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The Breath of the Heart Retreat

8 Day tropical yoga retreat at Gili Air

28 July - 5 August 2018

Come and join me this year at this 8 day yoga retreat,
in the beautiful new retreat “Flowers and Fire Yoga Garden”, Gili Air (a car free, small idyllic atoll close to Bali). 


Let yourself float in the beauty of your own heart.

This week you’ll be guided to explore your heart space working with the five elements - earth, water, fire, air & space. Experience your true self in the present moment to connect to the essence of all life.

Celebrating your heart’s desires, empowering yourself, your abilities and your passion. 


The program includes daily meditation, 2 yoga practices, and theme related activities.
Price includes Lombok waterfalls excursion, accomodation, 3 meals a day, and transfer from Bali.


Join up to 16 other like-minded yogis, lovers-of-life and truth-seekers on this epic journey in Gili Air. Booking essential. Prices start at $1,450 (all inclusive, excl flights to Bali)


This retreat is held at the beautiful newly built retreat "Flowers and Fire Yoga Garden", Gili Air. 

Arcing away from the northwest corner of Lombok, the Gili Islands are three idyllic atolls where the sand is powdery white, the water a clear sparkling turquoise, and the sunsets over Bali’s Agung in the west simply spectacular. On the island there isn't any type of motorised transport allowed, they rely on bicycles or horse and carts, locally known as ‘Cidomos’. 

Situated in the centre of the Indonesian paradise island Gili Air, Flowers and Fire Yoga Garden blends traditional Javanese artisanal teak details with local bamboo and ulang ulang style structures. This has created an intimate and magical space which maximises interaction with the beautiful surrounding environment. The two yoga studios, cafe and accommodations open out onto our gardens allowing a seamless indoor/outdoor experience. This reflects the site specific design principles and decision to build around existing trees rather then chop anything down!   


Anneriek has studied yoga traditions for nearly 2 decades and is a Senior Yoga Teacher with experience in multiple yoga disciplines, including Prana Flow, Yin, Asthanga and Vinyasa. She has an unique ability to allow you to embody the flow of the yoga practice, connecting to your inner power with fluidity.


For Anneriek yoga is not about touching your toes or being able to do a handstand. It is about overcoming your fear, your self doubt, it’s about creating space were you feel stuck, about being kind and revealing your heart, it’s about believing in yourself

During this yoga retreat you’ll explore your heart space using the qualities of the five elements:

  • Earth - Creating the sense of grounding and belonging

  • Water - Experiencing the joy of flowing and moving

  • Fire - Challenging your strength and willpower

  • Air - Opening your heart space with your breath

  • Space - The element that encompasses all other elements

Exploring the physical body, subtle energies and mind-body connection, the aim is to connect to your true self, the essence of all life. Learning to relate to your ‘higher mind’ and let go of your 'thinking mind'.

Each day you’ll be guided through:

  • Early morning meditation

  • Two yoga asana classes per day (vinyasa flow in the morning, more devotional styles or yin yoga  later in the day/evening)
  • Yoga philosophy or theme related activities in the afternoon/evening 
  • A day trip to the beautiful waterfalls in Lombok is included

This retreat is suitable for all levels however some yoga experience is recommended. Participants are asked to open their minds to deepen their yoga practice and to explore new aspects of their yoga journey.

Early Bird Pricing (valid till 1 June 2018) per person: 

  • Women's Cave (quad share - pod style beds) - A$ 1450 - SOLD OUT

  • Large Deluxe bungalow with loft (triple share) - A$ 1850  - SOLD OUT

  • Large Deluxe bungalow with loft (double share) - A$ 2350  - SOLD OUT

  • Queen (couple) - A$ 1750  - - SOLD OUT

  • Queen (single) - A$ 2350  - - SOLD OUT

  • Deluxe bungalow (shared) - A$ 1950 - SOLD OUT

  • Deluxe bungalow (single) - A$ 2450 - SOLD OUT

Book this retreat together with the 6 day "Shiva & Shakti" Retreat (22 - 28 July) and receive $200 off.

Price includes:

  • Multiple daily yoga sessions

  • 8 nights accomodation

  • Delicious vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Fast transfer from Bali

  • Lombok waterfall excursion


    • Swimming Pool

    • Café Service

    • Stunning open air Yoga Studio

    • Free high speed Wi-Fi

    • Free Refill Drinking Water

    • Yoga Mats and Props (recommended to bring your own mat)

You just have to get yourself to Bali :-) 

Additional available services (fee applies):

  • Remedial/relaxation massage and energetic treatments

  • Tarot readings 

  • bike hire

  • stand-up paddle boarding

  • diving- free-diving and scuba (discover scuba day for those uncertified)

  • cooking classes

  • boat tours (see turtles!)

Accomodation details:

There are three levels of accomodation to suit the varying budgets: Dormitory, Queen rooms and traditional Lumbung style bungalows. All rooms have en-suites with hot water and display a high attention to detail in the linen, toiletries, lightning and design lay out.

Women's Cave (Max 4 people) 

The Women's Cave has amazing private cocoon like bunk beds, and comes with an en-suite bathroom with hot water and natural toiletries. Each pod style bed has a mosquito net curtain, personal fan, light, power socket, 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and microfibre pillow and duvet. 

Large Deluxe Bungalow with loft (either double or triple shared)

Room comes with an en-suite bathroom, hot water, verandah, A/C, fan, bedside lights 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and microfibre pillow, duvet, wardrobe storage, natural toiletries, mini fridge, tea and coffee making facilities. Two single beds (can be made in one king size bed) and one queen size bed on loft.

Queen room (couple or single) 

Room comes with an en-suite bathroom, hot water, mosquito net, A/C, fan, bedside lights, 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and microfibre pillow and duvet, wardrobe storage, natural toiletries, mini fridge, tea and coffee making facilities. Queen size bed.

Deluxe King Bungalow (double, couple or single) 

Room comes with an en-suite bathroom, hot water, verandah, A/C or large ceiling fan, bedside lighting, 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, microfibre pillow and duvet, wardrobe storage, natural toiletries, mini fridge, tea and coffee making facilities. Two single beds or King size bed. Some bungalows have wooden terrace with sofa hammock and swing.

Spaces are limited. A non refundable $300 deposit is required to secure your spot. Payment in full to be made by the 1st of July 2018.

How to get to Gili Air

You fly to Bali (Depensar). The boats leave form Padang Bali harbour the same time everyday, the trip takes about 1.5 hrs. From Bali between 9/9.30, and then round 12.30/1ish. The hotel/airport pick up is between 6.30-7am and 10am depending on where you are staying. I would recommend to arrive in Bali a day before the start of the retreat, unless your flight arrives really early.

Another option is to fly to Lombok and get a taxi to Bangsal harbour for a very short boat trip to Gili Air.

Return to Bali

The boats leave Gili Air daily at about 11-12 (depending on delays) and you would normally get to the airport by about 3-4pm. Or there is an earlier boat that leaves Gili around 8.30am but it is a little more expensive so can attract a surcharge of about $20. This should get you to the airport around 1.


Book in using the "Book Now" button or contact Anneriek A non refundable $300 deposit is required to secure your spot. Payment in full to be made 1st of July 2018. 

Payments can be made via cash, bank transfer or secure credit card payment. Payment plans can be organised.

Bank details:  

  • Commonwealth Bank Windsor

  • Account name:  Johanna Favelle

  • BSB:     062 622

  • Account no:     10409912

Please put your full name as reference

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