YOGA, DANCE, SOUND AND MEDITATION RETREAT Bali, August 2015 (dates to be confirmed)

Dive into a world within through yoga, meditations, dance, and workshops in a secret mountain oasis, just 10 minutes from the warm tropical sea, in the peaceful north of heavenly Bali.

Discover. Explore. Be.

ABOUT THIS RETREAT

Yoga, Dance, Sound and Meditation Retreat is aimed at people who would like to journey within through a series of creative sessions. We work hard to offer a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, and welcome people who have not tried such workshops in the past, as well as those with more experience to join us.

Daily Yoga and Meditation will provide the foundation, with a diverse practice built around this in order to support you to listen to your body. Through stillness and movement, sound and silence, we invite you to discover, explore and be.

Included in the retreat is a special dance workshop created by The River Tree founder, called ‘Chakra Beats’. Through music and movement Chakra Beats will enable you to connect to your chakras in a unique and original way. Our sound session will compliment this and offer an alternative to further your experience. As well as this a chakra meditation, an Aum meditation, and various self awareness workshops will offer grounding to any new vibrations you may have invited.

The daily Hatha Vinyasa class will allow you to benefit from the movement of energy that yoga offers which will in turn complement the retreat as a whole.

All this in an amazing venue that took us months of searching to find. Located in the mountains just 10 minutes from the beautiful and quiet north coast beaches of Bali, we’ve found the right mix of calm, energy, beauty, and affordability.

 BALI – ISLAND OF THE GODS

Bali Yoga Retreat

Bali has long been idolised as the “Island of the Gods”, and it’s not hard to see why. There is a peaceful, uplifting energy on the island that has clearly manifested itself in the rich Balinese culture, which is one of good humour, integrity, respect, and – most importantly – balance and harmony with self and nature.

Nature is so revered that the Balinese orient themselves in relation to the Great Mountain, Mt. Agung, instead of the north and south poles as we are used to. Apart from the majestic volcanic mountains with their crater lakes you’ll find picture perfect rice fields and, of course, the beaches, the warm, azure, tropical sea, and the most beautiful sunsets in the world. All honoured by the thousands upon thousands of temples that dot the island.

Away from from the bustle and bars of Kuta, and the self-proclaimed ‘cultural centre’ of Ubud that is fast becoming a commercial parody of itself, the Balinese have retained their culture and Bali has retained it’s energy. It truly is a magical island the perfect place for a retreat such as this.

OUR MAGICAL ORGANIC VENUE

The River Tree Bali Yoga Retreat Yoga Dance Sound Meditation Venue

The venue we have chosen uses natural spring water, has a wastewater garden, and grows organic veggies which are served for lunch and dinner!! If that’s not enough it puts 100% of its profits towards social, cultural and environmental programmes that benefit the local community.

We love it and we know you will too!

There is also a salt water pool which offers a healthy way to cool down and relax after a dynamic dance or yoga class. Or just go in for some sensory meditation! There is a free shuttle service to the shared beach resort which is 10 mins away, if you fancy a change of scenery or a dip in the tropical sea.

GREAT ACCOMMODATION, ORGANIC VEGETARIAN FOOD

The River Tree Bali Yoga Retreat Yoga Dance Sound Meditation Accommodation

You have a choice of two types of accommodation on this retreat. The beautiful Balinese style Bungalows are made using local, natural materials (not single story, we don’t know why they’re called bungalows, it’s a Balinese thing!). They have been designed with the landscape in mind and are secluded and surrounded by nature, giving you a sense of privacy and intimacy with your surroundings.

For those of you on a slightly tighter budget, you can opt to stay in the grand looking Guesthouse that overlooks the valley. It’s nice and close to the pool, the yoga studio, and the restaurant, and also has stunning views down the valley and over the sea from the shared terrace. It is a truly amazing place to watch the sun set.

The dining area is located in a beautiful spot where you will enjoy the delicious vegetarian food prepared especially for you. If you are lucky you will see dozens of swiftlets flying in the mountains as you enjoy a nourishing smoothie in your free time. There is also a small library here and the staff are attentive but respectful of your space.

Should you wish to unwind even further you can also take advantage of the spa which has the added touch of herbs and plants from the venue’s own organic garden.

THE SCHEDULE: DISCOVER, EXPLORE, BE FREE

The River Tree Bali Yoga Retreat Yoga Dance Sound Meditation Schedule

There will be two yoga classes on most days. One of these will be Hatha Vinyasa so that you can benefit from the movement of energy that yoga offers. The other class will be alignment focused to support you to safely develop your physical practice.

Our morning workshops aim to help you gently expand your sense of Self and the morning and evening meditations will complement the day as a whole.

Despite what looks like a busy schedule plenty of free time has been set aside in order to let your experiences settle. However, we understand that each of our guests have unique needs and understand if you choose not to attend some of the sessions.

Day 1: Arrival, Welcome Drink, Introductions, and an Evening Dance Ceremony.
Day 2: Meditation and Yoga, Silent Breakfast, Morning Workshop, Afternoon Yoga, Evening Meditation.
Day 3: Meditation and Yoga, Silent Breakfast, Morning Workshop, Afternoon Yoga, Evening Meditation.
Day 4: Meditation and Yoga, Silent Breakfast, Morning Workshop, Afternoon Yoga, Evening Meditation
Day 5: Meditation and Yoga, Silent Breakfast, Silent Day, Afternoon Yoga, Evening Meditation.
Day 6: Meditation and Yoga, Silent Breakfast, Morning Workshop, Chakra Beats, Evening Meditation.
Day 7: Farewells.

The Personal Time is free time intended for personal practice, meditation, study or simply relaxation. Jayna is also a qualified and experienced counsellor, and is happy to make some time available for one-to-one sessions during the down-time, if you feel you have some things you want to work through with a professional.

The mountain retreat is a rare opportunity to spend time in quiet reflection, taking walks in the natural surroundings and enjoying the salt water pool. However if you start to long for a change of scenery, the Beach Resort is just a 5-10 minute shuttle ride away, and activities and trips into neighbouring towns can be organised from here.

*The schedule is subject to minor changes.

 

“I want freedom for the full expression of my personality” ― Mahatma Gandhi

 

ABOUT THE TEACHER

The River Tree Bali Yoga Retreat Yoga Dance Sound Meditation Teacher Jayna Halai
Jayna has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaches a Hatha Vinyasa practice. She enjoys incorporating techniques from different schools of yoga in order to meet the varying needs of students and to keep her classes creative, fresh and interesting. She also shares and develops her experiences through expressive workshops. Jayna is also a fully qualified counsellor with wide experience in this field. She is happy to offer her support to students as a counsellor during retreats.She finds satisfaction in offering various ways to encourage people to explore themselves, and in their own unique way to find a path to being true and free.

 

“Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person.” – Leo Tolstoy

 

PRICES & ADDITIONAL DETAILS

The River Tree Bali Yoga Retreat Yoga Dance Sound Meditation Salt Water Pool

There are three rates:

The Guesthouse is more suitable for those wanting more basic accommodation. If you are looking to treat yourself, you are likely to prefer the Bungalows. For more pictures please click here.

  • Deluxe Bungalow (Single Occupancy): £865

  • Deluxe Bungalow (Twin/Double – Shared Occupancy): £750 / person

  • Guesthouse (Private Room): £765

  • Guesthouse (Twin/Double – Shared Occupancy) : £665 / person

*SPECIAL OFFER*

One Free Place

We like to give something back to our guests. The One Free Place is drawn from a lottery and will be offered to a very lucky person at the end of the retreat. This person will get a full refund for the price of the retreat, with the option of offering some or all of the refund to charity. The only condition is that at least 10 places are filled (which is quite likely). We're quite excited about this bit!

What's Included

  • Delicious meals 3 times a day (vegetarian as standard, but vegan diets and other requests such as gluten free can be catered for)
  • Very comfortable, bordering on luxury accommodation
  • Airport transfer from Denpasar to the venue*
  • Use of yoga mats and blocks if required
  • Transfer to the luxury beach resort for swims and spas
  • Chance to win The One Free Place

What's Not

  • Airfare (we recommend Skyscanner)
  • Travel and Health Insurance
  • Travel from venue to next destination
  • Visa on Arrival – You can pay on entry into Bali at the airport (approx $25 USD). It is valid for 30 days. Please insure that all passports have a 6 month validity from the date of entry into Indonesia.
  • Use of spa facilities (massage, facials etc.) and local sightseeing are not included in the price- but are very reasonable in price if you choose to treat yourself!

* Please aim to land at 11.00 am at the latest for a free transfer to the venue. Should this not be possible for you, we will be happy to help you organise your own transport.

 

Special Discounted Rates

It is important for us that cost does not limit anyone from attending the retreat. If you feel you may be eligible for our discounted rate please email us and tell us why. Please however understand that this is at our discretion, and we hope you appreciate that we can only put aside very limited spaces for this option.

Deposit due upon booking: £250. Full payment is due 6 weeks before the start of the retreat.

Please take a look at our Book and Cancellation Policy for more information.

Places on this retreat are limited to ensure that participants receive maximum attention throughout the week. We feel that 12 is the right number for a healthy atmosphere and attentive teaching.

With that in mind we suggest you book early to secure a place. A small deposit and some personal information is all we ask to confirm your place.

 

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