Bali Bliss at Soulshine

Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Indonesia

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Donna Dowson
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Jun 8 - 15, 2024
Group size: 8 - 25
Bali Bliss at Soulshine
Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Donna Dowson
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10 reviews

Jun 8 - 15, 2024
Group size: 8 - 25

About this trip

Join Journey with Donna for a blissful week overlooking rivers and rice paddies within the lush tropical jungles of Ubud: the most vibrant and sought-after city on the island of the gods.  Our week of bliss will be enjoyed at Soulshine, Bali, a truly luxurious, high-vibe, boutique retreat oasis, founded by the OG Soulrocker himself: Michael Franti. 


Come experience Balinese blessings, daily yoga, movement and meditation sessions, holy water temples, monkey friends, world class spa treatments, plant-forward meals & craft cocktails, evening yin & restorative yoga, sound healing, coconuts for days, an adult waterslide & infinty pools, inspiration, divine downloads, and lifelong connections.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

Each package you see below is for one person in a shared room.

If you would like to have a private room, you may book so by adding a single supplement matching your package room type.


A non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot.

-All deposits are non-refundable.

-50% of remaining balance must be paid 90 days before retreat start date.

-Total remaining balance must be paid 60 days before retreat start date.

Cancellation policy:

-more than 60 days before retreat start date 100% of payment previously made may be applied to another retreat, excluding deposit.

-30-59 days before retreat start date, 50% of any payment previously made may be applied to another retreat, excluding your deposit.

-29 days or less before retreat start date, you will forfeit your entire payment.


All guests must travel with health insurance, be well informed of their coverage, and also know their 24hr contact line. 


PAYMENT PLAN TERMS & CONDITIONS

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.  If payment is 7 business days late, the package is subject to a $50 admin fee. Should a payment be more than 10 days late, the organizer has the right to cancel the package.


*Airfare, travel insurance, and health insurance are not included*

About Soulshine Bali Retreat and Resort

 

Soulshine has been created on the foundation of the Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana - the 3 causes of happiness, which loosely translated means "harmony, human to human, human to nature, human to spirit".


Soulshine was created by Michael and Sara Franti and is dedicated to togetherness and the art of gathering people to share in the joy of wellness, music, incredible food and good vibes. Located in the heart of Bali, it is a jungle paradise - surrounded by rice terraces, ancient temples and a beautiful river that runs along the edge of the property. 


At Soulshine Bali, eating healthy is made easy and delicious. Everything is prepared with your health and wellbeing in mind. Local specialties, veggie burgers, grilled fish, creamy vegan pasta or a raw dessert, you'll always find something nourishing or indulgent in the menu. Our organic ingredients and produce comes from our own organic garden and neighboring farms. 


Hinduism is the soul of Bali with over 20,000 temples in Bali. Incense burns throughout the villages as the local Balinese offer their prayers three times a day to please the Gods. The air is sweet, and perfumed by the offerings. A sense of gratitude and love envelops you. We will be staying in the thousand year old ancient rice fields, still carefully harvested today in the old traditions. 


Ubud is best known for it's generations of artisans. Wood and stone carvers, silversmiths, painters, batik makers, weavers, these skills and talents are passed down and carefully preserved. Dancers move gracefully as their hands and eyes tell the stories of lifetimes ago. Bali is a feast for the senses with almost daily ceremonies celebrating the cycle of life.

About your instructor

 

Donna Dowson is a vibrant and passionate individual who has dedicated her life to promoting wellness through movement, meditation, and adventure.  Growing up as a dancer, she fell in love with the flow and grace of Vinyasa and Ashtanga when she first discovered yoga.  The constant challenge of physical, mental and spiritual balance has kept her coming back ever since. Her deep-rooted love for movement has guided her on a journey to become a certified 200-RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher). She loves that there is a yoga practice out there for anyone who is willing to try. 

Donna started teaching yoga so she could help students discover the beauty of the breath, the ease of movement and the acceptance of self and others that yoga offers.  She brings a sense of empowerment and fun, both in the physical body and energetic spirit, to every class.  Always emphasizing the practice of honoring the body’s current state of being through ahimsa (non-violence), students are guided to explore all the possibilities yoga has to improve the health and well-being of mind, body and spirit. Her classes are fun, energetic and aimed at helping you find balance in your practice on and off the mat.

When you come to a class with Donna, you will be met right where you are, and move through a mindfully-flowing yoga sequence that is creative, fun, and challenging without being overwhelming. You'll learn anatomy and alignment cues to make all your yoga poses more effective and amazing, no matter what style you usually practice. Her classes often involve energetic sequences but also incorporate stillness in order to quiet the mind. Her welcoming teaching style, energy, love, & passion for yoga will keep you coming back for more! 

Get ready to feel empowered, fit, and energized to move your lessons off the mat and transform your body, mind and life from the inside out! 

What’s included

  • Accomodations
    7 nights accomodations in luxury rooms (options for panoramic view, terrazo tub, outdoor shower or private plunge pool)
  • Daily Yoga
    daily yoga movement/meditation sessions to include flow, yin, aerial, yoga nidra, pranayama, and primal movement (at least 2 options per day)
  • Cultural Dinner
    Learn about the Balinese way of life, the meaning of offerings, how to create offerings, and a group blessing. Balinese buffet, followed by traditional balinese dance performance
  • Sound Healing Session
    Experience the use of sonic vibrations to balance and heal your body, mind and spirit
  • Temple Tour and Blessing
    Visit the temple of Gunung Kawi, carved into the mountainside in 1000BC, then head to Tirta Empul Sacred Water Temple to be blessed by the multiple fountains of pure clean holy water
  • Secluded Beach Day
    Spend the day at white sand secret beach great for swimming and snorkeling
  • Massage
    Balinese style 30 min massage
  • Daily Meals
    7 Breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners (first meal is dinner on first night of retreat and last meal is breakfast last day of retreat)
  • Closing Fire Ceremony

What’s not included

  • airfare
    flights should arrive and depart Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
  • meals not mentioned
    2 off-site lunches, beverages and additional snacks (available a-la-carte from Soulshine restaurant open 7am-11pm)
  • additional excursions
    choose from surf lessons, scuba diving, coconut oil making, rice field tour, cooking class, river rafting, hike Mt.Batur
  • spa treatments
    Balinese massage, deep tissue, mani-pedi, refreshing facial
  • gratuities
    cash gratuity for resort staff is customary at the end of the retreat (approx. $8/day is suggested)
  • travel insurance
    travel insurance is recommended but not required https://www.travelexinsurance.com/home

Available Packages

Garden Room (shared)
only 2 left

The price is for one person in a shared room. 


Boutique style room

2 x twin or king bed

Living area space

Enclosed with A/C

Wi-Fi

In-room safe

Marshalls Bluetooth speaker

Organic amenities

Minibar

Ground or second floor

Near Oasis pool and Sky shala


View room here

$1,856
Deposit: $620
Soul Deluxe (Shared)
only 2 left

The price is for one person in a shared room.  


Boutique style room

2 x twin or king bed 

Outdoor Rain Shower 

Enclosed with A/C

Wi-Fi

In-room safe

Marshalls Bluetooth speaker

Organic amenities

Minibar

Located in same building as the Sky Shala


View room here

$2,164
Deposit: $720
Serenity Pool Room (Shared)
Sold Out

 The price is for one person in a shared room.  

 

Boutique style room

Private plunge pool

Located in a private corner of the property called The Serenity Zone

2 x twin or king bed

Enclosed with A/C

Wi-Fi

In-room safe

Marshalls Bluetooth speaker

Organic amenities

Minibar


View room here

$2,598
Deposit: $850
Panorama Suite (Shared)
Sold Out

The price is for one person in a shared room.  


2 x twin or 1 x king bed

Living room space

Balcony

Large Terrazzo Tub 

Record player and Marshalls speaker

Maxi Bar

In-room tea service & Nespresso Machine

Enclosed with A/C and ceiling fan

In-room safe, TV

Organic amenities

Wardrobe

Located on the ground and second floor

Closest to spa and Day club


View room here

$2,598
Deposit: $860
Panorama Luxury Suite (Shared)
Sold Out

The price is for one person in a shared room.  


2 x twin or 1 x king bed

Outdoor large terrazo tub

Living room space

Balcony

Record player and Marshalls speaker

Maxi Bar

In-room tea service & Nespresso Machine

Enclosed with A/C and ceiling fan

In-room safe, TV

Organic amenities

Wardrobe

Located on the ground floor

Closest to spa and Day club


View room here

$2,962
Deposit: $950

Available options



Your Organizer


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Donna Dowson
10 reviews
Donna Dowson believes that the body's natural inclination to move is essential for overall well-being and strives to create an environment where individuals can explore their connection with their own body, mind, and spirit. She has embraced her role as an "architect of joy", curating amazing experiences that allow others to tap into their innermost joy. In a world where stress and disconnection are prevalent, Donna's mission is to inspire others to live a vibrant and fulfilled life through movement, meditation, and adventure.

Reviews

KH
The Bald Head Island Gathering 2024 surpassed my expectations for a retreat. Our hosts, Donna and Nicoa were incredibly attentive to our every need. Our time was well spent relaxing our bodies and stimulating our minds and hearts to achieve an inner awareness that will remain with me long after today. Self-care and self-love are essential to incorporate into your daily practice. I'm grateful to have been reminded how important it is to pause and reflect on just how well or not well I am doing with these sometimes difficult practices. I learned to be kinder to myself. What could be better than that? Also, the island and accommodations were fantastic. Our days were so well planned that we flowed from one experience to the next and not once did I feel rushed. Karen Haynie
By Karen H for Your Island Gathering on Apr 27, 2024
We had a very relaxing time. Met some amazing people, had some great food and wonderful accommodations. Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing weekend.
By Nancy S for Your Island Gathering on Apr 24, 2024
This trip was absolutely wonderful! Donna and Nicoa made sure we all felt comfortable and luxuriously well cared for. Restorative yoga, breath work , amazing food, beautiful location, and spot-on life coaching made for a perfect weekend retreat!
By Kelli J for Your Island Gathering on Apr 23, 2024
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A gathering and personal journey in one! The blend of yoga, dialogue and sisterhood was an amazing experience. Donna and Nicoa are masters at their art! You will leave restored and renewed!
By lynn b for Your Island Gathering on Apr 22, 2024
Wonderful experience, Donna and Nicoa were a dynamic duo. The trip, event was timely and just what I was looking for, expecting.
By Tammy G for Your Island Gathering on Apr 16, 2024
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