BALI RETREATS & WORKSHOPS
Bali has become a well-known hub for all things spiritual, with the environment conducive for deeper practice and introspection. Between the mountains and the seaside, our courses offer a plethora of exciting opportunities to immerse in Balinese culture: attending a wedding ceremony, visiting a temple, hiking through terrace rice fields, observing funeral or teeth filing rituals. When you are at the seaside, take advantage of surf opportunities or lounge on the beach, or swim with manta rays at nearby Nusa Penida. In the quietude of the mountains, we enjoy a more monastic, ashram-like experience with the echoes of priests chanting through the rice fields reminding us how sacred and special Bali truly is.
If you are looking to rent a yoga space for your own teacher trainings or retreats, please inquire here.
Schedule for 2017 :
Journey into the Self : A Mindful Living Retreat to Spark Connection, Creativity and Intuition”, taught in English and Romanian.
October 10-19, 2017
We often lose ourselves in relationships whether as a parent or partner, in our job or when our health fails us. When disconnection arises, we stop living the lives we were meant to live. Depression, anxiety, insomnia, digestive disorders are just a number of stress-related symptoms that we face when we are not living our dharma.
Join Alicia Cheung and Alina Grecu for an intimately heartfelt and adventurous, “Journey into the Self: A Mindful Living Retreat to Spark Connection, Creativity and Intuition”.
This mindfulness-based retreat will not only leave you feeling reconnected and refreshed, but it will also provide you with a plethora of opportunities to explore Bali, also known as the Island of the Gods. You will embark on a personal journey of self-transformation and love and also get a real taste of Balinese culture and its many special rituals and practices.
We will head first to the quietude of the mountains surrounded by dense, tropical rainforest and lush, (organically grown) rice fields. Leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the city, you will instead immerse yourself in this beautiful landscape with the delightful sounds of nature-cicadas, chanting priests, frogs, and some of Bali’s most tropical birds singing their song throughout the day.
Our retreat will conclude on the Eastern coast of Bali amidst surf, sun and sand. Situated near one of Bali’s most famous surf breaks, you will be able to enjoy the surf whether you are a surfer yourself or just lay by the pool and lounge in the off time.
The island of Bali, also known as the Island of the Gods, is one of the most spiritually and culturally dense areas of Indonesia. As the only Hindu island, the Balinese people take pride in their religion, full of rituals and prayer, chanting and doing daily offerings to the gods. When you come to our Bali retreat, you too will immerse in rituals and mindfulness activities that will awaken spirit and allow you to step into your life in a more embodied, more loving and ever present way.
This course will be taught in English and Romanian.
For a detailed schedule of our amazing package please contact Alicia or Alina.
Prices are as follows :
Shared Triple : US$1625
Shared Double : US$1695
Single : US$1975
Packages include :
- All airport transfers on Arrival and Departure days, trip to Ubud, all transport to and from various activities
- Accommodations and food
- Hike through the famous terraced rice fields with expert guide
- Visit and blessings from local priest at the famous temple
- Trip to hot springs
- Private boat trip to Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan (swimming with manta rays and snorkel)
- Trip to Ubud: to shop or visit temples and healers
- Jewelry making workshop-make and take home your own special souvenir
- Closing activities
- Certificate of Completion
- If cancel by June 30, 2017, no cancel fees
- If cancel by July 30, $500 cancel fees
- If cancel by September 1, $ 750 cancel fees
- After September, 100% NO REFUND
Alicia Cheung started teaching fitness classes at fifteen and yoga when she was just twenty-one. Her love for the human body and spirit led her to getting a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine, studying four levels of craniosacral therapy, and participating in over ten Vipassana meditation courses including the eight week MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) training. She currently teaches 50/100/200 hour yoga teacher trainings in Bali, Morocco and Fiji.
Alina Grecu is a fitness and Pilates trainer and yoga teacher. She has been certified through YogaWorks and Samdhana Yoga in Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, and MyoFascial Release Therapy. She has lead retreats and workshops in Romania and has also traveled to India to further her studies.
YogaWorks 200-Hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training Retreat, East coast. Applications accepted
November 1 to December 1, 2017
Set at the base of the beautiful volcano, the majestic view at our private location serves as both a back drop and platform for deeper, spiritual transformation. Blessed with the surround sound and beauty of the rain forest, every day is an invitation to visit hot springs, waterfalls, trek through rice terraces or visit the famous temple, Pura Luhur Batukaru. Day trips during the off time might include: a sunrise climb to the 2300 meter summit of Batukaru, a visit to the lakes along the North, or spending a day at the Buddhist monastery and hot springs. The Balinese people in our local village also welcome you to participate in local, cultural ceremonies.
Such a pristine area makes it naturally conducive for an all-organic garden. We serve healthy, organic meals three times a day and cater to vegetarian and non-vegetarian alike. Water is pristine and fresh from mountain springs and rivers that it sources their 20 meter pool before flowing through to outlying rice paddies. In 2012, this beautiful area became a part of the Unesco World Heritage Site.
The program includes retreat/workshop days sprinkled throughout the program to allow for getting over jet lag, time to acclimate to water, food and weather, and also have a little fun and see other parts of Bali. During the off time we will offer optional trips to Ubud, the spiritual hub and center of Bali, as well as a trip to the famous local temple, and a snorkeling trip (weather permitting) swimming with huge manta rays if we’re lucky (and we’ve been lucky every time)!
This training is also special in that we participate in community service projects at the end of the program. Previous projects have included teaching yoga to special needs children, prenatal and senior classes, working at a cat shelter, and donating clothes and prenatal vitamins to local organizations. This is such a beautiful, heart felt experience for both you and the people of Bali.
Here is what a typical day will look like. We will practice and study 6 days consecutively, with 1-2 days off :
Prices and Early Bird Deadlines for our Bali training in November is as follows :
Triple : US$5700
Triple Deluxe: US$5800
Double Basic: US$6000
Double Deluxe: US $6050
Single Shared Bath: FULL
Single Private Bath: FULL
- 5 student manuals
- All accommodations and VEGETARIAN meals from arrival day (dinner time start) to morning of check out (includes breakfast)
- Transport to and from airport and all designated treks
- Specialty workshops and retreat classes
- A special hike through the famous, terraced rice fields with a local guide
- A day trip to Ubud
- A snorkeling trip to Menjangan or Lembongan Island (weather permitting)
- Closing ceremonies and blessings with local priest
- Required reading books are not included nor is airfare
Please click here to learn more about our 200 Hour training course curriculum.
Photo By Melinda DiOrio