EXPLORE YOUR OWN FREEDOM AND SPIRITUALITY GET ON A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
2nd to 12TH october 2020
what to expect
As the name of this retreat implies it, I would like you to explore your own freedom and spirituality. Trust the Balinese authentic generosity and the power of Nature to take you on board for an inner destination.
Taste the immersion.
Expect some excursions, water temple ceremonies & bodywork from Balinese therapists.
Discoveries... local rice fields, coffee plantation, river cave hikes & walks in the depth of the rain forest & Mont Batur sunrise trekking.
One day around Ubud to give you a taste of the jungle town (art market, monkey forest, Puri Salen Palace).
If you prefer a more laid back version, staying at the villa to chill out by the pool and get a snooze snuggled by nature is very possible too. Our hosts will be pleased to pamper you!
Remember, this retreat is about self-discovery and freedom. So create time for yourself. Choose how to nurture yourself according to your own terms.
The yoga aspect.
2 practices a day 90 mins each:
The morning one will take place in the shala over-viewing a rice field, a river and water temple accessible from the villa.
This will be an uplifting and fun practice. I will take time to deconstruct certain asanas to offer a clear understanding of “challenging” poses. My aim is to make you feel safe and confident enough to play with your own practice.
The evening practice is Yin and restorative and will take place on the roof top of the villa at sunset.
It will start with 15 mins of seated meditation and pranayama. Expect to unwind, be nurtured but still work deep through the connective tissues to release as much tension as possible. Yin is a healing practice which demands surrendering and taking a look at what lies underneath the surface, “your surface”.
Villa Selat is a luxury villa nestled in the Balinese jungle. We are in a district called Gianyar and a rural village called Selat - just 20mins away from Ubud. Gianyar has a reputation for being the artistic heart of Bali. Its creativity is felt everywhere.
The villa is remote and you won’t be drowned in the popular yogi crowd. The atmosphere of villa Selat is very laid back and… authentic. The experienced team of Ayu will anticipate your needs. As soon as you step in they will welcome you with opened arms and treat you like family as soon as you arrive.
The place in itself is… magical and very charming. You will get a total senses experience.
To use Villa Selat words “Food is medicine: food that nourishes the body and delight the pallet”.
CHOOSE your room
Every single room is special and has an outstanding view on the jungle or pool. They are all spacious and offer privacy.
Ananda: 2 floors.
The top floor - its own bathroom - single or double occupancy.
The ground floor is a huge opened space with a living room perfect for lounging. In this same room there are 3 single beds. Perfect to share with friends or other fellow yogis. It has a private terrace with a great view one the valley and river.
Bhavana: first floor bedroom - one of the best view of the valley as it is at the highest point of the villa - marbled bathroom with a huge shower - single or double occupancy.
Sattva: marbled bathroom with a wide shower - can accommodate 2 or 4 people.
Sundara: spacious bathroom with an additional outdoor bath and shower - single or double occupancy.
King's Room to quote Scot (our host), King's room was built with the adventurer in mind. It is actually a hut! So if you want to have a full sense of what a "jungle immersion" is, well, this one is for you - single or double occupancy.