11 Day Empowering Shakti Yoga Retreat, Bali, 18-28 February, 2019

About us

Embrace and Embody your Strength, Wisdom and Change

Do you feel stuck in your life? Would you love to make some changes and not sure where to begin? This retreat could be the answer you’re looking for.

Imagine all your worries dissolve away as you land on the island of the Gods. Bali is rich with spiritual devotion, which is seen from the local people and felt through their kindness and devotion. 

Bhanuswari, our venue, is located 20 min away from the hustle and bustle of Ubud, in a small village. The feeling takes you back in time. You can see the locals carrying their ceremonial offerings, kids bathing in the local streams, both men and women making daily offerings with water, incense and prayer.

Nestled beside the rich green rice fields is where you dip into one of two swimming pools located on site. 

Or enjoy your complimentary massage as you hear the distant sounds of the bird songs or gentle stream flowing. 

You can just let go as you allow the richness of Bali to nourish your soul and feed your spirit. It’s not just a retreat but a way to expand your heart and mind from a place that touches the souls of all who enter this beautiful island. 

From the morning meditation, breathing, mantras or asana, or the daily ceremonies we share with each element – going to the Ocean, a local water temple and being ceremonially blessed by a Balinese priest – you will surely not feel or see yourself or the world you live in the same.

We invite you to stand tall and reclaim your inner power and strength.

Each of us has a story that shapes who we are, yet limits us from who we can become. The power of our life reflects our beliefs, emotions, and thoughts.

We are changing at every moment. Tap into your inner wisdom and guidance and set a clear intention about what you wish to change in Bali with us.

This Retreat Offers:

Ceremonies, Meditation, Asana, Pranayama, Mantras, Journaling, Singing, Chakra awareness,

Sharing circles, and Emotional Freedom Technique (healing modality).

From the Tantric Yoga perspective, life is created from the union of opposites. These opposites are known as Shakti, which connects with the Divine feminine energy, and Shiva, the masculine energy which holds consciousness. Together they are the building blocks that create life on both the macro- and micro-cosm.

Our world currently is calling for a balance of these two energies. The Shakti energy needs to rise up and awaken to its full empowerment. It all begins within, through each individual.

This retreat invites women from all parts of Mother Earth to gather and unite our collective Shakti energies. When we accept and embrace our beauty, strength and wisdom we feel empowered, inspired and limitless. Now is the time to transform our pains into an opportunity to learn from our past and now stand tall to reclaim your Shakti energy and embody your inner Goddess.

Allow yourself to feel supported, nourished and connected so you align with your inner balance. From a place of harmony we tap into infinite possibilities, creativity and feel a connection with the Earth and all beings on her; what happens inside reflects the outside.

We call our Sisters of the world to join us, rise up and feel empowered. Your invitation is to unite in this collective celebration through wisdom, acceptance, diversity, peace and love on the island of the Goddess in Bali, Indonesia.

Who is this retreat for?

This empowering retreat is for Women looking to create a toolbox for raising your awareness.

It is especially helpful for anyone feeling stuck, blocked, uninspired, stressed or sick from the pressures and demands of life. This is your opportunity to be inspired and to make changes as you deepen the relationship to your spirit if you are looking to gift back and really nourish yourself, reflect on your life and your inner guidance.

Are you feeling the desire to tap into your personal power, make serious changes in your life? Change cannot happen through the same personal reality as it continues to feed your personality. Now is the time to gift to you, through clear collective intention you will not feel the same about yourself or life after this retreat.

You don’t have to move to a distant mountain and dedicate your whole life to a full-time spiritual practice to feel your connection with Source.

How to register:

Send us an email tell us more about yourself and include your deposit to reserve your spot on the retreat.  

I first met Sequoia in Kelowna, B.C , Canada 2005. She is an encouraging workshop facilitator, a talented masseuse, sound healer, and an inspirational, wise woman. I am thankful for her teachings in my first official lessons on the subtle body of the Chakras. Her presentation of the profound materials and interactive teaching methods allowed me to become more aware of the connections within and around myself. Sequoia's understanding of vibrational sound and healing touch has allowed me to walk away from her treatments feeling happy to be me. She is a positively unique human being and I am thankful to have been impacted by her. ~Neil Anderson, Nurse & Acupuncturist, Canada

Event Highlights

  • What is included in this retreat?
  • Yogic practices – This empowering retreat moves through one chakra each day in reflection of various yogic practices, including daily meditation, asana, breath work, pranayama, mantras and sharing circles.
  • Healing – Change limited beliefs by sharing in a daily healing practice called Emotional Freedom Technique which moves blocked energy, awakens new neurological connections within the brain, and helps to open our heart.
  • Ceremony – Connect deeper into the elements in a conscious and sacred way.
  • Free your voice – Allow suppression to be transformed through the use of sound with toning, mantras, singing and communication.
  • Breathe – Transform your blocks with conscious connected breathing and daily breathing practices of pranayama.
  • Journal – Express your feelings, thoughts and reflections.
  • Rest – Just be with the beauty of nature, the singing of the birds, and the tranquillity of allowing yourself to be nourished
  • 2 vegetarian meals daily (dinner on day of arrival; breakfast on day of departure)
  • Two excursions: to the ocean and local water temple
  • A choice of use of two swimming pools (one is salt water)
  • Complimentary massage
  • Water temple ceremony
  • One excursion to the ocean
  • Airport transfer
  • One complimentary transportation to Ubud
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Unlimited drinking water 2 bottles in room and refilling use
  • Use of yoga mats, bolsters and straps
  • What is not included:
  • Flight
  • Visa
  • Tips for the staff
  • Laundry
  • Additional snacks and beverages
  • Additional excursions and spa treatments

Venue Highlights

Located a short 20-minute drive from the main centre of Ubud, Bhanuswari is surrounded by terraced rice fields, towering coconut trees, natural spring-fed streams and vibrant tropical gardens, creating a serene and secluded setting ideal for finding peace and tranquillity. Beautiful flowers and endless songs of various birds assist to nourish your spirit and soul. Bhanuswari is located only 45 min drive from the ocean and has views of the sunrise and sunset. There are two swimming pools on site one being a salt water pool. Bhanuswari also provides traditional Balinese and Javanese massage right on site.


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping


07:30 – 10:00 Ceremony, Pranayama, Meditation, Asana, Chanting or Singing
010:00 – 11:00 Breakfast
11:00 – 13:00 Talks and practices in connecting with the chakras
13:00 – 13:30 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Rest and Recreation
16:00 – 18:00 Practical exercises for each related chakra and element

We will have special excursions to a water temple, the ocean and time to shop in Ubud, which will be put into the schedule at the time of our retreat.

A few nightly meditations, singing, Yoga Nidra and discussions will be offered throughout the retreat.

The above schedule is simply a rough guide and may change. We will reflect our participants’ needs on any given day. We will also go on a few excursions for a water temple, shopping and one excursion to the Ocean.

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free


Meals consist of health-conscious vegetarian dishes, served buffet style.
Brunch includes coffee, tea, fresh fruits, juices and a nice variety of International and Balinese dishes to start off your day, including:
- Fresh coconuts
- Local fresh fruit platter
- Local eggs prepared to your taste
- Green Salad
- Yoghurt, granola
- Sourdough toast
- Various mixed veggies
- Hashbrowns
- Pancakes

Dinner includes a variety of Balinese, Italian, Indian, and Chinese cuisine.


All rooms are Non-smoking and feature:

En Suite bathroom with hot and cold water
Mini fridge stocked with variety of drinks
Complimentary mineral water, replenished daily
TV Cable with international channel & DVD players with selection of movies
Individual controlled air conditioning
Tea & Coffee Maker
Choice of Breakfast
Complimentary Wi-fi Internet Access
Complimentary Shuttle Service to and from Ubud and Mas area
Air Conditioner with independent control
220 Volt electricity outlets
Hair-dryers and irons available (upon request)

Deluxe room en-suite bathrooms come with a full-sized tub, as well as a shower.

If you'd like to stay any additional nights prior to or after the event, please arrange this directly with the venue Bhanuswari Resort and Spa at (contact info blocked).


Located a short 20-minute drive from the main centre of Ubud, Bhanuswari is surrounded by terraced rice fields, towering coconut trees, natural spring-fed streams and vibrant tropical gardens, creating a serene and secluded setting ideal for finding peace and tranquillity.

Ngurah Rai International Airport is about 16 miles away from Bhanuswari. Airport transportation is included in the price of the retreat.

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