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THE ISLAND OF THE GODS
August 21-27, 2022
THE YOGA & MINDFULNESS
Tim and Anna share a love of people, culture and nature and have a long history of leading retreats in regional Victoria, Bali and India, including the foothills of the Himalayas. Tim and Anna's mission is to help people gain a greater sense of their own potential and innate strength, and to experience the profound joy that comes with a deeper connection to the world around them.
Tim is a Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher with 30 years + teaching experience. With highly developed skills he conveys the essence of yoga with depth, clarity and humor. Whether you are new to yoga, have physical restrictions or have been practicing for many years, Tim will support and challenge you, as you gain greater insight into the nature of your being. Physically, mentally and emotionally you will leave his sessions feeling stronger, steadier and more resilient.
Anna brings 30+ years coaching experience. Combining gentleness and directness, Anna invites you to practice letting go what needs to be let go of and letting grow what needs to grow. With this intention, Anna offers a selection of meditation and mindfulness techniques to help quieten your mind, support greater connection to your intuition and instill greater confidence to follow your heart.
Gaia Oasis Abasan Mountain Retreat is situated on 10 acres of organic gardens and home to a small village of farmers, numerous chickens, ducks etc. In amidst its tropical gardens are many peaceful areas to rest. Above the tranquil teaching space is a comforatble and airy lounge and dining area with expansive views of the surrounding valley and sea. Profits from this resort are directed to not-for-profit activities managed by the 'Gaia Foundation', which funds a range of local cultural, environment and community development projects. Gaia Oasis Abasan rates 4.5 / 5 stars on Trip Advisor.
09:00 – 11:00 Yoga (Asana)
11:00 – 11:30 Q & A with Tim (optional)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 16:30 Free Time / Activity (optional)
16:30 – 17:30 Yoga (Pranayama)
18:30 – 19:30 Dinner
20:00 – 20:30 Daily Debrief / Meditation
* PROGRAM MAY VARY DEPENDING ON PLANNED EXCURSIONS
There are three accommodation options - solo, twin share or double occupancy. All rooms have a day bed, dining area, private open-air ensuite, small verandah / patio, effective mosquito netting, a kitchenette and personal safe. All linen is provided and rooms are cleaned daily with fresh flowers scattered lovingly around. The Guest Houses and Bungalows are all set in lush gardens, carefully positioned across the property, linked by stone paved pathways, offering a sense of both privacy and neighbourly connection.
Once you press 'BOOK NOW' you will be able to see details for each room type. Prices listed are 'all-inclusive' (refer below to RETREAT COST for more details).
Meals are served from an open-air dining room overlooking a beautiful pond teaming with fish and adorned with lotus flowers. From breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea to dinner time your taste buds will be tingling with delight, as you enjoy deliciously nutritious meals prepared wherever possible with produce from Gaia's own organic gardens. The menu is entirely gluten free, largely vegetarian with a chicken or fish option daily. Herbal teas, fresh fruit, Balinese coffee and cocoa are available all day. Specialised coffees and other delicious non-alcoholic drinks are available to purchase at your own expense.
There is a salt water pool for lap swimmers and sun lovers. The ocean is five minutes away in a courtesy shuttle for those who enjoy swimming and snorkelling or strolling along quiet black sand beaches (snorkelling gear available on donation to the local fishermen’s collective).
Complimentary with your retreat is a Bali Traditional Massage (1 hour) in the serene Abasan Rainforest Spa Centre. Additional treatments can be selected from a diverse catelouge of other beauty and health treatments – inspired by the local environment, the herbal traditions of Bali, India and the West.
Getting there - On the Sunday your retreat begins, you have the option of booking a seat in a courtesy car from a pick-up point in Ubud. Pick up will be at approximately 11am. From here you will be driven for 1.5 hours, to share a buffet lunch en route at Mt. Batur, before arrivng at Gaia Oasis around 3pm.
Getting home - Following a light lunch on day 7 of your retreat (Saturday), you will again have the option of a seat in a courtesy car returning you to Ubud around 2pm or to Ngurah Rai International Airport to connect with flights from 3.30pm onwards.
To view all prices click 'BOOK NOW' button at the top of the screen. Prices as shown are all-inclusive. Note - This booking site requires full payment at time of booking to secure your place. However if you need to arrange a payment plan then please contact us.
Listed Price Includes:
- Transfers (shuttle from Ubud to Gaia Oasis and returning to Ubud or the airport)
- Banquet lunch en route from Ubud to Tejakula
- Six nights accommodation
- Twice daily yoga - morning & late afternoon
- Twice daily mindfulness - early morning & evening
- All activity costs (Sunrise Boat Trip, Waterfall Walk & Water Blessing Ceremony)
- Complimentary spa treatment (1 hour)
- Buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner (including final evening 'Feast')
- Daily cleaning service
- All yoga equipment
- Daily shuttle bus between venue and the beach or local village
- Free internet in public areas
* Not included - International Airfares, Cancellation & Travel insurance, Additional SpaTreatments.
TERMS & CONDITIONS (Including our cancellation and 'COVID Safe' policies)
Once you select the ticket type, our 'Terms & Conditions' will be clearly outlined. Please read these carefully. You will need to agree to all terms and conditions before a purchase can be finalised.
If you have any questions about this retreat please contact Tim on 0419 313 677.
Tim & Anna