Bali Yoga Retreat - August 4th to 15th 2013
12 days, 11 nights starting at $1,800
Embrace Breath, Asana and Meditation with Purna Yoga
Picture waking up to a breathtaking Balinese sunrise as it creeps its way above the horizon. Below the sparkling sun you see vast rice paddy fields and you watch as the rays shimmer through the tall rainforest trees. As you make your way to the yoga shala you stroll through the tranquil gardens, and pass the luscious salt water swimming pool. The crystal clear water flows infinitely, and you watch as it seems to trickle onto the fields, providing the rice and trees with sustenance.
You enjoy a rejuvenating yoga and meditation practice, before indulging in a fresh, nutritious and delicious breakfast. You take some time to relax and unwind by the pool, enjoy a luscious massage, stroll into Ubud for some sight-seeing then make your way back to your sanctuary for a gentle, restorative yoga class followed by an evening of meditation, kirtan or discussion.
Our Bali Yoga Retreats offer you the ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in your yoga practice, to truly unwind and take time to nurture yourself and experience the delights of Balinese culture. Experienced yogis can explore and enhance their practice, while new students can deepen their understanding of yoga asana (poses) and philosophy in a supportive and nurturing environment.
For a truly holistic experience led by the most knowledgeable teachers from the Byron Yoga Centre, join us to re-energise, unwind and re-connect with your true self while soaking up the blissful surrounds of beautiful Bali.
Our lead teachers offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share with participants.
John Ogilvie, the founder and director of Byron Yoga Centre, has been teaching yoga for over twenty years. He encourages a light heartedness in our approach to yoga and to ourselves.
Michael Nazar has a background in fitness, remedial massage and sports injury therapy which is apparent in his dynamic Vinyasa flow-style classes. He has been practising yoga since 1990 and gained his level 1 and 2 teaching qualifications from Byron Yoga Centre in 2006 and 2007. Michael seeks to incorporate the ethical and moral teachings of yoga into his classes, as well as pranayama and meditation, and lectures on the teacher trainings as well as teaching regular general classes at the Centre.
If you are looking to deepen your yoga practice whilst holidaying in a culturally diverse oasis then this is the retreat for you! On our Bali Yoga Retreat the new yogi will be nurtured and encouraged to explore their asana practice but also to modify poses and rest if necessary. Experienced practitioners can take their practice to a whole new level while being supported by our most experienced teachers. Held in conjunction with our twelve day yoga teacher training graduate program, you will have the opportunity to experience a variety of different teaching styles and personalities, and to deepen your understanding of the yogic way of life.
Our holistic approach will give you what you need to develop a practice and lifestyle that you can sustain long after your holiday ends. We will focus not only on asana but also on meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises) and relaxation techniques. Our flexible schedule is designed for you to explore your yoga practice but also immerse yourself in the local culture with plenty of free time to explore. Create your own yoga retreat, and participate in as many or few activities as you wish.
Our opening circle will take place at 4pm on the first day and morning classes begin the next day. The final day ends after our morning yoga practice and breakfast.
Sample retreat schedule
During your stay we will take you on a guided rice field walk and to a Purification Ritual and Blessing Ceremony at Tirta Empul Temple.
As an optional extra, group trips can be arranged for your free time. Alternatively, you might like to explore solo or arrange for a small group to take a trip together in a local taxi. The hotel offers a free shuttle bus into town. If you’d prefer to spend your days relaxing by the pool or reading on your balcony whilst enjoying the tranquil surrounds, you may like to join in on our mid-morning yoga classes which will be run by our teacher trainees.
Some areas of interest around the resort include:
The Green Field Hotelis only minutes from Ubud, yet remains quiet and secluded. This makes it a favourite destination for John Ogilvie, Byron Yoga Centre’s Director. John has stayed there several times. John says, “It's a peaceful haven and a great base from which to explore.”
The Balinese luxury accommodation is set in tropical gardens and offers picturesque views of the famous paddy fields, courtyards, gardens, salt water pool and lounge areas to relax in between yoga and visits to the local sights.
Designed in traditional Balinese style with sensitivity to the local culture, the resort offers you a comfortable travel experience and provides a wonderful backdrop for your next step on the yogic path.
You’ll stay in a spacious room individually decorated with unique furniture and local artifacts.
The comfortable rooms all feature either queen or double beds, en-suite facilities and ceiling fans and/or air conditioning.
All rooms offer mosquito canopies and repellant coils, daily housekeeping, tea, coffee, two flasks of boiling water a day and a patio with table and chairs.
Chose from 3 tiers of accommodation:
Tier 1 - Bale Bunga
Tier 2 – Bale Sukat Bali
Tier 3 – Bale Pingit
The Resort provides an extensive breakfast buffet, a mix of Balinese and Western-style foods which includes a variety of tropical fruits and fresh juices, cereals, eggs cooked to order, and freshly baked homemade organic breads, as well as traditional Asian-style breakfast dishes.
The dining area is a beautiful light-filled space to enjoy socialising over the delicious cuisine, or you can eat by the pool or on your balcony.
Breakfast is complimentary, and you may like to eat at the resort for all of your meals, or you can take a trip into town to explore Ubud's many dining options, well-known as some of the best on the island.
Indulge in a one hour complimentary massage and feel your tensions and weariness melt away. You can choose to purchase additional wellness treatments to relax, nourish and heal imbalances.
The resort is an oasis of rest and revitalisation offering a range of traditional and modern massage and wellness treatments for soothing your body and healing imbalances at very affordable prices.
Regarded as the cultural centre of Bali, Ubud provides its visitors with so many options you will be spoilt for choice. Perched on the slopes that lead towards the stunning central mountains, Ubud contains an array of Balinese cultural delights. Allow yourself to be drawn in by the town’s remarkable architecture, dance and music shows, temples and markets selling jewellery, textiles and other local arts and crafts.
ask in the village’s aura of well-being and tranquillity while you explore local sights or relax by the pool or on your personal deck.
The Green Fields Hotel has a variety of activities on offer for you to participate in, including:
Price – Per Person in private single rooms
12 Days, 11 nights Yoga Retreat
August 4th – 15th
- Tier 1 - $1800
- Tier 2 - $2570
Tier 3 - $3065
- Accommodation, depending on the retreat option you choose
- Return airport transfers (on the start and end date of the retreat only)
- One massage
- Twice daily yoga
- Evening programs
- Guided rice field walk
- Balinese Offering class
- Purification ritual & blessing ceremony to Tirta Empul temple
Prices do not include the following:
- International airfares to Bali (please arrange your own flights - recommended details are below)
- Visas (required), travel insurance (recommended) and vaccinations (optional). Please seek professional advice from your travel agent and health practitioner
Please note: prices do not include international airfares to Bali.
You can book directly with your travel agent or Byron Yoga Centre can help you book through its local travel agent. Travel insurance is recommended.
We recommend you book the flights with Virgin Blue, Jetstar or Garuda Airways as early as possible to secure the best available airfare.
Return airfares range from approx $600 including taxes to $1000 subject to availability at time of booking.
To secure your place we require a $625 deposit per person. We conveniently offer internet banking and credit card facilities for online registrations via our secure payment gateway.
The due date for full payment of bookings is 6 weeks prior to the retreat. However we can still accept new bookings after this date, subject to availability.