Third Eye Chakra Playlist – Bali

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1. 6th Chakra – Violet Universal Eye – Sound ॐ Love ❤ Alchemy☿

2. Gobinday Mukunday – Spirit Voyage Artists

3. Elusinian Blue – Gabrielle Roth

4. Through My Eyes (Live Acoustic) – Dan Darrah

5. High Low (feat. Zap Mama) – Michael Franti & Spearhead

6. Let the Groove Get In – Justin Timberlake

7. Tuolumne – Eddie Vedder

8. Honor and Harmony – G. Love and Special Sauce

9. Happiness – Max Romeo and the Upsetters

10. Walkin’ Boss – Jerry Garcia & David Grisman

11. Om Namah Shivaya – Wade Imre Morissette

12. Into Dust – Mazzy Star

Bali Yoga Barn Playlist

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1. Khandhalha – Karma Frequency

2. Embrace – Dub Sutra

3. ooh child – Beth Orton

4. So High – DJ Drez

5. Praise –  Shantala

6. Memphis Happiness – Sly & Robbie & The Mad Professor

7. Something You Can Feel – Stars On 33

8. Don’t Go – Justin Martin

9. Gooey – Glass Animals

10. Afterglow (feat. Soundmouse) – Phaeleh

11. State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U) – Jim James

12. Evolution – Cat Power

13. The Setting Sun – Dub Sutra

Heart Chakra Playlist – Bali!

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1. Om Namah Shivaya Wade – Imre Morissette

2. Could It Be I’m Falling In Love – Various Artists

3. Let your love flow – Bellamy Brothers

4. I Got Love for You – Michael Franti & Spearhead

5. Love Train – Various Artists

6. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) – George Harrison

7. its your thing (Out of Sight) – The Isley Brothers

8. One Tribe – Black Eyed Peas

9. But I Feel Good – Groove Armada

10. Do You Believe? – Poolside

11. Gooey – Glass Animals

12. Every Breath You Take – The Police

13. Love is My Religion – Ziggy Marley

14. One Love/People Get Ready – Bob Marley

15. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

Throat Chakra Playlist – Express Yourself!

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1. Om Namaha Shiva – Sheila Chandra

2. Buddha’s Lullaby – Manose

3. The Lucky One – Au Revoir Simone

4. Those To Come – The Shins

5. House of Cards – Radiohead

6. Say Something – Mariah Carey Ft. Snoop Dogg

7. Express Yourself – Glee Cast

8. The Sound Of Sunshine – Michael Franti & Spearhead

9. Happy (from “Despicable Me 2”) – Pharrell Williams

10. Beauty in the World – Macy Gray

11. Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti & Spearhead

12. Memphis Happiness – Sly & Robbie & The Mad Professor

13. Om Numah Shivaya – Apache Indian

14. For What It’s Worth (India Dub) – DJ Drez

15. Stay Human – Michael Franti

16. Have a Little Faith In Me – Benni Chawes

17. Consciousnesss Unfolding – Saggio

18. Ahimsa – Baird Hersey & Prana

Yin Yoga Class Playlist

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Yin Yoga is a balancing practice. With the busy, fast paced yang energy consuming much of our lives, Yin yoga invites us into postures that are more passive, yet challenging in their own, quiet way. Yin Yoga is unique in that you are asked to relax in the posture, soften the muscle and move closer to the bone. Yin yoga offers us a deep access to the body, much like when we indulge our senses in the soothing, rhythmic vibrations of music.

Please enjoy this yin yoga playlist from our Bali Retreat this year!

1 Om Namaha Shiva – Sheila Chandra

2 Jai Ma – Annmarie Solo

3 Friends – Prem Joshua

4 Prayer In Passing – Anoushka Shankar

5 Afterglow (feat. Soundmouse) – Phaeleh

6 Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.) – Monsters Of Folk

7 Fire And Rain – Jonatha Brooke

8 Wicked Game – Chris Isaak

9 Have a Little Faith In Me – John Hiatt

10 Way Back – Jazzamor

11 Have a Little Faith In Me – Benni Chawes

12 6th Chakra – Violet Universal Eye –  Sound ॐ Love ❤ Alchemy☿

13 Consciousnesss – Unfolding  Saggio

14 Ahimsa – Baird Hersey & Prana

Working with Shamans

We will coordinate appointments for you with local Balinese Healers, Shamans, known as Balians. Learn more about the tradition of Balians below.

 

Basic Facts about Balians:

Balinese trade information about Balians with skill and charisma, because we do not believe in anyone who declares himself a “Healer”. There are bogus practitioners, some quite famous.

Most Balians were “chosen”, they did not choose. They came to discover their gifts in the course of trying to heal themselves.

Balians do not advertise, draw attention to themselves, or like to be addressed as Balian. This can invite jealousy and bad feelings.

 

Balian Etiquette with Healers:

Real Balians receive their gifts from a spirit, based on Bali Hindu philosophy. They credit this spirit with giving them their gift of healing. Others through a very long intensive study and initiation from a well-known healer(s) or High Priest(esses). They are the Balinese equivalent of a “doctor”, who has to follow an etiquette and moral code, which is not that different than the modern doctor.

Healers are not regarded like movie stars or celebrities so don’t treat them like one.

There are so many types of healers who work on specific problems, from broken bones to broken heart, mental disorders to “mysterious” problems, so chose one that is appropriate for you.

Expect that it will be a process–expect to receive several treatments at least and that you might have to change Balians if one does not work. * It is not an instant process; so don’t expect to be healed on your way to the Airport.

Balinese bring an offering to a healer, with a token of appreciation (fee) inside. At the conclusion of the day, the healer dedicates this offering to their spirit in the family temple. People give what they can afford. Foreigners should give at least 100,000rp. Think of what you pay your Doctor! Your offering should never be less than what you are paying your guide or driver.

Balians are regarded on a status similar to priests. Consequently if you visit one, you should show respect by dressing in a sarong and temple scarf.

Remember always to give your offering with your right hand, and never point the bottoms of your feet at the healer. Never ever touch their head or face, which is the most sacred part of their (and your) body.

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How to Speak Balinese

Good morning: Selamat pagi
Good mid-day: Selamat siang
Good evening: Selamat malam
Good-bye: Selamat tinggal (if you’re leaving)/Selamat jalan (someone is leaving you)
Yes: Ya
No: Tidak
Thank you: Terima kasi
You’re welcome: Kembali or sama-sama
How are you?: Apa kabar?
What is this / that?: Apa?
Very good: Baik juga!
Please: Silakan
One more: Satu lagi
Finished: Habis
Bill, please: Minta bon
Excuse me: Permisi or ma’af
Doesn’t matter: Tidak apa-apa
(Note: letter ‘c’ pronounced as ‘ch’)
Do you speak English: Bisa bicara Bahasa Inggris?
I don’t speak Indonesian: Saya tidak bisa bicara bahasa Indonesia.
I don’t understand: Saya tidak mengerti.
Where are you from?: Dari mana?
I am from America: Saya dari Amerika.
How long have you been in Bali?: Sudah lama di Bali sini?
I have been in Bali for…: Saya sudah di Bali…..
What is your name?: Siapa nama anda?
My name is….: Nama saya……..
What time is it?: Jam berapa?
Where are you going?: Ke mana?
Turn left / right / straight / stop: Belok kiri / belok kanan / terus / stop
Where is the bathroom?: Di mana kamar kecil?
Where…?: Di mana?
toko = shop
kamar saya = my room
WC (way-say) = toilet
kamar mandi = bathroom
Currency / Exchange Rate: $1 US dollar = 8,675 IDR (Indonesian Rupiah)
Can you help me?: Bisa bantu saya?
I want…: Saya mau…
I want this: Saya mau ini.
I would like: Saya minta
I don’t want it: Saya tidak mau
Do you have?: Ada?
I like: Saya suka
How much?: Berapa harga?

 

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Bali Yoga Retreat Cultural Adventures

The cultural excursions on my Bali Yoga Retreat set it apart from every other retreat. We include more because the yoga of travel is one of my favorite types of yoga off the mat. You’ll learn why I am in love with this part of the world and its people.

Learn more about what you’ll experience!

Ubud Tour and Monkey Forest

This combination trip begins in Ubud and includes Monkey Forest where you can feed the monkeys,then we’ll walk to a traditional local market and have lunch at the famous Clear Cafe.

Clear Cafe’s (http://www.clear-cafe-ubud.com) philosophy is “eat the food you wish to be”. In the spirit of this idea we have created a must see sanctuary where everyone can enjoy organic, delicious, pure and natural food while experiencing the magical and nurturing ways of Clear’s pure Balinese team.

“Sit with friends, laugh, eat, drink and watch Bali time stand still.” – Michael Franti

Come on in, choose your favorite table/sofa and hang out as long as you like. At Clear we are quite known for our music so please enjoy the tunes. We have over 6000 hand-picked songs (on rotation) that you will love! Our music is a little bit of all your favorites.

-FOOD- we use all natural ingredients from local Balinese farmers. At clear we believe that energy can be transferred through food, so it’s very important to us how our chef’s and kitchen staff are feeling. That is why we pride ourselves on laughing, playing, and having a good time while preparing your food, so that it may be charged with life. Hee hee, it’s true. Why should healthy food be boring? At clear we promise it’s not so. Clear drinks/foods are so diverse that you may never get bored. At least we hope not. hee..hee..

Bedugul Mountain Tour

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.

Rice Terrace Tour & Lunch at Sari Organi

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Sari Organik specializes in growing organic vegetables and rice and making other products that can be processed from local produce. Sari Organik bases its practices on fair trade standards and tries to enrich the environment and the life of farmers and their families.

‘Sari Organik’ is Indonesian and means ‘Essence of Natural’.

“We at Sari Organik started to grow organic produce 12 years ago. We started experimenting with vegetables, fruit, rice and animals, trying to find a balanced system that will sustain it self and the environment with minimal input from other outside sources. Our aim is to build a model farm, a small family business that will grow organically with the market demands and benefit all. We are building a model farm that serves as an educational center and hope to see other farmers join our efforts to bring on “Green Bali”. See menu http://www.sari-organik.com/restaurant-in-ubud-bali/organic.html

Sanur Beach Club & Day Spa

The island of Bali is surrounded by coral reefs. Beaches in the south where we’ll be at Sanur have white sand and the ones on the East have black sand. There is good reason why Bali wins “The Island of The Year Award” almost every year. For instance, Bali received the Best Island award from Travel and Leisure in 2010. And according to BBC Travel released in 2011, Bali is one of the World’s Best Islands, ranked second after Greece. (Source: Wikipedia). This trip is a not to miss opportunity to enjoy a day spa and beach club along with riding a bike along the boardwalk if you want. Or kite surf, wind surf or just play in the water in between spa appointments.

Visit Kopi Luwak Coffee plantation for tasting and tour

“Kopi Luwak coffee comes from the Indonesian island of Sumatra, an area well-known for its excellent coffee. Also native to the area is a small civit-like animal called a Paradoxurus. That’s the scientific name, the locals call them luwaks. These little mammals live in the trees and one of their favorite foods is the red, ripe coffee cherry. They eat the cherries, bean and all. While the bean is in the little guy’s stomach, it undergoes chemical treatments and fermentations. The bean finishes its journey through the digestive system, and exits. The still-intact beans are collected from the forest floor, and are cleaned, then roasted and ground just like any other coffee.

The resulting coffee is said to be like no other. It has a rich, heavy flavour with hints of caramel or chocolate. Other terms used to describe it are earthy, musty and exotic. The body is almost syrupy and it’s very smooth.”  – http://coffeetea.about.com/cs/kindsofcoffee/a/aakopiluwak.htm

In the U.S. it will go for $300 per pound. Your tasting is included as part of your retreat. And it’s up to you to purchase some to take home, we always do! And it’s a whole lot less expensive in Bali.

Balinese Cultural Dinner & Dancing

We will enjoy a tour of an ancestral home, learn why it is organized as such and what the meaning is behind everything. You will learn how to make traditional Balinese offerings. And we’ll enjoy an incredibly generous dinner buffet with dance performance. See details and more photos on line.

Komune Keramus Beach Club Sunset Aperitivo Black Sand Beach & Pool Party!

Komune Keramas Beach Club is designed as your all day place to hang, re-charge and charge. Kick back & listen to tunes, scope the net, check the waves and mix good times with good people. Komune Beach Club is located at Keramas in-front of one of the world’s best high-performance right hand reef breaks which makes for spectacular viewing day & night.

Jon Huberman from Surfline, wrote this article on Keramas Surf Break…

“Once an ultra-secret hideaway of tightlipped Sanur expats, in the past few years, no other spot has received more media attention than Keramas. Whether it’s Andy Irons dropping in out of a Helicopter, or any of dozens of international professional surfers adding a section to the latest surf movie, Keramas is no secret anymore. The good news is that Keramas does live up to its’ hype. It’s an excellent reef break in a classic black sand beach and rice field setting, and.. In a land of perfect lefts, it’s one of a few perfect rights.

Keramas is a fun right-hander for hot dog surfing when it is smaller. In the past few years, surfers have been pushing the limits of what is considered too big to surf at Keramas. Even on the biggest days of the year, some local and international chargers have been paddling out there, returning with stories, film, and photos of glory.”

CINEMA

Komune’s Keramas Beach Club includes a beachfront outdoor cinema set amongst the coconut trees of keramas with a views over the ocean, the restaurant and bar. Komune live streams weekly webcasts of the latest surfing and sporting events when avaliable.  The highlights from the days or weeks surfing are blasted on the big screen for all too see as well as regular screeningof latest release movies for your viewing pleasure.

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Where is Bali?

WHERE IS BALI?

Bali is an island and the smallest province of Indonesia, and includes a few smaller neighbouring islands, notably Nusa Penida. It is located at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, between Java to the west and Lombok to the east, and has its capital of Denpasar at the southern part of the island.

Bali is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music.

The island of Bali lies 3.2 km (2 mi) east of Java, and is approximately 8 degrees south of the equator. Bali and Java are separated by the Bali Strait. East to west, the island is approximately 153 km (95 mi) wide and spans approximately 112 km (69 mi) north to south.

Bali’s central mountains include several peaks over 3,000 metres in elevation. The highest is Mount Agung (3,031 m), known as the “mother mountain” which is an active volcano. Mountains range from centre to the eastern side, with Mount Agung the easternmost peak. Bali’s volcanic nature has contributed to its exceptional fertility and its tall mountain ranges provide the high rainfall that supports the highly productive agriculture sector. South of the mountains is a broad, steadily descending area where most of Bali’s large rice crop is grown. The northern side of the mountains slopes more steeply to the sea and is the main coffee producing area of the island, along with rice, vegetables and cattle.

The island is surrounded by coral reefs. Beaches in the south tend to have white sand while those in the north and west have black sand. Bali received the Best Island award from Travel and Leisure in 2010.[36] The island of Bali won because of its attractive surroundings (both mountain and coastal areas), diverse tourist attractions, excellent international and local restaurants, and the friendliness of the local people. According to BBC Travel released in 2011, Bali is one of the World’s Best Islands, rank in second after Greece.(Source: Wikipedia)

WHERE IS SOULSHINE YOGA RETREAT CENTER:

This one of a kind oasis is surrounded by rice terraces, and you feel a million miles away, yet only five minutes from the center of Ubud.

*10 min from Sacred Monkey Forest
*1 hour from Denpasar Airport
*1.5 hours from Seminyak/Leigan area
*2 hours from Amed

Soulshine Address

VILLA RETREAT + OASIS

Jl. Abarawati

Ubud , Bali, Indonesia

Ph. +62 (085 333 499 499)

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Balinese Etiquette

Daily Etiquette
1.     Body language: it is rude to point with the index finger.  Use, instead, your thumb and always your right hand (left is seen as impure).  The head is seen as sacred, so avoid patting children’s heads, and refrain from displaying the bottoms of your feet (also seen as impure).  Talking with your hands on your hips is a sign of contempt, anger or aggression.
2.     Hospitality: handshaking is customary for greetings (again, use only the right hand).  A common method when greeting in passing is to press your palm to your friend’s palm in front of your chests, fingers point upwards.
3.     Visitors: are always welcomed with refreshments, but refrain from eating or drinking until host says ‘silakan’ (please begin).  When eating with hands, first wash hands, then use right hand only.  Sandals and shoes may be left outside the entrance the home. 
4.     What to Wear: When visiting rural villages, skimpy attire is not considered appropriate. Cover your shoulders, do not wear short shorts, cover your knees.
5.     Bargaining: in a Balinese market, haggling over price is not considered impolite, but be pleasant.  Bali is not one of those places where making an agitated display of negotiations is considered part of the process.  Smile, and insist on the price you want to pay, and if they refuse your price, smile, say ‘thank you’ (terima kasi) and walk away.
6.     Shoes:  You will always remove your shoes before entering any store or restaurant. This is customary for all.

Temple Etiquette
For BOTH men and women, when entering a temple, you MUST wear a sarong around the waist and sometimes a sash is also required.
WOMEN ONLY – you must cover your shoulders and your knees.
Please ask permission before taking pictures.
Please avoid pointing the soles of the feet towards the shrines if sitting on the ground.
And when in doubt just in case you find yourself not knowing the etiquette learn how to say ‘ma’af sekali’ (very sorry).
Women on their cycle are not allowed in the temple, nor are women who have recently given birth

Names
Basically, the Balinese only have four first names:
First child: Wayan or Putu
Second child: Made or Kadek
Third child: Nyoman or Koman
Fourth child: Ketut
Fifth child: Start over with Wayan or Putu, and so on….
So don’t get confused if you feel like everyone you meet has the same name!

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