8 – 14 September 2019
The Shala Bali is a luxury, boutique retreat set in magnificent natural beauty. It was founded on ancient Balinese and Indian philosophy, lovingly created as a sanctuary to reconnect with essence and realign with nature. The Shala is cocooned among the lush, green rice paddy fields of Ubud, the cultural and spiritual heart of Bali. Ubud is renowned for abundant natural beauty and a world class yoga destination.
The Shala Bali is built in harmony with its stunning natural and cultural surroundings. The traditional Balinese architecture is set amongst lush, tropical gardens and colourful flowers. The stunning 20 meter pool, shaded bale and sun deck are surrounded by nature, immersing you in the pure beauty of Maa Bali.
The Shala offers two styles of Balinese luxury accommodation. The traditional Javanese hand- crafted, wooden bungalows are elegantly situated amongst lush gardens and wild flowers. The Villa Rooms are modern Balinese inspired beauty, created with Indonesian colours, wood and stone hand-carvings. The Villas overlook the rice paddies, some beautifully positioned to watch the golden sun set over the green fields of Ubud.
On waking up in this stunning location, we will do a blissful sunrise sadhana in the open air, Balinese Yoga Shala, overlooking the rice paddies and palm trees. Moving through beautiful sequencing and creative namaskars, we will explore Shakti inspired Elemental Vinyasa. These soulful practices create a sense of connection, openness and vibrancy, leaving you feeling lovingly uplifted and alive. In the afternoons, we will surrender to a more restorative, yin practice; meditation, sound baths and yoga nidra, allowing your being to rest, renew and rejuvenate.
The Shala boasts an Organic Cafe, offering an eclectic menu from around the world and an Indian Cafe, offering the tastes of South India and Himalayan Chai. The Shala believes in putting joy and taste into healthy, plant based food that nourishes your body and nurtures the earth. That which is good for the body, the environment and the animals is good for the soul.
In your free time, relax by the beautiful pool, in the tropical gardens or walk in the rice paddy fields. Discover Ubud, the spiritual heart of Bali; visit Tampak Siring water temple, Tegalalang Rice Terrace and waterfalls; visit nearby Komune Beach. You may wish to experience salt therapy, sound healing or indulge in a luxurious massage. The Darshana Spa is set in blissful surroundings and offers a range of Ayurvedic and beauty treatments. It is a sanctuary for total body relaxation and renewal.
In the late afternoons and evenings, we will experience live performance of Indian mantra, mudra and kirtan by Antarma and Aloka. This authentically talented couple share ancient Sanskrit shlokas and original lyrics, accompanied by the guitar, harmonium and drums. Antarma and Aloka ‘bring hearts together’ with African and Brazilian Djembe beats, ecstatic dance, hip hop and reggae rhythms. They have performed at The Royal Albert Hall, Chelsea Theatre, The British Film Institute and worldwide events and festivals.
We are blessed to retreat together in this unique Bali Bhakti Bliss!
Vinyasa Flow yoga classes
Restorative, yin yoga, yoga nidra
Live mantra and kirtan
Live music performance and drumming with Antarma and Aloka
6 nights, 7 days in shared luxury accommodation
Delicious vegetarian Asian and Indian cuisine
Balinese Yoga Shala overlooking the rice paddy fields
Stunning tropical gardens and surroundings
20 meter pool and sun deck
The cultural and artistic heart of Bali, Ubud
Additional activities and excursions
£795 per early bird until December
£850 per yogi until March
£895 per yogi until September
Limited spaces available
To find out more about The Shala Bali visit: www.theshalabali.com