March 26th – April 5th, 2017
Balinese New Year’s Yoga Journey, 2017
This exclusive 10 night Yoga Journey is thoughtfully designed to fully bring you into your yoga practice while immersing yourself in Balinese culture and lifestyle. We arrive in Bali a couple of days before the Balinese New Year for a five nights stay at Desa Seni, an Indonesian village resort, close to the ocean, in Canggu. Here we celebrate the Balinese New Year participating in an authentic Ogu Ogu celebration, followed by a profound day of silence, Nyepi, when the whole island goes silent. Airport is closed, no cars on the roads and no talking… Ahh, silence beyond words! Before traveling onward to Ubud, we ring in the New Year with a day trip to Uluwatu temple to see a Balinese fire dance and stop at a world famous surf beach along the way. Daily yoga, meditation and pranayama practice begin each day. A complimentary 90 minute Balinese massage, a 60 minute acupressure foot ritual are included in your stay. May the daily pampering begin!
Onward, our three days in Ubud offer a plethora of opportunity for shopping, art and culture. A mecca for fashion, Ubud makes shopping fun as bargaining is respectable and quality goods are abundant. A visit to the local market will fill your suite case with silk robes and artifacts while a local seamstress takes care of all special order handmade requests like napkins, bedding, pillow cases… Our most comfortable stay at Alaya Ubud is walking distance to everything you need to see and experience in town. One of our days in Ubud will begin with a sunrise purification ceremony at the Holy Water Temple, Tirta Empul. We will be accompanied by a guide explaining the art of making an offering along with rituals of the Balinese culture. We also visit the terraced rice fields of Tegalalang. To guarantee you take some time to relax while in Ubud we begin the mornings with yoga and meditation and enjoy a welcome to Ubud dinner at Sari Organic via a walk through the rice fields at sunset.
Our life changing Yoga Journey will conclude with two nights at the Five Elements, a destination resort and spa renowned for it’s Balinese healers, unique metaphysical treatments and gourmet cleansing foods. Daily morning and evening yoga practices, time to relax by the pool and enjoy a luxurious spa treatment or two will bring our Yoga Journey of a lifetime to a celebratory end.
$795 DEPOSIT saves your space. Balance will be due 5 months prior to departure, October 1st, 2016.
REGISTER / QUESTIONS please email Ulrika@Yoga-Journeys.com
TOTAL COST is $2,795* per person based on double occupancy / 10 nights.
*Upgrade to superior room / view for a surcharge of $250 per person. Total cost includes 10 nights accommodations based on double occupancy, daily morning starter of fresh fruit, coffee and tea prior to yoga followed by full breakfast / brunch after practice, a visit to Uluwatu temple, a visit to the holy springs of Tirta Empul for purification ceremony, a licensed guide in Ubud, one 90 minute massage, one 60 minute acu pressure foot ritual and welcome soiree at Desa Seni, a mid retreat dinner at Sari Organic, all yoga, transfer from Desa Seni to Ubud, transfer from Ubud to Five Elements and 21% tax and service.
Airfare and airport transfers are NOT included. UPGRADE to superior room / view is an additional $250. If single occupancy becomes available, surcharge is $1200.
Videos of all the resorts to give a feel for the retreat: