9 days, 8 nights
Bali Bliss Yoga Retreat
Saturday April 20th - 28th, 2019
Immerse Yourself in the Culture, Traditions, and Unparalleled Beauty of Bali
Bali is steeped in the traditions and history of yoga. Here, yoga is not an abstract philosophy but an integral strand in the fabric of everyday Balinese life. Open your heart and mind and connect to the inherent wisdom of the land and culture of this magical island. Join us on this retreat and learn what it means to be truly immersed in the practice of yoga.
Our retreat will be based at a stunning seaside eco-resort in the quiet village of Sukawati, far from the hustle and bustle of Bali’s major tourist destinations. Here we will immerse ourselves in:
- Daily Sadhana (practice) at a newly constructed and fully-equipped yoga shala.
- Story and mythology in order to gain a deeper connection to the roots of yoga tradition.
- Partner and basic acro-yoga postures in a playful and supportive environment.
- Vinyasa and yin yoga practices.
- Bhakti yoga and chanting to dissolve the ego as a means to deeper connection.
The retreat will also include:
- A sunrise trek to the summit of Mount Batur led by local guides.
- Making “Canang” the daily spiritual offering made by Balinese people.
- A visit to Pura Tirta Empul (pura means temple) followed by immersion in the holy spring for a purification and blessing ceremony.
- And, a visit to Bali is not complete without spending at least a full day in Ubud. We'll visit the town, its rice terraces and monkey forest.
You will also have ample free time to enjoy all of the amenities our hosts and Sukawati have to offer. Stroll along black sand beaches or relax next to crystal clear pools. Take a fitness class or exercise in the state-of-the art fitness facility. Explore Sukawati’s world-renowned arts and crafts market. Treat yourself to a massage or even take a surf lesson at Keramas, one of Bali’s premier surf breaks. The options are limited only by your imagination!
Stay Here With Us in April, 2019
Double Room = $1,955.00
Single Room = $2,455.00
Discounts: Save $200 when you grab your spot on or before January 20, 2019. Additionally, members and past retreat participants get an extra $100 discount. That's a $300 total discount if you place your deposit prior to or by January 20, 2019.
Full Balance: 100% of the balance is due by February 20, 2019
Cancellation: Before February 20, 2019 full refund minus deposit. On or after February 20 no refunds.
Are you ready?
Reserve your spot with a $500 deposit. Choose single or double room, and start planning. We're going to Bali!
About the Teacher
Xenia Guido has been practicing and teaching yoga for nearly 20 years. She opened Pura Vida Yoga in San Diego in 2012 and has since led retreats in Costa Rica (multiple times), India, Cuba, Bali, and Iceland. "My teaching style is rooted in alignment and proper technique with an understanding that we all have unique anatomies and the poses will look different from one person to the next. I am most interested in the meditative aspect of yoga and the exploration of yoga as a lifestyle. I like to weave yoga philosophy into my classes. I teach all-levels vinyasa and yin."
When will the retreat begin and end?
The retreat will begin at the group dinner on Saturday April 20th and end with Breakfast on Sunday April 28, 2019.
What airport do I fly into and how do I get to the resort?
All international flights arrive into Ngurah Rai International (DPS) Airport in Denpasar, Bali. We will provide transportation to and from the airport and the resort on the first and final day of the retreat. If you plan to arrive early or stay additional days you will need to arrange for your own transportation. Taxis and private cars are plentiful and the cost is reasonable.
How far is the airport from the resort?
Depending upon traffic, it takes approximately 30-45 minutes to travel from Denpasar to where we will be staying.
Do I need a passport and/or visa?
Yes. You will need a valid passport to travel to and from Bali, Indonesia from another country. If you are a US Citizen you will not need a visa to enter Bali if staying for tourism for 30 days or less.
What is included in the cost of the retreat?
- Daily yoga classes
- Double or single occupancy accommodations for 8 nights.
- All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners and select beverages. 2 dinners and 2 lunches will be on your own.
- All inland transfers to and from excursions.
- Guides' fees for Mount Batur Trek.
- Entrance fees to Pura Terta Empul.
- Entrance fees to Ubud's Monkey Forest.
- Canang making class.
What is not included in the cost of the retreat?
- Airfare to and from your home to Bali, Indonesia
- 2 Dinners and 2 Lunches
- Health and/or travel insurance
Should I purchase travel insurance?
It is recommended that you purchase travel insurance. Travel insurance companies like Travel Guard offer policies that insure your investment in case you need to cancel [including “cancel for any reason” coverage], coverage for expenses incurred due to weather & travel delays, personal property loss and emergency travel medical. Please review the policies carefully to select the coverage that best suits your individual circumstances.
How should I dress?
The average temperature in Bali during the month of April is a pleasant 81 degrees and is the beginning of the region’s “dry season.” It is important to note that while Bali is modern and “Western,” the native culture remains conservative and rooted in Hinduism. Dress as modestly as possible, especially when visiting temples or other holy sites. Both men and women are expected to wear shirts that cover shoulders and the upper arms.
When entering a Balinese temple men and women must wear a sarong and a selendang, which is a scarf worn around the waist.
Do I need vaccinations to travel to Bali?
Whether to get vaccinated prior to traveling to another country is a personal choice. We do recommend that if you are concerned about whether or not to get vaccinations that you consult with your physician and/or visit a local travel clinic. More information may be found at www.cdc.gov