Follow Your Bliss On Your Bali Retreat

Inspire the Goddess within you with a Bali experience that will spark your spirit. Join our retreats to discover Bali to unlock local secrets: temples, healers, creativity, sightseeing tours and nature’s jewels are awaiting!

Personalise your retreat from a wide variety of cultural and wellness experiences that beckon your inner Goddess. Each Retreat package offers a selection from the list of ‘Bliss Activities’ listed below.

Tirta Empul Water Blessing

Experience an authentic Water Temple Purification Ceremony. Travel to the renowned Tirta Empul water temple at Tampak Siring. Immerse yourself in its sacred waters, that have been visited for centuries in spiritual cleansing rituals. You’ll be given a traditional Balinese ceremonial outfit (a sarong, sash and a kebaya) to wear into the water and be guided through the cleansing and blessing by your guide. You will complete your purification through prayer and a blessing with the High Priest in the sacred inner temple.

*This is included in our Ubud Goddess Retreat packages and can also be chosen as a Bliss Day Option on our other retreat programs – Bali Goddess, Fitness Goddess, Surf Goddess. This is also an individual option that can be added while on your retreat program for an additional fee.. Subject to availability.

Traditional Balinese Healer Consultation & Healing

Bali is famous for its long history of traditional healing therapies, known as Bali Usada. Balinese traditional healing practices use natural herbs and spices, holistic therapies and ancient wisdom to cure physical and mental illness. Traditional healing modalities are prominent in Balinese culture today, which include natural herbal remedies, massages and energy work.. Balians are viewed with the same status and respect as a western doctor and have different specialties to heal specific problems of the body. A balian taksu draws power from nature or spirits and creates medicine from holy water, flowers and plants; while a balian ketakson will communicate with spirits to seek insight into an illness, sometimes going into a trance to heal people. Applying a deeply intuitive, holistic approach, they will consider physical symptoms as well as a patient’s mental and emotional state. Treatment is seen as a journey where the individual’s willingness to heal is an integral part of the process, and may include ritual cleansing ceremonies, herbal potions or inscriptions drawn on the body. During your Balinese Traditional Healing session, you may be given natural medicine, a collection of basic healing herbs made into remedies. Popular Balinese natural medicines are: Loloh – where leaves are crushed and mixed with water to drink and boreh – ground up herbs and roots which are rubbed onto the skin.

*This is included in our Wellness Goddess Retreat packages. This is also an individual option that can be added while on your retreat program for an additional fee.. Subject to availability.

Sound Bath & Nature Healing

Start your morning off with a visit to Ubud’s sacred monkey forest where you will have a chance to get up close plus see holy temples hidden through the ancient forest trees. Next you will travel to the Pyramids of Chi. Built to the scale of the Giza Pyramids in Egypt, they are the combination of ancient sounds, sacred design, magnetic positioning and water surrounds, resulting in a rewarding healing & relaxing experience. Located in Balinese village of Bentuyung, 3 kilometres north from the centre of Ubud. The Pyramids of Chi are floating on water, surrounded by rice fields. This area was the location of the film ‘Eat, Pray, Love’. The two large pyramids of the Moon and Sun are built so you may discover complete relaxation and awareness of inner-self through the ancient sounds inside these healing structures. Sound healing is known to reduce ‘beta-wave’ brain waves and increase the ‘theta-waves’ within the brain. This means that the vibrations from the sounds can help boost the immune system, relax the sleeping patterns and put you into deep meditative relaxation. The frequencies generated from the ancient instruments played in the pyramids, such as the enormous gongs, large pow wow drum, Himalayan bowls or the very emotive didgeridoo have healing effects and relaxing results. Sound has long been recognised as a method for healing, and is often one of the most successful ways to rebalance and harmonize inner health.

*This is included in our Wellness Goddess Retreat and Ubud Goddess Retreat packages and can also be chosen as a Bliss Day Option on our other retreat programs – Bali Goddess, Fitness Goddess, Surf Goddess, Yoga Goddess

Countryside Cycle Tour

Experience your own ‘Eat, Pray, :Love’ moment. This journey offers an insight into a Bali that is not commonly seen, and allows you to experience the charming culture of rural Bali. A fantastic day out packed with education and fun!

You will begin your Countryside Cycle Tour in Penestanan Kaja (a small village northwest of central Ubud), cycling alongside the rice fields, which have inspired painters and poets for centuries.Along the way, you will see local farmers, ducks, exotic tropical birds like the kingfisher, small lizards and lots of dragonfies & butterflies. You will see banyan trees, temples and special sacred sites, which might be wrapped in a special black and white checkered cloth called poleng.

You will enter small, narrow alleys, which zigzag across stone paths, the trail then opening onto a landscape where the colors change according to the period in the cycle of local rice cultivation.

These rice fields, known as padi, form the core of the Balinese diet. Small, green shoots are planted directly into the muddy, fertile water, which over time, having matured and turned a golden color, may grow well over a meter in height.

*This is included in our Ubud Goddess Retreat packages and can also be chosen as a Bliss Day Option on our other retreat programs – Bali Goddess, Fitness Goddess, Surf Goddess. This is also an individual option that can be added while on your retreat program for an additional fee.. Subject to availability.

Tanah Lot Temple Tour

Visit one of Bali’s most sacred sea temples, Tanah Lot, and take part in a traditional offering to the Gods. Tanah Lot has been part of Balinese mythology since the 16th century and is dedicated to the guardian spirits of the sea. The view from Tanah Lot temple is extraordinary. The temple is built about 300 meters offshore on a large rock, which at high tide makes it appear to float in the ocean. At low tide, you can approach the temple’s holy spring for a traditional Balinese blessing and even touch the holy snake, as the waves crash offshore and fragrant incense sticks burn around you. During this Bliss Day activity, you will also learn about the Hindu culture and have the chance to receive a blessing ceremony from the temple’s high priest.

*Included as a choice on our Bali Bliss Day tours. This is also an individual option that can be added while on your retreat program for an additional fee.. Subject to availability.

Private Uluwatu Beach Club Getaway

If you want to soak up the salty goodness of the warm tropical Indian Ocean, this is the option for you! You will be whisked away to breath-taking Sunday’s Beach Club set against the stunning backdrop of Uluwatu’s famous white stone cliffs and jungle. Chill out with your toes in the white sand and swim in the crystal blue waters of a private lagoon. Enjoy the serenity of being served fresh juices and a lunch of the catch of the day at this club’s eco-chic VIP area. Kayaks, SUP and snorkelling are also available (subject to tides).

*This is included in our Wellness Goddess Retreat package and can also be chosen as a Bliss Day Option on our other retreat programs – Bali Goddess, Fitness Goddess, Surf Goddess

Tropical Reef Snorkelling Adventure

This full-day snorkelling adventure tour will take you to the wonderful under-water world of Bali. Discover an enchanting variety of colorful marine life in clear tropical waters.

*Included as a choice on our Bali Bliss Day tours. This is also an individual option that can be added while on your retreat program for an additional fee.. Subject to availability.

Ubud Instagram Sightseeing Tour

If stunning mystical temples and exotic monkey-filled jungles sound like your cup of tea, Bali is definitely the place for you! Let us show you around our beloved island paradise. Enjoy exploring Bali at your own pace with a private tour guide and driver for the day, who will be keen to share their local knowledge with you. Visit a few of ubud’s most famous Instagram spots in Bali and take amazing photos at each one! The itinerary incudes visit to the sacred monkey forest, jungle waterfall and the famous rice terraces with giant swing.

*Included as a choice on our Bali Bliss Day tours. This is also an individual option that can be added while on your retreat program for an additional fee.. Subject to availability.

Jungle River White Water Rafting

Enjoy a visually spectacular rafting tour down the Ayung River as you travel to the jungle interior of Bali. This adventure is a wonderful mix of excitement, breath-taking views and well-guided, informative sightseeing.
As you carve through some of Bali’s most appealing landscape, the Ayung River provides a thrill that begins the moment you push off from the riverbanks. As you switch between Class I and II rapids, you will wind through deep valleys with cascading waterfalls and towering cliffs of prehistoric significance.
On the more leisurely stretches through tropical forests, you will see Hindu shrines that are brightly decorated on ceremonial days of prayer. Just as you think it is all coming to an end, the unpredictable Ayung River propels your raft into yet another rapid! This wonderfully exhilarating morning adventure is followed by a deliciously prepared local lunch in Bali’s mountain area.

*Included as a choice on our Bali Bliss Day tours. This is also an individual option that can be added while on your retreat program for an additional charge. Subject to availability.

Surf Lesson

This option is an ideal way to try out the sport of surfing. For beginners learn to surf with expert surf instruction from our surf coaches and soaking up the rays by the sea. You will be up and riding waves like a pro before you know it!

*Included as a choice on our Bali Bliss Day tours. This is also an individual option that can be added while on your retreat program for an additional fee.. Subject to availability.

Stand-Up-Paddle Boarding

Stand-Up-Paddle lessons are a great way to have fun and get fit at the same time. For your SUP adventure tour, we will take you to the clear calm waters of Sanur Lagoon, a safe and protected place to learn and build your confidence before advancing to the ocean. But be warned – once you try it, you will be hooked!

*Included as a choice on our Bali Bliss Day tours. This is also an individual option that can be added while on your retreat program for an additional fee.. Subject to availability.

Little Steps Matter – Street Feeding

We continue to support many charities in our Goddess Give Back Initiative, and for 2022 we wanted to provide some extra help to the big hearted charity Little Steps Matter that tirelessly works on reducing unnecessary suffering and the number of unwanted animals in Bali.

You have the the opportunity to choose  for your Bliss Day to travel out with Sabine and her team as they do street feeding and provide medicine to Bali’s many homeless animals. The cost of your bliss day will be donated directly towards purchasing the food that you will be giving out on this day. ♡

*Included as a choice on our Bali Bliss Day tours. This is also an individual option that can be added while on your retreat program for an additional charge that will be donated towards the charity.. Subject to availability on specific days of the week..

Personal Training Session

Not joining our Fitness Goddess program, but want to experience a Personal Training session as part of your wellness retreat in Bali? You can choose to work out with our personal trainer as one of your ‘Bliss Day’ activity options, or we are happy to organize work out sessions for you for an additional fee.

*This is included in our Fitness Goddess Retreat package and can also be chosen as a Bliss Day Option on our other retreat programs – Bali Goddess, Surf Goddess, or Wellness Goddess.

Boutique Shopping Tour

This is perfect for those who feel retail therapy is good for the soul! Sit back and relax in air-conditioned comfort, as your personal driver takes you around to some of Bali’s top boutique fashion and homeware stores, where you can find stunning hand-crafted items at great local prices. We can help organize direct shipping to your home, so you can shop to your heart’s content with worrying about how to fit it all in your suitcase!

*Included as a choice on our Bali Bliss Day tours. This is also an individual option that can be added while on your retreat program for an additional fee.. Subject to availability.

Healing Aromatherapy Workshop

Enjoy this space to explore your emotions and creativity as you create your own unique healing blend with crystal roller to take home.

Visit a healing aromatherapy workshop and learn from a qualified aromatherapist how to make unique aromatic combinations with essential oils and crystals that can awaken the goddess in your and touch your soul. More than simply perfume, aromatherapy has powerful benefits by regulating our nervous system to:

  • Improve sleep
  • Boost feelings of relaxation and peace
  • Ease feelings stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • Ease certain types of pain such as arthritis

*Included as a choice on our Ubud or Seminyak Based Bali Bliss Day tours. This is also an individual option that can be added while on your retreat program for an additional charge.. Subject to availability.

Silver Jewelry Making Class

Visit a Master Balinese silversmith’s workshop in Ubud, the cultural centre of beautiful Bali, Indonesia. Enjoy this relaxed and fun space to explore your creativity. It’s the place to make that piece of silver jewellery that you’ve been dreaming about! Learn to make beautiful, organically inspired jewellery with silver and semi-precious stones. Learn traditional silver-making techniques and make designs, that are inspired by nature and simplicity, using the natural shape and properties of semi-precious stones. Be inspired to make your own spiritually connected jewellery. After your class, you will be picked up and taken for lunch at one of the most-loved cafes in the village of Ubud. You will also have some time for the iconic Ubud Traditional Markets or Sacred Monkey Forest.

*Included as a choice on our Bali Bliss Day tours. This is also an individual option that can be added while on your retreat program for an additional fee.. Subject to availability.

Creative Batik Painting Class

Like meditation in action, the art of Batik centers the mind and liberates the heart through creativity. Explore the simple and exciting process of Batik painting and create a rewarding piece of art to bring home from your travels in Bali. In this unique workshop your teacher, Pak Widya, will help you use this ancient art form to create contemporary designs. Widya’s gentle and patient instruction helps the student discover in physical form the images that all of us carry in our hearts.

*Included as a choice on our Bali Bliss Day tours. This is also an individual option that can be added while on your retreat program for an additional fee.. Subject to availability.

ATV Quad Bike Adventure

Explore this tropical paradise as you discover its varied landscapes, lush rice paddies, overgrown jungles and rushing rivers on a morning ATV Quad bike adventure. You will be given a thorough safety briefing and all the equipment needed for a safe journey with our professional guides.
Choose to either ride in tandem with a friend or drive your own ATV each – either way, you’ll be treated to a spectacular sight of Bali’s natural beauty as you drive through and around the extensive track. After an exciting ride, freshen up with a relaxing shower before heading back to the villa for a delicious lunch and an afternoon filled with spa treatments and more.

*Included as a choice on our Ubud Based Bali Bliss Day tours. This is also an individual option that can be added while on your retreat program for an additional fee.. Subject to availability.

Mount Batur Sunrise Trek

If you love climbing mountains, then Mount Batur offers an incredible sunrise adventure. You head off hours before dawn and drive to Kintamani for a guided 2-hour trek up to the peak that soars 1,717 meters into the clouds. Once you reach the summit you’ll watch the sun rise over a stunning lake. If the weather is clear, you can even see as far as Mount Rinjani, on the island of Lombok, east of Bali. Capture the moment and take in the views before the trek back down.

*Included as a choice on our Ubud or Seminyak Based Bali Bliss Day tours. This is also an individual option that can be added while on your retreat program for an additional charge.. Subject to availability.

Indonesian Cooking Class

The best way to experience a culture is to taste it! Bali is well known and loved for its delicious flavours and fragrant cuisine. Our cooking class is a unique lifestyle experience seeped in hundreds of years of tradition. Visit the local markets to discover the fresh ingredients you will use to cook. Then spend a wonderful morning preparing dishes, that are part of a ritual and everyday life on the magical island of Bali. Complete your class with a beautiful lunch experience, as you dine surrounded by stone grinders and traditional steamers on wood-fire terracotta stoves in the open garden kitchen accompanied by soothing, intimate Javanese music.

*Included as a choice on our Bali Bliss Day tours. This is also an individual option that can be added while on your retreat program for an additional charge.. Subject to availability.

Balinese Market Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of select local, traditional and central Bali markets, where you will get to experience and perfect the art of bargaining. You will also see that for the local Balinese community, a market is not just for shopping, but a meeting, eating and socializing venue.

*Included as a choice on our Bali Bliss Day tours. This is also an individual option that can be added while on your retreat program for an additional charge.. Subject to availability.

Goddess Wellbeing Day

If you are feeling burnt out, and a day of complete relaxation and pampering sounds like heaven, then this is the choice for you. Enjoy a self-care day with your choice of 3 uninterrupted hours of therapeutic spa treatments. Complete your day by relaxing poolside at your villa, a nourishing lunch and delicious juices prepared especially to complement your spa experience. On our Ubud Goddess Retreat you are welcome to choose another 90 min Ayurveda spa treatment to enjoy.

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*Included as a choice on our  Bali Bliss Day activities. 

Bliss Day Notes

Please note that the Bali Bliss Day sightseeing and activity selections will vary depending on the Goddess Retreat location, days of the week, and season. Most activities require a minimum number of participants and are subject to change without prior notice due to the fact that we partner with local suppliers to offer them on our retreats. If you would like to find out more details on specific activities, please feel free to contact us with any questions.

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