Balinese Adventure: Practice & Play

Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Nov 1 - 13, 2016
Group size: 6 - 20
Balinese Adventure: Practice & Play
Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Deposit: $500
Nov 1 - 13, 2016
Group size: 6 - 20

About this trip

Join Shannon Paige and Sarah TV Russell for a transformational trip of a lifetime on our annual retreat to one of the most magnificent places on this earth. 

Enjoy 13 days in the small island's cultural capital, Ubud, eating delicious food, enjoying beautiful traditional art, meeting healers, and soaking up the traditions and heritage of this spiritual land. 

The first eight days are spent practicing yoga in the mornings and evenings and exploring all the beauty this island has to offer. There are daily excursions to temples, coffee farms, rice paddies, bone carving village, batik factory, beaches and more. You also have options to be a little more adventurous with mountain bike rides through the jungle down the island's volcano and surfing the Indian ocean with local surf guides we know and trust. We will have one evening in which we will attend a traditional Kecak dance, a spiritual fire ceremony for you to be in awe and wonder of this incredible place, steeped in beautiful tradition. It's not go go go all the time, because you will also have the option of slowing things down to relax poolside and receive a healing massage next to the Ubud river where all your worries just melt away.

Each day consists of meditation, journal contemplations, vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga and home-cooked, traditional meals twice daily. Lunches are always up to you so you can get out and enjoy the local restaurants as you shop for the perfect keepsakes and gifts for friends back home. 

The final five days you have the option of a more structured and in-depth study into the God & Goddess Chrinicles. This is a rare chance to immerse yourself in training and deepen your yoga practice. And such a fitting place to experience this module as you reside in a deeply spiritual heart of Bali's Hindu culture. This module qualifies for continuing education credits through Yoga Alliance and is eligible as a 500 hour elective course through Shannon Paige Yoga.

The nature of myth and story. Applying the nature of the unseen into the caliber and connection of richer classes. Explore the skill-set of sourcing inspiration, making it your own, applying it to well connected and sound sequencing. Building on the skill-sets of the previous weekends, we will leverage social connection and sound principles of teaching into the secreted, “rahasya” technique of being just unclear enough to be universally compelling. Learn to amplify your verbal efficacy, theme integration, cuing, dharma talks, and sign offs.

Our guiding texts for this module will be: KA – Stories of the Mind and Gods of India, Roberto Calasso

Our retreat center is locally run and has all the Western amenities you could wish for including AC, wifi, flushing toilets, and daily traditional Balinese breakfast. :-)

Our island guide, Gusti, is a local Balinese who has been working with us each year. His intimate knowledge and love of the island and rituals make this an even richer experience than any other. He shares his own family's sacred sites with us which is a true honor.

This retreat is facilitated by the incredible duo Shannon Paige and Sarah TV Russell. 

Payment plans are available: 

$500 Deposit gets you set up for this fabulous trip

Prices based on double occupancy (those traveling solo are paired with a roommate) Single occupancy rooms are an additional $1000 for booking. 


Practice & Play, first 8 Days of Retreat: $1495 

God & Goddess Chronicles (counts towards 500 YTT), last 5 Days of Retreat: $1535

Total Investment for all 13 Days: $2295

What’s included

- accommodation - yoga and mediation daily - meals - daily excursions - all transportation while on Bali

Not included


*No refunds issued; 60 Days prior to retreat start date, retreat is transferrable to another destination with Sarah TV Russell

Before You Go

be sure your passport doesn't expire for at least 6 months, check WHO recommendations for immunizations for the area

Available options

Single Room Upgrade6 left

Your Organizer

Sarah Russell
Sarah is a wanderer, dreamer and doer. A lover of all things you can paddle, pedal and practice, she holds a firm belief in the power of yoga to heal. Sarah has fought cancer and recovered from a bike injury that broke her back but not her spirit. She owned the first yoga and cycling combination studios in Denver, then moved on to create the Denver Yoga Festival. She is the co-founder of Kula Creative Group, an agency supporting and connecting yoga brands and practitioners. She is a yoga lifestyle writer, motivational speaker, board member of the National Yoga Association and leads adventure retreats and yoga teacher trainings worldwide under her teaching brand Paddle Pedal Practice. You can take classes with Sarah online at YogaDownload. Get daily doses of inspiration from her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.