Health and Healing Retreat Tour in Mystical Bali
Date & Time
Mar 19, 2020 12:00 am – Mar 31, 2020 12:00 am
Bali, Indonesia (*approximate) – Get Directions
About our CEU’sSpirit Winds School of Thai Massage is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Continuing education Approved Provider #225
March 19-31, 2020
13 days and 12 nights
* A time for personal transformation
*Yoga and meditation every morning and evening
*Visit and receive treatments at beautiful (yet affordable) spas EVERY DAY
*Eat healthy organic meals everyday
*Sight See and Tour Sacred places
*Go on “Spiritual Adventures” (Fun experiences that are unique, a little daring and have spiritual intention)
This is a beautiful opportunity to take time for yourself, to focus on nurturing yourself and to create time for personal transformation. We will be staying in four different retreat settings that are tranquil and beautiful, all have a yoga or meditation studio. I will be bringing you to my favourite spas, a different one each day where you can receive massage, have a flower petal bath, exotic scrubs among many other treatments for a fraction of the cost that you are used to in the West and in incredibly decadent settings, aaaahhhh. We will go to wonderful organic restaurants with lotus gardens, art galleries and International cuisine. We hike to a secluded waterfall, we are brought to a private purification ceremony at the North Temple on the sea. We will experience so many unique excursions that we’re calling this a “Spiritual Adventure Tour”.
You have the option to extend your ticket past the group tour date or to leave before that date, if you wish it will all be organized for you. The price for the flight is usually between $800-$1200, although special deals as low as $500 can be found.
Arrive in Bali and transportation awaits us to take us to Santra Putra Retreat Center and Art Gallery.
3 Nights stay in the rice fields outside of Ubud
We will get settled in for 3 nights stay in 2-story bungalows in the peaceful setting of the rice fields. This is where I have stayed with the same family for the past 22 years every time I go to Bali, they are precious. Karja is a famous artist who has art shows internationally and is the Director of the Art Institute of Bali. Karja will be leading us in a painting class (included), such an opportunity and a memorable experience. Santra Putra is 10 minutes outside of Ubud in the Camphuan/Penestanen area.
We will start each day with yoga surrounded by Karja’s art on the walls of the art studio. Breakfast is included.
We will visit my favourite spas in Ubud each day there.
There will be an optional workshop at a beautiful Jungle Spa where you learn to make organic facial ingredients with the flowers and herbs grown in their gardens and then receive a one hour facial treatment.
I will take you out one evening to Traditional Balinese dancing at the temple grounds.
You will have plenty of time for shopping, resting and exploring with others or on your own. Ubud is the artistic center of Bali with art galleries, music, dancing, and a lot of really, really good international (many organic) restaurants, spas, shopping, yoga centers, and environmental awareness groups.
Transportation will pick us up in Ubud, we will stop at a sacred site, view vast rice terraces and then arrive in the north of Bali, Tejakula, at the Gaia Oasis Beach Resort and Spa
4 Nights on a Black Sand Beach and Secluded Mountain Retreat
www.gaia-oasis.com. This is a beautiful and peaceful health retreat center. This is a place to drop into a deeper experience within. Yoga and meditation sessions will be held twice a day at the retreat by the resident teacher or our own yoga teachers. All of our meals will be vegetarian (but with a seafood option) organic and included with our stay. Gaia Oasis is set on a black sand beach and a second location at a mountain retreat with expansive views.
We will have the option to go to The Holy Springs, or hike to Les Waterfall or make your own hiking, resting, journaling or spa plans for the day. Janice Gagnon, your leader will provide a Thai for the Table training (15 CEUs) during our stay there (included).
We are blessed to be brought to our own private Purification Ceremony with a Balinese Priest at the oldest temple Bali in the North of Bali on the sea.
3 Nights stay in Sidemen
www.cepikvilla.com. A small traditional village with very little tourism, in the beautiful and serene setting of terraced rice fields. Ayu and Ketut are our most gracious hosts and their wonderful staff soon feel like family. We will have outdoor yoga every morning and relax by the pool, read, write in our journals, and eat organic food made by a gourmet chef.
Ayu will lead a Yin Yoga class one of the mornings, this is a beautiful experience in this magical environment that is treasured.
There will be an optional excursion to go with a guide for a hike through the rice fields and terraced gardens surrounding the village.
To finish the trip, we will go back to the center of Bali to Ubud.
2 Nights stay in the center of Ubud
The day will begin with meditation. I will bring you to more of my favorite spas in Ubud and you will have 2 days to shop, rest or tour the area.
While in Ubud an optional half day training in Traditional Balinese massage and spa treatments taught by a Balinese teacher Made Nasib, owner of the Beji Ayu Spa, at his newly built outdoor spa in the rice fields (pictured below). He will teach us on location at the spa a variety of Balinese massage techniques as well as specialized spa treatments authentic to Bali such as Traditional Lulur massage.
Transportation will be provided to the airport for your flight back or if you are extending your stay, we have ideas for accommodation and day trips.
It is a good idea to find a balance of time for yourself and time with others if your intention is for a transformational trip; allowing for reflection, deep relaxation and rejuvenation. This is a really wonderful opportunity to take care of yourself, create a shift or change in your life that is needed and to have a magical time in a mystical place in the world. Bali is a very special place to experience the mystical aspects of life. It is my favorite place in the world to go for relaxation, spiritual inspiration and decadent natural beauty. If this sounds and feels like something you would really get a lot out of, please do not hesitate to call or email me for a more personal discussion and information.
INCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP:
- Transportation: airport transfers and all planned excursions throughout the trip. Driving tours to other parts of Bali with an informative guide and reliable driver
- Breakfast everyday, all 3 meals while at Gaia Oasis Retreat Center in North Bali
- Yoga/qi gong/meditation everyday lead by either Janice or an assistant
- 1/2 Day class in Balinese art and culture by Wayan Karja, painter
- Thai For the Table training 15 CEUs
- Traditional Balinese music and dance performance
- Escorted temple visits and Sacred Sites. For these visits you will be dressed in a Traditional sarong and sash and instructed in procedures for your temple visit.
- Explore and hike Champuan Ridge on our way to a beautiful spa
- Purification Ceremony at a Holy springs at a temple on the sea
- Relaxation and pampering at luxurious and unique spas that are affordable every day, costs are your own (spa treatments at my favorite unique spas range from $13-45 for 1-3 hours of treatments…yes, really!)
- 1/2 Day training in Traditional Balinese massage and spa treatments taught by a Balinese teacher Made Nasib, owner of the Beji Ayu Spa in Ubud.
- 2 hour workshop at a Jungle Spa learning how to prepare organic facial treatments
- Arrange a visit to a traditional stone carving family or other traditional crafts
- Visit a school with the Gaia Foundation
- Enjoy wonderful inexpensive meals at the many beautiful healthy restaurants in Ubud
Bali abounds with unique gifts and crafts, bargaining is expected in most shops. Just relax, no phones or busy schedules. Let the ducks entertain you, have a cup of fresh ginger tea, watch the changing light in the clouds, and visit with other guests
We require a $500.00 non-refundable deposit to secure your space and full payment 45 days prior to leaving. The fee (minus the deposit) is fully refundable up to 60 days before leaving. If you are coming from another country the cost would be $1895.00 USD
I’ve worked out the extra costs for meals, spa treatments and miscellaneous expenses for someone on a
tight budget $350.00 and someone on a more flexible budget $700.00 and if you brought an extra $1000.00
you would be able to shop, indulge eat and drink whatever you want for your whole trip!
FounderJanice Gagnon is the founder of Spirit Winds School of Thai Massage located in Nevada City, CA. She has been studying throughout all regions of Thailand since 1997. Janice is recognized as an Advanced Instructor and Therapist. Learn more...
Health and Healing Retreat Tour in Mystical Bali
$500.00 – $1,895.00
All balances due 60 days before Retreat starts. A nonrefundable registration fee of $500.00 is required and subtracted from the total.