Roots, Ritual and Rise – A Retreat To Bali
with Katie Armstrong & Una Viggiani
February 27th – March 5th, 2019
February 27th – March 8th, 2019 (Extended Option)
Reserve Your Space with a $500 deposit!
If you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed or lacking inspiration, this 7 (or 10 day) retreat to Bali will crack your heart open and fuel your fire!
Sync with the natural rhythms of the earth by awakening to the sounds of Bali, guided meditation and yoga in a beautiful yoga shala. Nourish your body with fresh tropical fruit and an all-inclusive, 100% organic, fresh, plant-based menu. Your home will be nestled in the heart of Ubud, adjacent to the Monkey Forest, in a gorgeous bungalow, surrounded by tropical gardens and a private pool.
Experience ritual and devotion as we cleanse mind, body and spirit at Tirtal Impul, the sacred Water Temple. Walk through time as we tour the Temples of the ancient Monkey Forest. And, embody the art of daily practice as you learn how to create a traditional Balinese flower offering. This retreat will deeply immerse you in an intact and meaningful ancient culture, while teaching you to embody devotion in your everyday life.
With the guiding light of Katie Armstrong of the Om Collection, and Una Viggiani of Bella Retreats, this immersion will open your eyes to your current state of being, where you want to go with your life and what’s been holding you back. You will have the time and space to connect with the vision of your ideal life, and the next steps towards creating it! Go home empowered, with a sense of clarity and purpose and the practices necessary to manifest your dreams.
Join us and build lifetime friendships and unforgettable memories on the island of the Gods.
EXTENDED RETREAT OPTION
Stay for an extra 3 days and nights, in the same amazing location to experience the much anticipated Balinese New year with your new tribe. This island wide celebration is yet another opportunity to reflect and cleanse. The two-step purification process first begins with the viscerally stimulating and not to be missed Ogoh Ogoh parade where the youth of Bali builds giant (5+ meter high) statues that represent the negative aspect of all living things (e.g. dualism, lust, greed, etc), often in the form of demons and theatrically fight with them in the streets of Ubud. This extravagant and stimulating night is followed by a day of silence (and optional day of fasting) where the streets of Bali are barren and quiet and time stands still. We intend to use this day of silence as an intimate container of self-reflection, meditation, personal growth and transformation.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Denpasar (DPS) Airport|
|RETREAT START:||Check-in is at 4pm on February 27, 2019|
|RETREAT ENDS:||Check-out is at noon March 5, 2019|
|WEAR||Casual retreat and tropical attire.|
|INCLUDED IN RETREAT COST||Week Long Retreat:
Extended Trip Offering:
(See ROOMS tab at top of the page for more information)
Katie Armstrong & Una Viggiani
Katie Armstrong is the founder of the yoga and lifestyle clothing brand, The OM Collection. Formerly a lawyer andcompetitive triathlete, Katie has practiced yoga since 2001 and been a daily meditator since 2007. Katie is certified to teach ashtanga yoga, anusara yoga and prana flow yoga as well as mondo zen meditation. Her passion lies in helping others fulfill their life’s purpose. She believes that a daily practice, regular exercise and a lifetime of self growth are the keys to happiness and a well balanced life. She has a love for travel and indigenous cultures and aims to contribute the health and wellbeing of the planet and its inhabitants through education, activism and cultural exchange.
Check out the Om Collection HERE.
Una Viggiani is an artist, yogini, astrologer, world traveler and inspired instigator. She earned a degree in Fine Art from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her Masters degree in Education at the University of Denver, but ultimately learned the most traveling the world on a solo journey that lasted two years and took her to 22 countries. While in Costa Rica, she discovered the Nosara Yoga Institute, which allowed her to become certified with Yoga Alliance. She teaches a alignment based flow classes that are mindful for beginners as well as challenging for more advanced practitioners. available for all levels. In 2012, Una founded Bella Retreats, a retreat organizing company, which has led hundreds of participants to distant lands for successful and life changing retreats.
Ubud, a town in central Bali is regarded as the cultural centre of Bali. It is famous as an arts and crafts hub, and much of the town and nearby villages seems to consist of artists’ workshops and galleries. There are some remarkable architectural and other sights to be found, and a general feeling of well being to be enjoyed, all thanks to the spirit, surroundings, and climate of the place.
The retreat will be held at an Earth-friendly property in Ubud that is dedicated to well-being. Its lush gardens serve as a backdrop to the uniquely designed houses, which are built using 100% recycled wood from Java. Inspired by carvings created by native Indonesians over 100 years ago, these room will serve any traveler with updated style and refined details.
The location boasts an Organic Farm and an Earth-friendly Cafe. Enjoy a 100% organic, fresh, plant-based menu with some non-vegetarian options.
The sun rises on verdant mango and avocado trees and as it sets an indigo curtain of stars is drawn back from the sky.
The first glimmer of the day reveals a dramatic landscape of tropical trees that kiss the beautiful blue sky of Bali.
Dragonflies and butterflies race through frangipanis.
Squirrels jump from coconut to palm tree.
Their shadows dance with the incense’s mist drifting from the temple.
A young Balinese woman kneels down to it; her hands in prayer above her head.
You are in Bali. A new day rises on our sensuous and opulent garden…
You must have a current passport that is valid for 30 days to travel to Indonesia.
- Book your round trip flights to/ from Denpasar (DPS).
- You may need to start traveling 1 – 2 days prior to retreat start.
- We can recommend a hotel near to the airport if your flight arrives late, as many do.
- If you would like to spend extra time in Bali, we can recommend some nice places to visit and stay.
- Make sure to arrive in time for Check in at 4pm on Feb 27.
- Check out is at noon on March 5 so book your flights to depart that evening.
- Group transfers will be based on arrival times.
- Please send your itinerary to firstname.lastname@example.org once booked.
This location has 3 rooms types to choose from!
All of the bedrooms are very unique in their shape, views and design. Each room is decorated in a different colors and filled with decorations and paintings. During your stay you will comfortably indulge in a traditional Balinese experience.
All of the rooms have their own private terrace with direct access to the garden and pool.
- Traditional Room Single = $2550
- Deluxe Room Single = $2695
- Deluxe Cottage Doubles = $2350
- Deluxe Cottage Triples = $2150
Traditional Rooms: Accommodates up to 2 people, with 1 double bed and ensuite bathroom.
Traditional rooms are built using Balinese wood and stone. These rooms have many windows that can be opened to create a natural breeze and the beautifully high ceilings allow a passive cooling. The rooms are fitted with fans for hotter days, although are naturally cool inside, protected by the shade of our mango trees.
All Traditional Rooms Have:
- Fan Ventilation
- Hot Shower
- Wi Fi
- Safe Box
Deluxe Rooms: Each room accommodates up to 2 people, equipped with 1 double bed and 1 bathroom with bathtub.
Our Deluxe room follows a traditional Balinese theme with unique architecture. and are fitted with a low consumption, eco-friendly air conditioning unit to keep you cool in Bali’s heat.
All Deluxe Rooms Have:
- Air Conditioning
- Hot Shower / Tub
- Wi Fi
- Safe Box
Deluxe Cottages: Each room accommodates up to 3 or 4 people, equipped with 1 double bed, 1 or 2 single beds and 1 large bathroom.
Our Joglo houses are built with recycled teak wood from the antique houses of Java Island built many moons ago. The traditional wooden architecture gives a unique feeling of adventure and true luxury. They are also fitted with a low consumption, eco-friendly air conditioning unit to keep you cool in Bali’s heat.
Our tailor-made cottages bring a peace within them that only a wooden lodge built with love could give, secluded in the middle of the woods. The large spaces and terraces along with delicately painted doors and sculpted beams relinquish an enchanting, rustic luxury. Be ready to dive down the rabbit hole and find the Wonderland of Bali. Each Joglo Cottage is its own one-of a-kind, unique, coloured Universe.
All Deluxe Cottages Have:
- Air Conditioning
- Hot Shower
- Wi Fi
- Safe Box
SCHEDULE / ITINERARY
Arrival Day – Wednesday Feb 27
- Check in by 4pm
- 5 pm – Meet and Greet
- 7 pm – Dinner
- 8 pm – Opening Circle
- Meditation / Yoga
- Free Time for Pool, Spa, Exploring Ubud
- Meditation / Yoga
- 9 am – Breakfast
- 10 am – Closing Circle