Nourish your Creativity with writing, yoga & mindfulness (retreat starts the day after the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival)

Mount Batukaru, Bali, Indonesia

Kerstin Pilz
Kerstin Pilz
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Oct 29 - Nov 6, 2017
Group size: 10-16
Nourish your Creativity with writing, yoga & mindfulness (retreat starts the day after the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival)
Mount Batukaru, Bali, Indonesia

Kerstin Pilz
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$1450
Deposit: $350
Oct 29 - Nov 6, 2017
Group size: 10-16

About this trip

Explore your creativity with writing, yoga and mindfulness in the pristine central mountains of Bali. This retreat is suitable for anybody who believes in the transformative power of writing. Nourish what sustains you, give yourself the gift of a week of unlimited writing time, daily gentle morning yoga and deep relaxation to the ancient sounds of Himalayan Sound Bowls.
A week at Bali Eco Stay feels like taking your soul to the spa. We will have all five acres of the resort on the lush southern slopes of Mt Batukaru to ourselves. The resort is fed by crystal clear mountain streams, surrounded by tropical food forest and organic cascading rice paddies gently worked by the local community.

There are plenty of beautiful spaces where you can sneak away and be with yourself, go for a contemplative walk through the rice paddies and the fruit forest, sit by the waterfall or take a swim in the creek that winds its way through the property.



What’s included

•    8 x nights accommodation in superior shared eco bungalows (single use of bungalow available at additional cost)
•    ALL MEALS (Breakfast, lunch and dinner, morning and afternoon tea)
•    1 guided nature walk
•    Offering making & blessing with the local munku
•    Daily yoga & meditation
•    Writing workshops & feedback sessions
•    1 Balinese massage
•    1 individual sound massage with Himalayan singing bowls & group sound bath
•    unlimited tea, coffee and drinking water
•    group transfer to/from airport (or Ubud if you are attending the festival)

The secluded nature of the retreat means, there won't be many opportunities to spend any additional money once you are at Bali Eco Stay.

Not included

•    International airfare to Denpasar, Bali
•    Attendance at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival is optional and at own expense
•    Additional activities at Bali Eco Stay can be organised at own cost and on demand.
•    Alcohol, travel insurance (highly recommended) and personal items

Before You Go

Please note that this retreat is for the curious and the open minded. You will be sleeping in beautiful open Bali-style bungalows. All beds are fitted with mosquito nets. For some of us, living in such close proximity with nature will be a new experience. Nature's powerful embrace is deeply nourishing and soothing if you allow yourself to surrender to it.

For more info visit: www.writeyourjourney.com or send me an email.

Itinerary

7 Days/8 nights
REFUEL YOUR PASSION
This retreat is suitable for anybody who believes in the soul nourishing power of writing. Whether you have an established writing practice, are a published author working on a specific project, or whether you've always wanted to write but never had the time, this retreat is for you. There will be plenty of free writing time, guided writing exercises, workshops and feedback. The retreat is designed to nourish mind, body and soul. Feedback will be constructive and gentle and you have the option to share as much or as little of your writing as you wish. The retreat is fully catered and you'll be fed morning, lunch and dinner, plus morning and afternoon tea. All meals are prepared from organic vegetables grown in the property's permaculture gardens. It's some of the most exquisite food you'll ever taste. Every plate is a little still life, screaming to be photographed or sketched in word pictures. On our first morning we will go on a guided walk, exploring the vegetable gardens, the surrounding food forest and the local village so that you can get your bearings. Every day begins with gentle yoga and mindfulness meditation and ends with opportunities for after dinner chats that allow us to create crackling creative synergies.

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Kerstin Pilz
Kerstin Pilz
Kerstin a registered Yoga Alliance RYT 200 instructor, a published author and a former academic with a PhD in literature and 20 years university teaching experience. She has worked at Universities in Australia, Italy, the Maldives and aboard an oceangoing university campus sailing around the world and has led study tours in 5 different countries. Kerstin is also a photography enthusiast, a mindfulness practitioner and a world traveler. Born and bread in Germany, she divides her time between her home in Australia and being a digital nomad in Hoi An, Vietnam. She believes in the healing power of writing and has recently founded www.writeyourjourney.com where she offers journeys of creative self-discovery through writing, yoga and mindfulness, online and in beautiful locations.