Announcing My Bali Meditation and Yoga Retreat!

I am very excited to announce my meditation and yoga retreat in Bali, Indonesia, next year. And you’re invited!

Bali yoga meditation retreatThis retreat combines so many elements which are close to my heart, and will take place at a secluded location which is very special to me.

I first attended a retreat at the Bali Mandala resort on the north coast of Bali in 2010, and returned the following year because I loved it so much. Words cannot express how special this place is to me. It was a catalyst for great transformation in my life. I wrote about it here.

Bali meditation and yoga retreat

Gisela, the resort’s owner and meditation teacher is an exceptionally inspiring woman. Her teachings are delivered in a gentle, open and simple way which makes them accessible for first time meditators (as I was).

Ever since my last visit in 2011, I have wanted to return.

I knew I would return.

When I contacted Gisela to get her thoughts on hosting a retreat for us, she gladly agreed and encouraged me to use my ‘manifesting energy’ to bring together a group of people who will benefit from this experience.

I am so happy to be able to connect more people with her wonderful teachings based in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, delivered in this beautiful, healing space on ‘The Island of the Gods.’

I am thrilled to invite you to join me for this special journey; a week long retreat of relaxation, self-care, delicious, nutritious meals, gentle yoga, meditation and massage, surrounded by a spectacular natural landscape, far from the hustle and bustle of southern Bali..

Buddha Bali retreat

Perched over the North Bali Sea and set amongst lush tropical gardens, the resort consists of individual bungalows, a large yoga and meditation shala, a waterfront restaurant (which serves delicious food!), day spa and a fresh water pool overlooking the sea.

Yoga Bali retreat

The bungalows are simply and elegantly furnished, with fresh flowers arranged daily. You’ll listen to the birds in the trees and the waves crashing onto the shore from your individual terrace or the delightful outdoor shower.

bali retreat room

The spacious meditation shala is set under a high thatched roof with doors that open to the elements, allowing the sea to become the soundtrack to your stillness.

Meditation shala

It is a space which is both nurturing and invigorating, allowing you peace and tranquility while connecting with other individuals on the same journey.

 What’s included:

  • Six nights’ elegant bungalow accommodation.
  • Three delicious and nutritious meals per day, including herbal teas, coffee, mineral water and one fruit smoothie per day.
  • Three one hour massages at the on-site spa.
  • Group transport from South Bali (meeting point to be advised) to the Bali Mandala and return.
  • Twice daily yoga and meditation classes, involving a variety of techniques including stillness, movement and contemplation, taught by our masterful guide.
  • The use of two Stand Up Paddle boards during your free time.
  • A visit to the resort’s community project, the Saraswati school for local children.
  • A welcome gift.

The cost of the retreat is AUD $1199 (approx. USD $1050) for twin share and if you don’t have a room mate you will be paired with one. If you would like your own room, the cost is AUD $1399 (approx. USD $1230).

Read more information about the retreat HERE. You may also download the information PDF here.

Bali retreat sunset

I will be available from now until then to assist you with flights, hotel reservations for before and after the retreat and answer any questions you may have.

We will be participating in the retreat together, receiving Gisela’s wonderful teachings centered in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition which includes different practices of stillness, contemplation, movement and more.

bali flowers

This is not just any yoga retreat. This is a unique opportunity to discover your true nature in a nurturing and relaxing environment, while enjoying the delights of sun, sea, delicious food and pampering massages.

Retreat from daily life to recharge and connect so that you may manifest your truest desires and most authentic self. Take time to relax and reflect, away from the demands of work and responsibility, so that you may access the power, peace and wholeness within you.

Photos of Bali Retreat

Spaces are limited to ensure an intimate group and I am very pleased to have already filled several places (including my Mum, one of my oldest, dearest friends and possibly my sister Holly, but she just got a big promotion so we’ll see!).

So if you would like to be part of this experience, book your place!

Location of Bali Retreat

I look forward to hearing from you and I cannot wait to share this special experience with you. Please share this with anyone you think may be interested in joining us!

Sarah xxx

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Announcing My Bali Meditation and Yoga Retreat! — 14 Comments

  1. omg Sarah… I LOVE Bali. Even not being at a retreat during our month there did wonders for my soul. Such an amazing place and we also loved the northern side of the island. Your pictures brought back such marvelous memories.
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  2. What a fantastic opportunity, Sarah! Whoever attends this retreat will be very lucky indeed! I wish I could plan to be in Bali next summer, but I have a hard enough time figuring out what I’ll be doing 3 months from now (or really, 1 month from now) and I think the universe has decreed we’ll be in North America for a while… But I’m so proud of you for moving forward with this dream and I think it will be really rewarding for everyone involved!
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    • Thank you so much for your positive encouragement and support Steph!!! I totally get that!! I would love to hold a retreat in Mexico some day so maybe then will be the right time and place.

      Regardless, I’d love to meet you some day. Much love and good vibes to you guys.

      Uncertainty is a challenging space to be in but one in which we grow so much. Even though we have some plans between now and the retreat, much is still up in the air for us and I am trying to choose trust over fear at every turn (and some days I manage better than others).

      Basically, I’m saying we are all in the same boat. Nothing is certain or guaranteed for anyone, but this lifestyle tends to highlight that truth a bit more (and isn’t that what we love about it?)xo

  3. I’ve asked the universe for more travel, just this morning. I wrote a declaration to my ideal life. Then I see this. I can only take this as a sign and to follow that intuitive hint. <3
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    • Hi Karyn, it would SO wonderful to have you there. Your partner is also welcome if he is into it!! Yes, I will put the intention out for your highest good, and whatever unfolds, will be just that. Much love and thank you for your encouragement and positive energy!! xoxox

  4. Oh Tim I am honoured you would love to join! While I would love you there, I am very excited for you to return to your beloved Pakistan! Best wishes to you and thank you for your positive encouragement :-)

  5. I plan on traveling to Bali next year with my boyfriend and we are so excited for the trip!
    This post fueled so much fire in me to book my ticket and go NOW! This retreat also sounds incredible.
    I love everything it includes and feel the price is actually really reasonable for a South African to afford.
    Would the yoga / meditation be ok for first-timers?? I have done yoga in the past but I’m no where near ‘good’ and I have never done meditation but have always, always wanted to. There’s a yoga studio / meditation hall in the building I work in so I am definitely going to start that but I don’t know how good I’ll get in time. You mentioned you were pretty much a first timer??

    I would so love to attend – will show my boyfriend this weekend!! xxx

    • Hi Jade! I am so excited to hear from you! I cannot stress enough that this retreat is open to everyone and is absolutely great for first timers. The yoga is VERY light and the teacher Gisela guides us very gently into the meditations so everyone feels comfortable to explore the practice. We have women ranging from 30 to 70 coming to the retreat so far (guys are also welcome) and the classes are suitable for ALL ages and experience levels. There is no wrong way to meditate, it is something to simply practice. We never arrive at a point where we ‘get it’ but merely experience the benefits of becoming aware of our thoughts. I will email you privately soon and add you to the list to receive retreat-only updates. It would be so lovely to have you on the retreat so I hope it can happen for you! Love Sarah xxx