Purely Bali~Dharma in the Body Being Yoga Retreat

Event Highlights

  • Full Yoga Program
  • Introduction to dharmic dance
  • Mudra, mantra, and meditation
  • Day trip to the Mother Temple 'Besakih'
  • Site seeing and shopping in nearby weaving centers.

Schedule

Each day will be unique. A day with no outings might look like this:
7:30 a.m. Meditation
8:00-9:30 a.m. Deep Flow Yoga
9:45-10:45 Breakfast
free time (lounge by pool, walk to the river, rest, read yoga or dharma books, read a novel, journal, etc.)
4:00 p.m. 1 hour workshop in mudra dance
5:00-6:15 Hatha Yoga
6:45-8:00 Dinner
Sleep by 10!

About This Event

SIDEMAN, BALI

Our venue is nesteled in the lush and fertile rice growing region of eastern Bali.

A wonderful place for retreat with a beautiful pool and garden, massage practitioners on site, a cafe, and views to the sacred mountain Gunung Agung.

We are a half hours drive from the Mother Temple of Besakih, and surrounded by rice fields and weaving villages with some gorgeous textiles coming from this region.

 

PRACTICE

Our Hatha Flow Yoga is dynamic and intelligent. Through well-rounded classes which include pranayama-working with energy via breath technique, vinyasa-a vitalizing sun salutation practice, asana-meditations in held poses, and other subtle works we will dedicate to sustaining energy and awareness in our lives.

Trishna will share esoteric practices with mudra-gesture, mantra-song, and yoga-like dance which is subtle and powerful, but not strenuous.

SITES

We will take a day to visit Pura Besakih, pictured below, and the group will spend a half day visiting the town of Klungkung and nearby villages for a glimpse into the life, some shopping, and sites seeing.

The schedule leaves plenty of time at our retreat venue for practice, walks in the rice fields, reading, journaling, meditating and resting.

This retreat includes:

Full Yoga Program with classes once or twice daily.

Introduction to Dharma in the Body

Accommodation for five nights

Group outing to Besakih

Group outing to site seeing and shopping

All breakfasts during retreat

All dinners during retreat

Ground transportation for events within the retreat

(not included: Airfare,transportation to and from the retreat (shuttle available at cost), Travel Insurance (required), Lunches, Beverages, Personal incidental expenses).

The venue we work with is beautifully placed, nestled in the terraced rice fields of Eastern Bali. The Telaga Waja River is within an easy walking distance.

Inner Adventure Travel works with venues that have an ambiance conducive to practice. Places where the atmosphere is infused with beauty and calm. Places near enough to sacred sites so that they are easily approached. Our Bali venue is such a place.

There is a cafe on site and a lovely swimming pool.

Each day will be unique. A day with no outings might look like this:

7:30 a.m. Meditation

8:00-9:30 a.m. Deep Flow Yoga

9:45-10:45 Breakfast

free time (lounge by pool, walk to the river, rest, read yoga or dharma books, read a novel, journal, etc.)

4:00 p.m. 1 hour workshop in mudra dance

5:00-6:15 Hatha Yoga

6:45-8:00 Dinner

Sleep by 10!

Our rooms are designed to capture that light breezes that move through the hills and fields.

There are single, double, and triple options, all en suite. Views to the garden, to the rice fields, and when the mists clear, all the way to Gunung Agung, the mountain most sacred in Balinese cosmology.

 

gunung agung, bali (photo: trishna)

EXTRA

Trishna will make a pilgrimage to Borobudur in Central Java directly after the retreat.

She welcomes retreatants to join her if they so wish.

Borobudur was founded around 800 CE. at the peak of the reign of the Sailendra dynasty in Java. At that time Buddhism was thriving there. Hindu and Buddhist cultures are thought to have co-existed harmoniously. The exact timing and reason for it remains a mystery, but sometime between the 10th and 15th century Borobudur was abandoned. For hundreds of years it lay forgotten under volcanic ash and jungle growth. In 1814 it was rediscovered and over the next two hundred years, excavated and renovated. It is the largest and thought to be one of the greatest Buddhist monuments ever built. One of the eight wonders of the world.

Relief panels on the stupa depict the Mahayana/Vajrayana iconography of the Five Buddha Families. For those interested in the potency of ancient symbolic art, and the jewels abounding in Buddhic Dharma, this is a phenomenal pilgrimage site.

panorama from the top of borobudur at sunrise. (photo: trishna)

PRACTICAL DETAILS

Trishna is happy to help with travel arrangements.

Included in the cost of this adventure: All accommodation, all breakfasts, all dinners, all instruction and guidance with Trishna. Ground transportation relevant to group outings and activities. Entry fees at all sites visited.Not included in the cost: Air travel, travel insurance(required), transportation to Sideman on Day one, meals other than breakfasts and dinners, tips, other personal and incidental expenses.

 

 

 

 

What's Included

  • Full Yoga Program with classes once or twice daily.
  • Introduction to Dharma in the Body
  • Accommodation for five nights
  • Group outing to Besakih
  • Group outing to site seeing and shopping
  • All breakfasts during retreat
  • All dinners during retreat
  • Ground transportation for events within the retreat

What's Not Included

Airfare
transportation to and from the retreat (shuttle available at cost).
Travel Insurance (required)
Lunches
Beverages
Personal incidental expenses

Venue Highlights

The venue we work with is beautifully placed, nestled in the terraced rice fields of Eastern Bali. The Telaga Waja River is within an easy walking distance.
Inner Adventure Travel works with venues that have an ambiance conducive to practice. Places where the atmosphere is infused with beauty and calm. Places near enough to sacred sites so that they are easily approached. Our Bali venue is such a place.
There is a cafe on site and a lovely swimming pool.

Accommodations

Our rooms are designed to capture that light breezes that move through the hills and fields.
There are single, double, and triple options, all en suite. Views to the garden, to the rice fields, and when the mists clear, all the way to Gunung Agung, the mountain most sacred in Balinese cosmology.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

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

Menu/Cuisine

Breakfasts: Fruit salads, eggs, pancakes, porridge, coffee, teas, juices, and more.
Dinners: Family style with shareable dishes. Indonesian and Thai menu. Vegetarian, some chicken and fish if wanted.

Directions

The venue is in the small village of Sideman which is up above the town of Klungkung. If you will bring your own vehicle, driving directions will be given.
A shuttle option is offered with pick up at the airport and the Ubud area.

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Reviews     To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).

  • Amelia Straton   October 17, 2019

      Amazing trip to a quiet and welcoming Greek Paradise

    I love how Trishna turns reclaiming my yoga practice into a discovery of not only of myself and my edges, But also I discovery of a way of life and a living culture. There were just the right amount of tours in which we never felt like tourists: herb walk with lunch from a working farm, olive oil tasting at another working farm, greek dance lessons, hiking, swimming in the buoyant costal waters. Beautiful lodging. I can not over state the sense of rarity the opportunity held. Both my daughter and I want to do it again.

  • Paula Day   October 17, 2019

      Yoga retreat Crete

    Trishna offered vast insight to a yoga practitioner of any level. Trishna's knowledge and grasp of yoga is deep and profound. The culmination of years of inquiry. If Trishna was my daughter I would be very proud of her. It's was an honor to revel in all the jewels that she has integrated. Trishna shares her extensive and ecclectic teachings with Grace and skill.

  • kim bender   January 08, 2018

      Inner Adventure Travel Sierra Hot Springs Retreat

    I love Trishna's approach to yoga. It's an immersive experience. She starts out the first hour with very gentle meditation and movement, working up to an active Vinyasa that really warms up the body. The second hour is dedicated to deep Asana practice, which develops inner strength. She often ends the two-hour session with a meaningful Sanskrit chant. Trishna's voice is soothing and encouraging. Her guidance helps me get stronger - while never feeling the need to push myself into places of discomfort. The pace of each class is just right. Trishna clearly thinks about muscle groups that she will focus on in any given session and makes absolutely sure that we warm up properly before doing the deep stretches. It's a pleasure to participate in yoga practice with Trishna.

  • Amelia Straton   January 08, 2018

      ReNEWel and Dedication

    As a dedicated practitioner of the Dharma of eastern language and method, Trishna brings a wealth of experience into her teaching that makes access available to the immediate fruits of practice. She has the wisdom to allow for the limitations of the body while encouraging that her students explore their own thresholds and tendencies. Practicing with Trishna is always a whole body, speech, and mind reflection that reveals the inner yoga and source of strength and wisdom in the body. She is highly qualified to teach to a beginner and an advanced student with the humility to reveal how yoga belongs to the participant and is not about competition or endurance - but ones inner relationship with who and how they are in life. I always highly recommend her and would not trust the depth of my practice with anyone who lacked her uncommon dedication to her students.

  • Michelle Schwartz   December 30, 2017

      Private Yoga for a Family Reunion

    Trishna was a wonderful teacher for our family yoga class on Thanksgiving morning. We have a tradition of doing yoga together despite our wide range of ages (25-77) and yoga experience (novice to experienced) and Trishna was able to teach and cue us so that everyone had a meaningful experience. She is a very thoughtful and experienced yogi !

  • Annonymous   September 21, 2017

      Presence and Dedication

    I have worked with Trishna for many years. Attending her retreats in California as often as possible. I love her dedication to my individual success and spiritual and physical growth. I will continue to attend her retreats whenever I am able to do so. Hopefully I will be in California for her annual winter retreat. It is the best way to start a new year and the location and hot springs are magical. ~ Amelia Straton

  • Annonymous   September 21, 2017

      Experience AND Passion

    Trishna has been my yoga teacher for over a decade, and the impact she has made on my life is profound. She is the most studied teacher I know: her classes are fluid and concentrate on an oscillation between inner and outer strength, and her guided meditations and mantras immediately place you in the perfect state for her yogic flow. She is careful about her students' bodies, encouraging an approach that allows risk but prevents injury. Her smile and laugh is contagious, and her classes are filled with joy as well as a quiet respect for this sacred tradition. Her technique follows me into every yoga studio, and her spirit stays in my heart. ~Molly Maguire

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