within Art
There will also be daily intuitive art workshops taught by Maia Padma where you will tap into the Divine Within. Open your heart and mind to your Inner Divinity, your Goddess Within. Explore your inner self, the sacred part of you using meditation, intent, ritual and intuitive art.
Intuitive art comes from deep within your soul, allowing you to access the inspiration and beauty within. When we let go of the rational mind, the inner critic, and allow ourselves to be guided by a deeper force we can create wondrous artworks of beauty. Allow the Divine Within to come through you and you will have an insight into your deeper self so that you can move forward in sacredness and reverence on your journey.
No artistic experience or ability is required as instruction will be given. Just be there with an open mind and heart ready to find the deep beauty within yourself.
The invisible energy surrounding us is the breath of life to all beings and all of nature—that of air, sunlight, and water. Cultivation of Chi is deeply rooted in nature, the Earth, and the universe surrounding us. When you purposely cultivate and enhance your Chi or Prana you are accessing and circulating healing energy throughout your mind, body and spirit. In this way you can reclaim your energy, heal from dis-ease, and move towards self-transformation.
Numerous optional activities are available
You can choose your own activities. Do all, some, or none! Options include:
- Pyramids of Chi
- Blessing ceremony at both the beginning and end of the stay
- Traditional Balinese healer. Ask a ‘channel’ about your life
- In house massage and spa treatments
- Ayurevedic Treatments in Ubud
- Morning yoga meditation sessions
- Intuitive Divine Within Art sessions
- Photography class
- Water Temple visit—Pura Tirta Empul
- Mt. Batur — sacred mountain
- Elephant Safari Park
- Wood Carving Village
- Weaving Village
- Trekking through the rice fields
- Monkey Forest
- Ubud Market
Waiyne and Maia have a deep understanding and appreciation for the Balinese way of life. They have become ‘conscious’ travelers to this beautiful and spiritual island of the gods. Allow them to share their knowledge and respect for the Balinese way of life while staying in a five-star villa and mountain retreat.
Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati is a Yogacharya Master of Yoga who has dedicated the last 45 years of her life to experiencing and teaching Yoga and meditation. She will be sharing her vast skills and knowledge with us in the morning classes.