BALI Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

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Andrea Russell
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28 reviews
Jun 16 - 23, 2018
Group size: 1 - 20
BALI Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Andrea Russell
  • Email address verified
28 reviews

$1930
Deposit: $500
Jun 16 - 23, 2018
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

Join me on a retreat to Bali, a small island in Indonesia known for its spiritual culture, temples, and traditional art.  The retreat will be held at The Shala Bali in Ubud where we will be cocooned amongst rice paddies and coconut palms in an oasis of peace, beauty, and wellness.


Each day will begin with an hour-long class devoted to meditation and mindfulness techniques. After breakfast, the daily three-hour Ayurveda and yoga classes are intended to go beyond the general group classes you may experience back home. Throughout the week, we’ll build progressively on Ayurvedic and yogic wisdom as well as anatomical, alignment, and energetic themes.


Each afternoon there will be ample free time so that, if you wish, you can explore Balinese culture. The Shala Bali is a 20-minute walk or short taxi ride to Ubud center city. Here you will find an exciting and thriving village of markets, arts, museums, Indonesian craftsmanship, temples, and much more. There are also several excursions available within a short distance. For instance, a half-day trip can be arranged to the sacred Tirtha Empul and Gunung Kawii—11th century temples that are most exquisite.


You can also spend free time at The Shala Bali. The retreat center has an impressive 20-meter salt water pool with a shady bale pavilion for relaxing and an area for sunbathing. There is also an Ayurvedic spa, set in blissful surroundings with flowing water and lush gardens, where self-care services may be purchased separately.


In short, this is a retreat for spiritual seekers who like the idea of a tranquil oasis and a bustling cultural feast for the senses.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • seven nights of luxurious accommodation at The Shala Bali
  • three nourishing and satisfying vegetarian meals per day
  • all-day coffee/tea
  • daily Ayurveda, yoga & meditation classes, including use of yoga mats and props
  • access to an impressive 20-meter salt water pool with a shady bale pavilion for relaxing and an area for sunbathing
  • access to an on-site Ayurvedic spa where incredible and affordable self-care services may be purchased separately
  • transportation to and from the Denpasar International Bali airport

    SCHEDULE
    7am | Meditation & Mindfulness Practices
    8am | Breakfast
    9am to 10am | Ayurveda talk
    10am to noon | Yoga practice
    12:15pm | Lunch
    1pm to 6pm | Free time for excursions, solitude, pool, etc.
    6pm | Dinner
    7pm to 8pm | Evening practice

    ACCOMMODATIONS
    The Shala Bali offers seven uniquely designed and decorated standard villas and three deluxe villas, each opening to stunning views of lush rice paddies, tropical gardens, and jungle vistas. The villas were created making the most of the colors and beautifully hand-carved wood and stone Indonesia is known for. Both single and double occupancy rooms are available.  Luxurious bathrooms and amenities are provided to enhance your experience of sublime comfort and peace. Each room includes fine linens, a ceiling fan, mosquito nets, a safe for valuables, a mini fridge, wardrobe and storage space, an ensuite bathroom with natural body and hair products, purified drinking water, a tea/coffee maker, a balcony, Wi-Fi, and daily housekeeping. Deluxe rooms also include a kitchen, living room, and bathtub.

    TRAVEL & ARRIVAL

    A valid passport is required and must be valid at least six months after the date of travel (December 2018). It’s highly recommended to obtain travel insurance.
  • Two weeks prior to departure for the retreat you must supply your up-to-date flight information if you’d like to be picked-up at the Denpasar Bali International Airport.
  • Plan to arrive before 3pm on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 to Denpasar International. You will proceed through immigration and customs and then retrieve your luggage. You will be greeted by Shali Bali transportation and taken to the retreat center which is approximately one hour away.
  • Plan to fly out of Denpasar Internation after noon on Saturday, June 23rd.
  • If you would like to arrange to arrive a day early or stay longer at The Shala Bali or in Ubud arrangements can be made.

    PLEASE NOTE
    Costs associated with passports (required), airfare, flight changes, airline baggage fees for any and all baggage, medical or travel insurance, vaccinations, gratuities and taxes for personal services, specialty beverages or alcohol, spa services, tours/excursions, and the country departure fee must be met by the participant.


A non-refundable $500 deposit secures your space in the retreat. The full amount is due by April 1st, 2018.


For Yoga Alliance registered teachers 30 hours of continuing education are available with this retreat.


Available Packages

WOODEN SUITE-DOUBLE
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The Darshana wooden bungalows built from 100% recycled Javanese wood.  They have a small private courtyard and patio. They are a little less then a quarter mile of a mile walk through the rice fields from the yoga studio.  One king size or two twin beds are available. 

$1775
Deposit: $500
WOODEN SUITE-SINGLE
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The Darshana wooden bungalows built from 100% recycled Javanese wood.  They have a small private courtyard and patio. They are a little less then a quarter mile of a mile walk through the rice fields from the yoga studio.   King size bed.

$1965
Deposit: $0
VILLA SUITE-DOUBLE
6 left

Stunning views of the jungle or rice terrace.  Luxurious private indoor-outdoor bathrooms.  One king size or two twin beds are available. 

$1930
Deposit: $500
VILLA SUITE-SINGLE
only 3 left

With stunning views of the jungle or rice fields with luxurious indoor-outdoor bathrooms.  King size bed. 

$2315
Deposit: $500
VILLA SUITE W/ SHARED LIVING ROOM-DOUBLE
only 1 left

Three private rooms share one large living room and kitchen with a stunning expansive view of the rice terrace.   Each room has a luxurious private indoor-outdoor bathroom.  One king size or two twin beds are available. 

$2000
Deposit: $500
VILLA SUITE W/ SHARED LIVING ROOM-SINGLE
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Three private rooms share one large living room and kitchen with a stunning expansive view of the rice terrace.  Each room has a luxurious private indoor-outdoor bathroom.  One king bed.

$2315
Deposit: $500
MASTER W/ SHARED LIVING ROOM-DOUBLE
only 2 left

Three private rooms share one large living room and kitchen with a stunning expansive view of the rice terrace.   The master suite has a luxurious private indoor-outdoor bathroom with a large soaking tub and a king sized bed.

$2045
Deposit: $500
MASTER W/ SHARED LIVING ROOM-SINGLE
only 1 left

Three private rooms share one large living room and kitchen with a stunning expansive view of the rice terrace.  The master suite has a luxurious private indoor-outdoor bathroom with a large soaking tub and a king sized bed.

$2600
Deposit: $500
$1930
Deposit: $500

VILLA SUITE-DOUBLE
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Who’s Going


  • DB
    Debra Ballweg
    I am so excited to refresh, rejuvenate, and restore my personal practice.
    Mar. 27, 2018

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Andrea Russell
28 reviews
I’m an Ayurvedic health counselor, yoga and meditation teacher, and neurovascular therapist living in Madison, Wisconsin. I have been in private practice and teaching since 2000. My classes and retreats integrate Ayurvedic wisdom, meditation and a mindful approach to asana that brings attention to anatomy, optimal alignment, strength, breath, and inner awareness. This practice cultivates abounding health in body and mind while inspiring you to live a more grounded and compassionate life. I offer a variety of trainings, workshops, and retreats, both locally and abroad. I have a deep love for travel, local food, and spending time with my pitbull Lucy. I look forward to working together. Gratefully, Andrea P.S. Head over to http://andrearussell.com/about/ to get my full story!

Reviews

KJ
It was a breakthrough weekend for me. Andrea is knowledgable and compassionate. I recommend her retreats to anyone looking for a welcoming approach in a calm environment. Im looking forward to sitting with Andrea again soon. Thanks Andrea! Namaste.
EB
I had a wonderful time the people were great and the food was delicious. The place itself was lovely as well as the surrounding community. Andrea is a wonderful inspirational teacher/guide. I am able to incorporate some of the things I learned there into my classrooms.
I really couldn’t have asked for a better week. The setting was beautiful, the rooms we comfortable, the food was excellent and Andrea’s program was thoughtful, fulfilling and inspiring. This was my second retreat with Andrea and I can’t wait for the next one, highly recommend!
DB
My time in Bali was truly an experience that I will always treasure. The accommodations at the Shala Bali were very comfortable. Mind the daily removal of frogs and the water on the bathroom floor after a rain, these could be put aside as the meals, the pool, and the staff were superior. I liked too that the Shala was set away from the hustle and bustle of Ubud, nestled in the rice paddies. When describing the yoga teachings and meditation; professional and knowledgeable about the practice of yoga and its sister Ayurveda. In addition, daily meditation brought a sense of calm to my personal well-being.
I had a wonderful experience. Andrea is very knowledgeable and she cares about her clients. I loved the fact we were able to expand our knowelege on self care and a new culture..
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