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Art of Living Retreats invites you to awaken to your highest potential and to find happiness and balance through delicious raw cuisine, yoga, meditation, nature, and adventure! True happiness is within everyone's reach, but sometimes the rigors of daily life make you forget what it's like to feel alive. Join this journey to reconnect with your bliss and create positive lasting changes.
You will be living in original Javenese teak buildings ranging from small rice barns to large antique joglos. All of the buildings are genuine antiques and are made of beautiful old teak. Set over a half hectare plot and overlooking the epic Sayan valley and surrounded by lush tropical jungle, the sense of the place is being in harmony with nature. The energy of the land is really quite palpable even to the uninitiated.
When was the last time you unleashed your creativity? Art is a powerful way to connect with your inner child. There is a whole universe inside of each one of you waiting to be expressed. Bali's very own Maneesh de Moor, will be leading you through an evening of heart-opening kirtan. Each of you has a piece of the divine feminine within you and this should be expressed.
Therefore, you will be transforming into mystical deities and having fun with the photographer to capture the essence of this inner power. You will immerse yourself in the rich Balinese culture by experiencing a Balinese dance performance and then spending an afternoon with renowned dance teacher and choreographer, Katut, to learn this powerful dance. You will experience flower mandalas, painting, and more. Get ready to laugh, sing your heart out, and be inspired!
Every day will begin with a yoga practice, some breathing exercises, and a guided meditation. In your busy life, it's easy to get overwhelmed with the infinite amounts of information you're flooded with, with the endless "to-do" lists, the constant running around either for work, to live up to social expectations, or tending to family needs. Not only do your bodies need to be taken care of, but more than ever, you need to learn how to rest your minds.
You will be learning various meditation techniques to help quiet the chatter in the mind and finally find that sense of peace, presence, and focus that your culture has compromised. The daily practice is not only something you'll be doing for the duration of the seven days, but a practice that has been designed so that you can incorporate it into your lifestyle when you get back home.
A form of meditation called inner dance will be also be introduced. Inner dance is a shamanic form of meditation intended to allow participants to trust, surrender, and flow (or just let go). Depending on your ability to let go, you will enter a deep meditative trance enabling a profound sense of expanded awareness.
The price of this retreat includes one water blessing from a high priestess, a day out on the farm, and an excursion to Bali's enchanted waterfalls.
Sivananda Ashram (Yoga)
Bianca is one of the main facilitators and a certified yoga teacher. She is committed to living an authentic life, to be a true expression of her heart, and to approach and experience everything she does with totality, giving a hundred percent of herself to the moment. She currently runs a Vancouver based social enterprise called Doze City, an organization that brings together the community in various community service events.
Mango Joe is a conscious food chef, detox specialist, and an adventure enthusiast. His focus is on body detoxification and cellular regeneration through food, herbs, and movement. He believes that in order to connect to one's authentic self, the body has to eliminate all the toxicity that has accumulated throughout the years. His passion is to empower everyone he meets to reclaim their health and feel the vibrant energy within them.
Sergio has always been a lover of good food and powder. He grew up in Madrid, Spain and at a young age, decided to follow his passion for food. He completed his diploma at Escuela de la Casa de Campo in Madrid and a second diploma at Le Corden Bleu, Madrid. He worked in multiple restaurants in Europe, refining his craft and bringing his own creative flare to the mix. In 2012 he moved to Canada to pursue his love for the snow.
Maneesh was born in the Netherlands. He mastered the art of sound synthesis and sound sculpturing, after studying classical, pop, and world. He specializes in the crossover of ethnic and traditional styles and contemporary atmospheres and grooves.
Ubud has become a world renowned spot for yoga, health, spiritual growth, and delicious healthy modern cuisine. Attracting some of the leaders in this industry, Ubud brings new innovative ideas to a healthy way of life. There is a magic that resides in the heart of Ubud ready to be uncovered by you. Lush jungles, expansive rice fields, culture, art, and more. Get ready to surrender yourself to the will of mama Bali and ride the wave of life flow, as you journey into the deepest corners of your hearts.
Art of Living Retreats believe that improved well-being begins with the food you eat. You will be introduced to a raw fruit based diet to allow your mind and body to detox and to increase and refocus your energy. This is the beginning of your journey of self healing. Begin to listen to your body and understand what your body needs and wants. What you eat has a direct effect upon your health.
You will also learn about superfoods, ways to cleanse and detox, and how to nourish yourself for peak performance. Enjoy workshops and cooking classes from health and nutrition specialists.
In this modern world, you are restricted from nature and are confined in man-made environments. By stepping into nature, you amplify your senses, experience freedom and joy, becoming present, and engaged in the moment. You will be exploring the surrounding lush forests, holding sacred ceremony under the stars, and watching the sun rise. Spending time in nature is one of the most powerful ways to reconnect with your nature and find clarity.
The price of this retreat includes one Balinese massage.
Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Art of Living Retreats will pick you up from the airport.