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CUSTOMISE YOUR BALI YOGA RETREAT

Immerse yourself in adventure as you spend the day exploring the best of Bali, or your own personal development and wellbeing journey. At Bali Goddess Retreats, we want to make your retreat experience a unique one! We are the only women’s yoga retreat that offers you the opportunity to customise your day with over 12 experiences to choose from. You can enjoy your Bali yoga retreat just the way you like it!

What will you choose?

Surf Lesson

This is the ideal way to learn to surf: in tropical warm water at our Bali yoga retreat! This dynamic and physically challenging sport is a great tonic for the soul as you embrace the energy of the waves. Spend the day enjoying 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!

Countryside Bicycle tour through Bali villages to Ubud

Spend the day on our most popular day adventure as you escape to the cooler climates of Bali’s Mountain region. Start the day with brunch served up beside an ancient volcanic lake high in the mountains, then using mountain bikes and safety equipment, wind your way down the trail from Mount Batur through sleepy villages along little-used roads and tracks. All of the guides come from the surrounding regions and are trained to entertain and educate by sharing a broad depth of knowledge in Balinese culture and lifestyle.

Frequent stops are made along the way, giving you the opportunity to view aged temple compounds and shady plantations that grow a bounty of crops. Local women regally carry festive offerings of fruit and flowers to appease the Gods, while village ducks are herded in humorous orderly processions. Young boys cut grass to feed the family cow whilst weathered old men gossip at the roadside stall sipping glasses of aromatic mountain ground coffee. This is people watching at its best!

This wonderful morning is followed by a deliciously prepared local lunch in Bali’s village of Ubud (the village made famous by Elizabeth Gilbert’s book ‘Eat, Pray, Love). An air-conditioned escort vehicle is on standby at the end of your trip to take you to a replenishing buffet luncheon before returning to the retreat.

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!

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 jewelry that you’ve been dreaming about!

Learn to make beautiful, organically inspired jewelry with silver and semi-precious stones. Receive instruction on traditional silver making techniques to make designs are inspired by nature and simplicity, and the natural shape and properties of semi-precious stones and be inspired to make your own spiritually connected jewelry.

Upon finishing you will be picked up to have lunch in one of the most-loved cafes in the village of Ubud. You will also have some time for a tour around Ubud village and  explore the iconic Ubud Markets or Sacred Monkey Forest.

Botanical Walk & Natural Edible Beauty Product Workshop

On your walk you will learn about native Balinese plants and how the leaves, fruits and flowers of various plants are used for traditional medicine, food and body care products. As you stroll through the rice fields, you will also enjoy stories about the rice growing process from planting, maintenance, through to harvesting. You will learn about the importance of preserving the irrigation system and the protocols for its use in the local community.

Get inspired as you learn the process of making natural (& edible) beauty products from many of the plants you have just seen in the garden.  You will create four natural body care products: shampoo, sun protection cream, facemask and traditional healing scrub (boreh).

Upon finishing you will be picked up to have lunch in one of the most-loved cafes in the village of Ubud. You will also have some time for a tour around Ubud town and explore the iconic Ubud Markets or Sacred Monkey Forest.

Monkey Forest & Ubud Village Tour

This guided tour gives you an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in the many things that Ubud has to offer, from the lush green nature of Campuhan Ridge as you are walking along the stone path, intricate Balinese architecture encountered along your way, to the iconic Ubud Markets that boast traditional handcrafts and souvenirs where you can practice your bargaining skills, and secret lanes with charming little shops and cafes. If you are a fan of primates you can visit the most-Instagrammable Sacred Monkey Forest, otherwise a little drive to the neighboring village to visit the rice terraces is an option. You will also enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the most-loved cafes in the village.

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. Be warned—once you try it you will be hooked!

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, breathtaking 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 wonderful morning is followed by a deliciously prepared local lunch in Bali’s mountain area.

Tropical Reef Snorkelling Adventure

This full day snorkelling tour will take you to the beautiful east coast of Bali to a small bay to the right of Padang Bai called Blue Lagoon. You will snorkel right off the boat where you’ll discover an entrancing variety of marine life: a collection of resident Blue-Spotted Rays, a large Napoleon Wrasse swimming through to nudibranchs of all shapes, sizes and colors, and surprising discoveries of scorpion fish, lionfish and moray eels. Visibility is usually pretty good between 15 to 20 meters and there are rarely currents in the area.

SUP Yoga

Experience a yoga class on the water! Watch the fish swim by as you’re moving through your yoga flow. Guaranteed to be both challenging and comical, it’s the perfect activity to have some fun with new friends while engaging your core!

Private Beach Lagoon Getaway

If you want to relax like a celebrity on your Bliss Day this is the option for you! You will be whisked away to a breathtaking private beach club where you can chill out with your toes in the white sand and swim in the crystal blue waters of a private lagoon while being served fresh juices (or cocktails) and a lunch of the catch of the day at this club’s eco-chic palm frond restaurant. Kayaks and snorkelling are also available (subject to tides).

Gourmet Indonesian Cooking Classes

Our cooking class is a unique lifestyle experience seeped in hundreds of years of traditions. Experience the beautiful humbleness of Indonesian dining and cooking culture so you can recreate this exotic richness back home. Classes are held by Iboe Soelastri, an Indonesian chef who learned to cook from her grandmother when she was just four years old. Spend a wonderful afternoon preparing dishes that are part of ritual and everyday life on the magical island of Bali. Finish with a true Waroeng lunch experience as you dine surrounded by oil lamps, stone grinders and traditional steamers on wood-fire terracotta stoves in the open kitchen accompanied by soothing, intimate Javanese music.

Sacred Batik Printing in Ubud

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.

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 place is not just for shopping but a meeting, eating and socializing venue. On this tour you will also visit a heritage area in the island’s capital of Denpasar where you will visit one of the oldest coffee shops in town and then be treated to a traditional Indonesian lunch with your experienced guide.

Tanah Lot Tour & Guided Meditation

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 for centuries and is dedicated to the guardian spirits of the sea. During this Bliss Day activity you will also learn about the Hindu culture, meditate on the beach with our Balinese spiritual guide, Pak Made Wisma, and visit a holy spring (depending on the tide).

Even More Spa Pampering!

For those who just love getting pampered choose to pamper yourself with unlimited spa treatments at the villa for a truly blissed out day! You will choose from:

  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Deep Hair Conditioning Treatments
  • Cleansing Facials
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Traditional Balinese Massage
  • Relaxing Foot Massage
  • Aromatherapy Massage

Important Itinerary Notes

Please note that some of the Bali tour & activity selections require minimum participants and are subject to change without prior notice due to the fact that we partner with outside suppliers to offer them on our retreats.

This guide is designed to provide maximum flexibility for our guests and as such is fairly fluid. While there is a set schedule for each day, you are not obliged to take part in everything—it is entirely up to you what activities you choose to do.

The Bali activities list is correct at time of printing, although occasionally our offerings are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past guests’ comments and our own research.

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