Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Ayurveda Retreat, Bali
- Whether you choose the residential option or find your own accommodation, the retreat includes daily chef-prepared Ayurvedic breakfast and lunch, along with 3 special evening dinners.
- Daily Yoga (Hatha/Flow, Pranayama, Mudra, Mantra, Meditation, Yoga Nidra and Yin Yoga)
- Teachings and talks including: Introduction to Ayurvedic principles and philosophy, treatments and Panchakarma, Pancha Tanmatras (senses), Pancha Mahabhuta (5 element concept) Doshas, Agni (digestive fire), Prakriti Vikriti, Koshas, Yoga Nidra
- Water blessing and Fire Ceremony with Balinese Priest
- Herb walk (Amrtha Siddhi grow their own herbs and one afternoon we will be taken through the gardens and the herbs and their uses explained)
- Ayurvedic cookery class
- Ayurvedic massage/treatment
- Please note spaces for this retreat are limited – A non-refundable $400 deposit is required upon registration to secure your place
About This Event
This special six-day retreat in Ubud held in a safe and sacred space by renowned teacher Simone MacKay (E-RYT / YACEP) and Bali's leading Ayurvedic consultant Dr Sujatha Kekada of AmrtaSiddhi.
Journey through your senses and connect to the rhythms of your being as we explore a new elemental pattern of nature each day (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether)
Discover how to apply ancient Ayurvedic principles to your life by learning what is right to eat for your body and temperament through cookery classes, herbs and other self-care practices that help you return to physical, mental and emotional wellbeing
Honour the daily flow of life with an energising morning yoga practice (asana, pranayama, meditation and mantra)
Delight in stillness and lunar rhythms through the transformative power of embodied mindfulness, intention and deep rest with Yoga Nidra and Yin Yoga
- Daily yoga and yoga nidra
- Talks and discussions on Ayurvedic principles and practices
- Ayurvedic cooking class
- Ayurvedic massage or treatment
- Fresh chef prepared, daily Ayurvedic meals
What's Not IncludedAirfare and transfers
Venue HighlightsSwimming pool
Full Ayurvedic spa treatments available on site (recommended booking in advance)
Bali's Leading Ayurveda Health Center
Exquisite Ayurvedic food
Comfortable rooms with private bathrooms and outside sitting area
Close by to the stunning Monkey forest in Ubud
AccommodationsYou can choose to stay offsite if you are on a budget other wise the rooms are based on single occupancy starting from $1195.
There is option to upgrade to deluxe and private suites should you desire.
- A/C in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Yoga Studio
- House Keeping
- Ceremony Space
- Gluten Free
Reviews To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).
Jessie Emmons February 24, 2020
Simone, Leti and the rest of the Somah Journey's team provide an unbelievably comfortable atmosphere that enabled me to expand my overall knowledge of yoga and life in general. There was a good mix of heated Vinyasa to more relaxed deep Yin classes that always began with breathing and awareness exercises. Simone was able to provide many guided yoga nidra classes and expand on the science behind it in class form, which was a nice addition to the course. The level of talent Letizia has in leading ceremonies truly shines in her ability to provide support to the group mentally, physically and musically. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who has a true calling to the plant medicines and yoga. To say I left Peru enlightened and with a new spice for life would be an understatement. I truly appreciate everything Simone and Somah Journey's have done for me and fully intend on working with them again. Much love, Jessie
Lisa Hampel August 28, 2018
Trying to stay positive is not hard when talking about the teacher training with SoSA. I signed up having been practicing regularly for a good while and this still exceeded my expectations in how much it would continue to deepen my practice. The teachers are magnificent and their light inspires to dip into the magical essence that is your self. Nearly a year on and lessons learned still continue to emerge and crystalise, like the most magical gift that really keeps on giving. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat and am forever thankful to have been part of it.
Heather Evans August 27, 2018
I attended SOSA's 200-hour yoga teacher training in April of 2014 and it was nothing short of life-changing deep-dive into the recesses of my soul. Not only did my practice transform...I transformed. For the first time, I felt as though I was really seen for who I was and what I had to offer this world. The instructors all held incredible space for growth, deep reflection, inquiry, and the subtle shifts that occur. From the philosophy and history to the daily posture clinics and practice sessions, there was always a chance to go deeper and learn more - not only about yoga but also about myself. I am forever grateful to SOSA for introducing me to myself and for allowing me to become a member of this global family - the SOSA Tribe!
Erlin Sulisthio July 18, 2018
SOSA helped me change into someone who is more confident with myself and trusting of my own soul and inner teacher. After joining the Yoga 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program in Bali, I feel the difference in me as well as in my perspective about life. If you really want to know about yoga ... SOSA was a great choice to learn to teach yoga and understand the full depth of the practice. The team of teachers have so much experienced and had no reservations about sharing that knowledge with us. My fellow classmates quickly became a tribe...they were incredible brothers and sisters who always kept me motivated. The journey of a thousand steps starts from one first step, and so SOSA as my first steps to truly knowing yoga has changed the course of this journey of life for the better, forever. Thank you and love you SOSA!
Rachel Bentley July 15, 2018
This yoga teacher training retreat is everything you’ve ever dreamed of AND MORE!! I knew yoga school would be life changing but I had no idea that it would have been this much of an impact of every aspect of my life. Signing up with SOSA has taught me how to handle everything from daily life stressors, yoga poses/flows, positive thinking, how to truly open my heart, how to handle my seer, how to make and hold space for myself as well as others, how to protect my energy, how to discover my inner sanctuary, healthier nutrition (I’m a TN girl #not easy teaching us to put down the bad food), SANSKRIT❤️ And so many many priceless lessons I learned while studying there!!!! Words can not express my love for ALL the people I’ve met along the SOSA journey..... JUST SIGN UP ALREADY✨✨✨
Cat Newton-Haydon July 15, 2018
Having completed the 200hrs YTT course with SOSA (2017) in Bali, I found that I’d only touched on a fraction of the practice of yoga, despite having a practice of 8+ years. SOSA provided me with the safest community to, not only guide me into a deeper understanding of the asana practice, but to awaken my questioning as the practitioner. Where I would falter with ideals, their teaching and guidance organically directed me to a rational understanding of myself, life situations and future opportunities. The many statements, for example: ‘know yourself’, ‘you are who you are’ and ‘believe in yourself’ (and there are many others!) came into question during my training and the unfolded answers have made my practice more valuable. For someone to teach others how to benefit from their own yoga practice (both on and off the mat), there are so many other elements to understand before becoming a teacher (the ability to look at yourself, listen to others and to be true at all times, as examples), the course ensured that all the elements are drawn together and worked through in a clear and concise teaching method. The core team, led by Simone, Heather and Randall (plus the incredible assistants who worked with them at the time), bring a well balanced course covering asana practice and posture analysis, anatomy and philosophy with additional elements of mantras, rituals, diet and business guidelines - the latter being very useful for anyone wishing to take their learning in this direction. As I learnt, business is not for everyone and no one has ‘failed’ if this is not their final destination - each person has their own understanding of how they wish to share their learnings - I’m still finding my way. Bali is a magical part of the world and the safe environment SOSA offers in which to learn, share and be healed, should be greeted with an open mind and an open heart - the course truly changed my life! I’m highly privileged to have been a student with SOSA and be part of this incredibly rich and knowledgeable family, and would like to thank Simone, Heather and Randall for opening my heart to change� Love, light and gratitude �
Brittany Dobbs July 15, 2018
What an amazing month in Bali with School of Sacred Arts! This 200 hr training provides you with a well-rounded experience of self-inquiry, philosophy, techniques, etc. The team of experienced teachers was absolutely incredible and so knowledgeable in a variety of practices. Walking away from my month with SOSA, I have a deeper sense of self, and I am well-equipped to share the benefits of yoga with the world around me.
Emma Lowe July 13, 2018
Learning how to facilitate an asana practice through anatomy, alignment and the art of assisting is simply scratching the surface of what can be learnt from this course. Simone and her team create a safe and nurturing space in which true self enquiry can take place, in order for you to be able to truly align with yourself and be able to therefore teach from the heart and not someone else's experience of yoga. You are given the time to invest in yourself and encouraged to find and lay down your own blueprint for how yoga can therefore come off the mat and into the contours of your life. Whilst at the same time being gifted daily with a wide and balanced variety of philosophical, practical and physical practices. Heart is the fundamental essence of my experience of SOSA. The Schools love and passion for Yoga and the wisdom traditions is so evident and therefore so infectious and inspirational. Each individual and highly professional teacher has something fresh, brilliant and unique to share, culminating in a deeply resonating collective breadth of wisdom absolutely unparalleled to any 'education' I have ever received. The transformational and magical potential of this yoga teacher training is something to be felt and embodied and I feel my words can scarcely do it justice but my heart is so full with gratitude for each and every minute of this immersion that I know already it will last a life time. It has opened up my heart and mind to infinitive possibilities within myself and how I see the world. Whether you have the calling to teach, to deepen your personal practice, to reconnect with nature, humanity, your own essence...know you are in the safest of hands, the wisest of knowledge, among the kindest of hearts and the dearest of friends with this beautiful tribe.