7 Days Pencak Silat, Meditation, and Life Philosophy Yoga in Bali, Indonesia

Unique Bali Yoga Retreat

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Join Balitrees retreats for a traditional and unique Balinese Pencak Silat (martial arts), meditation, and yoga experience. This retreat is located in the real Balinese village, close to Mount Batukaru, in the middle part of Bali island. Step aside from daily busy life and unwind in a beautiful compound set in amidst of the rice field and lush tropical healing garden. Either you come alone or with your friend, ensure you give time to listen your true self within. Your life is your journey, so enjoy it!

Highlights

  • Daily Balinese style seating meditation
  • Balinese Tai Chi (Tali Rasa) meditation session
  • Daily morning and afternoon Balinese Watukaru yoga sessions
  • Daily vegetarian, vegan, or regular meals
  • Transfers from and to Tabanan city
  • Balinese Pencak Silat session
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • A trip to a local waterfall

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 15

Airport transfer available: Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Tour assistance

During this retreat, you will be staying at any homestay or guest house accommodation, spreading across the Sesandan Megati Village. 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 45 minutes west of Tabanan city, one hour northwest of Tanah Lot.

Balitrees Retreats has several different locations of homestay or guest house accommodation, spreading across Sesandan Megati village. It takes about five to 15 minutes drive from each location of accommodation to reach the yoga area and dining area.

Balitrees Retreats will provide transport to connect each location of homestay or guest house accommodation to the yoga area and dining area.

Program

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 (Balinese 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

  • 14:00 Arrival
  • 15:00-16:30 Afternoon Balinese meditation and yoga session
  • 17:00-18:00 Village cultural activities

Day 2 to 6

  • 09:30-11:00 Morning Balinese Pencak Silat session
  • 11:30-12:30 Village cultural activities
  • 15:00-16:30 Afternoon Balinese meditation and yoga session
  • 17:00-18:00 Village cultural activities

Day 7

  • 09:30-11:00 Morning Balinese Pencak Silat session
  • 11:30-12:30 Village cultural activities
  • 13:00 Departure

Note: This is a sample of daily itinerary. It might be changed on daily basis due to any certain conditions, like wheater conditions, daily special event, etc.

Included excursions

One trip to a local waterfall is included in the package.

Instructors

I Gede Arya Adiwiguna
Seruling Dewata (Hatha Yoga)
I Gede Arya Adiwiguna started to learn Balinese traditional yoga and healing meditation by the age of 17 in 1993. He is a disciple of the ninth generation of Perguruan Seruling Dewata in Bali. He specialized in the Watukaru yoga tradition (Balinese traditional yoga) of Perguruan Seruling Dewata, Balinese traditional meditation, and snake style of martial arts (silat). He committed to conserving the ancient Balinese tradition of yoga, meditation, and silat by founding Balitrees Retreats.
Krishna Ketut Suarmini
Krishna is an original Balinese yoga instructor, who studied Balinese Watukaru yoga for the past 10 years.

Location

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, and two hours from the airport.

Nearby places

  • Tabanan City - 30 minutes
  • Tanah Lot Temple - 45 minutes

Features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Massage

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Terrace

Services

  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance

Food

During the retreat, you will be served three times daily meals on your preference, regular meals / vegetarian meals / vegan meals. Most of them based in Balinese and Indonesian culinary. Tea, coffee, juices, water, and snacks will also be available. You will also participate in a Balinese cooking class.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • A visit to traditional Balinese healer
  • Balinese traditional dance show
  • Mask dance show
  • Spa treatment
  • Tour to place of interest in Bali
  • Waterfall meditation session

Spa treatments

One time modern massage or traditional massage is included in the package.

What's included

  • 6 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)
  • One time modern massage or traditional massage
  • Balinese traditional making oil class
  • Visit to local waterfall
  • Daily morning & afternoon Balinese Watukaru yoga session
  • Daily Cakra meditation session
  • Tali Rasa (Balinese Tai Chi) meditation session
  • Balinese Pencak Silat session
  • Daily vegetarian/vegan/regular meals
  • Tea, coffee & water
  • Internet access
  • Laundry service
  • Rice farming class
  • Transport from and to Tabanan city
  • Trekking inside the village

What's not included

  • Additional requested activities
  • Airfare
  • Arrival visa
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional requested meals and drinks

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

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

Airport: Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport Airport transfer available: Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% 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.

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