7 Chakras in Bali

Balian Beach, Bali, Indonesia

KN
Kayla Nielsen
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7 reviews
Oct 7 - 13, 2019
Group size: 8 - 8
7 Chakras in Bali
Balian Beach, Bali, Indonesia

Kayla Nielsen
  • Mobile phone verified
7 reviews

$1975
Deposit: $850
Oct 7 - 13, 2019
Group size: 8 - 8

About this trip

Are you interested in chakras and sisterhood? Then, this all women's retreat is the perfect experience for you! We'll start from the ground up- working on a new chakra each day in the classes and excursions, alike. Together, we'll enjoy a balanced retreat that weaves the introspective & energetic practices of yoga with travel, adventure, and cultural experience. 

100% of the proceeds from this retreat will be donated to Go Light Our World (GLOW)’s projects across the globe.
All of our teachers and additional staff are volunteering their time and efforts to make this donation possible.
Not only will you be investing in a life-changing experience for yourself in a beautiful location; but you will also be giving back to impoverished communities around the world. 

The Cove Bali

We'll be staying in luxury accommodation at The Cove Bali.
Our villa is set on a pristine beach in West Bali, The Cove Bali offers stunning panoramic views, direct beach access and total privacy.
The Cove Bali is beautiful, exotic setting immersed in nature, ideal for a quintessential beach holiday.

Rooms at The Cove Bali

-All rooms are equally priced even if they vary slightly.
-All rooms are shared.
-There are 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
-All rooms have a sea view. 
-All rooms have AC.
-All rooms have own terrace or deck.
-All rooms are luxury and full stocked.

The Beach

The beach at The Cove is one of the most private in the island: guests can access it at any time, however, only at low tide is it possible for others to pass through.

The beach features a walk-through grotto, a place of romance and adventure. Passing through will bring you to a landscape with extraordinary rock formations and exotic views, which can be followed all the way up to Balian beach with its famous surf waves and colorful bars and restaurants.

To the left-hand side of The Cove lies another, longer beach, accessible at low tide, which is fantastic for walking, shell-seeking, and for exploring tidal pools.

Location: Balian Beach

Never heard of Balian? Trust us, that's a good thing.

Because Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia (and the world!), it is undoubtedly becoming more and more crowded every year. These crowds often have the potential to overshadow the serene vibe living at the core of the island. 

Balian Beach is a hidden gem on the West Coast of Bali. It takes about 2 hours to reach Balian Beach from the International Airport. 

This area boasts consistent waves (good for all levels), volcanic black sand, AND creamy white sand beaches, alike. Rice terraces lead right up to the coastline in some areas, as the entire region is covered with vibrant green hues. 

You can still catch a glimpse of authentic Balinese culture through daily ceremonies, temple visits, and simple coastal living. 

What’s included

  • 5 nights, 6 days
    Luxury villa (The Cove Bali)
  • Daily Yoga
    Variety of styles with Kayla and Lamise
  • Daily Meditation
    Variety of techniques with Kayla and Lamise
  • Specialty Workshops
    Arm balance/Inversion, Back bending/Open Heart, Bhavinization
  • Transportation
    Trips to town and to excursions
  • Food
    Breakfast and dinners on full days (vegan)
  • Waterfall Excursion
    Includes nature walk and entrance fees
  • Temple Visit
    Incudes transport and entrance fees
  • Cooking Class
    Using the food from the market trip to learn how to make local dishes
  • Professional Photos
    From all classes and excursions
  • Airfare
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  • Traveler's Insurance
    Highly recommended!
  • Airport Pick Up
    This can be arranged and paid directly to local drivers
  • Airport Drop Off
    This can be arranged and paid directly to local driver
  • Lunches
    Several places to explore for food
  • Independent Transport
    We can arrange for scooters, bicycles and cars
  • Additional Excursions
    We have plenty of recommendations in surrounding areas!
  • Personal Photoshoots
    This can be arranged directly with our on site photographer
  • Shopping/Souvenirs
    At own cost
  • Medical
    Vaccinations and/or other medical needs
  • Drinks
    soda, juice, and alchol

Itinerary

Day 1 (Oct. 7)
ROOT CHAKRA

*Airport transportation can be arranged
*Please note that the only meal provided this day is DINNER

2:00 pm: Check into The Cove Bali
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm:  Free time
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm:  Root Based Gentle Flow with Kayla

7:00 pm:  Group Dinner

Your Organizer


KN
Kayla Nielsen
7 reviews
My name is Kayla Nielsen. I am the founder of Go Light Our World (GLOW), which is a non-profit organization that diminishes poverty with solar solutions. I am also the founder of Kindred Connections, a charitable organization serving mistreated animals around the world. I am currently implementing projects across Africa, Asia, and India. In addition to running GLOW and KC, I am also a traveling yoga teacher. My teaching styles & specialties are: dynamic vinyasa flows, arm balance & inversion workshops, back bending workshops, partner yoga therapeutics, yin, meditation & visualization. I am a dedicated Karma Yogi, in that the majority of my global retreats are fundraisers for GLOW's solar projects within impoverished communities . I am often found upside down, adventuring, or mermaiding somewhere around the world. Instagram: @kaylala88, @go_light_our_world, @glowyogaretreats Facebook: Kayla Nielsen Yoga Websites: GLOWyogaretreats.com, kaylala-yoga.com & golightourworld.net

Reviews

I had an amazing time volunteering! It was a bit unorganized at times with pick ups and getting to the clinic, but that’s understandable for it being the first project. I loved staying at lotus shores. The yoga was fantastic, the food was amazing, and it was so peaceful. Everyone I met was so wonderful and made the whole experience even better. The volunteering aspect was so rewarding and I loved being able to be a part of such an amazing cause. Overall it was an amazing experience and I’m very greateful to have been a part of it! Thank you :)
Extremely grateful to have found this trip via Kayla and Kindred Connection, but this particular week was extremely unorganized...this was the feedback felt by other folks during the week as well. Mix-up with the volunteer dates: most people anticipated the project ending on October 31 (not the actual October 30) this can alter flights, accomodation, your deposit and balance due. Kindred Connection Street Dog (& Cat) majorly lacks monetary transparency. From volunteer sign up costs, money raised online, to local donations at registration desks - none of it is calculated and posted for transparency: this really confused me as I was chased and shamed for money after thoroughly communicating in advance my change in volunteering dates - there needs to be 100% transparency when running an NGO as this is the major issue with all of them globally. There wasn't much work to do when there wasn't a clinic day which can be frustrating for folks who show up really wanting to contribute. It wasn't specified in the description that there would be specific clinic days (the dates and village locations are organized on posters and advertised online and in the towns, so look out for them on instagram (@puppypuddlesiargao) and be sure to show up on and around the surgery clinic days) It seemed like more work could have been organized beforehand for volunteers during the days when the pop-up spay/neuter clinics were not active. There also isn't any mention on WeTravel of the two major animal foundations that Kindred Connection is partnering with locally - Philippine Pet Birth Control Center Foundation (the veterinarians from Manila) and Puppy Puddle Siargao. There isn't any wish list posted and if you ask via email in advance you're asked just to bring cash donation. If you are traveling from a developed country, it is very easy and cheap to bring crucial materials like; an animal specific shaving razor, surgery instruments, gauze, medical tape, surgery drapes and the like....even collars and leashes would really be useful to bring and donate as many locals do not have the money for leash and collar for their pets and it's MUCH safer to have these on the animals while they are waiting for surgery and when waking up after surgery. I spent most of my time with the doctors and was told they desperately need certain items as their tools rust & burn out quickly and are all usually donated second hand as they are expensive on these islands. Cash is spent for vaccines, syringes, veterinary flights, food etc. This was extremely frustrating to learn - i could have brought a lot of these items from NYC, if only a wish list was researched & prepared in advance! Lastly, although we sign a waiver with the risks involved, it should be reiterated in the WeTravel description and in email to have at minimum, your anti-rabies and tetanus shot vaccination up to date. The work is super risky even if you are comfortable working with animals in stressful situations. Much love, DZ
Cc
This trip was magical! Before this retreat I had practiced yoga maybe 4 hours my entire life. Kayla and Cait made me feel welcomed and confident. Through their empowering sessions I was able to push my body in ways I never thought possible. All of the women at the retreat were incredible. The atmosphere was one filled with love happiness and trust. I felt free to come as I was, shed parts of me that I no longer needed, and grow. This is a truly life changing experience that I have not stopped recommending to anyone who will listen. Kayla created a sanctuary where all were welcomed and no one left the same. I am already counting down until next year!
It was an amazing experience that is still impacting my life. I thought it was going to be hard for me because I had never before practiced yoga but Kayla and Cait were awesome. I didn't feel uncomfortable or that I wasn't doing what I was supposed to do, I felt free, doing my best on my own pace. I felt in peace, able to silent my thoughts for seconds for me was a huge accomplished. Connected with myself and with the girls in a way I never ever thought I could. I feel lighter, my heart does, my expectations of myself. Im so grateful with Kayla and Cait for this extraordinary experience, zero regrets! Thanks so much for be dedicated to help so many women to heal, to love themselves.
BS
We had a great time! Such a solid group of inspirational women. and Kayla, Sarah and Rivka were amazing leaders and hosts. I will never forget this retreat or these people!
By Britteny Salvador for Algarve, Portugal on Aug 15, 2018
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