Yoga & Wellness Retreat Bali
By The Sacred Fig
Dec 27, 2017 – Jan 3, 2018
At this special New Year’s retreat – celebrate with sunrise meditation, and afternoon naps by the pool. Celebrate with lovingly prepared, nourishing meals every day, and world-class yoga asana, taught by qualified, experienced & inspirational teachers. Celebrate with new friendships, with sweat, with surprising conversations & laughter… and still plenty of time for self-reflection.
For the first 4 nights, we’ll be staying at Blue Karma Boutique Resort. This stunning property is about 10 minutes outside the town of Ubud. We’ve led past training at Blue Karma, and we’re thrilled to come back. Surrounded by rice fields & fireflies, the lush property includes an infinity swimming pool tapering off into the rice terraces, and a gorgeous bamboo yoga shala build on the principles of sacred geometry. The shala is complete with all the props you’ll need – no need to bring your mat. The property is interspersed with open-air ‘bale’ bungalows complete with day beds & pillows, ideal for an afternoon nap or quiet conversation. Expect lovely touches like turmeric tonic at sunrise, herb-infused waters by the pool in the afternoon, and turn-down service for your room each evening.
Each spacious villa accommodates two people very comfortably and features two twin beds with fine linens, rain showers, air-conditioning, unique artwork, a small refrigerator, and all the amenities to brew coffee or herbal tea in the comfort of your own villa. Some villas feature a private deck or verandah, some have outdoor showers, while others are two-floors.
On a typical day, we’ll have breakfast after morning asana, a light lunch, and lovingly-prepared vegetarian dinner. Purified spring water, french-press coffee, herbal teas, fresh almond & cashew milk, as well as various tonics & elixirs, are prepared daily. The retreat property is thoughtful with accommodating dietary restrictions.
For the final 3 nights (where we’ll celebrate the New Year!) we’re heading to the beach! We’re staying in a private villa situated high on the Uluwatu bluffs. We have a cliff-front pool with gorgeous sunset views, and direct access to the beach below. When we’re staying in Uluwatu, we’ll have two meals per day: a late breakfast feast and early dinner, so that those who want to adventure out have plenty of time to explore. If you’re feeling adventurous, join Anton for an afternoon surf!
This retreat takes place from Dec 27, 2017 – Jan 3, 2018. Plan on arriving at Blue Karma in Ubud anytime after 2 pm on Dec 27th (our first yoga class as a group is at 5 pm on Dec 27th), and leaving after yoga & breakfast on January 3rd. (We’ll help coordinate your transport to the airport). Each day is well-balanced with asana, healthy meals, and plenty of free time to spend as you wish. There are lots of optional activities, and you can get into as much or as little as you want. Below is a schedule just to give you a general idea. Whether you want to embrace your introvert or hang out with new friends – there will be plenty of opportunity for both.
8 am – 8:30 am
Satsang is to gather in the company of those seeking a higher truth. So in the true spirit of retreat, we offer (optional) guided meditation + pranayama each morning.
8:30 am – 10 am
Intelligent + sweaty vinyasa yoga, led by The Sacred Fig faculty.
10am – 11:30am
Enjoy a healthy breakfast. Expect local fruits, yogurt, eggs, freshly baked bread, homemade jams, and freshly brewed coffee & teas.
11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Chill out by the pool, adventure down the cliffs to the beach, or wander through the rice fields. Come surfing with Anton, or finish your book on the hammock.
4:30 pm – 6 pm
The afternoon activity varies. Often times it’s a yoga class (more workshop style in format), or a guest teacher, and some other days we’ll go on an outdoor adventure. It varies depending on the direction of the group.
7 pm – 9 pm
A healthy, vegetarian meal.
Sleep, stargaze, or enjoy a glass of vino.