Ancient Tradition, Timeless Transformation: Yoga in Bali
Join Sheila Ewers and Vanessa Martins for a week in Magical Bali, Indonesia: April 16-23, 2022
Treat yourself to a week of yoga and exploration at the astonishingly beautiful Bagus Jati Spa Retreat in the mountains of Ubud, Bali. According to ancient folklore, “Jati was where the first Hindu priest and sacred white buffalo arrived in Bali from Java.” Since this time Jati is revered as a sacred place, safe from the outside world. It’s the perfect place to deepen your practice, nourish your body with Ayurvedic and Traditional Balinese Spa Treatments, and reconnect with your soul.
Highlights from this location include:
- Full Service Ayurvedic Spa
- Luxurious grounds surrounding the property owner’s family temple.
- Easy access to Ubud (20 minutes) or the famous Tegallalang rice fields (10 minutes).
- A final night celebration with local Balinese Dance and music performed by the nearby village.
- An option to hike up the incredible and sacred Mt. Batur at sunrise.
- Visits to nearby temples and holy sites, including the sacred fountains of Tirta Empul
Pricing and Services
- Shared Room(Twin Beds or King): $1950
- Single Occupancy (King Bed): $2550
A NONREFUNDABLE $500 Deposit will secure your spot with the balance due by February 1, 2022.
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What’s included in your package?
7 nights accommodations
Daily yoga and meditation
Daily Breakfast and Dinner with fresh organic regional and seasonal ingredients
1 hour Balinese Massage
Traditional Balinese Blessing at Bagus Jati Temple as Opening Ceremony
Free participation in Resort Retreat Activities according to schedule
Plate of Fresh Balinese Fruit supplied daily in room
2 complimentary bottles of mineral water supplied in room daily
Free scheduled transfer to Ubud
21% Tax and Service Charge
Unlimited use of pool and facilities
What’s not included in your package?
Transfers to Bagus Jati
Extra spa treatments
Venue and Local Area
Bali is the most popular island holiday destination in the Indonesian archipelago. The island is home to an ancient culture that’s known for its warm hospitality, exotic temples and palaces set against stunning natural backdrops. Its cultural tradition is rich with ceremony and artistic expression, and its landscape is diverse and inspiring. I traveled the entire island in January to find the perfect location for our week of retreat and renewal, and I’m happy to say that this is not only the most beautiful resort I’ve encountered in Bali, but is at the top of the list of the most beautiful places I have visited in all the world.
Our Destination, Bagus Jati, is set in 13 acres of hillside gardens amongst lush tropical forests in the mountains of Ubud, Bali, where the days are warm and the temperature at night will be 65 – 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Nearby are the famous rice terraces of Tegallalang , the charming Taro Village, the remote and tranquil Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, and the famous holy springs of Tirta Empul . The bustling city center of Ubud is just 20 kilometers away, and transportation is provided there daily.
The resort features a complete health and wellbeing centre focused on traditional Balinese healing rituals and authentic Ayurveda treatments. Villas are set beside organic gardens and a gourmet restaurant with views of distant volcanos. Every turn of the head reveals a beautiful detail, a sacred offering or the gracious hospitality of the hosts.
As a guest at Bagus Jati, you will stay in a Superior Villa. Villas are 750 square feet with a spacious bedroom, indulgent full bath with tub, views of the forest and mountains and a beautiful outdoor deck.
US Citizens traveling to Bali, Indonesia need a current passport. Check the expiration date to make sure that it does not expire within 6 months of your trip. Visas are not required.
Flying into Bali
The local airport is Denpasar international Airport (DPS) – located in the south of Bali and very near to most of Bali’s main tourist areas. The international and domestic terminals are next to each other. Most flights to Bali involve a layover in South Korea or Japan. It’s a long haul, but well worth it!
If the retreat if your first stop in Bali, Bagus Jati resort can make arrangements for pick up and transportation at the cost of $25 per person each way. If you would like this option, please let me know, and we will handle the booking for you. If you are planning to arrive in Bali prior to the retreat and need a driver, we can also make those arrangements with a driver we know and trust who will make your trip special.
Since it takes such a long time to get to Bali, we highly recommend adding a few days on to the beginning or end of your trip.
Some of the resorts and locations we highly recommend are:
- Mimpi Resort Menjangan: Hot Springs and nearby incredible snorkeling in the Northwest corner of the Island
- Puri Bagus Candidasa: The sister property to our retreat location, located on the water with the same level of customer service and excellent dive and snorkel training
- The Yoga Barn, Ubud: Simple accommodations in the heart of Bali’s Yoga Center
If you arrive very light at night, as often happens with international travel, there is a lovely hotel right at the airport: Novotel Bali Ngurah Rai Airport. It provides a simple way to rest and refresh with a good night’s sleep so that you are ready for your adventure the next day.
We understand that booking transportation can be daunting! Don’t let that stop you from fulfilling a travel dream! Sheila is more than happy to guide you through the travel booking process if you need help. Simply email email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
About Your Hosts
Sheila Ewers is a certified Kripalu 500 ERYT, the owner of Johns Creek Yoga in Georgia and the Yoga Editor for Natural Awakenings Atlanta Magazine. She has been teaching in one way or another for over 25 years, first as a literature professor, then as a yogi. Along with maintaining a regular class schedule, she leads retreats locally and internationally and leads teacher training at both the 200 and 500 hour level. She is passionate about all that she does and feels blessed beyond measure to share the powerful and ancient practice of yoga with others. Vanessa also studied at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Western Massachusetts where she earned her 500 hour Yoga Teacher Certification. She’s used the training to catalyze her own growth as an individual and a teacher, while sharing the tools of growth and transformation with her students. Vanessa teaches on Martha’s Vineyard where she lives with her family. She believes that Yoga is not the “what”, but the “how” of life and practice. It’s how we engage with life as well as one another that allows us to live our yoga, thus, bringing the transformative power of practice off of the mat to the whole world. Vanessa and Sheila have been partnering for many years, and both believe their gifts are magnified by each other’s presence. Many of their students return again and again to share in the magical experiences they create.