Bliss In Bali

Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Indonesia

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Bliss In
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Jan 11 - 18, 2025
Group size: 8 - 26
Bliss In Bali
Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Bliss In
  • Email address verified

Jan 11 - 18, 2025
Group size: 8 - 26

About this trip

Dear Soulful Seekers,


Embark on a transformative journey to find your "Bliss In" Bali! Veronique and Shazia will guide you on this epic retreat hosted at Soulshine Bali in Ubud, Bali from January 11th to January 18th, 2025. Bliss OUT! or rather Bliss IN, to find your Inward Bliss that you can harness and then take home with you. Retreat to the Island of the Gods to elevate your mind, body and spirit surrounded by the lush beauty of Bali and the warm embrace of like-minded souls.


🌈 Early Bird Special and Incentives

Exclusive 15% off rates displayed now will only be available until January 20th, 2024. Make your deposit now and get a free personalized yoga session on our private serene yoga deck!


🌴 About Ubud: An Oasis for Healing

Bali is one of the 17,000 islands of Indonesia. Bali itself is made of 4 islands, the most well-known being mainland Bali. Ubud is the geographical center, and the cultural, spiritual and arts center of mainland Bali. Ubud is derived from the Balinese word “Ubad’, meaning medicine. Ubud has long been known for powerful curative energy and for centuries people have flocked to this oasis for healing. An array of yoga offerings, breathwork, sound healing, and spiritual healers can be found in Ubud. Ubud has some of the most popular tourist destinations for Bali including sacred water temples, the Monkey Forest, picturesque rice terraces, waterfalls, and the traditional shopping market. Ubud was nominated by the Ministry of Tourism as a world gastronomy destination. It is a foodie haven, especially when it comes to vegan and gluten-free food. As the geographical center of Bali, the other hot spots to visit are easily accessible. 


🌺 About Soulshine Bali: Your Home Away From Home

Soulshine is a barefoot luxury resort and retreat center 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 - 4 acres surrounded by rice terraces, ancient temples and a beautiful river that runs along the edge of the property. It is also a working organic farm that provides the freshest food daily to our restaurants. Soulshine was opened in 2011 by musician and yogi Michal Franti. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Bali, where Balinese Hinduism infuses daily life with spirituality, ancient rice fields whisper tales of tradition, and the vibrant arts scene of Ubud captivates the soul.


🌟 Soulshine Highlights:

• 4 acres of immaculate grounds

• Pool club with cabanas

• Farm-to-table Restaurant • Tapas Lounge

• 3 infinity pools, Waterslide

• Full Service Spa • 2 yoga shalas/event spaces

• Organic rice and vegetable garden • Riverside walking path


🙏🏽 Bliss In Retreat Highlights: What’s Included

Lead Yoga Instructor, Veronique Ory

Special Offerings with Shazia Bashir

• Sunrise Meditation Practices

• Morning Energetic Yoga Classes Daily

• Evening Restorative Yoga Classes Daily

• Full Moon Ceremony 

• Daily Breakfast and Dinner

• Ecstatic Dance Event

• Surprise Excursion

• Airport Transfers


🌍 Meet Your Guides

Veronique Ory is the lead yoga instructor for Bliss In Bali and an Intuitive Movement and Mindful Awareness Guide. She is a very skilled and seasoned yoga instructor. Having discovered the calming benefits of yoga during her time in New York City, she earned her Registered Yoga Teacher certification with over 500 hours of training recognized by Yoga Alliance. She invites you to embark on a transformative journey of curated storytelling and creative movement, customized to align with your unique intentions. She leads international retreats, workshops, and private sessions, catering to diverse settings, students with inspirational themes. Her timeless and relatable yoga style embraces the journey of self-inquiry. In addition to her teaching, Veronique is the author of Shine On & Off the Mat, a truly unique and interactive yoga book. The photography for her book was done by Jeff Tong & Shazia Bashir. www.YogaWithVeronique.com 


Shazia Bashir is the retreat director and supporting yoga teacher for Bliss In Bali. She met Veronique during their yoga teacher training in 2017 at Blue Spirit in Costa Rica. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in Tulum. She is a strong yoga practitioner and is an Oncologist. She did her medical training at Johns Hopkins, Columbia and Cornell Universities. She performs surgery and tailors chemotherapy for women with cancer. Dealing with end of life on a daily basis drew her to yoga in order to deal with stress and to learn to live life to the fullest. Her favorite styles of yoga include Aerial, Kundalini, and Yin yoga. Shazia has frequently traveled to Bali for extended periods and is very passionate about guiding your exploration of Bali. She fell deeply in love with Bali because of her love of yoga, scuba diving, the spiritual culture, kind local people, and delicious healthy food. Ever since her first trip to Bali 10 years ago, she dreamt of having a home there. Over the past 2 years this dream came true as Shazia and her husband Jeff designed and built a second home in Ubud!



🍽️ Culinary Delights 

Be nourished by two gourmet vegetarian meals daily - breakfast and dinner buffets at Soulshine included and sourced with farm-to-table ingredients. Choose to have your lunches a-la-carte at one of Soulshines' restaurants or head out to explore and have lunch at one of the amazing restaurants in Ubud, the culinary and arts capital. 


💫 Why Choose Bliss In Bali?

This retreat is not just a getaway; it’s an invitation to rediscover your vitality, joy, and inner peace. Start and end your day with daily yoga practices and guided meditations, nourish your body with delicious food and spend the middle of your day either relaxing by the pool, pampering yourself at the spa or exploring Ubud. Let us facilitate a journey that elevates your mind, body, and spirit.


📧 Contact Information

For any inquiries or to reserve your spot, email us at BlissInRetreat@gmail.com.


🌸 Bliss In Bali—Where Bliss Begins Within. Are you ready?


With love and light 💕 ✨ ,


Veronique Ory & Shazia Bashir

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS​

What if I want my own room?

All packages are listed as a single package in a shared room. We highly recommend sharing a room, we are happy to pair you with a compatible roommate. We are gathering with the intention of cultivating community.  We have never had a problem with roommates in our experience hosting retreats. On the contrary, it fosters building new life-long friendships. But if you are really wanting to have your own room, you can do so by adding a private supplement upgrade package. Choose the same room category as your original package. 


Is this package refundable?

No. Bliss In Retreats are non-refundable and exceptions will not be made. The package is transferrable to another individual if you arrange the transaction. 


Do I have to know how to practice yoga to come?

No experience is necessary. We have had many people come with all experiences, including never having been on a mat. We just ask you to come with an open heart and an open mind.


Can I bring my kids?

Children are welcome at Soulshine. However, if time off allows, we intentionally picked the week after Winter break so you could choose to travel to Bali with your family during Winter break and then stay on solo for the retreat week to focus on yourself. We do not recommend bringing children to the morning sessions so you can focus on your practice and give yourself the opportunity to connect with the group. Soulshine offers excellent caregivers at very reasonable rates. Children over 1 will be an additional charge to stay in your room. 


Is tax included in my package?

Yes. 21% government tax and service is included.


Is airfare included?

Airfare is not included.


What airport do I fly into?

Your airport Is located in the city of Denpasar. Airport code: DPS


Do I need travel insurance?

Travel insurance is required and covers both issues with flights, luggage and international health insurance. We are not responsible for any losses related to travel delays or flight cancellations. Check with your Health Insurance Provider. Most offer travel insurance at a low cost, typically around $200. 


When should I arrive?

Due to the jet-lag, we highly recommend arriving early to adjust to the time change. If your time off allows we recommend at least a two-week stay in Bali. 

Check in at Soulshine begins at 3pm on the first day of the retreat and check out is at 11am on the last day of the retreat.


If you fly in early, you can leave your bags in the luggage storage and enjoy the pool while you wait for check in. If your flight back home is late at night, you can also put your luggage in storage and enjoy the property and spa.

Cultivating Community

We are gathering with the intention of cultivating community. We highly encourage you to select a shared room. From our experience at these retreats you meet like-minded people and can create life-long friendships. If you will be traveling alone we would be happy to pair you with a compatible roommate.


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.

🔌 Practicalities: What to Know

• Required Liability Waiver, please sign: {link here}


🛫 Travel Essentials: FAQs

• Bali is a 12-hour time difference from Eastern Standard Time, jet lag can be quite grueling, if your time off allows, we highly recommend planning a trip of at least 2 week duration. We will be happy to recommend other travel destinations in Bail including visiting the coast or the small islands off Bali’s mainland, where you can find some of the best beaches, surfing and scuba diving in the world.


• Visa Information: Check your visa requirements here. For US Citizens a 30-day visa upon arrival is seamless at the airport. A 60-day visa can be applied for ahead of time online. 

• Airport: Fly into Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS).


Remember you can lose up to two days with the time change and flight time, so double check your arrival date and retreat start date.


• Transportation: Ground transportation from DPS to Soulshine and back is included. For Daily transport, private transfers or shared shuttles can be arranged by Bliss In Retreats.


Make sure that you have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the arrival date or you will be turned away from your departing city. You must also have proof of a return ticket.  


• Electricity: Bali operates on 220V with European-style plugs. Bring a universal travel adapter.

• Vaccinations: Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines. Consult your doctor for travel health advice. Covid-19 vaccination is NOT required for entry, the was changed in June 2023.

• Water: We recommend only drinking filtered or bottled water and eating at vetted restaurants to avoid "Bali belly".


☀️ Weather & Packing Tips

Experience Bali’s tropical weather with temperatures in the mid to high 80s. January is in the rainy season, most days could be sunny and sometimes just short bouts of rain. Best to be prepared and bring a raincoat as quality raincoats are hard to find in Bali. Year-round in the evenings we recommend wearing flowy, breathable pants and long sleeve shirts for protection from mosquitoes. 

What’s included

  • Sunrise Meditation
  • Energetic Yoga Classes
  • Restorative Yoga Classes
  • Full Moon Ceremony
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Ecstatic Dance Event
  • Surprise Excursion
  • Airport Transfers

What’s not included

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Health Insurance

Available Packages

Garden View Room
only 1 left

*shared room, double occupancy, retreat package is per person. 

Please note this room is for a woman only to share a room with another woman.


These Garden Rooms are tropical rooms decorated in a traditional Balinese style with floor to ceiling windows and beautiful garden views.

  • 35 m2
  • King Bed or 2 Twin beds
  • Ensuite bathroom with Rainshower
  • Double Vanity
  • High-end mattress
  • A/C
  • Wifi

See photos linked of Garden Rooms 4-7

$3,788
Deposit: $500
Panorama Luxury Suites with Outdoor Tub
only 1 left

*shared room, double occupancy, retreat package is per person. 


Please note this room is for a woman only to share a room with another woman.


The panorama rooms are the newest and largest rooms, constructed in August 2022. These rooms all have record players with access to a vinyl record library of over 100 records, Marshall speakers, maxi bar with nespreso machine, living room space, and balconies with sunset and 180-degree rice field views. 

  • 58 m2
  • First floor 
  • Balcony with sunset and rice field views
  • King Bed or 2 Twin beds
  • Outdoor Oversized Terazzo Tub
  • High-end mattress
  • A/C
  • Wifi

See photos linked of Panorama Luxury Suites

$5,176
Deposit: $500
Panorama Penthouse Suites
only 2 left

*shared room, double occupancy, retreat package is per person, for a private room please email us at BlissInRetreat@gmail.com


The panorama rooms are the newest and largest rooms, constructed in August 2022. These rooms all have record players with access to a vinyl record library of over 100 records, Marshall speakers, maxi bar with nespreso machine, living room space, and balconies with sunset and 180-degree rice field views. 

  • 70 m2
  • Top floor 
  • Balcony with sunset and rice field views
  • King bed only
  • Oversized In-room Terazzo Tub
  • A/C
  • Wifi
  • Double vanity
  • Walk-in closet

See photos linked of Panorama Penthouse Suites

$5,647
Deposit: $500


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