8 Day Sadhana of Sacred Sound & Silence Retreat, Bali (English & Japanese)

About us

Are you ready to slow down, relax and rejuvenate in a fun, healing, harmonizing, and loving way?

Would you like to release suppressed and stuck energy through sound and intention and reclaim your inner power?

Imagine your classroom alongside the sea of lush green rice fields. Wake up with the sun in a quiet village away from the center of Ubud. Start each day in a conscious, focused and mindful way with daily Sadhana (spiritual practice), including meditation, mantras, asana, pranayama, ceremony, and song.

Our retreat is about cultivating mindfulness, through subtle practices and the ability to listen. We are called Human BEings yet it sometimes feels the name would be better reworded as human DOing.


The Retreat Offers

  • This retreat helps to ignite an interwoven tapestry of awareness adopted from various yogic and shamanic practices that contribute to the rising of our vibrations.
  • Release stuck emotions in the body through voice; give yourself permission to speak or sound and be heard.
  • Sadhana practices include chanting, singing, toning, meditation, pranayama, asana, Emotional Freedom Technique, Yoga Nidra, Sound healing to improve and merge into the world of opposites as we rest back into the spaciousness of silence.

What you will receive 

  • This is a retreat of renewal and rejuvenation through the ancient sadhana practices of sound and silence. Awaken your awareness of the healing power of sound.
  • Deep awareness through mindfulness practices
  • A freedom of voice and emotions
  • Fine tune your subtle energy listening
  • Inspiration
  • Concentration, focus and fun

Who is this retreat for?

  • Anyone who has the interest to expand awareness
  • Has an interest in using your voice for personal transformation
  • If you are ready to find inner peace of mind through meditation
  • Would like to cultivate  discipline, focus and mindfulness
  • Are you ready to make inner changes?

Learn how to simply BE without having to DO anything. Still the mind as you watch your thoughts, listen to the sounds, and become a witness to life happening.

I knew my asana. I knew my pranayama. I'd had amazing meditations My prana was accessible, but I lacked the tools to understand it. Sequoia provided the parameters, gave me the perspective. It's been almost two years since then and the benefits continue to surface. Life presents precious few opportunities to study with un corrupted masters. There are countless yoga teacher trainings out there Why not make yours meaningful? Keith Erikson, Yoga teacher, California

Event Highlights

  • Return airport transfer
  • 2 vegetarian meals daily
  • 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 complimentary transportation to Ubud
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Unlimited drinking water 2 bottles in room and refilling use
  • The use of yoga mats, bolsters and straps

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.
Bali is just one of the many small islands of Indonesia, but without a doubt, it is one of the most famous. Frequently referred to as “The Paradise Island”, Bali’s reputation in the world is as a tropical paradise of untold beauties of nature, hosting a peaceful feeling and never-ending beauty. The island is also known as the island of the “Gods” because worship colors every facet of life among the Hindu Balinese in their daily activities. The whole of Indonesia is Muslim, Bali being the only Hindu island.
The local people are soft in nature, happy to help and very kind. Bali is considered a safe country and very spiritual, which of course supports the practice of Yoga. Theft, however, can still sometimes occur; we recommend being mindful of your belongings in the bigger centres like Ubud and Denpasar, the capital you will be flying into. Ubud has a bit of everything from great healers, shops and delicious vegetarian restaurants.
Bali occupies an area of only 6,000 square kilometers. The longest distance is about 140 kilometers coast-to-coast. Bali is located just off the eastern tip of Java, separated by the narrow Bali straights. The island lies eight degrees south of the equator. So, expect some humidity.

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping
  • Bicycles For Rent

Schedule

Daily Schedule
7:00-10:00 Morning sadhana: meditation, mantras, breathing and asana
10:00 Brunch
11:00 Practical exercises or excursion every second day
1:00 Rest and relax. One day will be an excursion to shop in Ubud
4:00 Afternoon practices every second day
6:30 Dinner: various vegetarian, local and international food
8:00 Three nights of the retreat events include Yoga Nidra, mantra and meditation.
The above schedule is simply a guide and may change depending on what the retreat participants need on a given day.
Check-in is at 1pm on the first day of the retreat; check-out at 12pm.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

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.

Accommodations

Options include Superior and Deluxe rooms. In addition to more space, Deluxe rooms have both a full-sized bath tub and a shower.
Single rooms have king beds; shared doubles have twin beds.

All rooms are Non-smoking and feature:
• En Suite bathroom with hot and cold water
• Mosquito net
• 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
• Towels
• Hair-dryers and irons available (upon request)
• Tour assistance
• Free bicycle
• Garden

Directions

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. One round-trip transport to/from Ubud is included in the price of the retreat.
Ngurah Rai International Airport is about 16 miles away from Bhanuswari. Airport transportation is included in the price of the retreat.

Passport And Visas
You will need a valid passport to travel to Indonesia.
One-month visa upon arrival is given to most countries. If you are not sure please consult with your closest Indonesian consulate office. If you wish to extend your stay, plan ahead by purchasing an extra month visa at the airport before you collect your bags. If you do not purchase it at that time you have to leave the country to renew your visa. You can purchase a one-month visa upon arrival for an extra $30 USD (depends on what country you are from).
Money and Finances
The currency in Bali is the Indonesian Rupiah. $10 USD = 120850 IDR. The Indonesia Rupiah can be confusing because there are a lot of 00’s!
Our venue is surrounded by nature and hence there is no ATM. It’s recommended that you take out /change money before leaving the airport.
Foreign currency can be changed at major banks and authorized money changers, which are all over Ubud. It is good to carry small notes with you for taxis and tipping. Credit cards are widely accepted in major tourist areas.
Suggested What-to-Bring List
Clothing:
• Meditation shawl and a light sweater or wrap
• Light rain jacket and cover up or fleece
• Sturdy shoes for walking/exploring, and flip flops
• Lighter moveable yoga pants, crops (loose fitting cotton is better than spandex in this weather)
• Skirts and shorts
• Several tank tops t-shirts and long-sleeved shirts
• Bathing suit and sarong
• Pajamas and under garments and a few pairs of socks
• One set of clothes for touring, such as capri pants or a long skirt.
Equipment:
• Smaller day pack (can be carry-on luggage in the plane)
• Yoga mat (they fold well or fit rolled in a large backpack – the retreat center does have some mats)
• Small flashlight, combination padlock, and alarm clock
• Travel money belt in cotton (available at luggage stores)
• Travel bath towel (not too thick, i.e. quick-drying)
• Journal and several pens
• Camera and charger
• Convertor
• Audio Recorder

Tags: asana ceremony emotional freedom technique mantra meditation pranayama shamanic practices sound yoga yoga nidra

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My inspiration is a desire to gain a deeper connection to and understanding of myself, something that I've been working hard on for so long and will continue to do in the future. I view a retreat as a wonderful way to focus entirely on this without the distractions of every day life! Nicola
 

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