BALI YOGA RETREAT • FEBRUARY 2015

BALI YOGA RETREAT  •  FEBRUARY 2015

BLISS OUT IN BALI

SUN, SEA & SPA!

Experience the serenity and gentle spirit of Bali on this luxurious and intimate Bali Yoga Retreat with founder of Exotic Yoga Retreats, Gayle Olson. Enjoy beautiful beaches, luxury accommodations, deep yoga, local rituals, Balinese cuisine and culture in a beautiful and non-touristic region of Bali that is known for world-class diving. Bike, hike, swim, snorkel—or just relax, lounge and enjoy complimentary massage!

 

 

FLOW OF THE DAY 

MORNINGS begin with fresh coconut juice and a serenity walk around the lush gardens. Our morning yoga finds us in the beautiful open-air yoga shala flowing through a fusion of Hatha-Vinyasa-Iyengar that weaves in pranayama, music and meditation. After yoga enjoy a delicious tropical brunch of fresh mango, papaya, coconut. . .

AFTERNOONS are free to swim, spa or luxuriate in a long afternoon siesta! Get out on the water with snorkeling or diving, or stay on site to enjoy the pool area, treat yourself to a massage, or hike around the region for spectacular views while discovering the flora and fauna of the land. For a taste of culture, head into the little town of Pemuteran for lunch, browse shops and strolling.

EVENINGS arrive with a relaxing sunset yoga practice of restoratives, pranayama and meditation. A delicious dinner will be artfully prepared by our personal villa chef, or nearby restaurants to taste the local recipes, flavors and ingredients.

 

INCLUDED IN YOUR BALI YOGA RETREAT

  • Free pick up and return to the N’Gurhai Airport
  • 6 serene nights at gorgeous, private Balinese villa designed for yoga & health retreats
  • Daily brunch and dinners at the villa or tasting the Balinese cuisine at local restaurants
  • Tea, coffee, fruit, drinking water and. . . fresh coconut water!
  • One luxurious, hour-long Balinese massage
  • 2 yoga classes daily with Gayle Olson — Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Tantric & Yin traditions woven in the practice
  • Optional morning and evening meditation sessions
  • Special “Alignment Basics” class offered on the second day of the retreat to give students an excellent foundation for posture and safety
  • Optional Inversion Workshop to learn safe and effective handstands and headstands — have fun being upside down!
  • Traditional Balinese Cleansing Ceremony
  • Optional evening activities
  • Traditional Balinese Dance and Balinese Dinner/ Yayasan dancer and gamelan (donation basis)
  • Transportation to local beaches, spas and village for shopping and dining
  • World class diving spots nearby (paid individually)

 

YOGA CLASSES WITH GAYLE OLSON

Join Exotic Yoga Retreats founder Gayle Olson for sunrise and sunset yoga, blending traditions of hatha, Iyengar and Vinyasa yoga. Whether fiery and energetic or soft and receptive, the practice will include Gayle’s trademark hands-on massage adjustments, and encourage you to maintain a strong, meditative focus on your breath — and on the joy of yoga. Gayle has been teaching world-wide for more than twenty years and is author of the Women’s Guide to Yoga & Fitness.

 

STUNNING VILLA ~ SURROUNDS & HIGHLIGHTS

Our villa is nestled amid the striking contrast of volcanic mountain ranges and dazzling coral reefs of Pemuteran Bay on the northern coast of Bali, a more secluded area of the island that is off the tourist track yet famous for world-class diving. Unwind and restore in this peaceful paradise, relishing in the simplicity of natural landscapes, meditative yoga and the warm waters of Bali. Find Zen in tropical, frangipani-laden gardens on the villa property and savor breath-taking views from private outdoor pool and terraces. Enjoy island living in your two-story villa complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, kitchen, library and lounge. With air-conditioning and stone floors and walls, the villa provides gently cooling contrast to warm waters and temperate outdoor temperatures. Below are some location and highlight tips:

  • World class diving nearby
  • Exquisite coral reefs, accessible directly from the beach
  • Atlas Pearl Farm – high quality South Sea pearls,
  • Brahma Vitara Buddhist Monastery
  • Five nearby temples, including a monkey temple
  • Dolphins often spotted in Pemuteran bay
  • Proyek Penyu turtle-breeding and release project
  • Underwater Balinese Hindu temple 
  • Barat National Park, also known as West Bali National Park
  • Nearby Pulaki village is the centre of Balinese grape production and is surrounded by vineyards

 

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INTERESTED IN JOINING?

 

Have a look at our FAQ’s & Travel Page to answer most questions about this trip.

To reserve your spot, make a deposit.

To inquire, inquire here  |    (+1) 720 924 8666

THANK YOU!

 

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Watch our beautiful 1–minute yoga video

Story & script by Gayle Olson & Gayle Kabaker  |  Painted by Gayle Kabaker  |  Music by Sonya Kitchell