A journey back to your heart and soul
March 27 - April 4, 2020
You’re invited on a journey into the heart of Bali. The island's charm will cast its spell on your spirit as you mingle with locals, who are as friendly as they are soulful.
We will cycle to our friend Nyoman's village, where we will spend the day doing a service project with children at their local school. Then onward to Wayan's farm, who will share his methods for organic farming and preparing fresh farm-to-table Balinese cuisine. These are just a couple experiences over our nine days that connects you to the intentional way of life of local Balinese - colored by daily rituals and ancient cultural traditions.
Bali’s peaceful pace sets the tone for our retreat vibe, allowing you to stop “doing” and just be. We will soak in the island’s healing energy by floating in azure blue waters, bury our toes in white sand beaches and breathe in its sacred ruins.
We will visit 3 different locations on this retreat, starting with 2 nights at MU-Bali in the Bingin Beach area. Then we will take a ferry to Gili Trawangan where we stay at a luxury beach front villa. Our journey continues to our last stop at the Gala Retreat Center in Ubud - the center of Bali. We will end our time together with 3 nights.
Your retreat hosts, Carleen Birnes (Mantra Fit) and Jessie Benson (FloYo), have crafted a retreat that will immerse you in nature's beauty and wonder, helping you shed life's daily stressors with fellow travelers who share your love of exploration, movement and mindfulness.
Bali is known to leave an imprint on your soul. Restoring a sense of calm and belonging that carries with you - for a lifetime. Its power resides in its rustic, natural beauty that only few get to experience so intimately. We hope it will be you.
Continue scrolling to learn more about the adventures we have in store.
Embrace the Journey
~ Carleen & Jessie
Explore three unique locations on mainland Bali and Gili Trawangan
Traditional Balinese fire and trance dance performance
Three stand up paddleboarding excursions
Temple visits and purification rituals
Organic farm tour & cooking class
World class snorkeling in the Gili Islands
Daily yoga & fitness classes
Daily mindfulness & presence practices
Our first stop...
MU is on one of the most breathtaking stretches of the island of Bali. The beaches here are by far the most beautiful, and dramatic, on the entire island! Our private cliff-side bungalow accommodations will be the perfect place to recover from your jet lag and get adjusted to the Balinese beauty!
Take me to paradise...
Next, we will head to the Gili Islands. And I promise you, you will feel like you have been transported back in time to a quiet tropical paradise that only seemed to exist in your dreams. There are no cars on the islands, just horse drawn carriages and bicycles. The pristine waters and coral reefs will offer some of the best snorkeling in the region. Plus, our luxury, beachfront villa will be the perfect place for you to slow down and soak in the tropical vibes.
The magic of Ubud!
Ubud is one of those places where a holiday of a few days can easily turn into a stay of weeks, months or even years. This is a place where traditional Balinese culture is infused into every waking moment, where colorful offerings adorn the streets and endless rice terraces seem to be around every corner. Ubud will be the perfect place for us to end our adventure together. We will stay at the Gaia Retreat Center, which is just a short walk from the center of town. Here we will immerse ourselves in culture and tradition (and amazing delicious healthy foods)!
BALI RETREAT PRICE: $3,500
8 nights of shared accommodation
all activities and excursions
daily yoga and fitness classes
most daily meals (we find that guests prefer to have a few meals not included so you have freedom to explore and experience Bali cusinine and restaurants)
3 SUP outings
All transportation once at MU Bali (this includes cars and ferry’s as well transportation back to the airport on the final day)
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
flights to Bali (guests will fly into Denspar International Airport (DPS)
drinks other than water
meals not included on the itinerary
additional activities/spa services
$700 ASAP (initial non-refundable deposit to hold spot on the retreat)
$1200 Due September 1, 2019 (second non-refundable payment)
$1200 Due January 1, 2019 (final non-refundable payment)
*If you prefer a single room, there will be an additional supplement of $650
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More about our accomodations:
Mainland Bali – MU Resort
Our first stop is the breathtaking MU Resort. This will provide the perfect setting for you to immerse yourself in the tranquility of Mu Boutique Resort’s exclusive secluded cliff top location, soak in the spectacular views, experience the ocean’s soothing qualities and begin your dream Bali holiday! Each bungalow is uniquely designed and styled with the same attention to details using eco-friendly and natural organic recycled materials.
Gili Trawangan – Villa Coral Flora
The Gili Beach Resort is Set on Gili Trawangan, the largest of the 3 Gili Islands found off the north west coast of Lombok. It is here, situated on the picturesque and peaceful northern beach of Gili Trawangan, that you will find The Gili Beach Resort. The protected marine park offers some of the best snorkelling in Indonesia, with pristine reefs boasting a rich array of sea life
Our exclusive luxury beachfront villa comes complete with it’s own swimming pool and private beach where you can enjoy incredible sunsets. The beautiful villa sits in a garden surrounded by tall shady pine trees, this property is a true oasis of calm. Be ready for a true physical and mental detox on this magical island.
Coral Flora was designed with respect to the eco system of the island, using natural materials wherever possible such as recycled teak wood, bamboo and natural stone. All the water in the house is filtered giving you fresh drinking water, fresh water for your shower and in the swimming pool. A peaceful spot that is only a few minutes away from the busy centre of the island, easily accessible by foot, by bicycle, or by local “jidomo”: the picturesque horse drawn carriages that are the traditional transportation of the island.
Ubud, Bali: Gaia Retreat Center
Gaia Retreat Center is nestled in the heart of terraced rice fields located in the creative mecca of Ubud - voted the friendliest town in Asia.
The view from the villa is quintessential Bali. Think swaying palm trees, therapeutic breeze, beautifully landscaped rice terraces and wind chimes singing away.
The grand entrance opens up to marble and teak wood that has 8 bedrooms, on-site massage room, far infrared sauna, hot tub jacuzzi and semi open dining area overlooking the rice terraces of Bali.
Our private beautiful chlorine-free pool and sun-loungers are positioned to view and soothe, the body and mind. This location is ideally located just outside of the town center, meaning you can take a leisurely 15 minute stroll to the town center of Ubud and discover a vast array of markets, plant based restaurants, Balinese local warungs (kitchens) and a plethora of spas and yoga studios.