Empowering Shakti Yoga Retreat
Embrace and Embody your Strength, Wisdom and Change
Bali, Indonesia, Feb 18-28, 2019
Do you feel stuck in your life? Would you love to make some changes and not sure where to begin? This retreat could be the answer you’re looking for.
Imagine all your worries dissolve away as you land on the island of the Gods. Bali is rich with spiritual devotion, which is seen from the local people and felt through their kindness and devotion.
Bhanuswari, our venue, is located 20 min away from the hustle and bustle of Ubud, in a small village. The feeling takes you back in time. You can see the locals carrying their ceremonial offerings, kids bathing in the local streams, both men and women making daily offerings with water, incense and prayer.
Nestled beside the rich green rice fields is where you dip into one of two swimming pools located on site.
Or enjoy your complimentary massage as you hear the distant sounds of the bird songs or gentle stream flowing.
You can just let go as you allow the richness of Bali to nourish your soul and feed your spirit. It’s not just a retreat but a way to expand your heart and mind from a place that touches the souls of all who enter this beautiful island.
From the morning meditation, breathing, mantras or asana, or the daily ceremonies we share with each element – going to the Ocean, a local water temple and being ceremonially blessed by a Balinese priest – you will surely not feel or see yourself or the world you live in the same.
We invite you to stand tall and reclaim your inner power and strength.
Each of us has a story that shapes who we are, yet limits us from who we can become. The power of our life reflects our beliefs, emotions, and thoughts.
We are changing at every moment. Tap into your inner wisdom and guidance and set a clear intention about what you wish to change in Bali with us.
This Retreat Offers:
Ceremonies, Meditation, Asana, Pranayama, Mantras, Journaling, Singing, Chakra awareness,
Sharing circles, and Emotional Freedom Technique (healing modality).
From the Tantric Yoga perspective, life is created from the union of opposites. These opposites are known as Shakti, which connects with the Divine feminine energy, and Shiva, the masculine energy which holds consciousness. Together they are the building blocks that create life on both the macro- and micro-cosm.
Our world currently is calling for a balance of these two energies. The Shakti energy needs to rise up and awaken to its full empowerment. It all begins within, through each individual.
This retreat invites women from all parts of Mother Earth to gather and unite our collective Shakti energies. When we accept and embrace our beauty, strength and wisdom we feel empowered, inspired and limitless. Now is the time to transform our pains into an opportunity to learn from our past and now stand tall to reclaim your Shakti energy and embody your inner Goddess.
Allow yourself to feel supported, nourished and connected so you align with your inner balance. From a place of harmony we tap into infinite possibilities, creativity and feel a connection with the Earth and all beings on her; what happens inside reflects the outside.
We call our Sisters of the world to join us, rise up and feel empowered. Your invitation is to unite in this collective celebration through wisdom, acceptance, diversity, peace and love on the island of the Goddess in Bali, Indonesia.
Who is this retreat for?
This empowering retreat is for Women looking to create a toolbox for raising your awareness.
It is especially helpful for anyone feeling stuck, blocked, uninspired, stressed or sick from the pressures and demands of life. This is your opportunity to be inspired and to make changes as you deepen the relationship to your spirit if you are looking to gift back and really nourish yourself, reflect on your life and your inner guidance.
Are you feeling the desire to tap into your personal power, make serious changes in your life? Change cannot happen through the same personal reality as it continues to feed your personality. Now is the time to gift to you, through clear collective intention you will not feel the same about yourself or life after this retreat.
♥ You don’t have to move to a distant mountain and dedicate your whole life to a full-time spiritual practice to feel your connection with Source.
What is included in this retreat?
- Yogic practices – This empowering retreat moves through one chakra each day in reflection of various yogic practices, including daily meditation, asana, breath work, pranayama, mantras and sharing circles.
- Healing – Change limited beliefs by sharing in a daily healing practice called Emotional Freedom Technique which moves blocked energy, awakens new neurological connections within the brain, and helps to open our heart.
- Ceremony – Connect deeper into the elements in a conscious and sacred way.
- Free your voice – Allow suppression to be transformed through the use of sound with toning, mantras, singing and communication.
- Breathe – Transform your blocks with conscious connected breathing and daily breathing practices of pranayama.
- Journal – Express your feelings, thoughts and reflections.
- Rest – Just be with the beauty of nature, the singing of the birds, and the tranquillity of allowing yourself to be nourished
07:30 – 010:00 Ceremony, Pranayama, Meditation, Asana, Chanting or Singing
010:00 – 11:00 Breakfast
11:00 – 13:00 Talks and practices in connecting with the chakras
13:00 – 13:30 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Rest and Recreation
16:00 – 18:00 Practical exercises for each related chakra and element
We will have special excursions to a water temple, the ocean and time to shop in Ubud, which will be put into the schedule at the time of our retreat.
A few nightly meditations, singing, Yoga Nidra and discussions will be offered throughout the retreat.
The above schedule is simply a rough guide and may change. We will reflect our participants’ needs on any given day. We will also go on a few excursions for a water temple, shopping and one excursion to the Ocean.
Sequoia and Tara have known each other for 20 years and both have been teaching, studying and learning the deeper aspects of Yoga and the subtle bodies of the chakra system.
Venue and Accommodations
Join us along the rice fields at Bhanuswari
Nestled along the majestic rice fields of Bali is a quiet and nurturing retreat centre called Bhanuswari.
The centre is a short 20 minutes drive from the main centre of Ubud, Bhanuswari is surrounded by terraced rice fields, towering coconut trees, natural spring-fed streams and vibrant tropical gardens, creating a serene and secluded setting ideal for finding peace and tranquillity. Beautiful flowers and endless songs of various birds assist to nourish your spirit and soul. Bhanuswari is located only 45 min drive from the ocean and has views of the sunrise and sunset. There are two swimming pools on site one being a salt water pool. Bhanuswari also provides traditional Balinese and Javanese massage right on site.
Food at Bhanuswari
Fresh fruit platter
Eggs prepared to your preference
Each day is new local dishes
Coffee/ tea/ juice
Local Indonesian vegetarian cuisine
Various green salads
Tempeh or Tofu
An eclectic range of various ethnic cuisine which includes, Indian, Italian and middle eastern.
- Please let us know if you have any food restrictions as the venue does a great job of making sure everyone is satisfied.
What is included in the retreat?
- Return airport transfer
- 2 vegetarian meals daily
- Two excursions: to the ocean and local water temple
- A choice of use of two swimming pools (one is salt water)
- Complimentary massage
- Water temple ceremony
- Airport transfer
- One complimentary transportation to Ubud
- Free Wi-Fi
- Unlimited drinking water 2 bottles in room and refilling use
- The use of yoga mats, bolsters and straps
What is not included:
- Tips for the staff
Standard Shared is
$1500 $1300USD Early Bird Prices are in effect until Nov 30, 2018
Standard Single is
$ 1750 USD $1550 Early Bird Prices are in effect until Nov 30,2018
$1650 $1450 USD Early Bird Prices in effect until Nov 30, 2018
$1999 $1700USD Early Bird Prices in effect until Nov 30, 2018
Passport And Visas
- One-month visa upon arrival is given to most countries. If you are not sure please consult with your closest Indonesian consulate office. If you wish to extend your stay, plan ahead by purchasing an extra month visa at the airport before you collect your bags. If you do not purchase it at that time you have to leave the country to renew your visa. You can purchase a one-month visa upon arrival for an extra $30 USD (depending on which country you are from).
Money And Finances
The currency in Bali is the Indonesian Rupiah. $10 USD = 120850 IDR. The Indonesia Rupiah can be confusing because there are a lot of 00’s!
Our venue is surrounded by nature and hence there is no ATM. It’s recommended that you take out /change money before leaving the airport.
Foreign currency can be changed at major banks and authorized moneychangers which are all over Ubud. It is good to carry small notes with you for taxis and tipping. Credit cards are widely accepted in major tourist areas.
A Suggested What To Bring List
- Meditation shawl and a light sweater or wrap
- Light rain jacket and cover up or fleece
- Sturdy shoes for walking/exploring, and flip flops
- Lighter moveable yoga pants, crops (loose-fitting cotton is best in the humidity of Bali)
- Skirts and shorts
- Several tank tops t-shirts and long-sleeved shirts
- Bathing suit and sarong
- Pyjamas and undergarments and a few pairs of socks
- One set of clothes for touring, such as khaki pants or a long skirt.
- Smaller day pack (can be carry-on luggage in the plane)
- Yoga mat (they fold well or fit rolled in a large backpack – the retreat centre does have some mats)
- Small flashlight, combination padlock, and alarm clock
- Travel money belt in cotton (available at luggage stores)
- Travel bath towel (not too thick, i.e. quick-drying)
- Journal and several pens
- Camera and charger
- Audio Recorder