4 Days Balinese Cultural and Yoga Retreat in Tabanan, Bali

4 Days Balinese Cultural and Yoga Retreat in Tabanan, Bali

  • Balitrees Retreats, Sesandan, Megati, Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia

Traditional Bali Yoga Retreat in Tabanan

Join this retreat for a traditional and unique Balinese yoga, meditation, and Pencak Silat experience. Located will be in the spiritual village, close to Mount Batukaru, in the middle part of Bali island. You will have daily morning Balinese moving and sitting meditation practices, daily afternoon Balinese yoga, and relaxing afternoons to enjoy the environment. You will get close and involve yourself into the Sesandan village community with daily cultural activities.

Highlights

  • Balinese spiritual massage
  • Daily afternoon Balinese yoga sessions
  • Daily sitting meditation (mudra & mantra) session
  • Daily morning Balinese moving meditation (Tali Rasa/Tai Chi)
  • Daily Balinese Pencak Silat sessions
  • Transfers from and to Tabanan city
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • 4 days with instruction
  • English

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During this retreat, you will be staying at Balitrees Retreats. Balitrees Retreats offers an authentic taste of Bali, nestled in the quiet traditional village and the main retreats area are surrounded by the rice paddy farmlands of Sesandan village. It is located approximately 30 minutes west of Tabanan city, 45 minutes northwest of Tanah Lot.

Balitrees Retreats has several different accommodations located in the different location of Sesandan village itself. It takes about five to 10 minutes drive from each side accommodations (side area location) to the main area location.

Balitrees Retreats open the access to the one of the oldest spiritual ashram in the world (Pasraman Seruling Dewata), which still conserves the original 13 types of yoga as how it is created thousands of years ago in the Himalayas, as well open the access to learn Traditional Balinese Meditation and 72 original style of Balinese martial arts (Pencak Silat).

Nowadays, these 13 types of original yoga are only available in Mount Batukaru, Tabanan, Bali. As there are many contemporary types of yoga at the moment, Balitrees Retreats is committed to hosting yoga in their original type. The 13 original types of yoga consist of yoga Surya, yoga Chandra, yoga Siva, yoga Vishnu, yoga Brahma, yoga Isvara, and more. Each type of yoga consists of different type of sequence.

Surya Yoga has 12 types of yoga sequences such as Surya Namaskara, Surya Daryam, Surya Kertalam, Nadwityam Suryam, Surya Arkayam, Surya Khagata, Surya Maricam, Surya Sawitri, Surya Pusne, Surya Bhaskaram, Surya Hiranyagarbha, and Surya Gerhanam.

Yoga Chandra has 16 types of yoga sequences, such as yoga Candra Namaskara, yoga Candra Kirana, yoga Candra Lomawati, yoga Candra Kumari, yoga Candra Mimba, yoga Candra Rekawati, yoga Candra Huta Mahini, yoga Candra Kumula, yoga Candra Satya Wahini, yoga Candra Yumati, yoga Candra Kresna, yoga Candra Rasa Sukisma, yoga Candra Udaya, yoga Candra Gomayika, yoga Candra Asmara, and yoga Candra Gerhanam.

Cakra meditation is one of the most effective methods for minds and body healing and peace. There are seven major chakras controlling humans bodies and minds, such as Chakra Muladhara, Manipura, Swadistana, Anahata, Wisuda, Ajna, and chakra Sahasra.

One of the most popular world martial arts legends, Budhi Dharma, with his original style of Kalaripayattu and Kundalini, is well-known for his spiritual trip from India to China. On the way, he stopped in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and other places to spread his knowledge of Buddhism. One historical place that he stopped in Indonesia is Mount Batukaru at Tabanan, Bali.

He spent 18 years in Bali to spread Buddhism, as well learning the 72 original style of Balinese Martial Arts (Silat) from the last generation of Silat Arda Chandra lineage master, Ki Goplo. Ki Goplo is the last disciple of Silat Arda Chandra from Seruling Dewata style. Silat Arda Chandra has 12 styles, one of them is Silat Seruling Dewata. Silat Seruling Dewata divided into 72 original styles such as drunken style, Tali Rasa (Tai Chi), earth and sky style, tiger style, snake, eagle, mantis, crane, monkey, dragon style, and so on.

After mastering all 72 original Balinese silat, at 641 AD Budhi Dharma announced the founding of Silat Seruling Dewata at Mount Batukaru in Tabanan Bali as an independent style, continuing the past Silat Arda Chandra lineage and Budhi Dharma becomes the leader of the first generations. Nowadays, Silat Seruling Dewata is led by Ki Nantra, as the leader of the ninth generations.

A few years after founding Silat Seruling Dewata, Budhi Dharma continued his spiritual trip to spread Buddhism to several places and ended in China. In China, he founded the world famous martial arts style, which is the Shaolin Temple style. After founding Shaolin Temple, Budhi Dharma did not come back to Bali to lead Seruling Dewata but prefers to handover it to his disciple, the second leader which is the twin master Ki Mudra and Ki Madra.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1

  • 15:00 Arrival
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Afternoon Balinese yoga session

Day 2

  • 08:00 - 10:00 Morning Balinese Pencak Silat, moving meditation (Tali Rasa/Tai Chi), and sitting meditation (mudra and mantra) session
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Village cultural activities
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Afternoon Balinese yoga session

Day 3

  • 08:00 - 10:00 Morning Balinese Pencak Silat, moving meditation (Tali Rasa/Tai Chi), and sitting meditation (mudra and mantra) session
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Village cultural activities
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Afternoon Balinese yoga session

Day 4

  • 08:00 - 10:00 Morning Balinese Pencak Silat, moving meditation (Tali Rasa/Tai Chi), and sitting meditation (mudra and mantra) session
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Village cultural activities
  • 14:00 Departure

A trip to Tabanan beach for beach yoga and meditation session, trip to Balinese traditional yoga and meditation organizations or school are included in the package as part of the program.

Balitrees Retreats is located at Sesandan, Megati, Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia. It is close to Mount Batukaru, about 30 minutes from Tabanan city, 45 minutes from Tanah Lot Temple, two hours from the airport.

Nearby places:

  • Tanah Lot Temple - 45 minutes
  • Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) - 2 hours

During the retreat, you will be served three daily meals, most of them based in Balinese cuisine. Meals will be mostly vegetarian. There is also an original Indonesian cuisine, a favorite for most guests. Tea, coffee, juices, water, and snacks will also be available.

  • Attend village's ceremonial event
  • Experience rice farming activities in Sesandan village
  • Go to Balinese music class (gamelan)
  • Go trekking around the village
  • Take Balinese cooking class
  • Take Balinese Hindu preparation class (making canang, kelatkat, etc)
  • Take Balinese traditional making oil class
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All live event in the village (ceremonial event, spiritual event, etc)
  • Balinese cooking class
  • Balinese Hindu preparation class (making canang, kelatkat, etc)
  • Balinese music class (gamelan)
  • Balinese traditional and spiritual healthy massage
  • Balinese traditional making oil class
  • Beach yoga session and waterfall meditation sessions
  • Daily afternoon Balinese yoga session
  • Daily morning Balinese moving meditation (Tali Rasa or Tai Chi) and sitting meditation (mudra and mantra) meditation session
  • Daily morning Balinese Pencak Silat sessions
  • Daily vegetarian meals, snacks, tea, coffee, water, and juices
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Rice farming class
  • Transport from and to Tabanan city
  • Trekking inside the village
  • Village rice farming class
  • Additional requested activities
  • Additional requested meals and drinks
  • Airfare
  • Arrival visa
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Please take a taxi/other transport to Tabanan city.Transfer from and to the Tabanan city are included. Balitrees Retreats will pick you up from the airport as well with an extra charge.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on departure.

Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia

Balitrees Retreats hosts Balinese Watukaru Yoga Style retreats, Balinese Original meditation, Silat martial arts, healing, spiritual, and cultural holidays.

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