JUN 21 - JUN 27
Join us on our Summer Solstice Retreat this June in Bali! This reviving 7-day trip includes guided meditations, restorative yoga, spa treatments, excursions, and more in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The summer season is a time to invite fire into our lives and an opportunity to burn away all that we have outgrown and all that no longer serves us.
This proverbial ‘burning away’ is a purification; a disintegration of impurities within the body and mind. What becomes revealed is the true self at its most radiant core—an empowering illumination of the solar plexus chakra, the fiery energetic center of the body where one’s true essence, purpose wit and even ego are forged.
$3,750 $3,650 per person
(offer valid thru March 15, 2019)
There is no other place like Bali in this world. The Island of the Gods offers great beaches, countless waves and wonderful natural sites to visit and explore, colorful ceremonies, and gifted artists.
But, Bali is much more than that! There is a special vibe, an essence, something authentic that is difficult to describe, which has touched and inspired visitors from all over the world since decades. It has something to do with the Balinese themselves and their warm and welcoming character.
What You Get
High in the hillside, embraced by rice fields and rainforest climbs, your first 4 nights will be in the chic luxury haven of Blue Karma Ubud Nestling Escape. It has the rare ability of retaining a deep ancestral history while being forgiving of contemporary demands that provide Ubud with the rightful passage to call itself Bali's beating heart.
Recognized as one of the best yoga, spa and wellness retreats in the world by publishers such as Harpers Bazaar Weekly and Conde Nast Traveller, your final 2 nights will be spent in mindfulness at Floating Leaf. We invite you to experience authentic Balinese culture with a welcome drink, refreshing face towel, and foot massage upon arrival.
All meals are included in this itinerary. Tantalize your taste buds with Bali's globally influenced cuisine. From fresh and abundant breakfasts and juices to your favorite Indo-Asian dishes. Your menu will be plentiful and bursting with flavor.
Dining consists of high-quality, Prana rich ingredients which are organic and permaculture grown whenever possible. Multiple options for meals including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free are offered.
Our introduction to Bali is a feast of local and international delicacies. A pre-dinner cocktail party with local musicians playing traditional bamboo gamelon with traditional dancing. Guests are invited to dance and learn gamelon music.
Introduction to Balinese Culture
Trained local guides will provide an overview of what we’ll experience in Bali, offering some helpful tips on culture, religion, manners and customs, currency, as well as some basic Indonesian phrases.
Rice Field Walk
We will be guided on a tour through sacred rice fields where we will learn about Bali’s Subak, a true marvel of engineering and human achievement. Learn how these island wide irrigation systems helped to develop the civilization and are a holy and integral part of Balinese life today.
A professional personal shopping excursion to a silversmithing village, Batik workshops, master woodcarvers and more. With over 2 decades of local experience in exporting, our guides know the very best workshops to get you the best prices and the best quality.
Offering Making Class
Participants will create a traditional offering from natural materials and flowers. They will learn the technique as well as meaning and symbology behind this sacred daily ritual. Guests are encouraged to bring something of meaning to include in their offering that will be given the following day during a cleansing and purification ceremony at Bali’s most holy spring temple.
Enjoy a guided purification ritual at Tampak Siring Water Temple, the most sacred water spring temple in Bali. Balinese Hindus from all over Bali journey to the natural springs to help cure their ailments, spiritually cleanse themselves, and return to their villages with holy water to use for a multitude of purposes.
Keliki Village Art
The village of Keliki is a typical rural Balinese village. Its people are friendly and by walking around the village you will experience the color, serenity and beauty of everyday Balinese life in its unspoiled rural setting. Keliki is renowned for its fine highly detailed paintings of daily village life and Balinese Hindu dieties.
In the village, you will visit the artist’s homes and studios. They will show the stages of the Keliki style painting. The Keliki master painter and head of the school will personally lead us on a tour. Watch as the students, often times including children as young as 10, learn to paint highly detailed masterpieces. A great place to buy art as all the proceeds go to the school and the artists themselves.
Visit one of Bali's oldest coffee plantations and sample healthy teas and coffees including the world famous Kopi Luwak, the “world's most expensive drink.” Stroll the grounds among cacao, vanilla, papaya and many more exotic plants and trees.
Each Guest receives a private session with a gifted Traditional Balinese Healer. These 1.5-2 hours sessions are very powerful and insightful.
Enjoy varied styles of Yoga, along with Guided Deep Relaxation sessions that will unfold over your 7 day retreat. And remember, this is YOUR trip! You get to decide which classes you want to participate in and which ones you prefer to sleep through.
Each day, Iana will guide you through a different Meditation technique. You will experience 7 peaceful methods of achieving calm in a noisy world.
The local Balinese people live simply, happily, yet in poverty. Guests are invited to help put a smile on a child’s face or support a family in need of the basics by packing their suitcases with items gathered from home. We'll bring clothing, school supplies, medical supplies, art supplies, and children's toys. Don’t worry, you can use the extra space to bring home souvenirs!
Each Guest receives one Balinese Massage Spa Treatment at Flying Bamboo Spa, a holistic wellness center set deep behind the jungle curtain of Blue Karma Nestling escape in Ubud. Their staff believes in awakening your natural powers of transformation through holistic therapies and ancient healing techniques.
It's our pleasure is to assist each guest personally by arranging tours, making spa reservations, and interacting with the resort and local vendors. If you have WhatsApp, you will be given our personal numbers so you can reach us day or night for any requests or questions you have during the retreat.
A photograph can offer a unique glimpse into an experience, and awaken our most poignant memories. And while it’s essential to document these moments, we think sometimes it needs to be experienced without the interruption of capturing it on camera or smartphone. It’s with this notion in mind that we offer to photograph you and all of the retreat's memorable moments so you don't have to.
Once you have returned home, you’ll receive your unique photo album of your retreat. Something to show the family, your friends and just about everyone who will lend their eyes.
Bliss Out Retreats is giving each guest a $200 credit on any of our future retreats anywhere in the world! You'll also receive exclusive discounts and freebies from other local sponsors.
Join us on this life-changing trip!