BREATHE IN BALI - YOGA RETREAT WITH SEDONA ALVAREZ
NOVEMBER 5 - 12, 2019
Quench your thirst for adventure on this journey to the mystical land of Bali, Indonesia. Immerse yourself in the magic of this luscious land to replenish and restore on every level. Nourish your body with delicious vegetarian/vegan meals and daily yoga led by Sedona Alvarez in the open air shala overlooking immaculate rice-fields. Feed your mind with 2 specialty workshops created by Sedona, enriched with material that you can truly sink your mental teeth into. Explore the wildness of the tropical jungle and discover the richness of Balinese culture with captivating group excursions. Visit a secret, secluded beach, witness a Kecak Fire dance and bathe in the healing waters of the ancient Holy Water Spring Temple in Ubud. Balance out the excitement with a relaxing pool moment or treat yourself to the peaceful tranquility of the in-house spa.
You deserve this opportunity to give back to yourself. Take a deep inhale and absorb the majestic beauty of Bali!
YOGA & WORKSHOPS
What can you expect from Sedona's classes?
Sedona’s devotion to a living yoga practice is the driving force behind empowering offerings that encourage you to explore and connect with your deep intuitive self. Sedona truly meets you where you are at and encourages you to embrace your own unique experience. With a trauma informed approach that is anchored in the belief that everybody deserves to benefit from yoga, Sedona mindfully crafts classes to be safe and accessible for all. Rich with creativity, peppered with humor and woven together with pearls of wisdom, Sedona’s classes are intelligently designed to help you find more freedom in every facet of life.
Workshop 1: Meditation Demystified
Sedona is on a mission to demystify meditation. There is no "right" or "good" way to meditate, there is YOUR way. This workshop is all about meeting yourself where you are at and creating a sustainable meditation practice from there.
Meditation is a state of flow in which the practitioner is completely absorbed in the present moment of awareness. Through constant practice, we develop the ability to zoom out, cultivating the inner witness and honing the skill of discernment. Meditation teaches us that we are not our thoughts and emotions and in learning to discard what is unnecessary as it comes up, we train our minds to be less reactive. In essence, meditation is a pathway of relearning how to show up in the world with extraordinary consciousness.
Workshop 2: Integrated Yin Yoga
The postures of Yin Yoga are said to be the tip of the iceberg- most of what is happening is going on beneath the surface. Dive deep into the mental and emotional waters of your practice with Sedona's integrated approach. Gain greater insight into what connective tissues and meridians we target in Yin Yoga and why. Using techniques from our meditation workshop, continue to cultivate the inner witness and practice observing moments of grit without reacting. Learn how an element of Yang is always present in Yin by exploring your edge in a way that is safe and supported. This is an all-levels practice in which we will use props in an empowering way to remain in poses for minutes at a time without "hanging" on the joins. Peel away layers of attachment, aversion and illusion to get to the heart of your practice, developing greater self-understanding along the way.
Surrounded by lush green rice-fields of Ubud with views of sacred Mt Agung, the Nirmala experience is that of nurturing and unfolding.
Each room is only steps away from the surrounding rice fields and opens onto a private deck with outdoor seating. All rooms are independent and designed with their own unique aspect to allow you to experience the stunning beauty and tranquility of the environment. Recycled timber, handpicked furniture, fine cotton sheets and authentic Balinese touches are combined with European styling. All rooms are equipped with AC and fans and have locally produced organic bath products and daily housekeeping.
7 Nights accommodation at the beautiful Villa Nirmala in Ubud, Bali
Roundtrip group airport transfer
Delicious vegetarian meals starting from Dinner on arrival day and ending with breakfast on departure day. Vegan options are available with each meal.
Daily yoga & two workshops led by Sedona Alvarez
Secret beach tour to a secluded beach to bliss out in (1.5 hours away from Ubud)
Visit to the Holy Water Spring Temple and its two bathing places that's over 1000 years old to receive good health and prosperity, restore your soul from the spring water's curative powers
Local market visit followed by traditional Balinese cooking class and lunch
Kecak Fire dance - A traditional Balinese dance depicting a story of their Gods in Ubud town
Airfare to/from Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
Optional/extra activities you'd like to partake in like massage treatments, Mt Batur volcano hike, bike tours, waterfall tours and more
Travel Visa to Bali - Not required for American or Canadian passport holders. Please check for entry/exit requirements based on the passport you hold
Travel Insurance (medical & trip cancellation) is mandatory to protect you in case of any unforeseen emergencies. Proof of purchase is required before trip departure. This is especially important in Bali as its known for volcanic activities that may impede travel.
Gratuities/souvenirs - at your own discretion
BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS
A $500 USD Non Refundable deposit will secure your spot on the retreat or you may choose to pay in full. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the retreat start date (September 5, 2019). Payment plans are available, remaining balance can be split up to 6 payments - please refer to FAQ for more information. A confirmation email will be sent within 48 hours of your booking.
Please do not book your flight until you have received a confirmation to do so. You will be provided with instructions on when to arrive/depart along with travel agent details to assist you with your flight booking (or you may book your flight on your own).
An information package will be sent 30 days prior to departure and will include the retreat schedule, recommended packing list and trip details.
All deposits & payments are non refundable. By booking a retreat, you agree to the Terms & Conditions listed here.
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