2019-2020 CALENDAR OF WELLNESS RETREATS
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READY, SET... RETREAT! YOGA ESCAPE
BY MICHELLE ALISTOUN & DINA GHANDOUR
Michelle and Dina invite you to take a moment to reset, re-centre and rev up your practice. Whether you are newer to yoga, or you are looking for the opportunity to deepen your connection to it, this retreat will provide you with the perfect platform for personal yet guided exploration of the mystical practice.
Embark on a journey with two unique and experienced yogis in a safe and uplifting environment. Expect to be challenged, but yet supported physically, emotionally and spiritually. Anticipate classes to be vigorous but open to all levels with hands on assists to help each participant reach their fullest potential.
Morning sessions will be centered around the Ashtanga or Jivamukti Yoga method while evening classes take the form of a gentler, yin flow. You will have the chance to build up your physical practice, embody key alignment principles, learn the fundamentals of meditation and walk away with knowledge of select yoga scripture and philosophy.
Dina is a Jivamukti Yoga 300 Hour Certified Teacher and has been sharing her passion through teaching since 2015. She stumbled across yoga at the age of 15 through a Gaiam home video bought on Amazon and has been hooked ever since. She also offers Ashtanga, Thai yoga massage, meditation, and prenatal yoga. At heart, Dina dedicates her teaching and her practice to help spread joy and compassion to all - making yoga accessible through a safe and uplifting environment.
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With a personal practice exceeding two decades, Michelle can't imagine or even remember much of life without yoga. She first began teaching yoga in 2004 and is certified with 500hours Yoga Alliance as well as secondary group ashtanga certification from Mysore India. Michelle's often challenging classes mirror her philosophy that it is easy to be calm if everything around you is calm, but can you maintain that inner calm and steady breath when you are being challenged?
Single or shared accommodation at Villa Gaia
Twice daily morning and evening yoga sessions
Personalised attention and hands on assists
Two delicious, freshly prepared meals each day
Two complementary excursions in Ubud, Bali
Welcome group dinner
ASHTANGA YOGA RETREAT
BY JOY KUNKANIT& RICARDO MARTIN
Kunkanit Phrombut (Joy) from Thailand and Ricardo Martin from Venezuela are co-directors of Bright Yoga School. They have created their school with the idea to support yoga practitioners all around the globe who want to bring their Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice into a complete new level, and also for those who want to share the love and the passion of the practice with others through teaching. They are now embarking to lead an Ashtanga & Vipassana Retreat at Villa Gaia in July ~ welcoming students who would like to start or deepen their Ashtanga Practice, perfectly balanced with Vipassana meditation, nourishing meals & cherry picked excursions.
Joining this 7 day / 6 nights Ashtanga Yoga & Vipassana retreat & 100hr training intensive will allow you to:
Develop a solid Ashtanga Self Practice
Gain detailed knowledge about, breathing, alignment and how to modified all the asanas in Full Primary Series of Traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
Learn how to practice Vipassana Meditation
Understand how to live a life base on mindfulness Anatomy apply to Ashtanga Extra skills to develop strength & flexibility
History of Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
General Review of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Extra skills and practice to develop strength & flexibility
This retreat is suitable for anyone who wishes to start the Ashtanga practice with a solid foundation and for those who already have experience in the Ashtanga method. Combining this retreat along with Joy and Ricardo's 100hr intensive at their following second destination in Bali, will allow you to receive a 200hr Yoga Alliance Certification.
Joy took her first Yoga Teacher Training Course in 2007 with Absolute Yoga Thailand, and obtained her 200 Hrs Hot Yoga teacher certification. Since then she has been inspiring and sharing her passion with all those who are interested.
In 2009, she travelled to the United States for 6 months to study with Doug Swenson, one of the famous Yoga teachers in the West. While there, she was also given the chance to be his Yoga Assistant for The Yoga Conference Canada as well as many yoga workshops in the USA.
In 2010, she took another Yoga Teacher Training with Larry Schultz, the founder of It’s Yoga. This time it became a transformative step in her life. When she certified 200 Hrs Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher under Larry Schultz, she began her career as a Trainer.
Ricardo started to practice Yoga almost 10 Years ago back in his home town in Venezuela. Rocket Yoga was the yoga style which first grabbed his heart, from where he moved on to Vinyasa Flow Yoga. After completing his Yoga Teacher Training with Larry Schultz, his practice locked on to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Rocket Vinyasa Yoga exclusively.
Vipassana meditation is also part of my practice, I have been practicing meditation during the last five years. Meditation practice is a key ingredient to understanding the subtle aspects of the practice, so we include this very much in our approach to the practice; so more than teaching asana we teach mindfulness in movements.
EMPOWERED WOMEN'S RETREAT
BY ERIKA & HAMISH
JULY 11-16 -- SOLD OUT
Meet Erika Cramer, founder of Queen of Confidence in Australia, who is taking a bold stand for women to reclaim their self confidence. She encourages women to end people pleasing, self judgment, comparison and to let go of caring so much what other people think of us. Joining her is husband Hamish Cramer, founder of Manfulness who brings a deep level of holistic experience, meditation and personal fitness training designed to inspire the Mind, Body and Spirit connection.
This highly anticipated co-facilitated 6 day retreat for women will be based on working with the mind, thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviours via modalities of coaching, mindfulness, cognitive behaviour therapy, shamanic healing, movement, meditation & neuroscience to inspire action, change, connection and deep compassion and acceptance of self and others.
Here you will be safely guided and lead in order to push past comfort and into the rebirth of you are really meant to be. This retreat will leave you feeling, energised, rejuvenated, clear minded, expanded and ready to experience yourself on a whole new level.
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Erika speaks regularly to groups of women and mothers on the topic of Self confidence, Self-love and vulnerability. She facilitates Confidence masterclasses in Melbourne whilst running her coaching business where she coaches women both privately and in groups settings. Erika keeps it raw, real and entertaining whilst inspiring women everywhere to be who they are and stand in their fully expressed selves. Hamish sees fitness and wellness as one and focuses on empowering his clients into movement versus weight loss. This unique approach to fitness incorporates meditation in order to assist his clients in achieving lower stress, adrenal and cortisol levels. Hamish is a long life learner and has studied energy healing and Shamanism, which he incorporates into all of his sessions.
All transportation including pick-up and drop-off to the airport as well as local transportation to all our retreat run excursions in Ubud
5 nights / 6 days accommodation at our gorgeous retreat centre in Ubud, Bali
All Meals (unless we go out for group dinner) Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Unlimited filtered water and herbal tea. Your choice of Organic, plant-based, protein animal based, vegan, vegetarian or primarily raw meals designed to nourish your body
Daily Mindset sessions for expansion and empowering transformation
Morning and night meditation sessions
Access to salt water infinity pool, hot tub, infrared sauna, 4 bikes, library, yoga mats and props
Nightly groups circles
2 x One on one Video call Before and after the retreat to connect, support and nurture you through your experience.
Free time to relax, read, explore and heal
Personalised welcome gift
Complimentary natural products during your stay
Discounted spa treatments (massage, colonic, facial, reflexology etc.)
Professional and personal support to assist you in anything you need emotionally and physically through out your stay
1 on 1 holistic mind, body spirit session with Erika and Hamish
Group activities for connection, spirituality, growth and manifestation
Morning rice terrace walks
Water purification experience at Tampak Siring Holy Water Temple
Explore the Historical Temples & Meditation Chambers of Gunung Kawi
NOURISH YOU SINGING RETREAT
BY BETSY HANSON
"Nourish You Singing Retreat" is a unique way to explore at a deeper level, our own voice and the stories we have around it. Within a supportive group environment we can shift, find and connect with a more authentic singing voice and experience the joy that comes in singing with others. Within a beautiful environment and being deeply nourished by others, you are freed up to re-connect with yourself and with other kindred spirits!
Over the last 20 years, Betsy has been a Choir Director and Workshop Facilitator and has run music programs for Youth and she is passionate about what she does!! Betsy takes great pleasure in creating choir arrangements by taking amazing songs and making them unique by creating a new version with 4 part harmonies and a range of different instruments or A cappella.
Daily singing sessions with Betsy Hanson - fabulous contemporary, world music and indigenous songs with gorgeous harmonies, exploring your voice, what it means to you to express yourself through singing as well as working together as a group to improve your skills and confidence. Whether or not you consider yourself a singer, you will discover a deeply important part of who you are as you immerse yourself in song and bring your music to the surface and out into the world.
Group sessions facilitated by Betsy Hanson and Milinda Rodziewicz - sitting together in a circle, you will have some thought-provoking discussions and honest, gentle conversations about authenticity, beauty, music, creativity, feeling good and learn a little more about how to ask ourselves better questions in order to move through life's sticky moments! Sharing your collective experiences and wisdom, you will come away with some great new ideas/thoughts/tools that will support you on your individual journeys.
SACRED ELEMENTS RETREAT
BY MELISSA GHATTAS
Join Melissa Ghattas on an inspiring retreat revolving around the "five great elements", found in the Vedas, especially Ayurveda, bhūmi (earth), jala (water), agni (fire), vayu (air or wind) and akash (aether or void).
Each day will begin by creating healthy rituals to embark on our journey within. Using the ancient teachings of the 5 elements we will embody a daily vinyasa flow practice that will reinforce our connection to Nature.
Recreating stability, fluidity, creativity, confidence, love, truth, clarity, wisdom and harmony.
The afternoons will vary between sound healing, yin, walking meditations, sacred dance, internal reflection, journaling, sharing circles, creative writing/drawing, reading, connecting with friends or spending time by the pool.
Our experience will be deepened by the picturesque landscapes, sounds of birds and silence. The Balinese are known to be humble, respectful & compassionate; the epitome of spirituality. Bali is a devoted spiritual culture, everything is an offering to the Gods & here we will learn & grow together.
Discovering yoga in 2005 during a transitional period of her life, Melissa left her previous career and immersed herself into her practice in Mysore in 2009. India provided a transformative experience where her understanding of yoga developed into a way of life, a purposeful existence and a journey towards one’s truth in which she intends to share the same with her teachings.
In 2010, Melissa traveled to the Brahmani Centre in Goa for a series of teacher trainings with Julie Martin and has since been teaching Vinyasa flow in Dubai. Melissa maintains her seasonal teaching travels to India and now assists Julie Martin in both level 1 and level 2 teacher trainings giving her the confidence to share this passion with others.
Melissa continues to expand the scope of her training both as a teacher and as a student, by embarking on various training and self-development experiences around the world each year. This has allowed Melissa to deepen her empathy-driven style of teaching with the likes of Julie Martin, Shiva Rea and Rolf and Marci Naujokot, and share her inspiration and encouragement with her students.
Melissa is currently a Liquido ambassador and an experienced E-RYT 500 yoga teacher known for her dynamic Vinyasa flow classes and her integration of yoga philosophy into everyday life.
THE GODDESS RETREAT
BY UMA SPENDER
DIVINE FEMININE IMMERSION. SHAKTI TANTRA YOGA. MEDITATION. MANTRA. MYTHOLOGY
A place to unravel, open & bloom. This profound, down-to-earth 7 day retreat led by Uma Spender is designed to help you connect with your deepest wisdom and recharge on every level. Each day we will immerse in the sacred feminine; explore the ancient wisdom of the Goddesses of Yoga Mythology and cultivate presence in our modern lives. A hike up Mt Batur to watch the sunrise and a water ceremony at Sebatu led by local Balinese priestess Luh Manis are just some of the unique highlights!
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- 6 nights deluxe eco-resort accommodation at Villa Gaia (twin share)
- 6 Morning Shakti Flow Yoga sessions
- 6 Afternoon Deepening Yoga sessions. Including Restorative/ Deep Yin/ Yoga Therapy for Hormone Balancing & Yoga for Deep Healing
- 6 X Morning Sacred Circle & 6 X Evening Circle/ Meditations/ Chanting
- Understanding & Charting Your Cycle - class & open discussion
- Delicious & Healthy meals all day, every day during your stay - all requirements catered for.
- 1 hour Balinese Massage
- Airport Transfers
SOUL INSPIRED RETREAT
BY MORGAN WEBERT
Yoga | Meditation | Sound Healing | Soul Sessions | Ayurveda | Nature | Nutrition
Returning back to Gaia Retreat Center, is Morgan Webert's highly anticipated and uplifting, nourishing week long retreat of inspiration and restoration! Restore and inspire your soul amongst lush jungle foliage and rice paddy fields just outside of Ubud, the yoga and spiritual centre of Bali. Drop out of busy life and into nourishing sweet surrender with daily yoga, meditation, healthy food, soul sessions, sound healings, dance, nature walks and more. Connect with other beautiful souls and share a heart opening, spirit expanding journey into letting go of what holds us back and embracing what inspires our soul, with plenty of time to relax, read a book, get a massage, lounge by the pool, explore Ubud and take time for you.
Expect daily Dynamic Hatha Yoga (every morning), followed by a daily range of meditation techniques (midday) and soulful Yin/Restorative Yoga (every afternoon) — a slow and gentle practice designed to stretch and open the body as well as deeply restore and nurture. Soul Sessions — daily workshops with Morgan will teach you tools to break through limiting beliefs, cultivate empowering habits and design a lifestyle that supports your soul long after the retreat ends. Sound Healing — Experience the power of sound healing with crystal bowls and gongs amplified by sacred architecture at the Pyramids of Chi sound healing centre and feel your entire being vibrate with vitality.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
6 nights accommodation in Gaia Retreat Centre (single or twin share)
All breakfasts & lunch (vegetarian, fresh and healthy)
Daily morning dynamic hatha yoga and afternoon yin yoga sessions (12 classes total)
Daily Soul Session (5 workshops total)
Welcome Massage (60min)
Sound Healing at Pyramids of Chi
Day Trek through rice fields, temples, villages and ruins
Opening night traditional Balinese dinner (vegetarian)
Airport or hotel pick up (hotel pick-up outside designated area may be additional cost)
Transport to and from the finest local restaurants for our evening meals
SHIVAKALI 200HR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
BY SERGE BANDURA [GUEST TEACHER]
AND NINA POLO, STEPHANIE KATE, OLIWA NEWELL
SEPTEMBER 24- OCTOBER 11
Shivakali 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training returns to Villa Gaia in Ubud, Bali - immersed in the ancient spiritual, philosophical and meditative traditions of Yoga, while also maintaining a firm ground in modern alignment, sequencing, and approaches to practice.
WHAT STYLE IS SHIVAKALI YOGA?
We teach a alignment-based 'Vinyasa Flow' practice, culminating in restorative postures, meditation and pranayama. Our practice focuses on presence centered awareness, serving first to awaken the body and break-up stuck energy, and then to soften the mind and nurture our inner being. Uniting the masculine + feminine aspects of practice we find freedom in movement, draw awareness from the mind to the heart, and allow insight to arise naturally.
COURSE OF TRAINING
Founded by Serge Bandura - owner of a beautiful new studio in Ojai, California, this 200hr Yoga Teacher Training progresses over 18 days by a map of the chakras, starting at the root and ending with the crown. During the root segment, students will ground their intentions for teaching/practice, and learn the vast history of Yoga from the Vedas through the Upanishads, Buddhism, Yoga Sutras, Bhakti traditions, Tantric Lineages and contemporary Yoga Schools. In the sacral chakra we will uncover the countless layers of the subtle body, learn the principles of Ayurveda, gain an overview of classical Tantra, and practice Yoga Nidra. As we progress through the navel chakra we will explore Yoga's connection with power, fire, and introduce Lakshmi practice & the business of Yoga.
In the heart we encounter the devotional path of Bhakti (devotional) Yoga, as well as ceremony, prayer and healing. We will connect in nature, and receive teachings on the heart of our practice. We share in men's and women's circles as a step in our process of uniting energies, where we also honor identifying with a group other than your assigned-at-birth gender and exploring either group as you feel called. These are non-binary groups, with the awareness that classical yogic philosophy state we all have both the feminine and masculine essence inside us!
Moving upwards into the throat chakra students will learn about Kashmir Shaivism and the Sanskrit language, pronunciation, principles of chanting, and a wealth of mantra & deity practices. Progressing to the third eye the training becomes increasingly more subtle, as we encounter an array of Yogic meditations, explore Yogic Buddhism, and turn inward in silence. Culminating in the crown, trainees will receive kundalini awakening practices, learn Shakti mantra, Yogic ritual, and receive an initiation into the practice.
Each day will also include a thorough overview in the anatomy/physiology of Yoga-Asana (postures), a comprehensive outlook on teaching methodology, an intensive dissection of major and minor poses, workshops on adjustments/alignment, and plenty of time for practice teaching. Not to mention time for students to be present in nature, reflect, swim, stargaze, and relax in quietude. This training will also include an excursion to a very special Balinese temple, and a chance to participate in a profound & ancient Balinese ritual.
For those looking to teach, this Yoga Teacher Training in Bali will provide a vast, comprehensive tool-kit for teaching physical postures, alignment, adjustments and sequencing methodologies, as well as pranayama, mantra, meditation, and more. The principles we instruct can be applied to any style of yoga you feel compelled to offer.
For students looking to deepen their understanding, this will be a dynamic expansion of both knowledge and practice. A sincere exploration of what it means to truly practice YOGA.
ASHTANGA / BAPTISTE RETREAT
BY CLAYTON HORTON & TRYPHENA CHIA
We are honored to welcome Clayton Horton back to Gaia Retreat Center along with Tryphena Chia from Pure Yoga, on Nov 6-10 for an invigorating & uplifting Ashtanga / Baptiste Yoga Retreat.
About Clayton Horton
Clayton is an experienced and internationally known KPJAYI Certified Ashtanga yoga teacher who discovered yoga at age 21 whilst living in San Francisco, when his mother took him to a pranayama class. Clayton studied with masters Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and the Greensufi for many years, both of whom gave him great inspiration to practise daily and develop a yogic lifestyle. Whilst attending a course for teachers in Mysore during the summer of 2016, Sharath Jois awarded Clayton with the blessing of ‘Certification’ – the highest level of accreditation for teachers at the institute.
Clayton’s teaching style is traditional, yet light-hearted and relaxed - complete and well-balanced in which an experienced and skilled teacher can help any student 'find their place' within its structure regardless of individual challenges, aptitude and constitution.
About Tryphena Chia
Tryphena is thankful to have found Baron Baptiste and Sri Dharma Mittra as her teachers. Baron has helped Tryphena to be fearless in stepping up to her fullest potential. Sri Dharma Mittra has taught Tryphena to have compassion for everyone and to be the first person to stand up to help anyone in need.
Tryphena believes in having fun and allowing ourselves to make mistakes on the yoga mat. Her classes can be challenging but they are fun and creative.
Expect daily Simple Led Ashtanga practice with Clayton, Baptiste Power Vinyasa practice with Tryphena, Afternoon Restorative & Yin Yoga combined with delicious meals, excursion to Tirta Empul holy water spiritual cleanse and plenty of free time in our beautiful sanctuary & explore markets, restaurants and more.
Once a year (at least), be nice to yourself and choose to unplug from your whole life so you can take care of YOU.
This co-facilitated retreat is open to all levels and backgrounds.
TOUCHING THE SUBTLE RETREAT
BY MICHAELA WESTERMARK & MARTA WANDERLUST
DECEMBER 29, 2019 - JANUARY 4, 2020
Join two dear friends (and experienced Yoga teachers and facilitators), Marta Wanderlust + Michaela Westermark, for an end-of-the-year retreat in the magical Bali: a week to remember, re-awaken and consciously enter into the new. Come along for a journey of movement, transformative Breathwork, somatic practices, meditation, sound and ritual, cacao ceremony, nourishing food and stunning nature.
Closing the year by lovingly letting go + creating more space internally, and then consciously entering into the new on a magical land, unsurprisingly known as the Island of Gods.
ABOUT MICHAELA WESTERMARK
Before setting roots in Bali from Stockholm, Michaela spent years in India where she immersed herself in Asana, Pranayama and Vedic philosophy. Drawing upon the ancient teachings to infuse a practice based in the relevance of everyday life. Amongst other great teachers she has trained and studied with Cameron Shayne (Budokon & Mixed Movements Arts), Edward Clarke (Tripsichore Yoga), Usha Devi (Iyengar), Meghan Currie and Sudhir Rishi (Vedic Philosophy).
ABOUT MARTA WANDERLUST
Marta is a gifted, passionate, and highly experienced teacher and student of Yoga and the teachings of Advaita Vedanta. She has first discovered Yoga when 14 years old, and right away felt the mysterious familiarity of the practice. She began her professional training with a Jivamukti Yoga immersion, under the guidance of Yogeswari – one of the most senior teachers of the method. Marta was certified as an Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow instructor in a traditional school in Goa, India. In India, she also had the privilege to meet her Spiritual teacher Rishi Sudhir of Tiruvannamalai, with decades of experience in Pranayama, meditation, and a depth of Vedic knowledge. Over the last years, Marta has been studying with the plant medicines and traditions of Central and South America.
*2020 RETREATS *
YOGA | STILLNESS | LIGHT
BY AMY LEONARD KING
JANUARY 6-11, 2020
A 5 DAY / 5 NIGHT RETREAT IN ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER LOCATIONS FOR DEEPENING YOUR PRACTICE OF YOGA.
Join Yoga Corner Founder Amy Leonard-King for a fully immersive experience in the beautiful + spiritually rich Ubud in Bali as a way to welcome in the New Year. We’ll dive deep into the practices of Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda + Philosophical study as a way to fast-track your practice and ultimately how you experience life both on and off the mat.
Not simply a holiday with a bit of Yoga thrown in, this new format retreat is condensed into a 5 day intensive at the stunning Gaia Retreat Centre (Ubud), such that the practices experienced are absorbed on the deepest level, as well as retained in cellular memory to take with you beyond your time spent away.
Each morning will begin with a 30 minute meditation practice followed by a Hatha/Vinyasa practice influenced in the Jivamukti style, as is Amy’s lineage. Breakfast will follow on-site as a group, followed by free time for journalling, massages, treatments and quiet reflection, this time is encouraged to be silent in order to best absorb the transformation that will take place.
Before midday we will reconvene for guided meditation practice, followed by a light lunch at the retreat centre. The afternoons can be spent relaxing by the pool or exploring a little further by foot or road into the Ubud town centre. Each day before sundown will commence a workshop style practice exploring specific themes, practices and philosophies, including alignment, the 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda, the Chakra System, and Advanced Asana.
Dinner will be onsite and enjoyed together, all meals offered being plant-based and vegan; a diet considered to be the best and most beneficial to our own health as well as the health of the planet, and in accordance with the Yogic philosophy + practice of ‘ahimsa’.
After dinner each evening, a Satsang will be held, joining together in meditation, mantra, philosophical discussion and Q&A in order to finish the day on the highest note of elevated thinking and being.
This retreat is for you if you are looking to dive a little deeper, in a short (and very sweet) space of time. The retreat allows for your trip away to be both incredibly rewarding and deeply transformative, as well as giving space either side of the 5 days for your own exploration of Ubud and it’s rich culture, history and spiritual abundance. All levels of experience are welcome.
~ WHAT IS INCLUDED ~
5 nights accommodation
3 daily meals onsite
all yoga, meditation + workshop practices
1 x complimentary balinese massage
water cleansing ceremony
Amy is passionate about sharing yoga. Her own experience with the practice was a slow and steady evolution into what is now not only a daily practice, but touches every aspect of her life.
After completing her BCom at Melbourne University and then working a corporate job for 5 years, Amy's wish to create a 'job' that was her passion and life's work lead to taking a first Yoga Teacher Training whilst living abroad in London, and subsequently spending recent years travelling and studying under Yoga teachers from different lineages including Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Anusara, Jivamukti and Yin Yoga both here in Melbourne and all over the world.
Amy is humbled and inspired by the opportunity to share her love and joy of the practices of Yoga with anyone willing to take that first step onto the Yoga mat. More than exploring the physical practice in her classes and linking awareness of the breath, Amy's passion lies in sharing the deeper philosophy and ancient teachings that take us to a more subtle and profound understanding of ourselves, drawing us closer to our original state of truth, consciousness + bliss. Amy brings a calming presence to her teaching, whilst challenging students both physically and mentally, offering up ways to both ground + find our centre, as well as expand beyond our perceived limitations. She links the ancient practices of Yoga with how we can access these ideas in our modern lives.
REIKI INTENSIVE & NYEPI SILENT DAY RETREAT
BY ELAINE GRUNDY AND GAURI RAMIREZ
MARCH 22-26, 2020
Reiki Intensive and Nyepi Silent Day, Bali
Deepening our Practice
22-26th March 2020
Reiki Level 2 and above
A unique and profound opportunity to practice Reiki within the sacred Nyepi Silent Day, this 5-day retreat promises to deepen your relationship with Reiki as well as ground you in your inner silence and truth.
Reiki is not usually seen as a spiritual pathway, but the tools Usui left us are sacred doorways into self-knowledge, inner peace and freedom.
Explore Reiki as a tool for coming into your body and through a variety of discussion, guided Reiki sessions and introspection become more mindful of the inner wisdom and expansiveness within.
Investigate the mind’s process and harness the Reiki symbols and the sending tools to help us navigate our life path. Through the use of sending to blocks and affirmations we will unlock greater insight to prepare us for our own unfolding process.
Hone our attuning skills to create a sacred space for the merging of our will with universal will. Deepen your experience with attunements, self-attunements and coming into our own inner awareness.
Cultivate stillness with no goal other than being fully present in each moment in the perfect environment.
Finally bring all these tools together for a silent day of Reiki meditation, sending, and healing. Using the group energy to expand our individual efforts to create a supportive and transformative container for our own truth to emerge.
About Elaine Grundy:
Elaine Reiki, Elaine Grundy is a Reiki Teacher of 20 years and founded The Reiki Centre in Singapore in 2007 to focus on high quality Reiki education. Elaine is author of “Reiki, Pure and Simple” a down to earth and accessible introduction to Reiki. She is currently working on her second book to help Reiki students deepen their practice. Over the years she has traveled and taught Reiki all over the world, helping thousands of people learn the gentle art of self-healing through Reiki.
About Gauri Ramirez:
Guari has been practicing Reiki for more than a decade and teaching since 2013. She graduated under The Reiki Centre's Usui Reiki Master Teacher Program with Elaine Grundy. Her background in Psychology and Yoga Therapy allows her to blend Western and Eastern sciences; she has more than fifteen years of meditation practice, attended multiple Silent Retreats and completed over 1000 hours of Yoga training. She’s currently teaching in Singapore, Switzerland and Costa Rica, her hometown.
4 nights shared accommodation,
airport transfer to resort,
healthy vegetarian breakfast and lunch,
2x daily Meditation & Yoga sessions,
Reiki teaching and sessions,
Balinese Blessing Ceremony
Water Ceremony in local temple
THE FIVE ELEMENTS RETREAT
BY NAIMA WOODSON
APRIL 14-18, 2020
Sisterhood + Local Culture + Regional Cuisine + Relaxation + Fun
As with the five elements in nature, this retreat curated by Naima Woodson of www.beachbumwisdomco.com has been thoughtfully orchestrated with each element creating the other and working together to support a beautifully balanced vacation experience. Aside from Bali being one of the most high vibration, spiritually magnetic, lush, naturally and culturally beautiful places on earth, her love of the culture, food and spas inspired her to create a retreat where you can deeply nourish yourself, indulge, and have fun with kindred spirits.
You will see amazing sights, explore majestic temples, splash around in the sea, sip cocktails on white sandy beaches with stunning sunsets, eat fresh and organic regional cuisine, get massages and more! On this mainly all-inclusive journey, you will have some time on your own to explore the island. Spend a half-day at the spa for a relaxing Ayurvedic body treatment and fragrant flower blossom bath, wander through rice fields, shop the colorful markets, splash around in a waterfall, take a yoga class, visit the Monkey Forest, check out the night-life.After all, this is YOUR time to feed your mind, body and soul, as you wish.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Amazing villa accommodations at Villa Gaia in Ubud
Airport shuttle and ground transportation to and from all group excursions
Nourishing and indulgent breakfasts, lunches and dinners (with vegan, vegetarian and meat options)
Cultural Excursions & Classes
A luxurious Balinese Spa experience
View Naima Woodson's past retreat at Gaia Retreat Center by clicking - here
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