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Finding Balance at the
“Shiva & Shakti” Retreat
6 Day tropical yoga retreat at Gili Air
22 - 28 July 2018
Creating balance in our busy life takes a central position in this 6 day retreat at Gili Air. Gili Air is a is car free, idyllic atoll close to Bali, where the sand is powdery white, the water a clear sparkling turquoise, and the sunsets simply spectacular. In this beautiful setting we will be finding balance, letting go of the old to make space for the new.
Balance is a state of mind that comes from knowing yourself at your deepest level of truth. When you find that stable centre within yourself that yoga helps you uncover, you connect to your inner power, this eternal place of peace within.
The program includes daily: meditation, 2 yoga practices and theme related activities. Price includes 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 $1,250 (all inclusive, excl flight to Bali)
This retreat is held at the beautiful newly built retreat "Flowers and Fire Yoga Garden", Gili Air. http://flowersandfire.yoga/
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
In this retreat we’ll explore our balance. Balance is a state of mind that comes from knowing yourself at your deepest level of truth. When you find that stable centre within yourself that yoga helps you uncover, you connect to your inner power, this eternal place of peace within.
Using the metaphor of ‘Shiva & Shakti’ we try to 'undo' old patterns of behaviour and lay down new ones creating more balance in our life. Even if learning about folklore and deities doesn’t normally strike your fancy, paying attention to Shiva and Shakti is worth it, since they embody the ideas of psychological change and growth to create BALANCE.
Shiva represents the male energy, and the embodiment of destruction, in a good way breaking down the old to create space for the new. Focusing on Shiva helps us experience our true selves in the present moment.
Shakti represents a feminine form of energy. The energy that fills the universe. Where Shiva represents the void, out of this emptiness comes Shakti, the essence of all life.
Each day you’ll be guided through:
Early morning meditation and breath work
- Two yoga asana classes per day (vinyasa flow in the morning, more gentle/lunar styles or yin yoga later in the day/evening)
- Yoga philosophy or theme related activities in the afternoon/evening
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.
Pricing per person:
Women's Cave (quad share - pod style beds) - A$ 1250 - SOLD OUT
Men's Cave (Deluxe bungalow with loft, triple share) - A$ 1550 - SOLD OUT
Queen (couple) - A$ 1450 - SOLD OUT
Queen (single) - A$ 2050 - SOLD OUT
Deluxe bungalow (shared) - A$ 1650 NOW $1550
Deluxe bungalow (single) - A$ 2150 NOW $2000
Book this retreat together with the 8 day "Breath of the Heart retreat" (28 July - 5 August) and receive $200 off.
Multiple daily yoga sessions
6 nights accomodation
Delicious vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner
Fast transfer from Bali
Access to RETREAT AMENITIES:
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
stand-up paddle boarding
diving- free-diving and scuba (discover scuba day for those uncertified)
boat tours (see turtles!)
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.
Men's Cave (Deluxe bungalow with loft, triple share)
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 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.
Commonwealth Bank Windsor
Account name: Johanna Favelle
BSB: 062 622
Account no: 10409912
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