The Yoga Of Sound Retreat

Dec 27- Jan 03, 2018/19, Bali, Indonesia

When our voice becomes an Offering, through the unity of Spirit and Breath, the alchemy of Presence brings us back into the oneness of the Heart.
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 The Yoga of Sound NewYear’s Retreat

Start your new year in a conscious way with presence, mindfulness, sounds and silence.

Connect the conscious stream of your breath into the freedom of your voice and the opening of your heart. Allow Great Spirit to move through you like an open channel, as you raise your personal vibration and invoke a witnessing consciousness of the Divine frequencies, which organically flow like an endless wave of energy and dissolve back into the sea of silence.

The main focus of this retreat is to help deepen awareness, to the subtle energies both within and without through the medium of sounds and silence.

Sounds include: Mantras ~ Toning ~ Singing ~ Vocal Play

Complimentary Practices Include:
Pranayama  ~ Asana ~ Yoga Nidra ~ Mudras ~ Bandhas~ Breathwork ~ Meditation ~ Consciously connecting to the elements

Sound and silence have the power to still the monkey mind, generate healthy hormones, and invite the heart to open when used in an intentional way. Through the sounds there is silence and after we sound there is a deeper spaciousness of awareness.  If you wish to tap into this power and tune into subtle vibrations both inside and out, this retreat is for you.




Sequoia Henning has been studying and teaching yoga, sound healing and pranayama for more than a decade and cultivating a personal self-practice for two decades. She has lived half her life in India and in the South East Asia area. She is directly influenced by the interweaving of shamanic practices – what traditional yoga is based upon.

She used her knowledge of yoga, healing and Nada Yoga first-hand to heal herself of a serious illness and now shares that self-empowerment to all she teaches.

Here is Sequoia teaching how to use your voice to sing your heart song. 

What You will Receive From This Retreat

  • Deeper breathing, increased energy and improved health
  • Stronger, freer singing/speaking voice
  • Greater self-expression and improved communication
  • Confidence, self-appreciation and love
  • Expanded personal vibration and consciousness
  • Deeper meditations and ability to be in silence
  • Heightened presence and awareness
  • Removal of energetics blocks
  • Connection to your sacredness
  • Fine tune and expand your subtle listening skills
  • Feel peace and joy
  • Cultivate more prana into your bodies
  • Boost your immune system
  • Heighten and refine your intuition
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What is Nada Yoga?

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Nada is a Sanskrit word that means sound. Though the practice of Nada Yoga is not one specific practice it covers a wide range of practical exercises. Some practices include vocal play, singing, sounding the Indian scales and mantras. Part of Nada Yoga is learning to fine-tune your ability to listen to audible and inaudible sounds, which is an aspect of subtle vibration.

Benefits of Nada Yoga

  • Greater awareness and presence through deep listening practices
  • Deeper breath for improved health
  • Transforms stuck emotions
  • Deeper meditations
  • Inner peace and joy
  • Builds your confidence to express and communicate more freely
  • Expanded consciousness, creating new neurological networks in the brain
  • Releases endorphins (the brain’s “feel good” chemicals)
  • Increased energy (Sounding moves inner pranic energy & increases your energy)
  • Improved communication
  • Stronger speaking/ teaching voice
  • Quiets inner chatter and thoughts
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What is offered throughout this Yoga of Sound retreat

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Connect your voice with your heart, and create long-lasting health through the use of Sacred Sounds: Ancient Sanskrit Mantras, toning, singing, and vocal play infused with the complimentary practices of pranayama, asana, yoga nidra and meditation. Part of making sounds is learning to listen, internally and externally. This develops a deeper awareness of the subtle bodies and energies, which cultivate awareness and presence and awaken consciousness. Your sound holds the possibility of freedom and self-empowerment when used in an intentional way. If you wish to tap into this power and tune into subtle vibrations both inside and out, this sound healing retreat is for you.

Topics covered 

  • Knowledge of how to use Sound/Silence for your well-being
  • How to use sound to transform stuck emotions
  • The power of our words and how they shape and create our life
  • Various tools to use sound for concentration and meditation
  • How to sing your heart song
  • Stronger, freer singing/speaking voice
  • Greater self-expression and improved communication
  • Infuse extra pranic energy into your physical and subtle bodies
  • Breathing (pranayama and rebirthing)
  • Traditional Hatha Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Deepen your ability to tune into subtle energies
  • Expand your awareness to listening through presence


Daily schedule:

7:30-9:30 Meditation, breathing, mantras, sounding and movement

10:00 Brunch  

11:00 – 1:00 Free time mixed with two days of class mixed with theory and practices exercises about frequencies.

1:30- 4:00 Rest and relax

4:30 – 6:30 or 7:30 -8:30 We will alter these time slots every other day.

Evening practice includes a variety of vocal play, toning, singing, Yoga Nidra or silent meditation.

6:30 Dinner

8:00 – 9:00 Three different night events include, sound journey, meditation and Yoga Nidra

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  • The Yoga of Sound Retreat begins at Dec 27 at 4:00 pm.
  •  Check-in is any time after 1:00 pm on the 27th.
  • The last session is held on the morning session of Jan 3rd.
  • Check out is by 12:00 pm.

Venue and Accommodations


Nestled along the majestic rice fields of Bali is a quiet and nurturing retreat center called Bhanuswari.

The center is a short 20 minutes drive from the main center 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.

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Retreat Prices

  • Both types of rooms have the same amenities
  • The deluxe room is bigger in size and includes: 1 King or 2 twin beds
  • Mosquito net
  • Unlimited drinking water 2 bottles in room and refilling use
  • A choice of two swimming pools (one is salt water)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Use of the saltwater pool
  • The use of yoga mats, bolsters and straps
  • Complimentary massage
  • Water temple ceremony
  • Airport transfer
  • One complimentary transportation to Ubud

What is not included:

  • Flight
  • Visa
  • Tips for the staff
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Standard Room

Standard Shared is $1100 USD EARLY BIRD PRICE  $1000  If your deposit is received by Sept 30th, 2019 

Standard Single is $1500 USD  EARLY BIRD PRICE  $1400  If a deposit is received by Sept 30th, 2019 

Deluxe twin room

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Shared $1400 USD  $1300 EARLY BIRD PRICE Saves you $100 if you pay your deposit before Sept 30, 2019

Deluxe Single $1800 USD $1700 EARLY BIRD PRICE Saves you $100 if you pay your deposit before Sept 30, 2019


Fill out this application and send a $500 non-refundable deposit
or full payment with your application.

Passport And Visas

  • One-month visa upon arrival is given to most countries. Please consult your closest Indonesian consulate office, if you’re uncertain. 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 (depends on what 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
  • Converter
  • Audio Recorder