The Floating Temple Retreat - Raja Ampat
Come onboard and join us on a magical yoga and wellbeing retreat on Mantamae Charter. Enjoy a simple yet intense program that emcompasses morning awakenings of the body, breathing exercises, free body workouts, meditations, sequences of postures and moments of deep knowledge. The teacher will draw on Eastern wisdom (both Indian and Chinese) from 20 Years of study and practice, to create a tailor-made path of you. Though intense, the retreat will have moments of sharing and lightness, of personal or group relaxation, of exploration above and below water. Moments shared at dinner, in the creative kitchen of Karen or after dinner in conversation with the stars or in ecstatic dance.
Immerse yourself in a supportive space surrounded by the ocean and the ion-rich sea breeze. Relish moments of deep knowledge and inner awareness as you reclaim your connection with inner wisdom. Reconnect to nature, and your true essence, while basking in the beauty of Indonesia’s eastern archipelago, one of the most extraordinary marine environment on the planet. We invite you to join acclaimed international yoga teacher Francesco de Nigris aboard Mantamae.
- Morning awakenings of the body, breathing exercises, free body workouts, meditations, sequences of postures
- Enjoy a delicious and pure Sattvic menu
- Enjoy the freedom of leisure – sun-bathing on the deck, diving or snorkelling pristine coral reefs, reading inspiring book
- Join a group discussion on yoga philosophy
- Exploration above and below the water
- Connect to the sacred withsoulful sharing under a canopy of stars
- Discover the hidden beauty of Indonesian Archipelago aboard of Mantamae
Venue HighlightsA traditional, Indoensian Phinisi 30.5 meter Boat that combines the luxury of a traditional sailing boat with the comfort of a modern yacht.
Hosting up to 10 guests in 4 cabins that are all fully air conditioned all with ensuite bathroom.
MANTA MAE has been designed and decorated using natural materials. The all-wooden hull design and structure is based on the traditional Indonesian Phinisi style.The interior has unique mosaic panels created from materials found on the beach such as coral sand shells from Indonesia, combined with fossil woods, labradorite (the power stone of magic) and quartz imported from Madagascar. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, TV, private bathroom and safety box. The large MAIN DECK is excellent for sunbathing. It contains a large and comfortable seating area, to enjoy the beautiful scenery. In between diving or other activities, it's the favorite lounge area, to relax in the shade of MANTA MAE her huge sails.
We will sail around Raja Ampat, described by many scientists as the richest place for Marine life on Earth, a diver’s mecca that relatively advanced divers should not miss. The biodiversity is just amazing with weird and rare underwater creatures everywhere you look and many new species have been discovered over the last few years in the archipelago.
Raja Ampat is like heaven for underwater photography with magnificent hard and soft coral, clear water and a teeming reef life. These islands are very rich in macro life with just about all of the kind of critters you can dream of!
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
ScheduleA TYPICAL DAY!
7,20 – Cold rubbing
07,30 – Sūrya Namaskāra and/or small yoga morning sequence or Energization Exercises or Tai Kung
08,10 – Prānāyāma & Meditation
09,30 – Breakfast
free time (reading, sun bathing, water activities, ecc.)
12,00 – Training (swimming o training by land or on bard)
13,00 – Lunch
16,30 – Dialogues about your way
17,30 – Afternoon Yoga Class or Tai Chi Form or Bokken (wooden sword)
19,00 – Small Meditation
19,30 – Dinner
21,00 – “Sharing Stars”
Menu/CuisineOur Integrative Chef Karen Couto will take care will delights your palates with a Sattvic menu.
Why Sattvic Menu?
Sattvic foods are therefore pure, clean and wholesome.
A sattvic diet consists of food that gives life, strength and energy to the individual. Yoga practitioners make use of the sattvic diet to support the practices of anushasanam, which means the governing of ones subtle nature and the quieting of the mind, this is not just for the health of the body.
They are light in nature, easy to digest, mildly cooling, refreshing and not disturbing to the mind. the way it is prepared is relevant, it should be in a positive mood and the food is best prepared in a state of love and awareness.
Chewing (more time to eat and easier to digest) and meals in modest portions is very important.
AccommodationsMantamae has 4 cabins. Every cabin has its private toilet.
Every cabin has air containing, towels, soaps (all toiletries).
- n.1 Master Cabin (Kind Size bed + 2 Sofa Bed)
- n.2 Deluxe (Queen size bed + 1 Single Bed)
- n.1 Bunk Bed.
Please keep in mind the price for shared accommodation. If you desire for a single private cabin send us a message with a specific request.
DirectionsBook your flight to Sorong and please choose a flight that arrives one day before the starting date of the retreat.
Main Airlines company Garuda Indonesia
If you need help booking flights we would be happy to give you support. Once you have booked your flight, please email us your flight itinerary.
Once you arrive at the airport terminal one staff of Mantamae will be there to pick up you to the boat.
*Passport must be valid for a least six months after your date of arrival.
Free Visa entry & VOA – Visa on Arrival:
Depending on your passport there are three options to enter Indonesia that apply to most travellers that come for tourist or social purpose only:
1. No Visa required (majority of countries – FREE entry, 30 days valid, NOT extendable)
2. Visa on Arrival (35US$, 30 days valid, extendable (once for 30 days)
3. Visa needed (apply abroad before arriving in Indonesia)