5 Day Zen Thai Yoga Retreat, Bali

  • Shanti Agung Shanti Agung
  • Jalan Pantai, Jasri, Amlapura, Bali, Indonesia.
  • Ongoing

About This Event

The Zen Thai Yoga Retreat offers yoga, meditation and an introduction to bodywork to develop an embodied understanding of how the Traditional Chinese Medicine elements (fire, earth, metal, water and wood) interact within your body.

“You will leave the retreat not only feeling amazing but equipped with the tools of Zen Thai and Yoga to maintain lasting balance in the elements of your life.” — Stef Palmer Yoga Teacher & Workshop Facilitator

Event Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in a Yoga and Zen Thai in a way you can not do in your day-to-day life
  • The ideal place to unplug, slow down, and get back in touch with yourself
  • Cultivate lasting peace

Schedule

We start each day in meditating with an element (fire, earth, metal, water and wood). Following the morning meditation, we move into an elemental yoga practice that gives you an embodied understanding of the element. We will also be offering in-depth workshops introducing the tools of Zen Thai Shiatsu and Yoga Therapy to balance excesses and deficiencies of each element.

Relax, we have left time in the schedule for you to enjoy the tropical beachside location, surf white sand beaches, swim Ujung waterhole, hike Agung mountain, visit the neighbouring cacao factory or the near by palace. Jasri is a quiet gem, away from Bali’s busy tourist centres.

Schedule

6:30am-7:00am
Morning Meditation - Themed around the days element of focus (Earth, Metal, Water, Wood, Fire)

7:00am-8:30am
Yoga Class - A dynamic embodied experience of the days focus

8:30am
Breakfast (BREAK NOBLE SILENCE 9:00am)

10:00am-12:00pm
Zen Thai Workshop - Healing touch and mindful movement themed on the day's elemental focus

12:30pm
Lunch

Free Time
Simple hammock dozing and pool lounging or stand up paddle board, surfing, boat trip to white sand beach, walk to chocolate factory nearby, (contact info blocked)

5:00pm-6:00pm
Restorative Practice

6:30pm
Dinner

-Some evenings will close with guided relaxation or ceremony-

8:00pm
Whisper time

Venue Highlights

The retreat is located in Shanti Agung with rice paddy and coconut grove surrounds, on the shores of the volcanic sand beach, Jasri. The location is a tranquil gem, nestled into a small east-coast fishing village, next to mighty Mt Agung near to Candi Dasa, Pantai Jasri. The venue is run by a very beautiful, humble Balinese family Ines has been visiting for the past few years. The Zen Thai Yoga retreat is and opportunity to be immersed in nature experience Balinese culture, ceremony and tradition away from the busy tourist centres.

Options to take day trips to nearby surrounding sites including:
- Sorga Chocolate Factory
- The Water Palace "Tirta Ganga"
- White Sand (Virgin) Beach, black sand volcanic beach and a nice little surf break…

Accommodations

On-site accommodation is included in the cost of the retreat. Single or twin share Bali style “spirit houses” known as ”Lumbung” in Balinese. The rooms are simple with rustic charm. Shared bathroom facilities (hot water).

Off-site Accommodation: 3-5 star, more luxurious options available 10-15min walk along the beach to the retreat center. Please inquire about accommodation upgrades (extra cost) at (contact info blocked)

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

Our hosts, Mr and Mrs Komang, feed us delicious Balinese food, the menu is plant-based and all produce is local, seasonal and largely organic. Eggs and fish are available upon request.

Directions

Shanti Agung, is a 1.5-2hr drive from the Denpasar airport. It is in a small fishing village on the East Coast. Jalan Pantai, Jasri, Amlapura, Bali, Indonesia.

We can arrange transfers from the airport to the retreat and back for approximately $40 per car each way.

Tags: 5 elements chinese medicine embodied movement meditation retreat surf yin yoga yoga nidra zen thai shiatsu

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

I'm having a baby in October and want to focus my practice so I can be present and calm! Laine
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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