Sowing the Seeds of Change – Bali April 22-28, 2018

  • The Yoga Bar The Yoga Bar
  • Kumara Sakti
  • Apr 22 - 28, 2018 (7 days)
  • $1,950.00 - Shared Occupancy, Room Rate is Per Person. $2,250.00 - Single Occupancy Room

About us

A week of self-exploration in the most spiritually beautiful place we know. Discover Bali, dive deep into the ancient practice of yoga and widen your understanding of its healing benefits. Be immersed in daily rituals in a way that will have lasting benefits and inspire positive personal change.

Sowing the Seeds of change is about fostering gratitude, presence, and mindfulness in our lives through simple daily practices. This retreat will focus on the ritual life of Balinese culture, participants will make daily offerings, visit holy sites on the Island of the Gods and develop an accessible meditation/yoga practice to take home with them.

This retreat is suitable for all levels of practitioners, daily yoga asana classes are based on Ashtanga/Vinyasa (morning practices) and yin yoga (evening practices). Meditations will be based in Buddhist traditions with mantra, mudra and journaling offerings included.

 

Itinerary

Transfer to Oneworld Retreats at Kumara

from the airport or anywhere in South Bali.

DAY 1 – Sunday

17:30 Orientation followed by meditation session

19:00 Dinner

DAY 2 – Monday

07:00 Yang morning session, Ashtanga Vinyasa style – 2 hours

09:00 Balinese Offering Class

The ritual of presenting offerings to the Gods is an integral part of the daily life of every Balinese. This interesting class helps you understand the intricate work involved in the simplest offering and explains the meaning behind the ritual.

09:30 Breakfast

Spa treatment or free time

13:00 Lunch

Free afternoon or spa treatment

17:00 Evening Yin yoga, restorative practice – 1 hour

18:00 Dinner

Evening meditation and purification ritual

After dinner, we will take you to TirtaEmpul, Bali’s most sacred spring pools for a purification ritual. This mystical place is visited by the Balinese from all over the island, a local mangku (priest) will carry out the prayers. An exceptional way to begin the holistic retreat.

Good night and sweet dreams!


DAY 3 – Tuesday

Experiencing a day in silence

Today is a day for contemplation and to concentrate on your inner self. Silence helps one to reach a different level of consciousness and a better understanding of the self. The results are usually very enlightening and can be amazing.

07:00 Yang morning session, Ashtanga Vinyasa style – 2 hours

09:00 Balinese Offering ritual

09:15 Breakfast

Spa treatment of the day

Balinese Massage – 1 hour

Combining different massage techniques – pressure points, palm pressure, sliding and kneading – this massage works deeply on the muscles, leaving the body relaxed. Balinese massage is believed to relieve sleep disorder, muscle pains, and sports injuries.

Lunch – Today, enjoy the privacy of your own table and in silence!

Afternoon to contemplate…

17:30 Evening Yin yoga, restorative session – 1,5 hours

19:30 Dinner – Candlelight dinner served on your own terrace


DAY 4 – Wednesday

Silence remains until breakfast

04:45 Balinese Offering ritual

05:00 Departure for Gunung Batur, one of Bali’s most spectacular volcanos.

Driving time +/- 45 minutes.

06:00 Morning sunrise yoga

Sun salutation with a splendid view of Batur volcano.

08:00 Breakfast and end of silence

Return to Ubud

Optional cycling experience

22 km of downhill and 700m of uphill bicycle tour discovering a different Bali!

Lunch

17:30 Evening Yin yoga, restorative session – 1,5 hours

19:00 Dinner


DAY 5 – Thursday

07:00 Yang morning session, Ashtanga Vinyasa style – 2 hours

09:00 Balinese Offering ritual

09:15 Breakfast

Spa treatment of the day

Facial

Using only Ayurvedic herbal products, our therapists gently cleanse, steam and exfoliate your skin; manual extraction follows if needed. Throughout the treatment, the therapist incorporates a soothing and uplifting face, neck and shoulder massage. As you relax under the mask, you can enjoy an arm massage. Finally, after toner, a moisturizer is applied to aid skin repair and maintain moisture levels. All our facials encourage the restoration of youthful vitality and natural radiance of your skin.

13:00 Lunch

Free time

17:00 Evening Yin yoga, restorative session – 1 hour

18:00 Early dinner

19:00 Departing to Ubud for a dance performance


6 – Friday

07:00 Yang morning session, Ashtanga Vinyasa style – 2 hours

09:00 Balinese offering ritual

09:15 Breakfast

10:30 Walking the rice fields of Bali followed by

Lunch at a surprise location

Spa treatments or free afternoon

17:30 Evening Yin yoga, restorative session – 1,5 hours

19:00 Sunset cocktail

19:30 Farewell dinner


DAY 7 – Saturday

07:00 Agnihotra fire ritual at sunrise

Closing ceremony

Farewell brunch

Transfer to your next destination

End of journey

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