Chaya Yoga Retreats

BALI + GILIS RETREAT | OCT '17 | AWAKEN


10 DAY BALI + INDONESIA YOGA ADVENTURE with STEFFY WHITE + LUCY HILL
10-20TH OCTOBER 2017

£2200 all inclusive (except flights)

AWAKEN your spirit of adventure.
Connect to the heart of mother nature.
An epic 11 day once-in-a-lifetime yogic journey in to the magic and mystery of Indonesia. 

LOCATION | BALI + UBUD
We begin our journey in Ubud, Bali’s yoga home and creative island hub. This bustling and beautiful town is just a few moments walk away from our home for the first four days; the beautiful eco-boutique Dragonfly Village.  Dragonfly's gorgeous cottages are antique teak houses from Java, brought over and lovingly restored. They are surrounded by lush gardens, streams and natural pools, set amongst tranquil vibrant paddy fields, with a panoramic skyline of dramatic and sacred distant volcano, Mt Agung. Surrounded by dragonflies by day and and fairy-like fireflies filling the air at night - this enchanting place is straight out of a fantasy tale.

Whilst in Ubud we’ll visit a local spiritual healer, some of Bali’s incredible temples and tropical, beautiful nature at it’s finest… You'll also have time to explore the delights of Ubud at your leisure, where you’ll find plenty of opportunity to shop for the islands unique handicrafts and local art. Or get a crazy-good Balinese massage and just hang in a hammock, dip in the salt water pool and watch the sunset from your balcony. Click on our galleries below to see some incredible images of our destinations.

LOCATION | GILI MENO
Next we spend an afternoon at sea as we speed boat to Gili Meno, the smallest of the show-stopping Gili Islands. The Gilis are an archipelago of three islands, close to the larger island of Lombok. These tiny islands are beyond stunning. With no cars on any of the Gilis, transport is solely by horse and cart, boat, or foot. And by which, it will take you a mere 1.5hrs to walk around Meno. Our home will be ‘Mao Meno’, a beautifully hand-crafted eco-retreat at the heart of the island, built entirely from reclaimed and natural materials. Bathed in nature, this is a unique and deeply peaceful slice of island paradise.

Alongside the juicy yoga flows and delicious tropical feasts, we invite you to bask in the sunshine, swim the crystal coral reefs with the local turtles, or perhaps take a day trip to visit Lombok’s waterfalls. And if that's all too much... Just wander this tiny, perfect paradise under the boughs of the palm trees. This is the epitome of a desert island dream, we guarantee you won’t want to leave.

This experience will open your heart and awaken your spirit. Join us.

YOGA | STEFFY WHITE
Steffy White's beautifully balanced teaching suits this retreat approach perfectly. Leading twice daily yoga asana sessions, with a  dynamic flow focus in the morning and yin in the evening, her nurturing yet challenging practice is always delivered with a smile. Alongside the physical practice, guests can experience breath practice (pranayama) and guided meditations. The focus of this retreat is AWAKEN. Our practice will connect you on every level to all parts of yourself, clearing a way for new beginnings and awakening your inspirational connection to your highest wisdom and best sense of wellbeing.

Steffy's Website

FOOD | CHAYA KITCHEN - INDO STYLE
Chaya's Lucy Hill, aka Chaya Kitchen, will co-curate the menus throughout the trip, which will be delicious, highly nutritious and with a focus on integrating a raw food aspect to the tasty local Balinese and Indonesian recipes. Drawing from naturopathic principles, and utilising the incredible tropical local ingredients, expect fresh, high vibration meals, which will leave you feeling light and bright, cleansed and awake! Lucy will also teach a wellbeing food workshop, enabling guests to leave armed with inspiring, easy tips to integrate the retreat experience in to their daily lives.

TYPICAL DAILY RETREAT SCHEDULE
07:30 - 08:00 Herbal teas, coconut water
08:00 - 10:00 Dynamic flow Vinyasa class + meditation (2hrs)
10:00 - 11:00 Buffet brunch
11:00 - 16:30 Day trip,free time, treatments
17:00 - 18:30 Yin restorative class (90 mins)
19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
20:45 - 21:30 Yoga Nidra or Guided Meditation (1 per week)

INCLUDED
- Full board: Beautiful Indonesian inspired plant-based menus
- Natural moonlit sauna and steam at Dragonfly Village
- 1hr traditional Balinese massage in Ubud
- Day trip to the local healer + water temples
- Return transfer to Gili Meno
- 1hr island massage in Gili Meno
- Day trip to Lombok waterfalls
- Wellbeing Raw Food workshop with Lucy

NOT INCLUDED
- Flights
- Optional meals out at local restaurants in Ubud
- Additional treatments or optional day trips

TRAVEL
The airport in Bali is Denpasar. As experienced Indonesian travellers, we can happily recommend additional accommodation either side of the retreat, should you wish to extend. Once you’ve booked your flight, we’ll arrange your private transfers to Ubud, with check-in from 16:00. 

RETREAT COST
£2200 per person, sharing accommodation
Single supplement on request

PAYMENT PLANS
We are always open to discussing ways to make our retreats accessible to everyone - please do be in contact if you would like to discuss how we can make it work for you.

To book a place or for any further details, please contact us via the link below. Or if you'd like to have a chat about this retreat, call Lucy on +44 7866 368798... We're always happy to talk retreats!