Event Highlights

  • Inclusive of the following:
  • Transcendental Meditation Retreat Schedule
  • Daily Schedule *timings subject to change*
  • 07:30 Tea, or green juice
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:15 Yoga (4 sessions for 5day) and (6 sessions for 7day)
  • 10:15 Free Time - Swim, Read, Trip to visit Ubud town, half day trip to Tirta Empul Holy Water Spring.
  • 11:00 1x Sound Healing Session at Pyramids of Chi - or - 1x Sensory Deprivation Floatation Session at Ubud Float Garden
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Massage and Treatments
  • 16:00 Transcendental Meditation Sessions [first session is introductory. Following sessions consist of approx 30 min meditation & 60 min theory]
  • 18:00 Dinner, Rest time, read, relax.
  • 19:30 Enjoy a Balinese Dance performance at a local temple one evening


Sample Schedule for 5 & 7 day TM Retreat:
07:30 Tea, or green juice
08:00 Breakfast
09:15 Yoga
10:15 Free Time - Trip to visit Ubud town, half day trip to water cleansing temple or swim and relax by our pool
12:00 Lunch
15:00 Massage and Treatments (e.g. massage, infrared sauna, hair treatment, mani/pedicure)
16:00 Transcendental Meditation Sessions
18:30 Dinner, Rest time, read, watch selected movie on meditation

About This Event

Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a simple, effortless technique that anyone can learn and enjoy.

Fifty years ago, spiritual leader Maharishi Mahesh introduced the practice to the rest of the world, founding the Transcendental Meditation Program. His success as a meditation teacher is unprecedented. Never before in recorded history, even as far back as the flowering of Zen throughout Asia, has a meditation technique been learned by so many people during the teacher’s lifetime—and with such demonstrable results.

TM is the practice of sitting for 20 minutes, twice a day, repeating a personal mantra given to you by our certified teacher. Your brain will have greater access to its creative energy while helping reduce the effects of stress, trauma, high blood pressure & diabetes. The daily practice aids delivers a wide range of practical benefits. It uses your total brain, prevents and reverses heart disease, promotes health and youthfulness, encourages happiness, inner peace, ignites your creativity and teaches you how to balance work and life.

During TM the mind settles to its most silent state of expanded awareness. This experience changes your nervous system measurably. It enlivens the whole brain, promoting clear and orderly thinking. When the mind settles down the body follows. During TM you gain deep rest, twice as deep as sleep to dissolve stress, fatigue and chemical imbalances. The mind is quieter, has less worries and anxieties. Sleep is better, our decisions, desires and emotions more balanced, relationships improve and we do less and accomplish more.

And the beauty about the TM technique? Is that anyone can do it regardless of how new or regular they are to meditation.

The Beatles have famously credited Transcendental Meditation with helping them write their best music. Oprah Winfrey loves her daily practice. So does billionaire hedge fund founder Ray Dalio, as well as British comedian Russell Brand, and music mogul Russell Simmons. In fact, the list of celebrities and Fortune 500 CEOs who say Transcendental Meditation has helped them in their personal and professional lives is so long that we may need to start a new list: “Successful People Who Don’t Practice Transcendental Meditation.”  

Transcendental Meditation Retreat Schedule
At Gaia Retreat Center in Ubud, Bali

Daily Schedule *timings subject to change*

07:30 Tea, or green juice 08:00 Breakfast09:15 Yoga (4 sessions for 5day/4nights) and (6 sessions for 7day/6nights)10:15 Free Time - Swim, Read, Trip to visit Ubud town, half day trip to Tirta Empul Holy Water Spring.11:00 1x Sound Healing Session at Pyramids of Chi - or - 1x Sensory Deprivation Floatation Session at Ubud Float Garden12:00 Lunch15:00 Massage and Treatments16:00 Transcendental Meditation Sessions [first session is introductory. Following sessions consist of approx 30 min meditation & 60 min theory] 18:00 Dinner, Rest time, read, relax. 19:30 Enjoy a Balinese Dance performance at a local temple one evening
“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” - Anatole France

Venue Highlights

The view from the villa is quintessential Bali. Think swaying palm trees, therapeutic breeze, beautifully landscaped rice terraces and wind chimes singing away. The grand entrance of opens up to marble and teak wood that has 8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, private spa room with sauna and hot tub, Western-standard kitchen, private catering kitchen, dining room, large screen projection, full staff and a beautiful pool perched at the edge of the rice fields with decks and views to soothe the body and mind.You can take a leisurely 15 minute stroll to town and discover a vast array of markets, world class raw & vegan restaurants, Balinese warungs (kitchen) and a plethora of healers, spas and yoga studios.

Ngurah Rai International Airport (Bali's international airport) is just 90 minutes away from our villa making it a relaxing destination to travel to. Our friendly staff can also arrange tours during your stay if you wish to explore more of the island. And since Bali is a fairly small island, you can plan many exciting adventures and day's trip around the island while you retreat at our villa. 


There are 8 bedrooms and 9.5 washrooms which can comfortably accommodate 16 guests at double occupancy.

We have two fully equipped kitchens as well as full time kitchen staff and superb amenities, offering the best in Bali.Twelve large lounge chairs surround our pool, perched at the edge of the rice fields to watch the sun rise in the morning or turn on the underwater lights for a dramatic night time dip. The large open entrance area on the ground floor can fit up to 60 people for lectures and 30 people for yoga or workshops. There is a projection TV to support your video demonstrations.

Gaia Retreat Center offers students and teachers the perfect environment; a private and natural setting surrounded by acres of rice terraces and swaying palm trees due to a therapeutic knock-out breeze allowing you to pursue a mindful, health-conscious lifestyle in peace and solitude. We specialize in plant-based cuisine with all ingredients sourced locally and we can cater to non vegetarian eaters as well as clients with specific dietary needs.

Breakfast is inclusive at no extra charge and lunch / dinner are optional - we cater to all requirements and preferences from raw / plant based dishes to vegetarian and non vegeterian options. Our staff are highly trained in satisfying every dietary need and cater to all tastes.

Note - Villa Gaia is rented as a whole and not per room / per person.


Entire access to the property
Daily Breakfast
Return Airport Transfers
All natural soap, shampoo + conditioner provided and made locally in Bali
Daily maid service
Unlimited wifi
24 hour security
Fresh coconut water + ozone drinking water
Ginger herbal tea + Balinese coffee
Private Swimming Pool
Sauna, Hot Tub & Power Plate
Discounted massages at $15 per hour
Discounted colonics at $50 per hour



Balinese Robusta Coffee
Bali Tea – Local Sari Wangi

Your choice of one of the following: watermelon, papaya, pineapple, banana or mixed fruits.

Arrives in a bowl (request for yogurt and honey on the side)
You may also request the particular combination of fruits that you like within season.

2 eggs either scrambled / poached / fried / boiled / omelet
Request for additional cheese / onions / mixed vegetables.
Arrives with 2 pieces of warm toast, butter, jam or honey.

Plain pancakes or served with banana / pineapple and honey.
French Toast (request with jam or honey)

To replace eggs as a nutrient dense vegetarian option



1. Pad Thai Noodle
2. Pumpkin Curry
3. Cap Cay Vegetables
4. Red Bean Vegetarian Chili
5. Corn Fritter
6. Tofu with Gado-Gado (peanut) sauce
7. Roasted Potatoes
8. Red Rice & Yellow Rice
9. Tempe Tofu Satay
10. Lentil Stew
11. Tofu Fritter
12. Tempe & Vegetables
13. Sayur Vegetables (with shredded coconut)
14. Steamed Water Spinach
15. Quinoa Veggie sautéed with garlic
16. Tofu curry
17. Vermicelli Noddle
18. Tempe Stew with red sauce
19. Chips with fresh salsa and guacamole (locally sourced ingredients)
20. Tempe on Sticks
21. Nori Maki
22. Mashed Potatoes
23. Corn / Cheese Quesadillas
24. Okra Veggie Urap
25. Traditional Laksa soup with Egg
26. Mushroom Bruschetta with Feta Cheese
27. Black Bean Burritos served with Salsa & Guacamole


1. Teriyaki Vegetables
2. Raw Zucchini Pasta with Marinara Sauce / Pesto Basil Sauce
3. Beetroot Salad
4. Green Thai Papaya Salad
5. Zucchini Roll with Cashew Cheese, Sprouts and Avocado
6. Raw Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce/ Sweet Chili Sauce
7. Vegetable dips with Sesame Basil Sauce
8. Raw Nori Maki Rolls
9. Pomelo Salad


1. Fresh Garden Green Vegetable Soup
2. Coconut Pumpkin Soup
3. Tomato Basil Soup
4. Asparagus Corn Soup
5. Potato and Leek Soup


1. Chicken Steak
2. Tuna Curry
3. Chicken Curry
4. Chicken / Prawn Tempura


1. Iced Lemonade
2. Fresh Coconut Water
3. Iced Rosella Tea
4. Lemon Ginger Honey
5. Orange Juice
6. Iced Turmeric Juice
7. Coconut Lemonade with Young Coconut Milk

*Note for lunch
Vegetarian lunch option consists of 5 main courses and 1 salad of the day.
Non-Vegetarian lunch option consists of 1 salad of the day + 4 vegetarian main courses and 1 fish or chicken main course.

*Note for dinner
Vegetarian dinner option consists of 1 soup + 1 salad + 1 dessert of the day and 4 main courses.
Non-Vegetarian dinner option consists of 3 vegetarian main courses and 1 fish / chicken main course of the day + 1 soup + 1 salad + 1 dessert of the day.


Around 45 minutes drive with a taxi from the airport to Villa Gaia. Transfers are always included in our retreats.

Villa Gaia, Jl. Sriwedari no.5, Br Tegallantang, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
We are right across from the white bridge and same road as Seniman Coffee and Hujan Locale Restaurant on Sri Wedari.

Office: + (contact info blocked)
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