Movement Medicine – Eco Yoga Retreat

With Delamay Devi and special guests in beautiful Bali!

9 – 16 April 2018

 

If your yogi SPIRIT is seeking adventure into MYSTIC lands where daily RITUAL, sacred CEREMONY and EMBODIMENT is part of everyday life, then join Delamay Devi and special guests for a truly MAGICAL and UNFORGETTABLE week in beautiful Bali!

Imagine living in a tropical oasis for one whole week with like minded yogis, surrounded by lush vegetation with the opportunity to meet yourself in a new way as you rediscover inner serenity and radiant vitality. The aroma of exotic incense drifts past from the loving prepared daily offerings, placed thoughtfully throughout the retreat grounds and each packed with fresh flowers, a slice of fruit and a sweet treat to keep the gods happy

 

 

Imagine making your way through the expansive gardens, feeling the thick humidity envelope around you as gently wade into the salt water swimming pool for a refreshing dip after the mornings practice dedicated to Movement as a medicinal practice with exploration of deep embodiment, through the daily practices of Prana Vinyasa yoga, kriyas, moving meditations, introspective journaling and self-enquiry…

 

 

And imagine a place where your breath and movement unite in a blossoming love affair, tingling your senses as you dunk into the sublime flow of your authentic self. Gathering together daily in our open air shala complete with a lovingly prepared altar made with fresh frangipani flowers, marigolds and other native flora gathered from the markets earlier that day, We greet each other with a smile, acknowledging our own individual movement journey…

Ubud translates as “Medicine”, and for centuries people have been magnetically drawn to this healing vortex, travelling to Ubud from all over Bali, seeking out medicine from doctors, and blessings from priests.

Your Eco Yoga Retreat

A heavenly and tranquil eco retreat centre, away from the hustle and bustle of Ubud, but centrally located to all the boutique shops, delightful cafes and charm of this yoga mecca.

Unplug and rejuvinate at the eco retreat centre tucked away from the busy tourist trail but with easy access to the local markets, wood carving shops, monkey forest and all the charm of Ubud!

Our Deluxe Cottages are hand crafted from recycled timber and have a very earthy feel as they are designed to be in harmony with mother nature. These come with a double plus a single bed and in true Bali style a private open air bathroom. Or you can choose to stay in a traditional or deluxe room with a double bed and private en-suit.

All our accommodation is close to the salt water pool and restaurant, with each room carefully designed with your comfort being a priority, giving you ample space to relax happily and chill out.

 

Traditional room
with Fan

Single / Double occupancy

Deluxe room
with AC

Single / Double occupancy

Deluxe Cottage
with AC

Single / Double occupancy

All accommodation is equipped with filtered water, clean towels, clothes rack, storage space and locally produced natural soaps, shampoo and conditioner for your use during your stay so all you need to do is turn up!

To ensure your stay here will be unforgettable and deliciously nourishing, you will receive a nurturing welcome massage, plus another blissful spa treatment of your choice as part of your retreat package! This may be a hot stone or aromatherapy massage, Ayurvedic treatments, a deeply relaxing flower bath or a wide range of other therapies to nourish your body and soul.

Steeped in ritual and reverence, an experience in Bali touches the soul and revives the senses.

Let yourself reconnect with inspiration and sacredness, while discovering inner stillness and healing. This week is a deep cultural immersion into the Balinese way of life, through witnessing, participating and learning first hand from the locals, you will be given the special opportunity to live, breath and understand the magic of Mama Bali like never before.

Your dream of experiencing the REAL Bali really is within your reach!

The island of Bali is unique in so many ways, from the vast open green landscapes of rice fields to the barren active volcanoes, beautiful white and black sandy beaches, waterfalls, breathtaking sun rises and sun sets.

In the 8th century a Buddhist priest from Java made a pilgrimage to Ubud and after meditating where two rivers meet declared that place holy and a temple was built in that very spot which still exists today.

Be prepared to sparkle!

The humidity in Bali means there is no choice but to enjoy the heat penetrating and gently massaging your muscles during our daily yoga practices, leaving your skin sparkling with sweat and feeling extra soft from this daily detox.

Every day, you’ll witness beautiful aspects of Balinese culture including ceremonies flooding the streets with the sounds of music and chanting filling the air.

Upon arrival you will be greeted with a welcome and refreshing cool juice. From the moment you land, we take care of you which is why we have included two treatments in the eco spa to help relieve and dissolve any tension from your journey to be with us in beautiful Bali.

With rice terraces, ancient water temples, beaches and active volcanoes the island of the Gods must be explored at least once in your life time

 

Your immersion will also include a welcoming / cleansing ceremony, a waterfall pilgrimage and a water blessings with Bali’s only female Priestess…

The Cuisine

Our retreat centre serves 100% organic food with your taste buds as the top priority!

The choices are endless and include many options such as gluten free, dairy free, raw and vegan. Brunch and dinner is included in your package and outside of this you can order straight from the menu or there is an abundance of local cafes and restaurants walking distance away. We will provide you with a very comprehensive list of our all time favorite places to eat!

Bali’s fertile soil really does produce some of the most exquisite, drool worthy tropical fruits and vegetables you will ever taste. Our chef is highly trained in a diverse range of culinary delights and can easily cater for individual requests!

Each meal will consist of colourful fresh salads with edible flowers picked from the surrounding gardens, lovingly prepared vegetables with a selection of condiments, tempeh, tofu, rice, noodles, traditional Indonesian dishes and a western style dish if you are feeling the need for something more familiar.

There is always plenty to go round but make sure you leave room for desert, which will leave you wondering how the dairy free chocolate cheese cake that melts like velvet in your mouth can actually be healthy for you!

Regardless of your dietary requirements we are positive that at the end of each meal your belly completely satisfied!

Yoga, Movement & Meditation

Our practices are suitable for all levels. With the morning sadhana being more dynamic with the intention of energising and waking up the body and our evening sadhana being more restorative and meditative with lots of reflection and witnessing the relationship between the body, the mind and the breath.

We start and end each day gathering together in the yoga shala. Planting seed intentions, writing, reflecting, breathing and moving as one.

The style of yoga we will be practicing is Prana Vinyasa cultivated by Delamay’s long time teacher, mentor and friend Shiva Rea. It is a very fluid form of Vinyasa yoga with an emphasis on energetic alignment, embodiment and with the use of Kramas / different stages of asanas there is something for everyone. The pace is slow as progress towards a peak pose while maintaining mindfulness and humility.

Along with the daily yoga, movement and meditation practices Delamay will be offering a optional 36 hour Movement Medicine Teacher Training module. This is a experiential exploration into Movement as a Medicinal practice with the 2018 theme The Healing Power Of Movement.

It is a rich journey into self-enquiry with a variety of kriyas and movement pathways opening us to the emotions and the flow of energy in our systems connected to the Elements, the Vayus and the Chakras plus loving hands on enhancements and a choreographed sequence to make your own during the week.

Movement Medicine Teacher Training

Dive even deeper into your individual movement practice and experience with The Healing Power Of Movement optional teacher training!

Topics include:
  • Hands on enhancements: Working in partners we experience the exchange of giving and receiving mindful enhancements to deepen your individual experience while in the flow.
  • Organic sequencing: A sequencing methodology honouring and supporting the natural ebb and flow of the body regardless of flexibility and strength.
  • Purification: Using fluid movements to clear the energetic pathways and return to a natural state of balance and vitality.
  • Become attuned: To the ever changing inner flow of your own energtic system and that of others
  • The art of Surrender: Using the elements to guide us into experiencing the power of softness and letting go, to release mental, physical and emotional knots.
  • Breath initiated movement: Moving and breathing as one along the pathways of the Vayus, the chakras and the elements.
  • Witnessing body language: Rigidity, fluidity, stillness and freedom and everything else in between.

This training is suitable for all students and teachers of yoga, dance and other embodied practices. You will also receive a bespoke Movement Medicine manual, 36 hours of Continuing Education towards your Yoga Alliance certificate and a certificate of attendance upon completing the course work. The exchange for this unique training is only $300USD.

Your Retreat Package Activities

A trip to Bali would not be complete without experiencing a variety of pilgrimages and ceremonies!

We have included our favourite activities in this retreat package and can recommended rice field walks, bike riding tours and other local sights to visit in your free time.

Waterfall Pilgrimage

Feeling gentle pin pricks of pristine waters on your face has never felt so GOOD!

Gazing upwards to see the water pouring over the cliff edge, sparkling rays of sunlight break through the shadows as the droplets spray out and bounce off the rocks below. Waterfalls hold such majestic magic and worth every step of this pilgrimage.

About 10 minutes into our pilgrimage the view opens to rice terraces, rolling hills and in the distance Sekumpul waterfalls. They are considered the most beautiful in Bali, Sekumpul means “a group of” as there are 7 waterfalls on the north side of Bali and still off the major tourist trail.

This pilgrimage requires a moderate level of fitness, the track is about 300 meters one way and down hundreds of steep steps which eventually cross a river so make sure your bring your trusty walking shoes, water, a sarong and swimmers in case you want to completely submerge into the falls!

A water blessing with High priestess Ida Resi is an experience which transcends time and space!

As the sound of the bell rings out across the family compound an air of meditative quietude descends and the ceremony begins.

We take turns and stand in small groups in front of the alter where she is seated, close enough to hear her instructions and chanting as the water blessing begins. The overall encounter with High priestess Ida Resi is profound and connects you directly with Bali’s deep spiritual history and dedication to such sacred ceremony.

Being Bali we can never really know what to expect, in the past we have had the honour of receiving a guided meditation as a group and hearing her talk about her philosophy towards life.

She opens her arms and ceremonies to all, young, old, sick, healthy, the curious, the skeptic, regardless of race, age, religious belief or intention.

Being open to receiving…

  • A perfect opportunity to rest, restore and rejuvenate yourself in one of the worlds most loved island! With the calming surrounds, deeply nourishing food, daily yoga, therapeutic treatments and space to just BE we are confident that there will be transformation on some level by the time we say good bye!

  • You deserve to experience what life is like on a retreat at least once in your life time! How many times have you said no or put others needs before yours? Now is the time to give back to yourself and seriously catch up on receiving. Your family and friends will survive without you for a week!

  • A majority of people who meet on retreats stay in touch for many years to come and even organise to come the following year. Creating and finding your like-minded friends takes time but when you do the bond lasts a life time and Bali seems to add an extra bit of magic into friendships formed during your time there!

Your retreat experience includes

  • Seven nights in a tropical eco resort
  • Welcome soothing massage and refreshing juice
  • A therapeutic treatment of your choice in the eco spa
  • Your own Balinese style room or cottage with indoor or outdoor bathroom
  • 13 two-hour Prana Vinyasa yoga / dance / movement sessions with Delamay
  • A traditional Balinese welcome dinner
  • Five delicious wholesome and organic dinners
  • Seven fresh and organic breakfast buffets
  • Water cooler and complementary tea and coffee in your room
  • Transfers to and from Denpasar airport

Our activities

  • Balinese offering making workshop
  • Cleansing ceremony with Balinese Priest
  • Water blessing and darshan with Bali’s only female Priestess
  • Sunrise qigong With Aimo
  • A waterfall pilgrimage
  • Optional Movement Medicine training

What’s not included

  • Your airfare
  • Extra nights outside of our retreat dates
  • One dinner mid week when we have the option to eat elsewhere
  • Drinks and other items you may order from the menu
  • Souvenir shopping, personal phone calls, extra spa services, extra taxis, laundry and tips for the staff
  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance

Flight, Travel & Visa Info

You will need to fly to Denpasar airport and our driver will be waiting for you there. Check out Singapore Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Emirates and Virgin Airlines. You can either fly direct or into one of the major cities in South East Asia such as Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok and use a low cost airline (Airasia, Tiger Air, Lion Air) to fly to Bali. We are more then happy to help you find your perfect flight. Check in is from midday on the 9 April and our welcome ceremony is at 5pm at the yoga shala.

 

Most nationalities coming to Bali receive a free Visa On Arrival if staying less then 30 days. If staying longer you will need to pay a fee. We highly recommend you check with your embassy for the most up to date and current information before traveling.

About Delamay Devi

Bali is a place I return to throughout the year and absolutely LOVE creating a authentic Bali experience for you. I travel and teach extensively, following the sun offering transformational retreats and teacher trainings in many beautiful parts of the world. While spending time on Bali’s sacred soil I always look forward to the spontaneous healing I receive there after a hectic travel schedule.

With a background in dance I have taught embodied practices for over 20 years which has served as a tool for growth, insight and support for as long as I can remember. it was a natural progression into teaching yoga and to delve deeper into the rhythm of the breath, the flow of the body and the formlessness of meditation. I am honoured to be a a senior Prana Vinyasa yoga teacher and continue to assists and study with my inspirational teacher, friend and mentor Shiva Rea annually.

Born and raised in Byron Bay, I am a long time yogini, dancer, foodie, mentor and lover of culture and all things that sparkle! In my free time I design jewellery for my Goddess inspired Devi Designs collection, work 1:2:1 with yogis within my mentorship program and continue to manifest incredible retreat experiences for you.

 

Deposits / Payment / Registration Information

Please read the cancellation and and payment policy below.
To register for this retreat Download the registration form and email it to hello@delamaydevi.com
To secure your place for this retreat we require a non refundable $500USD registration deposit. Once the deposit and form has been received we will reply to confirm your choice of room or cottage, teacher training attendance and final balance. The total balance is due by 9th January 2018. For all deposits received after 9th January the balance is due 9th February and for deposits received after 9th February the balance is due within a week of your deposit being received and no later then our start date 9th April. Please Get in touch if you have any questions

Traditional room From $1599USD Sold out
Deluxe room
From $1799USD Sold out
Deluxe cottage (sharing with a yogini) From $1699USD Sold out
Deluxe cottage
From $1999USD Sold out

 

Cancellation & Payment Policy

It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policy. By coming on this retreat you are assuming any travel risks and are releasing Delamay Devi Yoga from any liability that might arise from your negligence, carelessness or from your general participation in this retreat. No one books a retreat with the intention of cancelling it, but unexpected events do occur and we encourage you to purchase travel / cancellation insurance to cover any unfortunate eventualities. You are responsible for all your travel arrangements including obtaining up to date Visa information and ensuring your passport is up to date and valid for travel. Please note that this retreat has limited numbers so it allows for a more personable, intimate experience and our non-refundable cancellation policy is in place to ensure the highest quality of service and experience for all. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/ illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds for arriving late or leaving early is available. Deposits and final amounts are non-refundable. However, 50% of the deposit can be applied to another retreat with Delamay within the next 12 months. The final payment must be made 90 days before the retreat begins. If you sign up for the retreat within 90 days of the retreat starting full payment is required upon registration. Retreats are all inclusive of the details listed above unless otherwise stated. Any inquires about our policy can be directed to hello@delamaydevi.com

 

Bali Spirit Festival

Why not come early and experience the Bali Spirit Festival 2 – 8 April!
A spiritually charged event that celebrates yoga, dance and music and the merging of East with West cultures through the arts. Held over 7nights and 5days, BaliSpirit Festival combines more than 200 workshops and World Music and Dance Concerts and Performances to a targeted, passionate, and enthusiastic audience of over 6,500 people.
The majestic outdoor festival grounds are located just outside of Ubud, and truly embody the spirit of Bali. Join us in 2018, be a part of something that will change your world!

For more details visit www.balispiritfestival.com