Bali Yoga Retreat Itinerary

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Please Note: 95% of what is listed below we presume will go off smoothly, but we always want to leave some room for chance occurrences, like an unseasonable typhoon or a loose mutiny of monkeys. However, the thing that is most likely to change are some of the days currently expected for certain events. Nevertheless, the following should give you a very good idea of what to expect:

 

Friday, Jan 15 - 2021

On this first day we will just be greeting arrivals as they come in throughout the day and escorting them over to a free Balinese massage we will have set up for them (optional) at one of the local spas.  

7:00PM Group Dinner

 

Saturday, Jan 16

7:00AM Yoga For Jet Lag 

12:00 Group Lunch and Orientation at Casa Luna

1:30 - See the famous Saraswati Water Temple

2:00 - Visit the giant Ubud Street Market (but just look; don't buy anything until your 2nd or 3rd visit)

3:00 - Option to go to the big Bintang Grocery / General Store for those who realize what they forgot to pack (toothbrush, power adapter, deodorant, comfort foods, sandals, etc.)

Free Time - but with another opportunity to get a Balinese Style massage  (esp for those who arrived to late on the previous day to get a massage). These will actually be  scheduled throughout the afternoon until evening. Timings are staggered throughout the afternoon because they cannot take everyone at once. 

7:00PM  - Yin Yoga and Meridian Tracing for Sleep

 

Sunday, Jan 17

7:00AM Meridian / 5 Element Yoga Class

(After class, try to nap or jet lag will zap you by afternoon)

2:00 - Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

5:00 - Group Dinner: Ganesha Ek Sanskriti Authentic Indian Restaurant (best garlic naan on the planet! :)

7:30PM - Yin Yoga and Meditation

 

Monday, Jan 18

7:00AM - 5 Element Yoga Class

8:15 - Walk to Dragonfly Village for breakfast

2:00 - Yoga Nidra - aka Yogic Sleep, this refreshing practice also helps one to manifest their greatest intentions by putting them in the twilight state of being half awake and half asleep. It will also help fight off any remaining jet lag.

Free Time

7:00PM - An evening of classical Balinese dances performed within an amazing Hindu temple. 

 

Tuesday, Jan 19

7:00AM - Meridian Yoga

8:30 - Depart for Gunung Kawi, an ancient temple and funerary believed to be over 1000 yrs old.

10:30 - Depart GK for Tirti Empul Water Temple

12:00 - Lunch overlooking Famous Rice Terraces

1:30 - Luwak Forest; try out a giant Bali Swing or the famous"monkey poop coffee!"

7:00 - Thai Yoga Massage

 

Wednesday, Jan 20

7:00AM - Visit the world famous Yoga Barn for class

12:00 - Lunch at Pyramids of Chi cafe

1:00 - Sound Healing session inside of a pyramid 

(Optional: Although most entrance fees are covered by your yoga retreat fee, this event is not; and cost about $20   ...but well worth it!)

Free Time

7:00PM - Thai Yoga Massage

 

Thursday, Jan 21

Often people ask if we there will be any completely free days; so they can plan a day of their own; like a day at the *beach or to see a *volcano. (Which we can also arrange for you). Well, this would be that day. However, if you don't want to go anywhere or plan anything on your own, we will still offer the following: 

7:00AM - Meridian Yoga

11:00 - Visit "that charming little place on the hill" for the free Vegan Brunch before...

1:00 - Option to stop by that big Bintang Grocery store that's nearby the vegan brunch place. 

7:00PM - Thai Yoga Massage

 

Friday, Jan 22

7:00AM - Morning Hike on Campuhan Trail

8:30 - Yoga Class at The Lokha at their yoga shala down by the river.

9:30 - Group Breakfast along the trail

10:30 - continue Campuhan Trail hike to see amazing Lotus Gardens

You might want to stay along the trail for lunch as well. 

Free Afternoon (It's hot! How about a massage? siesta? both?:)

7:00PM - Thai Yoga Massage

 

Saturday, Jan 23

7:00AM depart for Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Breakfast will be at TCW and on the way back to Ubud we will stop at 

11:00 - Goa Gajah, an ancient sanctuary known as the "elephant cave"

2:00 - Arrive back in Ubud

Free Time

7:00PM - Thai Yoga Massage

 

Sunday, Jan 24

7:00AM - Meridian Yoga

2:00PM - Depart for Uluwatu

4:00 - See Uluwatu Temple complex

5:30 - Gather in Amphitheater for...

6:00 -  See the mesmerizing Kecak trance dance / Hanuman drama, performed with the ocean and setting sun as a backdrop.

8:00PM -Dinner on the way back from Uluwatu

 

Monday, Jan 25

7:00AM - Meridian Yoga

11:00 - Lunch at floating restaurant along the way to...

12:30 - Bali Bird Sanctuary - a surprising favorite, we all were sad when closing time came. 

6:00 - Arrive back in Ubud

Free Time 

 

Tuesday, Jan 26 

7:00AM - Meridian Yoga

8:00 - depart for Green School tour

11:00 - Lunch on the floating Pagoda's

Free Time

7:00 PM - Thai Yoga Massage

 

Wednesday, Jan 27

7:00AM - Meridian Yoga

Free Day

7:00PM - Final Group Dinner at Lotus Cafe

 

* Honestly most beaches in Bali are not that great or take too long to get to; but we do know a great secluded beach area if you are willing to taxi 45min, boat for an hour, taxi another 45min, and hike for another 20min ~ and then do all that in reverse on the way back to Ubud, then it may be well worth it. Or you can opt for a very regular beach in Canggu (actually it is a great breach if you surf), but that is a 2 hour drive there and back as well.   

 

* We removed the Volcano Trek from our itinerary, but you are welcome to do it on a free day so long as you do not go it alone! However, most people change their minds when they learn that to do the volcano trek you will have to wake up and be on the road by 2AM in order to hike by sunrise before it gets too hot. Also, the cost the guides give you can rarely be trusted. Nevertheless, expect to pay around $30-$40 per person by the time you have paid your guide and split the cost for the drive there and back.