Reconnect. Rebalance. Recharge.

Together with Alexia Daksha Damini, I warmly invite you to join us for this very special women’s retreat in the Northeast of Bali. To nourish ourselves, to integrate and to re-charge what 2020 has brought along.

Over the past years Bali has become our second home, our sanctuary – and we feel that right now organizing a Bali retreat is more needed than ever. Not just for us to recharge, but also to support and give back to the Balinese economy, which has suffered a lot the past year.

Alexia and I spent the first lockdown in Bali and experienced first hand how effected locals were economically as 90 % of their income stems from tourism, yet, how beautifully they responded to these challenges. We encountered warm-hearted, loving, welcoming, caring and giving locals who never begged for money, but made the best out of the situation and found creative ways to offer their services to earn money.

There is so incredibly much we can learn from this culture. The rootedness in spirituality and love for live – despite all that’s happening around them. Despite losing all materialistic things.

Bali is opening for international tourists again, starting 1 December 2020. Thus, we feel that February 2021 is the perfect timing for a nourishing women’s retreat. To escape the grey winter vibes, to replenish our bodies, minds and souls and to support the Balinese locals.

You will leave this retreat feeling revitalized, supported and inspired. The skills and techniques cultivated in the retreat will become an anchor for anything that might be ahead.

We will be exploring how yoga can serve as self-care and how self-care in itself can be a radical act of rebellion in times in which busyness is considered a status symbol. We’ll cover topics from women’s selfcare informed yoga and cycle awareness to somatic movement, kriyas, breathwork and connection exercises. All while being held in a non-judgmental space of permission and belonging with and by other women… breathing, sharing, and moving together.

Learn how to really take care of yourself and how we, as women, can take care of each other. Learn a form of yoga, that takes you back to your inner strength.

What awaits you:

  • Women’s Selfcare Informed Yoga practices
  • Tantrik Hatha Vinyasa Yoga
  • Mudra, Mantra & Meditation
  • Pranayama & Kriya Programm for energy activation
  • Yoga Nidra – the yogic sleep
  • Cacao Ceremony & Bhakti Circle
  • Women’s Circle
  • Journaling
  • Relaxation in a natural sanctuary
  • Optional excursions to magical waterfalls, temples, beaches

*the practices are for all levels of experience. Beginners to advanced Yoginis are welcome.

LOCATION: NORTH COAST OF BALI | Villa Melaya Bali

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Bali – just the name itself triggers wanderlust and evokes exotic images in our heads. Lush rice terraces, volcanic hillsides, spectacular beaches, the handicraft of artists and healers, the most warm-hearted people as well as the magnificent culture infused with spirituality make this little island a paradise on earth. Bali, the ideal place to re-treat yourself. To let go of all hectic and stress. To re-connect to the essence.

The spiritual vibes on the island are something very special as the Balinese are devoted to the Hindu religion, which pervades every aspect of culture and daily life of the people. 

The wonderful smell of the incense, the tenderly decorated offerings for the gods, the abundance of flowers and fruits as well as the kind smiles and happiness of the people. The lushness and blaze of colors of the tropical vegetation, the lightness, profoundness and warmth of the people, the ceremonies, rituals and celebrations. 

Whether you’ve been to Bali before or not, the Balinese Hindu culture and traditions as well as the friendliness and openness of the people will infuse your heart with warmth and leave you speechless.

Delicious foods, the lushness of the nature, the hospitality and warmth of the Balinese, the calming Indian Ocean, a coral reef in front of the resort, nature sounds, fresh air, revitalising swims, morning boat trips with fishermen, abundant space around you and so much more…

Our retreat location.

Melaya Villas is a perfect retreat to enjoy a true relaxing uninterrupted hideaway. Far away from the main tourist streams, where you still find the island of the Gods in its traditional, spiritual and magical variety.

Located in the most west part of Jembrana, the Northwest of Bali, the Melaya Villas is a compound of 3 units of identical three-bedroom holiday villas laid on 1 hectare beachfront land. The beachfront villas are magnificently equipped with a large garden, a pool of 5 by 15 meter with jacuzzi of 2 by 2 meter and a tropical garden of 2000m2 . The living area is an ancient antique joglo with the bedrooms are situated around the joglo. The villas are equipped with solar panels in the day when the sun is shining and using the electricity from government in the night.

Klatakan Beach can be accessed by walking through the lush tropical garden in front of the swimming pool. Directly to the right of the villa starts a small coral reef, so you can start snorkelling directly from the villa. The beach is overlooking Banyuwangi the eastern part of East Java with its famous Mount Ijen – setting the beach with a magical Bali sunset.

Each bedroom has en-suite bathroom, air conditioning and fan system, mosquito net, wardrobe, safety box in the master bedroom, and vanity desk. The living room is furnished with sofa, fans, TV, DVD player & movies, Bluetooth soundbar, and board games. Wi-Fi connection is also available throughout the villa for your convenience. The villa has fully equipped kitchen including refrigerators, a freezer, a toaster, Nespresso machine (without the capsules), and a microwave.

SCHEDULE

Day of Arrival

14:00 Check-in

14:30 – 17:00 Welcome Circle, Introduction Workshop and Yoga Practice 

18:30 Dinner

Daily Schedule

7:30 – 9:30 Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama

9:30 – 11:00 Breakfast 

11:00 – 16:00 free time to relax, integrate, reflect and enjoy massages/treatments

16:00 – 17:00 Workshop / Women’s Circle

17:00 – 18:30 Yoga, Breathwork, Kriyas

18:30 – 19:30 Dinner

Day of departure

7:30 – 9:30 Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama

9:30 – 11:00 Breakfast 

11:30 – 12:30 Closing Circle

13:00 Check-out

Remember your inherent feminine power. Reconnect with your inherent intuition. Rebalance your whole system to activate your self-healing capacities.

DETAILS:

~ Throughout a woman’s life her emotions and energy levels work in cycles. Through the cycles within we connect with the cycles around is. Learn how to deeply connect with these cycles. For many women this facilitates clear decision making, a deep trust and connection with nature and access to a nature-based calendar that reveals when to work, plan and be social and when to reserve energy, retreat and rest.

~ Through honest, intimate and inspiring women’s circles we connect with other women at eye level. Being seen and seeing, being held and holding, listening and expressing yourself, being inspired and inspiring. 

~Experience practices that move energy by working with chakras, pranayama, asana mudra, bandha, deep relaxation and meditations including moving meditations and visualizations.

~Experience and understand the nature of your breath with various Breathwork techniques, specifically for women’s needs.

~Explore somatic movement exercises and the direct relationship between somatics (the living body) and yoga. Work directly with the nervous system to release chronic muscular tension, relieve chronic pain, and improve posture and movement. Somatic movement is consciously moving the body with the intention of focusing on the internal experience of the movement rather than the external appearance or result of the movement.

What’s included:

  • Yoga Program for the entire stay
  • 6 nights in the luxurious villas Melaya
  • Ample Brunch after the morning practices
    Fresh tropical fruits and vegetables, choice of egg dishes, Balinese and western breakfast variations
  • Nourishing Dinner after the evening practices
    European-Balinese Fusion Kitchen
  • Afternoon Tea, sweets and fruits

What’s not included:

  • Flight to Bali and travel insurance
  • Transportation from Airport to retreat location (can be organized through us at extra charge)
  • Optional massages and treatments
  • Optional excursions to waterfall, temple, beach etc.

PRAISE

“A group of wonderful women, spreading so much love and harmony. I’m feeling deeply connected.”

“So much women’s power! This gives me strength not just for myself but also for my daughters.”

“My take-away is that it’s never too late to start changing things. Even just one percent to start with.”

“Feeling this likemindedness gives me hope that we can do so much. Everything we learned we can now take with us into our own little world. I think that’s so powerful and makes me wanna start right away.”

“Everything my woman-soul has been looking for, she found here.”

“I believe this has not only changed something in me, but this also changes something in the collective.”

“I’m taking so much of this with me. I realised that running away from things just doesn’t help. And now, as I do the work, I can think back to this and feel our strength.”

“I was really unsure if I should participate or not, if it’s the right thing for me or not… but this has come exactly at the right time and there were so many things that were great and just wonderful.”

“I’ve been going to workshops and groups for 20 years, but this is the first time not only one woman will remain with me, but I will take memories of every single one of them with me.”

“The women’s circle has left such an incredible impression. How every woman can share her story without any judgement. You can just stop thinking and let go.”

INVESTMENT INTO YOURSELF

1.499 €

The organization and the costs for the journey and the transport to the Retreat centre, where the seminar takes place, are to be handled by yourself.

Sister discount: Bring a sister and both get extra 5 % off the total cost.

If you have any questions, contact me anytime. 

We are so much looking forward to welcoming you on the beautiful north coast of Bali.

Namaste. From our hearts to yours,

Victoria and Alexia

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