Bali Yoga Retreat September 22-29, 2013: The Art of Adventure

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Airfare to and from the trip, lodging before and/or after the trip if you are coming early or staying later, spa treatments, extra excursions, gratuities for your guides. Have questions? Please contact us


Traditional Balinese Cooking Class:
Learn how to use some of the over 1000 spices used in Balinese cuisine to create an authentic and delicious meal. This cooking class includes a trip to the local market where you will learn about the ingredients that go into each dish. Back at the retreat you will have hands on experience with the chef on cooking such local favorites as Soto Ayam (traditional chicken soup), Rendang Sapi (braised beef in coconut milk) and Dadar Gulung (Balinese pancake filled with coconut and palm sugar). This half day experience begins at 6am (early risers get the best produce at the traditional local market!) and ends at 1pm. Booking required at least one day in advance.
$65USD per person

Ubud Tour and Kecak Dinner:
This combination trip begins in Ubud and includes Monkey Forest, the Royal Palace and the traditional local market. The tour also makes stops in Mas, Batuan and Celuk villages to see local artisans working on traditional Balinese wood carvings, art and jewelery. In Batubulan experience the impressive traditional Bali Kecak and fire dance inspired by the epic of Ramayana. Learn about the history and culture of the island from the locals and end the tour with dinner in Sanur or Ubud. This trip begins at 3pm and lasts approximately 5 hours. The trip cost excludes entrance fees.
$50USD per person

Kintamani Tour:
This cultural and sightseeing full day tour visits the artisan centers of Mas and Celuk as well as religious sites and volcanic viewpoints.

The tour begins at 9am and it is straight off to Batu Bulan to experience the local Barong dance. Trips into the Ubud local Mas village and Celuk artist centers afford a chance to watch local craftsmen at work. Goa Gajah, or Elephant Cave, was an 11th century cave used by monks and was named for the statue of Ganesh found inside. A few minutes drive from Goa Gajah is Tampak Siring, a holy spring temple known as Pura Tirta Empul. An hour drive through the terraced fields and mountains brings the tour to Kintamani and spectacular views of Mount Abang, Mount Agung and Batur Lake. The tour lasts approximately 8 hours and excludes entrance fees.
$70USD per person

Bedugul Mountain Tour:
Visit Taman Ayun Temple and Monkey Forest where you can spot bats sleeping in the trees and feed the monkeys. Experience the local handiwork, fresh fruits, botanical garden and sights of Pacung, Bedugul and Lake Bratan. A highlight of this trip is a visit to Ulun Danu Temple, one of the most picturesque and most photographed temples in Bali. The temple was built in 1633 by the King of Mengwi and dedicated to the lake goddess Dewi Danu. This trip begins at 9am and lasts approximately 8 hours and excludes entrance fees.
$70USD per person

Balinese Wood Carving Class:
Wood carvings are omnipresent in Bali and tourist options run the gamut from traditionally carved to mass produced. Take home your own wood carved masterpiece and some basic carving skills from a class taught by a local artisan. Whether working in wood, stone, bone, horn or gnarled tree roots, these craftsmen can create art out of anything. Sit with an expert at the beginning of your week and whittle away at your craft until you leave.
$15USD per person

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8 thoughts on “Bali Yoga Retreat September 22-29, 2013: The Art of Adventure

  1. Hello my lovely friends!

    Can you please reserve me a room (single queen/king with a private bath/shower? Let me know if you need me to select the room if there are choices. Or if you feel comfortable selecting the one that you think I’ll like best, please go ahead. I’m sure all rooms are magnificent.

    I want lots of flower pedals too ๐Ÿ™‚ I have the time off at work so I’m ready to roll around in a bed of flowers and play with monkeys.

    Please let me know how much the deposit – happy to place it now.


    • Hi LeAnn!

      So very stoked that you are joining us!! We have sold out of our rooms with private bath, but all of the rooms are quite lovely. I’ll give you a call so we can discuss more details, and I can send you an invoice for the deposit. So excited to have you join us (and I am ordering extra flower petals for your room, too!!)



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  4. Hello there

    Is there any chance on getting the information for this session emailed through to me as the links for Itinerary and What’s Included etc are not working for me.

    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚


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  6. Hello,
    Wondering if there are still double rooms available? My friend and I would very much like to take part in the second week in September but are looking to put a deposit down in March. Can you please let me know?


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