8 Days Silat and Yoga Retreat in Bali, Indonesia

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


Traditional Bali Yoga Retreat in Tabanan

Join Balitrees Retreats for a truly traditional Balinese yoga, meditation, martial arts, healing, spiritual, and culture retreat for a unique experience on your holiday. Located in the original spiritual village close to Mount Batukaru in the middle part of Bali island. From Balinese traditional yoga, meditation, silat, this retreat is perfect for those who wants a cultural retreat and spiritual healing.


  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily martial arts sessions
  • An excursion trip to one place
  • Transfers from and to airport
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 4.

  • 7 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 hillside and surrounded by the rice paddy farmlands of Sesandan village. It is located approximately 30 minutes northwest of Tanah Lot.

Each accommodation at Balinese Traditional Retreat is a private house separated from each other with only one room. Each room is equipped with bathroom, air condition, refrigerator, television, terrace, and more. There is also free laundry and free internet access for you to use.

Shared house
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
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Shared twin room Shared house

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi / computer
  • TV
  • Private bathroom
  • Twin beds
  • Shower
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Private twin room Shared house

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi / computer
  • Private bathroom
  • Twin beds
  • Shower
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Balitrees Retreats open the access to the one of the oldest spiritual Ashram in the world (Pasraman Seruling Dewata) which still conserve 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 (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 host 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 sequence 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 sequence 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 cakras controlling humans bodies and minds, such as Cakra Muladara, Manipura, Swadistana, Anahata, Wisuda, Ajna, and cakra Sahasra.

One of the most popular world martial arts legend, 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 stoped in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and other place 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 style, one of them is Silat Seruling Dewata. Silat Seruling Dewata divided into 72 original style such us 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 announce 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 become the leader of the first generations. Nowdays 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 place 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 are the twin master Ki Mudra & Ki Madra.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1

On your first day, you will take a walk around the retreats. In the evening, you will have a meditation session.

Day 2

You will begin your second day with practicing your yoga session in the morning and continue with a meditation session. During the evening, you will have a martial arts, silat session.

Day 3

You will begin the day with a jog around the village, a yoga session and continue with meditation season. In the evening you will participate in a martial arts, silat session.

Day 4

You will begin the day with meditation session. In the evening, you will have a trekking and farming time in the village.

Day 5

On day five, you will go on a tour to one of the interesting places in Bali.

Day 6

You will begin your day with practicing your yoga session in the morning, continue with a meditation session. In the evening, you will participate in martial arts, silat session.

Day 7

You will begin the day with a meditation session. In the evening, you will have a trekking and farming time in the village.

Day 8

On the last day, you will have a yoga session in the morning.

A one-day tour to a place of interest in Bali and a half day tour to Tabanan beach for sightseeing are included in price.

Balitrees Retreats is located at Sesandan, Megati, Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia. It is close to Mount Batukaru, about 30 minutes from Tanah Lot and one and a half hours from the airport.

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach
  • Internet access
  • Laundry

During the retreat, you will be served with mostly Balinese breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. There is also an original Indonesian cuisine, a favorite for most guests. Tea, coffee, juices, water, and snacks are also available.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Vegetarian
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Experience farming activities in Sesandan village
  • Explore and visit all the temples in Sesandan village
  • Go trekking around the village
  • Shop for arts and souvenir
  • Visit all parts of Tabanan beach from the west to east side
  • Visit Tanah Lot sunset
  • Watch and learn the traditional Balinese dance and music
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily martial arts sessions
  • Daily meditation session
  • Daily vegetarian meals, tea and coffee, snacks, water, and juices
  • Daily yoga session
  • One time tour to the place of interest in Bali
  • Additional activities, excursions, and services
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Airfare
  • Arrival visa
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Toptrees program fees

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Balitrees Retreats will pick you up from the airport.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 3 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on departure.

Verified BookMartialArts.com reviews

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    Review by Willem Beijen from Vietnam

    The real traditional bali life

    CONS Cons: The organisation of the activities wasnt the best but Adi just opened the retreat so some finetunning was expected.

    PROS Pros: I had a really good time at balitrees. The freedom to make my own choises for what program i prefered where really nice. All the activities with the local people of the village where really fun an gave a good insight of traditional bali life. Everybody was very was super helpfull and friendly. I learned alot and made many new friends.

    7.5 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    Organizer response: Thank you so much Willem for your reviews. This will be very much usefull for us to improve our retreats in the future.

    2017-May-20 02:16:12

Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia

Balitrees Retreats hosts yoga retreats, meditation, Silat martial arts, healing, spiritual, and cultural holidays.

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