PLAN YOUR BALI RETREAT
A TOTAL RETREAT SOLUTION FOR ANYONE
WANTING TO HOST A RETREAT IN BALI.
SELECT YOUR RETREAT ACTIVITIES
We recommend 4-5 for a 7 night retreat - YOU CAN CHOOSE EXTRA
SACRED BALINESE WATER HEALING CEREMONY
Guests will be taken to a sacred water temple surrounded by ancient shrines and crystal clear water fed by natural springs. Guests will be cleansed and blessed in natural holy water. The Balinese believe that bathing in these waters is a very healing and spiritual experience. This will be the perfect opportunity for guests to set their intention for the rest of the journey and to release and let go of what is no longer serving them. Please note women cannot do this if they are menstruating (OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES ARRANGED).
Guests will then have lunch at the amazing Tegallalang Rice Terraces as they overlook the breath-taking scenery. Then a swing to freedom out over the rice fields followed by some coffee and tea tasting. The famous Luwak Kopi (coffee) is also available, this coffee is considered a delicacy among avid coffee enthusiasts and available to try at extra cost.
Duration: 6 HRS (Typically from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM)
INTRODUCTION TO BALINESE CULTURE AND DAILY LIFE
Experience the culture and daily life of rural communities in Central Bali. You will engage in a series of activities that include walking through the rice fields, making traditional coffee and coconut oil, raising animals, planting rice, and enjoying Balinese music and dance.
A sumptuous Balinese-style lunch will be served to you towards the end of this event. Through these activities, you will receive a thorough introduction to local perspectives and a way of life of Balinese people that is deeply immersed in nature, community, and spirituality.
Duration: 4 Hrs (9:00 AM to 1:00PM)
WOMEN IN BALI, CULTURE, SOCIETY, AND DAILY LIFE
Women play a critical role in sustaining the Balinese culture. They have significant responsibilities between being a mom and working. The founder of the center, Ibu Sari created a women's center to provide local women with resources to help them meet their lifestyle demands.
The center offers programs in cooking, sewing, stress management, self–esteem, public speaking, yoga, and meditation (also for men), fashion, computers, and English class (also for children).
We will have the opportunity to understand social innovation from the grassroots level in Bali and how this community works to restore the balance between men and women in their society.
Duration: 4 Hrs (9:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
PYRAMIDS OF CHI
The Pyramids of Chi is an innovation to the world through the combination of Pyramid Power, Sacred Geometry, Polar Alignment, Ancient Sounds, and the ever-present magical energy of Bali.
At Pyramids of Chi you will have an ultimate sound healing experience, surrounded by rice fields, inside one of 3 very large Pyramids built to scale with the Great Pyramids of Giza using Sacred Geometry as a guide.
The Ancient Sound experience guides you into an effortless state of relaxation, the process is as scientific as it is mysterious. It requires nothing but your presence to be fully appreciated, but it must be experienced in order to be understood.
The rhythmic frequencies produced by the ancient instruments propel you into a deep meditative state, connecting to the chakra system and allowing our bodies to feel, heal, relax & release.
Duration: 90 Minutes
A chance for guests to breathe in that fresh ocean air and feel the sand between their toes. Guests can lounge on the sun-beds while sipping on fresh coconuts and take a refreshing dip. Whilst there, guests may like to also hire a surfboard. This day's excursion includes lunch.
There are 2 options for the Beach Day, you can select a day at La Brisa beach club or go to secluded beach (Virgin Beach) for a more chilled vibe.
Duration: 10am to 6pm - time can be changed to suit.
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY
We all love documenting beautiful experiences on camera to show it to our family and friends back home or to use it as a means of marketing a retreat for your tribe. In this digital marketing age, we all know how powerful videos and photos can be. We have realized the importance of documenting your retreat experience, so we started offering these services to our retreat leaders.
We charge $100 USD per hour. You will get all the 4K (Ultra HD) raw footage, one professional edited compilation video and all the photographs taken on the shoot. If you choose 7 hrs or more in total for your retreat, you get a discounted hourly rate of $70 per hour.
You can choose any activity on your retreat to be filmed. We highly recommend you to get your retreat filmed, so you can use the professional videos for your next retreats.
You can also book the photographer for your personal photoshoots. This can be booked by individual guests as well. All the footage will be given within 2 weeks after the shoot.
Duration: You can select the hours you want the shoot to be and the exact content you want to receive.
TRADITIONAL BALINESE OFFERING MAKING
Walk down any street in Bali, and the first thing you’ll see by your feet are the daily offerings - small, square, woven baskets made from cut coconut leaves and filled with flowers – accompanied by an assortment of gifts for the Gods and topped with a single stick of incense.
There are incredible variety in the offerings Balinese offer. We will learn how to make the everyday offerings as you understand their significance in the Balinese culture.
Duration : 1 to 2 Hours
DAILY YOGA SESSION
Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India and aim to control and still the mind, recognizing a detached witness-consciousness untouched by the mind (Chitta) and mundane suffering (Duḥkha).
Yoga as exercise is a physical activity consisting mainly of postures, often connected by flowing sequences, sometimes accompanied by breathing exercises, and frequently ending with relaxation lying down or meditation.
You can choose as many sessions as you want within the week. All styles of Yoga are available.
Duration: 60 Minutes (Longer sessions are possible if required)
FROM THE SEA SALT FARMER TO BEACH CLEAN UP
Bali is one of the most famous tourist destinations, it has the most beautiful beaches and shorelines but one of the biggest challenges is ocean trash which still can't be solved until now.
To learn deeply about the challenges we will visit a salt community farm in the southern part of Bali, where salt farmers have been for hundreds of years and continue from generation to generation.
Here we will learn about their way of making a living from the salt and their challenge from the ocean trash, also we will see how they produce the salt in a traditional way and help them to clean up the beach area.
Duration: 3 Hrs (9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)
EXCURSION BESAKIH TEMPLE & CAVE WATERFALL
On this excursion one can visit the largest and most sacred temple of Bali, Besakih Temple. It is also called the Mother temple of Bali. It sits right in front of the main volcano of Bali, Mount Batur. It definitely is set in a dramatic landscape with incredible views due to its high elevation.
Followed by a visit to one of Bali's more hidden cave waterfalls, with handmade pools for a relaxing swim in the refreshing fresh water.
On your drive you will enjoy the rice terrace views, a quintessential Balinese landscape. Lunch is included in this activity.
Duration: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
ULUWATU TEMPLE TOUR WITH KECAK DANCE
Afternoons are always a good time to visit Uluwatu, the southern tip of the island. Not only to admire the lovely sunset from the top of the cliff but also to watch the famous Kecak Dance Performance, also known as the Bali Fire dance, which overlooks Uluwatu Temple.
The dance narrates the story of Asia’s most famous epic, Ramayana. Although originally from India this story has since spread to every corner of Asia, in particular, South East Asia through the same channel as Hindu and Buddhist teachings.
In Bali, the Ramayana story has become part of the cultural life and religious and moral teachings since the Hindu teachings came to the island around 100 BC.
Duration: 4 Hrs (3:00 PM to 7:00 PM)
WATERFALL ADVENTURE DAY
On this waterfall adventure day we will visit a number of stunning waterfalls in North Bali, Banyumala Waterfall & Munduk Waterfalls. We will enjoy the lush landscape of Bali on the way, as we pass through the beautiful mountains of North Bali.
We will stop for a local lunch at a small warung before heading back. Some trekking is involved to get to the waterfalls (10-25 minutes) with a few stairs, some fitness required. Lunch is included in this activity.
Duration: Full Day (9:00 AM to 5:00PM)
Clarity Breathwork is a gentle, safe and extremely powerful breathing process that supports people to release stress and tension, heal and resolve trauma, gain deeper insights into current life issues and access one's own internal healing energy, creativity and greater knowing - opening the way for new life and greater consciousness.
In this workshop, we will open with dance & movement, followed by intention setting, meditation, blessing and sharing before learning the Clarity Breathwork technique. Participants will be guided through the breath with voice and music for approximately 1 hour, then receive a live sound healing before coming back to the group to share and integrate their experience.
Duration : 2 Hrs (Accommodated at the venue)
TRADITIONAL BALINESE COOKING CLASS
An Original Balinese Cooking Class in Ubud Bali, offers you an opportunity to learn how to cook real Balinese food with local ingredients, with skilled and friendly chef Putu.
Our lovely chef Putu emphasizes a friendly teaching style centered on actually doing, rather than watching. She guarantees that by the time you complete the activity you will not only have learned a thing or two about Balinese cooking but will also have had a most memorable experience.
It is set in a traditional balinese village home where she and her extended family lives. Here guests get to channel their inner chef as they learn how to cook an assortment of delicious Balinese dishes. Then they get to enjoy their culinary delights for lunch!
Duration: 4 hours
BOREH PIJAT SAUNA
Boreh is a very ancient way to heal one's body. The treatment involves a mixture of medicinal herbs that are rubbed into your body, a sauna where the steam is from the boiling herbs and a full body massage known as 'Pijat' – another word for what we call massage.
Boreh Body scrub is also calming, in addition, will help you in the process of detoxification. Boreh herb can also improve the smooth circulation of blood until the body will feel lighter. Not only that, in fact, Boreh can also help to balance body temperature and soften the skin. For those of you who are not healthy due to colds, flu symptoms, aches, and rheumatism, it never hurts to try this scrub.
A very authentic experience, in a traditional basic setting.
Duration: 2 hours
KUNDALINI YOGA WORKSHOP
Kundalini yoga is a form of yoga that involves chanting, singing, breathing exercises, and repetitive poses.
This is a spiritual energy that’s said to be located at the base of your spine. As Kundalini yoga awakens this energy, it’s supposed to enhance your awareness and help you move past your ego.
The purpose of Kundalini Yoga is to provide a modality by which people can achieve their maximum creative potential, free themselves from Karma (the lasting effects of past actions) and realize their life purpose.
Workshop: 1.5 hours
BALINESE DANCE CLASS
Balinese dance culture incorporates ancient Hindu traditions with drama that tell stories through dance and music. Dances can represent how the character fights demons and evil spirits.
Various types of dances involve the dancer moving their arms, legs, neck, and fingers in a jolted angular motion with wide eyes open and some incorporate martial arts or swaying movements. Learning about these dances gives us more appreciation for what they mean and what they represent in Balinese culture.
Guests will be taught basic Balinese dance movements and their meanings under an expert instructor. This will involve mastering fluid finger movements and graceful steps synchronized to the hypnotic sounds of the gamelan orchestra.
Class: 1 Hour
Cacao ceremony creates a space for people to connect with each other in new ways, and it is an opportunity to reconnect with ancient parts of ourselves that remember the simple power of gathering together in community.
The facilitator will guide the group through various exercises and experiences based on the intentions of the event. Some examples of guided experiences are: guided meditations, sound journeys, dance and movement practices, and partner exercises.
This ceremony is designed to open the heart and invite more embodiment and flow into your life. The session seamlessly blends a sacred cacao ceremony with embodiment movement and the power of vibration from both ancient and modern instruments.
Duration: 2-3 Hours
MALA BEAD WORKSHOP
Get the creative juice flowing as you make your own mala necklace. Malas — also known as yoga beads or japamalas — are necklaces that usually have 108 beads. Mala, Sanskrit for “garland,” is often used to enhance spiritual practice.You may see people use malas while practicing yoga and meditation.
Mala beads have been around for thousands of years, created in India over 3,000 years ago. They are rooted in Hinduism and Buddhism and are meant to help you focus your mind during meditation.
Mala beads traditionally have 108 beads. The number is often described as the numerical equivalent of “Om,” one of the most important spiritual sounds in meditation.
The largest bead, in the center, is known as the guru. It is said to hold the energy generated during your practice.
It's believed they can help heal the body, bring the mind into a quiet mood and increase clarity. Make a wonderful special spiritual gift for you or someone special!
Workshop: 3 hours
TEA TASTING CEREMONY
This unique tea event was put together as an introduction to the beautiful world of Indonesian teas and designed to give you a glimpse into the different tea varieties of the archipelago.
Artteas’ tea ceremony includes a selection of four premium teas: a white tea from Sumatra, a green tea and an oolong tea from Java and a colorful caffeine-free floral infusion from Bali.
A delicate range of patisserie treats inspired in traditional Balinese sweets accompanies the tea service.
Duration: 2 Hours
Roof up or down, the whole trip will be one big photo opportunity with the wind in your hair taking you to all the beautiful places that Bali has to offer.
Putu will show you the magic that is Bali. Have a group, no worries we can take more cars or the van. All around the Island, through beautiful local villages, see some hidden waterfalls, amazing rice fields and countryside and so much more.
Duration: Full Day tour (Customized routes according to your interests)
NATURE HERBAL WALKS & NATURAL PRODUCT WORKSHOP
Walk along the beautiful scenic rice fields around Ubud. Learn about nature's plants and herbs and those that are commonly used in Balinese traditional medicine passed down from generation to generation.
Learn how to make the traditional Balinese herbal drink Jamu, traditional pain relief balm, body or hair oil and natural sunblock. Both include young coconut, aqua water, herbal tea and Balinese crackers.
Duration: 4 Hrs
TRADITIONAL FIRE HEALING
Fire heals nature, but when we experience catastrophic wildfires in our communities, we are inclined to fear fire's destruction. This is understandable. In nature, fire has a very different role. A burned-over landscape may feel like loss to us, but it becomes an ecosystem brimming with life.
Keeping in mind the power of fire, we wanted our guests to benefit and heal from it. It is a practice which goes back thousands of years.
At the fire healing ceremony, guests receive a traditional blessing while sitting around an enchanting fire pit at a Balinese Guru's home turned Ashram. During the ceremony, guests can make offerings and honor their higher power.
Homemade Dinner at the Ashram can be included in the experience.
Duration: 2 Hrs (7:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
TRADITIONAL ROCK POOLS
Positioned at the base of the valley mere meters away from the natural splendor of the river flow, the space is dedicated to the therapeutic properties of water.
Guests can enjoy a relaxing soak in hot and cold pools set in the mythical stone cavern of Tjampuhan Resort. Make use of the hot & cold whirlpool baths, sauna and steam room as they admire the impressive stone carvings and the valley below. You can spend as long as you want here.
This tranquil setting evokes inner peace and overall wellness simply by re-introducing the basic attributes of Mother Nature and her bounty of herbal and flower essences.
Duration: 1 - 2 hours. You can stay longer if you want.
1/2 DAY EXCURSION: MASSAGE & RAW FOOD LUNCH
Explore the magnificent garden and the man made waterfall, then relax with some well deserved pampering - a 60 minute Balinese massage combined with an organic facial or body scrub.This treatment awakens joy, grace and awareness through the gentle masterful spirit of the professionally trained therapists.
Guests can enjoy a delicious raw lunch, curated by the renowned chef, Arif Springs, set in one of the most magnificent hidden garden cafes in Ubud. Alive with nutritional energy and prepared with artistic flair, this raw lunch is a healthy journey through beautiful surprises to nourish your body, and stimulate your mind.
Duration: Half a day (10:00 AM to 2:00PM)
Note: Maximum group size of 12 at once, for larger groups will be split into two.
PLEASE NOTE : It is important to consider the number of guests and length of stay when selecting activities. Also, don't forget that it can take a while to get to and from various activities so we would suggest choosing only one activity per day. But don't worry too much as we will put together the itinerary for you.
If there is an activity not on the list that you would like, please let us know and we will do our best to make it happen for you. We are always updating our list to ensure we provide the best services possible to all our clients at Soul Bliss Journeys. Get in touch today to discuss your options.