ESSENCE of BALI - DECEMBER 2019
Nature Meditation Yoga Tranquility Freedom
6 and 7 day Restorative, Healing and Spiritual Immersion Retreat
This healing retreat is for women to tap into their true nature and awaken their inner goddess through empowerment, self love, compassion and acceptance in a safe, nurturing and holistic environment.
A Spiritual Sanctuary
IS TO AWAKEN YOUR SPIRIT
I believe human beings are naturally spiritual, wise and creative. These qualities, yet not always experienced, are always within us. Are our innate Selves.
Being a part of a retreat in nature is a way to awaken to our innate being, spirit and wellness. Our aspiration at Essence Of Bali is to provide women with a space to relax and reunite with and experience their authentic Self in a conducive environment – on their own terms, our individual dharma.
We are here to support and guide with wisdom, strength and kindness, along with providing practices, yet believe each person has the capacity to follow their own rhythms. We call this Impowerment … and freedom!
The idea is pure enjoyment and spiritual nourishment
The Rooms are exquisite with abundant outdoor spaces to sit quietly and just BE!
(the property is 20 minutes from Ubud Markets)
WEST END THERAPIES AND PARTNERS ARE OFFERING DEEP SPIRITUAL IMMERSION AND HEALING IN A NATURAL ENVIRONMENT FOR WOMEN
Retreat Spiritual offerings
Daily light Asanas (Yoga) & meditation | Daily massage | Local healer visit | Full moon Fire Ceremony
Chanting | Onsite Counselling | Art therapy | Sound & crystal healing Ubud | Temple Visit
Holistic Vegan Vegetarian (meat options) meals. All produce organic and locally grown and all meat is ethically sourced. The owner has a integral consciousness around animal cruelty.
Our retreats are for beginners, advanced practitioners as well as non-practitioners.
They are designed for total relaxation, chilling out, healing and/or immersing yourself in Sadhana (spiritual practice).
Personally I like both!
The idea is pure enjoyment and spiritual nurturing
It’s Outrageously Beautiful
The Yoga practice and sharing circle look out into an expansive garden surrounded by jungle.
ESSENCE OF BALI RETREAT OFFERINGS
The daily schedule consists of morning and evening Asana (yoga) sessions with a local instructor and one morning guided meditation and one evening silent or singing bowl meditation. These are optional as our retreat aims to promote freedom and natural personal rhythm.
Megan may be found in deep trance at times throughout the property, please feel free to join her (quietly of course).
A local spirit healing is also on offer. This involves a day trip to the healers village and a water hole were a traditional 7 part healing will take place in the river system. An alternative to this is the opportunity to have a healing on the property with a local healer that offers a consultation on holistic healing and reads ones energy and life path.
We encourage Wu Wei (Tao word meaning ‘doing nothing’) and are happy if you want to sit and just be or wander the property or lay by the pool. Each of us has our own healing needs, body rhythms as well as individual psyches (or soul) and life challenges (although we are all connected) and therefore we encourage each individual to move about the day as they will. Many people have busy lives or are transitioning through intense emotional situations and being adsorbed in the stillness and biorhythms of nature may be the healing required. A daily massage will also be available.
Megan will be doing Gita (Bhagavad) readings and/or readings from Sri Aurobindo’s ‘Synthesis of Yoga’ with open discussion as well as offering onsite counseling through out the retreat. It is encouraged to use these counselling sessions to share any deep emotions or issues that may arise as one practices meditation or reflection aroused from the still environment.
We will also be having a sharing circle one evening or afternoon and as we will be blessed with an auspicious (Balinese) full moon (June 3) we will also be having a fire ceremony.
A day trip to UBUD to attend the infamous Yoga barn is also included; a crystal or sound healing will be available during this trip.These will be organised in advance so please advise on registration so we can arrange bookings and drivers beforehand. We would be sad if you missed out on the UBUD experience. We will also be offering a trip to the temple and are hoping to organise a traditional ceremony which is rare for westerners.
Vegan and Vegetarian menus are the focus but meat is also avail. there will be three meals per day in buffet style however if you have particular needs we can possibly organise something with the chef. There are kitchens provided within the houses so if you prefer to make your own food that will be fine. You will have to source food from a market beforehand or you can get a driver (extra cost) to take you into UBUD or a local village. 3 daily meals per day are included in costs to make things easy, so this would be an added personal cost.I usually like to take some veges and rice so I can have some self cooked silent meals.
WE are also currently trying our hardest to get a local Monk from the Buddhist monastery to share our time and to give one or two evening or daytime talks on ‘Loving Kindness and Compassion’ and ‘Maintaining spiritual practice in everyday life”
All activities, food and accommodation is included in the package.
All bookings for Room/house include complete retreat rate, but each house is shown so as to choose preferred accommodation as it is available. All rooms are shared unless otherwise specified (private rooms are $100AUD extra on package). If you are journeying alone you will placed with whomever books the room as a preference. We trust that the divine will place you with whomever your soul is meant to be sharing with at this stage in your journey. If you are traveling with another you may specify who you want to share with. You can book the rooms at the same time. All rooms will be booked first in basis (we are not fused about dress :))
Who’s running the show
“I feel deeply that we are here to experience freedom and connection (Love) both to sentient beings (which includes Gaia) and the divine. We need to rediscover the stillness in our hearts and in Mother Nature to find this again; to heal and begin to lead a more authentic and soulful life in unity consciousness”. My aim is to provide a space and support in this journey.
“I firmly believe that we as a humans have an innate desire for freedom and therefore benefit from ’emptying out.
The more we continue to do this the closer we get to our true selves, our spiritual selves. In essence the Love that we are.
We have lost our way as a society, We need to ’empty out’ our conditioned beliefs and start to re-establish ourselves as we truly are “spiritual beings in a body.
The Yoga’s and Buddhism are great for this. Their entire foundations are built on these ideas. For instance the second stanza of Patanjali’s Yoga says:
” Yoga is the cessation of the of the mind”
I have not seen anything work better at achieving this then meditation and creative practices. And well nature speaks for itself, we are nature, so when we align ourselves to her rhythms we give our body, mind and spirit a chance at wellness and manifesting a beautiful reality, psychologically”
My aim is to provide a space for one’s spirit to Awaken and it warms my heart to be able to offer such a divine sanctuary to join with like-minded others to explore this together. I can’t wait to meet you. If you have any questions please contact me here
Warm blessings and may you go with the Flow…
Our retreat scores 15 points on the Yoga Tree site which are usually valued $3000 – $10000, although our prices are in the 7 point range to make this affordable for all people. All profits from West End Therapies go towards Women in Need Project.