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7 Days Yoga & Shiatsu Retreat in Paradise, Gili Meno, idyllic tiny island just off Bali. (sold out)

About This Event

Begin your morning with a "Yang" yoga practice and settle down in the evening with a slower "Yin" practice.

Through this retreat we are going to connect the 5 elements of nature: water, wood, fire, earth and metal within our body, mind and spirit.

Each day we focus on one element through chosen asanas that stimulate and balance the organs related to the element of the day.

Also you will experience one session of Zen Shiatsu massage, an ancient Japanese technique to balance the 5 elements according to individual needs.

A workshop focusing on the theory of the 5 elements and Shiatsu that will introduce you to simple techniques that can be used for self and others.

The diet and activities are chosen centering on the element of the day.

You could also indulge in a horse riding session, a snorkeling trip to see the beautiful turtles and the colorful marine life and the magical sunset behind Mount Agung.

"Cecilia is a wonderful yoga teacher. She is gentle and patient but she keeps pushing you. You can hear the birds while working in the Shala and the wind down is the best." Steve, Melbourne, Australia.

Event Highlights

  • 6 nights accomodation
  • Daily yoga classes (11 classes - 90 minutes per session)
  • 2 vegetarian meals daily
  • Daily free flow of water, coffee and teas
  • Daily fresh juices
  • Afternoon snacks
  • Zen Shiatsu treatment (90 minutes)
  • Workshop on Shiatsu and 5 elements of the Traditional Chinese Medicine

Schedule

Day 1 - Late afternoon arrival

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Settling in, welcome drink

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Restorative evening yoga session. Relax and slowing down

7:30 PM Dinner buffet

Rest of the days:

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Hata/Vinyasa yoga

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Breakfast buffet with "juice of the day"

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Activity of the day (snorkel trip, horse (contact info blocked)) or workshop

12:30 PM - 4:00 PM free time to explore the island, swimming, read, meditate, enjoying your Zen Shiatsu massage

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Yin yoga

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM free time to watch the beautiful sunset from the beach

7:30 PM Dinner buffet

Venue Highlights

Gili Meno, the most relaxing of the 3 Gili Islands. Meno truly sets itself apart from the other two islands bordering it, both in terms of features and characteristics. It offers more preserved nature, with very low-key nightlife thanks to a local island village administrative ruling that puts a ban on late night music. This is a blessing for travellers wanting a more quiet and laidback island retreat compared to the much established Gili Trawangan island and its smaller ‘twin’, Gili Air.

Accommodations

There are three different options for your accomodation:

-Luxury private room: double bed, private bathroom, AC.
-Standard private room: double bed, private bathroom, fan.
-Economy shared room: single bed in a two bed room, shared bathroom, fan.

Towels are provided.

Amenities

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

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic

Menu/Cuisine

Its delicous breakfasts and varied vegetarian dinners are one of the reason facilitators keep returning to maoMeno every year.
The catering package offers free flow of water, teas, herbal teas and coffee throughout the retreat. Full breakfast and dinner buffet plus afternoon snacks. Special menus are available for any guests with dietary restrictions.

Directions

The easiest way to access the Gili Islands from Bali is through one of the fast boat companies offering daily transfers from Padang Bai (East Bali). My favorite is Eka Jaya Fast Boat which offers an inclusive shuttle service from Kuta, Seminyak, and Ubud. Cost is approximately USD 45. Another option is to fly to the Lombok International Airport. From there you can get a drive 2 hours north to Bangsal where the local boats depart to the Gilis. Fast boats leave to Meno hourly.

Tags: flow hata healing massage meditation vinyasa wellness yin yoga zenshiatsu

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