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bali retreat

7-14 May 2020 (7 nights-8 days)

Explore the 5 Elements of Mindful Movement

Get away from it all and immerse yourself in the beauty of Bali. Refresh, rejuvenate, re-energise.

Fact-finding trip – May 2019

Prices per person:

Double room (2 people sharing):
£1095.00
Bungalow (2 people sharing):
£1195.00
Family bungalow room 1 (2 people sharing):
£1145.00
Family bungalow room 2 (2 people sharing):
£1145.00

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Double rooms and bungalow have private outdoor bathrooms. Rooms 1 and 2 in the family bungalow share a bathroom.

There is a single supplement of £250

Please note: A non-refundable* deposit of 10% is required to secure your place with the balance due 30 September.

*The retreat is limited to 16 people. A minimum of 8 people is required to ensure the retreat goes ahead. In the event that we do not have 8 people booked by 11 September 2019, all payments will be returned in full. Full T&Cs can be found here.

Join me for a retreat in May 2020 to the Indonesian island of Bali. If you are interested in joining me then complete the form below (with no obligation) and you'll receive priority option to book plus a 10% discount!

The retreat includes (subject to change):

  • Airport transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation in comfortable Balinese cottages with an outdoor pool. We have exclusive use of the complex which is set in the rice fields about 15/20 mins drive to Ubud, known for its traditional crafts and dance. Choice of accommodation includes double rooms, bungalows with garden view and a family bungalow with 2 double rooms.
  • Breakfast plus a main meal of either lunch or dinner.
  • Daily ChiRunning practice plus early-morning runs including the Ubud Ridgewalk and rice fields.
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Daily meditation/breathwork based on Buteyko and Oxygen Advantage techniques
  • Function movement practice
  • 3 treatments options including Balinese, Thai, and deep tissue massage
  • Massage course
  • Traditional cookery class
  • Sunrise hike to Mount Batur

 

Not included:

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance

Clients are required to have appropriate health and travel insurance and all relevant vaccinations. We are staying in traditional Balinese cottages so be prepared for wildlife around. The cottages have mosquito nets and fans. There is no air conditioning. There is wifi but we are in the middle of a rice field so it not necessarily going the be the fastest connection.

Optional extras:

  • Motorbike hire
  • Spa treatments including foot massage, body scrub, acupressure, manicure or pedicure
  • Tarot reading
  • Astrology reading
  • Additional sightseeing tours

The 5 Elements of Mindful Movement

The theme of the retreat is The 5 Elements of Mindful Movement. In classical thought, the four elements earth, water, air, and fire as proposed by the Greek philosopher Empedocles frequently occur. Aristotle added a fifth element, aether (or space). The concept of the five elements formed a basis of analysis in both Hinduism and Buddhism.

These elements create a structure for mindful movement. Throughout the retreat, we’ll take time to focus on each element during our running, yoga, hiking and breathwork practice.

Earth represents physical support and stability. This is the body’s foundational support. Restful sleep, relaxation, and nourishing food restore the strength and quality of earth.

Water provides fluidity to motion. When you can sense controlled, fluid movement your stride takes on a more elegant feel. Water lends elasticity to skin, muscles, and joints, and allows you to face obstacles with grace and pleasure.

Fire symbolises work and transformation. Fire adds ‘drive’ to your movement and also provides smooth and natural energy that can sustain activity over a long period of time and without strain.

Air represents the power of breath, the mind, thoughts, and imagination. Air is an upward moving element. The key quality of air is movement and speed.

Space is a container for other elements. Space is the whole body physically and energetically integrated, not just internally but with external environment and energies. Space has no beginning and no end. Makes space where things can happen.

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