Begin 2018 with divine feminine activation and celebration. What do you want to create in the new year and beyond? Gather in conscious community to manifest magic and immerse yourself in practices that will empower and inspire you. Relax and restore in beautiful Bali, enjoying the ocean, pool, and healthy food in the eco-resort.
You are going to gather in a beautiful sanctuary by the ocean in Bali, the island of Gods where the magic happens within and without. You will also join your powerful Shakti energy, unite in sacred practices to heal yourselves and the planet, connect and merge with mother nature, pray for you and for the world, and raise your vibration and that of the environment around. The "Goddess Gathering by the Sea" is a celebration of your infinite power to heal, to inspire, and to thrive for love and peace for the whole of humanity.
During the retreat, you will practice daily movement and meditation sessions including Kundalini, Kriyas, and Vinyasa yoga for all levels, pranayama, mantra and chanting, Pilates, ecstatic dance, and freedom movements. You will also take part in sacred ceremonies and rituals based in the Tantric and Balinese traditions such as daily Puja, water purification ceremony, and fire ceremony.
Optional excursions including free diving and snorkeling and additional massage therapy and private healing services are available for relaxing during your free time. Plenty of relaxation and restoration in the form of hammock naps, sunbathing by the pool, and frolicking on the beach are also waiting for you.
This is not just any yoga retreat. Your guides, Ela and Elena are Certified Sattva Yoga Instructors. Sattva yoga was created by the world-renowned guru, Anand Mehrotra and your teachers traveled to India to learn this powerful practice. Sattva in Sanskrit means "whole". This is a holistic practice that includes all the traditional and sacred practices of the ancient Tantric yoga tradition, Kundalini Kriyas, pranayama, meditation, mudras, mantras, asanas, and Vinyasa. The practice includes all of these elements weaved in a flow that will command your full presence, allowing you to come out of your mind and into your heart, where powerful transformation occurs.
READ BELOW THE FOOD POLICY AT OUR MAGICAL SANCTUARY.
We focus on local Balinese cooking
We use ONLY LOCALLY produced coconut oil or a small amount of virgin olive oil – NEVER palm oil.
All our used COOKING OIL IS REUSED to light oil lamps in the restaurant
NO MSG or other processed food is used
The herbs come from our ORGANIC GARDEN, and we buy vegetables from the local market or surrounding farms as and when needed
SEA SALT is supplied by our villagers
Locally grown palm sugar is the only sweetener we use
We buy as much as we can from our farming neighbours to support their hard work – e.g. corn and peanuts
We use only ORGANIC BALINESE white rice mixed with red rice
We use very limited imported food
NO STRAWS are used for drinks – only PAPAYA LEAF STEM if people request a straw
Our plates are hand-crafted from wood, and glasses are made from RECYCLED BOTTLES
We filter our well water for drinking water in the restaurant and rooms
ECO-COMMITMENT at the Goddess Gathering Retreat!
We have consciously chosen for our retreat venue a place which could not just be beautiful and secluded but also which could be built and maintained respecting Mother Nature.
Below is a message from the host of this stunning sanctuary. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND GET INSPIRED!
As custodians of this sacred land, we are passionate about living lightly and respectfully, with a low-impact presence within this extraordinary landscape. This land is our inspiration; living in an environmentally friendly way inspires everything we do – from the building materials we used to the food we grow and serve. Our protective eco-philosophy helps create a very special experience that nurtures and enriches all who chose to stay here. We’re as green as we can get, so you can leave with a clean conscience!
These are some of the measures we take to reduce to a minimum our impact on the environment:
Our buildings follow the natural lay of the land, and are influenced by traditional Balinese design principles
We used only local Neem wood or reclaimed hard wood for the posts and roof structures
Our floors use locally handmade cement and terracotta tiles, locally sourced marble and reclaimed ship wood planks
Our walls are made from local volcanic stone laid on mud bricks and mud plaster
90% of our doors and windows are reclaimed from old buildings in the area
Our furniture is hand-crafted from repurposed wood and other up-cycled materials
Our buildings enjoy natural cooling, with good ventilation, thick walls and ceiling fans
Our bathrooms feature rain showers and water-saving toilets
All lamps are either solar-charged, or fitted with energy-saving LED bulbs
We use only natural cleaning products for cleaning, and soap nuts for laundry (which is dried with natural sunlight)
We place natural and locally produced soaps and shampoos in the rooms
We change and wash towels and sheets only when requested, and encourage the reuse of pool towels for a few days
We provide filtered drinking water in recycled glass bottles in each room, refillable in the restaurant
The bathrooms are a semi-open so the sun and breeze dry towels naturally and prevent mould.
All the flowers in our rooms and restaurant are from our garden
We provide mechanically powered flash lights in the rooms for our guests
We provide no-energy bamboo speakers for cell phones in the rooms
Kitchen and restaurant
We created our garden guided by permaculture principles
We mulch the garden to protect the soil and to minimize watering
We use our own home-made Neem pesticides to control garden pests
We grow many fruit and vegetables, all our herbs and spices, and ceremonial flowers used in daily offerings
We collect and dry scented flower buds to make our own fragrant oil
We dry the herbs and make many products out of them. eg.herbal sea salt, herbal teas, medicine capsules
We collect the seeds and either plant them again or give them as gifts
We have many medicinal plants cultivated in our garden and make our own medicine
We compost our kitchen scraps
The grey water from the kitchen and showers supports our garden via an intelligent pipe system
The black water from the toilets is filtered with a waste water system designed by IDEP (www.idepfoundation.org) and goes into small ponds that attracts frogs and dragon flies
We planted already many eatable trees and will continue
Our four rainwater collection tanks have the capacity to store 60sqm
All the grey water goes directly in the garden
All the black water from the toilets are filtered with waste water garden systems designed by IDEP (www.idepfoundation.org) We have installed water-saving toilets and rain showers to reduce water consumption
The garden is designed to require minimum watering during dry season by mulching the plants and using mostly the grey water.
Our pool has a big volcanic gravel and plant filter as a pre-filter before the water goes to the sand filter system, and one of our pool water inlets goes through a vortex generator. Both systems are designed to use less chemicals for the pool
To save water, we have only showers with rain water heads – no bathtubs
We organise regularly beach clean ups with our guest and the local community to remove plastic and rubbish washed ashore
We provide much needed employment and training for our local village –those without jobs or education
Our non-recyclable or non-composted waste goes to a waste management facility in Amlapura
We actively support and participate in the local community’s ceremonies
We have library for information on sustainable practises
We share our knowledge on sustainability with the villagers
We support our local community by buying their produce or offering their skills to our guests
Our big goal is to make the whole area clean and green!
There are seven Chakra rooms – each brightly decorated with the colour of a chakra – for mindful and cost-conscious guests who wish to enjoy all the pleasures that the resort offers without needing a spacious double room. The 2m x 3m rooms, which occupy a longhouse facing jungle greenery are simply furnished, feature a single bed on a bamboo platform and share two bathrooms. The wooden deck on the flat roof provides a popular hangout space for sunrise meditation, afternoon siestas swaying in hammocks, and evenings of star-gazing to the symphony of waves lapping on the beach below.
Sharing the same pavilion roof, both Ocean and Jungle rooms open onto a spacious terrace overlooking the ocean and resort garden –enjoy the sunrise from the comfort of your bed! Also named after the beautiful murals painted above the bed, they are cooled naturally by thick stone and mud plaster walls that are curved at the corners for smooth energy flow and open at the top for air circulation. The sea-facing beds, set on a platform under a spacious mosquito net, can be set up as a super-king (180cm x 200cm) or as twin singles. To encourage deep sleep undisturbed from electric fields, there are no plugs directly by the bed, and only solar reading lamps.
Both rooms have semi-open bathrooms with small gardens, double stone basins and a rain shower embedded in the rock wall – plus a plentiful supply of organic soaps, shower gel and shampoos.
Sunrise is rondavel-style room for one Goddess (or two who don't mind sharing a bed), with circular walls of stone and earth brick and a bamboo balcony overlooking ocean and garden – enjoy the sunrise without leaving your king-size bed! To encourage deep sleep undisturbed from electric fields, there are no plugs directly by the bed; only solar reading lamps. A standing lamp and ceiling fan are provided for guests who want extra air circulation. The semi-open bathroom has a stone basin and rain-shower for bathing in moonlight using organic soaps, shower gel and shampoo.