BALI BLISS RETREAT
Led by Tristina Kennedy & Michael Fong
July 15-22, 2023
Please email us if you're interested in joining!
Get ready to have your breath taken away in the magical land of Bali! This little Indonesian island pulses with devotion and spirit. Be prepared to witness an epic scenery of endless rice fields, beautiful waterfalls, lush jungles, and temples everywhere you turn. The heart-centered culture and genuine sweetness of the people are absolutely contagious! This will be our FOURTH time taking a group on this fabulous trip; last year’s retreat sold out!
Bali is a place that will inspire you and leave you in awe. We will stay in Ubud, which is the spiritual and cultural epicenter of Bali. You will take part in sacred Balinese ceremonies, visit holy temples, shop at the local market filled with handcrafted art and goods, and get grounded with daily yoga and meditation practices. Check out the rest of the activities below. Bali is a stunning must-see place; we would love for you to join us!!!
We are also SO excited to offer a 3 night beach add-on option to this retreat! After traveling all that way, why not extend your stay & take in another part of this incredible country?? Enjoy a 3-night stay in private villa near the beach for the ultimate Bali experience! After the week-long retreat, unwind by the beach, lounge at our private pool, and enjoy epic sunrises. Folks who joined us for the beach add-on option last year affirmed that it is an experience NOT to be missed! Be sure to indicate your interest when registering & we will be in touch with further information.
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Why join us?
It’s simple! Bali is the PERFECT environment to spend some much-needed time re-energizing and awakening new inspiration within yourself. We’ve both been traveling to Bali for several years now and everyone who has traveled here with us, says there is just something magical about this island and its people!
One of our main goals in offering this retreat is to create space for you to venture out and experience the powerful transformation of travel and immersion in the Balinese culture. Travel creates the opportunity to shift perspectives and open your heart. We all need (and deserve!) time to retreat and connect.
Enjoy the ease of having all the details arranged for you, be accompanied by not only us, but some amazing local guides, and have fun traveling with a like-minded group. All you really have to do is say yes and book your airfare!
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Activities & Yoga
We will practice daily yoga, meditation, and/or pranayama (suitable for all levels) to ground, connect, and integrate the experiences you have in Bali. Yoga classes will be held in a beautiful open-air shala where we can enjoy the views of the lush gardens and sounds of nature.
Visit holy temples in Bali, take part in a traditional water purification ceremony
Visit a stunning waterfall & go swimming
Take a peaceful trek through the stunning Bali jungle & rice paddies
See a traditional Balinese fire dance performance
Shop at the local market filled with handcrafted art and goods
Take a cooking class in a local village
Go on an epic hike to the top of a volcano at sunrise
Attend a sound healing ceremony at Pyramids of Chi
Get Balinese massages
Our schedules are specially created to allow for your enjoyment of personal space and free time. Bring your journal, books, and whatever else you've been wanting to indulge in! We believe in choice and options for your retreat experience, so you can always opt out of any activities in the program should you wish.
Our retreat property is hidden away behind the Monkey Forest, amidst the local village of Nyuh Kuning. This is the ideal home base for our week together, as it is away from the hustle & bustle, yet just a short 10 minute walk into the heart of Ubud. The grounds feature a swimming pool, terraces, an open-air yoga shala, beautiful gardens, and large green spaces that are perfect for relaxation and reflection. Immerse yourself in the peace and tranquillity of this stunning location.
The traditional Balinese design of the property incorporates elements like bamboo, carved teak furniture, silks and batiks, statues, and water ponds/fountains. We will be surrounded by spectacular views of the lush garden, jungle valley, and terraced rice paddies. All rooms are hotel-style accommodations with in-room air conditioning and private ensuite bathrooms.
We will enjoy our breakfast in fellowship as a group each morning, seasoning our food with laughter, connection, and stories from our adventures. The remaining meals are open, allowing you to discover the delicious cuisine.
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FLIGHTS: To allow maximum flexibility, you will book your own flight to/from Denpasar. We will be staying in Ubud, Bali. This is a one hour drive from the Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Check-in for the retreat begins on the afternoon of the first day and ends after breakfast on the final day.
DEPART: midday or later
NOTE: If you are opting to join us for the Beach Add-on, your flight dates will be different. Please run your flights by us before final booking. If you want to arrive early or extend your stay, we will be happy to offer our recommendations for other parts of Bali!
VISA: In order to travel to Bali, you need a valid passport from the country in which you reside. Your passport must have at least six months validity remaining from the date of entry. U.S. citizens carrying a tourist passport and in possession of an onward or return airline ticket do not require a visa to enter Bali. Upon entry, immigration officials will place an immigration stamp in the passport permitting a 30-day stay in Bali if arriving by air or land.
Don't worry, we will send plenty of helpful emails to aide you in your preparations!
7 nights accommodations at our stunning property in Ubud
Breakfast every morning (except arrival day)
Lunch on the water temple excursion
Daily yoga and/or meditation sessions suitable for all levels
Experienced local tour guides
All included activities as outlined above
Ground transportation for included activities
Group airport transfer from the airport to our property on arrival day (one set time)
Cost does not include airfare, visa, travel insurance, COVID tests, optional activities, meals/beverages not outlined above, massages, shopping, gratuities (suggested $5-10pp per day), any transport not outlined, or the beach add-on.
The cost of the retreat is dependent upon room type & occupancy with 2023 rates. All rooms have air conditioning, private ensuite bathrooms, and garden or valley views. Most rooms have a lovely balcony and/or veranda.
Deluxe Single Occupancy
These rooms are larger, have one king sized bed, and most have valley views.
Standard Single Occupancy
These rooms are moderate sized, have one king sized bed, and garden views.
Standard Double Occupancy
Standard rooms are moderate sized, have two twin sized beds, and garden views.
Suite (2 bathrooms) Double Occupancy
Suite (1 bathroom) Single Occupancy
These stunning suites are 2 stories tall with a large bed upstairs & a twin bed downstairs - can be perfect for sharing or a luxurious option just for you!
**If you wish to share a bed in a single occupancy room, a discounted rate is available! Please inquire via email.
All rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like double occupancy and do not have a roommate, we will make efforts to pair you with another solo traveler who would like a roommate. Please note that if there is not another solo traveler, you will be responsible for the single occupancy rate. Instead, why not invite a friend to join you on this grand adventure?! Payment plan is available, please refer to our Terms & Conditions
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your space. This amount is applied to the total cost of the trip. By submitting your registration and deposit to us, you are agreeing to the policies in our Terms & Conditions.
WOO HOO! You're joining us! Please fill out the below form to submit your booking for Bali. We will be in touch upon receipt of your registration. Thank you for joining us; this is going to be amazing!
If you have any questions prior to registration, please contact us directly. We are more than happy to talk with you!